Tea Party to Scott Brown: Good luck with that election, buddy

posted at 9:25 am on October 7, 2011 by Jazz Shaw

He may have been the first major victory of the Tea Party on a national level, but Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown may wind up looking a bit lonely in that regard has he prepares to run for his first full term in the upper chamber. The Daily Caller is reporting that Tea Party activists are feeling rather lukewarm toward Brown at best.

…Scott Brown was the tea party movement’s first electoral victory. But now that he’s up for re-election for a full six-year term in 2012, tea party activists tell The Daily Caller they’re not going to bother putting together the same operation that swept him into office the first time.

That’s not to say tea partiers will not vote for Brown, or even put up much of an effort to oppose him since a serious primary challenger has yet to be found. The movement has matured into realizing that sometimes the “least of two evils” — as one activist put it — is necessary in a traditionally blue state like Massachusetts.

But don’t expect tea partiers to be happy about it.

“Scott Brown has disappointed us a few times,” Carlos Hernandez, state coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots, told TheDC. “So are we going to go out there and hold signs for him everyday? I don’t think so.”

The “disappointments” by Scott Brown were not only evident, but predicted long before he was sworn in to office. Many of the same people who were celebrating the stunning victory during the 2010 congressional races began falling out of love with the upstart as soon as he began voting like a … Massachusetts Republican. And let’s be realistic here. We grow some pretty fluffy RINOs here in New York, but we don’t hold a candle to the Bay State. I’m fairly sure that all nine of the registered Republicans in Boston are pro-choice, among other things.

But Brown knows his own state and clearly can sense which way the wind is blowing. He had every intention of being competitive in this race, and he’s less concerned with impressing conservatives in Alabama than he is with the independents back home who he will need to vote for him next year. The good news in this is that there doesn’t seem to be any momentum to getting a primary challenge going against him. It will be hard enough sending Scott back for a full term, even if he is the most popular politician in the state. And while he’s at it, he might want to avoid any more references to Elizabeth Warren getting naked.

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Im doing my best.

Rich on October 7, 2011 at 10:22 AM

God bless you. Uphill battle, I know.

listens2glenn on October 7, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Not riding the RINO train

Heh Somewhere,Teddy Kennedy is getting his giggle on.

Dr Evil on October 7, 2011 at 10:25 AM

a capella on October 7, 2011 at 10:18 AM

You owe me a keyboard.

antisocial on October 7, 2011 at 10:25 AM

TheRightMan on October 7, 2011 at 10:13 AM

I don’t get your point. I don’t mind listening to purists whine about RINOs from red or purple states. But I have no patience for all the pouting over blue state RINOs….all it does is sabotage the stategy for a national conservative agenda. Some folks don’t seem to understand the difference between a state vs. a national election. Scott Brown’s constituents are the voters of MASSACHUSETTS, not red state America. If you want to kill off the RINOs, start in the red or purple states. Think of the RINOs in blue states be useful idiots.

frank63 on October 7, 2011 at 10:25 AM

frank63 on October 7, 2011 at 10:25 AM

THREAD WINNER!

listens2glenn on October 7, 2011 at 10:28 AM

a capella on October 7, 2011 at 10:18 AM

You endorse the Ron White theory, I see.

Cindy Munford on October 7, 2011 at 10:30 AM

frank63 on October 7, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Now there ya’ go using logic again. Don’t you know that logic doesn’t work with purist RINO hunters.

cozmo on October 7, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Every senator is 1% of the vote.

57 states, 114 senators, wouldn’t that make every senator 1.14% of the vote? Or is my math wrong.

Bishop on October 7, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Okay peeps, think about it….

1) Making a “statement” in a MA race is dumb.
2) Warren will vote progressive 100% of the time.
3) Brown will vote progressive 60% of the time.
4) A Brown win nets us 40% more conservative votes than Warren.

There is no question about it.

Vote brown, we win more.

csdeven on October 7, 2011 at 10:36 AM

I guess I’m out of the Tea Party now? These morons would prefer Warren over Brown? REALLY?

Brown votes with the GOP 80%, Warren will vote with Reid 100%.

Do the math, and then try to explain to me on the logic of this decision.

shanimal on October 7, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Absolutely moronic. It’s Massachusetts!!!!! You take what you can get. And Brown is without a doubt the best you can get, and a lot better than the alternative.

therightwinger on October 7, 2011 at 10:38 AM

They did not say they would not vote for him. Why should they be volunteer for him? Brown said he does not want or need their help. They did not say not to vote for him.

