When Politicians Attack: The 17 Most Violent Political Brawls

Remember the presidential debates a while back? Remember how much better they would have been if Joe Biden had ripped a microphone off its stand and started beating Sarah Palin with it? Fortunately, that sort of thing goes on everyday. And there are cameras to record it.

Fortunately, that sort of thing goes on everyday. And there are cameras to record it.

#17. Shaolin Senator

We have no background on this awesome clip other than the fact that the commenters insist it's from Korea (and the day we can't trust the info we get from YouTube commenters is the day we retire from the Internet). What we do know is it appears to be a magical place we only thought existed in Kung Fu movies, where any dispute in any setting can turn into an acrobatic display of lethal hands and feet.

That is what democracy is about, and we're not even joking. If you don't believe in an issue strongly enough to backflip anybody who disagrees, then why bother?

Best YouTube Comment:

"Probably, as long as one of those Constitution burning, ACLU whores dies, I'll be happy."

That comment doesn't get any better in context, so we'll just leave as is.

#16. Nigerian Legislators Try to Get Rid of Their Reputation for Corruption (by Punching Each Other in the Face)

You know what emerging, fragile democracies like Nigeria need more of? Self righteous, childish politicos.

The Reuters reporter pretty much explains this clip, but here's a condensed version: "Nigerian politician promises to stop politicians stealing money. Nigerian politician steals money, other politicians fight like retards." In fact, you can pretty much use that description for all political news.

Best YouTube Comment:

"I like this!!! It is funny and at least this is all part of 'demoCRAZY', demonstration of CRAZE, CRAZYdemonstration!!!"

As a general rule, three exclamation marks is too many.

#15. Mexican Politicians Descend Into Childish Chanting (There's a Guy at the End of This Who Puts a Chair on a Desk for No Reason).

The two sides in this fight are those who support a new road and those who oppose it. Mexican's take their roads pretty seriously.

Best YouTube Comment:

Sky News disabled comments for this video, so we're left to speculate on what the YouTube community would have posted. Something mind-bogglingly racist we're guessing.

#14. Confusion Arises Over Which Somali Politician Should be the Chairman

Somali Members of Parliament (MP) fighting after a debate in the parliament-in-exile in Kenya on whether an African peace keeping force to be sent to Somalia should include troops from Ethiopia. Or something. To be honest, we're not that sure. It's hard enough keeping up with what's going on in Gaza. Is this what George Clooney's so upset about? Are we for or against it?

Best YouTube Comment:

In amongst a whole load of racist crap is a debate about US offshore drilling policy. One commenter says: "How did video of a parliamentary fight in Somalia turn into an offshore drilling debate?" You are clearly a newcomer to the ways of YouTube videos and the irrelevant, dumbass discussion that takes place underneath them.

#13. Indian Politicians Debate a Civil Rights Bill. Speeches are Made, Voices are Raised, People are Hit in the Face with Microphones.

The movie trailer guy explains what's going on here, leaving us to make snarky comments like "Bloody politicians eh? They're all crooks" and "where can we get one of those orange turbans"?

Best YouTube Comment:

"lol democracy in the U.S. Bolivia has way more participatory and direct democracy. Bolivia!"

Bolivia, yes. Their MPs would never engage in such despicable behaviour.

#12. Bolivian MPs Engage in Despicable Behaviour

You could be forgiven for thinking this is an every-man-for-himself brawl, but there's actually two distinct sides: those who want control of the country's judiciary branch and a group of completely different people, who also want control of the country's judiciary branch. We've no idea whose side the guy with multicoloured poncho is on though. We're not sure he's even supposed to be there.

Best YouTube Comment:

There are two comments in German, which according to Google Translate say, "Rightly so! fickt euch other. The Jews should also propose times," followed by "what are you doing for a asozialer vollidiot! fuck you self in you ass!" Another German says, "My God! Such wrangling because the old cupboard!" While a Polish person says, "And what is it? At the end amount to one of the coffin?"

Google Translate can make anything funny.

#11. The UK Deputy Prime Minister Doesn't Like Eggs. Pies, Sure. Lard, Sure. Eggs, No.

In the UK, the Secret Service is fucking terrible. Luckily, so are assassins.

Best YouTube Comment:

"I'd have loved to have knocked him out for that mullet alone."

Yeah, what was the guy protesting, the end of the 80s?

#10. Bishop Bashes Back

Senator Charles Bishop thumps Democrat Lowell Barron, bringing the State Senate into disrepute. To be fair though, we should probably cut the place some slack; you just need to look at the colors in the room to see how far Alabama has progressed in the last few decades. Look, one of those senators has ginger hair.

Best YouTube Comment:

"Sen. Barron should not have called the good Republican Sen. a SOB. That is an assault on his mother. We take kindly to our mothers in the South."

Followed by: "Yes, the south is famous for its incest."

Followed by: "Actually I'd rather be a republican fucking my sister then a democrat jacking off to a hybrid ad."

Why are those the only choices?

#9. South Korean MP Tries to Make a Phone Call. Fails.

The week before this happened, South Korean prosecutors cleared a candidate for the presidency of financial wrongdoing. Some of these guys want to impeach the prosecutors. Some others don't. Presumably, they considered having a rational debate at some point but decided on a mass brawl instead.

Best YouTube Comment:

"lol some guy was poking people with a stick and they took it."

Nothing to add to this.

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