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Scott Brown joins Dems and votes to end debate on jobs bill
The Hill ^ | Feb. 22. 2010 | Jordan Fabian

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.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 111th; brown; jobsbill; scottbrown; scotttherino
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1 posted on 02/22/2010 3:09:01 PM PST by mystery-ak
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To: mystery-ak

Wow. Just him?


2 posted on 02/22/2010 3:10:15 PM PST by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: mystery-ak

Not a surprise.


3 posted on 02/22/2010 3:10:38 PM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: mystery-ak

Well, that didn’t take long.

Has Scott been able to play hoops with Obama yet?


4 posted on 02/22/2010 3:10:43 PM PST by Carling (My Mom said if you have nothing good to say ... um ... I think my Mom was wrong on that one.)
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To: mystery-ak

here we go, but then we know what usually comes from Mass.


5 posted on 02/22/2010 3:10:52 PM PST by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: mystery-ak

Wow! That was quick.

I thought Brown would be a strong fiscal conseravtive.

I was so wrong. He is a bigtime RINO.


6 posted on 02/22/2010 3:11:21 PM PST by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: mystery-ak

MA, you sent another lawyer to Congress, what did you expect?


8 posted on 02/22/2010 3:12:08 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft
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To: F15Eagle

TRAITOR


9 posted on 02/22/2010 3:12:23 PM PST by manonCANAL
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To: mystery-ak

Can we get our donation back? What a disappointment he’s turning out to be.


10 posted on 02/22/2010 3:12:29 PM PST by jersey117
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To: mystery-ak

Look for alot of mavericky doings in the future by Mr. Brown. He’s Mitt Romney with a boston accent.


11 posted on 02/22/2010 3:12:42 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: F15Eagle

He voted in FAVOR of RomneyCare, That should be a clue.


12 posted on 02/22/2010 3:12:45 PM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: mystery-ak

bttt


13 posted on 02/22/2010 3:13:43 PM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: mystery-ak

Our hero

sarc


14 posted on 02/22/2010 3:13:50 PM PST by silverleaf (we don’t want everyone in Washington to get along, we want them to get out of the way)
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To: mystery-ak

Well, 15 billion is better then the original 85 Billion.

They were going to spend it anyway - everyone knew that.


15 posted on 02/22/2010 3:13:59 PM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: mystery-ak

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...


16 posted on 02/22/2010 3:14:04 PM PST by DanielRedfoot (What a fool believes, No wise man has the power to reason away)
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To: jersey117
Can we get our donation back? What a disappointment he’s turning out to be.

We knew some of this was coming. It was part of the price of admission. Doesn't make it any better for us, though.

17 posted on 02/22/2010 3:14:11 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: GeronL

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.


18 posted on 02/22/2010 3:14:15 PM PST by rbmillerjr (I'm praying for Palin....if not I'll vote 4 conservatives...Mitt won't get my vote)
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To: GoCards

Susan Collins (Maine) and Olympia Snowe (Maine) also voted for cloture on the proposal. Reitiring GOP Sen. George Voinovich (Ohio) also voted for cloture.


19 posted on 02/22/2010 3:14:16 PM PST by Alice in Wonderland
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To: F15Eagle
Brown's opposition to ObamaCare was, in part, due to the fact that MA voters were already being taxed for RomneyCare. Brown felt they shouldn't be further taxed for something they already were paying for at the state level.

Brown duped a lot of FReepers, but it's nice to see that common sense is starting to prevail.

20 posted on 02/22/2010 3:14:21 PM PST by Carling (My Mom said if you have nothing good to say ... um ... I think my Mom was wrong on that one.)
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To: mystery-ak

This is why I didn’t jump on the bandwagon supporting him.


21 posted on 02/22/2010 3:15:25 PM PST by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: mystery-ak

there goes his chance to win friends and influence people....he has joined the enemy


22 posted on 02/22/2010 3:16:17 PM PST by The Wizard (I support Madam President, the only President in America today)
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To: manonCANAL

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.


