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As expected…..it will be Martha Coakley vs Scott Brown for the U.S. Senate in Mass……..

The primary races had very low voter turn out……but it will pit the states first female candidate for the seat left vacant with the passing of Ted Kennedy…..

Update:……

MA Special Election (Final Results)

Democratic Primary

Martha Coakley 310,227 Votes = 46,71 %

Mike Capuano 184.791 Votes = 27,82 %

Alan Khazei 88,929 Votes = 13,39 %

Steve Pagliuca 80,248 Votes = 12,08 %

Republican Primary

Scott Brown 145,465 Votes = 89,40 %

Jack E. Robinson 17,241 Votes = 10,60 %

Thank you Daniel.….

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December 8, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Politics | , , , , | 2 Comments

Healthcare revisited……Internal dissent……..and Organizing…again….

I have highlighted the fact that I believe President Obama wants a healthcare bill …….period……..I am even more convinced after I have started reading Richard Wolfe\’s book about Obama , Renegade.…..in the early part of the book Wolfe describes how Obama embraced the  Judge Robert’s appointment to the Supreme Court ( he actually wrote to DailyKos supporting it) …a fact few people know….. it just illustrates to me that Obama …like Bill Clinton…is a politician…and is always willing to compromise, knowing how to get what he wants in the end……..by fighting for a Robert’s pick, Obama, at the time, hopped to establish his independency, which would desensitize and disarm republicans to the fact that he was a black senator from Chicago…a condition that helped him get elected president …..

So aanyway…..I have come upon a piece in mydd.com by desmoninesdem that touches on the internal democratic problem……Obama wants a healthcare bill…with  Ted Kennedy gone he’s below 60 votes in the senate……while the progressives and liberals in his party want a ‘public option’….it may be impossible to do so…….my belief is Obama will take a bill with out it. desmoniesdem points out that this litmus test is straining the internal cohesion displayed with the democratic party that backed Obama’s march to the presidency, and that the Clinton/Obama questions will get thrown into the mix as a loyalty test. Obama got the left wing of his party starting in the primaries in Iowa…and has had them wanting ever since……

He further reveals that these groups are beginning to organize (a’ la election style) grass route organizations in several states, to exert pressure from the bottom ……This may be all good….But the simple thing is Obama has the votes for a bill without the ‘option’ ….Will he fight the battle for a bill with the option?………Only he will know the answer…..

August 30, 2009 Posted by | Healthcare, Politics, The Economy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sen. Edward ( Ted ) Kennedy……1932 – 2009……..

PoliticalDog101 joins the rest of America, and the world, in expressing its sorrow in seeing one of America best politicians passing……Ted Kennedy, the last of the brothers from Massachusetts, was an icon in American politics……..born into the most famous american political dynasty, and the last keeper of the flame….his last year was a rough one……..physically and politically……he leaves the nations first black (mixed actually)  president, a party that came back, a niece that tried to come back for him, and a family that loved him………he will be missed……….

August 26, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Politics | , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments