Wednesday, January 27, 2010

State of the union address and the neo-cons‏

During the State of the Union address by the President, like many others in Massachusetts, I kept rifting back to the Scott Brown campaign, for the rest of the late Senator Ted Kennedy’s term in the Senate; I’m still in shock that the symbolic seat for the voiceless and disenfranchised went to a republican that used the late President John Kennedy’s image to connect with those that had resentment for Senator Ted Kennedy; this was shameful; and, especially since Ted’s family and friends were still in phases of mourning his death. Returning back to the speech hearing the President speak about creating needed jobs, he was feisty as predicted; with style and substance, his message was concise, uplifting, humble and honest; he disserved the many applauses. My mind drifted back this time to the democrats, republicans and independents in Massachusetts that decided to vote for Scott Brown rather than Martha Coakly. Little do they Know, the man that claimed he was fighting against a machine connected himself with a machine; he echoed the Tea Party movement, conservative radio talk show hosts and generally the neo-cons in the Republican Party. Where was Scott Brown, the Tea Party movement, and all the neo-cons in the Republican Party when Iraq was invaded? They were all lined up behind the Bush administration for that expensive adventure. This is what the President is up against in his efforts to reform Health Care; the neo-cons, in a very sleazy way have been planting seeds of confusion to sneak their way back into the hearts of some Americans; they succeeded in Massachusetts.

Monday, January 18, 2010

An up-side down seat and State

On the eve of the decision that will be made on whether Coakley or Brown will fill the rest of Senator Kennedy’s term, like many citizens in Massachusetts that are like minded, I’m concerned that Massachusetts will not be the State I love if Brown becomes the victor. When I look at the non-diverse crowd he draws, it reminds me of an era south of the Mason Dixon line when many others were ignored and didn’t have a voice. In my opinion, Senator Kennedy’s seat was a voice for the voiceless and a constant drumbeat to right wrongs against the disenfranchised; he and others like him steered this country in a better place. If I wake up Wednesday morning and Brown is the victor, his main constituents, Tea Party members, which I feel, are disingenuous, will be victors as well. In my opinion, that would put Senator Kennedy’s seat and Massachusetts in an upside- down position; the state that led the way in righting many wrongs will become a state headed back in the wrong direction.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Vote Coakley to prevent any comeback of the GOP

The following letter was published on January 16, 2010 by
The Cape Cod Times
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

After the passing of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, I had decided I would sit out the election that will fill the rest of his term.

Even though I think Martha Coakley will win easily, Scott Brown has certainly gotten my attention. It seems to me Scott Brown is a hope for those forces that were voted out of power in 2006 and 2008. John McCain, the candidate who picked Sarah Palin for a VP running mate, snapped me out of my sitting-this-election-out mood when he endorsed Scott Brown; the forces that gave the Bush administration a blank check are trying to make a comeback.

My vote for Martha Coakley will be a vote with a dual purpose; like many other votes, it will help her win big, and maintain that show of respect for Sen. Kennedy's seat and legacy.