It will be a relief when the votes finally are counted. Maybe then the country can refocus on the most important issue of the day, which isn't a Democratic or Republican thing, but about getting unemployed Americans back to work.
There's such an ugly vibe in the air. "The View's" Joy Behar's loudly proclaiming the Nevada Republican Senate candidate the b-word because of Sharron Angle's racially inflammatory campaign ad is the least of it. I'm all for political discourse and getting voters hyped up about voting, particularly during an off year, but I'm concerned about how far folks are willing to go in the name of supporting their candidate.
The stomping incident in Kentucky happened before a debate between Paul and his Democratic rival for the Senate, Jack Conway.
Protester Valle, dressed in a blond wig and a red hoodie, was brandishing a sign she wanted to show Paul - not an AK-47. Valle says she had no prior interaction with Rand's supporters before she raced toward the candidate's car, got pushed away and then approached it a second time. Once they surrounded her, Valle wasn't fighting back.
Yes, she was being a pain.
Yes, she was persistent.
But that's no excuse for the stomping.
It wasn't as if Valle, who reportedly weighs 110 pounds, posed any real physical threat.
There was a pack feel to what happened. Paul's supporters had her outnumbered, surrounding her like a penned dog. And once they had her down, they were intent on keeping her there. What would have happened had the TV cameras not been trained on them?
Now that he's been kicked off the Paul campaign, maybe Profitt and the rest of his overly aggressive cohorts will have time to watch the video over and over the way I did, and realize how much of a coward he is. It's not likely, though.
Profitt had the nerve to say he expects Valle to apologize to him instead of it being the other way around.
Maybe he has been sipping out of the same coffee mug that Justice Clarence Thomas' wife, Virginia, did on that early Saturday morning she called Anita Hill's office, asking for
an apology. As if.
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