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Northeastern Republicans Will Never Be Anything But RINOs

February 23rd, 2010 at 9:29 am by Preston Taylor Holmes

I knew better. Really I did.

Nothing changes.

WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – A modest job-creation bill advanced in the U.S. Senate on Monday as the chamber’s newest Republican bucked his party and sided with Democrats on a $15 billion package of tax cuts and highway spending.

Republican Scott Brown joined four other Republicans, 55 Democrats and two independents to overcome a procedural hurdle that sets up a final vote later this week.

“I hope my vote today is a strong step toward restoring bipartisanship in Washington,” he said in a statement.

In the back of my mind, I wondered if Brown might be just another McShame in a more appealing package. Confirmed. Is there a money-back guarantee?

He was, however, joined by four other gutless Republicans (names we know well) – BOND, COLLINS, VOINOVICH, SNOWE.

Brown said he got the message. The message we get from Brown is that it only takes a scant few weeks for principle to be replaced by power and greenbacks. It’s even money on whether he will keep his promise to vote against Obamacare and Cap-and-Trade.

The biggest shocker here is that Alexander actually voted against the bill.


10 Responses to “Northeastern Republicans Will Never Be Anything But RINOs”

  1. Nigel Says:

    Hmm…

    I’m going to reserve judgment on Brown for now. He is, after all, a Massachusetts “conservative”…meaning he may be JUST to the right of Teddy Kennedy.

    Though I am opposed to this bill and though Brown has claimed to be a fiscal conservative, I also understand (well, kinda) that Brown has a difficult constituency and this vote may have been a concession to “bipartisanship”. He wasn’t the only “Republican” to vote for this (OK, the other “Rs” were all RINOs).

    Let’s face it…half of a “Conservative” Senator in Massachusetts is better than none at all. I’ll wait to see his subsequent votes before I start bitching about being fooled again.

  2. Nigel Says:

    Oh…let me clarify one more thing before the boss kicks me in the nuts. I didn’t have any illusions as to the “type” of Republican Brown would be. When he was elected, I was thinking “McCain” all along. I’ll still take that in MASSACHUSETTS over your standard regular Mass. Liberal.

  3. Emmett Flatus Says:

    Looks like Brown is a garden variety RINO and the Mass Republicans have been taken big time.

  4. Diane Says:

    Just think a man voting for what’s best for his country and not politics. DUH! You can tell whose not out of work. I am ashamed and tired of POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS hatred in this our country. Wise up, we are on the down hill slide, we are going back to the early days of the U.S., the extremely rich ( took middle class jobs out of the U.S.) and the working poor. I wish we had multiple political parties like the EUROPEAN UNION,the average joe seems much happier.

  5. Preston Taylor Holmes Says:

    I was suppressing the same thoughts, Nigel. I was hoping for change which was foolish. We’ll see if he finds his stones at some point in the future. I’d say we’ve got a 30/30 chance of that.

    And Diane, really? Your comment isn’t even worth urinating on.

  6. michele Says:

    Diane,

    Middle class jobs were taken out of the U.S. because of over-taxation and over-regulation of businesses. Pass a fair tax bill and they will come back home.
    I think if we had multiple political parties then we would all be under-represented, but if the representatives we had would do the job they are supposed to do we wouldn’t even have to worry about party.

    And be nice to the ladies, Preston! Sheesh.

  7. Preston Taylor Holmes Says:

    Sorry Diane. I was feeling itchy crabby.

  8. Gordon Says:

    Scott Brown is the anti-Martha Coakley.

    Money well spent.

  9. Brian Says:

    I was never on the whole Scott Brown’s The Man bandwagon. I’m glad he won and what it represented at this moment in time and location. If he’s there on the issues that really count then I’d be happy. I’d gladly forgive this vote for not voting with these morons on healthcare or cap-and-trade.

    On the other hand, if he votes like Olympia Snowe’s little lesbian step-sister on those other big issues then I will gladly say that he can feast on cock.

  10. Don Bodell Says:

    When he drives off a bridge and does in somebody’s daughter, I’ll start wondering if it really IS Teddy K’s Senate position. Otherwise, Scott Brown is a Gayssachusetts Republican and we can only expect so much. It’s like owning a Fiat. It’ll get ya to town, but you’ll probably have say, “Fix It Again, Tony!” Still, it beats the hell out of a drunk ol’ jackass with an attitude about giving you a ride to town, don’t it?

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