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January 4, 2010

We can truly make a difference. January 19th, here in Massachusetts, that can all change.

Scott Brown is going to provide this state with the once in a lifetime chance to change this country forever.

I won’t get into specifics, since if this matters you already know them. Our Government is dead set on passing health care legislation the people have made clear we don’t want. Hell they don’t even know what it contains but they’re sure as hell going to try and pass it anyway.

The kickbacks, the corruption, the lying, the phoniness of it all, it’s sickening and only getting worse. The numbers are now beyond comprehension, and there is no one, in office right now, that is giving a hint of those numbers getting smaller or being reduced, it’s just not going to happen, but we can change that.

If this state does the right thing, and elects Scott Brown, it will, in addition to being a comeback/upset of 2004 proportions, put a screeching halt to the Democratic party’s fast tracking this country into an abyss.

What Government run/funded program in this country’s history has ever been run with an ounce of financial responsibility, prudence, or with the peoples best interest at the forefront? None, that’s which one.

Scott is EXACTLY what this state and this country needs right now.

He’s for SMALLER government, stopping the concentration of power in one political party, a strong military and vigorous homeland defense as well as, and probably most appropriate and meaningful right now, giving all Americans Health Care BUT NOT by creating a new Government insurance Program.

This state can literally change the Nation in one day, think about that and then go vote for Scott Brown and make it happen.

74 Comments leave one →
  1. January 4, 2010 1:01 pm

    Right on Curt! Glad to see a someone like him running in Massachusetts, hopefully we can get more like him in office around the country and try to stop some of this craziness from happening or at least to have them there to pick up the pieces and try to put them back together…

  2. Aaron permalink
    January 4, 2010 1:37 pm

    Scott Brown voted for the Massachusetts health care reform, which the federal plan is closely modeled after. Now he changes his mind– because he’s a political opportunist. Naked, raw ambition is the trademark of Scott Brown. He’s telling people he’ll be an independent voice — yet his biggest campaign issue places him in lockstep with the dead-end tired voices of the Republican National Committee.

    don’t worry though, he’ll lose. What we should be worried about is how he morphs as he continues to climb the ladder towards his goal: power at the expense of justice.

  3. Scott permalink
    January 4, 2010 1:52 pm

    Where was your concern about Health Care and small government when the Republicans had the majority for so many years and both greatly expanded the government and decided to ignore many huge problems facing the country?

    Re: “what gov’t funded…”- try the military.

  4. Moe permalink
    January 4, 2010 2:02 pm

    Good for you Curt, and I hope you sent a nice big donation too.

  5. wolfmanjack permalink
    January 4, 2010 2:09 pm

    Absolutely Curt! Glad to see you standing up for Scott. We need more guys like him elected in 2010. We’re lucky to have one running here in North Alabama. http://www.lesphillip.com

  6. Bill C permalink
    January 4, 2010 2:12 pm

    Good post Curt. I just wish that the voters of Massachusetts would actually pay attention to the candidates and their respective positions on each of the key issues. If Democrats in this State actually looked into the positions of people like Coakley, Capuano, Menino, etc. versus those of Scott Brown, they would quickly come to the conclusion that Brown is their candidate.

    Unfortunately, for those of us who actually do pay attention, most voters in Mass. will never do this research and will vote on their gut instinct or what their unions tell them to do, which is always the Democrat.

  7. BCC permalink
    January 4, 2010 2:12 pm

    “What Government run/funded program in this countries [sic] history has ever been run with an ounce of financial responsibility, prudence, or with the peoples [sic] best interest at the forefront?”

    Off the top of my head, I thought the Marshall Plan worked out pretty well. The Apollo program was a success and was pretty much on-budget.

    And though it doesn’t meet the financial responsibility test, the U.S. military does a pretty good job. Don’t you think so?

  8. Steve permalink
    January 4, 2010 2:25 pm

    I’d love to see the DemocRATs ejected from office with a big bloody-socked foot in their rear!

  9. Ed, Watertown MA permalink
    January 4, 2010 2:28 pm

    Yet another example of why people shouldn’t pay attention to celebrities political endorsements. You’re just like Kanye West, specializing in screwballs.

    Stick to baseball Curt, you have no more expertise than the average voter and we aren’t particularily interested in your political opinions.

  10. Magic Dog permalink
    January 4, 2010 2:40 pm

    Curt, do yourself a favor. Get out of politics while there is still time. There is only one ex-pro athlete (Bill Bradley) who proved to be anything other than a complete fool in political life.

  11. Mike permalink
    January 4, 2010 3:06 pm

    Curt,
    So you think that all of the people who are against the health plan read it (and are therefore knowledgeable) but the congresspersons didn’t are are therefore not? We do have an informed citizenry! Have you read it?