IowaWoman on October 7, 2011 at 10:39 AM

A better question Jazz, is after the mid term elections when the Independents swung back to the right – have the republicans done anything sense then, for Independents to come out for them in 2012?

The TEA party movement got republicans elected in larger numbers, Including Scott Brown in Massachusetts. What has Scott Brown done for “fiscal conservatism” since? He’s voted with Obama on many pieces of legislation.

Independents decide elections. Independents may decide they prefer a divided government if the republicans can’t get their acts together. Apparently the establishment republicans think they can have it both ways.

If Independents were made up of Moderate and Liberal republicans, we would be discussing John McCain’s reelection. Why the establishment republicans keep insisting they need to run RINOS for the Independent vote is the exact opposite of what the previous elections bears out.

If republicans are trying to push a squishy liberal agenda, does the republican party deserve a majority in the U.S. Senate?

Dr Evil on October 7, 2011 at 10:41 AM

IowaWoman on October 7, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Because we prefer the socialist to the north east type republican. It will be so much better for the country, red states included, with her in that office.

cozmo on October 7, 2011 at 10:43 AM

Every senator is 1% of the vote.

57 states, 114 senators, wouldn’t that make every senator 1.14% of the vote? Or is my math wrong.

Bishop on October 7, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Nope that’s correct, that’s called political math ;)

Dr Evil on October 7, 2011 at 10:44 AM

If Independents were made up of Moderate and Liberal republicans, we would be discussing John McCain’s reelection. Why the establishment republicans keep insisting they need to run RINOS for the Independent vote is the exact opposite of what the previous elections bears out.

If republicans are trying to push a squishy liberal agenda, does the republican party deserve a majority in the U.S. Senate?

Dr Evil on October 7, 2011 at 10:41 AM

So independents are really conservatives who voted for Obama?” Makes a lot of sense.

swamp_yankee on October 7, 2011 at 10:45 AM

Brown was incredibly useful as #41 to stop the left from pushing its full agenda. They had to use reconciliation for Health Care.

The choice is Brown or Warren. Lefty redistributionists love Warren, this is a race to be careful in. Brown is the best we’ve got and unless you want a “charismatic” and “intelligent” professional regulator being chummed up by the media, he’s your best choice. Lefties already want her in the White House 2016, it’s time to put those dreams down by sending a message that MA doesn’t want them.

amazingmets on October 7, 2011 at 10:47 AM

I have lost respect for the Tea Party.

Labamigo on October 7, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Dr Evil on October 7, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Sorry, Connecticut, Delaware and Nevada show differently.

The election of Brown in the first place shows a moderate in a blue state does work.

cozmo on October 7, 2011 at 10:52 AM

They did not say they would not vote for him. Why should they be volunteer for him? Brown said he does not want or need their help. They did not say not to vote for him.

IowaWoman on October 7, 2011 at 10:39 AM

They didn’t need to make a public statement, unless their plan was to damage his support, which I believe it was.

Vashta.Nerada on October 7, 2011 at 10:52 AM

The fact is that in 2009 there were no other races. In 2012, there will be plenty of races. Outsiders will have other things to focus their attention.

But to be petty and lie, and pretend their is no difference between Warren and Brown is disengenuous at best. Stay out, but dont encourage the idiot Tea Partiers in MA.

And Warren will ebcome your problem. She won mulitple awards for her skills as a professor. She’s a teacher and a lawyer. She has strong powers of persuasion.

With her little grandmotherly schtick, she’s disarming and that makes her influential.

She will pull the whole Dem Party to the far Left. What Obama was to the presidency is what Warren would be to the Senate. An anti-American radical in patriotic clothing.

The proverbial (marxist) fox in the (Congressional) hen house.

swamp_yankee on October 7, 2011 at 10:53 AM

which I believe it was.

Vashta.Nerada on October 7, 2011 at 10:52 AM

Yep, tow our line (even if it costs you the election) or feel our wrath.

Pogrom on the RINOs!

cozmo on October 7, 2011 at 10:55 AM

So let me get this straight, the Tea Party is the villain because they will vote for him but not bust their hindquarters to campaign for him? But he has stated numerous times that he isn’t a Tea Party candidate and that is perfectly understandable considering his state. What isn’t understandable is the people here who think the Tea Party’s stated goals are stupid when it comes to their candidate. I love moderates.

Cindy Munford on October 7, 2011 at 10:55 AM

I don’t mind listening to purists whine about RINOs from red or purple states. But I have no patience for all the pouting over blue state RINOs….all it does is sabotage the stategy for a national conservative agenda.

frank63 on October 7, 2011 at 10:25 AM

That is bullcrap! Go read up on your history.

