A Democratic operative at the George Soros-funded American Bridge PAC has been arrested and charged with battery. Wilfred M. Stark III was taken into custody earlier this week for assaulting the campaign manager for Republican Nevada gubernatorial nominee Adam Laxalt. “Aggressive, belligerent, inappropriate—no words do this guy justice.”
“Aggressive, belligerent, inappropriate—no words do this guy justice.”
Stark has a reputation for so-called “hostile tactics.” The Falls Church, Virginia resident is said to have pushed and grabbed the GOP campaign manager at a political event. It’s widely reported that Stark remarked, “I do this for a living.” And in fact, several Capitol Hill staffers told Fox News that “Stark is notorious for aggressive behavior when dealing with members and their aides.” One aide added, “Aggressive, belligerent, inappropriate—no words do this guy justice.”
The communications director for Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) went so far as to tweet the following:
I've known Mike Stark for literally over a decade. This is who he is. American Bridge knows who he is and what he does and they hired him accordingly. He was in Senate office buildings harassing me and my boss during the Kavanaugh hearings. Those are the facts. Open your eyes.
— Conn Carroll (@conncarroll) October 18, 2018
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) backed up Carroll’s comments in another tweet and queried, “Are Democrats paying to incite violence.” Then there’s news from Virginia’s tenth district. Congresswoman Barbara Comstock complained that Stark was involved in harassing her campaign.
Who Is This Bully?
Stark has apparently been keeping Fairfax, Virginia and Capitol Hill police busy. He’s been involved in political campaign event altercations in October 2017, March 15, 2018, and on June 25th, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) complained Stark was “chasing me around the Capitol with a camera phone today.”
In January, Stark was hired by Mr. Soros’ American Bridge PAC, which was founded by David Brock, who runs Media Matters. It is noteworthy that Stark’s employment by Soros came after a guilty charge of disorderly conduct. While American Bridge is mum about Stark’s history of violence, one would have to be deaf and blind to miss the many run-ins he’s had with police.
This type of conduct should come as no shock to even the most casual of political observers. Aggressive behavior and violence are the very tactics taken from Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. Liberty Nation’s Andrew Moran has authored a multi-part series on Alinsky methods that echo Stark’s behavior here, here and here. Mr. Moran points out just how the left rationalizes physical force, “Host Chris Cuomo likened Antifa members to the brave soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy and justified their violence because they’re combating hate.”
Ironically, in Rule 11, Alinsky suggests his radicals should push their opponents toward violence. Moran quotes Alinsky as saying:
“Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.”
Perhaps this is one place the Resistance should heed Alinsky’s words. Who among the living and logical wants to take the side of Stark, save Chris Cuomo – but then we can’t be confident Mr. Cuomo would qualify in the “logical” category.
As these so-called progressives find themselves locked into an environment that is devoid of power, their frustrations have turned to physical violence. Thus, Stark is just one of the myriads of leftist who feel violence against their political opponents is not only justified but defensible, necessary, and even warranted.
Should the Democrats lose badly in the midterm elections it’s likely this kind of behavior will reach a fever pitch. That, dear readers, should tell you that it’s time – perhaps long past time – to watch your backs.