Monday, February 22, 2010

Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

Recently elected senator Scott Brown, who filled the seat vacated by Edward Kennedy, has voted for the democrat sponsored job bill.

From Reuters:

A modest job-creation bill advanced in the U.S. Senate on Monday as the chamber's newest Republican bucked his party and sided with Democrats on a $15 billion package of tax cuts and highway spending.

Republican Scott Brown joined four other Republicans, 55 Democrats and two independents to overcome a procedural hurdle that sets up a final vote later this week.

Brown was widely hailed as a conservative hero after his surprise victory in Massachusetts last month gave Republicans enough seats to block most Democratic legislation.

THat was short lived, wasn't it. I am glad the honeymoon is finally over, and we know what colors this guy is capable of. Of course some will say it is a modest bill, or that he is an east coast republican, so it's ok somehow. May be Scott isn't everything we thought he was.

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blackandgoldfan said...

Do you think it's possible that Brown knew the score and figured that the only way he could win would be to run on the "R" ticket? Just a theory. In any case, he hasn't come out of the gate as one who represents the voice of the people.

Bungalow Bill said...

I guess he's out of the question for president now too, eh? :)

The Right Guy said...

In fact, he really didn't get a lot of support from the gop, but more from the TP. Go figure.

I dom't think I ever proposed him for president, although I bet Eric did.

What Makes Us Right said...

It was my understanding that they had the required votes with or without Mr Brown. (I believe 4 other republicans voted for it as well) Don't get me wrong, I am not defending his vote one way or the other, I am just saying, maybe this was a move on his part to get a little something down the road.

Let' see how thinks shake out

The Right Guy said...

He has more to lose by voting for it. One, it looks like the dems will lose control in this years elections, two, why would you side with the enemy? Anyone with half a brain knows that when all the backslapping is done, both sides will be done with you. So either he is a fool, or just showing his true colors. If this was going to pass and his vote not needed, trying to garner favor with one's enemies strikes me as feckless. He shot his load and threw it away.

What Makes Us Right said...

I am just saying, let's see if he get's anything positive from it. I highly doubt it, but maybe, just maybe, he had some trick up his sleeve.

Or, he is just a moron.

The Right Guy said...

What is the old saying? What is usually attributed to malice can be explained as stupidity.

Chuck said...

Wasn't it like a 17 billion dollar spending bill?

The uproar seems premature. Did anyone expect a guy elected in Massachusetts to be some sorta Jeremiah Johnson?


The Right Guy said...

I don't think it is premature... As far as Jeremiah Johnson goes, even Jeremiah Johnson wasn't what people think he was. This guy is just another politician. Sometimes I think we would be better served if politicians were picked from the general public by lottery.

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