Did Massachusetts start out as a blue state? Do you know four Republican Governors preceded Deval Patrick, the current Governor? And guess who was the last Governor? Yes… Mitt Romney the RINO who now wants to be President.

Now here is a theory and hope you think long and deep about it:

RINOs turn purple states deep blue. Conservatives turn purple states bright red.

Might Mass. be in the mess it is now because of RINO Romney? Maybe if he had concentrated on governing as a conservative Governor, his state wouldn’t be looking at potentially electing Warren.

If all RINOs can do is to compete with Democrats on who can best serve up a Big Govt. agenda, then can you excuse the electorate for voting for the real thing?

TheRightMan on October 7, 2011 at 10:55 AM

If republicans are trying to push a squishy liberal agenda, does the republican party deserve a majority in the U.S. Senate?

Dr Evil on October 7, 2011 at 10:41 AM

1. They aren’t trying to push a squishy liberal agenda, they are trying to push a republican agenda. That may not be your choice all of the time, but that is how the game works – you never get everything you want. Even the dems in 2009, with the largest majorities in years didn’t get everything they wanted either.

2. A moderate or liberal republican is better than a socialist in just about every senate vote. See point 1.

3. This isn’t just about one seat, though that one seat makes a difference in specific votes. It is also a numbers game to take control of the agenda, which requires the party reach the majority, and take the maximum number of seats in the election.

Vashta.Nerada on October 7, 2011 at 10:58 AM

Cindy Munford on October 7, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Look at it this way, A moderate republican in MA (Ted Kennedy’s seat no less) is a foothold on enemy territory. Do you cut off the forces there and let them be over run? Or, do you reinforce them and enlarge the beachhead with stronger forces to follow?

Its much easier to just dump the moderates.

Let the pogrom begin!

cozmo on October 7, 2011 at 10:59 AM

I will note how many complainers are actual MA residents, and how many are travelers from more conservative states, and you all should as well.

Also, in a blue state like the Peoples’ Republik of Taxachusetts orgs like The Tea Party may not be such popular folks. Ever think of that?

Sekhmet on October 7, 2011 at 10:59 AM

swamp_yankee on October 7, 2011 at 10:06 AM

Yeah, whatever “national” means. Then you ought to know there was constant tea party support, despite Brown’s embarrassed disavowals. Did you go to the campaign office in Wrethahm? It was wall to wall tea party. The national GOP didn’t get involved until there was two weeks left in his run. Get real.

Western_Civ on October 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Dumb. Yes, because Warren would be so much better.

As a resident of MA and a Tea Party sympathizer, I have to say that reports like this make me laugh.

Grow up, already.

Do the tantrum folks remember the election results of 2010? One of only a couple of states that the Dems swept in national races.

Calvin Coolidge isn’t walking through that door, people.

reaganaut on October 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Conservatives cannot get elected in Massachusetts. Pretending they can is ridiculous. You can take a (very) moderate Republican like Brown, or far left borderline Marxist like Warren. Take your pick.

therightwinger on October 7, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Any conservative in MA who doesn’t recognize the damage Elizabeth Warren could wield for decades would be foolish not to get behind Brown.

onlineanalyst on October 7, 2011 at 9:33 AM

Exactly right. Miz Warren is energetic enough to bring out every moonbat and lefty do-gooder in Taxachusetts, and believe me, they are legion. We can’t get rid of Barney Frank, or John Kerry, or Ed Malarkey. If anything, the Marxist Warren is worse.

Scott Brown is not a down-the-line conservative, but he is vastly more conservative than Warren, or the rest of the Democrats. I think Tea Party folks should get out in droves to work for him.

I may take a Democrat ballot in the primary (we can choose) and vote for whichever Warren opponent is polling the highest. Sen. Brown can probably beat the others, but will need a lot of help to beat Warren.

Remember, we want a Republican Senate in 2013.

MrLynn on October 7, 2011 at 11:01 AM

I have lost respect for the Tea Party.

Labamigo on October 7, 2011 at 10:47 AM

You are invited to hold your breath while waiting for them to notice.

Extrafishy on October 7, 2011 at 11:01 AM

One more thing. MA pulled an 0-fer in 2010. And they ran some “real” conservatives.

People who think its some establishment conspiracy are just so dumb. Bill Hudak was plenty conservative. Sean Bielat was plenty conservative. Bill Gunn was plenty conservative. Jeff Perry was a great conservative candidate…

Conservatives do run in MA all the time, they just lose and you never hear about them again.

But for some people, math is too hard. Its all an establishment conspiracy.

