I ~ may ~ owe 243 Massachusetts voters an apology. I collected their signatures to get State Senator Scott Brown’s name on the ballot for our December 8th Special Election Primary. I thought he was one of us – a conservative Republican. Now it isn’t all that clear.
This past Monday in an almost non-event debate, Scott claimed he “likes the Massachusetts model of mandatory health insurance”. http://www.lowellsun.com/ci_13849963
Shudder! Say it isn’t so!! In just three short years it has turned out to be three times as expensive as advertised. Massachusetts is bankrupt!
Visiting Scott’s several websites only clouds his position. While he has sponsored several laws dealing with health care issues, and voted for the 2006 Mass law which mandates citizens buy insurance, nowhere does he come out for tort reform [he is a lawyer], and nowhere have I heard a clear statement from him against ObamaCare.
His state website: http://www.scottbrown.com/health_care.htm Sen. Brown believes that the Legislature must be proactive in order to keep health care affordable. Proactive?
His campaign website: http://www.brownforussenate.com/issues I believe that all Americans deserve health care coverage, but that we shouldn’t have to create a new government insurance program to provide it. I support strengthening the existing private market system. In Massachusetts, I support the 2006 healthcare law that expanded coverage, but I believe the Deval Patrick administration must do more to contain the costs of the Commonwealth Care subsidy program.
Reluctantly I now conclude that Scott is “courting the Kennedy vote” by posing himself in the most liberal postures possible. During the signature drive he answered my emails promptly. But since Monday when I asked him to clarify the Lowell Sun article, – not a peep! So it’s not clear where he will stand if he is elected to the US Senate. Will he oppose and filibuster ObamaCare, – or will he cast that sole “Republican” yes vote and give Obama credibility to claim the thing has “bipartisan” support? I’d like to hear from him now – before I vote.
Of the four liberal Democrats running, Brown is likely to face ethically challenged pro-woman, pro-abortion, pro-gay, pro-Obama Mass Attorney General Martha Coakley. She is promising to vote for ObamaCare. The sheer volume of her TV ads bespeaks a campaign machine so well financed that I have to assume she’s getting national money and even George Soros money. Martha is so stridently pro-abortion I could envision her demanding that every woman have one. But at least we know where she stands.
Too bad that with the Primary just eleven days away, we still have doubts about Scott Brown. Rats! Are there any real Republicans out there – anywhere?
/s/ Iron Mike
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