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Dem activist slugs GOP congressmanís wife with campaign sign
The Daily Caller ^ | June 19, 2012 | Caroline May

Posted on 06/21/2012 7:58:37 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’s all fun and games until somebody gets slugged with a campaign sign — at least in Montana, where following the first U.S. Senate campaign debate this cycle, a Democratic activist hit one candidate’s wife with a rolled up sign.

The debate at Buck’s T-4 in Big Sky, Mont., between Democratic incumbent Jon Tester, Republican challenger Montana Rep. Denny Rehberg and Libertarian Dan Cox reportedly focused on the election issues of the day: jobs, the economy and health care.

The real fireworks, however, took place after the event when an attendee got into a physical altercation with Jan Rehberg, the Republican challenger’s wife.

According to a Rehberg campaign staffer who witnessed the altercation, a female Tester supporter in her late thirties attempted to push her way into a group that included the congressman, who was entertaining questions from reporters, and his wife, daughter Katie and staff.

After exchanging words with Jan Rehberg, she began hitting the candidate’s wife with a rolled up Tester sign.

Managing partner of the Buck T-4, David O’Connor, attended the event and threw the alleged sign-wielding woman, whom he identified as a local environmental activist, off the premises an hour later along with two of her cohorts — who he said were heckling Rehberg during the event.

O’Conner noted, however, that he has seen worse heckling at debates.

The Buck T-4 managing partner told The Daily Caller that while he did not see the woman hit Mrs. Rehberg with the sign, reporters at the event who observed the incident told him about the altercation shortly after it had happened.

NBC Montana reported that the incident consisted largely of pushing and that the Rehbergs immediately left the venue following the incident.

The Rehberg campaign told TheDC that Jan and Katie Rehberg were not physically harmed and that the Rehbergs will not be pressing charges.

Also that night, local Democrat Rachel Vaughn, who had heckled Rehberg during the debate, slapped the wrist of Watchdog.org reporter Dustin Hurst, who she believed to be a Rehberg supporter, “in an effort to knock my recording device, my Droid cell phone, to the ground.”

Hurst provided audio of the altercation to TheDC. It can be heard here. He is not planning to press charges.

“I am not planning to press charges,” Hurst wrote in an email to TheDC. “I could have done so, but it was a minor thing and I’m willing to take it for the job. I think Ms. Vaughn just let her passion get the best of her and I don’t want to get her into legal trouble over it.”

The Tester campaign did not respond to request for comment.

According to the most recent Rasmussen Reports polling data, from June 18, Rehberg is leading Tester 49 percent to 47 percent.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: dennyrehberg; hecklers; johntester; liberalsgonewild
Liberals gone wild.
1 posted on 06/21/2012 7:58:42 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Liberals are hateful, at their core. It is this hate that allows them to rationalize their actions.
2 posted on 06/21/2012 8:03:37 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’s long past time for republicans to start pressing charges against these people and seeing it all the way through.


3 posted on 06/21/2012 8:05:59 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is, it is the only answer.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Civility on display in Liberal land....


4 posted on 06/21/2012 8:06:44 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Activist just “getting in their faces”, as her fearless leader instructed her...

itching for a fight, punishing the enemy

They bring a campaign, we bring a rolled up campaign sign to whack them with...

She was just hitting them twice as hard physically as they were hitting verbally with harmless campaign slogans.


5 posted on 06/21/2012 8:08:07 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Press charges. letting these barbarians get away with physical attacks only encourages them to get more violent.


6 posted on 06/21/2012 8:09:55 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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7 posted on 06/21/2012 8:12:54 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This is just the beginning.
When it really sinks in with the MSNBC Klux Klanster Moonbat Liberals that Obama could really lose this thing, they are going to get WILDLY VIOLENT.

It’s already happened, time and time again, but it’s politically-incorrect for the Big Queer-Run Media to talk about, unless a suspected Tea-Partier is involved as the perp.


8 posted on 06/21/2012 8:13:30 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
Exactly right. Liberalism is the politics of hate. This hate-filled whore simply showed her true colors. She needs to face decisive justice.
9 posted on 06/21/2012 8:14:19 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Paladin2

http://watchdog.org/21692/hurst-an-ugly-day-in-mt-politics-from-the-left-and-right/


10 posted on 06/21/2012 8:15:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Rehbergs and Hurst

"the Rehbergs will not be pressing charges"

“I am not planning to press charges"

Then you deserve worse and I hope you get it, losers.


11 posted on 06/21/2012 8:16:13 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cwFFldVxLAM

12 posted on 06/21/2012 8:18:24 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/in-burnet-election-night-turned-into-fight-night-2396926.html

Here’s an hilarious similar story from Texas. On primary night a couple weeks ago, a GOP head guy started a fight with a newspaper reporter, both in their 60s.

“Walker says that after he’d been belted several times, Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson came to the rescue and pulled Rogers off him. But it didn’t end there. Next, Walker and Nelson said, Todd Gallaher, an Austin political consultant and an associate of Rogers, grabbed the police chief, who was in plain clothes. Then, “Rogers got loose and came over and said, ‘You want some more of this you know where to find me,’ Walker said ... there was a good turnout, since everybody in Burnet is Republican, except for a half-dozen former poetry majors and a couple of bird-watchers.”


13 posted on 06/21/2012 8:20:51 PM PDT by bgill
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They found someone who ‘believes’ ??? A dem who’s NOT being paid $7 an hour to show up and carry a sign she’s too stupid to read? OMG, is it possible? Or was she hired right out of prison? Too bad the ‘doting court eunuchs’ of the MSM fail to ask....


14 posted on 06/21/2012 8:33:34 PM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
A discreet kick behind their knee and they will drop like a rock.


...I'm just sayin'...
15 posted on 06/21/2012 9:43:32 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The debate....between Democratic incumbent Jon Tester, Republican challenger Montana Rep. Denny Rehberg and Libertarian Dan Cox
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Oh crap..... Libertarian Dan Cox.... He’ll probably pull enough votes from the Pubbie to give the Democrat, Tester, a reelection victory.


16 posted on 06/21/2012 11:19:54 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Tainan

A quick kick TO the knee is better. The knee is not meant to bend that way.

Learned that from my Drill Instructors at Parris Island; along with how to gouge eyes and how to drive the nose bone into the brain.


17 posted on 06/22/2012 12:27:35 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Tainan

A quick kick TO the knee is better. The knee is not meant to bend that way.

Learned that from my Drill Instructors at Parris Island; along with how to gouge eyes and how to drive the nose bone into the brain.


18 posted on 06/22/2012 12:44:13 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They were never tamed it’s why they are tree huggers,they still live in them.


19 posted on 06/22/2012 7:05:11 AM PDT by Vaduz
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