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(Huffington Post)   Scott Brown: "The votes I made in the Senate should be off-limits in this Senate election"   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line 118
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2012-08-23 09:50:26 AM  
Scott Brown: "I miss Martha." sigh
 
2012-08-23 09:56:33 AM  
How dare people focus on his record when considering if he should be allowed to continue in office...
 
2012-08-23 09:59:56 AM  
So is that going to be the Republican theme this election? That you can't actually talk about their policies, or their votes, or what they've actually done?
 
2012-08-23 10:03:24 AM  
"Someone should remind Professor Warren that she is running against Scott Brown, not Mitt Romney," Brown spokesman Colin Reed said in a statement. "Scott Brown is an independent thinker who is rated one of the most bipartisan senators in the country. He has a proven record of working across the aisle to get things done for the people he represents."

Yes, someone should remind Warren that her opponent in this race is Scott Brown.

"I don't need Professor Warren talking, or speaking, or commenting on my votes," Brown said Tuesday

But Scott ain't gonna be the one to do it.
 
2012-08-23 10:04:37 AM  
Wah.
 
2012-08-23 10:06:50 AM  

Aarontology: So is that going to be the Republican theme this election? That you can't actually talk about their policies, or their votes, or what they've actually done?


Mitt Romney is clearly running on a referendum against Obama. He essentially offers nothing -- or everything, depending on how you look at it -- except that he isn't Obama. It's essentially the John Kerry campaign, but with less substance.

It seems the rest of the GOP is following suit.
 
2012-08-23 10:08:50 AM  
Oh, I forgot:

BOOOO to Subby for quoting something nobody said.

BOOOOO. What you did is bad, and you should feel bad.
 
2012-08-23 10:15:07 AM  

gilgigamesh: Mitt Romney is clearly running on a referendum against Obama. He essentially offers nothing -- or everything, depending on how you look at it -- except that he isn't Obama. It's essentially the John Kerry campaign, but with less substance.


Kerry actually had ideas and policies that he talked about, even if it was largely an Anyone But Bush campaign. Romney, like you said, offers nothing. Even when he brings up policy, he denies it and demands that nobody talk about it.

Usually because it's completely idiotic and nobody supports it. Which is why he and Ryan are going "We'll let you know what you vote for after you vote for us"
 
2012-08-23 10:23:26 AM  
Aarontology: Which is why he and Ryan are going "We'll let you know what you vote for after you vote for us"

And despite the fact that rational, thinking people would conclude that voting for someone without knowing their agenda is a bad idea, the right wing will STILL vote for Romney/Ryan. Because not Obama.

The other thing that bothers me is that my friends who are Republicans and are, by no means, stupid, are going to vote for Romney. They can't articulate a single thing Romney is going to do differently or better than Obama, though.

I mean how much more bullshiat does the right have to spew before people finally get a farking clue?
 
2012-08-23 10:32:44 AM  

Some Bass Playing Guy: Aarontology: Which is why he and Ryan are going "We'll let you know what you vote for after you vote for us"

And despite the fact that rational, thinking people would conclude that voting for someone without knowing their agenda is a bad idea, the right wing will STILL vote for Romney/Ryan. Because not Obama.

The other thing that bothers me is that my friends who are Republicans and are, by no means, stupid, are going to vote for Romney. They can't articulate a single thing Romney is going to do differently or better than Obama, though.

I mean how much more bullshiat does the right have to spew before people finally get a farking clue?


The really idiotic thing about this style of campaign and the dolts who support it, is that it allows candidates to do basically anything they want once they get into office, while claiming that they had the support of the people. Even if the people had no idea about the policies whatsoever.

They're literally running a "Generic Republican Candidate" campaign. So , for example, instead of the Ryan Budget, the supporters get to imagine a budget filled with things they support and eliminating things they don't like. Instead of, you know, what will actually happen.
 
2012-08-23 10:38:30 AM  

gilgigamesh: Oh, I forgot:

BOOOO to Subby for quoting something nobody said.

