Why Brown and not Warren
Posted in the Fitchburg Forum
#1 Jul 12, 2012
#2 Jul 12, 2012
As politics and ideology matter, so too does integrity. Unfortunately, in too many instances Elizabeth Warren has failed the integrity test.
Warren berates those who defend corporations, demonizing them as Lucifer incarnate. Yet she willfully accepted large sums of money ($212,000 over three years) to defend Travelers Insurance (a very large corporation) against victims of asbestos poisoning.
Warren derides as un-American those who purchase foreclosed properties, selling them later for profit, all while having done the same herself (one at an astonishing profit rate of 383 percent).
Under our system, all are entitled to a fair defense. Equally so, it is the entrepreneur who assumes risk, adds value to a product/service, and sells at profit. These are core ideals in our great nation. However, to cultivate a populist image, Warren cast aspersions on those who do defend and those who do add value.
Warren's disingenuous presentation of herself as a crusading acolyte of all that is pure and good all while simultaneously castigating those she has amply emulated is cause of concern for us all.
Conversely, in Sen. Scott Brown we have seen a consistency in word, deeds, actions and votes. Clearly, like him or dislike him, an honest appraisal of Sen. Brown is that he is true to his word.
The electorate too often complains of dishonesty in our politicians. Well, this November we have a clear-cut choice between honesty and dishonesty. I choose the
honesty that is inherently Sen. Brown.
Read more: http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/letters/...
#3 Jul 12, 2012
Scott Brown is a phony, he's a fake Conservative, he's a fake Bipartisan, he's a fake regular guy.
He's a sham.
All his money comes from Wall Street!
#4 Jul 12, 2012
WOW, this is just nuts coming from the phony who has now voted several times to keep the Oil&Gas subsidies!
"Sen. Scott Brown (R) appeared in Plymouth, Mass., last week, and a voter asked about ending tax subsidies to the oil industry. The senator's response was unexpected.
The clip, recorded by American Bridge 21st Century, can be a little tough to hear, but in response to the question, Brown said, "Oil companies don't get subsidies.... I'm positive. They're able to take deductions like every other business."
This doesn't make sense. As Brad Johnson explained, the oil industry receives $7 billion in subsidies a year. When Brown says he's "positive" he has it right, his understanding of the facts is the opposite of the truth.
It's tempting to think the Republican senator, who's routinely struggled with the basics of public policy, is just confused and didn't intentionally try to mislead the voter, but as Joan McCarter mentioned, Brown has voted several times on whether to continue the tax subsidies to the industry. He must have had some understanding of the issue at the time of these votes.
So why tell someone oil companies "don't get subsidies," when he must know that's not true?"
#5 Jul 12, 2012
Oh and he meets in secret with "Kings and Queens"! Hahahahahahhaaha, what bozo.
The Junior Senator is a phony!
#6 Jul 13, 2012
And delusions of grandeur:
"Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) got himself into a little trouble a few weeks ago, boasting about how important he is. To prove it, the Republican said he's been "in secret meetings with kings and queens and prime ministers."
As it turns out, that wasn't true, and his staff later said he misspoke.
This week, however, Scott's sense of self-importance once again caused problems.
During a CNN interview that aired Tuesday, Senator Scott Brown said that President Obama and other powerful Democrats are regularly phoning him to get help passing their legislation.[...]
"I can name a litany of Democratic-sponsored bills that I've done that never would have passed hadn't it been for me," Brown told CNN. "And the president had called me, and vice president calls me, and Secretary [of State Hillary Rodham] Clinton calls asking for my vote all the time."
At a certain level, this hardly seems worth bragging about. Administration officials call members of Congress, hoping to get support on all kinds of measures. But the boast also raised questions about accuracy. Do President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Secretary Clinton really call Scott Brown "all the time," making sure Democratic-sponsored bills become law?
As it turns out, the senator's staff had to walk this back, too. Asked about these frequent phone calls, Brown aides acknowledged he hasn't spoken by phone with Clinton in over a year, and she's only called twice, not "all the time." He's also only spoken by phone Biden once -- the VP called in 2010 on the New START treaty -- and Brown hasn't fielded any calls from the president in over two years.
The interesting similarity between this and the "kings and queens" story is the underlying insecurity: Brown seems concerned that voters will see him as an unserious politician who lacks substance and depth. Those concerns are well grounded -- the senator still struggles badly with the basics of public policy -- but Brown isn't helping his case by exaggerating his duties. Indeed, he's making matters worse."
Poor poor phony Scott Brown.
#7 Jul 13, 2012
And he's not even an Indian like Liz Warren!
#8 Jul 13, 2012
Takes a lot of nerve to call Scott Brown a phony in comparison to Liz "sitting bull" Warren.
Thanks for the laugh.
#9 Jul 13, 2012
Like Scott Browns beat up pick up truckand flannel shirt. At 20 million a year??
#10 Jul 13, 2012
Scott Brown is walking down main main-streets lying to your face concerning tax subsidies to big oil and gas.
What you're accusing Elizabeth Warren of (why always the demonizing name calling? Can't win otherwise on merits?!!?) amounts to checking a couple boxes on Heritage that resulted in exactly ZERO preferential treatment.
YES, I have the nerve to speak the truth!
You have a lot of nerve to ask that everyone become as ignorant as you are.
#11 Jul 13, 2012
I suppose the difference is he has the Title and registration for his truck. She only has a story from her Grandmother and the Cherokees say it's a lie.
#12 Jul 13, 2012
Believe me when I tell you that Native Americans take blood lines very seriously. My mother was able to track our family way back as My Grandfather was Micmac from Canada.
#13 Jul 13, 2012
The difference is she told what she believed, Scott Brown doesn't really believe there are no oil and gas subsidies, he voted to keep them 3 times, he purposely lying to you!
#14 Jul 13, 2012
You are the ignorant one. When she found out these schools were looking to hire minorities to fill a qouta she became one. Thus stealing jobs from other people.
#15 Jul 13, 2012
Obama's people vetted her for the head of the Consumer Agency she created and found out about this lie she has been perprtrating. That's why she was shown the door. She's a joke and if she's the best the Democrats have to offer...thank you. And Scott Brown thanks you.
#16 Jul 13, 2012
I can tell who earns an honest living and who abuses the system. If you want to collect your welfare checks that I'm paying for in taxes then fine. Maybe you can mow my lawn or paint my house for free to show you earn your share of my money.
#17 Jul 14, 2012
Are you slow or something? When you clean up your yard after a storm what do you do? Put on a suit and tie and put downed limbs in the trunk of a Mercedes? It's obvious you have never done real labor before. You sound poor. I sold a beat up work truck to a very wealthy person once about 10 years ago and it's still being used.
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