Three possibilities for a series of tweets from Scott Brown last night: Somebody cracked his Twitter password and replied to people who'd harshed him on Twitter; A former campaign staffer got drunk and replied to people who'd harshed his or her boss on Twitter; Brown got drunk and replied to people who'd harshed him on Twitter.
Well, as the kids say, Bqhatevwr.
Scott Brown campaigned as a moderate independent but if you look at his record, he's a Republican who voted with Republicans 90% of the time in the US Senate until Elizabeth Warren announced her candidacy, and then he voted with Republicans on votes of importance 76% of the time.
No matter why you think he lost, you must consider whether the second most bi-partisan senator was still too conservative for Massachusetts.
Scott Brown's campaign for re-election was not about the issues. He sought to turn every issue into a character attack on his opponent, and had little to say about his own record in the senate or what he hoped to accomplish with another term.
Scott is a career politician with a very short list of accomplishments. His reputation of being a nice guy took a big hit during the campaign, and rightly so. A WNEU poll found that a majority of voters blamed him for the negative tone of the campaign. The other part of Scott Brown's image, his truck and barncoat, are in tact but they don't deliver when it's time to vote.
You can call her Senator Warren now.
As more votes come in, WHDH is calling Elizabeth Warren the winner over incumbent Scott Brown. Among other things, Warren becomes the state's first woman senator.
While statewide the race was close, in Boston, city results show Warren winning 65-35.
Mark Leccese: "Tough night for the Boston Herald. And their pollster."
Next up: Secretary of State John Kerry?
H/t Andrea Garvey for the headline.
The Herald reports the Brown campaign is paying homeless men about $8 an hour to act like Brown has supporters in Roxbury by holding Brown signs and wearing shirts proclaiming them "Obama supporters for Brown."
The Globe reports on Brown's request to the feds to back off from the way it regulates compounding pharmacies - such as the one in Framingham that's now responsible for more than a dozen deaths.
The Tally is Done: Brown Was Allowed to Speak Five Minutes Longer Than Warren During the Monday Night DebateBy bibliotequetress - 10/3/12 - 1:48 pm
Salon took a stopwatch to the debate tape and found that Scott Brown spoke 23 minutes and 40 seconds to Elizabeth Warren's 18 minutes and 15 seconds.
Blue Mass. Group posted this video of Scott Brown staffers doing oh-no-not-at-all-racist war cries and tomahawk chops outside the Eire Pub in Dorchester the other day. And, of course, this being Boston, well, no rally is complete without a "Yankees suck!" chant.
What changed since the Massachusetts AFL-CIO endorsed Scott Brown in 2008? Mostly Brown's positions.
On September 7, Republican Scott Brown commented on the new jobs report and claimed he "will be a fighter for jobs." But his record as US Senator says otherwise, which makes me wonder, how does Scott Brown fit into the Republican strategy of obstruction and will the press hold him accountable?
In a recent press statement, Scott Brown declared that he was upset at a recent lawsuit settlement that requires the state to comply with the 1993 National Voter Registration Act (aka "the Motor-Voter Law"). The law requires states to offer voter registration when you apply for government services like a driver's license, but also social services like welfare too. Voting rights groups across the country have taken their states to task recently to force compliance.
Here in Massachusetts, one of those voting rights groups that sued the state on behalf of a woman who received welfare registration, but not voter registration, is headed by Elizabeth Warren's daughter and that has Brown crying foul. His complaint is two-fold: 1) the state is being forced to pay to mail registration information out to help welfare recipients register to vote (something it was obligated to do all along but ignored), and 2) this is a political tactic to help his opponent in the election. I guess following federal law is only important when it's convenient for our current Senator sitting in "The People's Seat".
The Karma of Dirty Politics
by Jerold Duquette
The “news” that Scott Brown imagines himself a frequent secret counselor to “kings and Queens” looks like a vivid example of political karma, but does it honestly reveal anything troubling about Senator Brown? If you are a Democratic partisan, it reveals plenty and none of it good. Granted, it’s hard to feel badly for Brown, who manufactured the so-called “Indian heritage” scandal out of thin air to discredit his opponent Elizabeth Warren, but for the few non-partisan observers paying attention to this stuff presently, it should reveal only the absurdity and rampant anti-intellectualism of modern American political campaigning.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — In a display of political muscle, Elizabeth Warren overwhelmingly won the state Democratic Party’s endorsement on Saturday for the United States Senate seat held by Scott P. Brown, a Republican. With the size of her victory, she avoided a party primary in September.
Should you wish to adjust your schedule for Friday morning, Scott Brown will be ambling about the Square around 10 a.m., going into stores (whose owners have already been asked if that's OK), shaking hands, getting the lay of the land, doing whatever it is senators do when they visit the hustings.
Scott Brown... "He's For Us." ...the unemployed are "them" not "us"
Scott Brown... "He's For Us." ...by "us" I mean corporations that contribute to my campaign
Scott Brown... "He's For Us." ..."us" doesn't mean environmental weenies or kids with asthma
Scott Brown... "He's For Us." ...women can definitely join "us" as long as
they don't mind their bosses making health care choices for them
Ahead of a pricey Boston fundraiser dinner alongside New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is drawing criticism for his record on issues directly affecting gay citizens.
The criticism comes as Christie, a popular Republican, recently made headlines by vetoing a bill that passed both houses of the New Jersey legislature which would have allowed same-sex couples to wed in the Garden State.
Gay rights are one issue that Brown and Elizabeth Warren, his chief Democratic opponent in the U.S. Senate race, seem to hold differing views of.
A small group of Occupy Boston protesters marched from Dewey Square to Park Plaza Friday evening and held a brief sit-in in the lobby of the office building that houses the Israeli consulate.
The protesters, who chanted against "Israeli apartheid," did not actually get up to the consulate and were ushered out by police after about 15 minutes.
Sen. Brown, however, today denounced this "invasion of the Israeli consulate in Boston:"
It was shocking to hear the protestors chanting anti-Israel slogans in support of the terrorist-backed intifada uprising, which has created so much misery and death in Israel. There should be no mistaking which side America is on in the fight against terror, and I want to make it clear that I stand with Israel.
OK, so Dems get predictably outraged about Scott Brown's public desire to not see Elizabeth Warren naked, but Republicans might want to find a better way to respond than praising Brown's decision to pose nude for a sex-advice rag as an example of an agonizing decision he courageously made.
In response to this:
The Brown camp has rushed out its own video showing how much little kids love Scott Brown: