Skip to comments.Democrat slugs area GOP chief, GPD says (GOP chief counters with good one-two punch)
Posted on 09/18/2004 5:36:43 AM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
Democrat slugs area GOP chief, GPD says
By LISE FISHER
Sun staff writer September 18. 2004 6:01AM
Politics in Gainesville turned rough and tumble Thursday night when, police say, a social behavior sciences instructor - a Democrat - punched the chairman of the Alachua County Republican Executive Committee in the face.
David Philip McCally, 55, of Gainesville faces misdemeanor battery and criminal mischief charges after he was accused of hitting both committee chairman Travis Horn, 32, and a life-sized, cardboard cutout of President George Bush.
The incident occurred at the Republican headquarters in downtown Gainesville at about 7:30 p.m.
McCally went into the office at 1212 N. Main St. and hit the face of the Bush cutout, a police report states. Afterward he argued outside with Horn, police reported, then punched him in the face. Police said there was a fight and Horn struck McCally several times "but was not the primary aggressor and fought only in an attempt to escape from further conflict."
McCally was released on his own recognizance after his arrest and has been ordered not to have contact with Horn, court records show.
But McCally said he wants to see Horn charged for kicking him.
McCally said he went into a nearby restaurant after going into the Republican office, and Horn was standing by the door cursing him. He went out, Horn continued to curse him and stepped too close. McCally said he hit Horn and let him get up. Then Horn gave him "a good one-two punch" and McCally went down. But Horn continued to kick him, McCally said.
"I've got the stitches and bruises to prove it," he said.
As for hitting the cutout, McCally said, "I don't like old brother George. Truthfully, I kind of did it lightheartedly. I was just walking over there to order chicken, and I saw the cutout and I just walked in there and punched it."
McCally is a part-time instructor in social and behavioral sciences at Santa Fe Community College who started in January, confirmed college spokesman Larry Keen. He will be "removed" from the classroom pending an administrative review on Monday, he said.
Records at the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office confirmed McCally's political party.
Reached Friday, Horn said, "I enjoy thoughtful debate with my counterparts on the left. I think this is what makes this country great, but when you cross the line with physical violence, it's absurd."
After hitting the cutout, Horn said McCally left the office where a Young Republicans meeting was taking place. When Horn went outside, he said McCally came up to him. "He proceeded to say how he had a Ph.D., and he was smarter than me. I'm a stupid Republican," and other comments laced with obscenities, he said.
Horn said he was hit and knocked into a wall.
His lips were cut and his nose injured.
"I then proceeded to defend myself," he said. "I used the minimum force necessary to subdue him."
The police report states Horn kicked McCally because McCally was holding on to Horn's legs.
Police happened to be pulling into the area at the time, Horn said. A police report states officers saw McCally throw what they later learned was the first punch.
"Of course I'm going to have a restraining order filed against him," Horn said. "I certainly will seek his removal from the classroom. Obviously he's shown a serious lack of judgment."
As for Horn's commitment to his political opinions, he said, "If I have to take a beating every day for George W. Bush to be president, I'll do that. My passion for my beliefs continues unabated."
Lise Fisher can be reached at (352) 374-5092 or email@example.com.
Maybe we should start gathering the names of these people...we can all send them a nice card after GW wins in a landslide?
Don't miss this..You would be mad too if a spoof of your candidate and his campaign could be written like this!
"And so the great accretion began. The call went out to pollsters, wonks and wandering wordsmiths to come gather and fill the void of Kerry's core. Brave souls emerged from the Land of Ted - the Kennedy brigades led by Cahill and Cutter are now abetting the mighty Shrum.
Boldly they rode and well, into the morass of Kerry's mind. Through the thicket of equivocations they ventured, across the paradoxical plains of Kerry's prose - all in the quest for a conviction."
Now that they have removed this nitwit from the classroom maybe they can use him for a case study in juvenile behavior from adults.
The dims are at their breaking point and lies, violence and intimidation is all they know.
I think the saying goes"
If you can't do, teach
If you can't teach
become a part-time instructor at a community college
What a silly girly man, look at me I can hit a cardbord cutout so maybe I can take on a real person, whoops.
Runched out a Cardboard Cut-out of President Bush!!! This PROVES that Liberalism is a Mental Disorder!
This is too funny.
Perhaps McStoopid needs to be hired full time, as the part time thingy isn't working.
One thing is sure ... McCally doesn't want to visit Citrus County (55 miles South West of Gainesville) because it's guaranteed he will never be the same again. ;)
Simply place a cardboard decoy of GWB in a suspected Dimocrat breeding area and wait for the idiot to sucker punch it. ;)
You could mount a hidden steel plate behind the "target areas" so that they break their own hands...
>McCally is a part-time instructor in social and behavioral sciences at Santa Fe Community College who started in January, confirmed college spokesman Larry Keen.
When Horn went outside, he said McCally came up to him. "He proceeded to say how he had a Ph.D., and he was smarter than me. I'm a stupid Republican,"<
Mr Doctorate Boy (or should I say, "Dr.") has a "position" teaching at a community college. He must be highly respected among his peers.
You would think Behavioral Science would teach a person how to motivate others with techniques other than punching them in the face.
..and @ the 7-11 store (where he'll work soon), a donut, too. :))
Surprise? He's a democrat, what else does anyone expect?
McCally's punching exercises are a good way to limber up the ol' hamburger flipping arm.
HA!HA!...LOL! ..as FReeper kesg said, "VACUOUS". :))
Coffee is now a buck at the local "Mosul Mart"(7-11)
You could, but I wasn't thinking of maiming them ... more like taking them like one would hunt turkeys.
You know .... gobble ... gobble ... BLAM !!
It was a setup!!!!
...and then the enlightened genius threw a punch.
Normally, people only follow oppression and humiliation with violence. But these champions of tolerance, fairness, inclusiveness, and peace-at-any-cost always resort first to arrogance -then violence.
Attacking little girls's signs, tearing up lawn signs, kicking NYC cops. Wow, the LSM will have a LOT of spin work cut out for them the the month (and then 4 years) to come.
Forrest Gump's mother had the answer to that.
A "part-time instructor in social and behavioral sciences" - is there any more proof needed that colleges exist to provide employment for people who can't make a living with their hands or their minds? What would this jamoke be doing without sheltered employment? The biggest question he would have to tackle every day would be "You want fries with that?"
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