BREAKING: DEMOCRATIC OPERATIVE ATTACKS GOP ELECTION OBSERVER IN FAIRFAXPolitics

So it appears as if physical threats and the threats of violence are OK with Democrats hovering over the Fairfax Board of Elections.  Witness this clown:

…as you can see from the video, this Democratic operative (volunteer?  attorney?) is clearly agitated, tossing chairs and tables back and forth while treating the opposition as… well, less than human.

So when the cameras came out, the agitation went up.  At least it stopped getting physical.

The Democrats hate us — they truly do.  This is the routine for Republicans dealing with Democrats, and we’re going to have to be more aware — not aggressive, just aware — that in a world full of camera phones we can start documenting their violence against us.

This is how elections get stolen, folks.  Share this with friends.  With 55 votes separating Obenshain and Herring as of today, expect the Dems to become more and more aggressive.  Certainly the media and the authorities aren’t coming to the rescue, and the Dems won’t police their own.

UPDATE:  Apparently this man is the general counsel for the Fairfax Democratic Committee.

His job?  Apparently, John Farrell’s job with the Fairfax Dems is to specifically prevent voter fraud.

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…before or after he gets in your face?

No word on whether or not he is still permitted in the building or not, but this is literally the talk of Richmond at the moment.  More soon.

CORRECTION (per Brian Schoeneman):  We have corrected this story. After interviewing the security personnel on site at the Fairfax County Government Center, we are removing any references to a physical touching between John Farrell and the unidentified individual who filmed this video. Security staff interviewed the unidentified individual who said that at no time did he believe he was being threatened with physical injury, simply that he felt “intimidated.”

 

  • Manny

    It’s too late. If it is this close they will just keep finding ballots or doing recounts until Herring is ahead, and then poof, that’s it, we’re all done (c.f. Gregoire vs. Rossi, Coleman vs Franken). What was the title of Hugh Hewitt’s book, “If It’s Not Close, They Can’t Cheat”.

  • Turbocohen

    This is how Hitler won elections.
    Yes, I said that.

    • Montesquieu

      It is important to under the nature of our adversaries and their reactionary ideology.

      Along a similar line of thought, here we find the Memphis Trotsky – Steve Cohen – openly attacking Christians while waging ideological warfare against the Bill of Rights: http://youtu.be/1WcM3P-Gmh8?t=28s

  • MD Russ

    Press charges. When he placed his hand up towards the camera, he committed an assault. Assault is defined as making a threatening gesture to batter. If he made contact with the camera and pushed it against the poll watcher’s face then it was an assault and battery.

    • Community Counts

      He didn’t touch you why are you hanging out there…just to annoy people so they react?…use your time better. If you don’t have a specific purpose to be there at Gov Center as in an official job re the process, then you should not be there looking for trouble.

      • MD Russ

        Both Democratic and Republican county committees can certify poll watchers to be at the polls and challenge questionable voters or vote counting procedures. If the guy with the camera was a poll watcher then he had the same right to be there as an election judge. That’s not looking for trouble, that is looking for vote fraud.

        • Community Counts

          I’m sorry it was Sean Kenny…and I will guarantee you he didn’t have an official capacity. The teams that are representing both sides I have been told have been very civil for an emotional situation…the Dem person who was simply putting chairs under the tables and taking away posters that needed to be off the tables..was irritated only because if Mr. Kenny was doing a JOB it would not be wasting time filming..right? He never even stated his business just started to irritate and don’t try to say otherwise…can you never come clean as to TRUTH…try it you might find it refreshing. This is a tough time for both parties, respect the process. Without respect what are we?

          • pdigaudio

            Actually no. Right here in the recall election in June 2012 a black Obama-supporting thug named Jameel Ghuari physically threatened a GOP poll watcher. It was in one of the four precincts that the Democrats and unionistas controlled and in which massive voter fraud was carried out. Vans loaded with people from Illinois were dropped off all day long, allowed to register and cast provisional ballots with junk mail flyers from Bed Bath and Beyond and water bills addressed to “Occupant.” When GOP poll watchers contested these frauds, they were physically turned away and removed from the polling places. Pre-marked ballots were also found outside of these polling places as well and sealed bags of ballots that had been opened and clearly tampered with. The Democrats and unionistas stole a State Senate seat in these four precincts. The GAB of course did nothing. Just shrugged.

          • MD Russ

            If it was Shaun and if he was there in no official capacity, then the proper course of action was to complain to the chief election judge and have him ejected. As to the behavior of the apparent Democrat poll watcher, “who you gonna believe, him or your own lying eyes?”

          • Community Counts

            it was Shaun…and this was not election day folks ..this is from this weekend. My lying eyes, really, why do you need to take a shot? Yes, there is 100% fact that the person was highly irritated for it was obvious that Shaun was not there to do a job but to annoy. If the circumstances were reversed, what would you say then? Again, what is happening in the last few days is not open to the public to wonder around…there is work that is being done by both parties to make sure the process is done right, repeat, both sides, done right. I am certain that Republicans are just as furious that a whole District had faulty vote counting…but luckily for all, it was caught and being corrected. As for provisional ballots, it works both ways…and pdiguadio your information is so distorted…and unionistas? wow do you have any senior citizen relatives who have a caregiver from the County or similar who earn $8.75 an hour who belong to a union? Show some respect for honest workers.

          • MD Russ

            Was it this weekend or last weekend? Last weekend was early voting for those who had not requested an absentee ballot. My wife had to be on a last-minute business trip on Election Day and voted on Saturday, Nov 2.

            If it was this weekend and not related to the election, can you be so kind as to tell us the location and circumstances of the video since you seem to be so personally informed?

          • Community Counts

            If you know Government Center, you will see immediately it is in the front lobby. And I know for fact it was this weekend and the person in the video annoyed is a lawyer who is an individual dealing with the problems arising from the election, in an official capacity…he was there for a purpose and no I was not there…but I know what the drill was for those who were told to go to Gov Center for specific jobs, and this relates to what was asked by both parties.

          • Richard In VA

            Who are you to say “there is 100% fact that the person was highly irritated for it was obvious that Shaun was not there to do a job but to annoy.”? Were you there? Why are you the one who decides what is deemed annoyance? What gives you the right to say who can and can’t be in a public building?
            If the parties were reversed you’d be squealing like a stuck pig about the fascist Republicans!

          • http://www.shaunkenney.com Shaun Kenney

            It was not me — but it was most certainly someone who was there to verify the vote for Team Obenshain.

            This is a time when political partisanship and the feelings associated (however warm) ought to be set aside. The Alinksy gamesmanship is beyond old… and yes, it feeds right into the narrative that Democrats believe this sort of behavior is acceptable when excuses rather than outright condemnation is the default position of the left. Have more respect for yourselves, folks.

          • Old-Timer

            “Alinsky gamesmanship” . . . too funny.
            The guy was a dick. Don’t act like it’s a strategy, mmm-kay?

          • Turbocohen

            Alinsky 101.. Nah, just stupid.

