Barack Obama, our president, is now campaigning against Scott Brown on behalf of Martha Coakley. He gave a speech Sunday to try to tell the people of Boston that they needed to elect Martha Coakley on January 19th. We try not to be overly critical, but then again, this is Political Integrity Now and we do demand integrity. Obama stood there and lauded Coakley as a great person, wonderful Attorney General and the next Senator of MA. He said, “Just look at her record.” Yet he went on to deride Scott Brown, her opponent, who by the way is a Lt. Colonel in the MA National Guard (where he’s served for 29 years.) Our president, who is supposed to be a man of honor and integrity, said that Martha Coakley had taken on cases that most of us don’t even want to know about, including child abuse cases. Maybe he just didn’t look into her record himself, or maybe he doesn’t think it is an issue, but Martha Coakley (then DA) investigated and then allowed a sexual predator who raped his 23 month old niece with a hot curling iron go free without taking any action against him. Only after the child’s mother filed criminal complaints against him, did Coakley go after an indictment. And even at that point, almost 10 months after the horrendous rape of this baby, Martha Coakley (President Obama’s pick to fill “the People’s seat” in MA) and her office recommended that the monster be released on personal recognizance, WITH NO CASH BAIL. He remained free until more than 2 years after he so violently assaulted this child, on Martha Coakley’s watch, finally being convicted and being sentenced to two life terms.
I know that the above crime is heart-wrenching and stomach churning and it pains me to even type the words, much less think about them. But it is vital to the context of Obama’s most poignant statement to the Boston crowd in support of Coakley that you understand what her track record is. In his usual cocky manner, Obama looked those people in the eye and said (4:35 mark of the video), “[Scott Brown] may be a perfectly nice guy, I DON’T KNOW HIS RECORD…I don’t know whether he’s been fighting for you, up until now.” He went on to claim in jest that it was possible, although unlikely by the tone of his voice, that Brown had been fighting for the people of Massachusetts, laughing off the fact that he really didn’t know. That’s right America, all Obama knows is that we need to elect Martha Coakley. He doesn’t know or care what her record is, and he readily admits that he has absolutely no idea what Scott Brown’s record is, but we should just trust him. In the same breath he says that we need someone who doesn’t just vote along party line. I’m just left wondering, if Obama isn’t actually aware of Coakley’s record, and we know that he isn’t aware of Scott Brown’s, then what exactly is he encouraging MA to vote on? Oh, that’s right, he wants…strike that, he NEEDS a vote right down the party line, something that even he acknowledges lacks integrity. An interesting and relevant point that perhaps Obama might want to take into consideration before his teleprompter urges him to speak again:
Scott Brown received the 2004 “Public Servant of the Year” Award from the United Chamber of Commerce, for his leadership in reforming the state’s sex offender laws and protecting the rights of victims, according to his website, and is one of the State’s most outspoken advocates for victims of sexual abuse.
Hecklers managed to infiltrate the usually carefully pre-screened audience for the speech. At least one man and one child were heard voicing their disagreement with Obama. The man was escorted away by police for chanting and holding up a sign that read, “Jesus loves ALL the children” and it is uncertain whether the child was removed or stopped chanting on his own accord. The loyal Obama groupies behind him were dumbfounded when they heard the commotion, and again, the president simply found it humorous. Amazing!
Natalie Nichols is currently TX District 4 Coordinator for Smart Girl Politics (SGP), a group that empowers Conservative women, and a contributing writer for Smart Girl Nation, SGP’s online magazine. She is Co-Founder of Political Integrity Now, a Conservative online news, analysis, and commentary site. Natalie is creator of Texarkana TEA Patriots’ website, www.texarkanatea.ning.com, a site where local patriots can meet, organize, and take action. Additionally, she is a member of Star of Texas Republican Women, one of the coordinators for the TEA parties in Texarkana, and is a member of the Bowie County Patriots. Natale is running for Bowie County Clerk.