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  Your Morning Maddow

Rachel Maddow Fillets Charlie Baker’s Tearjerking Fisherman Story (Video)

Tears of an assclown
In his debate Tuesday against Democrat Martha Coakley, Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker was moved to tears. Baker recalled the travails of a New Bedford fisherman who was so overburdened by Big Government Regulation that he had to crush the dreams of his two sons. Read more on Rachel Maddow Fillets Charlie Baker’s Tearjerking Fisherman Story (Video)…
  Your Morning Maddow

Here’s A Thing That Happened: Rachel Maddow May Or May Not Wear Pants (Video)

Only the crew knows for sure
Our Maddow piece today is a short, nearly silent “And now, here’s a thing…” bit on the embarrassing discovery that Massachusetts Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker — whose campaign ads have been all about jobs, jobs, jobs — was given an award in 2008 for “Outsourcing Excellence.” And the Martha Coakley campaign found a photo of him accepting the award … in a tuxedo. Oopsies. It’s gorgeous. Read more on Here’s A Thing That Happened: Rachel Maddow May Or May Not Wear Pants (Video)…
  Travails With Charlie

Hey Little Missy, There’s Nothing Wrong With Mass. Republican’s Outreach To The Gals

It just might work this time
Charlie Baker is already in a pretty difficult race, what with being a Republican trying to become governor of Massachusetts. But popular Gov. Deval Patrick isn’t running this year, and the Democratic candidate is A.G. Martha “Campaign? Why?” Coakley, who didn’t exactly ignite passions in her 2010 bid for the Senate. Charlie Baker really would like to do well with women, who are a rather important demographic; problem is, Coakley holds a 20-point lead among the fairer sex. So last week, at a “Women for Charlie” event, when Baker was asked if NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should be fired for his bungling of the league’s multiple domestic abuse scandals, he bobbled the answer: Read more on Hey Little Missy, There’s Nothing Wrong With Mass. Republican’s Outreach To The Gals…
  Ghost in the Voting Machine

Election 2012: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid

Here is your Halloween Horror Story Scary Post! Victoria Collier has a terrifying account of electoral spookiness in the current Harper’s Magazine.* Spoiler alert: Collier suggests that it is entirely possible that the GOP will be able to rig computerized voting machines to ensure that Mitt Romney wins the Presidency…and further, there’s no way to tell for sure whether a Romney victory is the result of a legitimate vote count, or out-and-out electronic fraud. This is one of those stories where you can’t help wondering just how paranoid to be. On the one hand, Collier has solid evidence that something nasty could be happening in the computer shed. On the other hand, there’s no definite proof that it has happened…just lots and lots of suspicious maybe-traces. And nobody wants to be relegated to the tinfoil-hat brigade, which feels like the near-certain result of insisting that there’s a big ol’ conspiracy out there. Read more on Election 2012: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid…
  gifzette daily briefing

Jobs Report Slightly Less Awful, Democrats About to Beat GOP For Once

NEW YORK—Big news this morning out of the Bureau of Labor Statistics: the unemployment rate dropped! Like, a lot! People without jobs are now at the lowest number they’ve been at since six months or so after the economy fell off a cliff (which, it should be noted, still remains at an astoundingly high 13.3 million people without jobs). Read more on Jobs Report Slightly Less Awful, Democrats About to Beat GOP For Once…
  tax season just got a lot more fabulous

Masshole Judge Overturns DOMA, Uses Teabaggers’ Favorite Amendment For Gayness

Your right-wing types often go on and on and on about “keeping the gummint out of my hair” and “state rights,” and take as their proof text the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, which basically says that the Feds can’t do anything but fight wars and mint gold coins and maybe build interstate highways, and the states should be in charge of everything else. And if you’ve had to listen to all this, you’ve probably had the urge to say “So why should the gummint be all up in some dude’s business if he wants to marry another dude?” but you don’t because you promised your mom that you wouldn’t start any fights at Thanksgiving this year. Well, Joseph L. Tauro just basically said the exact thing that you wanted to shout over turkey and stuffing, except he’s a federal judge who was appointed by gay communist Richard Nixon 38 years ago, and he said it in a court decision declaring parts of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, so it’s really a lot more meaningful than your holiday-ruining diatribe. Read more on Masshole Judge Overturns DOMA, Uses Teabaggers’ Favorite Amendment For Gayness…
  no drama obama

