Republicans Flip Out After Rand Paul Treats Them The Same Way They’ve Treated Obama

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Getting a taste of their own medicine is not sitting well with Republicans.

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has made some powerful enemies in the Republican Party and conservatives are taking note. It was bad enough when Paul accused Republicans of emboldening ISIS and called them “lap dogs for Obama.”

The last straw came as the Republican trolled national security, leaving the nation vulnerable so that he could fundraise for his 2016 presidential campaign by pontificating from on high Smug Mountain.

Jim Geraghty writing in the conservative National Review today took Paul to task for accusing other Republicans of wanting a terrorist attack on the US so they can blame Paul:

Say the 2016 Republican presidential primary comes down to Rand Paul and… well, just about anybody else in the GOP field.

Don’t you think that a lot of Republicans will line up behind “Anybody Else”, compared to the senator who said: “People here in town think I’m making a huge mistake. Some of them, I think, secretly want there to be an attack on the United States so they can blame it on me.”

Sigh. Rand Paul seems to believe that Republicans hate this country so much they’d love to see it blown to bits just to prove him wrong. So yeah. Republicans are a lot of things, including reckless and irresponsible and out of touch and at times ridiculous — but I don’t believe for one second that they would like the country to be blown up due to their failure to govern just so they could blame their teenage son.

That’s just crazy. Paul’s narcissism flag was in full flight.

Rand’s antics have long wearied the sanes, but now even Republicans are annoyed. How dare Paul accuse them of things they accuse Obama of every day?

Just recently Republican Lindsey Graham accused Obama of hating Christians and loving Muslims (apparently it’s bad to love Muslims). They falsely accused Obama of lying and being guilty of worse than Watergate based on flimsy, faux evidence that was later revealed to be Republican-manufactured, with the help of a willing press. Of course all of this was to be expected by the party that let their Vice Presidential candidate accuse the then Senator of “Pallin’ around with terrorists” and not loving America “like we do.”

Mind you, the above quotes come from the party that likes to accuse Obama of the “politics of division”.

Poser Senator Rand Paul is catnip for the frothing Kenya, fake birth certificate, conspiracy-obsessed conservatives, in addition to appealing to bored, sheltered, suburban types who like to imagine themselves to be highly unique and edgy-interesting. Yes, it’s so unique to see naïve people falling for a shyster who sells them a load of rhetorical crap about “independence” that somehow always involves donating to him. SO NEW. Only Rand Paul cares about liberty. (*Snicker*) Everyone else is out to get you.

Rand Paul is the Republicans’ perpetual teenager-in-rebellion. The brawl between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the junior Senator from Kentucky continued on the Senate floor Monday with McConnell desperately blocking amendments from Paul and Paul finding petulant ways to get back at McConnell by blocking the Senate from speeding up the vote.

But somehow, teeny bits of reality penetrated the Galtian smog surrounding Paul so that he must have realized that everyone from his own party hated him. This would not do, for all of his talk about liberty, the teenager needs his parents. So he sort of walked back his latest accusation, attributing it to “hyperbole”. Because yes, hyperbole and hysteria and not watching your words and launching rhetorical grenades at people just because you disagree with them is totally leadership material. Or it is exactly how a teenager behaves when a parent explains that the garbage must be taken out or else it accumulates.

From the Hill:

“Sometimes, in the heat of battle, hyperbole can get the better of anyone, and that may be the problem there,” the Kentucky Republican said Monday on Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom.”

“The point I was trying to make is, I think people do use fear to try to get us to give up our liberty.”

LOL. Rand Paul would never use fear to get a political outcome. I mean, he did, but it’s different when he does it. Because it’s for “LIBERTY”. Anyone who disagrees with him wants to kill everyone just to get even with him! Rand Paul hates haters.

Republicans opened the door to this kind of crazy “governance” with six years of conspiracy theories gone wrong. Now that they invited the vampire in, they can’t get him out. And like everyone else, they don’t like being on the receiving end of crazy.

26 Replies to “Republicans Flip Out After Rand Paul Treats Them The Same Way They’ve Treated Obama”

  1. Melt-down. His lashing out at Republicans will not endear him to his bozo-buddies.

    But what can you expect from a man who self-certifies himself a medical ‘doctor’?

