It was nice, for a little while.
Scott Brown had been elected to Ted Kennedy’s old seat. The Democrats were aghast. The Tea Party was on top, and for one brief shining moment, we all thought Obamacare was finally dead. Then our illusion came to an end.
Brown announced he was a John McCain Republican, and went to campaign for him in Arizona. He voted for a small jobs bill. Obamacare passed anyway, though he had nothing to do with that one way or the other. Still not a real problem, since most of us were expecting someone who wouldn’t be all that conservative coming from Massachusetts.
Well, he’s decided he can live with Frank-Dodd now that some token changes were made to it. You know, another one of those Bills Of Unknown Content And Effect Until Passed according to Dodd. That should have been enough for any reasonable person to realize it’s bound to be a disaster. Kind of like that other bill we wouldn’t know about until it was passed: Obamacare.
But not Scott Brown. He and one of the Maine twins, Susan Collins, make enough votes for this turkey to pass. His statement sounds as though he’s just been tricked into believing this bill is beneficial, or came to the conclusion on his own despite the Democrat track record on OBAMACARE. This should about end Brown’s season in the sun, and makes him just another RINO in desperate need of a pink slip.
In other news, it’s about that time of year for the militant LOTE voters to attack us with the “perfect candidate” strawman and “permanent minority” panic plays because we don’t like RINOs. I’m still of the belief that many of them are RINO staffers or paid trolls, though I can’t prove it. They’re too persistent to be doing this for free, especially given how useless the people they defend keep proving themselves to be.
On the bright side, there’s still time to vent your fury on a RINO or two in the primaries, especially “maverick” John McCain. Hayworth can still beat him, and if not that, there’s always November to try again. A Democrat wouldn’t be the ideal way to get rid of the mavericky one, but better an enemy attacking you from the outside than McCain making sure that his party can’t put up a fight from within. We need to stop Obama, and if McCain’s behavior during the Bush years and viciousness against Hayworth are any indication, he will prevent us from doing so should he return to the Senate.