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CLEVER! Leading New Hampshire GOP Governor Candidate Called Tea Party ‘Teabaggers’ [VIDEO]
dailycaller.com ^ | 7/6/14 | Eric Owens

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, they’ve been telling us that all summer long. Alright?”

He then asks “Isn’t that who they are?” with his tongue stuck out.

“I’m 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 doesn’t 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. That’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: elections; teaparty
The Establishment will move both heaven and earth to get this guy the nomination...so he can lose in November.
1 posted on 07/06/2014 8:10:15 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

It will be funny when he loses


2 posted on 07/06/2014 8:13:45 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: cotton1706
Congratulations Walt,you just got your name added to a lot of people's lists.
3 posted on 07/06/2014 8:14:19 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: cotton1706

How to sink a campaign in 17 seconds or less.

“Teabaggers” and “I’m out of touch”... In rapid fire. LOL.


4 posted on 07/06/2014 8:14:26 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: cotton1706

New state motto: Live free or whatever.


5 posted on 07/06/2014 8:15:13 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: cotton1706

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.


6 posted on 07/06/2014 8:20:15 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: cotton1706
I for one think he said exactly what he intended to say. This should placate the GOPe. And that is where the money and campaign strategery is. Especially after they appear to have carried the day in Mississippi.
Time will tell.
7 posted on 07/06/2014 8:21:16 AM PDT by Tupelo
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To: cotton1706

If the Tea Party ever becomes a real Party the Democrat and Republican Parties will merge


8 posted on 07/06/2014 8:24:52 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Ping


9 posted on 07/06/2014 8:26:53 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: cotton1706

I wonder just how much it’s going to take before folks finally understand that supporting the GOPe is no different than supporting Democrats.


10 posted on 07/06/2014 8:30:11 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: martin_fierro

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.


11 posted on 07/06/2014 8:31:24 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: cotton1706

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


12 posted on 07/06/2014 8:31:41 AM PDT by big bad easter bunny (If it weren't for coffee I would still be living with my parents!)
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To: cotton1706

He looks a bit like Karl Rove.


13 posted on 07/06/2014 8:40:01 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: cotton1706

Chris Christie visits Granite State to campaign for Havenstein

Read more: http://www.wmur.com/news/gov-christie-visits-nh-to-campaign-for-havenstein/26583492#ixzz36hftcQTI

http://www.wmur.com/politics/gov-christie-visits-nh-to-campaign-for-havenstein/26583492#!9pyhj


14 posted on 07/06/2014 8:40:49 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

“Chris Christie visits Granite State to campaign for Havenstein”

Well that certainly completes the picture.


15 posted on 07/06/2014 8:45:11 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: Tupelo

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.


16 posted on 07/06/2014 8:46:03 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: cotton1706

When is the primary?

I just found a nice article about Havenstain’s GOP opponent:

Andrew Hemingway: A Millennial Governor in N.H.?

http://dyn.realclearpolitics.com/printpage/?url=http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/07/01/andrew_hemingway_a_millennial_governor_in_nh-full.html&showimages=1


17 posted on 07/06/2014 8:46:55 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

The primary is in September.


18 posted on 07/06/2014 8:49:49 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706
Havenstein, a Naval Academy graduate, was the CEO of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

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.

19 posted on 07/06/2014 8:51:34 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: cotton1706

“The primary is in September.”

Thanks — that’s pretty late. Not much time for the GOP candidate to campaign against the Dem one.


20 posted on 07/06/2014 9:09:14 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: molson209

I believe you have nailed it!! Good forward thinking! First time that has been mentioned.


21 posted on 07/06/2014 9:12:20 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: Innovative

“Thanks — that’s pretty late. Not much time for the GOP candidate to campaign against the Dem one.”

That’s intentional. It’s the same here in MA. So they play the convention game. The powers that be pick a candidate ahead of time, then they shut out any conservative at the convention so there is no primary, and the people have no choice.

That didn’t happen here this year. A Tea Party guy got onto the September ballot. But the same guy who lost in 2010 will end up getting the nomination again and will lose again. But at least we get to vote against him in September, to send a message.


22 posted on 07/06/2014 9:21:21 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: molson209

That’s what is so frustrating to them. The Tea Party is not a real party, it is a state of mind.


23 posted on 07/06/2014 9:25:18 AM PDT by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the VA.)
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To: All

You know the one thing nobody has brought up to the best of my knowledge is that teabagging is now sort of a DECLARATION of VICTORY in the online video games. The warrior wins, and shows it by teabagging the loser.. and its all a very F you in your face move to show dominance.
The teabagger IS dominant.

Besides all the libs are Salad tossers anyhow

You can’t take the LIE out of LIbEral.


24 posted on 07/06/2014 9:33:43 AM PDT by uncle fenders
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To: molson209
If the Tea Party ever becomes a real Party the Democrat and Republican Parties will merge

You mean they haven't merged? hard to tell.   ;-)

25 posted on 07/06/2014 9:34:33 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: cotton1706

He’ll probably say, “Dude that was 4 years ago”. Loser.


26 posted on 07/06/2014 9:39:44 AM PDT by McGruff (It's not the crime, it's the cover-up they said.)
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To: uncle fenders

Um it was like that well before the Tea Party, I was/am a gamer and this was in the ORIGINAL Halo of 2003 for the FIRST X-Box.

Btw, IMO it’s stupid as this “teabagging” refers to homosexual acts.


27 posted on 07/06/2014 10:08:43 AM PDT by JSDude1
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To: jmaroneps37

“With his credentials he can get a media job as a “conservative” commentator when he gets his ass kicked in November”

Yep he will be the Chrystal Ball of Fox News, with their inly accomplishment being they got their A$$ handed to them in a election.


28 posted on 07/06/2014 10:24:54 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Flick Lives

They’re the same party, different spelling when the need arises. Proudly never was a party member on both. When I was a member of the Conservative Party in canada, at least, I knew they were conservatives. The GOP? Bleh


29 posted on 07/06/2014 10:40:09 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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