Well, It’s Better Than A Senate-Floor Caning At Any Rate

(Or: “‘Block Out The Sweep Of The Floodlights,’ Indeed”)

Though let’s be honest: it probably won’t be long before some legislator “goes all Preston Brooks on that ass” once again. Still, I think the only reasonable conclusion to draw here is that Angle supporters are objectively pro-hitting-women.

Supporters of U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and his GOP challenger Sharron Angle brawled at the end of a Senate race forum at a local Christian school.

A half-dozen bystanders tried to separate the combatants, one male Angle backer and two female Reid supporters, before security guards intervened.

“I didn’t expect anything like this, not in a million years,” said the Rev. Robin Joyce, one of the organizers of the event at Faith Lutheran Junior/Senior High School in Summerlin. “Our whole aim was to have an educational forum to hear from the candidates about their economic positions.”

via Brawl erupts between Reid, Angle supporters at forum – News – ReviewJournal.com.

In all seriousness though, how fucked are we? Forget weeping for the future; this is more about vomiting for it. Tertium Non Fucking Datur, people. It’s ok to be something other than a blind follower of one or the other party. Calm down, step back, take a deep breath. There are other options. If something other than blind faith causes people to slug it out defending the virtue of ivory-tower motherfuckers that see most people as abstractions then please explain it to me. Maybe Hannah‘s right and this really is just a manly and awesomely adult version of pulling the blankets over your eyes to keep the monsters under your bed in check.

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