Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) sunk to a new low when he suggested at a campaign stop that the family members of asbestos victims who were in a campaign commercial for Elizabeth Warren were actually paid actors:
During a question and answer session, one firefighter commented that both campaigns are publishing advertisements featuring family members of victims of asbestos-related illness. He asked Brown how Warren gets the victims’ family members to go on her commercial. “A lot of them are paid,” Brown said. “We hear that maybe they pay actors. Listen, you can get surrogates and go out and say your thing. We have regular people in our commercials. No one is paid. They are regular folks that reach out to us and say she is full of it.”
Guess what? They aren’t actors. And they’re pretty damn offended too.
One of the ads, titled “Ashamed,” features Kingston resident Ginny Jackson, whose husband died of mesothelioma after working at a Quincy shipyard that was filled with asbestos.
Reached through the Warren campaign, Jackson responded to Brown’s comments, calling them offensive.
“What Scott Brown said today is so offensive to me and my family after what we went through,” Jackson said. “He’s sunk to a new low.”
Jackson said going through her husband Sam’s sickness and death from mesothelioma was one of the most difficult situations she ever endured.
“Sam and I were childhood sweethearts and we had been together since I was 15 years old,” Jackson said. “I came forward in this campaign because Massachusetts voters need to know the truth about what Elizabeth Warren did to help families like mine who were affected by asbestos poisoning, rather than Sen. Brown’s misleading attacks.”
Yeah, that’s bad form to insult a grieving widow. Scott Brown later recanted and apologized, admitting he jumped to conclusions. That’s all fine and good, but it’s a little too little, a little too late. How many people heard the apology vs. heard the original false accusation?
When people say “monogamous marriage has 3000 years of history” what they’re really saying is “3000 years of WHITE EUROPEAN history, which is the only history that matters, except for the Mormons of course, but who cares about them, oh wait we’re supposed to care about them now, let’s just pretend those were the errors of the past and focus on the fact that MOST of the white people only had monogamous marriages, okay?”
Mitt Romney’s plan to “replace” President Obama’s new immigration policy would only allow immigrants to avoid deportation if they served in the military, according to Talking Points Memo.
Romney outlined what he called a “civil but resolute” approach to undocumented immigration in a speech before the National Association of Latino Elected Officials in Orlando, where he also vowed to give spouses and young children priority in the green-card allocation process.
Last week, the Obama administration issued an order preventing the deportation of 800,000 immigrants who had been brought into the country before the age of 16. Under Obama’s plan, immigrants would be eligible if they were under 30 and had lived in the country for five years while earning a high school diploma or GED, or enlisting in the military. It would not be a path to citizenship, as proposed by the DREAM Act, but would grant them a two-year period in which to apply for a work permit.
But if you’re a draft-dodging Mormon (like Mitt Romney) and you still want to be a citizen, is there another way? It sure is a good thing that draft-dodging Mitt Romney didn’t have to adhere to his own rule. Ahhh…Double-standards…the hallmark of the Republican Party.
Joining the proud Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld tradition of venerating the troops while doing everything they can not to become one.