I’m Thinking We’re Due Another Glibertarian Piece on the Myth of Right Wing Violence

The douchebag Rand Paul supporter who stood on that lady’s head is sporting an unintentionally ironic hat and button:

The hat reads “United We Stand. We the People”

*** Update ***

Sorry, got the hat wrong. Phone rang and I started talking to someone as I was writing this.






141 replies
  1. 1

    You Cannot Make This Shit Up. Holy crap. I’m trying not to laugh cause it really is awesomely ironic.

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    Morbo says:

    United We Stomp.

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    dmsilev says:

    See, the poor victim should have been wearing one of those buttons, and then this guy would have known not to tread on her. Without the button, how could he have known?

    dms

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    Comrade Mary says:

    John, I think that’s the guy who delicately positioned her for the stomping, not the actual stomper, who was in a solid, dark blue t-shirt.

    Mind you, they’re both shitbags.

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    El Cid says:

    The button doesn’t say “Stop Me From Treading On You.”

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    United We Stand. On Your Head.

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    morzer says:

    They stomped first on the Constitution, and I didn’t do anything, because I wasn’t a Constitution….

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    Bella Q says:

    @Comrade Mary: In fact, though it wasn’t as dramatic in the still photos, the (pictured) guy with the button actually treated her much more roughly when he tackled her and then leaned in with full weight.

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    sukabi says:

    The front might say “Don’t tread on me”…. but the back side says “Or I’ll stomp your ass into the ground”

    “United We Stand…. on your head”

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    LGRooney says:

    @Comrade Mary: You’re right. The guy who was trying to catch her from falling was wearing that hat; the one in the blue shirt was trying to stabilize her head in case of a possible neck injury.

    …shoulda gone to law school.

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    Zifnab says:

    Clearly, her head was getting in the way of his freedoms. She should be thankful he settled for a 1st Amendment Remedy rather than escalating to a 2nd Amendment Remedy.

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    celticdragonchick says:

    They are out in full force at McMegans blog. I (Annemarie) have given up on it.

    Apparently, a lefty American expat killed a guy in Denmark with an axe while looking for US servicemen in 2006, and some pot smokers want to free Mumia.

    Therefore, the left is as bad as the right!!!!!

    Or something.

    Also, the Weathermen and union radicals in 1918. Too.

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    El Tiburon says:

    Snark level on this topic has reached epic proportions.

    Don’t you people get it that Joe the Stomper now has liberal cooties on his sneaker and therefore must get a new pair a the local Wally-Mart.

    Compassion, people, compassion.

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    Pangloss says:

    Odd. I’m not reading anything about this story on Yahoo News…. Maybe what this story lacks is the backward “B”

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    C Nelson Reilly says:

    The picture at the link shows that the hat reads “We the People”

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    Smedley says:

    Heh. His little skinhead buddy there looks like a typical Ron/Rand supporter. “Under the radar, yo!”

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    Comrade Mary says:

    Mind you, they’re both shitbags.@Bella Q: Yep. Thus this dude = shitbag. Maybe even douchebag, since that’s an actively harmful device and not simply an icky package.

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    SGEW says:

    I just got around to watching the video, and holy shit I know that person who’s getting stomped. That’s Lauren Valle! I did some environmental activism with her, a few years back.

    Just so y’all know, she’s a tremendously nice, remarkably dedicated, and thoroughly non-violent person. And some goon stepped on her head. I feel sick.

    ETA: Just got a text. Apparently she’s ok, physically.

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    benjoya says:

    But he’s a leftist plant! (A fern or something i guess.)

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    Jim in Chicago says:

    The “vast left-wing conspiracy” needs to play this up for all it’s worth: the perfect illustration of the true character of today’s Tea Republican Party. THIS is what people are voting for when they cast a ballot for Ron Paul, Sharron Angle, or even Mark Kirk — since “moderate” Republicans in Congress vote exactly the same way as the “kooks.”

    This real incident needs to be played on TV 24/7 the way Faux News plays up all their artificially created scenes (e.g., ACORN “pimp” story).

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    ChrisS says:

    “Respect our first amendment rights or we’ll use our second amendment rights!”

    “Freedom isn’t free.”

    “We have a constitutional remedy and the Framers say if that don’t work, revolution.”

    What happened all the hand wringing over Bush Derangement syndrome on the left, and that progressives and liberals were angry and angry was bad and not conducive to civil discourse. Now, the right is angry and there are reasons for it and it’s not an issue. The problem is that the Democrats are oppressors.

    Fuck these people can turn on a goddamned dime.

