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Cops share more details on probe of stomper

Okay, some more detail for you on the case of the stomped MoveOn worker.

Lexington police say they're looking to talk to one Tim Profitt, who is believed to be Rand Paul's Bourbon County coordinator, on the strength of numerous tips they've received.

However, cops are looking to talk to many other people, too, according to Sherelle Roberts, a spokesperson for the Lexington cops. But the police do want to interview him, and are currently trying to contact him, she tells me.

"It is safe to say that we are investigating that name along with many others that we have gotten today," Roberts says. "We are working to make contact with him as soon as possible. As soon as we make contact with him, we will be questioning him."

Based on the Paul campaign's most recent statement, Paul aides have identified the assailant, or at least someone who played a key part in the melee. The Paul campaign said in that statement that they have "disassociated itself from the volunteer who took part in this incident."

Robert says cops will be asking the Paul campaign for the identity of the person.

However: It looks as if this may not result in an arrest. Based on the footage of the incident, cops are treating the case for the time being as a fourth degree assault case, which puts this in the realm of domestic violence scuffles and barfights, she tells me. She says they're treating this as a "misdemeanor, not a felony."

Cops have to witness a scuffle like this firsthand in order to make an arrest, she adds. If they do identify the suspect, the victim, Lauren Halle, has the right to ask a judge at Fayette district court to bring charges. In other words, this is likely to be up to the court.

More soon.

UPDATE, 3:36 p.m.: The Lexington police confirm it in a statement, adding that Profitt is now a suspect (I've edited the above to clarify):

The Lexington Division of Police has identified a suspect in connection to the October 25, 2010 assault of a woman at 600 Cooper Drive.

On the 25th, at approximately 7:00p.m., officers were alerted to an active assault at 600 Cooper Drive (Kentucky Educational Television Studios).

Officers responded to the scene of the assault and made contact with the victim. She identified herself as a member of MoveOn.org and stated she was assaulted while attempting to take a picture with candidate Rand Paul. Division of Police patrol officers took an assault report and forwarded the case to the Division of Police Bureau of Investigation.

Today, October 26, 2010, detectives identified the suspect, involved in the assault, as Tim Profitt. Mr. Profitt is currently being served with a criminal summons ordering him to appear before a Fayette County District Court Judge.

By Greg Sargent  | October 26, 2010; 3:27 PM ET
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The guy's been identified according to AP and admitted stomping her in the head.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/10/kentucky-stomper-identified-as-pauls-now-former-bourbon-county-coordinator.php

Posted by: mikefromArlington | October 26, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

This episode is a PITIFUL, DISGUSTING SCAR on our democratic republic.

This is exactly the type of bull__it we've all on the Left been concerned about since the Town Brawls of August 2009.

The Tea Party is out of control.

The Republican Tea Party candidates are OUT OF CONTROL.

The Right is OUT OF CONTROL.

The media has allowed it and encouraged it with their faulty reporting.

This is a disgusting, disgraceful chapter in American History.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | October 26, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

There was no stomping. She was being held down by a foot. The cops agree. If there was a stomping it would be a case of assault. It isn't.

Posted by: johnyt1977 | October 26, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

The guy should be jailed.

Posted by: nisleib | October 26, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Meanwhile, Republican Tea Party INGRATE Ken Buck "strongly" opposes the Separation of Church and State.

THIS NOVEMBER IS A FIGHT FOR AMERICA.

Do we want it like it's been the last 200 years, or do we want to start over with thuggery, lies, greed, and religious doctrine?

This CANNOT STAND.

The Republican Tea Party view IS NOT AMERICA.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | October 26, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

"There was no stomping. "

Apparently you missed the stomping on her face part.

It's amazing to watch right wingers trying to minimize and justify this. It's the same mentality that turn to Fox for information and claim is not bias. It's blatant one sided propaganda coming from Fox.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | October 26, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Arrests (there are at least three individuals guilty of assault witnessed in the video) would be just.

But the more important issue here is the purposeful roiling of emotions and fears for political gain. It is a repugnant and dangerous phenomenon and incidents such as this one ought to help inspire a broader rejection of the whole game being played.

Posted by: bernielatham | October 26, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

What we're seeing is, to a certain extent, the rise of the Taliban wing of the Republican Party -- the Taliban rails against secularism, and insists that the law must mirror and be based on their interpretation of a religious text. Buck, O'Donnell, Angle, Limbaugh, and Palin have all argued something eerily similar. Thomas Jefferson said the First Amendment built "a wall of separation between church and state," and these Republicans are anxious to tear it down.

