Democrat Coakley Goes Thug

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  1. Sinatra
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    A reporter attempting to get clarifaction from would-be Democrat Senate candidate Martha Coakley regarding her comments that there were no more terrorists in Afghanistan, is pushed down on the sidewalk and then physically forced to show his press credentials by man who stated he "works for himself"

    It is now believed the man in question was Coakley Campaign staffer Michael Meehan.
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    ...After Coakley finished her answer, she began walking away from the restaurant, and I walked behind her asking why health care industry lobbyists were supporting her at the fundraiser. She didn't reply.

    As I walked down the street, a man who appeared to be associated with the Coakley campaign pushed me into a freestanding metal railing. I ended up on the sidewalk. I was fine. He helped me up from the ground, but kept pushing up against me, blocking my path toward Coakley down the street.

    He asked if I was with the media, and I told him I work for THE WEEKLY STANDARD. When I asked him who he worked for he replied, "I work for me." He demanded to see my credentials, and even though it was a public street, I showed them to him.

    I eventually got around him and met up with the attorney general halfway down the block.

    "Attorney General, could I ask you a question please?" I said. "We're done, thanks," Coakley replied. She walked back toward the restaurant, apparently searching for her car. She remained silent as I (politely) repeated my question.

    Coakley staffers told me they didn't know who the man was who pushed me, though by every indication he was somehow connected to the campaign.

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    Video of incident:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8CdfQGlgVw[/ame]


    We report, we get pushed | Washington Examiner
     
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    Paparatzi are used to this sort of treatment. Most deserve it and understand it as "part of the job"...
     
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    And this is important to me...why?
     
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    I THINK Sinatra was trying to show what a pussy this reporter was?
     
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    Reporters asking questions of politicians running for any public office should not be bashed by brutes. I am opposed to thugs in political positions. From what I have seen and experienced over the years this is typical of the Democratic party leaders and supporters.
     
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    Coakley doesn't want to answer any questions. Every time she opens her mouth, she drops in the polls. I do find it odd that she is in Washington, accepting campaign donations from the Health Care industry.
    Aren't these companies supposed to be the bad guys? That is what Obama, Reid and Pelosi would have you believe. Yet, there they are, these evil corporations, giving massive amounts of cash to elect another Democrat to the Senate.

    Move along kids, nothing to see here......:rolleyes:
     
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    And where does her opponent's money come from?
     
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    He's a fucking journalist, you dork, not a member of the paparazzi. Dickhead.
     
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    Don't deflect, jillian. It was the Obama Administration - and by association - the Democrats who have proclaimed from the mountain tops about the 'evil lobbyists'. Simply, no matter where Browns funding is coming from, that does not justify this.
     
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    :rofl: Hurry!! Quick!! Look over there!!!!! :rofl:
     
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