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Globe: Brown Supporters Suppress Vote

From an utterly shameless Boston Globe:

Brown supporters trying to suppress vote by bullying

By Joan Vennochi, Globe Columnist  |  January 18, 2010

Scott Brown is running for U.S. Senate as a pleasant guy in a pickup truck. But a mean spirit drives some of his campaign.

At a West Springfield rally on Sunday, a Brown supporter yelled out “Shove a curling iron up her butt’’. The remark was a crude reference to Brown’s opponent, Attorney General Martha Coakley, who was criticized in a recent Boston Globe story for failing to aggressively prosecute a sexual abuse case involving a curling iron.

After that charming rallying cry, a video clip shows Brown grinning and saying, “We can do this.’’

You see, it was a coordinated attack.

A campaign spokesman said the Republican state senator didn’t hear what was said and was merely giving his standard stump reply. But if Brown didn’t hear it then, shouldn’t he – especially as the father of two daughters – be outraged now?

Sort of like the way Attorney General Martha Coakley was outraged when her hired thug, Michael Meehan, knocked a reporter to the ground and then blocked him from walking down the sidewalk.

Instead, when Sen. John F. Kerry called upon Brown to curb his supporters, a Brown campaign spokesman replied “People are tired of John Kerry’s partisan politics. His baseless accusations reflect the desperate last gasps of a flailing campaign.’’

Apparently, the “curb your supporters” tactic is going to become standard fare after the uniformly fallacious allegations about McCain/Palin rallies were promoted by our watchdog media.

If Brown isn’t outraged by the crudeness of the curling iron remark, you would think Massachusetts voters would be. But so far, they’re more outraged by Coakley’s misstatement on a radio show that ex-Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is a “Yankee fan’’, as in the evil empire, New York ball club.

Isn’t that amazing? So far voters aren’t outraged about a remark, that if it was even made, could have come from a disruptive Coakley supporter.

But they are outraged at an incredibly uninformed remark from an actual candidate.

That is just crazy.

Coakley is accountable for her record as a prosecutor – and for her campaign mistakes. But her opponent should also be accountable for the unpleasant rhetoric that some of his supporters are embracing in the last hours of this hard-fought campaign.

Messages posted on Coakley’s campaign Facebook include these vicious sentiments: “Scott Brown should rape Martha Coakley and then deny her emergency contraception’’. “Martha Coakley getting raped would complete my life.’’ “Abortion is wrong. Kill her.’’ After one message that states “Looking forward to the rally Friday, Martha,’’ a woman named Amelia Bosley writes:“Hope she gets shot.’’ Imagine putting your name to that in the name of political change.

These remarks sound a lot more like the standard fare of our famously tolerant left than like anything coming from the right.

Of course anyone can post anything on a Facebook page.

And certainly we know for a fact that nothing untoward has ever been posted on Mr. Brown’s various websites.

According to Coakley campaign spokeswoman Alex Zaroulis, some Brown supporters surrounded Coakley’s car on Saturday in Gloucester and yelled “You suck.’’

On Monday, a Brown supporter in Pittsfield lay down on the road in front of Coakley’s car, Zaroulis said.

Ah yes, cite a campaign spokesman as your unbiased source for your news.

There must not have been any reporters around Ms. Coakley over the last few days.

Brown should answer for some of the ugliness, which is reminscent [sic] of the misogynist attacks directed at Hillary Clinton when she was running for president.

Those "misogynist attacks" must have been from Democrats, since Mrs. Clinton’s campaign never made it out of the Democrat primary.

Notice by the way that Ms. Vennochi has worked herself up to such a glorious state of self-righteousness that she didn’t even spell-check her article. And of course her fact-check was turned off, too.

Yet, somehow Coakley is getting all the blame for the tenor of their bitter showdown. Yes, she ran negative ads – and bad ones at that. But, Brown supporters put up the first negative ad, which distorted a statement Coakley made about taxes. Brown said he wished the ad would go away, but did nothing to make that happen. Will not-my-problem be his attitude in Washington?

Brown backers say they are voting for change. Instead, they are supporting a slick, packaged politician who is happy to manipulate them. There’s nothing new about that.

Brown appeared at Monday’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast for a purely political photo-op. Then, Brown called out Coakley for giving a political speech at the event.

