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  • Bob Etheridge To Lead North Carolina Office Of Economic Recovery And Investment

    02/09/2011 1:05:01 PM PST · by loveliberty2 · 9 replies
    Gov Monitor ^ | February 1, 2011 | NC Governor's Office
    Governor Bev Perdue today announced that Bob Etheridge, former U.S. Representative from North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District, will take office today as the director of the Office of Economic Recovery and Investment. Etheridge replaces Dempsey Benton, who stepped down after leading the office for more than a year and half. “As former congressman, Bob Etheridge knows how important it is to continue to create jobs and provide important services across the state,” Perdue said. “It is vitally important to continue to manage North Carolina Recovery funds responsibly and provide oversight as projects unfold, with an eye on the state’s best...
  • Etheridge concedes defeat in congressional race

    11/19/2010 6:46:48 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 15 replies
    WRAL ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2010 | Associated Press
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Republican Renee Ellmers has unseated veteran Congressman Bob Etheridge, according to unofficial results of a recount in the tight Second District race. "What's done is done," Etheridge said Friday afternoon in conceding defeat. The seven-term Democrat picked up six votes on Ellmers after voting results were tabulated a second time, but it was nowhere near enough to overcome her 1,489-vote lead following the Nov. 2 election. The State Board of Elections still must audit the results and will meet next Tuesday to certify the results of all elections statewide. Etheridge touted his accomplishments during a brief news...
  • Etheridge can't overcome Ellmers' lead in recount

    11/19/2010 10:58:41 AM PST · by CodeJockey · 16 replies
    WRAL.com Raleigh, NC ^ | 11/18/10 | Bruce Mildwurf
    Raleigh, N.C. — Republican Renee Ellmers has unseated veteran Congressman Bob Etheridge, according to unofficial results of a recount in the tight race. Etheridge, a seven-term Democrat, picked up six votes on Ellmers after voting results from 10 counties were tabulated a second time, but it was nowhere near enough to overcome her 1,489-vote lead following the Nov. 2 election. The State Board of Elections still must audit the results and will meet next Tuesday to certify the results of all elections statewide. 2010 North Carolina General Election Results Etheridge requested a recount after Ellmers led him by less than...
  • Freedom Radio, Sunday, 11/7, 8 PM, ET: Allen West, Renee Ellmers, Joyce Kaufman

    11/07/2010 1:49:09 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 11 replies
    Freedom Radio ^ | November 7, 2010 | Honest Conservative
    Renee Ellmers of North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District, Congressman-elect Allen West of Florida's 22nd Congressional District, and WFTL talk-radio host Joyce Kaufman join us on Freedom Radio tonight, 8 to10 PM Eastern time. Our call-in number is 646 478 5613.
  • An Education in Washington Politics [Carter Wrenn on the Ellmers-Etheridge race and recount]

    11/05/2010 1:01:23 PM PDT · by Constitution Day · 23 replies
    An Education in Washington Politics Election night, after the ten counties in her district reported their votes, Renee Ellmers led incumbent Congressman Bob Etheridge by 2,100 votes. (That number is crucial because under North Carolina law Congressman Etheridge is not entitled to an ‘automatic recount’ if he trails by more than 1% – or 1,888 votes.) Then the afternoon after the election – out of a clear blue sky – the vote totals changed. The State Board of Elections reported Mrs. Ellmers’ lead had dropped to 1,600 votes. The explanation, when it came to light, was as old as time:...
  • Revealed? The ‘Kids’ Behind Rep. Etheridge’s Infamous Assault Vid

    11/04/2010 5:53:12 PM PDT · by FTJM · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | November 4, 2010 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    As of Monday, the number one political video on YouTube was Rep. Bob Etheridge’s (D-NC) infamous June assault of a college-aged kid who asked about Obamacare. The video shows Etheridge grabbing the young street interrogator by the wrist and neck* and demanding the boy reveal who he worked for: For months, no one has come forward to answer that question. Not surprisingly, Democrats labeled the video and ambush a Republican “operation.” And while rumors swirled that Republicans were at least in the know, they never fessed up. Until now — kind of. In a story in Thursday’s New York Times...
  • NC4: Etheridge-D will call for recount in congressional race

