2010 KY Senate race

Some lovely RPK mailers

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October 28, 2010
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Jack Conway is a “liberal”, you see, who wants to oppress the most downtrodden of them all in Kentucky: trust fund kids.

Jack Conway once shot a coal miner just to watch him die!

And all medical decision must be approved by OBAMA HIMSELF!!! (Jack Conway’s “good friend”, if you know what I mean)

Curbstomp this liberal DUMB-o-crat before he curbstomps your grandma with his Kenyan Death Panel!!!1!*

Pat yourself on the back RPK. You’re doing great work.

*(if your grandma is on chemo and wearing a WIG, she kinda deserves the curbstomping. It’s in the Constitution.)

KDP going on the air with its new "Rand Paul will stomp on you" ad

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October 28, 2010
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From Politico:

The spot is currently available only on the Web, but the state party says it is moving quickly to get it on the air as soon as possible.

“It’s a scary ad, but it’s reflective of what actually happened,” Matt Erwin, communications director for the state Democratic Party, told POLITICO. ”It’s a story that needs to be spread.”

Erwin said that because of the ad’s graphic nature, it will air on broadcast television only after 10 p.m., likely starting Friday.

“We don’t want to scare kids,” said Erwin.

Remember, if Rand Paul stomps on your head, it’s only because you’re an activist who is asking for it and deserves it. Or because of how you’re dressed.

"Alleged stomping"

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October 28, 2010
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The Herald Leader seriously needs to get their head on straight if they think they can publish sentences like this:

…Democrat Jack Conway said Thursday that he is “a closer” and that the alleged stomping on a woman by a Paul supporter

Alleged??? Dear Jeebus…

This was after they wrote this earlier this morning:

…Timothy Profitt, 53, of Bourbon County, who stepped on the head of MoveOn.org activist Lauren L. Valle, 23, as she tried to pull a political stunt Monday night.

That’s funny, because I saw it with my own two eyes in person and on video from 3 different camera angles, and looked to me and everyone who isn’t a shameless apologist for the Curbstomper like he stomped on her head when she was defenseless on the ground with another man on top of her and Rand Paul about 10-15 yards away.

There is no “playing this one down the middle”, Herald Leader. Report the facts, not apologist spin.

Extremely disappointing…

Know your enemy: Meet Terry Forcht

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October 28, 2010
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Want to know the Kentucky gazillionaire behind Karl Rove’s attack ads on Jack Conway?

Meet Terry Forcht. As you can see, for him it’s quite “personal”:

Forcht heads nine community banks, owns 18 radio stations, a newspaper, a monthly and a printing company, heads a real estate brokerage, and operates a chain of nursing homes. One published report said Forcht held extensive interests in 93 separate businesses, some of which are subject to federal regulation. But in spending to elect Paul to the U.S. Senate, Forcht is not only advocating for an ally in Washington.

He is also seeking the defeat of Conway, the same man who, as the Kentucky attorney general, has been leading an aggressive and very public prosecution of a Forcht-owned nursing home for allegedly covering up the scandalous sexual abuse of an elderly resident. The case was brought after the nursing home allegedly failed to report to authorities, or even tell the 88-year-old victim’s family, that she had been sexually abused by another resident.

State records reviewed by ABC News show that Forcht is both the chairman and the registered agent for the Hazard Nursing Home, where the alleged incident took place. As such, Forcht was to be summoned to appear in a Kentucky court last month, state officials said. Forcht’s company and its administrator have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The case has been big news in Kentucky, with the lurid details of the elderly woman’s abuse played out in state and local newspapers. Conway issued a press release upon bringing the charges, saying he wanted to make a public example of Forcht’s nursing home. The charges, he said in a press release, were intended to “send a message to nursing home operators and administrators that they have an obligation to notify authorities if a resident is abused while in their care.”

What is it with all of these big shot Paul supporters abusing women? Shocking actions from people who fund a candidate that wants women to go to jail if they refuse to give birth to their rapist’s baby. Shocking, I say.

