The Truth-o-meter on PolitiFact Virginia in the RTD

Want to know about the latest truth or lies Vrignia politicians have told while campaigning? 

The Richmond Times Dispatch features  PolitiFact Virginia.

Eric Canter registers in the Pants on Fire category when PolitiFact checks in to his statement “

Eric Cantor

In the past two years, Democrats have “spent more money than this country has spent in the last 200 years combined.

Several quotes from major Virginia races are featured.  Obviously the Truth-o-meter didn’t like Rep. Cantor’s statement. Check it out.


Rand Paul Supporter Curb-Stomps Woman’s Head: Don’t Tread on HER!

This unsavory, violent story has been developing for a few days now. 


This behavior is simply unacceptable and illegal. Several names surface here–Lauren Valle of was the victim. Tim Profitt, Bourbon County campaign coordinator (for Paul) has admitted to being the head stomper. Mike Pezzano of Frankfort, Kentucky was allegedly the man who threw Valle to the ground.

I had intended on just posted a 1 minute clip of what happened. It seems that those clips have been removed by That usually happens when a complaint has been filed.

Profitt issued the following statement:

“I’m sorry that it came to that, and I apologize if it appeared overly forceful, but I was concerned about Rand’s safety,” Tim Profitt told The Associated Press.

The Paul campaign has issued a series of statements, the latest being:

“The Paul for Senate campaign is extremely disappointed in, and condemns the actions of a supporter last night outside the KET debate. Whatever the perceived provocation, any level of aggression or violence is deplorable, and will not be tolerated by our campaign. The Paul campaign has disassociated itself from the volunteer who took part in this incident, and once again urges all activists — on both sides — to remember that their political passions should never manifest themselves in physical altercations of any kind.”

Hopefully, this violent incident will serve as a notice to all involved in the political process that thug behavior is totally and unequivocally unacceptable. Mr. Profitt and Mr. Pezzano need to be dealt with by the legal system. Ms. Valle needs to do what she needs to do.  There are times when throwing an individual posing a threat to a candidate might be acceptable–this is NOT one of those times.  There would never be a time when stomping someone’s head or back of the neck would be acceptable. 

The Gadsden Flag, “Don’t Tread on Me,”  which used to be one of my favorite historical flags, has suddenly taken on a new and much more literal meaning.   It doesn’t matter which ‘side’ any of the players were on or who was supporting whom.  Its an example of bad behavior–behavior that we, as Americans, disdain.