The Looming RINO-ization of Scott Brown

Last week I wrote a post noting that while Religious Right leaders were elated that a Republican had won the Massachusetts Senate seat in the recent special election, they were not necessarily enamoured with Scott Brown.

And now they have even less reason to be so, thanks to his assertion that he hasn’t taken a postiion on repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and his opposition to several of their primary goals

The man nicknamed “41” after he won a special election Jan. 19 that deprived Senate Democrats of their 60-vote supermajority said he opposes partial-birth abortion and federal funding for abortions, but does not support the repeal of the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision.

“Roe v. Wade is the law of the land, but I think we need to do more to reduce the amount of abortions,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.”

“I feel this issue is best handled between a woman and her doctor and her family.”

He also appeared to reject a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, saying, “I believe that states should have the ability to determine their own destiny and the government should not be interfering with individual states’ rights on issues that they deal with on a daily basis.”

Once the election euphoria wears off, it will only be a matter of time before the Right starts attacking Brown as a RINO.