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Hitching His Wagon to Obama’s Star: a Republican Senator (Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts)
The New York Times ^ | September 8, 2012 | Katharine Q. Seelye

Posted on 09/08/2012 7:59:44 PM PDT by EveningStar

President Obama is appearing in yet another television commercial in the Massachusetts Senate race. This time, it was not produced by the Democratic candidate, Elizabeth Warren, but by the Republican, Senator Scott P. Brown.

The advertisement, which was scheduled to start running on Saturday, shows Mr. Obama praising Mr. Brown for sponsoring a bill to end insider trading in Congress. As Mr. Obama signs the measure into law, he thanks Mr. Brown, saying, “Good job.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: massachusetts; obama; scottbrown
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1 posted on 09/08/2012 7:59:54 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Brown is a RINO POS.

I can’t wait until his seat is up.


2 posted on 09/08/2012 8:06:18 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: EveningStar

I knew Brown was scum when he stated his views on the sanctity of life.


3 posted on 09/08/2012 8:08:59 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: EveningStar

That’s kind of messed up.


4 posted on 09/08/2012 8:10:10 PM PDT by onona (Thank you fellow Freepers)
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To: snowrip

Ending insider trading for members of Congress is a good thing?


5 posted on 09/08/2012 8:13:20 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: EveningStar

If this were a Senator from a red state or even a swing state, it’d be treasonous. But this is deep blue Massachusetts. An ‘R’ in Mass is a bonus, and an extra vote for repeal Obamacare. So whatever it takes.


6 posted on 09/08/2012 8:13:54 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: snowrip
Brown's very far from perfect but he's a whole lot...A WHOLE LOT...better than Princess Liawatha.In our Senate race this year it's half a loaf versus a pile of crumbs beseiged by a thousand cockroaches.
7 posted on 09/08/2012 8:14:44 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: EveningStar

Whatever it takes, except breaking the law, to keep Warren from having a term in the U. S. Senate, do it!


8 posted on 09/08/2012 8:16:34 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: EveningStar

9 posted on 09/08/2012 8:16:51 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: TruthWillWin

And the NY Slimes posted this to insure the fake Indian gets the votes. Give me a break. He’s a Rhino, but he’s our Rhino for now.


10 posted on 09/08/2012 8:17:06 PM PDT by gunner03
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To: EveningStar

Eh. Brown’s doing what he has to do to win in a state like Massachusetts. Not my favorite Senator, but I’ll take him over Warren in a heartbeat. He’s been pretty good on economic and terrorism issues, and he *did* vote against Kagan’s nomination, which is more than some other Republican Senators can say. I don’t think we’ll elect better in Mass.

South Carolina, however, is a far different matter. Graham is overdue for a good primary challenge.


11 posted on 09/08/2012 8:22:40 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: nhwingut

You win the cigar. :)


12 posted on 09/08/2012 8:23:00 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: snowrip

“Brown is a RINO POS.

I can’t wait until his seat is up.”
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Yes, it would be far better if Elizabeth Warren wins. She’ll work much better with Obama when he’s reelected. /sarc

Actually, sometimes it’s good to adopt the enemy’s tactics if in the situation it makes sense. Liberals all the time run commercials that imply well-know conservatives appreciate them—just to get the vote of the ignorant who will think they’re voting for a conservative.

Turn about is fair play IMHO. For a Senator from liberal Massachusetts who was elected in a special election to fill a seat for only two years he’s voting with conservatives as much as he can. If he’s reelected to a six-year term in November, I expect his conservative rating will rise very substantially.


13 posted on 09/08/2012 8:23:25 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: DemforBush

You’re right.


14 posted on 09/08/2012 8:24:01 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: TruthWillWin

It’s a terrible thing. I want my Congressman to sell stock we both own based on privileged information that I don’t have. I want him to sell that stock while I’m left holding the bag. Yessiree, it’s a terrible thing not to allow them to use insider information.


15 posted on 09/08/2012 8:24:53 PM PDT by cydcharisse (`)
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To: snowrip
With what part of his ad do you disagree?

Brown is a RINO POS.

I can’t wait until his seat is up.

Well, his seat is up this year. What of it? Do you support Fauxcahontas?

16 posted on 09/08/2012 8:26:43 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: snowrip
I can’t wait until his seat is up.

Would you prefer a Democrat? And please don't cough up that old "there's no difference" canard. We're talking about which party controls the Senate here.

17 posted on 09/08/2012 8:27:11 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: loveliberty2

Agreed.


