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Want ANOTHER reason to NOT vote for Martha Coakley???

January 14, 2010

Picked this up from here…

If she hasn’t done it yet, Martha Coakley may have just killed her campaign.

She’s apparently been trying to win the title of Worst Political Campaign Ever, and she might have just clinched it with her little dig at Scott Brown over Fenway Park.

The appearance characterizes Coakley’s approach to this truncated race. Aware that she has little time for the hand-shaking and baby-kissing of a standard political campaign, she has focused instead on rallying key political leaders, Democratic activists, and union organizers, in hope they will get people to the polls.

… Despite that, there is a subdued, almost dispassionate quality to her public appearances, which are surprisingly few. Her voice is not hoarse from late-night rallies. Even yesterday, the day after a hard-hitting debate, she had no public campaign appearances in the state.

Coakley bristles at the suggestion that, with so little time left, in an election with such high stakes, she is being too passive.

“As opposed to standing outside Fenway Park? In the cold? Shaking hands?’’ she fires back, in an apparent reference to a Brown online video of him doing just that. “This is a special election. And I know that I have the support of Kim Driscoll. And I now know the members of the [Salem] School Committee, who know far more people than I could ever meet.’’

There are just so many things wrong with that statement.

It shows her elitism and arrogance unbelievably. Aside from the apparent feeling that the seat belongs to her just by virtue of her party, she just admitted that she doesn’t need to bother meeting with constituents because she’s meeting people like Kim Driscoll, and political leaders, and Democrat activists. I guess they’re the ones that matter, huh? I know it’s a “special election” and all, but that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t need to fight for this seat. Prancing around with this mindset of “Oh, I’m a Democrat, therefore Ted Kennedy’s seat just automatically belongs to me regardless of what the people think,” is idiotic. Acting as if she doesn’t need to give her constituents the time of day is ludicrous. She can make all the snide remarks about Scott Brown shaking hands with people in the cold that she wants, but that’s what you’re supposed to do when you’re trying to get elected. She seems to have forgotten that she’s trying to get elected in Massachusetts, and not in Washington D.C. — if she remembered that, maybe she’d spend more time trying to impress Massachusetts voters and less time rubbing elbows with the Democrat establishment, Big Pharmacy lobbyists, and union leaders. Most normal politicians, Republican or Democrat, do go shake hands with voters. Even if it means standing in the cold outside of Fenway Park.

Finally, has she forgotten who she’s talking to? What state she’s wanting to represent in the Senate? It’s Massachusetts. You do not make sneering insults about Fenway Park. What’s she going to do next, insult the Red Sox? That’d really just be the cherry on top of a delightful campaign. Fenway Park and the Red Sox are damned near sacred to Massachusetts residents, Bostonians in particular. Really, I’m starting to think that she just doesn’t want to get elected or something. Because anyone with half a modicum of sense knows that you do not go into Boston and mess with Fenway Park.

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  1. Steve permalink
    January 14, 2010 11:12 am

    I see… so we shouldn’t vote for Coakley because she disrespected Fenway Park. That makes sense.

    Perfect, as a Democrat that’s EXACTLY what you need to read from this, that fits. Not the fact that she’s belittling ‘getting out and meeting the constituents”, nah, that would be elitist right?

  2. Weirded Out permalink
    January 14, 2010 11:28 am


    You’re forgetting who you’re talking to — not Coakley. This is Massachusetts. No one cares that Dan Brown shakes hands and drives trucks. He’s not going to win. They care about good politics. And Fenway Park has nothing to do with politics. Neither does Curt Schilling.

  3. Jeff permalink
    January 14, 2010 11:37 am

    When did become CNN Politics? Stick to pitching Curt. I dont think it was a good idea for her to do that either but I also think there should be analysis here of what is happening inside Fenway Park, not outside.

  4. tdmtown permalink
    January 14, 2010 11:45 am

    Really though, do you think Scott Brown actually WANTS to be out there gladhanding and a$$kissing? Doesn’t he already have a job representing the people of Ma., that he can’t possibly actually be doing while campaigning the way he is? Isn’t he letting the people who already elected him down by having his currently elected job, be second fiddle?

    It’s cute that you still think that the A$$kissing is genuine thing,
    cute but sad, that is. They do that because they think they have to.
    If someone ACTUALLY votes for a guy because he kisses a baby……wow.
    I don’t know the Coakley strategy, but anyone at this point, who doesn’t think the gladhanding isn’t the typical patronizing behavior of a polition,
    just isn’t paying attention.

    Curt, while i’m long out of college, you remind me of the zealot freshmen who thought they had all the answers. They’d read a book or two, finally got away from mommy and daddy and could practice a little bit of independence thought,
    and figured THEY were right and the rest of the world was wrong. Black and white. They were bright kids, mind you, and smart, but not AT ALL wise.

    That’s you. Fresh faced kid, just out of his lifelong adolescence(baseball)
    figures he’s got all the answers, figures the answer is to shout it from the treetops. At this point, maybe by the time you are 60 you might actually gain some of the genuine wisdom that’s clearly passed you over your whole life.

  5. Jim permalink
    January 14, 2010 11:57 am

    The problem with MA politics is everyone with a “D” next to their name expects to be elected. The problem is everyone going to the polls only votes for those with “D” next to their name. Simply disgusts me

  6. Eric permalink
    January 14, 2010 12:02 pm

    Amen Curt!

    I have never seen such a pompous attiutde from such a pompous politician in my life. Coakley has demonstrated absolutely zero regard for the constituents that she beleives she “deserves” to represent simply because she has a “D” after her name on the ballot.

    This election is not about Democrat versus Republican. This election is about one politician (Brown) who wishes to do the will of the people (trash the current heathcare bill), versus a politician (Coakley) who has already demonstrated that she doesn’t care about the will of the people. If Elected, Coakley will be little more than an elitest rubber stamp for anything her party decides to pursue, regardless of how it will impact the people she represents.

