Over at HuffingtonPost.com – Sam Stein tells us that there is already a Tea Party activists’ hit list of Republican Senators that have a bit of a leaning towards a little bipartisanism. No surprise is the listing of Olympia Snowe of Maine and Orinn Hatch of Utah. One name on Red State’s Erick Erickson list of “Potential Tea Party Targets for 2012” is a surprise.
One surprising name popping up on the 2012 target list, however, is an individual that the Tea Party turned into a cult hero of their movement. Scott Brown (R-Mass) has spent the past ten months in office building the framework for his reelection. He’s worked with Democrats on a variety of economic initiatives while siding with the Republican caucus on other measures. He has been, as conventional wisdom goes, about as conservative as one can be in Democratic-leaning Massachusetts. But, for some, not conservative enough. (My bold)