He hid behind his daughters rather than admit the truth. He did sponsor an amendment that would have allowed emergency medical personnel to deny emergency contraception to rape victims. If he believes in that principle, he should acknowledge it. Who will he hide behind in Washington?

The polls are reportedly breaking Brown’s way and he may win. The only way to stop him is to get out and vote for Coakley.

Turnout is key. The Democrat’s best hope is a strong ground game.

That’s why Brown supporters are trying to suppress the vote, by bullying and making Coakley supporters believe the cause is hopeless.

We suspect our high minded Ms. Vennochi is calling upon the Democrat machinery (the SEIU, ACORN and their ilk) to cheat.

She is making the argument that it is morally justified since Mr. Brown supporters are “suppressing the vote.” A claim that is not supported anywhere in her spittle-flecked screed.

But we sure know by now how that Republican political machine is able to suppress votes, especially in places like Massachusetts.

That’s the picture Brown is trying to paint. It isn’t pretty, like a lot of his campaign.

Sheesh. This is what passes for thoughtful political commentary at the Boston Globe?

It is simply a reworking of a hit piece the Globe ran as news just a few hours earlier.

No wonder the New York Times has been unable to find a buyer for this sheet.

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

11 Responses to “Globe: Brown Supporters Suppress Vote”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    We continue to fight the wrong enemy.

    The real enemy is the media, dominated by the Associated Press.

    The Democratic Party is the fever symptom of the root problem, the AP …. not the other way around.

  2. Flession says:

    It’s to be expected that we’d get a string of articles such as this today. They’re hope is to convince the few Independent voters that are either idiots or have not really been paying any attention to the election until this point.

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed guys. May it be a victory larger than 5%.

  3. proreason says:

    Sally Quinn used 90 seconds of her 2 minutes on O’Reilly last night to inform Bill’s 3 million viewers that Brown posed for cheesecake photos 28 years ago. What a news hound SHE is!!

    O’Reilly was at his best in mocking her, and throughout the whole show last night he hammered at the dimwits corruption and stupidity. It showed how good he can be when he isn’t cuddling up to Obamy.

  4. BillK says:

    Of course this cry of “suppressed votes” is nothing more than laying the groundwork for the years of lawsuits that will follow should Brown actually come out ahead in the vote totals, while of course to be fair the state will come to the conclusion that they “must not seat Brown until these lawsuits reach their conclusion and we know the public has been heard.”

    Mark my words, even if Brown technically wins, he will not be seated for months.

    Franken was just practice for this battle.

  5. puhiawa says:

    Those Facebook statements are clearly plants. They are caricatures. I wonder if the journalist wrote them?

    • Right of the People says:


      Did you mean member of the DNC staff when you used the word “journalist”? This entire piece looks like it was written by the Democrap machine.

      In Taxachusetts they call in it “bullying” and trying to suppress the vote, elsewhere in the real world we call in the truth.

  6. David says:

    Still, what a disturbing comment to make. With zero relevant context for this person to make it and from the video he was interrupting Brown. IF this was a Brown supporter, he clearly has no respect or common decency.

  7. wirenut says:

    This so called “article” is not just as much disturbing, as it is, just plain creepy. I would say the same thing if it was bent towards Brown. Does the lamestream media really think I NEED to be lead to water, in order to drink?
    Certainly not from this cesspool. It says much about the elitist’s and the bubble they live in. Three words will cover most printed political coverage from here on out. High Speed Ignore.

  8. bousquem says:

    Alot of the events that the article seems to drag out as being done by Brown supporters could very easily be democrat thugs trying to create a scene. But it still seems like their is a double standard with behavior, a conservative can do everything right but have leftist thugs create chaos and claim to be republicans so therefore it must be true. If the same happens but it is a democrat with leftist thugs, no harm has been committed or its claimed that the evil conservatives are doing it. I’m really hoping the democrat thugs in MA don’t pull a Franken or other voter fraud enough that Brown loses, though this is MA we are talking about, I wouldn’t put it past the democrats to rig the election for an outright win or at least pull the recount card then “find” in some democratic organizer’s car somewhere enough ballets to have Coakley win by a couple of hundred votes.

  9. proreason says:

    O’Reilly just said he thinks Brown has won, and a conservative and liberal from Boston agreed.

    This isn’t nearly as reliable as elections when they have exit polls.

    Howie Carr, the conservative talker from Boston says he is abolutely sure.

    We’ll see.

    Knock on wood.

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