I have a few comments I would like to make, so when you see anything written in the color Red, you know it’s me. For better or worse, here goes…
Brown’s glossy veneer conceals misleading campaign
MASSACHUSETTS VOTERS have a serious choice to make.
They can fall for the frisky, truck-driving guy in a TV commercial – and end up electing a US senator who blocks much of President Obama’s domestic agenda. That’s the whole point Ms. Vennochi!
Appalled at arrogant Democrats, Wall Street bankers, and terrorists who sport attack underwear, voters can turn their anger into an excuse for replacing Ted Kennedy with a state senator who is running a clever, but ultimately dishonest campaign. Nowhere near as dis-honest as the Democrat party choice. You know, the lady that just last night was attending a fundraiser for herself, and Insurance company execs and Pharma execs just happen to also be there writing checks!
It is “the people’s seat’’ as Republican Scott Brown said during his debate with Democrat Martha Coakley. And for 47 years, the people of Massachusetts elected someone who stood for political principles that are the opposite of what Brown represents. And those principles are now considered bad for America. That’s why Brown is doing so well in Mass. “The People” have spoken!
Strip away Brown’s pretty packaging – his Massachusetts National Guard combat fatigues, his “American Idol’’- contending daughter, his warm and fuzzy ads – and this is what you get.
He is allegedly for health care reform, except he doesn’t support the historic health care reform legislation that is on the brink of passage in Washington and was Kennedy’s life quest. Then he is the candidate to vote for. Next.
He supports Roe v. Wade, except that a prominent anti-abortion advocacy group backs him as a “pro-life vote in the Senate.’’ Then he is the candidate to vote for. Next.
He dispatched his 21-year old daughter to attack Coakley for stating the truth: In 2005, Brown sponsored a legislative amendment that would have allowed medical personnel to deny emergency contraception to rape victims if it “conflicts with a sincerely held religious belief.’’ The amendment didn’t pass, but Brown owned it. It was attached to a bill that he ultimately voted for, which required emergency rooms to provide contraceptives to rape victims. That is NOT why the daughter went after Coakley and what the daughter did she did on her own!
Recently, Brown told the Boston Herald that gay marriage “is settled law. People have moved on.’’ Not long ago, though, he wanted to put it up for a referendum. Well duh, things changed in Mass and he was commenting as events unfolded. He is still the candidate to vote for. Next.
Brown bristles at Coakley’s persistent efforts to tie him to the Bush-Cheney years. But, he supports Bush-Cheney policies, from taxes to torture. If you as a Journalist (cough-cough) can’t figure this one out, then you should do the honorable thing and ask the Boston Globe to fire your dumb-ass!
And he’s willing to tap into that familiar Bush-Cheney fear factor, which paints Democrats as soft and weak “I have to be honest with you, folks. . . I’m scared of some of the policies I’ve heard,’’ he said during Monday night’s debate. Millions of Americans are scared of Obama’s policies. This is nothing new!
You want scary? No, that’s why Coakley will lose.
Brown’s a lawyer. But he uses the term “lawyered-up’’ as an insult, instead of what it is – a principle that makes America different from – and better than – the rest of the world. Under the Bush administration, Richard Reid, who tried to blow up a transatlantic flight with explosives planted in his shoe, was tried in a civilian court; he will, as Coakley repeatedly points out, spend the rest of his life in prison. In this case, the term he uses “lawyered-up” has significance because Reid should have been handed over to the military so he could have been pumped for info, or possibly given up someone higher in the terrorist food-chain. Now do you pansy-ass liberal progressive marxist get it?
Brown is also a judge advocate general, sworn to uphold the Geneva Conventions, who insists water-boarding is not torture. With that strange argument, he clashes with John McCain, the GOP presidential nominee who endorsed him. Not exactly… Brown took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. Who cares what John McCain thinks, waterboarding is NOT torture. Having to read this crappy article is torture!
Brown and Obama agree on the need to send more troops to Afghanistan. Yet in his book, “True Compass,’’ Kennedy wrote that his proudest vote was the one he cast against the invasion of Iraq. Kennedy was a passionate Obama supporter, and no one can project what position he would embrace regarding Afghanistan. But it’s fair to conclude that on matters of war and peace, Kennedy would do what he always did: ask tough questions, as Coakley pledges to do. Get it through your thick skull… the Kennedy era is OVER!
Coakley has a record that should matter to voters. She cracked down on Wall Street. She won hundreds of millions of dollars for taxpayers by taking on Big Dig contractors. She prosecuted Neil Entwistle, who murdered his wife and baby, and ex-priest Paul Shanley for child molestation. Good for her. Maybe the state of Mass would be better off if she just stayed in her current position and let a real leader take the Senators seat. For the good of the people of course.
She has run a dull Senate campaign, and she doesn’t talk in quotable sound bites. But if voters are truly tired of “politics as usual,’’ why choose artifice over a candidate who isn’t trying to be anything but herself? She runs a dull campaign and that’s a good sign? LOL. Your desperation is leaving behind an odor.
She represents change, too. Coakley would make history as the first female senator from Massachusetts. Nobody gives a rats ass.
Brown represents a different kind of change. He wants voters to forget what he stood for in the past and accept him for the positions he now embraces. The voters seem to have already figured out that his past may NOT matter. You too will see this in just a few days.
Believing him is a risky choice for Massachusetts. That’s because you are a Marxist moron!
Joan Vennochi can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org