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Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown
Scott Brown puts his money where his values are.
Scott Brown was the first Republican out with a statement condemning Rep. Todd Akin and demanding he get out of Missouri's Senate race because of his comments about "legitimate" rape and magical uteri. He had to step up, running as he is as a Republican in Massachusetts, and against a woman. His key to reelection is keeping moderate Massachusetts voters thinking that he's not one of those crazy Republlicans.

So far, according at least to the newest PPP polling in the race, he's succeeding. He's pulling a 58-32 advantage with independents, and gets 20 percent of Democrats. Brown's primary potential weakness, according to PPP's Tom Jensen, is that "53% of voters would like Democrats to have control of the next Senate, compared to 36% who want the Republicans in charge." Because, of course, the Republicans are batshit insane.

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What these Massachusetts voters don't know yet is that Scott Brown is very much one of them. All the proof you need of that is where he gets and gives his campaign money. First, where he gets it. Remember Clayton Williams of too extreme for John McCain fame? The guy who said rape was like the weather: "As long as it's inevitable, you might as well lie back and enjoy it." That's this Clayton Williams, from OpenSecrets:
Table from OpenSecrets showing $1,000 donation to Scott Brown from Clayton Williams
But there's so much more from OpenSecrets to learn about Scott Brown, like where the money from his PAC, SCOTTPAC, goes. You won't be shocked to find out it's gone to a bunch of current Senate candidates. He gave $5,000 to Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), $10,000 to Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) and $5,000 Rep. Rick Berg (R-ND).

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You probably also won't be surprised to find out all of these representatives were cosponsors of the infamous HR 3, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act." You know that one, the one that says there's only really one kind of rape, "forcible" rape, and you can't get an abortion unless you can prove that you were the victim of rape-rape, not one of those other kinds of rape that you might have really enjoyed. With the added bonus that the IRS would actually have to audit your abortion to determine whether your abortion was because of rape or incest.

That's where Scott Brown's loyalties lie, and that's who Scott Brown wants with him in the Senate. In a word, his fellow Republicans.

Please donate $3 to Elizabeth Warren on ActBlue.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 01:47 PM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (23+ / 0-)

    "There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning." —Warren Buffett

    by Joan McCarter on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 01:47:57 PM PDT

  •  Are we going to need to see a rewrite of (12+ / 0-)

    "What's the Matter with Kansas?" as "What's the Matter with Massachusetts?" Seriously? Scott Brown is polling 2:1 against Elizabeth Warren with independents? How is that possible? He's done diddly over squat about jobs since he's been in office. He's pandered to nearly every rightwing whack-a-doodle position. How can any independent (and 20% of Dems) see him as a viable candidate?

    Romney's religion is only an issue because he's a high priest in the Church of Mammon.

    by ontheleftcoast on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 01:55:24 PM PDT

    •  He is running a smart campaign (6+ / 0-)

      Brown is on TV every thirty seconds or so.  His ads never, ever say that he is a Republican.  The current buy is focused on two major types of ads.

      One is "Scott Brown on the Road", where he is driving his truck and talking to the camera in the passenger seat.  He talks about his hard-luck childhood and how it made him a better person and he wouldn't trade it, and how it made him care for the little guy.  This comes across as more of a Democratic pitch.  No "job creators", no red meat, just a warm-sounding nice guy in a white guy's truck.

      The other is "I'm a Democrat".  This features endorsements by minor Massachusetts pols like a Worcester city council member, but also by washed-up ex-Boston mayor, anti-busing activist and Vatican ambassador Ray Flynn.  They just love how Scott is the kind of guy who crosses the aisle and gets things done.  Gag.

      Remember, he and Warren have a deal to not go negative and not allow outside attacks.  So the ads are cleaner than the presidential ones.

      •  Republicans never identify themselves (6+ / 0-)

        as Republicans in any of their advertising. The Republican brand is toxic.