          • Robert Kelley

            Who are you to say that he didn’t have a specific purpose for being there? He had as much of a right to be there as anyone else regardless of his “purpose” and being “irritated” doesn’t give a person the right to assault another one. The kid was more than respectful but it’s kind of hard to show respect to someone who’s throwing your shit around and pushing your camera into your face.

          • Adam Weisshaupt

            Yeah, like the Left respects anything or anyone not themselves. Bill of Rights? Constitution? They don’t care what they agreed to. To them, the only legitimate power comes form the barrel of a gun, and if the majority votes for something, the minority has no rights. Respect the process? If you want gun control, the process is to get an Amendment. If you want Obamacare, you need an Amendment to add it to the list of enumerated powers, which are otherwise reserved to the people or the States. The only time a leftist cares about respecting the process is when they can use the process to their advantage. It it weren’t for the double standards, the left wouldn’t have any standards at all.
            The leftists lie, cheat and steal to get their way and see nothing wrong with it. They do not negotiate in good faith. They are, every one of them, fascists. They feel that “Live and let live” is a philosophy that imposes other’s views on them.. mostly the view that other people have rights and are not beholden to the collective nor the slaves of their government.

      • Nancy Stevenson Skipper

        As a citizen he has a right to be there to monitor voting practices….its legal. Whats NOT legal is voter fraud, assault & battery!

      • Joanne Long

        Who died and gave Democrats the right to have say over others actions or being there?

    • JWS

      Who is the girl with the camera?

    • Attila

      I would just call him a POS and ignore him.

    • Isabella Hale

      I agree. press charges.

  • Donald McGuinness

    Why do you suppose Democrats are against voter ID cards? Because dead Democrats have been voting for many decades. And living ones vote multiple times. Voter ID might, just might, stop that. Depending on who is running the computer servers. Remember Harry Reeds win in Nevada just as the polls closed, and the power went out, and when it came back on and the computers came back online? He was projected to lose by a landslide, not win by one.

    • JWS

      Prove it.

      • Montesquieu

        We can certainly prove that Harry Reid harbours a deep grudge against children with cancer. In this related YouTube video, for example, we find the least popular Congressional leader obstructing funds for children with cancer: http://youtu.be/O0lFyFJeZSY?t=1m22s

        • John Ub

          Have you not watched the entire exchange and realize the way that the quote is taken out of context?

      • Brad Harvey

        Again?

      • Donald McGuinness

        Have you ever watched the news at election time? Have you never seen the reports of voter fraud in Illinois? Did you not see the reports of people rounded up by Acorn and taken from one voting location to another? Or was the sand in your eyes from having your head stuck in it way to long. Every voting cycle there are reports of dead people voting. A few years back we even had a dead politician vote on a bill. Because the democrats knew how she would have voted. WAKE UP.

    • donjr

      Sore loser! I might add, it is Harry Reid … why is it so hard for the tea party to learn spelling?

      • Montesquieu

        In this related YouTube video we find the least popular Congressional leader, Harry Reid, obstructing funds for children with cancer: http://youtu.be/O0lFyFJeZSY?t=1m22s

      • http://lnsmitheeblog.blogspot.com LN_Smithee

        Maybe it’s because “the tea party” is less concerned with the homophone names of Senators than it is being more scientifically literate than the average American. You must have missed that Yale professor’s study. Unlike Obama’s promises, it’s for real.

        Kind of throws a monkey wrench into the idea that they’re the dumb ones, doesn’t it, Junior?

      • Mr. Real

        What, pray tell, makes you think Mr. McGuinness is a tea party member? Don’t wave such a wide brush on those you disagree with, unless you know the facts, k? Really makes you look like an azz. And we all know that one should not assume anything, because in such situations, it really does make an ASS of yourself. Have a nice day.

      • monsterdog

        When the Dems give a reasonable story as they feel that it should be harder to buy a beer or cigarettes than to participate in an election, then I’ll consider voting for them again. Right now it’s pretty clear their main election strategy is to pander to welfare recipients and to grow the rolls of welfare recipients to pander to. They don’t need my vote.

        Wish the Repubs had someone worth voting FOR instead of just voting for them to register a complaint with the Dems….

      • Donald McGuinness

        By the way. I am not a tea party member. But I can understand your frustration and your attack on spelling or grammar or perhaps punctuation. This seems to be a trend among individuals who don’t like to look at the history. I have been around a while and have observed many elections and have personally known some people who served in office. And I know some individuals who work in Government behind the seen. There is more in government and politics than are dreamed of in your philosophy Horatio.

      • Ann49

        Why no concern for voter fraud?

        • donjr

          If voter fraud was an issue I’d be concerned. Most, if not all, voter fraud of the last 10 years have been done by the GOP. Flame on …

  • HiThere

    Does this country WANT clean, fair elections or not. Do you WANT to have dictatorial thieves as ‘rulers’ or do you want to rule as free men?

    • Donald McGuinness

      If I have to have an ID. to drive a car, cash a check, take a drug screen, travel outside the country, and get back in, to get medical treatment, of get a dog from the SPCA. Why not require one for one of the MOST important things that we do. That being vote for those individuals who we want to represent us. Don’t they want to know who they represent? Now that was a dumb question on my part. Sorry.

      • Donald McGuinness

        Oh No, they are going to jump on the typo in my last statement. It was OR not OF that I intended to use concerning getting a dog.

        • HiThere

          Did you know you can edit your own posts after the fact? There’s an edit function here.

      • HiThere

        No. It’s a good question.
        ATM machines and bank accounts needs ID, so why doesn’t a vote?

  • 19greg45

    Someone should have stuck around long enough to follow that assclown out to his car and get his license plate number.

  • bleufishcat

    Need more info.

  • Alex Blakemore

    Both parties are allowed to have observers at electoral board meetings and canvasses — and both parties should be there observing to catch mistakes and ensure integrity. To observe you have to be in a position to really see the process, you can’t be told you can observe from the other end of the room. It looks all he did was claim one of the observation tables for the Democrats because the Republicans had tried to claim every table in advance.

    • MD Russ

      The video doesn’t show that; it shows that he didn’t like where the Republican poll watcher had set up. If the Democrat had a problem with that, the proper course of action was to complaint to the chief election judge for that polling location. Pushing furniture around and making threatening gestures to the Republican poll watcher was over the top and probably criminal behavior. This guy needs a few days in jail followed by court-supervised anger management counseling.

    • http://www.marketing-projects.biz/ Richard Rivette

      No one claimed all the tables. As a past observer you come early if you want a good spot. You set up. I’ve experienced Democrat liberals come along a few minutes before opening, and just taking their hands and sweeping everything off a table to claim it. Pretty sick. I also have them on tape inside voting zones where they are not allowed, stopping voters entering polling sites, blocking their entrance and forcing literature on them even when told “not interested”. I have seen the Dems with photo literature literally walk voters inside buildings (again where not allowed) pointing out exactly who to vote for on ballots. Unbelievable. And when told they can’t do that, they just say, try to stop me! Whatever. GOP and Libertarians need to adopt similar measures.