  12. MA Observer permalink
    January 4, 2010 3:18 pm

    You really should stick to sports.

    “What Government run/funded program in this countries history has ever been run with an ounce of financial responsibility, prudence, or with the peoples best interest at the forefront? None, that’s which one.”

    Curt, are your parents on Medicare/Social Security? Sure, it needs some fixing to keep it solvent, but for the last 40 years Medicare and for the past 70 years Social Security have kept MANY elderly people out of poverty.

    You really should use some of you money to actually go back and get an education, man. Till then, avoid social policy and political issues.

  13. Tom permalink
    January 4, 2010 3:28 pm

    I can’t wait to vote for Scott on the 19th. Talking to people I know it seems like he has a legitimate shot.

  14. Steve permalink
    January 4, 2010 3:36 pm

    Its a shame that the Republican leadership is not getting behind Scott Brown 100%. It makes you wonder if they really want to stop this insane expansion of socialism.

  15. ronLowell permalink
    January 4, 2010 3:52 pm

    “Scott is EXACTLY what this state and this country needs right now.”

    Actually, that is false. Independent Libertarian Joe Kennedy is a far superior candidate to establishmentarian Republican hack Scott Brown. Only the most naive among us are capable of believing anything that comes out of the mouth of a Democrat or a Republican. Free your mind and your vote will follow.

  16. Dave permalink
    January 4, 2010 4:07 pm

    Couldn’t agree more!! Time for the manta of Personal Responsibility to be heard in this great land. I think they should have set aside a large part of stimulus money for free accounting classes so people would learn to balance their budget. All American’s should be allowed to buy health care but this idea that everyone thinks they are entitled to everything for free is just ridiculous. While I don’t live in your state I’ll hunt down Scott and send him a donation, as I did with Joe Wilson after he was blasted in the press earlier this year (and he was right!!).

  17. Bob permalink
    January 4, 2010 4:54 pm

    Thank You, Curt Schlling! I’m glad you are standing up against the lunacy going on right now with congress and the senate. Scott Brown has my vote!

  18. Charles Lemos permalink
    January 4, 2010 5:02 pm

    You’re an idiot Curt.

    Universal health care is a right and just because you’re a millionaire courtesy of your arm, there plenty of Americans who suffer and die because they lack access to affordable preventive health care.

  19. deidre bailey permalink
    January 4, 2010 5:10 pm

    I’m with you Curt! Scott Brown is exactly who we need right now!

  20. Peter Zheutlin permalink
    January 4, 2010 6:14 pm

    The Democratic “parties” sending the country into the abyss? (It’s not “parties,” Curt; it’s “party’s.” And that wasn’t just a typo. You made the same mistake of 5th grade grammar on “countries.”) Let’s see: when Bush left office after eight years the economy was shedding half a million jobs a month and we were on the verge of economic collapse. The pace of job losses has slowed dramatically in the past year under Obama. The stock market, which was crashing under Bush, has made a comeback. By launching the nation into two wars, one of which proved a costly distraction from the real war against Al Qaeda, Bush turned a Clinton-era budget surplus into a historic deficit (and for 6 of Bush’s 8 years, the GOP controlled Congress.) What government funded program in this “countries [sic] history” has ever been run with people’s interests at heart? (Note the inability of Curt to grasp simple grammar; it’s “country’s,” Curt.) Well, Curt may not need it, but there are millions of Americans who need their Social Security and Medicare; kids who have gotten a better start in life through Head Start. Government put a man on the moon and built the Interstate Highway System. I doubt even Scott Brown, the man Schilling is endorsing, would say that there hasn’t been a single government program in this country that has been well managed and successful. Is government inefficient? Often, yes. Is private business inefficient? Check and see how much the Red Sox are paying to players who didn’t pan out.

  21. PRpatsFAN permalink
    January 4, 2010 6:20 pm

    BTW, thanks for helping us win it all in 04 and 07. You were just as essential and Manny Ramirez for those teams.

  22. January 4, 2010 6:21 pm

    Thank you Curt. My sentiments exactly !!! Scott Brown is the ONLY candidate for US Senate !!!We need change and Scott Brown is the #1 choice !

  23. January 4, 2010 6:25 pm

    Please, Curt, by all means, stick to baseball and stay out of topics about which you obviously know nothing, like health care. You say, parroting the standard Fox News/right-wing talking points, “Our Government is dead set on passing health care legislation the people have made clear we don’t want.” Yet poll after poll shows that “the people” — that is, the majority of the American people — DO want health care that is available to every citizen, and they DO want health care that is not dependent on the whims of the insurance conglomerates. (Google is your friend, if you’re looking for the polling data — and remember to find CREDIBLE polls, meaning right-wing Rasmussen and anything Fox News-related doesn’t count.) In short, while the current bill isn’t perfect, it’s a step in the right direction, and a step in the direction “the people” — actual Americans, not the Fox News-watching, Sarah Palin-loving right-wing extremists whom you deem “the people” — truly want.