18 posted on 09/08/2012 8:27:49 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: House Atreides
If [Scott] is reelected to a six-year term in November, I expect his conservative rating will rise very substantially.

One thing we know for sure, though.

Scott will vote to repeal Obamacare!

He originally campaigned as "The 41st vote against Obamacare".

And that's good enough for me.....

19 posted on 09/08/2012 8:28:35 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: EveningStar

What?.... does this make ANY sense? I’m not getting it...


20 posted on 09/08/2012 8:29:06 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: snowrip

It’s up now. Do you prefer warren??? If she wins she’ll possibly be the Dems vp in 2016.


21 posted on 09/08/2012 8:29:41 PM PDT by Bobloblaw2012
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To: loveliberty2

Give me Scott over Warren..Please..
It’s Massachusettts .


22 posted on 09/08/2012 8:35:08 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: EveningStar

If you can’t find a Democrat, get yourself a Massachusetts Republican.

Scott Brown is a dolt.


23 posted on 09/08/2012 8:36:25 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Gay State Conservative

yes. Brown needs a tea party like Lugar next time.


24 posted on 09/08/2012 8:36:54 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: EveningStar
He has an “R” by his name just as there is an “R” by Romney's name and an “R” by Boehner’s name and an “R” by McConnel’s (sp) name and an R by ....

All those “Rs”, vote for “Rs”.

25 posted on 09/08/2012 8:37:51 PM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: EveningStar
I said, and many others here said when he ran that he was not a Conservative.. and received the same BS as I receive from the Romney-bots now. If Conservatives vote for a liberal they get a liberal no amount of “pressure” after the fact changes that...those who think otherwise are Republicans first and Conservatives second.
26 posted on 09/08/2012 8:45:00 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blame Flame Shame or Beg I won't vote for R/R)
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To: EveningStar

Hell yes! Using insider information to take advantage of stock purchases and sales is a God given right and RINOS like Senator Brown should be thrown out of office and replaced by a person with Native American blood, who understands the needs of the common man.

Idiots.


27 posted on 09/08/2012 8:49:43 PM PDT by Random Access
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To: TruthWillWin

Isn’t it????


28 posted on 09/08/2012 8:53:01 PM PDT by Postman (........................................................I'm thinking! I'm thinking!!)
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To: EveningStar

We have to be VERY VERY CAREFUL in what we wish for in assuming a GOP victory in a RINO dominated leftist liberal state is a good thing.

This guy demonstrated long ago that there was a reason he beat the Dem out in the election in Massachusetts - and it wasn’t because he was a paragon of conservatism.


29 posted on 09/08/2012 8:54:55 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: EveningStar

This political Jujitsu, read nothing else into it. Yes he’s a RINO, but right now he’s our RINO. Political transformations do not take quantum leaps. To go from left to right you have to drag the population through the center.


30 posted on 09/08/2012 9:04:22 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: EveningStar

Scott Brown is the most conservative Republican who can beat the Democrat in Massachusetts.

Mitt Romney was NOT the most conservative Republican in the presidential primary who could beat Obama.

Key difference.


31 posted on 09/08/2012 9:19:11 PM PDT by JediJones (Grow your own dope...plant a Democrat.)
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To: EveningStar
Brown isn't a Conservative. Warren is a far-left radical. It's Massachusetts, not exactly a state that celebrates DIEversity of thought. In the last 24 hours, I saw an interview with a U.S. Representative from Mass named Ed Markey who mentioned not only Barry O. but Bill Clinton as a reason to support Warren. Warren makes Ted Kennedy appear sane.
32 posted on 09/08/2012 9:20:59 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: EveningStar

I thought they lied from day 1 because his wife never showed up until he was elected.


33 posted on 09/08/2012 9:27:09 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Marcella

With all due respect, which office have you chosen to run for? It is one thing to complain about these “terrible Republicans,” but another to actuallly run for an office in an effort to replace them if you think that is what needs to be done.


34 posted on 09/08/2012 9:29:43 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: EveningStar

Even with this, I will take Brown over Warren any day.


35 posted on 09/08/2012 9:32:55 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: EveningStar

there be 1.8 million Obama voters in MASS ... maybe a little less considering it is a Romney home state. Maybe 1.65 million. Regardless, Scott Brown needs 400,000 of these people to vote for him to get re-elected.

he will succeed.

Bashing Obambi ain’t good strategy.

Maybe Brownie should just come out and say he is a “conservative Republican and if ya like Obama don’t vote for me.”


36 posted on 09/08/2012 9:33:04 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning for local conservatives in central CT.)
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To: EveningStar

That’s probably an effective ad in a toilet like Massachusetts.


