October 29, 2014

Doesn't Texas have laws about any political talk within a certain distance of polls? I would think this would also apply to dart games with images of Democrats on them.

Except if you're a Young Republican of Galveston County. Then it's all just good fun.

Politics have become divisive, ugly, and many would agree downright nasty over recent years. But some say what happened in League City at a polling place this weekend crossed a line.

"I thought of just one word. Classless."

Edward Cantu was here at the North Galveston County Annex Building Saturday when he noticed a dart throwing contest in the parking lot. The Young Republicans of Galveston County were letting people throw darts at pictures of President Obama, State Senator Wendy Davis, and Judge Susan Criss, all Democrats. If you hit the target you received a free hot dog. They even invited people to attend on their Facebook page.

College Republicans in training, for sure. The video makes me wish one of their parents had scooped them up by the scruff of the neck, but then I realized their parents were probably fine with it. They're just kids having a good time, after all!

They're already learning the non-apology apology, too!

In a statement to local two, the group's president says "We understand that people have been upset by our event this past weekend. We certainly intended no malice and do apologize to anyone who took offense, including Susan Criss. We do hope that she can accept our apology."

We're sorry you took offense but if you didn't then we're not sorry in the least. The classic, perennial, non-apology.

These are your future Republican leaders right here. Shouldn't we just make their whole party irrelevant?

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