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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

This Land is Their Land

posted by on October 22 at 10:37 AM

A Democrat staffer is assaulted at a GOP rally in Missouri.

Vote on November 4.

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That's the gayest thing I've ever seen. The pacing, the feet, the waving, the little smile, the chin hair closeup.

Posted by Fnarf | October 22, 2008 10:43 AM

The guy with the camera actually should have called the police.

Posted by spencer | October 22, 2008 10:47 AM

At least he didn't try to handcuff VP Cheney ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 22, 2008 10:55 AM

Answer the first shove with a hard punch to the throat, and then call the police.

That's why I'm not qualified to be a political operative.

Posted by pox | October 22, 2008 10:56 AM

I would've broken his ugly nose

Posted by mnm | October 22, 2008 10:58 AM

What a douchebag.

Magneto was right.

Posted by Matthew | October 22, 2008 11:00 AM

Those guys have flag pins. They are Real Americans. Not like the liberal terrorist media fags.

Posted by violet_dagrinder | October 22, 2008 11:05 AM

@4 excactlly. as soon as he comes forward, a quick chop to the throat and sweep him and than call the police. u have video proof that he assaulted u. is all good in da hood and he will be eating ice cream for a week.

Posted by SeMe | October 22, 2008 11:05 AM

At least the thug had the decency to trim his nose hair.

Posted by DaiBando | October 22, 2008 11:23 AM

My high blood pressure is acting up again...

Posted by drunkel | October 22, 2008 11:25 AM

That's a Democratic staffe, not a Democrat staffer. ("Democrat" is what Republicans call the Democratic party.)

Posted by Ben | October 22, 2008 11:33 AM

Please change "Democrat" to "Democratic." We don't need to be encouraging the stupid right-wing word games.

Posted by skinny | October 22, 2008 11:33 AM

"You got too much mouth on you." Did that dude really say that? Wow. That is a good line. Especially from such a knucklehead.

Posted by kerri harrop | October 22, 2008 11:37 AM

What thugs. BTW, my Obama lawn sign was stolen. WTF?

Posted by Madashell | October 22, 2008 11:56 AM

that gave me an erection

Posted by adrian | October 22, 2008 12:11 PM


The only problem with your tactic is that it would inevitably resulted in a massive beat-down of the staffer by an angry mob of GOPers intent on protecting their own.

This guy handled the situation just right IMO; he got it all recorded, he didn't make any aggressive or threatening moves of his own to give the assailant a chance to plead some B.S. mitigating circumstances, and he was able to walk away without any broken bones or ruptured organs.

Posted by COMTE | October 22, 2008 12:12 PM

Bummer for that guy...he never made the football team and can't be a cop due to a couple of DUI's way back when but he can be useful. This goon can push people around on behalf of the GOP! yay!! GO team!

Posted by bitchy and scratchy | October 22, 2008 12:16 PM

@16 sometimes it's worth getting punched a few times.

Posted by Little Red Ryan Hood | October 22, 2008 12:29 PM

What skinny said.

Posted by Shaun | October 22, 2008 12:35 PM

He should have defended himself, or called the police—who had to have representatives nearby, this being a public gathering requiring a permit and all. By not seeing this goon arrested or beaten, he allowed the goon to accomplish to goals: one, to get away with a crime and, two, to prevent him from completing his assignment. Just getting the goon on tape—unless that was his real assignment—really isn't enough.

Posted by joeyp | October 22, 2008 12:39 PM

@16 not really. a chop to the throat and a quick sweep of the left foot and he is down. get your cell phone out and u can than run and avoid the beat down by the other guys in suits, though i hardly doubt they would have done anything. the problem with not doing anything when someone comes at u is that you dont know if he is going to sucker punch u or simply push u, so dont take a chance. if he sucker punches u, youre on the ground and completely at their mercy. if he is exposed take a shot and than run. is not being macho. is just common sense. always avoid confrontation, but not if theyre pushing u.

Posted by SeMe | October 22, 2008 12:40 PM

Is that Greg Kinnear!?

Posted by Matt Fuckin' Hickey | October 22, 2008 12:56 PM

@21 - having served on a jury for an assault case, I would recommend NOT hitting the throat or face - basically you want to avoid anything that could recklessly cause substantial bodily harm unless your life is really in danger. Throat chops might be a bit overboard in response to shoving.

A good gut punch or moderate kick to the balls would suffice.

Posted by asteria | October 22, 2008 1:11 PM

They just posted an additional video of this, along with some information (or rather, refusal to provide information) from Congressman Hulshof

From the youtube video description:
More footage is now available of the assault on a Democratic Party employee at a Republican Party rally for Congressman Kenny Hulshof, renewing their call for action by the Congressman.

A video compilation of further incidents of assault are now available online at:

Clearly, this is a disturbed individual who appears to be a political staffer at the Congressmans rally. Congressman Hulshof owes it to the people of Missouri to personally condemn the abhorred actions that took place at his rally. Congressman Hulshof and his campaign have the power to help identify this person, but refuse. The Congressman should do what is in his power to identify this troubled individual, said Zac Wright, Missouri Democratic Party spokesman.

Confronted with footage of the incident earlier today, Congressman Hulshof was personally silent while his campaign failed to take any responsibility for the assault that took place at his rally.

Posted by Tracy | October 22, 2008 1:27 PM

Passions are running high.

Posted by Vince | October 22, 2008 2:45 PM

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