Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner made a violent threat toward incumbent Governor Tom Wolf (D) in a campaign video posted to Facebook Friday morning.
Wagner is hoping to unseat Wolf in the Keystone State, which President Donald Trump narrowly won in 2016.
Note the irony of promising to stop on your opponent’s face while decrying “negative ads.”
“Gov. Wolf, let me tell you, between now and Nov. 6, you better put a catcher’s mask on your face because I’m going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes because I’m going to win this for the state of Pennsylvania,” Wagner said, “and we’re throwing you out of office because you know what, I’m sick and tired of your negative ads.”
Incidentally, Wagner has poured more than $10 million of his own money into the race, and on Thursday announced that he was “tapped out.” The latest polls have Wolf leading Walker by more than 20 points.
Watch the full video below:
Nevermind his erratic sports references; Wagner’s bluster comes as Republicans have been playing the victim card in response to Democratic opposition of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
I'm gonna slide all over your face with these bowling shoes!
— Spin-VOTE!!-oza (@azon1ps) October 12, 2018
Am I opening a can of worms if I call him a biathlete?
— FGPiper (@fgpiper) October 12, 2018
— Roll the Dice (@theRollDdice) October 12, 2018
There are too many different sports in this threat.
"You better put on your catcher's mask…cause I'm gonna stomp on you with golf spikes…and hit you with a polo stick…so you better have your shinguards on…cause I'm coming at you with a hockey puck. Billiards."
— Stefan Sirucek (@sirstefan) October 12, 2018
Why would he say golf spikes? They use soft spikes and shoes that look like sneaks … probably Nike too. Haven’t seen metal spikes in a decade or so lol
— Steve From Delco (@sec1968) October 12, 2018
Social media isn’t buying the boohooing of negative ad campaigns by Wagner.
Democrat: We need to fight to win!
GOP Pundits: SHAME ON YOU.
Republican: I'm gonna curb stomp my opponent.
GOP Pundits: Silence.
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) October 12, 2018
wow not very civil
— jordan (@JordanUhl) October 12, 2018
this is what people do when they're about 30 points behind in the polls…. I forgot what it's called…..
oh yeah. desperation.
— Thomas (((ENDitALREADY))) Long (@ACoupleOkooks) October 12, 2018
Haven't you heard? There are no laws when it comes to the GOP anymore
— Rich Hartzell (@RichMailbox) October 12, 2018
— Kelley Jean (@Kelebration) October 12, 2018
— Star Valley (@rockbridge2008) October 12, 2018
Where are the calls for civility from the @GOP ?
— CHARI 🇵🇷🇺🇸 (@charito_lee) October 12, 2018
He's down 22 points in the last poll. This is desperation by the guy who won the republican primary by portraying himself as the level headed business oriented candidate who is above the fray
— Devon Hill (@DevonHill95) October 12, 2018
That is such a Republican threat of violence. It could only be better if he said he was going to beat him with the bags of money he has taken from the working men and women of PA.
— Bill O'Connor (@indybillyo) October 12, 2018
One astute observer noted:
Threatening someone with golf spikes is the most republican threat ever
— Justin Ordway (@ordwayjm) October 12, 2018
Yeah it is.
Where, then, is the Republican outrage?