So now we know what Walt Havenstein thinks of the TEA Party and 9/12 Project

by Kimberly Morin

Article bumped because WMUR’s video, posted by James Pindell**, has been taken down, and we have inserted a slice of the original video, PUBLISHED on iTunesU by Smith College. (Jump to 6 Minutes, 7 Seconds)

Apparently Papa Smurf’s pick for Governor, Walt Havenstein, isn’t too bright (or, as most think, just another Establishment pick).  A video has surfaced where he called Tea Partiers ‘teabaggers’ a few years ago.  There is no excuse.  You can tell from the audience’s reaction that they knew full well what that term means.  If you don’t know what it means, feel free to google it.

Once again we are shown that the GOP has no idea what they are doing and continues to pick candidates who are the antithesis of ‘Live Free or Die’ New Hampshire.  Between Brown, Little and a slew of others they need to be shown the door and make no mistake, Sununu aka Papa Smurf, the self-proclaimed ‘Godfather’ of the NH GOP, must have his ring kissed before these establishment candidates get the ‘okay’.  It’s time ‘we, the people’ take back state politics so we can finally get legislators who represent the interests of US and not some jackwagon who is on a power trip.

The Smirk

The Smirk

He doesn’t know what he’s saying, he remarks?  Really?  Dig the smirk at the very tail end of the video.  Watch his body language.  He knows EXACTLY what he has said – and takes quite the delight in doing so.

[Added by Mike] ** Pindell published an article on July 3rd, along with a 17 second clip of the TEA-Bagger comment, suggesting that such offhand remarks could cause a problem with the party’s base, which he would badly need in order to win. You can see that the original video has been taken down, either by WMUR, or by YouTube as “violating their terms of service”.

In the clip displayed above, we are very careful to attribute the source – UMD’s Smitth School of Business (Smith College), and to reference the full, boring, 71 minute video at iTunesU.

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  • pdigaudio

    Democrats will keep the governor’s mansion. No way conservatives show up for a guy who thinks this about them.

    • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

      Don’t need Havenstein. Best if he goes down in flames – Hemingway has plenty of friends in and out of NH.

  • allen

    I read “Establishment pick” and my tired mind added an “r” in the second word…that’ll teach me to read when I’m short of sleep.

    seemed awful appropriate though….

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  • http://granitegrok.com nhsteve

    Pegged him as the ‘Bought man’ the minute they hinted at a run. And for the record, the NHGOP’s problem is not the base. It is their influence addiction.

    Don’t give me this crap about dividing the party and ignoring calls of unity. As I’ve written before, we are unified under the principles in the platform. But whenever a candidate comes up that is also united by the principles of the platform who may not be one of the GOP’s ‘Bought men/women’ they find someone to primary that candidateeven if they have more baggage than Lindsey Lohan.

    The HNGOP is more interested backing an insider and losing to Democrats than winning with someone they are not convinced they can control. If they can’t get an insider they are just happy to lose to ‘save the seat’ for their guy next time around.

    And “their guy’ is never a principle over party guy, so those lines draw themselves.

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  • Scott Morales

    Still taking shots from all sides. There are two parties: the government party and everyone else. He’s part of the former, just happens to be part of the R sect, but a government guy all the same.

    Scott sick of the BS NHGOP slings

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  • kervick

    Yup. he is done. I’ll be letting people know about this. Notice the disdain he offered.

  • kervick

    When a so-called Republican employs the Alinsky strategy on conservatives he needs to be Alinsk’ied himself.

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