  7. Rick permalink
    January 14, 2010 12:02 pm

    You shouldn’t vote for Coakley because she “expects” your vote. The ONLY thing she seems to be willing to do is attack Scott Brown. I’ve seen dozens of ads over the past 24 hours, not one saying anything about her qualities as a public servant. She is an embarassment to Massachusetts politics.

  8. RegularGuy permalink
    January 14, 2010 12:30 pm

    Let’s not forget who Brown is..he is a Republican..not a Democrat…don’t be fooled by the JFK ads or the Pick Up Truck. If you are a regular guy, don’t vote for the party that is really only representing wealthy millionaires, such as Curt Schilling (great pitcher, I love the guy).

  9. January 14, 2010 12:36 pm

    Curt, you nailed it. She’s an ass. A big, fat, Democrat, government-buffet, ass.

  10. Tracy in St. Louis permalink
    January 14, 2010 12:40 pm

    “Fenway Park” represents the people. Martha Coakley rejected it for the same reason she sees the senate seat as her property.

    It was too cold to mingle with the little guys at Fenway. Much warmer in the wine bar with her high roller fat cat donors–and her bouncer Meehan to protect her from a questioning press.

  11. January 14, 2010 12:49 pm

    Marie Antoinitwit. Detached, arrogant, and wrong! She kept Amirault in jail but thinks non-US TERRORISTS deserve our “respect.” She is condescending to non-cognoscenti (such as, you know, herself).

    I do not *love* Scott Brown, but I would vote my ABC’s:


    Oh, lastly: I do not trust political control with someone w/o children. Yep, a perhaps less than rational bias, but having children ABSOLUTELY shifts one’s perspective, fosters empathy, and gives one a fuller perspective.

  12. Kevin permalink
    January 14, 2010 12:51 pm

    Big Schil, you hit that right on the nail. A campain is supposed to be in state and Coakley just does not get it. She does not care about the people, all she cares about is what is going to be good for her. As far as the debate goes, can one person honestly say that she was even close to winning? That was so lopsided it is not even funny. Scott Brown is for the people of Mass.!!

  13. Jared permalink
    January 14, 2010 12:52 pm

    As a Republican, Steve’s comment makes me smile. The libs just don’t get it.

  14. January 14, 2010 12:53 pm

    If I lived in Mass. I would be voting for Brown. What I have seen from him on television and YouTube, he’s a class act and actually cares about the people.

    And Schill…miss you playing with the Sox.

    Mike (Member of Sox Nation)
    Beaverton, Oregon

  15. andy permalink
    January 14, 2010 12:54 pm

    Steve are you really that much of a moron? Did you even actually read either schillings post OR the link he posted? Schilling isnt saying that at all. Its clear you have a grudge against schill and you probably post negative comments on the majority of his posts. Do us all a favor and stop being ignorant and actually READ the story.

  16. Pablo permalink
    January 14, 2010 12:57 pm

    That’s actually the opposite of what Curt’s saying here, Steve. It’s not that people shouldn’t vote for her because of, it’s that people won’t vote for her because. It’s a testament to her horrendousness as a campaigner and a demonstration of how completely out of touch she is with the people she’s hoping to represent. This is a fine example of how not to win.

    This shouldn’t even be a race, based on common expectations. And now that it is, Coakley can’t be bothered running? There must be a big stack of Coakley absentee ballots stuffed in a closet somewhere.

  17. PhilM permalink
    January 14, 2010 1:00 pm

    It should be obvious whom Ms. Coakley believes her “constituents” to be — the inner circle of her party, not the unwashed hoi polloi. This is power politics at its best (worst?!), and I hope Massachusetts realizes it deserves better.

  18. Falcon78 in Northern Virginia permalink
    January 14, 2010 1:04 pm

    Thanks Curt–well said. Even if you are a Democrat hamstrung into voting for Coakley, you should look yourself in the mirror and understand the truth–the absolute truth–in Scott Brown’s now well-known quote–“It’s not Ted Kennedy’s seat, it’s the peoples’ seat.”

    You can vote differently. You can vote to make a change. It’s time for that change–starting right now.

  19. Zach permalink
    January 14, 2010 1:08 pm

    It shows that not only does she not have her finger on the pulse of the people, she pretty much could give a rats ass what they think. Typical liberal sense of entitlement.

  20. Matt permalink
    January 14, 2010 1:09 pm

    Steve, republicans can say what they want about teddy, but he was near legendary for doing what he could for his constituents. Coakley seems like she couldn’t be bothered with.. us mere mortals.

  21. Justin permalink
    January 14, 2010 1:10 pm

    Coakley’s elitism and arrogance have been well established, including her belittling of hand-shaking and baby-kissing amidst the hoi polloi constituency. Schilling clearly states this column is about ANOTHER reason not to vote for her.

  22. January 14, 2010 1:16 pm

    I gave Martha some tips on how she can still make right with Boston fans, you know, by praising Bill Buckner and Eric Gagne among other things.


  23. dovjm permalink
    January 14, 2010 1:18 pm

    Curt is pulling for Brown and insulting Coakley Daily…. Shocking…. News Flash we all know you only vote for people with (r) next to their names and have no clue about the real issues. Who needs health care anyways????

  24. JesusWasALiberal permalink
    January 14, 2010 1:24 pm

    Wingnuts and Bushbots going after a politician in the pockets of Wall Street and the insurance companies? Welp, there’s a first for everything…but I’d like to see more of this!!!

  25. Gary permalink
    January 14, 2010 1:28 pm

    The more I read about this woman the happier I am I moved to another state.
    If Brown wins I may just move back. He at least seems to care about the “people” unlike the AG. Is she still going after the garden clubs? That takes real skill and bravery there. Going after poor old ladies and gentlemen trying to beautify the state while letting corruption on a grand scale go unchecked. Yep, that’s the kind of representative I want working for me! Oh wait a minute this is Coakley. I would be indentured to her that’s right…That’s her idea of leadership.

