Scott Brown snubs Sarah Palin, bags Tea Party rally

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, whose stunning victory in January was fueled in part by Tea Party anger, has snubbed the fiery grassroots group and declined its invitation to join Sarah Palin Wednesday at a massive rally on Boston Common, the Herald has learned.

Brown’s decision to skip the first big rally in Boston by the group whose members are credited with helping him win election has some experts saying he’s tossed the Tea Party overboard, as he prepares for re-election in 2012.

“He wants to mainstream himself before the election,” said Larry Sabato, a University of Virginia political scientist.

Full story: Scott Brown snubs Sarah Palin, bags Tea Party rally – BostonHerald.com

  • patrick

    I think it is generally underappreciated why Brown got elected. Mass already had Romneycare. Under Obamacare they were going to have to pay higher taxes for something that they already had. Brown pointed out the patently unfair nature of this and Mass voters acted in a rational and predictable way and voted him in.

    That said, he should/will generally caucus with his party if he hopes to be an effective representative of his state. His job now is to win a general election. Closely affiliating with the Tea Party will not win him any new votes and not cozying up to them will not lose him any votes.

    This is after all the Peoples Republik of Mass. He needs to track left of Palin to win.

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  • truth

    “We find it offensive because many of us have seen this “organizing” in person. It consists of lying to illiterate people about how they’re being oppressed, while the people telling the lie pocket the money they extort from companies they demonize. You really are a moron, aren’t you?”

    Nothing more refreshing than name calling coming from yet another angry tea bagger type. Better get your crayons, put on a white wig and protest some more. He’s some good sign ideas. “No Soshalizm!!” That really sends a message. Or how about “Obamar is a terrist!” Tell ’em Des!!

    Amazing how these Palin fans or so quick to point out other’s percieved faults. Isn’t it ironic?

    • ImpressedByHonesty

      Deflect and change the subject. If you’re right wing argument doesn’t hold water, what else is one to do?

      • des1

        I’m sorry, who are you accusing of deflecting (since I was specifically addressing something someone else said)?

        • ImpressedByHonesty

          I was referring to the Sarah Palin fans…

    • des1

      I’m not a Palin backer, and have never attended (or claimed to have attended) a Tea Party event.

      Yeah, I have no problem calling people names when it’s deserved. I was answering a Liberal idiot who was playing passive-aggressive games with the community organizer charge (accusing the previous poster of saying something that he didn’t). You said I was a “Tea Party type” (whatever the hell that means), and claimed I was a Palin supporter. Since I’m neither, I guess that makes you either a liar or a moron. Since you don’t want me to call names, I’ll let you choose.

    • des1

      Hey wait, aren’t you the same ignorant douchebag who said…

      “Good for Scott Brown in declining an appearance with a bunch or illiterate hillbillies. Guess they will just have to misspell their signs without him.”

      So I guess name calling is bad unless you are the one doing it, huh? I believe that is the definition of a hypocrite (not to mention a hateful liar as well).

    • thephranc

      Your mom loves teabaggers.

  • rick013

    I think we are going to find out that Scott Brown is a rino like Mclame, his mentor.