  2. The Republican “Civil War” is beginning. Choose your sides boys, and keep slinging the mud. One of them there yokels is gonna be our candidate fer sure in 2016. Who? Nobody knows yet, just keep chopping the other fella down, swing all around, get as many (they are a plentiful to choose from). Then hope that your varmint is still standing, for us to send into the ring with that there lady from New York, or is it Arkansaw? —-A Republican for sure talking. ;)

  3. The republican litter box of candidates is a voter suppression tactic in my opinion. Muddy the waters so badly that people stay home for the general election. They did this in 2012. How did that work out for them?

  4. ….”Rand Paul is the Republicans’ perpetual teenager-in-rebellion…”

    Currently, at age 52. When can we expect him to mature as a sensible human being, making intelligent decisions? Like playing nicely with others…

    He rants and raves, starts here and there without much thought nor follow thru.

    Seems way to unstable to lead this nation anywhere, since himself seems so lost.

  5. you’re giving Clown Boy too much credit for his maturity… he isn’t like an immature teen…

    he acts like a 2 year old going thru the terrible ‘2’s…

  6. RANDY is all about RANDY. All he cares about is his own self-promotion. Why else would someone purposefully attack half of their own party. x

  7. The TGOP need to be renamed the party of drama. All they do is stir the pot of fear, bat shit crazy, hate, and general gossip. They are like nosy neighbors trying to governor how you live.

  8. I don’t think RP will ever grow up. When you’ve been reared the way he was by being told he’s the best thing since sliced bread, the smartest man in any room–add to this his pampered lifestyle, you have someone who is incapable of detecting any character flaws within himself. In his POV, it’s not him who needs to change, it’s anyone who doesn’t agree with him and anyone who doesn’t think he’s as awesome as he thinks he is. This attitude explains why he has no problem plagiarizing others’ work or with lying and being a hypocrite. He’s a narcissist. Even after he was challenged repeatedly and asked whether he meant the things he said about his GOP/TP colleagues did he back down, but then, not really. He attributed his temper tantrum to “hyperbole.” RP is a danger to us, the nation, and himself because he thinks that anything he wants/believes, the rest of us should want/believe, and he doesn’t like being corrected on his many errors. He is 100% “my way or the highway.”

  9. It is time he went home to provide some
    leadership to his son who seems to be constantly in trouble with the law.

  10. I think Rands analyses is actually spot on, it just isn’t
    politically wise of him to alienate his own party except that he wants to contrast himself against the field of same old bad foreign and domestic policies that they subscribe to. He fillabustered for what 12 hours–I’m sure he was tired and didn’t choose his words very carefully. That being said, I love that he is the only senator we have that will stand for the constitution and not sign on to this corrupted foreign war!

  11. The Republican circular firing squad has already commenced. Popcorn in the ready. This will be a long year.

  12. I have a subversive idea.
    Why not simply replace the Patriot Act with the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution?
    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
    Wasn’t the British use of “general” wholesale warrants one of the prime causes of the Revolution? Just asking.

  13. “Rand Paul seems to believe that Republicans hate this country so much they’d love to see it blown to bits just to prove him wrong.”

    Paul may actually be on to something here. His rethuglican buddies don’t seem to mind destroying America to make the black guy look bad.

  14. Its not just RP, thats a danger to the country, its the Republican Party ..all of them,,,especially th 47!!

  15. sirwinston, I do hope the 47 are in danger. great danger. This country would be served a very big favor by the fall of these 47. Maybe a big wave of democracy could also take a few more rethugs out.

  16. If people want single payer in health care; why not a single payer for food, water, clothing, housing, electricity, gas, auto insurance, life insurance, internet and cell service?

  17. Seems like all the High School bullies are beginning to gang up on poor Rand Paul (the Outsider) who does not follow the same crap in the Republican’s playbook. And neither does he think with the same cap. So, to them he is the “Other”. Just like Republicans, “you are either with me or against me”. And If you are AGAINST me I will call you names. ;)

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