  26. Dan permalink
    January 14, 2010 1:33 pm

    Steve; you’re the type of stooge who would vote for Coakley. Where as Scott Brown was meeting with the people of our state, Mrs. Personality was flying down to DC to get money from lobbyists to run last minute attack ads. And for the record, I haven’t voted Republican in my life, but I have already mailed in my ballot for Scott Brown – hope he pulls off the upset.

  27. January 14, 2010 1:40 pm

    Reading some of the comments here makes it perfectly clear why Congress is populated by cretins such as John “I’m a hero” Kerry and Bawney “chin dimples” Fwank – you people are MORONS. Elitist children and koolaid drinkers.

  28. english-tonne permalink
    January 14, 2010 1:51 pm

    Yeah MA-Dems because things are so great here with one party rule.

  29. carmachu permalink
    January 14, 2010 1:52 pm

    I may be a yankee fan and no dog in the fight, and dilike both fenway and red soxs, but you pretty much hit the head on the nail with Coakley.

    Elitism at its finest.

  30. Gabriel permalink
    January 14, 2010 1:53 pm


    Yaaaaaaawwwwn. Most of the Wall Street priviledged are Democrats. The donations from Wall Street fat cats to Democrats are only eclipsed by trial attorney’s donations. You should get your “news” from somewhere other than (and stop living with your parents).

  31. Gabriel permalink
    January 14, 2010 1:58 pm


    Insurance is a great business model for everyday people. Capitalizing risk monetizes it and creates profit and value and keeps cost down. The problem is government intervention which distort the market. Again, most of the executives of these companies are big Democrat contributors and play the PC games, religiously.

    When you move out of mom’s house you’ll learn about paying bills and similar issues. (Try reading WSJ every now and then.)

  32. Chris w. permalink
    January 14, 2010 1:58 pm

    Coakley was meeting with Big Pharma and health insurance big wigs before the “scuffle” incident–you know, the one where she stood and watched a reporter get knocked down by Obama’s imported aide Meehan.

    She has no time for constituents. She spends her time courting wealthy donors. Then she slams Brown for bringing in outsiders while she pays SEIU and ACORN to politick.

    She is soft on criminals, tough on gardening clubs, and asleep on terrorists.

  33. Ed B. permalink
    January 14, 2010 2:01 pm

    What we all have to remember is that there is what Democrats say and what they meant to say. Believing what they said the first time around only goes to show just how ignorant most of us actually are. On the other hand, if we fall for the appropriate party line and march in lockstep with the other zombies, we are considered to be very intelligent and worthy of rubbing shoulders in places like Cambridge. In other words, if you are a representative of the party of Jefferson, the dumber the thing you say is, the smarter you really are.

  34. John permalink
    January 14, 2010 2:06 pm

    I decided to fly home and visit the folks this weekend. Although I no longer live in the state and without the opportunity to vote, I am heading down to the Worcester campaign office for Scott Brown and I’m going to ask how can I help? More than likely I will grab a sign and go stand out in the freezing cold to help this guy out.

    For those of you who chose to bash Curt and his position on Fenway. You seem to forget that someone like Curt and many of us hold Fenway Park dear to our hearts. we grew up watching games as kids, we watched our heroes struggle year after year, it’s a place in many ways represents perseverance, faith and hopes. It’s a place that always feels great to be when you walk thru the gates no matter how long it’s been.

    Aside from the overall disconnect from the people with Coakley statement, it reflects a total disconnect to all of us who have sat in those seats and cheered for the Sox (inside and outside Massachuesetts). Are these regular people not worthy?

  35. January 14, 2010 2:15 pm

    I certainly thought that Barack Obama’s arrogance (paired with his inexperience and rigid ideology) would be his political undoing before the last election.

    Alas, it was not and so now we are saddled with three more years of his presidency, despite the growing sense of buyers’ remorse throughout the nation.

    I’m afraid the same thing will happen here with Ms. Coakley.
    She will be ushered in to office and will be yet another Patty Murry in the senate.

    Common sense played no role in the last presidential election and I’m afraid it won’t be enough to convince us to vote Brown into office.

    After the last presidential election, t seems almost too much to hope for, sadly.

  36. griff64 permalink
    January 14, 2010 2:22 pm

    It’s just amazing reading some of the negative comments to your blog Curt. It reminds me of how difficult it is to deal with ignorant people. We get the comment about Republicans caring only about millionaires (the old class warfare line), and the comments that the message you are sending is that we should not vote for Coakley because she disrespects Fenway Park. She is an elitist, and these people better wake up to the controlling arogance of the democrats. The way they are acting here and in Washington is the definition of tyranny!! This, you aforementioned idiots, is why there is “another” tea party happening.

  37. Deedee permalink
    January 14, 2010 2:29 pm

    Democrats claim to be for “the little guy”, but many dems will tell you that Democrats don’t even like the people they claim to represent.Somehow it’s beneath them to shop at discount stores and the people that do—“eeww”.

    Ted Kennedy is legendary, but for what? Getting away with Chappaquiddick? Womanizing and being drunk? Time to get the fuzz out of your eyes, Massachusetts, and look at the ride you’ve been taken on for years. Your state is too great to be mired in that. This is a new day; and guess who’s pouring money into Cokely’s campaign–Big Pharma and the Insurance companies! But wait—aren’t these the groups she claims are the “bad guys”?? Do you see the giant disconnect here???

  38. Amy permalink
    January 14, 2010 2:31 pm

    Coakley is arrogant and only cares about herself. She’s proven that time and time again. Possibly that’s why she didn’t react when her staffer assaulted a reporter… her eyes are too crossed from looking down her nose at everyone. Oh, and by the way, did you hear Obama and Congress cut a special deal for unions, so that they (and government workers) are exempt from Cadillac plan taxes at least until 2017? That’s right, special interests groups yet again get special treatment while We the People are left out in the cold. Who do we have to get the common man’s voices heard? Our voices will get louder if Scott Brown is elected.

