Brownshirts?

The echoes of Al Gore’s comments have barely faded when he seems to have been proved right by the wrong side, according to Las Vegas’ KLAS-TV. Chris Saldana reports that a moviegoer attending Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 was assaulted when he expressed a differing opinion (via Drudge):

The highly anticipated film, Fahrenheit 9/11, came with more than just controversy at one Las Vegas movie theatre. Moviegoer, Richard Streeter, was one of the many who made his way to a theatre to see what the hype was about. After viewing the film, he was greeted outside the theatre by members of the Las Vegas MoveOn.org.
The group was handing out leaflets on the importance of the film. Streeter voiced his view on the movie, “I made the comment, apples and oranges — Kerry, Bush — one’s no better than the other. You really ain’t got much of a choice. This guy comes up to me and says, ‘Oh yeah?’ ” Streeter was then spat on by the same man.
He attempted to call police to report the incident when he was told not to, “A guy standing next to him said why don’t you drop it. I said, ‘No, I’m calling the police. I’m exercising my right as a citizen, I’ve been assaulted.’ ”
But the horror kept on growing for Streeter as he walked to his car on the phone with police, “This guy turns, and totally by surprise takes his hand and bam! It was a big guy. Shoved me onto the ground, I hit my head.” A police report has been filed.

The only side trying to stifle dissent and shut down debate, as always, is the Left, either through political correctness or through flat-out assault. Yes, I understand it involved two jerks and that one cannot paint the entire Left with a broad brush on that basis alone, but when you have people like Al Gore — party leaders — standing up and calling their opposition “brownshirts” and “Nazis”, this is what results. The failure of the Democrats to repudiate Gore’s remarks, and the embrace of Moore’s fantasies by people like Tom Daschle and Terry McAuliffe, are emblematic of an entire party going over the edge into insanity. And when challenged, the insane often respond violently.