Monday, January 18, 2010

How Scott Brown Convinced Me To Vote for Martha Coakley


Yesterday morning my phone rang. It turned out to be one of those automated phone messages from the Scott Brown Campaign. As the voice rapid-fired through some urgent sounding commentary, it turned to a comment made by Coakley regarding the Red Sox and the Yankees. The recording ended with, "I don't know about you, but I'm a Red Sox fan, so I'm voting for Scott Brown, U.S. Senate."


I sat there, staring at my phone for a few minutes, thinking about this phone call on a bunch of levels. First, you have the fact that the call was rapid fire and urgent sounding to the point of possibly being frightening to a child or elderly person answering the phone. Next, what the hell does being a Red sox or Yankees fan have to do with the U.S. Senate? All of the social and financial issues plaguing the people of Massachusetts and the nation as a whole and it all boils down to your choice in ball teams? Wow!


In 1999, I officially withdrew from the Democratic Party and changed my voter registration to read "No Political Preference" as, in my opinion, none of the organized parties were particularly impressive. Let's face it; Ms. Coakley is in example as to why I left. However, as I read more and more about Scott Brown, his stance on taxes, Wall Street, healthcare, and a bunch of other Bush-Cheneyesque activities and policies that are remarkably out-dated, I realize that yet again, the ballot box is not going to be a place to vote for the better candidate as much as it will be a place to vote for the lesser of two evils. Coakley is no prize but Brown out and out sucks.

To top it off, his campaign is calling people to warn them against Coakley because of her lack enthusiasm about baseball and the Red Sox. I'm thinking back to last summer when some young idiot beat up a tourist for having New York plates on his car. Unfortunately the tourist never came back for the trial so the moron who beat him is out and roaming Cape Cod, not to mention eligible to vote. As a student at Boston University, I lived off of Kenmore Square and I remember the condition Red Sox fans would leave the area in after a game, especially if the Red Sox lost. We are definitely not talking about people from the deeper end of the gene pool. The only thing that would prove to be more unfortunate then Brown's complete and obvious lack of respect for the intellect of Massachusetts voters in using such a platform is if this stupidity actually works.

To paraphrase the recordings closing: I don't know about you, but I really don't care what your favorite ball team is, Scott Brown's an idiot and I'm voting for Coakley... who's a little less of an idiot. JANUARY 19, 2010 IS AN ELECTION DAY IN MASSACHUSETTS... FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, GET OUT AND VOTE!!!

6 comments:

Roxanne said...

Very well said!

gina said...

the reason he said that was b/c martha coakley had an ad attacking scott brown and in it said he was a yankee fan, that was her strategy in getting people against him - calling him a yankee fan, it was a joke, playing off HER stupid strategy, funny how you are so out of touch with whats going on you didn't even get it, your right what does baseball have to do with it, a question you should ask martha b/c she is the one that brought it up in the first place!!

Mwalim *7) said...

You're right, Gina. I obviously don't watch as much television as you do. Thanks for bringing me up to speed in knowing that Scott Brown is enough of a jackass to reply to something that inane. Thanks for giving me another reason to NOT vote for Brown... or watch tv.

gina said...

sorry that I watch the news, and read news articles where information such as Martha's ad strategy is talked about, i try to stay informed before I vote. I try to learn a little bit about each candidate before making a decision. But ya okay, Martha makes a dumb ad about Scott Brown and ties it into baseball (dumb) and Scott's response is to make it a joke and play off of it but yah, your right, that makes him a jackass, good job, vote for Martha. When your taxes go up because you have another mindless sheep in the senate you can thank yourself.....maybe try to have an independent thought...maybe watch more tv that might help!

Mwalim *7) said...

"watch more tv and have an indepemdent thought." Wow, there really is no response to thT. I guess you told me. That Scott Brown would waste a grass roots phone campaign to show his sense of humor really shows me that h's a candidate who addresses the important issues at hand. I guess if I watched more tv I too would believe in the myth of lower taxes. Of course, reaching beyond media into the meat of people's actual constituent service records is the act of sheep. Wow, Gina you've really opened my eyes! Excuse me while I go vote. Baaaa baaa baaaa...

gina said...

you need to start understanding sarcasm...really! Anywyas, you wrote about how you don't like Scott Brown b/c he brought baseball up, my only issue was to tell you that it was b/c of Martha's original attack on him for having Yankee fan supporters...and him doing that was, again sarcasm, to poke fun at her for bringing it up in the first place (plus she called curt schilling a Yankee fan) but clearly you have more issues with him then baseball, you have your opinions I have mine....nice chatting with you!