March 12th, 2010
12:21 PM ET
5 years ago

Brown to deliver GOP weekly response

Sen. Scott Brown will deliver the Republican response to President Obama's weekly address.
Sen. Scott Brown will deliver the Republican response to President Obama's weekly address.

Washington (CNN) – Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, whose opposition to Democratic efforts to overhaul health care reform helped fuel his special election victory earlier this year, will deliver the Republican response to President Obama's weekly address, CNN has learned.

Brown will talk about health care and the economy, said a source familiar with the address, who asked not to be named. Republican leaders will announce later in the day that Brown will deliver the speech, which usually follows Obama's weekly radio and YouTube address.

Brown is a logical choice for GOP leaders as Congress is headed for showdown on health care reform. His victory in the January special election for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's seat provided Republicans with the crucial 41st vote that allows the GOP to maintain a filibuster against Democratic-led legislation.


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  1. John Blaser

    When I read the headline, I assumed you meant Campbell Brown. Honest mistake.

    March 12, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  2. Aunt Bea and Opie

    Maybe this clown can tell us where he got a million bucks in the last six days of his campaign.United Health Group maybe?Hes just another "Ken Doll"scam artist.

    March 12, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  3. Stallion

    If Brown is not a poster boy for the majority voters in this nation that oppose this healthcare bill....then who is? You have to ask yourself the question "why?" do the democrats keep pushing when it is so obvious that they are not doing their job which is to represent the majority first? I think the correct answer is: Because Obama wants to take over as much of our economy as he can....crash it....then be there with the solutions of the problem which he and fellow dems caused in the first place.

    March 12, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  4. The lonely Libertarian of Liverpool NY

    The Neo Cons new trophy, lets hope his 15 minutes are coming to a close soon.
    True conservatives are Libertarians, the GOP are run by Neo Conservatives learn the difference and you might see your liberty restored.

    March 12, 2010 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  5. Laura, Boston

    My new senator...go Scott!!

    Please in MA do not want to have a federal mandate on top of the State one we already have!!!

    If each state did what MA has done, we wouldn't have any need to kill the deficit!!

    March 12, 2010 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  6. BeverlyNC

    Oh great – I am sure it will be just right for the intelligence level of all 4th graders. Anyone who listens to or believes a word a Republican says is easily fooled and manipulated.

    NO Republican cares about the People and their NO and nasty attitude all year has proven it. They only serve corporations – not the People who made the poor decision of electing them.

    What has a Republican done to make YOUR life better this year? Delay your unemployment benefits, Try to stop the JOBS bill? Try to stop bank re-regulation of the banks who stole from us? Denied us healthcare sooner to keep their insurance buddies happy?

    They have done NOTHING for working families and we need to get rid of these traitors to the People. Let them go work for the corporations who buy their votes – they already work for them now!

    March 12, 2010 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  7. Terry B., Lexington Ky

    Why? Is the yet another lie the GOP has come up with?

    March 12, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  8. The Other Campaign Strategist @115th and Amsterdam Ave

    Maybe the President should break with tradition and let some ordinary Americans give his weekly address. They could work out the content together and make this address a joint one.

    The Democrats need to point out .... at every turn .... the dehumanized element in the Republican response.

    Hell, I ought to be on the payroll of the WH for these killer strategies.

    March 12, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  9. Annie, Atlanta

    It will be interesting to see if Senator Brown is against health care reform now after voting in favor of a public plan in Massachusetts. Stay tuned.

    I don't know why Republicans are against health care for us while accepting government run health care for themselves, paid for by us. Are they just against anything that will help us regular folks out here on Main Street (see Wall Street deregulation as an example)? It's baffling. This insanity, however, has to stop. We're getting crushed by health care costs that just keep rising due to no regulations or controls. Something has to be done.

    March 12, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  10. Henry

    Is he going to deliver the response naked?

    March 12, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  11. get real

    Look – the senatorfold speaks! Will he pose as well?

    March 12, 2010 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  12. Katie B in NC

    I wonder which Scott Brown will show up: the one who voted for universal health care in Massachusetts or the one who promised to deny it for everyone else?

    March 12, 2010 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  13. AK Steve

    I could write a GOP weekly response. It would be so easy.

    Here is the formula.
    1. Listen to what Obama says.
    2. Say opposite.
    3. Be self righteous – do best to instill FEAR in listener.
    4. Don't actually DO anything. Just oppose everything.

    March 12, 2010 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  14. SocialismBad

    Take the gloves off Scott and give the Dems a good old fashioned butt whipping! The country is behind you on this! NO GOVERNMENT HEALTHCARE ENTITLEMENT!! WE ARE BROKE!

    March 12, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  15. Laughing in Florida

    I hope he talks about the fact that they ALREADY have mandated universal health care coverage in his home state, hypocrit.

    March 12, 2010 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  16. MsDp

    Factually, Brown won because of the Democratic candidate-Martha Coakley. The healthcare bill is not popular because their is not a public option or a single payer included. However, because the current form does not include the public option does not set right with the Massachusett crowd, especially since the state of Massachusett curently have universal health care. Besides, the senator from Massachusett voted for his state to have universal health care. So what gives?

    March 12, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  17. Michael from Ventura

    This is amazing- Teddy Kennedy's replacement will be discussing Healthcare Reform for the opposition. So sad. I hope you all remember that Massachusetts HAS what the gop is fighting–and have had for years.

    March 12, 2010 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  18. No Incumbents 2010

    Brown can talk to America about how his nude modeling makes him a great role model for children.

    March 12, 2010 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  19. Chris

    WOW! The GOP is really trying to build Brown up!! I swear he just gets into office and now they letting him do the weekly response? The guy is barely getting his feet wet in the Senate. LOL. I tell you our political system has really been high jacked with a bunch of politicians that are so focused on the limelight then doing their jobs. Our political process is becoming a media circus and valuable work is not being done. I think the best thing folks can do is vote out of office any incumbent be they Republican or Democrat!! VOTE THEM ALL OUT!!!
    I guess the media will be talking about this for who knows how long!!!

    March 12, 2010 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  20. The Other Michael in Houston

    I would like to see a poll of registered Repulicans in America that do not have health insurance, probably a large amount. I know quite a few here in Houston that do not have health insurance who are die hard Republicans, but instead use the Harris County health system where you get free healthcare paid by taxpayer money, but then will argue against reform our health insurance system. The bill is meant to help you, is my arguement which the repsonse is always "well Obama is a socialist". The problem with the Republicans is that all of you are so bent on making sure that President Obama is a failure that you will go against things that will help you! I am just trying to figure out where were all you so called fiscal conservative people between 2000 and 2008? Health Insurance reform will pass and nothing you can say Senator Brown will change that. I am still waiting for a counterbill from the Republicans addressing health insurance reform......tick tock!

    March 12, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  21. Duck Fallas

    Duck Massachussetts. You all got yours, screw the rest of the country.

    BTW, Brown is a "radical abortionist" like Specter.

    March 12, 2010 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  22. Victim of GOP Taliban

    He said..."blah , blah, blah....the Republicans have no ideas and are just puppets for the lobbyists

    March 12, 2010 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  23. AP in Illinois

    I don't know why we should take anything he says seriously. He is so inexperienced. I seem to remember the GOP with the same line of thought on Obama.

    March 12, 2010 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  24. Larry

    Browns only focus now will be the White House in 2012 or 2016

    He doesn't give a hoot or a holler for Massachusetts or it's people

    A sad day for this country when the Mass. voters put this Mitt Romney type in office

    Your gonna get what you paid for

    A sad day indeed

    March 12, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  25. beast master

    so waht

    March 12, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
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