How bad are Scott Brown’s emails? Really, really bad.

If Scott Brown wants to email around silly stories from Fox News, that’s all well and good.  But unless it’s just a lark (and I’d say the odds are better-than-even that that’s exactly what it is), he needs to get his act together.  Here’s today’s missive (I had to break it up into chunks to show all the good stuff).

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[More Fox News ... blah blah blah]

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For me, the highlights are (1) the fact that he is still showing his address as Newton, Massachusetts, even though he supposedly is all about New Hampshire these days, and (2) the fact that the email is “sponsored” by “Weird Trick Adds $1,000 to Your Social Security Checks!”  You know, I thought conservatives didn’t like Social Security.  But if you click the link in the email, you arrive at a site sponsored by … wait for it … Newsmax, of all people.  The site claims to hold the keys that will unlock “more than $1 trillion in money, services, free trips, and other giveaways” from the U.S. Government, including “a simple way you could get an extra $1,000 added to family members’ Social Security checks if they qualify,” plus “an overlooked loophole called ‘FAASF’ that could allow you to collect up to an extra $152,000 in Social Security payments.”  Sweet!  (For the record, FAASF is a real thing, but of course it’s more complicated that Newsmax lets on.)  And the word from Newsmax gets better and better:

Many people mistakenly believe that you have to be destitute to receive government money and giveaways. However, the truth is that a larger percentage of rich people than poor people are eligible for government money.

Unfortunately, most people don’t even know about the thousands of government-giveaway programs available to them. That’s because most of these programs are funded by Washington but administered through either the states or little-known organizations — and 75% of the programs have no income thresholds.

Apparently, the little-known government freebies include “Government-subsidized trips to vacation resorts worldwide” and a “secret to getting $25,000 from state governments just to write a business plan,” among other awesome goodies.  And all you have to do to get the keys to the kingdom is subscribe to Newsmax’s crappy newsletter – which they give you initially for free, but which will then automatically renew at a rate that, shockingly, they do not even disclose.  What a scam.

I won’t belabor the painfully-obvious irony of the sponsors of this kind of scam underwriting email from a Republican.  Let’s just say that Scott Brown continues to look utterly unready for prime time.


13 Comments . Leave a comment below.
  1. Even money says

    Scotto doesn’t even bother running.

  2. Why did the IRS director plead the 5th?

    Oh, that’s right, no corruption, move along, nothing to see here.

    • The Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution

      You know, that document you only care about when we are talking about the 2nd Amendment!

    • Dan, as the resident troll over at RMG...

      …you really do a disservice to trolls everywhere. Can’t you even try? I mean feeble attempt to imply guilt because someone pleads the 5th. “Oh, they must have something to hide,” your smear implies. Well any person knows that testifying under oath about the weather in front of a politically motived committee opens you up for a perjury charge. Situations like that is why the Founders wrote the 5th Amendment, yet you belittle it.

      There are plenty of things to troll your liberal opponent with, why bother making up things when the facts are clearly against you? The facts around the IRS issue are clear and were presented months ago…why deny them? You do understand the circumstances: a new type of non-profit was created (thanks to Citizens United) and one IRS office wanted to make sure the new type of non-profits were clearly for advocacy and not focused at partisan politics. So they pulled the applications of groups with the name “tea party” or “liberty”, along with groups with names like “progressive” or “occupy” to give them closer scrutiny.

      Do you dispute these facts? Of course 99.99% of the focus (thanks to folks like your) was on the audits of the more conservative sounding names. The irony here is the IRS was simply doing its job. A new rule goes into effect and they PROFILED (something you generally believe in) ALL names that sounded like they had a partisan mission and not an advocacy mission. Again, do you dispute that?

  3. Somehow this just nails it

    The whole “Act now to scam the shameful government-givaway racket” vibe sums up where the GOP seems to be at.

  4. Of all the sponsors of "try this one weird trick" gimmicks

    on the Internet, and he doesn’t pick the one about losing belly fat, thereby missing the opportunity to appear shirtless and showing off his magnificently ripped six-pack abs? Guy’s off his game for sure.

  5. Have you seen his Alzheimers email?

    I just received one with the subject line “5 Signs You’ll Get Alzheimer’s Disease” which links you to a “FREE video documentary presentation” and is a 100% sales pitch for “renowned neurosurgeon and nutritionist Dr. Russell Blaylock”. According to Wikipedia, among other quacky things, “Blaylock has called the American medical system ‘collectivist’ and has suggested that health-care reform efforts under President Obama are masterminded by extragovernmental groups that wish to impose euthanasia.”

  6. Media Matters is on it


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