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View Poll Results: Which label best describes Scott Brown?
Liberal 3 12.50%
Moderate 12 50.00%
Conservative 9 37.50%
Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-17-2010, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Brown’s score puts him at the 34th percentile of his party in Massachusetts over the 1995-2006 time period. In other words, two thirds of other Massachusetts Republican state legislators were more conservative than he was. This is evidence for my claim that he’s a liberal even in his own party. What’s remarkable about this is the fact that Massachusetts Republicans are the most, or nearly the most, liberal Republicans in the entire country!

Scott Brown is a more liberal Republican than Dede Scozzafava « Boris Shor, PhD


Looks like Scott Brown may signal the return of liberal Republicanism.
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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I don't think most people really know what Scott Brown is about. People are basing their opinion of him on the fact that he has an "R" after his name, and little else.

He could turn out to be the most liberal Republican in the Senate. Wouldn't that be ironic?
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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He is against obamacare, against tax increases, for smaller government, strong on defense, against Cap&Tax. Sounds good enough for me.

Oh, and he is the 41st vote for the GOP in the Senate.
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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He's a moderate...
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Brown’s score puts him at the 34th percentile of his party in Massachusetts over the 1995-2006 time period. In other words, two thirds of other Massachusetts Republican state legislators were more conservative than he was. This is evidence for my claim that he’s a liberal even in his own party. What’s remarkable about this is the fact that Massachusetts Republicans are the most, or nearly the most, liberal Republicans in the entire country!

If he's elected, I wonder how long will it be before he's labeled a RINO by those in his own party.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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He is against obamacare, against tax increases, for smaller government, strong on defense, against Cap&Tax. Sounds good enough for me.

Oh, and he is the 41st vote for the GOP in the Senate.
Me too, I certainly do not consider that liberal in any way.

Nita
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:54 PM
 
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Looks like Scott Brown may signal the return of liberal Republicanism.
according to some republicans, liberalism never existed in the party and they have always been conservative
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:13 PM
 
Location: USA, the greatest country in the world!
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Brown’s score puts him at the 34th percentile of his party in Massachusetts over the 1995-2006 time period. In other words, two thirds of other Massachusetts Republican state legislators were more conservative than he was. This is evidence for my claim that he’s a liberal even in his own party. What’s remarkable about this is the fact that Massachusetts Republicans are the most, or nearly the most, liberal Republicans in the entire country!

Scott Brown is a more liberal Republican than Dede Scozzafava « Boris Shor, PhD


Looks like Scott Brown may signal the return of liberal Republicanism.
That is not true at all. The GOP is shifting back from liberalism to its Conservative principles. Just look at the positions they are taking and you will see that.

Now, let's address Scott Brown's "liberalism".

What kind of a "liberal Republican" admits to being pro-gun in a rabidly anti-gun state like MA, like Scott Brown has?

If Brown is a liberal, then why would he openly say he OPPOSES Socialist Healthcare??

Why would Brown openly support free enterprise in a state that has elected quasi-Socialists to state office?

In an anti-war state like Mass, why would Brown be praised for being a retired Lt. Colonel from the US Army??

Why would Brown openly say he is for marriage between a man and a woman only??

Please see the evidence at Scott Brown on promises/pledge "issues" page:

Issues | Brown for US Senate


The EVIDENCE speaks for itself. Brown is a Moderate Conservative, not a Dede Scozzofava far-left Liberal. Dede is 90% more liberal than Scott Brown, as she is anti-gun, pro-union, etc etc. Furthermore, Brown will block socializing healthcare and create a check-and-balance in the US Senate, preventing Obama from ruining this country forever by doubling the US National Debt by 2012.

PLEASE, get your facts straight. Otherwise, you will look foolish and will WANT to remain unidentified.

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Old 01-18-2010, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Land of debt and Corruption
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He's a fiscal conservate that opposed this huge entitlement aka health care reform and will be the 41st voice against it in congress. In my opinion, everything else is just dressing on the salad.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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That is not true at all. The GOP is shifting back from liberalism to its Conservative principles. Just look at the positions they are taking and you will see that.

Now, let's address Scott Brown's "liberalism".

What kind of a "liberal Republican" admits to being pro-gun in a rabidly anti-gun state like MA, like Scott Brown has?

If Brown is a liberal, then why would he openly say he OPPOSES Socialist Healthcare??

Why would Brown openly support free enterprise in a state that has elected quasi-Socialists to state office?

In an anti-war state like Mass, why would Brown be praised for being a retired Lt. Colonel from the US Army??

Why would Brown openly say he is for marriage between a man and a woman only??

Please see the evidence at Scott Brown on promises/pledge "issues" page:

Issues | Brown for US Senate


The EVIDENCE speaks for itself. Brown is a Moderate Conservative, not a Dede Scozzofava far-left Liberal. Dede is 90% more liberal than Scott Brown, as she is anti-gun, pro-union, etc etc. Furthermore, Brown will block socializing healthcare and create a check-and-balance in the US Senate, preventing Obama from ruining this country forever by doubling the US National Debt by 2012.

PLEASE, get your facts straight. Otherwise, you will look foolish and will WANT to remain unidentified.
Without getting into some of your absurd talking points... I do agree that Brown isn't quite as liberal as DeDe, but he is more liberal than most Republicans seem to think. He is Pro-Choice, while he has said he believes marriage is between a man and woman, he believes the current law in Massachusetts regarding same-sex marriage is settled and he does not wish to change it. A more apt comparison for Brown would probably be Olympia Snowe, who often gets targeted as being a RINO.

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