Friday, May 26, 2017

This just in

Do we have an announcement in the Montana special election? Let's go to our reporter on the scene:
What do you have to say for yourself, Crusher?

Yes, it's official -- Greg "Body Slam" Gianforte will be going to Congress. Just one day after getting into an altercation with a reporter from The Guardian (by the way, why on earth is The Guardian covering elections in Montana?), and getting charged with misdemeanor assault, Gianforte won the election against his Democratic opponent, who apparently is a singer.

We need to stipulate that assault is a bad thing, I suppose. Don't physically attack someone unless you have reasonable fear of being harmed yourself. And for his part, Gianforte did apologize the reporter by name. Having said that, the piety from the Left in the wake of this incident is risible. The invaluable Walter Hudson makes the salient point in a social media post:

Calling a thing what it is
Or maybe we can turn to Dennis the Peasant:

Come see the violence inherent in the system! But are you Dennis, or are you the King? Don't be so sure you know the answer to that question.


R.A. Crankbait said...

Farcical aquatic ceremonies are looking better to me every day.

Bike Bubba said...

This is one of those elections like the Presidential election; no one I really liked, choose your poison. It's a fair cop, as RA would say.

W.B. Picklesworth said...

This is an example of what has changed. Not long ago, the Republican would have lost and we would have been falling all over ourselves condemning this. But to whom would the contrite conservative choir be singing these days? Answer: People who are worse in every way that Gianforte. Squandering your credibility matters. The media have squandered theirs. May they suffer for it.

Gino said...

A new campaign tactic for Republicans in close contests... Smash a reporter. The people love it.

Bike Bubba said...

Al Franken beat a guy up and got elected. Why not Gianforte? The latter at least apologized, and I don't remember Franken doing that. Conservatives are just giving the left a dose of their own medicine.