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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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To: votemout

At least Three times!


251 posted on 02/05/2010 8:09:30 PM PST by ustanker (Please retire Harry Byrd!)
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To: Star Traveler

...eh, according to reliable sources, Patrick wouldn’t be “interested” in the daughters anyway. We’ll leave it at that. Nice picture though.


252 posted on 02/05/2010 8:13:02 PM PST by MSF BU (++)
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To: massgopguy
Mike was raping the more than willing, but legally unavailable babysitter; the other incidents are just the same sordid stuff. Hedlund take note: personal foibles are not to be overlooked and you're best advised to let Perry run with the ball.
253 posted on 02/05/2010 8:16:18 PM PST by MSF BU (++)
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To: MSF BU

It figures... :-)


254 posted on 02/05/2010 8:21:22 PM 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

The ‘joke’ beat the radical Dem machine. Get over it putz Patrick.


255 posted on 02/05/2010 9:31:42 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never "free")
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To: onyx

“Loughlin said Kennedy is out of touch with Rhode Island voters.”

What, you mean Rhode Island isn’t chock full of trust baby drunkard idiots?


256 posted on 02/05/2010 10:11:17 PM PST by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: WOSG

LOLOLOLOLOLOL


257 posted on 02/05/2010 10:17:24 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

“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. :)”

The Lord does work in mysterious ways....


258 posted on 02/05/2010 10:36:48 PM PST by BIOCHEMKY (I love liberty more than I hate war.)
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To: Star Traveler

Nice sea shells!


259 posted on 02/05/2010 10:48:59 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: rcrngroup

LOL... I’ve heard a few comments about those sea shells... :-)


260 posted on 02/05/2010 10:54:15 PM 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: pissant

Actually I think this was the perfect smack down of the commie pig boozer & druggie Patrick Kennedy. It was perfectly understated but carried a tremendous intensity & truth of Brown’s statement, and really showed Patrick Kennedy to be a spoiled, petulant, cry baby & sore loser. That fact must have sunk into Kennedy’s staff at least, as there was no further response from Kennedy or his staff. I think they realize that ANY further response from Kennedy would just reinforce the perception already there, that Patrick Kennedy is just a whining sore loser and would drop him even further in the polls.


261 posted on 02/05/2010 10:58:17 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: Fishtalk; BigBobber
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.

Absolutely 100% correct! For eight years, Bush allowed the demoRATs and the media to pound on him unmercifully for every single thing, and not once did Bush really stand up and hit back at them. Even now, when 0bozo spreads enormous lies about Bush's economy (5-6% unemployment) but 0bozo's economy is now 17-18% unemployment and massive deficits, GW Bush STILL will not respond or call 0bozo a flat out lying SOB. Even Senate or House Republicans should scream & holler back for 0bozo's lies and they just won't do it.

So I think it is a breath of fresh air to actually see a Repub like Brown hitting back at boozer & druggie Patrick Kennedy with a perfect understated reply but tremendous power & intensity. What is Kennedy to do now? Any further response on his part will only fan the flames that he is spoiled brat, petulant loser. It is win-win for Scott Brown and lose-lose for the pig Patrick Kennedy.

262 posted on 02/05/2010 11:08:49 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: onyx

Hey Patches?

Your dead fat Daddy was elected to the PEOPLES seat on November 6, 1962 and was sworn in the NEXT DAY!

So what’s your effin problem punk?

STFU Patches.


263 posted on 02/06/2010 5:34:05 AM PST by mkjessup (Who put the 'ass' in 'asshat'? YOU did 0bama, YOU did.)
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To: pnh102

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

All the Kennedy men were/are basically “children” going through a stage of perpetual adolescence. Some to a greater degree than the others.


264 posted on 02/06/2010 6:00:07 AM PST by headstamp 2
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To: JudyinCanada

Maybe something like “Well, that’s probably just the dope talking”.


265 posted on 02/06/2010 7:37:22 AM PST by ecomcon
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To: rcrngroup

So if ten more nobody congressmen criticize Brown, he’s going to respond to each of them, individually? And then ten more, twenty more?

Get real.

Big fish fight the other big fish.

There’s a right path between never responding (like Bush), and commenting on every little jerk out there. Brown needs to find that line, or all he’ll be doing is responding to critics.


266 posted on 02/06/2010 7:50:18 AM PST by BigBobber
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To: LibLieSlayer

Yeah, the wife reminded me right away, isn’t he the one who is a drunk and was crashing his car outside the Capitol? I said oh yeah, but hey democrats have no shame. So it doesn’t matter what a total mess he is, he’ll still throw stones.


267 posted on 02/06/2010 7:50:35 AM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: onyx

perhaps a sense of entitlement is giving Kennedy too big an ego.

End the dynasty of corruption....


268 posted on 02/06/2010 9:34:11 AM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: onyx

The only thing I didn’t like about the Brown swearing in was that he was forced to stand next to J Fn Kerry the entire time. Hope he went home and took a shower.