David Axelrod Goes Out Of Way To Make Embarrassing Comments

David Axelrod held a briefing today with “reporters and opinion-makers,” you guys! He just wanted to get everyone together to remind them that the Democratic leadership made colossal, avoidable, unacceptable errors that completely ruined their agenda: “The White House had no contingency plan for health care reform if Democrat Martha Coakley lost the special election in Massachusetts, and officials did not discuss the possibility a Democratic loss would dramatically imperil their legislative efforts, a top adviser said today.” Hmm, perhaps it was only after Coakley’s loss that they learned of this whole “60 votes” conundrum in the Senate, and several hours after that did their calculations conclude that “59” was a lesser number than “60,” not accounting for the multiplier effect. [TPM] Read more on David Axelrod Goes Out Of Way To Make Embarrassing Comments…
  rumors on the internets

Why Won’t John Edwards Ease The Suffering Of Goldman Sachs?

Jets fans are second-class citizens in Obama’s tyrannical One World Nation. [Hit & Run] Goldman Sachs made a disappointing five billion dollars in the fourth quarter. That’s what, maybe 20,000,000 eight balls? Heart-wrenching. [Daily Intel] Read more on Why Won’t John Edwards Ease The Suffering Of Goldman Sachs?…
  teabaggers forever!

Scott Brown Is America’s Naked President!!!

Ugh, Mitt Romney is introducing Scott Brown. Shouldn’t a *winner* introduce America’s Newest Teabagger Star? Well, not a lot of GOP winners around, lately, so unless Scott Brown wants to introduce himself — maybe, a naked Scott Brown could introduce the clothed Scott Brown? — then Mittens is the best opening act available. Let’s listen to your new GOP leadership! Read more on Scott Brown Is America’s Naked President!!!…
  our nation's first white president

Liveblogging the Death of Socialism, Which Is Ted Kennedy’s Fault

Are you feeling nostalgic for Election Night 2008? This is almost exactly like that night, with a few small differences. For one, it’s again illegal to be black in America, so go back to Socialism-land, Rahm! Also, Andrew Sullivan may move back to Canada, he’s so bummed. There’s also a very good chance the beloved Health Care Reform will be passed. But still, SO SAD, right? MARTHA COAKLEY IS AMERICA’S BIGGEST LOSER. Let’s enjoy the final liveblog of the final night of the final election of Soviet America, because life is going to be awesome once the Republicans use their complete control of the White House and Congress to send you back to prison, hippie. Read more on Liveblogging the Death of Socialism, Which Is Ted Kennedy’s Fault…
  none of the major networks are covering this!

Liveblogging Pundits Responding To An Election Without Exit Polls Part II

Hello, or “#avatar” to those of you playing along on Twitter, and welcome to the second half of this Senate race liveblog (“Ted Kennedy’s denouement”). Please see here, for the first part of the liveblog, and Twitter, for Twitter. Read more on Liveblogging Pundits Responding To An Election Without Exit Polls Part II…
  the terrifying prospect of an 18-seat majority

Liveblogging Massachusetts’ ‘Connecticut 2006 General Election’ Fail Moment

It’s true! If dumb Massachusetts blows it, which it will, and ruins our beloved American socialism for the next 10,000 years, then it will replace Connecticut as the default state we yell at for making disastrous choices for the universe. Maybe not though. That Joe Lieberman… Anyway, let’s see what they’re saying on the teevee. We will be doing the so-2004 “blog liveblog” right here, and Twatting like small children over here. Read more on Liveblogging Massachusetts’ ‘Connecticut 2006 General Election’ Fail Moment…
  bedtime for america

OH HEY, IT’S TRUE: We’re on the Twitter, just Twattin’ old-skool, live-blog style, about your favorite Massholes, what’s-her-name and got-no-pants. [Wonkette Twitter]
  if you live in massachusetts go vote right now duh

Hey Here’s A Bunch Of Links About Massachusetts!

