Washington Post: The House Shouldn’t Tolerate Greg Gianforte Or Something

The Washington Post has a sad moonbattery over Greg Gianforte being elected to the House of Representatives, and thinks the House should Do Something about it

Gianforte’s behavior was inexcusable. The House should not tolerate it.

“GIANFORTE GRABBED Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him.” That was Fox News reporter Alicia Acuna’s account of how Greg Gianforte allegedly assaulted Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, the day before Mr. Gianforte won a special election to fill Montana’s at-large congressional seat. Along with an audio recording of the incident, the eyewitness accounts confirm that the now-congressman-elect engaged in brutish behavior. That he subsequently tried to blame Mr. Jacobs for the incident, in which the reporter was merely asking an honest question, makes Mr. Gianforte’s actions all the more inexcusable.

Inexcusable means inexcusable. The House, led by Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), who said “there’s never a call for physical altercation,” should have made clear that Mr. Gianforte would not be welcome in the chamber. Instead, the speaker said , “If he wins, he has been chosen by the people of Montana.” Other Republicans were even more forgiving. “It’s not appropriate behavior,” Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.) reportedly told the Associated Press’s Mary Clare Jalonick. “Unless the reporter deserved it.” According to Texas Tribune reporter Patrick Svitek, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) held up a bullet-riddled gun-range target sheet and said, “I’m gonna carry this around in case I see any reporters.”

Well, yes, it is inexcusable. Or is it? Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone has a breaking point. Remember, though, this is a paper that preaches tolerance towards Islamic jihadis and terrorist groups. A paper that was extremely supportive towards all those wonderful extremists who run Iran in terms of Obama’s Iran deal. A paper that tended to be supportive of the violence, riots, assault, arson, and theft surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of Ferguson and other incidents.

How many Democrats really had a problem with this inexcusable behavior? Both Kennedy and Byrd were lionized during their time in office. The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart yammered on about Byrd at least apologizing, in reference to David Duke. Uh huh.

Conservatives react with outrage at stories of intolerant college activists violently protesting right-wing speakers. Members of the Trump administration talk of fighting a war for “civilization,” a term that, if it means anything, stands for the proposition that disagreements are not settled brutally. Republicans must bring the same sense of moral certainty to the case of Mr. Gianforte — or they must admit they care about these essential principles only when it is politically convenient.

People who supported Ted Kennedy and Robert Byrd, and hold up abortion on demand as their number one support issue have no right to ever discuss morals.

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7 Responses to “Washington Post: The House Shouldn’t Tolerate Greg Gianforte Or Something”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Let the system work. Giantfarte was charged with assault and will be handled accordingly in Montana. He’ll enter the US House, NOT as the dumbest Republican there, but neither will he raise the mean IQ.

    Reporters should arm themselves and when threatened by violent Rethuglican pols, “stand their ground”. Of course, most cons prefer the cowardly “sucker punch” approach, exemplified by Giantfarte.

    “We have met the enemy, and he is us”. – Pogo

  2. Conservative Beaner says:

    Let the system work. Giantfarte was charged with assault and will be handled accordingly in Montana. He’ll enter the US House, NOT as the dumbest Republican there, but neither will he raise the mean IQ.

    The system worked real well for Mary Jo.

    Reporters should arm themselves and when threatened by violent Rethuglican pols, “stand their ground”. Of course, most cons prefer the cowardly “sucker punch” approach, exemplified by Giantfarte.

    Oh you mean like the cowardly former professor who used a bike lock to attack people from behind. Or thugs in masks and dark hoodies who sucker punch Trump supporters. Or reporters and their families who have their phones tapped because they stood up to a repressive President like Obama.
    Or when a Conservative tries to give a speech and masked individuals riot and destroy private and public property.

  3. Jeffery says:

    Our mistake, we thought we were discussing Giantfarte’s violent assault. Do you agree that Giantfarte was at fault in assaulting the reporter or, like many Montanans and TEACH, do you believe that Giantfarte was justified in his assault?

    TEACH excused the violent assault with:

    Everyone has a breaking point. Remember, though, this is a paper that preaches tolerance towards Islamic jihadis and terrorist groups. A paper that was extremely supportive towards all those wonderful extremists who run Iran in terms of Obama’s Iran deal. A paper that tended to be supportive of the violence, riots, assault, arson, and theft surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of Ferguson and other incidents.

    TEACH justifies physical assaults on reporters doing their job because he disagrees with the editorial positions of the newspaper.

    What do you think of our suggestion that all progessives, gays, intellectuals, the free press, scientists, and minorities arm themselves, stand their ground and shoot to kill when they perceive a threat?

    • Dana says:

      Jeffrey asks:

      What do you think of our suggestion that all progessives, gays, intellectuals, the free press, scientists, and minorities arm themselves, stand their ground and shoot to kill when they perceive a threat?

      Being liberals, they’ll probably soil themselves before they could ever get their weapons out.

  4. Dana says:

    As noted previously, a study has shown that physically weaker men, men who run from fights, tend to be liberals. This is why Jeffrey is just so upset at Representative Gianforte behaving the way an actual man behaves when some reporter shoves an unwanted microphone in his face.

    • Jeffery says:

      Daan,

      Do you really believe sucker punching someone makes you a man? Then why is grabbing someone by the neck with both hands and driving them to the floor against the law as Giantfart found out?

      Do you telegraph when you’re going to punch someone or do you prefer a sneak attack as the better approach?

      72% of conservative men listed “fear for their personal safety” as their number 1 or 2 greatest concern.

      In a survey 81% of conservative men admitted they had “significant” insecurity concerning their intellectual abilities.

      Based on these results, it’s no wonder that conservative men are bullies and physically aggressive. When a man feels as fearful and irrelevant as most conservative men feel it’s understandable they attempt to reaffirm their manliness by bullying those perceived as weaker. Physical pussies like trumpy, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, Rush Limbaugh and Mike Pence can’t physically dominate anyone so they abuse the poor, the weak and powerless.

      Fear and insecurity in a changing world is what drives conservative men these days, so it’s no wonder they act out with physical abuse against women and minorities to preserve their unearned privilege.

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