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Posted on 12/29/2009 2:54:30 PM PST by Dayvester
GOP U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown has been all but abandoned by the same national Republican committees that pumped hundreds of thousands in campaign cash to former governors Mitt Romney and William Weld
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Probably about as bad the national GOP did.
I stopped wondering. I know exactly which side they are on (hint: it ain’t ours).
The RNC Is useless! Just when they should be gearing up 2010
it appears that they have fallen back to sleep at the switch. They do not inspire a whole lot of confidence now do they!?
Massachusetts, politically , is a cancerous lesion on the back side if America. A perfect example of what America cannot afford to become!
If they put up a bunch of RINO’s and fail to support conservatives, we could very well lose the 2010 election.
Mitt Romney ran against Ted Kennedy in the early 90s. He almost won.
You would think the GOP would go on the offensive in prep for 2010. The national GOP is a joke. If they want to take back the house or senate in 2010, they sure have a funny way of showing it huh??? Thank goodness there are grassroots conservatives who still care doing the work despite of the GOP.
Is Freerepublic.com set up to accomplish those type of things?
Scott Brown has a money bomb coming up (I think). Freerepublic might think about taking a page from the Ron Paul playbook.
If it wasn’t “Scott Brown” running for Senate in Mass, but “Ron Paul”, I can tell you what types of things the Ron Paul supporters would be engaged in.
People would make Youtube videos. I would imagine an effective youtube video would make clear the stakes of the race. 59 vs 60.
There would be a website called “Scott Brown money bomb” The URL would be scottbrownmoneybomb.com. There would be an easy way to contribute $ through that site (paypal would be an option).
The youtube videos would make reference to the scott brown money bomb.
People would be encouraged to vote up, or favorite, or do whatever good thing you can do with youtube clips, so that more people would see and hear about scott brown.
Same thing with digg and reddit and other sites.
Whenever an article is written about Scott Brown, many people will go on there and comment on the article.
But Freerepublic has been around for 10+ years and really isn’t designed to be a point place for that sort of thing.
Someone(s) in Massachusetts can achieve some of those objectives, and skip youtube hyping, digg and reddit hyping, and focus on freerepublic.
1) Make a youtube video saying “save the nation from Obama, give $ to the Scott Brown money bomb.”
2) Post that link all over the place here, be all annoying like.
3) Set up the scottbrownmoneybomb.com site. Embed that youtube video and a couple other youtube videos in that site. Make it super easy to give money to Scott Brown.
4) Post that link all over the place here.
5) Look, look, look for any story regarding or mentioning Scott Brown. That’s a new thread. Post the youtube video link and the Scott Brown money bomb link.
I also think there should be a little subset of the Brown / Kennedy campaign that makes good professional signs that say “Kennedy for US Senate” and those signs should be all over the place in Democrat areas on election day.
There’s a good chance that Kennedy could drop the ball on this. Kennedy should go to Brown and say “hey guys, you know I don’t really have the staff to put signs up, you think you could put my signs up in Southie or whereever you think it could help stop Coakley”
If Kennedy didn’t do that, someone with deep pockets could theoretically tt Brown and drop off a bunch of pro signs.
“Can we man phones from a distance?”
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They pulled the money from their own nominee in my congressionl district, which has a GOP majority and the result was to let a Democrat ditz feminist win in 2006. The party anointed Rino lost and they took their ball and went home, not the least bit discouraged that a far left Dem was taking the seat.
That’s why I get so sick of the Republican right or wrong crowd around here. I too voted for that drek McCain.
It’s called throwing the game. Our side does it well.
This is the link to the Scott Brown Money Bomb, which is on Jan 11
Brown’s got some RINO in him - curious why the RNC isn’t backing him....
You can bet the N.R.A. will give money to the Repub’s without thinking.
I wish there was a way to stop them and dedicate that money to REAL CONSERVATIVES.
Why I’m Running...
America is a great country but we also have some challenges that we need to solve if we’re going to remain the world’s superpower. The most important of our challenges is getting the U.S. economy moving again. People are hurting as they struggle to make ends meet. They’re worried about their future, and that of their children and grandchildren. I want to ensure that we leave them an America that is financially stronger and independent: minus a national debt that we can never repay.
I am a free enterprise advocate who believes that lower taxes can encourage economic growth. Raising taxes stifles growth, weakens the economy and puts more people out of work. Our economy works best when individuals have more of their income to spend, and businesses have money to invest and add jobs. I have been a fiscal watchdog in the state legislature fighting bigger government, higher taxes and wasteful spending.
Energy and Environment
I support common-sense environment policy that will help to reduce pollution and preserve our precious open spaces. I realize that without action now, future generations will be left to clean up the mess we leave. In order to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, I support reasonable and appropriate development of alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, nuclear, geothermal and improved hydroelectric facilities. I oppose a national cap and trade program because of the higher costs that families and businesses would incur.
I am passionate about improving the quality of our public schools. Accountability and high standards are paramount. I support choice through charter schools, as well as the MCAS exam as a graduation requirement. I have worked to ensure that all children have access to a quality education. I am a strong advocate for the METCO program, which provides lower income students with broader educational opportunities.