  • M Porter

    This guy is a tool but there’s nothing that says he’s a democrat in this video. There’s zero context for what is transpiring. There’s nothing that shows that it is during the election or even election related. How elections are stolen is refusing to count absentee ballots or examine provisional ballots to see if they are legitimate..

    • MD Russ

      You realize, don’t you, that this video wasn’t shot at Applebees?

      • M Porter

        It also wasn’t shot at a zoo, in front of the White House, on a subway car, while standing in line for the theatre, at a yard sale, in a hot air balloon, from the back of a horse or on the moon. Your point?

        • MD Russ

          It was apparently shot at the Fairfax County Government Center. Now, if it wasn’t during an election or election related then why would these two people be setting up desks? Perhaps they were competing chapters of the Red Cross getting ready for a blood drive?

          Get serious.

    • momsaid

      The fact that he tore off two Obenshain signs wasn’t enough evidence for you? His aggression, lack of conscience, his pushiness and no expectation of being held accountable are classic in the Dem operative population.

    • Montesquieu

      We can judge a tree by its fruits, as we can judge a man by his actions. By his actions, it is certainly reasonable to conclude that he is a supporter of Mark Herring.

  • Wally Erb

    This is childish, both by the gentleman and the recorder. If you don’t have the maturity to get along with opposing views, can’t refrain with treating each other with respect, or have the fortitude to ignore arrogance, then shouldn’t be out there representing a party or candidate.

    • reluctant activist

      I find it interesting that you are about the only person on this thread who recognizes that BOTH individuals, the recorder and recordee, are showing a real lack of maturity. I watched this and felt like I was witnessing two asses acting like 10 year olds. Not much more. Certainly not enough to draw any sweeping conclusions about a million voters, on either side.

      • Ann49

        No the guy with the camera, felt the need to get it on camera, which changes things for the person being filmed.

    • Mr. Real

      Agreed, but I believe you are being entirely too nice to the fool in the video–hardly a gentleman.

    • Donald McGuinness

      Then you would only have conservatives representing a party or candidate. I have never met a liberal who possessed the qualities that you outlined above. Not saying that there are none. Just that I have not met them, yet.

  • JWS

    Every vote should be counted unless proven invalid.

  • The_Saxon

    Just call the cops. Republicans need to start taking martial arts classes, as do their children though: And not the crap that doesn’t work either. Take either Boxing or Muay Thai mixed with Judo or ‘Brazilian Jui-Juitsu.’ Muay Thai (some call it ‘kickboxing’) and BJJ are both often taught at the same place.

    • The_Saxon

      I expect more violence against us in the coming years.

    • http://www.marketing-projects.biz/ Richard Rivette

      Thanks. Good advice. My child has their adult black belt in MMA by age 12. Ranked internationally. God help the bullies who decide they have a target. I also studied under Korean Grandmaster. Good exercise. Great for balance and coordination. And have only had to use once or twice in situations where attacked.

  • T Jefferson

    Clown is John Farrell, lead attorney for Fairfax County Democratic Committee, in charge of their ‘so-called’ Election Protection. FYI same John Farrell representing Fairfax County Democratic Committee suing Fairfax County Electoral Board (http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/releases/electoralboardrelease10152013rev.pdf).

  • http://www.marketing-projects.biz/ Richard Rivette

    Who does this POS think he is beating on other people? You have every right to be at the Government center. And set up. If there is a problem, then the Board of Elections will mediate.

    I ran into this same BS at precincts where voters were in line waiting. I would go and speak with them as a State Senate candidate. MANY unofficial DEMOCRATS came up to me and told me i could not be there. Some tried to block my way, move my signs or physically have me removed. I followed all the written rules of where to be set up. I also tried to be cordial and disarm them with some humor. Most would lighten up. Some were outright hostile.

    Once they realized i was not a poll worker but someone with a direct line to the board they would walk away and leave me alone. On two occasions I had to call police and the party to get the BOE to come out and remove someone else. For clear violations i videotaped. It is one thing to promote candidates and another to attack people for doing the same.

    Funniest one was a guy telling me i had no right to hand out literature as people entered a building (we were both at the near edge of the zone we had to stand inside), while he handed out literature. A sitting judge (also a Democrat and a wonderful woman who knows me – we had spent months campaigning at the same sites [you get to know the other candidates well]) came up to us to join us handing out items and shaking hands.

    He said “don’t talk to him”, with some expletive. Now, being a good Christian woman she just looked at me smiled, and then said to him, do you know who he is? She saw some of the threats and attitude. He didn’t know. So she educated him. And said he needed to leave because he wasn’t helping anyone.

    Some poll workers need to be educated, that you do not disrespect the opposition, threaten them, or attempt to disrupt their campaigns. Go about your business and stay on your own message. He came very close to being cuffed when the police arrived. I asked, are you going to calm down? or do they arrest you for assault. I have videotape. The judge watched this. He just left. Good riddance. You self-proclaimed party leaders out there should watch out. There is only so much pushing one will take. I was very forgiving. Others won’t be as nice.

    And to the Elections Judge at one library precinct who kept ripping up my signs while allowing others, be careful. We will be watching you this year with cameras set up all day. We will make sure the state removes you permanently for your actions. And you could lose your day job too.

  • Markos_Anderson

    Ben Tribbett
    ?@notlarrysabato 13m
    Hearing the Fairfax GOP has
    sworn out a warrant for the arrest of John Farrell, Fairfax Democrats
    attorney for assault at the recount.

    https://twitter.com/notlarrysabato

  • justavenger

    If you think you can get along with flesh eating pathigins then you can work with these sub human festering trap piles. I have on three different times had to threaten arrest and removal to demoncrat assistant election judges. Demoncrat are the most vile voter and election workers I have ever served. I have worked as a Texas election official for thirty years the last fifteen as a judge.
    These people are at war with civic virtue, the rule of law and the Constitution they have no problem breaking rules and doing what ever it takes to defeat Patriotic Americans. If we Americans are serious about winning we will fight by their rules, crush them and ground them and their movement into the earth and salt it. To survive as a nation there is NO room for this kind of evil. It cannot be defended.

    • Markos_Anderson

      Surprised the Democrats haven’t shipped in the Black Panthers into Fairfax.

      Maybe on Tuesday.

    • Michael Held

      pathogens, democrat, Democrats

      and p.s. I’d like to think democrats are Americans…otherwise, kill them sonsabitches!

    • Ann49

      We need to have the voting machines check out a lil better. I wish that someone would start with that. I do not trust Democrats at all. During the debates with Biden and he just sat there and laughed, like did he know they would win, he was as if nothing to worry about, we got it.

  • Alex70

    Dear Mr. Kenney,

    I wish you would stop with the “Democrats hate us — they truly do.” I have little sense of what’s taking place in Fairfax right now, but you fail critical thinking 101 if you espouse such a sweeping generalization based on the evidence you’ve provided here.

    The real story is that your colleague Brian Schoeneman is doing a top-notch job of being a really decent guy and straightening the mess out.

    I don’t condone bad behavior or bad manners, but this video incident seems pretty trivial to me.

