I'm watching it as I type....
There will be one of two things to happen now, either the Democrats will learn from not only this defeat but also the previous two defeats recently and move more to the center and work with their opposition to make real changes on health care.
OR, they will go on the attack and get even more aggressive in an effort to cram as much through as possible knowing they are going to lose big time in the next two elections. They might try a reconciliation approach, but that will indeed spell their defeat in re-elections. There will one of two things to happen now, either the Democrats will learn from not only this defeat but also the previous two defeats recently and move more to the center and work with their opposition to make real changes. OR, they will go on the attack and get even more aggressive in an effort to cram as much through as possible knowing they are going to lose big time in the next two elections.
Seeing how they are already attacking Coakley and blaming her for this loss, I'm going with option two.
The Nebraska and Louisiana thug bribes, the Union bribe were the straws to the camel's back, and Coakley was stabbed in the back by her own party. Brown knows this race was not his win as much as it was the people's anger, disgust and drawing a line in the sand.
NO MORE - the people have spoken and will not again be silenced.
Some history on Brown:
Wiki: Brown is a graduate of Wakefield High School (1977), Tufts University (1981), and Boston College Law School (1985). He is a practicing attorney specializing in family law.
Brown grew up in Wakefield, Massachusetts. His father, C. Bruce Brown, served as a city councilor in Newburyport; Scott later recalled memories of holding political signs for his father from an early age. His father and his mother, Judith A. Brown, divorced when he was about a year old. Both his parents have since remarried three times.
During various periods of his childhood, Brown lived with his grandparents and his aunt. Brown has said that he "didn't grow up with all the advantages in life" and that his working mother needed welfare benefits for a short period of time. In an interview with The Boston Globe, Brown discussed his childhood circumstances and revealed that at the age of twelve he was arrested for shoplifting record albums in Salem. The 12-year-old Brown went before Judge Samuel Zoll. In chambers, Zoll asked Brown about his interests and if his brothers and sisters looked up to him. Brown said they did. The judge said, “How do you think they'd like to see you play basketball in jail?” The judge asked Brown to write a 1500 word essay on that question as his punishment. Brown said, "That was the last time I ever stole, the last time I ever thought about stealing... The other day I was at Staples, and something was in my cart that I didn’t pay for. I had to bring it back because.... I thought of Judge Zoll."
Brown graduated from Wakefield High School in 1977 and then earned a Bachelors of Arts from Tufts University, in 1981. He received a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School in 1985.
He joined the Army National Guard when he was 19, near the end of his junior year at Tufts. He received his basic training, which took about two months, at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Brown has said the rescue efforts of Guard members during the blizzard of 1978 left a lasting impression on him. He attended ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) at Northeastern University. He has been active with the Guard for about 30 years and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He currently serves as Army Guard's head defense lawyer in the New England states. He also assists the Judge Advocate General's Corps out of Milford.
Brown has been deployed to Kazakhstan and Paraguay. He has said, "I go where they order me to go... I'm just proud to serve and be part of the team." He wishes to stay in the Guard in the future, but he will be unable to do so given the service's mandatory age retirement rules at age 50. He has expressed disappointment at this rule, remarking that "I'm probably one of the most qualified soldiers in the entire Massachusetts [Guard].... I have enlisted service, I have infantry, quartermaster, JAG, I'm airborne qualified, I’ve been to all the courses". Brown received the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service in homeland security shortly after the 9/11 attacks.
His political views and voting record in the state senate seem to be libertarian/republican. Believes marriage is between a man and a woman but calls the states current laws allowing same-ses marriage as settled law. Same with abortion, which he is personally against, but says Roe v Wade is settled law.
Originally supported the state version of Cap & Trade, but now regrets that decision and will not support it in the Senate.