Video: How to get kicked out of a Clay Aiken fundraiser

posted at 8:31 am on April 19, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

In case you hadn’t heard the news, American Idol star, singer and actor Clay Aiken is running for Congress in North Carolina’s second congressional district. He’s hoping to take on (and take down) current GOP Representative Renee Ellmers. While Aiken’s success could allow him to largely self-fund the effort, politics still requires you to get out there and do some fundraising, pressing the flesh with the local donors and power brokers. But as the following video shows, don’t bother stopping by if you’re a Republican. You’re likely to get an icy – and expletive laden – welcome. You can just see Aiken in the background as the clip begins, though he’s quickly blocked from view by some looming thugs with a lot to say.

I’ll preface this with the necessary warnings. NC-17 language ahead, and so much of it packed into a barely more than 30 second clip that I can’t even put up a transcript on the pages of Hot Air. So it’s not for the easily offended and put your headphones on if the kids are around.

My, my… that’s some awfully salty language and unfriendly behavior, given the rather friendly and gentle nature that the candidate seems to generally try to project. This isn’t exactly the tone one wants to set for their nascent campaign.

I’m not sure what the Democrats were hoping to accomplish by luring Aiken into this race. Yes, he’s a celebrity with a lot of name recognition, but this is still listed as an R+11 district. And it’s not as if this particular election strategy has worked for them in the recent past, either. (Just ask those star elected officials Elizabeth Colbert Busch and Ashley Judd.)

Well, if this doesn’t work out, Aiken still has other opportunities to fall back on. This review of his turn on the stage in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat shows that he’s still got a lot to offer. And here’s the visual from the play. Best of luck, Clay!

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Is HotAir/AP going to tackle this one, or does it not fit in with the agenda? Drudge has been ‘all over it’ so to speak.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2607166/Bryan-Singers-wild-pool-parties-met-sex-assault-accuser-home-Hollywood-power-player-jailed-sex-minors.html

reddevil on April 19, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Golly gee, it’s almost like the gay lifestyle maybe should not be promoted in our schools as something healthy and normal?

slickwillie2001 on April 19, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Clay
He looks and acts so gay.

Schadenfreude on April 19, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Meh…

.. Democrats.

Seven Percent Solution on April 19, 2014 at 2:33 PM

was it aimed at me?? LOL

dpduq on April 19, 2014 at 11:31 AM

No, dafuq, it was not aimed at you either. Nor JetBoy.

Lanceman on April 19, 2014 at 2:39 PM

It’s just a dream, OK? To weed out the undesirables. And to prevent women from voting for obama failures and then doubling down on a Hillary 8 years later.

How about controlled by me? :D

Lanceman on April 19, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Your so called ‘dream’ would soon become a nightmare.

I hope you’re just trying to be funny. If so, keep your day job.

The last time one person just wanted to weed out the ‘undesirables’, that didn’t work out too well.

To even joke about such a disgusting nightmare makes me wonder about your mental health.

ZeusGoose on April 19, 2014 at 2:40 PM

I hope you’re just trying to be funny. If so, keep your day job.

ZeusGoose on April 19, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Heh. I don’t have a day job thanks to obama & the ‘rats.

And don’t worry – that weeding out of undesirables? The right man just hasn’t been in charge yet.

Just like collectivism/socialism.

Lanceman on April 19, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Heh. I don’t have a day job thanks to obama & the ‘rats.

And don’t worry – that weeding out of undesirables? The right man just hasn’t been in charge yet.

Just like collectivism/socialism.

Lanceman on April 19, 2014 at 3:11 PM

I’m guessing Obama is the least or your worries in regards to employment. Your stupidity in this thread (which I’ll still just assume is an asinine attempt at humor) would prove why you couldn’t hold down a job.

As far as ‘the right man’ being in charge, I think the Germans in 1933 thought they were putting the right man in charge. Even earlier, the Russians thought Lenin and Stalin were the right men. They sure got rid of a lot of ‘undesirables’.

I’m not sticking up for the gay activist/fascists, or any other idiots, but I also don’t like would-be comedians like you proposing such drastic measures.

I’m hoping you didn’t mean to post such moronic comments, but maybe you ought to think about how it drags HotAir and other conservative websites down, when clowns like you play into the stereotype.

Then again, you may just be an idiot.

ZeusGoose on April 19, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Then again, you may just be an idiot.

ZeusGoose on April 19, 2014 at 3:34 PM

I just may be. Hard to tell, sometimes.

Lanceman on April 19, 2014 at 3:43 PM

State your case and then debate. No need to call anybody an idiot. I read Lanceman’s posts and he is civil and funny when he wants to be. Now, call me an idiot…and I will agree. I am the smartest idget you will ever meet.

HonestLib on April 19, 2014 at 3:48 PM

People should watch clips of Clay Aiken from Celebrity Apprentice. The “man” (if you can call him that) comes off like a mean, gossipy, prissy, angry little worm.

I thought Clay Aiken was such a warm, nice person after American Idol, but that was all an act.

bluegill on April 19, 2014 at 3:49 PM

He’s hoping to take on (and take down) current GOP Representative Renee Ellmers.

Might have to send ol’ Clay a contribution if Ellmers gets past her primary.

Was it a private event?

libfreeordie

Since when does your party support keeping people who aren’t supposed to there out? The attendees should have been washing this guy’s feet.

xblade on April 19, 2014 at 3:51 PM

I got suckered and donated to pro-amnesty Renee Ellmers in 2010 (before she met John Boehner and was anti-amnesty) in 2010. I received a robo-call (even though I live in Michigan) from Ellmers yesterday, asking if I planned to vote for her or Frank Roche, her conservative opponent. It felt good voting against Renee, even if it didn’t count.

bw222 on April 19, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Is HotAir/AP going to tackle this one, or does it not fit in with the agenda? Drudge has been ‘all over it’ so to speak.

HA has an agenda and there’s nothing conservative about it.

bw222 on April 19, 2014 at 4:03 PM

I read Lanceman’s posts and he is civil and funny when he wants to be.

HonestLib on April 19, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Thanks for qualifying that. Because I am often liquored up and rude.

Lanceman on April 19, 2014 at 4:10 PM

I read Lanceman’s posts and he is civil and funny when he wants to be.

HonestLib on April 19, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Thanks for qualifying that. Because I am often liquored up and rude.

Lanceman on April 19, 2014 at 4:10 PM

And your mental health is a concern.

davidk on April 19, 2014 at 4:45 PM

idiot.

ZeusGoose on April 19, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Newbie…. shut up.

Was it a private event?

libfreeordie

Since when does your party support keeping people who aren’t supposed to there out? The attendees should have been washing this guy’s feet.

xblade on April 19, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Libfree thinks the Obama types only should represent liberals.

CW on April 19, 2014 at 4:46 PM

And your mental health is a concern.

davidk on April 19, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Moi? Surely you jest. I’m as sane as I ever was.

Lanceman on April 19, 2014 at 5:05 PM

HA has an agenda and there’s nothing conservative about it.

bw222 on April 19, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Maybe you can help answer the question…what is HotAir’s “agenda”?

JetBoy on April 19, 2014 at 5:20 PM

HA has an agenda and there’s nothing conservative about it.

bw222 on April 19, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Maybe you can help answer the question…what is HotAir’s “agenda”?

JetBoy on April 19, 2014 at 5:20 PM

I’m guessing a kinder, gentler, more humane GOP along the lines of WWJD…but still supporting free markets and having America be so prosperous that should the State dictate the allocation of moneys for the downtrodden and Good Public Works, then it wouldn’t be such a big deal to the pockets of the collective, nor crippling economically. Big (but not too big, and very nice, caring) Government….you know, kinda like the Vatican…but in Washington.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 19, 2014 at 6:20 PM

There’s a few things I’d like to know and see before passing judgement:
a) Who was the videographer?
b) Is that the entirety of the video? If not, can the rest be put up?
c) Were there any interactions before the expulsion?

Apparently, he’s got some very good handlers who don’t want any “oppo research” going on.

unclesmrgol on April 19, 2014 at 6:32 PM

I’m guessing a kinder, gentler, more humane GOP along the lines of WWJD…but still supporting free markets and having America be so prosperous that should the State dictate the allocation of moneys for the downtrodden and Good Public Works, then it wouldn’t be such a big deal to the pockets of the collective, nor crippling economically. Big (but not too big, and very nice, caring) Government….you know, kinda like the Vatican…but in Washington.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 19, 2014 at 6:20 PM

You’ve pretty much described Ed. With Allah it’s, “What would Nelson Rockefeller do?”

bw222 on April 19, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Republican Governor Pat McCrory is kicking some ass and it looks like we may be throwing Kay Hagen to the curb. I’m guessing these are Democrat insiders that are frustrated at the approaching s___storm .

mike_NC9 on April 19, 2014 at 7:06 PM

mike_NC9 on April 19, 2014 at 7:06 PM

I get all manner of Kay Hagan ads on my Facebook page and the folks from NC just savage her comment section with very specific points about her record. Almost no one is brave enough to post liberal talking points to defend her. She is going down hard in November I think.

hawkdriver on April 19, 2014 at 7:13 PM

mike_NC9 on April 19, 2014 at 7:06 PM

I get all manner of Kay Hagan ads on my Facebook page and the folks from NC just savage her comment section with very specific points about her record. Almost no one is brave enough to post liberal talking points to defend her. She is going down hard in November I think.

