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The McCullen v Coakley case that removed the three-point lines in Massachusetts is the potential to have some interesting effects on both the national level and the local level.

Locally of course Coakley is Martha Coakley the current AG of Massachusetts now running for governor. Earlier this month Steve Grossman managed to get the endorsement of the Democrat party for the nomination while Coakley is still leading in the polls.

Coakley will likely be able to parley her name on that case to gain further sympathy from hard core pro-abortion activists, while Grossman can argue that Coakley team did a poor job arguing for the law before the court, so poor that she lost unanimously.

There is also the possibility that outgoing governor Deval Patrick might try to rush a new law through with his large majorities, as both Coakley & Grossman are in state government it’s unclear who that would help.

On the Republican side the issue is a godsend for Mark Fisher. Fisher has already gotten the endorsement of Mass right to life and can engage the base by his celebration of the result.

Not so Charlie Baker

“Charlie hopes the current law is upheld,” a Baker spokesperson told BostInno. Though vague in nature, the statement could be taken in a manner that Baker is, in fact, pro choice, or that he’s simply a proponent of laws enacted at the state level. Either way, his show of support for the cause, however broad in his choice of words, a positive direction for bipartisan collaboration in customarily blue Massachusetts.

Now Fisher is going to need a lot of breaks to beat Baker and this certainly isn’t enough to make the difference but it’s important to note that last thing Baker needs is a reminder to activists that he is squishy on life, particularly if we end up with a 3rd party candidate that’s pro-life on the ballot.

Any believing catholic wanting to avoid mortal sin (you know the type that sends you to hell) would be duty bound given the choice between pro-abortion candidates & a pro life one can only vote one way. As for myself as a Catholic no election is worth my soul.

While this case is likely to make things a little more interesting in Massachusetts it’s going to make things a LOT more interesting in New Hampshire.

Scott Brown ran as a pro-choice candidate last time around, I still remember the ads, they made me sick but as there was not a pro-life choice it was possible to morally vote for him.

In the GOP primary in NH that’s a different story, Senator Brown already has a guns issue that could cost him the 2nd Amendment voters, this case can’t help but highlight that he is a pro-abortion republican which will certainly energize pro-life republicans to turn out in a primary against him.

Nationally the ruling might be a wash simply because the case was 9-0 (take a look at the twitter to see leftist heads explode over the unanimous decision, but Ed Morrissey when reading the decision proper noticed what I did:

There was a considerable amount of disagreement on the idea that the law was content-neutral, and this is the crux of the problem for free-speech advocates. Justice Antonin Scalia issued a scalding concurrence in part, with Justices Anthony Kennedy and Clarence Thomas joining, warning that this decision makes proving a violation of content neutrality in speech restrictions all but impossible:

The four conservatives justices sans the chief wrote concurrent opinions bluntly saying this was unconstitutional on its face while the actual decision practically listed the ways Massachusetts could pass a law that the court could support.

That suggests that the decision was written the way it was in order to get the 9-0 result rather than the 5-4 at best result that would have given conservatives the whole 10 yards. It’s not unusual for a Chief to try to get a unanimous court but those who pay attention might read the tea leaves and decide that it’s more important to get the majority in the Senate to keep the president from replacing any of those 4 liberal votes that was against him today.

Either way November certainly won’t be boring.

stills 006You might be forgiven for thinking that Charlie Baker is running unopposed for Governor on the GOP ticket but if you attended yesterday’s Twin City Tea Party meeting you would be aware that there is a second GOP choice to run for the corner office.

Mark Fisher
is a small businessman, political outsider and unapologetic Conservative. Opposing illegal immigration, supporting life and running toward rather than away from the GOP base. He makes the case Democrats who have run the state legislature for half a century are responsible for the deep institutional problems that they claim to be there to solve and is all about keeping Democrats on the defensive over it.

As for the idea that we play the “big tent” game in the hopes of not offending anyone, he rejects it calling it “against the wisdom of Lincoln” suggesting a different tactic.

My approach is this, a full platform, we stand up for what we believe and say it clearly, we appeal to everyone…appeal to everyone knowing full well we can’t please everyone, but our message is the right one and will resonate in the minds of the majority of the people, that’s how we win elections.

My interview with Mr. Fisher is here:

Imagine the GOP a candidate at the head of the ticket in Massachusetts running on conservative solutions and ideas as opposed to: Vote for me because I may be a republican but I don’t suck like the rest of my party.

It’s so crazy it just might work.

His campaign site is here.

Unlike most states in Massachusetts a candidate needs to get 15% of the delegates at the state convention to get on the primary ballot so it remains to be seen if the delegates who advocate a GOP “big tent” think it’s big enough to accommodate a candidate that appeals to the base of if they are determined to go “republican lite” with a candidate who only managed 42% in the Big Red Wave election of 2010.

We shall see.

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