    Oh, and if you’re going to blog, you might want to consider having an editor to correct the myriad punctuation/spelling/grammar errors that make this blog look positively amateurish. Just a thought ….

    Finally, don’t worry — Scott Brown won’t win. This IS Massachusetts, after all, and there’s literally no chance a Republican wins Teddy Kennedy’s old seat. And all Americans can be thankful for that.

  24. David permalink
    January 4, 2010 6:30 pm

    You get paid millions of dollars to throw a little white ball over a plate, while the people you are supposedly looking out for bust their butts off for minimum wage. To paraphrase what they yell at Streisand, shut up and pitch.

  25. Doug Warner permalink
    January 4, 2010 6:42 pm

    Endorsed by police, Curt Schilling and a background of integrity to boot. Scott Brown led brave troops, now he will lead brave Americans against a bad bill, and a government that isn’t listening to the people. Thanks for “Pitching In” Curt, you are a great American.

  26. Ramona Ed permalink
    January 4, 2010 6:55 pm

    Thank you for speaking up Curt, our country is quickly falling apart, I am so pleased that you are not afraid to speak up for what is right. Please MA, get out and vote on the 19th. I sure wish I lived there to cast my vote, best of luck to Scott Brown!

  27. Matt permalink
    January 4, 2010 6:59 pm

    EXACTLY. Who would want to extend insurance coverage to a greater number of Americans anyway?

  28. GregKelly permalink
    January 4, 2010 7:00 pm

    Thanks for coming out with this publically, Curt. I hope you hit the airwaves as well. We need this shot heard around the world in two weeks so the more attention Scott receives the better he’ll do. Both parties are killing in us Washington but this Administration and Democrat hold on both houses will ruin the country. Scott is what we need to both break the control, send a message and represent those of us pulling the wagon. Thanks, Curt.

  29. Joseph Alves Jr. permalink
    January 4, 2010 7:46 pm

    I’m an un-enrolled voter and I went down to vote for Scott Brown in the Primary election. I will be voting for him in the general election. I’m sick and tired of the “Sheeple” in my state who just vote along party lines. They really need to wake up and study the important issues that effect them personally. I really have nothing good to say about the late Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, or Barney Frank. So some things are best left unsaid. The fact remains, if we don’t get a balance of both political parties in Congress, we’re going to get more of the same, which is what we are getting right now. It’s like a one party system, and they’re doing whatever they want and not what their constituents want.

  30. Jerry Clarke permalink
    January 4, 2010 7:57 pm

    Saw Scott Brown on Larry Kudlow’s CNBC show.He comes across real well.I am glad he has a great guy like you watching out for his back.We need more people such as Scott and yourself standing up and talking it up for the American ideals and concepts.God Bless America.

  31. Fran Giordano permalink
    January 4, 2010 8:04 pm

    as a former City Councilor and School Committee Member of Medford, MA I say nice pitch Curt..A fastball down the middle..no curves here..and that is what we’ll get when Scott Brown becomes U.S. Senator Brown…just keep asking Curt, What can Brown do for you????

  32. Dan permalink
    January 4, 2010 8:06 pm

    Scott Brown Could be our 41st Vote in the Senate! http://www.mittromneycentral.com/2009/12/30/scott-brown-could-be-our-41st-vote-in-the-senate/

  33. Mares permalink
    January 4, 2010 8:28 pm

    Very true, Curt! This former lib dem, now independent agrees with you 100%.

  34. Andrew Coull permalink
    January 4, 2010 9:30 pm

    I am now inspired to join the Brown Brigade to try and help out in the last two weeks of this once-in-a-lifetime election. This is truly an opportunity to have Massachusetts represented in the Senate by both parties. Curt, I recall the ad when you first came to Boston wherein you said you were heading to Boston to end an 86 year curse. We have the chance to end another one. Will we?

  35. Wolverine permalink
    January 4, 2010 10:18 pm

    Thanks for adding your voice, Curt. Anybody following what’s going on in Washington, meeting in the dark of night, vote buying with our taxes and bills nobody has read, knows that something has got to stop the runaway train.

  36. Frank permalink
    January 4, 2010 10:47 pm

    Curt, you can pitch for my team anyday. However, I’m a Democrat ready to vote for Scott Brown because I’m fed up with many things. After reading your blog I may not vote at all. You are not helping him with your poor thoughts and horrible grammar. Did you ever think of becoming a pitching coach?

