The Beatings Will Continue


Well, it isn’t really a beating. It’s an arrest for “trespassing, resisting arrest and creating a public disturbance.” Ask Jon Taylor how big a difference he sees, though.

This arrest happened outside an event for Eric Cantor, who hopes to be the new Republican House majority leader after the election. You’ll never guess what Taylor, the desperate criminal who required three cops to wrestle him to the ground, was trying to do.

Taylor said Cantor had promoted the event on his website, so he assumed it was a public event.

“We RSVP’d,” he said.

He and three other Democrats went inside the coffee shop with the intent of asking questions of Cantor, who has declined to debate Waugh.

That’s right. He was trying to perform that terrifying act of asking a question. And what could possibly have him so dissatisfied, his morale so in need of improvement, that he has to risk a beating just to ask his questions?

Oh, I don’t know. Might be the fact that Cantor won’t debate his opponents and won’t generally answer anything but softball questions. Might be that when he does answer questions, he tells lies that would be damagingly transparent if anyone were allowed to follow up on them. So Cantor, and those supporting him have plenty of reason to suppress those scary questions by whatever means necessary.

Except it’s not just Cantor. The 2010 Republican campaign relies on voter dissatisfaction created by a web of lies about the events of Obama’s presidency: lies about health care, lies about tax cuts, lies about the bank bailouts, lies about the economic stimulus package, lies about…well, you get the idea. That is their campaign strategy this year, which means that letting anyone close enough to ask embarrassing questions is a very bad idea.

Given all that, how long do you think the violence will go on?

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