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Dems defend Etheridge, attack Breitbart
Politico ^ | 6/14/10 | Ben Smith

Posted on 06/14/2010 12:08:10 PM PDT by reaganrevolutionin2010

Bob Etheridge's abject apology for roughing up an anonymous conservative videographer is being accompanied by a defense of the congressman from national Democrats.

"Motives matter, and I think you can see who was behind this," said DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse just now. "This was a Republican party tracking operation. If it wasn't a party tracker or intern, why is the face blurred and why is the source hidden? You know if it had been a right wing blog, they'd identify themselves and they'd be booking this person on TV all day. Republicans know if they admit their involvement in this game of gotcha it will undermine their credibility. One minute this guy is interviewing a member of Congress on camera and the next a video is released with his face blurred out? If that doesn’t tell you this is a Republican Party hatchet job nothing will."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: bloggersandpersonal; etheridge
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The "Email Bob" link on his official website has been disabled, LOL

1 posted on 06/14/2010 12:08:10 PM PDT by reaganrevolutionin2010
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

I called his DC office and gave them an earful.


2 posted on 06/14/2010 12:09:15 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: thethirddegree

3 posted on 06/14/2010 12:10:45 PM PDT by reaganrevolutionin2010
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010
"Motives matter, and I think you can see who was behind this,"

The motive behind asking a question of those who work FOR US?

4 posted on 06/14/2010 12:11:24 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

5 posted on 06/14/2010 12:11:30 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: thethirddegree

Calling all TEA PARTY-ers!!!! Assignment!!! To DE SEAT Etheridge and come along side Renee Ellmer’s!!!!!!!!!!!!


6 posted on 06/14/2010 12:11:48 PM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

So let me see, calling a guy “macaca” is reason enough to put a guy out of his job, but grabbing a student and physically assaulting him is a Republican hatchet scheme?


7 posted on 06/14/2010 12:11:53 PM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

HAHAHA!! Good luck trying to defend this guy’s actions. Assault is assault and no amount of spinning is going to get this clown out of it.


8 posted on 06/14/2010 12:12:02 PM PDT by jessduntno (America is now just like Easy Company in Bastogne...and Obama is Lt. Dike. God help us.)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

I swore I saw George W. Bush in that video!


9 posted on 06/14/2010 12:12:10 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010
Damned chick was just ASKIN to be raped.

Democrats: Defending the Indefensible Since The 1800's.

10 posted on 06/14/2010 12:12:22 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010
After watching what the dems/libs are trying to do to the "interns" who exposed ACORN, they are right to blur their faces. Democrats are like the old German Gestappo...they will do whatever it takes to squelch any dissent.

I congratulate and applaud the "students"...they were on a project, it was the Dem congressman who lost it...boy, did he lose it.

Donate to his opponent, Ms. Ellmers ASAP.
11 posted on 06/14/2010 12:12:34 PM PDT by FrankR (Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

They defended the drunk killer whale from MA for years; this is just another case of being drunk while democrat; that is the norm for the democrat party.


12 posted on 06/14/2010 12:12:37 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

Not sure what the moron’s point is.

Must be that assault is okay when a Republican asks a Democrat if he agrees with his President’s agenda.


13 posted on 06/14/2010 12:13:04 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010
The DNC comments were so outlandish, I had to triple-check that this wasn't satire.

Scappleface and The Onion ought to hang it up... reality is more bizarre than fiction now.

14 posted on 06/14/2010 12:13:27 PM PDT by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

I’m sure they blurred their faces to prevent democrat/SEIU reprisals.


15 posted on 06/14/2010 12:13:35 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

LOL! I love the smell of desperation.


16 posted on 06/14/2010 12:14:39 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

How many times have Conservative politicians been accosted by nasty liberal media types. They really hate taking their own medicine.


17 posted on 06/14/2010 12:14:46 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: RJS1950

“They defended the drunk killer whale from MA for years; this is just another case of being drunk while democrat; that is the norm for the democrat party.”

Ded Kennedy (D-HELL) established this behavior. Bubba cemented it. Elcee Hastings codified it.

Democrats are psychotic.


18 posted on 06/14/2010 12:14:47 PM PDT by jessduntno (America is now just like Easy Company in Bastogne...and Obama is Lt. Dike. God help us.)
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To: Kartographer

that says it all...


19 posted on 06/14/2010 12:15:27 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

Even if this were a GOP-run “gotcha” operation (which I doubt), I don’t see how that absolves Etheridge here. Regardless of the videographer’s motives, Etheridge could have answered his question respectfully, or just given a “no comment” instead of going crazy.


20 posted on 06/14/2010 12:15:36 PM PDT by random_user_827 (Boot to command line and run chkdsk)
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To: thethirddegree

Oh right.... victims of assault are only victims if Big Brother says so.


21 posted on 06/14/2010 12:16:02 PM PDT by rod1
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

Thanks Goodness he didn’t call them a name (like Macaca) and only assaulted them instead. Had it been the other way around we would see it on tv and in the Washington Post for a month!


22 posted on 06/14/2010 12:16:05 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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But wait! It wasn't an assault, it was a hug!

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-now/2010/06/who_tmzd_rep_bob_etheridge.html

23 posted on 06/14/2010 12:16:10 PM PDT by reaganrevolutionin2010
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To: domenad

George Allen was followed everywhere he went in 2006 by Jim Webb political operatives who filmed his every public move and comments, but I guess that was ok with the MSM because Allen was the Repub.


24 posted on 06/14/2010 12:16:42 PM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

Is anyone going to call democrats out for constantly claiming “they” are behind everything?

Last time I checked democrats in office are supposed to represent all their constituents, not just liberal democrats.