Obama comments on the Curbstomper

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October 28, 2010
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He calls it “disturbing”, which obviously means that Rand Paul will change course and come out in favor of the curbstomping. From Takoma Park Badass Oliver Willis:

Well, look, I think that one of the things that I’ve always tried to promote is civility in politics. I think we can disagree vigorously without being disagreeable. And what we saw on the video was an example of people’s passions just getting out of hand in ways that are disturbing.

In fairness, I don’t expect every candidate to be responsible for every single supporter’s actions, but I do think that all of us have an obligation to set a tone where we say the other side is — may be wrong but it’s not evil, because when you start going down that path of demonizing folks, then these kinds of incidents are more likely to occur. And my expectation in the remainder of this campaign is that all candidates out there are a little more careful about making sure that they’re framing the debate around issues and sending a clear message to their supporters that our democracy works when we disagree, we debate, we argue, it gets contentious, but that there are certain lines we don’t cross.

Does that mean that Rand should stop the “Hitler is coming!” talking point? Of course not! How else are we going to stop Obam… er, our new Hitler?

Video: Kathy Stein on MSNBC

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October 28, 2010
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Get ‘em.

The KDP says that Rand Paul will stomp on you

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October 28, 2010
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If you want a picture of Kentucky’s future with Rand Paul as our Senator, imagine a boot stamping on the face of social progress… forever. (or, at least till 2017)

Jack Pattie’s Head Stomping Flip-Flop? *updated*

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October 28, 2010
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On Tuesday morning, WVLK News Talk 590AM’s Jack Pattie took call after call from Rand Paul supporters, each of them telling him that the then-blossoming Curbstomping Scandal was nothing at all. Finally, with five minutes left in his three hour long show, Pattie finally looked at a video of the incident and became incensed.

“No, he stomped on her head!” He cut off his two final callers who kept claiming to him that the girl had it coming, that she deserved it, that the foot was on her shoulder. “He clearly stomps on her head,” Pattie said.

Now two days later, this morning, Jack Pattie is asking callers (it’s “open topic” today) whether “the man who put his foot on the protestor’s head” should or should not be charged with assault.

The man “put his foot on her head and shoulder,” he now says. “If you look at it objectively.”

It’s a pretty nice turn around, Jack. Not a surprising one but… for a moment there, you were so close.

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About an hour after this was posted, Jack did get fed up enough with one caller to assert she was indeed “stomped.” So… it’s still there, brimming just below the surface.

Rand Paul runs ANOTHER full page ad touting endorsement of the Curbstomper

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October 28, 2010
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Remember how I caught (thank you, helpful reader/tipster) Rand Paul running a full page ad in the Herald Leader touting the endorsement of the then-alleged Curbstomper Tim Profitt, the very same day that Stompgate was blowing up nationally?

Well, he’s done it again.

Below is a full page Rand Paul ad that is in the new issue of Business Lexington that will hit newsstands tonight. You’ll notice that among his endorsements from very special Central Kentuckians is his former Bourbon County coordinator who likes to stomp on the head of defenseless women and demand that they apologize to him afterward, Tim Profitt:

Whoops.

According to one of the publishers, the edition was finalized on Monday, but he wasn’t aware of any attempt by the Rand Paul campaign to pull or change the ad since the Curbstomping went down that night.

Yesterday, Paul campaign manager Jesse Benton said that Rand had “decisively severed all ties with the supporter in question”.

Well, he’ll have this ad touting the Curbstomper endorsement on newsstands in Lexington for the next week. So, besides that and the $2000 that the Curbstomper gave Rand that he’s not returning… yeah, no ties.

Be sure to share the new edition of Business Lexington with your friends. Especially your ladyfriends.

(Oh, and one more note of interest for Lexington readers. Councilman Ed Lane not only placed the lovely ad, but he threw all alphabetical protocol to the wind to put his name at the top of Fayette County. Such an odd move for such a humble man…)

Stephen Colbert takes on the Curbstomper

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October 28, 2010
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Good stuff, but then again it’s pretty easy to mock the most pathetically awful political character of 2010 (if we don’t count Newt Gingrich):

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Rand Paul Supporter Stomps on Liberal Activist’s Head
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full Episodes 2010 Election March to Keep Fear Alive

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