The Senator from the People’s Republic of Massachusetts is at it again. It was only a year and a half ago; he was the darling of our Tea Party movement. He excited the Tea Party movement and conservatives everywhere. Tea Party members gave him money, worked his campaign and even did phone banks for him from hundreds of miles away from the Bay State. He became number 41. He was the 41st Republican Senator and his presence denied Democrats the ability to break a Republican filibuster. Conservatives were elated. The celebrations knew no bounds. Even the manufacturer of a line of fountain pen inks created new ink that they called “Brown 41” in his honor.
Brown was immediately compared to Reagan and there were even suggestions he run for President. There were a few of us who understood what we were getting. We were getting a 41st Republican Senator. We were not getting another Reagan.
Unfortunately, for those of us who knew what Scott Brown really was, he has lived down to our expectations.
In his latest sell out of those who put him in, he wrote a letter to the Republican leadership, repeating the tired old liberal line that the budget cuts the GOP is pushing, disproportionately hurt “low income families and seniors.” Translation, let’s not do anything to the welfare state.
Brown goes further to object to “wholesale reductions in spending.”
What is it about Massachusetts? It is a nice state and most of the people I have met from there are fairly decent people. Why must they continue to send lunatics to Congress?
Memo to Scott Brown. If you think budget cuts “disproportionately affect “low income families and seniors,” what do you think is going to happen when we have an economic collapse?
Memo to Scott Brown. Do you want to see our future? Go look at Greece or Portugal or Spain. They have a debt crisis. How do you think they got into a debt crisis? Since you were once a model and models are not known for their heavy duty thinking capabilities, I’ll give you a hint. Debt gets you into a debt crisis. Massive debt is the realization of Margaret Thatcher’s words, when she said, “the problem with socialism is eventually, you run out of other people’s money.”
Brown is a politician, and that is meant in the worst sense of the word politician. He knows self-preservation and self-promotion. He has aligned himself with the RINO crowd, which has no beliefs, other than getting reelected and appeasing whatever base he thinks will help him get reelected. From a crass point of view, that is working. Rumors are the Democrats are not even going to put a top-flight candidate against him in 2012 because his ratings within that state are so good.
So Scott Brown used the Tea Party to get elected. Now he no longer needs this movement and we are tossed under the bus.
The Democrats will not give Scott Brown an opponent. Why should they? He votes like a Democrat. Perhaps the Massachusetts Tea Party will step up with someone to challenge him in 2012.
That, unlike Scott Brown, is not an April fool’s joke.
Scott Brown is a good example of all the politicians we have in Washington...all he cares about is keeping his job. He
stands for nothing. Once again, he joins the ranks of RHINOs like John McCain but he is popular in the left wing
state of Massachusetts
I have learned not to listen to what so-called Republican senators, from liberal states "SAY". Rather, I watch how they "VOTE". More specifically, I watch how they vote on roll-calls where their vote may make the difference.
That's because Republicans holding a state-wide office in a liberal state have just as hard a time as a Democrat holding a statewide office in Texas would have… if we had one. They have to walk a fine line. They must talk liberal, to appease the other party that controls their state. They may send letters and make statements to the media, that are in direct opposition to their real position on the issues. But the only way that you can tell if they are on your side, is to watch how they vote, when it really matters.
WHEN IT REALLY MATTERS
That's the key. If a vote came up and it was certain to carry for the Republicans, I would expect to see Brown vote with the Democrats, in order to boost his liberal numbers and show his liberal constituents that he is really a moderate. Similarly, if a vote came up that was certain to carry for the Democrats, I would expect him to vote with the Democrats. That makes sure that he at least appears to be a moderate, which is the only kind of Republican that Massachusetts would elect two times in a row.
Before I decide about him, I want to see how he votes when the chips are down. How does he vote on bills, when his vote may well be the deciding vote? How does he vote on filibusters, when his vote could be the deciding vote?
Most people in both parties never look at that sort of thing. They just look at the overall voting record and often miss the telltale subtleties of the politician's votes. For some reason, the media never reports on this either.
I am sorely aware of this, because of my own RINO congressman, Kevin Brady (TX-8), who tries to appear to be a conservative Republican, by voting with the Republicans, when his vote doesn't matter. For example, he has had variously, a rating of "A" to "C", on the Gunowners of America ratings. But an examination of his votes, including his committee votes, reveals that he is decidedly NOT a friend of gun owners. He votes with Republicans on most such bills, because most gun bills are either going to pass or fail by a rather wide margin. But on those few occasions, when the vote is destined to be close, he votes with the Democrats. His intermediate votes also tell a bad tail. He votes for amendments to gun bills that he knows will force one side or the other to kill the bill. He has a similar record on other issues. But that record doesn't show up in his basic voting record. You have to dig.
I'm not saying that Brown is not a liberal. He may well be a liberal. I don't know. I don't think that anyone can know for sure, right now. I just don't want to throw out someone, who "MAY" actually be on our side and end up with another Ted Kennedy in that seat, if all that is happening is political posturing, for the media, by a closet conservative, in a Democrat state.
Talk is cheap. Letters are cheap. Votes on legislation that is a foregone conclusion is cheap. Let's watch how he votes, when his vote could be the deciding vote.
"RINO-Scott Brown, (RINO-MA) is unfortunately another protegé for RINO McCain."
He is a little boy under the wing of Snowe and Collins from Maine, the infamous gal duo of rino infamousy.
We have to be realistic here. He is in a seat that has been occupied by a Kennedy for over 60 years. When was this seat last occupied by any republican?
At least he is NOT a vote for Harry Reid to be Majority leader in 2013. That is all he is worth.
I sent him $$ for his last campaign and lately responded to his fund raising letter telling him he is on his own now, no more support from me because he is stabbing the tea party in the back.
However, I think we need to turn our attention on the 23 Dem seats up next year. We can take care of this seat in another election after we have done more housekeeping elsewhere.
I just sent him an e-mail expressing our disappointment, his betrayal of his campaign and failing to realize the financial crisis that is destroying this country. I also reminded him of the Nov. mandate and that according to Rasmusssen 57% of the people want budget cuts even if the non-essential government has to be shutdown.
I don't live in Mass. but the conservativs are widespread. Fool us once shame on you - fool us twice shame on me. Don't count on twice Scott.
You had a chance to support Joe Kennedy and you muffed it. I am certainly not interested in supporting anyone who supported Romneycare and who doesn't believe everyone has a right to a fair trial, including an "enemy combatant."
How can you PROVE your innocence without a trial?