LAMERS  1:10 pm May 10, 2012

Massachusetts Democrats Working Overtime To Lose Massachusetts For Elizabeth Warren

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Happy trails to youEverybody’s super favorite (not kidding) schoolmarm/Senate candidate, Elizabeth Warren, has had a rough week. She did not have a good answer to why she used to say she was Native American. (To us, “our family always thought we were,” which is true, they did, was a waaay better answer than what she eventually came up with, which was on the line of “I wanted to meet people!”). So she had a bad week. All candidates do eventually! It probably would have passed! Unfortunately, Massachusetts Democrats have decided to go on the offensive, with ethics complaints, because there are pictures of Scott Brown’s official events in his campaign ads.

There are also several photos in Brown’s first TV ad, “Independent,” that are from Brown’s official events and are posted on his official Senate website — including one of Brown with children at a Boys and Girls club.

Oh no, Scott Brown’s campaign website shows him doing his job! Have the Dems bitched about Fenway Park yet? Maybe talked about how gross it would be to have to shake voters’ hands?

From the Globe:

The Massachusetts Democratic Party today filed a complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee, arguing that Senator Scott Brown abused public resources by using video shot by a government employee to promote his reelection campaign.

The Globe reported last week that the video – of Brown sinking an underhanded, half-court basketball shot – was recorded by his Senate communications director, during an official event, and after that employee had flown to and from Massachusetts on an airline ticket bought by the taxpayers.

A day later, the Republican’s reelection campaign posted it to YouTube with the title, “Scott Brown’s Amazing Half-Court Shot.”

The staffer, Marcie Kinzel, said campaign lawyers had reviewed the circumstances and concluded it was allowable to use the video under ethics rules exceptions allowing some crossover between official and campaign activities.

“Neither Senator Brown nor the campaign has ever claimed (nor could it be claimed) that the video was recorded for any governmental purpose,” wrote John Walsh, chairman of the state party, in a letter to the committee’s chairwoman and vice chairman. “The benefit the campaign received from Ms. Kinzel’s actions is evident by the immediate posting of the video on the campaign’s website and its subsequent frequent use of and reference to it.”

For fuck’s sake, stop being a bunch of whiny-ass titty-babies and get back to the issues that matter: Scott Brown having six houses, and throwing underhand, like a granny.


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Mittens Howell, III May 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Scott Brown also runs like a girl.

Lascauxcaveman May 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Senator Brown, I knew Rick Barry. Rick Barry was a friend of mine.

Senator Brown, You're no Rick Barry.

crybabyboehner May 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Kevin McHale ?

Chichikovovich May 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Greg Kite.

Billmatic May 10, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Jack Haley.

Tundra Grifter May 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Rick would have nailed it shooting underhanded.

SexySmurf May 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Scott Brown is part Cherokee, hence his happy trail of tears.

Barb May 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Scott Brown got his start in politics by rounding up illegals to work in Mitt Romney's yard.

Lionel[redacted]Esq May 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Shouldn't the question be: Why didn't Scott Brown make the shot while naked?

BaldarTFlagass May 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Jesus H Christ. I sometimes wonder why I never went back to my ancestral homeland of Massachusetts and chose to remain in Texas. It's shit like this that comes out now and then to remind me. Oh, and no-winner (and therefore no-loser) T-ball leagues for kids. What the fuck?

bobloblawlawblg May 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Seriously, what is UP with that no-loser bullshit? My nephew's in a baseball league where they don't even keep score. I'm constantly fighting off the urge to shove his head in the toilet and take his lunch money.

Fukui-sanYesRadio May 10, 2012 at 2:33 pm

That kind of "failure is just deferred success" stuff will certainly set them up for dealing with corporate America.

Pragmatist2 May 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm

She's a Bankruptcy professor. She could mention that. That ought to be a turn on.

nounverb911 May 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Can Brown pitch? The Red Sox could certainly use some.

Oblios_Cap May 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm

He's a better catcher, I'm told.

Tundra Grifter May 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm

You're thinking of Boss BlunderRush.

SorosBot May 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Or they can also emphasize the issues that really matter to Boston's troglodyte sports fans: that Brown has received donations from the owner of the hated Yankees.

Tally May 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I lived in Bahstin for five minutes. That would be wicked huge.

starfanglednut May 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm

That would do it, actually. They'd turn out in droves to vote against him. I wonder how much a full page add in the Boston Herald "newspaper" would cost

Fox n Fiends May 10, 2012 at 3:37 pm

A blowjob to Howie Carr.

starfanglednut May 10, 2012 at 5:57 pm

There are not enough “Ewww”s in the world for me to respond to that comment.