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    Once again I’m left wondering how ugly the action and uncontestable the proof would have to be to make these assholes STFU.

    I think live footage of a TeaTard skull fucking a newborn baby and then setting it on fire MIGHT make most of them reflexively recoil in horror. But I’m also certain a few would hop in their sandboxes to prove the footage was faked and others would say the baby was asking for it.

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    General Stuck says:

    @Pangloss:

    Maybe what this story lacks is the backward “B”

    Or a backward i for idiots

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    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    The future is a human face lunging at an innocent boot forever.

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    SpotWeld says:

    Anyone taking bets on whether this guy ends up on Fox and Friends?

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    jrg says:

    Republicans are all over the CNN message boards claiming that this woman deserved to be stomped on.

    We’ve truly lost direction in this country when beating a woman becomes not just acceptable, but encouraged.

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    fasteddie9318 says:

    You guys are ragging on this dude for trying to live the slogan; all he wanted was to unite his foot and her brain and then stand there, united.

    You may say he’s a dreamer, but he’s not the only one. He hopes someday you’ll join him, and he’ll curb stomp you as well.

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    Culture of Truth says:

    The tea party nuts are finally showing their true colors, after an illustrious debut in 2009 waving signs showing Obama as Hitler, a New Guinea witch doctor, and saying “Taxpayers are the Jews for Obama’s Ovens.”

    Now we find out they’re unhinged racists!

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    wengler says:

    This lady should apologize to this guy for having her face get in the way of his boot.

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    stuckinred says:

    Wasn’t a boot it was a fucking running shoe.

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    @jrg: Thank goodness the Republicans are here to protect the ladies from Sharia law.

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    soonergrunt says:

    @morzer: take a bow, dude.

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    kamper says:

    Ah, the boys from Spinal Tap were there first.
    David: We say ‘love your brother.’ Well, we don’t say it really.
    Nigel: We don’t literally say it. We don’t literally mean it.
    David: But that message should be clear anyway.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS76YvjdAbI

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    cyntax says:

    @kommrade reproductive vigor:

    Yeah, just what would it take to make some of their leaders say that this has gone too far? And what the hell is this country coming too? I’m just effing speechless.

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    chopper says:

    @themann1086:

    i thought ironic hats were for hipsters.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @stuckinred: The running shoe is the running dog of liberal fascism.

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    Culture of Truth says:

    But what’s her motive for reporting this, rather than letting the private sector handle it??

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    Ross Hershberger says:

    Poor Rand Paul can’t catch a break. He just wants it to be about ‘the issues’. But then his Aqua Buddhist/kidnapping past surfaces and it’s about that. Then his supporters get filmed roughing up a woman right in front of him, and it’s about that.
    You know, I’m beginning to think that irresponsible craziness and mistreating women ARE the issues.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @ThatLeftTurnInABQ:
    Where would you like your internet delivered, sir?

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    fasteddie9318 says:

    @Culture of Truth:

    But what’s her motive for reporting this, rather than letting the private sector handle it??

    This is what I don’t understand. Private companies could go around to political rallies telling dudes not to curb stomp people, right? This is just an attempt to embarrass this guy.

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    debbie says:

    It must take a real modicum of courage to beat up on someone much smaller than you.

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    kyle fresh says:

    someone get the identity of these two cretins to the crew at 4chan. watch them tear ’em a new one…

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    Bulworth says:

    They’re just taking their country back. Also, too.

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    mantis says:

    Don’t worry. Althouse is skeptical. Good libertarians would never do such a thing, so it can’t be true.

    It’s very convenient that these bad actors were wearing labels identifying them.

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    lacp says:

    That dude in the background looks like a felony conviction waiting to happen.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Pangloss: I saw it there this morning. Don’t know it it is still there though.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @debbie:

    It must take a real modicum of courage to beat up on someone much smaller than you.

    Which this guy apparently didn’t have, since he needed some friends to help him.

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    lacp says:

    @mantis: Yes, that’s damn suspicious behavior, wearing campaign stuff at a fucking political event. Jesus, even for Winebox that’s really fucking stupid.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @mantis: Yeah, it’s suspicious when people holding signs outside a debate identify themselves as supporters of one of the candidates. Althouse is probably also suspicious when people outside the Cowboys game are wearing Cowboys gear, which we all know just makes themselves look like stereotypical idiots.

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    fasteddie9318 says:

    What happened to Altmouse? It was far superior to the real thing.

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    Benjamin Cisco says:

    And so it begins…

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    Ross Hershberger says:

    Well that’s what she gets for wearing red. See, she was leading them on and they couldn’t control themselves because they’re Real Merkins.

