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Scott Brown helps Dems move jobs bill

By Josh Richman
Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 4:44 pm in economy, Obama presidency, U.S. Senate.

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That’s the sound of tea-partiers’ heads exploding from coast to coast as they discover that U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass. – whose special election to the seat long held by the late Ted Kennedy supposedly heralded the end of the Democratic/Obama agenda – this afternoon joined all Senate Democrats but one and four fellow Republicans to invoke cloture and bring the jobs bill to a vote.

Let’s go to the Twitterverse!

lovesliberty: Seriously. What a FRAUD.RT @the_funhouse: Scott Brown goes RINO on the 1st vote, really? I mean, come on man!!!

MarkAHorne: Stupid, pork-loving, corrupt politician. Scott Brown was a symbolic victory and no more.

armywife299: Scott brown…white BO…says he is against spending …get elected…votes for more spending…White BO…make BO promices not to be kept!

BO – and by that I mean President Barack Obama – said:

The American people want to see Washington put aside partisan differences and make progress on jobs, and today the Senate took one important step forward in doing that. I’m grateful to the Democratic and Republican Senators who voted to support these investments in infrastructure and small businesses. This is one of many efforts we need to tackle our economic challenges, and we will continue to work with Congress on additional job creation measures. Jobs remain our top priority, and I look forward to working with members from both parties to get legislation signed, and the American people back to work.

UPDATE @ 5:03 P.M.: From U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.:

“The successful vote to end the filibuster on the Senate jobs bill was a breakthrough that should send a signal of hope to the families of America. I hope this is the start of a new day and that we will continue to put jobs and economic recovery over politics. I want to thank the organizations that helped make this vote possible tonight, including the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, the Associated General Contractors of America, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Laborers International Union, the International Union of Operating Engineers, the American Public Transportation Association, AAA, the Americans for Transportation Mobility, the American Highway Users Alliance, the American Concrete Pavement Association, the National Asphalt Pavement Association, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association and the Portland Cement Association.”

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  • Ralph Hoffmann

    “I said what I meant, and I meant what I said, an Elephant’s an endangered species, 100%.”

  • Lisa Hutson

    RHINO!!!!

  • Patrick Tarantino

    Dear Rhino Scott Brown:

    Thanks for spending my Grand children’s money. Money that does not belong to you or the rest of left wing progressives. Thanks for temporarily destroying the hope of many american’s (tea partyer’s and true conservatives). Just as we started to believe that we were on are way to take back are country and save are children’s future, you come out and destroy the hope that all of us were starting to build on. You will most definatly be just a one term senator.

  • Patrick Tarantino

    Dear Mr. Brown:
    Basically I guess you don’t get it either, of what the American people are telling you idot’s. Thanks for passing the second stimulus bill, oh yeah, da, I forgot, the JOBS BILL. It’s completely obvious to me that your a RHINO, and that just like all the rest you’ll say ankthing just to get elected. Unfortunately it will most likely be for just one term. Thanks for the low blow to the United States and what it truly stands for. Scott your an idot! But I’m going to get back on my feet, suck it up and do all I can to help take back our country and to protect THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
    Hope you have a good day,

  • Patrick Tarantino

    Dear Mr. Brown:
    Basically I guess you don’t get it either, of what the American people are telling you idots. Thanks for passing the second stimullus bill, oh yeah, da, I forgot, the JOBS BILL. It’s completelly obvious to me that your a RHOINO, and that you sucked up to the tea party just to get eleceted. Enjoy your one term in office because you wont be sitting in Uncle Teddy’s seat for long. Thanks for the low blow to the United States and what it truly stands for. Scott your an idot! But I’m going to get back on my feet, suck it up and do all I can to help take back our country and to protect THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. This country doesn’t like trators.
    Scott Brown, don’t think that you can tread on me and my grandchildren and get away with it.