Of Course… Dems Defend Congressman For Violently Assaulting Student

It’s Andrew Breitbart’s fault, or something…
Democrat’s are defending Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC2) for violently assaulting a student who asked him, “Do you support the Obama agenda?” on a Washington street.
It was a very offensive question, after all.

The DNC is defending Etheridge for this assault:

The DNC sent their talking points to Ben Smith at The Politico:
(Do they always send their talking points to Ben Smith?)

Bob Etheridge’s abject apology for roughing up an anonymous conservative videographer is being accompanied by a defense of the congressman from national Democrats.

“Motives matter, and I think you can see who was behind this,” said DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse just now. “This was a Republican party tracking operation. If it wasn’t a party tracker or intern, why is the face blurred and why is the source hidden? You know if it had been a right wing blog, they’d identify themselves and they’d be booking this person on TV all day. Republicans know if they admit their involvement in this game of gotcha it will undermine their credibility. One minute this guy is interviewing a member of Congress on camera and the next a video is released with his face blurred out? If that doesn’t tell you this is a Republican Party hatchet job nothing will.”

A national Democratic Party official e-mailed around a set of talking points about an hour ago, under the subject heading, “Etheridge Gotcha Video Background.”

Democrats are seeking to raise questions about the video, which first appeared on Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government, because of what’s widely viewed as the media’s mishandling of the ACORN story, which emerged without context from edited videos. In particular, party officials say the video was likely taken by a tracker for the Republican Party, which would explain the effort taken to conceal his identity.

So they’ve decided on their talking points- “It’s not Rep. Etheridge’s fault for assaulting a kid. It’s Andrew Breitbart’s fault for having a website.”
That makes sense.

What horrible people.

There’s more at The Politico.

UPDATE: Bob Etheridge’s opponent, Renee Ellmers, responded to the assault today.

UPDATE: Thug Etheridge apologized on camera later today.

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