The Washington Times - May 24, 2010, 01:37PM

On Thursday, Sen. Scott Brown, Massachusetts Republican, voted to defeat a filibuster (by Republicans and two Democrats) on a regulatory reform bill.  This is the third time Brown has voted to defeat a Republican filibuster. 

New England Republican wonders “why didn’t I just vote for “Marsha” (thanks for that gaffe Patches Kennedy) Coakley?”

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Massachusetts Liberal charges Brown with hypocrisy.

In contrast, Blue Massachusetts applauds Brown’s decision.

The Red Mass Group’s reaction is varied.

Daniel Foster at The Corner writes:

“Frankly, I’m surprised more Republicans didn’t get on board — especially considering what a jittery week it has been on the electoral front (PA-12, libertarian objections to the Civil Rights Act and whatnot). Besides, the bill isn’t terrible. Sure, the resolution authority leaves fudge room for bailouts (though less so thanks to a GOP amendment); and the Consumer Financial Protection Agency is likely to be a regulatory nightmare and a yoke on economic recovery. But to the extent that anyone is really paying attention, the Democrats more or less won the spin war, managing to turn in a “tough on Wall Street” piece of legislation with the Goldman Sachs Seal of Approval.”