Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Heh: Brown Win Will Be 'a Tragedy of Greek Proportions'

Perhaps the shining moment of election night in 1994 was seeing then-CNN hack Judy Woodruff choke up in tears when news broke the GOP had taken control of the House and Senate. Looks like Judy is in for much more heartbreak tonight, and she's not the only one.
Atlantic senior editor Andrew Sullivan described the election on his blog as “a nihilist moment, built from a nihilist strategy in order to regain power ... to do nothing but wage war against enemies at home and abroad.”

Sullivan, a longtime conservative who announced he was leaving “the right” last month, concluded Monday that “Democrats can stop hoping at this point” and predicted a double-digit victory for Brown.
Sullivan just announced that? Uhhh, I think they're confusing him with a certain husky, ponytailed blogger. The hysterical Sullivan long ago parted ways with the right.

Leave it to Woodruff, however, to really get maudlin.
Other pundits have had their own grand pronouncements on the possibility of Democrat Martha Coakley losing the seat once held by Ted Kennedy: “Good Morning America” host George Stephanopoulos —who once worked for someone dubbed the “Comeback Kid” — wrote on his blog Tuesday that a Brown victory “would certainly be the biggest political upset I have seen in my career.” PBS’s Judy Woodruff, quoting someone from the White House, described the situation on ABC’s “This Week” as “a tragedy of Greek proportions if Ted Kennedy's successor is the one ... who was responsible for the death of health care.”
Leave it, naturally, to the most odious one of all the far-left crackpots littering the landscape to reach even lower than thought possible.
On Monday’s “Countdown,” Keith Olbermann told viewers that in Brown, “we have an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, tea-bagging supporter of violence against women and against politicians with whom he disagrees.”

“The Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” Olbermann added in his special comment, “is close to sending this bad joke to the Senate of the United States.”
Bathtub boy should soon be curled up in the fetal position.

Update 8:20: You can view live results here. Rasmussen has exit polling here.
Preliminary results include:

* Among those who decided how they would vote in the past few days, Coakley has a slight edge, 47% to 41%.
* Coakley also has a big advantage among those who made up their mind more than a month ago.
Hmmm. Plus, Nostrilitus, man of reason?
Powerful Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Henry Waxman (D-CA) does not support moving healthcare reform bill quickly if Martha Coakley loses.

"I don't think it's a good idea for us to do that," Waxman said. "He ought to be seated and we'll see where we go -- if he wins!"
With 7% of the vote counted it's 51-48% for Brown.

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