Lesson from Scott Brown for GOP: Stop Being Wobbly and Apologetic

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    Really liked the Brown's campaign response to Massachusetts' other senator when he accused of them of "bullying".

    Instead of giving a defensive or apologetic response like we would have gotten from Bush or McCain, Brown's campaign said ""People are tired of John Kerry's partisan politics. His baseless accusations reflect the desperate last gasps of a flailing campaign."

    This is the sort of spirit that's been missing from the GOP since 2001 when the wobbly Bush-McCain faction came in and turned it into a contest over who could the "nicest" and support the most inane big spending bills.
     
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    Brown hasn't won yet, premature to say if his approach is the way for them to go.
     
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    Even if he loses, he's done far better by being strong willed and defying calls for apologies than McCain did by telling his own supporters to be nice to Democrats.

    Wobbly Republicans like Bobby Jindal, McCain, Schwarzenegger, and both Bushes are the reasons why the GOP lets Democrat spending bills destroy budgets. If the GOP keeps putting up more of these duds, I'll just keep voting for Dems.

    Irony is in real life- George Sr was a brave WW2 pilot, McCain was a true hero in Nam, and Schwarzenegger kicked ass in his movies. But as political leaders, they are pathetic and soft.
     
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    McCain doing badly had nothing to do with being "wobbly". It had do do with him saying he knew nothing about economics at a time when the economy was in trouble and making the worst possible pick for VP.

    I think it's the dems who need to be reminded they aren't a wussy minority party any longer.
     
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    Miss is as good as a mile with the current democrats.

    They treat every election as if its a landslide and 100% support for their agenda if they win by even the slightest percentage.

    If brown losses they will be even more arrogant about over taxing us and controlling our lives.
     
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    I guess it depends on where you're watching from. The way I see it, the rightwingers are already pretending that whatever the result it's a "REFERENDUM" on President Obama. I'd say it might be one of the factors, but certainly not the only one, particularly when the party in power ALWAYS loses some seats. (and Coakley made the biggest mistake any politician can make -- acted as if it was pre-ordained).

    We shouldn't need 60 votes to get anything done, anyway. Pretty pathetic, IMO.
     
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    Actually, the real advice should be:

    Keep your mouth shut for the most part, don't say anything partisan, talk about lots of change, and most of all: let your opponent hang themselves.

    Tl;dr: Scott Brown is the 2010 Barack Obama.
     
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    We don't need 60 votes to get anything done. If the democrats had a thing called a spine, this race would be irrelevant in terms of affecting congress. The Dracula Congress had no problem getting horrible shit passed for six years.
     
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    You can't get around the fact that Barrycare support even in Mass is below 50% and this seat should go to a democrat without much of an effort.

    People say Martha sucks is the reason, but all she says is she will be an agent for Obama's agenda.

    Thus you get people saying its a referendum on barrycare.
     
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    If that Congress was Dracula, the current one is Frankenstein.
     

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