Too bad Senator Murray

When asked about the election of a Republican senator in Massachusetts yesterday, our Senator Murray said,

"In general I would say it shows what a lot of us already know: that people are feeling unstable and worried about the economy and their jobs and their capability to provide for their families," Murray told reporters on a conference call.

<http://www.seattlepi.com/local/6420ap_wa_senate_race_wash.html>

I couldn’t agree with her more. They were worried about the economy, their jobs, and their ability to provide for their families. And so what did they do? The people of this predominantly left leaning area of our nation soundly elected a Republican Scott Brown rather than his Democratic Party competition.

Too bad for you Senator Murray that you are a Democrat and the people around here seem to be worried about the same things as our brethren back East.

Astala byebye….you did keep those tennis shoes didn’t you?

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2 Comments.

  1. Maybe you didn’t notice that Coakley insulted all Bostonians,
    and that Brown never made a point of identifying himself with the GOP.
    In fact he’s pro-choice and pro-health care for all.
    And if you think for one second that a single Republican can undo the eight years of spending and ineptitude of the Bushies,
    you have another think coming.
    Maybe it’s time to renounce your stubborn ideology and join the reality world?
    Murray won’t be unseated by anyone.

  2. Yeah, citizen is clearly right. A vast majority of Americans want progressive policies, and are frustrated that the Democrats seem unable to enact their agenda. This perception is rapidly changing too, as Democrats now have effectively pointed out and made that Republican obstruction and Tea Party fear is to blame. Even Republicans are progressives now; they too even want to change the business-as-usual of the Bush days.

    If we assume polls are correct, hardly anyone wants to go back to the nonsense that was going on during the Bush Administration, no matter how loud the Tea Parties protest. Those days are probably over. Americans now want regulation to curb abuses, public investment in people and infrastructure, and peace.

    The lesson here should be obvious: Scott Brown was not elected from some longing of Massachusetts voters for conservative ideas. The polls make that clear enough. He was elected to send a message to Democrats to get their shit together and actually make good on progressive policymaking.