Concord – New Hampshire Democrats are calling on former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown to return the money he collected by spamming his email list with dangerous medical misinformation, ending what has already been a very bad week for Brown. Brown earned more than $55,000 last year from sending emails to lists created during his two Massachusetts campaigns for U.S. Senate. [Boston Globe,2/5/2014]
Brown’s latest email - promoting a medical quack well known for opposing vaccines including the flu vaccine - could pose a serious health risk. Claims from Dr. Russell Blaylock have been called a "hoax" and "total conspiracy theory” by medical experts. [Boston Globe, 2/5/2014]
“Scott Brown should be ashamed of himself, for profiting from this breach of the public trust, and for spreading misleading and dangerous information about lifesaving vaccines and serious chronic illnesses,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Harrell Kirstein. “Scott Brown should immediately return every cent he was paid by Newsmax to send emails."
Brown’s personally signed email, entitled “5 Signs You’ll Get Alzheimer’s Disease,” included a video from Blalock warning individuals that vaccines and fluoridated water are health risks – two claims that have been repeatedly debunked by physicians and the Center for Disease Control. Blalock is infamous for making false and discredited medical allegations. He has claimed a connection exists between vaccines and autism, compared health reform to policies of Nazi Germany and “mandated social engineering," and even advised people not to trust the Centers for Disease Control.
“Brown has gone from carpetbagger to snake oil salesman cashing in on the shameless conspiracy theories of hucksters and frauds at the expense of the people of New Hampshire,” continued Kirstein.
This wasn’t Brown’s first email with shady 'offers.' Brown last week sent an email targeting senior citizens with dubious claims about Social Security entitled “Seniors Scoop Up Unclaimed $20,500 Checks? (See If You Qualify).”
A UNH/WMUR Poll showed Brown ten points behind Shaheen. And concluded that, “Despite greater name recognition, Brown fares no better than [former New Hampshire Senator Bob] Smith in match-ups with Shaheen. “ Smith, of course, has already said he’s running.
BROWN’S PROBLEM WITH REPUBLICANS
New Hampshire Republicans couldn’t resist the urge to kick Brown while he was down. “Guys like me are never going to support Scott Brown,” said former New Hampshire Republican Senate Majority Leader and 2nd amendment leader Bob Clegg.
“Let's talk about New Hampshire issues with New Hampshire people.” WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.
BROWN’S PROBLEM WITH WOMEN
After Brown was called out for opposing equal pay for equal work for women, and helping filibuster the Paycheck Fairness Act, he responded by questioning the Granite State credentials of the state’s longest serving legislative leader, State Senator Sylvia Larsen. Larsen promptly educated Brown.
BROWN’S PROBLEM WITH CLOTHING
This week, Brown returned to what he does best – he took off his clothes. But, showing up topless on the front page of the Union Leader landed him in a world of mockery:
- “You can take the senator out of the Cosmo centerfold, but you can’t take the Cosmo centerfold out of the senator.” [Washington Post]
- “Scott Brown shirtless among wave of "Frozen Seamen" plunge team members” [Boston Globe]
- “Here are Scott Brown’s nipples (Again)” [Wonkette]
Even the right wing blogosphere got in on the fun with this headline:
- “Scott Brown is shirtless in public again” [The Blaze]