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Posted on 01/29/2014 3:19:33 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Congressman Michael Grimm, reportedly under federal investigation after allegations of illegal campaign fund-raising, blew up at and physically threatened a reporter tonight after the presidents State of the Union speech, according to NY1.
During an interview with Mr. Grimm after the speech, the stations Washington reporter, Michael Scotto, attempted to pivot from the speech to the allegations. But Mr. Grimm, who said he wanted to focus on the evening, visibly stormed off and then came back to confront the reporter.
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The goal of the media and Obama is to destroy anyone who calls themselves Republican.
Dinesh, charged with FELONY. Trey Radel, charged with MISDEMEANOR. Michael Grimm, baited into "outburst".
If the Republican apologizes, not enough. If the charge was overblown, as in D'Souza's case, no matter. In this case, the guy is not charged, merely "under investigation" (REPORTEDLY)....but who cares? The media and even many Republicans will throw them under the bus.
Any Republican remaining will be tainted as part of the "culture of corruption". This is the SAME THING that happened in 2006, when Demon Rats and the media teamed up to taint the Republican brand. Remember Mark Foley? All of his ALLEGED indiscretions were later shown to be nowhere NEAR what the media reported....though the actions were dumb, they were not criminal. The goal was to destroy any thought of voting Republican....and it worked.
In 2006, Demon Rats won control of the House, and the way was paved for Hussein.
actually, it was paved for hrclinton w/ 0bamata,ing vp so as to secure 8 possibly 16 yrs of control. but my guess is moochelle didn’t want to wait
That politicians response was ridiculous. He is an example of a Republican that doesn’t represent my values.
One thing is to argue with someone. Threatening bodilly harm is for hood rats. If he can’t control himself, he should be honest and run as a Democrat.
While I agree Grimm’s response was not ideal, the little pecker reporter deserved it. Screw the cry baby twerp reporter. If he can’t stand the heat then don’t badger your interviewees.
Grimm said he was on a tight schedule and had previously told NY1 that he was only going to discuss the speech.
A former Grimm staffer told The Post that the congressman was a hothead who takes his rages out on journalists.
Grimm has anger issues, the staffer said. This is not the first time hes tried to intimidate a reporter.
No sympathy here.
He's under Federal investigation, and he's "only going to discuss the speech"?
Only 'rats can get away with stuff like that, and only iconic 'rats, like Ted Kennedy! If he didn't want to be asked, he shouldn't have talked to the press at all.
(Just because Obama and his gang of thugs have lowered the bar to depths never before seen doesn't mean that it's okay for Republicans to follow the bar down.)
I’m just sick of candy ass America.
.....and you all are proving my point.....buying into the destruction of the Republican brand—NOT to the benefit of a more conservative alternative, but to the party of Hitlery.
Yes, anyone in his situation needs to be prepared for question like that. GOP or dems should all know that. Threatening to kill a reporter, no matter how irritating, is somewhat bad form.
Perhaps the times, they are changing.
That which was the norm is fading
Don’t know anything about this guy, but if he’s from NY, then most likely he’s a RINO.
BUT, I agree with your statement.
If it was a Dem, that reporter probably wouldn’t have asked that question.
I fail to see how expecting a sense of professionalism in elected representatives is buying into the Hitlery brand. By definition, a conservative would not have behaved the way Grimm did. I’ll take it further, a conservative wouldn’t have left himself open for the investigation to begin with so the question wouldn’t even have come up.
I think you should apologize for that.
Grimm is a pedophile...
So Obama and the media only go after Republicans who deserve it, eh? How many investigations do they do on John McCain?
The Republican brand comes in several flavored and Grimm’s flavor is not worth saving. I will vote for conservative, not Republican
Nice to see you siding with the media. Team Obama applauds you.
I did not side with the media
Candy Crowley's disgusting performance at the 2012 debates is a perfect example - it would be easy to prove that she intentionally mislead viewers to Obama's benefit.
On the other hand I don't know what good that would do since the leftwing has corrupted the judiciary, also.
I take it you believe Grimm's actions were appropriate. I do not. That doesn't make a Hitlery enabler. It makes me someone who likes my representatives to operate without any semblance of impropriety. In doing so, it eliminates the opposition's ability to go after them. If I am willing to call out a democrat for unbecoming behavior, I need to be willing to call out a republican for the same. The hypocrisy in not doing so makes us no different than the liberals.
