Upon leaving a Democratic fundraiser at a bar in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday evening, January 12th, Massachusetts Attorney General and Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley received what may be a fatal body blow to her campaign when her bodyguard pushed hard to the sidewalk an accredited Weekly Standard reporter, John McCormack, for daring to ask tough and probing questions when he had the chance.
The bodyguard in question wasn’t just your average Democratic rent-a-thug either. He is none other than Michael Meehan, a highly placed operative within the Democratic National Party and the communications expert for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). He was an advisor to Senators Kerry and Boxer, was Chief of Staff to Senator Cantwell and was a political director for former Senator Daschle when he was Senate Majority Leader. Now Meehan, besides currently acting the goon for Coakley, is an Obama-appointed nominee to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) whose stated mission is to provide, “an example of a free and professional press” to the world at large and which oversees the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe.
The Associated Press immediately aided the Democratic thuggery and hypocrisy of the situation by misreporting the incident as McCormack “stumbling” and claiming that in photos and videos, which clearly show Meehan’s push and subsequent body blocking of McCormack as, “Photos and video show Coakley aide Michael Meehan trying to help McCormack up.”
Coakely herself is seen in photos and videos as an eye witness to the assault, barely breaking stride as she swept past the prone McCormack. Despite the hard evidence, she said, “I’m not sure what happened. I know something occurred, but I’m not privy to the facts. I’m sure it will come out, but I’m not aware of that.”
She is also blaming her Republican Senatorial rival, Scott Brown, for the incident, claiming that McCormack was a “Republican stalker”.
According to McCormack, “She saw me get knocked to the ground and kept walking. “I wouldn’t say I was surprised. … She’s decided she’s entitled to the seat without answering questions on issues that are of national importance.”
As a state Attorney General, Coakley is required by law to report the assault that she witnessed no matter who did it. By actively denying photographic and video evidence, which clearly shows her witnessing the assault, Coakley is not only shielding but aiding and abetting violence against the press, which is a thuggish tactic of win-at-all-costs despots throughout modern history. If that is the case then her earlier regrettable campaign ad misspelling “Massachusetts” is going to be the least of the Bay State’s worries if their Secretary of State William F. Galvin, who is notorious for rushing through Democratic wins, makes good his threat to delay the seating of a winning Republican in order to maintain President Obama’s 60 Democratic seat super majority for the upcoming Obamacare Senate vote.