Skip to comments.CLEVER! Leading New Hampshire GOP Governor Candidate Called Tea Party ‘Teabaggers’ [VIDEO]
Posted on 07/06/2014 8:10:15 AM PDT by cotton1706
Someone likely running against Walt Havenstein, a Republican gubernatorial candidate in New Hampshire, has unearthed a real gem of a video.
The 17-second video now on YouTube shows Havenstein speaking to a group of business students at the University of New Hampshire four years ago. In the clip, the GOP candidate derisively refers to tea partiers as teabaggers.
We got a lot of problems in this country, Havenstein says. The teabaggers, or whatever they are, theyve been telling us that all summer long. Alright?
He then asks Isnt that who they are? with his tongue stuck out.
Im a little out of touch, he adds, with a big grin on his face.
At the time Havenstein, a Naval Academy graduate, was the CEO of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a large McLean, Va.-based information technology company that provides government services.
Another Republican candidate for governor in New Hampshire, Andrew Hemingway, has jumped on Havenstein over his impolitic remarks, reports NH Journal.
Whether one likes the Tea Party or doesnt like the Tea Party, everyone should be offended by this, Hemingway said in a statement obtained by NH Journal. People have referred to me as a Tea Partier and I always say this: If you mean an average citizen worried about the future of our country as it relates to over-taxation, over-regulation and limited liberty who is willing to stand up and work? Then fine. Thats who these people are.
Hemingway also called his opponent a Washington establishment-chosen candidate who refers to fellow Republicans in a sexually derogatory manner.
He called on Havenstein to apologize.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
It will be funny when he loses
How to sink a campaign in 17 seconds or less.
“Teabaggers” and “I’m out of touch”... In rapid fire. LOL.
New state motto: Live free or whatever.
Actually what this guy is doing is a great career move for him. With his credentials he can get a media job as a “conservative” commentator when he gets his ass kicked in November. This snarky p^&ck knows exactly what he is doing.
If the Tea Party ever becomes a real Party the Democrat and Republican Parties will merge
I wonder just how much it’s going to take before folks finally understand that supporting the GOPe is no different than supporting Democrats.
I remember the memos he used to send out... this dude clearly had English as a second language and nobody knew what his first was.
I will be calling tomorrow and tell them his comment make him a king size jerK!!!Judy Havenstein, Treasurer
Havenstein for Governor | PO Box 5998 | Manchester, NH 03108 | 603-686-7097
He looks a bit like Karl Rove.
Chris Christie visits Granite State to campaign for Havenstein
“Chris Christie visits Granite State to campaign for Havenstein”
Well that certainly completes the picture.
If you ignore the slur, ‘teabagger’, and focus on the words, he seems to side with the Tea Party. I suspect that like a lot of people, including myself at one time, he didn’t know what ‘teabagger’ meant, and didn’t know it was a slur.
When is the primary?
I just found a nice article about Havenstain’s GOP opponent:
Andrew Hemingway: A Millennial Governor in N.H.?
The primary is in September.
I used to work for them. They're a giant defense/government services contractor. Wow. Hope this sinks him. Thank God for the internet, that we can get this information.
“The primary is in September.”
Thanks — that’s pretty late. Not much time for the GOP candidate to campaign against the Dem one.