Old tone: South Carolina AFL-CIO president beats pinata with Nikki Haley’s face on it

posted at 4:41 pm on May 22, 2012 by Allahpundit

According to Dave Weigel, the guy who recorded it and uploaded it is a progressive. This is something he and the local union brain trust actually wanted people to see. On the other hand, none of the Democrats present referred to her this time as “Sikh Jesus.” Thank heaven for small favors.

Scramble:

“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.”…

Pro-union sources in South Carolina say they aren’t worried about the video.

“[Haley] has been whacking at us since she realized how much money the business PACs can contribute in South Carolina,” DeWitt tells Free Times. “We felt justified in taking a whack back.”

Where does this fit on the spectrum of union leaders acting like cretins in their politicking? I’m going to say it’s worse than a teachers’ union official joking about praying for Chris Christie’s death, roughly as bad as James Hoffa talking about taking out those tea-party sons of bitches, but not nearly as bad as Richard Trumka once hinting darkly that those who hire replacements for striking union workers are playing with matches and apt to get burned. But your mileage may vary. Click the image to watch.


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Obama’s a Lock wingnutz!

Mord on May 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

why are liberal women so ugly? why????

GhoulAid on May 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Ah yes, the stench of desperation as the organized labor movement dies.

Rixon on May 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

She is in contempt of the court order that she wear a bag over her face when she leaves the house. That’s why she hates, because Nikki doesn’t have to.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 22, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Old tone? Shouldn’t that be the “New Tone”?

Norwegian on May 22, 2012 at 4:46 PM

What if it were a democrat woman politician?

steel guy on May 22, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Not helping rehabilitate the union thug image is it?

philw1776 on May 22, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Just don’t “target” a politician for replacement. That’s inciting violence.

Cicero43 on May 22, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Miscreant union THUGS, expressing themselves the only way they know how – either with intimidation, or violence.

OneVision on May 22, 2012 at 4:47 PM

It isn’t racist to string up a “woman of color” and “symbolically” beat her with sticks if that woman is a far-right Tea-Party type. Those are the real racists.

Mord on May 22, 2012 at 4:48 PM

why are liberal women so ugly? why????

GhoulAid on May 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Check the chick in the post below this one; it cuts both ways it seems. :P

lorien1973 on May 22, 2012 at 4:48 PM

This one time at band camp liberals didn’t act like huge hypocrites.

Kataklysmic on May 22, 2012 at 4:49 PM

And, how quickly would the secret service be at your door if that piñata had Barry’s picture on it?

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 22, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Under the Obama administration, Julia receives a free government-provided stick to batter the image of conservative politicians. It’s just one more way the Obama provides real help for women’s lives.

Cicero43 on May 22, 2012 at 4:49 PM

why are liberal women so ugly? why????

GhoulAid on May 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Check the chick in the post below this one; it cuts both ways it seems. :P

lorien1973 on May 22, 2012 at 4:48 PM

i’m gonna give that young lady a pass because she stood up to one of Obama’s beasts.

GhoulAid on May 22, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Ugly racist woman. No not you ElenaKagan, well yes you ElenaKagan.

Bmore on May 22, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Tolerance.
Civility.
Bullsh!t.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 22, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Old tone? Shouldn’t that be the “New Tone”?

Norwegian on May 22, 2012 at 4:46 PM

There is no new tone.

Allahpundit on May 22, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Check the chick in the post below this one; it cuts both ways it seems. :P

lorien1973 on May 22, 2012 at 4:48 PM

You’re a terrible person, Lorien.

Doomberg on May 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM

that can get you arrested in north carolina i think. no wait. you have to SAY bad things about the president; governors dont count. south carolina has always been way more progressive than north carol.

t8stlikchkn on May 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM

why are liberal women so ugly? why????

GhoulAid on May 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Check the chick in the post below this one; it cuts both ways it seems. :P

lorien1973 on May 22, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Question: Would you hit it?

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Sorry, Allah, but this story has been deemed null and void by the Ministry of Truth and is slated for the Memory Whole.

NickDeringer on May 22, 2012 at 4:53 PM

And wasn’t it just a couple years ago that Haley had to endure racist remarks from the state GOP?

Frankly, I’m beginning to think that Haley is simply too good for South Carolina. There doesn’t seem to be a political group down there that has an ounce of honor.

MadisonConservative on May 22, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Wow, someone actually thought to do this.

tomas on May 22, 2012 at 4:53 PM

If this had been a Tea Partier whacking an effigy of some prominent Dem. Gov., Senator or President this would have led the national news today.

manofaiki on May 22, 2012 at 4:53 PM

RAAAAAAAAAACIST!

