A load of manure was dumped outside the Democratic Party headquarters in Warren County.
"What reasonable person thinks this is OK????" party chair Bethe Goldenfield said in a post in the Greater Cincinnati Politics Facebook Group. "I won't be responding to anyone who thinks this is acceptable behavior. It is ILLEGAL!"
The same thing happened in 2012, Goldenfield noted. The suburban Cincinnati county is overwhelmingly Republican; Mitt Romney got 69 percent of the vote four years ago. It's been almost 40 years since a Democrat was elected to countywide office.
Goldenfield told The Enquirer the Warren County Sheriff's Office called her around 7:45 a.m. Saturday alerting her to the manure pile outside the Lebanon building. Deputies met party officials later to review video.
"Hopefully the perps will be held accountable for their actions," she said.
It should be noted that the Warren County Republican party says they had nothing to do with this and have offered to help clean it up.
However the fact that this also happened in 2012 is just a reminder that the "basket of deplorables" actually predates the Donald Trump campaign.
I guess if I have a Christmas wish it would be that we pull politics out of the gutter and elevate the level of discourse to at least that of a preschooler.
This has been by far the most embarrassing campaign cycle in recent memory, and perhaps the most embarrassing campaign cycle in American history.