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South Carolina: Outgoing Union Leader Smashes Nikki Haley Piņata with Bat
Free Times, Columbia, SC ^ | May 22, 2012 | Corey Hutchins

Posted on 05/22/2012 1:53:28 PM PDT by upchuck

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.”

Haley, a staunch pro-business Republican governor, has earned a reputation for being belligerently anti-union. She recently won a federal appeal in a lawsuit brought against her by a machinists union and the national AFL-CIO.

“We’re going to continue to be union busters in South Carolina,” Haley said as recently as May 19, while introducing Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at a state Republican Party fundraising dinner of roughly 1,200 in Columbia.

South Carolina has one of the lowest organized workforces in the country.

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."

The footage was shot at the South Carolina Progressive Network’s 2012 spring gathering May 19, at the CWA Hall in West Columbia.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: haley; morecorruption; morecrime; nikkihaley; pinata; southcarolina
Amazing how utterly nasty and vicious Donna DeWitt is.

Assuming it hasn't been taken down, video is here. 0:33 long.

1 posted on 05/22/2012 1:53:36 PM PDT by upchuck
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To: upchuck

Imagine if this was done to Obama or Holder.

Martial law would have been declared.


2 posted on 05/22/2012 1:55:10 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: upchuck; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
Donna definitely needs more batting practice. She barely connected, TWICE.

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3 posted on 05/22/2012 1:56:13 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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1) There aren't very many people there.

2) Their behaviour is utterly childish

3) That bimbo doesn't know the first thing about swinging a baseball bat.

4) Even so, if these freaks had the guts to do it, they wouldn't hesitate to assault, maim, or murder their "enemies". They're communists, and they're a hazard to liberty.

4 posted on 05/22/2012 2:01:44 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: upchuck
Donna definitely needs more batting practice. She barely connected, TWICE.

They should've made the kneecaps bigger.

5 posted on 05/22/2012 2:02:42 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: upchuck

Who is the witch screaming in the background, “Hit her again! Whack her for me.” ?

I have family in SC, and they are all gentle, kind, church going folks. I don’t know where these animals came from.


6 posted on 05/22/2012 2:03:02 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: upchuck

Union Thuggery - not just for retarded men anymore.


7 posted on 05/22/2012 2:04:11 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: upchuck

I love it! Haley really is a conservative who is having a lot of trouble governing due to the total obstructionism of the good ol’ boy network (Dem and Rep) in Columbia and Charleston. She lost much favorable sentiment with the grassroots SC voters when she endorsed Romney in the primary that Newt won here.

This ought to restore some favor with her original supporters. The same people who trashed Mark Sanford have been trashing her — fairly successfully so far. Maybe this video will help. Need to forward this link now.


8 posted on 05/22/2012 2:07:00 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Unfortunately, even here in South Carolina, one of the reddest of the red states, we have union ass wipes. Not too many, but we do have them.

Most South Carolinians think unions are a joke.

Another reason I retired here.


9 posted on 05/22/2012 2:07:26 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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We need to stop being outraged by this crap and respond in kind. Its the only thing they understand and then let the media scream about what we do.

I’m ticked off.


10 posted on 05/22/2012 2:10:17 PM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: upchuck

I downloaded it to my hard drive.


11 posted on 05/22/2012 2:13:05 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“they are all gentle, kind, church going folks. I don’t know where these animals came from.”

Damn Yankees - move down there and never leave ....
;-)


12 posted on 05/22/2012 2:14:24 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: upchuck
The author of the email also worried the video might get “picked up by tea partiers, maybe even Haley herself, to attack labor again.”

Attacking them with the TRUTH. It's a concept completely foreign to the left. Instead, they work to suppress the truth, even brazenly out in the open. That's because they know the state of our culture, where truth matters little and the ends justify the means.

13 posted on 05/22/2012 2:19:31 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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So glad they continue on the high moral ground. So sad conservatives fail so horribly. My G-d, why can’t we be more “progressive”.


14 posted on 05/22/2012 2:21:03 PM PDT by poobear
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To: upchuck

Oops. Didn’t realize we’re neighbors. So you know what’s happening here and don’t need to be instructed by me.


15 posted on 05/22/2012 2:29:18 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: upchuck

not to worry union thugs.
Most Americans already know who and what you are.
Its not good............


16 posted on 05/22/2012 2:32:48 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: upchuck

>>“Do you think we can get this video pulled,” asked a national AFL-CIO official in an email to Palmetto State union sources.<<

Some peoples don’t know how the interwebz works. After being available on the web for a nanosecond, a bazillion copies are made and reposted on alternate sources.

Just like booker gave us a great quote about Romney’s company Bain, this is (yet more) proof positive that unions are led by thugs.

Talk about the gang that couldn’t shoot straight (thank God).


17 posted on 05/22/2012 2:36:01 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: upchuck

They’re not upset that they committed a hate crime, they’re just upset someone might see it.


18 posted on 05/22/2012 2:43:01 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Resettozero
Oops. Didn’t realize we’re neighbors. So you know what’s happening here and don’t need to be instructed by me.

Get on the inside track. FReepmail me and join the SC ping list.

19 posted on 05/22/2012 2:55:47 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: upchuck

When I get home, I will use “Screenflow” on my iMac to capture it. That way, if it is take down, I’ll put it right back up!


20 posted on 05/22/2012 3:17:15 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: upchuck

And Sarah Palin’s web site has targets on congressional districts that she thinks should be targeted for elections and she’s practically indicted as a co-conspirator in murder!


21 posted on 05/22/2012 3:19:50 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: upchuck
the cow has all the class of something you'd scrap off the bottom of your shoe...
22 posted on 05/22/2012 3:30:38 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: upchuck

Wow, she’s a shrill old hag, isn’t she.

Just in case the video disappears, I’ve made a copy should anyone want to host it.


23 posted on 05/22/2012 3:35:02 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: upchuck; stylecouncilor

Thanks, upchuck.

“Dum spiro spero”.

s, ping....


24 posted on 05/22/2012 4:54:52 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: ArrogantBustard

“if these freaks had the guts to do it, they wouldn’t hesitate to assault, maim, or murder their “enemies”.

Believe me, the fat union slugs don’t have the guts to do anything except bellow like pigs.

There’s a reason why American leftists don’t criticize Muslims. They’re hoping to recruit them as a mercenary army to kill their enemies - you and me.

American leftists are cowards and won’t fight, muslims are stupid and can’t fight worth sh*t.

Lock ‘n load, buddy.


25 posted on 05/22/2012 5:26:33 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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muslims are stupid and can’t fight worth sh*t

Which is why the ROEs are what they are.....gotta give them a fighting chance. Besides, a democrap never found a war they wouldn't try to lose.

26 posted on 05/22/2012 5:31:17 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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“Which is why the ROEs are what they are.....gotta give them a fighting chance. Besides, a democrap never found a war they wouldn’t try to lose.”

Preach it, bro. You’re on target. I have less ROE sitting here at my desk in this state than I had in service. I can slice ‘n dice, seriously ventilate or run through any invader with my custom 16-inch Pakistani knife.

I pray that every FReeper is similarly ready to rock ‘n roll.

Semper fi, buddy.


27 posted on 05/22/2012 6:14:15 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: upchuck

Not a hate crime as Nikki Haley is a “White Indian” and as such has no “racial rights”.


28 posted on 05/22/2012 11:22:37 PM PDT by GraceG
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