“It isn’t that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” ~ Ronald Reagan
In tonight’s Mass. Senate debate, Brown clearly had the advantage on Coakley in re the war on terror. Does she want to do anything to fight the people who have declared war on us?
Here’s a snippet:
MODERATOR: “Do you think we should withdraw? [from Afghanistan]”
COAKLEY: “I think we should plan an exit strategy yes.”
MODERATOR: “And how would we succeed.”
COAKLEY: “I am not sure there is a way to succeed. If the goal was and the vision in Afghanistan was to go in because we believe the Taliban was giving harbor to terrorists, we supported them, I supported that goal. They are gone, They are not there anymore, they are in Yemen and Pakistan. Lets focus our efforts on where Al Qaeda is.”
But if I recall correctly she followed by saying she didn’t want to send troops after them in Yemen or wherever they are. Wish I had a transcript. Blogger LookingForLissa, semi-live-blogging the debate, captured the gist:
Coakley: We don’t need to send soldiers anywhere, we need to find out who the bad people are and just get them — holla holla, CIA!
Of course Coakley also favors treating terrorists like the Christmas bomber as civil defendants with court-appointed lawyers, instead of as enemy combatants. So much for gathering intelligence on attacks to come.
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As of 9 o’clock tonight the Scott Brown Money Bomb appeal had raised nearly $1M from around the country over the course of one day. The campaign had set out to raise half that.
It’s not too late to donate.
NRO has been following Scott Brown’s big day.
The Herald has endorsed Brown.
Kathryn Jean Lopez posts an email from a bar in Lowell:
On Sunday night I stopped by to watch the playoff games. While I sat at the crowded bar, I mentioned to a longtime patron that I was planning on volunteering for the Brown campaign. As the conversation turned towards our support for him and our dislike for Coakley, two men, whom I know to be local union carpenters, mentioned that they were thinking of volunteering and spoke of their intention to vote for Brown. As talk of the election spread around our end of the bar, another gentleman informed us that he was scheduled to work a phone bank on Wednesday. Soon, our end of the bar room was abuzz with support for Brown. In working class Lowell, in a neighborhood bar, this level of support for a Republican is simply unbelievable. In addition, the newly minted Coakley ad generated an unexpected reaction from the patrons. When the ad finished someone in the back room hissed at the screens:”She thinks she already won!” Amazing.