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Showing posts with label Rand Paul. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rand Paul. Show all posts

Monday, July 16, 2018

Rand Paul Joins CNN For Rambling Trumpism

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Watch two minutes of an interview CNN's Wolf Blitzer broadcast with Kentucky's libertarian (whacked out) Senator, Rand Paul. 

Paul has a tendency to talk himself into corners without the wherewithal to extract himself without embarrassment. I offer he did so with Blitzer. When asked a direct question, Paul embarked on a two-minute diatribe clear focused on providing personal interference for Trump.

We are seeking more of the zany interviews. Despite Blitzer's efforts to provide clear and focused journalism, Paul did what the Paul's do: run their mouths while nothing more than garbage escapes.  Do you recall Paul's campaign mantra of legalizing heroin: During a time when heroin was moving to the top of opioid abuse in the white community, elder Paul do a
Another segment...
Oh, there is more. Do you recall Paul with Rachel Maddow talking himself into admission he believes businesses should have the right to deny services to individuals? His shrouding cloak was "Private business owners". Yes, of course, come into my establishment with no shoes and nos shirt, without question, I will ask that you leave. But, by law, there are restraints which reach into our history. Paul's comments to Maddow gave an indication he might have issues with what follows. 

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I won't link the segment here as it is very long and the epicenter came after 15 minutes of rambling garbage from Paul. He performed like an archetypal politician with an agenda.

We will revisit this post should CNN publish more of Paul's foolishness.

Let's end for now with a reaction from a former White House/Pentagon official and former naval admiral.
Fox Business ???? 

More Fox...Neil Cavuto

And here is how one, a real US President, deals with the Russian Dictator.
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Rand Paul 2016 Tweet (Now Not OK)

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What you are about to see and read is revealing to the core.

Rand Paul was apparently at the GOP baseball practice this morning as a deranged far right liberal deiced to grab his AK-47 and shoot Republicans.

A shameful act with no additional need to pursue that point. A relevant point, however, is what some call Karma. I don't use the vernacular at all, but in the following case, the world turned on Paul (and his party).

Take a look at a Tweet from Paul as the 2016 General Election neared.

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Maybe Paul, as is the case with his father, could not recognize the reality of life outside of their twisted logic and paradigm.

Do you recall Ron Paul espousing the legalization of heroin during a period when opioid addiction was climbing to the current level of totally unacceptable to the level of increasing talk of legislation against its proliferation and consumption?  

From another perspective, is it possible Paul mistakenly assumed any such abuse of firearms would come from the is the predominate case?


Friday, September 4, 2015

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Rand Paul

Native Americans

Rand Paul Thinks 'Lack Of Assimilation' Is Native Americans' Problem

"If they were assimilated, within a decade they'd probably be doing as well as the rest of us."

GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul took to the airwaves Thursday to broadcast his theory that Native Americans "don't do very well because of their lack of assimilation." 
The Kentucky senator's comment followed an exchange with conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham about what she called "separatist" immigrant communities. Ingraham was incredulous that "the MSNBC crowd" supported Jeb Bush's penchant for speaking Spanish at campaign events. 
Asked whether he thought speaking Spanish was appropriate, Paul veered off to talk about the only people who never immigrated to this country: Native Americans.
"I think assimilation is an amazing thing," Paul said. "A good example of how, even in our country, assimilation didn't happen -- and it has been a disaster for the people -- has been the Native American population on the reservations. If they were assimilated, within a decade they'd probably be doing as well as the rest of us. But instead, seclusion and isolating them -- we took their land, and then we put them all on small quadrants of land."
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Paul's similar nonsense with African-American history ad Civil Rights history

We would be remiss if we did not point out this is the same US Senator who adorned a Chameleon suit and journeyed to one of the nation's storied black colleges while carrying a bag of pure conservative bull.

Paul during the course of his talk illustrated to scope of diversity and cultural non-knowledge and inept indifference  inherent in most on the far right.  Think Progress highlighted 5 areas of his address that were nothing more then whitesplaining...and if failed miserably.  
Think Progress lists five ares with delineating detail. We have captured the five ares below and strongly encouraged a visit to Think Progress for their perspective and a good explanation of Paul's condescending efforts to whitesplain.

