This Seems Pretty One-Sided

At the election draws near and folks become more … um … excited, tempers appear to be fraying and violence erupting. For example, The Washington Free Beacon reports that two candidates in Minnesota have been assaulted. State representative Sarah Anderson was punched in the arm after spotting a man destroying yard signs. She said the attack left her scared, and her attacker only desisted when she fled to her car and threw it in reverse. First-time candidate Shane Mekeland suffered a concussion after getting sucker punched while speaking with constituents at a restaurant. Anderson and Mekeland are Republicans.

Meanwhile, my podcasting partner Stacy McCain reports that a Democratic operative was arrested Tuesday after the female campaign manager for Nevada GOP gubernatorial nominee Adam Laxalt accused the operative of grabbing and yanking her arm and refusing to let go.

There appears to be a pattern here.

2 thoughts on “This Seems Pretty One-Sided

  1. Of course, a week ago a gang of Proud Boys beat up on passerbye, and were reported, courtesy of Fox News as antifascists instead of members of the political right.

    You’re too honest to make this claim, but I’ll probably count the hours until I read how (Democrats/liberals/progressives/antifas/etc) never get investigated or arrested for such happenings.

    Sometimes there isn’t a pattern. Sometimes it’s just noise.

  2. Evidently the “passerby” was an antifa who had just grabbed a MAGA hat, and possibly the same one who insulted and verbally abused a 9/11 widow. While political violence is pretty much always wrong, you can find a whole lot more coming from the Left than the Right (I’m neither) and while Democratic politicians (Hillary Clinton, former AG Holder, etc) seem to think violence is okay I see very few Republicans who say the same. YMMV

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