Scott Brown urges compromise on budget, calls GOP cuts “irresponsible”

posted at 7:31 pm on March 31, 2011 by Allahpundit

Really irritating, and I say that knowing it’ll damage my cherished RINO cred. From his letter tonight to Reid and McConnell:

I am disappointed that despite passing six different FY 2011 Continuing Resolutions, each with the understanding that passage would move bi-partisan negotiations further along, that we are once again faced with the likelihood of a government shutdown. A government shutdown absolutely serves no purpose and is in no one’s best interests. I stand ready to work with each of you, to do what it takes—and to put politics aside—and work on behalf of a greater good to ensure that Congress reach a bi-partisan compromise for FY 2011 and avoid a government shutdown.

Our collective work begins by having a clear understanding of the seriousness of our budget crisis and what is at stake if we fail to address it. We can all agree that we simply cannot continue on this reckless, unsustainable course. Reducing and eliminating needless spending and programs are appropriate, but a wholesale reduction in spending, without considering economic, cultural, and social impacts is simply irresponsible. We must also be mindful that many of the proposed spending reductions would disproportionately affect the neediest among us, including housing and heating assistance. Likewise, some of the proposed cuts would be economically counterproductive, negatively impacting our ability to innovate and invest in research and development.

Deficit reduction is a necessary goal for our country. But deficit reduction should not be achieved in isolation of our priorities as a government and a society.

Translation: “Dear Massachusetts voters — just a reminder that I’m basically an independent now.” I don’t know what annoys me more, the sheer vacuousness of the let’s-cut-but-let’s-be-reasonable bromides or his suggestion that GOP deficit hawks are blindly slashing spending without regard for how it’ll affect people. The baseline Republican demand of $61 billion in cuts would remove a bucketful of red ink from a giant reservoir; even a fiscal conservative as stalwart as Rand Paul is limiting himself to cuts of $500 billion, just a third of this year’s deficit alone. If you’re going to blanch at “cultural impacts” when the GOP breaks out its safety scissors, what’ll happen when Ryan and company break out the scalpel and go after entitlements? And incidentally, Brown himself is a co-sponsor of the new Balanced Budget Amendment (as are all 47 Republican senators). He realizes, I hope, that if that were to pass, the hard choices he’d be forced to make in appropriating federal spending would be way, way tougher than the chump change we’re talking about right now.

Here’s Pence at this morning’s tea party rally outside the Capitol making the counterargument. Say this much for Brown, though: As a retail politician, the guy knows exactly what he’s doing. According to Democrats’ own internal polling, his approval ratings stands at 73 percent. Six months after Republicans were destroyed in Massachusetts, even amid a red wave nationwide, no prominent Democrat in the state polls within 10 points of him head-to-head. And of course, the more tea partiers grouse about him, the more it polishes his indie cred for centrist Democrats. There’s actually a small chance that, in the bluest of blue states, with Obama at the top of the ticket, the Dems won’t even bother running a top-flight challenger against him next year for fear that it’d be a lost cause. Simply amazing.


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“Maverick” = Idiot

Shambhala on March 31, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Reducing and eliminating needless spending and programs are appropriate, but a wholesale reduction in spending, without considering economic, cultural, and social impacts is simply irresponsible. We must also be mindful that many of the proposed spending reductions would disproportionately affect the neediest among us, including housing and heating assistance. Likewise, some of the proposed cuts would be economically counterproductive, negatively impacting our ability to innovate and invest in research and development.

He’s a Keynesian, in other words. So there’s that.

Also, it would negatively impact the poor? Let me crack out my mini violin. Continuing to spend like we are now would negatively impact by grandchildren.

amerpundit on March 31, 2011 at 7:36 PM

What exactly is a cultural impact of budget cuts? No more Shakespeare in the park?

Mark1971 on March 31, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Obviously Sen. Brown thinks those campaign donations from all over the country is something he can dependably count on.

