Skip to comments.Tea Party to Scott Brown: Good luck with that election, buddy
Posted on 10/07/2011 8:04:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
He may have been the first major victory of the Tea Party on a national level, but Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown may wind up looking a bit lonely in that regard has he prepares to run for his first full term in the upper chamber. The Daily Caller is reporting that Tea Party activists are feeling rather lukewarm toward Brown at best.
…Scott Brown was the tea party movements first electoral victory. But now that hes up for re-election for a full six-year term in 2012, tea party activists tell The Daily Caller theyre not going to bother putting together the same operation that swept him into office the first time.
Thats not to say tea partiers will not vote for Brown, or even put up much of an effort to oppose him since a serious primary challenger has yet to be found. The movement has matured into realizing that sometimes the least of two evils as one activist put it is necessary in a traditionally blue state like Massachusetts.
But dont expect tea partiers to be happy about it.
Scott Brown has disappointed us a few times, Carlos Hernandez, state coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots, told TheDC. So are we going to go out there and hold signs for him everyday? I dont think so.
The “disappointments” by Scott Brown were not only evident, but predicted long before he was sworn in to office. Many of the same people who were celebrating the stunning victory during the 2010 congressional races began falling out of love with the upstart as soon as he began voting like a … Massachusetts Republican. And let’s be realistic here. We grow some pretty fluffy RINOs here in New York, but we don’t hold a candle to the Bay State. I’m fairly sure that all nine of the registered Republicans in Boston are pro-choice, among other things.
But Brown knows his own state and clearly can sense which way the wind is blowing. He had every intention of being competitive in this race, and he’s less concerned with impressing conservatives in Alabama than he is with the independents back home who he will need to vote for him next year. The good news in this is that there doesn’t seem to be any momentum to getting a primary challenge going against him. It will be hard enough sending Scott back for a full term, even if he is the most popular politician in the state. And while he’s at it, he might want to avoid any more references to Elizabeth Warren getting naked.
Stupid....I guess they want a full-bore socialist to win that seat.
Must be his DADT vote, for one.
I guess they want to punish Scott. Too bad. This is how we lost in ‘06, ‘08. People staying home and “punishing” candidates for not 100%.
That one's understandable.
I think the Tea Party will change their tune when they are staring down the barrel of 6 years of a straight up Marxists like Warren. A squishy RINO is better than a doctrinaire Communist any day.
You took the words right out of my mouth. Brown is far from perfect, but he’s the best any one can realistically hope for out of a state like Massachusetts.
Shocking! - Northeastern “Republican” from MA turns out to be a RINO...shocking.
I don’t like some of Brown’s votes. I don’t think he’s a RINO though. We throw that term around too much. However, even if he was, I’d still want him to win. People who bitch about him assume there is some 100% conservative who can win the MA senate seat. For anyone moaning about what a “RINO” Brown is, name the MA conservative who has a shot at winning the seat. You can’t because there isn’t one. And then think about that arrogant Lib harpy Warren in the seat. She is smart and will be effective at helping to pass laws that will impact all of us. So before anyone goes off on Brown, remember that the perfect should not be the enemy of the good.
Some people do not know when they have the best they are going to get. Especially in this case. Wise up Tea Party folks — vote Brown and then work to move Massachusetts to the right overall. You have a huge job ahead of you converting the Peoples Democratic Republic of Massachusetts to anything “right”.
Massachusetts is not a tea party state. Brown won on his own merits and with the assistance of the Romney machine, such as it is. People such as Palin were kept at arms distance while people like Rudy were invited in to campaign. Anything much further to the right would have sunk him as it did O’Donnell in Delaware. But Brown wasn’t that clueless.
Consequently a republican with an American Conservative Union rating in the mid 70s won the race over an opponent who would score in the single digits on that scale. And the choice remains the same in 2012. Under the conditions as they exist, people who call themselves conservatives and still try to undercut Brown are retarded.
As I said before.... if you want Obamacare to get one additional vote in the Senate, STAY HOME.
If you want one additional vote to repeal Obamacare, hold your nose and vote for Brown. He’s all you’ve got in MA at this point in time.
Exactly, tea partiers for Liz Warren. That will help.
btw I understand someone called in to Boston conservative talk station WRKO and nicknamed the Wall St Occupiers
the “kool-aid party”. Ha!
He should be able to hold onto some Democrat votes and the Independents - he doesn’t need the ‘Tea Party’ vote this time around - will be interesting to see how his ads swing on tv and radio.
