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Sen. Scott Brown: ‘Reagan Democrats’ helped me win seat. (Good luck without Tea Party support)
Boston Herald ^ | February 26, 2011 | AP

Posted on 02/27/2011 6:35:53 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is crediting so-called "Reagan Democrats" for helping him win the seat once held by Democratic stalwart Edward Kennedy

The Republican made the comments Friday at the Reagan Presidential Library in California.

Brown said Reagan Democrats, who crossed party lines twice to elect the former Republican president, also turned out to back his candidacy. He said Reagan Democrats are still a force in Massachusetts and without their support he would not have been elected senator.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benedictbrown; brown; brown4iag; brown4obama; brown4romney; brown4romneycare; nevertrustbrown; rino; rino4romney; romney; romneyservant; scott; shapeshifterbrown; stenchofromney
Brown also acknowledged that there was "a bit of luck working for me" in last year’s special election.

LUCK, my a**! It was the tens of thousands of us Tea Party Patriots who (from all over) contributed and worked to help elect you, Moonbat!

And here's the kicker and just in case there was ANY doubt Brown is a FULL-FLEDGED, RINO:

"Although he didn’t always agree with Kennedy, Brown said he still keeps a picture of the liberal lion in his office.

ENOUGH SAID?

Realizing we would like to gain control of the Senate in 2012 and knowing he may be the best we can expect from Taxachussetts, I will not be sending him a dime next year.

Everyone else can do as they please!!!

1 posted on 02/27/2011 6:36:01 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

The “best” we can hope for is that enough conservatives will win in other states that it either won’t matter if Brown loses, or that his power to push things in a liberal direction will be diminished.


2 posted on 02/27/2011 6:41:38 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
BROWNTOAST
3 posted on 02/27/2011 6:41:50 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

My first major clue was when Big Media didn’t complain when “Republican” Brown offered up his daughter to the crowd on election night.


4 posted on 02/27/2011 6:42:02 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Whatever happens he was better than that shrew Coakley. He will have a hard time holding his seat without acknowledging the truth of how he was elected, however...the tea party totally put him in.


5 posted on 02/27/2011 6:42:08 AM PST by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Sounds like Brown’s metamorphosis into Little Tedddy is nearing completion. I just knew that no good could come out of Massachusetts.


6 posted on 02/27/2011 6:42:33 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fuDDqU6n4o


7 posted on 02/27/2011 6:43:01 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

I won’t send Sen. Brown any direct contribution this time around. Instead, I’m going to spend those dollars on tax deductible charitible contributions.


8 posted on 02/27/2011 6:43:48 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (I am easily satisfied with the very best--attr to Winston Churchill)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

No Thanks to Brown to the Tea Party. Brown is telling everyone he will vote democrat on any bill, he will perform a Specter soon switch parties to Democrat.

There is saying up here in the UP of Michigan about the toilet and water usage ‘if it is yellow let it mellow. if it is Brown flush it on down.’

New campaign Slogan for the Tea Party in Massachusetts.
FLUSH BROWN BACK TO HIS COSMOPOLITAN DAZE.


9 posted on 02/27/2011 6:44:13 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: hondact200
Brown is telling everyone he will vote democrat on any bill, he will perform a Specter soon switch parties to Democrat

You know, I hadn't thought of that, but you might be onto something.

That would not surprise me if he did jump ship and sometimes next year, declare he had "seen the light" and would either become a Demo-Rat or, run as a "Progressive Independent," while promising to caucus with the Dhimmy-Crats like Leiberman and Vermont's own Commie, Bernie Sanders.

After all, by then, he will have a solid voting record of having supported Dear Leader and the Rats while opposing the R's on almost every major issue.

10 posted on 02/27/2011 6:50:18 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

The only reason I would care about this seat is if it is necessary for 60. At 53-54 seats Taxechusettes could be a suburb of Moscow. I couldn’t care less.


11 posted on 02/27/2011 6:50:34 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (The way to beat a terrorist is to terrorize him.)
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To: hondact200

I also think he’ll switch parties. He’s tasted power no he won’t give it up easily.


12 posted on 02/27/2011 6:51:28 AM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Michael Savage saw the douchebag Brown for what he was a mile away.


