Queerty is better as a member

Log in | Register
 

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Supporter Teases Gay Scott Brown Staffer

We usually think it’s Republicans who are crass and homophobic and Democrats who are refined and inclusive—but it ain’t always so. Videos taken outside a debate between Democrat Elizabeth Warren and Republican Scott Warren show Warren supporters mocking a member of Brown’s team with an anti-gay remarks.

The Weekly Standard reports:

The first shows a man holding a United Auto Workers sign and wearing a UAW t-shirt walking away as the woman with the camera asks another Warren supporter if the UAW man is “homophobic.” The Warren supporter says, “He [the UAW man] says he [the Brown staffer] likes it up the a–.”

In another clip, a UAW worker admits to chanting “Sounds kind of gay” toward the staffer. “Oh yeah, I did,” the man says, laughing, before chanting “We want Scott, we want Scott” in an effeminate voice. “I’m like, ‘Sounds kind of gay, sounds kind of gay.”

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Oct 12, 2012
Tagged: , , , , ,

  • 22 Comments
    • stadacona
      stadacona

      The “progressive” left exposed again…

      Oct 12, 2012 at 7:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      Lack of class, still a step up from the right as there’s no threat of violence or lynching.

      Oct 12, 2012 at 8:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JDJase
      JDJase

      @stadacona: for every 1 of these guys you find on the left there are 10,000 of them on the right

      Oct 12, 2012 at 8:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aidan8
      Aidan8

      @stadacona: Oh yes, “exposed again.” Because one or two examples of idiocy paints an entire group right? Idiot.

      Oct 12, 2012 at 8:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scott Johansen
      Scott Johansen

      I’m as left as they come, and have never entertained voting for the enemies that are the Republican party…but fair is fair, and we need to call out our own once in a while too. This is not acceptable. Attacking the traits and innate characteristics (race, gender, orientation) of another candidate by the supporters of the opposing candidate is ignorant….and clearly back fires on your own candidate.

      How can they not see things like this undermine their efforts?

      I’m disappointed that this is the behavior displayed by Elizabeth Warren supporters (a women who is a true pillar of grace and kindness)

      Oct 12, 2012 at 8:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Reality101
      Reality101

      I know we gays are constantly told to “get over it!” and deal when we are the butt of every joke, but it’s not cool and it’s not alright. This man’s reference is essentially that being gay is a negative worthy of mockery. If we’re going to go in tea party protests and challenge those with ignorant racist signs/chants, we need to hold those protesters who conduct themselves inappropriately in homophobic manners accountable as well. Respect is respect and prejudice is prejudice.

      This in NO way reflects the character of Elizabeth Warren who would completely resent this conduct. Heck, it’s more in line with what maybe Scott Brown would find acceptable, which makes it all the more frustrating.

      We as democrats need never forget we are the big tent, when we start alienating disenfranchized groups in our own party for laughs and votes, that’s when we will completely crumble as a party.

      Oct 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Reality101
      Reality101

      I know we gay people are constantly told to “get over it!” and deal when we are the butt of every joke, but it’s not cool and it’s not alright. This man’s reference is essentially that being gay is a negative worthy of mocking. If we’re going to go in tea party protests and challenge those with ignorant race ist signs/chants, we need to hold those protesters who conduct themselves inappropriately in homophobic manners accountable as well. Respect is respect and prejudice is prejudice.
      This in NO way reflects the character of Elizabeth Warren who would completely resent this conduct. Heck, it’s more in line with what maybe Scott Brown would find acceptable, which makes it all the more frustrating.
      We as democrats need never forget we are the big tent, when we start alienating disenfranchized groups in our own party for laughs and votes, that’s when we will completely crumble as a party.

      Oct 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • USC Trojans Fan
      USC Trojans Fan

      He is an idiot, and sounds uneducated, and the truth is..had Elizabeth Warren found him spewing such ignorance, she’d tell him off. Her close friend and family member is a VERY openly gay man and she’s a supporter of our community. This man really doesn’t know much about the party/candidate he’s claiming to support.

      Oct 12, 2012 at 10:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • erikwm
      erikwm

      Let me sort this out…

      A guy supporting a candidate who advocates full equality for gays and lesbians yells a slur at a gay staffer working for a candidate who thinks gays and lesbians are a threat to marriage.

      So?! I’m gay and I’d yell at a slur at him, too! Scott Brown and anyone who works for him is actively screwing me over. He should be ashamed he’s working for that douchebag!

      Oct 13, 2012 at 12:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NotStr8Acting
      NotStr8Acting

      @erikwm: Nah. Flawed comparison. Attack the employee for his character- sure! Attacking him for his ‘gayness’ is ignorant, however, and no different than the childish bullying our gay kids endure for being gay. It’s stemmed from a place of prejudice and this Elizabeth Warren supporter is hardly her supporter because she’s for gay rights. Probably couldnt care less about her stance on our equality. Would you feel comfortable if he mocked the race of a black Scott Brown staffer? Or a Latino staff member and proceeded speaking in broken English while mocking the person? You wouldn’t. To see a gay person you disagree with and make their being gay the target of your mocking is ignorant and worthy of being called out.
      Too often, some gays are just comfortable being the butt of the joke. Thats a darn shame.

      And marriage equality is important. But respect is far more important. I don’t want marriage equality at the cost of people mocking me being gay everytime they disagree with me.

