The concerted effort by the left at creating obstructionist, unproductive environments at local town halls held by Republican members of Congress appear to be ratcheting up in intensity. Once content to “merely” scream at their GOP hosts, it now appears that the verbal onslaught may be giving way to one more physical in nature.
As reported by The Daily Caller, just last Thursday, North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer found himself involved in a physical confrontation initiated by a town hall attendee who apparently decided that hollering at the politician wasn’t enough.
“Will the rich benefit from, if the health care is destroyed, do the rich get a tax break? Yes or no?” the man angrily yelled at Cramer. Clearly dissatisfied with his approach up to that moment, the man then went directly up to Cramer, stuffed a handful of cash into his collar, and said, “There you go, take it.”
Cramer, obviously flustered, said, “That’s too far,” and the man was ushered out of the meeting by police.
While the top-of-the-lungs yelling and screaming at town halls have been bad enough, the possibility that an ominous corner has been turned, and that the events may shortly descend into dangerous, physical free-for-alls, is something about which any and every reasonable person, regardless of political persuasion, should be concerned.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large