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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:37 PM
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Brown cuts backroom deals he campaigned against
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_bay_state_kickback

Republican Scott Brown owes his election in part to the public furor over the so-called Cornhusker Kickback, the backroom deal that Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska struck for his vote to pass the health care bill. Now he is following Nelson's example, winning concessions in the financial overhaul bill on behalf of Massachusetts banks.

The "Massachusetts Miracle" who delivered Edward M. Kennedy's Senate seat to Republicans is now wheeling and dealing with both parties and hinting that he just might vote with Democrats if they agree to goodies for financial institutions in his state.

It's an instructive look this midterm election year at how quickly a candidate who campaigned against "closed-door meetings" and "backroom deals" can learn to craft them once in office.

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Advocates of the bill to rein in Wall Street were casting Brown's dealmaking as a shift from underdog candidate in a pickup truck to something more amorphous. The Massachusetts branch of Americans for Financial Reform planned a news conference to try to present him Thursday with a new BMW.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:38 PM
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1. Yur doin' a heck of a job Brownie
:bounce:
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:49 PM
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2. Find out what Brown can do for you nt
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:55 PM
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3. LOL
you have no IDEA how funny that is to me
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:09 PM
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4. But... but... but, he drives a pick-up truck!!!!
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:24 PM
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5. Hey, wait a sec. Who's he cuttin' deals with?
:shrug:

Thing is, there are voters who would have wanted a deal cut with Feingold rather than Brown. And they expected it given the majority held.

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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 12:25 PM
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6. K & R
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