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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:14 AM

Sen. Scott Brown demands conditions to join Elizabeth Warren in accepting Vicki Kennedy's invitation

Source: masslive.com

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., today said he will join his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren in accepting an invitation to debate, as proposed by Vicki Kennedy, the widow of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, as long as certain conditions are met.

More than a week ago, Kennedy invited the two Senate race rivals to go head-to-head in a debate sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Boston and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, which is currently being built.

Warren accepted on June 11 and Monday, Brown's Campaign Manager Jim Barnett, sent Kennedy a letter saying they would accept the invitation if certain conditions were agreed upon.

For starters, Kennedy has to pledge to remain neutral for remainder of the contentious Senate race for the seat held by her husband from 1962 until his death from brain cancer in 2009. While it is not entirely clear what this condition involves, an endorsement of a particular candidate would almost certainly be out of bounds.

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Read more: http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/06/sen_scott_brown_joins_elizabet.html



That's a bullshit term, to say the least.

And there's another condition which was reported on TV but not here ... that MSNBC not be allowed to broadcast the debate.

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Reply Sen. Scott Brown demands conditions to join Elizabeth Warren in accepting Vicki Kennedy's invitation (Original post)
meegbear Jun 2012 OP
Randomthought Jun 2012 #1
Swede Atlanta Jun 2012 #2
AlbertCat Jun 2012 #18
WI_DEM Jun 2012 #3
proud2BlibKansan Jun 2012 #4
wordpix Jun 2012 #15
Auntie Bush Jun 2012 #17
DJ13 Jun 2012 #20
left on green only Jun 2012 #27
freshwest Jun 2012 #28
Rhiannon12866 Jun 2012 #22
newblewtoo Jun 2012 #25
Iliyah Jun 2012 #5
cstanleytech Jun 2012 #6
The Wizard Jun 2012 #7
left on green only Jun 2012 #26
no_hypocrisy Jun 2012 #8
louis-t Jun 2012 #9
GOTV Jun 2012 #10
meegbear Jun 2012 #12
craigmatic Jun 2012 #11
MADem Jun 2012 #13
bayareaboy Jun 2012 #14
wordpix Jun 2012 #16
madrchsod Jun 2012 #19
onehandle Jun 2012 #21
randome Jun 2012 #23
Raven Jun 2012 #24

Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:19 AM

1. Brown is running scared

Mrs. Kennedy can endorse anyone she wants and why is he afraid to debate on television?

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:21 AM

2. These are not reasonable terms.........

 

I can understand a demand that the debate be neutral and that Mrs. Kennedy not engage in open support for one candidate or another until after the debate. But she has a first amendment right to express her views.

And as for MSNBC I would accept that term only if Fox News also was barred from broadcasting the debate.

That is, however, a ridiculous demand. First of all Mr. Brown, you are not likely to get any new votes or lose votes by appearing on MSNBC. Similarly Mrs. Warren would neither benefit nor lose by appearing on Fox News. The audiences for those two stations are fairly polarized.

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:38 AM

18. The audiences for those two stations are fairly polarized.

I dunno why people think a news station with "Morning Joe" on would be equivalent to the opposite of Fox News and its line up.

Such an attitude diminishes MSNBC and exalts Fox. MSNBC is not a propaganda station nor is it a mouthpiece for the Left Wing. Fox on the other hand IS clearly propaganda and is obviously a Right Wing mouthpiece.

Why do even intelligent people fall for this false equivalency lie... drummed up by Fox News and the Right Wing?

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:31 AM

3. Isn't this strong-arming stuff going to back fire on him? Why should she remain neutral?

I hope Mrs. Kennedy will reject this.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:32 AM

4. Here's what I would propose:

This photo should be blown up and put on the stage.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:07 AM

15. omg, lol

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:30 AM

17. If a any democrat posed like this picture...The ReTugs wold be howling and

well you know what they'd say. Only fellow ReThugs could get away with this stuff. I can just imagine the comments if Obama posed like this.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:23 PM

20. Elizabeth Warren responds to Brown's centerfold

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #20)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:10 PM

27. God I am so hot for that lady, and for all of the right reasons.

My biggest fantasy is to be a student in one of her classes.

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #20)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:51 PM

28. BWAHAHAHA! OMG!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:34 PM

22. What demographic would that attract?!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #22)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:31 PM

25. value voters



Kind of like why the tall good looking guys always get picked first at a Sadie Hawkins Dance.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:34 AM

5. This just proves that Brown is a coward

and a bully just like his fellow goppers. He is not man enough to face Warren one on one with "hard" questions, plus, Brown is scared to death of Rachael Maddow. If you notice, most male goppers are bullies toward women but are afraid of them, i.e. look at MI and the word.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:35 AM

6. Sounds like Scott is afraid nt

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:40 AM

7. Scott fears Elizabeth

And he should. She'll rip him a new asshole and confound him with the facts, and he knows it.
She's known as a Harvard professor. He's known as a guy who drives a pick up truck. Hmmmmm, let's see, who belongs in the Senate?
In Repube circles being educated and an educator are liabilities. No wonder they're always pissed off.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:06 PM

26. It's not just that he drives a pick up truck.........

It's that he drives a pick up truck and he *flaunts* it, as if to advertise it as being one of his qualifications for office!!

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:56 AM

8. I'm surprised that another Brown condition wasn't that FOX broadcast the debate.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:33 AM

9. He is channeling his inner Grover Norquist.

"Here Vicki, sign this pledge...."

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:42 AM

10. The letter doesn't mention brodcasting at all ...

... it says it prefers local media sponsors rather than partisan national cable news sponsors.

So I don't think he cares who broadcasts it. He just doesn't want it called the "MSNBC Boston debates" or anything like that.

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Response to GOTV (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:55 AM

12. If he was that concerned, what about Fox News?

If Warren made that demand, you gonna tell me there'd be no backlash?

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:46 AM

11. Vicki should get out of it then and be for Warren and let someonre elsre do the debate.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:00 AM

13. Asshole. He probably also wants "No hard questions" as well.

VK should "partner" with a GOP luminary to hold the debate--that way, no one has to stay 'neutral.' Get Bill Weld, he probably thinks Scotty is a fucking idiot too.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:06 AM

14. I see that Scott Brown wants to be a 1/2 term Putz


If I were Ms Warren I would run that silly letter in all papers in Mass.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:11 AM

16. wow, what a letter from King Scotty!

All I can say is, that is completely to tell VK she can't endorse anyone in the race and MSNBC can't broadcast it.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:41 AM

19. poor baby.....



maybe he needs his diapers changed

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:30 PM

21. Ok, but only if his pink leather shorts remain neutral. nt

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:43 PM

23. Did Warren have ANYTHING to do with MSNBC arranging the debate?

If not, then tell Brown, "No conditions."

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:03 PM

24. Boston Globe email alert says

V. Kennedy turned him down. Of course she did, he insulted the memory of her late husband.

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