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Sen. Scott Brown: It doesn’t matter if Republicans win back the Senate
Associated Press ^

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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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: brown; elizabethwarren; scottbrown; warren
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You think this guy is going to help repeal Obamacare? I don't. Hey Scotty, if it doesn't matter which party runs the Senate, then why on earth does it matter whether or not you're re-elected. This should be the big controversy today, among the conservative media; not Mourdock.
1 posted on 10/24/2012 8:04:48 AM PDT by Windy City Conservative
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To: Windy City Conservative
Scott Brown is a democrat. Just days if not hours after calling for Todd Akin to get out of the race, he had this to say.

Scott Brown presses Republicans to be ‘more inclusive’ on abortion

Brown blasts back: I am a pro-choice Republican
2 posted on 10/24/2012 8:09:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Windy City Conservative

“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.


3 posted on 10/24/2012 8:09:32 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Windy City Conservative
"I'm tired of the gridlock."

Gridlock is good. If you don't understand this, Senator, you should go home.
4 posted on 10/24/2012 8:09:39 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Windy City Conservative

Disgusting piece of garbage.


5 posted on 10/24/2012 8:10:34 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Democrats didn’t need 60 votes to pass ObamaCare

Not surprising he hasn’t ruled out changing sides


6 posted on 10/24/2012 8:10:34 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Windy City Conservative

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.


7 posted on 10/24/2012 8:11:10 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Windy City Conservative

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.


8 posted on 10/24/2012 8:11:30 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: LearsFool

As each day goes by, I’m getting more disgusted with Brown.


9 posted on 10/24/2012 8:11:46 AM PDT by surrey
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To: Windy City Conservative

Hey, Mass,

Your choice is apparently between a Fake Indian and a Fake Republican...


10 posted on 10/24/2012 8:12:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Windy City Conservative

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.


11 posted on 10/24/2012 8:12:48 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Windy City Conservative

Arrogant, Self Serving Plick.

No one has to earn his vote.

He is a Man Whore and price is the only thing quibbled over...


12 posted on 10/24/2012 8:12:48 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Windy City Conservative

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.


13 posted on 10/24/2012 8:13:21 AM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: cripplecreek

I bet the RNC is funding Scott Brown as they refuse to support a conservative like Akin


14 posted on 10/24/2012 8:13:37 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Windy City Conservative

“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??????


15 posted on 10/24/2012 8:14:02 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare berry bear formerly known as Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

There’s spotting going on alright, Scottie.


16 posted on 10/24/2012 8:16:17 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Windy City Conservative

He is from Assachusetts, what else do you expect?


17 posted on 10/24/2012 8:17:02 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Which is why I have chosen to not give to him again. He keeps emailing me asking for a donation.

Shove it Scott.


18 posted on 10/24/2012 8:17:40 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: All

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.


19 posted on 10/24/2012 8:17:52 AM PDT by Owen
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To: Forty-Niner

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.


20 posted on 10/24/2012 8:18:58 AM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: Windy City Conservative
I can't believe what a woose like Gramnasty he has become.

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...

21 posted on 10/24/2012 8:19:33 AM PDT by taildragger (( Fubarward Obama 2012, think about it :-) ))
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To: Windy City Conservative

The back stabbing POS dares whine?


22 posted on 10/24/2012 8:20:14 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Windy City Conservative

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.


23 posted on 10/24/2012 8:21:09 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Windy City Conservative

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.


24 posted on 10/24/2012 8:21:25 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Windy City Conservative

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.


25 posted on 10/24/2012 8:22:44 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Brown is a wussy but anyone who has been subjected to Liz Warren and her perpetual look of being constipated thinks twice. She makes Miss Hillary and even Nancy Pelosi look somewhat human.
26 posted on 10/24/2012 8:23:22 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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Brown is doing what he believes he must do to WIN reelection in Massachusetts.

You DO NOT want Liz Warren in the U.S. Senate.

