Tuesday, April 7, 2015

AynRandy: Same Old Mildewed Conservatard Bullshit

Yep, the Tribble-Toupeed One thinks you're a moron with no short-term memory.

"I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government," Paul announced on his website, Randpaul.com.

Paul, a freshman senator and ophthalmologist who moved to Bowling Green more than 20 years ago, is scheduled to announce his bid for the White House at noon Tuesday at the Galt House.
"liberty and limited government" my ass. What he actually says he wants is heavy government restrictions on and no liberty for women, African-Americans, immigrants, Muslims and other non-christians, gays and other non-cis-straights, and everybody who's not rich and repug.

Not to mention very heavy government involvement in foreign wars, invasions, bombings and dronings, and even heavier government involvement in spying on every breath every American takes.

And especially not mentioning the confiscatory taxes necessary to pay for that gargantuan government everything AynRandy wants will cost.

Read the whole thing from Think Progress, but the short version is that on virtually every issue dear to libertarians, the Tribble-Toupeed One is an apostate.

More from Think Progress:
Kentuckians, who have one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, rely heavily on programs Paul has vowed to dismantle.
And Why Rand Paul Would Be The Worst President On Civil Rights Since The 1800s

Paul's philosophy of governance would destroy decades of civil rights legislation won by men and women who literally bled for the cause of freedom.
Finally, Steve Benen on what issue of the last controversial week AynRandy considered worthy of comment.
By most measures, last week featured the start of two of the biggest, most important political debates of the year: (1) whether religious liberty includes the right to discriminate against LGBT consumers; and (2) an international agreement on Iran's nuclear program.
Both developments quickly became litmus-test issues for the Republicans running for the White House, and one by one, each weighed in on the subjects. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), an unannounced presidential hopeful, was the only one to say literally nothing.
Asked for comment, Paul's spokesperson would only say, "The Senator is out of pocket with family this week and has not weighed in at this time."
At a certain level, it's hard to blame the guy. The Kentucky Republican is formally launching his national bid tomorrow, so it's hardly outrageous that he wanted a week of downtime before the start of a grueling process that, whether he's successful or not, will take a minimum of a year. Paul could have had aides write up brief statements, taking a side on the major issues of the day, but the senator and his team took a pass, remaining silent and rejecting opportunities to comment.
But there was one, brief exception (via Ed Kilgore).
Despite the Paul camp's avowal of reticence in the week leading up to his announcement, in a story published in Politico on Wednesday afternoon, an anonymous Paul aide was quoted affirming the senator's support for a bill backed by the ethanol industry -- an influential lobbying bloc in Iowa.
Imagine that.
Yes, if only the specter of yet another Kentucky repug to humiliate the Commonwealth in front of the nation was only in our imagination.

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