Tina Turner was right: All we need is life beyond the Thunderdome.
So, you know how some asshat who worked for the Rand Paul campaign straight up stomped on MoveOn activist Lauren Valle’s head? According to Valle, Rand’s limousine pulled up; she walked up to the car to hand him a card; Rand’s security team ran around the car; they tackled her to the ground so that her head was on the curb with her harms behind her back; and, Tim Profitt stomped on her head. HE STOMPED ON HER HEAD.
Valle says that she heard one of Paul’s security team say something about “taking someone out.” [Olbermann interview with Valle after the jump]
Of course the Asshats on the Right are trying to make light of the incident. Rand Paul went on to Fox News (because of course he did) and tried to downplay what had happened. When asked “What was your reaction that folks who were wearing Rand Paul tee shirts [I think you mean Rand Paul campaign volunteers, not random people off the street sporting shirts] and hats treated this woman this way [treated this way?! I think you mean STOMPED ON HER HEAD!]” Paul responded:
“We want everybody to be civil. We want this campaign to be about issues. I will tell you that when we arrived, there was enormous passion on both sides. It really was something where you walk into a daze of lights flashing, people yelling and screaming, bumping up. And there was a bit of a crowd control problem. And I don’t want anybody, though, to be involved in things that aren’t civil. I think this should always be about the issues and is an unusual situation that so many people, so passionate on both sides jockeying back and forth and it wasn’t something that I liked or anybody liked about that situation. So I hope in the future it’s gonna be better.”
Enormous passion!? What the fuck? What, was it a reenactment of some Telemundo soap opera?! Where you acting out a chapter from a Harlequin romance novel?!
THE DUDE STOMPED ON A WOMAN’S HEAD. He didn’t rip off the bodice of her dress, murmur “My sweet Liberal Lady of Lust… mi amor!” and then throw her down for some rousing lovemaking by the fire. HE STOMPED ON HER DING DANG HEAD!!!
Jesus H. Bieber. What is wrong with people?!
And, of course, leave it to Tea Party/Republican asshats to argue that the video was taken out of context, and is being used by crazy libruls to reinforce some off-the-wall notion that the Tea Party is full of jobs, both nut and whack. I mean, duh. If you look at the video upside down, it looks like Profitt is actually putting a pillow under her head and giving her an ice cream cone:
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