    And we have little sense of what preceded it and what followed it. And—frankly—it’s a little hard for me to know what’s going on in the video: did the “man [really] slap the Obenshain observer with a smile on his face” as you assert? I certainly didn’t see him “destroying property” as your tracker claimed.

    The next time you consider authoring a posting like this one, please listen to that voice inside you—I know it’s there—that says do I really need to be so incendiary.

    Best wishes,
    Alex Leidholdt
    Harrisonburg

    • Nthis

      What, you don’t like your fellow Democrats being exposed? I agree, this video wasn’t all that bad but to say that Democrats don’t have a complete hatred for the ‘other side’ can only be said by someone ignoring reality (or by someone who is biased).

      Also, from a psychological standpoint, your choice usage of certain words, and your arrogant tone, are nothing more than a means to deceive people and pacify them. That may work with whatever students and others you attempt to indoctrinate, but it doesn’t work on most everyone else. Drop the faux-professionalism and say what you really mean. Much like the Democratic party you idolize, your hate isn’t that far beyond your words either…

      • Alex70

        Dear Mr. Guest,

        I do hope you will please reread what you just posted. To wit: “What, you don’t like your fellow Democrats being exposed? I agree, this video wasn’t all that bad but to say that Democrats don’t have a complete hatred for the ‘other side’ can only be said by someone ignoring reality (or by someone who is biased).”

        Please, Mr. Guest, think through the logic of these two sentences.

        Recall, sir, that I said, “The real story is that your colleague Brian Schoeneman is doing a top-notch job of being a really decent guy and straightening the mess out.”

        Here is Mr. S’s very rational posting submitted one hour after mine”: Guys, chill. Nothing untoward happened here. It was an argument over space that got blown out of proprotion. I’ve admonished John not to do this again and he’s agreed. Done. Move on.”

        ALL of Virginia owes Mr. S. a round of applause.

        NOW–a word for you Mr. Kenney. Please smarten up, sir. I have cautioned you–very politely–over several months to please end your irresponsible demagoguery. You are entirely responsible for inciting the utter idiocy in this series of postings. You’re a smart guy, and you know much better.

        Best wishes,
        Alex Leidholdt
        Harrisonburg

    • http://www.shaunkenney.com Shaun Kenney

      Mr. Humbolt –

      I and many others noticed that you seem to want to excuse this behavior. For one, I believe it should be outright condemned in the strongest of possible terms. What should bother you more is that precisely half of Virginia feels as if Democrats truly think of the other half of the Commonwealth as hostes humani generis.

      What are you doing to fix this?

      Regards,

      • Alex70

        Well, Mr. Kenney, I assume you mean me. You meant Leidholdt, right?

        I think if you reread my comment you’ll see that I’m not a big fan of bad behavior.

        Now, you disingenuously ask me how I can address the condition that you are directly implicated in attempting to create: the fact that ostensibly “precisely half of Virginia feels as if Democrats truly think of the other half of the Commonwealth as hostes humani generis.”

        I really think that’s balderdash, sir. Do you really have any evidence that that all Democrats believe that all Republicans are less than human? Mr. Kenney, I’m a Democrat, and I think you’re human, so let’s put an end to that nonsense. Moreover I have a picture of Linwood Holton, one of my great heroes, on my office door:

        http://www.evi.com/q/facts_about__a_linwood_holton_jr

        You, of course, know the story behind this moving photograph.

        I think I can best address the feeling you speak of by politely requesting you to stop your concerted and–based on the comments above—very effective attempts to convince Republicans that this prejudice exists.

        I will again repeat Mr. Schoeneman’s posting: “Guys, chill. Nothing untoward happened here. It was an argument over space that got blown out of proprotion. I’ve admonished John not to do this again and he’s agreed. Done. Move on.”

        That’s it for me tonight. Have a nice evening.

        Best wishes,

        Alex Leidholdt
        Harrisonburg

        • Montesquieu

          Certainly, the intellectual vanguard of today’s liberalism harbours a deep hatred for the ideas and institutions of Western civilization. Here’s an archetypal example, courtesy of the Memphis Trotsky:

    • Montesquieu

      To be frank, the core ideology of liberalism seems to be one that’s centered around a reactionary hatred of Western civilization.

      Here’s an archetypal example: In this YouTube video, the Memphis Trotsky – Steve Cohen – attacks Christians while waging ideological warfare against the Bill of Rights: http://youtu.be/1WcM3P-Gmh8?t=28s

    • rangerider

      The Lumpenproletariat stick up for Lumpenproletariat. If the elections are close they always find hidden votes which is just a fact :-)

  • Turbocohen

    He is a Fairfax atty named John Farrell.

  • http://www.brianschoeneman.org/ Brian W. Schoeneman

    Guys, chill. Nothing untoward happened here. It was an argument over space that got blown out of proprotion. I’ve admonished John not to do this again and he’s agreed.

    Done. Move on.

    • JWS

      Wow, a sane voice.

    • vapolitico1

      but….but….but….it’s “the talk of Richmond right now”

    • Ipsophakto

      He slapped him. Why do you ignore that? Same reason you ignore Obama’s lies?

      Brace for it, democrats. Uncivil unrest is bound to erupt. Are you ready?

      • Juicy Farts

        I love how conservatives like to throw the threat of discord and potential violent uprising around willy-nilly. I seriously question how many are actually willing to do that. My guess is that the number of pitchfork wielding angry mob types would be grossly outnumbered by the sit at home, eat fast food for 3 meals, and jerk off in the basement while watching soft porn types.

        • Mr. Real

          Please don’t limit the “threat” to conservatives–remember, there are many in your party who are willing to/have done the same thing. Let’s keep this balanced and real.

        • MichaelKennedy

          At least they are “threats” unlike the flash mobs that are conducting race war in cities. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkmEKQY0rZY Google “flash mob” and you find lots of them.

        • Ipsophakto

          You’re projecting.

          Threats? No, observations. Are you prepared?

      • Enzyte Bob

        LOL! Slapped? Boo Hoo! Next thing you know, you people are going to start whining about how the cameraman was “abused:!

        This is one of the rare threads where I stand up for the left. The guy was gruff but not much more. If you can’t stand your ground when someone is gruff, you are a weakling. Don’t hide behind mommy’s skirt.

    • reluctant activist

      Thanks Brian. I also want to thank you personally for being a voice of reason in the near hysteria surrounding the canvassing and for taking a stand about the Board of Election’s recent move.

  • Montesquieu

    I’ve been saying this for awhile, but I’ll say it again:

    Liberalism is a quasi-religion. A primitive counter-Christian religion, but a religion nonetheless. The latest incarnation of the organized evil that first sprang up with marxism, socialism, and communism. We do need to take their hatred of Christianity and their reactionary hatred of Western civilization seriously.

    If today’s liberals will callously murder the unborn, who won’t they attack?

    • Alexis Rose Bank

      The phrase you’re looking for is “death cult”.

      • Montesquieu

        Certainly, the ideology of today’s liberalism is impelled by the same death force as its marxist, socialist, and communist ancestors. No question.

