Update 2: Democrats have decided to leap to the defense of their own by attacking the messenger of the video, in this case Breitbart. Politico is reporting that the Democrats have released “key talking points” in an effort to discredit the video and somehow shed an acceptable light on the thuggishness of one of their own Congressmen. The Talking Points include points such as:
“There are points that you can’t see in the video… “
“What was the motivation?..”
“This is clearly the work of the Republican Party and the ‘interviewer’ is clearly a low level staffer or intern. That’s what explains blurring the face of the “interviewer” and refusing to identify the entity this was done for…”
“Push hard w/ blogs the lack of credibility inherent to anything Breitbart does/posts, given its role in the debunked ACORN videos” (debunked? Hardly!)
I’m surprised that the Democrats would choose this situation as one worthy of defense! I think it’s pretty clear to almost everybody that no amount of spin can possibly make this look better and attaching themselves to the controversy is only going to get them dirty as well.
A Republican would have been ruined in this instance. But a Democrat obviously becomes a hero to their party. I grew up hearing that liberalism is a mental disorder and I think this proves it.
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.”
I guess he just saw his political life flash before his eyes! By the way, from what I can tell, he has a very good Conservative candidate running hard for his position and I’m sure right about now she is feeling like her birthday came early! You can find out more about Renee Ellmer here.
How do these people make it to Washington? Or perhaps they are beginning to feel the consequential heat of their decisions? Democrat Congressman from North Carolina, Bob Etheridge, is walking past a student asking him a legitimate question, “Do you fully support the Obama agenda?” The Congressman, very aggressively grabs the young man and demands, “Who are you? Who are you?” The student repeatedly asks to be released and the Congressman continues to tussle with him, refusing to let go. And it’s done in such a way that one must wonder if he’s at full mental capacity.
It is doubtful that while this kind of behavior is definitely newsworthy, especially to the residents of North Carolina, this probably won’t get run on the mainstream media. It’s my opinion that this Congressman should have his next interview from a DC jail cell and the young man who was assaulted should be praised for showing such restraint.