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Joe Kennedy: The Forgotten Tea Party Senate Candidate in Massachusetts
Pajamas Media ^ | Jan 12, 2010 | Andrew Ian Dodge

Posted on 01/13/2010 5:54:36 AM PST by decimon

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The reason this problem exists for tea party members is that with a non-Democrat in the seat, Senator Harry Reid would not have the 60-vote filibuster-proof majority he is enjoying right now. Unfortunately, there are some problems with the Republican candidate Scott Brown — such as the fact he voted for RomneyCare.

RomneyCare is socialized medicine for Massachusetts. Worse, Brown is certainly not the kind of limited-government, fiscally conservative candidate about which tea party members are so keen. Rather, he is a typical big-government Republican.

The tea party movement nationwide is obsessed with ObamaCare and wishes to do everything it can to stop it. This is where they come into a bit of a problem. There is a tea party candidate running as an independent. He is confusingly and ironically named Kennedy (Joe), although he is not related to the clan at all. He is a conservative who believes in limited government — the type of candidate that most tea party types across the land profess to want to see elected. (Here is a good examination of how they differ on the important issues of the day.)

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: joekennedy; massachusetts; scottbrown; senate
Et tu, Scott?
1 posted on 01/13/2010 5:54:37 AM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

One can only hope that Mr. Brown has seen the error of his ways and realizes that Romneycare is a farce.


2 posted on 01/13/2010 5:56:31 AM PST by woweeitsme
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To: decimon

Kennedy is a modern Don Qixote. If Coakley wins by 3 percent or less, it will be beacause of him.


3 posted on 01/13/2010 5:57:34 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: decimon

Kennedy is no tea party candidate. He is a life-long dem who recently decides he is an independent (not Libertarian as he claims). Don’t be fooled by what he says now, he is just a Trojan horse.

The Tea Party Express, which is comprised of groups like Free Republic, Campaign for Liberty, Grassfire, and ResistNet have endorsed Scott Brown.


4 posted on 01/13/2010 5:57:41 AM PST by mnehring
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To: decimon

And Joseph L. Kennedy is really forgettable.


5 posted on 01/13/2010 5:59:05 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Is anyone in the 0bama administration competent at anything?!!?)
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To: mnehring

My friends in Mass. tell me the same thing.


6 posted on 01/13/2010 5:59:27 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: decimon

He’s from Massachusetts. Of course he’s a Liberal. But he’s not Martha Coakley.


7 posted on 01/13/2010 6:00:27 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: decimon
I think everyone realizes that Brown is not a Conservative. But he's so much better than Coakley, and he says he would oppose Obama Care. And if he wins, it would send shockwaves across the country -- MA is waking up. MA is over the Kennedys. Even MA opposes Obama.

Huge payoff for Conservatives and Tea Party supporters. In many ways, this is not about supporting Scott Brown. It's about opposing the Democrats.

I'm pretty much a purist, and I don't want to support RINIOs. But I say that Scott Brown deserves my vote.

8 posted on 01/13/2010 6:00:35 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We have the 1st so that we can call on people to rebel. We have 2nd so that they can.)
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To: traderrob6

Hopefully some of the idiot Mass libs will look at the ballot and think “whoa, I didnt realize a Kennedy was running!” and vote for him.

The seat has been occupied by a Kennedy since what, 1953?


9 posted on 01/13/2010 6:01:56 AM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: mnehring

I beg anyone and everyone in Massachusetts who cares about liberty and stopping Obamacare: vote for Scott Brown. Do not waste your vote on the pseudo-Libertarian Kennedy.

And be sure to drag your family and friends to the polls for Scott Brown. The Democratic machine will be voting cemeteries, parking lots, and non-existent addresses. Fight back against this Democratic corruption.


10 posted on 01/13/2010 6:03:17 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: decimon

Are the folks at Pajamasmedia stupid? Are they in league with the democrat party? Kennedy is a leftist ringer. Associating clowns like this with the Tea Party movement is the fastest way to kill the Tea Party movement.

If they don’t know that much, they can’t be taken seriously on anything.


11 posted on 01/13/2010 6:03:17 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Actually, Scott Brown is very conservative for New England standards. He has never voted for a tax increase in the State Senate; is strong on national defense; and he opposes Obamacare. On social issues, Scott opposes partial birth abortion and strongly supports parental notification.


12 posted on 01/13/2010 6:05:54 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: Zeppelin; All

That’s been my thought also.

Does MA have a “straight party” choice on the ballot? If so, I believe that would hurt Brown.


13 posted on 01/13/2010 6:06:46 AM PST by Roccus (ABLE DANGER?????...................What's an ABLE DANGER???)
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To: mnehring
Kennedy is no tea party candidate...Don’t be fooled by what he says now, he is just a Trojan horse.

I don't know anything about Kennedy and am not endorsing him. It's the Brown comments that are interesting.

The Tea Party Express, which is comprised of groups like Free Republic, Campaign for Liberty, Grassfire, and ResistNet have endorsed Scott Brown.

Brown has to be better than Mutha Coakley but is apparently another lesser-evil choice.

