Brown and Mustard’s Classy Hatchet Jobs on Elizabeth Warren

Things are getting more than a little silly in Massachusetts at the moment, where brave culture warrior Scott Brown, having been tricked into facing Elizabeth Warren in verbal combat by Harry Reid a few days ago, kicked off the debate he couldn’t wriggle out of by insisting that Warren couldn’t possibly be of Cherokee lineage because, “Just look at her.”

As Vixen Strangely covered earlier, Warren lost no time in turning these unfounded allegations to her advantage with a neat ad:

Now Boston-based WCVB’s News Center 5 has some choice video to share:

Sen. Scott Brown staffers caught on video chanting Indian war whoops, making tomahawk chops
Rally video surfaces after campaigns release ads about Warren’s heritage

Staffers for Sen. Scott Brown chanted Indian “war whoops” and made “tomahawk chops” during a rally for the Republican senator this week in Boston.

In a video posted on YouTube, Brown’s staffers are seen holding campaign signs near the Erie Pub, chanting and making tomahawk chops, presumably in reference to Elizabeth Warren’s claims of Cherokee heritage.

Brown’s Deputy Chief of Staff Greg Casey and Constituent Service Counsel Jack Richard, State Director Jerry McDermott, special assistant Jennifer Franks and GOP operative Brad Garrett are pictured in the video, NewsCenter 5’s Janet Wu confirmed.

Brown’s reaction?

“It is certainly something that I don’t condone,” said Brown when asked about the video.

Hmm. OK so far.

“The real offense is that [Warren] said she was white and then checked the box saying she is Native American, and then she changed her profile in the law directory once she made her tenure.”

Thanks, Mr. Hasbeen Hottie. I’m so glad we’re now all clear where the real offense lies.

But if there’s poo to be flung in furtherance of a wingnut cause, Col. Mustard and his cavalry are ever ready to ride to the rescue. Jacobson’s doubling down on his widely derided and debunked allegations of yesterday that Warren contravened state regulations by taking on federal law work with another desperate face-saving post today that’s short on fact and long on insinuation:

No, Mass. Board of Bar Overseers has not exonerated Elizabeth Warren

I’m sure this will end well. Probably with a tearful post from Col. Mustard decrying the continuing lack of civility in political discourse from liberals.

Posted by YAFB on 09/25/12 at 11:31 AM • Permalink

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It’s always amazing how they keep on managing to find new wordings for “Liberals are the real racists.”

NPR just ran a bit of Brown being a condescending prick at the debate, news of the tomahawk choppers, and at the end, the entire ad linked to above.  Brown comes off as a total horse’s ass, which is a nice way of saying something something karma, something something reality converging.

Since his “nice guy” image is the one thing that’s been keeping him close in the race, going full misogynist, racist dick right now is probably not his best strategy.  And I heartily endorse it!

It’s a bit late to update this post by now, but Chief Bill John Baker of the Cherokee nation has issued a press release:

The Cherokee Nation is disappointed in and denounces the disrespectful actions of staffers and supporters of Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown.  The conduct of these individuals goes far beyond what is appropriate and proper in political discourse.  The use of stereotypical “war whoop chants” and “tomahawk chops” are offensive and downright racist.  It is those types of actions that perpetuate negative stereotypes and continue to minimize and degrade all native peoples.

The individuals involved in this unfortunate incident are high ranking staffers in both the senate office and the Brown campaign.  A campaign that would allow and condone such offensive and racist behavior must be called to task for their actions.

The Cherokee Nation is a modern, productive society, and I am blessed to be their chief.  I will not be silent when individuals mock and insult our people and our great nation.

We need individuals in the United States Senate who respect Native Americans and have an understanding of tribal issues. For that reason, I call upon Sen. Brown to apologize for the offensive actions of his staff and their uneducated, unenlightened and racist portrayal of native peoples.

-Bill John Baker, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation

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