        There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance.

        by Levi the Oracle on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 04:26:00 PM PDT

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      •  I agree-very smart campaign (4+ / 0-)
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        Anne Elk, Egalitare, Lujane, pademocrat

        and he sounds so reasonable and never advocates regular Republican crazy opinions. Even in MA most voters don't follow politics like we do. They see him as a likeable guy who doesn't seem extreme. He has been out there with his personal story too of childhood abuse. If you didn't know, you might very well think he was a Democrat-that's what he's banking on. All Repubs will vote for him and many independents and some Dems even.

        To be honest I think he comes accross pretty well and I haven't been wowed by Warrens campaign. Not as bad as Coakley but I thought the whole "woman of color" American Indian designation flap was milked pretty well by Brown who used it to paint an unflatering picture.

        They really need to tie him with the Republican ideas that his election will help propel. Make it clear that it doesn't matter how nice Brown seems, voting for him is helping empower eht ecrazy Republicans and will end up hurting lots of people alla cross the country.

        "If you think you have it tough, read history books." Bill Maher

        by berkshireblue on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 04:38:51 PM PDT

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        •  I flew to Boston last week and spoke with someone (0+ / 0-)

          from the area who sat next to me.  He thinks Warren is going to lose because she lied about her Indian heritage.  That was an important factor in his decision not to vote for her, and apparently for others he knows also.

          I don't know how widespread his opinion is but the first comment on the article with the poll (from the diary link) basically says the same thing.

          I'm hoping he's wrong, but sent Warren a donation when I got home anyway.

      •  Ya gotta hand it to him (3+ / 0-)
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        MrSandman, Egalitare, pademocrat

        The guys does retail very well. It's not something they teach at Harvard.

        The universe may have a meaning and a purpose, but it may just specifically not include you.

        by Anne Elk on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 04:53:09 PM PDT

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        •  But he's still vulnerable (2+ / 0-)
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          Anne Elk, pademocrat

          Because he CANNOT afford to lose more than a couple thousand "Obama-Brown" voters, and there's 75 days to go.

          There's a reason that Brown tried to sideline Vicki Kennedy very early on. The the Kennedy "Seal of Approval" is enough to evaporate 5% of the Obama-Brown vote almost overnight.

          5% doesn't sound like much but it would DOOM Brown. He has no "reinforcements" to bring to the battlefield.

          When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

          by Egalitare on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 05:26:39 PM PDT

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      •  It's not negative to (0+ / 0-)

        call your opponent a "Republican." For me it is, but for facts' sake, not.

        “My first choice is a strong consumer agency,” she said. “My second choice is no agency at all and plenty of blood and teeth left on the floor.”

        by mrobinson on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 05:26:15 PM PDT

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  •  They need hit this guy, already. nt. (0+ / 0-)
  •  what does Brown believe other than being a (3+ / 0-)
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    slowbutsure, pademocrat, exterris

    first-mover  to throw "crazy Republican" Akin under the bus

    Dr. John Willke is a proponent of the concept that rape victims rarely get pregnant, stating in a 1999 article that "There's no greater emotional trauma that can be experienced by a woman than an assault rape. This can radically upset her possibility of ovulation, fertilization, implantation and even nurturing of a pregnancy" and that by his calculations assault rape pregnancy is extremely rare and about four cases per state per year[

    Don't roof rack me bro', Now the brown's comin' down; Präsidentenelf-maßschach; "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) "Ensanguining the skies...Falls the remorseful day".政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 03:42:36 PM PDT

  •  20% of Dems? (6+ / 0-)

    What's that all about? WTF.

    "Whenever a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me."-- Harry S. Truman

    by irmaly on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 04:19:27 PM PDT

    •  Incumbency advantage (5+ / 0-)

      Or as I've heard it, "Better the devil you know". No matter how bad the existing incumbent is unless folks really, really get to know (and like) the challenger they'll often vote for the incumbent.

      Romney's religion is only an issue because he's a high priest in the Church of Mammon.

      by ontheleftcoast on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 04:21:41 PM PDT

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      •  Doesn't explain it (0+ / 0-)

        If you are a true Democrat and see what is going on this year, you DON'T vote for a Republican incumbent. This is baffling, but obviously, this race is over.

        Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07. http://www.ewaynepowell.com/

        by anastasia p on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 04:38:04 PM PDT

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        •  Not over and remember how many Democrats (2+ / 0-)
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          annieli, Cat Servant

          voted for Reagan? The "no true Democrat" comment assumes that all Democrats are progressive. There are lots of them who are D because they grew up D. Some just vote D unless they hear a Republican who doesn't sound like a raving lunatic. Brown's campaign is running smart right now and Warren's campaign was seen as making some mistakes. The trumped up Indian nonsense for example. But she is definitely still in this thing and if Brown can be tied to the Ryan/Akin horror it will drop him in the polls.

          Romney's religion is only an issue because he's a high priest in the Church of Mammon.

          by ontheleftcoast on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 04:42:16 PM PDT

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    •  That will change once Warren runs ads (1+ / 0-)
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      VirginiaBlue

      about Brown the Republican who if Republicans take over the Senate it means voucherizing Medicare and Personhood amendments.

      President Obama, January 9, 2012: "Change is hard, but it is possible. I've Seen it. I've Lived it."

      by Drdemocrat on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 06:07:06 PM PDT

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    •  There are some problems here (3+ / 0-)
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      netop, pademocrat, VirginiaBlue

      1) Brown is running a good campaign so far -- ads making him seem oh so bipartisan. And there are more voters than you think here who would be attracted to the idea of ticket-splitting, what with Democrats in total control of the state legislature, and the last few house speakers indicted.

      2) There's a part of the electorate that can be parochial here -- there are actually people complaining that Warren "isn't from here," even though she's lived and worked in Massachusetts since the early '90s.

      3) She is not part of the old boys' political network. While Gov. Deval Patrick is behind her campaign, important players like Boston Mayor Menino haven't endorsed yet, and that's a problem

      While Deval Patrick overcame points 2 and 3, he ran against much weaker opponents.

      4) Unfortunately, Massachusetts does not have a history of electing women to statewide office higher than attorney general or treasurer. If you look at the crosstabs, you'll see that Warren's favorability rating with women is 52-37 but with men is 40-49. I'd guess a majority of those Brown-leaning Dems are male voters.

      This is all totally surmountable, but Brown is a stronger opponent than many people give him credit for. It will absolutely be key to tie the national Republican agenda around his neck. That's what did in Lincoln Chafee next door, despite his personal popularity.

      •  When I (and many folks) voted against Chaffee (R) (2+ / 0-)
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        pademocrat, VirginiaBlue

        It was not Chaffee we voted against.  It was the (R) after his name.  I recall many conversations with folks that felt a bit bad about voting him out, but that came to the conclusion that they could not tolerate a Republican Senate.
        We voted him out for the committee chairs, confirmations and the other perks that come with being the majority.

        Personally popular: in 2000 he won 57-41
        Tied to wrong party: in 2006 he lost 54-46

        Scott Brown has watched and learned.  His ads that show Dem. pols saying they stand behind Brown are constant and for those that don't pay as much attention to the details as the denizens of this site do, I imagine they are effective, giving people the piece of mind to vote against their usual party.("Hey, he's getting a stamp of approval from all these Dems, so he can't be all that bad, right?")

        The people of Mass. need to be reminded that a vote for Brown is a vote for a Republican majority in the Senate.  It is a vote for all those nasty super right wing (sometimes racist) Republicans that come from other parts of the country who hate science, women, non-white people, poor people, jobs, and peace.  It is a vote for that kind of Republican, because Scott Brown is one of those Republicans.  He's just been doing a good job of hiding it.

        "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars" --Casey Kasem

        by netop on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 09:00:06 PM PDT

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  •  AP story in all the papers tomorrow (2+ / 0-)
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    slowbutsure, pademocrat

    Here is how this will play out in small newspapers around the country Wednesday.

    http://www.google.com/...

    Not all press is "good" press.

