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Scott Brown Triggers Tea-Bagger Tirade

Scott Brown discusses his Financial Reform vote in his office.

Scott Brown, America’s newest and nudist Republican Senator is under fire. Not from his critics, but from his former supporters. As we predicted here on the Blast-Off a week ago, it did not take long for Brown to feel the backlash from his most recent vote. That vote, you might recall, took place a week ago  when Brown sided with Senate Democrats and cast the 60th vote to end any Republican filibuster of the Democrats’ Financial Reform bill. Now Republicans, Tea-Baggers and right wing talk shows far and wide are taking Brown to task for his lack of party loyalty.

When Brown was elected in January in a special election to fill the Massachusetts Senate seat left vacant from the death of Ted Kennedy, his admirers nation-wide hailed him as “the” new voice for the conservative cause. He was swept into office via a boatload of out of state Tea Party monetary support. Indeed, Tea-Baggers were touting him as the “Next One”. Brown was the poster child of the Tea Party and was being groomed as a potential 2012 Presidential candidate. But then something funny happened on the way to the King’s coronation. Scott Brown started voting with the Democrats and distancing himself from the Tea-Baggers.

Scott Brown campaigned on the promise that he would not be the “60th vote in favor of the Democrats’ Health Care Reform bill, but the 41st vote against it”. He never got the chance to cast that vote as the Senate simply elected to accept the House’s bill and thereafter, it became law. The Brown effect was consequently zero. In fact, Brown’s first Senate vote was cast in favor of a Democrat jobs bill that was vehemently opposed by the Republicans. Adding insult to injury for the Tea-Baggers, Brown next shunned a disastrous Sarah Palin Tea Party rally on Boston Common in April. He essentially signaled that he no longer wanted to be associated with the violent, racist Tea-Baggers and their de-facto queen. The final insult was his vote to move forward with debate on the Financial Reform bill.

Now the Boston Globe reports that Brown’s former supporters have repudiated him through a flurry of blog posts, editorials, and Facebook messages.

“His career as a senator of the people lasted slightly longer than the shelf life of milk,’’ said Shelby Blakely, executive director of New Patriot Journal, the media arm of the Tea Party Patriots, which includes various Tea Party groups around the country. “The general mood of the Tea Party is, ‘We put you in, and we’ll take you out in 2012.’ This is not something we will forget.’’

Americans for Limited Government wrote an online editorial called “A Lamentation of Scott Brown’’ and some of Brown’s former supporters posted blistering comments on his Facebook page. Such as, “Scott Brown is a turncoat and I am ashamed that I did so much campaigning on his behalf,’’ and (my personal favorite) “I am hereby officially un-liking you.’’

Here are some fun unedited reader comments from Saturday’s Boston Globe:

  • “The snakes true colores are showing. One term is to much, the head of the snake has to be reconize.”
  • “My, my, they bought a pig in a poke and now have buyer’s remorse! What fools. They helped sell Massachusetts an empty suit and complain that what they were selling was a fraud. Martha, the last laugh is yours!”
  • “Tea Party members – as stupid as they pretend to be.”
  • “What a fraud…What a hypocrite…He should drop the R and just become the MA version of Arlen Specter.”
  • “Brown campaigned on out of control spending/govt..yet what has he done since he got there…
  • Was 1 of a few Republicans to join all the Dems to pass:
    1) Jobs Bill #2 ( 16 Billion pork)
    2) Unemployment extension from 1 to 2 years
    3) Govt takeover of the finanical industry and more govt
    agencies with “Financial Reform”..”
  • “What a fraud…What a hypocrite…He should drop the R and just become the MA version of Arlen Specter.”
  • “The truck will be back in MA in 2012.”
  • “Teabaggers should know you can’t trust a republican.”
  • “He voted for a jobs bill and financial reform. Tea Bags don’t like this?”
  • “The state might as well have a Democrat in the seat and it will be much easier now for that to happen in 2012.”
  • “Listening to the cantankerous tea baggers sputter and fume over Brown is the best political entertainment I’ve had since Bush fell off the Segway. Keep it up!”
  • “Scott, you have lost my vote in the next election.”
  • “Thank you, reactionaries, for working so hard to elect the man who helped Democrats pass finance reform. In fact, why don’t you write Brown a nice big fat check right now, so he can help us pass even more ambitious reform!”
  • “Another joins the RINO club.”
  • “Brown must’ve been a Closet Lefty all along.”
  • “18 months removed from the worst financial crises in decades and people are upset this guy voted for financial reform? what planet am i on?”
  • “That’s not all that Brown did. He supports McCains bills to regulate vitamins and supplements more heavily and to allow the government to decide that you’re a terrorist and hold you indefinitely. He endorsed the RINO McCain in his re-election for Senate. He also supports a bill that allows the State Department to decide that you are a terrorist and strip you of your citizenship in violation of the 5th and 6th Amendments. This guy is independently anti-American.”
  • “Scott Brown…. You have failed me…..41st Senator…. HaHaHa…..Guess you are the Dems 60th after all…Too Bad.”