    11/04/2010 7:58:11 AM PDT · by disraeligears · 76 replies
    Raleigh, N.C. — Seven-term Democratic Congressman Bob Etheridge on Wednesday said he will call for a recount in his re-election bid, where he trails Republican challenger Renee Ellmers by about 1,600 votes. Ellmers claimed victory late Tuesday, and The Associated Press also declared her the winner in the tight Second District race.
  • Ellmers claims victory; Etheridge wants votes counted

    11/03/2010 11:03:33 AM PDT · by MitchellC · 24 replies
    WRAL ^ | Nov. 3, 2010
    Raleigh, N.C. — Seven-term Democratic Congressman Bob Etheridge appeared late Tuesday to lose his re-election bid, becoming the lone casualty among North Carolina's congressional delegation in a pivotal election nationwide. The Associated Press declared Republican challenger Renee Ellmers the victor in the Second District race shortly before midnight. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Ellmers had about a 2,100-vote lead over Etheridge. Etheridge, however, wasn't ready to concede defeat. "I’ve been in close elections before, and we will follow the established process to ensure the integrity of the outcome. We will make sure every vote is counted and every voice...
  • Civitas Poll: Ellmers Leads Etheridge Heading into Final Weekend [NC-02]

    10/28/2010 9:49:32 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 20 replies
    NC Civitas ^ | October 27, 2010 | Katie Trout
    Raleigh, N.C. – Democratic incumbent Congressman Bob Etheridge’s electoral future appears to be in jeopardy as he trails Republican challenger Renee Ellmers by 5 percentage points with less than one week until the election. According to the poll of 400 registered voters in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District, Ellmers leads Etheridge 46 percent to 41 percent. Libertarian candidate Tom Rose garners 6 percent of the vote while 7 percent of voters are undecided. Among voters who say they are definitely voting this year, Ellmers’ lead grows to 49 percent to 40 percent. “Bob Etheridge is in the political fight of...
  • Congressional Fists of Fury

    10/18/2010 2:42:59 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2010 | Stella Paul
    Duck! Your congressman may be swinging for your jaw -- all because you dared to disturb His Majesty by asking a question. The Democrats can't tout their achievements because they don't have any. So instead, an increasing number of Democratic politicians are trying to reach voters -- with the business end of their fists. Here's a quick tour of the Democrats' greatest hits...and punches, grabs, and strangulations. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC) got the ball rolling in June, when a student approached him on a Washington street and asked if he supported the Obama agenda. The seven-term congressman responded with the...
  • Someone Put These Signs by Every Bob Etheridge Campaign Site in Chatham County LOL

    10/01/2010 7:46:01 PM PDT · by RandysRight · 27 replies
    Randy's Right ^ | Today | Randy's Right
    You'll have to go to link to see since I can't post photo's. I took this today coming through Chapel Hill and another in Siler City http://randysright.wordpress.com/2010/10/02/someone-put-these-signs-by-every-bob-etheridge-campain-site-in-chatham-county-lol/
  • Another Etheridge encounter

    06/18/2010 5:47:57 PM PDT · by Justaham · 9 replies · 395+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 6-18-10 | Ben Smith
    A story surfaces in the local press: [Then high school senior Brandon] Leslie said he introduced himself to Etheridge and asked him about his stance on a particular education program. He said Etheridge didn't answer his question, so he pressed him two more times. "And that's when he grabbed me by the shoulders, he shook me, and I'll never forget it, he said, 'Son, you need to learn to respect your elders,'" he said by phone on Wednesday. "I was just so taken aback, I think my jaw just dropped, and he walked off." Leslie said he was angrier about...
  • The (Alvin) Greene Party

    06/18/2010 4:58:28 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies · 708+ views
    Investors.com ^ | June 18, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily staff
    Politics: The Democratic Senate candidate from South Carolina is not a GOP dirty trick but an appropriate representative of a party detached from reality. An incoherent and off-the-wall empty suit, he is a perfect fit. Late Thursday night, the South Carolina Democratic Party's Executive Committee rejected a protest of the June 8 primary for U.S. Senate, in which Alvin Greene, who has a felony arrest for showing porn to college girls, defeated Vic Rawl, a former state representative and judge. Greene has been declared the party's legitimate nominee, much to the chagrin of MSNBC's Chris Matthews, whose leg no longer...
  • Former Resident Recalls Run-In With Etheridge

