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  •  That a "pompous ass" in Boston (2+ / 0-)
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    RhodeIslandAspie, Bridge Master

    can come from Western Mass (Coakley is from North Adams) tells me she must be pretty damned full of herself.  After all, anyone from Worcester and points west is a second class citizen in the Bay State.

    •  Hey, some of my best friends are... (3+ / 0-)
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      NYFM, Hockeyray, caryltoo

      She went into the race thinking she had it clinched. At least until she actually looked at some polling towards the end.

      If I had lived 10 miles to the north or west and had a dog in that fight, I would have voted for Capuano in the primary. He would have fought the race hard and would be the junior senator right now. On the other hand, I'm quite happy with the current occupant of the seat. I'm just sorry that MA has to be subjected to Scott Brown for a while.

      Just another underemployed IT professional computer geek.

      by RhodeIslandAspie on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 07:30:21 AM PST

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      •  I'm from Springfield (5+ / 0-)

        so I know the drill and hence my joke above.  But hey the Coakley/Brown thing worked out in the end for us big time with Warren. I constantly think of my mom who passed away in the fall of 2009.  She would have happily voted for Coakley, and enthusiastically for Warren.  And the latest consolation prize is DeBlasio here in NYC.  His wife is a native of Longmeadow (yay!)- apparently one of the first AA families to move there (against a racist WASP brigade that fought them) in the early 60's.

        •  Is she a Red Sox fan? (2+ / 0-)
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          rubyr, NYFM

          That would be cool. Red Sox Nation muscling in on the Big Apple.

          Just another underemployed IT professional computer geek.

          by RhodeIslandAspie on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 07:56:12 AM PST

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        •  ah joke, sorry to misread. (1+ / 0-)
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          NYFM

          have heard bitterness in exact same words many times.

        •  gotta say again, it worked for MA in (1+ / 0-)
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          NYFM

          isolation. BUT it hurt our country quite a bit. I wish I could recall for sure the exact legislation but Brown stopped Obama's agenda as the 60th Republican vote in the Senate for many months. Some efforts were lost/failed completely and we live in that reality even now. We had a Dem House for part of his term.

          I can't tell if Brown's nation wide damage is on the whole worth getting Warren. Depends on how bad his damage was. I love Warren and worked on her campaign and she's been great but I hope it ends up worth it for our country. It seems to have been for MA.

          Brown got in because voters for Senate thought more about MA than for our whole country. Myself, I held my nose and voted for Coakley.

      •  remember we are still living Brown's legacy (1+ / 0-)
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        NYFM

        he was tie breaking vote to stop Obama's agenda for many months. We lost momentum and some important legislation because of him that we are touched by even today.

        I too am glad though Warren won. Brown did a lot of damage to our country at large. I am surprised Dems don't hate us more for that.

        I voted for Capuano. I thought he was provincial but I liked his tenacity. He has his heart in the right place.

    •  not to anyone I know (1+ / 0-)
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      NYFM

      perhaps the leaders and media act that way but I don't experience that attitude in the east from average citizens who you seem to say also participate in giving out this attitude against W. MA.

      That's not to say what you interpret or experience from average people is wrong. Our data sets are different. I see the people in the east as a whole, you see eastern MA people who have something to particularly say about Western MA to you of Western MA. I promise you that in Boston many people don't think that way. It is nothing like,say, the NY-Boston rivalry. When I think of W. MA I think "beautiful land". But I went to school in Amherst an have very fond memories of the hiking and apple picking and the rolling hills and little towns and less rushed, friendly people.

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