Video: Warren driver attacks Republican tracker

posted at 1:21 pm on August 27, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Alternate headline: Unemployment in Massachusetts Ticks Up By One Job.  Seriously, how dumb is this?  It’s so dumb that the last candidate who ran against Scott Brown for US Senate did the same thing, as the Weekly Standard reminds us.  How well did that work out for Martha Coakley again?

The Republican staffer holding the camera films Warren leaving the event and entering her SUV. One of Warren’s aides, who looks to be, perhaps, her driver, pushes the camera twice, and the second time it falls to the ground. The tracker picks up the camera and continues filming, while the Warren staffer says, “Dude, get out of my face or I’m going to call the police.”

“It’s a public event,” the Republican staffer says multiple times. Finally, as he’s walking away, the Warren staffer says, “You’re messing with the wrong people.”

It was a public event, it was on public property, and there is nothing in the video to suggest that the tracker did anything to provoke the assault.  Trackers have become a fact of life on the campaign trail, thanks to the decline in the cost of recording everything.  In fact, this is precisely the kind of thing that trackers want to catch on camera, along with candidate gaffes and inconsistencies.  How smart is it to hand that kind of event to one’s opponent on a silver platter?


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Finally, as he’s walking away, the Warren staffer says, “You’re messing with the wrong people.”

The Trail of Laughs.

spiritof61 on August 27, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Warren’s driver needs to be checked for a high-capacity magazine quiver at each event.

Yoop on August 27, 2012 at 2:11 PM

But since he is guarding the first woman white minority Harvard professor, that is OK. He’s doing the will of the people and is entitled to the kinds of armaments not allowed to ordinary citizens.

AZfederalist on August 27, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Doubtless, this will be a feather in his head dres…cap!

AubieJon on August 27, 2012 at 2:17 PM

His name Wrong Deer

faraway on August 27, 2012 at 2:01 PM

He be: Toothless Dog Who Whines

Rod on August 27, 2012 at 2:21 PM

The tracker was within a few seconds of causing that driver to become completely unhinged. If I’d have been filming I’d have let him push me down or something to where he’d be screaming uncontrollably, while his squaw candidate just sat in the car.

Not saying I’m a meanie or anything, but after picking myself up I could have dealt with that bug using minimal effort.

TugboatPhil on August 27, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Lil’ Hiawatha gonna kickum some ass.

nico on August 27, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Liberals often have poor impulse and emotion control, which is why they favor gun control. They’re quite certain that they’re a cut above the average person, so everybody else must have the same flaw, only worse, and would shoot everything in sight given the slightest provocation.

Socratease on August 27, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Her heap big idiot. She right there. She could stop crazy, running brave from assaulting magic picture box man.

Now Big Chief Warren no get to hang with Great White Father in Washington. No wampum, no barrel of pig meat for friends and donors. No roads, no bridges. No job for squaw.

Warren tipi coming down fast. Maybe coz she no build it.

Kenz on August 27, 2012 at 2:24 PM

“You’re messing with the wrong people.”

Is this presaging some type of tribal attack?

Marcus Traianus on August 27, 2012 at 2:24 PM

You’re messing with the wrong people… boy

faraway on August 27, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Hey, this is a double hit, Warren is clearly and equal Opportunity employer for hiring a mentally challenged person with a naplolean complex.

PatriotPete on August 27, 2012 at 2:26 PM

This is the kind of guy who will be on the Committee for Public Safety should progressives ever consolidate enough power.

forest on August 27, 2012 at 2:28 PM

I love the smell of fear and desperation in the morning!

College Prof on August 27, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Lizzy’s campaign just released a statement that said in part that she did not see the confrontation but it was wrong. The driver was referred to as simply a cab driver…We got to find out who that short angry man really is!

d1carter on August 27, 2012 at 2:29 PM

They’re quite certain that they’re a cut above the average person, so everybody else must have the same flaw, only worse, and would shoot everything in sight given the slightest provocation.
 