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    chopper says:

    @lacp:

    i, for one, find it totes suspicious that someone would wear a ‘don’t tread on me’ sticker in a crowd of teabaggers. obviously he must be a liberal plant, along with about 90% of the rest of the crowd.

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    jacy says:

    @chopper:

    Ah, you’ve caught on. There are no actual teabaggers. They’re all liberal plants!

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    kerFuFFler says:

    Watch the video again—–it was a different guy who did the stomping. Nevertheless, the button is pretty ironic!

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    Cris says:

    @chopper: obviously he must be a liberal plant, along with about 90% of the rest of the crowd.

    Turns out that the entire Tea Party phenomenon has been a liberal conspiracy to embarrass the Republicans by getting them electing.

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    Barb (formerly gex) says:

    @chopper: It’s funny, when you think about it. They both want to boast about their numbers, but any time you take random samples of Tea Tards, every last sample gets declared “not a real teabagger”. Probability suggests there are no teabaggers in those crowds.

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    soonergrunt says:

    @Culture of Truth: Point!
    This could be like that “Oath-keeper” family in Delaware that had their kids taken away by the state. The local teatard/oath-keeper/libertarians were complaining that it wasn’t the state’s job to protect children from abusive parents and that there should be a private sector company that does that.
    Perhaps they could use the same company.

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    stuckinred says:

    @kerFuFFler: You mean the boot stomper is different from the guy in the running shoes who stepped (the words of the victim, not me)on her head?

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    max says:

    The hat reads “United We Stand.”

    Given that you’ve got the libertarian in the WSJ this morning arguing that the People’s Republic of China are ok and we shouldn’t pick on them for their currency controls, I think we’ve got a glimpse of our libertarian future in present-day China.

    These guys will go along with that great. United We Stand, Comrades!

    max
    [‘Maybe they can invent a new style of art; they can call it ‘Authoritarian Realism’.’]

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    Terrye says:

    I get the distinct impression that the lefty blogs are happy about this whole thing. Loving it. All over it. Sanctimonious yammering about right wing violence all over the place on the left.

    Meanwhile when some black conservative gets stomped on by union goons outside a town hall meeting, I seem to recall smirking from the left. When some terrorist supporting “journalist” through a shoe at Bush and hit Dana Perino they almost wet themselves with glee. And when at this same rally some Conway supporter stomps on the foot of a Paul supporter who had just had foot surgery opening up the incision, we don’t even get an acknowledgment of violence done.

    I think that a lot of people, left and right, made fools of themselves at this debate…but seeing the tools on the left try to turn it into an indictment of the entire Republican party while they so effortlessly ignore violence by their own…well that says a lot about you guys, and it is not good.

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    stuckinred says:

    @max: I’ll always remember how the great Commie hunter, Tricky Dick, LOVED the fucking Chinese when he went to visit. The young people were so well behaved!

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    stuckinred says:

    @Terrye: Let me be the first to tell you to go fuck yourself.

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    catclub says:

    @lacp:
    “That dude in the background looks like a felony conviction waiting to happen. ”

    Aw, c’mon, just because he looks like John Erlichman with a goatee is no reason to think felonious thoughts.

    And that John Erlichman was political hatchet man should by no means enter your thoughts.

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    russell says:

    Is there some point at which it’s fair game to just punch these mf’s lights out?

    Or maybe just a clean, no-harm-done-even-if-ever-so-slightly-painful aikido or judo takedown or joint lock?

    Would that make us “just like them”, or would it just be a reasonable response to physical bullying?

    Consider this a sincere question.

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    fasteddie9318 says:

    Shorter Terrye: I think you’re all reveling in this, and I should know because I’ve reveled in a whole bunch of shit just like this.

    Also, the shoe-thrower didn’t hit Perino, Bush’s lead Secret Service agent did.

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    Culture of Truth says:

    There needs to be some kind of Verified Authentic Teabagger mechanism

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Terrye: DougJ, is that you?

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    danimal says:

    Serious question: How does the GOP dial back the agitation level of the tea party extreme? Especially with Fox and talk radio needing to continually escalate the agitation level to maintain the buzz? I just don’t see it.

    I hope I’m wrong, but I suspect it will take a McVeigh style terrorist attack to shake them out of their denial. Even that may not be enough, the Limbaughs and their ilk may try to deflect or excuse bombing a federal building if they believe they can blame Dems in some way or create a false equivalence.

    I just don’t see any adults in the GOP, and that worries me.

