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By Dan Test in thoughts · Oct 29

Crowds shouting in stadiums are not usually newsworthy. Even booing a president is nothing new; Herbert Hoover, Harry S. Truman, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama have all been on the receiving end of jeers at baseball games in the past. This time, though, pundits and politicians took particular note of it. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough was full of indignation, tweeting, “If you think that democracy is strengthened by calling for the arrest of political opponents, you’re as ignorant and illiberal as Trump himself. Delete your account and read some civics.”

I have a hard time with the idea of a crowd on a globally televised sporting event chanting “lock him up” about our president. I frankly think the office of the president deserves respect, even when the actions of our president at times don’t. I certainly hope that we won’t hear “lock him up” chants at Democratic rallies or at our convention. I think that’s one of the most regrettable, even at times despicable, actions by candidate Trump when he was running for president in 2016.

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But it shouldn’t. It happens everywhere. Coons appears to have never witnessed a session of the United Kingdom’s House of Commons, in which Members of Parliament themselves carry on like football hooligans. This kind of behavior has been in full swing recently, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson being taken to task regarding his clumsy machinations over the Brexit deal. This week, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn took to the dais and recited a list of Johnson’s failures, which most recently included a request to the European Union for three more months of deliberation. “He said he would never ask for an extension,” Corbyn said. “He said he’d rather die in a ditch. Another broken promise.” test

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It’s not just the political opposition targeting Johnson in this way.

It’s not just the political opposition targeting Johnson in this way. In what has become a steady stream of viral videos, British citizens either encountering or talking about Johnson treat the office of the prime minister with no respect at all. “Please leave my town,” said one man in Yorkshire upon meeting Johnson. One of Johnson’s London constituents described him as a “filthy piece of toerag.” And yet he’s getting off easy, given that far-right Brexit supporter Nigel Farage has been greeted with a milkshake hurled in his direction.


But it shouldn’t. It happens everywhere. Coons appears to have never witnessed a session of the United Kingdom’s House of Commons, in which Members of Parliament themselves carry on like football hooligans. This kind of behavior has been in full swing recently, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson being taken to task regarding his clumsy machinations over the Brexit deal. This week, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn took to the dais and recited a list of Johnson’s failures, which most recently included a request to the European Union for three more months of deliberation. “He said he would never ask for an extension,” Corbyn said. “He said he’d rather die in a ditch. Another broken promise.”

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It’s not just the political opposition targeting Johnson in this way. In what has become a steady stream of viral videos, British citizens either encountering or talking about Johnson treat the office of the prime minister with no respect at all. “Please leave my town,” said one man in Yorkshire upon meeting Johnson. One of Johnson’s London constituents described him as a “filthy piece of toerag.” And yet he’s getting off easy, given that far-right Brexit supporter Nigel Farage has been greeted with a milkshake hurled in his direction.

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