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Report: Democrats Demanded Release of Protester Who Assaulted Sec. Rice
Thursday, October 25, 2007 | Kristinn

Posted on 10/25/2007 10:09:42 AM PDT by kristinn

In a report posted on the website Atlantic Free Press, Code Pink leader Medea Benjamin claims that a high-ranking Democrat staffer demanded the immediate release of the protesters who were arrested at yesterday's House hearing where Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was assaulted by a Code Pink protester.

Benjamin, who was also arrested by Capitol Police outside the hearing room, wrote this morning that, "The Deputy Chief of Staff of the House Foreign Relations Committee contacted the Capitol Police later in the day to again relay that their (sic) is a policy of that committee to not arrest Citizen (sic) protesters but to instead escort them out of the room. The Deputy asked for the CODEPINK members to be released promptly from custody."

Code Pink has many allies in the Democratic majority who facilitate their illegal behavior. The assault by Code Pink on Sec. Rice crossed a line. That the Democrats demanded the immediate release of the Code Pink protesters is an appalling abuse of power and an insult to Sec. Rice.


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To: arbooz

It was an assault on our Sec. of State. Nothing short about it. You do not need to make physical contact for an assualt. You do for a battery.


51 posted on 10/25/2007 10:35:06 AM PDT by jrooney (The democrats are the friend of our enemy and the enemy of our friends. Attack them, not GW!)
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To: Jigajog
Doesn’t it strike you funny that representatives from the WH now need to bring their own Secret Service protection with them when visiting Congress. Wow, Dems can truly protect this nation - they cannot even provide protection to administration witnesses.

What struck me as funny when watching that scene is that the pinkos were clearly dressed differently then everyone else in the room. One of them even wore a pink top and yet nobody noticed they would cause trouble.
52 posted on 10/25/2007 10:35:28 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: oneamericanvoice
claims that a high-ranking Democrat staffer

Would that be a 17 year old as apposed to a 16 year old?

53 posted on 10/25/2007 10:36:02 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: kristinn

Have any Republicans commented on this today?


54 posted on 10/25/2007 10:36:03 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: subterfuge
Are you saying people like her are the mainstream of the Dem party?

Yes!
55 posted on 10/25/2007 10:36:26 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: rintense

“And Condi is as cold as ice. I love it.”

That picture is a good visual on the difference between Liberals and Conservatives.


56 posted on 10/25/2007 10:36:52 AM PDT by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: arbooz
That was nothing short of an assault on a federal employee. Wonder what would be the consequences if that employee happened to be a cop instead...Bizarre.

They would have elected her to Congress from Georgia? :)

57 posted on 10/25/2007 10:40:18 AM PDT by VirginiaConstitutionalist (Socialized medicine kills.)
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To: kristinn
I could care less for Clueless Condi. But its sharp lesson for someone as isolated as her on what true love is like coming from the nutter Left.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

58 posted on 10/25/2007 10:40:49 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rintense
She doesn’t look very “peaceful” to me. She has pushed both of her hands around Miss Rice’s head, challenging her to move.

The DNC are traitors who are siding with a known communist group to denigrate the American military.

59 posted on 10/25/2007 10:41:37 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Man50D

Good call!


60 posted on 10/25/2007 10:41:46 AM PDT by subterfuge (HILLARY IS: She who must not be Dismayed)
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To: SolidWood

Here is an article about this woman:

http://www.fwweekly.com/content.asp?article=4831


61 posted on 10/25/2007 10:41:49 AM PDT by Albertafriend
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To: Albertafriend

“Desiree Fairooz was once a full-time teacher.”

Why am I not surprised.


62 posted on 10/25/2007 10:42:35 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: kristinn

Anyone who get get close enough to physically assault and/or intimidate or threaten a sitting United States Secretary of State should serve a long jail sentence - that is a very serious offense to a very high ranking official.


63 posted on 10/25/2007 10:43:08 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: EggsAckley
I’m still confused as to how the moonbat was able to get that close to Ms. Rice.

Me too, we're talking about a secretary of state during war time.

64 posted on 10/25/2007 10:44:19 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Fee

The Democrat violence against Republicans has been ramping up and up and up each election.

A civil war is coming. I just hope that the National Guard shoots to kill the revolutionaries. There should be no vigilantism to restore the order when the anarcho-socialist Left riots in the streets. It is a seditious attempt at overthrown and the needs to be squashed by authority (the military, not police).


65 posted on 10/25/2007 10:44:29 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: kristinn

The islamic protestor & Benjamin need to cool their heels in jail for a long while.


66 posted on 10/25/2007 10:44:44 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Albertafriend

What is next for her?

A suicide bomb vest?


67 posted on 10/25/2007 10:45:16 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: EggsAckley

“I’m still confused as to how the moonbat was able to get that close to Ms. Rice.”

Who ever was in charge of security there SHOULD BE FIRED IMMEDIATELY!


