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Coakley hooligan shoves Weekly Standard reporter into railing

The reporter should've known better... you can't ask questions of anyone appointed to replace Ted Kennedy:

The Weekly Standard's John McCormack reports that he was pushed by somebody connected to the campaign of Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley after trying to ask her a question outside of a fundraiser in Washington Tuesday evening. You may recall that McCormack is the same reporter who contributed to Dede Scozzafava's implosion in the NY-23 congressional race when one of her campaign staffers called the cops on him.

Here's how McCormack said it went down earlier tonight...

You can read the rest at the link but the video speaks for itself:

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"The reporter should've ... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

"The reporter should've known better... you can't ask questions of anyone appointed to replace Ted Kennedy:"

The guy hadn't identified himself as a reporter at the time he was pushed out of the way, and he was aggressive at that point to.

But don't let a simple thing like FACTS get in the way of your hatred for liberals.

You must think that your readers aren't smart enough or are too lazy to find out the truth.

Maybe the reporter was just... (Below threshold)
914:

Maybe the reporter was just impersonating Teddy.

Steve Green: "The guy ha... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

Steve Green: "The guy hadn't identified himself as a reporter at the time he was pushed out of the way"

hmmm...he was asking a question, and did NOT touch her, yet he was shoved to the ground. And AFTER he was forced to prove to the thug that he WAS with the media, the gorilla continued to impede his ability to ask her a question.

AND, in fact, he had been at the EARLIER media event, and they KNEW EXACTLY who he was!

Coakley is a dim-witted and crooked Massachusetts (which SHE can't spell) politician.

She's also an Officer of the Court...yet after witnessing an asault did NOTHING (but scurry away).

She'll be a Senator Stevie Greenie can be proud of, no doubt.

There are some nice photos ... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

There are some nice photos around showing Croakly standing there doing nothing while a goon from DNC abuses a citizen. His name is Meehan and he was there to assist Coakley with her message. I think he did a fine job. That picture should change the picture.

"But don't let a simple ... (Below threshold)
914:

"But don't let a simple thing like FACTS get in the way of your hatred for liberals."

We dont hate You Steve, We understand Your illness.

Maybe Fox needs a new prime... (Below threshold)
mpw280:

Maybe Fox needs a new prime time show: Democrats Behaving Badly. They could easily have enough material for two seasons already. mpw

Hey steve, do you know what... (Below threshold)
mpw280:

Hey steve, do you know what assault and battery are? It doesn't matter if he is a reporter or not, the democrat thug can't shove him around and push him to the ground. Would you like that treatment at the hands of a republican, no you would be calling cops and claiming all sorts of harassment but then again only dems can get away with that kind of shit and blame it on the reporter. mpw

I knew Coakley had been avo... (Below threshold)
Hank:

I knew Coakley had been avoiding the press, but this is simply incredible.

What in the world is wrong with the dems that they have to resort to tactics such as this? And it's not isolated as many know.

After the debate, when Coakley was asked about her no taliban/terrorist in Afghanistan remark, CNN reports that: "Coakely, standing before a small cluster of reporters and cameras, listened to the question, then quickly looked in a different direction.

"I'm sorry," she said. "Did anybody else have a question?""

As for the so-called "hate", Steve Green, the only one here expressing that is you. You use terms like "uppity black", slut, etc and then you accuse others of hate?

Coakley shows what's wrong with many democrat poiticians. Green shows what's wrong with the people who support politicians like that.

"hmmm...he was asking a ... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

"hmmm...he was asking a question, and did NOT touch her, yet he was shoved to the ground."

He was pressing her on a question she already had declined to answer, and he was walking after her perusing her - chasing her - and had not yet identifed himself as a reporter when he was pushed.

He fell because he's an out-of-shape, fat right wing pig...

...But don't let FACTS get in the way of a good smear. And remember, IT'S HARRY REID'S FAULT.