      • notjohnsmosby

        Wow, a “death cult”. We’ll have to ask Attorney General Herring to look into those after he takes office in January.

  • John Longballs

    I think I know him. If it is the guy I am thinking of, he has a big time reputation of being a hot head. Not surprised. Although, I have to say, provoking anyone with a camera phone is a dick move. What was the guy filming expecting?

  • vapolitico1

    This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen.

    I believe there are several videos online of VA GOP officials doing this type of stupid crap in past election cycles. Do they prove that Republicans hate Democrats? Hardly.

  • Alexis Rose Bank

    Looks like a felony to me. Press charges with a vengeance.

    Someone remind me, what’s a felony conviction do to one’s law career?

    • http://www.southsidecentral.com/ Bruce Hedrick

      This is no felony.

      • Alexis Rose Bank

        Then what is it when there’s a physical assault on the person and property of a poll watcher? I would press charges without mercy here, there are NO conditions under which the behavior we see on that videotape is reasonable.

        • http://www.radioinsidescoop.com Mark Levine

          There was no physical assault. Covering a camera for half a second is not a crime in Virginia.

          • Alexis Rose Bank

            The moment you purposely touch someone who is unwilling to receive that touch, it’s an assault. There are countless “sexual assault” cases where the lightest touch qualified, so I don’t see why it should be different here – especially given the clear malice involved.

          • disqus_YwCGIzn2Wi

            Just because his hand was in front of the camera lens doesn’t mean he touched him…

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  • http://www.southsidecentral.com/ Bruce Hedrick

    No, this isn’t how elections get stolen. Elections don’t get stolen anymore, and if you say that’s happened recently… Proof Or Not Real.

    No, the Democrats don’t hate “us”. Quit painting parts of humanity with a broad brush.

    This incident is a single action of a crazy person who lost control. He will suffer the consequences of his actions and then fade into obscurity… never to be heard from again.

    • thebronze

      STFU…

      • http://www.southsidecentral.com/ Bruce Hedrick

        Well said. :D

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  • SHOTGUN285

    That hand to the camera would have been the initiator to his ass beating. lucky it was a kinder gentler soul than me doing the recording

    • Old-Timer

      Please. Spare us the “ass-beating” threats.

      • SHOTGUN285

        Wan’t a threat, it was a statement. You put your hand on me you aren’t getting it back in the same condition.

        • Old-Timer

          You forgot to pound your chest.

          • SHOTGUN285

            go take your geritol grandpa, not my fault you don’t have the testicular fortitude to defend yourself.

          • John Harvie

            Big talk from someone without the guts to use his real name in a blog.

          • SHOTGUN285

            you want to shut me up? I will gladly tell you where you can meet me in the DC area and you can take your best shot, tough guy.

          • John Harvie

            Cool down there, dude or dudess, whichever you are … I implied no threat … I’m a gentleman in Virginia Beach which is a more specific location than you were wont to supply … maybe you need a cold shower …

          • Scooter McHeadshot

            You do realize the irony in criticizing me for using a screen name, but not the “old-timer” I was talking with?

          • John Harvie

            My bad. OK?
            Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless

            —–Original message—–

  • Owen_Kellogg

    You people obviously do not understand how fascism works.

  • Robert Kelley

    He should have beat the living fuck out of that fat old prick.

    • Old-Timer

      Once again, the Fightin’ 33rd Keyboard Toughguy Brigade is heard from.

      • Robert Kelley

        And once again,a bottom-feeding lib is defending another violent-ass democrat and it wouldn’t have taken a brigade to beat that old cocksucker’s ass. I can guarantee you that I wouldn’t have sat by an let some liberal prick push me around like that and if anyone thinks he’s a “toughguy” it’s this old pussy trying to push around a kid. The hypocrisy of the left is beyond parody.

        • Old-Timer

          You will search in vain for where I defended the guy. He was a jerk.

          But it’s always great when somebody loudly beats his chest and shouts how he would have kicked a little ass . . . from behind his keyboard.

          • Robert Kelley

            By the simple fact that you’re in here running your mouth tells me all I need to know and if you could actually read you’d know that I never said that I could beat his ass,I said that the the KID should have beat his ass,but I damn sure would have done my best had he tried this shit with me. I’ve fought a hell of a lot more intimidating people than this old pussy.

          • Old-Timer

            Two points:

            1. You wrote: “I can guarantee you that I wouldn’t have sat by an let some liberal prick push me around like that.” Guarantee?
            2. But your point was that “the KID should have beat his ass.” Yup, way to root on more violence, and suggest that somebody else should have done the dirty deed. Kinda like how some on the board say that SOMEBODY should file a bar complaint . . . somebody else, naturally.

          • Robert Kelley

            I suggested that HE should have beat his ass because HE was the one being attacked and once this prick pushed him he had every right to defend himself. It’s high time that Conservatives start standing up to these hypocritical liberal cunts and give them a taste of their own medicine. Apparently you find this pussy intimidating but he’s just a fat old man to me.

          • Old-Timer

            Bob, you continually read thoughts into words that are simply not there. I don’t think he’s the least bit intimidating, or dangerous. I think he’s just acting like a dick. But it’s good to know that you wouldn’t have stood by idly . . . which, of course, is easy to type from your easy chair, now, isn’t it? Oh, and it’s good that with “cunt,” “pussy,” “prick,” “cocksucker,” and whatnot, you’re doing your part to elevate the discourse . . .

          • Robert Kelley

            So…you calling him a dick is perfectly acceptable but me calling him a pussy isn’t? lol. Way to elevate the discourse! The hypocrisy really is beyond parody and there was never any discourse in the first place. You can believe whatever you want old man but I think I know myself and my capabilities a lot better than you do and it would take a hell of a lot more than this old pussy to intimidate me. Believe it or not,some men are actually born with a spine.

  • jdripper

    Who are these GOP member who just stand there and allow dims to assault them and do nothing about it. Boy if someone put their hand in my face there would be a major fight. Now a days we hide behind cell phone cameras.

  • wayne dougherty

    Take his Twinkies and diet Coke away from him.

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  • BernieDcur

    This is BS. I am a republican. Democrats do enough real stuff, don’t manufacture BS about them it just makes you look like the boy crying wolf.

    • emmayus

      Right Bernie. I prefer pictures of thugs carrying billy clubs at or around the polling places, ‘encouraging’ folks to vote democrat and computers that register all votes as democrat, no matter which buttons are pushed such as what was happening I believe it was in Loudon County.

      • Virginia_Girl

        I have wondered about the voting machines in Arlington and have wondered if they are fixed.

    • Enzyte Bob

      Agreed. This sounds like something Glenn Beck would trump up and try to make a big deal out of.

  • BrianKirwin

    Perhaps he should try caffeine-free.

  • AntiDem

    Captain Kangaroo runs amok?

  • vrajavala

    Well. Doesn’t a person have the right to disallow photographing of his/her person?

  • EuropeWatcher

    John Farrell has ALWAYS been a big – and I mean BIG – bully.

