CONGRESSMAN ASSAULTS STUDENT: NC Congressman Show on Video Assaulti...

There are 98 comments on the Fox 8 WGHP story from Jun 14, 2010, titled CONGRESSMAN ASSAULTS STUDENT: NC Congressman Show on Video Assaulti.... In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

A video posted on YouTube by a conservative blogger shows North Carolina Congressman Bob Etheridge assaulting a student who asked him if he supports the "Obama agenda" while walking down a Washington street.

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#1 Jun 14, 2010
Be thankful that wasn't my kid you grabbed. Re-election would be very difficult to attain from ICU.

Broken Arrow, OK

#2 Jun 14, 2010
North Carolina should recall him immediately. Get him out of Congress.

Raleigh, NC

#3 Jun 14, 2010
Boy, these dems are getting uptight with November drawing close. Etheridge, your'e a loser son, all you dems are TOAST in November, with the biggest fool of them all gone in 2012, can't wait!

High Point, NC

#4 Jun 14, 2010
I guess he really wanted to know the kids name...Was Bob drunk? The young man should have put Bob's lights out with a left. Too bad someone did not have a taser or a stun gun. These congressmen are servants...this one is definitely uppity and needs some love AND discipline!! Can't wait to hear "Bruiser Bob's" explanation...

Rougemont, NC

#5 Jun 14, 2010
As if it isn't bad enough with these guys assaulting our 401k's & Job Security now they're actually getting physical?!

Cookeville, TN

#6 Jun 14, 2010
Ok, this is very disturbing. I work in the field of disabilities and mental health. If you watch the video a couple of times you can tell that the congressman is detached and troubled. The monotone voice, aggressiveness and repeated question (same line over and over), "Who are you?" could be indicative of some true mental issues that need to be resolved. On the otherhand he could just be a total jerk. Either way, the student deserves and apology and the congressman deserves to be sent back to public life in November.
Matt in Decatur

Saint Catharines, Canada

#7 Jun 14, 2010
What's disturbing is the nature of the question was very innocent, let's remember these people are public servants and citizens have the right to ask them of there political opinions. If the student had asked something offensive or disrespectful while I would not condone his actions, I would understand it a little bit more. This just makes him look either intoxicated or mentally unstable.
So wrong

High Point, NC

#8 Jun 14, 2010
Clearly he has lost his mind.

Bradenton, FL

#9 Jun 14, 2010
confuseus wrote:
Can't wait to hear "Bruiser Bob's" explanation...
His explanion is in the first line of the obama playbook........

It's BUSH'S fault........

Louisburg, NC

#10 Jun 14, 2010
i hope the student will press charges.

Greensboro, NC

#11 Jun 14, 2010
Maybe he doesn't want to be associated with the Obama agenda, uh oh, too late Bob. Paranoia strikes incumbent democrats, and with good reason.

Lexington, NC

#12 Jun 14, 2010
I hope those kids press charges, although I would like to see the whole unedited tape.
Henry Bowman

High Point, NC

#13 Jun 14, 2010
Would somebody please explain to congressman Dumba$$ that he does NOT in fact have the right to know that kids name?

Greensboro, NC

#14 Jun 14, 2010
Simply amazing what a stressful question will do to a congressman that is supporting the agenda of a President that his constituents are not supporting. Time for this Congressman to seek retirement advice since his tenure now will be short lived.

United States

#15 Jun 14, 2010
Deomcrats getting skeeereddd!!!

Columbia, MO

#16 Jun 14, 2010
I cant wait for Nov. BYE BYE!!!

United States

#17 Jun 14, 2010
Reading the story, I thought ah it can't be all that bad. But the video shows he just ...? All for good morning and a question he had to know with cameras it wasn't good for him - but then agian maybe it was a working "drinking" lunch of some sort before the encounter ??


#18 Jun 14, 2010
It is so unfortunate that the student didn't beat the crap out of the congressman. The congressman like so many others in DC think they are God almighty! I think the Obama loving nut should be prosecuted and kicked out of the house of Representatives. I live in NC and it will be very interesting in how the 2nd district votes for this punk. His family should disown him as well. Any grown so called respected gentleman that acts like he did to this student is a disgrace to North Carolina. He needs to get a job in the free market and someone would beat the dog crap out of him.

Greensboro, NC

#19 Jun 14, 2010
This guy should be thrown out of congress... By the way anyone remember how we got into this mess...BUSH!

High Point, NC

#20 Jun 14, 2010
look at the people we have in control of our is sad

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