Steve is so "off" that he i... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Steve is so "off" that he is actually saying simple assault is okay if your not a reporter. Is this guy too stupid or what? Of course she doesn't want to answer questions and of course reporters ask the same question different ways ALL the time. Only Steve, in his hatefilled cocoon in his mom's basement in his robe cannot understand that. ww

Reporters have perused poli... (Below threshold)
914:

Reporters have perused politicians forever whenever they are scandalously trying to avoid answering questions.. Nothing new here cept' for the Goons on the left trying to muffle any accountability to the electorate.

"...But don't let FACTS get in the way of a good smear. And remember, IT'S HARRY REID'S FAULT."


Dirty KKK Harry is history..Give it up!

The reporter is a well know... (Below threshold)
Peter Combs:

The reporter is a well known fellow in DC and works for The Standard. The man who pushed him was Mike Meehan a Washington Lobbyist...Martha had already been answering questions. Interestngly Coakley didn;t seem to think anything was wrong with smacking a man down on a public street..I guess also she didn't read Gen McChrystal's report that the Taliban are still terrorists in Afganistan...and things are improving, but the war isn;t over yet.. Which is why the Dali Bama has sent another 30 or 40K troops...

Mr. Green:"The guy... (Below threshold)
SER:

Mr. Green:

"The guy hadn't identified himself as a reporter at the time he was pushed out of the way, and he was aggressive at that point to."

In English, we use the word "too" to mean "also."

Wow. ATTORNEY GENERAL Coakl... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

Wow. ATTORNEY GENERAL Coakley witnesses an assault and does nothing.
I guess the trolls think it's o.k. to assault someone unless they shout out 'I'm a reporter!' every 2 minutes?

Not a very good sign from a top law enforcement officer. Isn't she under some legal obligation to report this, being an Officer of the Court AND "Massachewsitz's" (Coakley spelling) top law enforcement officer?

Steve -You're cond... (Below threshold)
Jlawson:

Steve -

You're condoning assault and intimidation.

It's in the video. Or are you refusing to view it?

Has your ideology got you so blind you're not willing to admit reality until someone with a (D) behind their name says it is so? Can't you trust your own eyes?

If someone with an (R) had done this you'd be screaming about the heavy-handed intimidation - and rightly so. But does it only count when there's an (R) involved?

You want an aristocracy that has hired thugs to keep the 'peons' in line? Sure looks like you've got it with Coakley - and you're okay with that?

green ...ac... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

green ...


actually the fact is that the reporter had earlier been asking questions, i.e. identified as a reporter ... so the fact is that he was known as a reporter ...

aside from the fact that you don't get to beat down "non-reporters" asking questions ...

Please continue to defend this guys actions ... your stock around here probably can't get much lower but by all means please try to lower it some more ...

The guy hadn't identifie... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

The guy hadn't identified himself as a reporter at the time he was pushed out of the way

So only reporters get to ask questions? We peasants just tug our forelocks and get out of the way of the commissars?

Your moral compass needs recalibration, comrade. Imagine if an American had done this instead of a liberal. Imagine Dick Cheney's aide doing this. Does that help?

"actually the fact is th... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

"actually the fact is that the reporter had earlier been asking questions, i.e. identified as a reporter ... so the fact is that he was known as a reporter ... aside from the fact that you don't get to beat down "non-reporters" asking questions ... Please continue to defend this guys actions ... your stock around here probably can't get much lower but by all means please try to lower it some more ..."

Just because he asked ONE question that doesn't mean he's a reporter. Teabaggers follow liberal politicians around spewing hate all the time.

No one was "beaten down" - the man who had not yet identified himself as a reporter who shoved as he chased someone down the street pursuing them after they'd declined to answer his question.

But don't let facts get in the way of a good smearing - and remember - it's all Harry Reid's fault (this week).

"But don't let facts get in... (Below threshold)
914:

"But don't let facts get in the way of a good smearing - and remember - it's all Harry Reid's fault (this week)."


The facts are Your wrong as usual but dont let that stop You.. Your as ignorant and boneheaded as Barry.

We teabaggers are perfectly... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

We teabaggers are perfectly entitled to ask any and all questions of you salad tossers whenever we feel like. No need to be a "reporter."