MA did not elect a Republican in the 2010 GOP landslide. Everyone needs to remember that. It is a liberal state. We can cry about that all day but it is not going to change in the near future. Slamming Brown may make some conservatives feel good but it is not doing any good—its only spiteful. All it will do is elect Warren.
They are not telling people to don’t vote for the guy.
Brown said the word “Republican” means nothing and has voted almost closely like those Maine super-RINOS in Collin. He’s the best the GOP has, sure but I do not want any help from the TP nor the GOP. He threw the TP under the bus and they shouldn’t give it to him.
Elizabeth Warren to Tea Party: Thank You.
Exactly. As for how effective the Tea Party was in the elections of (fall) 2010, here’s the results
Gov/Lt Gov: Dem
Atty Genl: Dem
All 10 (soon to be 9) U.S. Reps: Every single one a Dem.
Frank, Tierney, Markey, McGovern, Olver, etc.
Admittedly a few pickups for GOP in state Legislature which is still majority Dem
He’s a dolt, but better than the alternative. And like a junior high football coach once point out: when crap meets crap, someone still has to win.
This is foolishness. We can’t afford another voting block D to have that Senate seat. People need to WAKE UP!
Definitely disappointed with some of his votes, but were I in MA, I would vote for Scott in a heartbeat.
Your point is valid.
Even if Scott Brown votes with the conservatives 30% - 40% of the time, I can pretty much gaurantee that Elizabeth Warren or Martha Coakley or Joe Kennedy would vote with the conservatives in the U.S. Senate 0% of the time.
My late father used to say, “A half loaf of bread is better than none.” He wasn’t talking about politics, but the saying applies to the world of politics, too.
Scott Brown over Warren anyday. And his response was a perfect candid smackdown of her posturing statement.
We should be careful about media attempts to characterize what the “Tea Party” says. We also should be careful about letting self-appointed Tea Party “leaders” speak for the Tea Party. It is a very decentralized movement still. I consider myself “Tea Party” and I’m not bitter about Brown. I gave him money and knew he would vote Lib on some issues. I am disappointed on some votes but I don’t feel “betrayed.” That whole concept is so childish and is a media creation. I’d venture to say most Tea Party adherents aren’t bitter and betrayed about Brown. They may not give him more money but no one is going to undermine him. I felt great about the GOP taking the “Kennedy seat” despite Brown’s shortcomings. And I want to keep it out of Warren’s hands.
That state is just too blue. They are gonna eat up Elizabeth Warren’s banker bashing eat-the-rich rhetoric.
Start dusting off the ol’ centerfold portfolio Scott.
I’ll settle for him because it’s the best we can do.
I also will remind people of the ad the Dems ran against him. You can probably still find it on YouTube:
“Who is Scott Brown, really? A Republican. Who will vote in lockstep with Republicans in Washington. At times like these, we don’t need a Republican...like Scott Brown.”
Has he voted in lockstep with GOP? No but a Dem would vote in lockstep with their party (and he does vote our way more than a few times). Could you picture “Senator Martha
Coakley” voting the way Scott has on certain issues? He slammed lax immigration policies. Meanwhile, Coakley said on WCRN in Worcester “Technically it is not illegal to be an illegal in Massachusetts.”
Add to that the fact that the word “Republican” was pronounced as if it were “Nazi” in the ad.
Sorry, I am not convinced Brown or the Maine backstabbers would stand with us anymore than Durbin or Boxer would. A liberal is a liberal, they are liars and totally devoid of honor. How many times do you take a knife in the back from an alleged “friend and allie” before it sinks in on you what they really are.
Well, Brown has a good start with the $8 million he had left over from the special election campaign, and now he has almost $10 million. A lot of the $8 million unspent from his first senate campaign came from Tea Party support.
You can click on the map and get to Mass. and pick Brown to see his finances. For whatever reason links to the specific candidate pages don’t work.
this election season.
Scott and his wife just love the DC scene with all the parties they attend. I hope Scott is liked well enough in MASS to win a full term in 2012.
Do they not realize what state they are in? Brown is in some real trouble and stands a really good chance of being defeated.
Circular firing squad forming.
Then they are losers who deserve what they get. They dont want 74% on important issues, then get 0. Some people are never happy, and some want to be angry. Those people dont build anything useful.
This is Romney’s curse. Mass. is so damn liberal they know they have to act this way to succeed there. I would choose to keep the republican seat but even I’m struck by what a traitor Brown has been to conservatives.
