Scott Brown, Right-Wing Nut: Smeared Obama as Born Out of Wedlock

January 17, 2010

(ChattahBox)—-A recent video uncovered by the blog Blue Mass Group, reveals Massachusetts Republican senatorial candidate Scott Brown to be something of a right-wing birther nut. It’s long been known that the state lawmaker has sought out and received support from fringe teapartiers and right-wing corporate front groups, such as the Club for Growth and Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks, which are funded by Wall Street to kill the health care bill and financial regulatory reform. But it’s not been known how much of the fringe right-wing conspiracy laced Kool-Aid Scott has consumed. Well, according to an interview in 2008, Brown has OD’ed on the stuff. Brown advanced the fringe conspiracy notion that then-presidential candidate Barack Obama was illegitimate. The former nude Cosmo model apparently thought it was amusing to falsely suggest that Barack Obama was born out of wedlock to an unmarried 18-year-old mother.

Brown even gleefully chuckled when responding to the interviewer’s statement that Obama’s parents were married when he was born, “Well I don’t know about that.” “Uh huh huh,” Brown chuckled.

According to the report by Blue Mass Group, Brown was part of a panel that aired on the now-defunct CN8 cable news channel shortly after the 2008 Republican convention. During the panel discussion, Brown vigorously defended Sarah Palin as a vice presidential candidate as having “a lot of good core values.”

When the discussion turned towards Bristol Palin’s teenage pregnancy, Brown compared the situation to Obama’s mother Ann Dunham who was 18-years-old when she gave birth to Obama. Brown then odiously suggested that Obama was born out of wedlock:

“And quite frankly Barack’s mom had him when she was—18 years old?” When the interviewer noted that Obama’s parents were married, Brown replied, “Well, I don’t know about that. Uh huh huh.”

As pointed out by the Blue Mass Group, the context to Brown’s suggestion that Obama is illegitimate is important. During that time in 2008, fringe birther conspirators were promoting a campaign to discredit Obama as illegitimate to become President of the United States, claiming that he was not a natural born citizen. Right-wingers like Jerome Corsi co-author of “Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry,” and the fevered swamps of World Net Daily pushed the lie that Obama was born out of wedlock, despite ample evidence that his parents were married when he was born in 1961.

The right-wing birthers somehow linked their crazed conspiracy theories to the notion that Obama was illegitimate. As encapsulated by Steve Benen of the Political Animal: “Brown wasn’t just attacking the future president and his parents during the interview; he was also lending credence to fringe right-wing stupidity.”

Brown has attempted to distance himself from Sarah Palin during his campaign and he has portrayed himself as a voice for ordinary citizens who are tired of the political machine. “It’s me against the machine,” says Brown. But based on his past statements, and present associations with fringe right-wing groups, if he somehow becomes elected to the U.S. Senate, Brown intends to appease the crazed right-wingers and his corporate masters; not the people of Massachusetts. The prospect is chilling.

Watch Brown gush over Sarah Palin and suggest Obama was born out of wedlock:



17 Responses to “Scott Brown, Right-Wing Nut: Smeared Obama as Born Out of Wedlock”

  1. Steve Weston on January 17th, 2010 3:26 pm

    Gee, it’s funny how the “quoted” article doesn’t exactly match the video. But who cares about the truth as long as you get a democrat elected, right?

  2. Bob on January 17th, 2010 3:33 pm

    F*** you, you left wing Obama *%$@ **&#$*

  3. Cyndy on January 17th, 2010 3:58 pm

    Actually… Michelle Obama said BO’s mom had him when she was VERY single. Came during a roundtable appearance at the University of Missouri in June, 2008.

    “Barack saw his mother, who was very young and very single when she had him, and he saw her work hard to complete her education and try to raise he and his sister,” Michelle Obama said.

