There Must Be a Logical Explanation

I assume the reason Rand Paul supporters literally kicked this woman to the curb and stomped her head was because she had a Muslim appearance and made them nervous. I’m not discounting the theory that this was simply a harmless fraternity prank that was misunderstood, nor the possibility that the bitch ran her big mouth and got what she deserved.






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  1. 1
    Jack Bauer says:

    They view Liberals as the enemy.

  2. 2
    Sly says:

    There Must Be a Logical Explanation

    But always, do not forget this, Winston, always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.

  3. 3
    valdivia says:

    But but she fell! In libertarian world this is how falling happens.

  4. 4
    Chyron HR says:

    I am concerned with disapproving concern that you are trying to use this alleged incident to make Rand Paul look bad. Am I the only liberal who is opposed to religious fascist litmus tests for office?

  5. 5
    dan says:

    Welcome to the new Thugocracy. Joe Miller complained “I have to pay people to do that.”

  6. 6
    Steeplejack says:

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    [. . .] the possibility that the bitch ran her big mouth and got what she deserved.

    Humor fail.

    Not entirely convinced that this wasn’t a piece of political theater. That’s pretty much the lightest head-stomping I’ve ever seen. But I’m glad the woman was not seriously hurt.

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    JPL says:

    This is the statement the Paul campaign released

    “We understand that there was an altercation outside of the debate between supporters of both sides and that is incredibly unfortunate. Violence of any kind has no place in our civil discourse and we urge supporters on all sides to be civil to one another as tensions rise heading toward this very important election. We are relieved to hear that the woman in question was not injured.”

    Both sides do it…nothing to see here.

  8. 8
    LittlePig says:

    The Ukrainian judge only gave it a 7.

  9. 9
    Winston Smith says:

    The guy who did the stomping was obviously a liberal plant.

    Everything else was photoshopped.

    The police questioned her?! And why weren’t there assault charges files? Oh, because of course there weren’t.

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    mistermix says:

    @JPL:

    In a separate incident, according to the Kentucky Post, “a Conway supporter stepped on the foot of a female Rand supporter, who recently had foot surgery. The woman was wearing a surgical boot, but after the injury, her incision was cut open. Police say she refused medical treatment and also filed an assault report.”

    Sounds like an accident to me, but I’m not an expert in Kentucky politics.

  11. 11
    4tehlulz says:

    This is why libertarians never win anything; they never wait until after the election to show their true nature.

  12. 12
    Woodrowfan says:

    the comments at the links are depressing. The righties insist either a) it’s a liberal plot or b) she got what she deserved…

  13. 13
    4tehlulz says:

    By the way, are we certain that this wasn’t merely a reenactment of the curb stomp scene from American History X? You know how over the top movie fans can be sometimes…

  14. 14

    Our local news just showed that clip. They made it sound like it was the woman’s fault for showing up at the event dressed like a Rand Paul supporter when in fact she was a member of MoveOn. Totally justifiable!

    They then said she wanted to give Paul an award from “RepubliCorp, which claims the Republican Party has merged with multinational corporations.” Never thought I’d hear my local news bot say those words on TV.

    I was unaware of the RepubliCorp campaign, and I’m a MoveOn member. Now would be a good time for MoveOn to rally its members to protest Rand Paul’s campaign for its treatment of this activist. Instead I’ll probably get the same gazillion e-mails asking me to host a fucking house party.

  15. 15

    @JPL:

    Both sides do it…nothing to see here.

    Yes I’m sure we’ll be hearing about Allee Bautsch now.

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    Ash Can says:

    But they weren’t all wearing brown shirts, so it’s OK. And William Ayres also, too.

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    @Winston Smith:

    The guy who did the stomping was obviously a liberal plant.

    Probably a union guy. Liberals wear Birkenstocks. But doesn’t she look like she’s wearing “lesbian garb”? I mean, wouldn’t that make YOU nervous?

    Aqua Buddha told him to do it!

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    JPL says:

    @mistermix: Aha, Can you imagine filing suit because someone stepped on your foot?
    Is that the libertarian thing to do?

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    AB says:

    I’m not saying she wasn’t injured or that the crowd wasn’t a little bit crazy, I’m just questioning her motive in getting injured. /DougMataconisImpression

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    kay says:

    @4tehlulz:

    This is why libertarians never win anything; they never wait until after the election to show their true nature

    It was a dull debate and Conway was over-eager and off his game a little, but Rand Paul’s body language is fascinating.
    He’s “entitled” to that seat.
    He just exudes that arrogance and disdain that libertarians so often have for the rest of us.
    He tents his hands, and pontificates, but what comes out is so disappointing. Unfunded mandates. Reagan. Department of Education. All the dull libertarian boilerplate, but you can tell he thinks this is fascinating and intellectual and high-brow.
    He sneers at mere mortals. I watched the whole thing just to marvel at his exalted sense of himself.
    He’s vain.

