Dear Scott Brown…

Dear Scott Brown,

WTF is going on?  In case you have been too busy being a celebrity to notice, the center-right coalition that elected you here in Massachusetts is breaking down.

First you voted for the so-called “Jobs Bill.”  I let it slide.  I understand that it was politically popular and you don’t want to be the “Lockstep Republican” for your 2012 election.  The bill was minor, your vote didn’t matter, and I let it go.  Besides, as a Massachusetts Republican who managed to actually win, I was willing to give you a fairly long leash.

Then you voted against the Vitter amendment.  That was just stupid.  “Audit the Fed” polls at 75% in favor and only 9% opposed, and you sided with the 9%.  Every Republican in the House is a sponsor along with Delahunt, McGovern, and Tierney in the Massachusetts delegation.  I didn’t think that matching John Tierney was such a difficult litmus test of conservative credentials, but somehow you failed.  While staggered by the vote, I started searching for rationalizations.  My search did not last very long.

Now you have voted for the Barney Frank/ Chris Dodd financial takeover bill.  This piece of legislation is bad on an epic scale.  While it may not be as bad as the healthcare bill, it’s probably worse than the so-called “Stimulus” bill.  While the “stimulus” ran up nearly a trillion dollars in bad debt, it’s a one shot deal.  Yes, there is compound interest, but our nation can recover.  Your support for this financial takeover bill creates a permanent problem.  It’s bad now, it will be bad next year, 10 years from now and 100 years from now if it is signed into law.

Furthermore, you cast the tie breaking vote.  In the future when secret boards seize private companies whole cloth and without congressional approval it will be your fault.  When the federal reserve engages in endless buyouts and bailouts with our money behind closed doors it will be your fault.

Soon you will vote to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.  Yeah, I already know you’re going to do it, and I have to wonder what exactly we’re left with and why I should bother fighting the good fight.

MORE BELOW THE FOLD….

Scott Brown File Photo So what are we left with in Senator Scott Brown?  Are you no better than Joe Lieberman?  Are you just a liberal Democrat who likes war and water boarding?  Whatever you are, I can’t defend you anymore.

I understand and agree that someone who agrees with me 80% of the time is a friend.  I simply fail to see the 80%.  At this point I’m not even seeing the 20%.  Yeah, I already know “Scott Brown votes with Scott Brown 100% of the time.”  That doesn’t make these votes any good.

Get your act in gear.  I recently took your bumper sticker off of my old truck.  The honeymoon is officially over.  I’m watching you closely now and I am not alone.

Sincerely,

Mike “DD4RP” Rossettie.

P.S.  Maybe Carla Howell was right after all.

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32 comments

  1. When given a choice between a Dem-lite Republican and a Democrat almost always choose the Democrat. Just ask Governor Healey. Scott Brown ran as a fiscally conservative, socially moderate Republican and he should vote that way. A Dem-lite voting record is not a recipe for reelection, because it gives the electorate nothing to be excited about. I hope Sen. Brown plays harder to get when the bill comes out of conference committee. As hard as it is to believe, he could learn something from the Maine ladies. They stuck with their party on the cloture vote for this deeply flawed legislation.  

  2. I worked for your campaign: made calls, stood out in the cold waving signs, attended rallies. I was happy to do so.

    On 11/06/12, I’m pretty sure I will vote for you, Senator, but my energy and enthusiasm will most likely be directed elsewhere.

  3. Mike, I get why some of the things Brown is doing will drive us crazy as conservatives. That said, I still think he’s doing the best he knows how, and will get better as he finds his footing. Also, he has still reserved the right to vote against the final version of the bill, which actually could be good politics. “I was open to getting something done, but this version of the bill is horrible…”, etc.

    One other thing: If you’re having fun with Scott Brown now, you’re going to have a BALL with Charlie Baker and Richard Tisei. They make Brown look like the second coming of Barry Goldwater. Enjoy!



    Jordan Gehrke

    Political Director, Cahill for Governor

    jordan@timforgovernor.com

  4.   Senator Brown a lot Conservatives that stood out in the cold last January for you are begining to see that you are leaving us out in the cold.  In 2012 we will not forget.

  5.  ” would undermine consumer confidence in the dollar”…..

    Well how undermined is the dollar at the moment. Pretty bad.

    Then he said “politicians should not be making monentary policy”   Great ,  rather than accountable elected congressmen we will have private big bankers make that policy in secret.  

  6. Brown should be more worried about the primary than the general in 2012…

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