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Scott Brown’s vote shocks GOP comrades
bostonherald.com ^ | 01/09/2012 | Kimberly Atkins

Posted on 01/09/2012 5:19:23 AM PST by massmike

Here in the nation’s capital and in the Bay State, some folks are perplexed by the curious case of Sen. Scott Brown and his decision to back President Obama’s controversial recess appointment last week — a move that irked his Republican comrades and placed him squarely on the side of his likely Democratic challenger.

Over the past year, the White House and congressional Republicans have engaged in an epic battle over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a watchdog agency created by the Dodd-Frank Act and built from the ground up by Elizabeth Warren.

Republicans hate the bureau, saying it’s too powerful and its authority is too centralized.

GOP senators vowed to block the confirmation of any director until the whole agency was revamped.

That didn’t placate the GOP. They joined to filibuster Cordray. Brown’s was the sole Republican vote in Cordray’s favor. This wasn’t the puzzling part. Brown had long expressed support for the agency, saying it was needed to protect consumers.

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KEYWORDS: benedictbrown; betratyerbrown; brown; brown4romney; democratbrown; democratromney; nevertrustbrown; rino; romney; scottbrown

1 posted on 01/09/2012 5:19:30 AM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

Scott Brown is Mitt Romney’s pimpled toad.

Scott Brown’s serial betrayals are a sign
of EXACTLY what is coming from the Lying Rino Romney.


2 posted on 01/09/2012 5:21:53 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: massmike

Scott Brown is Mitt Romney’s pimpled toad.

Scott Brown’s serial betrayals are a sign
of EXACTLY what is coming from the Lying Rino Romney.


3 posted on 01/09/2012 5:22:05 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: massmike

Well, this takes the issue off the plate for the Wicked Witch Warren.


4 posted on 01/09/2012 5:22:15 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: massmike

“saying it was needed to protect consumers.”

...thank goodness for brave hearts like Scott Brown! He’s here to protect us!~sarc


5 posted on 01/09/2012 5:22:15 AM PST by albie
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To: albie

Let’s see, who is from Masssatwositts;

Ted Kennedy
Kerry, who was in Nam
Scott Brown
Romney.

I think I am seeing a trend here.


6 posted on 01/09/2012 5:26:11 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: massmike

Brown is playing the “where are the republicans going to go” game. He knows we will not vote for Warren. What he doesn’t know is that we will not vote for him. We will let him lose.

I will shed no tears if Brown is defeated. Like Specter and his ilk before him, he waters down the republican caucus and is a reliable vote not for the republicans, but for the democrats.


7 posted on 01/09/2012 5:28:32 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Diogenesis

This is the perfect situation for Newt and Santorum in SC. Equate Scott Brown’s dismal record with Romney, and make it clear to the conservative base what a Romney presidency means in policy. Scott Brown was Romney’s ‘guy’ in the MA state house. They see eye to eye. Brown has been a pure disaster as Senator despite running on our platform in the special election. They both lie on the campaign trail.


8 posted on 01/09/2012 5:29:01 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: albie

And this consumer protector will have the exact opposite effect.

The bill will kill business and hurt consumers, which is of course, the Obama plan.

But Scott Brown is not bright enough to see that. He should go away and maybe pose as a centerfold for Senior Living.


9 posted on 01/09/2012 5:29:17 AM PST by dforest
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To: massmike

This will net Brown 0 votes against the professor.


10 posted on 01/09/2012 5:30:45 AM PST by AU72
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To: massmike

Nothing shocking, he’s a New England RINO. ‘Nuff said.


11 posted on 01/09/2012 5:31:01 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: massmike

The FCP bureau is a Democratic extortion racket to shake down businesses.

Nice little business you have here....

Brown? Meh...f him


12 posted on 01/09/2012 5:31:01 AM PST by y6162
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To: Diogenesis
Scott Brown is Mitt Romney’s pimpled toad.

You can say that again!


13 posted on 01/09/2012 5:31:39 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

IT’S UNANIMOUS FOR RINO ROMNEY
From the Kennedy Seat in Massachusetts to the entire DNC

Mitt Romney wins much coveted Jimmy Carter endorsement

Gore Praises Romney's 'Climate Protection Plan'

Carville(D):
"It's a feel-good story, this Romney thing.
Romney is an ascendant guy
."

Sen. John Kerry (D) to Don Imus on RomneyCARE:
"I like this health care bill".

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) on RomneyCARE:
"To come up with a bipartisan plan in this polarized environment is commendable."


14 posted on 01/09/2012 5:38:57 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: massmike

I am from NY and supported Scott Brown financially when he ran. I believe he deserves to lose to Elizabeth Warren. She is a perfect fit for Massachusetts and he is RINO with no bb’s.


15 posted on 01/09/2012 5:49:44 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: massmike

I am from NY and supported Scott Brown financially when he ran. I believe he deserves to lose to Elizabeth Warren. She is a perfect fit for Massachusetts and he is RINO with no bb’s.


