"Who ARE you?"
That's what US Congressman Bob Etheridge (D-NC) demands to know of a young man who politely asks a simple question. Watch Rep. Etheridge as he reacts like a rabid, cornered racoon:
Oh, the Congressman apologized quickly enough - as soon as he realized that this video was spreading rapidly over Twitter and other social media sites. Fox News broadcast a segment on June 14, further embarrassing Etheridge.
People who behave like this have no business serving as our leaders in Congress. There are only 435 Congressional Representatives and 100 Senators. Can anyone seriously make the argument that this man is one of the 535 best people in the entire country to fill the slot? We don't think so.
What in the world makes a public official so arrogant and angry that he would physically assault this well-dressed young man? Did he squirm because he knows his political positions are anti-American? Was it because Etheridge does, in fact, support President Obama's socialist, no-growth, high unemployment, deficit spending, energy taxing agenda? Perhaps he thinks no mortal citizen should ever question a government official? Maybe Etheridge just thought he was having a bad hair day, and was embarrassed to be on camera? No matter. His ridiculous reaction is completely unjustifiable.
Now it's your turn to ask Congressman Etheridge: Who ARE you? So take the time to make a quick phone call or send an email. Of course, be respectful.
But ask Congressman Etheridge, "Who ARE you?"
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