Sen. Jason Rapert winged himself last night, rhetorically speaking.
He unloaded one of his poor-me tirades — entitled “The High Cost of Public Service” — on Facebook about how the evil liberals keep going after him for doing the Lord’s work. But this passage caught my eye:
In fact it was a same-sex marriage advocate who accosted me and tried to argue with me at Lowes who then decided to concoct a bit of a story to get himself attention recently. Funny enough, that person has just announced his candidacy for the Faulkner County Quorum Court – seems he wasn’t just wanting to ask a question after all, he was preparing to launch his liberal political career and saw an opportunity to get some press by accosting me. Now that he has publicly announced his candidacy to replace Rep. Damon Edwards on the Quorum Court, I am free to state that I definitely oppose Lance White being elected to the office of Justice of the Peace. Any man who will come up in a hostile manner to another elected official and start an argument to get himself attention is not running for the right reasons – he is definitely not cut out to be a “justice of the Peace”. His obvious support of same-sex marriage also doesn’t square with the values of Faulkner County and I encourage anyone living in JP District 12 to vote for Lance White’s opponent. I never had met Mr. White before, but I have had a few people that know him tell me that he definitely is a liberal and was likely looking for an argument and that is why he approached me. I certainly hope the good people of Faulkner County get informed about that seat on the Quorum Court and elect a good person who wants to focus on Faulkner County business and represent the conservative viewpoint. Too bad Damon Edwards isn’t going to continue serving.
Here’s one of many items about Rapert’s encounter in a Lowe’s parking lot with Lance White, who tried to ask him a question about duties of a clerk in issuing marriage licenses (not to a same-sex couple necessarily). Rapert announced to the world later that he’d been carrying — was “armed&ready” for those who ask him questions he doesn’t like. That spun off into subsequent accounts of Rapert’s fevered complaints to State Police about the imagined dangers he faces as a crusader.
You may remember that Rapert has insisted that, though his threatening Tweet was posted shortly after his encounter with Lance White, that it wasn’t about Lance White. It was about somebody else — Who? He hasn’t been willing or able to say. (Lowe’s must be one dangerous parking lot for a Rapert.)
Given the vigor with which Rapert has pounded Lance White, that must have been one REALLY bad character who REALLY was the person Rapert was “armed&ready” to take out at Lowe’s. So terrible that Rapert won’t — or is afraid — to identify. But surely it’s not fear. Because he is, after all, “armed&ready.”