They’s rather beleive the only reason MA has guys like Brown is because he is forced on conservatives by “the establishment”. They pretend that there are tons of disgruntled conservatives sitting on the sidelines waiting for real leadership.

Not Gunn, Hudak, Golnik, Lamb, Polito, Connaughton, Perry, Bielat, Wesley… a real conservative – just like them!!

swamp_yankee on October 7, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Remember, we want a Republican Senate in 2013.

MrLynn on October 7, 2011 at 11:01 AM

A Republican-run Senate could drag Brown, kicking and screaming, to vote for bills we can’t even get a hearing on under Reid-the-Ridiculous.

Extrafishy on October 7, 2011 at 11:03 AM

“Carlos Hernandez”, Really? Hernandez? Next you are going to be telling us teabaggers aren’t racists.Oh, right, he was adopted.

/sarc

Open The Door on October 7, 2011 at 11:04 AM

cozmo on October 7, 2011 at 10:59 AM

What do you want them to do?

Cindy Munford on October 7, 2011 at 11:04 AM

If the Tea Party got Brown elected, why did they quit on Sean Bielat, Jeff Perry, Karyn Polito, Bill Hudak, Bill Gunn, Jon Golnik?

If they take repsonsibility for his win, then they must bear responsibility for MA winnning ZERO in 2010.

Its because Scott Brown won because of Scott Brown. Egomaniacal Tea Party novices trying to claim credit for his win in laughable.

swamp_yankee on October 7, 2011 at 11:05 AM

Now, if you want a RINO the Tea Party can futz with all they want, how about Lindsey Graham? SC has plenty of good conservatives, so taking out Graham isn’t uselessly peeing away the seat.

Sekhmet on October 7, 2011 at 11:06 AM

What do you want them to do?

Cindy Munford on October 7, 2011 at 11:04 AM

Take the best we can get. Or be known as a fair weather friend.

We supported Brown knowing full well what he was. Turning our back on him when he governed as he always said he would is being petulant.

Or just kick him (like what that announcement did) when he needs help and put Warren in that seat. Teddy will then be able rest in peace.

The TEA partiers are political geniuses that put Rove to shame.

cozmo on October 7, 2011 at 11:09 AM

She will pull the whole Dem Party to the far Left.

swamp_yankee on October 7, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Geez! Once again, it is no wonder you support Romney and, I would think, McConnell and the other “reach across the aisle” RINOs.

Hello! The Dem Party is already far left!! And they got there by nominating hard-core unrepentant leftists.

Did you see what Harry Reid did in the Senate yesterday. He didn’t hesitate at all to do what the GOP should have done in 2005. And he had the support of his whole caucus – no DINOs to nip at his heel and cross the aisle. No gang of 14.

Wake up to reality if you have been sleeping.

TheRightMan on October 7, 2011 at 11:11 AM

swamp_yankee on October 7, 2011 at 11:05 AM

It didn’t hurt that he had the WORST possible opponent available either, now did it? So if the Tea Party did nothing, you should be fine with his chances this time. Remember, they still plane to vote for him and at least they didn’t make him waste money with a primary opponent. You folks aren’t happy unless everyone is kissing you azzes.

Cindy Munford on October 7, 2011 at 11:11 AM

This is MA for crying out loud,,get real. A heavy duty conservative is not going to get elected in MA. Scott Brown is the best you / we are going to get in that screwy state[I was born there and still have relatives there and visit back there]. I worked for Brown during the special election while visiting from CO. There are conservatives in the state but not enough to change the culture. Brown is ok for MA

retiredeagle on October 7, 2011 at 11:13 AM

cozmo on October 7, 2011 at 11:09 AM

See my comment at 11:11. I promise that I send him my best wishes from Florida, best I can do.

Cindy Munford on October 7, 2011 at 11:13 AM

TheRightMan on October 7, 2011 at 11:11 AM

Good Lord you are naive.

Comparing rank and Democrat tools with a true, marxist, movement intellectual.

swamp_yankee on October 7, 2011 at 11:14 AM

Liz Warren Bibliography:

http://www.law.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/index.html?id=82&show=bibliography

I’ve actually spent the time to read some of this crap.

If people think this is some Mary Landreiu type of rank and file dolt, who casts her “D” votes and then goes to ribbon cutting ceremonies, they have no clue what they are talking about.

swamp_yankee on October 7, 2011 at 11:18 AM

See my comment at 11:11. I promise that I send him my best wishes from Florida, best I can do.

