Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Senator-Elect Speaks

I think I am still a bit stunned by the momentous results of last nights election. I was still taken back when I saw this video clip at Breitbart TV. It was a pinch-me moment, he actually won. Now the Senator-elect speaks:

Brown emphasizes what he learned as he listened to the people who he hoped would elect him and he promised he wouldn't forget what he heard:
I go to Washington as the representative of no faction or interest, answering only to my conscience and to the people. I've got a lot to learn in the Senate, but I know who I am and I know who I serve.

I'm Scott Brown, I'm from Wrentham, I drive a truck, and I am nobody's senator but yours.
Ed Morrissey wisely offers a word of caution as we celebrate this amazing election.  Brown must honor his commitment to serve the people who sent him to Washington.  We can't assume Massachusetts has suddenly become a bastion of conservatism and Brown is unlikely to vote as if it were.  I for one hope he does honor that commitment even as I know there will likely be times I disagree with his position.

We've witnessed the outrage of the voters who sent Ben Nelson, Blanche Lincoln and a slew of supposed moderates and Blue Dogs in the House and Senate, hoping they would maintain their independence and truly vote according to the will of the people they represent.  The voters will have the opportunity soon enough to let them know how much they appreciate being ignored as their representatives fell in line to  give Obama something to brag about in a State of the Union speech.

Some on the left are chomping at the bit waiting for the "teabaggers" to turn on Brown.   The painful truth is the Tea Party support for Brown ruins their narrative the movement is nothing more than a group of hateful radical wingers who demand ideological purity in hopes of imposing a social agenda on an unwilling nation.  Look in the mirror much?

We knew with certainty there was no hope the supposed moderates on the left would  listen to the people who elected them.  I would prefer Brown not become that type of elected official.  If Brown proves to be a servant of his constituents he will do something few do these days, keep his promises.  His success in this regard will serve us well in November and do much to restore good faith to voters who have learned through experience they can't trust those who prefer to serve Washington instead of the people.


  1. So far I really like Scott Brown!

  2. I forgot to tell you.. I love the header on your blog! It's so true! The pictures are quite accurate too! Keep up the good work!

  3. Thanks so much Angela, it's great to hear from you.


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