Nekkid Scotty, Meet Raw Politics

From the Boston Herald:

Republican folk hero Sen. Scott Brown is being taunted by triumphant Democrats – and slammed by irked conservatives – after the historic health-care bill he was elected to kill was signed into law by President Obama yesterday.

“If he were a milk carton, he would be expired,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman John Walsh.

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Brown’s backers from the insurgent Tea Party movement want to know if they’ve been had.

“We start to wonder whether we helped a RINO (Republican in name only) get into office,” said Tea Party activist Jeffrey McQueen, who traveled from Michigan to campaign for Brown in the final days of the Jan. 19 special election that rocked the nation.

“If it wasn’t for the Tea Party movement, Scott Brown wouldn’t have gotten that seat. We expect to see a true conservative in there.”

In fact, Democrats now say Brown’s election as the so-called “41st vote” to block Obama’s health-care overhaul inspired them to seek procedural means to bypass GOP efforts to derail the bill.


Brown’s senior adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, countered that the senator has been a stalwart voice against the Democratic initiative.

“Sen. Brown has made it clear, every way he knows how, that he is opposed to Obamacare and the higher taxes and increased spending it entails,” Fehrnstrom said.


Bill Whalen, a former Republican operative and research fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution, likened Brown to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, calling both a “political novelty.”


Boston University political expert Thomas Whalen predicts U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) is already gearing up to challenge Brown in 2012.

“His election was supposed to spell the death knell of health-care reform,” Whalen said. “If anything, it pushed the president to redouble his efforts. (Brown) seems far less of a player than he was a couple months ago.”

Democratic consultant Dan Payne agreed, saying, “He’s really being revealed as a guy who’s in over his head.”

From The Boston Globe (Editorial):

WHEN YOU dance to the right with the one who brung you, you can end up with two left feet.

Two Massachusetts Republicans — US Senator Scott Brown and former Governor Mitt Romney — are in that awkward state.

Brown won election as an independent who happened to belong to the Republican Party. He’s quickly learning that in Washington, the “R’’ next to your name means your soul belongs to the GOP.

Brown paused for an instant before promising to vote against the Democrats’ historic health care package. That slight hesitation was enough to enrage conservatives who are already suspicious about his core beliefs.

They have good reason for puzzlement.

Brown’s campaign rallying cry — that he would be the 41st vote against health care reform — never made much sense. As a Massachusetts lawmaker, Brown voted for the health care reform package that was spearheaded by Romney and became the model for the federal law that President Obama just signed.

Brown never really explained how he could rail against a measure he once supported. Then, again, neither did Romney. He now sounds slightly unhinged as he attacks Obamacare, which is, after all, based on Romneycare.


Demonizing everything in the Democrats’ health care bill was a big mistake. David Frum, the former Bush speechwriter, is every liberal’s favorite source since he blogged the following: “We followed the most radical voices in the party and the movement and they led us to abject and irreversible defeat.’’

It’s a shame that before that defeat, no Republican spoke honestly about health care reform. From the Massachusetts perspective, it’s a bigger shame that two Bay State Republicans did their best to speak dishonestly about it.

Brown won election in a once-in-a-lifetime moment, by turning health care reform into a simplistic soundbite. He never had the gravitas to address the larger complexities.

Romney fully comprehends the complexities of access and cost control, but lacks the spine to address them in a non-partisan way.


Brown will have to decide whether he belongs to the people of Massachusetts or to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and assorted Tea Party activists. He was attacked from the right when he joined the Democratic majority and backed a Senate jobs bill, and the attacks will continue.

To win reelection, he must be the independent he promised to be. Yet, conservatives will become incensed each time he strays from the party line, and even when he doesn’t. Some blame Brown for the passage of health care reform on the grounds that his election forced Democrats to go for it even without 60 Senate votes. That’s unfair, but that’s raw, partisan politics.


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38 responses to “Nekkid Scotty, Meet Raw Politics

  1. JaxDem

    Poor, poor Scottie Brown. He reminds me of the hot shot college football player who gets creamed in his first several NFL games. Welcome to the big time Scottie…it ain’t pretty, it ain’t for sissies, and it ain’t for the faint of heart.

    Loved the pink shorts nonnie. One of your many perfect touches.

    • it was obvious, even when he was campaigning, that he was going to be in way over his head. i don’t give a crap if he has a law degree, he’s just not very bright. and the pink shorts? oy! i was tearing out my hair trying to figure out how to make those work. here’s the pic i started with, and the shorts were a combination of these and these. i was getting quite frustrated and almost scrapped the whole damned thing. however, i thought people would be very excited about finally seeing nekkid scotty in his pink leather shorts, so i just hoped it would look alright.

