Explaining his vote, Sen. Brown said, "We need to put partisanship aside to put people back to work. This jobs bill is far from perfect, and ideally would include deeper and broader tax cuts. I supported this measure because it does contain some tax relief that will help Massachusetts businesses put people back to work."
I can respect his desire to prove himself to his constituents and his willingness to know which battles to pick. He is right to emphasize job creation and putting people back to work in these difficult times. Because of this, while Scott Brown may still have much to learn, I am proud that Reagan PAC contributed to the Senator during his campaign, and we will support him still.
We should all be comforted by the fact that while he may have supported this undesirable piece of legislation, we still know we can count on Sen. Brown's support to help defeat Democratic attempts to revive the federal healthcare legislation. Who would have thought six months ago that we could count on a United States Senator from Massachusetts to stand as our ally in this fight?
Let's all give Sen. Brown the room he needs to ensure that he remains politically viable for years to come, so that we have him around when it comes time to debate the types of bills that will have a lasting impact on our nation. In Scott Brown, I see the type of 80 percent ally my father would have been proud to call a fellow Republican.