A Massachusetts campaign consultant working for the DNC shoves a conservative reporter.
A North Carolina Democratic Congressman physically assaults a college student asking him if he fully supports the Obama agenda.
A staffer for an Illinois Senate candidate assaults a videographer on the roof of a condo.
In all three instances, Democrats attack people doing what reporters do every day - filming events and asking questions. So why the violence? What besides arrogance would make a politician or their staffers assault private citizens?
Let's let Bob Burns, field representative for Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) explain it to you.
All those private citizens in the streets? According to this Democratic staffer from Missouri, they are all Nazis. Yep. Health care protesters are just like the brownshirts led by Adolf Hitler, though they favor fanny packs and walkers over steel pipes and jackboots.
My apologies for the quality of the video and the angle. You can understand that many people might be fearful of being attacked in the modern political climate and so they record quietly from their cell phones rather than standing up and taking a punch.
As you can deduce from the history lesson given by Mr. Burns, any violence on the part of Democrats against private citizens is justified self-defense against American Nazis who dare to ask questions of political figures. Let's go the transcript, delivered to a room of McCaskill supporters, specifically where Burns answers what the supporters can do to support healthcare.
Stay strong. Someone said brownshirts, and some people got offended by that, but if you look at history, when Hitler took over Germany, they did just that. They disrupted meetings, screaming, and then it got violent, but they were always in the minority.
More on McCaskill Staffer Bob Burns at Sharp Elbows. Of interest is his talking point about McCaskill listening to Missourians about healthcare. The sideways "Brownshirt" video was taken in August 2009, and Burns clearly states that McCaskill is supporting healthcare as a first step, no matter the consequences.
We look forward to Senator McCaskill's next appearance on Meet The Press where she can explain what measures she has taken to address her employment training issues.