I recognize that our strength as a nation is built on the immigrant experience in America. I welcome legal immigration to this country. However, we are also a nation of laws and government should not adopt policies that encourage illegal immigration. Providing drivers licenses and in-state tuition to illegal immigrant families will act as a magnet in drawing more people here in violation of the law and it will impose new costs on taxpayers. I oppose amnesty, and I believe we ought to strengthen our border enforcement and institute an employment verification system with penalties for companies that hire illegal immigrants.
As a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army National Guard, I am uniquely aware of the importance and sacrifice of our men and women serving in the military. I have been a vigorous supporter of legislation providing benefits to returning service members, as well as, benefits for the families of those killed in action. I believe we need to recognize the sacrifice of all of our servicemembers by keeping better track of returning military personnel so they get the services they deserve. That includes providing them with first-class medical care and other benefits to which they are entitled. I am known as a leader on veterans’ issues through my work on the Veterans and Federal Affairs Committee, the Hidden Wounds of War Commission, and the Governor’s Task Force on Returning Veterans.
I believe that all Americans deserve health care coverage, but that we shouldn’t have to create a new government insurance program to provide it. I support strengthening the existing private market system. In Massachusetts, I support the 2006 healthcare law that expanded coverage, but I believe the Deval Patrick administration must do more to contain the costs of the Commonwealth Care subsidy program.
I support the Second Amendment and believe that citizens have the right to keep and bear arms as a basic constitutional liberty. I support safe and responsible gun ownership.
I believe there are some crimes that are so heinous that they deserve capital punishment. Our Government should have the ability to impose the death penalty in cases where it is justified.
While this decision should ultimately be made by the woman in consultation with her doctor, I believe we need to reduce the number of abortions in America. I believe government has the responsibility to regulate in this area and I support parental consent and notification requirements and I oppose partial birth abortion. I also believe there are people of good will on both sides of the issue and we ought to work together to support and promote adoption as an alternative to abortion.
I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. States should be free to make their own laws in this area, so long as they reflect the people’s will as expressed through them directly, or as expressed through their elected representatives.
Israel has made enormous sacrifices in an attempt to secure peace including unilateral withdrawal from Gaza. I support a two-state solution that reaffirms Israels right to exist and provides the Palestinians with a place of their own where both sides can live in peace and security. As our closest ally in the Middle East, Israel lives every day under the threat of terror yet shares with America a dedication to democratic ideals, a respect for faith, and a commitment to peace in the region. Until a lasting peace is achieved, I support the security barrier erected by Israel which has proven successful in protecting Israeli civilians from terrorist attacks.
I support the bi-partisan Iran sanctions bill and believe that until Ahmadinejad gives up his nuclear ambitions he should be isolated from the rest of the world. With its reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons, Iran represents the biggest threat to Israel. Ahmadinejad is a Holocaust denier who has threatened to wipe Israel off the map. Meeting with him confers legitimacy when the only correct response is to treat him as an outcast. A personal meeting with Ahmadinejad, as suggested by my opponent, would embolden him and be used as a propaganda tool to strengthen his position
If you call a 58 to 41 wipeout, in a year when republicans had one of their greatest elections in history, almost winning.
What are they?
Looks like he is pro choice!
I am sorry to say that if these gutless wonders keep it up, I don’t care if a 3rd party destroys the GOP’s chances. I will be first in line to vote 3rd Party.
Yes, we need to get those elitist country club Redemoncriblicans out for good. Power to the REAL people!
Yep, I just saw that.
That is correct. And do not be surprised if they put up a bunch of RINOs.
Conservatives in that state will need to organize write-in.
Massachusetts is a lost cause for ANY Republican in a Senate race.
Uh, no. 1994. Kennedy 58%, Romney 41%. And that in the year of the Contract With America, as well as Ted coming off the William Kennedy Smith rape fiasco.
Because it's a waste of money. Unless you've lived in New England, (especially Massachusetts) you can't possibly understand the total hatred for anything or anyone labeled "Republican."
I actually threw a large paper cup of Coke at Weiker on October 5, 1991 at the statehouse rally against the income tax (hit the side of his limo.) May he and Eunice Groark burn for what they did to the people of Connecticut.
We need to give money to Scott Brown’s campaign. We can do this without the GOP. Come on. Let’s do this.
THAT.......is a FABULOUS IDEA!!
SPREAD the word!!
As the MAN said, "there are more things under Heaven and Earth, Horatio, that are dreamnt of in your philosophy."
I hope the idiots here in MA DO vote for Joe Kennedy. They probably think it’s Bobby’s son!!! will take votes away from Martha!!!!
o.k., let’s just live with Ted Kennedy’s legacy another 40 years..that’s the ticket.
LOL.... yep that really worked for Ron Paul.
More importantly, does anyone here really think there is a real conservative running for office in Massa2$hits?
