A significant portion of Republican Scott Brown’s media strategy has relied on his ability to coast on charm and superficial likeability, and to never, ever get called out for anything. Well, awfully bad news has arrived for Brown, as the shine is beginning to come off of the apple.
Republican Scott Brown is finally beginning to be reliably called out on and held accountable for his record. This will ramp up in full force this week, with the first debate taking place between Brown and his Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Warren. However, last week saw some important instances of Brown finally being called out.
· The Boston Globe called out Republican Scott Brown for taking a heap of undeserved credit on the STOCK Act.
· The Boston Herald’s Kimberly Atkins called out Republican Scott Brown for misrepresenting his partisan record.
· The Boston Phoenix’s David Bernstein called out Republican Scott Brown for being “whiny” as Brown complained about Elizabeth Warren so much as mentioning his name and his voting record. (And, remember, it’s not the first time that Brown has whined about having his anti-woman, anti-Middle Class, anti-Massachusetts votes so much as mentioned!)
· In their “Who’s Hot and Who’s Not” column, Go Local Worcester called out Republican Scott Brown for being, well, “Not.” (They listed Elizabeth Warren as “Hot.”)
· In an unusual twist, Republican Scott Brown called himself out on taxes. He said he was “crystal clear” that he would hold Middle Class tax cuts hostage in order to secure tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.
· Of course, ProgressMass called out Republican Scott Brown for not learning the lessons of America’s recent economic crisis (noted upon the fourth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse), as Brown has worked very hard to promote further Wall Street recklessness and irresponsibility.
How will Republican Scott Brown get called out in the week ahead, including at the first debate? Find out in the next “Weekly Scott Brown-d Up”!