BOOOOO. What you did is bad, and you should feel bad.



"I don't need Professor Warren talking, or speaking, or commenting on my votes," Brown said Tuesday
 
2012-08-23 10:39:43 AM  

hubiestubert: How dare people focus on his record when considering if he should be allowed to continue in office...


I know, right. I mean, why can't the voters just focus on his rhetoric and talking points?
 
2012-08-23 10:43:00 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: gilgigamesh: Oh, I forgot:

BOOOO to Subby for quoting something nobody said.

BOOOOO. What you did is bad, and you should feel bad.


"I don't need Professor Warren talking, or speaking, or commenting on my votes," Brown said Tuesday


I know what he said, and it was a dumbass thing to say, but that isn't what the headline says. Quotation marks are supposed to mean something. Specifically: "these are the exact words of the person I am quoting".
 
2012-08-23 10:46:12 AM  

gilgigamesh: cameroncrazy1984: gilgigamesh: Oh, I forgot:

BOOOO to Subby for quoting something nobody said.

BOOOOO. What you did is bad, and you should feel bad.


"I don't need Professor Warren talking, or speaking, or commenting on my votes," Brown said Tuesday

I know what he said, and it was a dumbass thing to say, but that isn't what the headline says. Quotation marks are supposed to mean something. Specifically: "these are the exact words of the person I am quoting".


Who pissed in your coffee this morning? What a strange thing to get worked up about.
 
2012-08-23 10:49:36 AM  

Aarontology: So is that going to be the Republican theme this election? That you can't actually talk about their policies, or their votes, or what they've actually done?


Going to be? Hell that's been their Modus Operandi for years. Talk about Jesus and preserving the Americantm way of life and then get elected and do everything your corporate masters demand to dismantle it.
 
2012-08-23 10:51:51 AM  

Some Bass Playing Guy: The other thing that bothers me is that my friends who are Republicans and are, by no means, stupid, are going to vote for Romney. They can't articulate a single thing Romney is going to do differently or better than Obama, though.


a friend told me "as long as he signs the legislation we want him to, it doesn't matter if he knows what he's doing"

party before country.
 
2012-08-23 11:06:47 AM  

NuttierThanEver: Going to be? Hell that's been their Modus Operandi for years. Talk about Jesus and preserving the Americantm way of life and then get elected and do everything your corporate masters demand to dismantle it.


Yeah, but that usually took the form of rhetoric and talking points. This time, they're flat out saying that it's wrong to inquire about policy and that it's wrong to talk about records
 
2012-08-23 11:09:41 AM  
gilgigamesh:

You sound concerned.
 
2012-08-23 11:10:32 AM  
No vetting!
 
2012-08-23 11:13:00 AM  

Aarontology: So is that going to be the Republican theme this election? That you can't actually talk about their policies, or their votes, or what they've actually done?


No, let's talk about the great plans they have for your penis / vagina / anus interactions, whether they cause forcible / legitimate rape, or whether they cause fetus / children during conception, whether they should be sheathed or unsheathed, or whether male outhole intercourse should be grounds for denying rights.

The great questions of the 21st century!
 
2012-08-23 11:14:42 AM  

gilgigamesh: cameroncrazy1984: gilgigamesh: Oh, I forgot:

BOOOO to Subby for quoting something nobody said.

BOOOOO. What you did is bad, and you should feel bad.


"I don't need Professor Warren talking, or speaking, or commenting on my votes," Brown said Tuesday

I know what he said, and it was a dumbass thing to say, but that isn't what the headline says. Quotation marks are supposed to mean something. Specifically: "these are the exact words of the person I am quoting".


Quotations mean nothing. They are not sacred.

I suggest you believe in nothing, and enroll in law school.
 
2012-08-23 11:15:25 AM  
Republicans hate: History, Science, Reality
 
2012-08-23 11:15:45 AM  

gilgigamesh: cameroncrazy1984: gilgigamesh: Oh, I forgot:

BOOOO to Subby for quoting something nobody said.