Turn out the lights Scott, because the Tea Party’s over for you.

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody. Please enjoy!

I’M DOWN (ON SCOTT BROWN)

(sung to the Beatles song “I’m Down”)

Scott’s tellin’ lies thinking I can’t see
That nude guy is so blind he can’t see
I’m down (I’m really down)
I’m down (Down on Scott Brown)
I’m down (I’m really down)
Watch as I laugh at that nude Scott Brown
(Watch as I laugh) When we vote him down

We’ll all sing when he’s voted away
Brown’s short fling will be over in days
I’m down (I’m really down)
I’m down (Down on Scott Brown)
I’m down (I’m really down)
Watch as I laugh at that nude Scott Brown
(Watch as I laugh) When we vote him down

Once he’s dethroned, he’ll be all by himself
Scott will moan: “They wanted someone else!”
I’m down (I’m really down)
Let’s vote him down (Vote down Scott Brown)
Scott Brown (He’s goin’ down)
Watch as I laugh at that nude Scott Brown
(Watch as I laugh) When we vote him down

(Wow! Scott’s goin’ down!)

Whoo, baaby!

Oh Scott, you’re soon going down (He’s goin’ down)
I guess your down (He’s really down)
We’re down on Scott Brown (He’s goin’ down)
Scott! Brown! (He’s goin’ down)
Let’s hang him upside down
Oh yeh, yeh, yeh, yeh, yeh, he’s down (He’s really down)
Scott baby you’re down (He’s really down)
Let’s hang him upside down (Let’s watch him frown)
Ooh, that Brown (He’s such a clown)
Scott baby you’re down, yeh
Scott baby you’re down, yeh
Scottie, you’re down (You’re really down)
Scott baby you’re down (You’re goin’ down)
Oh, Scottie, Scottie, Scottie! (You’re goin’ down)
Oh, Scottie you’re down (You’re goin’ down)
You’re down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down,  yeh, whoa!!!

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Scott Brown Shuts The G.O.P. Down … Again

Remember back in January when Republicans and Tea-Baggers were giddy over the election of Scott Brown to Ted Kennedy’s Massachusetts Senate seat? Well something funny happened on the way to the 2012 Republican nomination for President. Scott Brown has demonstrated that he is not the dependable conservative rubber stamp that the G.O.P. and Tea Party thought they had elected. First, he never had the opportunity to cast his promised 41st vote against Health Care Reform legislation. In fact, his first Senate vote was in favor of a Democratic Party jobs bill that was bitterly opposed by Republicans. On Thursday, the clothing challenged Scott Brown broke from the Republicans once again and voted in favor of cloture on the Democratic Party’s Financial Reform bill which stymied the G.O.P.’s filibuster efforts and virtually assured the bill’s passage into law. Brown’s was the decisive 60th vote. A huge victory for the Democrats and another betrayal of the Republicans. As George W. Bush would say, “Brownie…you’re doing a heck of a job!”

Scott Brown is now certain to be summoned to Mitch McConnell’s office for some corporal punishment. But who will deliver the blows? Larry “Men’s Room” Craig? David “Diapers” Vitter? Michele “Birther” Bachmann? Don’t worry, we will know soon enough. Photos are sure to leak!

What will Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Ann “The Man” Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Bill O’Reilly and all those moonbat crazy Tea-Baggers have to say about their once and future favorite nudist now? Is there anything more beautiful than watching conservatives eat their own? Stay tuned. The fireworks will begin long before Independence day this year.

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.

Charlie Brown song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UnPzp2lmNk

SCOTTIE BROWN

(sung to the Coasters song “Charlie Brown”)

Fe-fe, fi-fi, fo-fo, fum
He’s the senator that will bare his bum

Scottie Brown, Scottie Brown
He’s a clown, that nude Scott Brown
He likes to bare his bod
In those magazines
(That’s why everybody’s always pickin’ on me)

That’s him on his knees
I know that’s him
Yeah, from 7 come 11
Down in the Senate gym

Scottie Brown, Scottie Brown
He’s a clown, that nude Scott Brown
Craig thinks that he’s hot
He hopes to steal a peek
(Why’s Lynnrockets always pickin’ on me)

Who’s always nude at the roll call?
Who’s lurking in the men’s room stalls?
Who’s sporting his bat and balls?
Guess who? (who me?) yeah, you!