13 posted on 02/27/2011 6:57:04 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Mr. Browns victory was a needed lift for Republicans and Americans.
Then we all discovered Brown was your basic Dem in RINO clothing.
In the future he and all RINOs can go fish.


14 posted on 02/27/2011 7:03:05 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Senator Minor Footnote to History.


15 posted on 02/27/2011 7:03:15 AM PST by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
Everyone else can do as they please!!!

Maybe he can get the Kennedy Estate to pony up some cash so he can go after the liberal-lion vote.

16 posted on 02/27/2011 7:05:51 AM PST by stevem
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I don’t think he will switch parties - he’s hated just as much on the left and wouldn’t survive a Democrat primary imo.

I think the Tea Party did get the ball rolling for him but he’s also right that lots of Reagan Democrats crossed party lines to vote for him. He’s better than the alternative until a more conservative candidate comes along.

We need to pick up another ten conservative Republican seats in the Senate the next time around to get things done.


17 posted on 02/27/2011 7:08:04 AM PST by Sparky1776
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Brown would become a Jeffords if it came down to it.


18 posted on 02/27/2011 7:09:37 AM PST by Carley (WISCONSIN STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
I worked for Brown,sent him money and convinced five fence-sitters to vote for him.

All folks such as me need do is nothing and he will be swept from office by (Name your Dem.)

Switching parties won't work for him. There are too many loyal Kennedy coat-holders waiting in line.

19 posted on 02/27/2011 7:14:05 AM PST by Makana
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

We will win the Senate in ‘12 with room to spare, so Brown is no longer useful.

Those that say he’s better than a Dem, I disagree. By having Brown around, the media can continue to prop him (and his votes) up to attack conservatism. Just like they did with McCain for years.

With no RINOs around the line between conservative and liberal is that much clearer.


20 posted on 02/27/2011 7:18:47 AM PST by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
Realizing we would like to gain control of the Senate in 2012 and knowing he may be the best we can expect from Taxachussetts, I will not be sending him a dime next year.

I agree and have already said the same thing.

I sent Christine O'Donnell money and would do it again.

If brown gets elected that's OK with me, but he ain't getting penny one from me.

21 posted on 02/27/2011 7:25:53 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
“Although he didn’t always agree with Kennedy, Brown said he still keeps a picture of the liberal lion in his office.

This is like the blood on the shirt moment of jesse jackson. The hope is that he is perceived as the one carrying on for the previous leader who is gone but was not failed or removed.

22 posted on 02/27/2011 7:28:29 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
Brown said Reagan Democrats, who crossed party lines twice to elect the former Republican president, also turned out to back his candidacy. He said Reagan Democrats are still a force in Massachusetts

What a load of crap. Unenrolled voters outnumber the combined total of Republicans and Democrats. It is they who put Scott in office. It is they who can sit out the next election. In my opinion many of the unenrolled are more conservative than the Massachusetts Republicans.

23 posted on 02/27/2011 7:44:28 AM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Does anyone else think this man is a FAKE thru and thru?
I don’t believe his book, I think it was just a way to keep his name front and center for publicity.
What a shame!


24 posted on 02/27/2011 8:00:54 AM PST by conservativesister
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Brown is a phony and if you criticize him on the Herald site you get attacked. The guy has a picture of Teddy in his office. ‘Nuff said.


25 posted on 02/27/2011 8:23:56 AM PST by VeeP22
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

They always think they can play us, then we bite them in the ass. F*** Brown and the donkey he rode in on!


26 posted on 02/27/2011 8:35:48 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

No dimes here either, and I sent him $500.00 last year.

Personally, I think Brown is toast. Overwhelmingly liberal Rat state and none of the outside support he received from large numbers of conservatives across the nation last year. My prediction is that he will be totally blown out of the water. Probably why he’s pimping his book now and getting all the publicity he can while the getting is good.


27 posted on 02/27/2011 8:51:45 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the right stuff!)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

He’s a scumbag.


28 posted on 02/27/2011 9:56:56 AM PST by max americana
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To: hondact200
Brown is telling everyone he will vote democrat on any bill, he will perform a Specter soon switch parties to Democrat.

Who will switch first, Brown or my Senator, Mark Kirk, so called "republican", Illinois. I don't know which Kirk will do first, switch parties or come out of the queer closet.

29 posted on 02/27/2011 10:11:55 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country. The thing is, Sarah loves mine.)
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