Why would you chastise someone for expecting better from their elected representative?
Grimm’s a RINO—a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership that’s targeting conservatives:
He was in such a hurry to get to his next interview, but found time to come back and threaten the reporter.
He just handed the Democrat his seat.
Note to pencil necked reporters: Lie to and bait an ex-Marine (and ex-FBI) at your own risk.
I agree with you. Bet that “smart ass” reporter won’t try to ambush Rep. Grimm again. The reporter just said he was not used to give “push back”. I’ll bet he’s not.
That should be *get* push back.
By not letting the congressman throw him off that balcony, the reported missed a good opportunity to write an expose on ObamaCare.
Grimm was stupid. Not only should he resign, he should be charged. There is no way we can let elected officials talk to us like that whether they be republican or democrat.
If he was a democrat people here would be calling for his head and rightly so.
This can not be tolerated.
While I agree Grimms response was not ideal, the little pecker reporter deserved it. Screw the cry baby twerp reporter. If he cant stand the heat then dont badger your interviewees.
Um, should not the same thing be true of the poltician? If this guy can’t handle a weasel reporter without threatening to throw him off the f#$%ing balcony, he needs to look into a new line of work himself, maybe, say, knitting or sewing.
A pox on both their houses.
Same sh*t, different election cycle.
Either you support the statist GOP or you are supporting the statist Democrats...blah blah blah.
I’m just pointing out that the modus operandi of the media, team Obama, and many Republicans and conservatives will be, in the following year, to TAINT the electable conservative party—intentionally or unintentionally.
Look, it began early with Christie (rino by our comparison), continued with D’Souza (solid pundit who should’ve been charged with at most a MISDEMEANOR), Radel’s misdemeanor charge (Republicans pushed him out even after he repented), and goes on with this guy who did NOT commit a crime and who is being pursued by the Obama administration....
My point is that ALL of these guys are Republicans...some may or may not have broken the law....but it is NO accident the media is trumpeting every small foible, amplifying any perceived misstep....or, perhaps, outright LYING about the circumstances.
Nothing unusual about that in itself, except the rapid fire in which they are coming AND the fact that Republicans are joining the media in pissing on them.
You are certainly free to bash Grimm. I am not haranguing you, merely pointing to the current trend that will move toward putting Democrats back in control of the House of Representatives next November.
I hope I am wrong, but this looks a whole lot like 2006.
.....and you all are proving my point.....buying into the destruction of the Republican brandNOT to the benefit of a more conservative alternative, but to the party of Hitlery.
In order for us to prove your point, wouldn’t you actually have to have one?
Threatening to throw a reporter off the fu^&ing balcony does more damage to the Republican brand than anything said on this thread.
Grimm is my Congressman and I have warned many times that if he votes for amnesty I will work to defeat him. I wrote this to him this morning:
“What you have done is redouble the Democrats’ resolve to defeat you. I don’t want to see you defeated but if you vote amnesty I’ll join them. Please understand that your road to re-election is through grassroots conservatives. You won’t get ANY Democrat votes and if you pass amnesty you won’t get our votes either. Boehner and Ryan are leading you to certain defeat. Stand up to them pull hard right and stay there. When amnesty comes up vote no. We’ve just seen construction jobs pull the island’s employment numbers up, newly legal Democrats will vote against you and steal American construction jobs. Thereafter the conservative construction workers will vote against you as well.”
Understood. I appreciate your explanation.
Thanks. :-). Post 37 may interest you too.
Post 23, too....
Micheal Grimm is a RINO thug and tea party basher.
Micheal Grimm and Pete King
If the GOPE backs amnesty, didn’t support Cruz and McConnell is at war with the TEA Party...
why should I vote for the Republican “brand”?
Whatever happened to “no comment?”
yep...figured as much. Thanks
I demand a new and more interesting story immediately!!
Grimm is an idiot and I would not like to see that reporter thrown off the balcony. Now, if we are talking about Schieffer, Williams, Crowley, Matthews, Sharpton, Oberman et al it’s a whole different ballgame. 8)
Grimm is a RINO and supports amnesty for illegals. One of the most liberal House Republicans.