At first glance, it appears that this gentleman was smart enough to pull back before going for the full Etheridge-style “hug,” as the Washington Post would say, but after all of these recent incidents, the optics are certainly poor. Not to mention trying to claim afterwards that the videographer trailing him was “belligerent,” when he simply appears to be implementing a Democrat and MSM-approved (sorry to be redundant) strategy to document the opposition, in hopes of generating a moment…rather like this:
Jim Hoft writes at Gateway Pundit:
The altercation took place on August 7 in a parking lot in front of the Clay County Democrat HQ while Carnahan was speaking inside. The leftist assailant gets in the face of the videographer and threatens to “knock the [explicative] out of you, boy.”
From the video: On August 7, a supporter of Robin Carnahan assaulted an MOGOP videograpger in the parking lot in front of a County Democrat HQ while Carnahan was speaking inside. The assailant has been identified as Bill Skaggs, the Kansas City mayor pro tem (1st district councilman) and former member of the State House of Representatives (1982-2002).
As reported by the Kansas City Star, Skaggs refused to apologize and falsely accused the videographer of being “belligerent.”
The blogger known as “Another Black Conservative” adds:
The Democrats sure are getting ugly these days. This is only the tip of the iceberg; just wait until after they get routed in November. They will gin up the circular firing squad and have at each other. Scenes like this will be repeated over and over again, but this time it will be Dem on Dem.
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) seems determined to start the circular firing squad early: “If I can’t get my dignity back here, then fire your best shot in getting rid of me through expulsion,” he was quoted by the Washington Examiner as saying on the floor of the House today.