Tuesday, June 15, 2010

He's Sorry. Now!

Left-winger Glenn Greenwald has the best post yet on the video of N.C. Congressman Bob Etheridge grabbing hold of a young man who dared to video him while asking the congressman whether he supported the Obama agenda.

Wrote Greenwald:
(I)magine what would have happened to those students if this situation had been reversed, and it was they who had physically assaulted Rep. Etheridge, rather than the other way around. How quickly would they have been arrested and prosecuted?

The application of our laws isn't supposed to depend upon who is perpetrating the crime and who the victim is. Obviously, there are few principles, if there are any, more discarded than that one in Washington, but it would be nice to see its being applied in this instance by having this Congressman, obviously inebriated with an extreme sense of entitlement, arrested and charged.
I, for one, think charging someone with a assault for grabbing someone in this manner, is excessive and I wouldn't sign such a complaint if it happened to me. But Greenwald's point is very well taken. If the shoe had been on the other foot, the kid would be facing charges this minute.


Blogger Reaganite Republican said...

It’s Obama who set the tone… HE is the one with “get in their face”, “hit back twice as hard”, and gonna “kick ass” while Salazar puts his “boot on their throat”. What the hell is this, the Third Reich?

Now this arrogant clown Etheridge thinks it OK to get violent with an innocent reporter asking a question… and in the most polite fashion imaginable- who cares what his motivations were or weren’t.

What a horrible example Team Obama and allied union thugs have set for their minions.. who now feel free to lash out like punks at any who dare question them.

Anybody who still considers Obama some sort of unifier ought to have their head examined- rather, the damage he's doing to this society is immense

June 15, 2010 at 6:09 PM 

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