Sunday, January 24, 2010

Malkin Asks Conservatives to Oppose McCain; MassResistance Warns about Scott Brown’s Romneyite Advisors

TROUBLE? Scott Brown in D.C., flanked by 
Romneyite advisors Peter Flaherty and Eric Fehrnstrom
(Boston Globe, 1-23-10)

Please, Senator-Elect Brown: Remember who elected you. It wasn’t the mushy middle, personified by RINO Senator McCain and former Mass. Governors Mitt Romney and Bill Weld. Their compromising approach is the problem, not the solution!
Michelle Malkin shares our concern over conservatives going wobbly, e.g. Sarah Palin supporting McCain in his re-election bid. Malkin writes, Conservatives: Beware of McCain Regression Syndrome (1-22-10):
Pay attention: In the afterglow of the Massachusetts Miracle, there are flickers of peril for The Right. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but like Paul Revere’s midnight-message, consider this warning “a cry of defiance, and not of fear.” Conservatives have worked hard over the past year to rebuild after Big Government Republican John McCain’s defeat. But McCain isn’t going gently into that good night. … While he runs to the right to protect his seat, McCain’s political machine is working across the country to install liberal and establishment Republicans to secure his legacy.
McCain and other RINOs have their hands all over Scott Brown as he tries to find his footing in D.C. Let’s hope they are not able to co-opt Brown.
Our email alert (“Say it ain't so! As race gets tighter Republican Scott Brown's veering to the left,” Jan. 8) received a lot of negative response from our supporters who just didn’t want to believe that Scott Brown might be moving to the left. We linked to a Boston Herald article, “Scott Brown vows to work with Dems” (Jan. 7):
Brown . . . said he wants to play the part of a swing vote, sought after by both sides of the aisle.

"I give you my word. What's the Republican Party gonna do to me? They haven't really done much for me now," he said. "So all of a sudden I'm obligated to them? I don't owe them anything. " . . .

"If I go down there, I'll be the 41st (Republican) senator," he said. "The Democrats have to come to me and say, 'Scott, we know you're an independent guy, can we have you on this issue?'" 

"That's a great position to be in, he added.

Brown continued to paint himself as a social moderate who is tight-fisted with taxpayer dollars and hawkish on national security. …
Brown ducked the label “pro-choice” while saying abortion should be a woman’s personal choice. In the next breath, he said he would vote to confirm a U.S. Supreme Court justice who opposed Roe v. Wade - but added he would have supported Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
We also noted that leftist Herald columnist Margery Eagan labeled Brown a Bill Weld-style Republican (i.e., RINO):
Yesterday morning I would have called Scott Brown a social conservative. By the time he finished an hour with Herald editors yesterday afternoon, he was calling himself a “social moderate.” Yet he sounded like a social liberal. Gay marriage, which he once wanted to put up for a referendum? “This is settled law” in Massachusetts, he said. “People have moved on.” …
Pro-choice or pro-life? Brown, who’s repeatedly pushed for abortion restrictions and has the support of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, said he doesn’t like those “labels.” Pressed, he agreed the “choice” should be between a woman and her doctor - the very definition of pro-choice. …
Forget morphing into JFK, as Brown does in his ads. He’s morphing into Weld-lite.
It was bad enough seeing former Governors Weld and Cellucci (RINOs extraordinaire) campaigning with Brown, and Romney emerging from backstage at the election night celebration. Now we see the above photo in yesterday’s Boston Globe, showing Brown flanked by Romneyites Peter Flaherty and Eric Fehrnstrom, as he visited the Capitol on Thursday.
MassResistance alerts constitutional patriots across America who supported Scott Brown: Keep him honest! Beware the bad influence of McCain and Romney! We didn’t work this hard to see another “moderate” Republican in the Senate.