Hoft cheers reported beating of MoveOn.org activist by Paul supporters

Blog ››› ››› MATT GERTZ

Following last night's debate between Kentucky Senate candidates Rand Paul and Jack Conway, MoveOn.org activist Lauren Valle reportedly attempted to give Paul a fake award. According to the Associated Press, Paul's supporters responded by wrestling Valle to the ground; one of them then repeatedly stomped on her head:

Jim Hoft, at the least, is reacting to this incident with barely concealed glee.

Hoft's initial reaction was to condemn Valle as an "unhinged leftist" who "stalk[ed] and trie[d] to harass a Republican leader," adding that she "wasn't counting on this reacting by Rand Paul supporters." He comments, "Look for the state-run media to make her into some kind of saint by the end of the day" and adds, "Let's hope Code Pink was watching."

In a follow-up post, he claims that Valle was "stalking and lunged at Rand Paul," and provides some oppo on Valle's prior work as a "professional leftist activist." He at least acknowledges that "It certainly was over the line to put a shoe on her shoulder or head" -- no comment on whether wrestling her to the ground was kosher.

I guess we shouldn't be surprised at this sort of thing after a conservative consultant asked "why the MMFA boys don't get curbstomped fortnightly."

We've changed our commenting system to Disqus.
Instructions for signing up and claiming your comment history are located here.
Updated rules for commenting are here.