No, Scott Brown is not the Republican party’s savior. Mr. Brown has made that clear: “I’m Scott Brown, I’m from Wrentham, and I drive a truck.” And that truck is an old one. As the Boston Herald front page proclaimed, “He did it.” And so he did, as an independent thinker running under the Republican banner, not as a lock-step Republican.
I expect Scott Brown to represent the very best interests of Massachusetts voters, but not to the detriment of what is best for America. Mr. Brown has proven himself to be a top-flight campaigner, organizer, and speaker. He should be the leading candidate to give the Republican rebuttal to Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech. It’s hard to believe, but it would be Scott Brown, not sitting president Barack Obama, who would be the home team and have the home team advantage. I’m already seeing a bumper sticker that reads “O-what a mistake.”
The majority of Americans want no part of the Obama-fronted Radical Progressive Movement (RPM). And Americans sure as heck want no part of the Obama/Reid/Pelosi health-care monster. President Obama and his Marxist cadre of czars and advisors are way out of touch with regular Americans. Scott Brown, on the other hand, is very much in touch, as exemplified by Scott’s embracement of both Red Sox legend Curt Schilling, Patriots and Boston College legend Doug Flutie, as well as the already immortal Fred (Smerlas) and Steve (DeOssie) of WEEI.com. We’re talking conservative, hard-working individuals right up Scott Brown’s alley. Mr. Brown will have all of the support he needs.
The conservative cause today is not fronted by the Republican party. Michael Steele, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, and for that matter Newt Gingrich are not the power base. Conservative talk radio and TV voices are the new force. Do you know how many Americans Glenn Beck reaches? How about 30 million! And Rush Limbaugh? Perhaps as many. And then there are Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, and all the rest. The Republican party will sure as hell not sign off on what I just wrote. And the Democrats will howl with indignity. Neither party is watching the weather sock, which is straight out to the right.
I think the election of Scott Brown signals America’s rebirth. But it’s going to be war. I don’t see the Obama-fronted RPM deviating for one minute from their radical playbook, Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. To understand the type of radicals Mr. Alinsky referred to, enjoy E.J. Smith’s outstanding series of pithy essays on the radical czars that, without proper vetting, President Obama surrounds himself with at the White House. A motley crew indeed.
Every Democratic congressional and Senate seat up for reelection in 2010 is now in play. Just wait to see the powerhouse contingent of TEA party-supported candidates that will now take to the streets in earnest in 2010. Scott Brown has lit the fuse to a high-octane gas tank that is set to explode in the face of the RPM. As Al Kooper, Blood Sweat and Tears founder and longtime Mike Bloomfield collaborator, has written in song-“It’s a brand new day!”