South Carolina Dem chairman and perennial bigmouth Dick Harpootlian, on the vice presidential debate:

Harpootlian also said rank-and-file Democrats expect Vice President Joe Biden to hit Paul Ryan hard during their debate in Danville, Ky., on Thursday. “Joe’s gonna take out the old meat-ax and go to work,” he said. “They’ll have to call the humane society.”

Did the big Democrat just dehumanize an opponent and compare him to livestock worthy of slaughter? I think he did.

Will President Obama decry the use of violent and possibly vegan-offending rhetoric in our political discourse? I’m sure he won’t.