NeoKong on March 31, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Scott Brown urges compromise on budget, calls GOP cuts “irresponsible”
===========================

*****************JUDAS*************************************

“Buck Up,or Stay in The Truck”!!

canopfor on March 31, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Co-opted. Oh well, hopefully the truck has enough in it to get him back to Mass. He’s toast.

BKeyser on March 31, 2011 at 7:37 PM

I’m a lady, so I’ll choose my words carefully.

What Cee Lo said.

Terrie on March 31, 2011 at 7:38 PM

This is why we need a 70-seat majority after 2012. Him, the Three Little Women (Murkowski, Snowe, Collins), Lugar, Corker, Alexander and Graham will sell us out.

SouthernGent on March 31, 2011 at 7:39 PM

Remember when he was being touted as a viable presidential candidate?

Good times, good times.

Rebar on March 31, 2011 at 7:39 PM

I hope this POS loses his re-election bid. I don’t care if he’s replaced by another loony leftest. At least the leftest will be sincere. This guy is such a freak in joke.

jawkneemusic on March 31, 2011 at 7:40 PM

I bet one of his Teddy Kennedy staffers wrote that…

Gohawgs on March 31, 2011 at 7:40 PM

He knows his constituents. They are the bluest of the blue. he took TED KENNEDY’S place for chrissake!

He is doomed if he goes full on Tea Party or full on right Conservative. He HAS to go to the center left to keep his seat. He is not the type to risk his seat for principles. he is a consummate politician and the best Republicans will EVER get in that State. Let him be. Does anyone think a more conservative replacement will ever be voted in if he is voted out? Ever?

Opposite Day on March 31, 2011 at 7:42 PM

I think he’s been listening to his daughters.

NoNails on March 31, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Scott is all “in” the “W.T.F.” program

wheels on March 31, 2011 at 7:43 PM

You know, as a principled conservative, Scott Brown sure is a pretty pin-up boy. What a dip.

CantCureStupid on March 31, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Me thinks,ahem,that Team Right,
has been,

S-c-o-z-z-a-f-a-v-a’d !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on March 31, 2011 at 7:43 PM

We should have known pretty boy would be more interested in his image than getting the fiscal house in order. Guess it’s the best we could ever get in Mass anyway.

Hummer53 on March 31, 2011 at 7:43 PM

What a bummer he has turned out to be!

silvernana on March 31, 2011 at 7:44 PM

I want my $17.76 back.

Naturally Curly on March 31, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Scott Brown’s GOP stands for “Gladly Over-Progressive”

Nethicus on March 31, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Rather have a Democrat.
At least they have the decency to stab you in the front.

sharrukin on March 31, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Dude, he’s known as a strong retail politician. The MA Dems admitted to rigging an election against him, and he still won it.

JeffWeimer on March 31, 2011 at 7:46 PM

And incidentally, Brown himself is a co-sponsor of the new Balanced Budget Amendment (as are all 47 Republican senators)

No to this. It only give an excuse to raise taxes.

ladyingray on March 31, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Yet another political whore who doesn’t deserve to have an “R” after his name.

diditagain on March 31, 2011 at 7:47 PM

I think maybe he should be watching Bill Whittle’s video……a few times so it sinks in.

Paradox Drive on March 31, 2011 at 7:48 PM

O.K. hotshot, so spending way beyond your means is not irresponsible. Wake up!

rjoco1 on March 31, 2011 at 7:48 PM

Ok, Ok, I agreed with Mr. Brown when it came to choice, but this STATEMENT of HIS is irresponsible. I really don’t care if MA DemocRATs get this seat back if this is how Mr. Brown thinks.
I thought he knew how to balance a check book, I guess I was wrong.
You will get no more support from me, Mr. Brown.
It’s one thing to say don’t get involved in a womens choice, but it’s another to say that these cuts are irresponsible,
Bye Bye Scott Brown, you will be gone.

mmcnamer1 on March 31, 2011 at 7:48 PM

ACK – thanks a lot buddy

gophergirl on March 31, 2011 at 7:48 PM

Better than a democrat…. this reminds of all the stupid people who voted for O’Donnell and cost us a senate seat in Delaware

TimeTraveler on March 31, 2011 at 7:50 PM

I’ll repeat again: He could have been the next Reagan. Instead he’s the next McCain.