    06/18/2010 8:15:57 AM PDT · by Qbert · 15 replies · 816+ views
    The Pilot ^ | 6/17/2010 | John Krahnert III
    A video of Rep. Bob Etheridge physically confronting a college student in Washington brought back unpleasant memories for one former Moore County resident. Brandon Leslie, who moved away seven years ago and is now an attorney in Oxford, Miss., said he had an encounter with the now seven-term Democratic congressman from Lillington almost 14 years ago. In the fall of 1996, when Leslie was a senior at Pinecrest High School, he said he met Etheridge at a Pinecrest football game. Etheridge - then the state superintendent of public instruction - was challenging incumbent Republican David Funderburk for his congressional seat....
  • Etheridge Trails After Video Ambush (NC)

    06/17/2010 2:47:44 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 32 replies · 798+ views
    Political Wire ^ | June 17, 2010
    After Rep. Bob Etheridge (D) was seen in a video confrontation earlier this week, a new Civitas Institute poll shows challenger Renee Ellmers (R) with a slight edge in their race for Congress, 39% to 38%.
  • NRCC seizes on Etheridge video

    06/17/2010 10:45:42 AM PDT · by Qbert · 17 replies · 489+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/16/2010 | Alex Isenstadt
    Seizing on an opening that they hope could put into play what had been a safe seat for Democrats, House GOP campaign officials are in talks with North Carolina Republican Renee Ellmers, two days after video footage of seven-term Rep. Bobby Etheridge (D) roughly handling a questioner became public. The National Republican Congressional Committee is expected to introduce Ellmers into its “Young Guns” program as a ‘Contender’ as early as next week and the committee is already providing Ellmers with strategic advice, according to a GOP source familiar with the talks. Ellmers campaign manager Al Lytton said the campaign had...
  • Iowahawk: Enter the Dragon (Congressman Bob Etheridge!)

    06/16/2010 12:09:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies · 1,045+ views
    Iowahawk | June 16, 2010 | David Burge
    It's the middle of the day on a deserted Washington street. You're on your way to a reelection fund raising brunch. Suddenly a gang of crazed camera-wielding teabaggers jump out from the alley and lunge at you with their razor-sharp switchblade questions!Continued
  • When Is It OK To Give A Congressman A Good Old-Fashioned Beating?

    06/16/2010 10:02:30 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 36 replies · 1,027+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | June 16, 2010 | Matthew Vadum
    If you dare to ask a Democratic congressman if he fully supports president Obama’s radical leftist agenda, you should expect to get roughed up by him, and the whole violent episode to be carefully ignored by our beloved mainstream media. That’s the lesson America learned this week. This was a case of “a couple of students who have the unmitigated gall to ask a congressman a question! ” Glenn Beck remarked sarcastically on his TV show. (transcript here) Frankly, I’m amazed that the young filmmakers who were so violently assaulted by Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.) earlier this week, didn’t sock...
  • Police arrest civil rights leaders after school board takeover (RAT THUG Etheridge's territory)

    06/15/2010 9:41:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 660+ views
    News Observer ^ | 6/15/10 | Thomas Goldsmith and T. Keung Hui
    Police arrest civil rights leaders after school board takeoverBy Thomas Goldsmith and T. Keung Hui - Staff writers RALEIGH -- Police arrested four civil rights protesters, including state NAACP head Rev. William Barber and author Tim Tyson, after they refused to leave tonight's Wake County school board meeting. The arrests started about an hour-and-a-half after the biracial group disrupted the meeting, speaking and singing to empty seats when the board recessed, then taking over the elective body's own seats. In addition to Barber and Tyson, author of the personal civil rights history "Blood Done Sign My Name," police arrested civil...
  • Moneybomb for Renee Ellmers (R)- NC 2nd District for Congress vs Bob Etheridge the Thug

    06/15/2010 9:31:53 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 16 replies · 665+ views
    Renee Ellmers for Congress ^ | June 15, 2010 | steelers6
    Renee Ellmers Renee Ellmers was born in Ironwood in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula; when she was a child her family moved to Madison Heights, near Detroit, where her father took a job in the auto industry. He worked with General Motors until he retired. After graduating from Madison High School, needing to work her way through college, Renee trained as a Medical Assistant. For the next eight years, working full and part-time jobs, she attended Oakland University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. A year later, working as a Surgical Intensive Care Nurse at Beaumont Hospital she met...
  • ACTION ALERT!!! Rally Against Bob Etheridge Tomorrow [Wednesday @ Noon in Raleigh]

    06/15/2010 8:41:29 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 34 replies · 1,327+ views
    Conservative NC ^ | June 15, 2010
    WHO ARE YOU. We are the ones that's going to throw you out of office, that's who we are.As you know Congressman Etheridge was one of the many Congressmen that voted for OBAMACARE and Cap & Trade and has strong ties to SEIU. As you also know he has recently assaulted a student asked him a simple question. http://tinyurl.com/2a6dbagIf you are near Raleigh, please come to this rally tomorrow and demand that Congressman Etheridge resign immediately. Information on Rally: Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location: Congressman Etheridge's Office Street: 333 Fayetteville Street, Suite 505 City/Town: Raleigh,...
  • Congressman Bob Filner Served Court Summons on Assault Charge (Flashback: When Democrats Attack!)

    06/15/2010 4:28:38 PM PDT · by Qbert · 16 replies · 501+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/4/2007 | Fox News
    WASHINGTON —  California Rep. Bob Filner on Monday picked up a court summons to face an assault charge relating to an angry exchange at a Washington, D.C., area airport baggage claim last month. Filner, a Democrat, was charged with assault after he stormed into a baggage claim office Aug. 19 at Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia. A United Airlines baggage employee complained that Filner touched her when he pushed aside her arm to get past her. He also did not leave when asked to do so, an airport spokesperson claimed. Filner was on his way with other lawmakers to Iraq....
  • Is Etheridge In Trouble?

    06/15/2010 6:24:11 AM PDT · by DM1 · 57 replies · 1,507+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/15/10 | Sean Trende
    ...... So how vulnerable does this make Etheridge? We at RealClearPolitics currently have the race rated as Likely Democrat. .... Etheridge is also doing well in the fundraising race. According the the FEC he has over $1 million cash on hand; his opponent, Renee Ellmers, has $5,462. In addition, Ellmers isn't exactly a typical high-quality candidate: She's a nurse and county Chamber of Commerce President. But there are some countervailing pressures on Etheridge. Ellmers will almost certainly improve her fundraising based upon this viral video, and may be able to put together a more competitive race. More to the point,...
  • Luke Russert Spouts Democrat Talking Points on Etheridge Attack – Video

    06/15/2010 6:04:13 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies · 412+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 15, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a clip of MSNBC reporter Luke Russert spouting Democrat talking points on the attack by Democrat Rep. Bob Etheridge against two college students who sought to interview him on a Washington, D.C. street. Instead of focusing on the reprehensible behavior of Etheridge, Russert purely speculates – and even admits he is speculating – that the whole thing was a GOP setup. The fact is, Etheridge was simply asked if he fully supported the Obama agenda. If he did not want to answer the question, he could have walked on by. It was Etheridge who was aggressive in the...
  • Interview with Etheridge's GOP opponent, Renee Ellmers

    06/15/2010 5:23:36 AM PDT · by TruRed · 11 replies · 738+ views
    Election Projection ^ | May 25, 2010 | Scott Elliott
    In the aftermath of Brutus Etheridge's attack on the students in Washington, I thought an interview I had with his opponent would be appropriate to post here. Renee Ellmers is a solid conservative from North Carolina's 2nd District running against Etheridge. Please check out the interview and follow the link at the bottom to contribute to her campaign.
  • Anti-gun congressman attacks student interviewer

    06/15/2010 5:13:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies · 822+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 June, 2010 | David Codrea
    North Carolina democrat Rep. Bob Etheridge has physically attacked a student journalist for asking him a question. A video of the incident shows the congressman walking down a Washington, DC sidewalk approaching the camera. A young man with a microphone greets him, asks him how he's doing, and then asks: Do you fully support the Obama agenda? Watch what happens then for yourself:
  • "Big Government’s” Mike Flynn on "Hannity" about Etheridge Attack on College Interviewers – Video

    06/15/2010 5:02:16 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 636+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 15, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Sean Hannity talking with Big Government’s Mike Flynn last night, about North Carolina Democrat Rep. Bob Etheridge’s attack on two college students who attempted to interview him on a Washington, D.C. street. Mike Flynn was the first to post this story at Big Government yesterday. Flynn said he has communicated with the two students by email, and he indicated they are considering bringing charges against Rep. Etheridge. The reaction of the Left has been telling, Flynn pointed out, as they have come to the defense of Etheridge, and have tried to villify the two young men...
  • David Weigel meets Jonah Goldberg

    06/15/2010 5:01:39 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 2 replies · 304+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/14/2010 | Moneyrunner
    Jonah Goldberg had a great description of a style of liberal journalism where Liberals go into the jungles, like Dian Fossey to describe Conservatives: ...whenever I read liberals reporting about the goings-on of conservatives I always get the nature-documentary vibe. A liberal reporter puts on his or her Dian Fossey hat in order to attempt to write another installment of Conservatives in the Mist. I've followed this particular brand of reporting for years, it's almost a fetish of mine. Most attempts fail. Of these lesser varieties, there's fear ("Troglodytes!"), mockery ("Irrelevant troglodytes!"), condescension ("I had to explain to them they're...
  • The Ed Morrissey Show: Kevin McCullough, Renee Ellmers(bob etheridge's challenger)

    06/14/2010 7:02:05 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 6 replies · 219+ views
    Hotair.com ^ | 06/14/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Bonus minutes: At 4 pm ET, (about the 1 hr mark on the video) we’ll talk with Renee Ellmers, who is running for Congress in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District — against incumbent Democratic Rep. Rob Etheridge, caught on tape assaulting a student film crew on the streets of Washington DC. We’ll talk to her about that and about the issues.
  • NC Congressman Etheridge - Drunk with power? - ALAN KEYES

    06/14/2010 6:21:01 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 41 replies · 1,143+ views
    Loyal to Liberty ^ | June 14, 2010 | Alan Keyes
    Congressman Bob Etheridge is walking along a sidewalk in Washington, DC. As he passes he is greeted by someone who asks “Do you fully support the Obama agenda?” The video posted herewith shows his reaction to the question, and their ensuing exchange. It speaks for itself. What excuse is there fore such conduct from someone who purports to be a representative of the people? The Democrat Party’s name refers to the power of the people. But it’s more apparent every day that, as in the “People’s Republic of China” or the “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”, the mentality that prevails...
  • Chris Matthews’ Spin: Etheridge ‘Was Ambushed By A Group of Unknown Activists’

    06/14/2010 4:23:45 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 44 replies · 914+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse/YouTube ^ | June 14, 2010 | Michael
    (Video) When MSNBC’s Chris Matthews mentions the Etheridge story on his show, he starts off by saying, “Democratic Congressman Bob Etheridge of North Carolina was ambushed by a group of unknown activists last week and didn’t like it much. An edited version of the video first appeared on the website of a former Drudge Report editor.” After showing the video Matthews added, “By the way, no word yet on who those self-proclaimed students working on a project are.”
  • Who TMZ'd Rep. Bob Etheridge?

    06/14/2010 3:42:26 PM PDT · by Mrs.Z · 83 replies · 1,659+ views
    http://voices.washingtonpost.com ^ | 6/14/10 | David Weigel
    ...just by riling up a member of congress, the students have created the first conservative meme of the week."
  • MSNBC on Etheridge Assault: An 'Ambush Interview,' GOP 'Set Up'

    In the 2PM ET hour on MSNBC, anchor Tamron Hall did a news brief on Democratic Congressman Bob Etheridge assaulting two students attempting to ask him a question last week, proclaiming: "...there are some Democrats that are blasting the people allegedly behind this video....some would catagorize that as an ambush interview..."
  • DNC have the guts to put out talking points on Etheridge video - Nefarious GOP plot is blamed

    06/14/2010 12:21:47 PM PDT · by Steve495 · 27 replies · 908+ views
    Radio Vice Online ^ | June 14, 2010 | Steve McGough
    This is totally rich. The Democrats are saying this is all a nefarious Republican plot to sting Rep. Bob Etheridge. It’s not legitimate … gotcha politics … inciting a reaction … partisan hit-job … attack anything Breitbart does. They have e-mailed talking points!
  • Dems defend Etheridge, attack Breitbart

    06/14/2010 12:08:10 PM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 65 replies · 1,957+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/14/10 | Ben Smith
    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...
  • Biased Headline of the Day: Dem Rep. Etheridge “Attacked”

    06/14/2010 11:59:17 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 19 replies · 731+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 14, 2010 | Brian
    Here is the biased headline of the day. North Carolina local TV station WNCN-17 in Raleigh posted an article about Democrat Rep. Bob Etheridge’s attack on two college students attempting to interview him on whether he fully supports Obama’s agenda. Even though it was Etheridge who was aggressive toward the students, hitting their camera and grabbing one of the interviewers by the wrist and by the neck, the headline says it is Etheridge who is being “attacked!” I guess it is clear where their sympathies lie.
  • Video: Dem. Congressman Assaults Student Questioning His Loyalty To ''Obamas Agenda''

    06/14/2010 9:08:21 AM PDT · by csd · 21 replies · 735+ views
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | June 14, 2010 | Nanny State Liberation Front
    Based on a choppy amateur video found on the “StageRightShow’s” YouTube page, it appears Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC) does not like it when anyone questions his “support” for “President Obama’s agenda.” As the video notes, Rep. Etheridge “goes berserk.” (Just in case the ‘defenders of democracy’ at YouTube remove this video, here’s an alternate link for viewing: www.eyeblast.tv/public/checker.aspx?v=XdaGaGqGZu`www.eyeblast.tv/public/checker.aspx?v=XdaGaGqGZu"> LINK While the video is edited to show the “red meat” on the curbside encounter between the interviewer and cameraman, both claiming to be “students,” it is still shocking to witness a Member of Congress physically assault a citizen of the United...
  • Bob "Who are you!" Etheridge's full response

    06/14/2010 10:31:05 AM PDT · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 98 replies · 2,452+ views
    Rep. Web Site ^ | June 14, 2010 | Etheridge Press Release
    Washington, DC, Jun 14 - U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) released the following statement on the viral video which appeared on the internet today: “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.”...
  • Democratic Congressman Bob Etheridge Apologizes For His Reaction in Video (Statement)

    06/14/2010 10:49:39 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 14 replies · 508+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 6/14/10 | HAP
    If he was a Republican, an apology wouldn't be enough, but he's a Democrat, different story...This statement was posted on the Congressman's website today...
  • Etheridge apologizes for confrontation caught on video

    06/14/2010 11:00:57 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 263 replies · 7,587+ views
    The Hill ^ | 06/14/2010 | Christina Wilkie
    Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.) on Monday apologized for behaving aggressively during a confrontation on the street with a young man who claimed to be a student. "I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction and I apologize to all involved," he said in a statement released by his office. A video of the incident, in which Etheridge can be seen swatting at a camera and grabbing the young man by the coat collar, appeared online Monday morning. "Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina," Etheridge said, "I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints...
  • Video: Rep. Etheridge assaults student on street

    Meet Congressman Bob Etheridge, Democrat from North Carolina’s Second CD. Rep. Etheridge doesn’t much like people asking him whether he supports Barack Obama’s agenda, as a student camera crew on the street discovered when asking this elected official about his political positions. Etheridge interrupts his journey to a fundraiser thrown by Nancy Pelosi to assault the young reporter, first by grabbing the hand that holds the microphone and then by horse-collaring him, all the while demanding, “Who are you? I have a right to know who you are.”
  • WaPo: Who TMZ'd Rep. Bob Etheridge? (Rep. "acting strangely")

    06/14/2010 7:59:54 AM PDT · by maggief · 64 replies · 2,024+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 14, 2010 | David Weigel
    EXCERPT No one noticed, though, until today, when Andrew Breitbart's Big Government posted the video -- an edited version posted at another YouTube account -- with a commentary from editor Mike Flynn. So who are the students? I don't know. The National Republican Congressional Committee tells me they didn't send them, and "DCCameraGuy" has yet to respond to my e-mail. But without any name or organizational support, just by riling up a member of Congress, the students have created the first conservative meme of the week. They seem to have learned from organizations such as ThinkProgress that any video of...
  • Etheridge & feeling ambushed

    06/14/2010 9:17:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies · 781+ views
    First Things ^ | 6/14/2010 | Elizabeth Scalia
    There is a right way and a wrong way to handle it, when a stranger comes up to you with a flip camera and asks you a question you don’t want to answer. Democrat Congressman Bod Etheridge demonstrates the wrong way. (video at link) Cameras are ubiquitous to the culture, and elected officials who (at least in theory) “serve” at the pleasure of the citizenry need to deal with that fact. If a citizen steps in the way and asks a question, and the elected official hasn’t the time or the inclination to parley, he can say that; he can...
  • FLASHBACK Rep. Etheridge in 2007: Young People Should “Get Involved”

