Team WIN THE MORNING discovers Rand Paul is a self-serving Republican Glibertarian douchebag, and finds that civil liberties groups like the ACLU are 1) mad at Rand darnit and 2) staffed by people with the common sense of a three-week old bowl of German potato salad.
“He could have voted against the bill on final passage. That would have been a completely different thing than shutting down the debate,” said Laura Murphy of the American Civil Liberties Union, one of Paul’s strongest allies on the issue. Both have filed lawsuits against the NSA surveillance programs.
This type of criticism may become a recurring theme as Paul’s presidential campaign blossoms — the purist libertarian beliefs that built the Paul brand are going to keep crashing into traditional Republican standards, especially on national security.
His “no” vote on NSA reform even raised suspicions that Paul just didn’t want to have the debate.
“Even if Senator Paul had problems with the text he still should have voted to advance the bill, offer an amendment to fix his problem, and then vote against the final bill if it wasn’t adopted,” said Mark Jaycox of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. By voting against the procedural motion, he said, “Senator Paul made clear that he didn’t even want to debate the bill.”
You mean Rand Paul is a politician who doesn’t really give a damn about civil liberties, and will say or do anything he feels to get elected, including using organizations like the ACLU and EFF?
Dumbasses. Rand. Paul. Is. A. Right. Wing. Republican. Get that through your thick skulls, guys. Your champion doesn’t just have clay feet, he’s Evil Gumby. You made common cause with the slimeball and now you’re horrified to discover the knife in your backs?
No sympathy from me. None.
Well, I think that I simply point to my record. I don’t think there has been anybody who has been a bigger defender of minority rights in the Congress than myself, and that’s not saying others aren’t trying as well. But I think you can see a history and a litany of bills that I’ve put forward to not only restore voting rights, but to try to prevent people from the tragedy of losing their employability through felony convictions and other things.
People will always do things for partisan purposes, and I think some of that drummed up in the beginning for partisan purposes when I was running for office. But no, I don’t think there’s anything out there that people are going to say, “Oh, look at this, this means that you’re a racist,” or something, and I think if they do, they probably pigeonhole themselves as being unreasonable by making that kind of comment.
No, you’re a racist who employs racists, and then you call people who call you out on it “unreasonable”. Screw you. As a constituent, you embarrass me and I fervently want you out of office. You can fool the ACLU all you like, but as a black Kentucky voter, your comment on being a “defender of minority rights in the Congress” is not only factually incorrect, but completely insulting and asinine to boot.
Go talk to Rep. John Lewis, asshole. Learn a few things from him. Then apologize to him for your rank stupidity.