  39. Dave permalink
    January 14, 2010 3:00 pm

    WeirdedOut, the fact that you can’t even get SCOTT Brown’s name right says all I need to know about your ability to think for yourself and not what the Democratic Party tells you to.

  40. TomNJ permalink
    January 14, 2010 3:03 pm


    Hated you when Arizona beat us in 2001. Hated you more when your Sox came back from 3 down in 2004 to humiliate the Yanks. But always respected you, the Rivalry, and how revered Fenway was and is to Sox fans. Only Yanks/Sox fans quite “get it” but you were a Yankee slayer from before MA and fit in maybe better than any other player in Boston.

    You have earned your point of view and the right to express it, in my humble unsolicited opinion. Coakley is the embodiment of establishment democrat corrupt elitism. It is rule by fiefdom rather than democracy. She thought it was hers to be given and hers to take, rather than an actual election. She was wrong. The Kennedy clan, was wrong.

    Brown may lose but it will be a painful victory for the democrats. Not only because of how close it comes to people like harry reid but because Brown has already ended the Kennedy royal legacy. It is over. The king is dead. No more kings.

  41. Mike permalink
    January 14, 2010 3:03 pm


    After listening to Gerard Amirault this morning on WEEI and since then doing some research about a case I’d long forgotten, I would vote for the devil himself before I would vote for Martha Coakley. In the name of decency and for the sake of doing the right thing – she should admit her mistake (confess her wrong doing is a better phase) and work towards getting his conviction overturned. 18 years of the prime of his life lost, his reputation shattered, just so that she could advance politically. Disgraceful! I’d be truly ashamed to have her represent our state in Washington.


  42. Michael L permalink
    January 14, 2010 3:19 pm

    Please, Ms COakley: whatever you do, don’t dirty your soft little hands by shaking them with scruffy, dirty CITIZENS. I mean,—-eeeewwww.
    Let people like Scott Brown stoop to that level: after all, all he’s doing by gladhanding outside Fenway is getting the majority to like him just because he’s a mere regular guy like them, only more so.
    Go, Scott, go. Nice to see a successful mere mortal, like the rest of us recognizing that the seat belongs to the voters, and not the DNC and the Kennedy clan to bestow upon the anointed as they deem appropriate.
    Wow. And Republicans are supposed to be the elitists….

  43. notjenna permalink
    January 14, 2010 3:54 pm

    Oregonian here, so no dog in the fight. Out of curiosity I watched the Fenway vid and saw the usual collection of folks spouting the vague “too much government” and “he’s got morals and values” tripe. Nothing about policy or positions. Even had the obligatory Konstitutional Skolar, couldn’t have a wingnut ad these days without at least one of those.

    I’m also curious how Coakley’s mere mention of Brown’s ad location elicits such pearl-clutching by Schilling and some commenters. Y’all seem to have thin skin when such a petty perceived slight causes so much angst. Man up, boys!

    Also, what the hell is “half a modicum of sense?” Is that like a half of a half or something? Curt writes so good he could be a political pundit or something.

  44. BCC permalink
    January 14, 2010 3:55 pm

    Take a deep breath, Curt. Coakley took a shot at Brown’s fake populism, not at Fenway. It takes a really cock-eyed reading to view it any other way. I’ve been going to games at Fenway for over 30 years (I came of age with Bucky F. Dent), and can’t figure out how I’m supposed to be offended.

    What is it with Republicans and fake populism? We had a fake populist president for 8 years and he was utterly incompetent. Same with Sarah P. Great in front of a camera, but what else?

    No thanks. Coakley’s no charmer, but she was a competent AG and will be a competent Senator. Brown’s a lightweight. If he can’t handle a bunch of kids (see: King Philip Regional High School, 2007), how is he going to be effective in DC? Get naked again?

  45. Biff permalink
    January 14, 2010 3:56 pm

    Just goes to show that all Bosox fans are asshats.

  46. JSB permalink
    January 14, 2010 4:31 pm

    Anyone that would vote for Coakley is an embarrassment to the State of Massachusetts.

    Why not step out for once in your life and give a Great American like Brown a chance to make the State an even better place to live.

    Coakley is more of the same.

  47. Marcia permalink
    January 14, 2010 4:42 pm

    Coakley hits the daily double, insulting Fenway and hockey fans too. Maybe she should have insulted football fans also to hit the trifecta.

    But then Coakley has never had the privilege of being a hockey mom, learning something about life by sitting in those stands for hours on end, talking to neighbors and living a life.

    Is there a national politician who’s been a hockey mom?

  48. January 14, 2010 4:55 pm

    >>>Great in front of a camera, but what else?

    The same can be said for Obama.

    Obama and the Dems are destroying this country. While many Republican politicians have betrayed Republican values (and while all politicians in either party are crooks of greater or lesser degree), that doesn’t change the fact that it is only Republican values that are going to save this country.

    (And I’m not talking about “family” values. I’m talking about the values of hard work, standing on your own two feet, limited government, and knowing how to do your job and being the best at it that you can be.)

  49. Katherine permalink
    January 14, 2010 5:01 pm

    “D” stands for dumb-ass Democrat. Martha represents her party well. Scott Brown WILL win and we WILL stop this monstrosity called nationalized healthcare “reform”.

  50. Dan Lee permalink
    January 14, 2010 5:26 pm

    Two things.. If God doesn’t judge Massachusetts for it’s immorality & it’s arrogance, he owes Sodom & Gomorrah an apology..

    Secondly, if you can’t see what arrogance & contempt for the Masses (peasants) this woman has, then you will get the Government you deserve..

  51. January 14, 2010 5:34 pm

    Martha Coakley is just John Kerry wearing a wig and make up. No wait, John Kerry has the long hair and wears the make up. OK, Martha is really Barney Frank with a wig and and Make up. No wait, barney frank wears the wig and make up. Martha Coakley is just Diane Wilkerson with a wig and Make up. No wait, her bras ‘s too small to hide the thousands of dollars from the big dig contractors.

