January 13, 2010

Thug Life: Democrat Roughs Up Reporter

Poor Martha Coakley.

The hand-picked machine politician selected as the heir to Ted Kennedy's Senate seat is having a tough time as of late. Ahead by double digits weeks before before the election, Coakley's campaign has been steady beat-down by revelations of her failures as a prosecutor to treat child predators aggressively, an arrogant, yet timid public facade, dumb political statements (still uses tired Bush/Cheney arguments, claims there are no terrorists in Afghanistan), and now, there emerges on-tape video evidence that someone associated with her campaign knocking down a journalist politely asking a simple question:

A photographer from the Associated Press got a good shot of the guy with Coakley's campaign that knocked down John McCormack of The Weekly Standard as Coakley looks on with her hands in her pockets and walks away.

McCormack has now revealed that the thug-on-loan is Michael Meehan, who seems to have been sent by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee to "help" Coakley as she desperately met with DC lobbyists to raise money and hopefully save her dying campaign in a state that her staff can't even spell.

It's amazing how political fortunes can change so quickly, but when intense public scrutiny of the campaign put Coakley in a position where she had to perform, she cracked.

I think the revelations of the past few weeks is great news for the people of Massachusetts. They now have a much better idea of the kind of lockstep, "me-too" Senator she would be if elected, and the kind of Senator Scott Brown will be if elected to the people's Senate seat.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 13, 2010 09:53 AM

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.

McCormack's own quote.
This might be the most polite "goon" on record.
Time to quit your bitchin

Posted by: pat1213 at January 13, 2010 11:23 AM

Wow, pat. I've learned this week that I will never take seriously the outrage of the left in regards to racism, sexism or the silencing of free speech.

They are hypocrites. Pat is one. Taylor Marsh is another. Now the left is crying "sexism" in regards to Coakley. Hey, women in politics need to get used to being Palinized. That's life now that the left has abandoned its "principled" stand against sexism.

Posted by: w3bgrrl at January 13, 2010 11:35 AM

When the guy who gets pushed down, says the pusher helped him up, and he was "pushed" into a free standing railing. This ain't Tianamen square. There is plenty to be upset about, don't manufacture it.

Posted by: pat1213 at January 13, 2010 11:49 AM


You are one transparent sob. Physically assaulting a reporter--pushing him to the ground qualifies as assault whether or not he is helped up afterwards--because of the questions being asked is outrageous. Continuing to assault afterward to protect that idiot Coakley from being asked about her idiotic "no terrorists in Afghanistan" comment is equally outrageous.

You on the left are so frightened and so lacking in substantive responses that violence is your only answer. As a result, you presume upon the ongoing civility and even passivity of your political opponents and most Americans. And while Americans--at least those who aren't leftards--are reluctant to resort to the violence that the left so adores, if it comes to playing cowboys and leftards I can assure you that there will be few 'tards left standing.

Posted by: iconoclast at January 13, 2010 12:04 PM

I'm just glad that he didn't bite off his fingers.

Or set fire to his church.

Or shoot him in his driveway as a "protest".

If the critera for excluding an event from the realm of Assault is it not being the Tianamen square massacre, then by your own account, the San Francisco Homecoming Gang Rape isn't Assault.

If most people did what that guy did at work, it would be considered assault.

Posted by: brando at January 13, 2010 12:36 PM

Meehan is an Obama appointee to the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Unique concept of the First Amendment he displays there. Is that what we want running Voice of America and Radio Free Europe?

Posted by: Tully at January 13, 2010 03:37 PM

>>"This might be the most polite "goon" on record."

Right, at least he did not bite anyones finger off. By Dem goon standards he was a positive gentleman.

Posted by: Liam at January 13, 2010 04:18 PM

I think this clip should be a campaign commercial for brown. maybe the rap song thug life playing in the background with the message "send another one to congress.

Posted by: rumcrook¾ at January 13, 2010 09:19 PM