Patrick Leads Brown By 5% in MA

On this Sunday before Christmas, we have a new poll from Emerson College Polling Society which claims Scott Brown would start out as an underdog against Deval Patrick.

Deval Patrick (D) 48%
Scott Brown (R) 43%

Deval Patrick (D) 50%
William Weld (R) 32%

Scott Brown (R) 46%
Vicky Kennedy (D) 40%

This poll was done December 16-18 among 1053 registered voters.

Football picks for this weekend’s games are one post down…,

Posted by Dave at 10:13 am
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83 Responses to “Patrick Leads Brown By 5% in MA”

  1. Michael says:

    Going to be at PSU vs. New Hampshire its on the BigTen Network at 11

  2. Michael says:

    I will be the one whistling the majority of the time

  3. Brandon says:

    SHUT UP.

  4. Scott Brown says:

    Fake Brandon alert

  5. Michael says:

    @5 STFU

  6. SusyQue says:

    Obama Could Be Facing Impeachment
    23 December 2012 / 81 Comments

    There are rising concerns on Capitol Hill that President Obama is considering sending US troops into Syria. The military has already taken steps to increase its presence in the area and has been supplying Patriot missiles to Turkey.

    At a recent press conference, Rep Walter Jones (R-NC) explained his resolution before the House (H.Con. Res. 107), saying:

    “The sense of Congress that the use of offensive military force by a president without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.”

    The US Constitution states that only Congress has the power to maintain an army, navy and to declare war. None of these fall under the constitutional duties of the president. Article I, Section 8 of says:

    “The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;…”

    “To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;”

    “To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;”

    “To provide and maintain a Navy;”

    In a surprise move, one noted Democratic congressman has sided with Jones. Charles Rangel (D-NY) explained that the proper constitutional procedure for sending troops to war is for the president to go to Congress with the request first. Having Congressional approval is viewed as meeting the will of the people, although that can be questioned in today’s politics.

    Read more:

  7. Tgca says:

    Ocho! 8! Yeah baby! Yes!!!

  8. Michael says:

    Penn State beat New Hampshire today in a 72-45 stunner to make it a 7-4 season.

    And the Panthers defeated the Raiders 17-6 to climb to be 6-9 in the season.

  9. Bayernfan says:

    GOP need to force real cuts in federal spending even if the suffer politically. Let Obama make hay over it. The prize is lower government spending.

  10. Tim says:

    Congressional Republicans may be about to force the Country into another recession. Why? Because they refuse to compromise on anything. That is not good for the Country, regardless of beliefs about spending cuts. It’s not a “prize”.

  11. Ponderer says:

    The last time that we had a balanced Budget we had a democratic president and republican congress. Why not go back to those tax rates and that absolute level of spending. Bipartisan and problem solved.

  12. Ameister says:

    Like to seea lautenberg -booker poll. Would be interesting. I m guessing lout would be up

  13. terry says:

    When the GOP has nobody to compromise with, how are they expected to compromise?

    You have an adolescent in the White House who says “I get that for free” five words that will define this political error for future generations.

    What’s not good for the country is the re-election of Obama and yet it happen.

    So lets not talk about what is and what isn’t good for the country anymore. We have reach the tipping point where that doesn’t matter anymore.

  14. Bitterlaw says:

    The 49ers either spilled it all beating New England or they aren’t as good as people thought.

  15. JackJ says:

    Besides being a tedious post of a whole from an article for which she provides a link, SusyQue’s posts are becoming more and more ridiculous.

  16. W. PA Observer says:

    15- Seattle has also been coming on like a freight train the past few weeks. They’re peaking near the right time.

  17. Michael says:

    @17 yes.
    Too bad for Carolina, they have just started to climb, could have used that a few weeks earlier.

    I can handle being 6-9 though

  18. Apologetic California says:

    Quiet clear to me that WH want the fiscal cliff. Give it to
    them. As previously stated, fiscal cliff first cut in spending in decades.

    Also Emerson college pollster? Chris Matthews intern. Not kidding.

  19. ??????? says:


  20. Scott says:

    There goes hypocrite Tim again.
    To this nincompoop, Obama and the Congressional Dems. are to blame for nothing. So where has the Senate budget been the last three(3) years?
    I wish I could separate myself from reality like Tim often does.

