STILL STANDING: Tierney Defeats Tisei [VIDEO]

The battle for the 6th District seat is over.

Congressman John Tierney has defeated Republican challenger Richard Tisei in an extremely tight race for Massachusetts 6th District congressional seat.

This has been an unusually high-profile congressional race in Massachusetts, which is considered a stronghold for House Democrats. Tierney suffered from the impact of a family scandal involving his wife, her brother and her brother’s illegal offshore gambling business.

Tisei, on the other hand, climbed to popularity with his aggressive campaign, his theme of bipartisanship and his years of serving in the state legislature. He out-raised Tierney in campaign donations every quarter.

Tisei made Tierney’s family legal scandal a focus of the campaign, calling Tierney’s credibility into question. But that wasn’t enough to bring down Tierney.

Tierney made the tea party and right-wing extremism – which he tried to link to Tisei’s candidacy along with images of Republican House leaders – a focus of his campaign.

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kerstin locherie November 08, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Wait til this welfare state hits our bottom line ? A slim majority of Puerto Ricans sought to change their ties with the United States and become the 51st U.S. state in a non-binding referendum that would require final approval from Congress. The two-part referendum asked whether the island wanted to change its 114-year relationship with the United States. Nearly 54 percent, or 922,374 people, sought to change it, while 46 percent, or 786,749 people, favored the status quo. Ninety-six percent of 1,643 precincts were reporting as of early Wednesday. The second question asked voters to choose from three options, with statehood by far the favorite, garnering 61 percent. Sovereign free association, which would have allowed for more autonomy, received 33 percent, while independence got 5 percent. President Barack Obama earlier expressed support for the referendum and pledged to respect the will of the people in the event of a clear majority. It is unclear whether U.S. Congress will debate the referendum results or if Obama will consider the results to be a clear enough majority.
kerstin locherie November 08, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Maybe Republican Austerity similar to Angela Merckle would have been the better results in our election process. We will soon learn that unbridled spending by the democrats for social programs will bankrupt the United States, turning it into the third world countries it is trying to help. No one, No one will come to our aid or help us and you can take that to the Bank ? If there is a solvent one left ?
kerstin locherie November 08, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Greenwood-1, Right On ! I agree with you and Anne, I doubt she's a democrat. More like someone who is very cynical, intelligent with a conservative slant, not happy with the outcome of this past election or its process, interpretation of democracy, republic or plutocracy ?
Greenwood-1 November 08, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Austerity is a stones throw away, Dem's started re-allocation funds long ago taking SSI funds into gneral revenue replacing them with an IOU, even cutting Medicare funding (716B so far) When Caught in an interview Howard Dean slipped and stated "you'll never get anyone to believe Democrats cut Medicare" Howard Dean was right !!! Holy bleep... theres something I never thought I'd say Traditional Recessions are followed by periods of economic growth, the harder the fall the faster the rise; So way 4 years of stagnation??? A robust economy needs a few things, but among the most basic is a Low Cost of Energy and ours are rising rapidly and the lefts policies are largely to blame if you prohibit the deployment of domestic energy supplies or force production off shore, you guarentee 2 things: 1) the cost of Energy will go up, and 2) accidents will be more catistrohic and difficult to contain (i.e.; Deep Horizon) Lets assume the same accident occured in ANWAR, you get to fly in crews and equipment directly, build emergency burms of snow and dirt; collect pump and re-capture a huge percentage of the spill; clean up costs are a fraction of 1% of what there are in an off-shore incident and the impact zone is miniscle. Same is true for Pipelines vs. Oil Tankers We need to develop what we have, OIL, CNG, non-food based Ethanol are abondantly available in this hemisphere. Maybe if we did, we could go back to Monroe Doctrine and even make Ron Paul happy.
Brendan November 08, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Greenwood, you don't know the difference between non-interventionism and isolationism? I wouldn't be insulting anybody else's intelligence.