23 posted on 02/22/2010 3:17:13 PM PST by oldleft
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To: mystery-ak

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?


24 posted on 02/22/2010 3:17:38 PM PST by bigbob
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To: mystery-ak

Absence of leadership in the GOP.


25 posted on 02/22/2010 3:18:21 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: mystery-ak

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.

Evidently not.


26 posted on 02/22/2010 3:18:37 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: The Wizard
there goes his chance to win friends and influence people....he has joined the enemy

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.

27 posted on 02/22/2010 3:19:47 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: nhwingut
He is a bigtime RINO.

It's too early to reach such a conclusion.

28 posted on 02/22/2010 3:19:51 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: mystery-ak
He's a whole lot better than Croakley would have been. We got half a loaf with Brown but it's still better than having a nothing loaf.
29 posted on 02/22/2010 3:19:56 PM PST by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: mystery-ak

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?
Hmmmm...


30 posted on 02/22/2010 3:20:02 PM PST by Jazz1968
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To: silverleaf

Just another pretty face.


31 posted on 02/22/2010 3:20:04 PM PST by Melchior
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To: cmj328
Well, your man Brown just crossed the aisle to vote with the Dems.

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.

32 posted on 02/22/2010 3:20:19 PM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Governement should be afraid of the people)
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To: mystery-ak

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.


33 posted on 02/22/2010 3:20:53 PM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: bigbob

Bizzare, isn’t it? ha.


34 posted on 02/22/2010 3:22:10 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: wagglebee

I could not help but think of you when I saw this headline.


35 posted on 02/22/2010 3:22:20 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: nhwingut
He is a bigtime RINO.

I'd call him an AROM (A Republican of Massachusetts).

36 posted on 02/22/2010 3:22:30 PM PST by Tribune7 (Only stupid, racists people support Obama.)
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To: mystery-ak

Looks like Massachusetts produces only rotten fruit. SB is like an apple that is rotten on one side but edible on the other-—


37 posted on 02/22/2010 3:22:47 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: nhwingut

>HE IS A BIGIME RINO<

WOULD THE LIBRERAL PEOPLE OF MASSACHUSETTS ELECT ANYTHING ELSE?
I UNDERSTAND HE IS ALSO BIG ON ABORTION.


38 posted on 02/22/2010 3:23:03 PM PST by Paperdoll ( PLEASE FORGIVE THE CAPS. I HAVE M.D..)
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To: mystery-ak

Better than a kennedy... but how much... time will tell... but this ain’t good.

LLS


39 posted on 02/22/2010 3:23:25 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: mystery-ak

That sound you hear is my grinding my teeth.


40 posted on 02/22/2010 3:23:48 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: mystery-ak

“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?


41 posted on 02/22/2010 3:24:00 PM PST by School of Rational Thought (Most interesting man in the world.)
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To: mystery-ak
Big deal. He voted for a jobs bill.
42 posted on 02/22/2010 3:24:15 PM PST by spectre ( Spectre's wife)
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To: bigbob

Because said people are politically unrealistic in the extreme.


43 posted on 02/22/2010 3:24:19 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: mystery-ak

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!


44 posted on 02/22/2010 3:24:47 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: rbmillerjr
...Conservatives will wake up to Scott Brown and be reminded what Romney offers us.

That's a very good point.

45 posted on 02/22/2010 3:25:16 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: jersey117

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.


46 posted on 02/22/2010 3:25:42 PM PST by NoExpectations
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To: bigbob
For cripe sake...he said he was an Independent.

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.

47 posted on 02/22/2010 3:26:04 PM PST by Perchant
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To: edcoil

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.


48 posted on 02/22/2010 3:26:13 PM PST by milwguy
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To: mystery-ak

To those who could not wait to make him President, you are stupid.


49 posted on 02/22/2010 3:26:25 PM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: bigbob

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.


50 posted on 02/22/2010 3:26:39 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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