## Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ATTACKER OF LIBERAL ACTIVIST IS ABOUT TO BE DECLARED A LIBERAL

I suppose it's no surprise that some right-wingers would look at last night's mob violence by Rand Paul supporters and stoop to the sewer-level tactic of blaming the victim -- here's Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit with a post titled "UNHINGED LEFTIST Who Lunged at Rand Paul Is Paid Far Left Activist" -- but the righties aren't going to have to do that much longer. A blogger and contributor to one of David Horowitz's Web sites now tells us this:

A female Kentucky Tea Party activist who wishes to remain anonymous has identified the man who wrestled a female MoveOn.org activist to the ground after the debate last night. In an email to me and copied to another Tea Party activist, she says that his name is Mike Pezzano....

Here's the reason this will change the discussion:

UPDATE: Mike Pezzano is a member of the Lexington Ron/Rand Paul Campaign for Liberty Meetup Group....

Here's the stuff Mike Pezzano says he's interested in....a screen snip from the page linked above. Click for larger image. Like many Ron/Rand Paul supporters, he doesn't appear to be very Reaganish to me.

Now, when I read this list, I see a lot of conservatism and right-leaning libertarianism. (For instance, the Free State Project is an attempt to turn New Hampshire into a libertarian utopia.) But here's how the list is going to read to righties:

MEDICAL MARIJUANA, 420, MARIJUANA ADVOCATES, DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, AGAINST BUSH, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, ANTI-POLICE MISCONDUCT, blah blah blah, STOP THE PATRIOT ACT, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, BACKPACKERS, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, ANTI-GLOBALIZATION, blah blah blah

All the righty and libertarian stuff is going to be ignored, and we're going to be told that this guy was a liberal. Or a "liberal fascist." Or whatever.

Now, I'll admit that his libertarianism has clearly taken him off the usual wingnut path a few times (although not very far out of the usual Paulbot anti-national-security-state comfort zone). But, on balance, he's a winger. Nevertheless (assuming he really is the culprit, and overlooking the fact that he wasn't alone), his name is going to show up on right-wing lists purporting to show the violent, thuggish nature of liberalism probably forever.

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UPDATE: Just to clarify, this is one of the stomper's accomplices, not the stomper. I'm not sure how his bio is going to be spun.