BOOOOO. What you did is bad, and you should feel bad.


"I don't need Professor Warren talking, or speaking, or commenting on my votes," Brown said Tuesday

I know what he said, and it was a dumbass thing to say, but that isn't what the headline says. Quotation marks are supposed to mean something. Specifically: "these are the exact words of the person I am quoting".


Yeah, FARK is a bastion of jounralistic integrity...
 
2012-08-23 11:17:18 AM  
My employer shouldn't look at my job performance come raise time. They should just double my salary for the fark of it.
 
2012-08-23 11:17:58 AM  
"It fails to recognize the views of pro-choice Republicans like myself," Brown said. "Even while I am pro-choice, I respect those who have a different opinion on this very difficult and sensitive issue. Our Party platform should make the same concession to those of us who believe in a woman's right to choose."

"If Republicans control the Senate, they decide who sits on the Supreme Court and whether we could lose Roe v. Wade"

I guess Liz is running ads for Democrats in other elections because it doesn't sound like Roe v Wade is in danger if Scottie gets reelected.
 
2012-08-23 11:18:11 AM  
The debates are really going to decide this race... Brown better be doing his homework cause you can't drive a truck on stage.
 
2012-08-23 11:18:46 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Scott Brown: "I miss Martha." sigh


This

If only Republicans didn't block Warren's becoming director of the CFPB......

/Brown's essentially been what he said he would be. Given another Coakley-like idiot as a challenger, I'd vote for him again. Warren's a different story.
 
2012-08-23 11:20:19 AM  

keylock71: The debates are really going to decide this race... Brown better be doing his homework cause you can't drive a truck on stage.


No, typically the votes decide the race.
 
2012-08-23 11:21:00 AM  

Aarontology: So is that going to be the Republican theme this election? That you can't actually talk about their policies, or their votes, or what they've actually done?


Republicans: DEMOCRATS ARE TRAITORS AND MUSLIMS AND TERRORISTS AND BABY KILLERS AND GODLESS ATHEIST COMMUNIST NAZIS THAT WANT TO TAKE YOUR GUNS AND GIVE THEM
TO UNITED NATIONS FEMA SPONSORED TERRORIST ANCHOR BABIES FROM WELFARE QUEENS WHO MIGHT BE URBAN OR FOREIGN.

Democrats: Look, Republicans say and vote for some truly reprehensible stuff.

Republicans: NO FAIR! Who said you could fight back? I'm TELLING! Moooooooooom!
 
2012-08-23 11:23:38 AM  

Some Bass Playing Guy: Aarontology: Which is why he and Ryan are going "We'll let you know what you vote for after you vote for us"

And despite the fact that rational, thinking people would conclude that voting for someone without knowing their agenda is a bad idea, the right wing will STILL vote for Romney/Ryan. Because not Obama.

The other thing that bothers me is that my friends who are Republicans and are, by no means, stupid, are going to vote for Romney. They can't articulate a single thing Romney is going to do differently or better than Obama, though.

I mean how much more bullshiat does the right have to spew before people finally get a farking clue?


I tried pointing out to my right-wing step-father that if you go by records, Romney is actually left of Obama (AW ban, gay marriage, and RomneyCare while he was governor). His response: "That's just liberal propaganda."

With a propaganda machine like Fox News at their disposal, the GOP doesn't even need policies (or even reality) to get nearly half the country to vote for them.
 
2012-08-23 11:24:08 AM  

keylock71: The debates are really going to decide this race... Brown better be doing his homework cause you can't drive a truck on stage.



"Gail and I were laying in bed last night and talking a little bit, as we do every night," he said, "and I said: 'Honey, can you imagine? Here I am, Scott Brown from Wrentham, and I've got a truck that's got 238,000 miles on it and, you know, something like this comes up and I'm the first guy in the country to even bring it up and tell the guy to step down,' "


Scott Brown:His old truck::Rudy:9/11
 
2012-08-23 11:24:09 AM  

wooden_badger: Dusk-You-n-Me: Scott Brown: "I miss Martha." sigh

This

If only Republicans didn't block Warren's becoming director of the CFPB......

