And, oh, are those Tea Partiers angry. From today’s Boston Herald:
Republican folk hero Sen. Scott Brown is being taunted by triumphant Democrats – and slammed by irked conservatives – after the historic health-care bill he was elected to kill was signed into law by President Obama yesterday…
“If it wasn’t for the Tea Party movement, Scott Brown wouldn’t have gotten that seat. We expect to see a true conservative in there.”
In fact, Democrats now say Brown’s election as the so-called “41st vote” to block Obama’s health-care overhaul inspired them to seek procedural means to bypass GOP efforts to derail the bill.
“Scott Brown’s election actually delivered health-care reform, because we didn’t need the 60 votes to make it happen. He delivered a significant victory in that,” ( Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman John) Walsh said.
Brown’s senior adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, countered that the senator has been a stalwart voice against the Democratic initiative.
“Sen. Brown has made it clear, every way he knows how, that he is opposed to Obamacare and the higher taxes and increased spending it entails,” Fehrnstrom said.
Brown declined to comment.