Scott Brown: President Obama doesn’t get message of my win

By Hillary Chabot  BostonHerald.com

Chiding President Obama for not getting the message from his Bay State Senate victory, battle-ready Scott Brown hits the airwaves today slamming the “desperate power play” by Democrats to hammer home a health-care bill “tainted by secrecy.”

Brown, in his first weeks in the Senate seat he won after riding an independent wave in a come-from-behind election win, delivers the GOP rebuttal to Obama’s weekly radio address.

Calling his election a demand from voters to halt the current reform plan, he said, “The president still hasn’t gotten the message.

“The president and Congress are focused on ramming through their health-care bill, whatever it takes, whatever the cost,” the Bay State senator said.

“When the people of my state elected me in January, they sent more than a senator to Washington, they sent a message. Across party lines, the voters told politicians in Washington to get its priorities right.”

Brown’s nationally broadcast rebuttal comes as Obama announced he’d pitch his health-care plan next week in Ohio, holding off on a planned trip to Asia to keep pressure on Congress.

“The president has tried to convince us that what he is proposing will be good for America. But how can it be good for America if it raises taxes by half a trillion dollars and costs a trillion dollars more to implement,” asked Brown.

Being tapped by the GOP to give the key radio address is another testament to Brown’s superstar status within the Republican Party.

Brown said he hopes to call attention to the “political chicanery” Democratic leaders are using to ensure a lightning-fast approval for the health-care bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Thursday he would pass the bill.

“We will finish the job,” Reid wrote in a letter to Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). House Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday vowed “It won’t be long,” before the bill passes.  Continue…

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