Socratease on August 27, 2012 at 2:24 PM

 
Well said and worth repeating.

rogerb on August 27, 2012 at 2:32 PM

A-maizing

BobMbx on August 27, 2012 at 2:34 PM

File charges. Guessing its not the first time this guy will be seeing the inside of a court room. Would be nice to see the background of who Warren surrounds herself with.

AndrewsDad on August 27, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Puff…puff,puff…puff,puff,puff,puff…puff,puff…puff,puff,puff!

/Princess Warren smoke-mail: You’re messing with the wrong people.

Yoop on August 27, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Too.many.hilarous.comments.

Bwahahahahaaha!

Bob's Kid on August 27, 2012 at 2:34 PM

The Republicans should kick off the convention with this video.

redguy on August 27, 2012 at 2:36 PM

The driver could be heard shouting as he walked away:

“And if you send any more of your friends after us, we’re gonna wampum, we’re gonna wampum good!”

steebo77 on August 27, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Thank goodness that we have Warren’s police dude to protect factory owners from maurding cameramen.

St Gaudens on August 27, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Lizzy’s campaign just released a statement that said in part that she did not see the confrontation but it was wrong. The driver was referred to as simply a cab driver…We got to find out who that short angry man really is!

d1carter on August 27, 2012 at 2:29 PM

E-mailed from the casino reservation?

Yoop on August 27, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Alternate headline:

Stands With Camera assaulted by Little Green Bonnet

steebo77 on August 27, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Lizzy’s campaign just released a statement that said in part that she did not see the confrontation but it was wrong. The driver was referred to as simply a cab driver…We got to find out who that short angry man really is!

d1carter on August 27, 2012 at 2:29 PM

One of the men addressed the other as “Tom.” Seems like a pretty casual way to address someone. They obviously know each other well enough to use first names.

CJ on August 27, 2012 at 2:40 PM

lil green leprechaun boy must have missed his lucky charms breakfast

burserker on August 27, 2012 at 2:41 PM

The SUV says mvtaxi.com on the window. Martha’s Vineyard Taxi.

faraway on August 27, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Take a look at their “crew.” Sort of motley and I don’t mean rock group either..
http://mvtaxi.com/crew.php

Deanna on August 27, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Warren will probably fire the guy and claim he was a Republican plant. Unless, of course, he turns out to be a nephew.

RebeccaH on August 27, 2012 at 2:42 PM

I like how she waves at the throng of adoring fans that aren’t there.

stout77 on August 27, 2012 at 2:42 PM

You’re messing with the wrong people… boy”

SacK A Jaw Wee Ah’s scout see’s him some heap big Little Big Horn wumpun, maybe Trumpka has some 1/10 injuns he can stir up for the war path!

ConcealedKerry on August 27, 2012 at 2:42 PM

The saga of the tone-deaf moonbat in Taxachusetts continues. Oak Bluffs looks beautiful, though, I must say. Wife and I got engaged right there in that park/gazebo overlooking Nantucket Sound.

Also attended a Scott Brown rally in Middleboro, MA during last election. He made a very good natured reference/jab at Martha Coackley’s tracker who was filming. Not one person in the large crowd did anything untoward to the tracker. And who is the uncivil party, again?

Huckabye-Romney on August 27, 2012 at 2:50 PM

How native Americans got their name:

“Father, how did you come up with my name?”

“It is our tradition for the father to name his children something he sees right after they are born…as an example, over there is ‘Flying Hawk’, and over there is ‘Running Horse’……tell me, why do you ask, Two Dogs F***ing?”