CynicalOptimist on May 22, 2012 at 4:54 PM

I find it ironic that the advertisement on the right side of this page reads:

“GOP ATTACKING WOMEN’S HEALTH. Protect a woman’s right to birth control and health care. SIGN THE PETITION”.

Ridiculous.

AubieJon on May 22, 2012 at 4:54 PM

What would happen if that were an obama effigy? RAAAAAAACCCCCIIIISSSSSTTTTTTT!

rightside on May 22, 2012 at 4:54 PM

And where’s NOW to complain about promoting violence against women???

dentarthurdent on May 22, 2012 at 4:54 PM

In California, the union workers are eating their own.

Jerry Brown is grabbing billions of dollars from the cities and counties to keep state union workers from being layed off. Every day you read of cities and counties laying off hundreds of public employee union members.

The rats are fighting over the crumbs.

MichaelGabriel on May 22, 2012 at 4:55 PM

There is no new tone.

Allahpundit on May 22, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Good point

Norwegian on May 22, 2012 at 4:55 PM

why are liberal women so ugly? why????

GhoulAid on May 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Rush Limbaugh has some thoughts on that subject.

iurockhead on May 22, 2012 at 4:56 PM

If that had been Pelosi’s face, the Dems and MSM would have been hollering “War on women!”

Wethal on May 22, 2012 at 4:56 PM

why are liberal women so ugly? why????

GhoulAid on May 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Check the chick in the post below this one; it cuts both ways it seems. :P

lorien1973 on May 22, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Question: Would you hit it?

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM

no. granted, i have entertained some “questionable” folks in the bedroom, but nothing like that. (i am so mean.)

GhoulAid on May 22, 2012 at 4:57 PM

There is no new tone.

Allahpundit on May 22, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Yeah. How long does a tone have to exist before it’s not new anymore? This attitude’s been around for decades.

Are there copies of this video archived? My first thought when I started reading the story was that it might disappear down the memory hole. Which, apparently, the apparatchiks have already discussed.

nukemhill on May 22, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Someone should let ‘em thugs know that Gov. Nikki Haley is a RINO. :)

Archivarix on May 22, 2012 at 4:59 PM

why are liberal women so ugly? why????

GhoulAid on May 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Check the chick in the post below this one; it cuts both ways it seems. :P

lorien1973 on May 22, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Question: Would you hit it?

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM

no. granted, i have entertained some “questionable” folks in the bedroom, but nothing like that. (i am so mean.)

GhoulAid on May 22, 2012 at 4:57 PM

We await Lorien’s answer. I’m figuring if she is married, her husband has to attend a donkey show, down a fifth of scotch, and take seven valiums to hit it.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 22, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Just as a question… What do you think would happen if that had been a certain other minority politician’s face on that pinata?
-
Just sayin…
-

RalphyBoy on May 22, 2012 at 5:01 PM

“Well I will say, she looks like a tough old girl here,” Dewitt says as she gears up to swing at the piñata.

“Give her another whack. Whack her again,” a woman screams.

“Hit her again” another man says.

Dewitt told ABC News she has no regrets about the incident and said there was “no ill intent” in what she was doing. Dewitt said her colleagues brought the pinata and were using it as a “memoir” of Haley’s words and actions towards unions in her time as governor.

“They made it and I would have played the game with them no matter it would have been pin the tail on the donkey with Nikki Haley’s face on it. I still would have played,” Dewitt told ABC News over the phone. ”There was no ill intent. We were certainly have a good time. I’m not mad or angry.”

“Kids use piñatas all the time,” she added.

AAAAHHHHHAAAA. Yeah, kids. AAAHHHHHA. Whose face is usually on theirs?

Brat on May 22, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Check the chick in the post below this one; it cuts both ways it seems. :P

lorien1973 on May 22, 2012 at 4:48 PM

That “chick” happens to be a guy….

Barred on May 22, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Remember when the left pi$$ed their pants over a “crosshair” being placed over a congressional district as part of a GOTV effort? Yeah, me neither.

Weight of Glory on May 22, 2012 at 5:03 PM

NickDeringer on May 22, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Well Nick at least abcnews.com has the story with the video embedded.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/south-carolina-afl-cio-leader-bashes-nikki-haley-pinata/

Brat on May 22, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Hey union thugs, where was that pinata made?

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 5:04 PM

NuTone© = Epic Fail

Resist We Much on May 22, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Nikki Haley is a woman of color and a minority…

… This is a racist hate crime.

