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Sen. Brown Goes to Washington

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Posted on Jan 21, 2010
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Incoming!: Sen.-elect Scott Brown, R-Mass., heads to the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington.

Fresh off pulling off a major upset in Massachusetts, newly elected U.S. Sen. Scott Brown on Thursday made his way to the nation’s capital, where he reflected to the press about what he believes won voters to his side, what he likes about President Barack Obama and how close his ties are (or aren’t) to the right-wing, tea-party movement.  —KA

The Washington Post:

“People were frustrated with the lack of transparency and the health-care bill,” he said by an airport Dunkin’ Donuts stand. “A lot of it was done behind closed doors,” he said. But he also acknowledged that his personal story of serially divorced parents and instance of adolescent shoplifting gave him something like Obama’s against-all-odds appeal. He predicted that he and Obama “are going to find common ground.”

He even said that he offered the president advice in a telephone conversation the two had after he won office. “I said one thing I’ve always liked about you is your sense of humor, Mr. President, so don’t lose it,” Brown said.

Brown said his model for governing would be McCain, who would also be the first appointment in a packed schedule of meetings that morning. “I have great respect for Senator McCain,” he said of the Arizona senator, who was one of the first establishment players to support his seemingly quixotic bid against Attorney General Martha Coakley. “I’ve known him for a while, long before this, and you know he is a war hero and kind of a maverick independent thinker. While I want to be a Scott Brown Republican, I want to rely on everybody on both sides of the aisle,” he added, “I’ve told my leadership already that I’m not a rubber stamp for anybody.”

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By Shenonymous, January 22, 2010 at 6:17 am Link to this comment

A minus yup this this one!  Sheesh.  In this article we can see the fork tongue
with which Brown speaks.  He says in almost one breath that he is not a rubber
stamp for anybody (read Republican, right?  isn’t that a no brainer?), yet he
slobber-flatters McCain, is set to meet with McCain first off, has “known”
McCain for while, then blathers a quickie about McCains war hero status
(irrelevant, right?), and extols the virtue of a maverick independent thinker said
descriptive of McCain (who hasn’t strayed from the party line in at least six
years.  Oh yeah.

Okay, his clever claim to fame most likely got him the all the votes of the
shoplifters in Massachusetts.  Now who in Massachusetts has not shoplifted? 
That ought to keep Kennedy rather quiescent in his grave.  Well yeah, that was
only said for those who can imagine the dead turn over in their “resting place.”

With three years time in the Senate, Brown is going to look in 2012 like VP
material.  Maybe even presidential because he is pretty and has a good bod. 
Don’t discount it guys.  His bod will get all the female votes because women
are just as prurient minded as lascivious men.  Just don’t forget that! 

So are the Democrats dead or not?  Well it sure looks like it.  Their speech is
slurred and incoherent.  Howard Dean needs to start whipping up the country,
now, not only the base but get the independents to start understanding why
there is an f’n difference between us and them.  In plain terms they can

There is a counterattack agent of change in California that ought seriously to
be looked at. At least for a VP position. Hey this is politics.  Don’t worry about
ideology because neither side makes it about ideology, just gives it lip service. 
Gavin Newsome is articulate and speaks a good walk.  They will most likely go
for Hillary which could set her up for the POTUS in 2018.  But instead of
rationality, they have to go for the really really irrational, go for the pretty face
and Newsome is prettier than Hillary.

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By wildflower, January 21, 2010 at 6:56 pm Link to this comment

RE WAPO: “Brown said his model for governing”

Model? Like his endorsement of a “birther” for political office?

“Yesterday, a Republican candidate for the U.S. House announced that he had been endorsed by Sen.-elect Scott Brown (R-MA) just a day after Brown was named the winner of the Massachusetts special election.

But this morning, Dan Kennedy pointed out that the candidate, Massachusetts attorney Bill Hudak, appears to be a birther who believes President Obama was born in Kenya and who had once put signs in his yard comparing Obama to Osama bin Laden.?

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By Virginia777, January 21, 2010 at 5:38 pm Link to this comment

Yay liberals!

you got what you wanted, Here is the result of your “protest vote” (or non-vote)

at least hes got his clothes on now

(happy now?)

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