BobMbx on August 27, 2012 at 2:50 PM

mvtaxi’s website is missing a photo under staff.
http://www.marthasvineyardtaxi.com/crew.php

yongoro on August 27, 2012 at 2:51 PM

wa-tanka-wa-te-pu-ta hoka-hey!
Stalks the Great Squaw, singing the Death Song

spiritof61 on August 27, 2012 at 2:54 PM

They took 1/32nd of the Harvard Nation
And put Warren on their reservation
Took away her white man’s life
Savory crabs and her butter knife
They took away her hot crossed buns
Her omelettes gave them all the runs
Mayonnaise and a can of Spam
Pow Wow Chow ain’t her Uncle Sam

Harvard Law people, Harvard Law tribe
So proud to hire, so proud to hide

They took the whole John Harvard Nation
Affirmative action reservation
And though she rules at Harvard Law
Deep down inside she’s just a squaw

Harvard Law people, Harvard Law tribe
So proud to hire, so proud to hide

But maybe come election day
She will serve an Hors d’oeuvres tray
Hors d’oeuvres tray
Hors d’oeuvres tray
Hors d’oeuvres tray
Hors d’oeuvres tray

PolarCoug on August 27, 2012 at 2:54 PM

mvtaxi’s website is missing a photo under staff.
http://www.marthasvineyardtaxi.com/crew.php

yongoro on August 27, 2012 at 2:51 PM

I saw that. Wonder when it was removed? And the “crew” they show are..geez I don’t know. Except for the older gentleman, let’s just say they look more like Deliverance guides.

Deanna on August 27, 2012 at 2:58 PM

She must apologize and go on a vision quest so that she may see better.

claudius on August 27, 2012 at 3:07 PM

I believe it’s part Cherokee tradition.

John the Libertarian on August 27, 2012 at 1:24 PM

You’re not far from the truth.

See Running the Gauntlet

a form of physical punishment wherein a captive is to run between two rows—a gauntlet—of soldiers who repeatedly strike him.

Native American usage

A number of Native American tribes of the Eastern Woodlands culture area forced prisoners to run the gantlet. (See Captives in American Indian Wars.) The Jesuit Isaac Jogues was subject to this treatment while a prisoner of the Iroquois in 1641. He described the ordeal in a letter that appears in the book The Jesuit Martyrs of North America [7]: “Before arriving (at the Iroquois Village) we met the young men of the country, in a line armed with sticks…”, and he and his fellow Frenchmen were made to walk slowly past them “for the sake of giving time to anyone who struck us.”

scrubjay on August 27, 2012 at 3:12 PM

, “You’re messing with the wrong people.”

He obviously thinks she’s already been elected.

GarandFan on August 27, 2012 at 3:14 PM

I like the “get out of my face” as the driver walks at least 10-15 feet to the camera.

JellyToast on August 27, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Finally, as he’s walking away, the Warren staffer says, “You’re messing with the wrong people.”

Back atcha buttboy….

dentarthurdent on August 27, 2012 at 3:27 PM

A clear case of Roid-rage.

Book on August 27, 2012 at 3:32 PM

“You’re messing with the wrong people.”

It is well known that

“Cherokee” is derived from the Tsalagi (ᏣᎳᎩ) or Aniyvwiyaʔi (ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯᎢ), which means “Principal People.”

So Family Lorist Warren’s driver clearly was elucidating the finer point of his tribal identification, i.e., he is of “The Wrong People.” Although he looks less than 1% to me.

de rigueur on August 27, 2012 at 3:32 PM

How native Americans got their name:

“Father, how did you come up with my name?”

“It is our tradition for the father to name his children something he sees right after they are born…as an example, over there is ‘Flying Hawk’, and over there is ‘Running Horse’……tell me, why do you ask, Two Dogs F***ing?”

BobMbx on August 27, 2012 at 2:50 PM

F-C-U-K Y-A-E-H!

Nutstuyu on August 27, 2012 at 3:42 PM

NoWah Diversiteeha en um posse, eh Faux/?

ted c on August 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

They’re quite certain that they’re a cut above the average person, so everybody else must have the same flaw, only worse, and would shoot everything in sight given the slightest provocation.

Socratease on August 27, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Well said and worth repeating.

rogerb on August 27, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Thirded!

44Magnum on August 27, 2012 at 3:48 PM

He Who Squeaks Like Mouse shall soon be He Who Walks Like Unemployed.

Which is to say, more closely aligned with the Democratic base.

