GOP Sen. Scott Brown denounces Romney, as do others

Ruh roh. Granted, Brown doesn’t want to lose his senate race over this. But the fact that he thinks Mitt Romney is hurting his senate race is telling. The Hill:

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) came out in opposition to Mitt Romney’s controversial remarks on the “47 percent.”

Brown, who has been distancing himself from elements of the Republican Party, joins GOP Senate candidate in Connecticut Linda McMahon in coming out against the statements.

“That’s not the way I view the world. As someone who grew up in tough circumstances, I know that being on public assistance is not a spot that anyone wants to be in. Too many people today who want to work are being forced into public assistance for lack of jobs,” he said in an email to The Hill.

Good luck with that, Scott, because it wasn’t just Mitt Romney. Your party chairman, the esteemed Reince Priebus, endorsed the comments too. So that means it’s the official policy of the Republican party now. So why are you still a member, Scott?

GOP Senate candidate Linda McMahon in Connecticut, not known for her liberal leanings, denounced Romney too. Of course, the problem for McMahon, as HuffPo points out, is that she used the same 47% talking point that she’s now dissing Romney for using.

Even GOP House member Allen West is uncomfortable with what Romney said, and Allen West is crazy.

And now even Romney’s host at the now-infamous fundraiser, Marc Leder, seems to be distancing himself from the comments (albeit coyly).

Gonna be a bad couple of days for the Romney campaign.


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