Dear Readers: My post title today is inspired by both the poem, “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere“, and a great quip by a Hot Air reader (ted c). If you are a Massachusetts voter, please get out and vote for Scott Brown. If you have voting-age relatives in that state, please call them and have them go to the polls! And Massachusetts residents — please keep a sharp eye out for voter fraud!
I want to let my east coast friends know that you have inspired me to attempt a “No Confidence” vote for our deluded senator, Babs Boxer. Starting tomorrow, I will be working toward having my fellow Democrats NOT check the box for Babs on the primary ballot this June. Imagine the reaction if 1 million California Democrats vote, yet a significant number of them skip over her name on the ballot and vote on other issues. My fellow “teabaggers” at the Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition plan to help spread the word! “No Confidence”, indeed!
If you can, please help us Californians continue fighting back the Political Machine, like Scott is in Massachusetts:
* Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition
* Tea Party Patriots
* Part Time CA Legislature Petition
* The Citizen Power Campaign
* Stay tuned for our repeal AB-32 campaign (The California Version of Cap-and-Trade)! Historic launch scheduled for January 26th!
UPDATE: Instapundit has a California update in the midst of all this Massachusetts news, and it goes to the senatorial race I mentioned: TIGHT MASSACHUSETTS RACE ALARMS CALIFORNIA DEMS. As it should.Click the link for some tasty information!
UPDATE 2: The gentlemen of HillBuzz have an awesome letter to their readers today, that also target other senatorial elections. In reference to ramming through the US Senate vote on heathcare reform on Christmas eve, they write:
We were further sickened by the fact that Demcocrats insisted on handling this legislation in the dead of night, behind closed, locked doors, with no cameras in sight, rushing to vote on it at breakneck speed before Christmas Eve.
This is not how legislation this complex and world-changing should be handled. This is not how the United States Senate should operate. Regardless of what you think about healthcare reform, as an American, we don’t know how you could support EITHER party behaving this way with legislation that has such a vast and unprecedented impact on our economy, at a time when so many we know are out of work, and so many Americans’ jobs are hanging by threads. This healthcare bill should have been written in sunlight, after spirited debate not only in the Senate, but in town halls across the country where Americans of all stripes could have come together and, after much thought and consideration, devised a plan that would work for this nation. Something we could afford. Something we could pay for. Something that would not bankrupt us and cross the unconstitutional line of forcing, for the first time in history, citizens to purchase products against their personal will and free choice.
But, that’s not how the 60 Democrats in the Senate chose to conduct themselves.
That’s when all 60 of these people lost our support.
That’s when we started rooting for whomever will oppose them in their next elections.
They also describe about how they have been targeted for personal harassment. If you can, please help support their efforts.
UPDATE 3: The Anchoress, who hails from the east coast, shares her concerns about the margin-for-fraud it today’s historic election: Voter fraud in Massachusetts?The Money Quote:
There are over half a million dead people and other non-residents clogging the voter roles.
I know many are feeling confident, but I say don’t count your chickens. Unless Brown manages to pull off a win with a ten-point margin, expect this election to be “Franken-ized” until they “find” or “recount” the number of votes they need.
UPDATE 4: Unprecedented: AP pessimism meter check: Unplugged — with the obligatory caveat that if Coakley does somehow pull this out, the disappointment will now be so cataclysmic that we’re all going to need grief counseling.
UPDATE 5: The California Senate race is on on the mind of many people — including Gay Patriot, who has this gem: If Brown Wins Today, Will Boxer Pull a Dodd? .
For Boxer, a favorite Republican target, a GOP win in Massachusetts would be a particularly dark sign representing “not just the canary in the coal mine,” said Wade Randlett, a leading Silicon Valley fundraiser for Obama. “It’s the flock of dead ravens landing on the lawn.”