Let them live by their own rules…

Seven Percent Solution on May 22, 2012 at 5:08 PM

ok where is the lsm outrage pinning this on dear leader…huh?

hypocrites

cmsinaz on May 22, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Oh, come on AP…why did you eat my comment? What’s wrong with a Tijuana donkey show? It went well with the picture that cracked my iPad.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 22, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Cicero43 on May 22, 2012 at 4:49 PM

+1

cmsinaz on May 22, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Pedro got busted for putting Summer’s face on a pinata.

John the Libertarian on May 22, 2012 at 5:11 PM

All that’s missing are the hoodies and the Skittles.

SouthernGent on May 22, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Well, liberals have a shady history with Indian people.
Joe Biden.
Elizabeth Warren. Wait. Nevermind.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 22, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Will Lawrence Odonnell or Ed Schultz call this out ?

No, because the Tea Party is affiliated and they deserve this.

FlaMurph on May 22, 2012 at 5:12 PM

There is no new tone.

Allahpundit on May 22, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Allah, quit flirting with the Hot Gassers and get my Biden Gaffes du jour front page pronto! :)

cajun carrot on May 22, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Now it is Women on Women violence from the left?

When will the madness end?

Lawrence on May 22, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Civility for me, but not for thee.

And the Sikh bashing is really starting to annoy me. These idiots can pick on Mormonism, Sikhism, et al, but Rev. Wright is an untouchable topic? Oh, please.

sage0925 on May 22, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Under the Obama administration, Julia receives a free government-provided stick to batter the image of conservative politicians. It’s just one more way the Obama provides real help for women’s lives.

Cicero43 on May 22, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Someone needs to be keeping track of these “Juliaism’s” and make a book out of them- this was a good one.

BettyRuth on May 22, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Reminds me of a Two Minutes Hate.

Bill Ramey on May 22, 2012 at 5:18 PM

wow. beta males flirt differently. who knew.

t8stlikchkn on May 22, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Nikki Haley is a woman of color and a minority…

… This is a racist hate crime.

Not unless she shouted “macaca” before swinging the stick. (sarc)

The new hires at the South Carolina Boeing plant did not participate in this pinata party–they were too busy building planes and earning money.

Steve Z on May 22, 2012 at 5:22 PM

She’s just still upset over the beating she received from an ugly stick years ago…maybe it’s part of the liberal initiation? “Thank you sir may I have another?!?”

nextgen_repub on May 22, 2012 at 5:22 PM

why are liberal women so ugly? why????

GhoulAid on May 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Because a lifetime of having a truly ugly soul eventually shows….

RedMindBlueState on May 22, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Force them to live up to their own rules.
-Alinsky

hoosiermama on May 22, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Hey you guys, a little rough on the ol gal huh?
Isn’t it obvious…it’s revenge for being beaten by an ugly stick…

Ugly women hate beautiful intelligent women, they are everything they can’t be…

right2bright on May 22, 2012 at 5:27 PM

if helen thomas had a daughter she’d look like donna dewitt.

t8stlikchkn on May 22, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Stand your ground.

Ronnie on May 22, 2012 at 5:28 PM

The matching purple bat is a nice touch.

CliffHanger on May 22, 2012 at 5:28 PM

She’s just still upset over the beating she received from an ugly stick years ago…

nextgen_repub on May 22, 2012 at 5:22 PM

I didn’t see your post…my apology for plagiarizing or the appearance of.

right2bright on May 22, 2012 at 5:28 PM

I truly love that these people are so collectively stupid that not a single person partaking in the event had the intelligence or common sense to say, “Hmmmm…you know, this might not be such a great idea afterall…”

Dopenstrange on May 22, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Check the chick in the post below this one; it cuts both ways it seems. :P

lorien1973 on May 22, 2012 at 4:48 PM

…Hey!…hey…(we know you would hit it!)
(:->)

KOOLAID2 on May 22, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Has anyone noticed that if supporters are not bused in most union/protestor events are pretty lame. We have been hoodwinked for years by the huff and puff of nobody losers and the media. ;-)

sonnyspats1 on May 22, 2012 at 5:31 PM

This is racist.

Also sexist.

And not a little bit stupid.

Book on May 22, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Brat on May 22, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Aaaahhhh, grasshopper, there’s not a thing on CNN.COM or CBS.

NOT A THING….

NickDeringer on May 22, 2012 at 5:38 PM

why are liberal women so ugly? why????

