We all know that the Republican Party (GOP) has a problem with its candidates saying really stupid shit. Part of the issue may be that those candidates have poor anger management skills. People are known to make really stupid comments when they’re upset, which may explain why this GOP candidates went off of the rails on a reporter:
Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) was caught on tape last night going off on a local reporter who asked him a question that he was not expecting and did not want to answer.
The shocking footage shows Grimm threatening the NY1 reporter, telling him, “If you ever do that to me again, I’ll throw you off this f***ing balcony.”
He then told the reporter, “You’re not man enough, I’ll break you in half. Like a boy.”
Nobody should be surprised by this outburst. First of all we know the GOP has a problem with the words that come out of its candidates’ mouths. But they’re also politicians, which means violence is the only thing they know. Their entire job is to make decrees that take the form of “Obey this or else.” The “or else” is always a threat of violence. In fact the only thing that surprised me about Mr. Grimm’s outburst was that he was so direct with his threat of violence. Most politicians hide behind an office, reams of paper, and legalese to make their threats. Perhaps we would be better off if more politicians displayed Mr. Grimm’s honesty.