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Brown Scores Huge Win For Republicans In Massachusetts Senate Race

January 27, 2010 by  

Brown scores huge win for Republicans in Massachusetts Senate racePresident Obama and other Democratic leaders may find it more difficult to successfully pass several key pieces of legislation following the crucial loss in the Massachusetts special election Jan. 19. Republican Scott Brown defeated Democrat Martha Coakley by a margin of 52-47 percent to win Ted Kennedy’s vacant Senate seat in an upset that was almost unimaginable only a few weeks ago.

Brown’s victory has significant ramifications for the current administration’s agenda as he now represents the GOP’s 41st vote in the Senate, breaking the Democrats filibuster-proof majority in Washington.

Many experts believe that Obama’s healthcare reform bill and cap-and-trade environmental plan are both hanging in the balance after the upset.

"I have no interest in sugar coating what happened in Massachusetts," said Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, quoted by Fox News. "There is a lot of anxiety in the country right now."

The GOP victory in Massachusetts, a historically liberal state where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 3 to 1, could signal an abrupt shift in Congressional power come the elections this November.

"When there’s trouble in Massachusetts, there’s trouble everywhere, and they know it," Brown said following the win.
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  • Robert

    Robert Menendez “There is a lot of anxiety in New Jersey right now.”
    Kiss your seat goodbye. You and the other idiot have to go. And leave the furniture on your way out. It doesn’t belong to you.

  • J C

    Brown just came out on side with Obama’s Health Care plans. (Boy that didn’t take long.) Wonder what his price was?

  • Norm

    Once again let remind you that Brown is not a NeoCon. He’s a New England blue state Republican. He helped enact a state health insurance plan for Mass. which is more comprehensive than what is being proposed by the US congress. Democrats elected Scott because he is the same breed of cat.

  • http://victorbarney@embarqmail.com Victor L Barney

    CAUTION: Obama will find some “Chicago mob-style” method to get what his Marxist Agenda wants through our government! After all he is the “Chief” Re-organizer of Chicago isn’t he?

  • looney

    everybody forgets…..we get the politicians we vote for. and therefore …the politicians we deserve. if anyone in this undereducated ,overfed, parrot the talking heads on tv country, really wanted to make a change for the better,we would force term limits on all politicians and sweepingly vote libertarian candidates into office. dems or republicans dosnt matter. its business as usual. fleece the flock and shear the sheeple.

  • realbigal

    GREETINGS TO “CONSERVATIVES”

    Now, don’t get too excited about the results from here in Taxachusetts. The recent Senate Election was truly unique, but for a very unusual reason. The big story was not about a “David vs. Goliath” personal victory; it was about how in the last three weeks of the campaign an otherwise “slam-dunk” victory-to-be for an Establishment Democrat (socialist) amazingly turned into a de facto referendum by proxy on Obamacare.

    This election was basically ignored by national party leadership and money sources until the the activists realized that it became a one-issue event. Almost all the “usually stay-at-home” voters who showed up to vote did so simply to vote on Obamacare, nothing else. Most of these people were opposed to socialized medicine, and voted in the way that they thought would best oppose it. Most of the “outside the polling place” Republican candidate sign-holders weren’t even Republicans. They were just previously uninvolved citizens who were so angry at Juan Peron Obama and company that they would support any candidate whom they thought would be the “41st” vote in the Senate. Most of them did not even know that there was a third candidate in the race who was by far the best choice. They just wanted the “41st” Republican.

    So, “Conservatives”, don’t expect much more than that. New Senator Scott Brown will indeed vote against Obamacare, but not always against “healthcare” bills. In the Taxachusetts State Senate he supported Romneycare, another totally unconstitutional compulsory health insurance mandate at the state level.

    He is not even with us in opposing taxes, in spite of his claims that he is. He voted to increase the state gasoline tax. He opposed repealing the state income tax. He opposed reducing or repealing the state sales tax. In his hometown, he voted for a “Proposition two and one half” override, a gimmick which allows towns to raise real estate taxes above the Limit which we fought so hard for years ago. He says that he would not support the overturning of “Roe v. Wade”. And on and on. Scott Brown will probably vote correctly about 50-60% of the time in the Senate. But he is no Ron Paul or Jim Bunning. Be prepared to be disappointed in many of his votes.

    So, “Conservatives”, do not expect too much. Enjoy what we did get — a message to the socialists that “the people” are angry and don’t want to be pushed around anymore. A message that even an Establishment Democrat (socialist) in Taxachusetts doesn’t own an elected office. One vote out of 100 that goes from be anti-American all the time to one that is with us about half the time or so. A reasonably solid vote in support of the Second Amendment. A partial pro-life vote.

    And, Curt Schilling, if you are out there, please note that there will be a special election to fill the State Senate seat vacated by Scott Brown coming up. I think that the town you live in might be in that District. If it is, PLEASE consider running for State Senator. I would be happy to provide you with immediate support from some very skilled and knowledgeable campaigners who were responsible for changing the dynamics of the above-mentioned race, and who would love to see you get elected as an Independent.

    • http://victorbarney@embarqmail.com Victor L Barney

      And, Curt Schilling, it sounds great to me!

  • Robin from Indiana

    Scott Brown was still better than Martha Coakley. He may not be far right, but he is still better than left!

  • Rod

    Scott Brown is still alot more conservative than the guy that served
    before him! The fall out in the Dem. party is growing. I think the
    criminals in Congress and the Senate who are radical left and have been following o-BUM-a, palosi and reid are BIG TIME SCARED! We will
    see a big shift in Congress and the Senate this year! IT’S BEGINNING
    TO LOOK ALOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!

  • Earlw

    Attention All!!!

    If you think one republican in MA is going to right what is wrong with America, think again! first, no guarantee he will vote the way you want him to, and I wouldn’t start celebrating just yet. the powers in DC aren’t going to just roll over and give up! Much is still to do. It’s likely that the economy will have a double dip crash this year, and O-man will use every opportunity along with his Israeli partner-in-crime chief of staff to sink this ship…They will not give up! We all need to remain vigilant for the next 3 years. Having said that, it is definitely recommended to keep your stores of emergency water and food supplies up along with keeping your powder dry…. Throw ‘em all out!

  • James

    I think the key point here is that Joe Kennedy got 1% of the vote. That’s more than a trend, it’s an insult. Massachusetts voted for, re-elected and re-elected Edward Kennedy out of sympathy for his brother’s murders and Mary Jo’s unfortunate swim in the creek. If his home state wanted more of his socialistic pipe dreams, they would have replaced him with his son ‘Joe’.

  • James

    My appoligies for that last remark, I have been informed that the ‘Joe Kennedy’ candidate was not Sen. Kennedy’s son. I knew Edward Kennedy had two sons and I assumed ‘Joe’ was one of them. Edward’s three children are Kara Anne (b. 1960); Edward, Jr. (b. 1961); and Patrick (b. 1967).

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