A "no" vote wasn't good enough, you had to do it in a way so as to damage fellow Republicans by playing into the false Democratic narrative. You are a hero for your op-ed, but not to the people who supported you.Yes, yes, it was good to see even a nominal Republican win in Massachusetts, and it was especially schadenfreude-tastic to see Brown capture the senate seat once held down by Ted Kennedy's ample bottom. And he did cast a vote in a losing effort against Obama Care. But in attacking Paul Ryan's entitlements reform plan, while offering no alternative of his own - save for the most transparent of all Washington scams: eliminating "waste, fraud and abuse" - Brown has firmly established himself as part of the problem, an unthinking enabler of the coming collapse. If there ever is a straight up-and-down vote on repealing Obama Care in some future Republican-dominated senate, I wouldn't be surprised to see Brown reverse his previous stance and support the damned thing.
Brown may be the best Republicans can do in Massachusetts, but we shouldn't fool ourselves: his usefulness in the kind of gigantic effort that it will take to turn the country from its headlong rush to disaster is almost nil.