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Scott Brown Wins Big in Massachusetts: The Emergence of the Independent Voter Comments

Boston Tea Party. The emergence of the Independent voter in the two Commonwealth States of Virginia and Massachusetts will become the story of the campaigns of 2010 and 2012. Continue Reading

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  1. TM
    5 years ago

    Scott Brown's win at the polls gave the Republicans the needed vote to block the senate healthcare bill that the Catholic Bishops disapproved of. Please remember that when Senator Ben Nelson was bought- off last December the senate healthcare bill was approved by the senate that allowed for abortion funding in a major way across the country. The abortions industry would be greatly expanded if this bill became law. Clearly this expansion is not desireable and should be stopped. Scott Brown ran against the healthcare bill in general. Martha Coakley, his democrat opponent, wanted the healthcare bill to fund abortions. She also criticised Brown for wanting to exempt pro-life medical personel from being forced to preform abortions against their conscience. Coakley even said people who did not want to perform abortions should not work in hospital emergency rooms. -- in other words Catholic doctors and nurses need not apply for emergency room jobs. Clearly the immeadiate need is to stop the democrat party's effort for abortions on demand. Brown's vote against this healthcare bill stops the abortion sunding in the senate bill from becoming law.

  2. Peter Gwyn
    5 years ago

    Deacon Fournier could have added that Senator Scott Brown has publicly stated his opposition to late term abortion, to the public funding of abortion, and to use of aborted fetus's for stem cell research. Just the opposite of the late Senator Kennedy's and Senator Kerry's and President Obama's positions. He admittedly has said that he would not seek to overthrow Roe v Wade. Given time and greater exposure to the Pro-Life argument we believe that he can be persuaded to support the overturning of Roe v Wade.

  3. Bulbajer
    5 years ago

    chris, good point.

  4. chris
    5 years ago

    Surprise to see so many Catholics on this web site in support of Scott Brown a support of abortion and supporter of Roe V Wade. Hum, whats going on here I sure hope the excuse is not because he's a republican. Curious to see what the response will be for their justification.

  5. John D
    5 years ago

    Well put, Stephany!

  6. Stephany
    5 years ago

    America tried all summer to get the attention of the politicians in Washington through town halls and the "Tea Party movement". The president of this country disdained their message and their very presense. We have example after example of sarcastic comments.

    The American people have not been listened to, spoken with (not to)and they have instead watched freedoms being eroded and debt laid upon generations that follow us. This is tyranny, folks.

    The American people spoke where their voice could be finally heard, at the ballot box,

    Today, the dense politicians are still denying reality, from the prez on down. I cannot find anything smart about a person who simply will not acknowledge that people care and want something to say about that which concerns their lives, their souls and their pockets directly.

    He must be dense, or painfully brainwashed by a phoney idealogy.

  7. JeanCatherine
    5 years ago

    The people have to stand behind their representatives.

  8. Bulbajer
    5 years ago

    Eddie and Josephine, I agree.
    Slight ironic coincidence: Joe Kennedy, the only other candidate in the election (recieved about 1% of the vote) is a member of the Libertarian Party, and his campaign was supported by a break-away group from that party called the Boston Tea Party. Random, I know, but, hey.

    Well, all we can do now is pray that by the time Congress has finished exhausting itself in the healthcare war soon to come, maybe both sides will be weak enough so they'll have to make some sort of compromise, hopefully in the form of healthcare reform without abortion. Bart Stupak, friend, I'm afraid the worst is not yet over. Please hang in there.

  9. Stuart Evans
    5 years ago

    It was surely refreshing to see Brown win last night. We must keep our eye on the ball, however, for the bigger picture is still out there....not only to defeat the 'Progressives' but destroy their ability to regenerate. They are a death sentence to our constitution, and freedoms as we have embraced so given to us with the cost of some elses blood!!!!!

  10. Bruce
    5 years ago

    Let it be known that Scott Brown supports abortion and Roe vs. Wade. Yes, Coakley was a DISASTER of a candidate. But voting for Stalin instead of Hitler is hardly a victory. Brown is a flawed candidate, and I would not have voted for either. Voting for a pro-choice candidate is a MORTAL SIN.

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