1. The Civil Rights movement is actually the “history of the Republican Party”.2. Assumed the audience didn’t know the history of the NAACP.
3. Suggested that African-Americans were “demeaning” the history of sergregation by calling voter ID laws discrimination.
4. Mangled the name of the first popularly-elected black Senator.
5. Misled about his opposition to the Civil Rights Act.
Heroin Epidemic

Heroin abuse is at an all-time high. Another significant aspect of today's abuser is the reality of it searching young white kids in suburbia and rural areas. NOW THAT IS ANY CONSIDERATION UNACCEPTABLE! Rand Paul was asked about the epidemic level of abuse. His answer was typical of the Paul family zany, nutty, without any degree of veracity and frankly silly. 

Before we move to Rand Paul's response, allow a few minutes of his father 2012 espousing legalizing all drugs (specifically Heroin) with utter nutty rationale.


And, when cornered by Chris Matthews, MSNBC Hardball, a week later Paul became a libertarian mush mouth. His response to direct questioning was akin to the interview his son stumbled through with Rachel Maddox regarding Civil rights legislation.   

You may also have noticed Paul clearly stated "freedom of choice." What about the freedom of choice for the woman who is a victim of incest, rape or the female who makes her ow judgment about her choice to abort her pregnancy.

Would Ron Paul have espoused legalizing crack cocaine? Ordinarily a rhetorical question, but with a Paul the question has merit.

Sad really!  But take a few minutes to see and read "sadder"

While in New Hampshire this week, Paul worked to prop-op his campaign for drug treatment.  He failed and sunk like anvil in the Ohio River.  
“People always come up to me and say, ‘We got heroin problems and all these other problems,’” the Kentucky senator said. “You know what? If you work all day long, you don’t have time to do heroin.”
Rather than expending additional keyboarding time on "Paul ignorance and Twilight zone intellect," I will link to The Daily Beast and a local New Hampshire news station KWCH.
Ron Paul has vacated his congressional seat from the state of Texas. So you think the voters in Kentucky will eventually rid the nation of their Kentucky embarrassment?


Monday, August 10, 2015

Rand Paul Decrees You Are Suffering Income Inequity Due To "Not Working Hard"

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"The thing is, income inequality is due to some people working harder and selling more things," Paul told host Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday." "If people voluntarily buy more of your stuff, you'll have more money." 

Paul has proposed what he calls a "flat and fair tax," which would put a flat 14.5 percent tax on all types of income. An analysis by the Tax Foundation found that under the plan, households earning more than $1 million per year would see their after-tax incomes rise by 13 percent. Households earning between $50,000 and $75,000 per year, meanwhile, would see their after-tax income rise only by 3 percent. 

"Doesn't your plan massively increase income inequality?" Wallace asked. 

"It's a fallacious notion to say, 'Oh, rich people get more money back in a tax cut,'" Paul responded. "If you cut taxes 10 percent, 10 percent of a million is more than 10 percent of a thousand dollars. So, obviously, people who pay more in taxes will get more back.""We all end up working for people who are more successful than us," Paul went on, "and that's a good thing, that more money will be back in the economy."
And therein lies the Republican answer to an obvious economic problem that beset the nation in the early 1980s. Who served in the Oval Office between 1981 through the late 1980s? Hint: the nation's 40th US President promulgated and nourished an economic theory that without question led to the current income inequality as surely as he sold arms to Iran for hostages and to fund the Nicaraguan Contras. Linked for those too young to recall or for the political novice. 

Ronald Reagan and his adaptation of Paul Harvey's Trickle- Down Supply Side economics: Reaganomics. 

In 2014, The New Yorker's John Cassidy published a piece with six charts based on noted economist Thomas Piketty's position on Reaganomics.

Piketty’s Inequality Story in Six Charts


If you read the Cassidy piece you have a greater understanding of the scope and depth of Rand Paul's lack of acumen regarding matters of income inequality. Moreover, and more likely Paul is spewing common GOP strategy mantra when pushed to answer question that no politician can effectively answer. In much more simple terms Paul is doing what he and his Dad do best: spew inane verbiage while sharing undiluted manure  to their listeners. 

Now, think about Paul's remarks again.
"The thing is, income inequality is due to some people working harder and selling more things," 
Does the following graphics validate or refute Paul's asinine and insensitive remarks? Look closely at the Top 1% red trend-line and pay particular attention the time period fer 1976.

