Ed Schultz: Brown Win Tuesday 'The End Of Change As We Know It'
MSNBC's Ed Schultz believes a victory by Scott Brown (R-Mass.) in Tuesday's special senatorial election in Massachusetts would signal "the end of change as we know it."
"I think it`s just an unbelievable scenario that`s playing out and don`t kid yourselves, folks, this could derail the rest of the Obama agenda for 2010 and beyond," Schultz told his "Ed Show" audience.
"The way the political winds are turning right now is absolutely amazing," he continued.
ED SCHULTZ, HOST: But first the big political story of the day and there is a lot of political news out there tonight, they have obviously located the panic button in the White House. President Obama will head to Massachusetts on Sunday afternoon to stump for endangered Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley.
Here`s why, a Suffolk University Seven News poll shows Republican Scott Brown leading Coakley, the Attorney General, 50 percent to 46 percent with only 1 percent of the people polled undecided. The director of the Suffolk Political Research Center described the shift in the polls as a brownout and a massive change in the political landscape.
Bill Clinton campaigned for Coakley today in Boston, but the White House knows it may not be enough. I think it`s great that the president is doing what he`s doing, it`s the right thing to do, especially with so much at stake, when it comes to the health care debate.
Brown already has promised to be the 41st vote against health care, it would be a catastrophic failure historically on part of the Democrats if this doesn`t happen. We`ve spent a full year on health care reform and it`s now down to one vote. It is incredibly ironic that Ted Kennedy`s seat could be the one to kill health care reform.
It`s really unbelievable, I think it`s just an unbelievable scenario that`s playing out and don`t kid yourselves, folks, this could derail the rest of the Obama agenda for 2010 and beyond.
When he was on Capitol Hill last night, President Obama had a look about him. You could tell he was angry, somewhat frustrated, like he just couldn`t believe that this was happening.
BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I know everybody in the media`s all in a tizzy, what`s this going to mean politically. Well let me tell you something. If Republicans want to campaign against what we`ve done by standing up for the status quo, and for insurance companies over American families and businesses, that is a fight I want to have.
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SCHULTZ: The way the political winds are turning right now is absolutely amazing. This is a perfect storm for the Democrats, Joe Lieberman, Ben Nelson, Blanche Lincoln and the rest of the Blue Dogs are watching this like hawks.
If the tea party-endorsed candidate nabs Ted Kennedy`s seat in Massachusetts it`s the end of change as we know it. That`s my take.
Well, maybe that's why Schultz is willing to cheat to win this election.