Republicans are going to claim that the fact that Coakley is having a problem winning in Massachusetts is related to people’s concerns about Obamacare - when the reality is Coakley’s struggle should be blamed on her and an incompetent campaign strategy.It’s all about Martha and her incompetent campaign. Riiight. It’s as absurd as saying it’s all about Obamacare. … Jon has an excellent post about how Beacon Hill partially factors into all of this:
When Scott Brown says in a recent radio ad that “our government in Washington is making the same mistakes as our government here in Massachusetts,” it's a powerful punch line to struggling citizens in a state with one of the nation's highest costs of living. When a Brown TV ad flashes a photo of Martha Coakley seated alongside wildly unpopular Gov. Deval Patrick, and former House Speaker Sal DiMasi, who is charged with peddling his influence for chump change, it evokes the fury that's been building inside honest taxpayers through the corruption and incompetence of the Big Dig, the outright looting of public funds by the likes of former county official John Buonomo, and a seemingly endless parade of union excesses, patronage hires, pension abuses and broken promises.