Elizabeth Warren Supporters dismiss Scott Brown Democrats as ‘PHONIES’.

Editorial Note: It was a member of the Worcester Democratic City Committee that said that Konnie Lukes was a phony. Not Elizabeth Warren

A few days ago I wrote of all the prominent democrats that have come out in full support of US Senator Scott Brown.  Among them are notable Mayors, State Reps and numerous local officials.  Read it here.

Today, the Elizabeth Warren campaign is calling ALL of these people ‘PHONIES’.

This shows a number of things about the Elizabeth Warren campaign.  First, it is desperate.  A campaign is desperate when a handful (albeit growing) of former party leaders gets up and walks across the aisle to stand with the Democrat Party’s opponent.  It shows the Democrat party has strayed too far to the left and is acting in a purely political and selfish way.  These Democrat politicians now supporting Brown have been prominent figures across the state for a number of years.  Mayor Ray Flynn was one of the most respected Boston Mayors and later served as an Ambassador to the Vatican.  Perhaps this is one more attempt to alienate the Catholics among us.  

The second thing it shows is the partisan anger of the Elizabeth Warren campaign and the far left progressives.  They really hate Republicans.  It is an evil kind of hate.  This is evidenced by the fact that as soon as anyone, even a one time Democrat politician, looks across the aisle, they will be demonized, punished and diminished.  Are the Elizabeth Warren supporters so angry that they are willing to throw their own under the bus?  There is something really wrong with this.

Elizabeth Warren will have a hard time trying to demonize US Seantor Scott Brown.  He has earned a reputation as someone who is independent thinking and willing to work across the aisle for progress.  I personally like Brown even though he votes the way I want about half the time.  But I will take half the time over never any day of the week.  The Democrats on the other hand, who hold every other US Senate and US Representative seat from the state are not happy.  They want no Republicans serving from Massachusetts.  This ‘all or nothing’ philosophy only serves to polarize the federal government and reinforce the idea that Massachusetts is not at all a state willing to be open minded, or willing to put partisanship aside for the sake of the middle class and business community.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the fact that Elizabeth Warren’s own campaign supporters are out ‘intentionally’ demonizing her opponents Democrat supporters shows her lack of leadership ability.  ‘Name calling’ is never a leadership quality.  ‘Demonizing’ is not a leadership quality.  The ability to communicate in a civil manner; the ability to hear opposing views, the ability to work to common ground, the ability to incorporate other’s ideas ARE characteristics of leadership.  Scott Brown shows those leaderships traits – Warren does NOT.

I think the Elizabeth Warren campaign owes the many Democrats that support Scott Brown an apology.  I won’t hold my breath…

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  • MerrimackMan

    are Phony Democrats. They are 73 and 70 respectively, and have been Democrats their entire lives. When Ray Flynn was leaving the Mayor’s office, and Konnie Lukes was entering her 5th year as a City Councilor, it was then that Elizabeth Warren joined the Democratic Party. (1995) What a joke.

  • my pseudo-lib wife and her SDS mother support Brown….things are looking good.

    …but this is no time to sit back.

  • amfriedman

    Did anyone here actually bother to read the news article?

    Here it is: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/

    There is a blaring factual error in the article — and that is, the headline is simply bogus.

    The article merely discusses some voters’ perceptions to seeing a few prominent Democrats make public statements for Brown.  There is not a single quote nor any other indication that Warren’s supporters — let alone Warren herself, as Vote3rdPartyNow claims — dismissed A SINGLE Brown Democrat as a phony.  I read through the article.  I did a Ctrl-F for the string “phon” — The word “phonies” only shows up in the headline.  (I’ve written an email to alert the reporter and editor to make a correction to the headline.)

    Yet Vote3rdPartyNow continues to harp on this lie over and over, unpacking all of these nefarious motives — “an evil kind of hate”, “the partisan anger of far left progressives.”  Interesting that all of this poetry requires the use of patently false evidence to support it.

    So I guess the smear machine goes on.  First it is the repetition of the lie that Warren needed some kind of Affirmative Action advantage and therefore her 30+ year career fighting the wholesale rape of lower- and middle-classes is worthless — because she is so evil she would check off the wrong box on a piece of paper.  That’s it — that’s what all the smear is about.  And now this.  I guess it is, throw what you can at her until something sticks.

    The only thing phony is this smear machine against Warren.  Do you see how easy it to scratch a bit of these arguments with your fingernail, and the whole thing unravels?  Now — why is there a powerful campaign to take her down?  Because she absolutely terrifies big business.  She is not go-along-to-get-along, like Brown.  Brown is eager to please.  He is eager to listen to his Party handlers to raise enough campaign cash to keep his seat.  He’s kind of a dim bulb, on top of it.  Have you actually heard him talk?  We DON’T need that kind of mediocre mind and spirit in office.  Our very SYSTEM in DC is broken.  Brown does not give a damn about the SYSTEM.  All he talks about are jobs — this is the same-old same-old.  It is in the “how to run for office” manual to talk about jobs during a recession.  But use that fingernail, scratch the surface of the campaign rhetoric.  This is what is REALLY going on.  This is what we’re up against.  No one in office wants to talk about it.  Certainly not our man Brown: http://www.thisamericanlife.or…