Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More Election Thuggery

In South Carolina and a brutal bit of tape from a Rand Paul event in Kentucky.

Curb stomping a political opponent? Really?



DADvocate said...

Bette watch your step up here, young man! (Pun intended.)

BTW - my son played against the high high school where the stomper is from. The high school has a reputation for cheap shots. Sounds like a community wide problem. (My son's school won 55-24, so it's not sour grapes or whining.) It's also the county that gave Bourbon whiskey its name. Ironically, no Bourbon is made there now.

DADvocate said...

BTW - You left out the Jack Conway supporter stomping on the foot, which was enclosed in a surgical boot, of a woman who supports Rand Paul.

According to a Kentucky Post report, a second fight occurred after a Jack Conway supporter stepped on the foot of a Rand Paul supporter who recently had foot surgery.

The woman was wearing a surgical boot but an incision was cut open.

Police say she refused medical treatment but filed an assault report. No arrests were made at the debate.

Guess it doesn't count since there's no video and most lefties don't read to well.

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

Cheap shots are contagious! If you live in a place where you are exposed to them, and no one says anything, you got to "get your lick back" as my students used to say.

But I left the latter out because having a foot stepped on in a crowd sounds like something that typically happens in a crowd. If that's what started the fight, as the reports seem to indicate, that sounds like a bunch of assholes, not a real political assault situation.

Now, if it turns out that the Conway supporter targeted a Paul supporter, ran over, and heel-stomped their medically wrapped foot, that will warrant a mention, because that is political violence.

I wouldn't be surprised if that is the case, especially this election season. But from what I've read right now, that seems more mundane.