No, not the hillbilly mutant grandson of the King of the Useful Idiots, James Earl Carter the Fourth, who found the video on YouTube. I refer instead to the person who actually who was responsible for capturing the infamous “47%” video of Mitt Romney with a hidden camera. Last week when MS-NBC’s bloated blowhard Ed Schulz was promoting his big interview “get,” with this guy, I knew it would only be a matter of time before details emerged about the Left’s latest working-class hero, and as usual, it wouldn’t be pretty. Not pretty, but Prouty, as in Scott Prouty, the hardworking bartender who was so disgusted by Mitt Romney’s horribly offensive (and largely true) remarks that he just had to do the old “caught on tape” thing on that evil rich, dog-hating, cancer-causing former Massachusetts governor.
When I saw Mr. Prouty claim on the interview that he is a “registered independent” who tends to vote Democrat, I knew that he was lying. The Washington Post confirms my suspicions:
Yet voter-registration records show that Prouty registered as a Democrat in 2002, and election officials said he has maintained that party affiliation. His former Twitter account is full of populist and political messages, including several criticizing Romney or former GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan and another blasting National Rifle Association chief executive Wayne LaPierre as “an evil man.” Prouty attended Obama’s second inauguration and also told MSNBC’s Ed Schultz he was “proud to call him my president.
Also in the same WaPo story:
Court records show that that Internal Revenue Service in 2006 secured a more than $15,000 federal tax lien against Prouty for unpaid taxes from 2000 and 2002. It was unclear whether Prouty has repaid the money.
The records also show that an insurance company obtained a more than $5,700 default judgment against Prouty and a woman named Susan Dibella in 2009 in Broward County, Fla., court. Attorneys in the case did not return telephone calls, and a telephone number listed for Dibella had been disconnected.
In another bout with the court system, Prouty in 2011 filed a sexual-harassment lawsuit against Gulfstream Park Racing Association, which runs a number of horse-racing casinos in South Florida. According to the lawsuit, Prouty worked at a Gulfstream facility for 31 / 2 years as a bartender but was passed over for promotions in favor of female employees who were “having sexual relations with management.”
Last week on Twitter, Prouty said he had paid all of his taxes. Do you believe him?
Now that the porcine Mr. Schulz has failed up to a Saturday afternoon show, it’s only a matter of time until Mr. Prouty gets his own show on the 24/7 nuthouse. Better yet, why not add him to the cast of “The View,” replacing Joy Behar? To replace bleach blond blowup doll/faux conservative, I nominate Meghan McCain.