  37. Brian permalink
    January 4, 2010 11:13 pm

    Who cares who you support. Nobody cares

  38. Terry permalink
    January 4, 2010 11:13 pm

    Scott clearly is doing a great job getting his message across. He is a relentless campaigner, focused and it’s his committment to change and his own record that make him so appealing. Curt, being my favorite Sox player of all time, has always spoke his mind. He is one of those rare athletes that is a good example/role model for kids, and the fact that he was paid “millions for throwing a small white ball”…what the hell is wrong with that…never apologize for being well paid for a job well done!! 38 Special…always!! I am finding that a lot of independent voters in Mass share the same views as Curt & Scott!Join the Brown Brigade..I did.

  39. January 4, 2010 11:17 pm

    Heh. You’re doing a great job Brownie!

    Schilling is as big a whackjob as the rest of the “right” (Reich?)

    I thought about having a rational conversation about it, by why waste the time? What abyss is MA in again? Out taxes pay for the rest of the country’s pork! Shut up and play your computers games Curt!

  40. an american concerned permalink
    January 4, 2010 11:21 pm

    Curt,

    Thank you for this endorsement. I hope you will do a 30 second ad promoting Scott Brown.

    I am not not a MA resident, but I am sending what donations I can to Scott Brown, as well as phone banking for him.

    I am an immigrant to this country. I have seen socialized medicine, I am always stunned that Americans are this ignorant about what any socialized industries do that industry.

    And then to socialize medicine? I wonder if Americans even know that in Britian, having socialized HC, its gotten so bad, the medicine field no longer attracts the best doctors, they are recruitered from other countries.
    THe same ones that America rejects b/c of the lack of qualifications.

    I am just saddened beyond words that America is going to go down the socialist/marxist route, people like me come to America to escape this nonsense and now to see it openly being promoted.

    If I lived in MA, Scott Brown would get my vote, I have called his office, and directly asked if he would be the 41th vote against this “HealthCare reform”, which has nothing to do with Health or Care. I was told yes, and so this man gets my money, and my time phone banking for him.

    I wish Americans had even one clue about why America’s founding principles work, and that the govt is not the solution for everything, it comes in the name of helping you, but creates a system where it hurts you.

    I wish MA residents could see just how important their vote is on jan. 19th. I wish they would vote as Americans not as democrats. I say this as an Independent myself (I used to be a democrat since I became a citizen 15 years ago, but I changed to Indepedent last year in 2009). The democrat Party is not recognizable anymore, it is the socialist/marxist party now.

    Huge fan of yours Curt! Thank you for your support of Scott Brown, the 41th vote against this disgusting “HealthCare” bill!

    Please consider doing a 30 second ad promoting Scott Brown.

  41. angela permalink
    January 4, 2010 11:30 pm

    Curt,

    Thank you for speaking your mind, and being a man who stands for something. I applaud you. I also joined the Brown Brigade, and will be manning the phones for Scott later this week. Massachusetts has a tremendous opportunity to do the right thing on January 19th. We, the people need to have our voices heard, and our current elected officials refuse to listen. God bless you. God Bless Scott, and of course, God Bless America.

  42. Elizabeth permalink
    January 5, 2010 12:33 am

    Curt, you’re a great “team-player”! And, YES, WE DO believe in miracles!
    This is the moment we’ve been waiting for – where WE, the people of Massachusetts, CAN make a difference. (WE don’t need ACORN thugs to get us to vote.) This past year has been HELL and will only get worse if we don’t do something to change it NOW!!! This IS an important election. We are Independents and will be supporting MR. Scott Brown.

  43. Rob permalink
    January 5, 2010 1:06 am

    Way to go Curt. I can’t say I think athletes going into politics is a good idea, but we do seem to think alike when it comes to the subject.

    Democrats have considered MA a safe haven too long. My whole family is voting for this guy, so that makes 8 votes!

  44. steve permalink
    January 5, 2010 1:13 am

    “the kickbacks and corruption”…like when Cheney struck oil deals behind closed doors to deal with our energy policy? “stopping the concentration of power in one political party?” did you “thunk” that up by yourself? how many bills did the republicans pass on health care when they were the majority? “the numbers are now beyond comprehension”……..are those numbers the war budget which is for the first time included in the overall budget and not hidden from the public? or is it the expensive massacheusetts health bill your candidate voted for the in the state legislature…….if your going to be political at least know what you are talking about or go on fox so Sean Hannity can give you a softball interview to help you out…come on, this was too easy

  45. Tex permalink
    January 5, 2010 1:42 am

    Curt

    Canada calling in here. Huge sox fan also. Love the USA completely…………but your wrong on health care. I travel the world and cannot believe that some people in the richest country in the world (USA) have to choose between eating and health care. Not right in such a prosperous country.

