As I have noted before, the post-election elation regarding Scott Brown’s victory is quickly wearing off for the Religious Right and I am committed to tracking just how long it takes before the Right turns on him and posting on it … especially things like this press release from the Government Is Not God PAC [GING -PAC] that compares him to “Arlene Specter”:
There has been a lot of enthusiasm for Scott Brown from conservatives and some pro-life leaders have stated that his election saved the nation from the pro-abortion “health care reform” plans of President Barack Obama. Social conservatives should not be celebrating because Senator-elect Scott Brown by his own admission is “pro-choice,” not “pro-life.”
During his campaign Brown avoided the questionnaires of social conservative and pro-life groups. His campaign did not respond to calls from GING-PAC and Brown did not reply to the GING-PAC questionnaire which asks many sharp questions on pro-family issues such as abortion.
GING-PAC is the nation’s oldest social conservative political action committee and does not support any candidate who believes Roe v. Wade should be the law of the land.
While conservatives were still shouting for joy after his election to the Senate, Scott Brown flew to Washington, DC where he told Republican leaders that the party could not count on his vote in several areas including on the abortion issue.
Scott Brown’s victory came during a special election and he has only two years remaining in the Senate seat that was vacated by the death of Senator Joe Kennedy. That means he literally must start running for reelection now and he will probably move to the left on social issues despite the fact that he ran as a “conservative.” Scott Brown may be another Arlene [sic] Specter who will vote with the party most of the time, but neither the Republican Party nor conservatives will be able to count on him as a full time participant in the conservative movement.