Tuesday, October 28, 2008

As GOP anger builds, the thuggery comes bubbling up.

This is breathtaking. Just when you think the Republican campaign can't sink any lower, this happens. It's been bad enough that they have been campaigning based on lies long after their lies have been uncovered but this is now outright assault.

Republican Rep. Frank Wolf is asked to state his position on health care which he has so far refused to do.

Watch, not only the casual way a member of staff attacks the man with a cane, but the fact that Wolf at no point requests that the staffer stop doing what he is doing. He literally silently watches as a member of his staff assaults someone.

The camera then turns a corner to find another man pinned against the wall by another member of Wolf's staff.

This is I suppose the natural conclusion to, not only a thuggish eight years of Bush rule, but to one of the most disgusting Republican campaigns of all time. That it should end with them showing such utter contempt for anyone who stands against them is strangely fitting.

Hat tip to Crooks and Liars.


Ingrid said...

thugs..exactly. A perfect one word summary; thuggary.

assholes is another one..[g]

(ah the corruption that power makes..)

Kel said...

Ingrid, When two million of us marched through London prior to the Iraq war, that was the description of them given by Harold Pinter when he addressed the crowd. Pinter described the US as "a country run by a bunch of criminals ... with Tony Blair as a hired Christian thug".

I thought at the time, "Thugs!? Yes, that's exactly what they are. Thugs."