What is Senator Scott Brown thinking?
This is not a rhetorical question. I really want to know: Why would a Republican hoping to be reelected in Massachusetts leap headlong onto Missouri Senator Roy Blunt’s slippery-slope?
In case you missed it, Brown cosponsored Blunt’s legislation allowing employers to limit insurance coverage for treatments they find objectionable on moral or religious grounds.
And just like that, Blunt has brought us to Crazyland, a place far beyond the issue of contraception, not to mention common sense. What’s mystifying is that Brown has followed him there.
But if Brown regrets signing on, he’s not showing it. Yesterday, he sent a fund-raising letter calling Warren an “oppressor,’’ like those who forced the Pilgrims to flee.
Can it really help Brown to suddenly go all Santorum on us? Yes, it will drum up his base and bring in bucks nationally. He seems to have decided that that money is worth more than the votes the Blunt amendment will lose him.
If he’s wrong, all the barn jackets in the world won’t help him.
Published: Feb 16, 2012