Skip to comments.Assailant Was a Coakley Staffer on Loan from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee?
Posted on 01/13/2010 4:01:57 AM PST by maggief
Or just a really good lookalike?
A tipster tells me that the man who was pushing me outside of a Capitol Hill fundraiser Tuesday night for Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley is Michael Meehan.
Meehan heads up a firm called Blue Line Strategic Communications along with his partner David DiMartino, who was outside the fundraiser with Coakley tonight and introduced himself to me there. The AP reported on Monday that Meehan is also working for Coakley: "The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee also dispatched Michael Meehan, a media consultant with ties to Massachusetts, to assist the Coakley camp with messaging."
(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...
Coakley staffer knocks Weekly Standard reporter to ground
Yeah. The message is, "Get the eff away from my candidate, conservative scum reporter."
Needs more traction PING!
Coakley in trouble? Pharma and HMO lobbyists to the rescue
By: Timothy P. Carney
01/09/10 1:55 PM EST
With Democrat Martha Coakley in trouble in the Massachusetts special election to fill Ted Kennedys seat, Democrats could lose vote No. 60 for President Obamas health-care bill. In response, an army of lobbyists for drug companies, health insurance companies, and hospitals has teamed up to throw a high-dollar Capitol Hill fundraiser for Coakley next Tuesday night. The invitation is here.
Of the 22 names on the host committeemeaning they raised $10,000 or more for Coakley17 are federally registered lobbyists, 15 of whom have health-care clients. Of the other five hosts, one is married to a lobbyist, one was a lobbyist in Pennsylvania, another is a lawyer at a lobbying firm, and another is a corporate CEO. Oh, and of course, theres also the political action commitee for Boston Scientific Corporation.
All the leading drug companies have lobbyists on Coakleys host committee: Pfizer, Merck, Amgen, Sanofi-Aventis, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Astra-Zeneca, and more. On the insurance side of things, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, HealthSouth, and United Health all are represented on the host committee.
Here are some of Coakley fundraiser hosts with some of their current health care clients:
* Thomas Boggs, Patton Boggs: Bristol-Myers Squibb
* Chuck Brain, Capitol Hill Strategies: Amgen, BIO, Merck, PhRMA
* Susan Brophy, Glover Park Group: Blue Cross, Pfizer
* Steven Champlin, Duberstein Group: AHIP, Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis
* Licy Do Canto, Raben Group: Amgen
* Gerald Cassidy, Cassidy & Associates: U. Mass Memorial Health Care
* David Castagnetti, Mehlman, Vogel, Castagnetti: Abbot Labs, AHIP, Astra-Zenaca, General Electric, Humana, Merck, PhRMA.
* Steven Elmendorf, Elmendorf Strategies: Medicines Company, PhRMA, United Health
* Shannon Finley, Capitol Counsel: Amgen, Astra-Zeneca, Blue Cross, GE, PhRMA, Sanofi-Aventis.
* Heather Podesta, Heather Podesta & Partners: Cigna, Eli Lilly, HealthSouth
* Tony Podesta, Podesta Group: Amgen, GE, Merck, Novartis.
* Robert Raben, Raben Group: Amgen, GE.
Oh my. I noticed that Jamie “The Wall” Gorelick is helping co-host this event!!!
Guess she is in charge of security coordination?
The b!tch and her henchmen are BUSTED!
Big Phamra must have been promised they get to make fewer drugs (costs are down) but will still get higher profits under ObamaCare.
Follow the money and you see who gets payoffs and who is doing the paying.
Kerry camp denies hiding war records
Washington Times, The (DC) - Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Author: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Sen. John Kerry ‘s campaign said yesterday that the Democratic presidential nominee is not hiding any of his war records and has, in fact, released them all to the public.
“Senator Kerry ‘s entire military service record is posted on JohnKerry.com. His entire record,” said Michael Meehan , adviser for communications to the campaign, at a press conference called to defend Mr. Kerry against recent charges that the former Navy lieutenant didn’t deserve some of his war decorations - three Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star and a Silver Star.
The one that got my attention. Candy and Charlie Ergen. Who knew? Those in the Denver area, and those in the Satellite TV business will know.
OMG, DHS! ASICs and OTMs!
Washington Post, The (DC) - Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Author: Al Kamen
The illegal immigration issue seems to have quieted some on the presidential campaign trail. But Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) tried valiantly to highlight the problem at a House Homeland Security Committee markup of a bill designed to protect the country from chemical attack.
“This is a national security problem,” Broun told the lawmakers. “I’m told by people who are involved in helping just monitor the border that roughly 40 percent of the people that are intercepted crossing our border are not Mexicans.”
(Actually, the official stats for FY 2007 show slightly less than 7 percent are OTMs, or “Other than Mexicans.” The ASICs, or “Aliens from Special Interest Countries” — most anywhere in the Middle East and a chunk of South Asia — totaled 297. That’s three-hundredths of 1 percent. Still, it’s not zero, so let’s continue.)
“Some of these people that are coming across the border are from other Central and South American countries,” Broun said. “But there is quite a large number of people that are coming across the border that are of Middle Eastern origin as well as Asian origin. A lot of these are single; they have no families. I don’t think they’re coming here to cut our grass or work in our chicken plants. So I think it is an extremely important issue that we must solve.”