The evil “they” are the American people.

You had two well dressed young men ask a simple polite question, if that was us I’m proud of us.


25 posted on 06/14/2010 12:16:57 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Accosted?

All I saw was a student saying hello, asking how he was and then asking if he supported the Obama agenda?

How is that in any relevant to the sleazy gotcha politics of the scumbag un-American liberal media?


26 posted on 06/14/2010 12:17:14 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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“...If that doesn’t tell you this is a Republican Party hatchet job nothing will...”

What is a “hatchet job” about asking what an elected official supports??? The elected official should be happy to discuss his views with constituents and other voters...
He needs to realize that what he thinks and what he does is what brings him votes...

What he DID was to eliminate votes...


27 posted on 06/14/2010 12:17:32 PM PDT by Boonie
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010
Donate to his GOP opponent:

Renee Ellmers

28 posted on 06/14/2010 12:17:44 PM PDT by Falcon28
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

from the article: “Debunked Acorn Videos”

They are delusional.


29 posted on 06/14/2010 12:18:43 PM PDT by xmission (www.iwilldefendtheconstitution.com)
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To: jessduntno

“Ded Kennedy (D-HELL)”

Hahahahaha!!!!! Love it!


30 posted on 06/14/2010 12:18:43 PM PDT by jim35 (Tea Party former Republican)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

Ben Smith thinks that if the kids were Republicans, then they deserved to be slapped around.


31 posted on 06/14/2010 12:18:45 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010
If it wasn't a party tracker or intern, why is the face blurred and why is the source hidden

Probably because he's scared to death that some 'helpful' democratic thugs would visit him in the dead of night to set him straight, that's why.


32 posted on 06/14/2010 12:19:07 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

The summer of rage begins.


33 posted on 06/14/2010 12:19:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: domenad
So let me see, calling a guy “macaca” is reason enough to put a guy out of his job, but grabbing a student and physically assaulting him is a Republican hatchet scheme?

Republicans are amazing. They make make a Dem Congressman physically abusively by asking if the Dem supports 0bama's agenda AND they can convince Dems to vote for a primary candidate that..., well, is Alvin Greene.

Face it Dems not only are you and your party STUPID but now you condone abusive behavior.

34 posted on 06/14/2010 12:19:11 PM PDT by A message
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

Unbelievable. Last week we had that guy punching a Tea Party member in the face over the bailouts, some liberal biting off a guy’s finger last summer, and now this?

These people are like animals.


35 posted on 06/14/2010 12:19:32 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

Whoaa! I just saw the video and that is definitely assault.


36 posted on 06/14/2010 12:19:39 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

At least he didn’t call the kid a “Macaca”!


37 posted on 06/14/2010 12:19:48 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: RJS1950
They defended the drunk killer whale from MA for years; this is just another case of being drunk while democrat; that is the norm for the democrat party.

They also have no problem with the Klansman from West Virginia, calling him "the conscience of the Senate."

38 posted on 06/14/2010 12:19:55 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: pollywog
Calling all TEA PARTY-ers!!!! Assignment!!! To DE SEAT Etheridge and come along side Renee Ellmer’s!

I've sent my donation!

39 posted on 06/14/2010 12:20:51 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

I am so sick and tired of Democrats.


40 posted on 06/14/2010 12:21:21 PM PDT by lesko
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010
Statement from Bob Etheridge : “I have seen the video posted on several blogs. I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction and I apologize to all involved. Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina, I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints with respect. No matter how intrusive and partisan our politics can become, this does not justify a poor response. I have and I will always work to promote a civil public discourse.u>
41 posted on 06/14/2010 12:21:49 PM PDT by sawmill trash (ROMANS 1:16 I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST)
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To: random_user_827

Main stream news organizations practicing gotcha journalism = Pulitzer Prize.

Student journalists asking a benign question = Hatchet job.


42 posted on 06/14/2010 12:21:52 PM PDT by BigBobber
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

Good Grief... if he thinks he is gonna squirm outta this one he is too dumb to be Vice President

TT


43 posted on 06/14/2010 12:21:57 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (I don't mind liberals... I hate liars...there just tends to be a high degree of overlap)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

mark my words, they are gonna pass a law making it illegal to record a Member of Congress without his or her permission


44 posted on 06/14/2010 12:22:30 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: sawmill trash

Now, who you gonna believe ?
Etheridge’s statement or your own, lyin, eyes ?


45 posted on 06/14/2010 12:22:35 PM PDT by sawmill trash (ROMANS 1:16 I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST)
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To: thethirddegree

I called his Washington office. Felt great to do SOMETHING.


46 posted on 06/14/2010 12:23:23 PM PDT by tioga (Remember in November.)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

“We Con The World” is suitable here....

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/06/12/inevitable-youtube-pulls-we-con-the-world-video/


47 posted on 06/14/2010 12:24:29 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("BOOT The Communists Out of Your Govt.-Don't Take Their Goodies!" Yuri Bezmenov- KGB Defector)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

ALL Democrats are THUGS....ELITIST THUGS!!!


48 posted on 06/14/2010 12:25:58 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion...the Human Scarifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Vendome
Whoaa! I just saw the video and that is definitely assault.

Actually it was battery (unwanted physical contact took place) and aggravated theft (he took the kids cell phone by force). Both are actually much worst than assault that only implies the threat of force.
49 posted on 06/14/2010 12:26:07 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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Evidently, by his actions...He doesn’t support Obama..*LOL*

If he did, he would’ve smiled into the camera and began his “political” speeching....


50 posted on 06/14/2010 12:26:12 PM PDT by Boonie
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