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    cyntax says:

    @Terrye:

    Holding a woman down so that someone else can stand on her head doesn’t even begin to come close to other instances you mention. And the fact that Rand Paul is such a gutless wonder that he can’t call out his supporters for their bad behavior–yeah that say’s something about him.

    That you’re trying defend this says a hell of a lot about you too.

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    jrg says:

    @Terrye:

    I think that a lot of people, left and right, made fools of themselves at this debate

    It’s not a debate, you whack-job. It’s violence against a woman who chose to take part in the political process.

    Jesus Christ, You’d think that stomping on a woman’s head would be enough to get an unequivocal condemnation from you people.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @Terrye: Did the person who stepped on the foot-surgery foot do it with intent to injure? Because all I saw was “stepped on,” except from people who desperately want to find a box to check on the Both Sides Equivalency scorecard.

    And, strangely enough, you’re not saying that this was bad. You’re just saying that all the other times when it was against Your Guys, which led to over-the-top national stories about liberal thuggery, it was way, way bad. Looks like the proverbial shoe–a better shoe than the shiny white dork special on this guy–is on the other foot for a change, don’t it?

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    Felonious Wench says:

    @SGEW:

    I just got around to watching the video, and holy shit I know that person who’s getting stomped.

    Please let her know lots of people are thinking of her and are proud of her. I’m sure she will get a shitload of bile in the next 12 days, and she’ll need the support.

    FW

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    chopper says:

    @Terrye:

    obviously. a crowd of teabaggers beats up a liberal and it’s clearly a sign that the liberals are assholes.

    and don’t get me started on abused spouses.

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    El Cid says:

    Wikileaks shows the documents which formalize what so many new: THE SURGE (hallowed be its name) did not prevent a civil war nor stop the one underway. It followed the significant developments, though it may have helped consolidate them.

    It capitalized upon the successful ethnoreligious cleansing which Shi’a and Sunni forces carried out. It followed the payoff of Sunni guerrillas to not fight the US. It followed the indigenous rejection of ‘Al Qa’ida in Iraq’ super-assholes.

    Robert Parry on the documents and the New York Times analysis:

    “A unique set of conditions had coalesced on the ground,” Sabrina Tavernise wrote for the Times. “The warring communities were exhausted from the frenzy of killing. Mixed neighborhoods and cities were largely cleansed. The militias, both Sunni and Shiite, long seen as defenders of their communities, had begun to cannibalize them, making local residents newly receptive to American overtures…

    …In other words, the evidence supports analysts who stressed a mix of factors, rather than promoters of the simplistic Washington conventional wisdom of “the surge worked.”
    __
    The significance of understanding these factors remains important today because “the surge worked” proponents in the media and policy circles largely carried the day politically. After that, influential neocons began demanding that a similar “surge” strategy be applied to Afghanistan where their “surge” hero, Gen. Petraeus, was put in charge.

    This, however, would have contradicted the universal rhetoric among pundits and politicians at the time of YOU WILL ADMIT THE SURGE IS WORKING and how we had this awesome, totally new COUNTER-INSURGENCY strategy which we could now use to fix everything everywhere.

    The takeaway from all this is that Iran evilly meddled in Iraqi affairs, and we are opposed to foreign meddling in Iraq.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @danimal:

    I suspect it will take a McVeigh style terrorist attack to shake them out of their denial.

    ISTR that the guy who flew the small plane into the IRS building got a hearty “attaboy” from even supposedly reasonable Republican Scott Brown. So I don’t have any faith that the next McVeigh wouldn’t simply become a teabagging hero, like Randy Weaver.

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    Ross Hershberger says:

    @danimal:

    The problem is and has been that there’s no real central leadership on the Right since Grandpa McGrumpy got clobbered 2 years ago. In the absence of a firm Father Figure to hold them to account, the rambunctious teenagers just smash mailboxes and put burning sacks of shit on people’s porches as much as they want.
    The political culture on that side requires stern control and when they don’t have it they just all go apeshit.

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    Cris says:

    @stuckinred: kerFuFFler means the same thing Comrade Mary said: the guy shown here was the asshole who wrestled Valle to the ground; the stomper was a different asshole.

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    daveNYC says:

    So have we decide on ‘liberal plant’ or ‘the bitch had it coming’? I need to dial in my level of nausea for the next few days.

    I’m not entirely sure this country will manage to hold together until the scooter patrol that makes up the teatard core dies off.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Terrye: Having someone trod upon your foot =/= having several people wrestle you to the ground and step on your head. One of these things happens all the time in crowds and it is not head-stomping. Also, let me say, if someone intentionally stepped on the foot of that woman, he should not have done so. The shoe-thrower example is just silly and, as noted above, did not happen as you describe it. further, your union goon (congratulations on getting the term in there, by the way) is BS as well.

