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Police investigate attack on Obama campaign worker

There are 95 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 20, 2008, titled Police investigate attack on Obama campaign worker. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Police in Caledonia say they're investigating a weekend attack on a Barack Obama campaign worker.

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Mike

Southington, CT

#92 Oct 20, 2008
RGG wrote:
You democrats are fantastic. You preach equality and the destruction of stereotypes and then spend your time here lumping all republicans into one group based on the actions of an idiot. Your multiple posts and name-calling say more about the democrat party than this one idiot says about republicans or any of his other associations for that matter.
This mob of republican posters is easily lumped into a stereotype. Beating on women.. Real conservative. You are what the RNC calls a low information voter. That is code for stupid. The RNC's words there, not mine.

“We're all connected”

Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#93 Oct 20, 2008
ZenBirdist wrote:
Redbird: I second that!!!
Libretard: You're making a pretty sweeping generalization about Democrats waiting for handouts. My husband works hard, makes six figures, we live modestly, and we give a boatload to charities that we believe in. Many of our respected colleagues are also voting Democrat this year. They will also turn around and donate their hard-earned dollars and precious time to benefit "the little guys". I take umbrage at your stereotyping people who vote Democrat as some type of bottom-feeding pariahs.
Perhaps someday when you've grown old, infirm, unlucky, or displaced by circumstance, perhaps then you will look to those "handouts" with gratitude rather than with disdain.
Zen
I hesitate to think that Libretard cares for anything except his/her own selfish needs. The nickname gives it away. I very much appreciate your perspective, wisdom, and willingness to give people another chance.

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#94 Oct 20, 2008
Not a LIBRETARD wrote:
I would not assault anyone for knocking on my door. Now if I told them to beat it and they persisted I may feed them to my dogs regardless of what they are selling. In this case the Obama Mama was asked to leave and she chose not only to stay but she confronted this guy.
My guess it is just another libretard that was looking for some press, as always.
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Your actions would end up getting you charged with assault and your dogs being euthanized there, Sparky. The mature thing to do would be to close your door on the person and call the police if s/he refused to leave your property. But if you're looking for some press, by all means, sic your dogs people.
Rad Rethuglican

United States

#95 Oct 20, 2008
Graycrab wrote:
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Oh, but he has many times. This from Factcheck.org :
"Recently FactCheck representatives got a chance to spend some time with the birth certificate, and we can attest to the fact that it is real and three-dimensional and resides at the Obama headquarters in Chicago. We can assure readers that the certificate does bear a raised seal, and that it's stamped on the back by Hawaii state registrar Alvin T. Onaka (who uses a signature stamp rather than signing individual birth certificates). We even brought home a few photographs.
You can see the certificate yourself with the raised seal at
http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_...
Good job, a better synopsis than mine. Another lunatic fringe conspiracy theory debunked by the FACTS.
Rad Rethuglican

United States

#97 Oct 20, 2008
Not a LIBRETARD wrote:
I only care about myself because that is how I am supported. I never took 1 cent in loans or handouts from or Gov. No student loans, no welfare, no healthcare, nothing at all. All I have done is pay into a system that I do not and will not draw on. Not only that but I did 4 years fighting on for this country.
ZenBirdist I am glad you want to be charitable with your money I am too. In my home the first 20% in the door goes to charity. What I am disgusted by is when charity is forced on me via the spread it around idea. If you want to give all your money away feel free to do so no one is stopping you.
As for the dogs, obviously I am not going to sic my dogs on anyone because you are right the nanny state would flip and that would not be a permeant solution to the issue at hand.
If you're NOTALIBERTARD, just what kind of "tard" are you?
Happy

Avon, MN

#99 Oct 20, 2008
Hmmm, seems there are plenty of Dems who don't mind attacking the opposition (litterally)

(Sunday, October 19 - Filed by Mark Williams in Raton, New Mexico with the Stop Obama Tour) We learned at this morning’s Stop Obama Rally here that the McCain/Palin Straight Talk Express came through town yesterday. It arrived with a window shattered by a .22 caliber weapon. It had also been hit by an unknown number of paint balls from a paint ball gun or guns. There were reportedly no injuries and neither candidate was on board.

http://www.sacunion.com/mark/...
Debbie

Saint Paul, MN

#100 Oct 20, 2008
We Have Cops for a Reason wrote:
He asked her to leave his property. She refused. Call the police -- don't yank her hair like a neanderthal.
She gets a citation for trespassing (maybe, because it will be hard to prove he asked her to leave). He gets jail time for assault.
The political context is irrelevant to this case.
I find it hardly unlikely that she would stay and have a heated conversation with this man. Have any of you ever done canvassing? If you have, you know the rules. No one would put themselves in danger by attempting to argue their cause. We are trained to ask our polling questions if permitted, if not we leave. We are fully aware of the dangerous and no one wants to put themselves in the position of being injured by an angry homeowner. There are plenty of nuts out there, we leave as quickly as our legs will carry us.
Monk