/Brown's essentially been what he said he would be. Given another Coakley-like idiot as a challenger, I'd vote for him again. Warren's a different story.


I'm distrustful of both, for different reasons. I think up still up in the air at this point. I will be interested in seeing the debates.
 
2012-08-23 11:25:45 AM  

skullkrusher: "It fails to recognize the views of pro-choice Republicans like myself," Brown said. "Even while I am pro-choice, I respect those who have a different opinion on this very difficult and sensitive issue. Our Party platform should make the same concession to those of us who believe in a woman's right to choose."

"If Republicans control the Senate, they decide who sits on the Supreme Court and whether we could lose Roe v. Wade"

I guess Liz is running ads for Democrats in other elections because it doesn't sound like Roe v Wade is in danger if Scottie gets reelected.


Are you confused about what she said, or are you being deliberately obtuse?
 
2012-08-23 11:25:46 AM  
"Our Party platform should make the same concession to those of us who believe in a woman's right to choose."

Right... Which is why the party you belong to is making a Constitutional Amendment against abortion with no mention or rape or mother's health a part of the GOP platform. If this were so important to you, Senator, you wouldn't be part of a party with that as a policy platform.

...But they do provide you with a lot of campaign funds, don't they?
 
2012-08-23 11:26:59 AM  

coeyagi: Aarontology: So is that going to be the Republican theme this election? That you can't actually talk about their policies, or their votes, or what they've actually done?

No, let's talk about the great plans they have for your penis / vagina / anus interactions, whether they cause forcible / legitimate rape, or whether they cause fetus / children during conception, whether they should be sheathed or unsheathed, or whether male outhole intercourse should be grounds for denying rights.

The great questions of the 21st century!


No, we can't talk about those any more either. Only they can, but if you talk about how they talked about it, you're politicizing the issues.
 
2012-08-23 11:29:23 AM  

gilgigamesh: Oh, I forgot:

BOOOO to Subby for quoting something nobody said.

BOOOOO. What you did is bad, and you should feel bad.


I honestly don't mind paraphrasing in the headlines, even when using quotation marks, "this isn't news, it's Fark.com"... I would hope no one is stupid enough to have looked at the headline and thought it was a real quote. If they are, I'm not certain how they manage to operate a computer.

Frankly, though, subby could have stuck with the words Brown actually said, they were stupid enough on their own.
 
2012-08-23 11:30:18 AM  

The Jami Turman Fan Club: skullkrusher: "It fails to recognize the views of pro-choice Republicans like myself," Brown said. "Even while I am pro-choice, I respect those who have a different opinion on this very difficult and sensitive issue. Our Party platform should make the same concession to those of us who believe in a woman's right to choose."

"If Republicans control the Senate, they decide who sits on the Supreme Court and whether we could lose Roe v. Wade"

I guess Liz is running ads for Democrats in other elections because it doesn't sound like Roe v Wade is in danger if Scottie gets reelected.

Are you confused about what she said, or are you being deliberately obtuse?


she is running against Scott Brown for a Senate seat. In the aftermath of the Akin idiocy she runs an ad talking about if the GOP gains control of the Senate "we could lose Roe v Wade". Obviously referring to her race against Brownie. Scott Brown was one of the first Republicans to condemn Akin and has repeatedly stated his pro-choice stance.
So, no, I am not confused about what she said. She was trying to leverage Akin's radical positions to help her in her race against pro-choice Scott Brown.

Unless you think that Scott Brown isn't actually pro-choice and would support a supreme court justice who wants to overturn Roe v Wade?
 