16 posted on 01/09/2012 5:50:34 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: Diogenesis

Scott Brown doesn’t seem smart enough to fight for conservative principles

he is not too bright IMHO

he was a RINO in the state senate— voted for Romneycare


17 posted on 01/09/2012 5:57:09 AM PST by preamble
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To: indylindy

Zero is also using this agency as a campaign tool, setting up a website for people to complain about credit card company practices. Who has had trouble with a credit card? Everyone. But here is Our Savior Obama to help us out. This is why he had to get Cordray in there and get the whole thing rolling.


18 posted on 01/09/2012 6:01:21 AM PST by firebrand
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To: cotton1706

It is wrong to create unrealistic expectations and any thinking person knew what kind of senator Brown would be. There are no surprises here. The truth remains, we are still better off with Brown than a Kennedy RAT.


19 posted on 01/09/2012 6:02:30 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: AdaGray
I, too, sent Brown some money when he first ran but I did it with my eyes wide open. I expected this kind of inconsistency BUT it didn't change the fact, he's still an R and counts toward a majority and he did vote against Obamacare.

A half if better than a zero. Until Brown can be replaced by a more conservative Republican, keep Brown there.

20 posted on 01/09/2012 6:05:42 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: indylindy

Zero is also using this agency as a campaign tool, setting up a website for people to complain about credit card company practices. Who has had trouble with a credit card? Everyone. But here is Our Savior Obama to help us out. This is why he had to get Cordray in there and get the whole thing rolling.


21 posted on 01/09/2012 6:07:18 AM PST by firebrand
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To: massmike

Here you see the problem that arises when you vote for the RINO—ANY RINO.
Not only do they desert the party on crucial issues; but theY demoralize the party as well, dilute the message and lend “BIPARTISAN SUPPORT” to the enemy.


22 posted on 01/09/2012 6:11:48 AM PST by Flintlock (Photo ID for all voting. Let our dead rest in peace.)
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To: firebrand

He is using this Cordray to go after smaller banks, credit unions and loan companies, and smaller businesses that some of the Dudd-Crank debacle doesn’t cover.

The communists need to stick their nose in and regulate everything in order to control them. The outcome is many will go out of business. Consumers be damned.

Protection racket is more like it.


23 posted on 01/09/2012 6:15:45 AM PST by dforest
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To: cotton1706

“I will shed no tears if Brown is defeated.”

I know what you mean. He’s cast some votes that irritate the hell out of me too. But, maybe a more pragmatic view is in order, at least until after the Nov elections. What if we (GOP) win the senate by one vote? Or, what if we hit the magic 60 number in the senate? Under either of these scenarios Scott Brown may come in handy from time to time. So, what say we keep our powder dry for a while longer :) ?


24 posted on 01/09/2012 6:23:52 AM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: massmike
He’s a Republican trying to do his job here while running for re-election for Ted Kennedy’s seat in Massachusetts.

He's what's wrong with politics -- more interested in getting reelected than doing what's right.

25 posted on 01/09/2012 6:24:22 AM PST by Not The Other One
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To: massmike
Let's hope this ba$tard applies for a mortgage soon and has to reap the fruits of this travesty.
26 posted on 01/09/2012 6:29:13 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: snoringbear

I’m not falling for that game anymore. If he votes this way when he has to answer to the voters, then we’re screwed when he’s safely in his seat for six years. I’m not rewarding him for being an arrogant quasi-democrat. I will not help him get re-elected. The republican caucus will be better off without him.


27 posted on 01/09/2012 6:32:07 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: indylindy

Yes, I know that is one purpose.


28 posted on 01/09/2012 6:40:28 AM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand

There are probably even purposes we don’t know about yet, which is typical of what goes on with these czars.

I guess it takes a few months until you know the whole program they put in place to collapse everything.

It is pretty awful. Obama is so sneaky that he does this kind of thing behind our backs, and the media helps him keep it quiet.


29 posted on 01/09/2012 6:48:19 AM PST by dforest
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To: massmike

“Comrades”?

Stupid liberal biased commie Journo-listers.


30 posted on 01/09/2012 6:51:30 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: massmike

Scott Brown is a democrat who ran as a republican to get elected. He won’t last long in that disrict.


31 posted on 01/09/2012 8:12:47 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Brown is the non-Mormon Romney.


32 posted on 01/09/2012 1:29:42 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: cotton1706

“I’m not falling for that game anymore.”Well Cotton, I feel your pain. I’m tired of RINOS too. But, it’s all about which side gets to hold the gavel and bang on the podium. Those who hold the gavel gets to set the agenda And, I want the GOP to set the agenda for the next four years. I don’t live in Massachusetts (God Bless Texas) but if I did I would hold my nose and vote for Scott Brown over a Democrat for sure. Take the pain Cotton, take the pain :)


33 posted on 01/09/2012 2:25:06 PM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: massmike

“Scott Brown’s vote shocks GOP comrades”

That would only be true if his vote was conservative.


34 posted on 01/09/2012 2:45:00 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: snoringbear

This is MA. Kennedy, Romney, Frank. I’ve taken enough pain. Time for me to inflict some, by withholding my vote from these worthless politicians. If Brown wins, it will be without my help.


35 posted on 01/09/2012 3:15:09 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Ohkaaay, put “another” Kennedy in again - for life - again....


36 posted on 01/10/2012 5:34:56 AM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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