Curb Stomper, Heal Thyself

Curb Stomper, Heal Thyself

by
Abby Zimet

Dea Riley and her kids

Tim
Profitt, the Rand Paul thug who famously stomped a MoveOn volunteer to
the ground, is being arraigned in court on assault charges this week.
Feeling sorry for himself, he wrote Dea Riley, an independent running
for Lt. Governor of Kentucky, to ask for support. Bad move. In her response, Riley suggests he "embark upon a self
evaluation," admits she is "not one to mince words," and then proceeds not to.

"On a personal note, if you had
kicked me...I would have done
all I could do to beat your ass into the ground with everything I had in
me. Guarantee it. I'm afraid I stand with Ms. Valle and wish I had been
there to defend her - which is what I would have done and am doing now. You don't put your hands on women - EVER!"

 

The full exchange:

Dea

Not sure who you may know but there are a lot of details
about my case that is unknown. Ms. Valle from moveon.org has said on
msnbc I kicked her in the head and that what I did was premeditated
which are both false. She has also stated the reason I attacked her was
because we disagree on the issues. That is also false. She doesn't know
where I stand on the issues.
1-I think Marijuana should be legalized and controlled.
2-I am against the patriot act.
3-I think the war is unconstitutional.
I would bet we agree on other issues as well. They don't know me but have portrayed me as something I am not.
The real reason of what happened was she went after Rand like a crazed person who I felt was a threat to his safety.
I
am sorry all this happened but there are many other circumstances
involved here I cant talk about. I have lived in ky all my life and
never been in trouble with the law in this way. 31 years with at&t
and bellsouth and not 1 complaint. She broke at least 3 laws and did not
get charged. I just don't understand why Ray Larson is doing this to me.

Tim,

I'm
not one to mince words. I know that you have been a supporter of this
campaign, but I feel I should express myself. I don't know you well, but
I've met you on a few occasions and I would agree that you're not a bad
person as you have described in your message. I also will acknowledge
my interaction with you has always been cordial and you have seemed
respectful of me in every regard.

I'm not sure my words will help
you but I do want you to know that I am expressing myself in the hope
that you will embark upon a self evaluation. Frankly Tim, I don't think
where you stand on any of the issues is relevant to what occurred. It
has been widely accounted that Ms. Valle was spoken to prior to the
incident whereas SHE made clear her purpose for attending. One witness
on scene told me that many of the Rand supporters where planning on
"getting her" when they saw her make her move. I don't understand why it
is you kicked her at all in that she was on the ground, but whether she
was or not does not justify her being kicked. I don't approve. She was
alone and undefended. I think you were caught up in a moment and that
moment was recorded on film. As to "they" portraying you as something
other than what you are - it is you who committed that act that likely
will define you for sometime to come. I cannot offer you assistance. I
think Ray should throw the damn book at you and if I know anything about
Ray Larson that is exactly what is about to happen.

I think this
attitude that she was of threat to Rand Paul is ridiculous but mostly
convenient. She had every right to be there and every right to make an
effort to capture a photograph and accomplish her mission - as
Moveon.org has done so many times before. In these United States
Individuals are not required to agree with or behave in any manner as
imposed by those of differing opinion. Our liberties extend themselves
equally to all. There is no "exception" to this rule. There is no doubt
in my mind that the reason she was subdued was to prevent her not from
harming Rand Paul but rather to prevent her from accomplishing her
political stunt. I don't care if she was paid - again the excuses are
irrelevant to the outcome. It's politics - get over it. Your cause is
NOT important enough to justify what occurred.

This type of
hysterical overly exaggerated expression is nothing more than mob riot.
Rand Paul should have returned your campaign contributions as I would
have done - immediately. You have served to point out the severity and
potential danger of this extreme movement that is enjoys protection
under the umbrella of "Tea Party" but I'm certain that is not what was
intended by those who organized the initial grass roots effort.

On
a personal note if you had kicked me you would have been faced with a
far different reaction than the submissive and refrained demeanor of Ms.
Valle. I would have done all I could do to beat your ass into the
ground with everything I had in me. Guarantee it. I'm afraid I stand
with Ms. Valle and wish I had been there to defend her - which is what I
would have done and am doing now.

You don't put your hands on women - EVER!

May I suggest the following
1. Stop defending your behavior there isn't any defense
2. Apologize to Ms. Valle as well as all those countless thousands who have witnessed your video
3. Seek counseling and learn to discern between inappropriate and appropriate behavior in expressing your views
4.
Volunteer to serve in a women's abuse shelter, rape crisis center or
home for abused children. Then and only then will you understand why it
is our society is so repulsed by your behavior and what it leads to.
5.
Next time you give money to a cause, contribute to one of the above
organizations that benefits those who are truly victimized and truly in
danger of having their lives harmed or jeopardized by someone "crazy".
6.
Reevaluate who it is you support for office - may I suggest you support
someone such as myself who isn't willing to tell you what it is you
want to hear to get your vote.

Dea Riley

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