By now you've probably seen the latest GOP-sponsored thuggery in lowkell's diary. A Democrat mistakenly understood Eric Cantor's invitation to voters to come with their "family, friends & neighbors" to meet Rep. Eric Cantor to include Democratic voters, too. It didn't.
That's John Taylor, a member of the Louisa County Democratic Committee and a backer of Cantor's opponent, Rick Waugh, being manhandled by local law enforcement for "trespassing, resisting arrest and creating a public disturbance."
Taylor said Cantor had promoted the event on his website, so he assumed it was a public event. "We RSVP'd," he said.
He and three other Democrats went inside the coffeehouse with the intent of asking questions of Cantor, who has declined to debate Waugh.
Taylor said the Democrats were asked to leave by the coffee shop's owner. When they refused, authorities escorted them outside.
Ah, he was just being "escorted" outside. Good to know. I guess that's the advantage of being an elected Republican. Joe Miller had to hire private militia thugs to intimidate people at his supposedly private events. At least Taylor didn't get his head stomped, so in that he should be grateful that it was cops doing the escorting, rather than Rand Paul style "volunteers." Cantor, who "has a tendency to surround himself with layers of defense," apparently hasn't commented on this, yet.
It's becoming increasingly clear that there's no room for opposition, or for difficult questions. Cantor refuses to debate. Miller and Angle won't answer any questions from the media. Paul has to be "protected" from 23-year-old women carrying satirical signs. There's no room for opposing points of view, or even for questions, in the Republican world.