I say again: suppose it hadn't been a liberal, but an American who had done this. Cool with you?

Steve -Now asking ... (Below threshold)
Jlawson:

Steve -

Now asking questions is 'spewing hate'?

Man, you're really screwed up.

"We teabaggers are perfe... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

"We teabaggers are perfectly entitled to ask any and all questions of you salad tossers whenever we feel like. No need to be a "reporter."

No question. And politicians are free to ignore you.

But this guy asked the question without first identifying himself as a reporter... so nobody should claim that she was avoiding the press - although she is perfectly within her rights to do that is she chooses.

AND once you recognize that this guy has not identified himself as a reporter it's perfectly understandable that his aggressive pursuit of her was reason for concern.

AND when you watch the video you can hear the guy identify himself and say he has a federal press pass at which time he was let go.

Funny how THE FACTS get swept under the rug. I guess reality has a left-leaning bias again.

And here you folks say you're sick and tired of being lied to - obviously you love it - you seem to keep coming back for more.

Steve Green,You real... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Steve Green,
You really are a partisan hack. You are ready to rationalize away any crime, any malfeasance that is performed by any Democrat.

I have no doubt that you would find a way to rationalize away Sen. Preston Brooks beating Sen. Charles Sumner to death in the Senate chamber. Since Preston Brooks was a Democrat and Charles Sumner was a Republican.

"You really are a partis... (Below threshold)
Stve Green:

"You really are a partisan hack. You are ready to rationalize away any crime, any malfeasance that is performed by any Democrat."

No crime or malfeasance was committed.

Steve,Again, you wat... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Steve,
Again, you watched the video. It's a public street. There is no physical contact initiated by the reporter. Whether he identified himself as a reporter or not he is a citizen asking a question of an elected official (on a public street) that reflects no personal insult to her. If you can still remain an unqualified apologist for Ms Coakley's "handler" I think you should consider your misfortune at having been born in the United States and perhaps move to Venezuela where Hugo Chavez could better accommodate your views on "freedom". Just a thought.

No question. And politic... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

No question. And politicians are free to ignore you.

Sure - but not to assault people. Laying hands on someone is assault - a crime - as a putative attorney general ought to know.

Also bear in mind that we A... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Also bear in mind that we Americans will regain control of our government, and that right soon. You've still not answered my question: how would you regard one of, say, Sarah Palin's retainers roughing up people asking her a question?

These are the same p... (Below threshold)
macofromoc:


These are the same people that want to run healthcare too??

remember not to ask if grandma can have that pacemaker too many times. well, unless you're a reporter.

"Again, you watched the ... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

"Again, you watched the video. It's a public street. There is no physical contact initiated by the reporter. Whether he identified himself as a reporter or not he is a citizen asking a question of an elected official (on a public street) that reflects no personal insult to her."

She'd already declined to answer his question and he was pursuing her.

Her "handler" stepped in to intervene. It happens all the time.

THIS time he fell on his ass cause he's an overweight slob and he had to be held back, and it happened to be caught on video - so "partisan hacks" are doing their best to blow the story up out of proportion- going so far as to show a video that does not show the exchange that took place prior to the fall - going so far as to completely leave out the fact that he hadn't identified himself as a reporter - going so far as to leave out the fact that he'd asked the question and she verbally indicated she would not answer the question prior to this guy chasing her down the sidewalk.

Lots of nasty little facts that get in the way of distorting the truth.

"If you can still remain an unqualified apologist for Ms Coakley's "handler" I think you should consider your misfortune at having been born in the United States and perhaps move to Venezuela where Hugo Chavez could better accommodate your views on "freedom". Just a thought."

lol... Defending the truth always riles those who fear the truth the most.

Btw, the victim is not an o... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Btw, the victim is not an overweight slob. You're watching the wrong guy. The guy who is front of the camera at the beginning (e.g., the 0:02 mark) is an overweight slob, but he's not the guy who gets pushed. The overweight slob passes out of camera view to the right and doesn't come back in.

