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GOP Candidate for NY Governor Attacked at Campaign Rally

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When we look back at this period of American history, we’ll be forced to face a reckoning for the sort of behavior that we’ve exhibited toward one another, and what sort of consequences we should face for allowing ourselves to be antagonized by a revenue-hungry mainstream media.

This radicalization of the US political spectrum has been turbocharged by the infotainment industry, no doubt, as our intra-national conflicts make prime fodder for primetime pontificating.  We have to be angry or otherwise perturbed to stick around through a commercial break, and there’s no better way of extracting our emotional value than through making us hate one another.

There is a limit to what we can endure, however, before something snaps.  Take the latest headlines out of the New York Governor’s race, for example.

Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., was attacked during a gubernatorial campaign stop in Perinton, New York on Thursday night where an individual allegedly pulled out a sharp object.

Zeldin was at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post event giving a speech about bail reform when a man allegedly got on stage and “wrestled with him a bit, and pulled a blade out,” according to a witness who spoke with Rochester First.

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The individual who allegedly tried to attack Zeldin was taken down by AMVETS national Director Joe Chenelly, according to the report.

The man appeared to be brandishing a self-defense weapon of some kind.

No one was injured in the incident.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.