Deep Thought on Massachusetts


Scott Brown will be a U.S. Senator until 2012.

Seriously. Ted Kennedy’s seat went to a teabagging healthcare opponent who voted against 9/11 rescue personnel.

On the bright side, Joe Lieberman is no longer the 60th vote for anything interesting, so Senate Dems can take him to the woodshed.


  1. #1 Tea Bagger
    January 19, 2010

    Well. What do you expect. When liberals try to highjack the country, kill Christianity, install socialism in place of the constitution, and then call Americans names like “angry right wing extremists” and “cling to guns and religion” like it s a bad thing, you can only expect revolt. America does NOT want socialism, so stop trying to get it. Move to the UK aready. We want freedom not tyranny. Now if we could get rid of the rest of the drugged up hippies in Washington and replace them with more Scott Browns this country would be back to its original self. Normal speaks real loud doesn’t it?

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    January 19, 2010

    Whoever in the party let this happen also needs to be taken to the woodpile. I would say that the resignation of the DSCC head would be a good start. I guess tht Bob Menendez. He needs to step down tomorrow morning.

  3. #3 Gil
    January 19, 2010

    I hate all the politicians, but I am happy about this result because it pisses off the maximum number of people. :-) Oh, the wailing and teeth gnashing in progressive areas like this will be most entertaining. Then it’s over to the right side of the web to watch the idiots there who will probably think we’re all saved now from whatever bogeyman they are buying into this week. Lemme guess… Obama is a socialist zombie from Haiti?

    You people who think that the power elite give a gnat’s fart about any of you are so adorable. You think these elections matter. It’s just *so* FUNNY! Sure, have Menendez step down. You’ll think something will get better and rah rah rah. You’ll post your little blog posts and think you are striking a blow for whatever sad brand of ideological delusion you blindly lap up. Meanwhile, the ruling class is having their fancy parties and laughing their pampered, privileged asses off at people like you. I love it.

    So keep swearing your little swear words, Josh. Tell us how we might lose that perfect and utopian zillion page health care bill that will save us from… something or other, because I’m sure you’ve read every page and run the numbers and worked out all the possible social and economic ramifications and weighed the risk of those against all the benefits. I’m sure you’re not just blindly supporting your precious Party and- *snort* bah ha ha. Sorry, couldn’t keep a straight face there.

    Try howling at the moon. Probably equally effective.

  4. #4 Graham Shevlin
    January 21, 2010

    My, the trolls are off their meds tonight…

  5. #5 Modusoperandi
    January 23, 2010

    Naw, trolls would be using more allcaps.

  6. #6 Birger Johansson
    January 26, 2010

    Josh, when I came across this blog, it made me think of the (investigating journalist) protagonist in a graphic novel I came across -when a particularly corrupt guy was elected president and the journalist was asked to write a 500-word article, he simply wrote “Fuck!” 500 times over :-)
    (BTW he got to expose and even wipe out the politician in the final graphic novel of the series, with Garth Ennis-level violence. Don’t do this at home, kids).
    Maybe it seems wrong to quote graphic novels about politics, but, as “Spitting Image” remarked about the Iran/Contras affair: “at this point ordinary satire breaks down”.

  7. #7 Josh Rosenau
    January 26, 2010

    Ah, Spider Jerusalem…

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