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Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

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Congressman Assaults Student Asking if he supported the Obama Administration Agenda

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v60oNUoHBYM&feature=player_embedded

I guess questions are not allowed of our representatives.
Eerie SOB continually asking "who are you"?
It makes you think he'd have some hatchetmen visit the kid.

I say this guy's career is over.
Good too.

Don't know about anyone else, but I wanted to reach into the screen, grab the representative by the scruff of the neck and put my fist through his face.

Then contrast it to this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52EFsrW5D6E&feature=related

"He says get involved in civic... something that's happening in your community..."

These kids did and asked a simple question... and well... Boom goes the dynamite!

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Re: Congressman Assaults Student Asking if he supported the Obama Administration Agen

I don't see the story.
 

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Re: Congressman Assaults Student Asking if he supported the Obama Administration Agen

Yep, the guy is a creep. He should have kept walking. He didn't need to put his hands on that boy.
 

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Re: Congressman Assaults Student Asking if he supported the Obama Administration Agen

It amazes me how those in office forget that they are the employees of the people. I am pretty sure that if employees in any businesses were to put their hands on their boss they would be fired.
 

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Re: Congressman Assaults Student Asking if he supported the Obama Administration Agen

What an idiot.
 

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Re: Congressman Assaults Student Asking if he supported the Obama Administration Agen

This was an assault on the college kid.

But hey who cares, it is just another politician and they frequently get away with breaking almost every law in the Country.
 

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Re: Congressman Assaults Student Asking if he supported the Obama Administration Agen

Ahh paparazzi journalism.
 

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Etheridge's reaction is to demand to know who the photographers are. He then gets physical. He grabs the camera from one man and then takes him by the wrist. In the video, the photographer's faces are blurred and their identities aren't given. They never identify themselves to the congressman other than to say they're students working on a project.

When they continue to refuse to identify themselves, Etheridge grabs one around the neck and then the shoulders refusing to let him go. The man eventually slips Etheridge's grasp and the video ends.

The video is titled with the headline "Congressman Goes Beserk" and it was picked up by the Drudge Report website with the title: "SHOCK VIDEO: Congressman Assaults Student on Washington Sidewalk..."

ABC11 has left messages with Etheridge's office to get his side of the story about what happened. We're waiting to hear back.
Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation | abc11.com


Dude needs to be charged with assault.
 

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He'll probably only face the Congress itself, since they have the power to discipline their own.
 

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Re: Congressman Assaults Student Asking if he supported the Obama Administration Agen

Ahh paparazzi journalism.
They asked a simple and legitimate question.
He is an elected representative. He could have smiled, waved and kept walking. He could have pulled Sestak and answered honestly. He could have laughed and said, "boys... nice suits, you look like you want to work in government one day." He could have winked and said, "Man, FOXNEWS is hiring really young reporters these days."

Is it now forbidden to ask representatives questions, and record them for the record?
When they're spending billions like it's spare change, I think it's a fair question. Do you support the Obama Administration and their agenda? Many Americans want to know.

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Re: Congressman Assaults Student Asking if he supported the Obama Administration Agen

They asked a simple and legitimate question.

doesn't mean it is not paparazzi journalism


He is an elected representative. He could have smiled, waved and kept walking. He could have pulled Sestak and answered honestly. He could have laughed and said, "boys... nice suits, you look like you want to work in government one day."

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Yep he could have and probably should have done something like that.
 

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It's certainly a pretty devastating blow to his career, along with other Democrats.

I agree he should be charged with assault. I also agree that he should lose his seat immediately. He doesn't have the judgment or mental ability to be making decisions for our nation. Sadly, he's probably not the only one. We just don't always get the chance to do something about them.
 

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I'd be pissed too if someone accused me of supporting the Obama agenda.

Kidding aside, who does this guy think he is? He believes he has the "right" to know the student's name, school, etc.?

He could have just looked it up on a government database. :lamo:
 

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Re: Congressman Assaults Student Asking if he supported the Obama Administration Agen

doesn't mean it is not paparazzi journalism

CNN endorses and encourages it big time. I-Report.
At least they did... up to today. :)

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Pretty blatant arrogance/abuse material there in the video. Will be curious to see if Jon Stewart elects to go after this one....?? ;)



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Re: Congressman Assaults Student Asking if he supported the Obama Administration Agen

The kids should have jumped him. Clear self defense.


What an asshole. :lamo
 

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Kidding aside, who does this guy think he is? He believes he has the "right" to know the student's name, school, etc.?

Um... Yeah. Duh? Who the hell are the tools bothering the congressman? Do they live in his district?

And what kind of stupid ****ing question is that? "Supporting the Obama agenda." Friggin' idiots. Go back to school and learning something.

The story by Breitbart.com contributor Mike Flynn

Just another far-rightie partisan hit hack job sack of **** story...

Bottom line: You want to see the congressman, make a ****ing appointment, assholes.
 

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Um... Yeah. Duh? Who the hell are the tools bothering the congressman? Do they live in his district?

And what kind of stupid ****ing question is that? "Supporting the Obama agenda." Friggin' idiots. Go back to school and learning something.



Just another far-rightie partisan hit hack job sack of **** story...

Bottom line: You want to see the congressman, make a ****ing appointment, assholes.




so you support assault if its a guy on your side. Good to know?
 

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Um... Yeah. Duh? Who the hell are the tools bothering the congressman? Do they live in his district?

And what kind of stupid ****ing question is that? "Supporting the Obama agenda." Friggin' idiots. Go back to school and learning something.



Just another far-rightie partisan hit hack job sack of **** story...

Bottom line: You want to see the congressman, make a ****ing appointment, assholes.

Hahaha, you would know. :lol:
 

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Um... Yeah. Duh? Who the hell are the tools bothering the congressman? Do they live in his district?

And what kind of stupid ****ing question is that? "Supporting the Obama agenda." Friggin' idiots. Go back to school and learning something.



Just another far-rightie partisan hit hack job sack of **** story...

Bottom line: You want to see the congressman, make a ****ing appointment, assholes.


(Guessing/hoping this was a sarcastic post you were making.....)





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Etheridge reacted poorly. I think there is no real question there. I do to an extent feel for him. Just because you are a public official does not mean people should be able to try and get an on camera interview any time they want. The kid was being a dick. That does not excuse Etheridge's behavior, but he was not the only one whose behavior was inappropriate.
 
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