Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) is raising money off praise from a conservative blogger who believes that President Barack Obama is Muslim. In an emailed pitch last week, the Massachusetts Republican boasted that his latest ad -- which seeks to tie Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren to Obama's "you didn't build that" comments -- has been "cheered across the nation by patriots." He then lists several positive reviews, including one from the conservative blog Libertarian Republican that claimed Obama is a Muslim as recently as last week.Continuing:
The third accolade comes from Libertarian Republican, which has suggested or stated that Obama is a Muslim on several occasions, although the president has repeatedly described himself as a Christian. As recently as Saturday, Libertarian Republican editor Eric Dondero wrote a blog post about the start of Ramadan under the headline "America's Muslim President celebrates Islamic holiday." Dondero told The Huffington Post on Friday that he was pleased to hear the Brown campaign was promoting his endorsement of the blockbuster ad. "I think Sen. Brown has always had an appeal to the libertarian wing of the GOP," Dondero said. "He's a fiscally conservative, socially tolerant Republican, kind of like a William Weld-type from the 1990s, and we love him." Dondero added that it is a "fact" that Obama is Muslim, pointing to a 2008 interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos in which the president references "my Muslim faith" while acknowledging that his opponent then-Republican presidential candidate John McCain had denied such rumors.Additionally:
Dondero's views on religious affiliation are not limited to Obama. Earlier this month, Dondero called Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) a member of "America's Muslim Brotherhood," echoing a controversial claim by some Tea Party lawmakers that the Islamic terrorist organization is trying to infiltrate the federal government. In a live chat with Boston.com readers Friday, Brown kept the spotlight on the Dondero-backed ad. "The people of MA will have a very real choice this November," Brown wrote in response to a submitted question about his major differences with Warren. "I would refer people to my ad 'Let America Be America Again.'"This is simply the most important Senate race in the country for Republicans. We have every confidence that the Pro-America candidate in the race, will prevail.