Here’s some teanderthal political prowess:
A Mississippi political blogger has been arrested for allegedly sneaking into the nursing home where Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife resides and taking her picture for an online video, the Clarion-Ledger reported Saturday.
The blogger, Clayton Thomas Kelly, 28, was charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult. The video, described as a “hit piece” to the newspaper by its sources, was allegedly critical of Cochran (R-MS) and supportive of his GOP primary challenger, State Sen. Chris McDaniel.
It was posted on April 26 and included a picture of Rose Cochran, who suffers from dementia and moved into the nursing home in 2000. It has since been taken down, according to the Clarion-Ledger.
Kelly has some vague association with the McDaniel campaign, since they were apparently tipped off about the break-in before it became public.
I have no idea what the pictures look like, but I have a pretty clear memory of what end-stage dementia looks like from visiting my hometown nursing home as a kid, and it’s pretty awful. How someone could think that these photos would elicit any response other than being completely repelled by the lack of humanity of the person who published them is beyond my understanding.
One thing I do understand is that a small number of ignorant and retrograde morons were idolized and fêted by right-wing media, as well as the establishment of the Republican Party, no matter that most of them hold views that are repellent to the majority of Americans. So don’t tread on “Constitutional Clayton” while he’s snapping pictures of a helpless old woman curled up in a fetal position. He’s part of the new Republican base.