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There are those who try to rally support for phone banks and ruh-ruh.

But for some, that tingle up their leg is gone.

Obama speechifies  then he gets these reactions

“If you were fired up in the last election, I need you more fired up in this election.”

Maybe you should have thought of that before you threw me, and progressives like me, under the bus.

with many chiming in

38. If you piss on your base, don’t be surprised if they skip your next party.

We got fired up. Max Liebernelsdrieu pissed on us. The Rahm House gave Max all the diuretics they wanted to keep pissing till the fire went out. Now you want us fired up again. Fool me once…

If you want us fired up, it might help to quit stoking the pissers with more diuretics.

and

2. Indeed. Something other than speeches, to actually “fire us up,” would be helpful.

11. I have a hard time getting fired up on command.

It’s an autonomic response, kinda has to come from within. “Get excited!” “Be passionate!” “Want!”

I’ll try.

Judging by these, one doesn’t have to imagine that the bo-ing came from GOP-ers. Shills get shut down fast:

19. Stop whining about being under the bus and get ON the bus.

Eeyore.
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20. Yeah! And sit at the back, where you belong!

Still others are  falling over themselves in “awwww” at the cuteness of Obama using twitter for the first time

1. Oh gawd, he’s just too cute. Like a little kid with a new toy and he

knows how to work it. This could be a problem, no???….LOL.

I don’t even remember the freepers ever being so lame

Update

The discontent is showing even in a fan thread of photos with B0& M0 serving lunch at a soup kitchen for MLK

Several note the irony with one noting MLK’s appropriate quote

34. “An edifice that produces beggars must be restructured” ” MLK.

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As Obama sources leak to the press that they think Coakley will lose

(and B0bot shills breathlessly try to refute by quoting the official propaganda)

NY Times quotes a voter summing up the reason for the clusterfuck in Massachusetts. The voter sounds like a PUMA, voted for Gore and is now stumping for Brown

Several independent voters said they wanted to elect Mr. Brown to block the health care bill, which they denounced as full of deals for special interests — though several said they thought Massachusetts’ law extending near-universal coverage, one of the models for the national bill, had been largely a success.

“It’s not perfect, but why should we have to pay again when we have health care?” said Ms. Grenham, who works as a physical therapist.

Now why couldn’t the party bigwigs figure this one out when forcing Martha to recant her opposition to HCR?

Interestingly enough, by today seems like the entire media caught up with me (it).

Boston Globe has an editorial titled

Blame Obama

But ultimately the Massachusetts Senate campaign is not about Brown’s personal appeal or Coakley’s shortcomings on the stump. It is about something bigger. This race is a referendum on Barack Obama and the Democratic ascendancy in Washington.

and

The more insistently Democrats in Washington have pushed ObamaCare, the more unpopular it has become – and the more the president’s approval ratings have sunk.

On his signature issue – health care – Obama has the support of only 36 percent of the public. Massachusetts residents are no exception: According to the new Suffolk poll, they oppose the health-care legislation by a ratio of 51 to 36.

Robert Kuttner has an editorial at Huffpo

that starts

How could the health care issue have turned from a reform that was going to make Barack Obama ten feet tall into a poison pill for Democratic senators

The measure is so unpopular that Republican State Senator Scott Brown has built his entire surge against Coakley around his promise to be the 41st senator to block the bill — this in Ted Kennedy’s Massachusetts. He must be pretty confident that the bill has become politically radioactive, and he’s right.

again, DSCC was publicizing this in an ad supposedly for Coakley – why the blindness?

A LA Times editorial reminds us: it’s still the Daschle idea of “Anything but of Clinton” state of  mind. They reassure Democrats that 1994 won’t repeat because there’s a big difference

This was the second year of Bill Clinton’s presidency, and his signature initiative — healthcare reform — had just failed.

So, you see, all you need to do is pass something – anything, with the name healthcare on it, and it will magically be different

Jake Tapper has got it too

2) Health Care Reform? What Health Care Reform?:

Last week President Obama attempted to reassure House Democrats that health care reform would be a political winner.

But in Boston — a fairly hospitable “one end of the country” — the president did not directly mention the health care reform legislation, opposition to which Brown has made one of the signatures of his campaign

This was an obvious sign that the White House knows just how unpopular the legislation currently is, regardless of what the president told House Democrats last week.

Over in B0botland some are still looking for scapegoats

Massachusetts is a disgrace if it elects brown to take Edward Kennedy’s Senate seat

I know some people would love to blame Obama and Coakley, but the fact is if the people of Massachusetts allow brown to win, that says volumes about Massachusetts

…or, slightly less outrageously

You know who I could crucify right now?

Max fucking Baucus, who single-handedly delayed the bill for months while he endlessly negotiated with Chuck Grassley.

Had it not been for him, this would have been done in September.

Yeah, cuz all that’s wrong with HCR is the timing…

Others try to take solace in the image of the kiss(hug) of death between the two people sinking Coakley

while others simply demand that the non-shills STFU :

To those who might be thinking about it,
please refrain from discouraging those of us
working to better this country.

If we want to be demoralized,
we know where to go,
and it isn’t supposed to be here.o

Interesting times …

Update

Kerry unsurprisingly joins the clueless brigade with an e-mail

We also see how revved up the tea baggers are at the thought of hijacking health care reform and every chance we have at making progress in Washington.”

Sorry, John, the reform has been hijacked long before that, and not by tea baggers. But then, you know that.

Update 2

Democratic mayor endorses Brown. because of HCR

Martha Coakley has repeatedly stated she would cast the critical 60th vote for the current health care proposal that would slash Medicare funding by nearly half-a-trillion dollars and dramatically impact the care so many seniors rely upon in their final years. As our United States Senator, I am confident Scott Brown will only support legislation that will benefit his constituents, and this is why I will be voting for him on Tuesday.”

Only one NYC paper mentions MLK on its page one

Upstate they celebrate it – always in connection to schools under cuts

NYT ignores MLK, covers new angles in the underwear bomber neglected clues clues and a good analysis on Mass voters.

Several independent voters said they wanted to elect Mr. Brown to block the health care bill, which they denounced as full of deals for special interests — though several said they thought Massachusetts’ law extending near-universal coverage, one of the models for the national bill, had been largely a success.

“It’s not perfect, but why should we have to pay again when we have health care?” said Ms. Grenham, who works as a physical therapist.

Upstate, the best title for the Mass impending doom

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