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Warren Has One Important Task At 2nd Debate

The one thing Elizabeth Warren has to do in Monday evening’s debate is make sure Scott Brown leaves the stage as a Republican. He wants to be “independent Scott Brown” or “bipartisan Scott Brown.” Just as he likes to call her “Professor Warren,” she should call him “Republican Scott Brown.”

Republican, Republican, Republican: Republican Brown supports Republican Mitt Romney for president, a point she wasn’t able to make in the first debate. Republican Brown votes consistently with Republican senators and receives millions of dollars from Republican millionaires and Wall Street high rollers. Republican Brown’s first vote in the new Senate will be for Republican Mitch McConnell for leader of the Republican Party.

Brown promised to obstruct Obama: In a fundraising email that probably went to Republican donors outside of Massachusetts, Republican Brown signed a letter in April that indicated he’ll block President Obama’s efforts in a second term. “I know there are several other GOP campaigns to support,” he wrote, “but this race is THE battleground for the United States Senate — the only sure hedge to a potential second term for President Obama.”

Missed Clint: Republican Brown may have attended the Clint Eastwood convention in Tampa, but was probably hiding in the men’s room to avoid cameras. Rather than constantly trying to avoid being seen as a Republican, why doesn’t Republican Brown simply endorse Obama?

Mo Better: Republican Brown said Republican Todd Akin in Missouri should’ve stepped down as a candidate for Senate after his comments about “legitimate rape.” But Akin will be on the ballot. Warren should ask Republican Brown, “If you lived in Missouri, would you vote for Republican Akin or Democrat Claire McCaskill?”

Warren has already scared Brown: Before Warren became a candidate, Republican Brown voted with his Republican colleagues over 93.8% of the time (30 out of 32 votes). Since then, he backed off to 75% agreement with his GOP colleagues.

Imagine 100 Scott Browns: Republican Brown made fun of the prospect of 100 Warrens in the Senate. What would 100 Republican Browns be like? No one would ever get any work done, (as if the Senate works). They’d all be driving around in pickup trucks, shooting hoops, wisecracking with jock radio hosts, hangin’ with “regulah” guys, directing staff in proper tomahawk chops technique, and then heading home to fold laundry.

Do we need moderate Republicans? I doubt it, but it’s not Warren’s job to fall on her sword so that Republican Brown can pretend to be one.

Dan Payne is WBUR’s Democratic analyst. For more political commentary, go to our Payne & Domke page.

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  • Pam

    Great article.Thanks Dan Payne !!!

    • Mike ellis

      Browns One important task is to make independent/moderate voters aware of how dishonest, and unethical Warren is.
        Liberals seem to embrace these characteristics in Warren. Brown needs to keep hammering her on her dishonesty. Hopefully there will be enough fairminded voters  to counter the liberals that don’t care about honesty,and ethics.

      • BeverlyGue

         That’s correct, Mike. 

        Scott Brown has to bring out the fact that Elizabeth Warren is a rich, white woman who tried to somehow benefit from being Native American when we all know that checking the box for Native American is to give well-deserved advantages to Native Americans, not to give advantages to a rich, white woman like Elizabeth Warren.  She should be ashamed of herself.

        • RoxburyGwen

           screw off knucklehead.

          • BeverlyGue

             Thank you for sharing, Roxbury.

        • VIMIIS

          Elizabeth Warren is Native American like it or not………….

          • BeverlyGue

             Only in Elizabeth Warren’s mind.

          • Sacha

             so you have a magic ability to determine a persons heritage? Like gaydar but with ethnicity? BS…you lie.

          • BeverlyGue

             The one that’s lied is Elizabeth Warren pretending to be Native American to talk to people and/or to help elevate the position of universities she was trying to get into so that they could show minorities on their payroll.  That’s the lie.

          • Sacha

            Beverly… you speak with forked tongue, have proof??? I have to say again “so you have a magic ability to determine a persons heritage? Like gaydar but with  ethnicity? BS…you lie.”

            See Bev, you seem to be blinded by your republican ideology and even without a shred of truth be able to do nothing but parrot your spoon fed lines… I feel sorry for you.

          • BeverlyGue

             Warren’s pseudo Native American lie is taking back seat to her “for the little people” lie. 

            Warren and her husband bring down $750,000 a year from Harvard.   She represented corporations against the little people.  

            Warren is an elitist pretending not to be an elitist in addition to pretending to be Native American. 

          • Sacha

             Actual proof Bev? Like Obama’s “forged birth certificate” even? 
            Warren fought against the Banks and Wall Streeters who created the Depression…again, you speak with forked tongue. Prove Warren doesn’t have 1/32 Cherokee/Delaware blood!

          • BeverlyGue

             Even Warren can’t prove she’s Native American.  Why?  Because she’s not.

        • Sacha

           Warren is a strong and vocal critic of the 1% and the Wall Street thieves who caused the financial collapse. She is also a strong advocate for consumer protection, Financial regulation and accountability for Bankers and stock market speculators/manipulators.
          Brown is a lightweight who couldn’t get nominated for the GOP in any other state. He is an opportunist who will play the race card and any other sleazy tactic he needs to win at any cost. He should be ashamed but since he’s also a nude Playgirl model he apparently knows no shame. HTH

  • BeverlyGue

     Scott Brown has to bring out the fact that Elizabeth Warren is a rich,
    white woman who tried to somehow benefit from being Native American when
    we all know that checking the box for Native American is to give
    well-deserved advantages to Native Americans, not to give advantages to a
    rich, white woman like Elizabeth Warren.  She should be ashamed of
    herself.

  • Chaco52

    Ms. Warren has to convince the undecided voter that she is not a scold and that she has some sense of the struggles of the average person.

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