Conservatives disappointed in Senator Brown
You can take the Senator out of Massachusetts, but you can't take Massachusetts out of the Senator.
Sen. Scott Brown has always been a liberal Republican, so it isn't hard to understand why he voted for the new jobs bill proposed by Harry Reid. What is hard to comprehend is his lack of awareness and sense of responsibility towards those who put him into office. True, he had the backing of Republican status quo politicians Romney and McCain, but he also had conservatives from other states donating money to his campaign.
When I last wrote about Sen. Brown in the AT blog, he had just won a stunning victory in the special election against the favored Martha Coakley.
Scott Brown's first order of business should be to listen to his supporters. It sounds so simple, yet, most of our elected officials, both Democrat and Republican, have been turning a deaf ear to the people's wishes.
The Massachusetts senatorial election is an American referendum on the people's dissatisfaction with the reckless spending going on in Washington by a Democrat controlled congress.
There should be a moratorium on voting for anything with a price tag on it, yet,
Mr. Brown has chosen to go full steam ahead.
Knowing human nature, I wryly stated that Brown would be thinking, "How great I am." Sorry to say, Brown has now shown the same numbing arrogance that characterizes Washington these days.
Does Brown's action on the jobs bill portend willingness to compromise on the health care bill he so adamantly refused to endorse?
When Brown came along, conservatives were clamoring for someone to oppose the Democrats and their health care plan; they pinned their hopes on him; they thought Brown would represent them.
Alas, Brown cannot be expected to be someone other than who he has always been: a career politician who doesn't have the strength of character to break the mold.