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Did Steny Hoyer punch his Republican opponent? (Yes, twice)
American Thinker ^ | October 21, 2010 | Scott Strzelczyk

Posted on 10/21/2010 12:36:41 PM PDT by jazusamo

Two videos at link.

In Maryland's Fifth Congressional District, long-time incumbent congressman and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer attended a forum with Republican challenger Charles Lollar on Monday, October 18th. You can see from the first video that Hoyer wasn't pleased with Lollar's response to the current question (starts at 2:47 in the video). In fact, Hoyer has some words with Lollar that are inaudible because Hoyer's microphone is off.

Later that day I received word from someone in attendance that after the forum concluded Hoyer punched Lollar in the back. The person said that Lollar turned to Hoyer and brushed it off. Once again Hoyer punched Lollar in the back and Lollar turned and the two exchanged words. Lollar held a press conference on Tuesday October 19th where a reporter who witnessed Hoyer punching Lollar questions Lollar about the incident. Lollar indeed confirmed Hoyer punched him, not once, but twice. And in the exchange Hoyer said to Lollar, "I'm coming after you."

The question from the reporter starts at 4:55 into the video. Also, notice how Lollar responds to the situation.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 2010; charleslollar; democrat; hoyer; lollar; loller; maryland; md2010; stenyhoyer
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1 posted on 10/21/2010 12:36:44 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

When confronted with truth and the facts, the Left can only resort to violence.


2 posted on 10/21/2010 12:40:15 PM PDT by griswold3 ('Regulation and law without enforcement is no law at all)
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To: jazusamo
Why didn't he turn around and break Hoyer's jaw?
3 posted on 10/21/2010 12:41:43 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake; griswold3

I’m only guessing but I believe Loller could mop the floor with hoyer if he chose to.


4 posted on 10/21/2010 12:43:16 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Let's get this combat veteran in Congress

“GIVE A DOLLAR TO LOLLAR”!!


5 posted on 10/21/2010 12:43:35 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw Them Out! Forward With Confidence!)
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To: jazusamo
Please bump the Freepathon and donate or become a monthly donor!

6 posted on 10/21/2010 12:44:28 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Stenney is just another old flaccid white man whose glory days are well behind him.

He's obviously suffering from dementia.

7 posted on 10/21/2010 12:44:51 PM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: RedMDer

BUMP!


8 posted on 10/21/2010 12:45:03 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

I didn’t watch the video, but let me guess: The “punch” was probably not really a punch.

Right?

Some people will do anything to get a blog hit.


9 posted on 10/21/2010 12:46:13 PM PDT by Pessimist
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To: jazusamo

Lollar is a thoughtful and good guy.

Hoyer is a snake.


10 posted on 10/21/2010 12:47:16 PM PDT by maica (Freeper 'rllngrk33' coined the acronym 'LAME' the other day...'Liberal Activist Media Establishment')
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To: jazusamo

Once is more than enough reason to beat his ass down in public. JMO though.


11 posted on 10/21/2010 12:47:23 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jazusamo

Sounds like assault and a credible threat of bodily harm to me. I would seek a restraining order. :)


12 posted on 10/21/2010 12:48:12 PM PDT by IamConservative (Our collective common sense; the only thing a 1.5GPF toilet ever flushed on the first pull.)
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To: Pessimist

If I am not mistaken, Lollar told Hoyer not to hit him. So, I think it actually was a punch.

As to Hoyer being a “flaccid old white man,” as one poster said earlier, I knew Steny back when he was a young white man. So, I can assure you he has always been flaccid. Not a fiber of muscle in his entire body, then or now.


13 posted on 10/21/2010 12:49:30 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: jazusamo

He wouldn’t have gotten a second chance...............


14 posted on 10/21/2010 12:50:04 PM PDT by Red Badger (WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE MEGHAN MCCAIN A BOX OF KRISPY KREMES SO SHE'LL SHUT THE HELL UP?!)
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To: griswold3
Doesnt Steny know that hitting a person in a protected class
(gay, black etc) is a hate crime? Shame on you Steny you should send yourself to reeducation camp right away
15 posted on 10/21/2010 12:51:37 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Pessimist

I believe you’re wrong.