Manitowoc, WI

#102 Oct 20, 2008
ZenBirdist wrote:
Redbird: I second that!!!
Libretard: You're making a pretty sweeping generalization about Democrats waiting for handouts. My husband works hard, makes six figures, we live modestly, and we give a boatload to charities that we believe in. Many of our respected colleagues are also voting Democrat this year. They will also turn around and donate their hard-earned dollars and precious time to benefit "the little guys". I take umbrage at your stereotyping people who vote Democrat as some type of bottom-feeding pariahs.
Perhaps someday when you've grown old, infirm, unlucky, or displaced by circumstance, perhaps then you will look to those "handouts" with gratitude rather than with disdain.
Zen
My wife donated scads of money until I retired. That slowed her down some, but didn't stop all donations. She's also a Democrat- maybe that explains it.

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#103 Oct 20, 2008
Monk wrote:
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My wife donated scads of money until I retired. That slowed her down some, but didn't stop all donations. She's also a Democrat- maybe that explains it.
Mr. Birdist, is that you? LOL
RGG

Burnsville, MN

#104 Oct 20, 2008
Mike wrote:
<quoted text>This mob of republican posters is easily lumped into a stereotype. Beating on women.. Real conservative. You are what the RNC calls a low information voter. That is code for stupid. The RNC's words there, not mine.
Nice leap. I never said what he did was right. What I meant was you are no better than he is. You are what people call ignorant. Society's words, not mine.

And even if I was a "low information voter" it takes very little information to see how hypocritical and damaging to freedom the Democratic Party is.
Sharon

Queen Creek, AZ

#105 Oct 20, 2008
ottermann wrote:
Ok. Let me state right away, what he did,(admitted he pulled her hair), was wrong. He never should lay his hands on another person in anger.
Having said that, I get the feeling from this article that she's partially to blame.
Before you get all huffy and reply angrily to me, let me explain.
She came onto his property to express her opinions. He stated hid. They didn't agree. She kept up her opinions, and he asked her repeatedly to leave. She did not. She stayed, arguing with a total stranger, about something she wasn't going to change. She got assaulted.
While this in no way justifies this mans actions, if she had just walked away when he first told her to get off his property, none of this would have happened. Therefor, she holds partial blame for his actions.
If this goes to trial, he will be acquitted if he has a halfway decent lawyer. She could have ended this confrontation at any time by simply walking away. Remember, SHE approached HIM. That makes her the instigator.
Now, my question to him is, why not just tell her to get off your property and go back inside? If she doesn't leave, call the police.
My question for her is, why not leave when he told you to?
This is a sad reflection on our society when this can happen because of two differing opinions.
This has less to do with politics, and more to do with people treating each other as they want to be treated.
I am an Obama supporter and have to agree with you. I'm not sure what part of voter canvassing she didn't get. She should have left as soon as her appeared negative or asked her to leave. Any type of canvassing for any political campaign should be conducted respectfully and with civility. In turn, the people living on the property have a choice: don't answer the door or ask the people to leave. No need for physical contact.

What this shows is how volatile and out of hand this election has become. People need to calm down and respect one another.
Mike

Southington, CT

#106 Oct 21, 2008
RGG wrote:
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Nice leap. I never said what he did was right. What I meant was you are no better than he is. You are what people call ignorant. Society's words, not mine.
And even if I was a "low information voter" it takes very little information to see how hypocritical and damaging to freedom the Democratic Party is.
Got ya. You are just nuts. Done with you. Too stupid to talk politics with anyway. Im guessing you are a Bachman supporter?
Rad Rethuglican

United States

#107 Oct 21, 2008
RGG wrote:
<quoted text>
Nice leap. I never said what he did was right. What I meant was you are no better than he is. You are what people call ignorant. Society's words, not mine.
And even if I was a "low information voter" it takes very little information to see how hypocritical and damaging to freedom the Democratic Party is.
From the sound of things, I'd say you're a "Low Everything Voter." Lack of information is only one of your MANY problems.
RGG

Burnsville, MN

#109 Oct 21, 2008
Mike wrote:
<quoted text>Got ya. You are just nuts. Done with you. Too stupid to talk politics with anyway. Im guessing you are a Bachman supporter?
Very mature response. Besides, you don't want to talk politics. All you wish to do is bash those who don't agree with your politics. Though I do not know for sure, I have my suspicions that this was part of the problem in the first place.
jcscrib

Fort Worth, TX

#110 Oct 21, 2008
Could this be the result John Lewis predictedï Could it be the inflammatory charges leveled against Sen. Obama by Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are beginning to see results? Do people now believe they are justified in physical attacks on Obama campaign workers because the workers represent “terrorists” and “socialists?” This is getting frightening, and it reminds me of the days of Nazi brownshirts, as well as the race baiting by one George Wallace.

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