Democrats heckle staffer of Republican Scott Brown for being Gay

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    Oct 12, 2012 12:29 AM GMT
    To the Democratic campaign's credit, they did apologize for the incident.

    http://thelotusblog.com/2012/10/11/brown-staffer-heckled-by-warren-supporters-for-being-gay/

    Last night Ross Hemminger, Youth Coordinator for the Scott Brown for Senate campaign, was heckled by pro-Warren supporters at the Brown-Warren debate. A source at the event told me that the hecklers were union members who were oganized by the Warren campaign for a “stand-out.”

    The incident happened when Hemminger started chanting “Go, Scott, go!” on the megaphone. The Warren supporerts chanted back “You sound gay!” A few others chimed in “You take it up the a**!”

    Soon after the incident an email from Warren’s campaign manager was forwarded to me. It reads:

    Ross,

    It has come to my attention that some of our supporters made very inappropriate comments to you outside the Springfield debate hall tonight. On behalf of Elizabeth and our campaign, I am writing to express our deepest apologies. Elizabeth completely denounces this kind of behavior, and we are very sorry it occurred.

    Sincerely,
    Mindy
    Mindy Myers
    Campaign Manager
    Elizabeth for MA


    I’ve been told video of the incident is on the way. I’ll post if it becomes available.

    Perhaps next time the Warren campaign will be more discerning when organizing their supporters at a public.

    Full disclosure: I am the interim chairman of GOProud, an organization that Hemminger interned for last year. I have not spoken to him on this issue.
  • DR2K

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    Oct 12, 2012 5:16 AM GMT
    Well being gay and republican is pretty damn hilarious these days. It's like being a gazelle in a lions den, they just don't have your best interest in mind these days.
  • TheBizMan

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    Oct 12, 2012 5:25 PM GMT
    So what? Anti-gay dems? Is this supposed to be ground breaking news?
  • Ebadger

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    Oct 12, 2012 5:47 PM GMT
    Bigotry and hate does not know party affiliations. I have met some really respectful Republicans who have stood up for gays, the same way I have met Democrats who have told me to burn in hell.
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    Oct 13, 2012 12:38 PM GMT
    It's quite clear from your myriad posts that you're a right-wing shill...and you have no life.
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    Oct 13, 2012 12:58 PM GMT
    DR2K saidWell being gay and republican is pretty damn hilarious these days. It's like being a gazelle in a lions den, they just don't have your best interest in mind these days.

    You provide no links. Did they heckle him in public, or criticize him in print articles? And was it for simply being gay, or for hypocritically supporting anti-gay Republicans and their positions?