Skip to comments.Brown hits back at Kennedy for ‘joke’ candidacy dig
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 Kennedys 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 Im here to do my job. Its unfortunate that he would use mean-spirited comments like that at a time when were just trying to solve the problems of the Commonwealth, Brown said today on his first full day on the job.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
As for Kennedy, he faces a Republican rival who is backed by Browns 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 cant afford it anymore, he added.
A Kennedy spokesman declined to comment.
May have to donate to Loughlin....
Patrick Kennedy looks (and seems to act) like a child.
The real joke here is Patrick Kennedy....on numerous levels....just ask his priest. =.=
Was “Baby” Kennedy sober when he said that?
Will Scott campaign for pubbies in the NE? While Palin barnstorms in the South and Midwest? Scott should do CA, OR, and WA too!
Projecting again, eh Patsy??
Well Pampers Kennedy being a senator is a joke so I guess it all works out.
Brown should have ignored the little twerp.
It may be time for “Patches” to ram a police barricade and get a ride to rehab again..
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. :)
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.
He should have punched him.
“mean spirited” is a term for sissies. You can do better than that, Mr. Brown.
Come on, Brown. You can’t seriously hold Patty to those comments. It was the Ambien talking.
I wonder why Kennedy feels threatened?
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
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.
Was Brown really STUNG by Kennedy’s childish comments?
I doubt it.
No, Senator Scott Brown’s top strategists is backing the challenger of Patches in RI. Diminish Patches is the name of the game.
You have to make allowances. He’s a Kennedy, and he’s stupid.
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!
Senator Scott Browns daughters Ayla and Arianna Brown,
and at least one is available, as the Senator has stated.
Lashed out? What a crock!
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.
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.
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."
“The Party of ‘No!’ gets to make the Dhimmicrats become “The Party of Divisness”.
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.
Dope will do that.
We don’t know the tone he used, he could have said it in a mocking sarcastic way, at least I hope so.
I agree - “mean-spirited” is too politically correct. He has to remain polite, however, so he should have called him a juvenile jack-ass.
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.
I’d rather they follow the Reagan playbook
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.
How do you think this will play in MA?
I’m planning to listen to Howie Carr right after Rush today!!!
Patches....Hello. I think Brown is a Republican.
Then he got beat by a joke.
Patrick kennedy appears to be wearing a suit coat about two sizes too small. Perhaps he'll realize that when he sobers up.
Why is it a joke, because he hasn’t murdered anyone yet or crashed his car into a tree or assaulted any women?
Way to go SCOTT!!
This is going to be fun :)
Should be fun
This is the same guy who endorsed...”Marcia”...Coakley.
I would have said, “What do you expect from a drunk rapist kennedy anyway?”