In a jaw-dropping development yesterday, Tim Profitt, the volunteer goon for the Rand Paul U.S. Senate campaign in Kentucky who was filmed stomping on the head of a Moveon.org activist outside a debate venue, has suggested that it was his victim who should apologize:
“I don’t think it’s that big of a deal,” Profitt said. And when asked if he would apologize to Valle. “I would like for her to apologize to me to be honest with you.”
Republicans like Profitt like to talk about personal responsibility and accountability — but, to their way of thinking, accountability only applies to Democrats. When they do something that is demonstrably wrong, they invariably blame someone, anyone, else.
For example, in Profitt’s first media statement yesterday, he offered a cleverly worded non-apology that shifted blame to his victim and cast himself as merely a concerned bystander trying to protect a candidate from a potential assailant:
“I’m sorry that it came to that, and I apologize if it appeared overly forceful, but I was concerned about Rand’s safety,” Profitt said.