It was only a matter of time, but now Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party has shown its true colours on live TV:
Greece's election campaign turned ugly on live TV: The spokesman of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party, after trading insults of "commie" and "fascist," lunged at two female left-wing politicians on a mainstream morning talk show, throwing water at one and smacking the other three times across the face.And in the aftermath, Golden Dawn supporters have apparently attacked two PASOK candidates.
The violent display reminiscent of trash TV, a week and a half ahead of crucial elections, stunned Greeks as they seek to avoid a catastrophic exit from Europe's common euro currency. A prosecutor issued an arrest warrant for Ilias Kasidiaris, whose party alarmed Europe by gaining 21 of Parliament's 300 seats in Greece's inconclusive May 6 elections.
make no mistake: Golden Dawn is not a "patriotic" nationalist party. They are a group of violent thugs happy to use violence for political ends. The question now is exactly how many Greeks really support that style of politics.