    Socialism is such a scary word, and the Politicians know it………….but that is all it is a scary word. The USA is the only modern forward thinking country in the WORLD that does not have some form of universal health care for its citizens.

  46. January 5, 2010 7:44 am

    Looked it up on Scott Brown’s website and he did indeed reverse himself on his support for your state’s healthcare plan, which is the model this national plan is based on. You should ask him about that vote some time. I always liked that you were such an independent voice, so its disappointing to see you walking the Republican party line again and again. Neither party has a premium on good ideas.

  47. Slash permalink
    January 5, 2010 8:25 am

    Curt, if you are so dead set against big, bad, evil US government run health care why don’t you give your buddy John McCain a call and urge him to enact legislation to close Bethesda Naval Hospital and Walter Reed Army Medical Center?

  48. January 5, 2010 8:26 am

    you arrogant ignorant idiot. stick to baseball and crappy computer games.

  49. NY RedSox Fan permalink
    January 5, 2010 9:56 am

    Wish I still lived in Boston so that I could support Mr. Brown. Any one of you who thinks this health reform is what this country needs is an idiot, and Curt Schilling is right on point. Every person I talk to is like, “oh yeah! I’ll vote for health reform.” I ask, “What does that health reform entail?” I seem to always get the response (with the exception of a few intelligent democrats… I know seems like an oxymoron, pardon the pun) “free healthcare for every American.” Free health care for who? Not me. Not Curt.

    Please excuse me but Obama will completely have destroyed this great nation of ours within the next few years. No I don’t mean physically, however we very well may see another large scale attack on this country and as a Red Sox fan working in the financial district of New York City (which despite my hate for the Yankees is one of the great cities of this world), I’m scared with these democrats, “it won’t happen again” attitude. That’s exactly how it happened in the first place.

    Democrats: Many of you don’t even realize you are supporting government moderation of goods and services in this country… The complete opposite of what this country was founded upon which is capitalist democracy. While you whine and complain about how you suffer, Obama wants to tax me 60% of my annual income in order to support this country. I can tell you from a personal standpoint, that I already pay more in taxes than most of you, I already give large scale donations. So where you get free healthcare, and I get robbed, you are also cheating many of these organizations out of dollars that I will no longer be able to donate to because the fact of the matter is, I will no longer have the income. Now most of you are probably at least semi-intelligent individuals… and should be able to see that all Obama does is rally his troops of idiot voters who have never paid a single bit of attention to politics until a Black man decides to run, and robs Peter to pay the Piper… Life just doesn’t work that way. Please stop thinking simply about yourselves and think about how this effects this NATION and its organizations that do support sick kids, sheltering our homeless among many other important causes that will no longer exist due to your selfishness. Government doesn’t need to moderate how I give my money, as I should be allowed to give to who I feel will use it correctly. If you are a crackhead sleeping on the side of the road who got there by drug use, lack of ambition and/or laziness (and please don’t tell me thats not the case, because I live in NY and see it every day), I’m sorry… but I don’t care about you. People who go through tragedies are taken care of.

  50. Matt permalink
    January 5, 2010 12:04 pm

    Sign with the Yankees so we can rename your blog “Sarah Palin in pinstripes.”

    Good pitcher, political moron.

  51. ilbill permalink
    January 5, 2010 12:25 pm

    Let me start by pointing out that we live in a representative democracy. Lawmakers we send to Washington are supposed to REPRESENT us. I don’t want an “idea man (or woman)”. I want someone who realizes what their constituency wants, and takes it to Washington to fight for it. Do we really think our reps in Washington are the best and brightest, and have ideas that are so much better that what we come up with? I know that many of them think so but no, most are career politicians with sweet deals who think that they are above the rest of us. Ask yourself “is my representative really better qualified than I to sit in that seat and make decisions about what is best for me and my state?” My guess is most of you would probably say no.

    I will admit right now that I am not a resident of Massachusetts. Residing in Illinois, I get enough corrupt politics to keep me busy (and disgusted). However, it has never been more important than now to pay attention to politics around the country. Voters in Massachusetts have a chance to stop (or at least slow down) the corrupt political “goings on” in Washington. The fact that the health care bill is over 2000 pages and impossible to read is case in point that they are trying to pull the wool over our eyes. And why do we need to do it so quickly, without having the time to really dig into what is in the bill? With 40 votes against the bill, they will need to scrap it and put together a new bill that actually addresses the problems we all know we have with health care (portability, tort reform, small business and individuals pooling policies, dropping coverage). Anything else in a bill is just pork and corrupt politics.

