Still painfully absent from town halls or open forums where constituents can engage him in public, Senator Scott Brown will be making yet another pay-per-view appearance tonight in Boston. If you’re a constituent with $2,500 to spare, you can finally purchase an opportunity to question your senator — and secure a VIP reception ticket with Brown and his special guest (and new endorser), New Jersey governor Chris Christie.
Brown and Christie have an awful lot in common these days. The republican chums have spent the past few months pandering to their right-wing base, focusing on divisive social issues like restricting birth control access and ending marriage equality. And yet, jobs, the issue both campaigned on and promised as a top priority, has been noticeably absent from their agenda.
At a time when millions of Americans are unemployed, it seems a little strange to make the regulation of couples’ bedrooms and doctors’ offices a priority. After all, how will vetoing marriage equality or restricting access to birth control and mammograms create a single job?
Today’s Boston Herald ran a headline of “‘Rock star’ Chris Christie stumping for Scott Brown.” At first glance, that may seem a bit ridiculous. But when you think about it, Brown and Christie could be considered rock stars of sorts. After all, they’re both stars of discrimination that are completely out of touch with the values we share here in Massachusetts.
So if you have some time to spare tonight, join fellow Bay Staters in sending Christie and Brown a message at the Westin: it’s time to get back to work on jobs and other issues that really matter — not divisive social issues that will do nothing to get our economy back on track.