I am speculating that Etheridge wasn't pissed at the question or the questioner.
HANNITY: All right, here with analysis of all this, is the reporter who first posted the video, Mike Flynn; he's with BigGovernment.com. Mike, welcome to the program. Thanks for with us.
MIKE FLYNN, BIGGOVERNMENT.COM: Hey thanks, Sean.
HANNITY: All right, do you support the Obama agenda?
FLYNN: Yes, it's a pretty innocuous question, isn't it?
HANNITY: It's not that hard a question. Yes, no, or I have no comment.
FLYNN: Well, that's what really struck me about this video when I first got it. Is that, I mean, this is a leading member of the House Majority, a top Democrat in the House who is asked a pretty innocent question. And within about a nanosecond he goes from zero to 60 and starts physically attacking the student.
FLYNN: Well and — and again, that's what struck me. Is that within just a nanosecond of the question being asked he immediately goes and tries this, you know, to knock the camera out of one of the student's arms and then grabs the other student.
I mean, there's no — it's so — it happened so fast.
FLYNN: He's such on a hair trigger. I mean, I think it tells you what kind of razor's edge the House Democrats are in right now.
HANNITY: You know I —
FLYNN: I mean, they are really, really nervous.
To go from 0-to-60 in a nanosecond he had to have been ALREADY pissed off.
I think he just teed off on the next available target.
HMMM: What had made Etheridge so angry?
I think he'd just been told by the Democrat Leadership that in order to have the best possible chance at holding the House - (perhaps by as few as 5 seats!) - that Obama, Rahm, Axelrod and Pelosi and the DCCC had decided they were going to focus their efforts and MONEY on winning several key districts that were within reach and not try to defend all of the borderline seats.
IOW: they were going to concede 50 seats to the GOP and make a focused stand where they felt that had the best chance at holding a seat.
And Etheridge surmised he was going to be sacrificed.
After having made some very difficult votes for the Obama Agenda, the Obama Machine was now throwing him under a bus and he was PISSED OFF.
You'dabin pissed off too.