Scott Brown Teabags the Tea Party

Tea Partier Brown Betrays Big Business Gods to Back Finance Overhaul

Scott Brown Turns His Back on Partisan Rhetoric
Scott Brown Turns His Back on Partisan Rhetoric

Oh, Scott..How could you? Elected as a Tea Party candidate, Scott Brown has signaled that he will support President Obama’s major financial overhaul bill which passed the House on June 30 and will come up for a vote in the Senate this week. Brown’s vote would be number 59, as in 59 of the now needed 60 to pass a bill….crossing Party lines to help the people? Close to treason, if you ask me.

Although the Tea Party purports to back Main Street, their stances mimic their corporate overlords from Big Business – lower taxes on big corporations, disregard for lowered taxes for the middle class, and a seeming disdain for “socialist” programs like Medicare and Healthcare (often at odds with their signs telling “big Government” to stay outta their Medicare…sigh) – their front man and only “success” thus far, Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown, turns out to be no Tea Partier.

Yes, Scott Brown is siding against the Wall Street Republicans with the Main Street Democrats when it comes to the President’s biggest overhaul in banking regulations since the Great Depression. The bill will give regulators the ability to avoid federal government bailouts, which you would think would be a Tea Party goal since they claim to be angry about the “bail outs”, which they also conveniently blame Obama for, but which in reality were Bush’s babies, though the Detroit bail out was definitely supported by both and enacted by Obama.

So, President Obama is trying to regulate the banking industry and avoid further government bail outs. Sounds like a Socialist to me. Standing up for the people. Yeah, that President. The one the media keeps telling you is plummeting in the polls. Uh huh.

I’d’ suggest that we cure the hue and cry of angry “Small Government” Tea Partiers the country wide, only I’ve noticed that they have an amazing capacity to ignore reality. Rose colored glasses for their erstwhile heroes. These are the same 23 percenters who still supported George Bush, so this should not come as a shock. But still….

The Boston Herald reported:

““Scott Brown has demonstrated how bipartisanship is supposed to work,” Dodd, a Democratic senator from Connecticut, told the Herald. “When he had concerns about the bill, he worked with members of both parties to see that they were addressed.”

But conservatives who backed Brown in the special election are far less enthusiastic.

“I’m looking at the ‘Scott Brown’ bumper sticker on back of my car and having serious doubts (about him),” said Christen Varley, who as president of the Greater Boston Tea Party opposes more government regulation. “We’ll all have to independently make a decision in 2012 whether we’ll support him again.””

Ut-oh, Scotty. You’re not supposed to actually be working for the people. Didn’t you get the memo? Obstruct and stall, baby, that’s the name of the game. Mustn’t support a man who wants to put an end to one of the major causes of the Great Recession.

The National Journal
quotes Brown as saying:

“While the bill is not perfect, it includes “safeguards to help prevent another financial meltdown, ensures that consumers are protected, and it is paid for without new taxes.”

Brown praised negotiators for dropping a pay-for that would have imposed an $18 billion fee on large financial firms. Instead, the package will end the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program early and boost the minimum premiums that large banks have to pay into the FDIC’s insurance fund to comply with pay-as-you-go budget rules.

“As a result, it is a better bill than it was when this whole process started,”

The rest of the Republican Party (save possibles Olypmia Snowe (R-Maine and Chuck Grassley R-IA) is claiming they can’t support the bill because of “budget gimmickry.” Apparently the lower taxes and increase spending Republicans are now against “budget gimmickry”. When they’re in charge, they don’t mind leaving wars off of the budget all together and not paying for the largest entitlement program in years, Medicare prescription benefits, but it seems like when they’re not in power, they find Fiscal Religion. Go figure.

Of course, we have the lone Dem Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) who’s holding out. Nothing like betraying the people, Russ.

We really need to thank those Tea Partiers for all of their help in pushing Scott Brown. In turning his back on partisan rhetoric, Scott Brown might just help the Democrats and President Obama save Main Street. Brown is willing to break with the Republican Party in order to do what’s right for his country. That’s called patriotism and the Republicans would do well to pay attention to the Junior Senator as he shows them how to do their jobs.

8 Replies to “Scott Brown Teabags the Tea Party”

  1. The scoopers are simply against the dems, they would not back a
    good bill if it fell on them. Brown is simply voting the way his
    real constituency would want him too. The tea party embraced him,
    he didn t embrace them Scott Brown is shopwing the tea baggers what
    a tea pbagger should be. Fight when you have to, agree when
    something is right BTW, the guy with the “Gather your armys”
    commercial was crushed tonight. Seems the wrong army showed up.
    Good to see the site back!

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  3. I certainly have my doubts about Scott Brown, but any Republican
    who has the guts to stand for the benefit of the people deserves
    our praise. And I applaud Senator Brown for not being a robot to
    the GOP who are taking a stance on being obstructive and
    destructive to the American people. Thanks for a great post Sarah.
    Glad to hear the site is getting so much traffic. Hopefully it
    helps in the midterms!

