If Representative Bob Etheridge were a dentist, he’d be drilling into Dustin Hoffman’s teeth while repeatedly asking, “Is it safe?”
But he’s a liberal politician, so he’s just grabbing kids in a manner that clearly crosses the line to criminal assault and yelling “Tell me who you are!” over and over again.
As I’ll show at the end of the article, a different potential title for this write-up could have been, “So It IS Okay To Demand Someone’s Identity After All?”
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 up beside himself with his arm wrapped around the student. The student repeatedly asked the Congressman to “let go of my arm.”
There is no scenario under which this kind of behavior is acceptable. Etheridge represents the 2nd District in North Carolina, and faces a tough re-election battle. This video ought to seal his defeat. It’s time for voters to say to Etheridge, “Who are you” to treat people like this?
Mike Flynn at Big Government has more.
I mean, my goodness; and I thought I was embarrassed and paranoid about the Obama agenda.
This is one of the ways that you fans keeping score at home can know that the Obama agenda has been a complete and abject failure: Democrats are going flat out psychopath when asked about said complete and abjectly failed agenda.
A dramatic re-enactment of Democrat Bob Etheredge immediately after being asked if he supports the Obama agenda:
In his apology, Bob Etheredge pointed out how completely wonderful he’d always been, saying, “Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina. I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints with respect.”
And I hardly ever grab kids who had merely asked me a perfectly legitimate question while screaming at them.
Etheredge said he’d had a bad day, which I’m sure was also a perfectly good excuse for Jack Torrance in The Shining.
Neither man is psychologically competent to hold national elected office, mind you.
Remember how the media tore into and destroyed George Allen for using a word that could have damn well meant just about anything to refer to a different college student? Apparently, according to the mainstream media, it’s okay to criminally assault students, just as long as you don’t use a nonsense word like “macaca.” Wrongfully imprisoning and criminally assaulting a kid is fine, if you’re a Democrat; using a phrase that had every single mainstream media reporter in the country desperately searching through obscure etymologies to find a racist definition is an offense that demands resignation, if you’re a Republican.
If Bob Etheredge isn’t hounded out of office in national disgrace, led by the Washington Post, you can rest assured that Joseph Goebbels is alive and well in the American media.
But thus far, the mainstream media is offering the story that these kids might have had a motive for asking their perfectly innocent question. Because, in mainstream media land, the politician’s right to demand an answer while committing criminal assault clearly trumps the kids’ right to ask an innocent question on a public sidewalk.
Another interesting angle: Democrats have gone almost as completely unhinged as, well, Bob Etheredge, over the Arizona law, in which police officers can ask potential illegal immigrants about their status if they apprehend them for being involved in a different illegal action. That, of course, is wrong. How DARE those pig cops question those poor, innocent people. But some whackjob Democrat congressman who grabs kids on a public sidewalk and repeatedly demands an answer about their identity? That’s different. Because we’re Democrats, and over-the-top abject hypocrisy is our way of life.