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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

You can fool some of the people (I)

When your most prominent Republican defender is Jane Swift, it's safe to say the bloom is coming off the rose.

That's the place Sen. Scott Brown finds himself in today, his 15 minutes of fame on the national stage ticking away.

His rapid rise to national stardom as the new conservative hero is taking a hit among Tea Party types, who ironically invested false hope in him as the man who would single-handedly stop health care reform. To those supporters, credited by the national media if not Bay State voters, with turning the tide, he was, in Joe Biden's words, a BFD.

Funny how that turns out. First the Democrats figure a way around #41, then he forgets his own lines and needs to be prompted by John McCain that the war wasn't over.

But there is a silver lining. After Rep. Steve Lynch's precarious flip flop against the bill, Democrats who may have thought him a better option than he was six months ago are reassessing their thoughts.

But Lynch could now run as a Democrat who bucked his own party because he heard the Tea Party cri de couer.

And there's always Rachel Maddow. Or not.

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