68 posted on 10/25/2007 10:47:30 AM PDT by hophead (who interupted the lt. gov.)
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To: weegee
The DNC are traitors who are siding with a known communist group to denigrate the American military.

The communist movement goes beyond the military. The commies are trying to destroy education for children by dumbing them down and indoctrinating them in to homosexuality. Commies posing as "environmentalists" are preventing further exploration for oil and preventing the clearing of underbrush to prevent the massive wildfires occurring out west.
69 posted on 10/25/2007 10:48:16 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I “second” your recommendation, but would add that, until Congress can prove that it is competent enough to provide security for Executive Branch officials, all future “testimony” requested by Congressional Committees will be given in meeting rooms provided by, and secured by, the Executive Branch.


70 posted on 10/25/2007 10:49:08 AM PDT by pfony1
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To: Long Island Pete

LOLOL!!! Wonder if he can shave yet?


71 posted on 10/25/2007 10:50:02 AM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: kristinn
"The Deputy Chief of Staff of the House Foreign Relations Committee contacted the Capitol Police ..... for the CODEPINK members to be released promptly from custody."

Medea Benjamin writes as stupidly as she thinks.

72 posted on 10/25/2007 10:50:45 AM PDT by angkor ("Hyeah right. The man who singlehandedly killed ManBearPig is a loser." Al Gore, South Park 10.06)
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To: kristinn
I can’t help wondering if the members of Code Pink might be the 72 virgins promised to jihadist martyrs.
73 posted on 10/25/2007 10:51:16 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: JennysCool
Oh, but, but ... actually putting her in jail will just have such a chilling effect on the other moonbats in the code pink kennel.
74 posted on 10/25/2007 10:51:35 AM PDT by Let's Roll (As usual, following a shooting spree, libs want to take guns away from those who DIDN'T do it.)
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To: weegee
The Democrat violence against Republicans has been ramping up and up and up each election. A civil war is coming

Yeah, but guess which side is "anti-gun?" Now guess which side will win?

75 posted on 10/25/2007 10:53:29 AM PDT by Bommer (“He that controls the spice controls the universe!” (unfortunately that spice is Nutmeg!)
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To: rintense

THAT IS A GREAT PICTURE!!!!!

Total disdain.


76 posted on 10/25/2007 10:53:32 AM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: Let's Roll
I wonder what the jail time is for Assault on a Federal Officer?
77 posted on 10/25/2007 10:53:39 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: roses of sharon

“Republicans in Congress should be raising hell today”

IF they had any vertebrae left. They DON’T.


78 posted on 10/25/2007 10:54:42 AM PDT by hophead (who interupted the lt. gov.)
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To: rlmorel
A slightly different angle. Again, a perfect shot of Condi's reaction:

And she looks like she's trying not to laugh here:


80 posted on 10/25/2007 10:59:23 AM PDT by rintense (I'm 4 Thompson!)
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To: hophead

I wonder if she was assisted by some Democratic staffer in getting past security.


81 posted on 10/25/2007 11:02:23 AM PDT by twntaipan (To say someone is a liar and a Democrat is to be redundant.)
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To: Southack
give the impression that at least one Representative has violated House ethics/rules as the protesters are seemingly acting on behalf of Dems.

If the Republicans had half a brain they'd indeed call for an ethics investigation.

Just as they should have called Durbin's Dream Act what it actually was: an open opportunity for HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

82 posted on 10/25/2007 11:02:41 AM PDT by angkor ("Hyeah right. The man who singlehandedly killed ManBearPig is a loser." Al Gore, South Park 10.06)
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To: jrooney

The SoS is 4th in the Order of Presidential Succession, after the VP, the Speaker of the House, and the President pro tempore of the Senate.

For Pelosi’s House to allow the SoS to be assaulted in the House like that is atrocious and inexcusable.

Bush ought to make it clear to her in no uncertain terms that he will allow none of his Cabinet to come to the House until she brings security to the appropriate level of seriousness.

Pelosi ought to see to it that the Chairman of that committee is censored for his failure to ensure security for the SoS. And the Dim congressperson who cleared those Code Pink moonbats into the committee room should be censored, at the very least.

This is not just a big game. This is serious business, and should not be consigned to the ol’ boys network treatment.


83 posted on 10/25/2007 11:02:46 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: rockabyebaby
Pay attention class, this is the kind of thing that will happen on a daily basis if we allow another democrat into the White House...............

If XXX-42 were still in charge and they pulled this the hounds at the IRS would be all over Code Pink. You couldn't show a 1040 to one of them without them breaking into tears afterwards.

If the Bride of XXX-42 was in charge, I doubt you would find the moonbat's body.

84 posted on 10/25/2007 11:05:30 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (May the heirs of Charles Martel and Jan Sobieski rise up again to defend Europe.)
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To: subterfuge
Why is it assumed people like this woman are the fringe of the socialist Democrats? Are you saying people like her are the mainstream of the Dem party?

