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Scott Brown……The Conservatives are already Crying……

I’m going to say…..

I TOLD YOU SO!

After Scott Brown won I let my buddy Daniel know that I didn’t think his election was a incumbant thing….

I thought it was Coakley mess-up thing…

I aslo told anyone that would listen that Scott Brown was a lone Republican (He isn’t lone anymore…his replacement is a Republican also ) in Massetuseetts…

And he’s in Teddy Kennedy’s seat no less……

As such…..I reasoned ….. he would have no choice but to be a practicing moderate Republican…..

I was right…..

In recent days he has voted with the democrats on several issues to the consternastion of the Conservatives in the GOP….

Thus joining the Senator Snowe and Collins club……..

He, he, he…….Me and the Democrats couldn’t be happier…..

Four months after being elected to fill the seat of the liberal lionEdward M. Kennedy and becoming a national hero to conservative Americans, Mr. Brown still has an air of celebrity about him. But a pinup boy for the Tea Party he is not.

In his first vote after taking office, Mr. Brown joined with Democrats, and their majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, in support of a $15 billion jobs bill. He was the first of just five Republicans to break with the party’s leadership on that bill.

And though he kept his campaign promise to oppose the big health care legislation, and has voted with the Republican leadership in the overwhelming majority of cases, he has also sided with Democrats on some important issues. Most notably, he voted in favor of the financial regulatory bill even though the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, and the rest of the conference leadership, voted no and denounced the measure as overly expanding the government.

“Listen, I have always said I don’t work for Mitch McConnell and I don’t work for Harry Reid, I work for the people of Massachusetts,” Mr. Brown said in an interview. “I am not quite sure what all the surprise is, and people wondering kind of like, ‘wow, he’s independent.’ I have always been this way. I am going to look at each and every bill and look at the merits of it.”

But his willingness to team up with Democrats is already raising eyebrows and ire among some voters in Massachusetts who backed his candidacy. They say he is betraying some of the conservative ideals that he espoused during the campaign — especially in his vote on the financial regulation bill.

“People are disappointed in this vote, because we see it as contrary to limited government and supporting free markets,” said Christen Varley, the leader of the Greater Boston Tea Party. “I think people are realizing that in some situations Senator Brown will be an ally and in some he will not. Some people are angry. Some people are disappointed but willing to wait and see what happens with the next votes.”

Ms. Varley said she was urging Tea Party members to contact the senator’s office and express their disappointment but also counseling them to develop a healthy sense of pragmatism, especially in a state as traditionally liberal as Massachusetts.

In the pattern of his votes, it is already clear that Mr. Brown has joined the small club of centrist Northeast Republicans that by the start of this year had shrunk to just two members: SenatorsOlympia J. Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine.

And while incumbents in traditionally Republican states in the South and the West are facing serious pressure from the right, Mr. Brown could soon be joined in the Senate by like-minded Republicans from other regions, including Representative Michael N. Castle, who is running for Senate in Delaware, and Representative Mark S. Kirk, who is running in Illinois.

“I tease my colleagues from the South, that it is the Northeastern Republicans that are the resurgence of the Republican Party and leading our party back out of the wilderness,” Ms. Collins said in an interview. “And because they are more centrist,” she added, “they have an excellent chance of prevailing.”

Already, Mr. Brown is discovering that working across both sides of the aisle can be perilous or, as Ms. Collins put it, “an uncomfortable role.”

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June 1, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | ,

8 Comments »

  1. scott brown is not dumb james. he knows damn well if he turns teabaggin he is toast in 2012. he going to running on the ticket against obama/biden. obama should win mass by 25 to 30 points easy.

    Comment by Terry Green | June 1, 2010 | Reply

  2. He, he, he……Agreed…….

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 1, 2010 | Reply

  3. AND if he’s continueing he’ll be relected much like Susan Collins in Maine 2008.

    Comment by Daniel G. | June 2, 2010 | Reply

  4. Hey Daniel…..How are Ya!

    SE finished up the coverage pretty darn good…Thanks for the start!

    Polling got beat up there a bit!

    Davis never had a chance!

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 2, 2010 | Reply

  5. my last take on davis is this. if he got rolled over in the dem primary how can he even have thought of coming within 20 points of the gop in red ruby alabama? i knew when he announced he was toast. sparks will get closer but not by much. he will lose by 10 to 20 points rather than the 20 to 30 if davis was the nominee. remember, racists still run high in alabama . sad fact but true.

    Comment by Terry Green | June 2, 2010 | Reply

  6. Terry Green

    Davis could have won this thing

    With NO libertarian candidate in the race

    I would have swung for Arthur Davis DAY in and Day out

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 2, 2010 | Reply

    • Give it UP TPL!

      It’s gone!

      Comment by jamesb101 | June 2, 2010 | Reply

  7. […] Scott Brown……The Conservatives are already Crying …scott brown is not dumb james. he knows damn well if he turns teabaggin he is toast in 2012. he going to running on the ticket against obama/biden. obama should win mass by 25 to 30 points easy. Comment by Terry Green | June 1, … Read more […]

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