Saturday, August 25, 2012

Virginia 5th District Race - #4157 - UPDATE: VIDEO: Going Postal: Democrat John Douglass Caught on Tape Physically Striking Young Conservative - Schilling Show (2) Knee Jerk: Democrat John Douglass Unloads on Grover Norquist - Schilling Show (3) Video of Douglass Smacking GOP Staffer's Camera Causes a Row - Daily Progress (4) Democrat Douglass Gets Testy, Needs a Time Out - Bearing Drift

John Douglass Strikes Conservative - 1,734 views In yet another moment of public solecism, Democrat John Douglass has further cemented his own temperament-based ineligibility to serve in the United States Congress. Douglass—who is challenging incumbent Republican Robert Hurt for Virginia’s 5th District congressional seat—physically assaulted a young conservative who was filming Douglass’ discussion with attendees of a public forum in Farmville, Virginia on August 21. The seemingly unprovoked attack follows another superfluous Douglass public outburst wherein the retired Brigadier General went ballistic over a reference to Americans For Tax Reform President, Grover Norquist, at a Charlottesville candidate forum. While Douglass surrogates like Peyton Williams and Fred Hudson make faux calls for “civility” in the 5th District race—decrying characterizations made by the General’s critics—to date, none of these John Douglass adulators has condemned his own candidate’s disturbing physical or verbal aggressions.

Knee Jerk: Democrat John Douglass Unloads on Grover Norquist - Schilling Show - John Douglass— retired United States Air Force Brigadier General and current Democrat candidate for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District—embarrassingly lost equanimity at the August 1 Senior Statesmen of Virginia candidate forum, held in Charlottesville. (hear audio file below) The event’s sole candidate-attendee, Douglass was enveloped by a roomful of like-minded senior-Socialists, and was fielding questions from a sympathetic “moderator,” radio host, Coy Barefoot. Apparently emboldened by the room’s intellectual conformity, Douglass unhinged when Barefoot directed the conversation to the subject of taxes. Sparked by a moderator reference to Grover Norquist—the president of Americans for Tax Reform—the General flew into an unprovoked rage: Barefoot: Grover Norquist’s pledge, the, uh, regarding the, the tax pledge that you will under no circumstances raise taxes, that uh, an increasing number of Republicans…[have signed]…Your thoughts on that. Douglass: Well first, I’m gonna to ask everybody in this audience, you know, ‘who the hell is Grover Norquist?’ [audience laughter] You know, I mean, isn’t that amazing that some right wing jerk like him can, can threaten the very security of this country by goin’ around and, and how gullible are these politicians that would sign up to some, uh, jerky Washington guy’s uh, phony-baloney pledge? You don’t make pledges to guys like him. You know, your pledge is to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and the people that it stands for. And that’s what our members of Congress should be doing. [audience applause] And uh, you know, um, uh, you know, these guys have gotten us in, and some women, too, have gotten us into these wars that they didn’t pay for, okay, and run up the deficit. And, uh, they’ve kicked the can down the stream, kicked the can down the stream, under this uh, Grover Norquist, uh, pledge. And you know, these Republicans, they’re scared to death to call, uh, Grover Norquist names, you know. But, uh, hey, Grover, you wanna record this? I don’t give a damn if you, what you think about me, so, uh, you know he’s gonna be against me either way, so um, uh, you know. And I just think a pledge to someone like Grover Norquist is obscene, and you’ll never catch me doing that. Virtually unreported by local mainstream media, Douglass’ gratutious attack on Norquist stands in stark contrast to fellow Democrat and former Congressional competitor/candidate Peyton Williams’ recent call for a 5th District race that promotes “a more polite society,” “civil discourse,” “respect for others,” and “a more respectful society.” Maybe Peyton Williams—himself a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel—should redirect his “civility” memos to General John Douglass, whose unprovoked, psychasthenic outburst may, to the contemplative voter, disqualify Douglass from the powerful position he seeks. Hear John Douglass’ unprovoked attack on Grover Norquist:   To hear audio..........

Daily Progress - Douglass Smacking GOP Staffer's Camera Causes a Row -A video of Democratic congressional candidate John Douglass smacking a GOP staffer’s video camera with rolled-up paper lit up conservative blogs Thursday and drew a rebuke from Rep. Robert Hurt’s campaign. The Hurt campaign suggested the incident shows a lack of “professionalism” and “respect” on the part of Douglass.  Read more.....

Democrat Douglass Gets Testy, Needs a Time Out - Bearing Drift - If a Republican had done this or, God forbid, a tea party supporter, it would have been national news. No matter. But we are beginning to see the makings of a trend in Mr. Douglass’ behavior. Or perhaps he’s just got a touch of Joe Biden-itis.

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