January 27, 2010

New Wingnut Target: 'RINO' Scott Brown

Posted: 02:36 AM ET

By John Avlon via

Sen.-elect Scott Brown arrives on Capitol Hill on Thursday.From savior to heretic in one week—well, that was fast.

Some conservative activists are already taking aim at Massachusetts Senator-elect Scott Brown by calling him a RINO, or Republican in Name Only.

With Martha Coakley out of the way, they’ve belatedly discovered that Brown is (gasp) pro-choice. It’s an accusation that was always hiding in plain sight. A glance at his campaign Web site revealed that Brown believed “this decision should ultimately be made by a woman in consultation with her doctor.” It’s not that he was ever going to be on NARAL’s Christmas card list; he opposes partial-birth abortion and supports parental notification. But like a libertarian, or a centrist Republican, he believes that government shouldn’t ultimately make this most difficult personal decision for a woman outside reasonable restrictions.

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MaryRM   January 27th, 2010 8:17 am ET

What hyprocrisy from the Republicans. they have been in power many times over many years and have not changed abortion laws. Yet they are always pointing that finger at the Democrats. Of course it has nothing to do with beliefs, it's about securing the votes of people who can be swayed with such tactics.

Dodie   January 27th, 2010 1:22 pm ET

It is very nice to know that Scott Brown advocates women’s choice pertaining to their body. If we allow government / religious control over our body, what would be next? Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) which is practiced all over the world with some countries in Africa 60% of the woman experienced this as a child?

Joe G. (Illinois)   January 27th, 2010 4:51 pm ET

It’s very true.. Oneself is ultimately responsible of his or hers own actions in whatever case or situation it may be.. But high public figure representatives are also responsible for their own propaganda and fallowing. Otherwise it be like the devil saying at the end “Why blame me? They gave me their mind, body and soul by their own free will.. And then expecting to be able to freely go on doing his own business. But we all know it’s not so Paco!!

Kat   January 28th, 2010 9:15 am ET

If women like John Edwards' mistress, those who went after Tiger, the one who killed McNair STOP being like the sliding doors at JFK and stop spreading like American Airlines spread its wings especially for married men, then there would be no need for abortions!

Criticise the muslim world all we like, have they got this abortion, divorce, teen pregnancy issues that we have? For a christian country??

Kat   January 28th, 2010 9:19 am ET

Abortions and contraceptives eat aay at the federal monies! Why can't we practice discipline and teach our children said (Sarah Palin)?

What is a 17 year old and under doing with a girlfriend or boyfriend? Should they not be focussed on school? They need to find a way to deal with it. Tax payers should not pay for abortions that stems out of careless, irresponsible and under aged sex!

We should only deal with rape cases and see to it that the men who rape lose a bit of their tip! Others will think twice about raping anyone or ship them off to Saudi. They will get a lot of help their! If your "bits" offend you, cut it off. *smile*

Kat   January 28th, 2010 9:40 am ET

Let's see Let us see if pretty naked boy has any ideas or if he is just likes to or good at showing his "bits" to magazines.

Ted   January 28th, 2010 11:24 am ET

Although I am in the Kennedy camp since 50 years (gasp, the time!), Senator Brown just made a point by me.

Theresa   January 28th, 2010 2:29 pm ET

My,my,my-- will he change his opinion when the next election comes(pro choice)? Seems that's a popular habit these days.

Jim Zajac   January 28th, 2010 10:14 pm ET

Larry, you are going to find left wing nuts and right wing nuts when you dig through any pile of political junk. Not to worry, he has plenty of wrenches in the Washington tool crib to tighten up any loose lips...cajazz76:24:8

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