    Good to check your facts before repeating a rumor… Just sayin’…

  4. Don on January 17th, 2010 4:01 pm

    The only nut is the idiot who wrote this article. Scott Brown was defending Bristol Palin by asking why the loony lefties were so upset about a young girl having a baby. He said that even Barrack Obama was born to an 18 year old woman. The interviewer than said “Yeah but his parents were married” as if to defend Barrack, and Scott brown laughingly admitted that he didn’t know whether or not they were married. Now you twist these words to suggest that he was trying to disqualify Barrack as a candidate? And then you jump your loony left feet into the conclusion that he is a birther?
    Wow you are pathetically desperate….LOL

  5. Joseph McCarty on January 17th, 2010 4:08 pm

    Scott Brown was defending Palin against the sexism and hypocrisy of the Democrat Party’s attacks on her. The woman on the left seems to think that it was OK for Obama’s parents to have had him at a young age, but that Bristol Palin had bad moral value because she did the same thing, and then since Sarah Palin is Bristol’s mother that Sarah Palin is bad as well. Brown called her on her hypocrisy and all she could come up with was that Obama’s parents were married. Ridiculous. Now you are calling him a birther because he is against sexism? what a strange thing to do.

    Dr. Joseph McCarty

  6. me on January 17th, 2010 4:44 pm

    article written by sue whom pls? just so i can add the name to my list of bought ‘n paid for, or equally likely simply stupid, so-called journalists 🙂

  7. Bryan on January 17th, 2010 5:58 pm

    Whoever wrote this article should be forced to not write another piece on politics for some time as a punishment for their ignorance and vain attempt to make Brown seem like a nut. Just because the guy says that he doesn’t know whether Obama’s mother was married or not and then laughs (quite sheepishly by the way, not demeaning) doesn’t make him crazy. Just so everybody knows…his parents married February 2nd. He was born August 4th. That almost exactly 6 months, or 24 weeks, after they were married. Now, for all of you that don’t know. An average pregnancy is 40 weeks, or 9 months. That means that they probably got married because she was knocked up with little Barack, or he was born a very premature baby. The dates are available in his book and one a ton of online sources.

  8. Matt on January 17th, 2010 7:54 pm

    Typical attack posture of the democrats. Can’t beat em fairly, just lie. Any intelligent person who viewed the entire segment clearly gets that Brown simply said “Well I don’t know about that” you know meaning “I don’t know about that”…. Hope the whole party goes down in the flames from the fires they continue to set. Keep making crap up.

  9. dennisintn on January 17th, 2010 9:40 pm

    just another eample of chicago/sol alinsky style political rhetoric. the dems don’t even bother making their lies believable anymore.

  10. Dale DuBois on January 18th, 2010 3:53 am

    Obama and his thugs are on their way out and the people who think he’s just great will be eating crow before long. Obama is just a muslim implant to do away with our constitution. He supports terrorist and used terrorist money to get elected.

  11. XCOwboy2 on January 18th, 2010 12:19 pm

    Obama was born on August 4th

    His parents were married on February 2nd.

    YOU do the math.

    He was conceived out of wedlock and his parents married before he was born.

  12. Gary on January 18th, 2010 3:16 pm

    Obama was indeed born out of wedlock.

    In fact, Obama, Sr, who served as little more than a sperm donor, was still married, and with many Children back in Kenya, when he and Stanley Ann Dunham hooked up.

    These are basic facts that even Obama himself does not deny.

    I’ll leave it to the law to decide if Ann and Obama Sr we ever actually, and legally married, but at the time he was born, they most certainly were not.

    Another Epic Fail by the loony left.

    BTW, how about this Scott Brown, the new Senator from the great state of Massachusetts!

    One of just many more Conservative victories to come!

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  14. Sallie Parker on January 18th, 2010 11:59 pm

    Let’s not get carried away with irrelevancies. Barack Obama Sr and Ann Dunham may or may not have been married when Barack Jr was born; it’s a side issue, and Brown was merely finessing it. I do not know of any controversy over the legitimacy of that marriage nor have I seen any evidence that the marriage took place. It’s a non-issue. If we accept for sake of argument that the marriage took place, we still have the brutal fact that the junior Obama does not look like the putative father, which suggests that if the marriage took place when they said it did, it was merely a marriage of convenience when Ann Dunham was already pregnant.

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    Welcome to the start of the second American revolution and not a single life was lost as far as I know. The right wing radical socialist agenda is crumbling. The people of Massachusetts, fittingly the birthplace of our freedom and independence, have sent a message to Washington. Socialism doesn’t work… just ask Russia. What a major blow to Obama and the rest of his cronies’ smug and arrogant attitudes. That’s what you get when you forget that you are there to serve the American people. You were elected to uphold the Constitution and preserve our freedoms… not take them away. We’re fed up and we’re not going to take it anymore! Start packing your bags. That useless slug Deval is next!

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