16 posted on 10/21/2010 12:53:44 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: muawiyah

Some group, not Lollar, needs to put this stuff in an ad and make sure it gets to the black neighborhoods. Portray it as whitey gets mad when a black man gets uppity and doesn’t know his place. An old, patronizing white man hitting a black man should draw outrage from the blacks.

Was Hoyer trying bait Lollar into a physical response so he could have Sheriff Roscoe throw him into the local jail until after the election? There are probably a lot more things that Hoyer has in common with Boss Hogg.


17 posted on 10/21/2010 12:53:59 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
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To: wideawake

Amen! The repubs need to start punching back. It seems Cheney was the only one with any balls.


18 posted on 10/21/2010 12:54:35 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Never again will I hold my nose and vote for a rino.)
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To: maica
Lollar is a thoughtful and good guy. Hoyer is a snake.

Well said!

19 posted on 10/21/2010 12:55:57 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: funfan

Hoyer should appoligize.
What really enrages me is times like this that expose the Dems lack of standards.


20 posted on 10/21/2010 12:57:06 PM PDT by griswold3 ('Regulation and law without enforcement is no law at all)
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To: Terry Mross

Hell yeah. Cheney will shoot your azz.


21 posted on 10/21/2010 12:57:09 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy

Hell, yes, he will! I wish we had some in D.C. now who haven’t been neutered. Bunch of whimps.

As for the “attack as a hate crime”, it’s only a hate crime if a conservative does it. A lib white guy can even hit a black man. If the black man is conservative. If a white liberal hit a black liberal all would be forgiven within a day or two.


22 posted on 10/21/2010 1:00:28 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Never again will I hold my nose and vote for a rino.)
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To: jazusamo
I’m only guessing but I believe [Marine Corps Major (Reserves) Charles] Loller could mop the floor with hoyer if he chose to.

That would be a "Yes"

23 posted on 10/21/2010 1:01:11 PM PDT by frithguild (Joe Wilson was wrong when he shouted "You lie!" Obama doesn't just lie - he lies all the time.)
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To: jazusamo

Honestly I just watched the video and it did not look like Hoyer punched him. To me it looked like maybe just a touch which looks like he was just kind of moving him forward so they could exit at least this is what it looks like to me


24 posted on 10/21/2010 1:01:24 PM PDT by funfan
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To: jazusamo

Can’t view at work — can you see the punch in the video ???


25 posted on 10/21/2010 1:03:46 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: jazusamo
oh Dear God please help us to unseat the evil and elect good people....

how I would jump for joy if cretins like Hoyer are sent packing.....

26 posted on 10/21/2010 1:06:51 PM PDT by cherry
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To: funfan

I believe the incident being discussed isn’t when they were exiting the stage, it was after.


27 posted on 10/21/2010 1:09:10 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: PMAS

No, these two videos are not of the alleged punches.


28 posted on 10/21/2010 1:10:53 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

too bad - thanks for the help


29 posted on 10/21/2010 1:11:35 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: jazusamo

I wish just one time these morons would try their intimidation tactics on me!

Lollar is far more restrained than I.


30 posted on 10/21/2010 1:11:49 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan ("Sorry I'm late. I had to stop by the wax museum to give the finger to FDR!" C.Hill (Palin '12))
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To: jazusamo

Oh I see that was not on the video shot I saw.


31 posted on 10/21/2010 1:12:15 PM PDT by funfan
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To: funfan

It’s not a hate crime if it’s a Dem hitting a Repub. (i.e. the white union guys beating a black man holding a pro republican sign was also not a hate crime)


32 posted on 10/21/2010 1:22:35 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: jazusamo

I guess the Dem guy knew if he could get Lollar to react, then the MSN would ‘take it from there’ and feature only the reaction with subtitles like ‘Republican Rage’ etc.


33 posted on 10/21/2010 1:23:59 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: jazusamo

If he punched a black man . . . then . . . wouldn’t it be a hate crime?


34 posted on 10/21/2010 1:27:08 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: jazusamo; Pessimist
"I believe you’re wrong."

That was putting it mildly! Lollar doesn't look or act like a drama queen who makes things up. He does not have to.

