I have never seen nor heard of a green lobster. Like moderate Republicans, they seem to be extinct. (Actually, moderate Republicans have become Dems over time.) Anyway, I like this LTE to Wicked Local Brookline:
I liked Scott Brown too. That’s why I voted for him last time. Seemed like a (gasp!) moderate Republican — it was almost as if Massachusetts hauled in a green lobster from a sea of deranged blood-red ones two Januarys ago. I thought the Senate was getting a rare independent voice.
However, just as with my daydreams of laissez-faire prosperity, the darn facts keep prodding me awake as I nod off. Scott thinks employers don’t have to pay for birth control pills if it makes them sad. Scott thinks I should pay 6.8 percent on my student loans so the families who don’t have to take out student loans can enjoy their Bush tax cuts. Why, Scott? Please give me more than “the government sucks.”
Scott Brown is going to get more scrutiny of his claims this time around. And I suspect that voters are going to find his talking points shallow and unconvincing, compared to the evidence that’s in front of their faces. “Obamacare” is bad for the economy — yet “Romneycare” has done well for MA? Unemployment benefits should be from the “checking account”, while tax cuts for the rich can be on the “credit card”? “Obamacare” should be repealed, even as he (quite rightly) uses its benefits for his own family?
Not a green lobster after all – and one that’s in shallow water at that.