A left-leaning research group that’s leading a national campaign to get welfare recipients to the voting booths is chaired by Democratic Senate contender Elizabeth Warren’s daughter — and is drawing immediate fire from incumbent GOP Sen. Scott Brown.
“I want every legal vote to count, but it’s outrageous to use taxpayer dollars to register welfare recipients as part of a special effort to boost one political party over another,” Brown said in a statement this morning. “This effort to sign up welfare recipients is being aided by Elizabeth Warren’s daughter and it’s clearly designed to benefit her mother’s political campaign. It means that I’m going to have to work that much harder to get out my pro-jobs, pro-free enterprise message.”Got that? The state of Massachusetts - facing a lawsuit by an ACORN offshoot - sent out voter registration cards to people on welfare. It costs nothing to register to vote, mind you - and I don't get a voter registration card when I pay my excise or property tax - but don't let that get in the way.
And the person responsible for the lawsuit? Why, it just happens to be the daughter of the woman running against Scott Brown for the Junior US Senator spot. Nope, no conflict of interest there. It's not like those welfare recipients are overwhelmingly Democrat-leaning or anything, right? Oh, and BTW? That ACORN offshoot group DEMOS, that's responsible?
The group was conceived in the late 1990s to counter conservative think tanks, and also counts President Obama as a founding board member.Yeah, no bias or anything here...
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