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    Culture of Truth says:

    I suspect it will take a McVeigh style terrorist attack to shake them out of their denial.

    Didn’t we already have one of those?

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    Serious question: How does the GOP dial back the agitation level of the tea party extreme?

    It doesn’t unless its prepared to cower in an undisclosed location for a few months. Those one night stands with the crazy girl are all fun n’ games until you see what she’s done to your bunny.

    I hope I’m wrong, but I suspect it will take a McVeigh style terrorist attack to shake them out of their denial.

    Please. Those wankers would scream that a) The perp(s) are Soros-funded liberal plants and b) Waaah! We’re the real victims! before the dust cleared.

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    chopper says:

    @kommrade reproductive vigor:

    or c) ‘look what you made me do!’

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    Judas Escargot says:

    @Terrye:

    I think that a lot of people, left and right, made fools of themselves at this debate…but seeing the tools on the left try to turn it into an indictment of the entire Republican party while they so effortlessly ignore violence by their own…well that says a lot about you guys, and it is not good.

    Psst, little hint: There’s no such thing as “you guys” in the real world. Your worldview’s broken. :)

    That said: I hereby refudiate any and all provable and documented acts of violence by liberals of any creed, color, or politics against anyone, conservative or otherwise. I refuse to condone the physical expression of rage for any reason. I will refuse to accept mealy-mouthed excuses for violence on these here internets by anyone of any political stripe whatsoever.

    I pledge to never vote for or otherwise support a candidate who refuses to condemn violence by his or her supporters clearly, and in public.

    There: Your turn, grasshopper.

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    Tsulagi says:

    @Terrye:

    Good job, reality maker. I like this little self-fluffing piece…

    When some terrorist supporting “journalist” through a shoe at Bush and hit Dana Perino they almost wet themselves with glee.

    When fearless Commander Guy ducked (did good at that BTW), the shoe didn’t hit Perino

    Ms Perino was struck by a microphone on a boom stand that was sent swivelling into her face by a Secret Service agent as he rushed towards the president

    Good to see your beautiful teabagger mind corrected that error in history.

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    daveNYC says:

    So I don’t have any faith that the next McVeigh wouldn’t simply become a teabagging hero, like Randy Weaver.

    As long as he manages to avoid taking out a day care center he should be fine. Even the craziest of the crazies had problems getting around that detail. Not that it stopped them, just that they were uncomfortable having to do it.

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    Bnut says:

    I wonder what type of debate we would be having if she had pulled out a (legally) concealed weapon and peeled off a few after she was assaulted. Or some good ole fashioned OC spray.

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    aimai says:

    @Ross Hershberger:

    We saw the start of this–if it was the start–at the moment that the hysterical woman stood up at the McCain rally and began to express her total anxiety that Obama was a terrorist, muslim, alien. McCain’s jaw just dropped. He knew what Palin and his buddies were doing but he thought that the moral, intellectual, and political breakdown of civility and coherence would stay outside his rallies, somehow. The Republicans and their corporate masters built this teabagger monster and they are completely out of control of it. But they don’t care as long as it votes the right way, and it suppresses the votes of other people. The fact that there’s no Republican “head” at the moment is a feature, not a bug–why do you think they shifted all the money to Rove’s organization? Because Rove can’t be called on the carpet like the head of the RNC can be.

    aimai

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    El Cid says:

    @aimai: “He’s, uh… he’s, uh…an Arab!”

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    stuckinred says:

    enough with the “corporate masters” jesus how trite.

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    Citizen_X says:

    @danimal: Let’s try to make this fit the historical record:

    it will take a McVeigh style terrorist attack to temporarily shake them the non-Fox MSM out of their denial about the modern American Right. However, they will forget within a week and a half, and will immediately revert back to their usual stance of he said/she said false-equivalence.

    But you’re right: the Right will never restrain themselves in the foreseeable future.

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    Nom de Plume says:

    That was mighty libertarian of him.

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    or c) ‘look what you made me do!’

    Absolutely. Especially when the perps are convicted. Unless…

    As long as he manages to avoid taking out a day care center he should be fine. Even the craziest of the crazies had problems getting around that detail. Not that it stopped them, just that they were uncomfortable having to do it.

    d) They were brain-washed by Mooslims!

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    Felonious Wench says:

    @Terrye:

    I get the distinct impression that the lefty blogs are happy about this whole thing.

    “Happy” isn’t the right word. It’s more of a “we told you so” moment.

