Tea Party Messiah Scott Brown joins Democrats, again...

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    ...to break Republican obstruction of Wall Street reform bill.

    WASHINGTON (CNNMoney.com) -- Wall Street reform cleared a crucial test vote on Thursday, all but assuring final Senate passage of the most sweeping regulatory overhaul since the New Deal.

    The Senate voted 60 to 40 to meet the threshold to overcome filibusters and send the measure to a final vote within days. Three Republicans voted for it, and two Democrats voted against it.

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    "Today, Democrats and a handful of Republicans in the Senate have voted to break the filibuster and allow the final debate and vote on financial reform -- reform that will protect consumers, protect our economy and hold Wall Street accountable," President Obama said Thursday.

    The legislation aims to stop bailouts, shines a light on complex financial products and strengthens consumer protection, to a final vote.

    Final passage, which will require only 51 votes, is likely to come Thursday night or Friday, sources tell CNN.

    "We've made great progress ... it's been hard to get to this point," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "It's been a good debate. It's been the way the Senate should operate more often than it has."

    The bill failed in a similar test vote on Wednesday. One key change Thursday was that Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., switched his vote to "yes."

    "Senator Brown received assurances from Senator Reid and his leadership


    Wall Street reform bill clears key vote - May. 20, 2010
     
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    Somebody wants to get reelected. :lol:
     
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    Any one wanna bet that come January 2011 the democwats will squeal like stuck pigs that the 51 vote majority is un American???

    Mark it on your calender.
     
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    With 80% public support for Wall St. reform, the only question is, why so few Republicans?
     
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    I dunno.....maybe they feel the bill goes too far, or not far enough....or maybe it was written by Dodd, or just maybe it doesn't include Freddie and Fannie. Does this help at all?
     
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    Because they created the way Wass St. was run and it almost destoyed our country.

    Why are they so unAmerican.
     
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    Couldn't have happened without your buddies from the democratic party.

    Hey, have you been a racist lately? :razz:
     
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    Racist? Can you link me to me being racist. Just one link would be perfect. If not, stfu with yuour fake Gotcha "racist" word. You look like an ass when you cant back it up skippy.
     
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    Tea Party Messiah ??? :confused:

    Where do you come up with this shit?

    Scott Brown ran on a platform of non-partisanship. I voted for him because he pledged to vote for what he truly believes is best for Massachusetts and the country. So far he's delivered.
     
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    Here's a little clue for the lefties: those of us who do not Worship Obama have no interest in anointing another mortal human to be Messiah in his place.

    Scott Brown is just another elected politician, sometimes fallible at best.
     

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