Republican Pennsylvania gubernatorial nominee Scott Wagner, a wealthy businessman with an estimated worth of $20 million, told rival and current Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday that he would “stomp all over your face with golf spikes.”
The threats to Wolf, which were posted in an official campaign Facebook video, came amid polling showing that Wagner is losing badly to Wolf in this year’s race for Pennsylvania governor. According to the current Real Clear Politics average of polls, Wolf leads the race against Wagner by an average of nearly 17 points.
Wolf’s threats also drew howls of laughter across the internet, as many Twitter users mocked him for coming across as a stereotypical rich Republican by mentioning the use of golf spikes in his rant.
Check out some of the responses below.
I mean, isn’t a Republican threatening to stomp someone with golf spikes a little on the nose
“I shall then have my valet thrash you soundly”
— VeryHiddenGeniusHat (@Popehat) October 12, 2018
lol golf spikes. man of the fucking people.
Can't wait till the next threat "Gonna swing on you with my candelabra" https://t.co/lW7GqaF8uP
— yep (@thud__butt) October 12, 2018
Golf spikes? What’s next? Are you going to break the cappuccino machine?
— 🌀Skeet Indianar🌀 (@IndianarSkeet) October 12, 2018
I can’t think of another example of someone invoking golf spikes in an attempt to sound tough. Maybe on the Sopranos? https://t.co/KUBnr1mAwt
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) October 12, 2018
i have never played golf so i am probably wrong but "golf spikes" as a necessary accessory sounds hilarious. like getting your skee ball helmet
— Atrios (@Atrios) October 12, 2018
You better put on a catcher’s mask cause I’m going stomp on you with golf spikes and throw a touchdown from three point range.
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) October 12, 2018
Pretty clear that when he said that he was going to "stomp all over your face with golf spikes" he was referring to a popular drinking game in the 1980s.
— Josh Caplan (@TheJoshCaplan) October 12, 2018
Can you call one shitty guy in a grainy unprofessional video “a mob?”
Side note: I love that his idea of being a tough guy is threatening his opponent with golf spikes. https://t.co/hFo4GfwCZ9
— haunted please register to vote (@zandywithaz) October 12, 2018
'"Stomp all over your face with golf spikes" is a common blue-collar saying among real Americans'
– Patrick Ruffini https://t.co/4JImWrliGb
— placeholder halloween name (@jesseltaylor) October 12, 2018
Nothing screams "working-class hero" like walking around in golf spikes. Perhaps the next ad will feature a threat involving Cartier cufflinks. https://t.co/IEbS5IwJon
— Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) October 12, 2018