2012-08-23 11:30:35 AM  
So am I wrong in that I thought what he meant by what he said (when taken in context) was that he didn't want Elizabeth Warren making logical jumps or inferences about his positions soley based on his votes, which provide only part of the picture?

/I'm probably wrong
 
2012-08-23 11:35:07 AM  

Mose: So am I wrong in that I thought what he meant by what he said (when taken in context) was that he didn't want Elizabeth Warren making logical jumps or inferences about his positions soley based on his votes, which provide only part of the picture?

/I'm probably wrong


either that or Scott Brown was literally saying people shouldn't look at his votes when deciding whether to vote for him. I am not sure which is more likely
 
2012-08-23 11:37:59 AM  

skullkrusher: Unless you think that Scott Brown isn't actually pro-choice and would support a supreme court justice who wants to overturn Roe v Wade?


Scott Brown would support whatever nominee for the Supreme Court President Romney would make. Just as he was a good little soldier and voted against Kagan.
 
2012-08-23 11:39:00 AM  
Another Democrat trying the guilt by association game with Akin.

Brown has acted and voted like a rather reasonable moderate.

I thought Warren had more class than that. Have I been misinformed?
 
2012-08-23 11:41:18 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: skullkrusher: Unless you think that Scott Brown isn't actually pro-choice and would support a supreme court justice who wants to overturn Roe v Wade?

Scott Brown would support whatever nominee for the Supreme Court President Romney would make. Just as he was a good little soldier and voted against Kagan.


if you say so it must be true
 
2012-08-23 11:44:25 AM  

Cletus C.: Another Democrat trying the guilt by association game with Akin.

Brown has acted and voted like a rather reasonable moderate.

I thought Warren had more class than that. Have I been misinformed?


No, you're just a moran. Giving you more facts is a waste of time, like teaching a pig to sing.
 
2012-08-23 11:45:25 AM  

skullkrusher: So, no, I am not confused about what she said. She was trying to leverage Akin's radical positions to help her in her race against pro-choice Scott Brown.


So she is associating him with the stated positions of the party that he is affiliated with. I see nothing wrong with this.
 
2012-08-23 11:46:46 AM  

ghare: Cletus C.: Another Democrat trying the guilt by association game with Akin.

Brown has acted and voted like a rather reasonable moderate.

I thought Warren had more class than that. Have I been misinformed?

No, you're just a moran. Giving you more facts is a waste of time, like teaching a pig to sing.


Good day to you too, sir. Also, I am 1/138th Flathead Indian so you just committed a hater crime.
 
2012-08-23 11:47:13 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: Quotations mean nothing. They are not sacred.

I suggest you believe in nothing, and enroll in law school.


HA! Shows what you know. I did that 20 years ago.

Pedantry is in my bones, Fark. Deal with it.
 
2012-08-23 11:48:01 AM  

skullkrusher: Philip Francis Queeg: skullkrusher: Unless you think that Scott Brown isn't actually pro-choice and would support a supreme court justice who wants to overturn Roe v Wade?

Scott Brown would support whatever nominee for the Supreme Court President Romney would make. Just as he was a good little soldier and voted against Kagan.

if you say so it must be true


Yeah, I really should learn to trust politicians like Scott Brown as much as you do.
 
2012-08-23 11:48:07 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Who pissed in your coffee this morning? What a strange thing to get worked up about.


See above.

I'm a pedant. I get upset about minutae.
 
2012-08-23 11:48:29 AM  

Cletus C.: ghare: Cletus C.: Another Democrat trying the guilt by association game with Akin.

Brown has acted and voted like a rather reasonable moderate.

I thought Warren had more class than that. Have I been misinformed?

No, you're just a moran. Giving you more facts is a waste of time, like teaching a pig to sing.

Good day to you too, sir. Also, I am 1/138th Flathead Indian so you just committed a hater crime.


Well, I hate you. So OK.
 
2012-08-23 11:48:37 AM  
Funny, Romney wants you to ignore his Mass voting record also.
//assault weapons ban, health insurance reform and gay marriage
 
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