The joke’s on you, Patrick Kennedy

Such sour grapes:

Sen. Scott Brown’s (R-Mass.) election has been shown to be “a joke,” the son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) said Thursday.

Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) castigated Brown for having pushed to be sworn in ahead of schedule to permanently fill the Senate seat left vacant by the congressman’s father’s death in August.

“Brown’s whole candidacy was shown to be a joke today when he was sworn in early in order to cast his first vote as an objection to Obama’s appointment to the NLRB,” Kennedy said Thursday.

Kennedy was referencing some Democrats’ thoughts that Brown tried to bump up his swearing-in in order to give Republicans 41 votes, enough to filibuster the nomination of Craig Becker, a controversial nominee to join the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

“Seven out of ten of Brown’s voters were labor households and he stressed that he was independent and while he was originally scheduled to be sworn in next week, they moved it up to today so he could cast his first vote, the most anti-labor, the most anti-what his constituents thought they were voting for when they voted for him,” Kennedy said.


“This is where he shows that when they need him, he’s in the tank for the Republicans,” Kennedy said.

LOL. So just because he campaigned as an “indepedent” Republican means he’s not ever supposed to, you know, vote with Republicans every once in a while? Memo to Patrick Kennedy: Just because a Republican won the “Kennedy seat” doesn’t mean he’s supposed to, um, vote in lockstep with him.

As I said above, this is little more than sour grapes coming from a guy who can’t believe Republicans outfoxed the Kennedys in MA to win the seat formerly held by his dad. Not only that, but really – that Kennedy would call Brown someone who is “in the tank for Republicans” sounds strange coming from someone who is clearly in the tank with hardcore Democrats and their agenda, if you consider his 84% liberal rating and how reliable a vote he is for liberal special interests. Not to mention that he is, well, he’s a Kennedy – so of course he’s going to be a diehard liberal.

Who was that he was calling “in the tank” again?

BTW, Rep. Kennedy may be facing his own Scott Brown soon, if polls on him in RI are any indication (via Jim Hoft).

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