TheBigOldDog on March 31, 2011 at 7:50 PM

No to this. It only give an excuse to raise taxes.

ladyingray on March 31, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Which is exactly the argument he just teed up for the Democrats. What a putz.

TheBigOldDog on March 31, 2011 at 7:52 PM

It’s one thing to be the Northeastern Republican we all knew he’d be. It’s another thing altogether to criticize his own caucus over budget cuts that everyone knows do almost nothing to move this country towards solvency. Screw you, Brown.

Weight of Glory on March 31, 2011 at 7:53 PM

There’s actually a small chance that, in the bluest of blue states, with Obama at the top of the ticket, the Dems won’t even bother running a top-flight challenger against him next year for fear that it’d be a lost cause.

Why bother when he will break for the dEMS enough in the votes that matter most to conservatives, like all RINO`S.

bluemarlin on March 31, 2011 at 7:53 PM

“I’m Scott Brown,
“I’m from Wrentham,
“I drive a truck, and I am nobody’s senator but yours.”

Quotes of the day
posted at 11:24 pm on January 19, 2010 by Allahpundit
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http://hotair.com/archives/2010/01/19/quotes-of-the-day-251/comment-page-4/#comments

canopfor on March 31, 2011 at 7:54 PM

“Maverick” = Idiot

Shambhala on March 31, 2011 at 7:36 PM

You beat me to it.

And a grandstanding, self-loathing idiocy — like a meathead version of Lyndsay Graham. He wants to be seen as reasonable and statemanslike by putting down his own side for cheap points. To call the republican cuts “irresponsible” is so hamhanded and insulting, just such an obvious pander to the media and left. People like this disgust me.

rrpjr on March 31, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Better than a democrat…. this reminds of all the stupid people who voted for O’Donnell and cost us a senate seat in Delaware

TimeTraveler on March 31, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Yeah, because then we could have Castle and this ass voting with the Democrats.

Thats the Charlie Sheen definition of winning!

sharrukin on March 31, 2011 at 7:54 PM

He’s fine for MA, but he sucks elsewhere. He knows this.

ladyingray on March 31, 2011 at 7:54 PM

What Cee Lo said.

Terrie on March 31, 2011 at 7:38 PM

No doubt.

Weight of Glory on March 31, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Obviously Sen. Brown thinks those campaign donations from all over the country is something he can dependably count on.

NeoKong on March 31, 2011 at 7:36 PM

I don’t think he can count on much, even though he begs for money often.
Here is the latest email from him dated 3/17/11:
———————————————–
Dear Friend,

As you may have read in the paper, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee recently flew their top staffer to Boston to plot with Democratic Party bosses on a plan to unseat me in the next election.

I can’t fight this battle against the political machine and the left-leaning special interests without your help.

As a supporter of my campaign, I wanted to invite you to my first major event of this year on Thursday, March 24, 2011, at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston.

The event starts at 6:30pm and I want to offer you a special “Friend of the Campaign” rate of $25.

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
———————————————–
Last month I got an spam email from his daughter, so I replied and told her I would like a refund.

He must be a maverick because his salutation is “Dear Friend”. Must be maverick secret code.

crom on March 31, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Mr. Brown, you wanted a national audience. You got one. Be careful what you wish for.

Caststeel on March 31, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Obviously Sen. Brown thinks those campaign donations from all over the country is something he can dependably count on.

NeoKong on March 31, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Totally.

ladyingray on March 31, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Typical northeastern wimp.

Grow some balls Brown.

tetriskid on March 31, 2011 at 7:57 PM

He was never the next Reagan and even he would have told you that. When the knives come out for the 2012 budget and he votes against it, that’s when he will be dead to me. It’ll be sad but no sadder than burying Mitt for Romney-Care.