Scott Brown represents his core constituencies - Reagan Democrats and pro-abortion single women - very well.
The MA Tea Party can meet in a phone booth.
As an incumbent Senator, especially one who will be in the majority come 2013, money won’t be a problem.
He’s a lock.
I hope Scott puts the chardonnay glass down and gets up to Bean Town to fight for his job. We will need every GOP hold we can get in order to win enough new seats to control the Senate. If we win the WH and keep the House but fail to win the Senate, scrapping Obamacare and other of his awful laws will be almost impossible.
Deval Patrick is gov exactly because of the same Romney
machine pushing Romney clones by WRKO and
the Boston MSM.
Anyone can beat Brown.
Are you trying to get a LIBERAL/Marxist senator in his place???
The world isn’t black and white, but shades of grey. Who would be better in MA?
How is he a traitor to conservatives? He isn’t one, so he can’t be a traitor.
How do you figure? Have you seen the make up of the electorate and their voting patterns in MA? There are places in the country that Conservatives will not win. We can't even get RINO's elected in CA. Some places are too far gone.
no, not really. It's better to have fake democrats in name only than republicans in name only.
so what if he's sent packing. In order to affect change we need conservatives that will support or at least prevent important aspects of the liberal agenda from passing.
He'll vote FOR "balancing the budget" by raising taxes.
He'll vote "for choice" by allowing tax dollars to fund abortion.
He'll vote "for sensible gun control". and on and on.
An enemy in my face is better than an enemy in my camp.
The rules on filibusters is being changed and there we have it. when we take control of the Senate next election, we stuff the democrat minority into the closet and lock the door. f'em.
Enforce voting laws and politically destroy the RINO class. Start at the local level and work your way up . Any city council member, any county commissioner, any state senate/representative that increases a fee, passes a bond for beautification or rapid rail... vote the out. Don't let them explain, don't let them flip flop...just one and done.. out. Get the next douche-tard wannabe legislator in there and repeat till clean.
Just starve the beast and cut the spending.
And how is Warren going to vote? Scrapping Obamacare is not going to happen if we do not win the Senate as will as holding the House. Show me exactly were anyone more to the right of Brown will win in the Bay State. Clearing out RINO's in purple states for Conservatives is doable. Did so in PA recently. But no one has shown me were it has been done in a Socialist Blue state like MA. There are barely the votes to elect RINO's in MA.
I would rather have Brown with us 50% of the time and go about flipping other Rat seats to get us the candidates we like. MI is one. PA is another. We could get a filibuster proof Senate if things go the way they look like they are and then we would only need Brown now and again.
We sat out in protest in '06 and look where we are today. On the brink of disaster. It is time to beat the Rats wherever they are now.
I don’t particularly agree with Scott Brown on all issues, but I’d MUCH rather see him in that seat than Elizabeth Warren! I’m certainly NOT going to cut off my nose to spite my face!
Olympia Snow and Susan Collins don’t have Tea Party support. They still win, so there must be something to the reasoning that New England Republicans survive because they are liberal like their constituents. Scott should have no problem. If he is really representing the will of his constituents, national Tea Party support should be irrelevant.
Sorry, for those of you who jumped the gun and started blaming tea party-ers. Re-read the article, who says anything about tea party rather prefer voting for Warren?
Brown chose his ways as he saw fit to represent his state, (and thinking that is his best chance at winning re-election), but it is not up to tea party standards or conservative core.
Senator Brown did not think himself beholden to tea party, such as what it is. Why should you hold against the tea party-ers for not being enthused about him? Holding someones against their wills to do things (in this case, campaign for Scott Brown) is like slavery.
“He’ll vote FOR “balancing the budget” by raising taxes.
He’ll vote “for choice” by allowing tax dollars to fund abortion.
He’ll vote “for sensible gun control”. and on and on.”
You forgot a vote. Scott Brown will vote for Mitch McConnell to be the Majority Leader - not Harry Reid. GOP control of the senate means there won’t be votes to raise taxes, fund abortion, and take your guns.
Abandoning RINOs like Brown in state like MA (where conservatives will NOT win) is like showing up to a baseball game with 8 guys and turning down a 9th player who suck but will keep you from forfeiting and let you play the game. You put the RINOs in right field and hope nobody hits the ball to them, but you don’t forfeit the game.
I guess I read a different article than everyone else. They said they’d vote for him. Expecting them to enthusiastically get out and volunteer is not realistic.
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