Let's say, for the sake of conversation, they succeed. What then? Once the foundation for religious liberty in America is gone, what does Ken Buck suggest we replace it with? There are some countries that endorse Buck's worldview and intermix God and government -- Iran and Afghanistan under Taliban rule come to mind -- but they're generally not countries the United States tries to emulate.

So what do Buck and his ilk have in store for us? A European-style official church? A theocracy along the lines of Saudi Arabia? Are conservatives who want the government to shrink also telling us they want the state to play a larger role in promoting and "helping" religious institutions?

When the right denounces American the principles that have made us great, they stop being merely wrong, and start becoming even more dangerous.

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2010_10/026317.php

STOP THE TAKEOVER OF AMERICA BY THE RADICAL ANTI-AMERICAN RIGHT.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | October 26, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

The guy clearly smashed the back of his heal into her face.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | October 26, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

There was no stomping. She was being held down by a foot.

******

Which is why she has a concusion and a sprained arm?

A couple weeks ago the wingnuts were telling us it was perfectly okay for a guy to punch a woman in the face at a Sharron Angle event, now this...

Sad

Posted by: nisleib | October 26, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Sirhan Sirhan was just trying to take a picture with the candidate Robert Kennedy too.

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 26, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

SWEET.

Greg's update:

Today, October 26, 2010, detectives identified the suspect, involved in the assault, as Tim Profitt. Mr. Profitt is currently being served with a criminal summons ordering him to appear before a Fayette County District Court Judge.

I hope he FRIES IN HELL.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | October 26, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Comments are held in moderation now?

Posted by: sbj3 | October 26, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

nisleib:

You've seen her medical chart?

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 26, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

What's the deal with this guy, Tim Proffitt. The AP interviews him today, but the police are looking for him? Proffitt tells the AP it is him, but blames the police for not stopping him.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | October 26, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Just yours sbj. We all voted to black list you. :)

Posted by: mikefromArlington | October 26, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Greg

Ethan at 3:36, 3:39 and 3:41

Excessive Capital letters - which is now a crime.

Also, what is the definition of thread-bombing? Just want to know so we can comply with the new rules.

Posted by: LeafofLife | October 26, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

"But the more important issue here is the purposeful roiling of emotions and fears for political gain. It is a repugnant and dangerous phenomenon and incidents such as this one ought to help inspire a broader rejection of the whole game being played."

Agreed - let's start by condemning this from President Obama:

"If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,’ if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2.

"Referring specifically to Republicans such as Senator John McCain, who are stressing border security and supporting strict immigration laws like Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration measure, Mr. Obama said, “Those aren’t the kinds of folks who represent our core American values."

Posted by: sbj3 | October 26, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

"I hope he FRIES IN HELL."

So you're pro-death penalty?

Posted by: NoVAHockey | October 26, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Paul has already scrubbed his web site of any mention of the curb stomper, but he'll have a harder time getting rid of the full page ad on the back page of today's Herald Leader.

http://barefootandprogressive.blogspot.com/2010/10/full-page-ad-in-herald-leader-today.html

Posted by: nisleib | October 26, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Please Ethan2010. This guy deserves the book to be thrown at him. But save your puffery. This as much an indication of the Republican Party being out of control as the SEIU's beating of Ken Gladney outside Carnahan's townhall an indicator of the Democratic Party being out of control. Plenty of idiots on both side. But I'm sure if we go back to the reports on that event you were all over it with similar comments condemning the DNC.

Posted by: XDexterX | October 26, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

@Mike: I think I know what happened. I tried to paste a comment from Joy Behar and it got stopped cold:

"Joy Behar On Sharron Angle: “She’s Going To He11, This Bich!"

That in response to the idea that inappropriate rhetoric comes only from the right side.

Posted by: sbj3 | October 26, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

I say that either Ethan2010 or Bernie goes Godwin by 8:30 pm est.

Posted by: TrollMcWingnut | October 26, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

"...cops are treating the case for the time being as a fourth degree assault case, which puts this in the realm of domestic violence scuffles and barfights, she tells me."

Wow, isn't that precious. Equating domestic violence with barfights.

