This past weekend blogger Rebel Pundit traveled to Indiana to attend a rally for Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock and interview the candidate. It didn’t go so well. Mourdock’s team roughed up the blogger for asking a tax question.
Rebel Pundit reported:

This weekend we attended a Tea Party event in Kokomo, Indiana. As we were interviewing Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock; his campaign manager, Chief Deputy & General Counsel for Indiana, Jim Holden surprisingly loses it and stops the interview.

 

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  1. OOPS.

  2. That is what I am talking about – like with Gerald Ford, Robert Dole, and John McCain, the Republicans want to be Democrat Marxists and still blackmail the Conservatives to vote for them as if they were not flying raging flaming Marxist colors.

    I’ll write in a Conservative – but I won’t vote for a RINO like Mourdock, Romney, Newt, Pawlenty, or the rest of these donkeys who are not even bothering with RINO costumes anymore.

    They can all KISS MY GRITS! Including Ron Paul who wants to hide behind a Libertarian Banner – he is very Marxist to me – esp. towards Israel and Drugs and whacko taxes and other fiscal insanity.
    Including Cain the Federal Reservist and Diversity Czar.

    Newt announced today his staff leaving didn’t upset him too much because “he understands the rigors of campaigning”!

    Haw Haw Haw! How can he do that from the ship of a Greek Cruise immediately after announcing his run.

    He’ll be vacationing like Odrama Queen – every time he creates a new “bump in the road” and wants to hide from the voters!

  3. just more political BS! they are willing to acknowledge you enough to get you to vote for them but not willing to support your views in anyway. It’s all about their own agenda! These are exactly the kind of people we have to keep out of office!

  4. All I want to know is, whats a tracker?

  5. What every true Tea Partier has known since 2008, this is a two-front war…
    and there are other things every realistic Tea Partier knows is coming, but refrains from saying

  6. That doesn’t look good….nope

  7. A tracker is someone who tracks their quarry. Don’t know what that idiot meant by using that phrase unless he perceives Rebel Pundit to be the hunter and they are the prey? Me thinks this Mourdock guy is a RINO and does not really have the support of the true Tea Party but is trying to lure them into voting for him.

  8. If he were honest he wouldn’t need a bully.

  9. Oh, yes. Let’s pass a purity test. Declare every major Republican figure a RINO. Insist that you will accept Conservatives, only, and be sure to spell it with a capital “C”.

    Make absolutely sure that the weird wing of the Democratic party gets four more years.

  10. BIG mistake by Holden, two ways.

    1. Assault is inexcusable.

    2. He revealed the fact that the campaign is just using the Tea Party, and that Mourdock might not be as philosophically grounded as he tries to portray himself.

  11. He says it right there in the interview that he is just a ” best alternative ” candidate. The republican party continues to run these slightly lesser evil people. Mourdock is another Scott Brown. When will the T Party field its own people, and be done with these. …” I am from the Republican Party, and I am here to represent you ” fascist frauds.

  12. via TrevorLoudon SEIU Plans to Infiltrate Republican Party to Defeat Tea Party

    By: Janet Smiles
    Gulag Bound
    Reported at LaborNewsReport.com:

    SEIU On California’s Conservatives: ‘If we can’t get them out, we’ll breed them out.’
    There is a scene in the movie Braveheart in which King Edward I (Longshanks) laments that there …http://www.laborunionreport.com/portal/2011/06/seiu-on-californias-conservatives-if-we-cant-get-them-out-well-breed-them-out

  13. Valerie, I don’t know if your being sarcastic but if we don’t elect true conservatives, what difference does it make if zero has four more years?

  14. Valerie, I agree with your stance during the general election, but right now we need to find the best (a viable and principled conservative) to be on that general election ticket.

    I would enthusiastically vote for a tree stump in opposition to Obama, but we really need better than a tree stump to start with.

  15. A tracker is an operative from the opposition that video tapes and/or voice records every public event the candidate attends and often tries to get the candidate to flub an answer on tape.

    Then they use those ‘visuals’ in a ‘gotcha’ campaign ad.

  16. Mike, thanks for that info. I didn’t know the term.

    Add a third way that Holden screwed up, then. He also handed a golden opportunity to any real trackers in that crowd who managed to get this episode on tape.

  17. Looks like an arrogant SOB to me. I’ll take your vote and kiss my grits.

  18. I dont know this candidate; he is not from my voting district.

    This interview was a set-up. The interviewer was obviously biased. He talked too much – usually the idea of an interview is to shoot out a question short and fast and direct – and give the candidate room to hang himself or whatever.

    A candidate always has a ‘watcher’ (my own terminology) who tracks time. A candidate has only so much time to spend in an area – he has plenty of ground to cover. No one interviewer is ever allowed to monopolize the interview(s). He watches the time and says “It’s time to go” – or words that mean the same. Holden was doing his job. He also may have recognized the ‘set-up’ while the candidate was focusing on the question – that’s why you have the back-up guy whose sole duty is to keep an eye on the clock and the interview.

    The interviewer’s questions were slow, thought out and deliberately slanted. I dont know the interviewer or the candidate, but the interview was far from informative. It was a set up.

    Again, I dont know the candidate – maybe I wouldnt support him personally but looking at this as an observer, that is what I saw.

  19. Ruling Class Republican

  20. Anyone who’s been around politics knows guys like Holden. He’s a jerk, a stooge, and a suck-up. He’s what we call in Chicago a ‘coat-holder’. He’ll do anything to curry favor from the big cheese, in this case Mourland. Politics as usual.
    Mourland isn’t very impressive, either.



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