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April 24, 2014
And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do? They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.
Nevada outlaw cattle rancher and cause célèbre Cliven Bundy • Saying something so incredibly racist that even his supporters—like Rand Paul—are saying “screw it” and giving up on the guy.
17:16 // 5 months ago
February 26, 2014
This guy’s got the perfect foreign policy for the Victorian era. We’ve tried hiding behind two big oceans in the past. That doesn’t do you a lick of good in the fiber optic era. We live in a globalized world. International trade powers our economy. You either keep America out in front, or you don’t.
Anonymous GOP Staffer • In response to recent comments from Kentucky Senator Rand Paul — specifically, his assertion that U.S. politicians “stuck in the Cold War era" like to provoke Russian President Vladimir Putin — which several analysts and commentators have suggested is just the latest proof that Paul is unfit to pursue the Oval Office in 2016. Though regularly discussed as a possible GOP nominee in 2016, many conservatives apparently believe Paul’s strict isolationist policies will be what prevents him from ever carrying a majority of the party’s support. source
15:45 // 6 months ago
February 12, 2014
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February 9, 2014
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January 28, 2014
Some of the GOP speeches will have overlap, but there is very little coordination. Paul struggled to remember the name of McMorris Rodgers — “last name, it’s two names” — in a brief interview Monday, before adding, “I doubt that I’ll disagree with much that she has to say on anything really.”
So the GOP has four State of the Union responses forthcoming tonight, and they’re so well-organized that Rand Paul, who is giving one himself, can’t remember the name of the person who’s giving the actual response to Obama. (It’s Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.)
20:27 // 7 months ago
January 26, 2014
He took advantage of a girl that was 20 years old and an intern in his office. There is no excuse for that, and that is predatory behavior.
Sen. Rand Paul • Attempting to deflect any criticism of the Republican Party’s practices against women by bringing up the Monica Lewinsky scandal—something that happened 16 years ago. In fact, as it turns out, Bill Clinton said this line 16 years ago today: “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.”
18:19 // 7 months ago
January 15, 2014
9:43 // 8 months ago
January 5, 2014
I don’t think Edward Snowden deserves the death penalty or life in prison. I think that’s inappropriate. And I think that’s why he fled, because that’s what he faced.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) • Defending Edward Snowden on ABC News’ This Week. “Do I think that it’s okay to leak secrets and give up national secrets and things that could endanger lives? I don’t think that’s okay, either,” he noted. “But I think the courts are now saying that what he revealed was something the government was doing was illegal.” His statement comes after The New York Times and The Guardian each called for Snowden to receive clemency for his whistleblower role, but stands in contrast to former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s feeling on the matter. ”From where I sit today, I would not put clemency on the table at all,” she said.
16:16 // 8 months ago
November 7, 2013
theatlantic:

What if Rand Paul Were a Woman?

Rand Paul’s acolytes often claim the senator gets marginalized because of his ideas. It’s because he’s a libertarian, they say, that he’s not treated fairly by the media. It’s a hard argument to make. Paul is a staple of the mainest of all mainstream media, the Sunday shows, and widely considered a top-tier presidential contender by middle-of-the-road analysts.
But let’s imagine the junior senator from Kentucky were a woman. Not just any woman—let’s call her Randi—but, for the sake of this argument, a beautiful woman. The “men want to sleep with her, women want to be her” echelon of physical attractiveness. Everything else is identical: self-certified eye doctor, first-term senator, and she got the job with a boost from her father.
Read more. [Image: Gary Cameron/Reuters]


Sick burn, Tina Dupuy.

theatlantic:

What if Rand Paul Were a Woman?

Rand Paul’s acolytes often claim the senator gets marginalized because of his ideas. It’s because he’s a libertarian, they say, that he’s not treated fairly by the media. It’s a hard argument to make. Paul is a staple of the mainest of all mainstream media, the Sunday shows, and widely considered a top-tier presidential contender by middle-of-the-road analysts.

But let’s imagine the junior senator from Kentucky were a woman. Not just any woman—let’s call her Randi—but, for the sake of this argument, a beautiful woman. The “men want to sleep with her, women want to be her” echelon of physical attractiveness. Everything else is identical: self-certified eye doctor, first-term senator, and she got the job with a boost from her father.

Read more. [Image: Gary Cameron/Reuters]

Sick burn, Tina Dupuy.

21:25 // 10 months ago