Letter: Brown: Conservatives are the problem
Scott Brown thinks you’re the problem if you are a conservative.
He argued on Fox News that Republicans should cut more deals with Democrats in Washington and shouldn’t fight so much for conservative policies.
Handed a rare opportunity to fill in for Bill O’Reilly on Aug. 23, Brown chose to criticize conservatives and the Tea Party. The same Tea Party that helped elect him to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts in 2010. The same Tea Party he abandoned while in office.
Brown camouflaged his attack as a call for GOP unity, yet he identified only conservatives as the cause of all the problems.
He can’t see why moderates like Mitt Romney and John McCain keep failing.
Brown repeated the myth that Ronald Reagan couldn’t win the support of conservatives and the Tea Party today. What a joke!
Reagan was a Tea Party leader before there was a Tea Party. Establishment moderates fought to block him at every turn, now they want to claim Reagan as their own.
Brown assumed that voters want Republicans to pass more Democrat legislation and don’t want policy contrasts or debates over policy. This assumes that more legislation is what America needs.
He endorsed Chris Christie as a “good conservative” and said Christie ought to be a “darling” to Republican conservatives. Brown called for a “Big Tent” (the insiders’ plan to make the party more liberal).
Brown, flirting with a run for Senate from New Hampshire or for president, claims a home in Rye, but his chosen residence and voting location is Massachusetts.
Brown might pretend that he is a Granite Stater, as numerous out-of-state Democratic campaign staffers and students did in 2012. This smells like Hillary Clinton’s carpetbag move in New York.
(The writer, a Republican, is considering a run for the U.S. Senate.)