Considering the fixation on Romney-Care here, this should be known of Brown.

14 posted on 01/13/2010 6:08:24 AM PST by decimon
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Are the folks at Pajamasmedia stupid?

Dodge speaks only for Dodge.

15 posted on 01/13/2010 6:10:41 AM PST by decimon
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To: Zeppelin

That will happen. Coakley made a big mistake including him in the debates


16 posted on 01/13/2010 6:15:25 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: decimon

Kennedy is right on spending and wrong on the war. He is an isolationist that sounds great on paper until you find out its a dangerous world. Basically a Paulite.

Pray for America and Scott Brown


17 posted on 01/13/2010 6:20:02 AM PST by bray (What ya in for Son? No Health Insurance. Me too.)
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To: decimon
I don't know if it is the lesser of two evils, but a reality that one must come to terms with. Whereas I would love nothing better than 100 conservative senators, that may not be feasible considering the demographics of certain areas of the country. That realization may save a lot of gnashing of teeth. (not that you are doing that.) Same is true with the House. For example, Harlem is not going to elect a conservative...

To get Brown in Kennedy's seat would be a major victory and not the lesser of two evils.

18 posted on 01/13/2010 6:22:03 AM PST by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: decimon
Brown has to be better than Mutha Coakley but is apparently another lesser-evil choice.

This is always the case unless you are a groupie or one of the candidates.

19 posted on 01/13/2010 6:22:10 AM PST by Niteranger68 (Step 1 - Identify Obama/Dem/RINO supporters. Step 2 - Punish them economically.)
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To: carton253
I don't know if it is the lesser of two evils, but a reality that one must come to terms with.

And I take it as reality that it shouldn't matter as much as it does who is in office. Cut government down to size and it won't so much matter.

20 posted on 01/13/2010 6:35:42 AM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

I hope Kennedy throws support to Brown here in these last critical days. Even if Brown has a mixed record as a conservative, the political necessity of gaining that 41st Senate vote and depriving the Dems of 60 is way too important in terms of stopping the disaster that is happening. Furthermore, the psychological blow to Dems everywhere in the country will be so great, they will really be on the mat for a while.


21 posted on 01/13/2010 6:36:59 AM PST by JewishRighter
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To: decimon

But you have voters who think a paternalistic government is the right course of action. They do not want government cut down to size. Therefore it does matter who is in office for both sides. If we can get a moderate Republican elected from liberal Massachusetts, then that’s a huge victory and not the lesser of two evils. But that’s just my opinion.


22 posted on 01/13/2010 6:45:22 AM PST by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: decimon

One of the most important facts some people overlook is that Brown, if he wins, only holds the seat until ‘Kennedy’s’ term is finished. Brown, despite his other records has made no bones about the fact that he will vote against Obamacare. We just need him to break the filibuster-proof DIM majority long enough for us to get through November and get more Republicans and conservatives elected to break the DIM’s stranglehold on the legislature.


23 posted on 01/13/2010 6:45:54 AM PST by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: decimon

Dodge is using PM’s pages to promote a leftist fraud. And he’s flat-out lying about who this man is. He’s no conservative, he’s never been a conservative... he’s trying to split the anti-democrat vote and throw the election to Coakley.

That reflects very poorly on PajamasMedia in my eyes.


24 posted on 01/13/2010 6:50:28 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: decimon

There is not a conservative to be found in this race. That’s a clear fact.

Now back to your now-regularly-scheduled FR ‘Republicans root for the pro-abort out of political expediency’ barf-fest...


25 posted on 01/13/2010 6:51:00 AM PST by EternalVigilance (With God, Obama can't hurt us. Without God, George Washington couldn't save us.)
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To: JewishRighter
I hope Kennedy throws support to Brown here in these last critical days. Even if Brown has a mixed record as a conservative, the political necessity of gaining that 41st Senate vote and depriving the Dems of 60 is way too important in terms of stopping the disaster that is happening.

I agree.

Maybe the best hope for a candidate like Brown is that the political winds are blowing towards fiscal responsibility. That may counteract the 'Seduction of the Dome' that overwhelms near all in Congress.

26 posted on 01/13/2010 6:52:34 AM PST by decimon
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To: mwl8787
According to his campaign statement he also supports our 2nd Amendment rights. He is also the first politician to mention the CUTS to the Military's Tri Care health ins. Hannity FAILED to pick up on that one small statement.

Link to

27 posted on 01/13/2010 6:53:13 AM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: carton253
But you have voters who think a paternalistic government is the right course of action. They do not want government cut down to size. Therefore it does matter who is in office for both sides. If we can get a moderate Republican elected from liberal Massachusetts, then that’s a huge victory and not the lesser of two evils.

As long as Brown votes against the truly egregious legislation like the health care bill, or any step-children thereof, and the Crap and Slave environmental thing.

28 posted on 01/13/2010 6:56:41 AM PST by decimon
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To: GailA

He is Eddie Murphy. Just not funny.


29 posted on 01/13/2010 6:56:50 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I have lived here all my life, and now is the first time I am ashamed of my country)
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