That’s what some of my callers and fellow conservatives are calling Scott Brown here in Massachusetts, along with “Benedict” Brown. Scott replacing Ted Kennedy, they say, is “going from a wino to a RINO.”
As I point out in my Boston Herald column today:
Brown ran as the 41st vote against Obamacare, and he won going away. He ran against Washington’s arrogance toward the voters and its cluelessness about us and our priorities.
As a result, Obamacare is all but dead, and the only vehicle left is the reconciliation trick that, if Congress used it, would prove to swing voters that liberal arrogance has no limits. It would be a Pyrrhic victory at best.
All this came from electing Scott Brown, and I’m supposed to declare him apostate over a lousy $15 billion? I know that sounds like a lot of money, but let me put that in perspective.
Obama’s health care plan is likely to cost at least $1.5 trillion, and perhaps much more. If Brown casts the one vote that stops the disaster in its tracks, he could cast that same $15 billion vote 150 more times, and we’d still be even.
That’s how much Scott Brown is worth, in real dollars.