A spokesman for the Democratic Party’s group supporting Phil Bredesen, the party’s candidate for Senate against Republican Marsha Blackburn, has some explaining to do after social media posts surfaced showing his true thoughts on gun owners and supporters of President Donald Trump.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, Mark Brown, communications director for the Democratic group Tennessee Victory 2018, was responsible for the posts, one of which called Trump supporters “idiots” who could not be reasoned with. (The Twitter posts reported earlier by the Free Beacon have now been deleted. Some can be seen here, but be warned, some graphic language is involved.)
Brown’s Facebook comment about gun owners was in response to a picture asking about the biggest terrorist group on the planet.
Instead of naming any number of terror groups responsible for heinous crimes, Brown identified “white male ‘Murican gun nuts” as the most dangerous people on the planet.
A screenshots from the Washington Free Beacon shows the spokesman’s vile comment.
Brown’s reputation has taken a beating lately, and not just for his actions on social media.
After a Project Veritas undercover video revealed Bredesen’s campaign staff admitting that the former governor was not being honest with Tennessee voters during the Senate campaign, Brown lied about the identity of the campaign workers who were exposed, claiming they were interns and volunteers.
Local stations quickly picked up the story, and an investigation discovered the truth.
FOX 17 News @ 5:30📺 Undercover video by a conservative group claims to show Bredesen staff saying the candidate lied about an issue. The State Democratic Party says those shown in the video are just volunteers and interns, but a FOX 17 investigation reveals otherwise. pic.twitter.com/YHv0hSi72A
— FoxNashville (@FOXNashville) October 12, 2018
Check out the WZTV report here, as posted on YouTube by the Tennessee Republican Party:
Here’s a Twitter post Bredesen published on Monday, claiming the election isn’t about “Washington’s childish political games.”
This race is about Tennessee, not Washington’s political games. As governor you trusted me to put Tennessee first, creating jobs, balancing the budget, and improving education. That’s what senators ought to do. I’m applying for the job. pic.twitter.com/z49guAytKc
— Phil Bredesen (@PhilBredesen) October 15, 2018
That all sounds high-minded, but it’s a different story when it comes to the people behind the Democratic operation, apparently.
Hate from the left isn’t just political. Brown’s comment mirrors those of many on the left with its racial bias and anti-gun message.
Political rhetoric has the potential to turn violent, which is why it is so important to maintain civil discourse.
Lawmakers have already been injured by political violence.
This doesn’t seem to bother Democrats in Tennessee, who have done nothing to address statements from a key spokesman slamming “white male ‘Murrican” voters.
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