hawkdriver on April 19, 2014 at 7:13 PM

I’m also a Tarheel…you bet Hagen is going down in November. That is if the right person wins the primary, and he should. I won’t celebrate until the primary is done…Republicans have elected lunatics before in critical primary races only to lose big in general…

Redford on April 19, 2014 at 7:26 PM

mike_NC9 on April 19, 2014 at 7:06 PM

I get all manner of Kay Hagan ads on my Facebook page and the folks from NC just savage her comment section with very specific points about her record. Almost no one is brave enough to post liberal talking points to defend her. She is going down hard in November I think.

hawkdriver on April 19, 2014 at 7:13 PM

I’m also a Tarheel…you bet Hagen is going down in November. That is if the right person wins the primary, and he should. I won’t celebrate until the primary is done…Republicans have elected lunatics before in critical primary races only to lose big in general…

Redford on April 19, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Did I miss something? I watched the video three times, and I heard a total of one profanity. (At 0:13, the guy in the blue sweater says, “Get the [f-word] out of here.”)

I don’t see how that qualifies as “NC-17 language ahead, and so much of it packed into a barely more than 30 second clip that I can’t even put up a transcript on the pages of Hot Air.”

J.S.K. on April 19, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Golly gee, it’s almost like the gay lifestyle maybe should not be promoted in our schools as something healthy and normal?

slickwillie2001 on April 19, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Gay lifestyle? Ever hear of Woody Allen? I wouldn’t dare let my children around a straight male. They’re clearly terrible influences!!!

NoStoppingUs on April 20, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Did I miss something? I watched the video three times, and I heard a total of one profanity. (At 0:13, the guy in the blue sweater says, “Get the [f-word] out of here.”)

I don’t see how that qualifies as “NC-17 language ahead, and so much of it packed into a barely more than 30 second clip that I can’t even put up a transcript on the pages of Hot Air.”

J.S.K. on April 19, 2014 at 10:12 PM

It’s called traffic bait on a slow saturday. Glad I’m not the only one who cares about this. This sort of stuff happens with candidates on both sides. Joe Miller anyone? Couldn’t care less unless it is the candidate directly.

NoStoppingUs on April 20, 2014 at 12:33 AM

slickwillie2001 on April 19, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Gay lifestyle? Ever hear of Woody Allen? I wouldn’t dare let my children around a straight male. They’re clearly terrible influences!!!

NoStoppingUs on April 20, 2014 at 12:29 AM

http://www.rpvnetwork.org/profiles/blogs/gay-adoption-horror-duke

Orly?

hawkdriver on April 20, 2014 at 1:21 AM

slickwillie2001 on April 19, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Gay lifestyle? Ever hear of Woody Allen? I wouldn’t dare let my children around a straight male. They’re clearly terrible influences!!!

NoStoppingUs on April 20, 2014 at 12:29 AM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/08/george-harasz-douglas-wirth-gay-couple-sexual-abuse-foster-sons_n_3039562.html

Orly?

hawkdriver on April 20, 2014 at 1:23 AM

slickwillie2001 on April 19, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Gay lifestyle? Ever hear of Woody Allen? I wouldn’t dare let my children around a straight male. They’re clearly terrible influences!!!

NoStoppingUs on April 20, 2014 at 12:29 AM

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2305125/Gay-couple-accused-molesting-9-adopted-children-withdraw-guilty-plea-decide-trial-fight-allegations.html

Orly?

hawkdriver on April 20, 2014 at 1:24 AM

slickwillie2001 on April 19, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Gay lifestyle? Ever hear of Woody Allen? I wouldn’t dare let my children around a straight male. They’re clearly terrible influences!!!

NoStoppingUs on April 20, 2014 at 12:29 AM

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1439170/posts

Orly?

hawkdriver on April 20, 2014 at 1:26 AM

slickwillie2001 on April 19, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Gay lifestyle? Ever hear of Woody Allen? I wouldn’t dare let my children around a straight male. They’re clearly terrible influences!!!

NoStoppingUs on April 20, 2014 at 12:29 AM

http://rt.com/news/pedophile-syndicate-russian-boy-481/

Orly?

hawkdriver on April 20, 2014 at 1:27 AM

slickwillie2001 on April 19, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Gay lifestyle? Ever hear of Woody Allen? I wouldn’t dare let my children around a straight male. They’re clearly terrible influences!!!

NoStoppingUs on April 20, 2014 at 12:29 AM

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/director-bryan-singer-accused-sexually-697047

Orly?

hawkdriver on April 20, 2014 at 1:31 AM

slickwillie2001 on April 19, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Gay lifestyle? Ever hear of Woody Allen? I wouldn’t dare let my children around a straight male. They’re clearly terrible influences!!!

