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3 thoughts on “Mission

    • I am not a hypocrite. I consider that statement to be objectively true and stand by it, based on Brown’s own statements and voting record in the Massachusetts state Senate. I’m confident history will prove me right on this point. We shall see.

      • Because I take criticism seriously and promised to prove the veracity of my remarks concerning Sen. Brown, I will update this thread periodically.

        1.20.10: “Scott Brown has incoherent and appalling economic ideas.” – From Slate.com

        2.1.10: “In a six-day span just before the US Senate election, Republican Scott Brown collected nearly $450,000 from donors who work at financial companies, a sign the industry is prepared to spend heavily in the upcoming midterm elections to beat back new controls and taxes President Obama wants to impose.” – from Boston.com

        2.4.10: “Brown’s whole candidacy was shown to be a joke today when he was sworn in early in order to cast his first vote as an objection to Obama’s appointment to the NLRB [National Labor Relations Board]…Seven out of ten of Brown’s voters were labor households and he stressed that he was independent and while he was originally scheduled to be sworn in next week, they moved it up to today so he could cast his first vote, the most anti-labor, the most anti-what his constituents thought they were voting for when they voted for him.”
        -From The Hill

        2.4.10: “Brown’s comments are at odds with the analysis of the Congressional Budget Office, which says the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, aka “stimulus”, saved or created 600,000 to 1.6 million jobs in the third quarter of 2009. The White House’s Recovery Act website, recovery.gov, says stimulus grant recipients reported creating 9,261 jobs in Massachusetts during the fourth quarter of 2009.” -From ABC News

        Brown certainly seems like a “G.O.P. hack” to me. I consider this matter closed.

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