During the Warren-Brown Massachusetts Senatorial debate, in which all of Massachusetts got to see super smart professor lady scolding her jock student majoring in business, Sen. Brown decided that he was going to get an early head start on a Republican from Massachusetts using race as a wedge issue.
Brown made issue of the fact that Elizabeth Warren decided to check “Native American” on professional applications, implying that she cynically decided to play up her native american heritage in order to increase her chances of upward mobility.
“She checked the box claiming she was a Native American. and clearly, she’s not,” said Brown during the debate, in order to immediately manufacture a new “something-gate” controversy for the media to obsess relentlessly and provide a wonderful distraction from Brown’s record. (Mediaite)
That Warren didn’t show up to the debate wearing a buffalo headdress, smoking a peace pipe and a casino attached to her completely must have completely beguiled Brown. The man with a penchant for riding naked in a pick-up truck simply isn’t going to stand for a white woman to look white and also be of Native American descent. For Warren’s part, she said that her parents told her growing up that her mother was part Cherokee and part Delaware Indian and that as a child she never questioned that story. And regarding her law school, they were either unaware of her background or that it played no role in their decision to hire her.
“This is about family. I can’t and I won’t change who I am,” she said (Fox News)
Perhaps Scott Brown’s campaign people didn’t get the memo that being total frat boy a-holes in public is the work of frat boy a-hole interns, but Scott Brown’s top campaign people were caught on camera doing just that.
Staffers for Sen. Scott Brown were caught on video this week at a rally in Boston chanting Indian “war whoops” and making tomahawk chop gestures, mocking Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren.
Pictured in the video are deputy Chief of Staff Greg Casey, Constituent Service Counsel Jack Richard, and a Republican operative named Brad Garrett, according to Boston’s ABC affiliate.
Here’s the video:
Senator Scott Brown gave the obligatory “I don’t condone this” statement, so maybe he won’t have his campaign people throw rugs filled with small pox at cowboys. But you can bet that he’ll do that way before he actually devoted any focus to the actual issues at hand.
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