I am pleased, as a lot of people are, with Scott Brown’s win in Massachusetts. My reason, however, probably differs greatly from some of them
I am happy because he rained on the parade up there. He peed in the punch. This wasn’t supposed to happen.
I am always happy to see entrenched power (from either party) turned topsy-turvy.
The pendulum always swings. People do not like to see any party in Washington with a lock on the government. They didn’t like it with George Bush and the Republicans, and a lot of people don’t like it with Barack Obama and the Democrats.
That being said, I suppose if you are a die-hard Republican and just want the see the number of R’s increase, you have reason to celebrate.
If, on the other hand, you are a conservative this selection shouldn’t thrill you that much. Of course, he is better than his opponent. Martha Coakley thought that she was entitled to the seat simply because she is a Democrat, and it has been a Democratic seat since John F. Kennedy unseated Henry Cabot Lodge back in the 50’s.
Scott Brown is not a conservative, not by a long shot. His opposition (in his own words) to national healthcare reform is based on the fact that it will supersede Massachusetts’ own brand of government healthcare, which he voted for.
Christian conservatives probably won’t be too pleased with his pro-abortion stance, but they will probably forgive his nude photos in Cosmopolitan when he was a college student. I know I do, I believe in transparency.
His favorable views on gun control aren’t likely to play well in some quarters either. Also the fact that he believes that government should find solutions for peoples’ problems.
Nope, not a conservative.