Look carefully at the 0:06 mark - you can see Meehan's arm reach out toward the victim just before he falls. Now you could argue he saw the victim starting to fall, and tried to catch him, but I think you'll have to admit that Meehan's demeanor afterwards - getting right in the victim's face, and bumping chests with him - bespeaks a more aggressive or even hostile attitude than a helpful one.

Face it, you're busted. The video isn't 100% clear, but it makes more sense as a shove and blocking than a helpful hand and then blocking.

Gee, Steve, that's not what... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Gee, Steve, that's not what I see. Kind of looks like her "handler" using his shoulder pushes the reporter into the barricade on the left hand side of the frame. So from what I see the facts aren't getting in the way at all. I don't know what "truth" you feel you are defending.

Defending the truth alwa... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Defending the truth always riles those who fear the truth the most.

Not as much as defending the indefensible riles those who seek the truth.

But let's back this out. If... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

But let's back this out. If Meehan were in fact proven - unequivocally - to have shoved McCormack to the ground - and I know you dispute this, but suppose we knew that for a fact - what would be your take on it?

No crime or malfeasance ... (Below threshold)
Eric:

No crime or malfeasance was committed.

Really? So it's okay for staffers to body check reporters asking questions they don't like. Steve, you keep talking about facts. Let's review some of those facts.

Martha Coakley left a Democrat Fundraiser. She was confronted by several reporters, at least CNN, Fox News and Weekly Standard.

Coakley first took a question from CNN, so she was accepting press questions.

McCormack then asked his question. She evaded the question and asked "I'm sorry, did someone else have a question?"

At which point she took a question from the Fox reporter.

When McCormack followed after Coakley to ask another question, is when he was body checked by Meehan.

Whether McCormack identified himself as a reporter is irrelevent. He was in the group of reporters and is indeed a reporter. Look at the order of events, she takes the CNN question, responds to McCormack's question by asking for someone else's question, at which point she takes a question from Fox. It is unreasonable to believe that McCormack was anything other than a reporter.

Since he is in FACT a reporter, I ask you, why are you okay with a political staffer body checking a reporter?

"Whether McCormack ident... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

"Whether McCormack identified himself as a reporter is irrelevent. He was in the group of reporters and is indeed a reporter."

That's ridiculous. at night, on the sidewalk outside - he's not a reporter (as far as anyone knows at that point). She said she didn't want to answer his question - he was aggressively pursuing her....

Of course he should have been prevented from chasing her down when she'd already indicated she was not going to entertain his question. The fall that followed was accidental.

And when he identified himself and said he had a press pass he was allowed to go.

It doesn't make any effi... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

It doesn't make any effing difference whether he's a reporter or not. What are the rest of us - serfs? He had every right to ask her a question, and to persist in asking it. She had every right not to answer it. She did not have the right to have hands laid on him, reporter or not.

The fall that followed w... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

The fall that followed was accidental.

Let's agree for the sake of argument that it was. Suppose it wasn't. What would your reaction be to a handler shoving a citizen to the ground?

Reporter, schmorter. When ... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Reporter, schmorter. When is it OK to body check anyone for asking a question?

While you're at it Steve, did you ever come up with evidence that Trent Lott is a racist that didn't depend on your assumptions about what goes on in his mind?

The answer to both, I suspect, is "never".

"And when he identified ... (Below threshold)
914:

"And when he identified himself and said he had a press pass he was allowed to go."


So if it had been an average joe citizen looking for an answer from an obviously deceptive Croakley then it was A-OK to detain them for interrogation.

"The fall that followed was accidental."


Right! And the FOTL bomber accidentally torched his scivies..

I guess in stevies world yo... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I guess in stevies world you can detain anyone until your satisfied. Some civil rights loving people there. Here is what stevie wrote:

And when he identified himself and said he had a press pass he was allowed to go.

Who are these liberals who determine who can walk on a public street when and how close? ww


he's not a reporter (as ... (Below threshold)
Eric:

he's not a reporter (as far as anyone knows at that point).

