Karl Rove’s backup dancer (DGregory) goes straight for the bogus “character” issue…
Oh, lovely, in an attempt to lie about Warren’s record, Brown outs himself as a real estate attorney. All the blue-collar guys he’s courting love real estate attorneys. But he’s a JAG! You love that show, guys!
Warren’s doing really well on her response, IMO…. “going to the Supreme Court to try and ensure there’s a system to protect the [asbesto victims]… they are the one who are being attacked… “
Brown’s going for the full-frontal, flat-out lies. Must’ve gotten Rove to prep him.
Gregory: Would you be a reliable vote for President Romney?
Brown: Stop trying to trap me into admitting that I’m a Republican, you meanie!
Brown says he will “stand up” to Mitch McConnell. Sure you will, Scotty.
Warren: When Sen. Brown talks about being ‘bipartisan’ and independent here in Massachusetts, that’s sure not the way he talks when he’s flying around the country collecting money for his reelection….
Senator Brown voted in lockstep with all of the other Republicans against President Obama’s job bills!
Brown’s actually making a nnnngggh whining noise when Gregory cuts him off on one of his pre-canned bullsht responses. Not attractive.
If this is, as the Conventional Wisdom has it, a “preview” of Wednesday’s presidential debate, the problem is that Scott Brown can at least fake the know-nothing blue-collar bhoyo running over the eeee-leete professor convincingly. Kinda hope Romney is dumb/desperate enough to try that, because he’ll look fake as well as obnoxious.
First question from the student audience: I’m graduating in May. What are you gonna do to help me find a job?
Warren: We need to create more jobs, to support our fantastic creative work force, and we need a reliable ‘federal partner’ to help us move forward into the future.
Brown: The debt, the huge national debt will crush you all!
Brown just got booed for coming out against the DREAM Act (good stance in effin Lowell, jagoff), because TERRISTS! ! !
Gregory: Professor Warren, why do you think Massachusetts has never elected a female senator?
Warren: I don’t know, but I’m trying to do something about that right now!
Gregory: Tell me something you admire about the other person.
Warren: Brown has a lovely family, and I’m sooooo happy he voted for
DOMA to end DADT. Zing!
Brown: I’ve always voted 50% for my party, 50% for the opposition! Bipartisanship! (for about the dozenth time) Shorter: Scotty’s completely given up on Romney; he’s signalling that he’ll be happy to work with President Obama for another four years.
Warren: Happy talk is lovely, but we need a senator who’ll actually support President Obama’s agenda when it counts, not just when it’s convenient. Vote for me, or get the same Republican obstructionism we’ve had for the last four years & counting.
My (obviously prejudiced) opinion — Brown locked down his “parochial arsehole” demographic, but he had them before the debate started. He was pushy, disorganized, obnoxious, and a little too proud of his pre-planned zingers. Warren did a good job of pointing out that he’s a lockstop TeaParty voter, that he hasn’t got the balls to own up to his own party affiliation, that he voted against a lot of bills that are popular in Massachusetts (jobs bills, the DREAM Act), and in favor of ending one (
DOMADADT) whose ending was deeply unpopular with his beloved Talibangelicals. She played the Best Teacher You Remember Fondly Even When She Wouldn’t Take Your BS role to perfection — the Boston Herald will give it three thumbs down, but there’s nothing she could’ve done to get their endorsement regardless.
Any genuinely “independent” voter who watched those 55 minutes and still votes for Brown, deserves all the grief he’ll get as a result. The rest of us semi-sane Massholes, not so much.