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…get drunk and hit you. Digby thinks that’s the meaning of this poll by Gallup: A new USA Today/Gallup poll out this morning shows that more Americans blame the Democrats more than any other group when it comes to the inciting the violence and vandalism that have spread across the country in the week since…

I made this point Wednesday, but Steve Singiser breaks down the numbers: But the “tack back to the center” crowd ignores a critical stat from yesterday evening: 44% of the people who cast a ballot for Barack Obama in 2008 in the state of Massachusetts either (a) cast a vote for Scott Brown, (b) cast…

Go Vote for Coakley

Just to remind all my MA readers–there’s a Senate election today. Go vote for Martha Coakley.

Go teabaggers, go! Of course, in all fairness, maybe he was smiling and nodding at the previous outburst suggesting Coakley commit suicide. I suppose that’s what passes for moderation these days. He could have disavowed the comment, but he didn’t (it even sounds like he says, “We could do that.”) I wish I had my…

Why I Am Voting for Martha Coakley

If you’re in Massachusetts, there’s a special election for U.S. Senate tomorrow, and it’s much closer than it should be–the Republican Scott Brown (who is horrid–who votes to eliminate tax breaks and aid for 9/11 emergency responders?) might actually win. There are several reasons why I’m voting for Coakley*:

Matthew Yglesias fires off a screed against Democrats who have told pollsters that they are unlikely to vote for Democratic congressional candidates in 2010 (I think Amanda’s response sums up my thoughts rather well: people have to like this stuff, or surprisingly, they might not take the time to vote–or want to make the emotional…

…Martha Coakley. Although it’s close. If I had my druthers (and druthers are hard to come by, what with the economy and all), I would rank the Dems as follows: 1) Khazei 2) Coakley 3) Capuano While I like Khazei the best, despite some high profile endorsements, he’s not going to win (note: I don’t…

And the Mad Biologist Endorses…

There’s an election Tuesday in Massachusetts, and here’s who the Mad Biologist endorses. U.S Senate: This is tough. Both Rep. Mike Capuano and Attorney General Martha Coakley have strengths and weaknesses. Both are reliable liberals, but they have different emphases. Capuano has very good constituent services, and he understands the importance of scientific research to…

(from here) …they would support statehood for the District of Columbia, right? From Jameson Foser:

At the Washington Independent, Aaron Wiener has made a bunch of electoral college maps that show how the candidates would have done if only one particular demographic group had voted. First, registered independents: