Mike Lowe, FOX6 News political reporter and Democrat hack, took a swipe at Clint Eastwood, referring to his Republican convention speech as "bizarre" and "rambling."
Hack Lowe's lashing out at Eastwood was nothing compared to what AFSCME President Lee Saunders did.
Lowe called Saunders charismatic and capable of firing up the base.
I call him deranged, hateful, and an awful leader.
The Wisconsin Dems don't see Saunders that way. They applaud him. He appeals to them.
From FOX6 News:
Over breakfast Monday morning, AFSCME President Larry [sic] Saunders told Wisconsin delegates if the labor movement works as hard for President Barack Obama as it did in the Gov. Walker recall attempt, the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan ticket would be toast.
Does Saunders know that Wisconsin voters rallied to reelect Governor Scott Walker? Does Saunders understand that the labor movement was unable to defeat him? Does Saunders realize that failure?
There's no reason to think the Romney/Ryan ticket "would be toast."
Saunders is delusional.
Saunders wrapped up his fiery speech mocking Clint Eastwood’s bizarre performance on the final night of the Republican National Convention.
Video, from FOX6:
I think it's terribly poor reporting on Lowe's part to focus on "Eastwood's bizarre performance."
He should have emphasized the highly inappropriate, violent behavior of AFSCME president Lee Saunders.
AFSCME President Lee Saunders, capping off a fiery speech to the Wisconsin delegation Monday morning, held a conversation with an invisible Eastwood.
An empty chair had been brought on stage before Saunders started speaking, but he ignored it for most of his speech.
“I don’t know if you noticed, but you see this chair? I don’t know if you noticed that he actually walked in with me. He’s invisible, he’s sitting right here. He’s been listening to everything I had to say,” Saunders said. “So I want you to welcome Clint Eastwood.”
“I’ve got a couple of questions. I’ve got a couple of questions I want to ask Clint Eastwood,” Saunders continued as dozens of attendees cracked up. “But first, buddy, what do you have to say for yourself? I didn’t hear you.”
“Clint’s been sitting here for the past hour. He doesn’t have anything to say for himself. Mitt Romney has nothing to say for himself. Paul Ryan has nothing to say for himself,” he said. “We’ve got to make our voices heard. We’ve got to speak loud and clear. If we do that, we will win in November.”
“Dirty Harry, Dirty Harry, make my day,” Saunders yelled, knocking the empty chair off of the stage.
As the applause died down, Mike Tate, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin chair, took the stage. Pausing for a moment as he took the podium, he grinned and said, “And it’s just Monday, we’ll be here all week.”
I'm not surprised Tate enjoyed Saunders' bizarre, violent outburst.
That's the kind of stuff Tate and his cohorts wallowed in during their mammoth failure to recall Governor Scott Walker.
Yes, the Wisconsin Democrats accept whatever the union thugs dish out.
Screaming in anger and slamming down the chair while pretending it was Clint Eastwood was truly creepy.
Throwing chairs around works in WWE performances. It doesn't work in American presidential politics.
If Wisconsin convention delegates support Saunders' violent antics, I question their judgment. They shouldn't be condoning such a disgraceful lack of civility with their approval.
Saunders acted like a thug. Compared to Saunders, Eastwood's remarks were the epitome of class.