Let's see: barfights typically involve two or more drunken individuals, usually male, who start throwing punches; domestic violence incidents usually involve one male individual (often drunk) beating the crap out of a smaller, defenseless female (usually not drunk, just badly married or partnered).

This was a ludicrous analogy. And we wonder why domestic violence policy isn't taken seriously in this country.

Posted by: haveaheart | October 26, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

You've seen her medical chart?

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 26, 2010 3:48 PM

******

Personally? No. But I do read this blog called the Plum Line (good blog, but it needs a moderator) and they did a story on this today.

Posted by: nisleib | October 26, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Bernie:

"But the more important issue here is the purposeful roiling of emotions and fears for political gain."

What leads you to believe that the "roiling of emotions and fears" of any sort are related to this incident?

Posted by: ScottC3 | October 26, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

You've seen her medical chart?

Posted by: JakeD2
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Whatever happened to "it was a Democratic operative who stomped the woman"?

Wait--don't take that as a question you have to answer. My pleasure.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | October 26, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Punish your enemies.

If they bring a knife, we bring a gun.

Get in their face.

Punch back twice as hard.

Posted by: quarterback1 | October 26, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

"cops are treating the case for the time being as a fourth degree assault case, which puts this in the realm of domestic violence, scuffles and barfights"

Translation: It's a whole lot of nothing...

Posted by: beatenvalve | October 26, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

beatenvalve:

Exactly, a MISDEMEANOR at worst.

nisleib:

I am well aware that that is what she CLAIMS to have suffered -- I am still waiting for the facts to be sorted out -- for instance, we now know that Ashley Todd also carved a "B" into her own cheek and gave herself a black eye in 2008.

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 26, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

"Profitt apologized for the scuffle to the Associated Press this afternoon, and apparently told them that the camera angle made the incident appear worse than it really was." (from TPM)

Those other camera angles, the one's that don't include the actual stomping, those would have been more representative of reality.

Posted by: bernielatham | October 26, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

"So you're pro-death penalty?"

Are you an freaking idiot?

Wait, nevermind, I already know the answer.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | October 26, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Punish your enemies.

If they bring a knife, we bring a gun.

Get in their face.

Punch back twice as hard.

Posted by: quarterback1 | October 26, 2010 3:58 PM |


******

Let me rephrase that for you:

Beat any woman who dares disagree with you

If they bring a piece of paper grab them, throw them to the ground, and step on their head

Push their face into the concrete

Kick them in the face, they are female, they like that kind of thing.

*****

You sick twist, you need therapy.

Posted by: nisleib | October 26, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

stomping on a woman's head...oooh, that's tea party boys are tough.. one 5'5" woman against 5 guys.. and the county co-ordinator stomps on her head.
nice a$$h*le

Posted by: newagent99 | October 26, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

"Translation: It's a whole lot of nothing..."

Translation: He was just putting her in her place. Who wants some chew?

Posted by: mikefromArlington | October 26, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

1. The police continue to investigate, so that will generate more headlines.

2. Rand Paul's campaign had to distance themselves from their Bourbon County Coordinator, and fast, after the Coordinator confessed to the AP it was him in the video (the foot guy, apparently).

3. Conservatives on this blog aren't nearly as smart as Rand Paul, and are accusing the woman assaulted as an assassin. If that doesn't work, then she's a football player charging forward. If that doesn't work, then there's the famous wig-gun connection. If that doesn't work, then she's not THAT hurt. If that doesn't work, maybe she stomped on her own head and neck.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | October 26, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Just surfing I found this. I assume it's the same guy. It's his campaign donation receipt.

http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?29020371457

Posted by: mikefromArlington | October 26, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Check out that donation page. He works at a highschool.

Lets see what else I can find. :)

Posted by: mikefromArlington | October 26, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

If the guy did fry in hell, the worst part would be spending eternity with Ethan.

Posted by: quarterback1 | October 26, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

It's a whole lot of nothing...

******

Yeah, there is nothing wrong with a group of men grabbing a 23 year old woman who couldn't weigh more than a buck and a quarter, throwing her to the ground, and stomping on her.

Right?

That kind of thing is commonplace for you? Is that how you treat women in your family? If you saw a bunch of guys doing that to your Mom, your sister, or your daughter you would be fine with that? Would that be, "A whole lot of nothing?"

