South Park made a video in Carl’s Honor. Click to watch it, it is hysterical. Note that it pre-dates the 2014 drama as it was made in 2013.
With a story titled – Who Lied Part IV, Much Ado About a Urinal – easy to find, you learn the number one reason why Carl DeMaio has no business anywhere near Congress.
Harper had already detailed for her an encounter he had with DeMaio. He had described how, on July 10, as he finished up at a urinal down the hall from the campaign’s second-floor headquarters, DeMaio hovered behind him and exposed himself, grabbing his genitals. Harper quit the campaign two days later. He left on good terms, with a recommendation from DeMaio.
The urinal. As DeMaio tries to recover his reputation and rebut these accusations, which he calls lies and smears, the broken urinal is what he’s still clinging to.
That is, it’s the story he’s clinging to after another claim — that the guy with whom Trageser spoke wasn’t really Justin Harper at all — fell apart.
You have got to be kidding me and this guy is considered a legit contender for a seat in Congress?
Carl DeMaio’s campaign would go on to try to say the accuser was not Justin Harper but was someone else and when that did not work, they claimed the alleged site of the wanking was a broken urinal thus Harper was lying. They never addressed the allegations – just attacked the kid who was victimized by DeMaio.
DeMaio’s pattern of allegations and denials in this case is similar to last August when the Voice of OC published claims by state Sen. Ben Hueso, who served with DeMaio on the San Diego City Council.
Hueso alleges that twice in 2009 he witnessed DeMaio masturbating in a restricted bathroom after DeMaio had delivered fiery political speeches during council meetings.
San Diego Councilwoman Marti Emerald confirmed Hueso’s account, saying she encountered a shocked Hueso outside the restroom immediately after the first incident.
DeMaio aggressively denied Hueso’s allegations, calling them “dirty politics” during television interviews. He also claimed to have passed a polygraph test, but never released the complete test results.
At the time of the article, DeMaio was on a short list of GOP candidates to run for the San Diego mayoral seat, which was being vacated by Democrat Bob Filner who himself was forced to resign because of sexual harassment.
But San Diego Republican leaders — following a now-infamous private meeting in La Jolla — instead threw support behind Kevin Faulconer (who ultimately won the seat), because DeMaio was seen as too divisive, according to those familiar with the meeting.
Nonetheless, the GOP establishment remained steadfastly behind DeMaio’s congressional campaign, launching an attack against Voice of OC and its partners for publishing the article.
A specific target was PBS SoCaL, which at the time had an on-air partnership with Voice of OC. It started with a post on Jon Fleischman’s conservative Flash Report with the headline: “Local PBS Affiliate is linked to Smear Campaign of Gay Republican.”
GOP insiders also delivered a dossier to PBS station chief Mel Rogers attacking the Voice of OC’s reporting on the DeMaio article and others.
Rogers defended the Voice of OC’s reporting during that meeting and during an on-air interview with John Phillips, a conservative talk radio host and an Orange County Register columnist.
However, PBS did ultimately terminate the partnership, officially ending it in September.
The Voice of OC story is linked here.
Carl DeMaio has proven to be reckless, impulsive and terrible at crisis management. He has had so much drama surrounding him, much of it because he lashes out at people and says/does stuff out of turn leaving behind a trail of destruction.
Yet, similar to many I know in politics his very nature attracts a small coven of groupies that seem to have a strange mental blank spot about his behavior which screams red flags at anyone observing from a distance.
Note the Date on Carl’s Post.
If you’ve been reading, you will understand that Carl DeMaio’s unstable and reactionary behavior has been a hallmark of his life.