That is incorrect.

1) He is in FACT a reporter (again one of those FACTS you keep ignoring.)

2) She took questions from other reporters and he was in the press group, so it was unreasonable for her to assume that he was NOT a reporter.

3) Finally, according to McCormack they had met before where he had asked her other questions as a reporter.

"McCormack told the Herald he met Coakley Jan. 5 after a radio debate at the WTKK (96.9-FM) studios, where he asked her four questions."

That was just a week ago. Your theory about not knowing he was a reporter seems pretty much shot full of holes. Any other theories?

By the way, here is what she is saying about the incident, "I'm not sure what happened. I know something occurred, but I'm not privy to the facts. I'm sure it will come out, but I'm not aware of that."

Not privy to the facts? My God she was right there, the pictures and video show that she had a front row view of it. But she's not "Privy to the facts"? She's a eye witness to the facts. This is an Attorney General?

Jay-"The fall t... (Below threshold)
914:

Jay-

"The fall that followed was accidental."

"Let's agree for the sake of argument that it was. Suppose it wasn't. What would your reaction be to a handler shoving a citizen to the ground?"

In Stevie's world nothing if the citizen is a conservative..If they were a lib loving leftist however He would be screaming freedom of the press and hate crime from the rooftops.

he's not a reporter (as ... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

he's not a reporter (as far as anyone knows at that point).

That is incorrect.

1) He is in FACT a reporter (again one of those FACTS you keep ignoring.)

He hadn't identified himself as a reporter.

"2) She took questions from other reporters and he was in the press group, so it was unreasonable for her to assume that he was NOT a reporter."

Standing next to other reporters doesn't mean a thing. If I stand next to a reporter and throw questions at Sarah Palin is she wrong for not asnwering? Of course not.

"3) Finally, according to McCormack they had met before where he had asked her other questions as a reporter. McCormack told the Herald he met Coakley Jan. 5 after a radio debate at the WTKK (96.9-FM) studios, where he asked her four questions.""

And with all of the poerters and allof the people COakley has seen as she campaigned last week she's supposed remember each face?

I wouldn't.

"Not privy to the facts? My God she was right there'...

With her back turned, walking away.

Gawd you folks are desperate. Your hate wells up inside of you and you ignore facts and simple, logical explanations. How sad for you - that you allow reality to be pushed aside by an agenda of hatred. I hope you find happiness and that it doesn't take the resurrection of Ronald Regan to give it to you.

peace out.

Let's strip away the bullsh... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Let's strip away the bullshit.

Bottom line: Coakley is a panicky, flailing candidate watching her political career circle the bowl if she loses an election she figured was merely a formality didn't want a plebe asking any awkward questions, and so she set her goon on said plebe.

Enjoy obscurity, Coakley. You earned it.

This just in: Meehan just a... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

This just in: Meehan just apologized for the "accident:"

Last evening I was a little too aggressive in the confusion of trying to help the Attorney General get to her car and catch a flight.

He then goes on to say

I clearly did not intend to cause John McCormack to trip and fall over that low fence.

So he did push him. He admits it ("a little too aggressive"). He just intend to make him trip over the fence.

The American version of events was substantially correct. The liberal one was crap. Imagine.

Sorry, forgot the URL: <a h... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:
"peace out.43. Poste... (Below threshold)
Dr Carlo Lombardi:

"peace out.
43. Posted by Steve Green"
That's leftard speak for I'm getting my ass handed to me so I'm running away.

Look in the video how Steve... (Below threshold)
914:

Look in the video how Steves Uncle Vito frisks not one but 2 private citizens ( since they are not press id'd ) throwing one into a bike rack and threatening to push the other thru the window.. Man Steve you really gotta tell you Uncle to chill..

Peace

Steve, you are entitled to ... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Steve, you are entitled to your own opinions, you're not entitled to your own facts.

FACT: John McCormack is a reporter for the Weekly Standard.

FACT: Martha Coakley took 4 questions from John McCormack as a reporter, a week before this incident.

