“Kentucky’s Stomp-gate”

“Oh my!” What a week for Kentucky! This past Monday we had another debate between the candidates seeking the Senate seat that is being vacated by Sen. Jim Bunning. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding this race as it has been one of the most expensive and nastiest campaigns in sometime. Kentucky’s Attorney General, Jack Conway and Bowling Green opthamologist Rand Paul are both attempting to get themselves elected but at what expense? Prior to the debate on Monday there was a most disturbing incident that involved a horrendous act of “thuggery.” Yes, “thuggery” is no longer a term that depicts the political nature of cities like Chicago but it has come to the bluegrass state as well. I am voting this Tuesday but I will be protesting the senate race as I, like several people within the state are very unhappy with our choices to support. I cannot support Conway due to his most liberal views that has him being a possible puppeteer for the administration and his platform on abortion leaves me no option but to denounce him and “chock” my vote. Paul, on the other hand [this is my opinion] has co-opted the Tea Party movement in the state and many have left the movement in protest due to the almost frightening way Paul has been made out to be “the one” to save this nation from destruction. Sound extreme? It has long been his plan to reform the Republican party and has the support of Alex Jones, David Duke and Adam Kohesh..Could it be these people are to Paul as Bill Ayers was to Obama?…But I digress, as I have written about this before and when you have the time you can scroll through my post and read how it was during the primaries back in the spring. I was supporting and blogging for Bill Johnson and the type of behavior from the “Paulinistas” never got as violent as the incident outside the recent debate but the nasty comments made on social sites like Facebook and Twitter had several people frightened. The emails were nasty and the whole primary quickly soured. You all have heard that it was a moveon.org plant that attempted to give Paul a “fake” award and as she approached his vehicle to “shove” a sign in his face, she was violently thrown to the ground and had her upper torso stomped by Tim Profitt who is now being brought up on charges and others may also have to answer for their actions. I in NO way support the actions of this lady or the group that she is affiliated with. What concerns me is how many within the state want to downplay the violence because; A. she has a criminal background.. B. she is a liberal and all liberals deserve this type of treatment…C. she isn’t a Rand Paul supporter! I find it rather hypocritical of these people who claim to be ardent defenders of our constitution but are quickly stepping up to denounce her first amendment right to assemble and freedom of speech. Many have wondered where the secret service were [this I found most amusing]! The secret service do not protect candidates unless they are ummm..the President..including past presidents as well. The Kentucky State Troopers guard Conway because he is an elected official of this state. I am sure Rand Paul has his own security as well and that this [former] co-chairperson for his Bourbon County campaign office was not on security duty the night of the incident. The woman [whom I have chosen not to name..you all know who she is] suffered only mild discomfort from this attack but the situation could have been much worse. The upper torso is composed of many fragile bones, nerves and could have easily been fractured or punctured a lung, which would have caused extensive problems for this woman who was attempting to make “her” statement. Violence is so main stream any more that maybe its not seen as dire as I do. Women, regardless of political affiliation, race, creed or religion do not deserve to be treated in such a manner. I find it appalling that people within my state are so quick to think this was the appropriate way to handle the situation and make Kentucky a laughing stock of the nation. I encourage you to read more on this event from respected bloggers in the state and read their take on what I am now calling “stomp-gate.”

The Tea Party Movement in Kentucky Split Over Rand Paul, Part Two and Paul supporters go a little too far
Watch this video and you decide…

I want to be in Kentucky when the end of the world comes, because it’s always 20 years behind


4 responses to ““Kentucky’s Stomp-gate”

  1. However the election turns out Erica, there’s no question that your colleagues and you have done a wonderful thing by bringing Paul into the light.
    Nov 2 will determine where KY values have gone.

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  4. If Valle had been making some verbal threats & exposed a weapon towards Mr. Paul, then the first guy pinning her down I’d accept as legit. But the second man harshly stomping her shoulder in AFTER she was subdued? The stomp was totally unwarranted.

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