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Congressman Bob Etheridge (D-NC) assaults student on D.C. sidewalk

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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 11:31 AM
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I think the Congressman was actually massaging the kid's neck and it just looked bad is all.


Peace


[edit on 14-6-2010 by Dr Love]




posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 11:42 AM
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Yeah, he was trying to be nice to the kid. A little rub and hug and friendly show of united Americans working together. He didn't want to show the kid that he is above him. Never that. Not that he is the kids representative and supposed servant. Nope, but he was simply showing how much he cares.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 11:53 AM
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Un flippin believable! That guy goes over the deep end and physically assaults an obviously young person (who identified himself as a student working on a project) over a simple question!

As a potential voter who has the right to question his Congressman's stance this boy will NEVER vote for him! The Congressman has stepped over the line and I'm glad this hit you tube! I hope assault charges were filed!



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 11:57 AM
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Funny how they trick you that voting is real and let guys like this change your ficticious laws.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:00 PM
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Seems like Congress is under a lot of stress and odd behaviour.

Do you think anything is happening to each induvidual in the congress?

I sure do.

Any sane minded person would not do that to anyone just to find out who they are.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:06 PM
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That was pretty strange.
But so is shoving cameras in a politician's face on the street without identifying press credentials...

There is a right way and a wrong way to get a politician's stance on events.
Ambushing someone on the street asking extremely broad questions is the wrong way.

I agree that the Congressman shouldn't have gotten physical with the guy, but if grabbing a wiseguy by the scruff of his neck is "assault" in our society, we need to fire the nanny. If this were a century ago, the congressman would have probably caned him.


It's pretty clear though the "student" was goading the Congressman.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by nasdack24k
That was pretty strange.
But so is shoving cameras in a politician's face on the street without identifying press credentials...

There is a right way and a wrong way to get a politician's stance on events.
Ambushing someone on the street asking extremely broad questions is the wrong way.

I agree that the Congressman shouldn't have gotten physical with the guy, but if grabbing a wiseguy by the scruff of his neck is "assault" in our society, we need to fire the nanny. If this were a century ago, the congressman would have probably caned him.


It's pretty clear though the "student" was goading the Congressman.


Goading the Congressman? By asking him if he supported an agenda? Thats a severe stretch.

If I came up to you and asked you the same question, yes it may appear sort of random and strange to you, but I hope you wouldn't put your hands on me.

Another point here is that he is employed by the people. We as his employers should be allowed to ask him anything relating to his profession.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:13 PM
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Ambush shmambush.

The politico is unhinged and is breaking under the stress of events. If it is too hot in the kitchen for the Representative, then he should get out and resign by sunset (but then he would lose out on his 'super-cool' ticket the the underground cities where he can wait out the Ragnarok transpiring on the surface of the Earth.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:14 PM
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One should really use the search function prior to starting threads.
Usually if you think you are first to post it at ATS...you're not.
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[edit on 14-6-2010 by Just Wondering]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:19 PM
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Looked a bit like some homo sexual dominance over the boy, very disturbing not at all like a democratic politician meeting a potential constituent a very criminal air to this guy.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:22 PM
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reply to post by Big Trouble in Little Chi
 


Don't get me wrong. I agree that he should have kept his hands off and overall, his behavior was very hostile. And I agree that people have the right to ask anything they want about his job performance..


But there are things we don't know. Like where was the congressman walking from? What was his last conversation like? Also, the tape is cut in a few spots to add text screens. What may have been cut out?
Nobody who wants an answer starts with "Hi, Congressman. Do you support the Obama agenda?"

That's a question designed to get a reaction, not an answer.


This is how you get an answer.
"Hi Congressman, I'm _____, from ________ University. I'm doing a project on __________. I wanted to get your position on ___________."


He was goading the Congressman. You know it. I know it.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by nasdack24k
reply to post by Big Trouble in Little Chi
 


Don't get me wrong. I agree that he should have kept his hands off and overall, his behavior was very hostile. And I agree that people have the right to ask anything they want about his job performance..


But there are things we don't know. Like where was the congressman walking from? What was his last conversation like? Also, the tape is cut in a few spots to add text screens. What may have been cut out?
Nobody who wants an answer starts with "Hi, Congressman. Do you support the Obama agenda?"

That's a question designed to get a reaction, not an answer.


This is how you get an answer.
"Hi Congressman, I'm _____, from ________ University. I'm doing a project on __________. I wanted to get your position on ___________."


He was goading the Congressman. You know it. I know it.


I disagree completely. It was not "goading" at all. It was a direct question. As an American citizen, on an American street in our Nation's capitol, I have the right to ask ANY CongrASSman any question I want. You know why?? Cause he is supposed to be working FOR ME. I AM his freakin boss.