    Here is a novel idea: a candidate that runs on a platform of no bill longer than 8000 words (approx length of US Constitution.) This will limit them as to what they can put in a bill, and it will give us the ability to read and understand it.

  52. jwgealt permalink
    January 5, 2010 2:56 pm

    Curt Schilling was and is a juicer. He’s just mad because steroid regimens won’t be covered under the Senate’s current health care plan.

  53. reginaldL permalink
    January 5, 2010 3:12 pm

    Read these comments telling Curt to stick to baseball and not express an opinion on health care.

    What freaking hypocritical losers.

  54. blue dog permalink
    January 5, 2010 3:19 pm

    Curt says~ “He’s for SMALLER government, stopping the concentration of power in one political party…and probably most appropriate and meaningful right now, giving all Americans Health Care BUT NOT by creating a new Government insurance Program.”

    “Giving” all Americans Health Care…? Curt, that sounds dangerously like socialism to me! And not by creating a new government insurance program? How would you and Scott propose your plan of “giving” Americans health care then? In exchange for cereal box tops? A free swine flu shot and a mammogram to the first 18,000 fans at Yankee Stadium on “Fan Health Care Day”? Free hot wings and a prostate exam at Hooters if the Angels score 10 runs or more?

  55. Haverhill transplant permalink
    January 5, 2010 3:29 pm

    “What gov’t-run program, etc etc?” Curt, you are a hero to many of us – a true warrior – but you sacrifice all credibility with populist sayings like that. I do understand your concerns about single-party power, however. The republicans had a pretty good lock for 15 years , and just look at the mess we’ve got. So while I agree with your concern, unless you’re advocating some innovative ideas tied to an independent third-party, your rhetoric falls flat. Health care for all Americans with NO government intervention? I haven’t seen a credible conservative plan for that – does Brown have one that he’s keeping secret? Do you have one Curt? The Bush Administration delivered the worst financial performance of ANY two-term presidency since numbers have been kept. But in one of the ONLY financial bright spots, the average American household income increased by 25% from 2000 to 2007. Unfortunately, the increase was more than offset by increases in health care costs – premiums more than DOUBLED over the same timeframe, from $6k to $13k, and medical-related bankruptcies more than doubled over the same timeframe. Yet republicans continue to believe that we can solve this problem (and the more important problem of millions of uninsured Americans) by contolling “activist judges” (more populist rhetoric), or by enabling consumers to shop for insurance across state lines. Look, I may not agree 100% with the democrat’s plan for health care reform, but at least they’re trying. Stick to baseball Curt – you are an unquestioned hero in that domain.

  56. January 5, 2010 4:07 pm

    Curt you are a real fool! Love it! Keep mouthing off; it’s comical how much of a right wing retard you are. HAHAHAHA. Can’t even spell!!! Did you even graduate from college? Oh man. Such a fool.

  57. tesco vee permalink
    January 5, 2010 4:24 pm

    Health care is not a right. Free speech is a right. Gun ownership is a right. Health care is something you purchase, or something you steal from the rest of us responsible people.

    Scott isn’t my dream candidate, but he’s a decent Mass Republican in the mold of Bill Weld. Coakley is a freakin nightmare.

  58. Manny permalink
    January 5, 2010 7:54 pm

    “What Government run/funded program in this country’s history has ever been run with an ounce of financial responsibility, prudence, or with the peoples best interest at the forefront? None, that’s which one.”

    Your beloved departments of Defense and Homeland Security are run by the government. They are either exceptions to your nonsensical rule, or they too must be ended. Which is it?

    Why aren’t you blowing your top about the incredible wastefulness of spending on private military contractors, or Halliburton billing us all for services it didn’t render? Is there ever enough military spending? Can’t find any waste or fraud in there? Really?!

    There’s nothing dumber than “smaller government!” hypocrites like you who didn’t say a thing when George Bush was making the federal government bigger, more costly, more wasteful, and more self-destructive than ever before. This is an empirical truth, yet we never ever hear from people like you about how we arrived at this point in terms of the deficit and the economy; we just hear about how the Senate’s plan to insure more Americans is sending us into an abyss.

    By the way, when you elect people whose platform is “government is bad” then you get things like FEMA’s pathetic response to Katrina and our a president who was snoozing on the ranch while the 9/11 hijackers plotted their attack.

  59. Kerri permalink
    January 5, 2010 9:06 pm

    Aaron, Scott Brown voted for healthcare in MA because it’s the states’ right to legislate their own healthcare policies. He is against the federal plan because he doesn’t believe it’s the federal government’s place to overstep the rights of the states. Looks like that silly Tenth Amendment strikes again!