      Oct 13, 2012 at 7:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • USC Trojans Fan
      USC Trojans Fan

      @erikwm:

      You didn’t sort anything out dude…

      I’m a registered life long democrat, but You basically admitted that when you encounter a gay individual you disagree with politically, you’ll automatically attack them for being gay followed by gay slurs. That’s NOTHING to be proud of, and feeds right into the republican meme that people like you use the LGBT community for a vote an turn real nasty when LGBT don’t agree with you across the board. You make it seem as though you and this man are huge champions of gay rights, but here’s something for you and knee jerk ignorants like guy above to consider, I’m sure no respectable gay married couple would appreciate being on the receiving end of your gay slurs because you disagree with them on substance issues. No matter how you spin and slice it.

      Oct 13, 2012 at 7:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dumdum
      Dumdum

      @stadacona: I would like to give you an airline ticket to Moscow. My gift to you, it will set me back a bit but I think that you are worth it. My only condition is that the ticket will be one way and non-refundable.

      Oct 13, 2012 at 7:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BJ McFrisky
      BJ McFrisky

      @2eo: From my standpoint, I watch liberal OWS protesters setting fire to buildings and defecating in the street, and I see Tea Partiers peacefully gathering. So I’m just curious about your claim: What threat of violence or lynching have you ever seen come from the contemporary Right?
      @Dumdum: Hey DD, I’LL take that ticket to Moscow. Send it to PO Box 1201, Berkeley, CA 94901. Thanks for that. Always thinking about others, you are.

      Oct 13, 2012 at 10:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BayAreaHomo
      BayAreaHomo

      Queer Democrats are SOOO pathetic. Just as bad as Log Cabin Republicans.

      It’s okay to use the term “fag” or attack someone else if he’s on my team… if he’s on the OTHER team, though, it’s OFFENSIVE and evidence that they ALL think that way!

      It’s as nauseating as watching Gay Inc. promote DOMA co-author and co-sponsor Joe Biden as some “ally of the community.” Give me a f’ing break.

      Oct 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BayAreaHomo
      BayAreaHomo

      @BJ McFrisky:

      “From my standpoint, I watch liberal OWS protesters setting fire to buildings and defecating in the street”

      You probably should stop dropping acid, then.

      Oct 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ridpathos
      Ridpathos

      Please have someone edit your posts for you. They are constantly riddled with mistakes:

      “a debate between Democrat Elizabeth Warren and Republican Scott Warren”

      Scott Warren?

      Oct 13, 2012 at 6:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SteveMD2
      SteveMD2

      you can bet your last $$ this is some sort of dirty trick by the Rove / tea party cabal

      the control of the senate hangs in the balance, and its the senate that will have to approve new supreme court justices/ Two of the liberal ones are almost 80 years old

      the repubs – sold out to the people who are still fighting the civil war and see gays as just another version of the N-word will do anything at all to gain control. They know that eg Marriage Doma etc hang in the balance and will be decided in the next few years by scotus.

      Oct 14, 2012 at 2:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dumdum
      Dumdum

      @BJ McFrisky: I am certain that you could afford your own ticket. Gay republican aka The Armchair Politician. :-)

      Oct 14, 2012 at 2:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dumdum
      Dumdum

      @BayAreaHomo: From the OWS In 2008, many people throughout the world backed Obama. Some international polling reported over 85% of people across the globe backed his promises of “Change.”

      Of course, the only “Change” to unfold was the continued expansion of the military industrial complex, privatization, deportation of migrants, austerity, resource depletion, and imperialist agendas. This lethal cocktail resulted in the further consolidation of vast wealth at the top of society. While Obama and Romney blatantly lie to the world in debates over the meaningless differences in their nearly-identical policies, the rich are getting richer and the poor getting poorer, and the methods of exterminating the poor are becoming ever more sophisticated and now, automated. Big banks continue to get bigger as they rig the system (see: LIBOR) while foreclosing on homes and earning vast profits at the expense of the rest of us. The disparity in wealth has proceeded at an even faster rate under Obama than ever before. His signature health care law is merely a handout to corporate interests that fails to protect the most vulnerable. With nearly 1,000 U.S. Military bases encircling the globe, it is not only those inside the 50 states weighing the potential ramifications of the outcome. Average people across the planet are stakeholders who will suffer its effects. I have found no evidence of people defecating in the street. BJMcStupid is wrong.

      Oct 14, 2012 at 2:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EricinChicago
      EricinChicago

      @stadacona: This is just a random idiot – at least the Democrats don’t elect them.

      Oct 14, 2012 at 4:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Little-Kiwi
      Little-Kiwi

      BJ McFrisky also gets beaten by his own family, so he’s not to be taken seriously.

      Oct 14, 2012 at 4:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gppm1103
      gppm1103

      @Dumdum: And he must go to gay bars. He might want to carry a glock though…The skin-heads are just around the corner.

      Signed:
      One proud left progressive.

      Oct 15, 2012 at 8:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

    Add your Comment

    Please log in to add your comment

    Need an account? Register It's free and easy.



  • POPULAR ON QUEERTY

    FOLLOW US
     



    GET QUEERTY'S DAILY NEWSLETTER


    FROM AROUND THE WEB

    Copyright 2014 Queerty, Inc.
    Follow Queerty at Queerty.com, twitter.com/queerty and facebook.com/queerty.