Greenwood-1 November 08, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Why Yes, Anne I do, and you should be please many of its core components are being implamented by the current administration. The US has no friends or enemys (We are certianily working that way; at least on the Friends side of things now aren't we) The US shall never go to war with or send tropps into other nation unless attacked first (Great idea in the Nuclear & Terrorist Age, this also really helps with #1 above) The US shall Never attempt to infuence the domestic policies or actions of another nation in any way including via trade, military or dipolmatic policy (excuse me Mr. Hitler we really really don't think that whole master plan thing is a good idea... I can't emphasize this enou......... well of course we are not going to stop selling you tanks) The US should talk to every other nation e.g. Unenforcable Diplomancy, (Hey Mr. Taliban, Daylight come and me want go Home) One might say that a "Nevel Chamberlin style isolationist" is a non-interventionalist. Others might say that its a difference without a distinction since the Protectists policy included in the modern/Paul context of "isolationism" would be largely prevented under the non-interventionalist philosophy BTW I said nothing about your intellegence, very very intelligent people can be easly dupped, they make bad choices, or suffer from mis- or incomplete information every day. You only have to go back to Tuesday for evidence of that, and on thyat I bet all sides agree !!
Greenwood-1 November 08, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Sorry Anne; My bad I got so confushed with the I typed the worng name
FantasyIslandMaiTai November 08, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Justin Mattera is clueless and immature
Brendan November 08, 2012 at 06:35 PM
"The US shall Never attempt to infuence the domestic policies or actions of another nation in any way including via trade, military or dipolmatic policy" "The US should talk to every other nation e.g. Unenforcable Diplomancy," That's quite the contradiction. But regardless, it's obvious you do not understand non-interventionism because what you just described was isolationism. Non-interventionists believe in open trade, diplomacy, etc. You know, that crazy concept our founding fathers came up with. If you think meddling in other's affairs when it isn't welcome is going to create more friends, well, I can't help you there. We do that now with Pakistan, Egypt, Libya, etc. We started it with Iran in 1953. How's that working out?
FantasyIslandMaiTai November 08, 2012 at 06:45 PM
It's pretty clear that "Bill" and Justin both hate the country.
Greenwood-1 November 08, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Actually Bredan, Isolationism in modern parlance; especialy in the Paul definition is Non-Interventionalism + Protectionism (which he describes as building walls around the country that restrict trade or immagration) Military Interventions that he describes as not part of direct self defense, similar to The countries you mention are straight up Non-interventionalism. You obviously are intellegent and passionate about your belief, but like many have failed to consider that suck a obvious philosphy might have a fundamental flaw. Altough its taughted as free trade and Open Dipomoacy without any threat of miltary action unless you attack us (Laissez-faire foriegn policy if you will); what you fail to consider is that requires both parties participating equally in good faith. When Sanctions, embargos, tariffs & even military intervention or the threat of witholding it are off the table what are you engaging in Dipolmacy with ??? Your "open" Dipolomacy has no teeth, what happens when the other party decides to play by different rules. Wether you like it or not the fact is Man in general is NOT ALTRUISTIC. What happens when your 'family' has something my 'family' needs like food or water, energy, or say natural resources??? What if we had a non-interventionalist policy in 1940, everyone knew that so long as they did not attack us directly we would not enter the war? How would the the world be different under your policies? Would it be better?
Justin Mattera November 08, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Thank you kind Sir, you are like a poet with the way you write your words. Thanks again for being an adult and admiring the fact that we all have an opinion, after all, we live in America. By the way, the election is over, Tierney won......so I guess more people agree with me than you.
Justin Mattera November 08, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Once again Sir, Tierney won. That means that more people agree with me, than you. Thanks for being such an adult and putting words in a mouth of someone you have never met.
Bill November 08, 2012 at 07:32 PM
No, just the people who voted a felon back into office.
Justin Mattera November 08, 2012 at 07:36 PM