Aww, Michael Steele and his minions weren’t allowed to do stuff in Massachusetts. So Michael Steele is just pretending that he is a secret agent pulling the strings behind closed doors. This should keep him distracted for another few hours. [Politico] Read more on Hey Here’s A Bunch Of Links About Massachusetts!…
  polling pixxx

SEND SEXY ELECTION DAY PICS TO YOUR WONKETTE, YOU “MASSHOLES”: Considering how gay and Maoist you people are, a sizable chunk of you probably live in Massachusetts, the site of today’s exciting political election between a poorly programmed Democratic robot and the naked person. What a great opportunity to help your Wonkette! If you are rich and own a camera, please take some photos of whatever stupid things you you might see today at rallies, polling stations, liquor stores, etc. and send to tips@wonkette.com. Or just send text reports for the few literate readers. Don’t worry if you think your material is weak! As we like to say at Wonkette, “It doesn’t have to be good.” Read more on …
  very vague sex crimes

So Scott Brown Wants To Rape Martha Coakley With a Curling Iron?

Jesus, New York Times, if you would just quote the “something vulgar” rather than leave us all guessing, maybe the voters of Massachusetts would know whether Scott Brown is laughing about sodomy or rape or rape-sodomy or whatever. Read more on So Scott Brown Wants To Rape Martha Coakley With a Curling Iron?…
  if john kerry can't fix it...

John Kerry Could Verily Be Brought To Fisticuffs

John Kerry, who polls suggest is one of only a handful of Democrats remaining in Massachusetts, is furious over the Naked Republican’s insurgent campaign, calling his supporters “tea baggers” and all. He’s already rolled up one sleeve, don’t make him roll up the second! Because then… well then he might have to write a principled letter to the Washington Post — FOR PUBLICATION. Boom. [Boston Globe] Read more on John Kerry Could Verily Be Brought To Fisticuffs…
  uhh ...

The Best Phone Survey In Massachusetts Right Now

Where do the Teabaggers in Texas who are phone-banking Massachusetts households come up with this shit? “I just got a polling call about Martha Coakley. I also had to answer questions about gay marriage, Israel, and malaria, including this one: ‘In World War II, 6 million Jews were killed by the Nazis. Now 6 million Israelis live under constant threat of attack from Islamic extremists. Meanwhile, 1 million women and children in sub-Saharan Africa die each year from malaria. The United Nations could use its billions of dollars to protect the people of Israel or to prevent the spread of malaria. In your opinion, is the threat to security in Israel a more pressing concern that should immediately be addressed by the United Nations than the epidemic of malaria in Africa?'” Umm… green balloons? [Balloon Juice] Read more on The Best Phone Survey In Massachusetts Right Now…
  fiddling with the rules

Joe Biden To Eat The Filibuster

Hilarious constitutional technicality that we sometimes forget: Joe “Fuck Yeah” Biden is literally President of the Senate. This means that he can do whatever he wants, to the Senate! And with Democrats possibly POSSIBLY losing a Senate seat in their precious Massachusetts tomorrow, maybe he will just “jaw down” the filibuster: “As long as I have served … I’ve never seen, as my uncle once said, the Constitution stood on its head as they’ve done. This is the first time every single solitary decisions has required 60 senators… No democracy has survived needing a super majority.” So if Coakley loses tomorrow, Joe Biden will go nuclear and apply Secret Senate Rule XLVIII: “If Joe Biden says ‘hey fillybuster, fuck off already, JESUS…’, then the filibuster is dead.” [Ben Smith] Read more on Joe Biden To Eat The Filibuster…
  naked people and the things they do

Scott Brown Getting Smeared Over Recent Terrible Scott Brown Comment

Naked Massachusetts superstar Scott Brown made this dumbshit comment on some teevee show the other day, about Barack Obama’s mother maybe possibly not being married very much? when she pooped out the current president. But wait! Brown’s campaign released a response to the resulting liberal smear campaign: “He doesn’t believe that. This is more desperate campaigning from Martha Coakley. When she isn’t calling for higher taxes, she’s making things up about Scott Brown.” See? Martha Coakley was the one who made this comment on the teevee after all. COAKLEY, YOU FOOL! [Blue Mass Group, The Plum Line] Read more on Scott Brown Getting Smeared Over Recent Terrible Scott Brown Comment…