    Alright she’s really Mike Dukakis wearing a wig and make up and a tank helmut. That’s it…

  52. January 14, 2010 5:37 pm

    Hey why attack Curt. If someone came to your “sacred” work place and shook hands outside in the cold. Then Martha made fun of it, wouldn’t you be offended too? No one disses the sox and lives (politically) in this state for very long.

  53. DonewithDemocrats permalink
    January 14, 2010 5:57 pm

    Regularguy writes: “Let’s not forget who Brown is..he is a Republican..not a Democrat…don’t be fooled by the JFK ads or the Pick Up Truck. If you are a regular guy, don’t vote for the party that is really only representing wealthy millionaires, such as Curt Schilling (great pitcher, I love the guy).”

    Hey guy, that’s why Coakley was down in DC fundraising with Big Pharma and Health Care lobbyist meanwhile Brown is shaking hands with the people of Boston. Democrats are hypocrites! Why would you vote for someone who assumes you will vote for her just because she a democrat, don’t you want someone to work for you, not someone who doesn’t have to lift a finger just add a D next to her name? If she’s elected do you think she’ll work for the people in MA? Heck no, she can’t even be bothered to work at campaigning to earn your vote! She would rather rub elbows with lobbyist and Big Pharma.

  54. January 14, 2010 5:57 pm

    Fourty years of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (or was it Massachusettes?) being treated more or less like the Kennedy’s personal fifedom, and now the DNC is nervous. I love it.

    Law and Order candidate Martha Coakley apparently wants to give al Qaeda terrorists access to more due process than Bay State garden clubs. And so far this week, no less than two AFL-CIO or SEIU affiliated police unions endorsed Coakley’s opponent. Let that sink in- union Locals in what is undoubtedly the bluest state in the union are starting to gravitate towards the GOP candidate. Either Brown caught the Dem hacks flat-footed or her campaign- even with the backing of national pols and unions- is just that inept.

    Sometimes I’m almost sorry my family voted with their feet and left the Bay State some 15 years ago.

  55. Dan Lee permalink
    January 14, 2010 5:57 pm

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    zonitis wrote:
    Ms. Coakley, 56, said she had not invested much time in pressing the flesh around the state because the campaign had been so brief — the primaries were on Dec. 8 — and she believed it was more useful to meet with politicians, union leaders and others who could help get her message out.

    “You simply do not have enough time,” she said. “Between Dec. 8 and Jan. 19, you can’t possibly shake enough hands of people who don’t know you to be successful in a campaign.”

    Roughly translated? #$@% the Peasants.. I don’t have time for “the people..”

  56. Ben Atkinson permalink
    January 14, 2010 6:02 pm

    Every journey starts with a single step. This would be a great start. We need to take back our country.

  57. DonewithDemocrats permalink
    January 14, 2010 6:06 pm

    “. Coakley’s no charmer, but she was a competent AG and will be a competent Senator. ”

    Tell that to the 2.5 year old who was raped with a hot curling iron that Coakley wouldn’t investigate, her successor got the rapist 2 life sentences.

    Coakley is against doing a sexual predator background checks on gays and lesbians working in our SCHOOL SYSTEMS! She thinks it discriminating.

    Now that’s a competent AG. NOT!

  58. DonewithDemocrats permalink
    January 14, 2010 6:19 pm

    “. You seem to forget that someone like Curt and many of us hold Fenway Park dear to our hearts. we grew up watching games as kids, we watched our heroes struggle year after year, it’s a place in many ways represents perseverance, faith and hopes. It’s a place that always feels great to be when you walk thru the gates no matter how long it’s been.”

    Bingo! There are a lot of huffpost/dailykos paid spammers on here and they are not even from MA! If they were, they would understand the the meaning of Fenway and Red Sox to us. We were watching Red Sox games before we were old enough to speak, (Pats, Celtics and Bruins too) and we are some seriously die-hard PROUD fans.

    Coakley didn’t just offend Curt and Fenway, she offended a way of life, she offended our family!

  59. djaymick permalink
    January 14, 2010 6:36 pm

    She doesn’t even know the football team in the area. She put on a fundraiser last Sunday (against the playoff game) and had less than 50 people turn out. Boston is synonymous with sports. Pats, Sox and Celts. I guess the people would rather keep the same old than try something new. And since their national healthcare is a complete disaster, they want everyone to share their pain.

  60. carmachu permalink
    January 14, 2010 6:55 pm

    >>>>>>>Take a deep breath, Curt. Coakley took a shot at Brown’s fake populism, not at Fenway. It takes a really cock-eyed reading to view it any other way. I’ve been going to games at Fenway for over 30 years (I came of age with Bucky F. Dent), and can’t figure out how I’m supposed to be offended.


    Try looking at it this way: Coakley had time to fly down to washington and hold a fundraiser in the middle of the race, but she doesnt or cant have time to actually meet and greet her consitutes? Regular folks that showed up for decades at Fenway.

    Instead she knows people, and they know people. And thats good enough. Do you know see a disconnect? How that arrogant that sounds? And a put down that Brown actually is out meeting regular folks, instead of jetting down places or meeting high level folks.

  61. Rob permalink
    January 14, 2010 7:42 pm

    Coakley seems to be a typical politician. Brown might represent something new. Democrats for brown, go!

  62. Caron permalink
    January 14, 2010 8:16 pm

    Apparently MARTHA only knows how to run ATTACK ADS…I have not heard one word since the debate about her ideas..and even then she SAID nothing…Does she not REALIZE that Ronald Reagon WON his election twice in Mass???? Even then it was Kennedy country and it didn’t help… Every once in a while a Really Good Man runs for office..this is one of those LUCKY times… I only met Kennedy ONCE and that was when I worked for his family Banker.. I stepped onto an deliver papers to the President of my Company…3 body guards introduced me and we shook hands..I realized then and there a man with hands like a sponge doesn’t WORK AS HARD as I do…I am glad Martha doesn’t want to meet me…priveleged politicians MAKE ME LAUGH and I probably would have been BEATEN like the Reporter… Win or lose Martha..YOU HAVE GOTTEN A VERY SERIOUS MESSAGE AND SO HAVE YOU ALL.