NoStoppingUs on April 20, 2014 at 12:29 AM

http://www.lukesarmy.com/content/gay-couple-allowed-sexually-abuse-adopted-son

Orly?

hawkdriver on April 20, 2014 at 1:35 AM

Gay lifestyle? Ever hear of Woody Allen? I wouldn’t dare let my children around a straight male. They’re clearly terrible influences!!!

NoStoppingUs on April 20, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Guess who I would let my kids near?

There’s a ton more. But it’s Easter.

hawkdriver on April 20, 2014 at 1:38 AM

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1522158/Gay-couple-jailed-for-abusing-their-foster-children.html

Two homosexual men who sexually abused young children placed in their foster care were jailed yesterday.

Ian Wathey, 41, and his partner Craig Faunch, 32, were found guilty of a string of offences against four boys aged between eight and 14.

The pair used the boys for sexual gratification within months of being approved as foster carers by Wakefield council.
A mother of eight-year-old twins raised concerns about them with social services after finding a photograph of one of the boys as he used the lavatory.

The authorities chose to take no action after accepting the two men had been “naive and silly” for taking the photograph to embarrass others into closing the bathroom door.
They started abusing their charges three months later, in February 2004, and the offences continued over an 11-month period, Leeds Crown Court was told.

Faunch abused four boys and Wathey targeted one victim. Judge Sally Cahill, QC, said neither of the pair had shown “empathy, remorse or any responsibility for their actions”.

Wathey was jailed for five years after being convicted of four counts of sexual activity with a child and one offence of causing a child to watch sexual activity.

Faunch received a six-year prison sentence after he was found guilty of five charges of engaging in sexual activity with a child and two of taking indecent photographs of a child.

Judge Cahill told Faunch: “Once you realised social services were going to take no action in respect of the photos that had been found, and believed your ridiculous story about why you had taken it, you went on to abuse others in your care believing yourself to be safe from the authorities.”

She found it “incredible” that the photographs had not been reported to police in time to possibly prevent the abuse.

The twins were videoed naked by Faunch, a third boy was involved in sexual activities with both men, and a fourth was touched by Faunch.

Their victims included a 14-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome, who had a mental age of seven and was forced by Wathey to watch explicit gay pornography.

Judge Cahill said another youngster with a “very troubled background” was only in their care for a few weeks before being abused by Faunch.

She told Faunch: “His need for care by you was obvious to all. That you chose to victimise and abuse that boy shows the very depths, in my view, that you were prepared to go. You no doubt saw him as an ideal victim.

“You are presented as a couple but this is not a case about homosexuality, it is about a breach of trust.”

Both men, from Pontefract, west Yorkshire, were placed on the sex offenders register for life and also given a life ban from working with children.

Under the terms of a Sexual Offence Protection Order they are not allowed to be alone with children or vulnerable people.

Judge Cahill considered them a continued risk to children and ordered them to serve an extended period of three years on license.

She said they were placed in a position of trust when they were allowed to foster, adding: “You abused that trust in respect of your victims most horribly. It is quite impossible to know what the long term effects will be. There is no doubt in my mind that for one of those boys it will be life-long.”

Police were eventually called in to investigate the couple after one of the boys told a woman he had been touched by one of the men.

Wathey and Faunch, who took part in a civil partnership ceremony five weeks ago, are believed to have been the first homosexual couple in Yorkshire to be allowed to act as foster parents.

Kate Penrose, the senior Crown prosecutor for west Yorkshire, said yesterday: “As foster parents they took vulnerable children into their home and should have provided them with a stable and loving environment.

“Instead of being treated with kindness and dignity they were subjected to abuse at the hands of two people who were responsible for their safety and well-being.

“Children in the care of foster parents have often had a difficult start in life and have a right to expect protection.”

Wakefield council has ordered a full independent inquiry into the case.

Kitty Ferris, the council’s service director for children in need, said the pair had not been allowed to act as foster carers since the allegations were made against them.

She said: “Although correct procedures were carried out at every stage, the service has reviewed its internal procedures to identify what lessons should be learned.”

hawkdriver on April 20, 2014 at 1:57 AM

Ok so his strategy his to alienate the majority of the voters in his district ? Sounds like a Romney Neocon strategy to me

Brock Robamney on April 20, 2014 at 11:11 AM

NoStoppingUs on April 20, 2014 at 12:29 AM

The reprobate’s reprobate weighs in with his lauding of perversion.

We see your confession.

Murphy9 on April 20, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Wasn’t the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat part of Michelle’s wardrobe in China?

If not, I’m betting O makes it standard issue US Army cammo for the new army he envisions as leverage to threaten Putin.

NoPain on April 21, 2014 at 2:46 PM

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