Scott Brown Breaks Promise With First Vote

Everyone is in a tizzy about Scott Brown’s vote on Scary Harry Reid’s jobs bill. They have a right to be upset, but not just because he chose to side with Democrats. They should be upset with him for his “business-as-usual” vote which completely contradicts the very reasons he was running for office in the first place.

When he was elected, Mr. Brown said that the voters were tired of “business-as-usual” politics in Washington, D.C., yet that seems to be exactly what he brought with him as he settled into Ted Kennedy’s former office.

While running for his senate seat, Mr. Brown said he was running because…

America is a great country but we also have some challenges that we need to solve if we’re going to remain the world’s superpower. The most important of our challenges is getting the U.S. economy moving again. People are hurting as they struggle to make ends meet. They’re worried about their future, and that of their children and grandchildren. I want to ensure that we leave them an America that is financially stronger and independent: minus a national debt that we can never repay.

He wants to make sure we leave an America that is financially stronger and independent, minus a national debt that we can never repay. Harry Reid’s jobs bill is a pork filled $15 billion monstrosity which just adds more to our national debt. Nice promise there Scott.

Harry Reid did not have the votes for cloture on this bill, so he politically bribed Republican Sen. Voinovich from Ohio with a promise to bring a transportation bill to the floor of the Senate, just to get his vote. If that isn’t business-as-usual, I have no idea what is. I’m sure many of Scott Brown’s constituents are happy with his decision, but the moderates and independents who put him in that chair are sure to remember his “business-as-usual” vote 2012 comes around.

If Scott Brown really wanted to stop “business-as-usual” and change things in Washington he should have made his case while voting against this bill. They say actions speak louder than words and right now his actions make his words sound an awful lot like Barack Obama’s.

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2 thoughts on “Scott Brown Breaks Promise With First Vote

  1. Scott Brown is just doing what he thinks is right. I mean, look at it from his perspective. First of all, his state is pretty much nothing but democrats. The only reason he even won is because the tea party supported him and the democrats didn’t like their nominee. If the dems had a better nominee, Brown wouldn’t even be in the Senate. He only won by 3 percentage points. When he is up for reelection in 2012, Obama will be on the ticket and you know that all the Obama voters will be out in droves again voting party line, especially in a liberal state like Mass.

    I really don’t know why any republicans thought he was this big conservative. I think they were trying to spin this victory into the end-all-be-all, but ended up looking like morons because the very first vote he voted against his party. In fact, Brown might actually be a good thing for the democrats because now Leiberman doesn’t mean anything anymore. I mean, what is the difference between 59 and 58, or 53 for that matter. This will make it much more likely that all the votes will either be passed like they were today, or pass under reconciliation. In fact, this little press conference on thursday for the health care bill is designed to make the republicans out to be obstructionists. I bet the dems put all the republicans ideas into the bill, and put it up for a vote. If the republicans still filibuster it, which they certainly will, then the democrats will say that they included their ideas and now they have no other option but to pass it under reconciliation for the good of the country…along with the public option in there also.

    This Brown victory might actually be the turning point, since the republicans have been winning the message war for quite some time now. I just hope you are happy if you voted for Brown, because this might be more of a curse than a blessing.

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