.....and those voters outnumber the voters that did not vote for Tierney.......so again, the people have spoken. They have elected the man they want in office. This is not just me talking, it's EVERYONE that voted for him. I will excuse myself from any additional comments, I feel like a third grade teacher trying to explain how voting works. Health and happiness my friend.
FantasyIslandMaiTai November 08, 2012 at 07:51 PM
What kind of backroom deal did JT give you? Is there illegal card games being played at your business? We all know the only reason why his votes outnumbered Tisei is because of the large volume of voter fraud that went down in Lynn. You have made it abundantly clear that you don't like the country so the only solution is to leave. Canada,Finland, China. You name it.
Justin Mattera November 08, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Sir, was anything PROVEN about his involvement? Was there anything PROVEN about voter fraud? Nothing like a witch hunt. this is America, I love it, I also love that you can not just make an accusation and all of a sudden it is true. What if I said that you were a thief and had the police arrest you? Would you like this? Would you not want proof? I am right in everything that I have said, it is you sir that needs a lesson in civil rights. Have a pleasant day.....I have a backroom card game to attend to.
FantasyIslandMaiTai November 08, 2012 at 08:10 PM
I knew there was some shady business going down by the waterfront. Yes, there was nothing PROVEN hence he wasn't indicted. However, have you ever heard of guilt by association? Perhaps not. Your brain cells have to be diminishing when you are passed out on Derby Street each night of the week.
Justin Mattera November 08, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Hahahaha....you seem to think you know a lot about me. Yet, you stand behind a posting name of "FantasyIslandMaiTai". My friend, you know little about me. Please share with us your name as I have no problem posting under mine. I will say, I am here posting under personal feeling and not about any business I may or may not operate. I'll be hosting a backroom card game at my home on the wharf tonight, please feel free to come by and have a civil conversation. Bring the pepsi!
Greenwood-1 November 08, 2012 at 08:30 PM
I have to defend Justin on this one: As a conservative i am all too familar with being called a "hater", "imtolerant", or far worse even on this thread. Justin doen't hate his country, he might hate its founding principles; he might think is country is systemically 'unfair' or uncaring, he might have a diferent vison of how America should look in the future and think the constituional amendment process is an antiquated concept, afterall it requires consensus. He might well truely believe in that his parties leadership is so pure that the idea of committing voter fraud would never enter their mind. He may not know that George Soros' little old lady ad telling people we should "burn this %*&$er down" if those evil republicans tried their "voter supression" stuff, was actually an order to ramp it up. He may never had read old Sol's book and know that before actually doing anything that might come back to bite you; first accuse your opponent of doing exactly what your going to do, so if caught you just claim its payback/tit for tat. Now can I prove there was voter fraud on Tuesday?? Nope Would I make a really big bet that it occurred.... OH YEAH Will we ever know??? Nope Justins right. Tierney was relected under the system we have in place. So for now Tierney is technically not the co-conspiritor his brother-in-law on the lamb says he is. He's only one of the most clueless individuals on the planet, and his my REP... YEAH! Thanks Justin et. al.
Justin Mattera November 08, 2012 at 08:36 PM
The rules are far from perfect, I am just saying that they are being followed. If you have a better way of getting things done...........run for office. I am def done now with this thread. Much too much hate here for me to deal with. I am pleasant person......who runs backdoor cards games. Good night
Brendan November 08, 2012 at 08:41 PM
"Actually Bredan, Isolationism in modern parlance; especialy in the Paul definition is Non-Interventionalism + Protectionism (which he describes as building walls around the country that restrict trade or immagration)" I apologize if I'm misreading this, but are you saying that Paul advocates Protectionism?
Greenwood-1 November 08, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Nope Ron Paul to the best of my knoweledge officially only supports Non-Intervenalism which he distingishes from Isolationism as lacking the "Protectionist" trade, border, or travel policies He and most other Non-Interventionalist" do however hold firm to principle of no military actions ("Interventions") that are not a direct self defense resposnse, so no mutal defense Alliances or in for that matter Treaties of any kind with other nation states as they ingherently impact the free and open flow of trade and diplomancy with either that stat or others. I suppose if you want to spilt hairs Isolationism = Non-Intervention + Protectionism
