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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:57 PM

Rep. Keith Ellison calls opponent a Low-Life Scumbag in Debate

This is kind of unfortunate... but funny. I have little doubt that Mister Fields is, in point of fact, a low-life scumbag.

A debate between Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and his Republican challenger Chris Fields on Thursday in Minneapolis got so personal and vitriolic that Ellison ultimately blew up in anger, calling his opponent “a low-life scumbag” and causing the radio station hosting the event to cut to commercial twice in an effort to calm things down.

The whole debate was nasty from the start, with Ellison frequently interrupting Fields and calling him a liar, and Fields accusing Ellison of being corrupt and influenced by interest groups who donate to his campaign.

Things reached a boiling point when Fields accused Ellison of having been behind a recent story about Fields’ divorce six years ago in which his ex-wife accused him of domestic violence.

“You are a low-life scumbag. You are a low-life scumbag,” Ellison said at a point when Fields began making remarks on Ellison’s own divorce...

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/10/keith-ellison-chris-fields-debate-scumbag.php?ref=fpblg

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cthulu2016 Oct 2012 OP
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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:59 PM

1. that is not good

sorry, even if it is true it shows someone losing it under pressure - Mr. Ellison could take lessons from Obama

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 08:00 PM

2. I have heard these two debate before

not a lot of love lost between them

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 08:02 PM

3. Ellison's right. The GOPer shouldn't have brought up domestic violence allegations--against himself.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 08:33 PM

4. If the dude wants to make scurrilous allegations...

...he should be prepared for a blow back.

You never get anywhere letting bullies win...

The low-life scumbag: http://chrisfieldsforcongress.com/

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