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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:45 PM
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What a huge POS. And let me guess...not many in MA are aware of this, because that librul media is working overtime. :sarcasm:

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/20...

BASTARD.... As the Senate special election in Massachusetts has intensified over the last couple of weeks, voters have learned some unpleasant things about Republican Scott Brown. Yesterday's revelation, however, is probably the ugliest.

As was first reported by Blue Mass Group, a Massachusetts-based political blog, Brown did an interview in 2008, around the time of Republican National Convention, to defend Sarah Palin as a candidate for national office. The interviewer raised the issue of the Alaska governor's family, so the conservative state senator decided to go after Barack Obama's parents.

"Barack's mom had him when she was, what, 18 years old?" Brown asked, drawing a parallel between Obama's mother and Palin's pregnant teenage daughter. When the interviewer noted that Obama's parents were married, Brown replied, "Well, I don't know about that."

The context is important here -- around the time of the interview, unhinged right-wing activists were pushing the line that Obama's parents weren't married, a claim that became central to the bizarre Birther conspiracy theory. Brown wasn't just attacking the future president and his parents during the interview; he was also lending credence to fringe right-wing stupidity.


For the record, there's ample documentation to show that Obama's parents were, in fact, married when he was born in Hawaii in 1961.

As for the Senate race, this clip has the potential to be damaging to Brown, in large part because it makes him seem like a nut. As Jon Chait noted, "By showing Brown endorsing a fringe right-wing pet theory ... it's more evidence of the fact that Brown is anything but the good government, uniter-not-a-divider moderate he pretends to be.... {O}n a visceral level, to watch him chortling as he calls Obama illegitimate is just gross and offensive. To me it exposes the man far more deeply than Coakley not knowing who Curt Schilling is."

Much of yesterday was spent discussing Brown failing to offer health care coverage to his own staff. That's interesting, I suppose, but defending Sarah Palin while attacking Barack Obama's parents and endorsing a fringe right-wing conspiracy theory seems to be far more devastating in showing who Scott Brown really is.

Steve Benen
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:49 PM
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1. President Obama himself talked about his mother being 18 when
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 02:49 PM by alsame
she had him - it was at a campaign rally and I think he mentioned it in the context of Bristol (and all candidate's kids) being off limits to attacks.

What an idiot Brown is. And by the way, that's PRESIDENT Barack to you, Scott.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:49 PM
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2. He sounds like a pissy little palin wannabe..
after he loses this bid he quit and go on fauxsn00ze if he's so serious.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:51 PM
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3. A real piece of shit........
But of course, we need to learn the lesson that allowing a Homophobe Sexist Racist asshole
sends a real message to America! :eyes
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:53 PM
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4. This bastard says FUCK YOU to Scott Brown. n/t
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:55 PM
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5. does Brown think people care about this ?
I just don't see this as an issue .
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:58 PM
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7. Independants who are supporting Brown enough to get him ahead might
I'd like to see this broadcast in a commercial if it isn't already.
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:57 PM
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6. Damn pissant
Pardon the language.
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:01 PM
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8. But that bastard winning will "send a message to Democrats" yoo betcha!
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:01 PM
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9. Who gives a shit....
...what age the mother, what color the parents, or if the parents were ever married. That has less than nothing to do with the child.

There is NO such thing as an illegitimate child ~~ I HATE that phrase and it is total bullshit.
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 03:43 PM
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12. Me too.
You'd think people who espouse "family values" and "pro life" would GET that.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 02:50 PM
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10. Here's what Brown can do for me
He can take his suitcase of GOP hypocrisy, bullshit, and lies and then go FUCK HIMSELF eight ways til' Sunday.

That's what he can do for me.
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 03:01 PM
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11. Big surprise... Brown is a fucking TeaBagger... at least he didn't use the "N" word
I'm sure he was told not to use the word "n*G&er" in a speech. At least not out in the open...

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