It’s looking like Democrats are coming home to the ticket in Massachusetts, as two new polls show Elizabeth Warren gaining the lead over Scott Brown in the Senate race.
It could be that the stealth Republican Brown is having a harder time hiding the fact that he really is a Republican after all. From his work to water down the financial reform bill at the behest of Wall Street, to his endorsement from the anti-choice community, to his keeping taxes low for millionaires at the expense of the middle class.
Brown has insisted he would vote only for extending the Bush tax cuts in their entirety, including those for the 2 percent of Americans earning more than $ 250,000. But Boston radio host Jim Braude still brought it up on Friday on his “Jim & Margery” radio show, asking if Brown would reconsider at the last second if saving the tax breaks, which expire at the end of the year, for the other 98 percent of Americans were the only option available. [...]
“It’s December 31,” Braude posed the scenario. “The only thing that is before you on the Bush tax cuts is an extension for people under $ 250,000, so you would be raising taxes [if the bill failed].”
“You’ll vote no against it,” Braude pressed as Brown hedged a bit before finally answering.
“Crystal clear. No,” Brown said, contending that he was “not going to be the candidate that’s gonna be—the first thing is raise your taxes.”
“You’re talking about raising taxes on our job creators, our small-business owners,” he said. “It’s not just about millionaires and billionaires.”
That “job creators” bit from Brown is all you need to know that he’s a Republican through and through. But just to make this crystal clear, Brown’s first priority is keeping taxes low for millionaires, and he’ll absolutely join in with his fellow Republicans to take lower taxes for the middle-class hostage to protect the rich.
Seems like some of those Massachusetts Democratic voters who kind of liked Brown might be realizing that, and also realizing that he’s part of the Republican Senate problem, and not just a good guy with a pick-up truck.
Source: Daily Kos