A nasty turn of events at last night's Kentucky Senatorial Debate happened before Rand Paul and Democratic opponent Jack Conway even took to the stage. Lauren Valle, a MoveOn.org employee, was violently attacked as she tried to approach Paul for a photo where she would hold up the sign, "RepubliCorp: Employee of the Month."
As you can see in the video, a group of Paul supporters sent her to the hospital instead.
Gee, is anyone surprised an event with a crowd of rabid Rand Paul followers could turn violent? Multiple Tea Party candidates have proven again and again to have zero respect for women and racial or ethnic minorities and to embrace violence. So when Rand Paul supporters grab a woman, throw her to the ground, and stomp on her head -- they're just doing what they're told.
It's impossible for Tea Party members to deny that their crop of candidates lean toward the pathological with the following subhuman behaviors:
- Rand Paul is accused of tying up and blindfolding a woman and making her worship the "Aqua Buddha" in college. A college prank? No, that's assault.
- Ken Buck tells a rape victim she just has "buyer's remorse."
- Sharron Angle releases a racist campaign video implying illegal immigrants are taking the white kids' spots in colleges. Not to stop there, Angle also believes rape and incest are part of God's plan.
- Tea Party rallies all over the country trot out racist signs and even floats in parades.
Racism, bigotry, and misogyny are violent. This physical manifestation just proves the hate behind this movement is very real, and very dangerous.
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