Report from the Ground on Cape Cod

October 11, 2012

I’ve been noticing things lately around here. Things like a prepoderance of Scott Brown yard signs (running about three to one in favor of our favorite RINO). And more springing up every day; just last weekend a huge new sign went up in the empty lot right across from the grocery store. Huge. Highway billboard big. SCOTT BROWN. Hard to miss.

Also, in noticing the yard signs, I also noticed that with the Scott Brown signs there are also likely to be Romney/Ryan yard signs as well. In those yards that sport Warren signs, there are no Obama/Biden signs. None.

Most conservatives around here don’t usually tart up their cars with a myriad of political stickers, and for good reason. This is completely unlike the loony lefty types who seem to wear their emotions on their bumpers. But I have noticed a cautious number of Brown bumper stickers, again running two-to-one more than Warren stickers. But what’s really telling, in my estimation, is this:

Take a look and tell me what is missing from the proud bumper of this typical lefty auto. Go ahead, I’ll wait. (The photo was snapped recently in my daily park-and-ride lot in Barnstable.)

Right; not only is there no Liz Warren sticker, there’s no Obama/Biden 2012 sticker.

While I’m not saying that Massachusetts is turning red, I do think it’s telling that this time around, those who couldn’t wait to embrace the hope and the change in 2008 aren’t even bothering to voice their support in the most socially ubiquitious way this time around.

And that’s enough for me, here in Massachusetts.


2012: It Has Begun

December 14, 2010

Or, “The Scott Heard ‘Round the World, Round 2”

Barely a year ago, Scott Brown stunned state and national pundits with his leap to stardom as the poster-boy for the Tea Party, and against all expectations, ended up taking the Kennedy Seat People’s Seat as Senator Brown (R-MA). So he’s had almost a year of grace to prove that he is, in fact, a Massachusetts Republican, which is far better than a Massachusetts Democrat, by any stretch of the imagination.

And now, not yet even into 2011, the campaign against Sen. Brown has begun. The Huffington Post reports on the first salvo, which was fired by The Agenda Project, the selfsame group who promoted those “Patriotic Millionaires” who want Obama to raise their taxes. Although there is absolutely nothing preventing them from paying more taxes, they simply can’t do it unless it’s legislated for everyone. Of course, out of their reported 375,000 millionaires in America, they could only find 150 to sign their petition. Really? Wow, most of our millionaires must be smart!

But I digress. The brains driving force behind those poor lower-tax-paying millionaires is now targeting our very own Scott Brown, in an attack ad guaranteed to make you feel, er, something:

For those of us who think Sen. Brown is doing as well as can be expected, there’s really a simple solution: watch that video again, this time with the volume off. Say to yourself as you watch, “Massachusetts actually has a Republican Senator.” When you look at it that way, it’s actually a pretty good ad!


Scott Brown: Red Invades Blue

January 11, 2010

Holy cow, he did it! As of 10pm, total is $1,012,059!

UPDATE #3: As of just after 9pm, total is $984,976. Can we make it a cool million by midnight? Yes we can!

UPDATE #2: From Brown’s website: $522,384.98 raised as of last check at 4:20. Sen. Hottie McAwesome is on fire!

UPDATE: Mass State Police endorse Brown!

Republican Scott Brown was scheduled Monday to receive the endorsement of the State Police Association of Massachusetts.

It represents rank-and-file troopers.

Association President Richard Brown says “the terrorist threat in this country is real and Scott Brown will always come down on the side of protecting our nation.”

He can do this, folks. And we can help.

Over $100,000 by 9:00am this morning. Let’s get him to half a million ASAP. I’ve contributed again; have you? Click here to give what you can.


H/T: Malkin

Can We Help? Yes We Can!

December 31, 2009

UPDATE: The guys at Hillbuzz are officially obsessed with getting Scott Brown elected. They’re putting their money where their mouth is, by volunteering and phone banking for Scott. The fact that they refer to him as Sen. Hottie McAwesome just makes it even better. We officially dub them “Hillbuzz McAwesome.”

 Some of you may be aware of the 2010 Senate and House races, where it is just within the realm of possibility that Republicans (hopefully conservative Republicans) could take back the House, and re-balance the Senate a bit more evenly. Hey, it’s possible.

But did you know that there’s a race coming up in January where we have a chance to make a great head-start in re-balancing the Senate? Yes, now that the “Lion of the Senate” has gone to meet his heavenly Maker, his Senate seat is up for grabs in a special election to be held on January 19, 2010. That’s less than three weeks away.

And girding his loins to sit in Merlin’s seat is Scott Brown, an actual Republican in Massachusetts. He’s up against MA Attorney General Martha Coakley, and give that this is Massachusetts, and that Scott is a Republican, it’s going to be a battle.

But you can help. Coakley has the might and money of the whole Democrat machine behind her. Mr. Brown has received a veritable pittance from national Republican committees.

GOP U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown has been all but abandoned by the same national Republican committees that pumped hundreds of thousands in campaign cash to former governors Mitt Romney and William Weld during their long-shot bids for U.S. Senate.

The snub has outraged local Republicans who say national conservatives should be jumping at the chance to nab the first open Senate seat in decades despite Brown’s tough odds in the Jan. 19 special election.

And you don’t have to be from Massachusetts to help. Similar to the “Ten Dollars for Tark” effort to help Danny Tarkanian unseat Harry Reid in Nevada, folks from all over the country can donate $10 (or more if you can) to help Scott Brown become the first Republican Senator in Massachusetts since Henry Cabot Lodge whoops! Ed Brooke.

Donate here. Follow his Twitter feed here. And help bloggers spread the word!