Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tea Party Fascism

It appears that Grand Old Tea Party candidate for Senate in Alaska, Joe Miller, has a rather entitled private security detail:
The editor of the Alaska Dispatch website was arrested by U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller's private security guards Sunday as the editor attempted to interview Miller on camera at the end of a public event in an Anchorage school.

Tony Hopfinger was handcuffed by the guards and detained in a hallway at Central Middle School until Anchorage police came and told the guards to release him.


Hopfinger, who was holding a small video camera, said he was attempting to get Miller to answer questions about why he was disciplined when he worked as a part-time attorney at the Fairbanks North Star Borough. He said he pushed the man away after he was surrounded by Miller supporters and security guards and felt threatened.
Miller is refusing to answer any questions about his past and now appears to be using force to avoid accountability. So much for any Conservative notions of personal responsibility.

Elect Miller and bring on the jackboots.

Sometimes the hypocrisy, whether ill-informed or intentional, of these self-proclaimed heirs to Sam Adams and his fellow anti-colonialists is enough to make me sick.

How I'd like for the Left to take back this traditionally Progressive ground.

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