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Scott Brown switches vote to advance financial regulation overhaul
Boston Globe ^

Posted on 05/20/2010 1:13:38 PM PDT by AlanD

Senator Scott Brown switched a key vote from yesterday and joined 57 Democrats and two Republicans this afternoon in advancing a massive financial regulation overhaul.

The Massachusetts Republican said that over the last 24 hours he received assurances – from the chief negotiators in the House and Senate, Senator Christopher J. Dodd, and Representative Barney Frank -- that changes he was seeking would be addressed. Those assurances came during a phone call with Frank last night, while the Newton Democrat was working out in the House members gym. Brown was further convinced during a 40-mile bike ride he went on this morning with Senator John Kerry.

“We recognize that there’s going to be some fixes here, more than likely, and the conference committee,” Brown said after voting. “I’m satisfied that all of our efforts – Senator Kerry and my efforts – will benefit and protect jobs in Massachusetts.”

“I spoke at length over a 40 mile bike-ride with Senator Kerry about it,” Brown added. “He’s a very good athlete.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 111th; brownbot; browntroll; johnkerry; kittychow; liberalslikebrow; lurch; massachusetts; scottbrown; sniff; uhoh; victorkilo; vk; zot; zotbait
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This might help Scott Brown be re-elected in Massachusetts, but will hurt any chance of his being on the national ticket. On the other hand, maybe a conservative would tap him as a VP in 2012 or 2016, to balance the ticket.
1 posted on 05/20/2010 1:13:39 PM PDT by AlanD
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To: AlanD

I’ve been getting campaign donation emails from him constantly lately. What a disapointment he is...


2 posted on 05/20/2010 1:14:34 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: AlanD

Like Reagan / Bush.

No more Faustian deals, please.


3 posted on 05/20/2010 1:14:44 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Let me be clear. The voluntary pancipation of Cinco de Quatro is mandated in all 57 states.)
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To: AlanD

Why not just take a stand and explain why this is BAD for Massachusetts?


4 posted on 05/20/2010 1:14:45 PM PDT by RockinRight (I can see November from here!)
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To: AlanD

Can I slap him with a large fish?


5 posted on 05/20/2010 1:14:47 PM PDT by McKayopectate
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To: AlanD

“We recognize that there’s going to be some fixes here”

Ah, yes.

I see the “fix” is in.


6 posted on 05/20/2010 1:16:26 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: AlanD

I was wondering what Scott Kerry-lite was up to these days...polishing up on his RINO skills, I see.


7 posted on 05/20/2010 1:16:48 PM PDT by FrankR (Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
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To: AlanD
“he received assurances – from the chief negotiators in the House and Senate, Senator Christopher J. Dodd, and Representative Barney Frank — that changes he was seeking would be addressed”

Gee, you can’t tell that he’s new to DC now can you? What a moron.

8 posted on 05/20/2010 1:17:05 PM PDT by east1234 (It's the borders stupid! My new environmentalist inspired tagline: cut, kill, dig and drill)
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To: AlanD

“Those assurances came during a phone call with Frank last night, while the Newton Democrat was working out in the House members gym.”

I would have guessed that Bawney Fwank frequents the YMCA, like the rest of his kind.


9 posted on 05/20/2010 1:18:16 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: AlanD

> over the last 24 hours he received assurances

From Bawney Fwank and his looney leftist mob?

And their “assurances” are believable because ...

The only good thing that came out of Brown’s election was the black eye it gave the DemonRATs.

Since then he’s been slapping their backs, rather than kickng them in the pants.


10 posted on 05/20/2010 1:18:18 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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A lot of people on here were giddy about Scott Brown, saying how great it would be if he ran for President right after his election. It’s time that many of you took off your Republican colored glasses and realize that most of the Republicans in Congress aren’t much different than the Democrats, especially in the Senate. Once a RINO, always a RINO. There are very few good people in our government. Dark days are ahead. USA=Greece in 3 years.


11 posted on 05/20/2010 1:18:46 PM PDT by jsdjason
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To: AlanD

Hard to watch birth of a RINO.


12 posted on 05/20/2010 1:18:59 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: AlanD

A man who won’t defend our unalienable right to Life won’t defend our unalienable right to Liberty either.

Scott Brown is a Liberty-hating liberal scumbag!


13 posted on 05/20/2010 1:19:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: AlanD

“he received assurances – from the chief negotiators in the House and Senate, Senator Christopher J. Dodd, and Representative Barney Frank — that changes he was seeking would be addressed.”

He’s a slow learner...


14 posted on 05/20/2010 1:19:15 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: AlanD

he switched his vote, eh? When the hell is a vote final?


15 posted on 05/20/2010 1:19:39 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: AlanD

We got rid of Arlen Specter this week. Someone had to pick up the mantle.


