Head Stompin’ Update

As some of you already know, the person identified as the alleged stomper of Lauren Valle’s head is a volunteer for Rand Paul’s Senate campaign named Tim Profitt. The Associated Press reports that Profitt has been dropped as Paul’s Bourbon County campaign coordinator and banned from future events. Profitt will be summoned to court, where a judge will decide if he will face assault charges.

Also from the AP, to be filed under Profiles in Weenieness:

The volunteer with Rand Paul’s Republican U.S. Senate campaign who stepped on the head of a liberal activist and pinned her face to the concrete said Tuesday the scuffle was not as bad as it looked on video and blamed police for not intervening.

Profitt says someone saw Valle standing there with her sign and tried to get the police to contain her. The police said that wasn’t their job, possibly because as yet there are no laws against being a Known Liberal Carrying a Cardboard Sign.

There’s a more complete video of the incident at TPM now. I’ve watched the fool video several times, and it doesn’t appear that Valle got anywhere near Paul.

This is significant, because the official version of the incident emerging at Hateway Pundit’s blog is that Valle assaulted Paul — I’m serious — and therefore got what she deserved.

Really, Hateway Jim and his minions are now completely untethered from all sanity, not to mention decency. In Hateway’s world, being a paid liberal activist means forfeiting all legal rights to life, liberty, etc. One commenter actually was dismayed that Paul distanced himself from Profitt instead of thanking him.

Seriously, it’s obvious that it doesn’t occur to these, um, persons that people who disagree with them are people, too. Very sick.

Tea Party: We Do the Treading

Outside the Conway-Paul debate in Lexington last night a pack of Paul supporters surrounded a woman representing Moveon.org and, it appears, knocked her to the ground. Then one man held her down on the curb while another, who appears to be wearing a “don’t tread on me” hat, trod on her head and shoulders. TPM has the video.

The woman, Lauren Valle, was able to speak to reporters after the incident, but the thug easily could have broken her neck. She was very lucky to not be seriously harmed.

The Blue Bluegrass Blog has multiple photos of the guy holding Valle to the ground. He was wearing a “don’t tread on me” button.

In he video you can hear people say “call the police.” It’s not clear to me if they wanted to help Valle or have her arested. News stories say that the cops questioned her after the incident. Open season on liberals in Kentucky? Valle has filed an assault complaint, but as of the latest news stories no arrests have been made.

The Other McCain makes jokes and complains that righties get stepped on, too. I’m beginning to think conservatism may result from some kind of hormonal imbalance that keeps people in perpetual adolescence.

Let this also serve as a reminder that when teabaggers talk about “liberty,” they are really talking about license — to eliminate everyone they don’t like.

Update: Yes! All my expectations have come to pass — Jim “Hateway Pundit” (typo, but I’m leaving it in) Hoft writes:

Unhinged MoveOn.org Activist Tackled and Stepped On at Rand Paul Rally (Video)
Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 4:46 AM

Another day… Another unhinged leftist stalks and lunges at a Republican leader.

MoveOn.org contract employee Lauren Valle wasn’t counting on this reaction by Rand Paul supporters.

[photo of Valle being stepped on]

She was tackled and stepped on by Paul supporters. (TPM)

Look for the state-run media to make her into some kind of saint by the end of the day.
Here’s the video:

A MoveOn.org activist had her head stepped on after she tried to harass Rand Paul prior to his final debate on Monday. … Let’s hope Code Pink was watching.

The video shows what happened prior to the other video — the very petite Ms. Valle being manhandled, literally, and shoved to the ground. Notice at the end someone gestures to the guy doing the stomping and persuades him to stop. He could easily have snapped Valle’s neck. And Hoft thinks this was a good thing. Unbelievable.

And get the comments:

Aside from a foot being placed on her head, I see no other way to tell these crazies that they aren’t wanted. They aren’t reasonable so they cannot be handled reasonably. This picture is exactly what the media is out for. It was probably necessary, but very unfortunate. George Soros probably wee-wee’d in his Depends when he got this.

It is on the news but the left out the first part, that she was attacking Paul. They are making her sound like Lady Fauntleroy.

It is about time that people starting putting the hate-America first left to the ground where they belong. These scumbags have done everything they can to destroy this nation and cover for their fellow debris in office. They all need to be put to the floor and made to stay there.

Has someone told the Catholic Church that a rabid hate site (First Things is a Catholic site) is operating in its name?

For the record, not all of the comments supported the stomping.