Yeah, yeah, I know. No one should be curb-stomped, even if it is their shoulder that gets stomped and all that. Spare me the outrage and the canned caveats. I stopped caring what happened to professional progressive provocateurs at Republican campaign stops and Tea Party rallies after a bunch of SEIU thugs beat the snot out of a helpless, wheelchair-bound Kenneth Gladney . Any molecule of compassion toward paid left-wing thugs like Lauren Valle evaporated when a 65 year-old man left an Obamacare protest with fewer fingertips than he had when he got there. If this lady wants to press charges, she’s more than welcome to do so. The courts will handle it in its time. I’m not going to lose any sleep over it one way or another.
I’m also not going to beat myself with the Lash of Being the Better Guy. You know as well as I do that the media fix is in on this story, just as MoveOn knew it would be. Lauren Valle went to that rally to elicit a hostile reaction either from Rand Paul or his people because her employers knew that such a reaction would make headlines and hurt Paul’s election chances. It was dirty politics aided and abetted by willing media and I’m not terribly torn up about what it might have cost her to pull off her stunt.
So, you know, screw the lying MoveOn stooge. If she can’t comport herself with the basic amount of courtesy, even at a political rally; if she feels the need to lunge into the car window of a candidate for the US Senate then she has no grounds to cry when people drag her away, bounce her off the ground, and hold her there until the police arrive.
Correction: Gladney was not wheelchair-bound at the time of the beating. I went back and reviewed the video after a tip)
Category: Political Pontifications