  • Joe Clancy

    The mans name is John Farrell. I worked briefly as a service writer at Mazda dealership in Fairfax, VA. He is an attorney of some kind. Honestly, I am shocked. He was a good customer, and a very friendly. Regardless of his politics, I would have expected more. This is ridiculous.

  • Joe Clancy

    I might add that john’s mazda was filthy with taco bell rappers all over the place. Geez John

  • Alex70

    Mr. Kenney?

    CORRECTION (per Brian Schoeneman): We have corrected this story. After interviewing the security personnel on site at the Fairfax County Government Center, we are removing any references to a
    physical touching between John Farrell and the unidentified individual who filmed this video. Security staff interviewed the unidentified individual who said that at no time did he believe he was being threatened with physical injury, simply that he felt “intimidated.”

    1) This is how Hitler won elections Yes, I said that.

    2) Along a similar line of thought, here we find the Memphis Trotsky – Steve Cohen – openly attacking
    Christians while waging ideological warfare against the Bill of Rights.

    3) Hearing the Fairfax GOP has sworn out a warrant for the arrest of John Farrell, Fairfax Democrats attorney for assault at the recount.

    4) He slapped him. Why do you ignore that? Same reason you ignore Obama’s lies?

    5) Brace for it, democrats. Uncivil unrest is bound to erupt. Are you ready?

    6) If you think you can get along with flesh eating pathigins then you can work with these sub human festering trap piles. These people are at war with civi virtue, the rule of law and the Constitution they have no problem breaking rules and doing what ever it takes to defeat Patriotic Americans. If we Americans are serious about winning we will fight by their rules, crush them and ground them and their movement into the earth and salt it. To survive as a nation there is NO room for this kind of evil. It cannot be defended.

    7) He should have beat the living fuck out of that fat old prick.

    8) to say that Democrats don’t have a complete hatred for the ‘other side’ can only be said by someone ignoring reality (or by someone who is biased).

    9) To be frank, the core ideology of liberalism seems to be one that’s centered around a reactionary hatred of Western civilization.

    10) Liberalism is a quasi-religion. A primitive counter-Christian religion, but a religion nonetheless. The latest incarnation of the organized evil that first sprang up with marxism, socialism, and communism. We do need to take their hatred of Christianity and their reactionary hatred of Western civilization seriously.

    12 ) If today’s liberals will callously murder the unborn, who won’t they attack?

    13) The phrase you’re looking for is “death cult”.

    14) Certainly, the ideology of today’s liberalism is impelled by the same death force as its marxist, socialist, and communist ancestors. No question.

    15) If someone is capable of encouraging the callous murder of the unborn, I don’t think there’s any evil that they’re not capable of.

    16) I expect more violence against us in the coming years.

    17) That hand to the camera would have been the initiator to his ass beating. Lucky it was a kinder gentler soul than me doing the recording.

    • Old-Timer

      Re: #17, we will never be short of internet tough guys.

    • jawja

      Hopefully, you are receiving help for your anger control problems. And, the cameraman for his rudeness , and confrontational attitude. Which clearly provoked this incident.

      • Alex70

        Friend, I encourage you to please read my postings. I’m the least angry guy in the room. Not guilty as charged. Best wishes,

        • jawja

          It’s ok, dear. I occasionally have a rant. But, if this video is all you have, I’m afraid it’s just another brick int the GOP tomb.

          • Alex70

            jawja: Are you unaware that I have been criticizing this inane overreaction and distortion of the alleged assault since the get go–that I am critical of the video and its interpretation by Mr. Kenney? Will you please read my postings.

          • jawja

            Forgive me , dear. It was just such a LONG post my feeble old mind could not keep up. I am really so excited about this election. I didn’t recall seeing your previous posts.

          • Alex70

            Dear Friend,

            It was a LONG post because Mr. Kenney’s recklessness–in which he originally incorrectly claimed the attorney “slapped the Obenshain observer with a smile on his face”–provoked a LONG list of overwrought and–frankly–scary responses. I extracted 17 of them. If you skim some of the more recent responses, you will see that many are even scarier. I could easily produce a much LONGER list, but I won’t subject you to that.

            I hope in the future BD will be much more responsible.

            Best wishes,
            Alex Leidholdt
            Harrisonburg

          • jawja

            Thanks for being a super nice person.

          • jawja

            Please accept my sincere apologies. I’m still angry over the hooligans who disrupted the vote of Gore/Bush. Seemed to me the same thing; didn’t identify camera person, who was rude, security denied any violence; yet it was still headlined. EJ

          • Alex70

            Dear J.,

            This incitement–alas–is SOP for Mr. Kenney. I have politely asked him previously to stop it. Some of the responses here seem unhinged–genuinely worrisome. Here’s an earlier conversation I had with him about his demagoguery. Note that the feces-smearing/urine-spilling story was discredited.

            http://bearingdrift.com/2013/07/13/pro-life-victory-in-texas-senate-votes-19-11-on-third-reading/

            Best wishes,

            A.

          • jawja

            And this Brian S. defending the poop; I believe I recognize him from the Fairfax Election Committee. Gonna be a LONG couple of weeks.

          • Alex70

            Dear Jawja,

            Brian S. by all accounts has been doing a superb job and has shown much grace under pressure. He was pretty snarky in his response to me, but he’s being a standup guy now. And I don’t doubt his intelligence. Gotta give him a lot of credit.

            BW,

            A.

          • jawja

            Congrats on your sweep; appears Herring will be winner. Although I live in GA., I have followed the VA. races closely, and have supported the election. My state went red 10 yrs ago and is dead last in everything but crooked politicians. This election gives hope to us all. I think Cooch should be given an ultrasound probe as a going away present. He’s so in to the procedure.

          • Alex70

            Thanks. But we’re in for a recount, I’m pretty certain. The state is crazily divided. Cuccinelli, Jackson, and Obenshain are loony extremists. To wit: the “Personhood” bill. C.& O. tried to shake up the Etch-A-Sketch, but they’ve got long histories. Had the Republicans run moderates, they may well have prevailed. Sorry about your state; there was a wonderful Populist movement in GA over a century ago. Racial demagoguery and then the “Southern Strategy” sure mired you all down. Maybe demographics will end the Republicans’ dominance there. They’re certainly having an effect here. Your comment made me think of this recent article in the Post:

            http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/at-the-source-of-the-shutdown-the-economy-falters–and-anger-at-obama-runs-high/2013/10/28/67d51c90-3fe2-11e3-a751-f032898f2dbc_story.html

            Best wishes,

            A.

  • Michelle O’Reilly

    You truly are the very whiniest of babies.

  • Joe Clancy

    Why would you film this guy though? Would you want to be filmed? It is slightly antagonistic to film someone. It was one thing to film the New Black Panther Party, but was this guy trying to prevent people from voting who were Republicans? I doubt it. What is the background context of this video? The guy doing the filming, why is he going after John Farrell? What did John do to invite being filmed? Destroying my property? Come on. This is antagonism. Immature of behalf of both parties.