  21. 21
    Keith says:

    LIBERAL PLANT! They’re all liberal plants!!

  22. 22

    Look, once they discovered she was a liberal it was obvious to these Brave Libertarians that she would abort a baby, engage in an act of extreme lesbianism or commit some other anti-libertarian act. They had to stop her!

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    kay says:

    I also didn’t know mavericky, principled Rand Paul was such a rabid partisan.
    The only time he engaged was when he leaned forward and starting spitting crazed invective about the President.
    Whoa there, buddy. You’re a cool libertarian. Try to hide your partisan hackery, or people might realize you’re a loyal Republican.

  24. 24
    Ash Can says:

    @kay:

    people might realize you’re a loyal Republican.

    Isn’t that a feature rather than a bug for libertarians nowadays?

  25. 25
    Woodrowfan says:

    This looked like a variation of “curbing” the skinhead method of breaking someone’s jaw and/or all their teeth. Can we call them fascists now, or will that hurt the rightie’s feelings too much???

  26. 26
    Morbo says:

    I blame John Chait. These events were obviously inspired by his violent blog entry.

  27. 27
    ed says:

    Freedom!

  28. 28
    salacious crumb says:

    USA!! USA!! Did you forget about 9/11?

    enough said.

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    kay says:

    @Ash Can:

    Isn’t that a feature rather than a bug for libertarians nowadays?

    I would have asked him how he squares his libertarian dogma on meritocracy with the fact that the only reason he’s where he is in the race is because his daddy is a congressman.

    I honestly don’t know how they spout that nonsense. He loathes the federal government, where his daddy works.

    You know how Sharon Angle was able to be a substitute teacher and full-time volunteer wingnut for 30 years?

    Her husband worked for the federal government. She is currently covered under the federal health insurance program.

    Behind every Tea Party member is a federal job. It’s incredible.

  30. 30
    Lee from NC says:

    @Steeplejack:

    Disagree. This is some weapons grade snark, imho.

  31. 31
    Tom levenson says:

    And all those Kos whines about an American Taliban were, of course, the paranoid mutterings of a hyper-partisan.

  32. 32
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Woodrowfan: American History X.

  33. 33
    Keith says:

    I’m sure Michelle Malkin will have a dossier on the girl who shoulder-butted the RP supporter’s foot on her website by mid-afternoon.

  34. 34
    mistermix says:

    @Morbo: Yes, and remember that it’s much worse for someone to write “kicked to the curb” than to actually do it.

  35. 35
    ed says:

    As Susan of Texas observed:

    Conservatives are authoritarian followers. Libertarians are authoritarian followers who think they are authoritarian leaders.

  36. 36
    Hurling Dervish says:

    Today she’ll probably be in a neck brace and wheelchair and set out on a Freedom Tour to talk about Tea Party atrocities.

  37. 37
    Legalize says:

    For having the nerve to get beat up by a couple of redneck pieces of trash, this woman’s life will be made a living hell. I hope she has her counter tops in order.

  38. 38
    Pug says:

    @kay:

    And don’t forget Joe Miller, government employee, and Glenn Reynolds, government employee.

    Must be something about working for the government that makes some feel like rugged, individualist, Ayn Rand worshiping libertarians. I wouldn’t know, never having worked one day for the government.

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    Paris says:

    @Southern Beale: I ‘liked’ RepubliCorp on Facebook a couple weeks ago. They perform political theater stunts and make some entertaining videos. Similar to ‘Billionaires for Bush’.

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    ornery curmudgeon says:

    @Hurling Dervish: “Today she’ll probably be in a neck brace and wheelchair and set out on a Freedom Tour to talk about Tea Party atrocities.”

    Hmm, don’t know if you’re serious, it’s impossible for thoughts to be too strange for a rightwinger as they melt into fanaticism.

    If you ARE serious, Hurl, even as a pretend-joke, now you’ve said this without repercussion, you will in the next moment believe it with all your heart and spread this “version of the truth” in emails and conversations to all who can’t get away from listening.

    Muddy water is all wingers are after anyhow. They’re siding with concentrated power, the other side needs unity.

    But like I said, don’t even know it you’re serious in your ‘joke.’

  41. 41
    kay says:

    @Pug:

    I wouldn’t know, never having worked one day for the government.

    Well, I have. And it frees your spouse up to be a rugged, individualist, Ayn Rand worshiping libertarian, because they can take all kinds of “risk”.
    Like Sharon Angle.
    I did get a kick out of thinking about Joe Miller’s wife filling out all those forms for gubmint benefits. She must have been OUTRAGED through that entire process :)
    I bet she told her “caseworker” a thing or two about liberty and self-reliance.