Cindy Munford on October 7, 2011 at 11:13 AM

No problem, but sniping at him does no good. Not you, but the people who helped take that seat from the far left knowing full well what he was. They either help him, or they help give that seat back to the far, far left. What they did with that statement was help Warren. It would have been handled much better with a private meeting with Brown’s election team.

cozmo on October 7, 2011 at 11:23 AM

A vote against Brown, is a vote for a Marxist Regulator.

Have your choice of poison.

MA hasn’t been “purple” in a long time. Sure they’ve had Republican Governors, but they’ve got Senators like Kerry and Kennedy for a reason.

amazingmets on October 7, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Unless someone comes forward to primary Scott, I’ll have to vote for him. Too much at stake this election to risk letting the Dems hold the Senate. I won’t hold signs for him as I did last time…he’s been disappointing, but anybody but Warren!

4Freedom on October 7, 2011 at 11:25 AM

I still think it’s funny ya’ll think that Repubs can fix the mess we’re in.

MadDogF on October 7, 2011 at 11:25 AM

TheRightMan on October 7, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Bullcrap? I think I know the history of my own state. Yes, before Patrick we had a series of Republican governors. They helped swing the state back from the far left (think: Dukakis) to the center left. But they were all RINOs. Yes, this state is a mess. And it would be even worse today if we hadn’t had Republican governors to hold some check against the left wing lunacy of the Dem controlled MA legislature. But the fact that none of our Republican governors were true conservatives proves my point that a RINO is as good as you’re going to get in MA in 2011. The fact that MA was a Republican state 3 generations ago is irrelevant.

Sorry, but you’re not going to scare red and purple state RINOs by killing off blue state RINOs for their heresies, which is really the mentality behind all this anti-Brown hand wringing amongst conservative purists.

frank63 on October 7, 2011 at 11:25 AM

RINO or not we owe him.

Period.

MaggiePoo on October 7, 2011 at 11:27 AM

I’ll vote my conscience. To HELL with anything else.

joshlbetts on October 7, 2011 at 11:32 AM

cozmo on October 7, 2011 at 11:23 AM

I did contribute to his first campaign but I was under no illusion as to who he could be in MA. As to the statement, I agree, it is better left unsaid, they owe him nothing but they shouldn’t feel compelled to hurt him either. If they felt that strongly about it, they should have found a better candidate. I actually believe he is the best MA can do and I think they know it.

Cindy Munford on October 7, 2011 at 11:34 AM

I live a long way from Massachusetts, but I am a proud tea party patriot who sent a campaign contribution to Scott Brown when he was running against comrade Copeley. Due to his disappointing liberal record so far, I will not be sending any more contributions his way.

maryo on October 7, 2011 at 11:35 AM

Cindy Munford on October 7, 2011 at 11:34 AM

I always knew you were one of the smart one’s.

cozmo on October 7, 2011 at 11:36 AM

MrLynn on October 7, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Completely agree.

And Elizabeth Warren started in on Scott Brown being naked, he just ended it.

BigGator5 on October 7, 2011 at 11:36 AM

You’re not going to get better than Brown in the Soviet of Massachusetts, I do wish he’d vote with conservatives on fiscal issues instead of burning political capital on things like gays in the military. I’m a hell of a lot more worried about the fact that we’re friggin’ bankrupt and making no effort to stop insane federal spending than whether a gay dude wants to serve in the military.

doubleplusundead on October 7, 2011 at 11:38 AM

I sent $200 to Elizabeth Warren yesterday to beat this fool.

He’ll only go MORE RINO in a six year term. He’ll be a complete embarrassment.

HondaV65 on October 7, 2011 at 11:42 AM

Maybe he could run on the anti-tea party ticket. I thought that was a pretty funny comment about Warren. Where’s your sense of humor?

Kissmygrits on October 7, 2011 at 11:43 AM

HondaV65 on October 7, 2011 at 11:42 AM

Interesting strategy.

Cindy Munford on October 7, 2011 at 11:45 AM

The Tea Party in Mass is a joke.

Massachusetts is a highly educated state, the conservatives in MA generally don’t appreciate Tea Party twits like like Angle and Christine O’Donnell demagoguing the masses with slogans.

Any conservative with two brain cells would vote Brown over Warren. To not do so would be to permanently cede this Senate seat for another 30 years.

haner on October 7, 2011 at 11:46 AM

haner on October 7, 2011 at 11:46 AM

But they are going to vote for him, but nice insult.

Cindy Munford on October 7, 2011 at 11:48 AM

Warren is a Communist. The Tea Party should be running against her, not necessarily for Brown.

faraway on October 7, 2011 at 11:48 AM

I sent $200 to Elizabeth Warren yesterday to beat this fool.

