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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    I would like to hear from the posters that have a problem with the question the kids asked, about the "Obama Agenda" if they had a problem with Sarah Palin being asked in an interview about the "Bush Agenda"

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Just an observation. I don't think the Congressman reacted that way because of the content of the question.

    It looked to me that he would have had that reaction with any question.

    I am not even sure he heard the question.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Breitbart.tv

    YouTube - Congressman Assaults Student on Washington Sidewalk

    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:
    YouTube - "Civic Engagement": Congressman Bob Etheridge

    "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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    You don't ask questions of the LORDS of parliament... they are like royalty for as long as they are in power and peasants aren't allowed to approach royalty. Weren't they saying on the news that it was the kids that attacked Etheridge?

    Regardless... he didn't even really give them time to finish asking the question. They didn't block his path or anything, so IMO Etheridge was fully in the wrong.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Breitbart.tv

    YouTube - Congressman Assaults Student on Washington Sidewalk

    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:
    YouTube - "Civic Engagement": Congressman Bob Etheridge

    "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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    We need to remind these asshats that the people are in charge, we are the bosses and if we ask them a question they best answer the question. Perhaps the people should start throwing these people down the steps of Congress by their boot straps.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I would like to hear from the posters that have a problem with the question the kids asked, about the "Obama Agenda" if they had a problem with Sarah Palin being asked in an interview about the "Bush Agenda"
    Too bad that's not what the question was...

    Get your facts straight Mason66.

    Bush 'Doctrine' -

    The Bush Doctrine is a phrase used to describe various related foreign policy principles of former United States president George W. Bush. The phrase was first used by Charles Krauthammer in June 2001 [1] to describe the Bush Administration's unilateral withdrawals from the ABM treaty and the Kyoto Protocol. The phrase initially described the policy that the United States had the right to secure itself against countries that harbor or give aid to terrorist groups, which was used to justify the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan.[2]

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Too bad that's not what the question was...

    Get your facts straight Mason66.

    Bush 'Doctrine' -
    Doctrine or Agenda. what's the difference.

    The point is the question did not cause his reaction, it was just the fact that the kids were tehre and asked him anything.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    We need to remind these asshats that the people are in charge, we are the bosses and if we ask them a question they best answer the question. Perhaps the people should start throwing these people down the steps of Congress by their boot straps.
    You ever see a president just wave off the questions from reporters while he is walking across the White House grounds?
    Ever hear the phrase " I am just going to take one more question"?

    Again this was a gotcha prank that got its desired results. I thought everybody was happy.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    The "Obama Agenda" is a stupid little teabrain talking point.

    So asking if a demo congressman supports the current Presidents policies, and goals is now an uncomfortable "talking point"? Why aren't we allowed to know how the Congressman lines up on the issues of the day?


    It's code for anything Glenn Beck says is wrong with the country.

    Boy, Beck really, really gets under you liberals skin doesn't he? He must be spot on to illicit such hatred from you.


    It's 'Us vs. Them 'teabagger mentality--people who are too stupid or lazy to actually dissect a policy into pro/con points, people so stupid they need their opinions handed to them in neat little bumper sticker talking points, people so completely and pathetically brain dead they think Fox is fair and balanced...

    Clearly by this statement alone you have a serious problem with people that disagree with your perception of things. And to that end you display a near violent intolerance of opposing viewpoints.


    Etheridge should have said: "What the hell does that even mean? Call my office when you have a serious question."

    The Congressman had every opportunity to just keep walking, instead he chose to assault the young man. That is a crime.


    Bull****. Go read up on how this country works. Etheridge works for his district. He's a REPRESENTATIVE. Go look that word up.
    Ofcourse a congressman is a representative of his or her local constituency, just as when home, he or she serves as a representative of the larger body to that constituency. Lee Hamilton said this:

    "A congressman must perform the ceremonial function, serving the dual role of "ambassador" from the nation's capital and local dignitary...."

    The Job of a Congressman
    to that end, you think he served his district well with is half drunken assault on two students that asked a question he didn't like? Did he represent the district in a good light?

    Is that how you, or other liberals in general would like to come off to the public? As intolerant douche bags that physically attack people with questions that you don't wish to answer, or like?

    These little cowards wouldn't even identify where they were from, so how do we know they even live in his district??
    You seem to have quite a little totalitarian thing going on here? Threats, name calling, bullying tactics? Very becoming.....


    Just like the thread about the kids wearing the American flag t-shirts to school, the far-righties are trying to ignore the simple fact: They were being DICKS. Trying to get a reaction. Not illegal. Not really immoral. Just dickish. And when you ding-dong ditch the Munsters, you may run into Herman...

    Yes, God forbid that anyone show any pride what so ever in this country. But the larger question that you seem to be completely dodging, and instead inserting your own brand of what you think is intimidation is, Do you or do you not find it acceptable to assault those who disagree with you and possibly ask an embarrassing question?


    It seems like the story didn't have legs beyond the internet. I'm glad Etheridge is not catching too much flack over this.

    Oh it has legs. Just because Etheridge is being protected by his own in congress, working feverishly to sweep this away doesn't mean that there aren't some who are still looking into this.

    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. At the time, Moore County was part of the 2nd District, which Etheridge now represents.
    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.”

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    so this is a pattern for the liberal congress slime. I still think charges should be filed.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    You ever see a president just wave off the questions from reporters while he is walking across the White House grounds?
    Ever hear the phrase " I am just going to take one more question"?

    Again this was a gotcha prank that got its desired results. I thought everybody was happy.
    Your right but the President doesn't assault those who attempt to ask the question, besides this was just a congressman the direct representative of the people. Whatever the motive is of the questioner is does not give the green light to be assaulted. Now in regards to the president, if the media and that is all of them where persistent in the request to have questions answered the president would probably accommodate them.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Doctrine or Agenda. what's the difference.


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