FACT: He was in the press group just like the other press people asking questions.

It doesn't matter if he identifies himself as a reporter, he IS a reporter and he has a First Amendment right to be there, he has a First Amendment right to ask her questions.

She is perfectly in her rights to ignore his questions.

She is perfectly in her rights to walk away from John McCormack.

She does not have the right to have a staffer knock down and impede a reporter from asking his questions.

That is wrong. If you cannot see the fact that it is wrong then you are to be pitied.

Coakley is not liked here. ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Coakley is not liked here. A lot of people will vote for her because they don't really think anymore about how they vote and they just vote dem. Most of he rest are sick and tired of the dems with their taxes and expensive entitlements.

Ted Kennedy might have wanted to leave healthcare as a legacy, by most of Massachusetts (as opposed to Massachusettes where Coakly lives) is against it. She is tying erself to a losing issue. Obama is not all that popular here either and she is tying herself to him.

This incident is going to do nothing more than further energize her opposition and it is going to make what support she had be more uncertain and more likely to stay home n Tuesday.

Her TV ads today went WAY negative. She's desperate and it is showing.

little stevie green would b... (Below threshold)
Michael:

little stevie green would be very comfortable in a brownshirt. Such a fascist.

The amazing thing to me is ... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

The amazing thing to me is that the Steve Greens of the world don't grasp that, if they permit this kind of behavior, one day they'll be on the other end of shove.

I understand the sentiment - but it must be resisted.

<a href="http://www.weeklys... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/apology-accepted

Now that Meehan has called McCormack to apologize and does not dispute anything McCormack wrote, I believe that Steve Green should emulate Meehan and apologize to Wizbang for his comments above.

You were 100% wrong, and now even Meehan himself has admitted he was out of bounds and does not dispute one word of McCormack's account of the incident.

How about it? Are you a man or a mouse?

Another sterling moment in ... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Another sterling moment in Democrat thugocracy as witnessed by an officer of the State wanting to become a Senator.

Sure is a lovely sight to see just how thuggish the elites are when it comes to entitlement and what they think is by right theirs in perpetuity.

They make such lovely rulers instead of representatives.

I realize Steve Green is go... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

I realize Steve Green is gone now (Meehan apologizing for being too aggressive really damaged what Steve was using as an argument), but I have a link to the Boston Herald where you get stills of Coakley staring at McCormack as he lay on the sidewalk and another of him holding his press pass in front of Meehan's face will Meehan continues to pursue him.

Ok, here's the link just so everyone can see it for themselves: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view.bg?articleid=1225332

"Ok, here's the link jus... (Below threshold)
914:

"Ok, here's the link just so everyone can see it for themselves:"

Shame on You Upset Old Guy.. Punching hole's like that in a tried and true sock puppets story. We know he's disturbed, let's not give him heart failure to boot.

s green "going so far ... (Below threshold)
Marc:

s green "going so far as to completely leave out the fact that he hadn't identified himself as a reporter - going so far as to leave out the fact that he'd asked the question and she verbally indicated she would not answer the question prior to this guy chasing her down the sidewalk."

Ok s, lets play your stupid ignorant game.

Lets agree he wasn't a reporter, lets also stipulate that he could very well be a constituent of hers.

How the fuck would she know he wasn't?

Given that, how would the incident if played out the same way be any different in your opinion?

And BTW just so ya know, you are the dumbest, most ignorant asshole I've seen posting on this blog in the 7 years of reading it.

Upset Old Guy... LUV the fi... (Below threshold)
Marc:

Upset Old Guy... LUV the first para of your link:

"Attorney General Martha Coakley blamed GOP "stalkers" today for triggering tensions outside a Washington, D.C., fund-raiser last night where a Weekly Standard reporter said he was roughed up by a Coakley campaign volunteer."

Meanwhile John "Why the Long Face" Kerry sent out an "all points bulletin" email looking for funds for the coakley campaign suggesting supporters not allow the race be "Tea Partied," [to paraphrase the asshole]

914 - I have no affection f... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

914 - I have no affection for Steve Green. On the other hand I have not interest in seening him die either. Steve, don't look.