SittingDeadRed on March 31, 2011 at 7:57 PM

He sucks because MA sucks.

mankai on March 31, 2011 at 7:57 PM

and work on behalf of a greater good

Austerity measures are for the greater good.

FloatingRock on March 31, 2011 at 7:58 PM

This is why we need a 70-seat majority after 2012. Him, the Three Little Women (Murkowski, Snowe, Collins), Lugar, Corker, Alexander and Graham will sell us out.

SouthernGent on March 31, 2011 at 7:39 PM

Yes, but we can only get rid of Corker and Alexander one at a time. I will work to primary their asses. Ed Bryant, DO IT!!!

ladyingray on March 31, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Translation: “Dear Massachusetts voters — just a reminder that I’m basically an independent a Kennedy now.”

fify

SagebrushPuppet on March 31, 2011 at 7:58 PM

I think Brown is the least of our problems…this is MA after all….and the Dims are salivating over his seat. They expect a triumphant victory over the forces of evil in taking back Teddy’s seat.

WI is hugely important. OH, IN..these are the key issues.

Rs eventually need to channel the SF Dim in worrying about the “crowding out” of services for the poor. An oligopoly is not a good place for poor people…Rs need to take up the banner of Safety Net….for poor people, not GE, GS, GM, SEIU, ADM, etc. etc. etc.

r keller on March 31, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Bye bye Scott. Nice to know your “I’ll be the no vote” was a bag of wind to Republicans and independents that elected you. Take your welfare state of mind and shove it where the sun don’t shine……..When you vote no on the Senate’s balanced budget amendment you’ll be an historic footnote.

The Massachusetts Tea Party will eat you alive.

Rovin on March 31, 2011 at 7:59 PM

So when the GOP attempts to deal with the more structural fiscal problems in the 2012 budget (entitlements), we can pretty much count out all of Brown’s support can’t we? If he’s whining about this now, wait until he starts the crocodile tears over Medicare or S.S. Folks, many have said it here before, but it bares repeating: there is no political will now or on the horizon to deal with the looming fiscal catastrophe approaching America. Do what you need to do to prepare your family, friends, and loved ones.

Weight of Glory on March 31, 2011 at 8:00 PM

He is basically a Democrat ala Olympia Snowe. Big surprise.

neoavatara on March 31, 2011 at 8:01 PM

They are irresponsible alright. They are too little as they are only minuscule.

Heckle on March 31, 2011 at 8:02 PM

… Alexander and Graham will sell us out.

SouthernGent on March 31, 2011 at 7:39

Reminder as Rick “I Love Arlen” Santorum sets up shop in IA… he has a lifetime ACU rating lower than Alexander and Graham.

mankai on March 31, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Ugh,

the Seat of Camelot,once the Peoples Seat,was in,
Occupation,and was Liberated and set free,only to
be ruse,and is,regrettable,that Scott Brown,has now
returned the Seat of the People to be in Occupation
once again!!

(snark).

canopfor on March 31, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Pound sand!

ronsfi on March 31, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Unsubscribed from his emails…dumba**. NOT. ANOTHER. DIME.

winston on March 31, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Obviously Sen. Brown thinks those campaign donations from all over the country is something he can dependably count on.

NeoKong on March 31, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Totally.

ladyingray on March 31, 2011 at 7:56 PM

No. He’s pretty secure now with a 75% approval rating and a nice war chest. He’s was even the toast of the notorious corrupt politician St Patrick’s day breakfast this year (which is something that is actually a pretty amazing accomplishment when you think about it). His rivals didn’t even bother to show up (another pretty amazing thing).

He’s got the Mayor of Boston on his side which means probably somewhere near 600,000 non-existent votes won’t be cast against him.

In short, he’s looking as secure as any corrupt MA politician.

TheBigOldDog on March 31, 2011 at 8:04 PM

I think Brown is the least of our problems…this is MA after all….and the Dims are salivating over his seat. They expect a triumphant victory over the forces of evil in taking back Teddy’s seat.

WI is hugely important. OH, IN..these are the key issues.

