These people might just hurt themselves.
We’ve discussed the crazed, demented aspect of Trump haters before. It’s quite noticeable that even gentle pundits on the sedate conservative right are unable to keep their voices from edging upward a notch when they talk about him.
A fellow in Janesville, Wisconsin took it well beyond that form of escalation this week. He was at the Trump rally to protest The Donald, and certainly looked the part. Daily Mail takes up the story:
Sporting a shaggy beard, long hair, and hippy-like attire, the man can be seen shouting at people as they try to recruit more supporters for the Donald. …
Surrounded by news cameras the man pauses as the supporters shout back at him before one woman can be heard asking: ‘What are you smoking?’
Becoming near-hysterical, while pacing back and forth, the man replied: ‘I’m smoking pot, that’s what I’m smoking lady. I’m smoking the green, I’m smoking the herb.
‘Is that what you think, I’m on drugs because I hate this fascist p***? F*** you, fat b****.’
Seeming to realize he is being filmed while abusing the woman, he then turns to the camera, waving his arms and continuing to shout. …
His humiliation is complete a few moments later when he attempts a backflip only to land on his head with a painful sounding crack against the concrete.
Jumping back to his feet, he claims, rather unconvincingly: ‘I did that on purpose. It’s all a f***ing show here.’
Of course, many in the rightosphere would suggest the guy was hired to protest for $15 an hour through a Craigslist ad. A self-described parody account at Twitter was later used to sow doubt about the validity of the Craigslist posting, so you decide what you think motivated this agitated young man to turn out for a stint on the anti-Trump front line. Maybe it was the anonymous infosphere being used to mess with his head. Or maybe it was was just the herb.