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Bayh says new Sen. Brown may be 'cure'
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Retiring Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana said Monday that electing more lawmakers like new Republican Sen. Scott Brown may be the "ultimate cure" for partisan gridlock in Washington.

Brown's upset victory over a Democrat who held a double-digit lead a week before Massachusetts' special Senate election last month signaled that voters wanted "more practical problem solving," Bayh said in an interview Monday on ABC-TV's "The View.

"Scott Brown is a good example of what I think the ultimate cure might be," Bayh said. "My read on what happened in Massachusetts is the vast majority of moderates and independents rose up and said enough already."

He reiterated that Monday, saying the Senate used to be a more polite place. He said senators should be more open to compromise and rely on filibusters less to block legislation.

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Does he really think electing Brown means the filibuster will be used less?
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  -Bayh says new Sen. Brown may be 'cure' Green_Lantern  Feb-22-10 12:50 PM   #0 
  - Just go home and shut up  heli   Feb-22-10 12:52 PM   #1 
  - Leave. Go. Scram.  zonkers   Feb-23-10 10:55 AM   #66 
  - Democrat says more Republicans are the 'cure.'  onehandle   Feb-22-10 12:53 PM   #2 
  - He was almost our VP, it was a coin toss.  Mithreal   Feb-22-10 01:13 PM   #18 
     - What I find even more incredible is the fact that he is walking away  warm regards   Feb-22-10 07:00 PM   #58 
        - If November 2010 is a Dem bloodbath, many rising careers will be ruined  Mithreal   Feb-22-10 07:11 PM   #60 
  - I'm a moderate . . .  Cary   Feb-22-10 12:53 PM   #3 
  - This from a DLCer who was part of the gridlock problem  dflprincess   Feb-22-10 12:54 PM   #4 
  - I don't do the DLC bashing thing but. . .  Cary   Feb-22-10 12:59 PM   #10 
     - DLCers used to be called moderate Republicans  dflprincess   Feb-22-10 01:00 PM   #11 
     - I'm smelling something else here. . .  Cary   Feb-22-10 02:03 PM   #34 
        - There used to be.  dflprincess   Feb-22-10 02:09 PM   #39 
           - Hell, Nixon had a better health care plan than the "Democratic" Senate voted for.  No Elephants   Feb-23-10 06:18 PM   #68 
              - That worked out well  Cary   Feb-24-10 05:49 AM   #72 
     - Only a Purple Snake would say a Republican is the cure. Only a Purple Snake would,  No Elephants   Feb-23-10 06:11 PM   #67 
  - Bayh, dearie, just how MUCH more "open to compromise" do you think our  kestrel91316   Feb-22-10 12:54 PM   #5 
  - Me to Bayh and every other blue dog in Congress  47of74   Feb-22-10 12:55 PM   #6 
  - .  Mithreal   Feb-22-10 01:15 PM   #19 
  - Bayh has a proven track record...  Zenlitened   Feb-22-10 12:55 PM   #7 
  - President Obama took him seriously.  Mithreal   Feb-22-10 01:16 PM   #20 
  - I saw him (CSPAN) in a town hall/conference tell the audience that there was no questionable  AlinPA   Feb-22-10 01:26 PM   #23 
  - Bayh has no idea what is going on. Brown is a teabagger who will filibuster anything and everything  AlinPA   Feb-22-10 12:56 PM   #8 
  - His name is Scott Brown. He renamed himself "41." What does THAT tell you?  No Elephants   Feb-23-10 06:33 PM   #69 
  - Brown and asshats like Bayh act as if he defeated Kennedy or Kerry. If he had done THAT, then he'd  blm   Feb-22-10 12:57 PM   #9 
  - He really has shown his true colors, hasn't he? nt  Lorien   Feb-22-10 01:03 PM   #12 
  - And what has this Brown done, eh Buster?  RedCloud   Feb-22-10 01:03 PM   #13 
  - I had previously miunderestimated Bayh's level of douchebaggery.  av8rdave   Feb-22-10 01:06 PM   #14 
  - Fuck off and Bayh!  Roland99   Feb-22-10 01:08 PM   #15 
  - To answer your question...  CBHagman   Feb-22-10 01:09 PM   #16 
  - This guy is turning out  lsewpershad   Feb-22-10 01:12 PM   #17 
  - Why is this asshat still talking? Can't he just say Good Bye?  BunkerHill24   Feb-22-10 01:16 PM   #21 
