Jan 26, 2010

Democrats fail to pillage northern election

by Tim Mattingly

The Republicans did not win the recent battle for the Massachusetts Senate seat — the Democrats lost it. And if this election proves one thing, it is that this country is tired of Viking-politics. Or in other words, Americans are fed-up with being politically plundered.

And on Jan. 19, a political battle was waged on northern land. The democratic forces were led by Viking-vixen Martha Coakley, who soon found that marauding in Massachusetts is not as easy or fun as it sounds. She lost to Republican Scott Brown by a margin of about 52 to 47 percent, according to the Huffington post.

“What the Brown success tells me is that the electorate did not leave the Bush years liberalized — they left angry with bad and ineffective government,” GOP strategist Alex Vogel said, according to the Washington Post.

This northern demographic is also known for being exceedingly impatient. So, when Massachusetts citizens see their coffers being raided by Washington, they expect results or at least some sign of progress. When their elected officials fail to deliver on either, northerners tend to get rowdy.

Then, in Coakley’s attempt to conquer this disquieted demographic, she proceeded to make matters worse. Shoving her political stick into the hornet nest, the Democratic candidate proceeded to publically insult one of Boston Red Sox baseball’s greatest heroes, calling Curt Schilling a “Yankees fan,” according to ESPN — it was pure Bostonian blasphemy.

“I’ve been called a lot of things. But never, and I mean never, could anyone ever make the mistake of calling me a Yankee fan,” Schilling wrote in his blog, according to ESPN. “Well, check that, if you didn’t know what … is going on in your own state, maybe you could.”

Northerners are generally feisty and prone to riots, especially in Massachusetts. And while there is a level of tolerance, Coakley’s comment kicked many would-be supporters straight in their Boston beans. This transgression alone would be enough to Titanic any Democratic ticket, but it was just another complaint on a longer list.

Like any good Viking raiding party, the Democrats have been utilizing their sheer force in numbers to push their agenda. The Massachusetts election shows that this political war-tactic has not gone unnoticed by voters. As a result, many frustrated voters sided with Brown because he opposed universal health care at a time when it was being forced down America’s throat, according to the Huffington Post.

As result, voting day arrived and the angry Massachusetts mob took to the polls instead of their pitchforks and torches. While Coakley was not tarred and feathered, the hope for a Democratic Senate seat was skewered.

If the Democrats in Washington had only taken their time with heath care reform or if Coakley had not displayed a complete lack of connection to the community, the results could have been different. But instead, both party and candidate chose to display mindless brute force and a one-track mind to conquer.

Contact Tim Mattingly at
tmattingly@liberty.edu.


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