  21. EML says:

    To Dim Tim and other liberals, if Democrats do not get everything they want, then that means Republicans haven’t compromised. Boehner has already seemingly capitulated on tax increases for the top bracket.

    But again, we don’t have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem. Tax increases are a drop in the bucket. We need massive cost cutting and entitlement reform immediately. Even the dimmest of the dim bulb Democrats have to admit that we simply cannot afford the entitlements the government has promised.

  22. Tgca says:

    24! Yeah baby! Veinticuatro!

  23. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    “I can handle being 6-9 though”

    -Since it is Christmas Eve, I won’t call you a LOSER!

    Merry Christmas to all, even the non-believers, and especially to Eagles fans, who may finally get rid of Coach Reid. What will the excuse be next year!?? (I seem to be in the same boat, being a Jet fan!)
    Cheers, and Good Tidings!

  24. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:

    15.Bitterlaw says:
    December 23, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    The 49ers either spilled it all beating New England or they aren’t as good as people thought.

    -Maybe New England is not as good either.

  25. Tulipomania says:

    Dumb celebrity youtube video re-edited to make sense. For the kids

    Celebrities Call to Ban Guns From Government

  26. SusyQue says:

    Could this be true in other cities?

    Newtown Has Reputation As Satanic Hub
    (photo: Dead teacher Vicki Soto with warlock,
    i.e. male witch, making sign of Baphomet.)

    In this 1996 article, Perry DeAngelis found that although the Newtown Police Dept. covered for Satanism, 45% of local respondents to a telephone survey had heard of Satanic cult activity in Newtown.
    Satanism in Newtown
    by Perry J. DeAngelis;topicseen#msg40320

  27. Tim says:

    If we don’t get everything we want? You have to be joking, right? I mean, have you even been following the story?

    And, I’m not opposed to budget cuts. I know a bunch of places to cut. You, of course, have not mentioned those places. All you keep talking about is entitlements.

    Deals are made through compromise. Please ask your Teabagger friends what all they wish to compromise on. And, yes. They will have to compromise on taxes. In the same vein, the Dems will have to compromise on cuts.

    There was an election. Remember? The President campaigned on his budgetary ideas. He won. He won, decisively. If your people don’t get to the table, then it is they who will get the blame for this. And, they will pay at the ballot box.

    Don’t you want a budget deal? I seem to be more willing to find one than you are.

    Not so dim now, am I, dickweed?

  28. Michael says:

    I asked Santa for Christmas if he could rid this blog of Jul and Bunu. He wrote back saying I had to pick one. It was a tough call, but I chose Bunu. Because I like to make Jul look like a fool

  29. NYCmike (Bronxie) says:


    They may not get hurt at the ballot box, due to gerrymandered districts. Of course, come 2020, they will have to hold on to all of those state legislatures to make sure they can control that process again. Truly amazing system the Founding Fathers thought up, wasn’t it? They made the census every 10 years, which meant that the re-districting would take place once in an election year, and then the next time in an off-year election. I wonder if they realized how many Moochers would NOT vote in the off-year elections.
    Michael, Santa doesn’t respond to mean-spirited requests. He simply drops your name lower on his NICE list. I’ll wish you good tidings, as well as the rest of my internet chat friends.

  30. Brandon says:

    GFY and Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, and Happy Kwanzaa.

  31. Bitterlaw says:

    2x – Vicky Soto deserved to be murdered because she was a witch? Is there any line SusyQue won’t cross or shameful comment she won’t embrace?

  32. Tulipomania says:

    Ron Paul Texas Straight Talk: Government Security Is Just Another Kind Of Violence

    Let’s not forget that our own government policies often undermine civil society, cheapen life, and encourage immorality. The president and other government officials denounce school violence, yet still advocate for endless undeclared wars abroad and easy abortion at home. U.S. drone strikes kill thousands, but nobody in America holds vigils or devotes much news coverage to those victims, many of which are children, albeit, of a different color.

  33. Brandon says:

    Can we just enjoy our damn day without a Ron Paul post?