Well, I don’t know about total hatred. Bill Weld (Republican) was Governor. Mitt Romney (Republican) was Governor. Both in the last 20 years. Yes, MA is a Democrat state. But it voted for Reagan in 1984.
1) Low turnout because it’s a special election.
2) People not liking Obama hurts Coakley.
Brown has a much better shot than a R would typically have in MA.
Some will. Think “old people”. Old people vote. Old people really like the Kennedys.
Apparently Kennedy is getting in the debates and is apparently taking the same positions as Brown. Bad for Brown.
Hey, Kennedy, Mass is Liberal. Legalize Drugs. End all wars. Etc etc. (In other words, don’t be a d*ck. Run to the Left of Coakley). How much can taxes be cut by legalizing and taxing Marijuana?
It did work well for Ron Paul.
I didn’t see Hunter or Tancredo (the other US Reps running) making over $5 mil in a single day. The smart, creative, aggressive fundraising did help Ron Paul.
I don’t want to get into a long discussion about Ron Paul.
But, is Scott Brown set for $?
I’d recommend that he run a standard campaign, with standard bags of $ from the usual suspects in the typical manner. He doesn’t strike me as a particularly interesting politician at all. A typical mainstream Republican politician by MA standards.
If I were to guess right now I’d say that he is going to need more $. And it’s possible that a Ron Paul style fundraising campaign would help.
The likely outcome is Brown won’t get the $ and he’ll lose.
But if people talk about Scott Brown, how electing Scott Brown could stop Obama, if Rush and the rest talk about that, he could possibly get enough money.
Now the young liberals that I know at work have no freaking knowledge there is a Special Election taking place on Jan 19th and I am sure and heck am not gonna clue them on. I'm not at all interested in trying to get them to vote for Scott when surely, they voted for the most popular Amercian Idol, Barak Hussein Obama..mmm mmm mmm!
I heard Scott on the radio this evening announcing some t.v. ads that would hit next week. BUT, I still think that the Dems in MA are idiots and I pray, I pray they just don't have it in them to vote on Jan. 19th.
We need a nice Massachusetts Miracle! It can happen. The Red Sox one again...BELIEVE!!!!
Freegards and thank you for you pings...you are a true patriot.
oops, too much wine..Red Sox WON again not ONE again! Sigh.
I find it a very interesting race.
You’re in MA, how’s it actually going there?
I’ve been reading about the debate, a few articles, and it appears that Kennedy is being an ahole. Apparently there was an independent ahole in the Deval Patrick race as well.
Kennedy spent most of the debate attacking Brown, not Coakley. Called Brown a RINO.
I guess that’s how it works in MA these days. A unknown I runs, takes positions slightly to the right of the R, attacks the R. The D insists on having the I in the debates, else the D won’t debate. So it’s the R against the D, and the D and the I against the R.
Brown wants head to head debates against Coakley and Coakley is having none of it.
I’m happy I’ve done a little bit of research here. I wasn’t sure what to make of Kennedy. Now I know. Thumbs down.
I really don’t know what to think of Brown, but I do prefer him to Kennedy. Kennedy is helping Coakley. Boo.
That is the first smart thing said on this thread...if Brown breaks 40% it will be a miracle.
RINOs. Period. And governors can't do major damage to the nation. Senators can (and in the case of Massachusetts) will.
Like saying people not liking Carter hurt Kennedy or Tsongas.
As a young man, did a lot of drinking in your town...what was it, Marina Bay?
Most liberal female friends I know at work are pathetic...they must have a lousy man just to have a man...they claim they are heart addicted to their boyfriends, they are incomplete without a sexual partner.. this is 50% of the voting population in MA.
That's fine and good for many a woman...but I personally believe in QUALITY NOT QUANTITY!.. which is your typical idiotic MA female voter. If MA guys want to way in...here we go...
how about the highways and byways of Massachusetts on his way to Cape Cod!
Always seemed to end up at Scusset Beach..
Yeah. I’m not really taking a position here. I like having reliable votes. When you have 60 Republicans, you have 60 Republicans. On the other hand, this is Massachusetts we’re talking about. On the other hand, in some other state, a RINO could say “but why does the Senator from MA get to vote like a RINO sometimes”. So it’s important to have reliable conservatives. But it’s also important to Stop Obama Now.
I think I was responding to the assertion that the Republican brand name was utterly poison in MA, and I was saying that Republicans can and do win in MA. I wasn’t saying that we need more RINOs.
I don’t know if Scott Brown is a RINO. I’d expect that the National Republicans are holding back because they don’t want to catch it from teapartiers / conservatives if they do back Brown and he is deemed a RINO.
Hyannisport..the Camp David of the Kennedys! All I know as I hit the hay tonight...my 48 years of life living in Massachusetts has been HARD! iT’s expensive and quite frankly, not worth it. BUT, I do have soon-to-be 11 year old son who loves his father... I would love nothing better than to pack it all up as MANY MASSACHUSETTS FAMILIES have done and head elsewhere...but what am I to do?! disrupt my son’s life...It’s not easy! Another 7 years...TEXAS here I come!!!!