Congress has lost a model of bipartisanship

Elizabeth Warren may be a Democrat, and may fight for the little guy. The problem is that she is one of the most partisan candidates we’ve seen in a long while. Already partisan on her own, Warren’s popularity and success depend largely on the Democratic Party inviting her to speak at its 2012 convention, among other things.

Senator Scott Brown, however, has proved that he is willing to break with his party. Indeed, in 2010, after receiving aid from the likes of Sarah Palin, Brown refused to appear with her at a Tea Party rally in Boston. Brown often has broken with the Republicans on votes in the Senate. Perhaps he wouldn’t always have voted the way our mostly Democratic state would like, but at least he could have continued to be a model of bipartisanship that Democrats and Republicans, especially, in both houses could have followed.

Now, with the addition of a fiercely partisan politician in Warren, Congress will uphold its destructive path, growing the divisiveness in this country and increasing the pressure on the president to use extreme measures. That is not how this country is meant to work.

John Lucy