There’s not much chance of the Colorado Senate Democrats running away from this guy… up until yesterday, they employed him!
On Tuesday night, a student at University of Colorado Denver was arrested by Secret Service for trying to throw glitter at Mitt Romney. Now sources are telling Colorado Peak Politics that the “glitter bomber” worked for the Colorado state Senate Democrats. This session.
The student in question, Peter Smith, faces up to 6 months in prison for “creating a disturbance, throwing a missile and an unlawful act on school property,” according to Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson.
So why did he do it?
Glitter bombing has become a tool of liberal gay rights activists who somehow in their deluded minds think that throwing glitter at politicians will change their views on gay marriage.
Just as Occupy Denver thought defecating on public property would reduce income inequality, liberal activists seem to think drawing unflattering attention to themselves will do something other than just embarrass themselves.
What is already a stupid and counterproductive act — throwing glitter, really? — becomes much more serious when it is used with a Secret Service protectee. As Roger Simon of Politico has said, the Secret Service has no way of knowing if the substance is glitter or anthrax.
Whatever happened to civil discourse? The free exchange of ideas? The give and take of an honest and open debate? I thought throwing things at speakers was reserved for comedians too bad for The Gong Show (wonder how many of the readers here are old enough to remember that show). I guess “civility” is only for lefties, not for those the lefties disagree with.
The glitter bomber was fired from his unpaid internship… on Thursday. Two days after the incident. In other words, he was a Democratic intern, presumably in good standing, when he threw the projectile at Romney.
Why am I making a big deal about this? Consider if this had happened to any given Democrat, and it was discovered the glitter bomber worked for the GOP. Not only would every Republican everywhere be excoriated, we’d be treated to another series of lectures reminiscent of what we were “treated” to after Gabrielle Giffords got shot by a lone wacko.
I think it’s high time we held lefties to the same standards they want us to live up to.
(Image from the AJC.com story)