(Thank you Barney Frank.) So enough of the bi-partisan malarkey and defend your record to your constituents. The people of Massachusetts don’t much care that you claim to be a little different from the rest of the Republicans; they want to know why you voted against jobs for Massachusetts workers.
You say you would have voted for the Lily Ledbetter bill if you were in the senate, yet you voted against the equal pay bill as a senator.
You say you believe that climate change is real and is both man-made and a natural phenomenon, yet fail to explain why building the XL Pipeline is good for the environment.
You claim to have an all-of-the-above approach to energy sources yet continue to vote for taxpayer subsidies for oil companies and defend that by voting against ethanol subsidies (and the oil companies thank you for it.)
You cultivate the nice-guy persona yet deny that a Native American has the right to run for public office.
You cultivate the nice-guy persona yet deny someone’s ethnicity because you don’t think they “look” Native American. “Look-at-her. Look-at-her. Look-at-her…”
If you go back to Washington, and McConnell becomes senate leader, all your bi-partisanship will not matter a bit – you will vote in lockstep with the man who vowed to make Obama a one-term president.
So you won’t be returning to Washington.