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Please Remind Me: Why Was It So Important to Elect Scott Brown?

Posted on | May 25, 2011 | 53 Comments

You guys remember how fired up conservatives were in January 2010, right? I’ve been scratching my head lately:

Senate Democrats forced a vote Wednesday on the controversial fiscal plan drafted by House Budget chief Paul Ryan, splitting the Republican caucus . . .
Moderate Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine were joined by Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska in breaking with Republican leaders to oppose the Ryan plan.
Snowe and Brown are up for re-election in 2012.
Tea Party-backed Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky also voted against the budget, saying its proposed spending cuts are not deep enough.
All Senate Democrats voted no.
The final tally was 40-57. Fifty-one yeas would have been necessary to move the plan forward.

Da Tech Guy wonders if Brown thinks he can win re-election by appeasing liberals.

UPDATE: More news from Michael O’Brian at The Hill. Now a thread at Memeorandum.


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