Mr. Brown - may I call him Scotty? - I mean, Scotty, is just so seamless and consistent when it comes to politics. He campaigned opposing the current Obama-care policy because it will raise taxes. Duh! This is no way reflects his support for the 2006 Massachusetts law mandating everyone get health insurance because that was the private market dictating coverage - unlike what appears in today's Senate bill. It's just an established fact that insurance companies have had no say in the debate over health care reform now that Socialism is controlling the White House. I mean, even Scotty's quote is very clear:
“In Massachusetts, 98 percent of residents are covered by insurance through our own state reforms. The plan is not perfect, and we need to get costs down, but we have already achieved near-universal coverage. There is nothing for us in a national plan except higher taxes and more spending to finance coverage expansions in other states. It’s a raw deal for Massachusetts,” he said.Massachusetts plan good, national plan bad. So I can see Scotty's consistent point on that one.
Additionally, my Scotty is not just an Independent, but fiscally conservative. Back in 2001 he justifiably denied financial aid to Red Cross to rescue workers on the 9/11 recovery efforts because at that same time, he had a budget and that budget required unavoidable cuts, not tax-subsidies. Priorities people!
In summation, Scotty's win is a big win for independent thinkers like us here at the CLF. We've achieved in dismantling the one-party rule in Washington, thus eliminating a filibuster proof Congress, and paving the way for a huge comeback in 2012. It also doesn't hurt to be totally hot in a completely tea-bagging kind of way.