I know that this may piss off a lot of our readers, but it has to be said. From the second that Rand Paul won the nomination, he has begun dragging down every national GOP candidate running for Congress or Senate this year. Crazy, you say? Look at what's begun.
1. He's painting us as racists.
I realize that he said he only had problems with one of the ten provisions of the Civil Rights Act, but it was still idiotic. I understand that in a utopian society the government would not ever have to defend people against racism. However, it is unconscionable to say that a restaurant can legally deny someone service on account of race.
I know he's not a racist, but his moronic statements will make us look like racists.... especially when the left-wing media starts conflating his crackpot theories with other Republicans.
2. He's a RINO.
For all of the criticism of John McCain over the years, he's been a very good spending hawk and excellent on foreign policy. Paul is neither of these. I know he'll say that he's the best spending hawk there is, but in a situation where spending will not be cut by a Democratic Congress, he will stand for higher taxation in order to meet the budget deficit. Raising taxes to reduce the deficit will only encourage more spending by the Dems, even if Paul stands against it. He's also ridiculous on foreign policy, against many of the provisions which are keeping us safe from jihadists. He's against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and his non-interventionism is worse than Carter's. So if you go by a 'purity test' he's more of a RINO than Lindsey Graham.
If you asked Paul if he was a Republican first or a libertarian first, he would say libertarian. He would also say that he's mainly a Republican because he knows a big-L Libertarian can't win at the ballot box. That is the definition of a RINO.
3. He's Using Obama's Talking Points
Last year Democratic leader Steny Hoyer penned a USA Today article calling people criticizing the health care efforts as "un-American." Just today Rand Paul said that President Obama criticizing BP was "un-American." To call Obama incompetent is one thing, but "un-American" is absolutely mentally handicapped.
This guy is not a Republican. He's a hard-core libertarian posing as one. For all of the talk of tossing RINOs, throw one out for a change instead of attacking mainstreamers like Bennett and McCain.
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