GOP Senator Scott Brown Comes Out in Favor of DADT Repeal

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    Dec 03, 2010 7:40 PM GMT
    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/12/scott_brown_comes_out_in_favor.html

    This could potentially be very big for seeing DADT repealed in the next few weeks. On the other hand it could just be an empty ploy by the GOP senators to get the Dems to go along with their agenda for the lame duck session. After all, gaining one GOP senator is great news, but it'll take more than one to make repeal of DADT possible.

    Thoughts anyone?
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    Dec 03, 2010 8:55 PM GMT
    My thoughts are that we need the RJ members from Maine to start contacting Senator Olympia Snowe. We should all do it, but I would imagine she would pay more attention to emails, calls, and letters from people in her own state.
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    Dec 03, 2010 8:57 PM GMT
    Yeah Baby! The hot ones always see things our way. Soon Mr. Brown will be showing up at Gay Pride Parades and taking his shirt off at dance bars. Thanks for being open-minded Senator Brown!
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    Dec 03, 2010 11:21 PM GMT
    The first guy I ever kissed at 16 years of age was a Scott Brown.
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    Dec 03, 2010 11:23 PM GMT
    Like I have said all along...I think far more Republicans will vote for repealing DADT then many here might think
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    Dec 03, 2010 11:28 PM GMT
    Well he did pose for Playgirl like 30 years ago ..maybe he is still hoping for some late royalties from his early fan base back then and doesnt want to risk losing them
  • creature

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    Dec 04, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    Supporters of the repeal have more than enough votes. The Republicans that are willing to break away from McCain and support the repeal are requesting time to debate. John McCain thinks he has the votes for a filibuster, but it doesn't appear that way if Reid does allot time for discussion. So much for McCain being a "maverick."
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    Dec 04, 2010 1:31 AM GMT
    I think Brown is just being politically pragmatic. He might be a Republican, but he represents a rather liberal state - think Arnold Schwarzenegger and California.

    He got elected on economic issues, but if he votes 'no' on this DADT repeal, it'll only be ammo for his Democrat rival in his re-election bid. I think Massachusetts will 'cool his heels' on DADT.
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    Dec 04, 2010 1:35 AM GMT
    creature saidSo much for McCain being a "maverick."


    He certainly hasn't been very "mavericky" lately. I have to wonder, if he had not been Obama's opponent, would he be leading this charge against the repeal of DADT? My suspicions are that there could still be some sour grapes.
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    Dec 04, 2010 1:35 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidYeah Baby! The hot ones always see things our way. Soon Mr. Brown will be showing up at Gay Pride Parades and taking his shirt off at dance bars. Thanks for being open-minded Senator Brown!


    Haha. He IS kind of a hottie though, especially for a politician. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 04, 2010 5:29 AM GMT
    HeartRobb saidMy thoughts are that we need the RJ members from Maine to start contacting Senator Olympia Snowe. We should all do it, but I would imagine she would pay more attention to emails, calls, and letters from people in her own state.


    She is already for the repeal. So is Collins. But last time around, both of them played politics (as did the democrats).

    In theory, they both are for the repeal of DADT--they are not social conservatives (at least not in the same sense as conservative politicans in the South and Mid-West). Both will most likely vote for the repeal... especially Snowe.
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    Dec 04, 2010 5:39 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidLike I have said all along...I think far more Republicans will vote for repealing DADT then many here might think


    ...far more...?

    That's entirely relative wording. What does "far" mean? "Two, three, five, thirty" more republicans will vote for repealing DADT than anticipated? And this "far more" business... is it suppose to ease the concerns of those of us who are constantly disgusted by many conservatives in Washington?

    What does "far more" mean to our RJ GOP apologists?

    And another thing-- we are talking about a republican from New England. We spit out a different type of republican than most of the rest of the country.

    I'll accept your arguement when Sessions, Inhofe, Kyl, Coburn, etc. and their ilk come out in support of repealing DADT.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Dec 04, 2010 6:58 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidLike I have said all along...I think far more Republicans will vote for repealing DADT then many here might think


    I can think of four. Scott Brown, the Maine ladies, and possibly Lindsey Graham. Who else?
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    Dec 04, 2010 11:38 AM GMT
    jlly_rnchr said
    CuriousJockAZ saidLike I have said all along...I think far more Republicans will vote for repealing DADT then many here might think


    I can think of four. Scott Brown, the Maine ladies, and possibly Lindsey Graham. Who else?


    Nope Lindsey Graham is in his own DADT situation and has been arguing against its repeal