Could the person have been more polite in asking his questions? Yes I think so, but why the hell should he? Our Government cares more about Corporate interest than the interest of the people. In the words of the President of the USA.. it's time to argue and it is time to get in their faces. People shouldn't be scared of these retards that we elected to do a job that they clearly refuse to do.

This CongrASSman had the nerve to say he "has the right to know who he (the student) is"? I have the right to know where all that bailout money that I paid, that my kids paid, and that my grandkids and great grandkids are going to pay went, but I don't see anyone giving me any freakin answers! Screw him!!! What he has the right to do is get his ass kicked if he ever placed his hands on me like that.

And what does it matter where he was coming from? We are supposed to care if he had a tough day? Please!!! I work 40+ hours a week, sweating my nuts off, able to pay my bills but I sure cant save up and get ahead. I am taxed to death, im going to be forced to buy healthcare I do not need nor want, my muscles ache, my body is tired. When do I get my break?? When will the Feds ask me about my day? When will they care if I'm having a tough week or a tough month? We both know they don't care, yet you want me to care if this asshat had a tough meeting that he gets paid 6, 7 figures a year to attend?

People like you make excuse after excuse after excuse for these people... so let me ask you. When is your line crossed?



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:50 PM
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Originally posted by MrWendal


As an American citizen, on an American street in our Nation's capitol, I have the right to ask ANY CongrASSman any question I want. You know why?? Cause he is supposed to be working FOR ME. I AM his freakin boss.


Actually, you're only his boss if he represents you. For example, it wouldn't make much sense for me as an Oregonian to ask this congressman any questions about anything. He doesn't represent me. I don't live in his district. A relevant question that nobody's asking then is, is this "student" one of Etheridge's constituents?



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 12:54 PM
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Originally posted by MrWendal

People like you make excuse after excuse after excuse for these people... so let me ask you. When is your line crossed?


LMFAO @ people like me.
Look at my avatar and my post history then talk about how much i defend these scumbags.

Like I said. Both parties in this scenario were out of line.
I'm not making excuses for anybody, just pointing out that this so-called student is just as much of a douche.

edit: spelling

[edit on 6/14/2010 by nasdack24k]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 01:01 PM
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reply to post by nasdack24k
 


You may want to check this out regarding the definition of assault under North Carolina laws:

www.articlesbase.com...


[edit on 14-6-2010 by manta78]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 01:03 PM
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Originally posted by nasdack24k

Originally posted by MrWendal


As an American citizen, on an American street in our Nation's capitol, I have the right to ask ANY CongrASSman any question I want. You know why?? Cause he is supposed to be working FOR ME. I AM his freakin boss.


Actually, you're only his boss if he represents you. For example, it wouldn't make much sense for me as an Oregonian to ask this congressman any questions about anything. He doesn't represent me. I don't live in his district. A relevant question that nobody's asking then is, is this "student" one of Etheridge's constituents?


You make a very good point. Now let me ask you this.... are the special interest groups who are lining his pockets and funding his campaigns his Constituents?



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 01:13 PM
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Originally posted by nasdack24k

Originally posted by MrWendal

People like you make excuse after excuse after excuse for these people... so let me ask you. When is your line crossed?


LMFAO @ people like me.
Look at my avatar and my post history then talk about how much i defend these scumbags.

Like I said. Both parties in this scenario were out of line.
I'm not making excuses for anybody, just pointing out that this so-called student is just as much of a douche.

edit: spelling

[edit on 6/14/2010 by nasdack24k]


Maybe it was unfair of me to say, "people like you". For that I apologize. I am just sick and tired of people making excuses for these crooks. I do not think BOTH parties are out of line. Asking questions is not out of line. Assaulting someone who ask you something you do not like IS out of line. I just recently asked you when is you line crossed? Now if you were to assault me for asking that question, are both parties wrong? NO!! You are for breaking the law and assaulting me.

We make excuses for everything in the country. We got people in this country illegally, but we rather argue about who is a racist and who is not rather than discuss the fact that they are breaking THE LAW. Here we have a CongrASSman assaulting someone for asking him a question.. asking the question was not illegal, but the assault is! Yet we would rather discuss if the one who asked him a question is wrong?



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 02:14 PM
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Somebody needs to put that guy in a straight jacket! There's so many mentally disturbed people in the US government right now it's just unreal...



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 04:36 PM
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Originally posted by manta78
reply to post by nasdack24k
 


You may want to check this out regarding the definition of assault under North Carolina laws:

www.articlesbase.com...


[edit on 14-6-2010 by manta78]


This happened in Washington D.C.

Also, the Mods should close this thread as it was the THIRD thread to be created on this topic. OH WAIT, it was created my a MOD. Mods threads don't get closed for the same offenses that they shut other people's threads down for.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 09:51 AM
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I think it's about time that all of washington D.C. gets this as a message:





After all is said & done, all government offices belong to We the People.
Thomas Jefferson:

When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.




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