  60. John permalink
    January 6, 2010 8:38 am

    Scott Brown is going to “put a screeching halt to the Democratic party’s fast tracking this country into an abyss.” Huh? Where did Republicans get this collective case of amnesia? Shall we review the Republican decade of 2000-09?
    The greatest economic calamity since the 1930’s. Two unwinnable, intractable, incomprehensibly expensive wars half a world away. The most dramatic decline in international respect for America in our lifetime – perhaps in the nation’s history. The transformation of a substantial budget surplus into a multi-trillion dollar deficit. A huge expansion of Medicare with NO FUNDING provided. The adoption of torture – TORTURE!! – as an official instrument of American foreign policy. The almost complete disempowerment of the middle class. Flat wages for virtually everyone below the Masters of the Universe class. Shall I continue? And it’s the Democrats who are pushing the country into the “abyss”? Because they are trying to extend health care insurance to everyone – just like EVERY OTHER ADVANCED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD???
    Look, by national standards, Scott Brown seems like a reasonably decent fellow. He’s not the kind of deranged, paranoid hysteric that passes for most Republicans these days, and I suspect he wouldn’t be an embarrassment to the Commonwealth if he were elected. (I’m not going to vote for him, but that was probably obvious by now.) But really, Curt, the rhetoric you people use is just bewildering.
    (Having said that, I do have to compliment you on posting all of the comments you have received, not just the flatterers. Not all bloggers are as willing to share the platform with their dissenters.)
    Happy New Year.

  61. Displaced Cambridge permalink
    January 6, 2010 10:41 am

    Right on Curt! If the plan is so darn wonderful, then why is it that they are not sharing the details? I can tell you why. It is exactly as you said. Back room deals for votes. Corruption rearing its ugly head. If I was still living up in Mass I would be right there on this vote. If this is such a great thing, why arent the House and Senet going to be subject to it? I really appreciate your strength of character in saying what you believe when there are people out there who have no understanding of what this could do to our country doing nothing but insulting those who disagree with them.

  62. Roy Fuchs permalink
    January 6, 2010 11:20 am

    What you argue for is maintaining what may be the worst health care system of the 20+ industrialized democracies on this planet. We are the only country that does not have universal coverage, we have the most costly system (the average person has a policy costing $7,200/yr, of which $1,000 compensates hospitals for emergency room service provided to the uninsured), the one that consumes the largest part of GDP, yet our outcomes are very average.

    While you and your conservative fellow travelers are quick to call a public option “socialism,” you should understand that we already have socialized medicine. You look down your noses at the Canadian and UK systems: In Canada, the government run plan covers all residents, and it pays doctors, who are private employees. In the US we call this Medicare. In the UK doctors are government employees and bills for all residents are paid by the government. In the US we call this the Veterans’ Administration. As it turns out, Medicare and the VA are the most medically and cost effective programs in this country. In fact, the group whose health is the worst is 64 year olds because many have no insurance. Then when they turn 65 and become eligible for Medicare they visit doctors and their health improves.

    The problem is private insurance, in which a clerk determines whether a procedure is covered or a bill is paid. Since the insurer’s objective is profit maximization, you tell me what the decision at the margin is.

  63. Donna permalink
    January 6, 2010 1:28 pm

    Curt,
    I ask you this in all seriousness and would be very interested in your reply. You say that you are all for every American having health insurance but not with a government run program. If that were to be the case,then my question to you is how do you expect every American to be able to afford healthcare without the government’s help. Here in New York we have an unemployment rate of 10% and even those who are working are struggling to make ends meet. Healthcare is SO very expensive that a great many of the population cannot afford it and many Americans do not have it at all(fortunately I do but I am sure that my plan is not as “cushy” a one as yours). It is very easy for someone in a great financial position as you are to say that the government should not help with the medical insurance but then how do you expect people to be able to afford it. My problem with Republicans these days,and I have told this to my cousin who is the executive director of the Republican Study Committee in Washington,D.C(and very conservative)is that the Republicans are up in a “tower” and do not pay any attentiion or any regard to the “little people” below. They do not see that people are hurting financially,for the basic needs of life,and I think that you are one of them. Don’t get me wrong-I love my cousin and I have great respect,love for you,but I think that you are not looking at the needs of the people on this one. The great late Senator Kennedy,who was all for healthcare reform and for giving those who cannot afford healthcare good medical treatment,said that healthcare is a RIGHT of every human being. So I ask you,seriously: without government assistance,how do you propose that every American be able to afford basic healthcare?

