Scott Brown: Republican Bully of the Dayon May 14th, 2012 at 10:25 pm
A year ago, Scott Brown had a chance to reign in Wall Street, instead he took their money and fought for their interests.
As the money poured in, Brown and his Senate staff were working both publicly and behind the scenes to scuttle $19 billion in fees on the financial industry that would have paid for part of the regulatory overhaul, and to weaken a provision intended to curb certain types of investment activities by banks and insurance companies. Both efforts were successful and were adopted as part of the final bill, which was signed by President Obama on July 21. Read more at Boston.com
Last week, JP Morgan Chase announced the bank “lost” two billion dollars in a risky financial bet. CEO Jamie Dimon wasn’t quite sure how it happened, but most everyone agrees that if Brown hadn’t obstructed the original financial reform bill, it wouldn’t have happened. So was Scott Brown apologetic, did he promise the voters of Massachusetts to reform his ways? Not exactly. Instead, Scott Brown reacted the only way bullies know how to react, he attacked his opponent.
US Senator Scott Brown has turned questions over Democrat Elizabeth Warren’s claims of Native American ancestry into a key strategy in his bid to retain his Senate seat. Almost every day for more than two weeks, the Brown campaign or a Republican surrogate has highlighted the latest bit of news to emerge on the subject, often citing articles on conservative websites in a bid to coax more coverage from the mainstream news media. Read more at the Boston Globe
That’s right, Scott Brown thinks the only thing that matters in this election is his opponent’s bloodline. Apparently, it isn’t blue enough for Scott Brown and his rich Wall Street friends. Elizabeth Warren would be the first woman to hold a Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat, she’s a fierce advocate for banking reform, she speaks for the rest of us who don’t hobnob on Beacon Hill, yet Scott Brown wants to tear her down and drag her through the mud, all because he doesn’t think she has the proper breeding. That makes Scott Brown the Republican Bullly of the day.
***Update: It turns out that Scott Brown has received some pretty nice gifts from his friends at JPMorgan Chase, and he ain’t giving them back.
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown yesterday refused to return $50,000 in contributions from donors with the troubled firm JPMorgan Chase where executives announced last week they lost $2 billion due to risky investments — prompting local Democrats to accuse him of resting in Wall Street’s pocket. Read more at the Boston Herald