I am following the Scott Brown – Elizabeth Warren Senate race very closely. Most of my friends are backing Warren, but I have a few friends supporting Brown. I'm tracking both candidates positions on health care, jobs and the economy.
I bought my current house in Somerville about five years ago. I still get the mail from the previous owners of my house. They were devout Catholics. So I was a bit surprised when I picked up my mail and found a very strong pro-life endorsement for Scott Brown.
Why surprised? Because the day before I had just received a mailing from Scott Brown that was all about how he was pro-choice. Hmmm, just who is Scott Brown: Pro-life or Pro-choice?
The mail for the former owners said that Brown, "voted to repeal Obamacare." It said that Brown, "opposes using your tax dollars to pay for abortion" and supports "requiring parental notice."
But the other mailing for Scott Brown was all about his "strong record on Women's Issues."
It said Scott Brown is "committed to promoting a woman's right to choose" and that he, "successfully fought to protect funding for Planned Parenthood."
As someone who believes in the sanctity of life, I can respect a politician who has a so-called "pro-life" position, even though that is not my position.
What really offends me is someone who is trying to play both sides. Brown's targeting one group (like the former owners of my house) with a pro-life message, while targeting other voters like me with a strong pro-choice message. I've included pictures with this article of both pieces of Scott Brown literature.
That's not coming clean with Massachusetts voters. That's not showing honesty or political integrity. Brown should disavow one position or another. If he doesn't, is he really of the caliber to represent us in the U.S. Senate?