M240H on August 27, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Video: Warren driver attacks Republican tracker

Question: How come BigSven never gets the opportunity to push some punks face into the sidewalk? :D

HotDam camera guy !… you had a great opportunity but you blew it! ! If Warren jumped outta the van to help the punk, you coulda whipped her ass too! :D

BigSven on August 27, 2012 at 3:53 PM

I know a neat little pressure hold applied to the hand, between thumb and forefinger, that in no way looks like an assault, but would have Knobby Knees Duck Walker writhing in pain in less time than you can say Indian.

PJ Emeritus on August 27, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Is that how Native Americans teach their staffers to act? Has he not been issued a standard peace pipe?

Colony14 on August 27, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Democratics started antagonizing Republican candidates at public events, with George Allen being a good example.

They always find new ways to play games, then are outraged when the same games are played on them.

This incident just goes to further illustrate what thin-skinned haters democratics are.

jaime on August 27, 2012 at 4:10 PM

The camera man acted stupidly. Now let’s have a peace pipe summit at the WH. Warren likes her peace pipe with a lime.

NotCoach on August 27, 2012 at 4:10 PM

I saw that. Wonder when it was removed? And the “crew” they show are..geez I don’t know. Except for the older gentleman, let’s just say they look more like Deliverance guides.

Deanna on August 27, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Heh. While MV is a summer-time playground for the opulent “summer dinks,” the year-round residents of MV and Nantucket (i.e. Dukes County) have one of the lowest per capita incomes in the state. LOTS of blue collar service types that still drink the Kennedy democrat kool aid.

Huckabye-Romney on August 27, 2012 at 4:13 PM

“Messing with the wrong people”.

I always get a kick out of the people that thing they’re something special. This guy just watch Goodfellas and he thinks he’s some powerful mobster or something? He’s got “connections”?

What a tool.

ButterflyDragon on August 27, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Before the evening news cycle look for the story to be that the staffer was attacking and attempting to scalp Warren and the driver was only defending her.Comments have been blocked on the video by YouTube.

docflash on August 27, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Uhhhm…. the uploader decides whether anyone can comment or not. Perhaps you worded this slightly incorrectly? I am far from condoning anything like what is depicted in the video, but let’s not be creating drama or conspiracy… the left can do all that without our help.

TASS71 on August 27, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Or maybe I am reading your comment wrong…

TASS71 on August 27, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Him look like Ward Churchill sack boy.

Kuffar on August 27, 2012 at 4:40 PM

the Warren staffer says, “You’re messing with the wrong people.”

OOOOOOOOOOH the wrong people, you say?

disa on August 27, 2012 at 4:49 PM

but let’s not be creating drama or conspiracy… the left can do all that without our help.

TASS71 on August 27, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Looked to me like docflash was making a joke at the media’s expense, no?

disa on August 27, 2012 at 4:50 PM

The transportation company has a website with contact information. It is, MVTAXI.COM

birdwatcher on August 27, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Warren campaign is now claiming the attacker was a cab driver and not with her campaign.

William Amos on August 27, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Next thing to happen, Warren campaign will claim the driver was a republican.

birdwatcher on August 27, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Next thing to happen, Warren campaign will claim the driver was a republican.

birdwatcher on August 27, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Brian Ross finds Gen. Custer family link to tracker.

BobMbx on August 27, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Can someone explain why what the driver did was not assault? It seems to me that the cameraman should have agreed with the driver’s threat to call the police. The cameraman, after all, has the video evidence which counts for a lot, especially in the court of public opinion.

A. C. on August 27, 2012 at 5:07 PM

It should be easy to find out if he is a registered voter, and to which party he belongs. Based on his actions,he is obviously a democrat.

birdwatcher on August 27, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Seriously, I’m laughing my butt off at the comments! Liberals are so angry all the time and conservatives have the greatest time!

dominigan on August 27, 2012 at 5:19 PM

‘Toon of the Day: Obama Akbar!

