This 60-second clip says everything you need to know about the entitled, control-freak mentality of our political class:
Rep. Michael Grimm of New York, under investigation for alleged campaign finance improprieties, threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony during an interview following President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night.
After being asked by NY1 reporter Michael Scotto about the investigation, Grimm replied, “That’s off-topic. This is only about president’s speech,” and walked off camera.
Scotto briefly concluded his report, and Grimm — assuming the broadcast was over — returned to admonish the reporter. The camera remained on, however. “Let me be clear to you: You ever do that to me again, I’ll throw you off this f—— balcony,” Grimm threatened.
After a brief back-and-forth about the validity of the question, Grimm concluded, “No, no, you’re not man enough, you’re not man enough. I’ll break you in half. Like a boy.”
It’s all about ‘controlling the narrative’ — and people — today, not addressing the issues. New Yorkers–and the rest of Congress–should demand this individual’s immediate resignation, as this behavior does not represent them well at all. Politicians duck questions all the time, but acting like a schoolyard bully needs to be clearly beyond the pale. It reminds me of a quote from William Penn:
“No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.”
For 2014, NO INCUMBENTS, PLEASE!