At a debate last night in Greenbrier, incumbent Sen. Jason Rapert called his opponent, 28-year-old Tyler Pearson, a “boy.” When Pearson had the microphone, Rapert audibly said “act like a man.” Pearson held his ground and took the high road.
Bro. Rapert, in fiery form, also asked Pearson if he was wearing a hearing aid and paraphrased Proverbs 9:8, telling Pearson, “When you rebuke a scoffer, he’ll hate you. When you rebuke a wise man, he’ll love you. You’re making a choice right in front of these people here tonight.” I will leave it to the Biblical scholars and Rapertologists among you to divine who the wise man is, and who the scoffer is, in Rapert’s parable.
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Rapert says he doesn’t like having to defend himself “when attacked maliciously.” If there’s one thread that runs through Rapert’s public life, it is this: you will NOT DIRESPECT HIS AUTHORITAH!