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Globe: Brown Supporters Bully, Threaten

From a shameless Boston Globe:

Sen. Kerry says Scott Brown supporters engaged in bullying, threats

By Martin Finucane, Globe Staff

January 18, 2010

Massachusetts Senator John F. Kerry is calling on Republican Scott Brown, who is waging a surging campaign against Democrat Martha Coakley, to curb his supporters, saying that they have engaged in "bullying and threats" in recent days and that some of them are from out-of-state.

"I’m no stranger to hard fought campaigns, but what we’ve seen in the past few days is way over the line and reminiscent of the dangerous atmosphere of Sarah Palin’s 2008 campaign rallies. This is not how democracy works in Massachusetts," Kerry said this afternoon in a statement.

"Scott Brown needs to speak up and get his out of state tea party supporters under control. In Massachusetts, we fight hard and win elections on the issues and on our differences, not with bullying and threats," Kerry said.

Brown campaign spokesman Felix Browne said, "People are tired of John Kerry’s partisan politics. His baseless accusations reflect the desperate last gasps of a flailing campaign."

"Scott Brown is running a positive campaign and has been since the beginning of the race," Browne said in an emailed statement.

Beth Lindstrom, Brown’s campaign manager said Coakley had run "the most malicious campaign Bay State voters have ever seen" and charged that Coakley was "manufacturing non-existent controversies."

Democrats have pointed, among other things, to a video posted on the Web in which a supporter at a Brown rally on Sunday can be heard saying, "Shove a curling iron up her butt." Brown can be seen grinning briefly right after the remark.

Browne, the spokesman, said the candidate did not hear the man’s remark. He said that the next thing Brown says, "We can do this," is a standard line he uses on the stump

Kerry also pointed to media reports of the theft and burning of lawn signs and "threatening comments" being posted on Facebook pages of Coakley and her supporters.

This is the same old tactic the Democrats used against McCain/Palin last year.

Lest we forget, most of the allegedly inciting comments were never heard by anyone but partisan journalists.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Globe: Brown Supporters Bully, Threaten”

  1. lunaticcringeradio says:

    john kerry is afraid that someone is going to be making him look stooopid on a daily basis very soon. as opposed to the hidden stooopidity that his followers and the media fails to believe in or report on. john is afraid that soon scott brown will show the people of mass what a senator is really suppose to do. i’m just hoping that scott brown doesn’t “lose his soul” as glen beck rightfully fears, and he sticks with true constitutional conservative ideals.

  2. BillK says:

    Let’s not lose a chance to bash whemever we can:

    s way over the line and reminiscent of the dangerous atmosphere of Sarah Palin’s 2008 campaign rallies. This is not how democracy works in Massachusetts

    Yes – can’t have an electorate excited by a Republican candidate.

    That’s simply not how democracy works in Massachusetts.

    Not for Democrats.

  3. proreason says:

    John Kerry – the conscience of the country.

    What would we do without him?

    What would he do without himself?

  4. NoNeoCommies says:

    The left continues to behave like thugs while pointing their crooked fingers at the right and accusing them of thuggish behavior.
    It is quite clear that they do not fear conservative voters because they cave in to anyone they fear in the slightest (see them stand up to a terrorist lately?)
    If the right adopted the left’s tactics wholesale, the left would be very, very afraid indeed.

  5. Tater Salad says:

    This is what the Progressive/Socialist/Democratic Party has come to and this is yet another reason why Massachusetts is voting Republican. You are next John Kerry because you are part of this Obama criminal machine below:


  6. tranquil.night says:

    Somebody call the wahhhmbulance.

  7. yadayada says:

    funny thing is: most times anyone actually investigates these allegations they are found to be utterly baseless or perpetrated by lefties (who yell right wing propaganda during the commission of said acts) to stir up the controversy.

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