If you actually need more credible data to understand Rand Paul is as empty a suit as the GOP can muster, follow the PowerPoint slides from the Federal Reserve Bank.

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Learn about the U.S. household income distribution as a jumping-off point for understanding income inequality. (Larger version)

Additional FRBSF resource information
"The Evolution of Top Incomes in the United States." FRBSF Video: Economics in Person (June 28, 2012).

"Rising U.S. Wage Inequality: Whither the Middle Class?" FRBSF Video: Economics in Person (June 28, 2012).

I doubt from his teen years forward Donald Trump never word as hard as the construction workers who now build his buildings. He cannot have worked as hard as his kitchen workers at his various failed casino enterprises. Additionally, there is no way Paul's comments stand to logic when we compare compensation levels of CEOs and pay scales of the vast majority of the CEO's employees.

Paul should be forced to address the lack of support for increasing the minimum wage as a matter of GOP policy. Maybe he should be forced to address gender pay inequity for 53 percent of the nation's a workforce: women. And, considering weak remarks regarding taxation, he should be forced to provide more definitive answers as to why the GOP refuses to increase taxes for the wealthy.

While inception income inequity predates the Bush "Dubya" years by two decades, all members of the GOP should be forced to view the following chart on a daily basis. There Great Bush Recession probably resulted in part from the vestige of Trickle-down GOPism.


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Fox News Chooses GOP Candidates

Fox News chooses next presidential prospects.

And the winners are:  Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, and John Kasich will appear in the prime-time showdown.

And the B-Team bottom dwellers are:

Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore.

The top ten is a smorgasbord of US conservatism and a college of candidate racism, homophobic, a libertarian chameleon, a whacked-out former brain surgeon, a failed governor who is he can kills ISIS like a teachers union, a noted exponent of phasing-out Medicare, a New Jersey bully, a young lost soul from Florida and Kasich (criticism not yet fully developed).

The bottom seven, no comment. 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Tracy Knauss.......Huckabee Marches To Top The Pack

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Here's our President's response~
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THE GOP'S RACE TO THE TOP OF THE CRAZY TREE — With the first Republican 2016 presidential debate coming up next week, the number of irrational statements coming out of the mouths of GOP candidates is accelerating, and the outrageous nature of their comments escalates. Because their propaganda boss, FOX News, has dictated that only the top ten polling candidates will get a podium on the stage, the candidates are in a feeding freenzy to see who can say or do the most outrageous thing. Rand Paul is burning a copy of the tax code. Lindsay Graham is destroying his cell phone (because Trump gave out his number on live TV). 

And now Huckabuck is comparing President Obama to the Nazis. How nice? THIS is your Republican Party. A circus side show, featuring freaks of all shapes and sizes. While it's funny in some ways, it's sad that this is the way America selects its "best citizens" for the office of the presidency. 

At least this is how the rapidly vanishing GOPpers do it. 

And their circus has just begun.


Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Libertarian Paul Stands Tall Against True "Liberty"

fLibertarianism (Latin: liber, "free") is a political philosophy that upholds liberty as its principal objective. Libertarians seek to maximize autonomy and freedom of choice, emphasizing political freedom, voluntary association and the primacy of individual judgment.

REMINDER: PlannedParenthood didn't profit from aborted fetuses, you're thinking of Mitt Romney— The Baxter Bean (@TheBaxterBean) July 18, 2015

Before the following piece from If You Only News, let me say Rand Paul, libertarians and the common conservative often speak in in terms of "liberty." It seems "liberty" for the libertarian and Paul literally means "what we want." Why shouldn't the person who has become pregnant and makes the tough choice the pregnancy is not good for herself nor the child have the liberty to make a decision that first works for the mother?

For sake of clarity and to remain point-on, I repost the WIKI definition of Libertarianism:
Libertarianism (Latin: liber, "free") is a political philosophy that upholds liberty as its principal objective. Libertarians seek to maximize autonomy and freedom of choice, emphasizing political freedom, voluntary association and the primacy of individual judgment.
Allow me to ask a more poignant question. Why does "liberty" seem to apply to the white male, while relegating the wises of others to second or third tier?  Has "liberty" become a dog whistle for white privilege?

The definition doe snot seem to fit the actual human experience beyond the white male and his wife (The married female generally supports the GOP). 