Brendan November 08, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Ah, OK. I was gonna say, Paul was the only one during the GOP primary not advocating for border fences for fear of the unintended consequence of isolating us. Glad we cleared that up. "He and most other Non-Interventionalist" do however hold firm to principle of no military actions ("Interventions") that are not a direct self defense resposnse, so no mutal defense Alliances or in for that matter Treaties of any kind with other nation states" He stole that idea from Tommy Jefferson "Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations — entangling alliances with none." Of course, Jefferson had to deal with the Barbary pirates, but at least he got Congressional approval and it wasn't a unilateral action. Anyway, I'll guess we'll just have to agree to disagree. Otherwise, I think we'll just be going in circles.
Greenwood-1 November 08, 2012 at 09:24 PM
And then Monroe came along and really muched up the works. If you arguing for Congressional approval on te use of force, we are on the same page, but regardless of if we feel they were a good or bad idea I think we can agree that just as Jefferson all of these recieved not only additional approval from congress, but ongoing approval in the form of additional appropriations from congress under both Dem's and Rep's The world is tangled intermingled mutttle of passions and policies and power players at all levels, now more than ever and often times that does require intervention on some level.
Greenwood-1 November 08, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Now thats not to say I don't favor secure borders and controled legal immagration And leaving aside the effectiveness of a fence for a secound, its probably not fair to say it only creates an isolated nation. The balancing act that is the great experiment can almost always be boiled done to Individual Freedom vs. Collective Good. Too much individual freedom is anarchy and and not a society, too much central planning for the collective good and well we've seen where that goes. The passions are inflammed because everyone recognizes we've lost our path, we just can't agree on which fork in the road.
Brandon Chapman November 08, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Technically not true....counting Fishman, 192,621 votes were cast against Tierney compared with 179,603 votes for Tierney. So that means almost 52% of voters in this district voted against him. Some mandate...
Art Goldsmith November 09, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Thought this could only happen in Massaca-chusetts but, it is happening across the country
kerstin locherie November 09, 2012 at 10:03 PM
The election results, What do they mean? Not proud to be a woman in America ! We voted in favor of drugs, killing seniors & nine month old fetuses, free vibrators and birth control, brought to you by the efforts of Sandra Fluke ? Voting for Obama is like sleeping with a Whore according to Silvio Berlusconi, you feel great while you're doing it, you feel disgusted after the deed. You feel regret once the doctor tells you the bad news about your new STD's. I guess what I'm worried about. What will children inherit further on down the road and not past indiscretions. The danger to our country and the world is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the office of the Presidency. It would be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. Cognitive Linguistics only proves out that the opiate of the people would be comprised of that entity providing for what the people want. As our children are enabled our adults are entitled which is why Obama won the heart and souls of our people. We are plagued and damned as a people to one way of thinking, brain washed by media from all sources. What is needed is a new awakening, and opening up of ones mind. "Being responsible and mindful" The problem is much deeper and far more serious than President Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America
Kathryn Boivin November 10, 2012 at 09:39 PM
I used to live in Massachusetts, and I know how idiotic the voters there are--they keep voting in the same slimy, paid off criminals year after year. I hope you enjoy all the higher taxes, higher unemployment, higher energy costs, inflation and misery coming everyone's way now that you dumb democrats have reelected an inept, progressive, socialist liberal president hell bent on making "everyone paying their fair share" (this applies especially to the middle class) for a second term along with a lying, Occupy supporter (Warren), and what amounts to a crimnal (Tierney). Great job, idiots!


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