Veteran Republicans obviously don’t anticipate taking the House or Senate any time soon — even if the Democrats complete their effort to give the White House to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). So the 16-year-old lobbying firm that used to be called Barbour Griffith and Rogers — that’s Barbour as in Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.) — has hired its first Democrat, Michael Meehan , the former communications adviser for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.).
Meehan , most recently chief of staff for Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), will be president of the firm’s new public relations division, BGR Public Relations, and vice president of the overall firm BGR Holding LLC.
Meehan will literally sit in the office once occupied by Barbour, who co-founded the firm. “It’s the sign of the second coming,” the firm’s chairman, Ed Rogers, told our colleague Jeff Birnbaum, referring to the second coming of the once-all-Republican firm.
There will be more hiring of Democrats at the firm, something it has been contemplating since Black Tuesday — a.k.a. Election Day 2006, when Democrats won control of Congress — and Meehan will be in charge of the hiring, Rogers said. Meehan “will build out both the public relations firm and the Democratic component of BGR.”
The DSCC bought $500,000 in advertising time for the contest, and national Democrats sent a pair of experienced strategists — Michael Meehan and Hari Sevugan — to Massachusetts to help lead the attack on Brown and oversee the final days of Coakley’s campaign. Democrats also have sent fundraising e-mails from Obama and Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.).
Jamie Gorelick should have been ARRESTED by the FBI that night.
Looks like he has on his purple SEIU shirt on his cheap suit - How nice...
great photo..and shows that the ole’ bat knew it happened...and kept on walking
Irony so sweet the Mass voters are choking on it
He was a Dem talking head during the Kerry campaign. he was on Hannity & Colmes quite a bit. Real POS.
Chuck Brain? What a great name!
So, the Attorney General (Coakley) stood right there and watched the commission of a crime and didn’t do anything about it?
"Media consultant", it that the new term for "wiseguy?"
Doesn’t MA have a “Meehan” who is a US House Member?
Is the present RAT Staffer thug a relative?
Which reminds me, what is Barney Frank’s mouthpiece sister up to these days? She is another MA RAT.
Ya’ think a “media consultant” would know of the Weekly Standard.
Coakley staffer knocks Weekly Standard reporter to ground
“....Pharma and HMO lobbyists to the rescue”
the Fascism is becoming open in the Dems Desperation....
Turning Point in Massachusetts [Michael Graham]
For the first time since the race began, I’m prepared to say a Scott Brown victory is a real possibility.
Just two weeks ago, I said “absolutely not.”
One week ago, I was thinking “Well, it’s a long shot but maybe...”
But everything changed yesterday.
The video of the Coakley staffermost likely DNC hack and former Kerry campaigher Michael Meehan shoving the Weekly Standard’s John McCormack to the ground, and then repeatedly shoving him again and again in view of AG Coakley, is a watershed moment. It could turn out to be a campaign killer.
First, it highlights the fact that Coakley had left Massachusetts to attend a lobbyist fundraiser in D.C.. Taking big bucks from Big Pharma in the middle of this fight? Dumb, dumb, dumb.
Then there’s the guy who got shoved. McCormack is the reporter who asked the question about Afghanistan that literally stopped Coakley in her tracks. After a few blinks of incomprehension, she answered by asking “Does anyone ELSE have a question?” This issue is a disaster for Coakley because it reveals her utter lack of experience or (apparently) basic knowledge on foreign policy, just two weeks after a terrorist successfully got on a U.S. airplane.
Considering that he is still vertical, this cretin must be very careful about who he pushes around.
Also, the video of the incident shows Coakley continuing to look back at the two men as Meehan keeps pushing McCormack. She was approving of the thuggish tactics.
Their excuse will be that McC was the aggressor.
The ‘media consultant’ was there to help her with ‘messaging’. Oh my God, this is classic Sopranos!
can you post a link to that video. That other video didnt show anything...Thanks..
I am cracking heads for Jim Lehrer, Martha Coakley and Barack Obama.
Cut and paste this:
Coakley Thug Roughs Up Reporter
Watch it until the end. Coakley’s thug not only pushes McCormack down but then physically blocks him from catching up with candidate. McC prevails in the end.
In the bottom pic in post #1, it looks like he is fondling that woman’s, uh, blouse.
The Goons are out in force! This is the MassachusettEs I’ve known and loved all these may years!
That photo should be on the front page of every newspaper in America!
Thats definitely Michael Meehan. The man in the lower right hand corner at the beginning of the video is his business partner David DiMartino. All bios are easily searchable on google for those interested in background.
Butters on January 13, 2010 at 9:05 AM
How Bulger is that?
John McCormack is on Laura Ingraham right now.
OmahaConservative on January 13, 2010 at 9:10 AM
Anyone catch what was said?
What other media is picking this up? Do we have contacts or email addresses...(other than my long out of date list)
We need to distribute the information mmm mmm mmm
Right, the AG ignores an assault in progress.
Caught the tail end of her broadcast ...
Laura Ingraham will be “unleashing” on her web page.
Woohoo! THE AP!!!
Reporter, Martha Coakley aide scuffle
By Associated Press