Marc - the Herald is less biased then The Glob, at least it is these days. Nice Kerry quote!

Steve - Don't look.

Upset Old Guy "the He... (Below threshold)
Marc:

Upset Old Guy "the Herald is less biased then The Glob,"

The proof of that, not that it's needed, is the globe poll showing near double diget lead for coakley when two others in the same time frame had it within the margin of error.

The proof of that, not t... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

The proof of that, not that it's needed, is the globe poll showing near double diget lead for coakley when two others in the same time frame had it within the margin of error.

Reminiscent of the LA Times poll that, uniquely, showed Davis surviving recall and defeating Schwarzenegger. Unfortunately for the LAT, Davis got buried. Big time.

____Chickenhawk Get Boo Boo... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

____Chickenhawk Get Boo Boo!___

Go to press!

I had read these comments a... (Below threshold)
jim2:

I had read these comments around 3:00, saw the the goon had admitted pushing the guy down and apologized, and came back to see what dear Steve Green would post.

It was possible that he would have eaten his crow "like a man" and moved on. However, I made a sort of internal bet that he would have picked a spot to declare he was done and disappear, and that he would have done so within 15 - 30 minutes of the time that apology hit the web.

Yep.

I don't think money can sol... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I don't think money can solve democrat problems right now. The perception of the people is the absolute arrogance the dem leadership is demonstrating to the people. I am thinking 2010 will be "anybody but a dem" type election. ww

SteveSince when do... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Steve

Since when do you have to be a reporter to ask a public figure a question.

I assume you have no problems with the asswipe that was cursing at former Pres George HW Bush at the restaurant now do you? Yet he didnt get shoved down and if he had you would have been screaming facism at the top of your lungs.

Steve Green shows his liber... (Below threshold)
klrtz1:

Steve Green shows his liberalism in his very first comment. He thinks what is important is that McCormack is a reporter and if he'd been recognized as a reporter instead of a human being, none of this would have happened.

Hah!

"I had read these... (Below threshold)
914:

"I had read these comments around 3:00, saw the the goon had admitted pushing the guy down and apologized, and came back to see what dear Steve Green would post.

"It was possible that he would have eaten his crow "like a man" and moved on. However, I made a sort of internal bet that he would have picked a spot to declare he was done and disappear, and that he would have done so within 15 - 30 minutes of the time that apology hit the web.

Yep"


He is an asshat extraordinaire in sock puppet attire but stevie knew the gig was up and fled the scene like a cockroach when the lights come on.

"Defending the truth alw... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

"Defending the truth always riles those who fear the truth the most." Comment 29

"Gawd you folks are desperate. Your hate wells up inside of you and you ignore facts and simple, logical explanations. How sad for you - that you allow reality to be pushed aside by an agenda of hatred." Comment 43

I can't decide which of these Steve Green quotes I like better.

s green- "And ... (Below threshold)
914:

s green-

"And with all of the poerters and allof the people COakley has seen as she campaigned last week she's supposed remember each face?"


I prefer to remember this one..

I guess thats why he had to... (Below threshold)
914:

I guess thats why he had to run..

Several observations:... (Below threshold)
kevino:

Several observations:

1. Please note what Martha Coakley is doing: she's ducking a question.
(a) She said something incredibly stupid. Specifically, she said that there are no more terrorists in Afghanistan. She said, "We believed that the Taliban was giving harbor to terrorists. We supported that. I supported that. They're gone. They're not there anymore."
(b) She can't defend that statement, and she can't bring herself to admit that she "misspoke", either.
(c) When a reporter tried to ask her about it, she tried to duck the question.

2. Running from the press is part of her strategy. She's been running from the press for a long time, afraid to make statements in front of members of the press that aren't openly carrying the water for her (e.g. the Boston Globe). That's been her strategy since the beginning: avoid public mistakes by avoiding public statements. It is particularly true once she gets the nomination. In Massachusetts, once you get the election with the (D) by your name, you much pretty automatically win.