269 posted on 02/06/2010 10:41:12 AM PST by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: onyx
“This is where he shows that when they need him, he’s in the tank for the Republicans,”

As if Kennedy isn't "in the tank" for the socialist...er, democrat party.

270 posted on 02/06/2010 10:51:55 AM PST by Felis_irritable (Fool me once, I'll punch you in the...er, something or other...)
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To: pissant

“mean spirited” is a term for sissies.
++++++++++++++++

Better than saying nuthin’ - like most national profile pubbies have a habit of doing.


271 posted on 02/06/2010 11:19:21 AM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: raccoonradio

“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!”

Isn’t that BEAUTIFUL?


272 posted on 02/06/2010 11:27:26 AM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Fishtalk

“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.”

And especially with the RAT press, and the RATS in general, who will not respect you no matter what you do, say, or DON’T say...


273 posted on 02/06/2010 11:50:18 AM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: TOTUS

“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.
+++++++++++

He’s still crying about the Kennedy’s spilt milk. Plus he’s next.


274 posted on 02/06/2010 11:57:00 AM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: onyx
Oooo Ooooo!

Thanks for that onyx.

Will there be a Brown ping list, like the Bibi ping list?

With a Rule?

275 posted on 02/06/2010 12:54:22 PM PST by happygrl (Continuing to predict that 0bama will resign)
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To: SeattleBruce; raccoonradio; pissant; STARWISE; hoosiermama; maggief; Liz; SE Mom; caww; ...
update ~snip~

Scott Brown fires back at ‘mean-spirited’ Patrick Kennedy

“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 just after entering the Russell Senate Building for the first time as a U.S. senator. “I was elected, and the votes are certified, and I’m here to do my job.”

Brown’s slap at Kennedy came during a frenzied first day that featured a whirlwind tour of the Capitol and the equivalent of freshman orientation.

Kennedy (D-R.I.) told The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room on Thursday, “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 (National Labor Relations Board).”

The son of the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy alleged that his father’s successor is “in the tank for the Republicans,” but Brown has denied any hidden agenda in moving up by a week his Feb. 11 swearing-in.

A procedural vote Monday on President Obama’s pick for the board is expected to be among the first votes cast by Brown, who arrived at the Capitol yesterday at 9:40 a.m. with wife Gail by his side.

“I’m here to start working,” Brown said. “We have to get our office up and running. . . . I’m here, ready to go. I have a whole morning of briefings.”

On the agenda were a series of 30-minute cram sessions by the Senate’s human resources attorney and the U.S. Capitol Police, followed by lunch in the Senate dining room and a tour of the Capitol led by the Senate historian.

Jovial staffers buzzed about his transition office, where the calls began flooding from well-wishers around the nation at 7 a.m., the first from Oregon, then California.

They contemplated asking the staff of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to help man the phones, inquired about Brown’s parking space and where his “hideaway” office in the Capitol would be located.

“You’re a popular man, Senator. The phones haven’t stopped,” one staffer told Brown as he arrived.

The arrival of Brown’s BlackBerry was followed by bagels, care of multitasking chief of staff Steve Schrage.

Brown was already weighing in on a job-creation bill anticipated next week from Democrats, who are angling for swift bipartisan approval.

“I’d like to see it - it hasn’t been given to the Republicans at all to look at,” Brown said. “And if it includes tax increases, I’m probably not going to vote for it.

Brown added, “I’m hopeful it includes some across-the-board tax cuts, targeted tax breaks, some workforce development grants, some other types of things that would kick-start manufacturing.”

- - - -

“And if it includes tax increases, I’m probably not going to vote for it.

276 posted on 02/06/2010 12:56:35 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: happygrl

I am thinking about starting a Scott Brown ping list for “important” news....

LOL.


277 posted on 02/06/2010 1:06:36 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: happygrl

278 posted on 02/06/2010 1:09:42 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: BigBobber

I think you’re being ridiculous.... there are not going to be 10 more....then 20 more, etc. Patrick Kennedy was acting like a spoiled petulant child who struck out at bat, and now is acting like a cry baby. Scott Brown was dead on accurate to characterize Kennedy’s comments in this way. We have already seen what 8 years of unrelenting smears, lies & attacks did to GW Bush & the Repubs who never once responded to counteract the lies & smears. Following your line of argument between never responding & responding, what makes a big attack vs a little attack? The demoRATs & commie pig 0bozo respond to EVERY comment or allegation or attack. We’re at war with the the socialist demoRATs and we cannot afford to let up on the bastards for even a moment.


279 posted on 02/06/2010 1:11:12 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: onyx

I think it was a great response. Very diplomatic. Definition of diplomatic = ability to tell someone to go to hell and they say thank you, I am sorry I was such a jerk.


280 posted on 02/06/2010 1:20:11 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: onyx; SeattleBruce; raccoonradio; pissant; STARWISE; hoosiermama; maggief; SE Mom; caww; ...
I HOPE the Republicans know they now have the strength to shut down the Senate.

At the first sign of White House participating in unlawful activities (backroom deals, bribes for votes, taking over federal activities like the census), Repubs can shut down the Senate until the illegal activity stops.

