Press Ignoring Nikki Haley's Opponent Wanting to 'Escort Whore Out the Door'

Did you hear about Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott in Texas saying of opponent Wendy Davis, "We need to keep the whore away from the door"? Of course you didn't. We know that if Abbott had said anything like that, it would become national news story more important than even Ebola within minutes.

So why is it only news at about a dozen web-based center-right outlets that Democrat Vincent Sheheen, who is running against incumbent Republican Nikki Haley in the South Carolina Governor's race, told supporters on Thursday that "we’re gonna escort whore out the door"? Those who want to try to contend that Sheheen sincerely corrected himself when he immediately said “We’re gonna escort her out the door” are wrong, as evidenced by the crowd's reaction and Sheheen's self-satisfied behavior after his supposed blunder in the video following the jump:

Here is most of the Washington Free Beacon's report:

Vincent Sheheen on Nikki Haley: ‘We’re Gonna Escort Whore Out the Door’

South Carolina Democrat and 2014 gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen called Republican Governor Nikki Haley a “whore” with a smile, some laughs, and finger-pointing during an event in Florence, S.C., on Thursday.

“That is the worst kind of politics, and we’re gonna escort whore out the door,” Sheheen said. “We’re gonna escort her out the door.”

Sheheen quickly corrected himself, but began cackling after members of the crowd began laughing. He scanned the crowd for approval and apparently found some.

... The crowd was visibly riled up, and Sheheen seemed pleased with his “whore” comment, even if it was just a Freudian slip.

Sheheen, following his remark, is seen in the video laughing at what he said and telling the approving crowd to "Calm down out there."

Economically, Haley's term got off to a slow start, due in no small part to Obama administration obstruction. The administration's Labor Department sued to prevent Boeing from opening a non-union plant in the state 3-1/2 years ago, absurdly alleging that doing so was a form of "retaliation" against unionized Boeing employees in Washington State.

While Haley has been governor, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has fallen from 10.6 percent to 6.6 percent. In May, June and July of this year, it was as low as 5.3 percent. Even as the reported unemployment rate has risen in the past three reported months, statewide payroll employment has increased by over 13,000. It is eminently reasonable to claim that South Carolina's economy has turned around while Haley has been Governor.

Given the state's ugly racist history, it's not unreasonable to wonder if Sheheen's statement, the crowd's reaction, and the former state party chairman's expressed desire to "send Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from" tell us that the good ol' boys who used to lynch "uppity" blacks really never left the Democratic Party in the Palmetto State.

The press's willingness to ignore Sheheen's slur is inexcusable — and all too typical.

A longer version of the video present at Breitbart.com indicates that Democratic Congressman Jim Clyburn, who has been recklessly playing the race card on Darrell issa's congressional committee for almost two years, was present when Sheheen made his remark. Will he object to what was said? Will anyone in the press ask him if he will? Don't be silly.

Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.

Tom Blumer
Tom Blumer
Tom Blumer is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.