So Much For Civility

Apparently this is how your modern pro-life party operates these days. Democrats and anyone working to elect them, take heed: lock up the family pets. They apparently are fair game in our modern political warfare:

Last night, I got the most chilling phone call I have ever received. It was Jake Burris, Ken Aden’s campaign manager. Last night, Jake and his four kids had come back to their Russellville home. As they were getting out of the car, one of his children discovered their family cat dead on the front porch. One side of the animal’s head had been bashed in and an eyeball was hanging out of its socket. But there was something even more horrifying to be found on the corpse.

Written across the animal’s fur in black marker was the word “LIBERAL”.

Picture at the link for those so inclined. Just a warning.

This is sick. And no, both sides don’t do it. Just cut that crap right now. Also: we can retire the old “Chicago-style politics” meme. Arkansas has taken mob politics to a whole new level.

Seriously, if you’re so wrapped up in politics that you will take out your anger on a campaign manager’s family pet? Get some fucking help.


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8 responses to “So Much For Civility

  1. deep

    It’s only a matter of time when the pundits say, “I bet it was a liberal trying to make us look bad!”

    • Yeah, well first they’ll be in denial (“Can you PROVE it happened? How do we know the picture wasn’t Photoshopped?!”) and then there’s the anger stage (I dunno, that’s pretty much their default state so, take your pick) and THEN there’s the bargaining stage (“A liberal said something mean once! So there!”) and, hell, I forgot what comes after that but I’m pretty sure they never make it all the way to the Acceptance stage. If they do, they’re no longer Republicans.

  2. dolphin

    Thanks for warning that the picture was at the link so that I DIDN’T click it. But that is just so absolutely horrifying. What kind of a person would do that to an animal for any reason, especially something as stupid as disagreeing with it’s owner’s political views?

  3. chrome agnomen

    amazing level of cowardice it that act. but…but…both sides do it–remember obama killing that fly?

  4. But,but,but we’re so much better than those iggerant savages in places like Rwanda and Bosnia

    In other news, Gabrielle Giffords announced that she will resign her confressional seat. We should all send Sarah Palin a great big, “Thank you!” and maybe some ciggies and Hershey bars for poor Jared Loughner.

  5. This sort of thing is why I tend to be more pro death than pro life. Some people just need killing and only the law stops us.

  6. Randy

    Even if we’re never certain about motivation someone murdered an animal and wrote on it. That’d be enough for most people to consider relocating.