    "Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed." -- Vaclav Havel

    by greendem on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 04:20:33 PM PDT

  •  This position on rape is mainstream. If abortion (6+ / 0-)

    is murder, then preventing a murder, even after rape, is justified. This is a strong belief of those who hate abortion. They firmly believe it is a good idea.

    Aiken even said that the punishment should go to the rapist and not the baby. In their minds, at conception, the fetus deserves full protection of a citizen. For 9 months, the mother is simply a breathing baby incubator that must carefully grow the baby. The fetus is the absolute innocent, thus deserves more protection than the mother.

    This is the mainstream position of the Right to Life position. They don't want to overturn Roe V Wade. They want the court to recognize a fetus as a person.

  •  Warren's Campaign (2+ / 0-)
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    Anne Elk, dhshoops

    A Massachusetts bred and born Democrat could and would beat Scott Brown. Elizabeth Warren is from Oklahoma.

    I don't expect people from outside the area to understand how provincial Massachusetts people are. Martha Coakley lost the election the day she did not stand outside a Bruins game to shake hands.

    Warren has not made that mistake but her first ads were horrid. She linked herself to the military through her family - Massachusetts is still amongst the least pro military states in the country. We tend not to like any wars. She also highlighted the fact she was born outside Massachusetts. Not smart.

    Brown's wife Gail, his daughters - well known, part of us. Warren - the other.

    Screw the issues...Elizabeth needs to become one of us and I'm not quite sure how to do that. I just know putting her family ties to the military and Oklahoma out front are not the way to go.

    •  Hogwash. Deval Patrick is not from MA. (2+ / 0-)
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      Matt Z, MrSandman

      Neither did he serve in elected office before his election as Governor in 2006.

      •  Deval Patrick was running against (0+ / 0-)

        Kerry Healey, from Nebraska and Florida. So voters didn't have an option of someone local in that election. And there was no incumbency advantage. And Healey wasn't particularly likable.

        Scott Brown grew up here. And he's the incumbent. And people seem to like him personally.

    •  Have her ads gotten better? (1+ / 0-)
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      VirginiaBlue

      How does she come across in them?  I know she can be charming, she was great on Bill Maher, but most of the clips I see in the press make her look kind of stern and preachy.

      I'd hate to see her fall behind because of the "have a beer with" factor.

    •  I wondered how long it would take (0+ / 0-)

      for the long knives to come out for the immaculate goddess Warren and people to turn on this flawless heroine for being a lousy candidate.

      Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07. http://www.ewaynepowell.com/

      by anastasia p on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 04:49:46 PM PDT

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  •  As I've been commenting... (1+ / 0-)
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    annieli

    ...when Warren can shake a few "Obama-Brown" voters loose, it won't matter how much money Brown raises.

    They won't be easy to shake loose. Brown will do his best to distance himself from Vulture/Voucher specifically with "Obama-Brown" voters. You can bet his team knows who they are and much of what "makes them tick."

    Warren only needs a relative handful of them. She'd like as many of them as she can get, but she only needs a few of them to turn off Brown's cash flow. Even the Big Money won't continue to fund Brown if their polling indicates he's a lost cause.

    When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

    by Egalitare on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 04:28:13 PM PDT

  •  i think e warren (4+ / 0-)

    is the best senate candidate the dems have had in years to stand with working families agaist the gop horde, imho.

  •  Let's not to the Time Warp again. (1+ / 0-)
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    VirginiaBlue

    Rape is real, rape is illegal, rape is an act of violence even without blood or bruises.

    Contraception is legal, contraception is private, contraception should be readility available.

    Equal pay for equal work is a moral and legal imperative.  

    And so on, and so forth.

    It is so fucking discouraging that young women today must start all over again fighting these battles that were fought and won in their grandmother's day.   The arc of history may bend towards justice, but retrograde movement sure as hell puts some kinks in that arc,

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 04:34:51 PM PDT

  •  Why are his independent #s so fantastic? (1+ / 0-)
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    MrSandman

    Obviously, with numbers like that he will win, unless ... who ARE they? Are they really Republicans trying to "pass" in a blue state? I don't get why he would be blowing he out in independents. What's the deal? Anyone know?

    Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07. http://www.ewaynepowell.com/

    by anastasia p on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 04:36:10 PM PDT

    •  Because many Bay Staters TRULY believe (3+ / 0-)

      that Senator Brown is "Independent" a "Maverick" and does not toe the GOP line. The fact that he votes with the GOP 79 per cent of the time simply does not matter if the perception does not change. In politics, facts don't matter. Perception does.

      Also, MA is not as Democratic or liberal as people think it is. There are more "Unenrolled" voters in MA than Democrats. As a proud Bay Stater, I can assure you that many of the "Unenrolled" voters are really GOPers but they refuse to call themselves such because being an "Independent" is fashionable.

      You would think that people wouldn't buy into the "maverick" argument after John McCain, but you would be wrong.

  •  Brown's Problem (2+ / 0-)
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    Egalitare, MrSandman

    Brown's problem is the party he is running with.    We have not been asleep here and see how Brown just votes the party line.  That's how it is now.  How can Brown even run under the extreme repub party platform in MA?
    When are voters going to see that a candidate will go with their party?  They can not be independent.  We are foolish to think otherwise.

  •  Politics is Like Marriage, You Don't Get Just the (2+ / 0-)
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    MrSandman, pademocrat

    spouse, you marry the whole damned family.

    We gotta make MA understand that Brown is Michael Corleone, seeing as how they poll preferring a Dem senate.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 04:39:57 PM PDT

    •  I had this great civics teacher (0+ / 0-)

      waaaaaaaaaaay back in high school in a very red corner of the world. He asked for a show of hands for party affiliation and I proudly was the lone "independent" in a sea of red.

      He nicely asked why and I spouted the usual about the persons and their merits (a Big Big step away from the ideology of my parents).

      Got the biggest dressing down of my high school moments. An unforgettable lesson on why one votes for the party and not the person if one is interested in governance.

      It was a lesson I never, ever forgot.

      Yep, Gooserock, you're voting family forever and few understand.

  •  Perception is reality though. (0+ / 0-)

    If voters have a strong impression that Brown is no wack-job, which they seem to have, all the argument in the world isn't going to shift the numbers. I like Warren a lot and have contributed to her campaign, but the picture doesn't look to good for her.

    The universe may have a meaning and a purpose, but it may just specifically not include you.

    by Anne Elk on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 04:51:58 PM PDT

  •  This is why Democrats lose (2+ / 0-)
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    pademocrat, VirginiaBlue

    Idiotic "Democrats" in Massachusetts vote for conservative Scott Brown because he has a truck, while Republicans in Missouri vote for a piece of shit over a moderate Democrat because it has an (R) next to its name.

    Yeah, insult me if you want, my state elected Pat Toomey and Rick Santorum, blah blah. But that was because the GOP base turned out heavier than ours, not because a bunch of shithead "Democrats" thought it would be cute to vote for a Republican because they're "oh so reasonable and independent!"

    I hope Massachusetts enjoys their obstruction at best, and Romney rubber stamp Senate at worst. I expect better from a blue state.

  •  Brown manages to associate himself (0+ / 0-)

    with a much beloved figure: the "New England Moderate Republican". (might be a lie, but he has done well marketing himself as such)

    He gives fed-up moderates an acceptable alternative.
    And, in a very blue part of the country, even fed up dems. often will be open to the possibility of a moderate repub.

    Scott Brown is not Chaffee, the other Chaffee, or Snowe, but some of his success, IMHO, is due to the service of these Republicans who were not batshit crazy and/or straight-up evil.

    "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars" --Casey Kasem

    by netop on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 05:06:14 PM PDT

  •  I think the strategy needs to be (3+ / 0-)
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    dhshoops, pademocrat, VirginiaBlue

    don't run against Scott Brown, run against Mitch McConnell.  People might like Scott Brown, but they don't like Mitch McConnell and the other nutjobs.  