SayItWithWookies May 10, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Not bad — for a model.

Arken May 10, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Look, do I have to remind you again that Scott Brown drives a truck and wears jeans? Can you think of more important criteria in a senator?

nounverb911 May 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Pimping his daughters?

Arken May 10, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Okay, other than that.

ttommyunger May 10, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Mom jeans, and with a crease, no doubt.

RadioRehab May 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Wouldn't be the first white folk to abuse our Native American heritage.

nounverb911 May 10, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Sounds just like the Palin clan.

Oblios_Cap May 10, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I imagine that Brown was wearing clothes in that picture with the boys and girls, right? Because he's been known to pose naked.

Mittens Howell, III May 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I don't want to see Scott Brown playing with balls. And that video sucks, too.

DaRooster May 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Really? Charges for a shared video?

C'mon man. Can't we just point out what a douche the guy is and share with the world how much we need people like Elizabeth Warren?

MissTaken May 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Maybe talked about how gross it would be to have to shake voters’ hands?

I've met people who vote, they are nasty.

freakishlywrong May 10, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Oh for fuck's sakes, Dems. Nail him on all of his wingnut, obstructionist votes.

RedneckMuslin May 10, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Why did he arrive at a school in that darkened window vehicle?

Doktor StrangeZoom May 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Brown will win by calling his opponent "Professor Warren" all the time. Because if there's anything people in Mass hate, it's higher education.

Chichikovovich May 10, 2012 at 1:35 pm

As Ian Faith said, Boston's not a big college town.

Baconzgood May 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm

He's totally doing political Senate stuff there. James Chesnut Jr. was required to play bocce ball on the Senate floor every Tuesday.

Maman May 10, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Elizabeth Warren needs to shake it off and concentrate on Ayla Brown's use of Obamacare health insurance.

CapeClod May 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm


ttommyunger May 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Well, if anybody can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, it's the Democrats.

Tundra Grifter May 10, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Don't take a page from the GNoP Playbook and be small and petty. When Off-the-Mark Levin and Sheer InSannity whine about Mr. and Mrs. Obama, it says all we need to know about the folks doing all that talking.

This kind of penny ante garbage doesn't win anything. Be big, be positive, present good ideas.

proudgrampa May 10, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I have never understood Massachusetts politics.

Fox n Fiends May 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Its easy. Half the people are smart, the other half stupid. Whoever rallies their base more, wins. Ask Mitt.

ExecutorElassus May 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

sigh. I have such a crush on Elizabeth Warren. Her sitting down on The Daily Show those couple times and talking about the CFPB gave me raging love for her level-headed pragmatist populism.
But like The Atlantic said in one of their bullshit "history of the near future, told from the absurdly exaggerated middle future" stories, "Republicans can't govern, but Democrats can't win." Republicans are accusing the left of trying to destroy America with Socialism and Sharia Law (??), and the Democratic response is some Droopy-Dog whining about campaign videos?
Some days I long for the logic of the Bartlett campaign: your opponents all see you as arrogant elitists, so you might as well play the part and mop the floor with them. Dismiss them as the dingbat idiots they are, and you might light a fire under your constituency.

Doktor StrangeZoom May 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Let Warren be Warren!

bobloblawlawblg May 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Here's what you say, Elizabeth:
1. My family highlighted this part of our heritage and celebrated it as something of which we should be proud and with which we should identify.
2. This particular heritage can also help make fancy pants schools like Harvard more affordable for the middle class amongst us.
3. Have I mentioned lately that student loans and higher education costs are killing the next generation's spending power? (and on, and on)

gurukalehuru May 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm

You've got to admit, it was a pretty great shot.

Come here a minute May 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm

If the Mass. Dems want to defeat Scott Brown they need to release the video of Elizabeth Warren slam-dunking.

sezme May 10, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Pedo Brown obviously only sunk that shot so that he could go kid-hugging. Creepy!

starfanglednut May 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm

It pisses me off to no end that if a female candidate had ever even considered posing naked, she wouldn't have a chance in hell of getting elected. This hypocrisy is even more galling than the usual hypocrisy.

1stNewtontheMoon May 10, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I don't know why the dems always fall for that bullshit. the repubs are your classic basketball floppers. you can't out-flop them. they will cheat. they will accuse you of cheating. don't go bitching about their actual cheating. just fucking beat them.

HtmlSymbol May 14, 2012 at 10:46 pm

It's funny, because just a couple weeks ago, I would have been totally sympathetic to a Warren defense of "the connection to me now is facile — that was an ancestor of mine 5 generations back – 1/32nd of my DNA"

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