Skip to comments.Sen. Scott Brown: It doesn’t matter if Republicans win back the Senate
Posted on 10/24/2012 8:04:44 AM PDT by Windy City Conservative
"For me it doesn't really matter who's in charge," says the junior senator, who adds the real problem is the dwindling number of moderate Democrats and Republicans in the Senate.
"You still need to get to 60 votes," says Brown. "I'm tired of the gridlock. It makes me just so disgusted to walk in there and see, you know, the usual spotting on votes on both sides."
Brown says if Republicans gain control of the Senate, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the current minority leader, will still have to "earn my vote."
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“the current minority leader, will still have to “earn my vote”
Yeh, Scott thats what happens when you are a Democrat running for office as a Republican.
Disgusting piece of garbage.
Democrats didn’t need 60 votes to pass ObamaCare
Not surprising he hasn’t ruled out changing sides
I am becoming to really, really despise Massachusetts. The only diff between Dead Ted and Brown appears to be that Brown retains a bit of morality...but only a little bit.
No compromise. Period.
I - and many many others - have had it with liberalism.
Here in Mass, we are bombarded with ads from Brown and Elizabeth Warren. The most recent Brown ads have him bragging about all the leftist proposals he has supported.
He disgusts me as a candidate, an emptier suit than Barack. Since Obama will win Massachusetts handily, the only reason I’m bothering to vote at all is to have Scott Brown in the senate so he will at least caucus with the Republicans. But if he doesn’t even care who controls the senate, then screw him.
Maybe I’ll just stay home.
As each day goes by, I’m getting more disgusted with Brown.
Your choice is apparently between a Fake Indian and a Fake Republican...
Reason for a Republican majority: Getting rid of Harry Reid aka that ‘gridlock’ Mr. Brown claims to dislike so much.
If THIS doesn’t matter to Mr. Brown, he doesn’t belong in the Senate.
Arrogant, Self Serving Plick.
No one has to earn his vote.
He is a Man Whore and price is the only thing quibbled over...
Can I beam you up Scotty?
Aside from needing the seat, he should go @#^&@#%@ himself.
But then, he might have a point. With RINOs like him in office, it DOESN’t make a difference.
We need either a totally reconstituted GOP or a new party - right after we flush out Obozo.
A jerk named Kryllos, who is running against a Demcorat Jerk named Menendez in New Jersey is ANOTHER loon like Brown. I’m not voting for either one.
I bet the RNC is funding Scott Brown as they refuse to support a conservative like Akin
“You think this guy is going to help repeal Obamacare?”
Per Chief Justice Roberts, with the liberal Justices approval, Obamacare is a “tax” measure and cannot be fillerbusted......you only need a majority to put a stake through it’s heart. Scotty needs to learn that a majority can and do have an effect on legislation.
What’s he doing? Going for the Lincoln Chaffee/Olympia Snowe Trophy??????
There’s spotting going on alright, Scottie.
He is from Assachusetts, what else do you expect?
Which is why I have chosen to not give to him again. He keeps emailing me asking for a donation.
Shove it Scott.
The only difference between Scott Brown and Ted Kennedy . . .
Scott Brown might as well be a Democrat . . .
What good is Scott Brown if he votes with Democrats on big issues . . .
The answer is Scott Brown votes with Republicans on the biggest issue of all — who is Majority Leader, because the Majority Leader and ONLY the Majority Leader decides what items even make it to the floor for a vote.
If you object to how Brown votes, then you object to a Senator representing his voters, which is what he’s supposed to do.
If you want his votes to be different, then persuade his voters to change their attitude.
Brown needs to be rebuked now, by Senate Republicans. Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, all need to bombard this guy. He either wants to be a Republican or he doesn’t; make the choice Scott, or run as a Democrat or Independent. Brown is just riding GOP funding and coattails, but he refuses to be a teammate. Isn’t it funny, that the rationale for electing Brown, was that he would be the 41st vote against Obamacare, but the vote never happenned. SCOTT BROWN NEVER MATTERED! Brown only mattered when it came to passing socialist legislation like Dodd-Frank. Go ahead Miss Warren, your Senate seat awaits you.
Support McConnell? Nah, I am so cynical it is just about what is in it for him or his constituency, just like he held out for 2 weeks on "Dodd-Frank" until certain Boston Based Investment Houses got what they wanted.
Check out the archives at Business Insider how he got a sweet deal that now makes certain investment houses a pass through with a higher benchmark for Private-Placement / Angel Money...
The back stabbing POS dares whine?
I tdoes matter. The Majority leader controls what legislation is brought up for votes. It is because the Democrats are in the majority that we haven’t had a budget in almost 4 years and most of the House passed legislation isn’t even brought up for a vote in the Senate.
Scott Brown is no conservative, but this is pure campaign rhetoric. He’s in the middle of a tough fight to keep his seat, and this is the stuff that Massachusetts senators have to say to distinguish themselves from the view of republicans that massachusetts sheeple have been brainwashed to believe.
That said, will Brown actually side with a liberal program if it needs his vote? He has and he will again.
