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Democrat Arrested At Eric Cantor’s Campaign Event

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    ThinkProgress Democrat Arrested At Eric Cantor’s Campaign Event

    On Monday, Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) held a public campaign event at a local coffee shop in Louisa, VA, described as a “friendly event where voters could meet” the Congressman and Republican leader. Jon Taylor, a member of the Louisa Democratic Committee, and his wife RSVP’d to the event and showed up with a sign for Cantor’s opponent, Rick Waugh. The coffee shop owners asked the couple to leave, and when they protested, Jon Taylor was dragged out and put on the ground by three law enforcement officers. Watch:


    YouTube - NBC12 Decision Virginia- Arrest at Eric Cantor Event


    Signs are so dangerous!
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    So in other words, a couple of bungholes showed up at a place where they weren't welcome with the deliberate goal of causing trouble, refused to leave despite being told to by the lawful owner of the property, and are now whining because they were forcibly removed by the authorities.

    And that point you're trying to make here is...?
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    these "unwelcome bunghole" people RSVP'd.

    Not to get all Sherlock Holmes on you, but RSVP-ing means you got some kind of an invitation.

    Jon Taylor, a member of the Louisa Democratic Committee, and his wife RSVP’d to the event and showed up with a sign for Cantor’s opponent, Rick Waugh

    I don't read anywhere where it says that if you aren't a republican with a Cantor sign, you can't show up.

    FAIL.
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    People need to get a life. Hold the sign outside if you want, but why go into a place with the specific intention of causing trouble?
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    If you hold a sign outside somenone might stomp on your f-ing NECK.
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    Oh, I read that part. I saw where it said they "RSVP'ed". But I doubt they mentioned in their RSVP that they were attending with the plan to deliberately cause trouble. They were told campaigning for the opposition was not welcome and they were asked to leave.

    I guess you feel anyone has the right to do anything they want so long as they have that all important "D" after their name. :rolleyes:
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    Good point, but let's leave the SEIU out of this discussion for argument's sake.
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    I think its wonderful that you consider holding a sign "causing trouble"

    Its days like today, I'm proud to not think like a tea partier/republican

    speaking of invitations......

    Strange how some people get invited to events, isnt it?

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    It'll be interesting to know if the coffee shop where the event was being held had been rented out specifically to Cantor and was closed to any other business, won't it?

    If it was, indeed, closed for anything but the Cantor affair then the owner had the right to ask the couple to leave - but if he was open for business, probably not.

    Unless there was a "no signs allowed" policy in effect and they were the only ones carrying a sign.

    Lots of things unknown here.

    But don't let that stop you. It never has before.
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    I think the lesson here is that the guy should have heeded the establishment owner. Especially with the threat of porker small-town cops looming.
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    Yeah, but did you notice that all the while they were subduing the guy that they never had to put a boot on his head or neck but restricted themselves to holding him down with their hands?

    Imagine that.
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    YouTube - It's A Crime to Be a Democrat to Eric Cantor

    Nope, they just had the rather obese officer do a bellyflop on the guy.

    I know this is totally irrelevant, but don't you have to meet some physical fitness standards to be a police officer :confused:
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    I thought he fell on top on him. It didn't look deliberate to me. LOL

    Only to get on - not to stay on.

    Besides, you really don't want the government to get involved in how much people can weigh do you? Aren't they involved in enough stuff already? It's "EVERY INDIVIDUAL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIMSELF" remember? (Never mind that other lives might depend on that individual's ability to do his job, of course.) We are all islands unto ourselves - we all stand alone.
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    Were not islands were Peninsula's
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    I notice you completely avoided my question about what if some did the exact same thing at an Obama backyard talk or town hall or whatever.

    I guess it's only causing trouble when Republicans do it. :rofl:
    And I'm proud you don't think like tea partiers also. If you did, I would know they were doing something seriously wrong.
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    kid,

    people have brought machine guns to Obama events....nobody was stomping on their heads...nobody was wrestling them to the ground


    YouTube - Black man with "machine gun" protests Obama

    YouTube - Guy with assault gun at Obama rally

    YouTube - Assault Gun toting protester at Obama rally in Phoenix Arizona


    you still talking about signs?


    sheeeeshhhh...
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    Just like that MOVEON chick in Kentucky. Just looking for trouble.
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    Actually it seems pretty safe to say that Joe the plumber specifically went to an Obama event to cause trouble. What he got was a hurried, but still respectful answer to his question and I'm pretty sure a gig on FOX or something.

    What he most certainly didn't get was a big fat guy bellyflopping on top of him.
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    Actually, I would like for you to answer my question, which you have dodged twice now. I am not talking about huge rallies. I am talking about small settings like a backyard talk or town hall meeting.

    Pretty pathetic how I ask one question and you answer another. :rofl: :rofl:
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