(Kitzhaber has been governor of Oregon, and is running again.)
Wow, those Democrat activists don’t kid around. I’m so glad to see a no-nonsense approach to keeping order at these “open to the public” meetings. It’s far overdue, don’t you think? Assault and battery? Pish-tosh.
Remember, though, it’s those fringe lunatics in the Tea Party movement who are so enamored of violence at their events.
Now, suppose this was a Republican candidate’s event, and three people affiliated with Republican activist groups behaved this way toward an event attendee. Do you think there would be a difference in the level of media coverage?
How many news cycles would it lead (or at least be prominently featured in)? How much nonsensical hand-wringing from sociologist types would we have to endure about the right wing harboring a propensity for this behavior?
Democrat? No problem. Move along.
And turn that damned camera off before I pop you in the face with it.