  64. sdl1 permalink
    January 6, 2010 1:50 pm

    One reason why we need universal healthcare in this country…

    http://www.aolhealth.com/health/cigna-employee-gives-woman-finger

  65. Becky permalink
    January 6, 2010 2:35 pm

    Yes! We need Scott who will bring a BALANCE to our representative government, amongst a Democratically controlled Senate. Cutting out entirely any Republican debate, is segregating our 2 party system. Learning from the Mass State’s,Health Care Model,the State can’t support financially, is why Brown can bring New Voice, with financial responsibility in correcting Health Care. Obama,Pelosi,Reid,determined to IGNORE anything in their way, most importantly IGNORING the American public, the people they’re elected to REPRESENT! This HC issue concerns 1/6 of the economy. 60 people are holding the country hostage. Choice is taken away. Democracy? Liberty and justice for all ?
    Scott Brown can Bring back some balance so at the VERY LEAST the discussion will begin again. This reckless behavior is wrong. Our democracy should not be stifled by any one. We can’t afford the spending spree as politicians run amok. Here is an opportunity for your VOICE to be HEARD. Scott Brown’s record backs up his core beliefs: lower-taxes,less government, and his Military background adds insight to our Homeland Security concerns.
    Scott is the candidate for the job. Spread the word! We have a CHOICE so let your voice be heard.
    VOTE FOR SCOTT BROWN

  66. Rob permalink
    January 6, 2010 9:13 pm

    “What Government run/funded program in this country’s history has ever been run with an ounce of financial responsibility, prudence, or with the peoples best interest at the forefront? None, that’s which one.”

    Well, I could ask you the same question regarding the multi-national corporations that conservatives like you get giddy just thinking about. If you’re looking for absolute perfection devoid of any waste, then yes, you are as unlikely to find a federal govt agency that meets your criteria just as much as you can’t find a perfect private entity either. So your question seeks an impossible answer and is basically dishonest on its face.

    But if you wanna talk about government programs that have pretty much worked overall, here’s a good list: Dept of Defense, Peace Corps, USDA (keeps our food safe), NIH (disease prevention), NASA (Apollo program etc), Dept of Veteran Affairs, FAA, National Parks Service just to name a few. None is perfect but all have and continue to be pretty successful at their stated goals. So get your head out of the sand, Curt. You put yourself out there as an honest guy, so knock off the standard talking points for once. I don’t care if you support Scott Brown, that’s your business certainly. But you can do better than making outlandish and untrue claims like the one cited above.

  67. Unenrolled in Ma permalink
    January 7, 2010 6:43 am

    Eany meany miney mo…out goes Y. O. U.

  68. Hideki permalink
    January 7, 2010 1:52 pm

    Curt you’re a complete a-hole on and off the field.

  69. MikeCT permalink
    January 10, 2010 11:54 am

    In the same way selection of Sarah Palin tanked McCain’s campaign, hopefully the sheer nuttyness and irrationality of Brown’s most ardent supporters will backfire on them.

  70. Slash permalink
    January 12, 2010 1:34 pm

    From last night’s debate:

    Scott Brown said, “We’re at war. Frankly. I’m scared.”

    Does this country need more fearful Republicans in Washington?

  71. Doodad Pro permalink
    January 12, 2010 5:24 pm

    Curt, the people on this blog who are telling you that you can’t have opinions on things other than baseball (and express them) are the same morons who tell people that they are the elites and think they have the answers to everything.

    You should do a 30-second spot for Scott Brown just to piss these losers off.

  72. Joe permalink
    January 12, 2010 7:05 pm

    @ Charles Lemos – What law school did you graduate from? Where does the Constitution provide for universal health care? Typical lemming response. Did you ever hear of individual responsibility?

    Government needs to get the hell out of the way

  73. Cologne Redsox admirer permalink
    January 13, 2010 6:37 pm

    I was and still am a big fan of you, Mr Curt Schilling. Your Pitching and also your attitude in Baseball, being a person who stood up for his thoughts and everything always impressed me.

    But what you are writing here is just sad and stupid. You really shpuld follow the advice of some people and only talk about things you really understand.
    Don’t get me wrong, it’s your right to stand up for things or people you believe in. But the truth is: You are not only giving an advice in your post or tell people about your opinion, you tell them about their opinion and what they should do by telling LIES!

    I always thought about you as a honest man, and it’s sad to read such a waek blog.

  74. suzy000 permalink
    January 16, 2010 6:21 pm

    Curt…that pretty much nailed it home. I truly hope the Citizens of Massachusetts delivers on what is probably the most important Senate races of the decade. Massachusetts is being given the honor of being the first state to undo the damage that has been done this past year. The rest of America is looking to Mass like they did 250 years ago. Make history again, Mass…..we got your back and will follow suit. And yes…Virginians donated to Scott Brown to prove our support.

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