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Why is this jackass not charged assault, ethics violations, and why isn’t Pelosi dragging him to the well of the house.

June 27, 2010
Andrew  Marcus

Do You Fully Support Assault? The Bob Etheridge Story

by Andrew Marcus

Democrat Representative Bob Etheridge was recently asked if he fully supports the Obama agenda, provoking an angry and violent response from the Congressman.

We had no idea that this was such a provocative question – and we wanted to find out why it’s such a dangerous line of inquiry.  So at great risk to our own personal safety, we took our cameras to the underground walkways of Chicago, the epicenter of Obamamania, to see if the question was just as dangerous to ask here as it is in D.C.  What we discovered will shock you.  Viewer discretion is advised.

Publius

Pattern: Recollections of Another Etheridge Assault

by Publius

From The Pilot:

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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.”

Leslie said he was angrier about Etheridge’s attitude and “patronizing” tone than the physical contact.

“It wasn’t to hurt me, it wasn’t to harm me,” he says. “It was that he was irritated and wanted to get my attention.”

Leslie said the incident caused somewhat of a firestorm at the time, and he was contacted by a few newspapers, but no stories ever appeared.

Continue reading here. In 1996, newspapers could get away with ignoring a story like this. Today, not so much.

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