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Now that Republicans are all having a case of the vapors over the Violent Rhetoric of the Left -- what with Tucker Carlson warning the Democrats are coming to slay you with machetes and Rand Paul's wife arming herself to shoot liberal home invaders like Cory Booker, while the Civility Police fret over Hillary Clinton -- it's refreshing to see one Republican eschew all that wimpy "civility" stuff and campaign like a MAN. Pennsylvania waste management baron Scott Wagner, the Republican nominee for governor, was ticked off by a billboard erected by a group that supports incumbent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. So naturally enough, Wagner made a Facebook video in which he's filmed standing in a gravel pit, bitching about the billboard, and warning Wolf, "You better put a catcher's mask on your face because I'm going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes."

Proper safety equipment is so important.


If you want to lose three minutes of your afternoon, here's the full Facebook rant, in which Wagner accuses "Tom Wolf and his Democrat cronies" of putting up the objectionable billboard (the billboards were actually placed by an independent advocacy group, so no, not the Wolf campaign).

The billboard says "Scott Wagner's Penn Waste sued 6,979 Pennsylvanians. Learn Why," and links to a website focusing on the supposed dirty deeds of Penn Waste. Gosh, what a terrible billboard, yells Wagner, who may want to get his blood pressure checked. He HAS TO sue people who don't pay their bills, doesn't Tom Wolf (who did not buy the billboards) even know how business works? Here's the whole stupid thing, although the really unhinged bit is right at the end:

The piled-up stuff in the green chair is Wagner's employees' paychecks, which he dragged down into the gravel pit to prove he has to sue deadbeats so he can pay his many fine workers, you IDIOT.

Or you could skip all that nonsense and watch this excerpt of the good part, where Wagner says stuff that would get his comments removed by the moderator if he said it on Wonkette.

To be clear, we don't think Scott Wagner actually intends to do this. But since the wingnuttosphere has been going absolutely NUTS over Eric Holder making a much milder joke, because ehrmagerd lookit the violence, we figure this is probably worth a mention. Because he's just the kind of guy who would cast aspersions on someone's asparagus, Holder joked at a campaign appearance in Georgia the other day, playing off Michelle Obama's catchphrase and adjusting it for the Trump Era:

"Michelle always says 'When they go low, we go high,'" Holder told the crowd. "No. No. When they go low, we kick them."

He then went on, immediately, to say he didn't mean it literally, as if that helped at all, because why would anyone include that in their Outrage Video? In any case, shame on Eric Holder for setting such a bad example for Republican candidates, who are very impressionable, after all.

Donald Trump -- who literally called for protesters to be beaten up -- even took some time out of his busy day Thursday to condemn Holder on "Fox and Friends," warning,

He better be careful what he's wishing for [...] That's a disgusting statement for him to make.

We're waiting for the conservative outrage over a GOP gubernatorial candidate making a far more graphic joke about face-stomping. Should be along any moment now. Yep, here it comes.

Oh, heck, at this rate, Trump will probably post a tweet wondering what size shoes Wagner wears and Sean Hannity will declare it the perfect lighthearted answer to the violent liberal mob.

[PennLive / Philly.com / USA Today / Fox News]

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On Monday, someone attempted to murder George Soros by putting a bomb in his mailbox. Also on Monday, someone threw a rock into House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's office. Also, I spilled some hot coffee on myself. These are all things that happened on Monday, and were by some measure unpleasant. While most people might say, "Yes, all of those things are unpleasant, but they are not equal degrees of unpleasant," most people are not Chuck Schumer.

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Republicans are KILLIN' IT in Florida, you guys! No worries about election day, Gators. It's all smooooooth sailing for the Sunshine State GOP. Just take it from Governor Rick Scott's lead pollster Wes Anderson, who produced a whimsical, unskewed poll for the campaign, featuring nostalgic jams about high Republican turnout in those good old days, telling the Tampa Bay Times,

As the linked slides indicate, Governor Scott currently leads Senator Nelson 51% to 46%, a lead that is outside of the margin of error.

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NEEDZ MOAR BILL MURRAY.

No other pollster has replicated those numbers, with SurveyUSA, Quinnipiac, and CNN/SSRS all finding Bill Nelson in the lead, but if OnMessage, Inc. says Scott is running way ahead, then it must be true! Only OnMessage promises to "take your principles, your experience, and your opponent's weaknesses to develop a winning message plan that the voters will embrace." And who wouldn't trust a push pollster, right?

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