"[Shaheen] knows the state well, but that is not to say she has served it particularly well by marching in lockstep with her party and the president. That is where the senator has lost her way ."
October 26, 2014
Scott Brown, who previously represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate, says he wants to go back to Washington to help fix the country and the problems it is facing.
That’s good. Lord knows this country is a mess.
The middle class needs help: lower costs, lower taxes and good-paying jobs, right here in America.
While Jeanne Shaheen has been in office – despite having a Democratic president – the middle class has slipped backward by almost every measure: Retirement savings are down, earnings haven’t kept pace with inflation, college costs have skyrocketed, and generally, people are working harder for less pay.
Sen. Shaheen has had a long run as a New Hampshire politician: six years as governor and coming up on six years in the Senate. She knows the state well, but that is not to say she has served it particularly well by marching in lockstep with her party and the president.
That is where the senator has lost her way.
New Hampshire’s next senator should be someone who is willing to work across the aisle, not an ideologue who consistently sides with her party.
Would Scott Brown be any better?
He says that, when he was in the Senate before, he was the most bipartisan person there. The facts back him up on that, and it is on that point that Mr. Brown strikes paydirt.
“The problem with the Senate is it doesn’t function right now,” Brown said during the debate at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord on Tuesday night. “You have a leader in Harry Reid who has upwards of 400 bills on his desk that he won’t give to the president.”
There is no disputing that Washington is broken. Sen. Shaheen has had six years to be part of the solution, and it’s not clear she has been.