He’ll only go MORE RINO in a six year term. He’ll be a complete embarrassment.

HondaV65 on October 7, 2011 at 11:42 AM

Pathetic.

It finally dawned onto me that you are a DKOS liberal troll.

haner on October 7, 2011 at 11:48 AM

The Tea Party in Mass is a joke.

Massachusetts is a highly educated state, the conservatives in MA generally don’t appreciate Tea Party twits like like Angle and Christine O’Donnell demagoguing the masses with slogans.

haner on October 7, 2011 at 11:46 AM

I can’t tell if you are saying that Tea Partiers are uneducated, or you think Angle lives in MA.

faraway on October 7, 2011 at 11:50 AM

As a leader in that state, he could actually educate the people as to why their demands will actually cause them harm in the long run.

astonerii on October 7, 2011 at 11:50 AM

When I was still an Illinoisan during the 2010 elections-I voted for Mark Kirk. I LOATHE Mark Kirk. Mark Kirk supports abortion from conception to full-term birth. He’s against ANY restrictions on Abortions-so much that Murder Inc. UnPlanned Parenthood endorsed Kirk of his Dem opponent.
Kirk’s Dem ooponent was a mob layer who shared the same view on abortion that Kirk has. The libertarian-Labno-was a Ronulan who got much support from Ronulans and Jonesbots. The constitution party has a history of antisemitism-even they supposedly clean house. Didn’t trust them.

Mark kirk-as weaselly as he is-would still vote with my interests some of the time-Alexi Giannoulias…none of the time. In Illinois-Mark Kirk was the best you were going to get.

TX is different. I expect-DEMAND that my senator lean a lot farther to the right than Mark Smirk. In TX I CAN demand that-because a conservative is quite electable here. In Illinois a conservative would have been crushed. In Mass a conservative would have been crushed.

If I lived in MAS I would enthusiastically vote for Scott Brown’s reelection-because Scott brown is the best you can hope for there.
Likely I live in TX-where it’s the Scott Browns that aren’t electable.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 7, 2011 at 11:55 AM

haner on October 7, 2011 at 11:48 AM

No, he is a HotAir commenter of longstanding who is feeling disaffected. Considering your comments I can see why.

Cindy Munford on October 7, 2011 at 11:57 AM

I sent $200 to Elizabeth Warren yesterday to beat this fool.

He’ll only go MORE RINO in a six year term. He’ll be a complete embarrassment.

HondaV65 on October 7, 2011 at 11:42 AM

You are no conservative, Honda.
Maybe you might feel more @ home at Wonkette.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 7, 2011 at 11:57 AM

HondaV65 on October 7, 2011 at 11:42 AM

Wrong bait, but you got a nibble and a bite anyway.

cozmo on October 7, 2011 at 11:57 AM

Two bites.

cozmo on October 7, 2011 at 11:58 AM

No, he is a HotAir commenter of longstanding who is feeling disaffected. Considering your comments I can see why.

Cindy Munford on October 7, 2011 at 11:57 AM

Cindy: Honda’s been here forever-but his actions aren’t those of a conservative.
His actions are helping Obama.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 7, 2011 at 11:58 AM

faraway on October 7, 2011 at 11:50 AM

The Tea Party is to blame for all the evil in the world because of two candidates.

Cindy Munford on October 7, 2011 at 11:58 AM

Brown votes with the GOP 80%, Warren will vote with Reid 100%.

Do the math, and then try to explain to me on the logic of this decision.

shanimal on October 7, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Exactly. Sounds to me like some tea partiers in Massachusetts need to get their heads out of their butts.

Murf76 on October 7, 2011 at 11:59 AM

Two bites.

cozmo on October 7, 2011 at 11:58 AM

Gimmee a break, Man. I’m doing this when I should be getting ready for work.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 7, 2011 at 11:59 AM

I really don’t understand this position. I’m a Texas conservative, and I’m sure I would disagree with Sen Brown on 60% of the issues, but that is far better than disagreeing 100% of the time, and wanting to strangle them into some common sense!

If ANYONE thinks that Massechusetts would ever elect a non-RINO to Congress – they are (IMHO) a fool. Brown is the best we could ever possibly hope for from that state!

Mashman on October 7, 2011 at 11:59 AM

I can’t tell if you are saying that Tea Partiers are uneducated, or you think Angle lives in MA.

faraway on October 7, 2011 at 11:50 AM

Sorry I was unclear. I’m saying that the bombastic methods of the Tea Party nationally does not translate well with conservative Massachusetts voters. Trying to expect similar tactics to work in MA is a laugh.

