Scott Brown generated tremendous support and money in Massachusetts and around the country, as a messenger against the excesses of government. The Republicans presented him as the means to stop Obamacare and as a fiscal conservative. Brown's election did not stop Obamacare; and as usual the Democrats out maneuvered the Republicans while Brown has become Ted Kennedy Lite. Brown's votes for the Jobs Bill and Financial Reform illustrate that his presentation as a fiscal conservative was a lie.
If Brown's excuse was that he traded his vote to protect jobs at Fidelity, then does that make him the Senator of Fidelity and their employees only? If this Financial Reform Bill did not pass, then there is no need to trade a vote. Brown reduced the Democrat majority to 59 and this was supposed to stop the excess of government picking winners and losers (GM, Chrysler, Lehman, Merrill...) and the President handing out money to energy companies of his choosing.
The Financial Reform Bill rewards failure by institutionalizing "Too Big To Fail" at the expense of the taxpayers. The bill creates more government bureaucracy of the type that couldn't prevent the last crisis. A majority of the American people are against the excesses of government that have occurred in the bailout excess and lottery churning out of Washington since September 2008. Yet, politicians like Brown just thumb their noses in the faces of those that supported their election.
The Republican party is not trusted and is benefiting from being the only alternative. People that attend Tea Parties are not Republicans, but Independents that have rejected the status quo and the choices between Democrats and Republicans. The Republicans failed us in mismanaging two wars and allowing, spending wildly while in power, and encouraging fraud in the financial sector. If Conservatives and Independents cannot remove the yoke of the Republicans and provide a real alternative, we will never recover from the excesses and statism of Washington. Conservatives and Independents should have a new motto: "No more Scott Browns now or in the future."