While I certainly would have voted against the jobs bill that the junior Senator from the Bay State supported, I did not react as harshly to his vote as did ColoradoPatriot on this blog. I don’t expect perfection in politicians.
I do hope those conservatives who took him to task for that vote are hailing his recent statement on Obamacare. On Monday, Sen. Scott Brown
. . . warned the Obama administration against using the “nuclear option” of ramming through Congress a revised $1 trillion health-care bill outlined yesterday by the White House. . . .
A spokesman for Brown, whose dramatic Senate victory last month halted Capitol Hill momentum for health-care reform, said Democrats better not try to use a reconciliation strategy to pass the bill with a simple Senate majority. . . .
“If the Democrats try to ram their health-care bill through Congress using reconciliation, they are sending a dangerous signal to the American people that they will stop at nothing to raise our taxes, increase premiums and slash Medicare,” said Brown spokesman Colin Reed in a statement. “Using the nuclear option damages the concept of representative leadership and represents more of the politics-as-usual that voters have repeatedly rejected.”
Can you imagine a Massachusetts Democrat delivering such a harsh attack on the Senate Democratic leadership? Brown may have voted for one budget boondoggle, but he hasn’t ratcheted down his opposition to Obamacare, standing against Democrats’ strong-arm tactics and opposed to their statist solutions to a problem, created, in large part, by excessive government regulation.