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Coakley cites GOP ‘stalkers’ in D.C. dust-up
Boston Herald ^ | 1/13/10 | By Laura Crimaldi and Hillary Chabot

Posted on 01/13/2010 11:42:20 AM PST by Carling

Bay State Attorney General Martha Coakley blamed GOP “stalkers” today for triggering tensions outside a Washington, D.C., fund-raiser last night where a Weekly Standard reporter said he was roughed up by a Coakley campaign worker.

Coakley, a Democrat, is in a red-hot race for U.S. Senate against GOP rival Scott Brown, where a poll out today places the two only 2 points apart closing in on the Jan. 19 special election. The post-fundraiser fury has now sent both camps scrambling.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coakley; marthacoakley; scottbrown; senate

1 posted on 01/13/2010 11:42:23 AM PST by Carling
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To: Carling
Coakley said...“I didn’t see what happened so I can’t say.”


2 posted on 01/13/2010 11:45:41 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Carling

all made up.

how do you know?

they’re using an emotionally charged word “stalkers” and it didn’t show up till after their initial lies didn’t work.


3 posted on 01/13/2010 11:46:54 AM PST by mreerm
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

But Clowns in Hot Air Balloons over Malden raped dozens of children.


4 posted on 01/13/2010 11:47:12 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

she is losing it


5 posted on 01/13/2010 11:47:45 AM PST by scooby321
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To: Carling

It’s always the cover-up that gets ‘em.


6 posted on 01/13/2010 11:48:11 AM PST by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
She Lies! Sound familiar! Anything goes as long as you are doing it to....I mean for the people.
7 posted on 01/13/2010 11:48:42 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Carling

Now that she has said this, it would be cool if the reporter whipped out a Democrat registration.


8 posted on 01/13/2010 11:50:23 AM PST by listenhillary (I believe AGW is real now. It was caused by scientists and greenies LYING!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; Carling

The photo shows there are no “stalkers”.

Coakley exposed as liar again. Amazing.


9 posted on 01/13/2010 11:51:06 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: mreerm

I guess that Woodward and Bernstein were stalking Nixon as well.

It isn’t paranoia if they really are out to get you.


10 posted on 01/13/2010 11:51:06 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Al Gore was more concerned with the evil influence of heavy metal than that of radical Imam.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

“TWS: Attorney General Coakley, you said last night that there are no terrorists in Afghanistan—that they’re all in Yemen and Pakistan. Do you stand by that remark?

COAKLEY: I’m sorry, did someone else have a question.”


11 posted on 01/13/2010 11:52:00 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Carling

It’s now OK for Republicans to hire mercenaries and kick the snot out of reporters.


12 posted on 01/13/2010 11:52:03 AM PST by listenhillary (I believe AGW is real now. It was caused by scientists and greenies LYING!)
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To: Carling

Stalker. So is that what Dems now call a credentialed reporter asking a tough question?


13 posted on 01/13/2010 11:52:13 AM PST by fullchroma (Obama: GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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To: Carling

We are a country of laws, if the guy was truly a stalker, then call the police, we don’t get to rough people up without penalty just because we don’t like them.


14 posted on 01/13/2010 11:52:37 AM PST by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: Carling

From what Rush said, there’s a video that shows he was pushed by her aide, who then made a big deal out of helping him up or something. And the guy wasn’t GOP, he’s a reporter who has been following her campaign for weeks, so they would know full well who he is.


15 posted on 01/13/2010 11:54:48 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Carling

Just plain bad people!!


16 posted on 01/13/2010 11:54:57 AM PST by copwife (All God's creatures have a place in the choir!)
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To: Carling

Classy, Real classy.


17 posted on 01/13/2010 11:55:16 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: Carling

Massachusetts voters would be pretty stupid to vote for this liar and idiot Coakley.


18 posted on 01/13/2010 11:55:26 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: Carling
"Bay State Attorney General Martha Coakley blamed GOP “stalkers” today for triggering tensions outside a Washington, D.C., fund-raiser last night where a Weekly Standard reporter said he was roughed up by a Coakley campaign worker. "

Perfect example of how she will conduct herself and her staff as a Senator. Her person pushed the reporter down because he was "trying to get in my face"...which echoes the instructions handed out by barack obama during his campaign.

Here's the challenge: Ms. Coakley, YOU are the Attorney General, so IF the reporter broke a law, the YOU should file charges and have him arrested. Otherwise, you should file charges against YOUR campaign worker for ASSAULT.

Now, that begs the question, are you going to be an honorable Senator, or a Chicago-style thug senator. I didn't know much about you before, but this incident reeks of obama-style thuggery, and that is what we're all tired of...I'm sending a check to Brown's campaign with your compliments.
19 posted on 01/13/2010 11:56:52 AM PST by FrankR (There will be no jobs until it is profitable for employers to hire people....PERIOD.)
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To: Carling

There is a video of the incident... ;^)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8CdfQGlgVw


20 posted on 01/13/2010 11:58:02 AM PST by BushCountry (We divide into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.)
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To: Carling

A stalker stumbled? Coakley’s toast.