  4. The Tea baggers could never have anticipated that Scott Brown would
    ever deviate from their twisted script in his votes. I am glad he
    is putting people before ideology in this case, unlike most of the
    GOP who are willing to watch people suffer in order for them to
    regain power. Now, I would like to see the blocking of extending
    unemployment benefits come to an end. I read about a Washington
    Post poll yesterday that said confidence in Obama is at a new low,
    and that the respondents actually liked divided government. They
    supposedly prefer Republicans in Congress. Well, we already have
    divided government, and it’s to Obama’s credit that he can get
    anything done in spite of the Party of No. I don’t know what’s
    going on in these people’s heads, but the GOP has done everything
    except shout out that they don’t care about everyday Americans.
    It’s mind-boggling how people can continue to vote against their
    own best interests when the dire consequences of doing so are
    staring all of us in the face.

  5. I thank Mr. Brown for showing the REPUB PARTY that this is how
    DEMOCRACY is supposed to work. Our country is falling apart mostly
    due to REPUB POLICIES. Instead of trying to help where we can ALL
    WIN IN THE END Repubs would rather put this country at a standstill
    and even let it go into another recession. Just to make Obama look
    bad. All because REPUBS lost the election. They would deny
    unemployment benefits and let you starve to death & lose your
    home because they did not win..and because they do not give a $#@#
    about YOU! Just YOUR VOTE. Then they use CONSERVATISM BS as their
    justification for letting you starve to death and lose your home.
    Your so-called CONSERVATIVE POLICIES are what got us here in the
    FIRST PLACE! Repubs do not care about “YOU” THE PEOPLE. Now if
    thats your idea of leadership and thats what you want? WELL ..you
    can have them. I and 80% of this country DO NOT WANT REPUB
    leadership ever again. Until they have representatives like Scott
    Brown who can be real gentleman, bypartisan, civilized, intellect,
    and listen to the serious problems we face and come up with some
    sound sensible ideas in making decisions to better our country,
    help our people and listen to and do for your constituents–which
    is something repubs JUST DON’T DO–then maybe just maybe the REPUB
    party has a chance 20 years from now. Because at the rate you’re
    going now? (which is backwards) YOU WILL NEVER AGAIN BE IN THE WH!
    The red states didn’t have to suffer. But the reason people in red
    states do not have jobs & UB is BECAUSE REPUBS made a pact the
    day Obama got into office that they would not help bolster this
    encomony with new jobs ON PURPOSE! So you folks without jobs? and
    now without UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS? I need you to remember WHO PUT
    YOU THERE AND WHO CONTINUES TO HOLD YOU THERE. Just like Govr
    Jindal holds onto the 1200 coast guard Obama gave him but does
    nothing with it. See? How they care about the people? Another ploy
    to make Obama look bad. BY holding onto to aid and jobs! Instead of
    helping with the huge problems we face today because of REPUBS–you
    blather racist rants and then say they are not racist. And that
    NAACP has no basis to attack you on the racist rants you display
    daily. Acusing them of the very thing the Tparty displays without
    shame! Instead of the BS lying REPUBS like Palin Beck Bachmann
    Limbaugh Oreilly Angle Paul who continue to throw lies at their
    constitutents and shove the fear of black down their throats. I
    will support Mr. Brown. Because he is a man of integrity. Anyone
    who is willing to make the necessary changes in this country FOR
    THE GOOD OF THE PEOPLE AND OUR COUNTRY–the way it should be, I
    will support. OBAMA 2012! He will win again! and REPUBS will
    implode! Because WE HAVE A LOT OF CLEANING UP TO DO! And it can’t
    be done in 4 years!

  6. It was the Tea Party who claimed that they got Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown elected and that he was one of them. I want to take this opportunity to thank the Tea Party for electing Scott Brown since he voted for the Financial Reform Bill and help the President of the United States with another legislative victory, thank you Tea Party. Have you heard of “Unintended Consequences” or “Blowback”? Was he working for the Tea Party, himself or our Country, hmmm only you can answer this one?

    The problem is this. Tea Party candidates will win a number of these congressional races because local districts are often safely partisan in nature. They can make their wild, unfounded claims, crazy accusations, etc., and win. That means not only are we likely to see an increase in Republican seats in both houses, we’re likely to see more antics, more insanity, more stupidity. At the same time they’re going to do everything they can to derail Obama’s policies which will likely mean high unemployment, a moribund economy, and more compromises on policy positions that make no one happy.

    That could literally mean that if the Republicans put up a legitimate candidate in 2012, they could win. Such a result is bad enough, but the likely response for the Democrats is to move further to the “middle” to placate voters. As we’ve seen over the last decade, the “middle” in American politics is basically on the verge of being an 80s Republican. Increasingly that means we’ll have a political landscape of a conservative party and ratfuck insane parties. The former, given it’s track record, slowly moving to the right, the latter, given it’s track record, loudly screaming “socialism, communism, fascism!!!”

    If we continue on this course, privatization will be socialism.

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