It takes a lot of balls to be a conservative in the bluest state in America. We really don’t need the Tea Party to splinter us even further, especially when the alternative is 0 Senate seats.

It’s not an establishment conspiracy that only moderate Republicans win in Massachusetts. You fight with the army you got, not the one you want.

haner on October 7, 2011 at 12:00 PM

The Tea Party is to blame for all the evil in the world because of two candidates.

Cindy Munford on October 7, 2011 at 11:58 AM

You’re right. I forgot my place. :)

faraway on October 7, 2011 at 12:01 PM

The Tea Party in Mass is a joke.

Massachusetts is a highly educated state, the conservatives in MA generally don’t appreciate Tea Party twits like like Angle and Christine O’Donnell demagoguing the masses with slogans.

Any conservative with two brain cells would vote Brown over Warren. To not do so would be to permanently cede this Senate seat for another 30 years.

haner on October 7, 2011 at 11:46 AM

Knucklehead is part of the tea party…and has a Ph.D.
She lives in Illinois-birthplace of the modern Tea Party.
Next.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 7, 2011 at 12:01 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on October 7, 2011 at 11:59 AM

With some folks ya’ gotta’ pay attention.

That’s why it is so easy to reel in nutballs. I was looking out for Cindy and you.

cozmo on October 7, 2011 at 12:01 PM

I sent SB a few bucks back then. Way I see it, 2012 maybe our only chance to elect as MANY fiscally conservative candidates as we can to take back the government. I capitalized ‘many’ because I don’t trust the Pubbie establishment and their present leadership (are you listening, Cornyn) to guarantee taking over the Senate to get that 60 seat majority.

Another 4 years of Obama and this nation will be toast. And socialist enablers like Warren will cheerfully labor to ensure that outcome. Scott may not be a down-the-line conservative, but the alternative is much, much worse.

So Tea Party MA – suck it up. Don’t be stupid on election day and sit on your fannies. Don’t let the lefties show you to be sunshine patriots. Six long years with Warren nattering around the Senate is something America doesn’t deserve!

Maybe I can find some scratch to help Scott again if the Pubbies don’t do the manly thing and back him as needed.

Bob in VA on October 7, 2011 at 12:01 PM

I really don’t understand this position. I’m a Texas conservative, and I’m sure I would disagree with Sen Brown on 60% of the issues, but that is far better than disagreeing 100% of the time, and wanting to strangle them into some common sense!

If ANYONE thinks that Massechusetts would ever elect a non-RINO to Congress – they are (IMHO) a fool. Brown is the best we could ever possibly hope for from that state!

Mashman on October 7, 2011 at 11:59 AM

Thank you.
Illinois is the same way.
People forget that not every state is like TX.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 7, 2011 at 12:02 PM

Think of the RINOs in blue states be useful idiots.

frank63 on October 7, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Me likey.

faraway on October 7, 2011 at 12:02 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on October 7, 2011 at 11:58 AM

I don’t agree with what he’s doing, just clearing up the koskid label.

Cindy Munford on October 7, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Does anyone know what Sen. Brown’s financial situation is?

Cindy Munford on October 7, 2011 at 12:04 PM

The Tea Party in Mass is a joke.

Massachusetts is a highly educated state, the conservatives in MA generally don’t appreciate Tea Party twits like like Angle and Christine O’Donnell demagoguing the masses with slogans.

haner on October 7, 2011 at 11:46 AM

You pseudo intellectual, elitists make me sick. Your false sense of superiority is a repulsive character flaw and if you weren’t so annoying you’d be laughable.

rplat on October 7, 2011 at 12:04 PM

With some folks ya’ gotta’ pay attention.

That’s why it is so easy to reel in nutballs. I was looking out for Cindy and you.

cozmo on October 7, 2011 at 12:01 PM

Aww.*blows kiss*
Don’t wanna go to work.
Tomorrow is ‘Tech’s final game with the Aggies because the Aggies are changing conferences. This place is going to be crrraaaazzzzeee!

annoyinglittletwerp on October 7, 2011 at 12:04 PM

How effective was Tea Party in MA last fall? Gov/Lt Gov, Treasurer, Auditor, Attorney General, and all 10 U.S. Representatives: Democrat.A few GOP pick ups in a state Legislature that is still wildly Dem. I’m sure Scott will really be upset about this.

So I guess they would prefer Liz Warren as our next Senator? Or how about primary-ing Brown? OK. There was a primary election for
GOP/U.S. Senate. Brown won 350 towns. Jack E. Robinson: One town.

