When you've been choked
By campaign promises broken
You can go and vote:
When a left-winger
Deals herself a good zinger, 
Just listen to the squawking of the folks 'bout their deceivin'
Voted for Obama; "Where's that 'change we can believe in'?"
Coakley: You lose
Guantanamo still is there 
They've seen the bribes, dealings double, to push his health care 
Democrats' fate is poor
Thought Coakley's place: secure 
Kennedy's seat is for you!
Mass. voters frown
As with our problems, we founder
Still, our Congress blows
Three hundred mil
To buy vote: Lou-i-si-ana
Such corruption shows:
Just listen to the protests of the people of Boston-ia
Better listen to 'em, you, or you'll be overthrown, ya
Center again 
The "lights"? There's no "sunshine" there
You can forget about C-SPAN; in secret, health care, we'll go 
Make all your deals in sight
Proved that for sure, tonight
Plane down: Speak of my truck with spite: 
Scott Brown (pound ground)
[fade to repeat in 2010 elections, because if nothing is learned from this, the present Congress will "fade" in November.]
 Brown's opponent, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, made a number of gaffes during the campaign. Some noteworthy ones:
(a) Referring to Boston (Mass.) Red Sox star baseball pitcher (and Scott Brown supporter) Curt Schilling as "another (New York) Yankee fan". (Somewhat on the order of saying that the best rugby player in Australia is a fan of the New Zealand All Blacks, if you get my drift.)
(b) Making a "mistake" while filing the financial disclosure forms for her Senate run, claiming to have *no personal assets* (She's the State Attorney General, and she's flat broke?) when in fact she had an account under her husband's name with over $200,000, and a personal IRA containing approximately $12,000.
(Aw, c'mon, what's a couple hundred K to US Senators whose corruption and tax evasion are usually measured in the millions, and their pork-barrel boondoggles in the billions?)
(c) Misspelling the name of her own state on a campaign poster.
(OK, it's not as easy as "Ohio" or "Iowa", but she's only, like, the Attorney General of it.)
 Candidate Obama vowed to close the detainee camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, "promptly" after being inaugurated. A year later (as of today), it's still there. He also reneged on the promise to end the military's "don't ask, don't tell" homophobia.
 The state of Louisiana was given a special 0 million incentive "sweetener" to get its vote for Obamacare. Also known to plain-speakers as a "bribe". That didn't make the health care plan, Obama, or the Democrats in Congress look any better. Nor did the bribe to the labor unions that they would be exempt from the "Cadillac Tax" (tax on high-value health insurance plans) that would be levied on the rest of us.
(TT is a member of two unions: the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), but still doesn't think unions should get special treatment. What's right shouldn't be dependent on your personal benefits -- OMG, what a shocking idea!)
 Coakley was showing a comfortable 20-30 point lead in the polls a few months ago, but blew it to being roughly even shortly before the election. The Democratic Party blamed her gaffes (see ). The voters who were interviewed afterward blamed the Dems' broken promises in general, and specifically the deals to ram the unclear, expensive, special-interest-laden health care bill down their throats, including pushing a vote right around Christmas.
The result: a Mass rejection. (Non-US: The pun is that Mass. is the common abbreviation for the state of Massachusetts, other than postal abbreviations, which are all only two letters.)
 We tried a Neo-Con, right-wing, highly-polarizing government for a while; didn't work too well. So we overwhelmingly voted for "change": a left-wing, avowed Socialist, putting Communists in the Cabinet, and equally polarizing the country. Not working any better; actually, things are continuing to get worse.
Idea: Try dropping the extremes and getting back to common sense. (Maybe join TT in the Libertarian Party
, and take away the Government's power to do all this harm in the first place, regardless of from which "wing" it originates?)
Whatever, the pundiTT predicts that those who don't learn from this event will suffer in the November 2010 general Congressional elections, regardless of party affiliation.
 Candidate Obama repeatedly (on video) promised that his proposed reform of health care would be debated in the open, "in sunshine", and on the cable channel C-SPAN, which covers Government matters, iincluding Congressional sessions. When the plan wasn't an immediate success, and the deals described in  became public, that promise was openly broken: The ongoing negotiations (read "deal-making") will be held in secret from here until whenever.
Let's see, how many broken promises does that make so far? (thinks, adds:) All of them.
 When the polls actually showed Coakley trailing a day or two before the election, the POTUS dropped all less pressing Presidential matters, got into Air Force One (the jet, not our writer), and, using fuel donated by Al Gore of course, flew to Boston to campaign for Coakley. He made the fatal error of poking fun at Scott Brown's ownership of a truck (with over 200,000 miles on it -- sounds more sensible than driving a limo or trading in your Mercedes every year; might be a good sign). There went the vote of every truck owner in Massachusetts.
(If the issue is fuel economy, do you want to bet that the Pres's joyride burned more fuel than whatever "excess" is consumed by the state's truck-owners in a year?)
I don't know much about Brown, not being a Mass. resident, but after his victory, he immediately called Sen. Kennedy's widow and promised that the Senator's name would be honored; did so in his victory speech, saying that he was proud to sit in the Senate seat occupied by (later-President) John F. Kennedy and Edward M. Kennedy; that the seat belonged to no one person and no one party, but to the people of the State of Massachusetts, and that he, Brown, belonged to no person, no party, no special interest, but only to his own conscience, the people of his State, and the people of the United States.
It was a very gracious speech. It would be nice if it works out that way.