Ummmmmm.....yes, as a matter of fact

85 posted on 10/25/2007 11:05:52 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Mr. President and Congress: This is OUR country and don't you forget it!)
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To: Red Badger

I believe you are right, that this is all orchestrated. The Democrats on the committee commit verbal assault on anyone sent there by the administration (officials or nominees) while this supposedly unconnected group commits physical assaults. If the target complains the media will make him or her look cowardly or thin-skinned.


86 posted on 10/25/2007 11:06:43 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: kristinn

Code Stink is the same group that was camping out in front of Pelosi’s house. Somehow Pelosi had the whole mess of stinky pigs moved several houses down to a neighbors house so that she did not have to smell them any more. Lucky neighbor? Yet these pinkos somehow have unfettered access to congress to disrupt and cause havoc. Set the tazers to stune and give them some shock therapy.


87 posted on 10/25/2007 11:07:37 AM PDT by mickey finn
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To: SaxxonWoods
Excellent. I was trying to think of an opposite situation and how the Dems would handle it. You nailed it exactly.
88 posted on 10/25/2007 11:08:13 AM PDT by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: Man50D
BINGO
89 posted on 10/25/2007 11:08:34 AM PDT by Right_Rev
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To: Bommer

Ted Rall is decidedly pro-gun because he wants to pack iron for the revolution. He’s said so in an interview he posted to his own syndicated website.


90 posted on 10/25/2007 11:08:58 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: mickey finn

Perhaps Pelosi is playing the same game that the Saudis did with the Wahabis. Perhaps SHE is buying them off from hassling HER by providing them with tickets and security clearance to attack the Bush administration.


91 posted on 10/25/2007 11:10:33 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Anyone who thinks that these “protesters” just show up and walk in are sadly underinformed..........They do the Dems “dirty work” and the Dems have “clean hands” and can be portrayed as “centrists”......................


92 posted on 10/25/2007 11:10:38 AM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we have consensus.......)
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To: Red Badger

IO am reminded of that planned kangaroo lynch circus that the Dems has “Sheets” Byrd host, egging and feeding a crowd of Code Pinkos and Co. as he attacked, in hearings, a couple of members of our military and Dod(?), who had to sit there and take it, until Byrd figured they had been abused enough, or that he was losing control of the screamers, and ordered them removed, like he had nothing to do with them being there in the first place.


93 posted on 10/25/2007 11:31:00 AM PDT by DGHoodini (" I'm singin these words 'cause they fit in well with the notes i'm playin...")
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To: L98Fiero

Do you have to be physically revolting to be in Code Pink or is it a coincidence?


94 posted on 10/25/2007 11:34:44 AM PDT by Soliton (Freddie T is the one for me! (c))
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To: weegee

I’m beginning to think that the dem win in 06 was a blessing in disguise. The libs are showing the world how nasty and extreme they are. It’s a real turn off to normal voters. They verbally abuse everyone that has to go to a hearing, the General Betraus ad- it just goes on and on. Old hippies are a nasty bunch.


95 posted on 10/25/2007 11:37:45 AM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: kristinn

The Surge has Worked and the Rats are in the Trap

Pray for W and Our Victorious Freedom Fighters


96 posted on 10/25/2007 11:37:50 AM PDT by bray (Think "Betray U.S." Think Democrat)
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To: Albertafriend
The libdim in the article you link says the following:

She said that people who criticize what she is doing frequently talk about the need to “get them” in Iraq before they “get us over here.” Yet, she said, “They can’t tell you who ‘they’ are.”

Um, yes, we can: They're the Islamists. If I had the money, I'd buy you a one way trip to live over there with some true believers (in Islam) -- that is, until they stone you to death for being a Catholic.

BTW, Ms. Fairooz, you aren't a patriot, you are a treasonous media ##### who loves the attention, nothing more, nothing less.

97 posted on 10/25/2007 11:37:55 AM PDT by piytar
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To: Bommer
Yeah, but guess which side is "anti-gun?" Now guess which side will win?

Don't bet on the gun thing. Remember, libscum pass laws for other people to obey. They deem themselves morally superior and therefor above the law. You'd be surprised how many gun banners have guns themselves. Never forget: libscum = hypocrit.

98 posted on 10/25/2007 11:40:01 AM PDT by piytar
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To: kristinn

Fairooz is an Arabic name.


99 posted on 10/25/2007 11:42:44 AM PDT by 3niner (War is one game where the home team always loses.)
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To: kristinn

I was thinking about these protesters today. I was wondering how they got in the building and that close to Rice. Also how did they get the paint through security. I wonder if some of the Democratic staffers did not supply them with the materials. Sounds like an inside job to me. Throw the book at them.


100 posted on 10/25/2007 11:44:17 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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