Brown is the most popular pol in MA and has a $14 million war chest.
Good luck. I’d still rather have someone with me 7 out of 10 times
than 0 out of 10.
Dem ad against Brown: “Who is Scott Brown, really? A Republican. Who will vote in lockstep with Republicans in Washington. At times like these, we don’t need a Republican…like Scott Brown.” The word
“Republican” was spoken as if it were “Nazi”. Has he voted in lockstep? No, but a Dem Senator would have. How would Martha
Coakley have voted?

Brown: Get tough on illegal immigrants
Coakley: “Technicallly it is not illegal to be an illegal
in Massachusetts”.

raccoonradio on October 7, 2011 at 12:05 PM

Another tidbit for the whiners.

Building the party takes some leadership and star power. While the GOP fared poorly in 2010, Brown did a lot to help, and without an election for another six years, he’ll be free to do more.

If you’re from here. You want a popular GOP senator because no one can raise money and elevate the profile of guys like Jeff Perry and Richard Ross like Brown can.

There is a belt in MA, where Brown is from that is turning deep red, around Worcester and the Blackstone Valley.

If some fool really gives money to Warren, they are not only empowering and enabling a marxist, they are hindering future conservative growth.

Brown wins and he can help state Reps and Senate candidates. MA did have some big wins in the MA House recently, including Keiko Orral, who Brown supported and endorsed.

I dont know what people like Honda did for Keiko, but if wants my home state to have a marxist senator, he better pony up a lot a money for state races.

swamp_yankee on October 7, 2011 at 12:06 PM

People forget that not every state is like TX.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 7, 2011 at 12:02 PM

Texans sometimes forget that too.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 7, 2011 at 12:04 PM

Heh, I live on the main feeder to the Cotton Bowl. I ain’t goin’ nowhere tomorrow. TX v OU

cozmo on October 7, 2011 at 12:07 PM

>>Does anyone know what Sen. Brown’s financial situation is?

$14 million war chest. He’ll need it as the Dems will pour money into this campaign.

Again…$14 million. Some people say they won’t give to him again,
won’t vote for him. I’m sure the country will appreciate having a Democrat in the “Kennedy seat” again, though, right?

raccoonradio on October 7, 2011 at 12:07 PM

Does anyone know what Sen. Brown’s financial situation is?

Cindy Munford on October 7, 2011 at 12:04 PM

Loaded.

swamp_yankee on October 7, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Not personally, but has a huge campaign war chest.

swamp_yankee on October 7, 2011 at 12:10 PM

While I do not plan to contribute to Scott Brown in the future, I made a small contribution to his 2009 race.

Since he was the deciding vote on the DREAM Act, I consider it money well spent.

bw222 on October 7, 2011 at 12:10 PM

I don’t love what Brown’s done in office, but OMG, how I woul ddearly love to see that Warren woman sent packing.

And we need that seat.

Missy on October 7, 2011 at 12:11 PM

cozmo on October 7, 2011 at 12:01 PM

I appreciate it.

Cindy Munford on October 7, 2011 at 12:11 PM

Since he was the deciding vote on the DREAM Act, I consider it money well spent.

bw222 on October 7, 2011 at 12:10 PM

Good point. Thanks for the reminder.

Missy on October 7, 2011 at 12:11 PM

Screw him. I don’t give a rat about dem-lites with an “R” after their name. Period. If MA likes progressives, they can have them till the cows come home.

This is why I will not give one red cent to the RNC or any other organization that would support RINOs like Brown or Scuzzyflava. Not. Gonna. Do. It.

AH_C on October 7, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Knucklehead is part of the tea party…and has a Ph.D.
She lives in Illinois-birthplace of the modern Tea Party.
Next.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 7, 2011 at 12:01 PM

The Tea Party is actually pretty decently educated (better than the Democrats) in most of the country. So I didn’t mean to say the Tea Party are uneducated or something. What I’m trying to say is that their overtly movement tactics don’t appeal to Massachusetts conservatives as well as they would say in Iowa. This is because as a whole Massachusetts is one of the most well educated state, so the environment of political discourse is very different. You would need to be more subtle than the Tea Party to win over conservatives and independents in Mass.

Conservatives in Mass are well aware of the ideologies of the Tea Party and its merits, but they are also equally aware that those who loudly share those values can’t get elected in Massachusetts.

haner on October 7, 2011 at 12:14 PM

swamp_yankee on October 7, 2011 at 12:10 PM

Good. I agree with

faraway on October 7, 2011 at 11:48 AM

. This is the best course of action, everyone will be happy. Not really because Tea Party haters are never happy but it’s still the best strategy.

Cindy Munford on October 7, 2011 at 12:14 PM

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