Skip to comments.Tea Party to Scott Brown: Good luck with that election, buddy
Posted on 10/07/2011 8:04:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
He may have been the first major victory of the Tea Party on a national level, but Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown may wind up looking a bit lonely in that regard has he prepares to run for his first full term in the upper chamber. The Daily Caller is reporting that Tea Party activists are feeling rather lukewarm toward Brown at best.
…Scott Brown was the tea party movements first electoral victory. But now that hes up for re-election for a full six-year term in 2012, tea party activists tell The Daily Caller theyre not going to bother putting together the same operation that swept him into office the first time.
Thats not to say tea partiers will not vote for Brown, or even put up much of an effort to oppose him since a serious primary challenger has yet to be found. The movement has matured into realizing that sometimes the least of two evils as one activist put it is necessary in a traditionally blue state like Massachusetts.
But dont expect tea partiers to be happy about it.
Scott Brown has disappointed us a few times, Carlos Hernandez, state coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots, told TheDC. So are we going to go out there and hold signs for him everyday? I dont think so.
The “disappointments” by Scott Brown were not only evident, but predicted long before he was sworn in to office. Many of the same people who were celebrating the stunning victory during the 2010 congressional races began falling out of love with the upstart as soon as he began voting like a … Massachusetts Republican. And let’s be realistic here. We grow some pretty fluffy RINOs here in New York, but we don’t hold a candle to the Bay State. I’m fairly sure that all nine of the registered Republicans in Boston are pro-choice, among other things.
But Brown knows his own state and clearly can sense which way the wind is blowing. He had every intention of being competitive in this race, and he’s less concerned with impressing conservatives in Alabama than he is with the independents back home who he will need to vote for him next year. The good news in this is that there doesn’t seem to be any momentum to getting a primary challenge going against him. It will be hard enough sending Scott back for a full term, even if he is the most popular politician in the state. And while he’s at it, he might want to avoid any more references to Elizabeth Warren getting naked.
Stupid....I guess they want a full-bore socialist to win that seat.
Must be his DADT vote, for one.
I guess they want to punish Scott. Too bad. This is how we lost in ‘06, ‘08. People staying home and “punishing” candidates for not 100%.
That one's understandable.
I think the Tea Party will change their tune when they are staring down the barrel of 6 years of a straight up Marxists like Warren. A squishy RINO is better than a doctrinaire Communist any day.
You took the words right out of my mouth. Brown is far from perfect, but he’s the best any one can realistically hope for out of a state like Massachusetts.
Shocking! - Northeastern “Republican” from MA turns out to be a RINO...shocking.
I don’t like some of Brown’s votes. I don’t think he’s a RINO though. We throw that term around too much. However, even if he was, I’d still want him to win. People who bitch about him assume there is some 100% conservative who can win the MA senate seat. For anyone moaning about what a “RINO” Brown is, name the MA conservative who has a shot at winning the seat. You can’t because there isn’t one. And then think about that arrogant Lib harpy Warren in the seat. She is smart and will be effective at helping to pass laws that will impact all of us. So before anyone goes off on Brown, remember that the perfect should not be the enemy of the good.
Some people do not know when they have the best they are going to get. Especially in this case. Wise up Tea Party folks — vote Brown and then work to move Massachusetts to the right overall. You have a huge job ahead of you converting the Peoples Democratic Republic of Massachusetts to anything “right”.
Massachusetts is not a tea party state. Brown won on his own merits and with the assistance of the Romney machine, such as it is. People such as Palin were kept at arms distance while people like Rudy were invited in to campaign. Anything much further to the right would have sunk him as it did O’Donnell in Delaware. But Brown wasn’t that clueless.
Consequently a republican with an American Conservative Union rating in the mid 70s won the race over an opponent who would score in the single digits on that scale. And the choice remains the same in 2012. Under the conditions as they exist, people who call themselves conservatives and still try to undercut Brown are retarded.
As I said before.... if you want Obamacare to get one additional vote in the Senate, STAY HOME.
If you want one additional vote to repeal Obamacare, hold your nose and vote for Brown. He’s all you’ve got in MA at this point in time.
Exactly, tea partiers for Liz Warren. That will help.
btw I understand someone called in to Boston conservative talk station WRKO and nicknamed the Wall St Occupiers
the “kool-aid party”. Ha!
He should be able to hold onto some Democrat votes and the Independents - he doesn’t need the ‘Tea Party’ vote this time around - will be interesting to see how his ads swing on tv and radio.
MA did not elect a Republican in the 2010 GOP landslide. Everyone needs to remember that. It is a liberal state. We can cry about that all day but it is not going to change in the near future. Slamming Brown may make some conservatives feel good but it is not doing any good—its only spiteful. All it will do is elect Warren.
They are not telling people to don’t vote for the guy.
Brown said the word “Republican” means nothing and has voted almost closely like those Maine super-RINOS in Collin. He’s the best the GOP has, sure but I do not want any help from the TP nor the GOP. He threw the TP under the bus and they shouldn’t give it to him.
Elizabeth Warren to Tea Party: Thank You.
Exactly. As for how effective the Tea Party was in the elections of (fall) 2010, here’s the results
Gov/Lt Gov: Dem
Atty Genl: Dem
All 10 (soon to be 9) U.S. Reps: Every single one a Dem.
Frank, Tierney, Markey, McGovern, Olver, etc.
Admittedly a few pickups for GOP in state Legislature which is still majority Dem
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