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October 19, 2012
Excerpts from the Globe’s “Voices of New England’’ blog at www.bostonglobe.com/podium.
With respect, Mr. Kirk, your argument does not provide a reason to vote for Warren, especially if Romney wins the Presidency and the Republicans take the Senate despite her winning Massachusetts. Are we to assume that Democrats would not engage in the same dirty tricks as the minority party in the Senate with a Republican President? If anything, it is time to throw out both parties and start over.
Paul Kirk is a Kennedy 'toadie,' former assistant to Senator Kennedy, and on the Kennedy pay-roll for the past 30+ years.
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I think Mr. Kirk is simply pointing out that, although Brown may consider himself a moderate, a vote for Brown is not a vote for a moderate agenda. It is a vote for the GOP platform.
I expect Romney woudl like to cast himself as a moderate as well.
However, the point is that the legislative agenda will be controlled by the party in power in Congress. It was Republicans who held up an extension of tax breaks for me and the people I know.
The platform is important. Make sure you agree with it before casting your vote. This is not a personality contest.
Sen Scott Brown claims he is bipartisan but his voting record shows that he supports big, banks, big oil and the 1%. He is in close contact with Karl Rove and uses Rove’s tactics of trying to turn a person’s strengths to weaknesses against Elizabeth Warren --including lies about her and trying to defame her character. Scott also voted against 3 jobs bills and will not vote to cut taxes for the middle class unless the millionaires and billionaires also get a tax cut. Wall Street is fighting to try to keep Elizabeth Warren from being elected. Her significant work on the Consumer Financial Protection bill is one key reason.
Kristen, why do you repeat the same dumb lies that were specifically manufactured to sway an easily manipulated woman??!?!? Wait, never mind...
I do not dispute that McConnell is very partisan. But you did not mention how partisan Harry Reis .He cannot even produce a budget.
Also, Ms. Warren could not mention 1 Republican Senator that she could work with.
Please be fair and objective with your letters
Mr. Kirk, only college girls fall for 'strategic voting'. Voting or not voting for a person because of control of congress or the supreme court or almost anything else is a WASTE of your vote! Strategic voting is a waste of your vote and a good way to be stuck with an incompetent for years! Only college girls and single women between the ages of 19 and 28 fall for the plea of 'strategic voting'. I like how you appeal to the dumbest and most easily manipulated among us. Even worse, sending someone like Liz Warren to help Obama is even more of a waste of your vote, considering Obama won't even be there when she gets there!! Furthermore, if you like strategic voting so much, republicans will control Washington for much of the much decade. If Massachusetts doesn't want to be on the losing end of EVERY budget then Massachusetts will have to make sure that we send some Republicans to Washington to represent Massachusetts and our interests and to make sure we get our fair share. If Massachusetts has no one in the room looking out for us as they plan budgets for the next ten years, Massachusetts will take it on the chin. We need to send some Mass repubs to be in the room!!!!!!!!!!