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Massachusetts Republicans cheer as Dems back Edward Markey for Senate seat
American Thinker ^ | 12/29/2012 | Rick Moran

Posted on 12/29/2012 10:18:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind

If there is such a thing as being too liberal for Massachusetts, Rep. Edward Markey may fill that requirement.

The 18-term congressman has embraced every far left cause since he entered the House in 1977 and has a voting record among the most liberal in congress.

If, as expected, former Senator Scott Brown runs in the special election to replace Secretary of State nominee John Kerry, the contrast between the two candidates would be striking.

Boston Herald:

A mad scramble by bigwig Democrats to avoid a bloody primary and clear the field for U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey in a U.S. Senate special election left at least one would-be candidate grousing yesterday - and some Republicans downright gleeful.

"They are freaked out," state Sen. Robert Hedlund (R-Weymouth) said after U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry, Victoria Kennedy and the party's Senate campaign committee all rushed to back Markey, a consummate Washington insider. "Let them coalesce and let them have a non-primary situation and keep the rust on him," Hedlund said of the 19-term Democrat, who has never had a serious re-election fight but would likely face battle-tested Republican Scott Brown in the race to fill Kerry's seat. "Fine by me. You're going to have a huge contrast in how those two will campaign."

U.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano - a potential Senate candidate despite his loss in the primary during the special election for U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's seat - was clearly miffed by his party's rush to back Markey. "It seems that the big names of our party are trying to choose our nominee for us. When I became mayor of Somerville, the establishment wasn't with me," Capuano said in a statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: edwardmarkey; fauxahontas; johnkerry; markey; massachusetts; michaelcapuano; roberthedlund; scottbrown; senate; somerville; victoriakennedy; weymouth

1 posted on 12/29/2012 10:18:37 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
If there is such a thing as being too liberal for Massachusetts, Rep. Edward Markey may fill that requirement.

Rubbish. Mass voters just elected a faux indian, dyed in the wool marxist, carpetbagger to the Senate instead of re-electing local boy Scott Brown. These same nitwits also voted for Tierney whose family ran an illegal multi-million dollar gambling operation. (Tierney's wife was convicted and went to jail. Tierney played the Sargent Shultz defense.) It would not matter who the Dems put up, they will win. The state is lost. Takers outnumber producers.

2 posted on 12/29/2012 10:30:47 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Right now my feeling is that I won’t vote for another republican unless they are part of a genuine movement to find out the truth about Benghazi. Until then I have to presume they are all part of the same conspiracy that allowed 4 Americans to die and created a complete fiction to cover it up. Scott Brown will certainly not be an exception to that rule. He exemplifies everything wrong with politics. His latest knee jerk reaction to assault weapons being a perfect example. I really don’t know why he just doesn’t run as a democrat.


3 posted on 12/29/2012 10:39:30 AM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind
has a voting record among the most liberal in congress.

Hussein was recognized as the most leftist while in the Senate. So much for that.

4 posted on 12/29/2012 11:12:52 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Hedlund said of the 19-term Democrat, who has never had a serious re-election fight but would likely face battle-tested Republican Scott Brown in the race to fill Kerry’s seat. “Fine by me. You’re going to have a huge contrast in how those two will campaign.”

Bobby, get your head out of your ass. Scottie “Special Election” Brown hasn’t got a prayer. The demonrats are going to bring in Axlerod again and go for broke.

The MA GOPE brain trust will be meeting in the broom closet of the Newton Marriott trying to find a chairman who doesn’t personally contribute the maximum amount of money to the likes of Chuck Schumer. Then it goes downhill from there.

In the meantime, the Kenyan with the priapatic ego is going to get a new slogan out of this. Remember, LiL Barry Patrick’s campaign, “Yes we can” or Dizzy Lizzie Warren’s campaign, “You didn’t build that”?

Red Markey, senior venereal wart of the MA congressional delegation, will be the next junior senatorial embarrasment from the People’s Republic of MA.

Now, I’m going to go throw up.


5 posted on 12/29/2012 11:19:03 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: SeekAndFind

“If there is such a thing as being too liberal for Massachusetts, Rep. Edward Markey may fill that requirement.
The 18-term congressman has embraced every far left cause since he entered the House in 1977 and has a voting record among the most liberal in congress.”

Didn’t even bother reading beyond that.

He’ll be elected easily.

It’s Massachusetts….


6 posted on 12/29/2012 11:22:15 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SeekAndFind.
"They are freaked out," state Sen. Robert Hedlund (R-Weymouth) said after U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry, Victoria Kennedy and the party's Senate campaign committee all rushed to back Markey, a consummate Washington insider. "Let them coalesce and let them have a non-primary situation and keep the rust on him," Hedlund said of the 19-term Democrat, who has never had a serious re-election fight but would likely face battle-tested Republican Scott Brown in the race to fill Kerry's seat.