Because I wouldn't be okay with it. But then I'm a man, I don't feel the need to beat women. I'm not so insecure that I beat women to feel better about myself.

Pathetic jerks like this should be neutered.

Posted by: nisleib | October 26, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

@bernielatham: "But the more important issue here is the purposeful roiling of emotions and fears for political gain. It is a repugnant and dangerous phenomenon and incidents such as this one ought to help inspire a broader rejection of the whole game being played."

@ethan2010: "I hope he FRIES IN HELL."

I think you might have a point, Bernie.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | October 26, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

How completely sad.

Posted by: thirdpartyvote | October 26, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Weird. So the donation is listed under his name:

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/timothy-profitt.asp?cycle=10

But the form has what must be his Wife's name as the donor.

How's that work?

Posted by: mikefromArlington | October 26, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

For the record, I never said that she stomped on her own head and neck.

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 26, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Joke just compared this woman to Sirhan-Sirhan.

You are disgusting.

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | October 26, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

@qb: "Punish your enemies. If they bring a knife, we bring a gun."

See, that's exactly the kind of irresponsible, hateful language Bernie was talking about, qb.

Oh, wait a second. You're quoting someone, aren't you? Tricky, tricky.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | October 26, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

As much as I'd like to dismiss this as nothing, it isn't. I do think that there is a massive rush to judgment here (on both sides), and I am of the belief that the Ds haven't earned the benefit of the doubt when it comes to these types of staged confrontations (but are certainly in the right so far). She didn't deserve "it", but does anyone not think that when you have someone rushing through a crowd toward a candidate, in a disguise, in a packed space, in a campaign that is nationally recognized as being frosty and tense, that the capacity for an overreaction is exacerbated? Whether she was from move-on, or a too eager Paulian? This isn't the Tea Party out of control (a failed meme), or the Rethuglican right (a constant narrative), or fascism. This is a one-off event. What isn't a one-off is the hundreds of blog posts on memeorandum that are so hypocritical, un-self-aware, and shrieking.

Greg does a better job than most at walking that line, even through his partisan lens (something I am late to the game in appreciating). If only his commenters could do the same.

Posted by: bzod9999 | October 26, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

12Bar:

"Conservatives on this blog aren't nearly as smart as Rand Paul"

He must be really, really smart then, since there at least a couple conservatives here who are pretty smart.

Posted by: ScottC3 | October 26, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Greg does a better job than most at walking that line, even through his partisan lens (something I am late to the game in appreciating). If only his commenters could do the same.
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You are aware that the guy in the video (or one of them) has already said he did it, and that he is part of the Rand campaign. Rather, let me be fair, he WAS part of the Rand campaign until this morning when he was disassociated.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | October 26, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

@nisleib: "You sick twist, you need therapy."

I'm pretty sure your weird translation isn't what Obama actually meant when he said the things that QB was quoting. Are you saying that's what Obama, mean, nisleib? Or is it just qb who means those literal, nasty, evil things we he uses (indeed, is quoting) Obama's exact words?

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | October 26, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

He must be really, really smart then, since there at least a couple conservatives here who are pretty smart.
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The proof is in the pudding. You don't hear Rand Paul accusing the woman of trying to assassinate him, or hiding a gun in her wig, or being "not that" hurt, or stomping on her own head. Do you?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | October 26, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

There is a good chance this was premeditated.

TPM talked to the victim:

The woman who was dragged to the ground and stomped by Rand Paul supporters outside of the Kentucky Senate debate last says her assailants recognized her as a regular anti-Paul protester and premeditated their attack.

"The Rand Paul campaign knows me and they have expressed their distaste for my work before," Lauren Valle, 23, told TPM and two other reporters on a conference call this afternoon.

According to Valle, several men surrounded her before Paul arrived at the event in Lexington last night.

"They surrounded me," she said. "There were about five of them, they started motioning to each other, and they got behind me."

According to Valle, her partner, whom she identified as Alex, overheard the men threaten "we're here to do crowd control and we might have to take someone out."

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/10/kentucky-stomping-victim-says-assailants-recognized-her-premeditated-attack.php?ref=fpblg

Posted by: nisleib | October 26, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Kevin_Willis | October 26, 2010 4:27 PM

Obama was making a metaphor, not urging violence.

If Obama had said the same thing right after a Hillary (or a McCain) supporter got stomped I'd say the same thing about Obama.

