I knew this day would come, but frankly I expected it later with something like McJuan’s baby, the Amnesty bill. So Scott Brown voted with the Democrats to pass another Crap Sandwich, the euphemistically named “Jobs Bill.” From the moment Brown declared McCain his “mentor” (before being sworn in) I cautioned everyone on my radio program that at some point this guy was going to betray the Independent Conservative platform that got him elected.
Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., warned Republican leaders not to take his vote for granted, and today he followed through on that threat. Brown, who won a special election in Massachusetts last month, broke ranks with his party and voted this afternoon for the Democratic jobs bill in a key procedural vote.
Does this surprise you? I hope not too many of you are deeply disappointed.
Yes, the election was a good thing, but I hope my repeated warnings kept most of you from getting too starry-eyed about the man. Voting with the Dems is exactly what a guy who’s spooning both McCain and Romney is inclined to do. This is what these people are. Oh sure, there’s lots of ‘political’ analysis explaining how this was his way of showing the liberals back home how he’s going to throw them a bone sometimes, or something. That it really doesn’t matter because the bill might not pass anyway, blah, blah blah. But really, if the voters of Massachusetts wanted someone who was going to vote with the Dems they had that chance with Coakley–and rejected it. And standing on principle does matter, especially if you were elected because people wanted someone, a sentinel, a role model, to stand against the Obama Ghost Train.
The people of Massachusetts send a message that resonated with the entire nation–we do not like the Democrat agenda and we want the grotesque liberal destruction of this nation, as embodied by the Obama agenda, to be stopped. Voting for another Crap Sandwich is not honoring the conservatism expected of him.
Brown wasn’t the only Republican jumping in the sewer to help along the liberal shafting of this nation. He was joined by Snowe, Collins, Bond, and Voinovich. I know some of you may critique may argument noting that McCain didn’t vote for it. He’s got a tough reelection coming up; the last thing that fool can do is vote for another redistribution of wealth (whatever’s left of it). So, at least you can have your new boy send a message that this sort of obscene continuation of liberal policies can also be a ‘conservative’ thing to do.
Brown issued a statement, rather pathetic actually, and par-for-the-course in grotesque Washington.
“This Senate jobs bill is not perfect. I wish the tax cuts were deeper and broader, but I will vote for it because it contains measures that will help put people back to work.
“I was disappointed with the continuation of politics-as-usual in the drafting of this bill, as it was crafted behind closed doors, without transparency and accountability. I hope for improvements in that process going forward. All of us, Republicans and Democrats, have to work together to get our economy back on track. I hope my vote today is a strong step toward restoring bipartisanship in Washington.”
So Scott Brown complains about politicians conducting business as usual, right after he rewards them with his vote. And then announces the importance of ‘bipartisanship.’ And what is the much-touted bipartisanship? You’ve seen it right here–the compromise of conservative principles.