Arriving at the Downtown Mall rally site shortly after former Charlottesville City Councilor Rob Schilling publicly invoked his name, Norris witnessed much of Schilling’s scathing 10-minute dissertation. The ruddy Mayor was lectured on corruption in local government; fraudulent, wasteful spending in Charlottesville City Hall; and racial injustices perpetrated by Charlottesville Democrats during their decades-long death-grip on power.
While “Norris the Red” retreated just prior to the parley’s conclusion, an event observer wryly noted the Mayor’s agitation over Schilling’s condemnations: “…there was ‘red smoke’ coming from Norris’ beard.”
The fiery speech, primarily composed to inflame the constitutional passions of liberty-minded, modern-day patriots unexpectedly beset a felicitous audience of one—Marxist Mayor Dave Norris—who after receiving a thorough shellacking at the hands of his political antipode, most certainly departed the venue “seeing red.”
Watch Rob Schilling’s Tax Day Tea Party 2011 remarks (video courtesy of Rick Sincere):
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