No more Mr. Nice Guy. In which Scott Brown stood up as a Republican to rally the 13 percent.
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Everything about this appalling demonstration by Scott Brown’s staff is offensive. This is raw, visceral bigotry directed against Native Americans.
Why is the media so reluctant to call this what it so obviously IS?
Oh — and another question I’ve been wanting to ask all season — as we read about the torrents of campaign spending unleashed by the Citizen’s United decision, who receives this money? Has anybody thought about the relationship between these staggering sums spent on campaign advertising and the editorial policies of the media outlets that receive it?
The fact that these losers are so high up in Brown’s campaign and Senate office, and the Mass. GOP, will not go over well. He can’t control all of his supporters but these guys should know better. His response (“I don’t condone it”) reminds me of his response to the Fehnstrom Crazy Khazei flap. “Don’t condone it” but don’t expect any reprimands.
I was at the Watertown fair last weekend, where a number of campaigns had tables. When Warren her impending arrival in person was announced a guy in his 30s near the Sean Bielat table starting doing the same thing. A couple of people passing by stared at him and he stopped. The Bielat table’s only other activity was to push a strict voter ID law in Mass. and scare people about all the fraudulent brown (small “b,” not Scott!) people voting 9 times so they can keep their welfare. Or some such crap.
The kid of one of the Republican people, about 11, was going to follow Warren around with Brown and Romney signs, but my wife just kind of looked up at him and he lost his nerve.
I am starting really not to like some of these people.
I was staffing the Democratic Town Committee / Obama for America table. The “Show ID to vote” folks were the usual Watertown right-wing cranks and I was not surprised that they were whooping. I didn’t hear it from where I was, but a number of people commented to me that they were doing that.
Other than the cranks, the response to Warren in Watertown was fantastic! I would say that she attracted an even bigger crowd than Deval did when he first came in 2006.
I would have said hello!
I was there. Well, a virtual Hi
No, because while that asbestos attack is also a hideous distortion, I suspect most of Brown’s base doesn’t give a crap about them, and I doubt Brown does either. Instead it’s the Lieawatha, it’s the Native American costumes and chants … McGrory has it exactly right, this is ugly frat house bullying. It’s trying to ridicule someone for who they are, with a dog-whistle anti-affirmative action message to rile up the base.
If Scott Brown didn’t want something like this to happen, he wouldn’t be pushing this silly Native American non-issue this hard for so many months. I mean, even if there was something to it, which there isn’t, this is being blown wildly out of proportion. This is really the cornerstone of your message to be Re-elected a United States Senator? Reallu?
If he was as appalled as most of us by what we saw on that video, he would apologize publicly and discipline his staff. Like Romney with the 47% comment, Brown no doubt only regrets that it was a less ‘elegant’ manifestation of his campaign message caught on tape.
(He needs a mini-rigid-airship of his own. Perhaps in war paint.)
Congrats to BMG on the national exposure!
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