Video: Democrat Talks About ‘Working Together’ and ‘Civility’, Promptly Shoves Camera in Reporter’s Face
This is Democrat Nick Lampson, currently running for a congressional seat in the 14th District of Texas.
Nick is vying to replace the retiring Ron Paul.
Nick is in a tight battle with Republican opponent, state Rep. Randy Weber.
Nick likes to speak about “civility” and “working together”, citing Nancy Pelosi as an example.
Nick lectures about civility, while shoving cameras in the face of a reporter who asks questions he doesn’t like.
Nick is not very civil, is he?
Don’t be a Nick…
Earlier this morning, we alerted you to a report that the Democrat Party Chair from California, John Burton, compared Paul Ryan and the GOP to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
From the Chronicle (who will be posting audio shortly):
Greetings from the California delegation breakfast at the DNC where before he had a cup of coffee Democratic Party Chair John Burton – much like his ol’ pal Guv Jerry Brown once did – just compared the Republicans to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels, for “telling the big lie,” a reference to several falsehoods GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan recently told.
“They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie… Joseph Goebbels – it’s the big lie, you keep repeating it,” Burton said Monday before the Blake Hotel breakfast. He said Ryan told “a bold-faced lie and he doesn’t care that it was a lie. That was Goebbels, the big lie.”
The San Francisco Chronicle of all places has done a very good job of covering the story. And now they’ve included a new video update with Burton and Nancy Pelosi standing side by side, in which the reporter asks Pelosi flat-out if she agrees with the Nazi reference.
Pelosi then goes on a brief tap-dancing session in which she doesn’t disavow Burton’s comments, but reiterates the statement that led to the comparison – that essentially Paul Ryan is lying. She calls them ‘factual misrepresentations’ and instead of condemning the Nazi rhetoric, she makes some absurd comment about Republicans having “endless money to sell any misrepresentation to the American people”.
When Sarah Palin was being blamed for the Gabby Giffords shooting by liberals citing her targeted election maps, there was a renewed call for civil discourse in our country.
Targets you see, incite violence.
The incident prompted President Obama to deliver a speech which had been described as “calm amid the toxic rhetoric”.
There were calls for a “new tone” in politics.
This must have been what he had in mind…
Donna DeWitt, head of the South Carolina chapter of the AFL-CIO, repeatedly blasting an effigy of Governor Nikki Haley with a baseball bat, while union thugs are heard in the background screaming for her to “hit it again”, “wait ’til her face comes around and whack her”, and commenting on how Haley “is a tough old bitch”.
The video has been downloaded and posted below, since the national office of the AFL-CIO is trying to have it removed.
Via the Columbia Free Times:
A video posted online that shows a former union leader in South Carolina smashing a piñata effigy of Gov. Nikki Haley has riled the national office of the AFL-CIO, which wants it taken down.
“Do you think we can get this video pulled,” asked a national AFL-CIO official in an email to Palmetto State union sources.
The author of the email also worried the video might get “picked up by tea partiers, maybe even Haley herself, to attack labor again.”
The video in question features former AFL-CIO of South Carolina president Donna DeWitt smacking a Haley piñata with a baseball bat at DeWitt’s retirement party over the weekend.
It is accompanied with text under the video that reads in part, “Gov. Nikki Haley has been vicious to organized labor in South Carolina, saying in her State of the State address that ‘unions are not needed, wanted or welcome.’ After years of being treated like a union thug, Donna Dewitt gets sweet revenge at a reception in her honor.”