  34. Tulipomania says:

    Zerohedge discusses the derivatives market

    1000x Systemic Leverage: $600 Trillion In Gross Derivatives “Backed” By $600 Billion In Collateral

    The bottom line: $600 trillion in gross notional derivatives backed by a tiny $600 billion in real assets: a whopping 0.1% margin requirement! Surely nothing can possibly go wrong with this amount of unprecedented 1000x systemic leverage.

  35. Bitterlaw says:

    I would take Chekote back in a minute if Bunu would leave.

  36. Tulipomania says:

    Bush made adam lanza look like a nice dude in terms of how many killings he planned.

    Ron Paul just tells it how it is.

  37. Bitterlaw says:

    Why are you here! Bunu? Did the DailyPaul circle-jerk close early for Christmas?

  38. Tulipomania says:

    CIA chief says Dark Thirty glorification of US torture techniques was false and did not gain intelligence

    The film shows US personnel using harsh interrogation techniques such as water-boarding, a method widely seen as torture, to force captives to speak. The information obtained was crucial, according to the movie, in piecing together the trail that eventually led to bin Laden.
    Not so, said Michael Morell, the US spy chief, in a message to Central Intelligence Agency employees released on Saturday.
    The movie “creates the strong impression that the enhanced interrogation techniques that were part of our former detention and interrogation programme were the key to finding bin Laden. That impression is false.”

  39. Michael says:

    Bitter it is in Bunu’s nature to annoy us with his cheap paulbot talking points on Christmas eve

  40. Tim says:

    Okay, I am through with partisan political posts until the 26th. We’ll commence throwing chainsaws, then.

    Merry Christmas to all here, on HHR. All my best to all of you good Conservative folks.

  41. ????? says:


  42. JulStol says:

    No, I’m a Rand supporter.

    Ron’s a bit too kookie for me.

  43. Bayernfan says:

    No Tim, its Obama and the Dems who would rather send the country into recession than make common sense bipartisan entitlement reform and reign in spending.

  44. Bayernfan says:

    If you want to improve the economy you would CUT tax rates and hold the line on spending. That has ALWAYS worked to put the economy to full capacity and increase tax revenues. ALWAYS.

    But we’re gonna have it your way this time.

  45. Bitterlaw says:

    Merry Christmas to all who want to hear it. To the rest, enjoy the spirit of (fill in the blank) season.

  46. Tina says:

    Merry Christmas, gang.

  47. GeorgeIllinois says:

    Three cheers for Prince Harry in Afghanistan. The British royal family has finally produced a prince who has a pair. Let him have another naked romp in Las Vegas. He’s earned it.

  48. SusyQue says:

    Newtown may very well have witches who cast spells on people. This is a note from a good friend in New Hampshire:
    My friend Bridget in New Hsmpshire goes to a church and the Pastor found out that there are places in Vermont and New Hampshire that have altars on hills with different inscriptions.

    Some of the symbols date back what appears to be prior to the establishment of this country.

    Many Spiritual Filled Christians have tried to understand why the spirutual climate is so heavy in New England regarding reaching people for Jesus.

    One can almost feel a heaviness in their spirit.

    These high places have an impact.

    Principalities and powers of the air have a heavy imflurnce in these areas where they rule.

    Although Vermont may be very quaint and charming in the natural but there are underlying spiritual things that are going on .

    Satanic practices such as in Newtown, CT.

    The group I use to be part of in New Hampshire has ceased to function and for the most part the indiviauals are scattered and I see where the enemy is picking them off one by one.

    Two young married couples I hear are not together and may be in the process of divorce.

    Remember that woman who was up there who my friend Tom got involved with.

    When she was forced to leave after exposure is it possible she may have put a curse on the group?????

    If she is a witch this could be true.

  49. Tulipomania says:

    Kay Bailey Hutchinson says we should ban guns.

    Always wanted to get rid of this lady in a primary challenge..

  50. Tgca says:

    Hey Bitter

    What’s a circle jerk? I don’t understand.

  51. Tgca says:

    Merry Christmas to all..and yes I mean all.

    Hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family.

    No midnight mass for me as I’m a bit under the weather and have been sleeping and resting mainly watching Netflix the last two days.

  52. AuH2ORepublican says:

    Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

  53. Michael says:

    Tina it’s great your back.