  - Bayh-partisanship  Mithreal   Feb-22-10 01:17 PM   #22 
  - Brown aside, does Bayh have a point?  rooftoprevolutionary   Feb-22-10 01:28 PM   #24 
  - Bayh filibustered both the Roberts and Alito nominations. Why  24601   Feb-22-10 02:51 PM   #47 
  - Yeah, I am sure Brown will stand up to President Palin  Doctor_J   Feb-22-10 01:30 PM   #25 
  - 拜拜, Bayh (Mandarin for bye-bye, Bayh)  Suji to Seoul   Feb-22-10 01:34 PM   #26 
  - Senator---If You Aren't Part of the Solution......  Demeter   Feb-22-10 01:36 PM   #27 
  - Hmm...  MilesColtrane   Feb-22-10 01:37 PM   #28 
  - funny how he's been in the news more the past couple of week  Blue_Tires   Feb-22-10 01:37 PM   #29 
  - Jumping ship when he can gain the most. He has higher ambitions, more executive type.  Mithreal   Feb-22-10 01:57 PM   #32 
  - Because adding another Republican to the mix...  BlueState   Feb-22-10 01:46 PM   #30 
  - I'm surprised he didn't just step down immediately so Mitch Daniels could appoint his replacement  Eric Condon   Feb-22-10 01:56 PM   #31 
  - Indiana has a different procedure - while the Governor appoints  24601   Feb-22-10 02:30 PM   #44 
     - My bad, I actually didn't know that and I live here  Eric Condon   Feb-22-10 02:39 PM   #45 
  - God what a F**khead  n2doc   Feb-22-10 01:58 PM   #33 
  - Good riddance!  StarryNite   Feb-22-10 02:03 PM   #35 
  - That pretty much clinches what I've thought about Bayh for a long time.  smoogatz   Feb-22-10 02:05 PM   #36 
  - Makes no sense since Brown's stated goal is to be the 41st vote on gridlock.  quiet.american   Feb-22-10 02:07 PM   #37 
  - Yeah, that's what Bayh would think, all right, that more Republicans  Warpy   Feb-22-10 02:09 PM   #38 
  - What is Bayh doing?  potone   Feb-22-10 02:13 PM   #40 
  - Trying to protect the immoral, blood money seeking for profit "health" insurance industry.  Uncle Joe   Feb-23-10 06:46 PM   #70 
  - If Scott Brown is the cure for ANYTHING, then we need a new physician  DFW   Feb-22-10 02:17 PM   #41 
  - Once again bayh demonstrates his incredible knowledge on the subject of  Javaman   Feb-22-10 02:25 PM   #42 
  - That is BS rationale. How the F*CK is electing a Republican going  harun   Feb-22-10 02:27 PM   #43 
  - No shit.  muffin1   Feb-22-10 02:52 PM   #48 
  - He was an undercover Republican all along.  go west young man   Feb-22-10 02:42 PM   #46 
  - He is more of a dick than I thought he was nt  cadmium   Feb-22-10 03:13 PM   #49 
  - He obviously has no understanding of the Massachusetts race. n/t  wisteria   Feb-22-10 03:18 PM   #50 
  - The lack of knowledge of Indiana politics here at DU balances that out, I suppose. n/t  ColesCountyDem   Feb-22-10 03:59 PM   #55 
  - what an asshole  yurbud   Feb-22-10 03:25 PM   #51 
  - ?  Strelnikov_   Feb-22-10 03:28 PM   #52 
  - I have heard Bayh utter more SHIT since announcing that he's not going to run  Cirque du So-What   Feb-22-10 03:29 PM   #53 
  - shut up, bobble head (nt)  fascisthunter   Feb-22-10 03:42 PM   #54 
  - He could be right, you know? Even a stopped clck is right twice a day.  ColesCountyDem   Feb-22-10 05:56 PM   #56 
  - Not if it's digital.  Mithreal   Feb-22-10 08:38 PM   #61 
     - LOL! n/t  ColesCountyDem   Feb-22-10 10:36 PM   #62 
  - So Bayh figures the solution is electing Republicans? I also figured that was the DLC's main...  Tesha   Feb-22-10 06:22 PM   #57 
  - Bayh - polls indicated MASS was FOR HCR -- even tho they have theirs already  RainDog   Feb-22-10 07:08 PM   #59 
  - Not for any ole HCR. For the public option (if not single payer)  No Elephants   Feb-23-10 07:50 PM   #71 
  - So Bayh IS the new Lieberman.  western mass   Feb-23-10 12:26 AM   #63 
  - A cure? Let's understand that he voted with a few other moderate in name only republicans  chelsea0011   Feb-23-10 08:37 AM   #64 
  - would he hurry up and..  BostonScorpion   Feb-23-10 10:15 AM   #65 
  - Yeah, right. Infesting Congress with even more corparasites would destroy US democracy.  Zorra   Feb-24-10 01:45 PM   #73 
  - that story infuriated me  MBS   Feb-24-10 04:49 PM   #74 

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