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View Diary: MA-Sen: Ten Days of Scott Brown (237 comments)

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  •  I still cannot fathom that folks at Mass are (4+ / 0-)
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    seriously thinking of electing this guy! I get it that times are tough, Democrats haven't been exactly stellar, and Martha Coakley didn't run a people's campaign. But to vote for a cultural tea party warrier seems anachronistic to Massachussetts of 2010!

    •  Don't blame the folks at MA (0+ / 0-)

      Brown is the kind of republican they elect from time to time, not a "cultural tea party warrior".

      •  I think you missed the main points of the diary (0+ / 0-)

        and its links..

        •  Most of said links are crap. (2+ / 0-)
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          Anglo, cameoanne

          And one of them is currently damaging Martha in a major way. The rape lie (and it is) was entirely too easy to expose as such, and local news and blew it to pieces instantly.

          His lies about knowledge of the tea parties and questioning of Obama's origins are weak and old, respectively. Compared with Coakley's comments on Catholics and Baseball, they amount to nothing.

          The 9/11 funding could have gotten traction in a quieter news cycle, but is being drowned out by cries of "Momentum!" and "Panic!" in the current one.

          In short, if that's the best we have to work with, we need more. Now.

          •  The rape lie? (1+ / 0-)
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            Here's the amendment:

            Brown amendment, April 2005: Nothing in this section shall impose any requirements upon any employee, physician or nurse of any facility to the extent that administering the contraception conflicts with a sincerely held religious belief. In determining whether an employee, physician or nurse of any facility has a sincerely held religious belief administering the contraception, the conflict shall be known and disclosed to said facility and on record at said facility.

            If it is deemed that said employee, physician or nurse of any facility has a sincerely held religious conflict administering the contraception, then said treating facility shall have in place a validated referral procedure policy for referring patients for administration of the emergency contraception that will administer the emergency contraception, which may include a contract with another facility. The referrals shall be made at no additional cost to the patient.

            Scott Brown wanted an amendment that would that superseded a rape victim's need for contraception care with the healtcare providers' religious belief. And that doesn't sound problematic to you as a progressive? Or are you one?

            His lies about tea-parties and mentioning that Obama was born out of wed-lock are "weak and old"? Am I reading RedState BS here or what?

            •  He proposed an ammendment allowing for... (0+ / 0-)

              those with religious convictions to not provide emergency contraceptives, instead having another person provide it, or at worst referring them to another facility.

              And when it was shot down, he still voted for the bill anyway.

              This is a non-starter, and the last portion in particular has created a massive blow back.

              •  yes..great idea to tell the rape victim .. (0+ / 0-)

                hey I cannot give you the emergency contraceptive care you need because of my religious convictions! ..Please go to the next hospital or wait for another doctor..

       think that's progessive?

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