Wednesday night during the first presidential debate in Denver, Mitt Romney said Scott Brown was sent to DC to stop ObamaCare, calling out Brown as a Republican obstructionist sent to DC to do the Republicans’ bidding. Scott Brown has been selling himself as a moderate Independent to the Massachusetts voters.
From CNN’s transcript:
ROMNEY: First of all, I like the way we did it in Massachusetts. I like the fact that in my state, we had Republicans and Democrats come together and work together. What you did instead was to push through a plan without a single Republican vote. As a matter of fact, when Massachusetts did something quite extraordinary — elected a Republican senator to stop Obamacare, you pushed it through anyway.
In a blue state, passing himself off as a bipartisan moderate is a must. Brown was still trying to sell himself as a moderate during his October 1 debate with Elizabeth Warren, but she wasn’t having any of it — little did Warren know Mitt Romney would assist her in outing Brown:
Brown danced around and call himself bipartisan again, and Warren hammered him for signing the Norquist tax pledge refusing to raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires. Warren hit Brown on supporting oil subsidies, and she leveled him for holding tax cuts for the 98% hostage unless taxes were cut for the 2%. Scott Brown got jeered by the crowd again by claiming that cutting subsidies for big oil would lead to higher gas prices. The debate segment ended with Brown finally admitted proudly that he is a fiscal conservative.
Mitt Romney didn’t mind taking Scott Brown down last night, by saying that Brown was sent to DC to stop ObamaCare. Anything to win.
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