Part II Warning to Tea Party Activists: Republicans Concede We’re Right
Part 2 Warning to Tea Party Activists:
Massachusetts Republicans Concede that U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown Repeatedly Voted for NEW Big Government Programs, INCREASED SPENDING FOR Big Government Programs, and FOR Higher and Higher yearly Massachusetts state Government Spending during his 11 years in the legislature.
by Carla Howell and Michael Cloud
Thursday, January 14, 2010
When we sent out Part 1 of this Warning to our fellow Tea Party Protesters, we expected lively responses from our fellow Tea Party Activists and our small government subscribers.
We got it. Everything from agreement and “Well, who should we vote for then?” to courteous disagreement. Thoughtful insights. Expressions of support for our alternative. We hope to address the issues and concerns raised in a number of emails in this and future messages we send out.
But we also got a flurry of hostile and vicious emails that surprised us: littered with profanity, name calling, ad hominems, and groundless accusations. Most of it from self-identified Republican Party members. 81 of them unsubscribed to this newsletter.
Finally, some very strange things happened: we got numerous emails from Massachusetts voters, mostly Republicans, who conceded that Part I of this message tells the unvarnished truth about Scott Brown’s 11-year legislative voting record.
“Yes, everything that you have said about Brown is true, but..” wrote Susan.
“I agree that Scott Brown is a Big Government Republican, but…,” wrote several.
“I don’t take issue with what you’ve said about Brown…He is not a small government candidate, but…,” wrote several.
Among those who emailed us, person after person agreed that, throughout his 11-year state legislative career, Scott Brown has repeatedly voted for higher government spending, bigger government, and higher taxes. “But….”
After they agreed that we’re right about Scott Brown and his sorry, Big Government legislative record, these people added “But…I’m voting for him anyway.”
Several people said, “I DON’T CARE whether you’re right! I DON’T CARE what the facts are! I DON’T CARE that Scott Brown votes for bigger and bigger government, for higher and higher spending and taxes! We’ve got to beat the Democrats – no matter what.”
Many Readers Wanted More Facts on Big Government Republican Scott Brown’s 11-year Legislative Record.
How shocked would you be to find out that, in 2008, Republican state senator Scott Brown voted for a Northeastern states CAP-AND-TRADE law?
Scott Brown joined the Democrats and passed legislation requiring Massachusetts to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in a cap-and-trade pact among Northeastern states requiring power plants to reduce emissions or to buy credits from cleaner industries.
“Reducing carbon dioxide emission in Massachusetts has long been a priority of mine,” Brown said in a news release in 2008. “Passing this legislation is an important step . . . towards improving our environment.”
Now Brown says he’s against it. In the tradition of John Kerry, Scott Brown might say,
“I voted for CAP-AND-TRADE LAWS before I planned to vote against it.”
How stunned would you be to hear that Scott Brown said, “I believe that every American is entitled to health care”? He said this on Sean Hannity on FOX and during the US Senate debates broadcast on radio and TV.
He is part of the single-payer, universal medical care faction that is moving us toward a government-managed, tax-funded government medical care monopoly. Scott Brown says medical care is a government-granted right of every American.
Entitled to a doctor’s labor? Entitled to a hospital room? Entitled to prescription drugs? At whose expense? Guaranteed by whom? And remember the Forgotten Men and Women who are obligated by government, compelled by law to shoulder the costs of this medical care entitlement.
Scott Brown brags about his vital role in designing, writing, and passing RomneyCare in Massachusetts.
How astonished would you be to learn that Scott Brown pledges to stop ObamaCare – so he can install a federally-run and managed RomneyCare to the United States of America? He’s said this during more than a half dozen national media interviews. And during the debates.
Before you cheer, take a page out of Dr. Phil’s book and ask, “How’s RomneyCare working out for you, Massachusetts?”
“Bay State health insurance premiums highest in country” answers the headline in the Boston Globe (8-22-09).
Between 2003 and 2008, the average Massachusetts family’s health care insurance premium rose from $9,867 to $13,788. A 40% increase! 21% higher increase than the national average.
This is exactly what US Senator Scott Brown will try to inflict on the other 49 states. Don’t let him do to America what he’s done to the men and women of Massachusetts.
How surprised would you be if the Boston Globe printed an article tomorrow telling you that Scott Brown VOTED WITH the Massachusetts Teachers Unions over 94% of the time?
FINALLY, how flabbergasted would you be if WGBH-TV (the Boston PBS affiliate) revealed that Scott Brown VOTED WITH the Democratic Majority in the legislature over 91% of the time?
Can you see why we spoke up – and shared these prickly facts with you?
Why we want you to be able to make an informed choice on Special Election Day, January 19th?
Remember, we do NOT want you to stay home on Election Day. We do NOT want you to vote for the other Big Government candidate, Martha Coakley. Tomorrow, we’ll show you a choice that will give your vote 100 times the impact – and will REALLY dramatically advance the Tea Party cause this November…and beyond.
Tomorrow, the conclusion of this controversial and vital message….
Please send this to every Tea Party blog or web site, every Town Hall Meeting blog or web site, every tax cutter blog or web site, and please share it with your friends in Massachusetts. You may hold the fate of the Tea Party movement in your hands.
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