Rs eventually need to channel the SF Dim in worrying about the “crowding out” of services for the poor. An oligopoly is not a good place for poor people…Rs need to take up the banner of Safety Net….for poor people, not GE, GS, GM, SEIU, ADM, etc. etc. etc.

r keller on March 31, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Dynamite! Rightonrightonerighton!

petefrt on March 31, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Rather have a Democrat.
At least they have the decency to stab you in the front.

sharrukin on March 31, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Don’t say that too loud. ;)

There was a similar post about Brown here earlier in the day and I was saying the same thing. The “best we can do crowd” was out in force.

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2011/03/31/internal-dem-poll-scott-browns-approval-rating-at-73/

tencole on March 31, 2011 at 8:07 PM

And for the people claiming he’s toast or that he won’t be popular nationally. Unless he was planning on running for President some day, which I find highly unlikely, it doesn’t matter he is popular in MA. That may be the kiss of death nationally for conservatives but it will win him elections here and our pathetic Tea Party that couldn’t get a single rep seat away from the likes of Barney Frank, won’t make a difference.

Who are they going to Primary him with anyway? Sean Bielat is great but he got crushed by that sweaty, mumbling weasel – I don’t see him taking out Brown. I’d much rather use him against Kerry anyway. I’m tired of Senators from my state destroying this country. Allah(Pundit) help me but at this point I’ll settle for squishy RINO irrelevancy and maybe 20 years from now states like MA and CA will catch up to the rest of the sane country.

SittingDeadRed on March 31, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Scott Brown sounds like he’s interested in keeping guvmint at the forefront of social engineering. Okay Scott, where do you want to cut? If you’ve got some idea of where the useless billions are at, then propose them instead of sniping at the measly chicken feed that’s been cut to date. By the time you and your liberal pals are done complaining and dragging your feet it won’t matter. It doesn’t take a moron to figure out that the budget is going to cut itself at some point. What are you going to do when the Fed stops printing money and nobody lines up to buy your treasury bonds?

ClanDerson on March 31, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Oh, relax.

He’s running for reelection in MA in 2012. Unless you want someone like Martha Coakley (or worse), give him some room.

Face it: The Senate won’t pass a bill with $61B in cuts. They’ve offered $33B (although they haven’t provided a bill with any details). If the House GOP sticks to its $61B proposal, and the Senate passes something with $33B, a conference committee will probably split the difference for about $47B in cuts.

Then Brown can vote for it because the compromise is no longer “irresponsible.” He will have shown his independence from the GOP leadership, but will still vote for the only compromise that has a chance of passing anyway. We get the same bill we would have gotten anyway, but Brown gets to increase his reelaction chances. No harm, no foul.

He’s a very, very smart politician. And if he gets reelected, he might help drag MA slowly, slowly a little bit to the right. Even if you want more, sorry, you can’t reasonably expect more. Believe me. I’ve lived as a Republican in MA for almost 25 years.

SwampYankee on March 31, 2011 at 8:10 PM

The Massachusetts Tea Party will eat you alive.

I am a member and we’re so toothless we’d be lucky to gum up mashed potatoes.

SittingDeadRed on March 31, 2011 at 8:12 PM

I’m tired of Senators from my state destroying this country. Allah(Pundit) help me but at this point I’ll settle for squishy RINO irrelevancy and maybe 20 years from now states like MA and CA will catch up to the rest of the sane country.

SittingDeadRed on March 31, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Living in Illinois….I feel your pain. :(

tencole on March 31, 2011 at 8:12 PM

I recently got an email from Scott Brown, asking for donations. I not only deleted the email, I marked it as junk, thus guaranteeing that the future messages will never be received.

That tells you where I stand with regards to Scott Brown.

Snake307 on March 31, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Brown’s crew emailed me a week or so ago looking for support. I emailed them back telling them that Scotty B was on his own this year. His funds guy even emailed me back thanking me ! for my response and said that he had gotten a lot of similar feedback.

ah well.

ted c on March 31, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Maverick Turncoat

Kaptain Amerika on March 31, 2011 at 8:15 PM

In short, he’s looking as secure as any corrupt MA politician.

