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Conservatives disappointed in Senator Brown
The American Thinker ^ | February 24, 2010 | Ann Kane

Posted on 02/25/2010 3:40:35 AM PST by Scanian

You can take the Senator out of Massachusetts, but you can't take Massachusetts out of the Senator.

Sen. Scott Brown has always been a liberal Republican, so it isn't hard to understand why he voted for the new jobs bill proposed by Harry Reid. What is hard to comprehend is his lack of awareness and sense of responsibility towards those who put him into office. True, he had the backing of Republican status quo politicians Romney and McCain, but he also had conservatives from other states donating money to his campaign.

When I last wrote about Sen. Brown in the AT blog, he had just won a stunning victory in the special election against the favored Martha Coakley.

"Scott Brown's first order of business should be to listen to his supporters. It sounds so simple, yet, most of our elected officials, both Democrat and Republican, have been turning a deaf ear to the people's wishes..."

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: jobsbill; massachusetts; rinos; scottbrown

1 posted on 02/25/2010 3:40:35 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Oh please! We all knew who this guy was.

He still beats the crap out of Ted Kennedy.


2 posted on 02/25/2010 3:42:52 AM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife

Agreed> We ill get nothing better out of New England. Just be thankful that so far he has stopped the Health care bill. That is what he was elected for.


3 posted on 02/25/2010 3:44:39 AM PST by Venturer
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To: mylife

Agreed! The old “rush to judgment” routine. Surely we can wait till after the “summit” to pile on.


4 posted on 02/25/2010 3:50:35 AM PST by wita
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To: Scanian

Considering how Brown saved us from 0bamacare the first time, I am willing to let this one slide. We can go on and on and on about how he “betrayed” us but the fact is if he had not won, 0bamacare would be law right now.


5 posted on 02/25/2010 3:51:06 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Scanian
No offense, but even here at FR , those in the NE are just a little less conservative than us who live in Texas.

I am not surprised.

6 posted on 02/25/2010 3:53:32 AM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Scanian

Scott Brown went on Boston talk radio and was apparantly shocked at the response he got from backing the jobs bill. Further testiment of how out of touch Mass politics is with most of the rest of the country.


7 posted on 02/25/2010 3:56:45 AM PST by albie
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To: Scanian

Since something like 12 Republican senators voted for the jobs bill, it is unreasonable to blame Brown for it.

Scott Brown being from massachussets is not going to be your text book conservative.


8 posted on 02/25/2010 4:01:38 AM PST by GregH
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To: Scanian

It was exciting to have a Republican take the “Kennedy seat.”

One thing though, I wouldn’t be so quick to sterotype New Englanders. There are conservatives here. There are lots of em out here in Western New York at least. The problem we have is the big cities out vote us on just about everything. Just a few years ago there were rumblings about splitting NY state up into two seperate ones because we’re tired of having to subsidize NYC liberalness. Almost as soon as Pataki left, there was this huge vacuum of jobs and money getting sucked out of the Western Region headed east and I feel like I’m living in an economic wasteland.


9 posted on 02/25/2010 4:04:21 AM PST by dajeeps
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To: Scanian
Conservatives disappointed in Senator Brown The American Thinker Ann Kane

Ann Kane is the first conservative I've heard say that. I'll give her a break. The title should remain plural. There must be a few more. The vast majority of those who say conservatives are disappointed, however, are liberals.

10 posted on 02/25/2010 4:06:10 AM PST by Brugmansian
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To: albie

What reaction did he receive? For or against his vote?
Is Mass for or against the jobs bill ? Conservative radio?

Tell me more....did he feel he did the right thing for MA
or were they disappointed with him ?


11 posted on 02/25/2010 4:12:21 AM PST by chiller ( ALMOST SPEECHLESS)
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To: mylife
He still beats the crap out of Ted Kennedy.

How? If Brown votes the same way Kennedy would have, how is that better? This is where some people have a convoluted sense of reality.

MODERATES and rino's are useless in the republican party. We all know who this guy is, and that's not good for republicans. Unless Brown votes conservatively as he indicted in his campaigned he would, he's nothing but a loser, like Kennedy.

12 posted on 02/25/2010 4:14:50 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free)
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To: dajeeps
Almost as soon as Pataki left, there was this huge vacuum of jobs and money getting sucked out of the Western Region headed east and I feel like I’m living in an economic wasteland.

But, but I thought that (then) Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton was going to turn the upstate region into the second coming of the Industrial Revolution. Surely she did not renege on her promises!

13 posted on 02/25/2010 4:22:51 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Kenya tell me where Obama was born?)
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To: Scanian
Which conservatives are “disappointed”? Which prominent conservatives are saying anything other than what is being said here at FR? Namely, that they would want him to vote against it but we have to take what we can get in liberal Massachusetts and that overall, we're still thrilled that a Republican took the Murderer's seat and torpedoed nationalization of health care, which would have been a huge tax increase on every single one of us? Even conservative magazines get a case of MSM group-think. They need to realize that these types of story lines are designed to divide the conservative electorate, nothing more.
14 posted on 02/25/2010 4:31:28 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Scanian
I expect this crap from Brown... BUT WHAT ABOUT thad cochran and roger wicker of Mississippi... I am absolutely fuming.