  42. 42
    Don says:

    Look, once they discovered she was a liberal it was obvious to these Brave Libertarians that she would abort a baby, engage in an act of extreme lesbianism or commit some other anti-libertarian act.

    I am going to spend the rest of the day chuckling about what an act of “extreme lesbianism” would be. Oral sex on a BMX? A trapeze? Or perhaps moving in together on the first date rather than the second.

  43. 43
    Remember November says:

    Did they arrest the guy? Angry white late middle age guy, should we start racially profilling these Paultards now?

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    DPirate says:

    @JPL: Bullshit. The other was a case of having her foot stepped on, for which the dumbass filed a police report (of which my first reaction is to say that she got pressured into it so people could equate the two like you are attempting). Not the same thing at all.

    @4tehlulz: Nonsense. They don’t win because no one votes for them. But this is the exact opposite of libertarian action. This is republican action. A libertarian would have allowed her to do whatever she wanted.

    Honestly, I have no idea why libertarians always associate themselves with the right. They would do much better IMO by running on civil liberties and going left. Basically anarchists, they can purport themselves to the public either way.

    @ed: Susan of Texas is wrong. Dyed-in-the-wool rethugs are simply seeing the Tea Party rhetoric as powerful, and so associating themselves with it as the sycophantic always will. Rand Paul himself and 90% of tea party endorsed candidates aren’t libertarians anyhow, as much as they may sound like one. It is as wrong to characterize libertarianism by the actions of these politicians, let alone their supporters for God’s sake, as it is to judge the democratic party by Joe Liebermann.

  45. 45
    Zach says:

    I was trying to find blogs on the right defending this (and did w/ Gateway Pundit) and stumbled on this at Red State instead: And Even STILL I Am Not Allowed To Make A Racial Slur About Our President? After THIS? AYFKM!?!?!?.

    Hopefully MoveOn doesn’t jump on this to raise money to air another poorly conceived commercial targeting Rand Paul… the event speaks for itself.

    If Democrats were smart, they’d mount a national campaign turning the country against the Tea Party. Shouldn’t be too hard, but David Gregory would get the vapors so it won’t happen.

  46. 46
    DPirate says:

    I disagree. If the democrats were smart, they would have emphasized the anti-greed characteristics of the tea party movement that it had at it’s inception, and assumed leadership by tying some caveats to TARP, and getting tough on finance instead of wasting their time with a watery health care bill that will get gutted ASAP by all parties. Instead, they let anti-banker sentiment get co-opted by the right and watched it metamorphose into pro-big-business, pro-war, anti-minority, anti-democratic xenophobia.

    Of course, the democrats are smart. They play ball. This is what they wanted: To crush any populist sentiment in order to preserve the status quo.

  47. 47
    Mnemosyne says:

    @DPirate:

    If the democrats were smart, they would have emphasized the anti-greed characteristics of the tea party movement that it had at it’s inception …

    Yes, the Koch brothers and Dick Armey are well-known for their anti-greed characteristics.

    It’s funny that you still don’t seem to realize that the “Tea Party” is a 100 percent Republican-financed astroturf operation and actually think it was some kind of authentic anger towards anything other than the president being black just like Hitler.

  48. 48
    Martin says:

    Haha! Success! While everyone was busy looking at the MoveOn lady, our team of nina black panthers was able to vote a 2nd time at the local precinct, garnering 2 more votes for Conway. If we can do this two or three million more times in the next week, we can actually pick up seats this election!

  49. 49
    Bulworth says:

    @dan: No, the thugocracy is Obama from Chicago and his Chicago Way because Shut Up, that’s why.

  50. 50
    Hurling Dervish says:

    @ornery curmudgeon: It’s a joke, Ornery, gimme a break. See, e.g., Kenneth Gladney.

  51. 51
    b-psycho says:

    @Zach: He could always use racial slurs, no one is stopping him. That is, unless that moron is accusing RedState of “censorship” for blocking him from making a post consisting entirely of the N-word in bold letters…

  52. 52
    Sarcastro says:

    Where are the Black Brigades when you need them?

    Oh yea, I forgot. They scare the wittle centwists away…

  53. 53
    DPirate says:

    @Mnemosyne: Yes, but it didn’t begin that way. Before it got organized by money, the anger and disillusionment was leftist outrage over financial bailouts and the greed exhibited by those recipients.

    I find it “funny” that you (hell, everyone here it seems) think that the actual people who are the ground level supporters are all paid shills or something. The money and the racism came second (and hand in hand, I might add).

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