Monday, February 4, 2013

Democrats Get Lucky in Massachusetts as Former Senator Scott Brown Declines to Run for John Kerry’s Seat

The Chances of Holding the Senate in 2014 Improve

President Obama seems intent on turning the Democrat margin in the U. S. Senate into a negative.  His appointment of John Kerry to be Secretary State did very little to help the State Department, but it did open up his seat for a return by former and recently defeated Senator Scott Brown to the Senate. But now Mr. Brown has done the Democrats a huge favor.

Former Massachusetts Republican senator Scott Brown announced Friday that he will not run in the special election for outgoing Democratic Sen. John Kerry’s seat. Brown’s decision means Kerry’s seat is likely to remain in Democratic hands.

The excuse Mr. Brown gave was an unwillingness to become involved in another campaign, and that may be partly correct.  But hopefully it finally dawned on him that his only role in the Senate was that of Useful Idiot, providing a vote for Republicans when needed but getting nothing in return.

 In this Nov. 4, 2012, file photo, then-Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., waves to supporters from his bus after a campaign rally at Faneuil Hall in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
Goodbye to You Too Mr. Brown, Write if You Get Work

Whatever, so long Mr. Brown, here’s hoping you have a nice career as a lobbyist or something in the private sector or something anything else other than public service.  Really, you are not going to be missed.

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