Scott Brown is a liberal Democrat at worst or a RINO at best. Funny calling the kettle black as if he thinks McConnell is some kind of conservative tea party guy. McConnell is a RINO Republican, just not as far left as good old Scottie boy.
You DO NOT want Liz Warren in the U.S. Senate.
The preference for Elizabeth Warren on this thread is REPULSIVE.
In all your righteous indignation, you’re all missing the point badly.
Scott needs a good chunk of Mass. Obama voters to vote for him instead of the Fake Indian. He needs a big chunk of Registered Democrat ticket-splitters to beat her. He’s in a tough spot with Warren getting all the out-of-state money and union organization, so the more he comes off as Independent and less of a Party man, the better chance he has.
OF COURSE he’ll vote to repeal Obamacare. That’s what he ran on in the first place! Sheesh.
Some people have absolutely no idea what it takes for a Republican (and what kind) to win in a deep-blue state. Scott Brown votes with Republicans a majority of the time, and Elizabeth Warren is one of the worst, most ideologically-committed leftists to ever run for statewide office in Massachusetts. She’s a disaster waiting to happen, and if she gets in, we’ll never be rid of her.
Brown needs to win, and badly. For everyone’s sake.
And, what about Sen. Cornball's (embarrassment of TX) NRSC...did they end up supporting Akin? They're probably supporting this clown Brown, though.
I’ve been around long enough to recognize how the game is being played. Any time the GOP threatens to get a majority, a RINO flips and becomes a democrat or votes with them to preserve Beltway unity against the people.
Repealing the 17th amendment would fix that problem in a hurry because any senatard who did it would be gone immediately with his replacement appointed and seated immediately
No you got this all wrong he has to say that because Warren is campaining on the fact that if she does not get elected that the senate as whole may be republican.
Thats all she got.
Brown can vote the Democrats 100% of the time, once he is in office. You may not like it, but that's not his most important vote in the next Congress.
But on the first day of the new Senate, he will either get to pick the Majority Leader, or the Minority Leader.
The results of the Brown/Warren race may determine whether the Majority leader is Harry Reid, or a Republican.
Which would you prefer?
At least in my district we have a conservative running for state rep., Jason Petritas.
Too bad he finds politics so distasteful. Perhaps he should find another line of work. I would be upset at his attitude, but it is Massachusetts and I really couldn't care less about them.
Brown will not win in Massachusetts unless he can convince 15% of the voters who vote for Obama to split their ballot and vote for him.
Bottom line this is the most conservative candidate in Massachusetts that can win. This is a state who’s going to overwhelmingly reelect Obama despite their own former governor running against him. We need to be realistic. Half a loaf is better than none. And a RINO is better than a commie. The best situation is to have enough conservative Senators so Brown isn’t the deciding vote on anything.
Just waiting for his chance to become a media hero by switching sides?
Part of Brown’s gift is sounding like a bit of a simpleton. Yes, it’s painful to actually listen to him, but he has a chance of holding ‘Teddy Kennedy’s seat’, which makes him very valuable and a very skillful pol. Note, he was a quick and skillful debater against Warren.
I do think he will help repeal Obamacare. He was originally elected because he opposes Obamacare.
I don’t care what Brown does or doesn’t do. He is 10000000 times better than that drunken commie who preceded him. Once McConnel grows a pair and decides that going nuclear and taking it to 51 votes is the only way to save this nation, Brown becomes a minor speedbump.
“Forget it Jake, it’s Massachusetts.”
McCain just found his bi-partisan RINO heir to the senate throne of chief quisling . Lindsay is deeply saddened.
Maybe Hillary Clinton should run as a republican because it sure looks like she’d have the vote of several FReepers.
“Maybe Hillary Clinton should run as a republican because it sure looks like shed have the vote of several FReepers.”
If she was running against Warren, I’d consider it. Only half-joking.
Warren is THAT horrible.
Sounds like a man who doesn’t expect to win.
Yep. I bet she would too.
He’s just saying what he has to say to have a chance to be reelected in MA.
Yes I do I grew up their and left...
I swear at the bottom of Quabbin their must be a big rock of Lithium near the outgoing piping keeping the entire state stoned because I can't explain it..
I go back and see what a talk-radio wasteland it is, the gun's I couldn't own, the medical system going to pot and the mid-set of eat more, drink more live for today I have lost my compassion and at this point the citizens get what they vote for...
The only solution is a land swap w/ Upstate NY and Spin off MA, CT, NY, VT and NH and create the Republic of Sovietista, and let them live their insane beliefs...
Scott Brown opposed the passage of Obamacare, but he may also oppose repealing it to. And when he does, all of you who are on my case right now, will tell us that he had to be against Repeal in order to win in Massachusetts. For Scott Brown, it all comes down to “winning in Massachusetts”, and he will vote as liberal as he needs to in order to keep winning.
Scott Brown has a Heritage Foundation voting scorecard of 41%, and an ACU rating of 50%. He’s not a conservative voter. We need more conservatives in states that aren’t dark blue.
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