Republicans are raising a ruckus over a spokesman for the Tennessee Democratic Party’s use of foul language and name-calling, especially since that spokesman has been vigorously promoting the candidacy of Democrat Phil Bredesen for the U.S. Senate, who has expressed outrage at being called a “liberal.”
The former governor, who is running in the U.S. Senate race against Rep. Marsh Blackburn (R-TN-07), said last week it was “name-calling” when Vice President Mike Pence said he is a “liberal.”
However, Tennessee Republicans say Bredesen is deaf when it comes to the many imprecations uttered by state Democratic communications official Mark Brown, the Washington Free Beacon said.
Brown, who has been promoting Bredesen’s campaign in his role as a spokesman for the Tennessee Democratic Party, in the past has tweeted “f*** ‘reaching out’ to Trump voters. The idiots aren’t listening.”
The Tennessee Star reached out to the Bredesen campaign to ask if the former governor disavowed the Tennessee Democratic Party spokesman Mark Brown, or his foul-mouthed comments about the 1.5 million Trump voters in Tennessee.
The Bredesen campaign did not respond.
Bredesen’s failure to disavow Brown’s vulgar comments is not expected to sit well with Tennesseans, who are well known for their civility and good manners, something with which Mark Brown appears to be entirely unfamiliar.
Meanwhile, Bredesen is casting himself as a centrist who could work with Republicans in Washington, D.C.
Bredesen is not saying how he would work with those his spokesman believes are idiots. The Washington Free Beacon said both his campaign and the Tennessee Democratic Party failed to respond to requests for an interview about Brown.
Scott Golden, the chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party, labeled Brown a “professional Twitter troll” who has been “expressing his party’s true sentiments about President Trump.”
Fox News also picked up the story on Sunday, with the blaring headline, “Top Tennessee Dem Party official snubs ‘reaching out’ to Trump voters, calls them ‘idiots’.”
From there, talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh featured the story on Monday’s broadcast saying,”[Hillary Clinton] calls Trump voters and others deplorables, this guy calls Trump voters idiots, and I’m sure he thinks the same thing of you.”
His name is Mark Brown, a top communications official for the Tennessee Democrat Party, currently working as the leading spokesperson to help Democrat Phil Bredesen win the Senate race against Marsha Blackburn. Has made a number of over the top comments on social media including calling them – I can’t even use the word here. It – the root of this word is the f bomb and Putin’s bitch.
That’s what this guy working for the Democrat candidate for the Senate in Tennessee is running around calling Trump. He says exactly ‘screw reaching out to Trump voters’ he said. He didn’t say screw – he dropped the f bomb. ‘Those idiots aren’t listening’ Brown wrote in one of the tweets.
In other tweets he also called Trump an f-ing moron, and an insane f. Are these the people that somehow are going to win an election? Not interested in Trump voters? Thinking they can insult them? I take you back to my first question: Why is Trump talking about shutting down the government over lack of funding for a wall? The answer, or part of it, can be found right here in this little story out of Tennessee.
Listen to the three-minute segment:
Since the Beacon published the profane revelations, the story has gone viral putting Brown the the center of a hypocritical firestorm of name-calling. So far, the piece has nearly 500 Facebook “shares” and more than 800 reactions – more than half of which are “angry.”
Reaction to the story about the tweets have reflected the feeling the Brown’s comments represent the unvarnished truth of the Democratic Party stance.
Commenter Bruce wrote, “There is no such thing as a “centrist democrat”. No matter what they say during their campaign, if elected they will join the far-left socialist hive-mind. There will be no “working with Republicans”. Don’t be fooled.”
Christine added, “We are listening to EVERY word you say! As stupid, unproductive, and filthy it is! The END of the Democratic Party!”
Carol commented, “Bredesen’s tone when he announced he was running was not good when he talked about President Trump..Sorry but I just do not trust Democrats, not with all the vile things they are saying in DC about Trump and those of us that voted for him..I voted early and DID NOT vote for Bredesen.”
Donna, a Californian, offered this warning, “Vote red or you’ll be like my state, California. That ought to scare you to death!! I’m a native Californian and I’m just sick about how my once beautiful state has turned into a nasty dump!!!!”
Rush Limbaugh’s post of the story has generated quite a bit of reaction, with the post receiving 100 “shares” and more than 200 “reactions” within one hour of its posting.