  63. Tango permalink
    January 14, 2010 8:33 pm

    I am still amazed at the level of ignorance among the sheeple when it comes to issues and facts. Being from Jersey, i saw first hand the elitist snobbery front and center last Nov with Corzine. It boggles the mind to witness the nonsense that’s come from the Coakley camp. And as a die hard Yankee fan who absolutely LOVES Fenway, this is definitely someone completely out of touch. Dissing the working class of Boston et al??

  64. Rich permalink
    January 14, 2010 8:36 pm

    The problem with Massachusetts is simple. I know, I lived there. Aside from the parochial charm, you need to stop sucking off the teet of Unions and Muncipal government. There’s a working man hero ethos that permeates everything…including the Red Sox. It’s the thing I love most about the place and the thing that curses you into a never ending sea of Democrat hackism.

    You need to stop making being a hack romantic.

  65. January 15, 2010 12:20 am


    You’re forgetting who you’re talking to — not Coakley. This is Massachusetts. No one cares that Dan Brown shakes hands and drives trucks. He’s not going to win. They care about good politics. And Fenway Park has nothing to do with politics. Neither does Curt Schilling.

    I concede that no one cares about Dan Brown driving trucks. Scott Brown’s willingness to go into the cold to meet with constituents, while not being a huge issue, is likely to nudge people just a bit in his direction.

    As for good politics, caring about connected organizations more than constituents isn’t such a good example of that.

  66. George Burdick permalink
    January 15, 2010 12:43 am

    I can’t believe a former Red Sox pitcher who is a proud resident of Medfield is allowed to speak in this manner. Doesn’t he know that only Sean Penn, Madonna,Danny Glover, and the rest of the hollywood elite are allowed to speak publicly about political issues? Afterall they pretend they are someone else. This is a much better soapbox than a pitcher who proudly claimed to be a member of the Red Sox and clinched a world series for us.

    Cambridge elite thank you for quickly responding to Curt’s blog post. Monitor him closely Stalinites.

    Good luck Scott Brown!

  67. Deb permalink
    January 15, 2010 9:39 am

    Hi Curt! excellent post. How is your ankle? I just wonder if the MA libs are trying their own version of reverse psychology, and think they are going to get the lefty kooks all fired up to vote! personally, I hope the weather is a little cruddy on Tues. I’ll be there with bells on, waiting for a look or a comment. Either way, and even though Scott is not conservative enough for me (although the truck is a nice touch) we need him to win to start turning the tide. And thanks to my Mom, being a die-hard Red Sox fan my entire life, (this may be a little wrong) I thank God for you! Bless you and your family, have a wonderful year!

  68. January 15, 2010 9:47 am

    I read about half the comments. Most libs really are ignorant. From the comment that Republicans only care about millionaires, to Curt needs to stick to baseball.

    Do Democrats care about the people? The make face as if they do, but they only care about power. They’re taking over the private industry and spending trillions of dollars and who are they helping? No one! Wall Street is doing well without government interference, so what does the Obama White House do? Swear to knock them down a few notches. Do they really think that will help our economy? It’s idiotic.

    I’m sure if Curt was tooting the D horn the ignorant lib in this post who said to stay out of politics would have totally changed his tune.

    Curt… I want some Copernicus leaks. Hook me up…

  69. Greg permalink
    January 15, 2010 12:55 pm

    Mr. Schilling has the political IQ of a knuckleball.

    I’m all for retail politics, but Coakley’s comment was obviously pointing out that she thinks Brown’s “common man” schtick is phony. This was not about Fenway, The Sox, or you.

    Go cry your crocodile tears somewhere else. Stick to baseball here.

  70. Krista permalink
    January 15, 2010 2:05 pm

    As a Massachusetts conservative I am for the first time really excited to know that my vote could mean something- and the outcome of this vote could change the outcome of this country- AMAZING! I think that if Coakley didn’t just “expect” to win and put some time into the campaign it would have been completely different but I really think it is too little too late, the attack ads are not working, but when there is no substance there is little else to go on.

  71. ModerateUNITE permalink
    January 15, 2010 2:51 pm

    a vote for scott brown is a vote for gridlock in washington. that’s just stupid. these economic time require ACTION. not going back to the 12 years of INACTION when the GOP controlled congress. IDIOTs. put your partisianship aside for the good of AMERICA. America First.

  72. dbamagnet permalink
    January 15, 2010 5:40 pm

    Blah, blah, blah. Coakley IS an idiot and I wouldn’t have her over for dinner. Scott Brown appears decent and I would. So what? I am voting for Coakley, and she will win, because of issues, not people. This is Massachusetts, not Alabama and we like liberal federal policy. Yes, I vote for anybody with a (d) next to their name. I vote Democrat, period, and will do so as long as the republicans are backward-thinking, rights-stealing, trogs who pretend to be tough but are really scared little woosies. Policy, not people. Man, you people are dumb. Elitist enough for you? Good. I am elite. And what makes me such is that I live in a politically-advances state with a great liberal tradition.

  73. Suncatcher permalink
    January 15, 2010 7:00 pm

    Thank you, Curt, for promoting Scott Brown! For once we have a candidate that is not a Kennedy – since 1972. For once we have a candidate who doesn’t kiss Obama’s butt. For once, we have folks like you who are not afraid to actively support an alterative candidate. If you run for office, you have my vote. Thank you for your courage.