Who walks through the Senate dumb and slow?
Who calls Mitch McConnell, Daddy-O?

Scottie Brown, Scottie Brown
He’s going down, next time around
His votes can be bought
Just you wait and see
(Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me)

(musical interlude)

He is in the Party that says “No”
With his private parts swinging to and fro

Scottie Brown, Scottie Brown
He’s a clown, that nude Scott Brown
He’s showing a lot
His bum, his wee-wee
(Why’s Lynnrockets always pickin’ on me)

Bankers or Bookies? The Corporate Thievery of Golddigger Sachs

Goldman Sachs executives were grilled during Senate hearings last week. Senators asked why Goldman had sold investments that its own sales team had disparaged with a vulgarity. The Boston Globe reports,

The senators tried to put a human face on the questioning. Senator John Ensign, Republican of Nevada, said more transparency is needed “so we don’t end up hurting the little guys out there on Main Street.’’

and,

In what almost added up to a light moment, Senator Mark L. Pryor, Democrat of Arkansas, said people want to know what went wrong and “how we can fix it,’’ adding that Americans feel Wall Street contributed to the financial crisis. “Instead of Wall Street, it looks like Las Vegas.’’

and,

David A. Viniar, the CFO prompted a collective gasp when Carl Levin asked him how he felt when he learned Goldman employees had used vulgar terms to describe the poor quality of certain Goldman deals. Viniar replied: “I think that’s very unfortunate to have on e-mail.’’ Levin then berated Viniar for not saying that he was appalled that Goldman employees even thought their deals were of poor quality. Viniar later apologized.

The question is, why are the Republicans protecting these banks by initially refusing to open debate on financial reform legislation and now trying to water down the bill?

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.

Catch Me Now I’m Falling song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be_BeqiDigo

CORPORATE BARONS CALLING

(sung to the Kinks song “Catch Me Now I’m Falling”)

We remember your little town
How it needed a helping hand
We came to feed you but now when we need you
financial reform is your plan

Now we’re calling Republicans that rule over our world
This is Corporate America calling
We took your bailouts and then we increased your fees
So, on reform please keep on stalling (stalling)

Help us now we’re calling you
Please just keep on stalling
It’s in your hands, its up to you
Profits might be falling

We remember your little towns
And their tiny storefront vacancies
First we connived you and then we denied you
Of returns on which you must feed

Now we’re calling Republicans that rule over our world
This is Corporate America calling (calling)
Please don’t make us break every one of your knees
You would rather walk than be crawling (crawling)

Help us now we’re calling you
Profits might be falling
We need obstructive help from you
Please, just keep on stalling

Plain folks are broke and down on their knees
Now you can help us keep them down
We have paid you off to sit upon your throne
Now you must return the favor in a hurry, you best not let us down

This is Corporate America calling
This is Corporate America calling

Help us now we’re calling you
Profits might be falling
You don’t want us to turn on you
So, just keep on stalling

Corporate barons calling
Republicans stalling
Corporate barons calling
Republicans stalling

We denied you through all of your recessions
And we spit on you when you were down
We search overseas for our employees
We fill our coffers while our poor employees’ wages
Get shipped right out of town

This is Corporate America calling
This is Corporate America calling

Corporate barons calling
Republicans stalling

Corporate America deserves more clout
Because recessions cause us difficulties
Republicans will never let us down
Because their just like us and they realize we do what we please

Now we’re calling Republicans that rule over our world
This is Corporate America calling
Just bail us out or do we have to say,”please”?
We must stop our profits from falling

Corporate barons calling
Republicans stalling
Corporate barons calling
Republicans stalling

Nudist US Senator Scott Brown Speaks With Forked Tongue

Poor Scott Brown. The newly elected and clothing challenged US Senator from Massachusetts continues to put his foot in his mouth. Last Sunday he appeared on Face The Nation and said he plans to participate in a Republican filibuster of the financial regulatory rules as proposed by majority Democrats unless they are changed, but he has not offered any specific proposals. Then again, it is the modus operandi for the G.O.P. to demonize all things proposed by Democrats while failing to propose any specific alternatives of their own. Remember their non-existent health care reform legislation?  Moreover, it appears that Brown simply fabricated an estimate of jobs that would be lost in Massachusetts if the Democrats’ regulations were enacted.

