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If Coakley loses, it's because Dems didn't blame Bush enough

I kid you not:

As audience members streamed out of Pres. Obama's rally on behalf of AG Martha Coakley (D) here tonight, the consensus was that the fault for Coakley's now-floundering MA SEN bid lies with one person -- George W. Bush.

"People are upset because there's so many problems," Rosemary Kverek, 70, a retired Charleston schoolteacher said as tonight's rally wrapped up. "But the problems came from the previous administration. So we're blaming poor Obama, who's working 36 hours a day ... to solve these problems that he inherited."

Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), speaking with a gaggle of reporters after the event, said that while state Sen. Scott Brown (R) offers voters a quick fix, in reality, the problems created by "George Bush and his cronies" are not so easily solved.

"If you think there's magic out there and things can be turned around overnight, then you would vote for someone who could promise you that, like Scott Brown," Kennedy said. "If you don't, if you know that it takes eight years for George Bush and his cronies to put our country into this hole ... then you know we have a lot of digging to do, but some work needs to be done and this president's in the process of doing it and we need to get Marcia Coakley to help him to do that."

(Curiously, Kennedy mentioned Coakley repeatedly during his remarks to reporters, each time referring to her as "Marcia," not "Martha.")

More Kennedy: "One thing the Democrats have done wrong? We haven't kept the focus on this disaster on the Republicans who brought it upon us. We've tried too hard to do that right thing, and that's to fix it, as opposed to spend more of our time and energy pointing the finger at who got us [here] in the first place."

They can't get their own candidate's name right but they sure know how to blame Bush. 

Sheez.

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Comments (17)

And Cheney! Don't forget Ch... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

And Cheney! Don't forget Cheney!

And Rove!... (Below threshold)
davidt:

And Rove!

Have'nt these selfsame libs... (Below threshold)
914:

Have'nt these selfsame libs ran the whole cabal in Taxaaschusetts for years? Geez Kennedy, get a grip and go sleep it off in Daddys booze cellar.

Did you notice all the good... (Below threshold)
Murgatroyd:

Did you notice all the good things the Democrats had to say about their own candidate, "Marcia" Coakley? Their entire campaign boils down to "Brown bad, Bush EVIL!"

Meanwhile, I don't suppose any of the brave, unbiased, inquisitive reporters at the event asked Obama what he thought of the official Democratic Party flyer from a few days ago:

1,736 WOMEN WERE RAPED IN MASSACHUSETTS IN 2008.
SCOTT BROWN WANTS HOSPITALS TO TURN THEM ALL AWAY.

Yeah, I didn't think they would.

Interesting that a politica... (Below threshold)
Sir Toby Belch:

Interesting that a political giant like Patrick
was out there to bash Bush and Republicans.
Who drove him there? He couldn't possibly have
a driver's license, could he?

Lets be honest here dems ( ... (Below threshold)
914:

Lets be honest here dems ( I know that's a stretch ), when You and Coakley lose it's cause Obama suck's as President..Nothing more, nothing less.

Over 1000 women were raped ... (Below threshold)
Sir Toby Belch:

Over 1000 women were raped in Massachusetts
in 2008. I thought Ted, Dodd and Clinton
were somewhat busy with other concerns during
the time-line.

Dems entire lives are lived... (Below threshold)
Michael:

Dems entire lives are lived in denial. It is never their fault it's America's fault.

my garage door opener broke... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

my garage door opener broke yesterday...I sent the bill to Bush!

If this works out I'm sending the bill to repair my side-yard gate to Cheney!

I'll report back with the results.

Oh Marcia!

I heartily endorse a mega d... (Below threshold)
Trump:

I heartily endorse a mega does of "blame Bush" (and Cheney and Palin!) as the strategy in the midterms.

PLEASE do it democrats.

PLEASE.

"We're blaming poor Obama."... (Below threshold)
KeithK:

"We're blaming poor Obama." Someone fetch a Waaaaambulance.

This recession started in D... (Below threshold)
Eric:

This recession started in December 2007, 11 months after the Democrats took over the House and Senate.

So whose fault is it really?

Attention Rep Kennedy...."B... (Below threshold)
jbinnout:

Attention Rep Kennedy...."Bush took 8 years to put us in this hole....we have a lot of digging to do"

What's the first rule of holes? Oh, yeah. Stop digging!!!!

moron

Did anyone really expect "P... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Did anyone really expect "Patches" Kennedy to say something intelligent?

Where oh were are the resident trolls to correct our inappropriate thinking? Their silence and absence is deafening.

Yep a bunch of libs with th... (Below threshold)
Stan25:

Yep a bunch of libs with their noses out of joint. They are seeing their world collapse before their very eyes and they are lashing out blindly at anything that moves. They remind me of a rattlesnake while shedding their skin, they will blindly lash out at anything that moves in their vicinity.

But...but...Palin! Limbaugh... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

But...but...Palin! Limbaugh! Beck!

Every vote for Brown kills ... (Below threshold)
LiberalNitemare:

Every vote for Brown kills a polar bear cub!




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