Republicans are well known for not liking each other. I have a long time Republican friend and when we have lunch and I say, “John Boehner creeps me out,” she replies, “Oh, me, too.” When I say, “Rick Perry is dumber than bean dip,” she smiles and says, “Oh yes he is.” I accuse her of not liking any Republicans since Abraham Lincoln. She agrees that I am close to right.
One of the reasons that Republicans are Republicans is that they have no understanding of the social contract or sense of community because they can’t get along with anyone, including each other. And in some amazing examples, even themselves. Clarence Thomas leaves a trail of self-loathing everywhere he goes.
But, this guy appears to be a ringleader.
A man who ran for the Republican nomination for a U.S. House seat is now in jail after accusations that he slashed the tires of at least one former rival, reported KOB Dec. 28.
A police detective in Albuquerque told the news outlet that a surveillance video of a man slashing the tires of Janice Arnold-Jones’ car on Dec. 20 “did appear to be him.”
Gary Smith sought the GOP nomination for New Mexico’s 1st District, but he was removed from the ballot after Arnold-Jones, his Republican opponent, filed a lawsuit that claimed Smith did not actually have enough signatures. The judge agreed.
Police said Smith may also have slashed the tires of other Republicans involved in removing him from the race.
One of his former opponents has spent $2,500 replacing tires. I don’t know about you, but that would start getting on my nerves at about the $75 point.
If you don’t think that John Boehner would slash Mitch McConnell’s tires if he had half a chance of getting away with it, you are kidding yourself. And Eric Conter would slash the tires of both of them and steal their radio, too.
Thanks to Brian for the heads up.