Many in the media already are trying to portray Massachusetts US senator-elect Scott Brown as a liberal who is shying away from his Republican party. But here are excerpts from Brown’s January 19 victory speech, with comments, showing how much the conservative message is driving Brown and affecting the thinking even of people in (formerly) Deep Blue Massachusetts.
Brown: “Most of all, I will remember that while the honor is mine, this Senate seat belongs to no one person and no political party – and as I have said before, and you said loud and clear today, it is the people’s seat.” Comment: This is the thinking of the Founding Fathers, who we conservatives long have revered. The Democrats, on the other hand, think that the political process belongs to them wherever they can seize its power.
Brown: “It all started with me, my truck, and a few dedicated volunteers. It ended with Air Force One making an emergency run to Logan. I didn’t mind when President Obama came here and criticized me – that happens in campaigns. But when he criticized my truck, that’s where I draw the line.” Comment: After a year of Obama’s cold, bureaucratic left-wing sanctimoniousness, isn’t it refreshing to see a figure with a real heart and soul, and a sense of humor?
Brown: “When I first started running, I asked for a lot of help, because I knew it was going to be me against the machine. I was wrong, it was all of us against the machine.” Comment: Just imagine the chagrin of the Democrats with Brown describing them openly as a ‘machine’. This is something that they have sought to keep hidden. Good for Brown!
Brown: “Let me tell you when I first got the feeling something big was happening in this campaign. It was when I was driving along and spotted a handmade Scott Brown yard sign that I hadn’t actually put there myself.” Comment: And that a liberal hadn’t yet had time to steal.
Brown: “We had the machine scared and scrambling, and for them it is just the beginning of an election year filled with surprises. They will be challenged again and again across this country. When there’s trouble in Massachusetts, there’s trouble everywhere – and now they know it.” Comment: This is not the lackluster language of a Republican trying to be nice for fear of being branded “partisan” by the New York Times. This is the type of tough talk that we conservatives have been urging for years.
Brown: “One thing is clear, voters do not want the trillion-dollar health care bill that is being forced on the American people. This bill is not being debated openly and fairly. It will raise taxes, hurt Medicare, destroy jobs, and run our nation deeper into debt. It is not in the interest of our state or country – we can do better.” Comment: More blunt language. It is about time we heard this from a Republican, without an apology afterward.
Brown: “When in Washington, I will work in the Senate with Democrats and Republicans to reform health care in an open and honest way. No more closed-door meetings or back room deals by an out of touch party leadership. No more hiding costs, concealing taxes, collaborating with special interests, and leaving more trillions in debt for our children to pay.” Comment: Thank you, senator, for saying what we nutty, tea-bagger, right-wing conservatives have been saying since Obama was inaugurated. Now perhaps can we be treated with the respect that we deserve.
Brown: “I will work in the Senate to put government back on the side of people who create jobs, and the millions of people who need jobs – and as President John F. Kennedy taught us, that starts with an across the board tax cut for individuals and businesses that will create jobs and stimulate the economy. It’s that simple!” Comment: When was the last time you saw a namby-pamby Republican take such a bold stand? This is pure conservatism.
Brown: “I will work in the Senate to defend our nation’s interests and to keep our military second to none. As a lieutenant colonel and 30-year member of the Army National Guard, I will keep faith with all who serve, and get our veterans all the benefits they deserve.” Comment: A proud military guy. How many of Obama’s minions have actually served their country?
Brown: “And let me say this, with respect to those who wish to harm us, I believe that our Constitution and laws exist to protect this nation – they do not grant rights and privileges to enemies in wartime. In dealing with terrorists, our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop them, not lawyers to defend them.” Comment: Wow, a Republican willing to expose Obama’s policy of national INsecurity! How conservative! This sounds like Rush Limbaugh!
Brown: “They thought you were on board with all of their ambitions. They thought they owned your vote. They thought they couldn’t lose. But tonight, you and you and you have set them straight.” Comment: This is hard-hitting stuff. This is a Republican going back to his roots in confronting progressive socialism in every quarter. This is the type of common-sense language that terrifies liberals. That is why they have worked so hard to intimidate Republicans into refraining from using it, all in the name of “bipartisanship”.
Brown: “Fellow citizens, what happened in this election can happen all over America. We are witnesses, you and I, to the truth that ideals, hard work, and strength of heart can overcome any political machine. We ran a campaign never to be forgotten, and led a cause that deserved and received all that we could give it.” Comment: Go Brown! This literally sounds like any conservative radio commentator, you know, the people that the Republican Party has been marginalizing for the last 20 years.
Brown: “I’m Scott Brown, I’m from Wrentham, I drive a truck, and I am nobody’s senator but yours.” Comment: This guy is the real deal. And when Obama criticized Brown’s old campaign truck at a Democrat rally, Obama was exposing his own elitism and arrogance. And this is going to redound to the benefit of conservatives nationwide in the coming years. Brown could use his truck as a prop to show the difference between the two parties – a grass roots party on the Republican right, while the Democrats cater to the wealthy New York/Follywood elite. Because we conservatives are the real people who build America. We are simply good citizens who want a better nation. And we do not have the latest model Jaguar like Obama’s rich friends. No, we have courage, conviction and confidence in our nation to be a better place than it is today.
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