    People need to be made to understand that, if they vote for Scott Brown, they are really voting to enable Mitch McConnell and the other Republican nutjobs.

    Ask Scott Brown why he thinks Mitch McConnell would make a good majority leader.

    Russ Feingold supports Obama in '12 and so do I.

    by darboy on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 05:21:39 PM PDT

    •  Hear! Hear! (0+ / 0-)

      Run as a Democrat. Praise the party. Ask voters, vote for me, for us, for our history, vote for Democrats and run those Republicans out of office!

      What's so hard about that?

      “My first choice is a strong consumer agency,” she said. “My second choice is no agency at all and plenty of blood and teeth left on the floor.”

      by mrobinson on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 05:30:55 PM PDT

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    •  I agree that she needs to run against (0+ / 0-)

      Republicans and Brown is a Republican who if they take over the Senate than Medicare will be voucherized and rape will be illegal for rape victims and incest.

      President Obama, January 9, 2012: "Change is hard, but it is possible. I've Seen it. I've Lived it."

      by Drdemocrat on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 06:09:57 PM PDT

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  •  It's long past time to retire the myth that MA (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    pademocrat

    is some paradise filled largely with progressives and highly-educated liberals from elite educational institutions. Massachusetts as a whole is no more liberal than Michigan or Illinois or Ohio. The fact that 20% of supposed Bay State Democrats could support this complete and utter tool is a testament to the supreme gullibility which constantly hampers our side. That gullibility helped elect Scott Walker, John Kasich, and Rick Snyder—none of them would have been elected without substantial Dem crossover and/or refusal to get off their asses and vote on election day.

  •  Same here in WA-Gov race (0+ / 0-)

    Scott Brown:

    His key to reelection is keeping moderate Massachusetts voters thinking that he's not one of those crazy Republicans.
    Rob McKenna: His key to reelection is keeping moderate Washington voters thinking that he's not one of those crazy Republicans.
    Crazy Republicans, Washington State Republican Party Platform:
    Marriage is between one man and one woman.
    Defend the unalienable right of human life, from conception to natural death.
    Jay Inslee accuses Rob McKenna of supporting the Republican ticket and platform. “My opponent is part of the ‘Rob-Ryan-Romney’ plan to take the state backward,” said Inslee, a former Bainbridge Island congressman. “I’m happy to stand with President Obama, who’s going to win this state.”
    McKenna is disappointed in Jay's mean attack:
    “It’s a bit disappointing that the congressman continues to focus on issues outside the state ...

    “My first choice is a strong consumer agency,” she said. “My second choice is no agency at all and plenty of blood and teeth left on the floor.”

    by mrobinson on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 05:44:01 PM PDT

  •  Warren needs to put in her ad (1+ / 0-)
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    pademocrat

    "Republican Scott Brown" and if he wins then the Republicans could take over the Senate pushing their extreme agenda of voucherizing medicare, Personhood, etc.

    President Obama, January 9, 2012: "Change is hard, but it is possible. I've Seen it. I've Lived it."

    by Drdemocrat on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 06:04:45 PM PDT

  •  coattails (1+ / 0-)
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    pademocrat

    If Warren can figure out a way to tie him to Romney maybe she can grab some of that 20 point margin that the President is going to have on Mittens in MA.

  •  Will we see the "control of the Senate" TV ads? (2+ / 0-)
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    pademocrat, VirginiaBlue

    In 2006, Sheldon Whitehouse and the DSCC had some very effective ads against Lincoln Chaffee that clearly illustrated how voting for Whitehouse helped the Dems gain control of the Senate and stop Bush.  Will something like that be used here?  Sounds like it's in order here and could be effective if the majority of MA voters want the Dems to control the chamber.  I imagine they would react similarly to their neighbors next door in Rhode Island.

    "The 'Gay Agenda' has indeed been revealed, and it bears a remarkable resemblance to the U.S. Constitution." ~Donna Minnis

    by Decided Voter on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 07:06:08 PM PDT

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