Credit where credit’s due: new junior Senator from Massachusetts Scott Brown has cast his vote on the Democrat jobs bill. And he voted in favour of that bill – that means he voted against his party. And he was not the only one: four other GOP Senators voted with the Democrats, taking the total past 60, and therefore beyond the possibility of being filibustered.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is clearly pleased, and as he says, it’s about ordinary citizens. It’s just unfortunate that the Republican leadership keeps making it all about voting everything down. Those who believed that Brown was on the conservative side of the GOP will now have to think again.