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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:38 AM
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Republicans feeling blue as Scott Brown win backfires
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 09:41 AM by Jennicut



By Jessica Van Sack and Hillary Chabot
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Republican folk hero Sen. Scott Brown is being taunted by triumphant Democrats - and slammed by irked conservatives - after the historic health-care bill he was elected to kill was signed into law by President Obama yesterday.

If he were a milk carton, he would be expired, said Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman John Walsh.

Browns backers from the insurgent Tea Party movement want to know if theyve been had.

We start to wonder whether we helped a RINO (Republican in name only) get into office, said Tea Party activist Jeffrey McQueen, who traveled from Michigan to campaign for Brown in the final days of the Jan. 19 special election that rocked the nation.

If it wasnt for the Tea Party movement, Scott Brown wouldnt have gotten that seat. We expect to see a true conservative in there.

In fact, Democrats now say Browns election as the so-called 41st vote to block Obamas health-care overhaul inspired them to seek procedural means to bypass GOP efforts to derail the bill.

Scott Browns election actually delivered health-care reform, because we didnt need the 60 votes to make it happen. He delivered a significant victory in that, Walsh said. http://www.bostonherald.com/news/us_politics/view/20100... /

:rofl:
The 41st vote meant nothing.
Also, Biden is having lunch with Brown this afternoon. He can tell him what a big f*cking deal passing HCR was.
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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:41 AM
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1. Love it!!
:rofl:
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tallahasseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:42 AM
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2. Thanks Brown!
you may return to centerfold modeling now.
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:42 AM
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3. That victory has turned into bitter medicine
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phleshdef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:43 AM
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4. The fact that they are blaming him for its passage is embarassing though.
To be fair, we didn't even give them a chance to filibuster.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:58 AM
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10. That is what makes it even more hilarious. Are the teabaggers that stupid that
they don't get the Brown could not have done anything as we are using reconciliation? It will most likely pass the Senate and Brown would not be able to stop that. I guess they didn't think of that when they screamed about the "41st" vote.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:05 PM
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25. That's how very unbrilliant they are..
ignorance is dangerous..they've proven that.
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Gman2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:46 AM
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5. I am batting a thou. I have been edgar cayce for a year and a half.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:09 PM
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27. Thanks! "professional victims" are
all they are..and it turns out very dangerously so.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:47 AM
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6. Everytime I see him with republicans on TV he looks like a deer in headlights
He's so out of his league. I'm still ticked at my fellow Massholes for voting him in.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:47 AM
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7. & don't forget "Brown not ready to repeal health care yet"
By Matt Viser and David Abel, Globe Staff

WASHINGTON As Republicans are mounting plans to repeal the health care legislation -- and girding for battle in the Senate over a series of changes -- Senator Scott Brown is so far not immediately jumping on the bandwagon despite his well-established opposition to President Obama's health care overhaul.

Instead, Brown is keeping his options open in the wake of a Republican defeat, saying he wants time to study the bills and was noncommittal over whether he would vote against it.

When asked today if it was possible that he would vote for the so-called reconciliation package that the Senate will debate this week, Brown said, "I haven't read it yet. I want to be able to read it first."

...

http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligen...

uh-oh :evilgrin:
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:58 AM
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11. Oh boy. The teabaggers may start throwing bricks at Brown now.
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:00 PM
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22. He changed his mind since (must have received a call from McConnell).
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:17 PM
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33. I was wondering how many hours he could 'pretend' to be independent
I can't believe that this guy thinks he's going to get re-elected being a lackey for the Group Of Psychos party.
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:50 AM
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8. heckuva job, brownie
.
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:55 AM
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9. RINO??? RINO???!! I thought these jerkoffs were non-partisan. Hmmmm nt
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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:59 AM
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12. That milk carton graphic is priceless!
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:03 AM
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13. They always need a scapegoat don't they?
It's much easier to personalize and blame things on individuals than to deal with abstractions like poverty, ignorance and bigotry.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:07 AM
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14. I thought the Tea Party claimed to be independent of the GOP
why would an independent grass roots movement use a partisan term like "RINO"?
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Heywood J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 03:53 PM
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20. Good point.
Use it to hang the Tea Party around their necks in Mass. at election time.
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daggahead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:11 AM
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15. Your're doing a helluva job, Brownie! n/t
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:24 AM
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16. Both parties arewrong in this
The Republicans are wrong to blame Brown for not doing anything. There was nothing he could do. The Democrats are wrong to say they "no longer needed 60 votes." They didn't need 60 in the first place.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 03:53 PM
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19. Not completely true - If the Senate bill had not passed with 60 votes,
a comprehensive reform bill was not possible. That is why the House had to pass the Senate bill they hated. But, it was already true when MA had its election that they had this alternative. It sounds like the bill that would have passed via the conference report would have been similar - except they may not have had the kick they needed to take out the special deals. The abortion language may have been MORE of a problem, because after the fact, Nelson spoke of holding out for the Stupak language for his final votes - where 60 would have again been needed. (That suggests that had Coakley won, it could have been a bigger mess)
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:07 PM
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26. The teabaggers are not that bright. And the Dems would have had a tougher time
getting an entire health care bill through reconciliation. Some of us forget that this is for some small budgetary changes only.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:11 PM
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29. Thanks, karyn. +1
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:48 AM
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17. Dems find Brown's kryptonite!
New Superman can't fly.

The Boston Globe had a "day after" article on the front page that had a sputtering Brown not knowing what to say about the health care bill passing. He hadn't been handed his talking points yet and spoke his mind. Obviously, that required a staffer to "correct" Brown.

What a poser!
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 03:44 PM
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18. But he has a pick up truck!!!
Isn't that supposed to trump everything?

:rofl:
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:09 PM
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28. It was funny that they felt the need to report what he drove and that the truck was in DC
I actually think the "truck" may have jumped the shark. By all accounts, it was a phony election gambit that he is now continuing. I suspect the more it is mentioned, the sillier it would seem as a "defining" element of who he is. That article is embarrassing as he clearly had no idea of his vote when interviewed and his staff corrected his response to being in favor of repeal and against the bill. Meanwhile there is a typically intelligent response from Senator Kerry.

Now, would they be excited if the Senior Senator ever drove a truck? He in fact DID drive a truck in trip all across the country with several of his friends in 2005. He did it, not for PR or image, but partially to see some areas for his and Teresa's environmental book.

"Last summer I drove across the country with some friends. There was no plan and there were no trappings. We were in blue jeans and shirts, driving all night in my Ford F-150 truck, trading off behind the wheel, telling stories. Like Jack Kerouac. It was fantastic. We went through lush farm-land in Pennsylvannia and cattle country in Texas. We walked the battlefield at Little Bighorn. Wyoming. Colorade. New Mexico. We dropped into little diners at odd hours and people were freaked. What are you doing here?
http://blog.thedemocraticdaily.com/?p=1443

Can't imagine Brown invoking Jack Kerouac though.


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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:13 PM
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31. Another +1
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 03:55 PM
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21. They just fantasized about his treasure trail
and where it might lead
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:00 PM
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23. Saw that this morning. It made my day!.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:03 PM
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24. Not to mention the ignorance of
his daughter yelling "Kerry's next!" on the stage of American Idol :silly:

Dems have brains..scott brown had the teabaggers.
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Rage Inc. Donating Member (429 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:12 PM
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30. Scott Brown's Senate win.....
...was the best fucking thing to happen for health care reform, as it forced Democrats to recognize the fact that we have a GODDAM MAJORITY in Congress!
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:19 PM
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32. Oooh - I'd love to be at that lunch!
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