For those of you wondering what your typical black person might be thinking after watching this video:

here are my thoughts.

1) Why does it surprise anyone that George “Macaca” Allen‘s goon squad would react to a constituent asking questions he doesn’t like by putting VA student Mike Stark in a headlock and throwing him to the floor? The only surprise is that they did it in front of so many cameras. Did Allen learn nothing from the Macaca fracas? He’s gotten arrogant and sloppy. He’s forgotten the early lessons that stuffing someone’s mailbox with a deer head, spraying racist graffiti and other intimidating tactics don’t count against you if you don’t get caught on camera. In fact, it can only help you!

This is the same man who kept a noose in his government office. Allen is the classic good ol’boy used to having things his way. Kind of like George W. Bush whose team ensures that audiences are cleansed of all who may ask disagreeable questions in any way, peacefully or not. That’s why Allen’s casual reaction of essentially “These things happen” should also be no surprise. This is par for the course for him.

2) What might this look like if Mike Stark were black? Would people be more sympathetic — would it be more confirmation of his racist and violent tendencies? Or would the false claims that Stark was a “protestor” from that dangerous liberal dirty internet hippie “blog” site “Daily Kos” be more easily changed to “attacker”? Would a black Mike Stark have not only been put in a headlock and thrown to the floor but arrested and taken to jail — all with the standard George Felix “Mailbox” Allen smirk hovering nearby in tacit approval of his supporters’ actions, proud to see them kicking his constituent’s “soft teeth down his whiny throat“? Would it still be newsworthy? I’d like to hope so.

Wait — breaking news — Allen attacks another “protestor” asking about Allen’s arrest and divorce record! Video below.

I’m glad Mike Stark is pressing charges and I hope he sues. I agree with Stark when he says here:

George Allen, at any time, could have stopped the fray. All he had to do was say, “This is not how my campaign is run. Take your hands off that man.” He could have ignored my questions. Instead he and his thugs chose violence. I spent four years in the Marine Corps. I’ll be damned if I’ll let my country be taken from me by thugs that are afraid of taking responsibility for themselves.

It just isn’t the America I know and love. Somebody needs to take a stand against those that would bully and intimidate their fellow citizens. That stand begins right here, right now.

I am also glad that Jim Webb is pulling ahead in the polls.

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