16 posted on 05/20/2010 1:20:35 PM PDT by Antoninus (It's a degenerate society where dogs have more legal rights than unborn babies.)
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To: AlanD
"...he received assurances ...that changes he was seeking would be addressed."

"We've decided not to make any changes, therefore they are 'addressed'. Thanks for helping us stick it to them again."

17 posted on 05/20/2010 1:20:35 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: AlanD
This might help Scott Brown be re-elected in Massachusetts, but will hurt any chance of his being on the national ticket. On the other hand, maybe a conservative would tap him as a VP in 2012 or 2016, to balance the ticket.

You, sir, are out of your mind.

18 posted on 05/20/2010 1:20:42 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: east1234
“he received assurances – from the chief negotiators in the House and Senate, Senator Christopher J. Dodd, and Representative Barney Frank — that changes he was seeking would be addressed”

Ah yes, those pillars of honesty and morality! Sickening....
19 posted on 05/20/2010 1:20:43 PM PDT by demkicker (Helping Democrats Become Extinct)
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To: AlanD

FCOL!


20 posted on 05/20/2010 1:21:18 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: AlanD

Did any of you fools seriously expect Scott Brown to be a conservative. He comes from Mass for G*D’s sake! Get a grip. There are NO conservatives left in the ENTIRE N/E “United” States.


21 posted on 05/20/2010 1:21:35 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: AlanD

Most Politicians are made of sh!T! Count yourself amongst them Scott Brown.


22 posted on 05/20/2010 1:22:02 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (How shall he rescue his imprisoned self?)
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To: Jim Robinson

I guess it’s time to change my tagline. If he was worried about this vote helping his reelection in ‘12 he has chosen poorly.


23 posted on 05/20/2010 1:22:09 PM PDT by GQuagmire ( We are no longer Massholes)
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To: Jim Robinson

I like Scott Brown as a personality and a candidate. He is not Chris Christie, if that is what you were hoping for.

Would not be surprised if he becomes a VP sometime . .

Haley Barbour/Scott Brown for example.

Or even Michelle Bachmann/Scott Brown.


24 posted on 05/20/2010 1:22:15 PM PDT by AlanD
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To: AlanD

Why the heck would a Conservative tap a Liberal on all but one issue as a running mate?


25 posted on 05/20/2010 1:22:47 PM PDT by Ingtar (If Palin were perfect, she could campaign for godhood. Since she is human, Obama's job will do.)
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To: AlanD; Jim Robinson; 50mm; Old Sarge; darkwing104

Wher is a good facepalm photo when you need one?


26 posted on 05/20/2010 1:24:01 PM PDT by GQuagmire ( We are no longer Massholes)
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To: AlanD
Sorry, no promoting RINOs allowed....especially from a newbie troll!

AlanD - Since Feb 13, 2010

27 posted on 05/20/2010 1:24:05 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: AlanD

Your reply #1 - You’ve got to be kidding me.


28 posted on 05/20/2010 1:24:46 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney,No Mark Kirk (Illinois), not now, not ever!)
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To: AlanD
'“He’s a very good athlete.”"

What in the world does that have to do with the merits (or lack thereof) of the legislation?

Could you see Winston Churchill commenting on the athletic prowess of one of his political foes?

Can't we find some serious people for these serious times?

29 posted on 05/20/2010 1:25:38 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: AlanD

Never, never, ever trust a RINO.


30 posted on 05/20/2010 1:25:46 PM PDT by cblue55 (Choose life; abort Obamacare)
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To: east1234
Kind of like that idiot Stupak who gave away his vote on ObamaCare in exchange for a promise to sign an executive order. Now that ObaMao has kept that promise, he can sign another executive order to rescind it . . . after the election.

Still, with the enemedia running 24/7 propoganda about Republicans refusing to regulate Wall Street and the GOP being too stupid to run ads on who Wall Steet donates to and who got us in this mess, I can see where Scottie feels he's between a rock and a hard place.

That's why I cheer the probable election of a guy like Rand Paul. He and his Dad may be isolationist dopes when it comes to foreign policy, but they at least have the guts to take on Wall Street and the international banksters.

From my reading of the mood, this country is fed-up with the no-win war in Afghanistan and will need another 9-11 type event to wake them from their slumber, so it is better to at least channel that isolationist sentiment into getting our borders secured and stop with the bankster bail-outs for now!

31 posted on 05/20/2010 1:26:13 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: AlanD
They are ALL politicians, and I use that term as a pejorative.

They are using this tactic over and over again to wear us down. Making us think these communists bills are going to die then allowing a floor vote and ramming it through.

They all want us to give up and let them take over so they will no longer have to campaign and then can just be our masters.

This crap has to end.

32 posted on 05/20/2010 1:26:19 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Kenny500c
Hard to watch birth of a RINO.