21 posted on 01/13/2010 11:58:54 AM PST by fullchroma (Obama: GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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To: Carling

So journalist are now equivalent to stalkers? Gotta admit it make sense.


22 posted on 01/13/2010 12:00:39 PM PST by Busywhiskers ("Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy" -Dan Gable)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Next thing you know this thug will be running for the Senate too!

Shades of Franken. Even looks like him.


23 posted on 01/13/2010 12:05:28 PM PST by JRochelle ( Rush is OK? MegaDittos God!)
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To: Carling

Is her hired thug wearing an SEIU shirt under his suit coat?


24 posted on 01/13/2010 12:07:19 PM PST by Piranha (Obama won like Bernie Madoff attracted investors: by lying about his values, policy and plans.)
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To: fullchroma

Evidently so.


25 posted on 01/13/2010 12:08:11 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (Liberal Land: Where lies are true and the truth is a smear campaign.)
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To: Carling

Carling, I saw info from Legal Insurrection (via Twitter) that the shover, Michael Meehan is an Obama appointee to the Broadcast Board of Governors. LI has it up right now...

Here is a link to a thread I started on this ‘break’ in the story:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2427568/posts


26 posted on 01/13/2010 12:13:22 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (BOOM! Taste my nightstick! Sarah, making Shatner sound Shakespearean.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Apparently, she just doesn’t have the time to take some bimbo out to Chappaquidick and dump her in the water in her car to drown. So she has a reporter roughed-up instead.


27 posted on 01/13/2010 12:16:53 PM PST by Redleg Duke
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To: Busywhiskers

She is the top justice official in her state and this is who she surrounds herself with? Says a lot about her character and the kind of senator she will be. Typical for the era of BH0 Dems though.


28 posted on 01/13/2010 12:17:18 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: Carling

She says this was the result of previous “stalkers”...So where are the police reports of these previous “events”, if they were of such a nature that violence is considered an appropriate defense towards people asking questions?


29 posted on 01/13/2010 12:17:32 PM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: mreerm
they’re using an emotionally charged word “stalkers” and it didn’t show up till after their initial lies didn’t work.

They are mice who are striving to be rats.
30 posted on 01/13/2010 12:23:39 PM PST by kenavi (No legislation longer than the Constitution.)
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To: fullchroma
Stalker. So is that what Dems now call a credentialed reporter asking a tough question?

Exactly. Just like a racist is a conservative who is winning an argument with a liberal.

31 posted on 01/13/2010 12:27:09 PM PST by freespirited (People talk about "too big to fail." Our government is too big to succeed. --Chris Chocola)
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To: freespirited

Heh heh. Yup!


32 posted on 01/13/2010 12:31:04 PM PST by fullchroma (Obama: GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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To: Carling

The donks/libs want violence. They are begging for it.


33 posted on 01/13/2010 12:40:43 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Politician’s Definition of “Stalker”,,,,, A pesky constituent or journalist (representing MANY constituents) insisting the politician answer an inconvenient or embarrassing question.


34 posted on 01/13/2010 12:41:55 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn thi title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: BushCountry

Fallen? LOL! Right! And I guess having that goon continue in the face of that guy was just an accident too. He’d have a broken jaw if he was in my face that way. That’s pretty rich...and disappointing that the “reporter” was such a wimp.


35 posted on 01/13/2010 12:46:39 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: savedbygrace

This reporter should slap a civil suit on Coakley for slander and defamation of character. He’s trying to do his job, and she labels him a “stalker”, which is a pejorative and an actual legal term.


36 posted on 01/13/2010 12:49:32 PM PST by Carling (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot.)
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To: Carling

A Ross Perot moment. They’re out to get me.

Worked well for Ross. Hopefully, it will work just as well for this corruptocrat.


37 posted on 01/13/2010 1:02:58 PM PST by CriticalJ
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To: Carling

“where a Weekly Standard reporter said he was roughed up by a Coakley campaign worker”

And why not? The Panthers got away with voter intimidation. SEIU members got away with roughing a vendor up. The dems will simply sweep it under the rug.


38 posted on 01/13/2010 1:07:35 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: freeangel

Meehan caught in a lie

“He added McCormack was not wearing a press credential and refused to identify himself when Meehan asked who he was.

“He wouldn’t tell me who he was and he wouldn’t tell me who he works for,” said Meehan. “Reporters get to ask questions. That’s totally legit. Republican operatives can’t chase a candidate down the street.”

In the video clip you can hear the reporter say where he works..

Btw, is there some kind of law that a Republican operative can’t run after a candidate and ask a question...


39 posted on 01/13/2010 1:35:36 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: fullchroma
Looked through the video a couple of times. Seems to me that Coakley sicked her thug on the reporter.

I'll tell you, ol' Congresscritter Canoli in Fairfax county Virginia is sure going to be upset with that change in the rules.

He'll be smacked down over and over and over if this new tactic catches on.

40 posted on 01/13/2010 3:07:57 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: All

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41 posted on 01/13/2010 3:09:00 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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