    Take out the right vs. left rhetoric and look at it from the perspective of an intelligent human being. If you combine a sense of persecution, paranoia, bad economic conditions, fringe groups (the tea party movement is a fringe movement which holds other fringe movements under its umbrella), and a belief that violence may be needed, what happens? Historically, WHAT HAPPENS?

    We’re not happy about it. We want for the right to see what is being wrought at this very moment, before it gets out of control. If it hasn’t already. We’ve had a shooter at the Holocaust Memorial, we’ve had cops killed, we’ve had a doctor shot.

    Instead of posting more rhetoric to a “lefty” blog, why not look at the trends in the Tea Party movement and see if you can honestly tell me the pattern is leading to non-violent, peaceful protest? I’m not seeing it myself. I’m not quite as scared of the left these days, as their main form of protest seems to be verbal slings and arrows at President Obama, not assaulting those who disagree (and that was an assault), or calling people fags and niggers, or black face caricatures…Jane Hamsher excluded.

    Have some guts and stand up and own the reality of the people you throw your lot in with. Aren’t you proud of these good patriots?

    FW

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    Ross Hershberger says:

    TPM sez the victim has a concussion and sprains, and the police are working leads on the assailants.

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    @Ross Hershberger: This can only mean one thing.

    THE COPS ARE LIBERAL PLANTS!

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    JenJen says:

    @jrg:

    Republicans are all over the CNN message boards claiming that this woman deserved to be stomped on.

    Yeah, that kind of stuff is all over Twitter, too. And of course Gateway Pundit. Won’t even link to it, but if you feel like getting angrier, have a look.

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    he also likes 420, medical marijuana, promoting liberty, and democratic undergorund.

    my bet is the last item is people he wants to shoot. he’s big on guns too.

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    Midnight Marauder says:

    @daveNYC:

    So have we decide on ‘liberal plant’ or ‘the bitch had it coming’? I need to dial in my level of nausea for the next few days.

    Who said anything about a decision? Both of these things are most definitely true in Greater Wingnuttia.

    “That bitch was a liberal plant who had it coming!” — Generic Conservative, October 26, 2010

    Those are the things they will say are saying.

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    ckelly says:

    And he’s not in jail why exactly? Assault and battery.

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    Bnut says:

    @brendancalling:

    He sounds exactly like me lol, minus the wanting to shoot people.

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    noncarborundum says:

    @fasteddie9318:

    More shorter Terrye: Person holding sign in crowd = perpetrator of a military invasion that has totally fucked up your country.

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    @max:

    united we stand on women’s necks.

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    stuckinred says:

    @4tehlulz: A female Kentucky Tea Party activist who wishes to remain anonymous has identified the man who wrestled a female MoveOn.org activist to the ground after the debate last night. In an email to me and copied to another Tea Party activist, she says that his name is Mike Pezzano.

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    brantl says:

    @Terrye: Gaffney wasn’t stomped, the film of the incident shows him running around, excited and bouncing, right after his supposed “injury” after he’d hurt the other guy’s shoulder. The glee you saw out of liberals was the fact that this phony was caught out, and caught out badly.

    Gaffney got his ass thrown out of court for his fake suit. Funny how that worked, for his terrible injuries, cause by liberal union “goons”, wasn’t it?

    I’ve also seen nothing to indicate that the foot getting stepped on wasn’t an accident.

    Go sell your tired shit somewhere else.

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    goblue72 says:

    You can’t spell Traitor without a “T”(ea).

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    O/T. Carly Fiorina is in hospital with an infection at her breast cancer surgery site. I detest the woman and her politics and hope she loses decisively to Boxer, but don’t wish this on her and am sending her sincere wishes for a fast and full recovery.

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    soonergrunt says:

    @Terrye: bullshit, thy name it Terrye.

    I get the distinct impression that the lefty blogs are happy about this whole thing. Loving it. All over it. Sanctimonious yammering about right wing violence all over the place on the left.

    Yeah. I just loves me some assault and battery. I jack off to it, thinking about much it hurts poor Terrye’s fee-fees when his/her thugs get caught on video committing assault with intent to kill.

    Meanwhile when some black conservative gets stomped on by union goons outside a town hall meeting, I seem to recall smirking from the left.

    That’s because you’re a fucking moron. There’s video of it not happening, which of course doesn’t matter to you because you’re a fucking moron.

    When some terrorist supporting “journalist” through a shoe at Bush and hit Dana Perino they almost wet themselves with glee.

    Not even remotely the same thing, as WE ARE NOT IRAQI, you stupid shit.

