Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown has tried to reinvent himself as an icon of mainstream Americana to appease his right wing GOP base without alienating those who continue to hold Massachusetts values. But if there's one thing Scott Brown can't hide - it's his loyalty to his party over the people. Whether it is right wing anti-choice groups or Wall Street hedge fund managers, Scott Brown chooses them over every day Americans every chance he gets. That's why we created this helpful list of the top five reasons that Scott Brown is bad for women and families:
- Scott Brown is no friend to women. He's a favorite of Massachusetts Citizens for Life because of his right wing stance on choice, stem cell research, and opposition to the historic expansion of health care.
“We’re behind him,’’ said John Rowe, chairman of the group’s federal political action committee. “The pro-life vote is very important at this point. It can make a big difference.’’
- In 2005, as a state legislator, Brown showed his right-wing colors by sponsoring a bill that allowed anti-choice doctors and nurses to turn away rape victims if they had religious objections to providing emergency contraception.
- Scott Brown continues to stand with big banks instead of middle class families. As Ally Klimkoski posted
"Scott Brown has been no friend to regular Americans. When it comes to big banks on Wall Street, Brown refused to vote for a tax on banks and hedge funds with over $50 billion in assets. When everyday families can't make ends meet, surely Brown could support them over companies with over $50 BILLION in the bank?! But no. Americans took the hit once again because Brown refuses to put people first."
- Ever heard the phrase “the company you keep?” How about, “you can know a man by his friends”? Brown has worked hard to try and reinvent himself to appear mainstream, but the people of Massachusetts shouldn't be fooled. In 2010, right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh praised Brown, and told his listeners "…we gotta continue to support him…"
- When Scott Brown was elected in 2010, the Christian Science Monitor declared him the “Tea Party’s first electoral victory” saying that his election has “important implications for realigning the Republican Party” into the right-wing ideologues these activists seek.
By contrast, Elizabeth Warren is an icon for working families. Americans see in her a champion for the middle class at a time when families feel their voices aren't being heard in Washington. If she chooses to run for the US Senate in Massachusetts, Warren will have a tough battle against a $10 million—and growing—war chest bought and paid for by big business and special interests like Wall Street bankers and mortgage lenders. She'll need support behind her which is why we launched a petition encouraging people to send Elizabeth Warren words of encouragement today!
There are already over 22,000 people say that they'll have her back, but we want to keep the momentum going throughout the week as her listening tour through the state continues. Send Elizabeth a message today that you'll have her back in 2012 so she'll have our backs in the U.S. Senate or you can donate to her Blue America page.