In what might be called the “anti-commonwealth” ad, the Fox brigade at Scott Brown headquarters raises the class warfare banner of their wealthy GOP backers against Massachusetts. Esteemed BMGer Rob Eno lauds it as “perhaps the best web video of this campaign” on wannabe blog RMG. As a Warren partisan, I agree. If Brown was running for Senator of the Republican Party his “I’ve got mine, you lose,” argument might find some support. But it has little to offer the 88.38% of Commonwealth voters he and his Republican Party do not represent, and underlines how completely he has become a servant to the “Kings and Queens” of Wall Street and Washington since he got elected.
Tellingly, the ad starts with JFK and Bill Clinton, and ends with Ronald Reagan and angry, Sarah Palin-like distortions of President Obama and middle class icon Elizabeth Warren. That is the same political road Brown himself has traveled: from a likable new face with a JFK ad to a Boy’s Club GOP insider, voting against jobs for Massachusetts on narrow ideological grounds, for a law backed by religious extremists that would allow employers to strip employees of birth control because they didn’t approve of their personal choices, and retaining a top campaign advisor who organized an Internet smear campaign against a political rival.
At the end of the spot, Brown tries to run as a Red Sox. That helped him in 2010, but now it just reminds informed voters that as a state Senator he tried to junk Fenway Park and move the team out of Boston and down toward New York.