June 18, 2010

"Violent Bob" Etheridge Has History Of Assaulting Questioners

As so often happens when the media finally decides to stop turning a blind eye, the truth begins to leak out:

In the fall of 1996, when Leslie was a senior at Pinecrest High School, he said he met Etheridge at a Pinecrest football game. Etheridge - then the state superintendent of public instruction - was challenging incumbent Republican David Funderburk for his congressional seat. At the time, Moore County was part of the 2nd District, which Etheridge now represents.

Leslie said he introduced himself to Etheridge and asked him about his stance on a particular education program. He said Etheridge didn't answer his question, so he pressed him two more times.

"And that's when he grabbed me by the shoulders, he shook me, and I'll never forget it, he said, 'Son, you need to learn to respect your elders,'" he said by phone on Wednesday. "I was just so taken aback, I think my jaw just dropped, and he walked off."

It seems Bob Etheridge has felt he was too good to answer questions for a very long time, and that he is prone to letting his temper get the best of him.

Do we really want or need that kind of representation in the Second Congressional District, when our other option is a nurse that wants to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a health care plan that works?

Update: John Hawkins of Right Wing News scores an interview with Etheridge's opponent, Renee Ellmers.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 18, 2010 10:30 AM

Somebody should start a rock band and call it The Violent Demmes.

Posted by: pst314 at June 18, 2010 12:34 PM

someone shoud schedule a boxing match--fight--invite him and all procedes go to the lady running against him---he likes to fight --lets get it on---he is a drunk you know--and I really think he was tripping out--- who are you-- who are you----like the crack heads i see on my watch--if he wins he gets the money---he wont you know

Posted by: ben holt at June 18, 2010 04:43 PM

It's just the contempt our politicians (both political parties) they have for you & me. I think the democrats show it more overtly.

Americans are tired of all the D.C. corruption, deficit spending, Katrinas & BP spills. The govt. is inept & people are losing faith in the whole system. That's not good.

Read that book out that seems to fit the times. A small town in America stands up to federal tyranny & unites the country against the mess. I recommend it.

Posted by: SilverMoon at June 18, 2010 11:04 PM

It's also worth noting that in both of these instances, Etheridge assaulted someone much younger than he.

Posted by: Don, the Rebel without a Blog at June 20, 2010 07:17 AM