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LETTER: Scott Brown for US Senate

In a country that is facing "very real problems" on Patch reader suggests Brown should be elected because he is willing to do more than "throw rocks".

Submitted by Christian Ollenborger, Hopkinton

Scott Brown for US Senate;

We face a number of interesting and possibly difficult decisions to make on November 6th of this year.  I think the clear choice for U.S. Senate is Scott Brown.  For years in this state I have witnessed fraud, corruption, broken promises and embarrassment from our elected officials.  I have often said, “I just wish we had someone in office who wasn’t corrupt, who would put the people before politics and who did what they said they would do”.  My friends we have this person in Scott Brown.

Throughout his political career, Scott Brown has continually focused on solving problems and moving our country forward, rather than fighting partisan battles and getting nothing accomplished.

Scott said from the start he’d be an independent voice and has taken this attitude to the U.S. Senate and despite that body being incredibly polarized, because of Senator Brown’s presence, tough Wall Street Reform was passed, a bill encouraging the hiring of veterans was enacted, and Senator Brown personally led the fight to ban insider trading for members of Congress.

Despite those successes, our country is still facing some very real problems. Over 8% of Americans are unemployed, while millions of others have stopped looking for work completely, or are stuck in part-time jobs when they need fulltime employment.

To combat this crisis, we can’t elect more bitter partisans that are determined to go to Washington and throw rocks. We need to elect someone that is willing to work across the aisle in order to find bipartisan solutions that actually move the country in the right direction. That is what Scott Brown has done in his first two years, and it is what he will continue to do, which is why he needs to be re-elected.

Ron Motta July 10, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Although Brown is listed as a Republican, he has operated truly as an Independent, meaning that he views things based on the merits of the issues. While I do not agree with him on all issues I do applaud his thoughtful approach to the many controversial issues of the day. He harkens back to politicians of another age who actually voted what they and/or what their constituents desired, and NOT what the "party bosses" decreed. If we had more people like Scott Brown in elective positions.....at every level...we would all be better for the results. Ron Motta (Worcester)
Charles. Garbarino July 10, 2012 at 04:32 PM
I also support Scott Brown for many of the reasons, as you do. Scott is what is called an "Oath Keeper", (Massachusetts Army National Guard), which means he stands for the Constitution by taking an oath, first as a soldier and then as a Senator. Numerous needs and issues surround us. They summon us to stand up and be counted. "Truth Matters, Character is an issue, and one person can make a difference." I have written to Senator Scott Brown to express my opinions on certain issues. Scott has always answered my letters and has echoed my concerns regarding the current direction of this Country and Sate. Scott is an honorable man, as I see it. My little part in the “Grand Scheme of life” is to vote for Scott Brown on November 6, 2012, as the best candidate to represent myself and my family.
Frank Koudelka July 10, 2012 at 04:33 PM
I'm a big supporter of Scott Brown. He is a "throw back" politician that isn't worried about falling in line, but aligns with his constituents. I DON'T always agree with his votes, but I respect them. He get's out and meets the voters and if you've read his autobiography, he overcame a lot. In a country and state that swamps us with ever more taxes, social experiments, regulations, etc., it's nice to have someone in the Commonwealth that says "enough is enough"! In the short time since he became our senator, he's become more of a statesman than most of the hacks that have held the position for decades. You'll still see him at town parades, at church service and in the supermarket. He hasn't forgot where he came from. That sure beats the string of carpet-baggers we've had over the last several years. Vote Scott Brown and more politicians like him!
Dan Quigley July 10, 2012 at 07:11 PM
It doesn't seem like he is that independent: "Despite Brown's voting with the majority of Republicans 95% of the time (according to the Washington Post)" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-paleologos/scott-brown-popular-in-ma_b_847084.html
Ralph Zazula July 10, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Scott Brown represents his constituents not just his own views. The 95% number is just spin as most votes are for silly resolutions to recognize people's birthdays, good acts of citizenship, etc. Scott also probably votes 90+% with Pelosi too! Read his book and see if you want to vote for a real person or an Indian wannabe.
Dan Quigley July 10, 2012 at 07:52 PM
"Probably" < Statistics
Ralph Zazula July 10, 2012 at 07:59 PM
1/32 is a number, and statistically it is a lie!
Catholic Soccer July 11, 2012 at 12:34 AM
95% with the Republicans no try 70%. 95% is for the other Senator Kerry with Obama. Obama first President to scold the Supreme Court before an important vote shame on Chief Justice John Roberts. We have the worst President and Chief Justice in what was a Republic and is now a Socialist state (Communism without a Revolution). Warren would be as awful as Obama and Roberts. Obama has never read the Constitution Freedom of Religion and neither has Roberts the Declaration of Independence Taxation with out Representation. Taxes has nothing to do with why Obama Socialized Health Care will destroy this country like it has in Canada, England, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and all of Western Socialized Europe. Eastern Europe had Communism because we let Stalin scold us and invade Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, and etc. They are thriving in the old Communist bloc because they can practice the faith
Iron Mike July 11, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Refusing to meet with all four (4) real Cherokees who came here from Oklahoma is an easier number to grasp. It's 100%. That is EXACTLY 100% rudeness and evasiveness. Gee, now that I typed that, she is kind of like Obama and Kerry,...and Barney Frank,...and that other crook 'Johnny Pockets' Tierney. Yeah, rude and evasive. I can just see her kissing Harry Reid's ring.
Joy Kenen July 11, 2012 at 04:02 AM
I'm voting for Scott Brown for one simple reason: I want him to complete his vow to be the last vote against Obamacare. Now that the Supreme Court has decided it is the largest tax ever passed, it is up to Congress and the Senate to repeal it. Scott Brown campaigned 2 yrs ago on being the 41st vote against Obamacare, and he vowed to be an independent voice. While Obamacare was rammed through anyway, Scott kept his word. I know that if Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren is elected, she will become a rubber stamp for the Democrats and their failed policies. We deserve better than someone who throws rocks across the aisle.

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