    And when at this same rally some Conway supporter stomps on the foot of a Paul supporter who had just had foot surgery opening up the incision, we don’t even get an acknowledgment of violence done.

    The first place I’ve heard of this happening is right here in your bullshit post. Most likely that you are lying. I’m still going to jack off to it because the imagery is just so compelling. Almost too compelling to be true.

    I think that a lot of people, left and right, made fools of themselves at this debate…but seeing the tools on the left try to turn it into an indictment of the entire Republican party while they so effortlessly ignore violence by their own…well that says a lot about you guys, and it is not good

    Both sides do it! NEENER NEENER NEENER!

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    noncarborundum says:

    @Roger Moore:

    Where would you like your internet delivered, sir?

    Reminds me of an old Steven Wright joke: “You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?”

    To which the one and only correct answer is: Everywhere.

    (Edited to fix spelling of Wright’s name. D’oh.)

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    Cris says:

    @brendancalling: I love also (as the picture on your post shows) how he’s internalized Frank Miller’s belief that Sparta was a bastion of liberty.

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    Legalize says:

    You libs don’t understand. That woman’s rights disappeared as soon as her head got in the way of that patriot’s shoes. Libs don’t understand the constitution.

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    stuckinred says:

    “The plot of this story just got infinitely more complicated. MoveOn.org activist Lauren Valle is accused of criminal trespassing in Louisiana”

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    Ross Hershberger says:

    @stuckinred:

    You’d better be frikkin’ kidding. Head explosion in 3…2…1…

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    Ripley says:

    1984: ‘If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face-forever.’

    2010: If you want a picture of the present, imagine a running shoe stepping on a human head-until the police arrive.

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    catclub says:

    @Felonious Wench:
    “Historically, WHAT HAPPENS?”

    I think, at the present level of unemployment and pain:
    nothing happens.

    Unemployment was 25% in the US and there was NOT a revolution.

    It was 47% in Germany when the Nazis came to power.

    So my prediction is: nothing.

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    numbskull says:

    @Terrye: Hey dumblefuck, the guy on the ground was an SEIU staffer, a disabled minister who was put there by a guy named Gladney. Gladney is a teabagger and proud of it.

    Attacking women and disabled ministers. Wow, your moms must be so proud. You sanctimonious little shit.

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    Felonious Wench says:

    @catclub:

    I think, at the present level of unemployment and pain:
    nothing happens.

    I’m not talking about a revolution. I’m talking about violence. Shootings. Assaults. Isolated incidents from a few nut jobs, combined with a dash of bombings for a little spice. For my generation, it was the militia movement of the 90s, Branch Davidians, Eric Rudolph, with the grand finale of Oklahoma City. We’ve seen this script before.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Felonious Wench: That stuff is going to happen. It is unfortunate, but I think it is inevitable at this point. Hopefully, the economy started to turn around and that lets some of the steam out.

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    Kryptik says:

    But remember folks, the Tea Party is just real Americans protesting government excess! I mean, Politico just had a poll saying that 54 percent of the country thinks the Tea Party is a good thing! Oh, and lets not forget all the polls saying that Democrats are the REAL extremist party, much more so than the Tea Party! All that damned soshulmalizm and everything.

    Jesus fuck all, it’s just getting hard to care any more when it feels like just by being left of center, the entire country wishes you were dead.

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    Ross Hershberger says:

    I’m not surprised that a couple of hotheads assaulted someone. Tha twas pretty much guaranteed to happen after 2 years of Fox & others whipping them into a testosterone froth over liberals.
    What’s particularly damning is that Paul didn’t immediately tell everyone to calm the fuck down. he should have gotten out ahead of this, if only to keep from looking like he was supported by violent thugs. Instead he’s taking the ‘mistakes were made’ path.
    What proportion of women voters did Paul have? How many will he have after a week of avoiding this assault?

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    Judas Escargot says:

    @Terrye:

    Still waiting on you to refudiate political violence, Terrye.

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    bemused says:

    As FW at 97 said, happy is definitely not the right word. I’ve been worried about this kind of violence for years when it became clear that there have been no adults in conservative leadership or in media who have vigorously tried to stem the violent rhetoric. Instead they have ignored or condoned or actively stoked it. Saying liberals are happy and loving it is projection, imo. Scary.
    Conservatives seem to view the republican party or tea party people as family, loved ones who must be defended no matter how dysfunctional their actions are. I’ve never thought of the Democratic party as family or loved a Democrat like a spouse, child, sibling or parent but so many R’s I know react to any criticism, no matter how slight, as if you were personally trashing their families.

