It is interesting how often political party members get into a tizzy when one of their own doesn’t go along with the party line on every single issue. Not that it ever was a secret but now it is out in the news that Scott Brown, the Republican who won Ted Kennedy’s Senatorial seat, is not a pro-life senator. He believes the government should stay out of the debate (with the exception of late-term abortions) and shouldn’t provide federal funds to support it.
Are Republicans who looked at this guy as a savior now going to backtrack? The problem Republicans are having is their small tent litmus test mentality that says you have to fit into every category to call yourself a Republican. At least on the surface I like the fact that Brown is trying to open the doors of the tent a little wider.
Fiscally I lean to the right and socially to the left. As I have said before I want the Conservatives to stay out of my pants and the liberals to stay out of my wallet.
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I think Politicians should reflect their constituents (majority) not some ideal based on history.
I am not sure I completely believe that either. Your beliefs should lead you toward one party or another. The party shouldn’t lead your beliefs.
Put yourself out there. If people like the entire package, then they will vote for you. If there is one thing that is most important and you are against, then they won’t.
WHEN WILL PEOPLE LEARN.. DEMOCRACY DOESNT WORK!
We dont’ have a democracy. We have a representative government.
Wasn’t it Winston Churchill who said something to the effect “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all others.”
I’ve been hearing a lot more about Scott Brown lately… Isn’t he the guy from Charles in Charge? Or am I thinking of that guy from Quantum Leap? 😛
But seriously, the GOP had to know what was coming. You can’t just get elected on a single issue and expect to last.
I dont’ think he was elected on a single issue with exception of that issue being people upset with the Dems.
and he is also Obama’s cousin …distant but still his cousin 🙂
I bet if you go back far enough…you are too.
Scott Brown.. the guy whose an Idependublican .. with a big mouth and all the power of the Senate. yikes.
Is that an Independublican?? Funny term…never heard it.
The elephant looks a little skinny.
Are the Republicans on a diet?
Yes because the Dems keep taking food out of their mouths. badumdum…here all week.
haha… good one doody
doody? NOt the kind of nickname I would want.
cmon.. I think it suits you
Nah. That is Writerdoods nickname.
The Republicans are having troubles raising money these days. (So what does THAT tell you about their popularity?)
I guess they can’t afford to feed their mascot.
The tea party seems to be doing OK given what they could afford to pay Sarah.
Well I reckon if I was any more right wing I would fall completely off the bird and when people find this out a lot of times they don’t won’t to be my friend anymore. Where is the tolerence for us conservatives?
I think there has to be tolerance all around. If you ask people if they think Healthcare needs to be reformed most will say yes no matter their political spectrum. But rather than come to agreement on some things that both sides feel can be improved, lines are drawn in the sand and there is no honest discussion or compromise.
I wonder how many of the “ten commandments” of the republican party he broke? Bad, Brown, bad . . .
Funny I wonder if there is a source for the Rep and Dem platforms of 100 years ago. I would like to compare it to today.
I think this sort of thing happens on both sides of the isle … there are a lot of Democrats who don’t have much love for Joe Lieberman, for example.
Also I usually don’t have to worry about anyone digging though my wallet … it’s notoriously light! 😉
I guess this wasn’t the best example as Liberman is technically an independent … but … ahhh … you know what I mean. 🙂
Well technically only because the dems didn’t want him anymore.
Dems don’t want him for some of the same reasons certain Republicans may not want Scott Brown.
Toe the party line or get out huh.
Are you starting one of those Party Lines, Bearman (could be a goldmine)?! 😉
I give Brown four years before he starts a third party…. it will be spear headed by the tea party movement…. just wait.
Tea party is too far right for Brown.
Idependublican, Love the new word. Yeah it seems to be an all or nothing mentality. You elect a person not a robot. Unless you are talking about Bobby Jindal he’s definitely a robot.
I guess you are from louisiana??? haha
all of them just need to start thinking outside the tiny boxes that they stick themselves into.
Or the tiny little ones WE put them in.
Has that elephant got an ingrown toe nail? I’m just sayin 🙂
That was his thumb nail..haha
You hit the nail on the head. That’s both boring and a cliche, so forgive me.
I think I said on the last post that I need a new bag of nails b/c I keep hitting them.
YAH!! I agree!! And refreshing to hear that Scott Brown is pro-choice! Took a breather from the news so missed it! Thanks for enlightening!
I wouldn’t say he is pro-choice, I think he understands the choice isn’t his. But unlike many pro-choice advocates he is firmly against late term abortions.
Hey look Bear, you have a REAL person for once! LoL!
Look at that…someone isn’t an alien anymore. Glad you figured it out
I believe that anyone associated with a party can have differing opinions. We’re not all automatons. We can agree on one aspect and disagree on another. It’s ok.
George Ford for Senator.
Yeah, toe it or throw it.
I like throw it.