A new Suffolk University poll shows Republican Scott Brown pulling ahead in the MA Senate race against Democrat Martha Coakley 50% to 46%.
ted kennedy, healthcare, coakley, brown, abortion.jpgBoston Herald reported the shocking irony were Brown to win:

But if Brown’s momentum holds, he is poised to succeed the late Sen. Edward Kennedy – and to halt health-care reform, the issue the late senator dubbed “the cause of my life.

From the Washington Post

The new Suffolk numbers come just as the television airwaves have reached their saturation point – one Republican tells the Fix there is almost no tv time left to buy.
What that likely means is… paid media for both sides will likely cancel itself out and the final few days will be a battle for so-called earned media – aka press coverage by the state’s newspapers, television channels and radio stations.
That means that what Coakley and Brown do – or don’t do – tactically over the next few days on the stump can make all the difference….

And whoops if Coakley didn’t just go and alienate any pro-lifers and the devout Catholic base left in her party.
Yesterday Coakley told WBSM’s Ken Pittman during a radio interview that pro-lifers and Catholics opposed abortion should not work in the ER:

Coakley: I would not pass a bill, as Scott Brown filed amendment, to say that if people believe that they don’t want to provide services that are required under the law and under to Roe vs. Wade that they can individually decide to not follow the law. The answer to that question is no. And let’s be clear, ’cause Scott Brown filed an amendment to a bill in MA that would say that hospital and emergency room personnel could deny emergency contraception to a woman who came in and been raped.

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Pittman: Right, if you are a Catholic, and believe what the Pope teaches that any form of birth control is a sin. ah you don’t want to do that.
Coakley: No we have a separation of church and state Ken, lets be clear.
Pittman: In the emergency room you still have your religious freedom.
Coakley: (… uh, eh…um..) The law says that people are allowed to have that. You can have religious freedom but you probably shouldn’t work in the emergency room.

Coakley’s gaffe aside, this is where we’re headed. This is where socialized healthcare is headed. This is where the other side wants it to go for us.
[HT: BigGovernment.com via readers Karen and Mary; photo of Coakley via the Boston Globe]

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