GOP Senate Candidate Scott Brown Is Not Only A Carpetbagger, But Also A Total Hypocrite

Massachusetts Senator Brown

Scott Brown, a Republican candidate who is running for Democrat Jeanne Shaheen’s New Hampshire Senate seat, has taken on a new campaign tactic in an attempt to close the gap between him and Shaheen. The former Massachusetts Senator’s campaign has run ads criticizing Shaheen and President Obama for ignoring border security. Brown has also tried to tie the threat of ISIS to security along the southern border, making claims that the country’s supposed porous border is an opening for Islamic terrorists to invade the United States. He’s also claimed that both Shaheen and Obama do not know how to deal with the threat of ISIS.

In an article that ran Wednesday in the Washington Post, Sean Sullivan pointed out that during his time in the Senate, Brown missed all six hearings that the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held, even though Brown was a committee member. Brown served in the Senate from February 2010 until January 2013, when he was defeated by Democrat Elizabeth Warren. Per the Post, Brown missed five hearings in 2011 and one in 2010. Sullivan also stated that four of the hearings were full committee hearings while two were subcommittee meetings and that Brown was a member of that particular subcommittee.

Brown has already been labeled a carpetbagger by residents of New Hampshire due to his already having served as a Senator for another state. Obviously, knowing he can’t win again in Massachusetts, he decided to find another state with a potentially winnable race in 2014 where he can make the case that he’s a resident. Now, after attacking Shaheen regarding her record on homeland security, his own record has been exposed, revealing him to be a total hypocrite. The fact that Brown has the chutzpah to rip Shaheen for not caring about border security or the threat of ISIS when he himself couldn’t be bothered to attend any hearings or meetings himself on those topics reveals the kind of craven opportunist he truly is.

Sullivan said in his article that it isn’t uncommon for senators to miss hearings and meetings due to scheduling conflicts. However, the fact that Brown has tried to make this the focus of his campaign shows that his record is fair game, especially since he couldn’t be bothered to attend even one hearing.

It is not uncommon for senators to miss committee hearings. Scheduling conflicts, including other committee meetings, can complicate matters. Shaheen has also been criticized for absences from committee meetings.

But Brown’s absences from border security hearings are especially notable since he has sought to elevate the issue in the campaign. He has routinely railed against “amnesty” for undocumented immigrants and argued that Shaheen been too soft on border security.

While some polls have shown that Brown has narrowed the gap between him and Shaheen, the Democratic incumbent still appears to be well in the lead. A poll released by ARG on Tuesday shows Shaheen ahead of Brown by ten points, 53% to 43%. Shaheen also holds a 21-point advantage with women, 59% to 38%, and leads by 18 points with independents. 57% to 39%. The gender gap is nearly fatal, especially since Brown only leads by three points with men.

It remains to be seen if this information from Brown’s Senatorial past hurts him at the polls. However, one thing I can say is I don’t see it helping him any. Seriously, who in New Hampshire is clamoring for a hypocritical, opportunistic carpetbagger?

14 Replies to “GOP Senate Candidate Scott Brown Is Not Only A Carpetbagger, But Also A Total Hypocrite”

  1. Many Republicans are in the same position as Brown right now. They are throwing everything but the kitchen sink at their Democratic opponent. Brown is a loser, just like Walker, Scott….
    The problem with the GOP is, they have nothing to run on, so they attack their opponent. The problem with attacking your opponent is you open yourself up for closer scrutiny.

  2. ——Seriously, who in New Hampshire is clamoring for a hypocritical, opportunistic carpetbagger?——–

    And a Republican one at that. He’s going to lose, again. Just like Romney. In the Loser club, but think that by them changing their stripes or spots they can win at this try. Wait, people aren’t that stupid and don’t care much for “damaged goods” no matter what their new spin is.

  3. Colin Powell for the most part is the only one. I wouldn’t be surprised if he changes his party affiliation to Independent, or Democratic at some point.

  4. We can only hope that when he loses again, he will then become some well-paid idiot lobbyist…he has all they need for that job: the ability to lie constantly about everything, and a need for money.

  5. There are many more examples where Mr. Brown is hypocritical. One only has to look at his brief record in DC. Imagine pulling up roots and moving to another State just to get back to the Senate. This man had a mediocre career in the Massachusetts Senate, did real estate law from his home to supplement income – then put on a brown barn jacket, borrowed his daughter’s truck, toured Massachusetts claiming to be an ordinary guy. After the election the props were stored away until now. New Hampshire will not be fooled.

  6. Say it aint so! A republican who would rather line their pockets than actually governing. What’s a republic to do

  7. You know what John you’re right. I forgot about Colin Powell he is the only decent one and I suspect he’s a Dem. at heart.

  8. Well, as a Mainer, that would be the obvious next step. Maybe he can join Pepe LePew and work for the TEAParty and the Sovereign Citizen Alliance.

  9. Hillary certainly wasn’t a carpetbagger in NY, right? They’re all full of BS, some play for one team, some play for the other team. Don’t get too caught up in it, we’re all hypocrites, but they get paid for it.

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