7 posted on 12/29/2012 11:27:52 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Scott Brown couldn’t beat Elizabeth Warren who isn’t even from around here. She is a proven liar and is as liberal as they come. The Democrat Machine will ensure Markey wins and Brown will finally be relegated to the dustbin of history after it chews him up and spits him out...again. Good riddance.


8 posted on 12/29/2012 11:32:25 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (The best thing in life & the hardest thing in life is watching your children grow up.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Brown turned on Republicans the minute he hit Washington. Republicans will not support him.


9 posted on 12/29/2012 11:39:49 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer
My wife disagrees with my enmity towards Scott Brown. She says it's better to have him there as he'll vote with Republicans.

I look at history and say, no...he won't. He hasn't. Some of the votes he has cast disgust me.

Fool me once, shame on him.
Fool me twice, shame on me.

Screw him.

10 posted on 12/29/2012 12:45:28 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (The best thing in life & the hardest thing in life is watching your children grow up.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I am not a Mass. resident, but if I were, Scott Brown would not get my vote.

If I vote for a Republican I want a Republican, Not one in name only. Brown has shown his colors, andit wasn’t pretty.

Still recovering from voting for Romney. Never again.


11 posted on 12/29/2012 12:52:49 PM PST by Venturer
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To: SeekAndFind

Let the Dems fight it out. Brown will win a non Presidential year election, even in MA.


12 posted on 12/29/2012 1:15:50 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: TheRhinelander

RE: Brown will win a non Presidential year election, even in MA.

What makes you so optimistic?


13 posted on 12/29/2012 1:25:11 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Markey’s only private sector job, prior to becoming a congressman, was as an ice cream truck driver. So he’s got a shot, since he’s a commie.


14 posted on 12/29/2012 1:33:24 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Your wife is WRONG is disagreeing with your deep dislike for Scott Brown. However, she is RIGHT believing that he is better than any Democrat currently residing in the Peoples Republic of Massachusetts.
The problem: Who else is there who ends his/her name (R)? and could possibly win?


15 posted on 12/29/2012 1:34:46 PM PST by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

RE: Markey’s only private sector job, prior to becoming a congressman, was as an ice cream truck driver. So he’s got a shot, since he’s a commie.

I fail to see how being an ice cream truck driver translates to being a commie. An ice cream truck driver is an honorable profession and requires one to work hard. In fact they bring joy to both parents and children ( especially during summer ).


16 posted on 12/29/2012 1:39:25 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I would not spend one thin dime in Ma. Supporting any republican. Waste of money. A liberal Brown could not out liberal Pocahontas. Waste of money.


17 posted on 12/29/2012 1:40:02 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

-——I would not spend one thin dime in Ma-——

Nor anywhere in New England

We are contemplating an extended trip to the Canadian Maritime s and will travel through Ontario and Quebec to miss all the pus holes.


18 posted on 12/29/2012 1:44:41 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: SeekAndFind
I fail to see how being an ice cream truck driver translates to being a commie. An ice cream truck driver is an honorable profession and requires one to work hard. In fact they bring joy to both parents and children ( especially during summer ).

That would all make sense ... if ice cream weren't a Soviet plot ...


19 posted on 12/29/2012 1:45:44 PM PST by x
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To: SeekAndFind

MA dems typically turn out in low numbers in non-Prez election years.


20 posted on 12/29/2012 1:46:48 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: SeekAndFind

Two unrelated facts.


21 posted on 12/29/2012 2:52:12 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

It would be wonderful to have a true conservative - but this is Massachusetts. Some votes for conservative/Republican issues is better than none, and particularly if we get close to or take over the Senate in the next election.


22 posted on 12/29/2012 5:25:52 PM PST by LibertyOh
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To: Flick Lives

You are correct - - Massachusetts is a hopeless toilet populated by pathetic little mice.
Markey will win in a landslide.


23 posted on 12/29/2012 5:34:14 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Road Glide; GOPsterinMA

my assessment based on limited in-person observation is that Capuano would be a more formidable opponent than Markey. Capuano knows how to act like a normal American on the campaign trail, so he could siphon votes from Brown’s “Independent Majority”.

The anti-Scottie voices are welcome to try to elect a real conservative in MASS to a position higher than state rep. Get back to us in 30 years with your results.


24 posted on 12/29/2012 5:40:31 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: SeekAndFind

Markey is not a great candidate to put up against Brown - he is white and male, and those serious character flaws don’t exactly fire up the radical base. :)


25 posted on 12/29/2012 5:51:48 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Flick Lives

Tierney’s “Republican” opponent was execrable. A Socialist RINO gay rights militant.


26 posted on 12/29/2012 5:54:31 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

“my assessment based on limited in-person observation is that Capuano would be a more formidable opponent than Markey.”

I agree. Markey blows, but again, so didn’t Warren.

I have no idea if any Republican (RINO or not) can win any race in MA for the foreseeable future. The last statewide race the MA GOP won was Brown’s win in Jan. 2010.


27 posted on 12/31/2012 5:54:04 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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