    • Turbocohen

      Joe, from the eye of the camera lens this appears to be conduct unbecoming of anyone from any political persuasion. I know some of my other comments on this thread ruffled some feathers but I can’t help but remember what happened to my grandfather in war torn Europe at the hands of a few people who used bullying, propaganda, outright lies and intimidation against their opposition in order to win elections. Farifax Democratic Party Attorney John Farrell is merely a cog in the wheel but he misrepresents you, I hope, and reasonable democrats.

      • Joe Clancy

        The guy was one of my customers. One a business level, John is amiable guy. Politics aside, he is a likable guy. I am tea-party style Republican if there ever was one, but in business you put the put differences on the back burner. I don’t agree with John’s politics, but I like his money because that is what feeds me.

    • jawja

      Shades of the shenanigans pulled in Florida recount Gore/Bush. This cameraman was confrontational, why not give his name? Was he paid by GOP to antagonize the vote counters as was the case in Florida? I can see the GOP is going to send paid hooligans to cloud these vote tallies.

      • midwestconservative

        Still pushing that old conspiracy?

        • jawja

          Never forget it. Travesty. Crooks and Cowards.

  • Anne Verebely

    A judge would consider any touching or gestures without invitation to be an assault.

  • John Ub

    maybe just a little over exaggerated now aren’t we?? ‘Attack’, ‘toss chairs’, treating the opposition as less than human?? Give me a break.

  • reluctant activist

    Sean, who was the videographer and why haven’t you included his name and his official role in the canvasing?

  • Old-Timer

    Shaun, has it ever occurred to you that Brian is doing (along with Steve Hunt) a heck of a job, and screeching like a parrot about “Alinsky tactics” doesn’t advance ANYBODY’s interest, never mind the Republican Party of Virginia? I think we should all say a silent prayer of thanks that it’s Brian, and not you, on the elections board. The guy in the video made an ass out of himself, something that can be remarkably bi-partisan at times.

    • Enzyte Bob

      I grew up in an immigrant home and politically Republican. When I was in college in the 1980′s what appealed to me most about conservatives and Reaganites was the fact that they were creative thinkers and were able to think about subjects in a way that is out of the box. They were saying things nobody else was saying and, for its time and day, they were right on the money.

      Not anymore. Nowadays, all you hear are a bunch of parrots on the right and the left. It’s so repetitive and …. boring. I’m sick of everybody these days.

  • jawja

    What is the name and position of the photographer? As per your “correction” this was a sham. One more brick in the wall for the tomb of the GOP. Nobody can believe you.

  • carolwallwork

    This partisan table hopper is using old KGB tactics: Admit nothing, Deny everything, Make counter accusations.

  • http://www.radioinsidescoop.com Mark Levine

    So here’s what happened. For two days at the Fairfax canvas, Republicans and Democrats have shared resources peacefully and productively. There were four available tables with chairs. Each party took two. And the proceedings were civil until Herring got within 20 votes. Yesterday morning, the Republicans, including the cameraman, commandeered all the tables and chairs and insisted that the Democrats were not allowed to sit anywhere or have any tables. This is the kind of conduct you might expect in a middle school among badly behaved fifth graders.

    This Democratic attorney then did what he had a legal right to do — take back the two Democratic tables and chairs and remove the Republican signs and pens placed on them and put them back on the Republican tables. The cameraman got in his face and tried to provoke him and make him look bad. But Election Law clearly allows BOTH political parties an equal presence at all recounts. So it was the cameraman, not the guy on camera, who was clearly violating the law. The Democratic lawyer is right. The Republican cameraman was only allowed at the Democratic table because the Democrat was allowing him to be there. But the cameraman had no more right to be at the Democratic table during the canvas than Democrats would have to be at the Republican table during the canvas.

    • Aaron Moore

      So.. this was all a conspiracy to make the guy look bad? Pull the other one.

    • AimToMisbehave

      Tell us again how the Republicans forced him to behave that way on camera,instead of using all of those “officer of the court” tools at his disposal to correct any such problems.

      • Enzyte Bob

        @Mark Levine – When either side trumps up irrelevant issues, it’s a huge turn-off to me. I take it all with a grain of salt.

        @AimToMisbehave:disqus – Well, I’m a conservative and I have to tell you something. I wasn’t intimidated by the guy in the video at all. If Republicans can’t stand up to this guy, they are weak-spined crybabies. But that’s beside the point. I think Mark hit the nail on the head … just people pulling you all’s chains, trying to fire up the natives. You are being used.

        • AimToMisbehave

          I’m a veteran of both military and law enforcement service, and I’m not intimidated in the least by an old coot’s temper tantrum either. I never suggested that I was, or that anyone else should be. I just want Mark Levine to explain how Republicans forced him to act like a complete jackass on video.

    • Alexis Rose Bank

      And the reason he refused to identify himself, which would have established said prerogative, is… ?

      • http://www.brianschoeneman.org/ Brian W. Schoeneman

        …the same reason you haven’t identified yourself on here?

        • Alexis Rose Bank

          I’m not working a public election. I’m a private citizen and I retain my pseudonymity because I don’t trust a corrupt political class with a long record of abusing power to persecute political opposition – a perfectly reasonable position.

          That you would think to draw such a parallel indicates there is something seriously wrong with your thought processes. Never seen a Republican go to the mat like this to defend Democrat malfeasance.

          • http://www.brianschoeneman.org/ Brian W. Schoeneman

            I’m not defending anything. I dealt with this directly when I heard it happened. And I took action to ensure it wouldn’t happen again.

            You guys are sitting around talking about it, I’ve been dealing with it. Saying “chill” is going to the mat for somebody? I already told John to his face he was wrong, said I’d had it with the twelve year old histrionics and if it happened again they’d all be gone. But at the end of the day, this is a blip. The election is the issue and the rest of this nonsense is just a distraction.

          • reluctant activist

            Brian, you are one of the only people here who seems concerned with the big picture – making sure all valid votes are counted. Thank you for doing a great job of protecting the rights of registered voters in Virginia. I know it’s a thankless task right now, but a lot of us appreciate your honesty and integrity in a tough situation.

    • Enzyte Bob

      I wouldn’t put it past either side to act like crybabies in these situations. I’m just highly amused that someone would run and hide behind mommy’s skirt because someone from the opposing party was mean to them. If my dad wasn’t still alive, he’d be rolling in his grave. I can’t believe any self-respecting right winger would whine over a situation like this …. I CAN’T BELIEVE PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN SO WHINY AND WEAK!

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  • cbinflux

    PRESS CHARGES!!!

  • 1CEO

    Take note….all Leftists are Communist Pigs!

    • Enzyte Bob

      Certain right wingers not much better. I would also place a right wing crybaby who ran crying to mommy because he didn’t have the stones to stand up to this guy in a similar category.

      I am a conservative. Our hallmark is taking responsibility and surviving by our own effort and wits. We don’t play victim or run crying to hide behind mommy’s dress.

  • Mark Power

    The face of pure evil. They are enemies of our civilization.

