Sunday, January 10, 2010

You People Keep Using the Word "Change"...

...but I don't think you know what it means.

"To avoid handing the Republicans bragging rights for making it a competitive race, she's got to turn it up a notch and remind voters why it is they elect Democrats in Massachusetts and why she's the change agent in the race," said one senior Democratic strategist in the state, speaking on the condition of anonymity to offer a candid assessment of Coakley's candidacy.

On this guy's planet, "change" is synonymous with "rubber stamp".

Remind me never to visit.

UPDATE: From the same Washington Post article...

Sensing opportunity, national Republicans are beginning to mobilize. The American Future Fund, an independent conservative group, is spending more than $400,000 on ads slamming Coakley on taxes, and sources familiar with the organization say there's more where that came from.

Democrats quickly sought to counter, announcing that former president Bill Clinton will be campaigning for Coakley in the state on Friday and sending out a fundraising e-mail urging donations to "fight back against swiftboat attacks" in the race -- a reference to the ads attacking the character of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) during his 2004 presidential bid.

History has shown us time and again that Massachusetts voters, on average, lack the mental capacity to remember what they had for lunch yesterday. What chance do they have of remembering "swiftboating"?

And, how is alerting voters to the fact that Coakley will jack up their taxes any kind of "cgaracter attack"? By that definition, all talk about her record and her policy positions is off the table.