Thursday, May 25, 2017

GOPT: Grand Old Party of Thugs

Republican responses to one of their own committing assault and battery. It ain't pretty.

Some assorted reactions to Republican candidate for Congress Greg Gianforte attacking journalist Ben Jacobs on the night before the special election in Montana.

Paul Ryan held a press conference to spread the GOP line.
"There's never a call for physical altercations ... with the press or just between human beings."
See. You shouldn’t hit the press or human beings. But is Ryan going to do a single thing about it? Call on Gianforte to withdraw? Threaten to not seat him if he wins? Of course not! Keeping a Republican in the seat is what counts. What’s a little assault on a reporter anyway?
"The people of Montana will make this choice."
Louie Gohmert on how much he wishes he could get in on grabbing reporters by the neck and slamming them down:
“You know, we didn’t have a course on bodyslamming when I went to school. I missed that course. I’m sorry I missed it.”
Trent Franks on how this is all the fault of “the left:”
“The left has precipitated this tense, confrontational approach throughout the country in recent months.”
Matt Gaetz holds to the cowardly line when asked if this acceptable and introduces trial by election.
“That will be up to the people of Montana to decide. Voters have chance to render a verdict on both candidates.”
Mac Thornberry laughs it off and also believes he who wins is automatically innocent.
“Ya’ll are really into this. We’ll see what the election shows.”
The best reactions are still below the fold …
Roger Williams isn’t saying you should take down reporters … except when he is.
“Lookit, when you run for office, there’s a lot of tension. It’s kind of game time, you know? I’m not saying we should take down our opponents or our friends, but I don’t know what really happened.”
Glenn Grothman is all in on assaulting the free press.
“I think he’d be very welcome here. Seems like a good guy.”
Duncan Hunter only slaps his wife when she really needs it.
“It’s not appropriate behavior. Unless the reporter deserved it.”

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