GhoulAid on May 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

This always makes me think of the chicken/egg question. Are proggie women ugly because that’s all an ugly woman can do, or do the proggie beliefs so sour the personality that all beauty leaves?

slickwillie2001 on May 22, 2012 at 5:39 PM

This is racist.

Also sexist.

And not a little bit stupid.

Book on May 22, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Impossible!!! Progs are incapable of being racist, sexist, and/or even the slightest bit stupid.

Just ask them.

Resist We Much on May 22, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Sarah Palin started this by shooting Gabby Giffords you know.

Left Coast Right Mind on May 22, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Typical Democrat/Confederate behavior.

Republicans have been putting up with this crap since the 1860′s.

tetriskid on May 22, 2012 at 5:42 PM

If that had been Pelosi’s face, the Dems and MSM would have been hollering “War on women!”

Wethal on May 22, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Gov Haley is a woman of color and a minority… This IS a HATE CRIME!

Khun Joe on May 22, 2012 at 5:45 PM

why are liberal women so ugly? why????

GhoulAid on May 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

My wife has a theory about that, When asked “why are conservative women better looking than liberals”, she says:
“Because they aren’t pissed off all the time”
I think she is on to something.

JusDreamin on May 22, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Democrats and leftists: Please, please STOP your horrendous, unconscionable support of violence against women.

Allendundit on May 22, 2012 at 5:48 PM

If that had been Pelosi’s face, the Dems and MSM would have been hollering “War on women!”

Wethal on May 22, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Gov Haley is a woman of color and a minority… This IS a HATE CRIME!

Khun Joe on May 22, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Yeah, that woman’s face is a hate crime.
Btw, did anyone see Sarah Palin last night on Hannity? Conservative women, we are beautiful!

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 22, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Come on, their just trying to make conservative women as ugly as the demoRAT women……..

angrymike on May 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Uh, that would be a war on women of color. A twofer.

Kissmygrits on May 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Hey, you freaking Donks. Are you going to let us know when you get tired of this behavior double standard? Or are we just going to keep rolling with this?

God forbid if Governor Haley were attacked with a bat or a stick.

Right, you and your leftist media would run a story about how her extreme politics incited it.

hawkdriver on May 22, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Stay classy my friends!

armygirl on May 22, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Pedro got busted for putting Summer’s face on a pinata.

John the Libertarian on May 22, 2012 at 5:11 PM

~~~~~~~

Lol, yes he did!

ellifint on May 22, 2012 at 6:28 PM

And just so we are clear, I am referring to the people in the video swinging the bats!

armygirl on May 22, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Please,someone put a bag on this ugly union witch,paint a picture of the Democrat party ass on it and send her to a kid’s birthday party!

redware on May 22, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Call these Union “Leaders” what they keep showing themselves to be:

BULLIES!

wren on May 22, 2012 at 6:44 PM

YouTube has conveniently cut off comments for the video. So much for free speech.

crazywater on May 22, 2012 at 6:48 PM

The SC Republican Party has pledged at least 1,000 volunteers to help Mitt Romney carry North Carolina in the general election. I guess it’s safe to say Donna Dimwit will not be joining in?

lynncgb on May 22, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Imagine media’s outcry if tea partiers hung a black president like a Pinata and hit him.

But somehow, the Press is ok with a bunch of people hitting a woman with a bat.

Conservative Samizdat on May 22, 2012 at 7:39 PM

heh – they were drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.

poppieseeds on May 22, 2012 at 7:56 PM

…roughly as bad as James Hoffa talking about taking out those tea-party sons of bitches…

Small correction: he used the plural “those son-of-a-bitches”.

Tzetzes on May 22, 2012 at 8:05 PM

YouTube has conveniently cut off comments for the video. So much for free speech.

crazywater on May 22, 2012 at 6:48 PM

YouTube doesn’t choose that, the poster does. (And even if it did, YouTube is a private company. But it doesn’t.)

Tzetzes on May 22, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Okay. Put Obama’s mug on one.

MarkT on May 22, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Okay. Put Obama’s mug on one.

MarkT on May 22, 2012 at 9:22 PM

RAAAAAACIST!!!!!! /sarc

Timothy S. Carlson on May 22, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Pedro got busted for putting Summer’s face on a pinata.

John the Libertarian on May 22, 2012 at 5:11 PM

“This is not Juarez.” — principal

.

Is Juarez in South Carolina?

itsnotaboutme on May 22, 2012 at 11:22 PM

We’re all going to wish we bought more ammo, when the time comes.

rayra on May 22, 2012 at 11:59 PM

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