Surely you can see the difference? No?

Posted by: nisleib | October 26, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

her assailants recognized her as a regular anti-Paul protester
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The wig. That's why she wore a wig.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | October 26, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

12Bar:

"You don't hear Rand Paul accusing the woman of trying to assassinate him, or hiding a gun in her wig, or being "not that" hurt, or stomping on her own head. Do you?"

No. But you don't hear qb or Kevin or sbj or McWing or even stupid old me accusing her of any of those things either. Do you?

Posted by: ScottC3 | October 26, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

No. But you don't hear qb or Kevin or sbj or McWing or even stupid old me accusing her of any of those things either. Do you?

Posted by: ScottC3
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No, but you're still not as smart as Paul. Paul condemned the assault and their campaign worker. No mealy-mouthing, on the one hand on the other hand.

I guess you are disavowing the two idiots who are claiming she must be an assassin? If you are, maybe you should just come right out and disavow them. Take a lesson from Rand Paul on directness.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | October 26, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

I hereby disavow stupid things said by anyone on this blog.

Posted by: sbj3 | October 26, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

I hereby disavow stupid things said by anyone on this blog.
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I'll add you to the list of people not as smart as Rand Paul.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | October 26, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe that anyone in their right mind could defend this guy. In fact defend the whole group. If they didn't want this little women close to Paul all those big burly five or more men had to do was just restraint her, not throw her to the ground and try to break her neck the way the scumbag did.

This only goes to show we are descending into the they type of actions that Hitler's brown shirts did. I don't know why any candidate would defend or HAVE ANY OF THOSE TYPE OF INDIVIDUALS in their campaign, yet.

Tea bags are out of control and there is no amount of apologizing after just horrible deeds that can make these people be humanized.

Posted by: msealock | October 26, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

I don't know why any candidate would defend or HAVE ANY OF THOSE TYPE OF INDIVIDUALS in their campaign, yet.
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You should be aware that Rand Paul came out this morning condemning the assault and condemning their campaign worker.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | October 26, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

msealock:

"The part I took in defense of captain Preston and the soldiers, procured me anxiety, and obloquy enough. It was, however, one of the most gallant, generous, manly and disinterested actions of my whole life, and one of the best pieces of service I ever rendered my country. Judgment of death against those soldiers would have been as foul a stain upon this country as the executions of the Quakers or witches, anciently.”

Captain Preston and six of his men were acquitted of their part in the Boston Massacre, while two others who were convicted of manslaughter were sentenced to be branded with an “m” on their thumbs.

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 26, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

msealock,
You may want to do a little research on left on right violence before you make such naive and sweeping statements.

P.S. Hitler's brownshirts? While researching left on right violence, try googling "Godwin's Law" too.

Posted by: bzod9999 | October 26, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Tea Party violence is a feature of the movement. Google 'tea party' and 'cut gas line' or 'bricks through windows'. Or listen to their leaders comparing opponents to Communists and Nazis: GOP Candidate Glen Urquhart "next time your liberal friends talk about the separation of church and state, ask them why they're Nazis" or Glen Beck's rhetoric about President Obama "a full-fledged fascist" with "Hitler youth in tow", who is a "racist" who "has a deep-seated hatred for white people". The Tea Party demonizes anyone who disagrees with them. It's no wonder Tea Party gatherings are so violent.

Posted by: CactusCloud | October 26, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Can you imagine these idiots sweating it out as the law closed in on them? One minute they are loudmouth rightwing morons, same as the idiot posters here, the next they are outed on the internet: name, address, and phone number.

Gee, think they are as brave now? Bet they won't be stomping on any women again, more likely they will be the stompees.

Warms my heart, especially knowing that all the big-talking WaPo redneck wingdings would be begging for mercy if they couldn't hide behind their keyboards.

Posted by: info53 | October 26, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

12Bar:

"No, but you're still not as smart as Paul. Paul condemned the assault and their campaign worker."

You do like to move the goalposts, don't you? Good thing I have a strong leg.

Please see the comments on today's Morning Plum, posted at 10:21 am. I guess that makes stupid old me a genius compared to Paul (not to mention you, I suppose, given that you are a little late to the party.)

Good try, though. Maybe you should have another go at moving those goalposts even further.

Posted by: ScottC3 | October 26, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

A Vote for Rand Paul Is A Vote for Kicking a Defenseless Woman in the Head!

