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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:18 PM

F***** by the party!!!

As everyone knows by now, Markey won the Senate seat that was Kerry's, on Tuesday.
His opponent lost by 10 points. Gomez, the Repub candidate, knew he was going to lose the race as of at least Monday, and let his feelings be known about to the reporter.
http://www.wbur.org/2013/06/24/massachusetts-senate-5
Gomez tried to persuade a Democrat who does not like Markey to vote for him instead. The man told Gomez he cannot, because he does not want to give Republicans another vote in the Senate.
Gomez came back out to the street and said that if Republicans are to have a future, their party must undergo a transformation.

“See, one of the things we’re going to do, we’re going to change part of the Republican Party,” Gomez said, keeping up a brisk pace as he spoke excitedly. “They’re wrong on too many issues. I mean, you know, you gotta realize, they gotta realize we’re in the 21st century. Gay marriage — more people approve of gay marriage than don’t. They gotta come around on that. They gotta come around on immigration reform. They gotta come around on expanded background checks. That’s just the way America feels.”

People weren't just voting FOR Markey, they were also voting AGAINST the GOP.
Gomez probably would have lost anyway even if his character and stances were better, but the margin of victory would not have been as close IF THE GOP weren't so god-awful backwards and racialized! He was essentially F****** and knifed in the ass by his own party!
The comparisons to Brown, whose newcomer appeal helped propel him to victory in 2010, were inevitable.

But Democrat Elizabeth Warren, who ousted Brown from the Senate in the fall, found success wedding her opponent to the national GOP.

And Markey pursued a similar strategy from the get-go — tying Gomez to Washington Republicans on abortion, guns and Social Security.

I see potential here; if the Rethugs want to run against Peolsi (re: the election in South Carolina), then the DEMS should run against practically half the GOP! What's good for the goose is good for the gander, eh?
PS: Conservative Latinos, or those that don't want to run as Dems, would probably be better off running as Independents or in another party that ain't run by wackos.

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Dawson Leery Jun 2013 #1

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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:32 PM

1. The teakooks will make sure he never runs again.

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