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The yacht vs. the pickup truck
Boston.com ^ | Sunday August 1, 2010 | Joan Vennochi

Posted on 08/01/2010 9:20:34 AM PDT by jpl

DEMOCRAT JOHN Kerry sets sail in a $7 million yacht built in New Zealan d. Republican Scott Brown hits the campaign trail in a GMC pickup truck with 200,000 miles on it.

From Newport, R.I., — where Kerry’s “Isabel’’ was berthed before heading to Nantucket — to Rhinebeck, N.Y. — where Chelsea Clinton will marry in a mansion modeled after Versailles — today’s Democrats are looking more like Louis XVI than Tip O’Neill.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: brown; johnkerry; keyy; nottooswiftboat; senate; taxevasion; yacht
Interesting contrast between Kerry and Brown.
1 posted on 08/01/2010 9:20:39 AM PDT by jpl
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To: jpl

Brown Wtg


2 posted on 08/01/2010 9:22:59 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: jpl

And both sell us down the river into tax and inflation slavery. Brown is a fraud.


3 posted on 08/01/2010 9:23:38 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: FrankR

ROFL


4 posted on 08/01/2010 9:26:27 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: whitedog57

Brown is distinctly better than the alternative and a big improvement over Ted Kennedy.


5 posted on 08/01/2010 9:33:51 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: jpl
millionaire Sarah Palin

When did Sarah become a millionaire? I wouldn't be surprised if she is one now via her book and speaking fees but to imply she somehow doesn't have middle class roots and her middle class outlook is an act is pretty dishonest.

6 posted on 08/01/2010 9:34:18 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: jpl

Hey, give Scott a chance . He’s only been in Wash. a few months.
Before long he’ll be jet setting with the rest of them .


7 posted on 08/01/2010 9:38:08 AM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

give him time. He looks like a Specter in the making, though maybe a little ahead of schedule.


8 posted on 08/01/2010 9:39:54 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: jpl
While Republicans drape themselves in middle class values, they are sticking it to the middle class. It’s all in the effort to deny Obama and the Democrats any positive political message.

Last week, Senate Republicans rejected a bill to aid small business with expanded loan programs and tax breaks. Before that, Republicans tried to block extension of employment benefits and financial regulatory reforms, which finally passed with minimal help from the GOP.

Well, I pretty much stopped reading about there.

9 posted on 08/01/2010 9:41:03 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: jpl
to Rhinebeck, N.Y. — where Chelsea Clinton will marry in a mansion modeled after Versailles ...

The operative term the liberal MSM would be using if we were talking about pubbies here ... decadent. Their outrage would be off the Richter scale ... guaranteed.

10 posted on 08/01/2010 9:49:15 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: DPMD

One day at a time. Brown now is better than Kennedy was before or Coatley (or whatever her name was) would have been. He can be a place holder until we get rid of Reid or some of the other libs. No victory, or loss is forever.


11 posted on 08/01/2010 9:56:34 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: fhayek

Brown is currying favor with the MA Dem establishment he will have to deal with after he loses the election. He’s an opportunist who used the Tea Party to advance himself personally and knows the odds of winning in Kennedy’s district another time are slim to none unless he either goes major RINO or the Dems manage to throw another Coakley at him.


12 posted on 08/01/2010 10:11:10 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Vinnie

I’m not holding my breath that Brown will ever be a conservative... But I agree with the earlier post that he’s much better than Kennedy.


13 posted on 08/01/2010 10:22:23 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

A conservative WILL NOT WIN in Massachusetts. It won’t happen. So here are Scott Brown’s options....vote and act like a conservative and lose to a Democrat in two years, or vote and act like a moderate, and maybe (just maybe) win in two years.

So the question is, would you rather have a guy you votes your way 50% of the time in two years, or a guy who votes your way none of the time?


14 posted on 08/01/2010 10:33:05 AM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: DPMD

Spector began as a Democrat and switched to Republican and back again, remaining a committed opportunist the entire time. Brown has always been a Republican, even though the Massachusetts Senate is 4 to 1 Democrat. If he were an opportunist, he’d be a Democrat.


15 posted on 08/01/2010 10:33:10 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: whitedog57

Brown always came across to me (during his appearances on the Howie Carr show) as a real dim bulb.

But once he was elected I got a real sinking feeling when I heard him describe his interactions with Dingy Harry and John Effin’ Kerry as “gracious.” If he said it once, he said it 50 times.


16 posted on 08/01/2010 10:37:46 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: jpl

When White House press monkey Robert Gibbs wanted to insult Rush Limbaugh, he brilliantly said, “I bet Rush doesn’t drive an F-150.” Nobody thought to ask Gibbs what he drives.


17 posted on 08/01/2010 10:40:33 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus
You need Scott Brown to get control of the Senate..then we keep replacing them with people who are more conservative..it will take years
18 posted on 08/01/2010 11:10:05 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: jpl

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19 posted on 08/01/2010 12:01:15 PM PDT by Jumpmaster (Defund the Left!)
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To: Jumpmaster
I know you get more requests for donations than you can give to. I really do. In these times, especially, I feel bad for asking.

Bad, but not so bad he won't ask. And now that he had to pay the #437k in yacht taxes, after trying to get around the tax he helped impose on his constituents, he needs those $5 clicks more than ever.

20 posted on 08/01/2010 1:21:17 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: Brilliant
But I agree with the earlier post that he’s much better than Kennedy.

Well you got a better chance of getting home dry, anyway.

21 posted on 08/01/2010 4:46:41 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Think about this. The Party of Constitutional Restoration. Program, Plan, Leaders, Courage.)
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To: jpl
[T]oday’s Democrats are looking more like Louis XVI than Tip O’Neill.

<PA voice>

"Paging Madame Guillotine .... Madame Guillotine, telephone please. Please use the white courtesy phone to call the operator, Madame Guillotine."

</voice>

<Fade in Muzak: "The Girl from Ipanema">

22 posted on 08/01/2010 6:14:04 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: fhayek

I know. I understand what you’re saying; but you be happy with him. To me, he’s a McCain, and I’m not satisfied with that. Early messages work best with wobblers like him, and he needs a message. Letting him wander and hoping for the best isn’t the way to go. Remember, we’re supposed to be the ones in charge, not the ones in the nursery.


23 posted on 08/02/2010 11:11:42 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

so he’s not an opportunist. So what? That makes him good? At best, he seems to be another liar, who knows either how to go along, how to get rich like the others, or how to set up his re-election.

Some non-opportunist.


24 posted on 08/02/2010 11:19:07 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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