That didn't take long. Just weeks after Sen. Scott Brown's (R-MA) victory was heralded as the first shot in a Republican revolution, with Brown himself signing "41" after his name, the magic vanished. On Monday, Brown voted yes on a procedural motion on the Democrats' jobs bill -- and many of his supporters turned against him.
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Christen Varley, for example, the president of the Greater Boston Tea Party who a month ago took credit for Brown's win, plans to give the senator a piece of her mind.
"He's going to hear from us," Varley told the Boston Herald. "In the end, this is stimulus spending -- and it's a disappointment."
Just last month, Varley said her group had sent 150 people to a Brown fund-raiser during his campaign. "I spent the next two days saying, if you like Scott Brown, go out and spread the word,'' Varley said. "That's what they did. And it exploded.''
His grassroots supporters aren't pleased either. A sampling of comments on his Facebook page: