April 18, 2014 Leave a comment
I supported Rand Paul’s 2010 Senate campaign, a mistake that I deeply regret. I did not adequately research his views. I did not do adequate due diligence.
As it turns out, Rand Paul’s world view is largely indistinguishable from his father’s, however deftly Rand attempts to distance himself from the nutbaggery of Ron Paul.
The first red flag, for me, was Rand’s idiotic drone filibuster, complete with a cypto-Leftist Paulite reference to “perpetual war.”
Then came his demonstrable ignorance as to the relationship between NSA activities and the Fourth Amendment.
Now comes this alarming trip down memory lane from The Washington Free Beacon:
Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) denied that a nuclear Iran would pose a national security threat to the United States or Israel in a 2007 radio interview with talk show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones….
In a recent Washington Post column, Paul said he does not support containment of a nuclear Iran, but believes it should be an option….
Paul recently came under fire from conservative columnists after Mother Jones unearthed a 2009 speech in which he suggested Vice President Dick Cheney supported the Iraq War because of his past work for defense contractor Halliburton….
Paul has also endorsed “One World Government” conspiracy theories, including theories about the Bilderberg Group, a closed-door annual conference that brings together influential political and financial leaders from around the world….
I strongly recommend that you read the entire Washington Free Beacon piece here. Follow the links there as a well, particularly to his Washington Post piece–the most incoherent assemblage of double-talk I’ve ever read.
And I suggest you read the Free Beacon piece even if you’re a huge Rand Paul fan, because you’re going to be hearing a lot about it going forward, and may as well get used to it.
Remember, this is the guy who said (in answer to a question from Alex Jones in 2011):
“You’re basically what I would call a chip off the old block. Your policies are basically identical to your father, correct?”
“I’d say we’d be very very similar. We might present the message sometimes differently.. I think in some ways the message has to be broadened and made more appealing to the entire Republican electorate because you have to win a primary.”
Pretty much sounds like Paulite taqiyya to me.