Mike Gatto is a monster.
And that ain't hyperbole.
If you ever had any doubt whatsoever that Assemblyman Mike Gatto was a dangerous lunatic, this video below will clear things up for you completely.
In the video, Gatto shows his totalitarian instincts when he shoots down Assemblywoman Shannon Grove in her attempt to argue against a coming vote on an energy bill she does not support.
Grove represents tens of thousands of Californians who live in the Bakersfield area, but according to budding-dictator Gatto, they have no right to have their arguments heard.
Gatto then calls for an immediate decision on the proposal and rams through the legislation on a party-line vote.
Stunned lawmakers were not too thrilled by Gattos contemptuous attitude and behavior.
Assemblywoman Linda Halderman tries to appeal the decision to censor Assemblywoman Grove, but is shot down by Gatto immediately. After the vote passes, Assemblyman Curt Hagman of Chino Hills dresses down Gatto for his boorish behavior and reminds him of the rules of the State Assembly.
But to be quite honest, they shouldn't be surprised at all.
This is always the way it is with the left.
First they don't want to hear your arguments, then eventually, they just want to get rid of you.
In 1979, Saddam Hussein organized a purge of the leadership of Iraq. He called a meeting of 400 of the top leaders in his country -- and in a surprise move -- proceeded to seize total power. He made a speech declaring many of the political figures to be traitors. They were led away by secret police and executed. In the video below, you can see Saddam operating with coolness and contempt as other Iraqi leaders pleaded for their lives.
The contempt for other leaders shown by Saddam is a clear and eerie parallel to the behavior of Assemblyman Mike Gatto.
I hope voters in the Glendale/Burbank 43rd Assembly District correct their voting error of 2010 and remove Gatto from power as soon as possible. Gatto has always been a bit of a deranged weirdo, attacking bloggers for telling the truth about him, obsessing over writing bizarre laws about male genitalia -- and now to top it off -- basically denying elected officials the freedom to voice their dissent and to represent the voters who elected them.
The political views of the left always lead to one place.... tyranny.
There is no doubt in my mind that Mike Gatto dreams of his "Saddam Moment"... the moment when he can just seize power and permanently remove the nuisance of having any political opposition whatsoever.
If I was Greg Krikorian, I would make sure that every voter in the 43rd Assembly District got a hand-delivered DVD copy of Gatto acting like a ruthless Iraqi dictator up in Sacramento.
If Krikorian doesn't have the money to pay for the DVDs, he might want to hit up the previously mentioned Assembly Members Grove, Halderman and Hagman for political donations. I'm sure that these Assembly Members would love to see Gatto lose his grip on the gavel of power.
They have seen what awaits them in the future if Gatto isn't stopped in November.