No grass under our feet. How do we oust him and when. These politicians have to know we will not tolerate RHINOS. If they sneak in, we have to weed them out.

33 posted on 05/20/2010 1:27:23 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: AlanD

Why am I not surprised? Another RINO who will vote with the dems.

Wonder what they bribed he and his wife with?


34 posted on 05/20/2010 1:29:07 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: AlanD

One thing you can say about Scott Brown. He really likes making deals with the devil. We do need financial reform. We need to go back to Glass-Steagall. There is a lot of garbage in this bill. Including crimes against the American people that are not related to reforming the markets, but are intended to spy on, intimidate, and control Americans.


35 posted on 05/20/2010 1:29:12 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Ingtar
Why the heck would a Conservative tap a Liberal on all but one issue as a running mate?

Almost as inane as the chatter about Lieberman as a running mate for McCain in '08.

No, that would be insane - 2 liberals on the Republican ticket.

36 posted on 05/20/2010 1:29:38 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney,No Mark Kirk (Illinois), not now, not ever!)
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To: AlanD

Someday; this guy and other RINOS will have to pay the piper.


37 posted on 05/20/2010 1:29:43 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: jsdjason
A lot of people on here were giddy about Scott Brown, saying how great it would be if he ran for President right after his election.

This is why it's imperative to wait for any newly elected politician to get a track record before suggesting he or she be advanced to a higher position. I thought Newt might make a good pesidential candidate but wasn't going seriously to support him until he made a track record as House Speaker. Now that he's made that track record, thre's no way I'd support him for President.

38 posted on 05/20/2010 1:30:09 PM PDT by libstripper (I'm going)
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To: AlanD

Brown believed promises made by Dodd and Frank?

Ruh-roh.


39 posted on 05/20/2010 1:30:19 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Get a paper route, Billy - Len Britton, running v. Leaky Leahy http://tinyurl.com/3a5ac8o)
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To: AlanD

As-s-s-s

I want the hundreds of dollars back that I sent to his campaign.


40 posted on 05/20/2010 1:31:16 PM PDT by Reagan69 (Let me know when those health insurance premiums go down.)
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To: AlanD

Most didn’t want him on the national ticket anyway.


41 posted on 05/20/2010 1:32:37 PM PDT by rintense
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To: sthguard

“Those assurances came during a phone call with Frank last night, while the Newton Democrat was working out in the House members gym.”

I would have guessed that Bawney Fwank frequents the YMCA, like the rest of his kind.

____________________________________________________

You gotta remember - this is the same gym where Rahm Emmanuel and Eric Massa walk around naked.


42 posted on 05/20/2010 1:32:49 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: Graybeard58

There seem to be some that want to try the two Liberal route: Romney/Brown or similar pairings.


43 posted on 05/20/2010 1:32:57 PM PDT by Ingtar (If Palin were perfect, she could campaign for godhood. Since she is human, Obama's job will do.)
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To: Kenny500c

Birth? Some here knew what he was in the womb.


44 posted on 05/20/2010 1:33:22 PM PDT by rintense
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To: AlanD

He is EXACTLY like Arlen specter - brings home the bacon to a chosen few companies in his state and screws the rest of us who have to pay the bill for that pork. He wanted assurances that the insurance companies in his state were not hurt - how nice of him - so did he complain about the slush fund to bail out the gamblers every time their derivatives crash? after they’ve gotten their bonus/commission checks? Arghhhhh


45 posted on 05/20/2010 1:33:27 PM PDT by oldmomster
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To: AlanD
On the other hand, maybe a conservative would tap him as a VP in 2012 or 2016, to balance the ticket.

He's pro abortion, any conservative that would pick him would be commiting political suicide.

46 posted on 05/20/2010 1:34:08 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland ( schmuckie schucks)
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To: AlanD

well it will take one time for him to see they won’t keep their word while still in the majority and then we’ll see what he does


47 posted on 05/20/2010 1:35:10 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: east1234
“he received assurances – from the chief negotiators in the House and Senate, Senator Christopher J. Dodd, and Representative Barney Frank — that changes he was seeking would be addressed”

Another Bart Stupak moment...

48 posted on 05/20/2010 1:35:18 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland ( schmuckie schucks)
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To: sthguard
I would have guessed that Bawney Fwank frequents the YMCA, like the rest of his kind.

Or McDonalds Playland.

49 posted on 05/20/2010 1:35:23 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Everyone needs valid ID except illegal aliens and the President - only in America)
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To: fightinJAG

Jeez guys, give him a break! He stopped the take over of the Health Care industry single-handily. Oh wait... never-mind.


50 posted on 05/20/2010 1:35:26 PM PDT by BushCountry ( I spoken many wise words in jest, but no comparsion to the number of stupid words spoken in earnest)
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