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ricochet
01-13-2010, 6:49 PM
Sounds like we might want to support (cross finger & eyes) Scott Brown to grab Ted Kennedy's Senate seat (election: 1-19).

Saw a youtube on him; he impressed me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mkwu260Ih2k

I then Googled "scott brown gun control".

http://www.capecodtoday.com/blogs/index.php/2010/01/05/we-endorse-martha-coakley-for-the-united?blog=69

This article supporting his liberal oppenent (Martha Coakley) says to not vote for Scott for various reasons including his oppososition to gun control.

O my ...

And another article from the Yarmouth Taxpayer endorsing him.

http://www.capecodtoday.com/blogs/index.php/2010/01/05/why-massuschetts-needs-scott-brown-in-th?blog=47

It contains:

Second Amendment:

Scott Brown supports the Second Amendment and believes that citizens have the right to keep and bear arms as a basic constitutional liberty. He supports safe and responsible gun ownership.
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He stands on being pro 2A and his opponent uses it against him ...

Is him being pro 2A just more politician hot air ?

He would break the Dem hold in the Senate too.

Window_Seat
01-13-2010, 7:00 PM
Gun issues
I support the Second Amendment and believe that citizens have the right to keep and bear arms as a basic constitutional liberty. I support safe and responsible gun ownership.

http://www.brownforussenate.com/issues

My question is: What does "safe & responsible" mean to Brown?

I would not go around saying "I support" considering what Pelosi, DiFi, Boxer, others have said about also "supporting". If anything other than "pro", then they are no good for the cause.

Otherwise, he is much less anti than the other.

Erik.

dfletcher
01-13-2010, 7:00 PM
Unbelievable what the Democrats are doing to keep this seat and, if he's elected, keep him out of the Senate until the Healthcare bill is voted on. Not only did they screw with MA law to get Paul Kirk temporarily into the seat (the MA governor is an Obama pal) even if Brown wins the MA Secretary of State is talking about how long a process it will be to certify the votes. And of course weasel Harry Reid has said Brown wouldn't be seated until certification.

I've already called home and have everyone in the family and friends in MA voting for the guy. It's a long shot but between high Republican turnout and Democratic voter apathy the guy's in a dead heat.

The only "Kennedy" who's come out for Coakley is the widow and she's not one of the clan, so to speak. I don't see MA voters listening to someone who still wears sneakers for a walk on Baileys Beach.

dfletcher
01-13-2010, 7:05 PM
http://www.brownforussenate.com/issues

My question is: What does "safe & responsible" mean to you?

I would not go around saying "I support" considering what Pelosi, DiFi, Boxer, others have said about also "supporting". If anything other than "pro", then they are no good for the cause.

Otherwise, he is much less anti than the other.

Erik.

True, Coakley is for all the CA type gun control restrictions and an AW ban. If this guy gets elected as a MA Senator, I think we're going to hear about it all night long next Tuesday and it will make VA & NJ pale by comparison.

Window_Seat
01-13-2010, 7:07 PM
According to Project Vote Smart (http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=18919):

Based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionnaire sent to all Congressional candidates in 2008, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund assigned Sen. Scott P. Brown a grade of A (with grades ranging from a high of A+ to a low of F).

So maybe I was being a bit harsh, but I really hate that word "support" when used in that context.

Erik.

Full Clip
01-13-2010, 7:08 PM
Brown's "It's not Teddy Kennedy's senate seat, it's not a Democratic seat, it's the people's seat" response made me wish he was running for office here.
CA could really use someone like that to defeat Boxer/Feinstein...

ricochet
01-13-2010, 7:52 PM
Harsh, maybe but wrong no. Unfortunately, it's really easy to be cynical about phrase like "I support" and "safe & responsible" for the reasons you stated but I felt his comments were sincere added to the other stuff I read about him. If I'd known about votesmart or had the time to check NRA ILA, I would have and should have (too eager to get home 2.5 hours after quittin' time :-)

I'm thinkin' I hope he get's it and we hope for the best (after all, he is a politician :-) ...

Can I copyright "after all, he/she is a politician" :D

While harsh, your comment brought out the additional research. Part of thick-skinned healthy discussion.

ric


According to Project Vote Smart (http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=18919):



So maybe I was being a bit harsh, but I really hate that word "support" when used in that context.

Erik.

bigstick61
01-13-2010, 9:53 PM
The guy's a leftist and from Massachusetts, so it wouldn't surprise me if he as not completely pro-gun, but he does have the A rating, so you never know. There's no way he could be worse than the Democratic candidate on this issue, though.

bigcalidave
01-13-2010, 9:57 PM
Who cares, it will disrupt the power balance. It REALLY REALLY needs to happen. Which is why it won't :D Like was said above, they will do ANYTHING to make sure a democrat stays in that seat. The money is flowing hard in that direction, and they will cheat to win if they have to. If brown wins, everything they are struggling to do before they get their asses kicked in november will fail..

I still say harry reid NEEDS to be kicked out of office. That fixes the problem too.