Friday, February 11, 2011

Is Scott Brown A Huge Dissappointment To The GOP

I have to answer yes and no to that question.  He did oppose Obamacare as promised and has voted along party lines a majority of the time, but he has crossed the party lines on huge issues such as Don't Ask, Don't Tell and the START treaty with the Obama administration orchastrated with the Russians in which Obama revealed British Nuclear secrets to the Russians thus turning his back on a major US Ally in Europe.

From Soda Head:

Despite voting with the Republican Party leadership more than 80 percent of the time, "Benedict Brown," as critics called him, is considered too moderate for the now more conservative party. (Most senators, on either side of the aisle, vote at least 95 percent with their party.) Tea Party leaders say they intend to heavily bankroll a primary opponent, and Democrats say he needs to decide whose side he is on.

But Brown, according to Newsweek, says he is strictly a Massachusetts Republican.

"...I said I was going down there to be a Scott Brown Republican, not someone who works for Harry Reid -- or Mitch McConnell."

While Brown has sided with his party on most votes, he crossed party lines on major issues. He voted for the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the START Treaty, and a $13 billion payroll-tax exemption for employers willing to hire unemployed workers. All of which a majority of Republicans, especially the leadership, opposed.

Massachusetts leans Democratic, and Brown has straddled the line effectively so far. He might yet be one of the few holdouts in a party system that has washed away any hope for a centrist caucus. Or will that move finally undo his political career.
A majority of voters in Taxachussettes feels he is representing his constitutents, not his party, and it is a fact that most Senators vote along party lines 95% of the time, but I feel that Scott Brown needs to choose which side he is on and despite the bad points of his RINO like voting, he is a hell of a lot better then the drunken idiot, Ted "hic" Kennedy that he replaced after his death.

I understand that the lesser of two evils is still evil, but in this case, especially where Obamacare is concerned and hopefully he votes with the party to eliminate or defund Obama's bailout I have to say, that at this time, it is a good thing to have Scott Brown sitting in the Senate seat that has forever and a day been completely and totally held by Liberals for so many years.

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