the proud spirit cannot endure to be mocked

St. Thomas Moore

…well not really but I do have something to say.

I’m very delighted at Aaron Walker’s victory but the fact that he had to go though he had to go through months of this stuff, and the expenses involved in this is a national disgrace.

And it’s not over. Stacy McCain doesn’t have a fixed abode yet, Patterico, Erick Erickson and Wolfe’s swatters are still at large.

Nor has the investigation of this is not completed The Federal case is still progressing and Stacy McCain continues to unravel the web of Kimbelin Rauhauser et/al and knowing Stacy will NOT stop until all the cards are on the table and I will continue to press members of congress when I see them and candidates about the Swattings and what should be done about them.

Mind you it is still possible for these men to decide to simply be part of the political process and make a positive case for what they believe in and eschew the tactics they have used in the past. It would be a good thing if it was true. It’s also possible that the Swatter (s) can turn states evidence and put it all out there for the world to see.

All of that is for tomorrow, for Today Aaron Walker has won. Brett Kimberlin has been defeated and free speech rules so in that spirit I have this to say to the “gentlemen” who attempted to silence speech.

If you want more details to the story there is Walker’s follow up here, Stranahan’s story at Breitbart here ,Camp of the Saints here, Bill Jacobson here, Popehat, Hogwash and investors business daily

Update: Somehow a redundant sentence got in there, removed it.
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Yesterday I commented on Nikki Tsongas’ support for Obamacare and how it might be a problem in Fitchburg. I’ve been taking a closer look at the figures and frankly this could be a bigger problem than anyone realizes the Congresswoman.

Consider: In January 2010 the special election was in effect a referendum on Obamacare. Scott Brown campaigned against it and vowed to be the 41st vote to block it.

Brown won that race (the first Senate victory for a member of the GOP since the 1972 Nixon Landslide) by five points statewide. The totals were as follows:

Brown 51.8% 1,168,178
Coakley 47.1% 1,060,861
Kennedy 1% 22,388

Ok that’s actually 4.7% unrounded, not much of a margin.

But in the cities and town that now constitute the Massachusetts 3rd district the margin was more impressive:

Brown 57% 129521
Coakley 42% 95820
Kennedy<1% 2181

That’s a 15 point difference in an election that Brown won by less than 5 points overall. And if you look at the top ten cities in the district based on votes cast in 2010 it gets worse for the left…

Brown 58% 76097
Coakley 41% 54018
Kennedy 1% 1284

Larger cities are usually Democrat strongholds. In the state overall Coakley won 9 out of the 10 largest cities. Unfortunately for the left none of those cities are in this district. In this district only Lawrence went against Brown (by a 2-1 margin). Brown won the other 9 largest cities in the district and actually did a point better than the district overall.

In short in an election all about Obamacare Scott Brown dominated the vote in what is now the Massachusetts 3rd District and that same Scott Brown is going to be on the ballot this fall.

But DaTechGuy” you argue, “Nikki Tsongas has won re-election right along without trouble and this time President Obama will be on the ticket too!

I’m glad you brought that up. Let’s consider four important points:

1. Thanks but no Thanks Mr. President:
Let’s remember that President Obama made it a point to campaign with Martha Coakley in Boston just before the election and it didn’t help her win a seat that the Democrats won since 1978. There is a reason why Ohio union leaders kept Obama out of the state during their special election.

2. A Done Deal: In fall 2010 Obamacare was already passed. A vote for Nikki Tsongas would have no bearing on if Obamacare remained the law of the land or no. In 2012 that isn’t going to be the case.

3. The Obama “Recovery”: Let me quote a post you might have read a few days ago.

What the public IS paying attention to every day is their own lives. Unfortunately for Mr. Hope and change and his re-election team, the worst economy since before World War 2 has been the daily reality of those lives since he has been elected.

You can spin this, you can rationalize this, you can give excuses for this, but you can’t pretend this isn’t true.

And remember there is absolutely no daylight between Nikki Tsongas and Barack Obama.

4. My name is Weaver/Golnik & I’m with Scott Brown:

Just as there is no daylight between Nikki Tsongas and Barack Obama there is no daylight between either Jon Golnik or Tom Weaver and Scott Brown on Obamacare. The ads just write themselves. Do you want to be with Scott Brown & Tom Weaver/Jon Golnik or Barack Obama & Nikki Tsongas?

MA-3 may not be on a lot of people’s maps right now, but after looking at these figures, paybe the GOP might decide to pump in even more than the 2.2 mil into TV ads around here.

Be afraid Democrats, be VERY afraid!

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