35 posted on 10/21/2010 1:29:25 PM PDT by wmileo
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To: ransomnote

I believe it’s a real possibility that that’s what Hoyer was trying to do. Loller had really ticked Hoyer off with his jabbing him about Congress holding the purse strings and the liberal press is in Hoyer’s pocket.


36 posted on 10/21/2010 1:31:55 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: hampdenkid
Not a fiber of muscle in his entire body, then or now.

It is the lake of integrity, not muscle, which will do Mr. Hoyer in some day. If not this election, then eventually he will be voted out or decide to not run again.

I don't come from Maryland. Is this race close(within the margin of error of a typical race)?

37 posted on 10/21/2010 1:36:25 PM PDT by wmileo
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To: jazusamo

I’ve never heard of Lollar before, being on the Left Coast. It’ll be tough beating Steny, but this guy can have a big future. Big.


38 posted on 10/21/2010 1:38:46 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: jazusamo

I’ve never heard of Lollar before, being on the Left Coast. It’ll be tough beating Steny, but this guy can have a big future. Big.


39 posted on 10/21/2010 1:38:59 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: muleskinner

I haven’t either and don’t believe he’s got much of a chance against Hoyer but the year might be right. Like you say though, he’s got a big future.


40 posted on 10/21/2010 1:42:07 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

A white Congressman punches his black opponent? Sounds like a racial incident to me. Like the Congressman who supposedly got spit on at the Tea Party demonstration.


41 posted on 10/21/2010 2:05:33 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: muleskinner

I heard Lollar on Sean Hannity’s show a few weeks ago. Very impressive guy; his charisma and positive attitude were evident—even over the radio.

As for a dust-up between Lollar and Hoyer...my money’s on the Marine.


42 posted on 10/21/2010 2:07:54 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: All

Mr. Lollar missed out on a prime opportunity: When an azzhole puts his hands on you, take him/her out.....


43 posted on 10/21/2010 2:11:52 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: hampdenkid

Neither flaccidness, debilitating disease, old age, female-ness or any other physical infirmary stops s bully, or mean whacker. Do you remember Hoyer as having any characteristics of a bully or spiteful whacker?


44 posted on 10/21/2010 2:15:19 PM PDT by bvw
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To: jazusamo

‘I haven’t either and don’t believe he’s got much of a chance against Hoyer but the year might be right.’

Hoyer is worried enough to run TV ads for the first time in living memory.


45 posted on 10/21/2010 2:18:48 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: jazusamo

So, when does the NAACP jump in and start screaming racism?


46 posted on 10/21/2010 2:21:26 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Today, Congress. Tomorrow, the White House!)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Thanks, that’s an encouraging sign.

Some of Hoyer’s supporters must be getting tired of him as well as recognizing Lollar is a good man.


47 posted on 10/21/2010 2:23:36 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: reagan_fanatic
"So, when does the NAACP jump in and start screaming racism?"

(crickets)

48 posted on 10/21/2010 2:31:55 PM PDT by greatplains
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To: reagan_fanatic

‘So, when does the NAACP jump in and start screaming racism?’

Sometime after it criticizes NPR for firing its entire staff of African American News Commentators.


49 posted on 10/21/2010 2:32:52 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; dervish; ...
Thanks jazusamo.
You can see from the first video that Hoyer wasn't pleased with Lollar's response to the current question (starts at 2:47 in the video). In fact, Hoyer has some words with Lollar that are inaudible because Hoyer's microphone is off. Later that day I received word from someone in attendance that after the forum concluded Hoyer punched Lollar in the back. The person said that Lollar turned to Hoyer and brushed it off. Once again Hoyer punched Lollar in the back and Lollar turned and the two exchanged words. Lollar held a press conference on Tuesday October 19th where a reporter who witnessed Hoyer punching Lollar questions Lollar about the incident. Lollar indeed confirmed Hoyer punched him, not once, but twice. And in the exchange Hoyer said to Lollar, "I'm coming after you." The question from the reporter starts at 4:55 into the video. Also, notice how Lollar responds to the situation.

50 posted on 10/21/2010 2:55:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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