Libertarian, small-government minded Rand Paul certainly doesn’t let “personal liberty” get in the way when it comes to a woman’s right to make her own healthcare choices. Completely ignoring facts and sensationalizing the “issue” of 7 pound baby abortions, Paul asked this question of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Shultz: 
"Why don’t we ask the DNC: is it OK to kill a 7-pound baby in the uterus? You go back and go ask Debbie Wasserman-Schultz if she’s OK with killing a 7-pound baby that’s just not born yet."
Wasserman-Shultz provided an answer as requested:
"Here’s an answer. I support letting women and their doctors make this decision without government getting involved. Period. End of story. Now your turn, Senator Paul. We know you want to allow government officials like yourself to make this decision for women –– but do you stand by your opposition to any exceptions, even when it comes to rape, incest, or life of the mother? Or do we just have different definitions of ‘personal liberty’? And I’d appreciate it if you could respond without ‘shushing’ me."
Paul was confronted by Wolf Blitzer about his stance on “personal liberty” and asked Paul straight out, “When should a woman have a right to have an abortion?” 
Paul didn’t give an answer, as usual. He instead went into being a physician and holding tiny babies in his hand, again sensationalizing 7, 8, and 9 pound abortions as though women are lining up in droves to end third-trimester pregnancies as a form of birth control. 
That simply isn’t true. Less than 1.5% of abortions happen after 20 weeks gestation, and those are typically for medical reasons. Other reasons that are between a woman and her doctor are none of Paul’s business, but there are only 4 doctors in the entire country that will perform a third-trimester abortion. 
Those abortions come at a great cost to woman both physically and emotionally, as those pregnancies aren’t generally categorized as “unwanted.” They make up a minute percentage of abortion procedures and are extremely expensive. 
For Paul and the Republican Party to continue to use this sort of propaganda to do nothing other than keep their religious base energized is a complete travesty.
Watch Wolf Blitzer Destroy Rand Paul with DNC Chair’s answer to his ridiculous question.
H/T: Mediaite | Image: Screen Capture
Charles Topher

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

TPI Morning Gazette: Paul, Trump, Boeing, Breitbart, HSBC And More

Non-Progressive News

Breitbart News has done it again. The web based Right-wing propaganda outlet has flat out lied about comments from an Obama Administration spokesperson. One the lie was exposed, do you think Breitbart retracted the lie? You know the answer. 

What is the good of a propaganda network if its lies are corrected upon discovery?

They still haven't corrected it.
Posted by Media Matters for America on Tuesday, July 7, 2015
The Flag!!! Had the GO come down on this year ago, it would not be an issue. That "Southern Strategy" is backfiring like a 1950s pickup truck.


County Republican leaders say they were "disgusted" to see the flags flying alongside campaign signs for GOP candidates.
Posted by Talking Points Memo on Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Freakout Nation also reports... here.

No one on the Right does it like D'souza. What a ditz! Dinesh, say "Photoshop" three times and pass "GO."

Posted by Mediaite on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

US TOP 1% (ism)...and this man sent jobs overseas!
James McNerney retired a few days ago from his position as CEO of Boeing. Between 2005 and 2014, he raked in nearly $250...
Posted by Robert Reich on Monday, July 6, 2015

HSBC bankers staged a mock beheading.  Why does the world take so much from so few who control so much?Six Fired!

How to get fired from a bank...
Posted by Mediaite on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Paul Video
Drawing a parallel between paying taxes and being a slave is a very bad idea.So what in the world is Rand Paul talking about?
Posted by The Rachel Maddow Show on Monday, July 6, 2015
Trump continues his Todd Akin like rants with double-down racism!
Keep bloviating Donald! Keep doubling down on your ignorance.Please. We love it. ;)You're doing more harm to the...
Posted by "We're IN! 100% ALL IN!" on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Trump hires who, Trump manufactures men suits in Mexico, Trump manufactures ties in China.....Wait something coming from his mouth is all wrong and hypocritical.

Who'd have thunk a Donald J. Trump construction project would employ undocumented workers?
Posted by Mediaite on Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Krauthammer sounds-off on Trump racism without calling it racism. I recall similar watered-down conservatives rants against Todd Akins in 2011/2012.
The Word "Offensive" Is "Too Weak" for Donald J. Trump's "Barstool Eruptions'"
Posted by Mediaite on Monday, July 6, 2015
Jon Stewart joins in with an analogy for the ages.