  54. Michael says:

    Bitter don’t answer Tcga and his disgusting question. It has some sinister motive

  55. Michael says:

    Merry Christmas to all, with the exception of Lisab.
    Have a wonderful Winter Solstice Lisab

  56. Bitterlaw says:

    Tcga – It’s a productive elephant walk.

  57. Addisonst says:

    Merry Christmas to those who celebrate the birth of your personal savior from your Semitic friend.

  58. Mr.Vito says:

    Well, I just hanged myself upside-down over the fireplace…

    I asked the old elf for a pair of googly eyes, but I doubt MD will deliver…

    maybe Santa will come through for me instead…

  59. Mr.Vito says:

    Last year, Santa stuffed me with MDs present as usual… it was a small piece of paper on which he had written “NO DEAL”.

    I look forward to this year’s present.

  60. Tgca says:

    Thanks Bitter! Still not sure I fully understand but it sounds like something to do with the GOP outreach. 🙂

    Now if only Mikey would come out of the closet instead of trying to deflect his most inner feelings with hostile non-sensical rants against what he perceives an easy target. It’s real tough being a gay teen but this is the 21st century so chill Mikey!

  61. Bitterlaw says:

    Merry Christmas, Mr. Vito. Happy Post-Channukah, Add. (Nobody knows how to spell it but I tried).

  62. W. PA Observer says:

    Merry Christmas to you all!

  63. Michael says:

    Merry Christmas!

  64. lisab says:

    “i wonder if i might crave your momentary indulgence in order to discharge a by no means disagreeable obligation which has, over the years, become more or less established practice in government service as we approach the terminal period of the year — calendar, of course, not financial — in fact, not to put too fine a point on it, week fifty-one — and submit to you, with all appropriate deference, for your consideration at a convenient juncture, a sincere and sanguine expectation — indeed confidence — indeed one might go so far as to say hope — that the aforementioned period may be, at the end of the day, when all relevant factors have been taken into consideration, susceptible to being deemed to be such as to merit a final verdict of having been by no means unsatisfactory in its overall outcome and, in the final analysis, to give grounds for being judged, on mature reflection, to have been conducive to generating a degree of gratification which will be seen in retrospect to have been significantly higher than the general average.

    happy kwana,

    michelle and barack”

  65. lisab says:

    Jack Klugman of ‘Odd Couple’ dies at age 90

  66. Bitterlaw says:

    RIP, Quincy. RIP, Oscar Madison.

  67. Emerica says:


    Merry Christmas

  68. Tgca says:

    Merry Chridtmas all!

    A wonderful day to give tthanks for our blessings and reflect on what’s really important in our life on this Holy day. Amen!

  69. Bitterlaw says:

    For one day, I will say Merry Christmas to Bunu.

  70. jason says:

    Merry Xmas even to those that didn’t vote for me.

  71. mtvphil says:

    Merry Christmas to all. May this be a day to reflect on all the blessings God has bestowed upon us, but most especially the gift of his Son.

    I also saw that we lost Charles Durning yesterday. He was a very talented actor who played many roles in movies and TV and a decent man. I still get goosebumps when I see the NCIS rerun (from season 2, iirc) where he played a WW2 vet suffering the onset of Alzheimer’s.

  72. Tgca says:

    Hmmm…what other day would you say Merry Xmas to Bunu if not today Bitter? I’m confused.

  73. Tgca says:

    Who won the election? I never officially endorsed.

  74. Tgca says:

    Yes, Klugman and Durning are two actors who I have fond memories of watching over the years. Thank God for Netflix.

    RIP guys.

  75. Scott says:

    Merry Christmas to all!
    Jack Klugman was the last of the jurors in the movie “12 Angry Men” to pass.He was also in some wonderful “Twilight Zone” episodes.
    Durning was terrific in everything.I especially liked him in “Dog Day Afternoon”!

  76. Mr.Vito says:

    Doc Hopper died??

    Where can I get some frog’s legs today in his honor?

  77. Bitterlaw says:

    Bunu gets a GFY every other day. Don’t worry.

  78. Moman says:

    Merry Christmas to all!

  79. Tgca says:

    GFY = good for you?