After Scott (Cosmo) Brown amped up rhetoric accusing Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren of using her Native American heritage to her professional advantage a video shocking video surfaced showing Brown staffers making racist Native American ‘war whoops’ and tomahawk chops in a face-off with Warren supporters, mocking Warren’s Cherokee heritage.
Here you can see Brown’s staffers making “war whoops” and “tomahawk chops”, presumably in reference to Warren’s Cherokee heritage. In the video identifies as making the air chop is none other than Brown’s Constituent Service Counsel Jack Richard (camouflage shirt) and Massachusetts GOP operative Brad Garrett, (tan baseball cap and gray hoodie), leading the war whoops.
When confronted with this “It is certainly something that I don’t condone,” said Brown. But it certainly wasn’t something that he condemned either using the moment to attack Elizabeth Warren’s racial heritage once again. “The real offense is that (Warren) said she was white and then checked the box saying she is Native American, and then she changed her profile in the law directory once she made her tenure.”
Well Elizabeth Warren responds new ad political ad to about Brown’s racist attacks and her Native American background:
“As a kid, I never asked my mom for documentation when she talked about our Native American heritage. What kid would? But I knew my father’s family didn’t like that she was part Cherokee and part Delaware — so my parents had to elope. Let me be clear, I never asked for, never got any benefit, because of my heritage. The people who hired me have all said they didn’t even know about it. I’m Elizabeth Warren, I approve this message. Scott Brown can continue attacking my family — but I”m gonna keep fighting for yours.”
The US is 40 years behind western Europe in terms of racial issues. How can it be allowed for a politician to criticize someone based on their ethnicity? Do that in Europe and you lose your career.
This is just just another checkmark on a long list that proves that Scott Brown is not qualified enough or intellegent enough to hold public office
Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) has lost the endorsement of Boston Boxing legend Micky Ward, the subject of the 2010 biopic The Fighter after Ward learned that Brown opposes LGBT rights and labor unions.
The Lowell Sun reported Friday that Ward initially told the paper day that he was set to endorse Scott Brown’s re-election, but changed his mind shortly after:
Roughly a half-hour after Ward confirmed he was backing Brown, ‘The Fighter’ called back. He said he had given his endorsement a little more thought. “I can’t support Scott Brown,” Ward said. “I just can’t do it.”
Within 30 minutes, Ward either did some Googling or someone close to him reminded him about where Brown stood on some hot-button political topics. “I found out Scott (Brown) is anti-union and I’m a Teamster guy,” said Ward. “I found out he’s also against gay marriage and I say if you love someone you should have the same rights no matter who you are
Brown has been bragging about Wards endorsement for weeks before the hometown boxing legend gave Brown the ole one – two punch.
U.S. Senator Scott (Men of Cosmo) Brown (R-MA) in an editorial published Tuesday in Massachusetts LGBT newspaper, Bay Windows. Brown, wrote that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) were nothing more than “pet projects” and were not a part of his M.O. as a U.S. Senator.
“Being an independent voter and thinker means I am never going to satisfy one group or political party 100 percent of the time,” wrote Brown. “Since my election, I have crossed the aisle to work with the opposing party on many key issues, and I was recently named the second most bipartisan member of the Senate. I have never subscribed to the theory that good ideas or good policies are limited to one political party.”
“I don’t come before you with a checklist of items promising that I will be an advocate for you on each and every one of them. My opponent (Elizabeth Warren) has already started down that road, promising to support everyone’s pet project. That’s not the way I have ever operated.”
So Scott Brown believes that human dignity and the ability to live life equally under the laws without oppression or discrimination are “pet projects”?
Well hopefully the “soon to be former” Senator Brown when he’s unemployed will and has the time to actually think about his words and will realize that LGBT equality is not a “pet project.” Its about whats right under the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and its about ALL American citizens having the same basic civil rights and being treated with human dignity.
Senator Scott (Cosmo) Brown who will be receiving an award tonight at the 2011 Spirit of Lincoln Awards Dinner, hosted by the Log Cabin Republicans released the text of the speech he will deliver tonight after his extreme anti-gay voting record has been brought up.
Browns defense on his voting record?. I voted for the DADT Repeal didn’t I?
After I won, I pledged to keep an open mind on every issue, including the military’s `don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy. From the start, I made clear that I wanted to review the findings of the Pentagon report to ensure that a change in policy would not negatively affect in any way our troops currently serving around the world. After I reviewed the Pentagon report, spoke extensively to active and retired military service members, the Joint Chiefs, and discussed the matter privately with then-Defense Secretary Gates and many others, I accepted the findings of the report. I supported repeal based on the secretary’s recommendations that it will be implemented when the battle effectiveness of the forces is assured and proper preparations have been completed.”
But Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman John Walsh puts Brown’s anti-gay voting record out on the table.
When he was in the state Legislature, he voted three times for a constitutional amendment to ban equal marriage and opposed funds for the commonwealth’s commission on gay and lesbian youth.”As to Brown ultimately voting for the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” Walsh said: “Scott Brown only stepped forward to do the right thing after it was clear that the repeal would pass without his vote. That’s not leadership by any definition, and it shows Scott Brown is only willing to vote the interests of the LGBT community in Massachusetts when its in his best political interest.”
Scott Brown also refused to make an “It Get’s Better” video to gay teens who might be otherwise contemplating suicide.
Massachusetts Democratic Party will hold a conference at 2 p.m. today to “officially” discuss Brown’s gay rights record.