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Brown hits back at Kennedy for ‘joke’ candidacy dig
boston herald ^ | Friday, February 5, 2010 | By Jessica Van Sack

Posted on 02/05/2010 11:03:03 AM PST by onyx

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A stung U.S. Sen. Scott Brown lashed out at U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy today for insulting his landmark win by calling his candidacy “a joke.”

Brown said Kennedy’s remarks are “mean spirited,” especially coming on the day he was celebrating being sworn into office.

“I was elected and the votes are certified and I’m here to do my job. It’s unfortunate that he would use mean-spirited comments like that at a time when we’re just trying to solve the problems of the Commonwealth,” Brown said today on his first full day on the job.

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“I’m here to start working,” a resolute Brown said, entering the Russell Senate Building en route to his transitional office. “We have to get our office up and running ... I’m here, ready to go I have a whole morning of briefings.”

As for Kennedy, he faces a Republican rival who is backed by Brown’s top strategists.

A WPRI-12 poll shows Kennedy with a 56 percent unfavorability rating in his district. Republican challenger John J. Loughlin II, a veteran state lawmaker, entered the race yesterday.

Loughlin said Kennedy is out of touch with Rhode Island voters. “We can’t afford it anymore,” he added.

A Kennedy spokesman declined to comment.

1 posted on 02/05/2010 11:03:03 AM PST by onyx
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To: onyx

May have to donate to Loughlin....


2 posted on 02/05/2010 11:05:17 AM PST by Freddd
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To: onyx

Patrick Kennedy looks (and seems to act) like a child.


3 posted on 02/05/2010 11:05:32 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: onyx

The real joke here is Patrick Kennedy....on numerous levels....just ask his priest. =.=


4 posted on 02/05/2010 11:05:48 AM PST by cranked
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To: onyx

Was “Baby” Kennedy sober when he said that?


5 posted on 02/05/2010 11:05:52 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: onyx
"Scott Brown lashed out"

hey look, it's propagandic language.
6 posted on 02/05/2010 11:06:11 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: onyx

Will Scott campaign for pubbies in the NE? While Palin barnstorms in the South and Midwest? Scott should do CA, OR, and WA too!


7 posted on 02/05/2010 11:06:12 AM PST by Sybeck1 (POTUS : Punk of the United States)
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To: onyx

Projecting again, eh Patsy??


8 posted on 02/05/2010 11:06:23 AM PST by gibsosa
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To: Sparky1776; jhw61; GOPsterinMA; maggief; Liz; hoosiermama; SE Mom; STARWISE; Madame Dufarge; ...
Scott Brown takes no #@&% from Patches PING


9 posted on 02/05/2010 11:06:41 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

Well Pampers Kennedy being a senator is a joke so I guess it all works out.


10 posted on 02/05/2010 11:06:44 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: onyx

Brown should have ignored the little twerp.


11 posted on 02/05/2010 11:07:04 AM PST by BigBobber
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To: All

It may be time for “Patches” to ram a police barricade and get a ride to rehab again..


12 posted on 02/05/2010 11:07:07 AM PST by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: onyx

Love God’s timing and placement of events. Scott Brown-runs in Massachusetts - most liberal state of the union - takes Ted KENNEDY’S seat—ted kennedy being the ultimate socialist healthcare crusader —Brown’s victory halts halts healthcare socialization process RIGHT as the horrible bill was about to pass.

Here’s to SENATOR Brown. :)


13 posted on 02/05/2010 11:07:22 AM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: onyx

Some Freepers may disagree with Brown on social issues, but is there a Freeper who can’t appreciate a new Republican Senator with some real stones? I’m starting to think this guy will earn his national profile.


14 posted on 02/05/2010 11:07:25 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: onyx

He should have punched him.


15 posted on 02/05/2010 11:07:34 AM PST by votemout
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To: onyx

“mean spirited” is a term for sissies. You can do better than that, Mr. Brown.


16 posted on 02/05/2010 11:07:42 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: onyx

Come on, Brown. You can’t seriously hold Patty to those comments. It was the Ambien talking.


17 posted on 02/05/2010 11:07:43 AM PST by Rastus
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To: onyx
That picture is priceless, showing what a whimp Kennedy is when faced with a genuine American Man.. Looks like Kennedy is trying to weasel his way around his statement with some flowery words
18 posted on 02/05/2010 11:07:44 AM PST by JoanneSD
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To: onyx
Threaten a politician and like any cornered animal they will lash out.

I wonder why Kennedy feels threatened?

19 posted on 02/05/2010 11:08:10 AM PST by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: onyx

Hey Patches, this “joke” is now in the very select Senate, succeeding your own father. Would Patches ever be elected Senator from
RI? He might not even win re-election to the House! Not if those polls give us any indication.

Camelot is over! Or will totally be over once Patrick
gets defeated.


20 posted on 02/05/2010 11:09:55 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: onyx
“Brown’s whole candidacy was shown to be a joke today when he was sworn in early in order to cast his first vote as an objection to Obama’s appointment to the NLRB.”

Big deal! It's not as if Scott Brown drove his girlfriend off a bridge, saved his own ass, and then spent the next day trying to get some political hacks to take the fall for him while the girl was drowning in a few feet of water. That, my dear product of imperfect nepotism, is the joke.

21 posted on 02/05/2010 11:10:35 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Kenya tell me where Obama was born?)
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To: onyx

Was Brown really STUNG by Kennedy’s childish comments?

I doubt it.


22 posted on 02/05/2010 11:10:37 AM PST by hoe_cake
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To: BigBobber

No, Senator Scott Brown’s top strategists is backing the challenger of Patches in RI. Diminish Patches is the name of the game.


23 posted on 02/05/2010 11:10:38 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

You have to make allowances. He’s a Kennedy, and he’s stupid.


