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Pick-Up Truck to Blame for Coakley Loss

Democrat-hated TruckCommentators and pundits are trying to figure out just why Coakley lost.  The White House press secretary thinks it’s Bush’s fault, Coakley’s lead pollster blames the White House, and the rest of the liberal leadership … hates Scott Brown’s truck.

John Kerry said, “I’ve got news for you, Scott: George Bush drove a truck, too, and look where it got us”.  Coakley said that it didn’t matter that Brown drove a truck because he was going in the wrong direction.  Obama decided to attack Scott’s mode of transportation by telling us all to “forget the truck” and “everybody can buy a truck”.

Hearing all of this truck-bashing seriously reminded me of the Southwest Airlines commercial when they ask, “why do they hate your bags so much”. So Mr. President, why do you hate our trucks so much? Are you too good to ride in a truck? Are people that drive trucks stupid or unworthy? Are we the less-equal animals in Orwell’s book?

It’s obvious that Obama has no concern for the common citizen, because we’re… common.  We don’t eat arugula regularly (or at all), have lobster at every meal or play golf while our responsibilities are being ignored.  Instead we might drive trucks, because putting mulch in a sedan isn’t effective, and just try putting a sheet of plywood on your econo-scooter.  Then again, we are the same ones that cling to our bibles and guns.  Somehow having religion and legally owning a firearm also knocks us down on the animal equality meter.

In a post on nationalreview.com, Mark Steyn also sees a growing hatred of trucks in our country:

America is becoming a bilingual society, divided between those who think a pickup is a rugged vehicle useful for transporting heavy-duty items from A to B and those who think a pickup is coded racism.

I drive a pickup and it has over 100,000 miles on it.  I have a bible and … guns.  The Democrats problem is that they are the only ones offended by these facts.  They are certainly the only ones that would look down their elitist noses at someone with  an 8 year old truck.  Clearly I drive it because I can’t afford to buy a new shiny BMW every three years – or perhaps, because I don’t want to.  If someone else likes the new car smell so much they discard a perfectly useful vehicle and don’t mind being constantly in debt, so be it.  It’s their choice and it doesn’t affect me at all.  I like not having had a car payment in recent history.  I hope I get 250,000 miles out of this truck and I hope it irritates the crap out of the President.

If you listen to Obama, Brown got elected because we’re all still mad at Bush.  I’ll pile that one on to truck-hatred and bible/gun bashing. Coakley lost because she was inept and decided to support Obama’s failed policies.  The failed policies of the current administration.  She lost because she decided to speak for Kurt Schilling (and not correctly), couldn’t spell her own state, and … hates trucks.  She lost because she is out of touch with America – and so goes the Democrat party.

Obama Puts His Policies in Coakley's Hands

Obama and Coakley

President Obama stumps for Coakley

“Understand what’s at stake here, Massachusetts. It’s whether we’re going forward or going backwards,’’ the President told 1,500 Coakley supporters. Obama has made several similar statements lately that display how unpopular his policies have become and how increasingly desperate his administration is getting.

For the first time in decades, the Massachusetts Senate seat formerly held by Senator Kennedy is set to go to Conservatives. Independents are abandoning the President in droves and tomorrow’s New England vote could signal the trouble ahead for other Congressional seats – and not just the closely contested ones.

Cap and trade has all but died on the Senate floor, the green jobs initiative is strangely invisible, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are not over, new taxes are coming, and health care reform is hanging by a vote, a single vote. If Coakley loses to Brown, Congress will have to either pass the Senate bill as it is or start over – and Obama is well aware of the damage that his policies are doing to his party and his own re-election chances. If the health care debate continues much further into 2010 the amount of change the President is bringing to Washington could be dramatic: a Republican majority in both houses of Congress.

Current polls show Brown up by anywhere from 6-10% and the current curve has him increasing that lead daily. The revolt against liberal policy is larger than just the Massachusetts race. In an AP article, sentiments by Obama followers display how his own base is either disengaging or being driven away entirely.  The article discusses the outright political conversion of a Kansas woman:

But she became disillusioned with Obama and his promises, disgusted by the bank bailouts, the wars, the health care debate, and what she considers the lack of any political interest in education.

And so, the 22-year-old English student stopped at a fair booth run by Republican Ron Paul’s “Campaign for Liberty.” A year earlier, Hartz would have dismissed such a group as “a bunch of crazy libertarians with unrealistic ideas and a lot of talk about grass-roots revolution.”

On this day, she listened. And she liked their message of limited government and more individual responsibility.

One person is by no means a ground swell of change.  It simply indicates that the seas are changing and the next wave of hope is in the air.