GOP in Romney’s Home State Paying Poor Blacks to Campaign for White Candidates
Every day, it seems like, we are running across another instance of corruption with, or near, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Republicans in Romney’s home state of Massachusetts are so desperate for soldiers in their GOP army that they are paying black democratic supporters who support President Obama, to also support their white Republican candidate for Senate, the Boston Herald reports.
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, and this band of Black folks are working for a small fee, the Boston Herald reports.
Homeless black people and others are being paid a “per diem” of $8 per hour to wear T-shirts in areas that are considered Republican Warren strongholds. Benjamin Thompson, a former Boston city employee, is running Obama Supporters For Brown out of a storefront in the city.
Interesting when you take into consideration that, when the subject of the most racist city in America is broached, Boston is always near the top.
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.