Posted by: info53 | October 26, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

info53,
you're going for irony, right? otherwise, fail.

Posted by: bzod9999 | October 26, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

info53:

Speaking of big-talkers, hiding behind their keyboards, is "info53" your legal name? I've provided my full name AND address several times here at WaPo because I am not afraid like you.

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 26, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Please see the comments on today's Morning Plum, posted at 10:21 am.
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Sorry, Scott, this isn't my week to watch you.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | October 26, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Memories from happier times...photo of Profitt and Paul...

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/10/26/paul-stomper-identified/

Posted by: bernielatham | October 26, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

12Bar:

"Sorry, Scott, this isn't my week to watch you."

Ah. Copping out again. Seems to be forming into a habit.

Posted by: ScottC3 | October 26, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Complaint Department:

Timothy M Profitt
591 Redmon Rd
Paris, KY 40361-8829

(859) 987-6015
Age: 50-54

(Note: this is information from a public record and is unverified. Harassment is a crime.)

Posted by: info53 | October 26, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

info53:

Is "info53" your legal name?

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 26, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

jeezus. I hadn't seen this before. Fox host describes incident as "her shoulder stepped on"
http://thinkprogress.org/2010/10/26/paul-dismisses-stomping/

People, given the wrong information, are made stupider. How could the consequence possibly be otherwise? People given the wrong information day after day after day get way stupider.

This incident and a lot of the responses here on it have been the most depressing thing I've bumped into in a while.

Posted by: bernielatham | October 26, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Ah. Copping out again. Seems to be forming into a habit.

Posted by: ScottC3
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Oh, ok, Scott. I say you're not as smart as Rand Paul. You say you are as smart as Rand Paul.

Bwahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!

Ok, you win. You are as smart as Rand Paul.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | October 26, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

If Tea Party coward Tim Proffit wants to make his address public, I'd be happy to come over and kick the living sh*t out of him. That is if he'll fight a male.

Posted by: ExConservative | October 26, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Is the default assumption here that unless you immediately condemn violence you've condoned it? Just wondering?

Bernie, is Think Progress engaged in propaganda?

Posted by: TrollMcWingnut | October 26, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

@johnyt1977- You are confusing assault with battery. What the Rand Paul thug clearly did was assault. It probably was battery also.

Posted by: exbrown | October 26, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

@info53: "Bet they won't be stomping on any women again, more likely they will be the stompees. Warms my heart, especially knowing that all the big-talking WaPo redneck wingdings would be begging for mercy if they couldn't hide behind their keyboards."

@ExConservative: "If Tea Party coward Tim Proffit wants to make his address public, I'd be happy to come over and kick the living sh*t out of him. "

@bernielatham: "This incident and a lot of the responses here on it have been the most depressing thing I've bumped into in a while."

There, I have to agree.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | October 26, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

I don't know what's more disgusting, a hillbilly stomping on women's heads or the fact that Rand Paul won't condemn the actions of his arch-supporter Tim Proffit.

Posted by: ExConservative | October 26, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Crazy Rand is not only an idiot, he's also a flat out liar.

Of course it wasn't "a supporter" since it took one man to hold Valle down and one to stomp her head, and it wasn't an "incident," it was an assault. And of course Paul didn't bother to mention that one of the attackers is a part of his campaign.

Oh, and Paul didn't mention that he has a full-page ad in today's Herald Leader, proudly touting, among others, the endorsement and support of Tim Profitt....the Teabagger thug who was stomping on the womans head.
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 26, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

A point to consider is that the attackers openly claim to have been "freelance policing" the event...meaning that they were taking the law into their own hands. They targeted Valle, ran her down, and brutalized her to keep her from voicing her view.

It was bad enough when it appeared to be an act of momentary anger, but this is organized and premeditated thuggery by Rand Paul's representatives.

Posted by: info53 | October 26, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Reportedly, after the stomping incident Paul dragged the woman down to a nearby creek so that she could pay her respects to Aqua Buddha.

Posted by: B2O2 | October 26, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

info53 (I promise this will be the last time I ask):

Is "info53" your legal name?

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 26, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

good thing it was not a black guy in fatigues... else the repubes would be calling for impeachment.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld1 | October 26, 2010 8:53 PM | Report abuse

It was obviously an exorcist ritual.... "the power of Aqua Buddah commands you, the power of Aqua Buddah commands you, the power of Aqua Buddah commands you".

