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Wed Oct 17, 2012, 06:31 PM

Scott Brown Backer Pays Homeless People To Wear 'Obama Supporters For Brown' Shirts

Organizers of a contentious demonstration in favor of Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) admitted Tuesday that they had paid homeless people to wear T-shirts showing support for the Republican candidate.
“Obama Supporters for Brown” is an effort coordinated by Benjamin Thompson, a former elections commissioner who also supports President Barack Obama. He told the Boston Herald that at least four of the attendees at a recent rally were homeless and had received a small "per diem," amounting to roughly $8 an hour, to show up wearing the shirts. Thompson said the money was intended to help cover costs of transportation and child care, and maintained that the recipients were genuinely supportive of Brown's campaign.

The state Republican Party's MassVictory program told the Herald that it had offered financial support to the “Obama Supporters for Brown” effort.

The event also drew attention for another reason: The Herald reported that supporters of Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren stood across the street from the rally and someone from the crowd shouted a racial slur presumably directed at Thompson and other attendees who are black.

"You know those field people and those house people. This election is about that,” an anonymous protester reportedly yelled.
Alethea Harney, a Warren campaign spokeswoman, immediately condemned the remarks, telling the Herald the language was "absolutely unacceptable."

The events are just the latest chapter in an increasingly divisive campaign that has, at times, gotten especially ugly among the candidates' supporters.

With image: http://laborspains.blogspot.com/2012/10/scott-brown-backer-pays-homeless-people.html

Originally Posted here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/16/scott-brown-homeless-obama-supporters_n_1971950.html

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 06:37 PM

1. Good job Brownie!

Maybe tomorrow you can do a photo opp cleaning dishes in a soup kitchen.

Oh wait......

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 06:37 PM

2. Scott's Brown Shirts? Seriously?


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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 06:59 PM

3. Heck of a job Brownie!


POOOOOR Scott, he's behind in the polls! Elizabeth Warren is the best (imho) of all new senate candidates!

I think Scotty needs to help the homeless vs. using the homeless.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 08:10 PM

4. An Obama supporter AND a Brown supporter??

That BS reeks so badly I can smell it from here.

Does ANYONE really believe Benjamin Thompson intends to pull the lever for Obama?

Another sly, despicible dirty trick in true KKKarl style.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 09:49 PM

5. after he loses, he can go start his 'Brown Diaper Service'


'OUR sh*t don't stink... even if yours does....'

I can't help thinking it would be big. I can't think of a brown diaper without thinking of Scott Brown. It's the perfect fit.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 09:55 PM

6. Benjamin Thompson is CLEARLY A LIAR

"“Obama Supporters for Brown” is an effort coordinated by Benjamin Thompson, a former elections commissioner who also supports President Barack Obama..."

Why would anyone who supported Obama also support someone who would thwart Obama's legislation at every turn?? The answer is they would not. Since he's organizing for Brown, it is obvious who he does NOT support.

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