      • JaxDem

        Well now, I appreciate them all the more now knowing the backstory.

        What I’ve always wanted to know is why the hell Mrs. Scottie even went out with him a second time, never mind marrying the dude, after he showed up in them on the first date.

  2. writechic

    Those are some sexy trunks, but it kind of looks like he dresses on the right and left, and I’m wondering how….unless it’s coiled. 😯

  3. there, i think i fixed it (don’t worry, i wore gloves and mittens and used tongs when rearranged scotty’s miniature elephant trunk. now we can concentrate on something other than nekkid scotty’s crotch, i hope. 😉

  4. jeb

    I’m sure you’ve made the observation before Nonnie but is this guy the male version of Princess?

    My hope is that the nekkid one enjoys his two years in the Senate and is only remebered as a Brown stain on the Washington scene in 2013.

    • i think he loves to be the center of attention, just like princess, but i think he’s smarter than she is (yeah, like that’s a huge hurdle to jump over!), but he wasn’t smart enough to put himself in a position where he’d be a slam dunk in the next election. he over-promised, and he accepted the endorsement of the teabaggers. if he was smart, he would have broken with the goopers and voted for the health care bill. he would have established himself as…i hate to say it…a maverick, and he probably would have won the hearts of the left and some of the centrists. instead, he’s just another obstructionist who is face-down in yertle mcconnell’s lap (yeah, i just threw up a little, too).

    • writechic

      She was a beauty queen, he posed for cosmo. I think he’s smarter in that he knows when he’s dumb and knows when to be quiet.

      I don’t think he’ll figure out who he belongs to though. He’ll just please whoever is in earshot.

      • zactly! notice how quiet he’s been lately (when he isn’t whining that rachel maddow is going to run against him)? he lets his handlers send out press releases so he doesn’t get caught with his foot (or helmeted teabag) in his mouth. another similarity to princess is that he doesn’t want to do any work. he just wants to show up for the photo ops.

  5. The state of MA hangs their heads in shame.

    • inadvertently, they did us a favor. they scared the dems, but instead of cowering in fear, the dems stood up to them. it was like kicking sand back in the bullie’s faces. the dems are empowered now, and the rethugs’ strategery backfired big time.

  6. “sir, do you dress on the right or the left?” “Well, actually, over by the window”. Does anyone out there have any ear salve? Had the misfortune to have the tube on when Queen of the Bikers took control of the airwaves. Arrrrgggghhh!!! Now more schreekier than ever! Black leather, zippers, spike heels! She sure gave a good impression of someone hoped up on amphetamine. But my poor ears.

    • i know, jerry! i heard her today on tv, and i had to turn the sound down. she’s shriller than ever! the shrilla thrilla from wasilla. did you see how pissed off cindy lou looked and how capt underpants looked like he had no idea what princess was saying? 🙄

      • jeb

        Don’t be hard on CU for that one. Most of the time I don’t know what she’s saying and neither does she.

        • Cindy Lou tries so hard to keep that Stepford Wife composure, but you could tell she was fighting back the urge to kick Palin’s ass, when she made jokes about McCain’s age (attended the original Boston tea party), and other sundry comments.

          Even Cindy Lou could not keep the fake smile propped up!

          Also Palin is experimenting w a shrill/gravelly tone of voice.
          WE all need to keep that mute button handy when the shrilla from wasilla comes on.

          I’ve been thinking– don;t you think people would pay money to have a channel that spares us the agony?

          For example:

          No Beck none of the time.

          Any footage of Palin would cut the audio, and have subtitles. (Imagine that! Loaded with “words” verbatim like
          “gonna”, “gotcha”, Ya’ll” & such.
          Maybe slang & not actual words can be color coded in red, so we can grasp her inability to speak properly.

          Fun montages of the party of No comments of the week, melded together.

          Instead of a homeland security color coded chart, we can have a GOP hostility chart- with bricks & crosshairs icons?

          • thank goodness cindy lou’s face is so full of botox that she can’t make any expression other than the stepford one. that entire things was an embarrassment. maybe it sold to the teabaggers who were there to see princess, but everyone else is either going to turn away in disgust or just feel sorry for capt underpants that he’s fallen so far down that he has to depend on the palignoramus.

            i would pay for a no-palignorance channel. my eardrums have still not recovered.

        • maybe he turned off his hearing aid. she not only made him look like the old fart he is by running up the steps before him and bouncing all over the stage, but she said that people think he was at the original boston tea party. then he makes his little speech in which he said the same things she did. his ‘hell no’ didn’t have much oomph after she had already said it. he looked really pathetic. the most he can hope for out of that rally is sympathy votes.

  7. this made me think of a camp song

    what’s the color of peanut butter
    brown brown brown
    what’s the color of doody