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Scott Brown advocates a big tent GOP: Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay Marriage

Fresh off an election victory in Massachusetts, Republican Senator-elect Scott Brown advocated a big tent outlook for the GOP when asked whether his party should move in a more moderate direction.

"They can do whatever they want," Brown said of other Republicans, on ABC's "This Week." "I just know that I'm a Scott Brown Republican. What does that mean? That means I'm going to go down there and be accountable, accessible, open, and honest, and I'm going to bring good government and fairness back to the equation."

Brown said his win in a solidly-Democratic state, along with the interest in the Q&A session President Obama and House Republicans had on Friday, is proof that voters want more transparency and less backroom dealing.

"What it means is that now there will be full and fair debate," Brown said of his 41st Republican vote in the Senate that erased a Democratic supermajority. "And there will be no more behind-closed-doors actions."

Brown, a socially moderate Republican in an age where the national party is nearly unified on opposition to abortion rights and same-sex marriage, said states should be allowed to make their own decisions on marriage rights. He said while he is pro-choice, he is against partial- birth abortions, federal funding of abortions and believes in strong parental consent notification laws.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/01/brown-advocates-...

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"Judge not"

Remember that line? I heard it somewhere.
Gays and women who have abortions will deal with the consequences of those choices - physically, emotionally, morally. It is not the job of me, a government, or YOU, to judge them. If you Christians would accept this there would be NO parties, just people. It is YOUR insistence on trying to legislate morality that makes you look ridiculous when you call for small government.

Truth exists, and it deserves to be cherished.

Scott Brown's Election Holds The Key to GOP's Comeback in the NE

Is Scott Brown's Senate election an omen of the possible resurgence of the moderate Northeastern Republican? Legions of disaffected moderates are hoping so.
On Sunday, the incoming senator told ABC's Barbara Walters he's pro-choice, a philosophy driven out of what famed and beloved Republican consultant Lee Atwater described as the party's big tent. [See a transcript of the interview here].
But for now, that big tent is more of a revival tent dominated by the Christian right and conservative activists whose control has served to reduce the party to pup tent size in the Northeast. After the November, 2008 elections, the GOP lost its foothold in the Northeast. New England once served as the party's base. In Franklin Delano Roosevelt's landslide 1944 Democratic win, only Maine and Vermont cast their electoral votes for the GOP. In more recent times, the Northeast elected Republicans like Nelson Rockefeller as governor of New York, Jacob Javits as its senator, John Chafee (Lincoln's father) as senator from Rhode Island, Christopher Shays as a congressman from Connecticut , and John Lindsay from New York City, among others.
Republican Northeastern moderates still held considerable sway within the party structure until the 1990s. I remember covering the 1992 Republican convention that re-nominated George Bush the Elder. Yes, that is where Pat Buchanan delivered his culture wars speech calling Democrats cross-dressers and Vice President Dan Quayle, in a speech in California on the subject of the Los Angeles riots, criticized the fictional Murphy Brown TV character for having a baby out of wedlock.
It was also, as I saw it, the end of the era of Republican moderation. Having attended and reported on every Republican convention since 1976, I was used to seeing large, powerful delegations of pro-choice women in attendance every four years. The GOP convention in 1992 was the last where I saw that group in evidence.
Moderate Republicans have no doubt been marginalized in recent years. Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter read the writing on the wall. He fled the GOP to become a Democrat after years of hounding by the religious right and conservative groups like the Club for Growth, which was once headed by former Rep. Pat Toomey whose GOP primary challenge to Specter prompted his decision to switch parties.

http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/02/01/scott-browns-electio...

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new boss...same as the old

new boss...same as the old boss....

Big Tent GOP...sounds like

Neo-Con Trey Grayson-ish to me...

"I just know that I'm a Scott Brown Republican" says Scott Brown

another type of Republican?

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All those things he said,

are basically "boilerplate" comments, right out of the DNC playbook.

He's a liberal.
Maybe a somewhat more "moderate liberal", but a liberal.
Face it.

Brown's Big Tent Excludes Ron Paul Republicans

What a great platform to have Mitt Romney as the Chief of the Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay Marriage NEO-CON LAMBDA Party.

See their sister website here...

http://www.lambda.org/

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Ron Paul is my President.

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Why not just let the states decide?

I bet many states would also strengthen parental notification laws, and federal funding of practically anything except defense breaks the spirit of the Constitution, any way.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

A Big Tent, huh? Where was

A Big Tent, huh? Where was the Big Tent when Ron Paul was running? Now that many rank-and-file Republicans are tired of the NeoCon leadership, they talk about the "Big Tent".

I have a better idea. Why don't the NeoCon, globalists, special interest political prostitutes who are hostile to our Constitution join the Democrat Party. Maybe the Democrats will entertain their "Big Tent" idea.

We need to have at least ONE party that respects our Constitution. And if that party is the Republican Party, there is no room for the globalist NeoCon warmongers. There is no room for the Federal Reserve and its criminal beneficiaries.

Scott Brown Doesn't Rule Out 2012 White House Run...

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Of course not...

If the sheeple like it enough and the script is written correctly, you will see Brown and Palin together on a ticket.

Ken/Barbie 2012.

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Ken/Barbie 2012.

Coffee came out of my nose a little on that one. I don't usually say it but, I LOL'd.

I think you

nailed it.

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