  74. Mary permalink
    January 15, 2010 8:30 pm

    Does regularguy know that more of the Democrats in congress are millionaires than Republicans e.g. Obama, Pelosi, Warner et al.? Secretly Marxist, he’s not voting for “wealthy millionaires” (is that the opposite of a poor millionaire?), so we gotta know he’s voting Republican.

  75. Tommy permalink
    January 15, 2010 11:57 pm


    I agree with you. I think politicians should have to resign thier current office in order to run for another. I am curious about one thing though: Did you say the same thing about Barack Obama when he was running for president? Did you voice your concern that he was letting the people of Illinois down during 18 month campaign? I’m willing to bet you didn’t.

  76. BigVoo permalink
    January 16, 2010 12:02 am

    I love it when people tell Curt to “just shut up and pitch” or “stick to baseball.” Why? He’s obviously a smart guy with an opinion and a blog to promote those opinions. Don’t like it? Great, leave and go watch more ESPN.

  77. victoria_29 permalink
    January 16, 2010 12:23 am

    Wow as an outsider I am amazed at the stupidity of some of MA voters. But the dumbest has to be dbamagnet-who doesn’t have a frigging clue of his/its facts. How ignorant is it to vote for anyone because of political party? Gawd what a fool. LOL Republicans backward-thinking, rights-stealing-that from a Democrat-pardon me & I am not even a Republican but get a grip & a brain-it is the Liberal Democrats who are attempting to socialize this country. They are the ones stealing your rights-idiot what do you think this healthcare bill will do if it passes? Are you smart enough to read it & understand it-obviously your not. Maybe instead of just spouting ignorant Democrat talking points you should actually try reading what your defending. I am not even going there with how ignorant it is to give terrorist constitutional rights-THEY ARE NOT AMERICANS duh. And yeah Coakley has great policy-turn terrorists & child molesters loose..go Coakley. Tell you what make damn sure you stay your happy ass in MA please do not spread your ignorance to anywhere else.

  78. January 16, 2010 12:23 am

    dbamagnet, rights stealing? are you kidding me? You do realize that it’s the dems who are stealing our rights. Our right to free speech, our right to choose our doctor, our right to privacy, our right to eat salt, for God’s sake! This administration is about as fascist a group of jokers as I’ve ever seen. They want to micro-manage, legislate, and tax everything from what you eat to what you drive to what kind of windows you have in your house.

    Bigger government (and this one is growing at an alarming rate) MEANS fewer freedoms, fewer rights, and higher taxes. Don’t you get that?

    btw, Martha doesn’t have any views on any issue from what I can tell, unless you think Scott Brown is an “issue”–that’s all her campaign mailers and ads are about. And if you think for one minute that she’ll do one thing here in MA but vote to raise taxes on things that we need, you are out of your mind. The only trogs I see are the people who are too backwards to think for themselves, to work to achieve their goals rather than wait for the government to live their lives for them. Way to evolve and “grow.”

  79. January 16, 2010 12:30 am

    Regular Guy, the dems haven’t represented the working person for YEARS, where have you been? They are only interested in amassing power and paying lip service to “equality.” Who exactly do you imagine Martha would be indebted to if elected, would represent? The people of Mass or the lobbyists and big Pharma who poured all that money into her campaign? She honestly believes that she is “heir” to that seat, that it’s not up to the people. This is a representative form of government in this country, but the only people she represents are the people in Washington and the billionaire lobbyists and drug industry. Scott Brown represents the PEOPLE, the working joe (and jane), and you can bet that if he’s elected, this crazy government will be forced to work on the economy and jobs, something that IS about the people, the working people, and not about amassing POWER and MONEY in the federal government. Wake up!

  80. carmachu permalink
    January 16, 2010 7:42 am

    I have to say, Coakley is pure comedy gold. Her interview with Dan Rea she’s said Shilling is a yankee fan(like Rudy apparantly, then retracted). Damn you cant make that stuff up…..

  81. steve permalink
    January 16, 2010 8:34 am

    i find it quite cynical and pitiful that you republicans have to trot out the case of a convicted and registered child molester to try to defame the democratic candidate for senate. is that the BEST you can do to support scott brown!?aren’t you babies always crying about how the dems are “soft on crime”? usually idiots like you advocate that these guys should be locked up forever, have their nuts cut off, etc.!! couldn’t you find a case of where coakley “wrongly” released a guilty man (a la willie horton)to defame her?!! you are sad!

  82. bsr permalink
    January 16, 2010 12:30 pm

    Curt you were stupid when you stumped for Bush, and you’re still stupid.

    Talking about elitism and arrogance, how dare you try to spin this woman’s words out of context to make it seem as if she was insulting Fenway park (as if you could insult an inanimate object to begin with), when you know very well she was not.

    Pathetic. Disgraceful. Dishonest. Like most Republicans your ideas are so bankrupt you have to make up crap to try to sell your candidates rather than admit they have no new ideas and represent the same old tax cuts and deregulation regime that just failed us with the other Republicans you stumped for. Maybe that worked out for you because you are rich, but it failed the vast majority of the country.

  83. carmachu permalink
    January 16, 2010 12:53 pm

    Wow, talk about being desperate there steve.

    Since Coakley is running on her performance as a Attonery General, her handling of the case is of course fair play. If its the same case I’m reading now, railroading and stonewalling are pretty much words I’d use in the case. How she managed to convict a man with no evidence and no physical evidence of abuse is beyond me.

  84. January 16, 2010 12:56 pm

    did you know what a political genius you are? are you advising Martha? you suggest the next step is insulting the Sox and, a few days later – the Sox are Yankees fans. You are Curtnack the Magnificent,.

  85. enigma permalink
    January 16, 2010 3:35 pm

    dare i quip or opine that there also is a third candidate,
    he’s on the ballot as joe kennedy(I) and he is not
    the nephew of the late senator. if most of the voters
    do a 50/50 split on tuesday, will we have to have at
    least four or five recounts before we seat a new senator?
    the hypothetical possible voters who might go KENNEDY
    could tilt this election, depending on who they draw from!

