By Scott Wheeler
An organization I run, The National Republican Trust PAC, raised and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Scott Brown win the Massachusetts special election to fill the seat vacated upon the death of Ted Kennedy. That organization will now do everything possible to see that Brown is defeated by a primary opponent when he faces reelection in 2012. Why? Because there is no difference between him and a Democrat.
Now, we knew going in that Massachusetts is a liberal state and we would not be able to count on Brown for very much but something even people in his very blue home state would have understood is a vote against ratifying the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).
The excuses for voting in favor of New START are pathetic. Basically those in favor insisted that the Treaty would allow US inspectors back into Russia to make sure they are eliminating their nuclear stockpile in accordance with the Treaty.