Massachusetts GOP Members Pay Black People To Campaign White Candidates
Republicans in Mitt Romney’s home state of Massachusetts are getting pretty desperate for soldiers in their GOP goons army. So much so that they have resorted to paying black democratic supporters who support President Obama, to also support their white Republican candidate for Senate.
via News One
A group of Black supporters under the moniker,”Obama Supporters For Brown,” are campaigning in Boston for U.S. Senator Scott Brown, a White Republican candidate who is in a tight Senate race in Massachusetts against his Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren.
However, this band of Black folks are working for a small fee, the Boston Herald reports.
Homeless people and others are being paid a “per diem” of $8 per hour to wear T-shirts in areas that are considered Warren strongholds. Benjamin Thompson, a former Boston city employee, is running Obama Supporters For Brown out of a storefront in the city.
The state’s GOP MassVictory program is paying for the effort. The per diem is suppose to pay for child care and other costs, “works out to” roughly $8 an hour, the Globe quotes Thompson as saying.
He says he is supporting Brown because he wants to let Black folks know they have choices.
“We want to let black people know that they actually have an option. This state is controlled by the Democrats to the extent that before we came here on Thursday the Warren office was closed every day,” Thompson said. “They’ve put no money in the black community because urban America, the black community is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic party. If I had my way, every black person in America would be unenrolled and you’d have to fight for our votes.
Guess they figured if they can’t get the black people in Massachusetts to vote for Money Mitt, they can at least pay them to vote for his counterparts. SMH. We just hope people in Massachusetts stay focused and get to the polls on November 6th.
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