  • http://phelps.donotremove.net Phelps

    Time for someone to file a complaint with the Virginia State Bar, then. From the Professional Guidelines:

    Rule 4.3

    Dealing With Unrepresented Persons

    (a) In dealing on behalf of a client with a person who is not represented by counsel, a lawyer shall not state or imply that the lawyer is disinterested. When the lawyer knows or reasonably should know that the unrepresented person misunderstands the lawyer’s role in the matter, the lawyer shall make reasonable efforts to correct the misunderstanding.

    He’s misrepresented that he was retained for an interested party. In addition:

    In addition, the “You’re only here because I let you be here” line is likely misconduct under 8.4(d):

    Rule 8.4

    Misconduct

    It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to:

    (d) state or imply an ability to influence improperly or upon irrelevant grounds any tribunal, legislative body, or public official;

    • Old-Timer

      “Someone” should file the complaint? Why don’t you?

      • http://phelps.donotremove.net Phelps

        Because I have no connection to Virginia.

        • Old-Timer

          Not aware that you have to be a Virginia resident for that. Given that you’ve been parsing through the professional guidelines, why not go all the way?

          I think we both know why you won’t file a complaint . . .

          • dwpittelli

            Seeing something on a video on the internet does not really qualify you to make a complaint. Ideally a person there would do so. If not, then another interested party.

            I think we all know why you deal in innuendo. . .

          • Enzyte Bob

            Bingo.

    • Enzyte Bob

      LOL! Another jailhouse lawyer.

      FAIL.

  • AD_Rtr_OS

    As an Officer of the Court, he should be more circumspect in both his words, and actions.
    He needs to be referred to the State Bar for disciplinary actions.

    • Old-Timer

      So . . . why don’t you pick up the phone and start the process?

      • Enzyte Bob

        Operator: “Hello, Richmond Bar Association. Can I help you.”

        AD_Rtr_OS: “I’d like to make an ethics complaint against this filthy leftist attorney I saw on a right wing propaganda video. He was mean to a right wing propagandist with a video camera who is fighting the good fight. I saw it on the internet and I don’t think attorneys should be allowed to act this way.”

        Operator: {Click}

        AD_Rtr_OS: “Hello. Hello. Hello? Operator?”

    • Enzyte Bob

      Let’s put it this way: I know a thing or two about this subject and your jailhouse lawyering doesn’t cut it. It’s not a crime to be rude, especially when provoked.

  • Enzyte Bob

    WOW. I just hate when our side trumps up each and every perceived slight. If Republicans are so weak they can’t stand up to this guy and have to run crying to mommy, we have far bigger problems. Grow up!

    • Old-Timer

      Bob, you’re required to choose between, “I would have thrashed him soundly with my walking stick, the blaggard!” or “This is incipient fascism of the left, derpety-derp-derp.” Your response is too rational.

    • reluctant activist

      Shaun apparently left out a lot. Read Mark Levine’s “rest of the story” below and Brian S’s correction. This is an example of misleading reporting which appears designed simply to fire up an unquestioning base with a single, tired drumbeat. As for this story, “It is a tale. Told by a fool. Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” WS

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  • Warmac9999

    The most interesting response to this leftist would have been to gasp, fall to the floor and grab your chest. Thus the assault is now tied to injury.

    It always amazes me when some leftist like this throws pies, confetti, or even chairs at conservatives as if that action has no potential consequences. You frighten some aging senior and you just might trigger a stroke or heart attack. You frighten some one sitting at a chair, and they just might fall and injure themselves. You run across a stage when someone is speaking, and the audience may riot.

    Hey dummy, actions have consequences and they aren’t always this benign.

  • oncdoc01

    I’ve run across his type before, only in San Francisco, Ca. Mr. Farrell is a totalitarian democrat (a commucrat). His word is law!! If you doubt it, then just ask him. Sadly, commucrats like Mr. Farrell rule in Fairfax county, and they’ll do anything and everything to keep it that way. Voter fraud is a way of life for these people.

  • mikeman

    Not sure what fat Farrel is trying to accomplish in this video. But stealing votes, fabricating votes, and stuffing ballot boxes is what democrats do. And since Farrel is a democrat lawyer, he steals votes, fabricates votes, and stuffs ballot boxes. And he’s in the board of elections office, what else do you need to know.

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  • 500_lb_Gorrila

    He obviously perpetrates democrat vote fraud, the bastard!

  • j Ray

    I have never personally seen voter intimidation at the polling place. Not in Illinois (Chicago and the suburbs), nor in Wisconsin, nor in Florida. Not by Democrats. Not by Republicans. I am not easily intimidated in any event.

    Vote fraud (built into Democrats’s DNA) does not occur in plain sight, but behind closed doors – or in the trunks of Florida Democrats. (Ref. Jeffery Garcia, convicted of felony vote fraud. He was Dem US Rep Joe Garcia’s chief of staff).

  • Roger Schweikert

    Aware Hell. I want a political divorce. Governor Bob needs to call an immediate special session of the General Assembly NOW before his term ends to let DC annex northern Virginia and become the 51st state. Then extend to the 66 out of 93 counties and nine (out of 41) municipalities that voted Republican, separate but equal statehood. Only then can we force Harry Reed to vote to admit us into the Union and finally concede the ultimate defeat of the modern tyranny called Obamacare, as we introduce up to 385 similarly redrawn state lines in all twenty five red states which actual restore rather than remove the right of the people to self-determination, self-government and self-reliance in the various diverse communities of interest across the Commonwealth and country.

  • Quancho

    Invite him outside and kick his fat butt.

  • MJ

    Move to have this A-hole disbarred from the Virginia bar. His actions caused disrepute to the profession of law, his behavior was unbecoming as an officer of the court, and especially as an Election Official. Therefore, as watchful citizens of the state of Virginia, we have every right to demand he be removed. 30 years of practicing law is 30 too many, IMHO. As an adult, it’s time you took responsibility for your actions, Johnny boy. If anyone is an attorney in Virginia, please initiate immediate disbarment proceedings against this jerk. Buh-bye, douche bag! Hit this dick where it hurts, in his pocket book. Picket his employer every day until he resigns. Use Social Media to expose this prick for what he is, a Democrat thug. http://www.vsb.org/pro-guidelines/index.php/bar-govt/procedure-for-disciplining-suspending-and-disbarring-attorneys/13-6/

  • dirich

    Ridiculous, but sad post. You know the final certified count has Herring up by 163. I’d say that would make it a clean sweep by the Dems. One thing Republicans are good at–whining. Wah,wah,wah!

  • dirich

    What happened to my post? Couldn’t stand the truth??? The Dems swept this election, and all you can do is show this sad video.

  • Ann49

    The thing that gets me about the Democrats is the way they do not want ID’s when voting! That to me is so suspect of suspension of cheating. Watch, now they will once in office, change the law, so we do not have to show an ID when voting. I will never, ever vote a Democrat into office.

  • Paddycakes

    Who was the GOP operative? Were the signs legal? Was he trying to interfere with a critical recount? Cut the drama. Brian and Shaun know the full story. Time to fess up, podners, or we’ll ban you from this saloon for life.