Elizabeth Warren Visits Dedham Square

With less than two weeks to go, Elizabeth Warren decided to take a tour of Dedham Square and meet with residents and local business owners.


Elizabeth Warren stopped by Dedham Square to visit local business owners and residents of the town.  But during her visit she shared her concerns about having a Republican majority in the senate.

"If they can get a majority, they will try to denounce [issues such as] medicare as we know it," Warren said. "This is about the people, this whole race is about the people."

Warren walked through Dedham Square greeting residents and stopped to take pictures.  She would also say, "we have to do this" and "we're just days away," while giving other encouraging words to her supporters.

Warren supporters were not shy about sharing their concerns about the opposition. Especially when it comes to women's issues.

"I'm for [Brown's] position for equal pay and maintaining Roe vs. Wade," Carl Smith said. "Scott Brown has misrepresented women."

For Britt Cavalletto, she also agrees that the election is about equal rights.

"I have three children under 5, and I think that the government will take us back when it comes to equal rights for women," Cavalleto said. "We need real help for the middle class, I am with this woman."

Dan O'Neil October 25, 2012 at 10:50 AM
Anyone who supports this fraud is an idiot. I'm sorry. She has misrepresented herself at every turn. I'm so happy I was a t work and away from Dedham yesterday. My advice to Dedham residents is to not smoke her fake peace pipe. She misrepresents her race and misrepresents working for the middle class. I'm not a Scott Brown guy believe me. I'm not thrilled I'm going to vote for him, but at least he doesn't lie about who and what he is. Dedham, do yourselves a favor and don't be fooled by this fraud.
Avon Barksdale October 25, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Dan, it's so nice of you to call half of the registered voters of the state idiots, and make a wonderfully racist comment about Warren's heritage. Will you be making similar comments about Barack Obama, perhaps making an allusion to some cartoonish imagery from slavery or lynchings? Thank you for being a class act as always.
Dan O'Neil October 25, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Avon, A racist I am not. I voted for Obama in the last election. I coached for St. Mary's CYO and coached the most ethnically diverse team in this town for three years so I am offended by your comments. I love all my players. All of my players went to college and I'm very proud of all of them. You have no right to call me that because of how I feel about a candidate that lies to our faces. I call people who support her idiots because she is lying to peoples faces and they can't see it. I voted for Martha Coakley in the last election. I voted for Bill Clinton years ago. I'm a republican that votes for the best candidate. This woman has misrepresented herself and I find her simply to be not trustworthy. Like I said I'm not a Scott Brown guy and he will get my vote simply by default. To go back to Obama I was hoping for anyone but Romney to get the nomination. I feel Obama has simply not done enough and I don't think Romney will do any better. This will be the first time that I won't vote for president because quite frankly I'm turned off by both candidates. It's not abouck black, white, red or green it's about performance. I don't think Obama's was good enough and based on Romney's track record in Massachusetts I don't think he's good enough either. That's a real answer and a tru one. If you disagree that's your right.
Dan O'Neil October 25, 2012 at 12:03 PM
To add to my comment I also work at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. I'm in charge of these folks getting paid. That workplace is very diverse. I treat all of these folks the same, with respect. The same respect I expect in return. I don't care what race they are. I don't call Obama a black president. I just call him the president. I worked at the Soloman Carter Fuller before that in a similar capacity and I had a diverse group of coworkers there as well and we get along great. I still occassionally see some of these folks outside work. I'm done ranting about this, but how dare you call me a racist. If you want to call me an a-hole because of some of my views about some of the nonsensical things this town does that's fine. You may think the town is doing great and that's fine. You want to have the opinion I'm a mean bastard that's fine too, I can be on occassion. The bottom line is I work in a diverse workplace, I have for years, I spend more time with these folks than my family and I enjoy working with them and I enjoy there company and I love what I do for work and I'm proud of the work I do. I'm very offended by your few sentences because they are hurtful. I hope you can live with yourself.
Avon Barksdale October 25, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Dan, I called one of your statements racist because you offhandedly threw the phrase "fake peace pipe" out there. If you want to truck in racial stereotypes go right ahead, but don't expect anyone to take your 6-paragraph ranting autobiography as evidence that you're not racist after you clearly express how comfortable you are with spitting out funny ha-ha lines based on cultural caricatures.
Dan O'Neil October 25, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Your response to me was offensive. I'm not politically correct however so if me not being politically correct bothers you too bad. I ranted because I was offended. That's what I do. Deal with it.
Avon Barksdale October 25, 2012 at 02:27 PM
You're the one who's offended, that's hilarious. You apparently are "not politically correct" but also want to run away from the implications of not being "pc" and cry like a baby when somebody questions your "non-pc comments." If "that's what you do" how about deal with the consequences like a man rather than whining that you work at a hospital and some of your friends are black.
Andrew October 25, 2012 at 07:56 PM
"......her fake peace pipe" becomes a racist comment. Ha ha ha ha ha coming from a guy that sterotypes the African American, in name and picture, as a drug dealing gangster. If your going to be a race baiting hustler, you might want to change your identity.
Avon Barksdale October 25, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Andrew, feel free to watch "The Wire" from beginning to end, you might learn something. In particular, you might find out that Avon Barksdale is one of the most nuanced, dynamic, multi-layered characters ever created in American fiction. Or you can just remain ignorant and keep talking about things you don't know anything about, you choose.
John Dellea October 25, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Dan, I am a graduate of MIT and Boston College Law School, and a member of Mensa--hardly "idiot" material--and I was proud to be in Dedham Square, holding an Elizabeth Warren sign, for this event! A woman standing near me obtained a PhD from Brown University while raising a baby--in your mind, she's probably an intellectual slouch, too? I continue to be appalled at the lack of civility and respect for divergent points of view shown by you and quite a few other regular contributors to this forum, but I am also heartened by the fact that more and more thoughtful, respectful and articulate posts by Ms. Warren's swelling majority of supporters have been appearing here as the campaign progresses. I was proud to meet Elizabeth, shake her hand, and wish her well, and I will proudly campaign and vote for her!
Andrew October 25, 2012 at 09:03 PM
I made my choice. Your a race baiting hypocrite that watches too much tv, and has way too much time on his hands. Nice having the section 8 & EBT to fall back on.
Jimmy Kaduboski October 25, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Wish I was there! Go Elizabeth!
Dan O'Neil October 25, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Avon, the other gentleman is right you are using race to bait people. Nobody else is being uncivil here. Some people like Warren, I happen not to. Move on.
Avon Barksdale October 26, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Dan, thanks for telling me what I'm doing and what I should do. You called half the state "idiots" and then used ugly racial language. If you don't consider that uncivil, I shudder to think what life is like in your house. I'm also so surprised that you agree with the other "gentleman," I'm sure you two would get along great.
Avon Barksdale October 26, 2012 at 04:00 AM
Thanks Andrew, great contribution!


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