— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) October 27, 2015
Of course he’s not “important” — at this point Jim Gilmore has a better chance of becoming the Republican nominee than Rand Paul — but it’s always entertaining to watch Libertarians make fools of themselves, and Senator Rand is Prince Regent of the
Fools Libertarians. From the Washington Post article:
… “That guy,” Paul said dismissively, referring to Kaczynski. “The only criticisms have come from some guy who’s a partisan. We discount partisans. However, there’s a ridiculous cottage industry out there of people who think they’re smarter than everyone else, and because certain quotes are disputed – well, yeah! If you want to say something’s not a Thomas Jefferson quote, you can get a whole book on whether it’s a quote or not.”
Kacynzski has challenged Paul’s research since 2013, when the senator began raising his profile as a Republican reformer. After the Buzzfeed reporter found language in one of Paul’s books (and several speeches) that mirrored language published by think tanks and Wikipedia, the senator’s staff started including citations in the printed versions of his remarks. That practice ceased after a while; Paul’s irritation did not…
Those who do not remember history are condemned to believe Rand Paul's version.
— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) October 27, 2015
But I suppose it’s a slippery slope from checking Founders’ quotes to denying that the Holocaust was caused by gun control
— David Frum (@davidfrum) October 27, 2015
Quick — Rand needs a distraction!
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 27, 2015
One note of caution on Rand Paul debt limit filibuster threat: he threatened the same in 2011. https://t.co/h8rpwQW8CO
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) October 27, 2015