The preference for Elizabeth Warren on this thread is REPULSIVE.

27 posted on 10/24/2012 8:24:19 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador - Coulter.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

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.


28 posted on 10/24/2012 8:25:34 AM PDT by Kingosaurus
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To: GeronL
I bet the RNC is funding Scott Brown as they refuse to support a conservative like Akin

And, what about Sen. Cornball's (embarrassment of TX) NRSC...did they end up supporting Akin? They're probably supporting this clown Brown, though.

29 posted on 10/24/2012 8:25:34 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: GeronL

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


30 posted on 10/24/2012 8:25:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Windy City Conservative

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.


31 posted on 10/24/2012 8:29:42 AM PDT by tshaun
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To: Windy City Conservative
Other people have said it, but it bears repeating.

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?

32 posted on 10/24/2012 8:29:42 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Maceman

At least in my district we have a conservative running for state rep., Jason Petritas.


33 posted on 10/24/2012 8:30:00 AM PDT by BillGunn (Bill Gunn for Congress district one rep. Massachusetts)
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To: Windy City Conservative
We don't need 60 votes to repeal Obamacare -- it can be done through budget reconciliation. If we get 50 + 1 Republicans in the Senate and a Republican President, Brown's vote becomes irrelevant.

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.

34 posted on 10/24/2012 8:31:49 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Windy City Conservative

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.


35 posted on 10/24/2012 8:34:55 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Windy City Conservative
The problem here goes beyond Scott Brown and his RINO status. The real problem is found right here "You still need to get to 60 votes,"

This 60 votes nonsense is not the law of the land but a senate rule that was a result of the phony filibuster playacting of a few years ago. They all agreed to it so that they don't really have to make hard choices. This rule needs to be ended and they should go back to passing legislation by a simple majority. Of course I don't expect these gutless wonders to do it but it would be nice to see some real leadership return to the "worlds greatest deliberative body"
36 posted on 10/24/2012 8:35:41 AM PDT by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: Maceman

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.


37 posted on 10/24/2012 8:36:11 AM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: Jane Long; cripplecreek

BUMP

Just waiting for his chance to become a media hero by switching sides?


38 posted on 10/24/2012 8:37:25 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Maceman

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.


39 posted on 10/24/2012 8:37:56 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Windy City Conservative

I do think he will help repeal Obamacare. He was originally elected because he opposes Obamacare.


40 posted on 10/24/2012 8:38:01 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: JediJones

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.


41 posted on 10/24/2012 8:39:20 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: JediJones

“Forget it Jake, it’s Massachusetts.”


42 posted on 10/24/2012 8:39:32 AM PDT by dfwgator (World Series bound and picking up steam, GO GET 'EM,TIGERS!)
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To: Windy City Conservative

McCain just found his bi-partisan RINO heir to the senate throne of chief quisling . Lindsay is deeply saddened.


43 posted on 10/24/2012 8:41:01 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: GeronL

Maybe Hillary Clinton should run as a republican because it sure looks like she’d have the vote of several FReepers.


44 posted on 10/24/2012 8:41:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

“Maybe Hillary Clinton should run as a republican because it sure looks like she’d have the vote of several FReepers.”

If she was running against Warren, I’d consider it. Only half-joking.

Warren is THAT horrible.


45 posted on 10/24/2012 8:43:24 AM PDT by Kingosaurus
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To: Windy City Conservative

Sounds like a man who doesn’t expect to win.


46 posted on 10/24/2012 8:45:02 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yep. I bet she would too.


47 posted on 10/24/2012 8:46:43 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MissMagnolia

He’s just saying what he has to say to have a chance to be reelected in MA.


48 posted on 10/24/2012 8:47:03 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Kingosaurus
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.

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...

49 posted on 10/24/2012 8:49:01 AM PDT by taildragger (( Fubarward Obama 2012, think about it :-) ))
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To: WashingtonSource

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.


50 posted on 10/24/2012 8:49:18 AM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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