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    ChrisB says:

    What are the odds this shows up on the evening news tonight? Not MSNBC or CNN but Katie Couric, Brian Williams and whoever is over at ABC.

    It’s the fifth headline up on CBSNews.com. The opening paragraph reads:

    Supporters of a Republican U.S. Senate candidate wrestled a woman to the ground and one stepped on her head after she tried to confront the candidate in Kentucky.

    Most of the rest of the story concerns the debate itself.

    A picture of the stomping is at the top of the ABC News website.

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    thalarctos says:

    @soonergrunt: good response, soonergrunt. sometimes they’re just too stupid to reason with.

    As someone who’s gone through a lot of surgery in the last few years, I’ve avoided some events and demonstrations I really want to go to during that time, because, you know, people bump into each other, step on each other’s feet, and such. that’s what happens in crowds. so I protected my incisions and recovery by missing out on things I wanted to be at. I’m sorry it happened to that person, but if I had an incision that needed protection, I would have stayed out of crowds, because of the lack of control.

    that terrye can’t see the difference between that kind of accident and stomping someone on purpose only reveals that terrye is the kind of crazy that it’s worth crossing the street to avoid.

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    Mike G says:

    If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever. — George Orwell

    Rand Paul supporter: “Fuck, yeah! I’m getting a boner just thinking about it. It’s all about Freedom (for me to stomp people)!”

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    Scott says:

    If the OKC bombing happened today, the GOP would have McVeigh give the keynote address at the 2012 convention.

    Back down? They won’t back down. They think they’re finally going to win.

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    russell says:

    Meanwhile when some black conservative gets stomped on by union goons outside a town hall meeting

    OK, so I somehow managed to remain happily ignorant of the Gadney thing until Terrye’s post sent me looking.

    I watched the video.

    The video begins with a SEIU guy on the ground with Gadney standing over him. Another SEIU guy comes over and knocks Gadney down. Gadney gets back up, like immediately, and walks away.

    End of physical contact.

    You’re full of shit, Terrye.

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    Ross Hershberger says:

    The Paul campaign has now issued its refudiation.

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    Bella Q says:

    Well, it’s about fucking time. Particularly since Mr. Running-shoe-on-head seems to be Rand Paul’s Bourbon County Coordinator. Hello there, the campaign sure as shit knew who it was when Baby Doc was on the Fux this morning yammering on about how violence is always bad no matter which side. Baby Doc needs to talk to Joe Miller about giving his thugs handcuffs for situations like these.

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    sukabi says:

    @Ross Hershberger: according to one of the commentors at the link, the stomper is/was one of Paul’s county campaign organizers… and Paul knows him…

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    soonergrunt says:

    @thalarctos: I had some minor surgery about 7 weeks ago. I wouldn’t go anywhere near a group of emotional political protesters or supporters or whatever, and I’m a fairly healthy guy and can take care of myself.

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    Ash Can says:

    @Bella Q: Someone must have reminded him that the election is only a week away.

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    @numbskull:

    @Terrye: Hey dumblefuck, the guy on the ground was an SEIU staffer, a disabled minister who was put there by a guy named Gladney. Gladney is a teabagger and proud of it.
    __
    Attacking women and disabled ministers. Wow, your moms must be so proud. You sanctimonious little shit.

    Terrye is proud because Terrye is a chickenshit little bastard. Have you ever noticed how many of the tough talking teabaggers never served in the military?

    I have to wonder who’s going to lead the teabagger revolution since most teabaggers are too fat, too cowardly, too dumb, too lazy and too undisciplined to have ever served in the military. Yeah, they’re great at attacking women and the disabled, but if they ever come up against someone who can fight back they’re going to think that their teabagger God turned his back on them and then dropped trou and took a big, wet, runny shit on them.

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    JenJen says:

    @Ross Hershberger: Yeah, I read that at the Lexington Herald-Leader politics site, and was immediately puzzled by this statement:

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul has cut ties with a volunteer involved in an assault on a liberal activist during a rally Monday night in Lexington, his campaign announced Tuesday afternoon.

    Wouldn’t you have to have ties with said volunteer in the first place, in order to “cut” them? WTF is going on here, Rand Paul?

    ETA: That story has been updated with the name of the volunteer who did the curb-stomping, btw.

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    D-Chance. says:

    FIVE posts about a nothing event between a professional protester and a hick? Really? Guess it’s a slow news day…

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    JenJen says:

    @D-Chance.: A hick? That was no hick, sir. That curb-stomper was Rand Paul’s Bourbon County Coordinator.

    Keep walking, though. Keep walking.

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    @Cris:

    i was wondering if it’s because he likes movies about Gladiators.

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