    06/14/2010 9:21:46 AM PDT · by Leisler · 7 replies · 458+ views
    Breitbart.tv ^ | 2007 | staff
    Click here or link above for Fight'n Bob ( Estrogen) Etheridge telling servile, coat holding lefty metro kid to 'get involved'.
  • Next on ‘When Congressmen Attack’ — Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC)

    06/14/2010 9:48:45 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 47 replies · 1,002+ views
    You know when you go up to your member of Congress and ask if they support the president’s agenda how they almost always take a swipe at you and then put you in a semi headlock? Yeah, Democrat Rep. Bob Etheridge of N. Carolina did that to a student who approached him on the street. Etheridge’s opponent Renee Ellmers’ campaign might get some advertising mileage out of this one (suggested slogan: “I’ll focus my swings on knocking out the debt instead of my constituents”): Getting a little testy, aren’t they? Newsbusters asks: Did Etheridge commit a crime? Well, Etheridge voted...
  • Bob Etheridge Altercation With "Student" Caught on Tape, Goes Viral (Outrage! MSM Attacks Victims)

    06/14/2010 10:14:03 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 169 replies · 3,431+ views
    See BS ^ | Just Now
    Democratic Rep. Bob Ethridge of North Carolina lost his cool on camera in a video that is making the rounds of the conservative blogosphere today. Ethridge was walking down the street when he was approached by a pair of camera-wielding questioners. As one asks if Ethridge "fully supports the Obama agenda," a visibly agitated Ethridge asks, "Who are you?" He repeats the question and appears to slam the camera with his hand. In the edited video, which you can watch above, Ethridge is then shown holding the wrist of one of the questioners and repeatedly asking him to identify himself....
  • Congressman Assaults College Student On Washington Sidewalk

    06/14/2010 10:07:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies · 609+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | June 14, 2010 | annem040359
    This video is making the rounds or has in other words, gone viral all over the internet, plus it was the talk on a number of talk radio shows. This video shows USA House of Representative Bob Etheridge, D/NC, cuffing around the neck, a young man who was simply polite and was asking a simple question of Rep. Etheridge. Rep. Etheridge FORGETS that he and all the USA HOUSE AND SENATE WORK FOR US, WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!
  • When Democrats Attack

    06/14/2010 9:42:03 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 10 replies · 394+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 6/14/10 | Joy Tiz
    Democrats are getting a bit cranky about the public perception of them as somehow connected to Barack Obama. A group of students, clearly hell bent on inciting violence, had the audacity to ask North Carolina Democrat Congressman Bob Etheridge whether he supported the “Obama Agenda”. What else could the poor congressman do when confronted with that kind of hate speech? Of course he assaulted the impertinent student. Etheridge blocked the camera away, grabbed the kid by the collar and demanded to know who he was. It’s about time Democrats learned to stand up for themselves when being accused of anything...
  • N.C. Rep. Bob Etheridge Assaults Student – Caught On Video

    06/14/2010 7:23:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies · 1,816+ views
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | June 14, 2010 | Steve McGough
    If you approach a congressman in Washington D.C. and try to ask them what seems to be a pretty simple question and he goes nuts, grabbing at you and demanding to know who you are … don’t answer him. Why not answer? This guy is showing aggressive behavior and has enough power -- since we gave it to them -- to make your life miserable for years to come. I don’t blame the guy for not answering. Without further comment, I give you Rep. Bob “Who are You” Etheridge (D-N.C.).
  • (NC) Dem Congressman Goes Nuts When Asked if He Supports the “Obama Agenda”; Attacks Students– Video

    06/14/2010 4:33:42 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 581 replies · 17,283+ views
    Here is shocking video of North Carolina Democrat Rep. Bob Etheridge being asked by some students on a public sidewalk in Washington, D.C. if he supports the “Obama Agenda.” Once he realized the students were asking him that question, he went bonkers. Etheridge hit their camera and then grabbed one of the students by the arm as he repeated over and over “Who are you, Who are you? Tell me who you are?” The students identified themselves as such, but Etheridge persisted. At one point he then grabbed the student whose arm he had been holding onto and pulled himself...