37 posted on 09/08/2012 9:33:52 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Random Access

Chief Random, you come here of own free will. Knowing that you find idiot Injuns wandering and commenting. Surprised?

Tell them to move to Massachoosee and get conservative elected and report back when mission accomplished. Tell them to take enough supplies to last 40 years.

Cherokee nation rises again. Massachoosee is Indian word for Communist Squaw.


38 posted on 09/08/2012 9:42:53 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning for local conservatives in central CT.)
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To: House Atreides

You are right, of course.

Pols of both stripes do things like this all the time.

This is really not a big deal, at all, in any way.

I feel like this article was written so the Right would get their knickers in a twist over it and lose support for Scott Brown.

He may not be the biggest conservative who ever lived, but he seems like a good person and is beyond a shadow of a doubt far better than Big Chief Warren or any other dem who would be elected from Mass.


39 posted on 09/08/2012 9:59:27 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: freekitty

“I thought they lied from day 1 because his wife never showed up until he was elected.”

I’m not entirely sure what you are getting at here, but Brown’s wife is a reporter on a TV news show up there so it may well be that they/she/her employer felt that her campaigning with him was not appropriate.

Like I say, I’m not sure if this answers anything, and I’m not sure my comment is accurate, but, what the heck, why let that stop me?


40 posted on 09/08/2012 10:04:38 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: freekitty

HIS WIFE WORKED FOR THE LOCAL TV STATION AND IT WAS CONSIDERED A CONFLICT FOR HER TO STUMP WITH HIM.

Unlike the faux ‘poor’ faux ‘indian’s, this family couldn’t take the financial hit of her quitting her job just to see him through a campaign to ‘take the Kennedy Seat’ when at the time it appeared to be an extremely long shot.

THEN, ObamaCare and the controvery raised up....suddenly Brown went ahead of Coakley as money poured in from all over the country to turn the seat into ‘The PEOPLE’S Seat’....


41 posted on 09/08/2012 10:08:46 PM PDT by bitt (These Commies are making it impossible to stick to my self-imposed moratorium on foul language)
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To: cynwoody

Fauxcahontas LOL Love this!


42 posted on 09/08/2012 10:20:25 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: DennisR

“It is one thing to complain about these “terrible Republicans,””

You said they were “terrible”, I didn’t. Some people like this “R” and other people like that “R”.


43 posted on 09/08/2012 11:17:12 PM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: snowrip
Maybe you should worry about your own troubles in Maine: who's going to replace Olympia Snowe?

Scott Brown is up for reelection in November against the vile OWS-adoring, phony Cherokee-claiming 1-percenter herself Elizabeth Warren. She is probably to the left of Obama.

44 posted on 09/09/2012 1:53:10 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 59 days away.)
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To: EveningStar; All

Scott Brown is the Anglo Marco Rubio.


45 posted on 09/09/2012 3:25:33 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (The DNC Convention is like the Nuremburg Rallies for non-white folks)
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To: marygonzo
yes. Brown needs a tea party like Lugar next time.

I don't know where you're from but I'll bet the clothes on my back that you've never even *been* to Massachusetts,let alone lived here.With that assumption in mind I,a *lifelong* resident of Massachusetts,will just gently say this to ya....a "Tea Party" candidate for Senate wouldn't get 30% of the vote in Massachusetts.

That might not be the case in Indiana...or Texas...or even Florida.But Massachusetts is different....much different.

46 posted on 09/09/2012 4:48:40 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: EveningStar

Brown like you know what. Massachusettes is suffering from metal illness, test the water.


47 posted on 09/09/2012 4:53:26 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Which is why I drive through Canada to avoid it


48 posted on 09/09/2012 4:54:42 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bert
Which is why I drive through Canada to avoid it

I don't blame you.The only reason I'm still here is because my family's here.However,I'm giving *very* serious thought to leaving this dump and moving to southern New Hampshire.That way,I'd still be close to my family in the Boston area but I'd escape the likes of "Coupe Deval" Patrick,Kerry,Frank and the stifling taxes (NH has *very* low taxes and always has).

49 posted on 09/09/2012 5:09:32 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: snowrip
I'm from Massachusetts. Trust me, you do not want Elizabeth Warren winning that senate seat and thrust into the national scene (she could be on Democratic ticket in 2016 if she wins). She makes Hillary Clinton appear almost normal by comparison.

Brown has little chance to make a national ticket and in the senate, he'll vote with the Republicans far more than Warren will. The nation is better off with Brown in the senate than Warren.

50 posted on 09/09/2012 5:17:27 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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