Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It Didn't Take Them Long To Turn On Him

What is that sound?

Oh. It's the G-NO-P getting all pissy at the new boy in town because he doesn't seem to want to "No the line". He isn't goosestepping along with the other Republicans doing anything and everything he can to, as they like to say, "stop Obama."

See, Scott Brown gave the vote Monday that killed the GOP filibuster against Majority Leader Harry Reid's $15 billion jobs creation bill. And, while Brown wasn't the only Republican to break party ranks--Maine's Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, Ohio's George Voinovich, and Missouri's Kit Bond helped--it was new kid on the block Brown who got all the attention after the vote.

"I came to Washington to be an independent voice, to put politics aside and to do everything in my power to help create jobs for Massachusetts families," Scott Brown said in a statement. "This Senate jobs bill is not perfect. I wish the tax cuts were deeper and broader, but I am voting for it because it contains measures that will help put people back to work."

And, apparently, putting people back to work upsets a lot of Republicans, who took to calling Brown a RINO [Republican In Name Only]. And others took to Brown's Facebook page to voice their displeasure at the man who voted the will of the people of Massachusetts:

Scott Brown is a traitor
You voted for it because you are a coward. RINO. Just another politician. So disappointing.
You, sir, have made me regret my first political contribution EVER. You let me down like Tiger Woods, Scott.

And over on Twitter, people raged in 140 characters or less:

Nice sell out! You realize this is just a useless pork program. U turned on the people that put u in. We will remember!!
Senator Brown: You Weren't Elected for Bipartisanship

So, it is quite clear the the Republicans, both those in office and those who vote Republican, do not want any kind of bipartisan efforts put forth in this Congress. And yet these same fools will be the ones who complain that they can't get anything done. It's a never-ending cycle: refuse to work together and bitch that no work gets done.

And Scott Brown, the hero of the Republican party for about five minutes, suddenly becomes the odd man out. Hopefully, though, he'll set the example that everything Obama wants done isn't an automatic No vote; and hopefully other Republicans will learn the work for the people, not against the country.

1 comment:

Larry Ohio said...

Wow! I'm impressed with him for actually being independent. I hope after enough wingnuts attack him that he'll denounce the teabaggers and resist the GOP powers for a long time.