24 posted on 02/05/2010 11:10:43 AM PST by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

There was talk of naming the uni-health bill after Ted K
but now Kennedycare is known more accurately as Obamacare.
Ted’s “legacy” is that the bill is squashed for now, plus
a Republican takes over in Ted’s place!


25 posted on 02/05/2010 11:11:34 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: onyx
You're off the list for one of my daughters!



Senator Scott Brown’s daughters Ayla and Arianna Brown,
and at least one is available, as the Senator has stated.


26 posted on 02/05/2010 11:11:59 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: onyx

Lashed out? What a crock!


27 posted on 02/05/2010 11:12:10 AM PST by isthisnickcool (GIVE ME YOUR MONEY B***!! - President Obama)
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To: pissant
“mean spirited” is a term for sissies.

Yes, but in the Alinsky playbook, you use the language of your opponents against them.
28 posted on 02/05/2010 11:12:25 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: onyx

We must understand. When a Kennedy speaks, it’s: 1) liquor, 2) stupidity, or 3) random words...or 4) 1 and a combination of 2 and 3.


29 posted on 02/05/2010 11:12:25 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: onyx

Kennedy is just mad as hell that Brown is a senator from Massachusetts, which despite Ted’s stain on the office, will alwyas be more prestigious than a representative from puny Rhode Island. Kennedy ran in a pissant state because despite the cache (among the ignorant masses) of his surname he was afraid to run where there might be some formidable opposition.


30 posted on 02/05/2010 11:12:40 AM PST by Notwithstanding (Wer glaubt ist nie allein. Who believes is never alone.)
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To: onyx
A stung U.S. Sen. Scott Brown

Rhetorical BS. Brown would only have been "stung" if Kennedy's comments had any basis in reality. It sounds more like Kennedy was "stung" by Brown's victory and what it portends for "Patches."

31 posted on 02/05/2010 11:12:46 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: onyx

“The Party of ‘No!’ gets to make the Dhimmicrats become “The Party of Divisness”.


32 posted on 02/05/2010 11:13:21 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: BigBobber

With all due respect....

NO HE SHOULDN’T HAVE.

If we have learned nothing from George W. Bush it’s that failing to defend yourself/remaining silent in the face of lies and mean-spirited...DOES NOT GAIN YOU ANY RESPECT.

Defend yourself at every turn and call them down for the nastiness.

I admire the guy and hope the rest of the pubs don’t teach him proper Repub behavior is remaining silent in the face of any criticism, playing the game with a different set of rules with a smile, living with unfair double standards, keeping all hairs in their appropriate places and nails polished, stay in the tanning booths as long as required and most important of all...ALWAYS REACH ACROSS THE AISLE.


33 posted on 02/05/2010 11:13:46 AM PST by Fishtalk
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To: pnh102

Dope will do that.


34 posted on 02/05/2010 11:14:14 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: pissant

We don’t know the tone he used, he could have said it in a mocking sarcastic way, at least I hope so.


35 posted on 02/05/2010 11:14:24 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: pissant

I agree - “mean-spirited” is too politically correct. He has to remain polite, however, so he should have called him a juvenile jack-ass.


36 posted on 02/05/2010 11:14:39 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: onyx

Hey, Patty Boy, what does it say about your side if a “joke” candidate was able to beat it?

Get someone to explain that question to you.


37 posted on 02/05/2010 11:16:30 AM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

I’d rather they follow the Reagan playbook


38 posted on 02/05/2010 11:17:02 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Da Coyote

LOL.


39 posted on 02/05/2010 11:17:46 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Fishtalk

I agree 100%. Every Republican needs to call out every Democrat every time they make an outrageous statement, which is every day. Sitting back and hoping the media notices what a well-behaved gentleman you are does nothing. If you didn’t learn it from GWB, you should have learned it from McCain. You can be the Media’s favorite Republican for 10 years, and they will still brand you as a foaming-at-the-mouth, right wing extremist when it suits their purpose.


40 posted on 02/05/2010 11:18:25 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: raccoonradio

How do you think this will play in MA?
I’m planning to listen to Howie Carr right after Rush today!!!


41 posted on 02/05/2010 11:18:54 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx
Report: Patrick Kennedy calls Brown's candidacy a ‘joke’ (Boston Globe February 5, 2010)
42 posted on 02/05/2010 11:19:16 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: onyx
“This is where he shows that when they need him, he’s in the tank for the Republicans,” Kennedy is quoted as saying.

Patches....Hello. I think Brown is a Republican.

43 posted on 02/05/2010 11:19:21 AM PST by TOTUS
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To: onyx

Then he got beat by a joke.


44 posted on 02/05/2010 11:19:45 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Round 2 (insert Bikini Babe here) - DING!)
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To: pnh102
Patrick Kennedy looks (and seems to act) like a child.

Patrick kennedy appears to be wearing a suit coat about two sizes too small. Perhaps he'll realize that when he sobers up.

45 posted on 02/05/2010 11:20:06 AM PST by bcsco (Obama is the navel of his own universe.)
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To: onyx

Why is it a joke, because he hasn’t murdered anyone yet or crashed his car into a tree or assaulted any women?


46 posted on 02/05/2010 11:20:26 AM PST by Always Independent
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To: onyx

Way to go SCOTT!!

This is going to be fun :)


47 posted on 02/05/2010 11:22:45 AM PST by SE Mom
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To: onyx

Should be fun


48 posted on 02/05/2010 11:23:05 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Da Coyote

This is the same guy who endorsed...”Marcia”...Coakley.


49 posted on 02/05/2010 11:23:57 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: onyx

I would have said, “What do you expect from a drunk rapist kennedy anyway?”

LLS


50 posted on 02/05/2010 11:26:42 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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