Confused Scott Brown Angers Conservatives By Pursuit Of Pork

Yesterday, The Boston Globe exposed the dilemma that faces a Republican Senator in Democratic Massachusetts. Scott Brown has already been exposed on this blog for changing his position on health care reform. As a state senator, he voted in favor of Governor Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts health care reform law which is essentially a mirror image of the newly enacted national health care reform law. While campaigning for the US Senate last fall however, Brown suddenly changed his tune and vehemently opposed the national plan so as to garner conservative and Tea-Bagger support for all things anti-Obama. Luckily for the nation, Brown never had the opportunity to cast the “41st vote against health care reform”.  Now Brown faces another embarrassing flip-flop of position.

Those of you that followed Brown’s Senate race will recall that he also ran on the conservative mantra of pledging to eliminate unnecessary government spending. The Boston Globe reported yesterday however, that “Senator Scott Brown says he will fight to fund a multibillion-dollar weapons program that could generate jobs in Massachusetts but that the Pentagon insists it does not need, sparking criticism that Brown is breaking his campaign vow to rein in wasteful spending.” It added, “The Pentagon since 2006 has said that the primary engine for the F-35, built by Pratt & Whitney, in East Hartford, Conn., is sufficient, and that producing a backup model will siphon away money that could be spent on other defense priorities.” But, “the Bay State Republican’s support for General Electric’s (of Lynn, MA) bid to build a backup engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter puts the new Senator in the middle of a confrontation over congressional earmarks with the Obama administration, which has threatened a presidential veto.”

Conservative spending critics say Brown is abandoning his personal pledge to battle pork barrel spending in Washington.

“This is yet another example of how ‘fiscally responsible’ lawmakers have a giant blind spot when it comes to defense spending in their districts,’’ said Laura Peterson, a senior national security analyst at Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan budget watchdog group that monitors earmarks. “His support was clearly driven by parochial concerns rather than financial ones.’’

“If Scott Brown helps out GE he will be doing exactly the opposite of what he said he would do when he ran,’’ said Loren Thompson, a defense budget specialist at the Lexington Institute in Arlington, Va., which is supported by multiple defense firms, including Pratt & Whitney.

“We have reached a critical point in this debate where spending more money on a second engine for the [F-35] is unnecessary, wasteful, and simply diverts precious modernization funds from more pressing [military] priorities,’’ William J. Lynn, the deputy secretary of defense, told Congress in a February memo.

Scott Brown now finds himself in a true “catch 22”. If he fights to maintain the funding for the unnecessary back-up engine, he will please the generally Democratic citizens of Massachusetts by bringing jobs to the state, but he will anger fiscal conservatives that supported him as the result of his pledge to rein in government spending. If, on the other hand, he reverses his support for the engine program, the Tea-Baggers will be happy but his constituents will criticize him for depriving the state of needed jobs while his predecessor, Senator Ted Kennedy was able to sustain the program for the last six years. That inability to bring home the bacon will be remembered by Bay State voters when Brown seeks re-election in 2012.

Scott Brown is now in a pickle over pork. Kudos to The Boston Globe for bringing it to our attention.

We would also like to congratulate the Boston College men’s hockey team for defeating Miami of Ohio last night by the score of 7 to 1 and thereby advancing to the NCAA championship game. Boston College will face Wisconsin tomorrow with the national title on the line. Go, Eagles!

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.


Centerfold song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNhnThb8gEw

SCOTT BROWN IS THE CENTERFOLD

(sung to the J. Geils Band song “Centerfold”)

C’mon !
Does he walk? Does he talk?
Is he G.O.P.?
Scott Brown’s a Men’s Room angel
Larry Craig would share his seat

His buns are white like snowflakes
No underwear to stain
He poses like a sweet angel
Naked but with no brain

This sad guy loves posing in those porno magazines
He’s like a nudist angel and he’s pimping out his teens

(CHORUS)
He must be cold
A naked man if truth be told
That Scott Brown is the centerfold
Scott Brown is the centerfold

He must be cold
A naked man if truth be told
Scott Brown is the centerfold

Nude behind his Senate desk
This girlie man should be in a dress
Can he see that Larry Craig
Is giving him the eye

He is naked but for shoes
Much too indecent for the news
You must wear clothes on TV
They told that Scott Brown guy

Wear diapers like Dave Vitter
They do not cover  much
Or simply wear a negligee
That would be a nice touch

(CHORUS)
He must be cold
A naked man if truth be told
That Scott Brown is the centerfold
Scott Brown is the centerfold

He must be cold
A naked man if truth be told
Scott Brown is the centerfold

(na, na, na, na, na, na…..)

It’s okay we understand
Scott’s nudity should not be banned
But while prancing on the Senate lawn
We wish he would keep his clothes on

Take his truck, Yes he will
He’ll take that truck and drive it
He says the cab has lots of room
For his ass and his private

He says that his bod’s really ripped
He loves it when his clothes are stripped
Oh, no, Scott can’t deny it
Oh yeah, it’s time for him to diet!

(CHORUS)
He must be cold
A naked man if truth be told
That Scott Brown is the centerfold
Scott Brown is the centerfold

He must be cold
A naked man if truth be told
Scott Brown is the centerfold

(REPEAT)

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Posted on April 9, 2010, in Scott Brown, Songs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. You ARE back, in the usual hilarious fine form, lynnrockets. This guy will give you fodder for a long time. Little did we know how twisted he would get, but he gave us the preview, now we get the whole show.

    May your hockey team win against Wisconsin.

  2. Wolf in teabaggers’ clothing

    Brown should do fine pandering to his constituents. Has any fiscal conservative ever complained about big government waste at the freedom-loving Pentagon?

    It hasn’t dawned on teabaggers that military spending is just as socialist as universal healthcare-obviously, for redneck gun owners, bombing foreigners is so much more satisfying!

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