3. Coakley is in trouble because she is a very bad candidate. In a dark-blue state like Massachusetts, one of three things have to happen to be a Democrat and lose an election:
(a) You're in a primary, running against other Democrats.
(b) You're a Republican running for state-wide office during yet another crisis caused by the Democratic party machine running the state into the ground. If that happens, even the "Dawn of the Dead" Liberals will vote for enough Republicans to prevent the Democrats from turning the entire state into compost.
(c) You're a really bad candidate. She's in trouble against an unknown because she's just that bad.

4. Notice Coakley's terrible people skills and political skills. She sees as assault take place right in front of her. She certainly sees someone being mistreated. If she had any brains at all, she'd realize that this will reflect badly on her campaign. If she steps in and says, "OMG. Are you OK? Let me help you up." This all blows away fast. No. She huddles with top advisors for a while and gets the thug to issue the apology. She needs to have her advisors tell her the right thing to do. (Kind of like Senator Kennedy, who killed someone, fled the scene, and huddled with his lawyers and advisors before deciding what to do.)

5. One of the other reasons Coakley is in trouble in Massachusetts is that she's an Attorney General who is soft on crime. Oh, if you've been a victim of corporate "greed", she'll lend the full weight of her office to attack the evil corporations (at least the corporations that aren't giving her campaign money). But if you're a victim of a poor misunderstood felon who shoves a weapon in your face and steals your wallet, don't expect much from her. Her office is very soft on prosecuting real crimes, and people in Massachusetts know it.

6. Now look at her reaction. She has an assault and battery taking place right in front of her, and she does nothing. She ignores a crime taking place right in front of her. That's par for the course: she's been doing that her entire career.

7. She is reported to have told the Boston Herald, "I'm not sure what happened. I know something occurred, but I'm not privy to the facts. I'm sure it will come out, but I'm not aware of it." LOL "Not privy to the facts"!? The incident occurred right in front of her. She's running ads on TV talking about bring accountability back to Washington. OK, Ms. Coakley, how about you start by bringing some personal accountability to the table?

The questions to ask are:
1. Does this person have the brains and the political skills to be a Senator? I don't think so, unless your standards are incredibly low. But then again, there is President Obama, so what standards does the electorate have these days?
2. Is this the kind of person that Massachusetts wants as a Senator? Probably. She's a Democrat, and that's good enough for a huge chunk of Massachusetts voters and good enough for the corrupt political machine that will be counting the votes. Besides, it's not like she killed anybody, like, say, Senator Kennedy, did. As long as Coakley isn't a terrible drunk and a killer, she might be an improvement.

The only substantial fact i... (Below threshold)
Rich:

The only substantial fact in Stevie Greens face is his appendix.

SG swingsHe misses<b... (Below threshold)
epador:

SG swings
He misses
again

I could feel the breeze all the way up here in the NW.

How many strikes do liberals get before they're out?

"I'm not sure what happe... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

"I'm not sure what happened. I know something occurred, but I'm not privy to the facts."

I love this one. She doesn't know what happened to McCormack, who was close enough to her to have honked her boobs, but she doesn't know what happened and isn't privy to the facts. Yet she pontificates about the geo- and domestic politics of Afghanistan, thousands of miles away, where she's probably never set foot, and a subject on which she doubtless doesn't know shit.

Priceless. Maybe she had an Afghan sweater at one time.

"Priceless. Maybe she ha... (Below threshold)
914:

"Priceless. Maybe she had an Afghan sweater at one time."

Either that, or She likes having Her boobs honked?

with all due respect, steve... (Below threshold)
moseby:

with all due respect, steve green is booger...his last name proves it....

rascist stevie green like m... (Below threshold)
Michael:

rascist stevie green like most libs is a coward.

s green....... call for s g... (Below threshold)
Marc:

s green....... call for s green.... call on the blue courtesy phone for s green.

hmmm, no s green about, must be out to lunch. [and feeding himself thru his anus.]




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