The head of the South Carolina chapter of the AFL-CIO, Donna DeWitt, thought it would be fun to take a baseball bat to GOP Gov. Nikki Haley’s face on a pinata. (H/T Melissa Clouthier.)
Just watch it and see how other Big Labor goons shrieked “Hit her again! Whack her again!” Click on the pic:
But, you know, using a bullseye target is an incitement to violence…
The national AFL-CIO wants the video taken down:
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.”
…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.