Skip to comments.Scott Brown joins Dems and votes to end debate on jobs bill
Posted on 02/22/2010 3:09:01 PM PST by mystery-ak
Newly-seated Republican Sen. Scott Brown (Mass.) on Monday joined Democrats in voting to end debate on their $15 billion jobs bill.
Brown crossed the aisle after Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) nixed an $85 billion, bipartisan plan in favor of a more narrowly-focused bill.
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Wow. Just him?
Not a surprise.
Well, that didn’t take long.
Has Scott been able to play hoops with Obama yet?
here we go, but then we know what usually comes from Mass.
Wow! That was quick.
I thought Brown would be a strong fiscal conseravtive.
I was so wrong. He is a bigtime RINO.
MA, you sent another lawyer to Congress, what did you expect?
Can we get our donation back? What a disappointment he’s turning out to be.
Look for alot of mavericky doings in the future by Mr. Brown. He’s Mitt Romney with a boston accent.
He voted in FAVOR of RomneyCare, That should be a clue.
Well, 15 billion is better then the original 85 Billion.
They were going to spend it anyway - everyone knew that.
I hope Mass go the recall route on this jerk.
Or hopefully he is saying yes but plans to blindside them with a no vote when they think they have the votes; albeit, not likely...
We knew some of this was coming. It was part of the price of admission. Doesn't make it any better for us, though.
Scott Brown in the end, as he helped us kill ObamaCare...
will ALSO help us kill Romney. Conservatives will wake up to Scott Brown and be reminded what Romney offers us.
Susan Collins (Maine) and Olympia Snowe (Maine) also voted for cloture on the proposal. Reitiring GOP Sen. George Voinovich (Ohio) also voted for cloture.
Brown duped a lot of FReepers, but it's nice to see that common sense is starting to prevail.
This is why I didn’t jump on the bandwagon supporting him.
there goes his chance to win friends and influence people....he has joined the enemy
To who? I wouldn’t choose to use that word for someone who voted to end debate on something that will probably get 50% of his party’s support.
Just saying that word carries a lot of weight with some of us, be careful who you direct it towards.
For cripe sake...he said he was an Independent.
Why in hell do people on FR throw a fit every time an Independent turns out not to be a hardcore conservative in everything they say and do?
Absence of leadership in the GOP.
I knew he wasn’t a real conservative, but I didn’t really expect him to jump ship this fast. Why does he think he was elected?
Looks like he beat Collins and Snow to the lifeboats.
I never even considered him as a presidential candidate, but I thought he’d be at least moderately good as a Senator from Massachusetts.
Since I have absolutely no idea what is in Scott Brown's head this is complete speculation.
I can see giving Harry Reid a win on a much reduced jobs bill so that the accusation of "Republicans always say no to everything" can't be as believable in the future. This could *really* help us when (and if) the health care votes come around.
Just a theory but it could be operative.
It's too early to reach such a conclusion.
Is Brown going to turn out to be a Dem plant?
Thinking back, the White House was not really that shaken when he won.
The Congress version of Justice Souter?
Just another pretty face.
So much for falling on a grenade for the greater good.
Like most in the GOP, he's a back-stabber, not a squad-saver.
I didn’t send him $$$$ because I am saving for building some gallows in DC.
Elections matter not anymore.
At least he helped throw the commies off track for a bit...hope he gets to play hoops before they all hang.
Bizzare, isn’t it? ha.
I could not help but think of you when I saw this headline.
I'd call him an AROM (A Republican of Massachusetts).
Looks like Massachusetts produces only rotten fruit. SB is like an apple that is rotten on one side but edible on the other-—
>HE IS A BIGIME RINO<
WOULD THE LIBRERAL PEOPLE OF MASSACHUSETTS ELECT ANYTHING ELSE?
I UNDERSTAND HE IS ALSO BIG ON ABORTION.
Better than a kennedy... but how much... time will tell... but this ain’t good.
That sound you hear is my grinding my teeth.
“This is not Ted Kennedy’s seat, not the Democrats seat..” but I will vote as if it were.
What is this guy’s email address?
Because said people are politically unrealistic in the extreme.
Where are those CPAC dopes that were touting this guy as the next one who should run for President in 2012? LMAO
NOT ONE CENT TO THE RNC!
That's a very good point.
I thought the exact same thing!! Did you get a nice thank you letter from Scott Brown last week? Glad I shredded it. Hey, I lived in MA and now live in NY so I am well aware of RINO’s but this is stunning. What a crock. I feel sucker punched.
Let him change his party affiliation to Independent like Lieberman did. If you vote for a Rat bill that Republicans weren't allowed to offer amendments to, then you are a Rat.
Sen. Ben Cardin (D., Md.) said all four of the bill’s components have individually been backed by Republicans and therefore there is no reason by the party’s lawmakers not to support the legislation.
Mr. Cardin said the bill would save or create 1.3 million jobs, which would be a much-needed shot in the arm to the moribund employment picture.
15 Billion for 1.3 million jobs? I think that is a much better deal than Obama’s 787 billion for 2 million jobs? LOL, anyone who believes these quacks needs their head examined.
To those who could not wait to make him President, you are stupid.
Funny...I don’t seem to recall him having an (I) next to his name on the ballot. But then again, he didn’t mention being a Republican once in his acceptance speech.