This is one time Democrats can't blame the Tea Buggers on a loss. It is, quite simply, our own damn fault.
1) Martha Coakley is a highly respected Attorney General but that does not a candidate make. She ran a sloppy, half-hearted campaign. Throw in a a little of this and a little of that - complacency, possible arrogance, and maybe even a sense of entitlement - the campaign was doomed from the beginning. The woman isn't stupid but the fact that she didn't take control of her campaign, fire her advisers and hire new ones makes me question how effectively she could have run a senate office.
2) The Democrats. What can one say? Complacent. Arrogant. Lazy. Disorganized. Sluggish. Spoiled. Snivelers all. And everything is the president's fault. Geez.
In short, if we don't quit whining, stick together, get organized and get off our asses, we ain't going to accomplish nuttin'. "That woman" and the Tea Buggers will take over because we handed the country to them on a silver platter.