  86. Char permalink
    January 16, 2010 5:18 pm

    Yep, would serve her right if she lost, going on six day weekends in the middle of an election! Ugh! Really?

  87. Jmatt12 permalink
    January 16, 2010 6:56 pm

    Hey, just to let you idiots know, its not about where she stands on politics, its about the fact that she is committing political suicide.

  88. matt permalink
    January 16, 2010 7:02 pm

    Coakley IS an elitist snobbish typical politician. Shes the type of crap we should be NOT elected from now on. I don’t care what party these jackals are from anymore. Both sides are just full of massive corruption and politicians that serve people that are NOT the U.S. citizens.

    If america is really smart, we’ll stop voting for scum like Martha Coakley

  89. Timmy permalink
    January 16, 2010 7:04 pm

    establishment left wing liberals & establishment right wing conservatives have one thing in common. A complete lack of ability to think for themselves.

  90. January 17, 2010 12:51 pm

    Gads… look at all the lip flapping libtard trolls most likely not even Mass residents but from likes of California lala land, Chicago, and Detroit.

    Looks like a koolaider convention serving Obamalade.

    Coakley is a loser.. by any measure and I await with total glee her thrashing at the polls Tuesday.

    That elitist mongrel needs a flea collar… and I and everyone I know here in the Bay State, including MANY Democrats, will send her a message she will not soon forget.

    Yest another George Soros “progressive” lap dog… that’s Martha Coakley, right old girl? Go hang out with your bud Hugo Chavez and Fee-Dell.

    Wink! Wink!
    You Betcha!!

  91. Krystal permalink
    January 17, 2010 3:16 pm

    I’m seeing a lot of;
    “So what, she doesn’t want to meet her constituents”,
    “So what, she let a pedophile go free for her own gain”
    “So what, she is an elitist snob with a sense of entitlement”
    “So what, she thinks people of faith shouldn’t work in emergency rooms”
    “So what, she thinks theres no terroists in Afghanistan”
    “So what, she called Curt Schilling, hero of the people of Massachusetts, a Yankees fan”

    I can’t believe some people really don’t care about these things. Have we become such autonomous tools of the Democrat’s will that we refuse to see how unfit someone with these flaws would be to represent us? She doesn’t even want to MEET us, and we’re going to elect her to *represent* us?
    She doesn’t know who our local heroes are. And she is going to REPRESENT US?

    98% of Massachusetts is insured and we have the BEST health care in the country! If there is any state that DOESN’T need Obamacare it is MASSACHUSETTS and everyone who is just voting for the D is going to let her force something on us that we don’t need.

    That means more Taxes. Our taxes were already high and have already been increased since Obama took office and if this plan goes through there is more to come.

    If she is elected, she’s going to Washington to fix something that isn’t broken in our state and WE will pay for it. She isn’t thinking about her state, she is thinking about pleasing her president. She should be looking out for us.

    The solution is Scott Brown, he’s not some uber conservative, he’s not George Bush. He is a good man with a grasp on reality who intends to do what is good for Massachusetts.

    Scott Brown does want to meet us, he does want to represent us. He knows running a campaign starts with reaching the people.
    Coakley thinks it’s all about connections. Please don’t put that in the senate, Massachusetts.

  92. Johnny RedSox permalink
    January 17, 2010 11:59 pm

    Curt, you’re dead on…

    To those of you leftist calling for Curt’s head on this one, you’re the ones in foul territory. Republican or Democrat, a candidate ought to be connected with the people and culture that they intend to represent. That is the very key to politics, which I believe has been forgotten by many politicians on both side of the party lines. Coakley is one of those who has forgotten who it is that elects her, but it seems that she’s been dropping quite a few hints as to just what she intends to represent. Instead of Boston, she’s in Washington sitting down and shaking hands with the lobbiest and sitting down with other Dems to talk about what they want passed before she’s even in office.

    I must confess that I’m no Massachusetts native, but I have followed the race from my home in Carolina. This race is the key to balancing out the powers in the Senate. I started with a health respect for both candidates, but as of late, I’ve lost a lot or respect for Coakley. How could a candidate slam one of the biggest tourist attractions in their district? A place, not just any place, but a ball park where history has been made over and over. A ball park with a large following within the state. Then, she goes on to slam the Red Sox, and a pitcher who helped them get their first World Series title in eighty-six years. Not just one title, but two. That’s just bad business.

    I hope Brown takes it…

  93. Catherine permalink
    January 18, 2010 2:11 pm

    Boy there are some crackpots on this blog. The best, Republicans are the party of wealthy millionaires. First of all dummy thats redundant. Secondly this is the USA where people who work hard are allowed to make all the F’ing money they like. Curt included. Lets see you get your weenie ass out there and throw a curve ball to Jason Bay. Even if you liberal pukes could get it any where near the plate it would be hit right up your whiny ass when you turned to cower from the ball. That said back to the wealthy millionaire stupid statement.These people are sick and tired of pukes like obama and the fat slob kennedy’s telling them how they are gonna take care of the losers. Do you think that this great Nation has been fueled by the likes of obama and the kennedys ? Name one honest hard working dollar the morons have made? They are all on high class welfare.And by the way your homie obama has sure been livin’ it up high style on taxpayer dole while he and the pie hole big mouth wench he’s married to have been there. Telling everyone else to sacrifice while they spend and spend.
    I hope ole teddy is getting his crooked ass kicked by Mary Jo while his Ambien induced creepy kid is down here acting stupid.Oh no!! Mary Jo can’t be kicking his ass… she’s in Heaven !

  94. Liz permalink
    January 18, 2010 2:40 pm

    Agreed! Way to go, Curt!

  95. carmachu permalink
    January 18, 2010 7:42 pm

    Cathrine, I’ll just point out that there are 237 millionaires in congress, no real divison on which party has more, and out of the top 25 of the wealthiest, 14 are democrat, 11 republican…..

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