The Democratic candidate Coakley looks like she will lose to the GOP’s Brown tomorrow so the Democrats will lose it’s 60th seat in the Senate.
First I know all the reasons she will lose the toxic environment because of the economy, she ran a bad campaign, she’s a Democratic machine candidate, people in Boston don’t want to have a beer with her because she upset a Bosox hero etc. I know he will not lose because of lack of Democratic support because Brown seems to have won the middle. But do not do not let progressives spin this as a good thing for the Democrats or for progress in this country. I already hear progressives saying:
- It will teach the Dems and Obama a lesson.
- There’s little or no difference with the Dems having 59 seats anyway.
- Dems are just like Repubs so it does not matter.
- He’s a populist Republican anyway.
- And of course the ever favorite purist phrase “She’s not progressive enough”.
No it will be an unmitigated disaster for progress and we are headed for the status quo of the 90’s at best.
Brown has been cagey as a fox. He’s throwing out the GOP line that he’s for healthcare but wants to start over. Bullshit they just want to stop Obama’s agenda by any means necessary. They will never get on board with healthcare reform in any way at all. Brown already says he will block Obama’s tax proposal on the bailout profits so like most “populist” GOP candidates he’s just successful at fooling the voters that he’s with the common man just to get elected. In office he will show his bright red colours.
Coakley will most like lose tomorrow but anyone who thinks it’s a good thing save your smoke on me. My butt is already steaming.
What Dems really need to be asking themselves is would Ted Kennedy vote for Brown?