Asshat of the week



Entirely predictable. The North Carolina director of the conservative group Americans for Prosperity, is a brash speaker who doesn’t pull punches, but now he’s getting attention for threatening to throw one. In a remote television interview on RT America’s Alyona show recently, [Dallas] Woodhouse was discussing the diversity issue in Wake County schools when he became irritated with a Georgetown University journalism professor in the studio who was interrupting him.

A flustered Woodhouse, speaking from a monitor, told the professor, Christopher Chambers: “Sir, I am going to knock you for a loop if you’re not going to let me finish.”

I have personal experience with the extreme Mr. Woodhouse, having been threatened by him for suggesting that he was on the short leash of Puppetmaster Pope. Taking offense at the metaphor, Woodhouse called me at home with a remarkable stream of invectives and threats. It's the Republican way.

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New debate tactic: Ad Hominem Pugilistic; or, attempts to silence your opponent with threats of physical violence.