TheBigOldDog on March 31, 2011 at 8:04 PM

And that is fine, as he is an MA politician. He just needn’t expect any money from outside of MA now. I am not saying he needs it, only that he shouldn’t expect it. He will not get it.

ladyingray on March 31, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Well u can’t call him a whore……I mean he already did the Full Monty.

Disappointing PROGGOPer.

PappyD61 on March 31, 2011 at 8:17 PM

He’s still better than Ted Kennedy. It’s not even close. And, again, folks who are surprised by Brown’s RINO-ness should be ashamed of themselves. He’s a Massachusetts Republican. Jim DeMints don’t get elected in MA.

joejm65 on March 31, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Sensible words only to a fellow MA conservative Swamp. I don’t think most of these people realize what it’s like to be surrounded by the enemy constantly.

There are degrees of bad and Martha Coakley would be Barbara Boxer bad. Deval Patrick if he runs(which if the polls stay like this he won’t think about), would be Obama bad. He actually reminds me of Obama’s wussier, effeminate, dumber brother. Yes he’s that bad and I hope for everyone’s sake that the rest of the country never has to find that out.

SittingDeadRed on March 31, 2011 at 8:18 PM

He’s been given plenty of room. If he’s playing to the democrats in Mass., then maybe he should look to them for funding.

DFCtomm on March 31, 2011 at 8:19 PM

I get that he wasn’t a conservative, but he forgets how he got elected, by wooing conservatives. Turning his back, no putting a knife in the back gets him a short term bump, but it will hurt him in the long run. No one likes a turncoat, a rat, an ungrateful biotch.
Republicans aren’t making wholesale cuts, the cuts are far from draconian.

right2bright on March 31, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Disappointing PROGGOPer.

PappyD61 on March 31, 2011 at 8:17 PM

He’s GOP in MA. Accept it.

ladyingray on March 31, 2011 at 8:20 PM

And that is fine, as he is an MA politician. He just needn’t expect any money from outside of MA now. I am not saying he needs it, only that he shouldn’t expect it. He will not get it.

ladyingray on March 31, 2011 at 8:15 PM

You mean until a real MA Commie gets close in the polls and people begin to contemplate the likes of Mike “get a little bloody” Capuano owning the seat for the next 50 years. Perhaps you’d be too high-minded to dig into your pocket but plenty of pragmatic people will embrace their enlightened self-interest.

TheBigOldDog on March 31, 2011 at 8:20 PM

The House conservatives should direct very patronizing open letters explaining our financial situation to Brown. Democrats can ignore such things but Brown would need to justify his existence. You can’t hide from your own party.

Buddahpundit on March 31, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Living in Illinois….I feel your pain. :(

tencole on March 31, 2011 at 8:12 PM

We could probably take every real conservative from MA, IL, and CA and make a nice small town. Reality-ville population 6,432. And that might be a high estimate.

SittingDeadRed on March 31, 2011 at 8:22 PM

perfect RINO candidate…stands for absolutely nothing!

winston on March 31, 2011 at 8:22 PM

He’s been given plenty of room. If he’s playing to the democrats in Mass., then maybe he should look to them for funding.

DFCtomm on March 31, 2011 at 8:19 PM

What is it with the money fixation here?

Who’s the last sitting Senator who had a hard time raising money?

TheBigOldDog on March 31, 2011 at 8:22 PM

What is it with the money fixation here?

Who’s the last sitting Senator who had a hard time raising money?

TheBigOldDog on March 31, 2011 at 8:22 PM

A lot of us donated money, so that’s the money fixation. He doesn’t have to be the most conservative, but he does need to try and find a path that will let him campaign in Mass without offending conservatives.

DFCtomm on March 31, 2011 at 8:26 PM

The Massachusetts Tea Party will eat you alive.
I am a member and we’re so toothless we’d be lucky to gum up mashed potatoes.