The Boston Globe reports that Brown said that his weekend prediction on national TV Sunday that tightening Wall Street rules would kill 25,000 to 35,000 jobs in Massachusetts was “based on my speaking with industry leaders’’ in recent weeks, but he did not cite any specific analysis. A representative of Brown’s office said that Brown was given the estimate by the chief executive of MassMutual, a large insurance company headquartered in Springfield.

The Boston Globe revealed however, that,

MassMutual officials said Sunday, and again yesterday, that they did not give Brown any firm estimates of projected job losses in the Bay State. The company said it warned of unspecified job losses in the future and provided him with estimates — dramatically inflated estimates, the company acknowledged yesterday — of jobs lost thus far in the current recession. MassMutual officials said they had overcounted the losses in a way that nearly doubled the impact.

Peter Morici, a professor at the University of Maryland and former director of the Office of Economics at the US International Trade Commission was quoted as saying,

I don’t see it either creating or destroying very many jobs, certainly not in numbers that are quantifiable. I’m no fan of this legislation. I kind of like Scott Brown. But . . . I don’t know where he comes up with numbers like that.

As usual, Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) summed up Brown’s allegation quite nicely. He said,

No one has argued to us this is going to be cutting jobs as an overall in the economy. I have no idea where that figure came from. I don’t think anybody does. It may have just been spewed out by the Icelandic volcano with some of the other debris.

Pressed by The Boston Globe to describe the source of his estimate, Brown said the figure was “based on my speaking with the industry leaders over the last month or so.’’ Brown aides then cited a study by the Business Roundtable — which largely opposes the current bill — estimating that a crackdown on a financial tool called over-the-counter derivatives would cause companies to be less profitable, resulting in 100,000 to 120,000 direct and indirect job cuts nationwide. The industry group did not provide any Massachusetts-specific figures however

Brown aides then said on Sunday that the figures were provided to him by Roger W. Crandell, the chief executive of Springfield-based MassMutual, during a meeting they had on Friday.

MassMutual officials initially said they provided Brown with no such estimate. Yesterday, company officials explained that they had given Brown an estimate of how many jobs have been lost in the Massachusetts financial sector since the recession — which they told him was about 33,000 jobs — and said the current legislation could further exacerbate the problem. They did not however, provide Brown with any figure or an analysis of job loss.

Senator Brown has now demonstrated that he will simply parrot the assertions of anybody that agrees with him without first checking the veracity of the allegation or the methodology of any analysis cited. Like his Republican brethren, Scott Brown has revealed that he will utilize unsubstantiated fear as a means to oppose Democratic party initiatives. Perhaps like Sarah Palin, he too should pursue employment as a reality television show host. Maybe something called Republican Fear Factor.

The Senator wears no clothes

It appears however, that once again Brown’s vote may be as meaningless as his 41st vote against health care reform which he never had the opportunity to cast. Democrats state that it is likely that they will be able to gain bipartisan support from at least one of the following Republican Senators:Collins (ME), Snowe (ME), Corker (TN) or Shelby (AL). A vote from any one of them will prevent Brown’s threatened filibuster. If that happens, Scott Brown’s tenure to date will have been meaningless. Let’s hope it stays that way.

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody.

Charlie Brown song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UnPzp2lmNk

SCOTTIE BROWN

(sung to the Coasters song “Charlie Brown”)

Fe-fe, fi-fi, fo-fo, fum
He’s the senator that will bare his bum

Scottie Brown, Scottie Brown
He’s a clown, that nude Scott Brown
He likes to bare his bod
In those magazines
(That’s why everybody’s always pickin’ on me)

That’s him on his knees
I know that’s him
Yeah, from 7 come 11
Down in the Senate gym

Scottie Brown, Scottie Brown
He’s a clown, that nude Scott Brown
Craig thinks that he’s hot
He hopes to steal a peek
(Why’s Lynnrockets always pickin’ on me)

Who’s always nude at the roll call?
Who’s lurking in the men’s room stalls?
Who’s sporting his bat and balls?
Guess who? (who me?) yeah, you!

Who walks through the Senate dumb and slow?
Who calls Mitch McConnell, Daddy-O?

Scottie Brown, Scottie Brown
He’s going down, next time around
His votes can be bought
Just you wait and see
(Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me)

(musical interlude)

He is in the Party that says “No”
With his private parts swinging to and fro

Scottie Brown, Scottie Brown
He’s a clown, that nude Scott Brown
He’s showing a lot
His bum, his wee-wee
(Why’s Lynnrockets always pickin’ on me)

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