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/08/toon-of-day-obama-akbar.html

M2RB: Robert Palmer

Resist We Much on August 27, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Pale face steals Indian soul with evil reording device. Never get to vast unemployment line of her ancestors in the sky.

mechkiller_k on August 27, 2012 at 5:35 PM

GOP tracker pushed while filming Elizabeth Warren; campaign blames cabdriver.

hepcat on August 27, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Breath of Many Dogs make heep big mistake on campaign trail of tears.

Jaibones on August 27, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Talk about method acting… De Niro would be proud.

Here we have a punk-ass taxi driver who assumes the mantle of bodyguard.

SickofLibs on August 27, 2012 at 6:17 PM

I’m glad to see Bob Etheridge found gainful employment.

blammm on August 27, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Couldn’t be Bob Etheridge. That guy was sober . . .

BigAlSouth on August 27, 2012 at 6:34 PM

and Todd Akin said what???

James M on August 27, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Panic is setting in and desperate people do desperate things. How far is she trailing now?

CTimbo on August 27, 2012 at 6:53 PM

I’m glad that I hang out on HA rather than venturing out into Sea of liberalism. I don’t have the self control necessary to deal with these morons.

You all keep me laughing … at my age, I need that. I don’t need to go to the clink for smackin’ guys like this.

I hope that he gets his comeupins.

ORrighty on August 27, 2012 at 6:54 PM

these democrats sure use a lot of violence to advance their agenda.

tom daschle concerned on August 27, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Was the word macaca used?

patch on August 27, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Warren campaign is now claiming the attacker was a cab driver and not with her campaign.

William Amos on August 27, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Ok, I’ll bite. So how did he know he wasn’t assaulting some one on Princess Ding Bat’s campaign staff???

BigWyo on August 27, 2012 at 7:40 PM

…the Warren staffer says, “You’re messing with the wrong people.”

Cherokee people, Cherokee tribe…

/paul revere & the raiders

roy_batty on August 27, 2012 at 8:57 PM

“You’re messing with the wrong people.”

Well, since we’re supposed to elect he right people, I guess he’s right.

jackmac on August 28, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Just another foretaste of what’s to come with an Obama victory. They seem to think they have the right to assault.

arand on August 28, 2012 at 10:13 AM

The Warren campaign has attempted to distance itself from the hot-headed cabbie.

“The person featured in the video was not a member of the Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts staff. He is a cab driver. Elizabeth did not see what happened,” a Warren spokeswoman said in a statement, according to the Boston Globe.

—————-

Warren KNOWS this guy.
http://freebeacon.com/captain-morgan-unleashed/

pastselldate on August 28, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Just another foretaste of what’s to come with an Obama victory. They seem to think they have the right to assault.

arand on August 28, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Respond to that assault with the maximum force allowed under the law, especially if you believe your life is being threatened.

Know you rights. Pack heat.

tom daschle concerned on August 28, 2012 at 7:14 PM

The last few years the Democrat Party has been using more and more thuggish tactics. At OWS there were always conflicts going on. In Wisconsin they tore the interior and exterior of the Capitol Building up while protesting. I can not understand how so many assaults go unpunished.

old war horse on August 28, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Ok… duly noted and passed on to the Mass, friends and fam…

Democrats are crazy… and violent….and they lie….alot! Democrats are in control of America… No budget in 3 1/2 years… the Dems are coming unhinged like angry spoiled teen aged children on crack… Keep pushing at them and they will expose their true nature. Hit them with their record. THEY OWN this dismal economy and our massive Trillions of dollars of debt!

Warren…… What kind of people vote for folks like this… oh yeah… the CABBIE!

ActinUpinTexas on August 29, 2012 at 11:08 AM

He should have called the police and then filed a complaint. This man assaulted the cameraman and it was all caught on tape.

SGinNC on August 29, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Humm. Wonder when somebody might track this tool down and really get in his face?

kens on August 29, 2012 at 2:09 PM

“Tracker”–didn’t even know there was such a position (not involving weather).

Olo_Burrows on August 29, 2012 at 6:50 PM

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