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Let's ask Christian -- -- she's president of the Greater Boston Tea Party also from Boston radio talk show host.
Michael Graham good to see -- so Chris and are you surprised that senator brown voted for this bill.
I'm not surprised any of us thought that indicates that he was going to support this -- -- myself very disappointing and doesn't this bill mean that we're gonna get more bureaucracy and bigger government that he said he was against it.
And that's exactly what this bill is all about those are exactly the values that Scott Brown ran against and one by running against of those entities big government big spending.
And lots of government intrusion and free market so were you long about Scott Brown in his intentions.
Well -- -- evidence we can't let it keep party where where are pretty needs to getting behind candidates.
Getting engaged in the political process so.
It's entirely possible that we were wrong but.
The fact of the matter is is that Scott Brown might just be the most conservative guy from Massachusetts that we could have elected to the senate.
Well that's that's a that's a good point by the way Michael -- short changed your book.
Which is called -- no angry mob.
That's my -- we'll give it another plug in the end to make up for what -- to be getting your welcome Michael.
Bob -- there's there's a plug for the book that's what -- looks like at the shelves so what do you think are you surprised that Scott Brown's decision on finreg.
You know I know -- and senator brown and I like them both but.
I've gotten into the game I ran him Republican campaign for secures full time Scott Brown is -- -- -- her body a politician.
And I actually given credit during the entire campaign against Martha Coakley.
He said repeatedly I am not a neo conservative -- -- I'm an independent man and into the bigger.
He is -- what what we call I'm a conservative.
A squish he's a new England and moderate Republicans and so he's pro life pro gay marriage and he's never -- I mean they got though it might not hold on hold up my libertarian.
-- hold I don't know I know we're gonna understand what you're saying but we just played a clip of what he said back in December when he won a primary said we need to start.
Restricting this -- -- government.
And the intrusiveness of government as well this bill runs in exactly the opposite direction he wasn't straightforward about that.
What would it -- the worse they're running the opposite directions could harm the economy it's a screw job for small.
Investment companies and as farmers who now can't hedge against rising fuel prices and falling crop prices.
So -- as -- -- to Wall Street.
But if you're trying to get reelected in Massachusetts and a state -- remember every federal officeholders that Scott is a Democrat and we have big bank players like fidelity is Federer who are here.
This was any way to vote with the crowd to take a squishy you know I'm what you moderate stands and I think most Tea Party members are a lot lot -- people are resistant the most moderate voters and most.
Leaks are -- they don't understand this is a Wall Street vote -- vote.
Against let me just make sure what I understand where you're saying that this is a play that Scott Brown was playing to the big bankers in order to get -- campaign finance money.
And also to let the yet with a huge democratic Vermont now the voters here know he gets to the Washington he's not a Tea Party Republican he's a moderate Republican which by the -- is what Scott Brown is not give -- -- and if -- part of the credit they know that.
And they supported because they saw that he was really an option to send a signal to President Obama he carried a message to Washington with a back in January while he certainly did but I Kristin let me just read you what one Tea Party you remember it happened say -- -- -- -- from Easton Pennsylvania is not a a resident masters -- but he said although brown claims to believe in limited government he said this back in February by the way.
I'm willing to bet his senate voting record will soon show otherwise are there are other members of the Massachusetts Tea Party -- felt the same about.
Of course I'd just.
Get to spent five days and clean line and the anger and Cleveland oh LeBron James is nothing compared to the outrage by Tea Party and then candidate Hillary supporters here in Massachusetts.
They are beside themselves over this because -- -- taken a little bit personally because they spent so much time on the road with senator brown campaigning.
The situation is yeah yeah we knew that he was not the most conservative guy that we could've gotten elected in January of two point tend to the United States senate.
But a lot of people are looking around right now Tea Party and liberty group meetings across the state going.
I wonder if there's someone amongst us with more conservative that we can maybe back and twice while.
And and and that's -- we're -- even here in Massachusetts well hasn't done enough -- I -- I -- but has -- -- -- the Iraq war in terms of going with us the extra spending going with this financial regulation bill is bad enough.
I think you do withdraw your support from -- 2000 well.
Well of course well not yet because we have amnesty coming up the -- in cap and trade.
The situation -- is that the people -- Tea Party are learning now about the pragmatism of politics and it's and that and we don't like the litmus test of what would mark the deal.
They we'd rather it be what would Reagan do -- But in this situation -- that we are in Massachusetts and we have other elections to focus on this November so we're looking at our state legislature and we have nine.
Congressional seats up for grabs in Massachusetts -- -- and that's our members are -- in there and.
It it really is a learning curve because and that shows what the Tea Party really is about Michael I mean these are people hate -- just normal folks who weren't used the political games that are played.
You are but but most of them are because it is normal decent human.
Beings who go about their way but it is a learning curve and Scott Brown better catch up with a worker because if he goes for cap and trade.
He's -- Michael know.
Now what I mean he got and that's my point is a lot done by the way I am making party -- me that the video you showed the cast -- -- -- -- got the goofy -- that was -- a -- got there I have a -- I -- chapter in the book on Scott Brown's election from the Tea Party perspective.
But let's look at the good Scott -- doing right now people say all the keyboard is gonna destroy the Republican Party.
In Massachusetts is almost impossible to get elected as Republican.
Because it's an image of Republicans as you know Dick -- steals second -- down -- the you know there's a secret location.
Scott Brown shows a face of republicanism that -- that moderate independent voters matches get like Scott Brown is the most popular politician in Massachusetts.
Not look -- Republican.
He's more popular than Barack Obama in Massachusetts -- latest polls and that's some good Tea Party did by getting him elected and it will pay off to river.
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