SittingDeadRed on March 31, 2011 at 8:12 PM

How sad is it that the original location of the Tea Party is toothless. Sorry to hear this SDR. Perhaps a national campaign for your membership might “sharpen the teeth” enough to make a dent in Brown’s cronie-ism.

Rovin on March 31, 2011 at 8:26 PM

ooooooo…..
Mark Levin is not happy with the Repewbican Mr Brown and tells him to “grow a pair”.

http://www.therightscoop.com/levin-to-scott-brown-grow-a-pair-and-stand-up-to-the-left/

tencole on March 31, 2011 at 8:27 PM

Well, this can only mean good news for Mittens.

Marcus on March 31, 2011 at 8:27 PM

I guess he was wrong at that debate. That Senate seat IS the Kennedy seat.

(note to female Brown staffers – Don’t accept a ride home from a party with him)

TugboatPhil on March 31, 2011 at 8:27 PM

A lot of us donated money, so that’s the money fixation. He doesn’t have to be the most conservative, but he does need to try and find a path that will let him campaign in Mass without offending conservatives.

DFCtomm on March 31, 2011 at 8:26 PM

You kept a true Commie scumbag out. Your money was well spent.

TheBigOldDog on March 31, 2011 at 8:28 PM

I think some of you need to go back and re familiarize yourselves with Martha Coakley and what the Dems were planning when she got to Washington. Then, if you still want your money back, write and ask him for it.

TheBigOldDog on March 31, 2011 at 8:30 PM

I stand ready to work with each of you, to do what it takes—and to put politics aside—and work on behalf of a greater good to ensure that Congress reach a bi-partisan compromise for FY 2011 and avoid a government shutdown.

TRANSLATION: Yadda, yadda, yadda. Brown in now officially a member of the Washington elite.

GarandFan on March 31, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Pe

rhaps you’d be too high-minded to dig into your pocket but plenty of pragmatic people will embrace their enlightened self-interest.

TheBigOldDog on March 31, 2011 at 8:20 PM

He didn’t get any money from me earlier. I know the score.

ladyingray on March 31, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Who’s the last sitting Senator who had a hard time raising money?

TheBigOldDog on March 31, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Ask Ben Nelson how his funding is doing.

Rovin on March 31, 2011 at 8:30 PM

What part of ‘Stop The Spending’ is so hard to understand?

ajacksonian on March 31, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Does the dear Senator think those who currently get housing and heating assistance will be better off when the US defaults on its massive debt???? He’s either not too bright or seriously disingenuous.

ProfessorMiao on March 31, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Ask Ben Nelson how his funding is doing.

Rovin on March 31, 2011 at 8:30 PM

$9,235,569 Raised
$1,941,793 Cash on Hand

Scott Brown
$18,262,064 raised
$7,176,245 Cash on hand

TheBigOldDog on March 31, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Jeeze…up until now I’m always in the “What do you expect?? He’s in Massachusetts?’ camp.

This is just pathetic……

Being a Senator must be the greatest thing ever….they sure will do/say/lie about anything to stay there…

BigWyo on March 31, 2011 at 8:39 PM

To call the proposed budget cuts too much is evil. They should be 10-20 times as much. Brown has shown himself as a very immoral person.

proconstitution on March 31, 2011 at 8:39 PM

But on the other hand, I got Al Franken for a Senator and Brown looks like Rush compared to that.

oh, and Keith Ellison for a congress..person….!!

I defy anyone to beat that hand!!!

BigWyo on March 31, 2011 at 8:45 PM

One more rino marked off my donation list. I won’t take the butt off my email as it does my heart good to see the @$$ beg.

dragondrop on March 31, 2011 at 8:45 PM

perfect RINO candidate…stands for absolutely nothing!

winston on March 31, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Not true! Whenever it’s important and the vote is close, the rinos inevitably stand with the Democrats.

RJL on March 31, 2011 at 8:45 PM

AllahPundit bagging on fellow RINO Scott Brown? Are we sure that Mayan apocalypse isn’t scheduled for this year?

JavelinaBomb on March 31, 2011 at 8:46 PM

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