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld1 | October 26, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Wow... Joe the Miller fired for using government computers for political purposes, and lying about it. But read the report (KTUU.com), what he did was use a bunch of government computers to "vote" in a poll ! I kid you not. He even admitted (after confronted) clearing the individual computer "caches" after he voted on them. Does not mention the poll only that it was political.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld1 | October 26, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

http://www.adn.com/2010/10/26/1520106/miller-admits-to-lies-about-his.html

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld1 | October 26, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse


Big Union attack on Tea Party Member Will Go to Court in N. Carolina

Videotapes Show Tea Party Activist Getting Punched in Face


The thugga big labor unions are emboldened to be violent as never before.

We had a tea party protestor brutally beaten by an SEIU member in St. Louis last year, with a very light sentence handed out.

Just recently in Maryland, angry mobs of SEIU and other government workers were driven 13 busses to the private homes of bank executives. Protestors stood on the front lawn and front porch of the private homes, while local police stood by. The bank executive’s teen son was alone inside the home and cowered in the bathroom for an hour.

As we reported earlier this week, a peaceful Tea party protest in Greenville, N.C. ended badly this week.

A union goon who is also a black liberation activist began pushing the protestors and when he pushed someone’s wife, the husband pushed back.

The Tea party member, Nathan Tabor, was punched in the face by the thug.

Posted by: corebanks1940 | October 26, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

@corebanks,

So some teabagger bubba escalated a shoving match into a fistfight, and when someone hit him back you went on the internet to cry about it like a little girl. Do I have that about right?

Newsflash: If you throw the first punch, all bets are off and you'd better be ready to take one in the kisser. Not really that tough of a concept, but I guess you don't learn much on a steady diet of FOX News and Hee Haw.

Posted by: Plix | October 26, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Why weren't the perpetrators -- Tim Profitt, the stomper, and Mike Pezzano, the heavy -- arrested for assault? Shouldn't they be in jail?

Posted by: Pupster | October 26, 2010 11:34 PM | Report abuse

http://www.lpso.net/pressrelease.asp?id=927
Activists Face Felony Charges
Monday, May 24, 2010

Sheriff Craig Webre and Harbor Police Chief John Callais announced the arrest of seven Greenpeace activists in Port Fourchon.

Among the seven arrested was Lauren Valle.

Lauren Valle is a radical environental extremist.

'Nuff said.

Posted by: HostileKnowledge | October 26, 2010 11:35 PM | Report abuse

What would the Secret Service have done if a known professional radical demonstrator in disguise had tried to get close to the President, probably a lot more than what happened at this rally.

Posted by: sam51 | October 27, 2010 2:20 AM | Report abuse

Pupster:

No, because 4th degree assault is a misdemeanor at worst.

Posted by: JakeD2 | October 27, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

I hope the people of Kentucky reject this Neanderthal(Rand Paul).His followers are as reactionary as he is. After listening to statements this guy has made during the campaign there is no way he should go to Washington. He is in the same league as the other "baggers", O'Donnell, Buck, Angle, etc. They are all on the far right fringe of the political spectrum.Independents how do you justify voting for crazies? Without our Independent vote these candidates would go nowhere. Think about it, Independents.

Posted by: Packeryman | October 27, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Responding to Ethan2010 comment:
"Do we want it like it's been the last 200 years, or do we want to start over with thuggery, lies, greed, and religious doctrine?"

Actually, Ethan, I will take the last 200 years minus the welfare handouts, funding of leftist slanted political groups, horrible public education, overpaid bureaucrats, union dollars influencing our elections, a free and independent press, CRA, government corruption (immaterial of party affiliation), social justice which is actually an injustice to the individuals targeted as needing help and those who suffer the unintended consequences, a complete and utter lack of morals ((I don't care what spiritual path you choose but please choose one. This is how morals and ethics (not religious dogma)are instilled in our children)).

Yes give me the first 200 years.

Posted by: jojoNV | October 27, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Are people seriously trying to argue that there's nothing wrong with this because it's politics as usual and that some democrat acted the same way in the past?

Have you heard the phrase "two wrongs don't make a right"?

Why do people following politics tend to ignore this kindergarden-basic idea?

In what universe is violent behavior OK because "everybody does it"?

Posted by: gfink21 | October 27, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

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