Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC) is a Blue Dog, and, apparently, a verifiable crazy person. This video is making the rounds, and it shows Etheridge just strolling down the street before straight cold grabbin’ and jabbin’ some young punk. Granted the youngster was pointing a camera in his face, and, refused to say where he was from or why he was taping — he just kept saying over and over that he’s a student and “just [there] for a project” — but that’s certainly no reason to coldcock a punk.
Strangely, though, their “project” ended up being posted by Larry O’Connor, who, according to his YouTube bio is a “regular contributor to Big Hollywood, Big Government & Big Journalism — Andrew Breitbart’s sites. So, hey, maybe Etheridge was right to wonder why two whippersnappers were pointing cameras in his face and asking if he supports the “Obama agenda.”
Still, slapping people around is wrong, especially if they’re douchebags with flip cams, and their goal is to get you to do or say something stupid so they can post it to a goddamn right-wing website. Christ Almighty, Bob Etheridge, WTF is wrong with you?