LLS

15 posted on 02/25/2010 4:34:47 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

You’re right, it’s not like he was the only Republican voting for it. There were more than a few with more conservative credentials than Brown who fell for the “Jobs Bill” when it rightfully should have been called the “Stimulus II Bill”.


16 posted on 02/25/2010 4:46:07 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Scanian

Well, his vote sure shut the ‘Brown for POTUS 2012’ crowd up.


17 posted on 02/25/2010 4:48:26 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: chiller

“What reaction did he receive? For or against his vote?
Is Mass for or against the jobs bill ? Conservative radio”?

...poor. Against. For. Against.


18 posted on 02/25/2010 4:57:28 AM PST by albie
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To: chiller

Check out the reaction on the Howie Carr show on WRKO here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2458917/posts


19 posted on 02/25/2010 4:57:56 AM PST by libertarian27 (Land of the FEE, home of the SHAMED)
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To: Scanian
"Republican status quo politicians Romney and McCain

Good line, description of those two.

20 posted on 02/25/2010 5:04:06 AM PST by Leisler (What 'free market', where is it?)
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To: Scanian

You can’t really expect much sanity from Massachusetts.


21 posted on 02/25/2010 5:05:17 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

LOL!!!

She is full of crap just like the rest of them. As if there isn’t enough money in NYC they have to take ours too.


22 posted on 02/25/2010 5:06:01 AM PST by dajeeps
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To: Scanian
Gotta' wonder why the author, Ann Kane, totally neglects to mention the twelve other Republican senators who voted for the bill??? Why is she grinding her ax just for Scott Brown?
23 posted on 02/25/2010 5:14:54 AM PST by elli1
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To: Russ
I may NEVER vote for wicker or cochcran again... hell thad will not run again anyway... but wicker... Haley's boy... just burned his bridge with a lot of us... I want to know how much my wh0re senators were paid?

LLS

24 posted on 02/25/2010 5:15:52 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Brugmansian

I posted the article precisely because I am disappointed not only with Brown but with the other 11 Republicans who voted with him.


25 posted on 02/25/2010 5:21:14 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian

From what I’ve read, its a mixed bill. Some good tax stuff, some pork. It is also less than 5% the size of last year’s “Stimulus bill” which wasn’t a stimulus at all, just payoffs to Obama supporters in government. As the tax cuts will help and the pork isn’t that bad, politically best I think just to let this one go. ObamaCare, Card Check, Cap & Trade are the killers. Block this one (as I think Democrats wanted the GOP to do) and they would have a slight edge up claiming obstructism on the bills they want to pass which will destroy our country.


26 posted on 02/25/2010 5:31:25 AM PST by Brugmansian
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

All true but there was no public desire for a phony-baloney “jobs” bill like the one that passed the Senate. Why throw Harry Reid, who is drowning politically, a lifeline by voting for his lousy bill?


27 posted on 02/25/2010 5:33:25 AM PST by Scanian
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To: LibLieSlayer

They jumped on the bandwagon after the 5 Yankees Republicans broke the ice.

Evidently, the Mississippi guys thought there would be some political advantage in appearing “bi-partisan” on what they considered a nothing bill. But I’m not so sure that Miss. voters will be so inclined as to agree. That is an extremely conservative state and the voters must surely be p.o.’d about all the silly spending. And why do anything to help Harry Reid??


28 posted on 02/25/2010 5:44:24 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

You got that right.

Maybe that was part of his thinking, who knows? I don’t think he cared for that type of attention at this point - too Obama-ish.


29 posted on 02/25/2010 5:45:33 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian

I live here... we are mostly to the right of Atilla the Hun.

LLS


30 posted on 02/25/2010 6:20:15 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Scanian

Scott Brown: the 70th vote.


31 posted on 02/25/2010 6:25:42 AM PST by EternalVigilance (TATBO - "Throw All The Bums Out")
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To: albie

thanks...interesting and encouraging....except for Massachusettsians favoring the jobs bill, but how much can one expect.

As for Brown...he’s already done his job, last month, imho.


32 posted on 02/26/2010 4:19:31 AM PST by chiller ( ALMOST SPEECHLESS)
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To: Scanian

If it costs way more money to get in to office than the office pays, then what does that tell you?

It tells me that the people who ‘won’ (and I use that term very loosely) were basically bought and paid for.

Do we vote for somebody because of their values? Or because we will make a buck?’

Stupid question, I guess...’


33 posted on 02/26/2010 4:31:16 AM PST by djf (Islam. Kick them out TODAY or they will KILL US TOMORROW!!)
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To: mylife
He still beats the crap out of Ted Kennedy.

Exactly. Plus his election was a major slap in the face to Obama and the Kennedy crime family. As a conservative, I'm thrilled with him. People who expect to get the perfect conservative out of Mass. are nuts.

34 posted on 02/26/2010 4:34:01 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Moonman62

Well stated.


35 posted on 02/26/2010 12:02:08 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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