Shutdown is in addition to

(1) filing lawsuits,

(3) getting injunctions, and,

(4) getting TRO’s against all those involved in illegal activities.

281 posted on 02/06/2010 1:29:18 PM PST by Liz (A person who smiles in the face of adversity probably has a scapegoat nearby.)
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To: greeneyes

Yes, indeed, the perfect response!


282 posted on 02/06/2010 1:37:09 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Liz

You’re right, Liz, provided they will hold together!


283 posted on 02/06/2010 1:37:43 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

the real joke is on us because there is still a drunken Kennedy driving around the streets pretending his s&*& doesnt stink.


284 posted on 02/06/2010 4:45:08 PM PST by Heavy Fuel
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To: Williams

Yes... to be a dim is to be above paying for your actions.

LLS


286 posted on 02/06/2010 5:17:35 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Heavy Fuel

I agree.


287 posted on 02/06/2010 5:19:45 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: TonyRo76

You’re so right!!!
I intend to help defeat Patches by supporting his Republican opponent! Rid the congress of the last Kennedy.


288 posted on 02/06/2010 5:50:32 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

Thanks!

He looks good with his clothes on, too !


289 posted on 02/06/2010 8:41:09 PM PST by happygrl (Continuing to predict that 0bama will resign)
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To: onyx
Brown's response to the impertinent Kennedy comment I would have recommended: "Oh, I'm sure it was just the liquor talking."

And a sly wink right after the comment.

290 posted on 02/06/2010 8:46:34 PM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: onyx; Grampa Dave; stephenjohnbanker; SeattleBruce; raccoonradio; pissant; STARWISE; hoosiermama; ..
Dems are bloviating, hornswoggling the electorate, finagling for bipartisan approval, hoping Repubs will bail out Obomba's phony "job-creation bill" (another Dem slush fund).

Brown weighed in saying: “I’d like to see it - it hasn’t been given to the Republicans at all to look at. “ And if it includes tax increases, I’m probably not going to vote for it, Brown said."

That's tellin' 'em Scott. Brown zeroing in on Dems secrecy and underhandedness will carry more weight than the limp Repub responses so far.

291 posted on 02/06/2010 11:19:57 PM PST by Liz (A person who smiles in the face of adversity probably has a scapegoat nearby.)
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To: Liz

Woa! He’s getting right into the fray! Note also his tactic to let them know if increased taxes he probably won’t be voting for it ...(wheather they give him the bill or not) Ha!...good move! So basically he laid the cards right out there...

...give me the bill after you take the raised taxes out of it and then I might consider signing it.


292 posted on 02/07/2010 1:16:06 AM PST by caww
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To: onyx; Liz

“Mean spirited” LOL. Brown threw their language right back at them.


293 posted on 02/07/2010 4:40:23 AM PST by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is spending you demand stupid")
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To: Liz

Brown isn’t hiding. Good!


294 posted on 02/07/2010 5:05:26 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: caww; onyx; Grampa Dave; stephenjohnbanker; SeattleBruce; raccoonradio; pissant; STARWISE; ...
GREAT MOVE BY BROWN: he's getting right into the fray........... Note his tactic.......he lets Dems know he probably won’t be voting for Ohaha's phony job creation bill that Dems have been hiding from Repubs.

Brown lays his cards out in the open: "give me the bill after you take out the raised taxes, and I might consider signing it."

Nice deconstruction, caww. It seems Brown has a gift for subtlety together with all his other gifts.......................

But of course subtlety will be wasted on Dims and the stupid WH crew who think they can get away with hornswoggling the electorate.

295 posted on 02/07/2010 5:32:58 AM PST by Liz (A person who smiles in the face of adversity probably has a scapegoat nearby.)
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To: Liz

Job Creation Bill = ACORN Refinance Project


296 posted on 02/07/2010 5:46:08 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

NAILS IT: Job Creation Bill = ACORN Refinance Project


297 posted on 02/07/2010 6:52:32 AM PST by Liz (A person who smiles in the face of adversity probably has a scapegoat nearby.)
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To: onyx

“Loughlin said Kennedy is out of touch with Rhode Island voters. “

This can happen if you never sober up........


298 posted on 02/07/2010 7:11:13 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: onyx

Patches Kennedy to Brown: "Do you know who I am?"

Brown to Kennedy: "No. I know who your two dead uncles were which is the only reason you are in office, but I don't know you at all. And being on a first name basis with the staffs at various drug rehab facilities is not much of an accomplishment."

299 posted on 02/07/2010 7:18:28 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: Liz

Yes,..no doubt this is one individual to watch and see just how he operates. If this is an indication of his style I am very much pleased......

Without going to far down the road or implying to much...sometimes unique and gifted people come on the scene who one can imagine facing international as well as national leaders. They are rare. So I will indeed be watching Scott Brown and believe worthy of that.

We can kid and joke about his good looks etc. but we all know there’s a great deal more to this man than that. Actually he could be butt ugly and I’d still be watching, he IS impressive...statesmanship comes to mind.


300 posted on 02/07/2010 12:53:12 PM PST by caww
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