This is a "Republican" Victory?

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    Watching Scott Brown's acceptance speech seemed more like a gauntlet being thrown down.

    First, he said this was a seat, NOT for Republicans and NOT for Democrats, but for all the people.

    During his campaign he NEVER used the word Republican. The word "Republican" never appeared on any of his TV ads or in any print ads or signs. He constantly tried to make a connection to "Jack Kennedy" of all people.

    Check it out:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoWDKdGphw4]YouTube - Elect Scott Brown, Defeat Martha Coakley! (Massachusetts Special Election Ad by GOP Trust)[/ame]

    Martha Coakley on the other hand. At the beginning of the contest, she was asked if she was going door to door and she publicly answered, "I'm not going to go out and shake hands with a bunch of stangers". That one line probably cost her the election more than anything else.

    So, what does this victory mean to Republians? The winner distanced himself from them as far as possible and attempted to establish a connection with a Democratic Icon. That make it seem like a trick or a shell game. It will be interesting to see the public response to his Senate performance.

    The other was him saying, "More jobs". Why would Republicans campaign on "more jobs"? They say it's NOT the governments job to make jobs and they want to move the ones we have overseas. Considering that Scott Brown suggested Obama's parents were never married, he seems more like a "teabagger".

    So the election may have been cut and dried, but the outcome will be confusing for some time.

    One wonders. If Michael Jordon ran for the senate, would he win?
     
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    You can try to spin this any way you want rdean, we all know the truth. This election was a stinging rebuke of Obama and his socialist agenda. Period. Whatever Scott Brown does, he has, with his election, stopped the single worst piece of legislation in modern memory from passing. You can't expect the American people to sit by idly while backroom deals, kickbacks, and union bribes are used to ram shitty legislation down our throats. We simply won't stand for it.

    Come November I have a feeling we conservatives will be gloating about our victories again while liberal ideologues will be whining and rationalizing their defeats.

    Obama's arrogance is his Achilles heel, he is a cocky sumbitch who has forgotten that "we the people" are the real bosses. He'd better learn quickly or he'll be shown the door.
     
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    He's the kind of Republican I've been telling conservatives they ought to get behind if they want the GOP to come back (as opposed to getting behind idiots like Palin and creepazoids like Doug Hoffman)

    They always told me I was full of it, and why should they take advice from a liberal?

    Now you know why.
     
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    If anything, this is a Republican defeat.

    This is the message the Republicans ignored in 06 and 08.
     
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    It was a victory for the American Citizenry, who cares about what it represents for Republicans.
     
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    After the 2006 election, the rightwing line was that this was somehow a good thing in order to get rid of the RINO's and moderates in the party. When John McCain lost, the rightwing line was that he lost because he was too moderate.

    Now Massachusetts elects a pro-choice John McCain and the right is dancing in the end zone.
     
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    conciliatory • \kun-SILL-yuh-tor-ee\ • adjective
    : tending to win over from a state of hostility or distrust : intended to gain the goodwill or favor of someone
    Example Sentence:
    As the irate customer yelled, the manager adopted a soothing, conciliatory tone and promised that the situation would be remedied.
    Did you know?
    If you are "conciliatory" towards someone, you're trying to win them over to your side. The verb "conciliate" was borrowed into English in the mid-16th century and descends from the Latin verb "conciliare," meaning "to assemble, unite, or win over." "Conciliare," in turn, comes from Latin "concilium," meaning "assembly" or "council." "Conciliatory," which appeared in English a bit later in the 16th century, traces back to "conciliare" by way of the Latin adjective "conciliatorius." Another word that has "conciliare" as a root is "reconcile," the earliest meaning of which is "to restore to friendship or harmony."
     
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    So far as I can see, the Republicans are as much in denial as the Democrats on this.

    I think the American people are tired of the infintile schoolyard antics of both parties right now. They don't want politicians to argue "ours is the best Kool aid." They want the politicians to grow up.
     
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    It was a Republican victory in that he snagged a seat that had been held by a Liberal Democrat for 47 years. It's stunning actually.

    Obama now has a challenge delivering the state of the union, winning some R seats in November and getting healthcare reform expediently.

    As one of my favorite ex presidents Bush once said, we took a thumpin this time. I actually think it will help Democrats this year.
     
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    the RINO problem is the the base is sick of sell outs, who say one thin in one place, and another something else, and are willing to sell out both sides for the highest price behind the door.

    McCain was an empty suit who had nothing to him but that he was McCain. You can't beat something with nothing.

    The Tea party folks want a something, and Scott Brown was a something. We are getting tired of vanilla. We want Jalapeno or Peppermint.
     

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