Rand Paaul, one of the only Republicans running for president who actually had some sensible things to say, found out the hard way that sensibility in today’s Republican party takes you nowhere.
The Kentucky Senator was forced to end his presidential campaign due to a lack of support from the GOP base.
“It’s been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House,” Paul said in statement.
“The fight is far from over,” he said. “I will continue to carry the torch for Liberty in the United States Senate and I look forward to earning the privilege to represent the people of Kentucky for another term.”
Chalk up another win for the ignorant.
If I had to pick sides in this fight over Ted Cruz’s Canadian birth to an American mother, and whether that Canadian Birth qualifies Cruz as a “Natural Born” American, I will definitely side with Rand Paul.
Paul is one of the more sensible people on the Republican side running for president, sensible probably because he is not really a Republican, but a libertarian.
Paul went on Fox News today and answered the question that lawyers and constitionalists have wondered about ever since Ted Cruz entered the Republican presidential nomination contest – whether or not Cruz was a natural born American citizen. Rand Paul’s answer took the confusion out of the issue and simplified it enough that even the Supreme Court would understand.
“Cruz is a natural-born Canadian,” Paul said. “He was naturally born there. The question is, can you be natural-born Canadian and natural-born American at the same time? Maybe, but I think the courts will have to decide it, because it’s never really been decided.”
Still confused? That’s the problem. Sometimes we look at the simplest of issues and confuse the hell out of them. If Ted Cruz was born in Canada, then he is a Natural Born Canadian with an American mother. It’s really not that confusing.
Now, a lot of people don’t like the new trade deal by the Obama administration and 11 other countries, and like Donald Trump ignorantly showed in tonight’s debate, a lot of people don’t like the deal although they have no clue about what the deal entails.
In tonight’s debate, Donald Trump was answering a question about TPP, and he went on a rampage talking about China and how they are using the deal to “manipulate their currency” and how much he hates the deal because “it is a deal designed to allow China to come in, as they always do, through the back door.” After spitting his nonsense for well over the allotted time, Rand Paul casually chimed in with, “we might want to point out that China is not part of the deal.”
Trump had nothing else to say.
The law in Kentucky was as clear as day! No one was allowed to run for two political offices at the same time. And everyone understood that law and did the grown-up thing of deciding what office they wanted to run for. But here comes Rand Paul with his greedy plan to run for the Republican nomination for president AND – at the same time – run for re-election to the Senate.
Yes, the rule is clear. But over the weekend, the Republican controlled government in Kentucky broke the law to allow one of their own to run for two offices at once. How? With an overwhelming 111 to 36 vote to change the presidential nomination election in Kentucky to a regular caucus vote and to hold that vote earlier than usual – on March 5 next year.
“I applaud the Republican Party of Kentucky on their decision to hold a caucus in the upcoming Republican presidential cycle,” Paul said in a statement. “The people of Kentucky deserve a voice as the GOP chooses their next nominee, and holding a caucus will ensure that Kentucky is relevant and participates early in the process.”
“I am also grateful for the Republican Party’s trust in me, allowing me to run for re-election to the U.S. Senate and seek the nomination for the Presidency of the United States,” Paul said.
Can you imagine if a Kentucky Democrat had even thought of breaking the law to further his or her own selfish political ambitions? All Republican hell would break loose!
These are the people hired to help run the Rand Paul presidential campaign. Somehow, I’m not surprised that this is the impulse of this Republican campaign staffer.
The incident happened at a Rand Paul campaign event in New Hampshire.
Yes, if there is a debate going on there are obviously those who are for and against something, and yes, in the case of vaccinating children against measles and the like, those for vaccination are usually liberals and those against it are usually Republicans and conservatives – you know, the science deniers.
Stewart however, managed to find a liberal in California who appear against the idea of vaccination. When asked if she had her kids vaccinated against measles – over 100 cases diagnosed since January 2015 – she thought for a while and then answered, “kinda.” Stewart of course, had some words for this woman.
But he also had something to say about the likes of Rand Paul and Chris Christie who both appeared in separate clips touting “personal freedom” as reasons not to vaccinate children. But it was the way Stewart ended the segment that left a lasting impression… at least on me.
In breaking down the reason to vaccinate, Jon Stewart likened America to an old farm house out in the middle of nowhere, and he compared measles as zombies trying to get into the house. The only way to keep these zombies out of the house was to board up the doors and windows. Everyone in the house was responsible for boarding up their area, but there was one lady from California who read somewhere that zombies will not come in, so she left here windows and doors unprotected.
Zombies, ah, measles made their way inside, infecting or eating all the survivors, just because one idiot failed to vaccinate! Get it?
Watch the video.
Dr. Rand Paul is a Republican running for President in 2016. That said, Rand Paul is running around the country telling people that “many” children have developed “profound mental disorders” after getting vaccinations.
Dr. Rand Paul is running trying to be the next president of the United States! O.M.G!
FactCheck.org looked into this claim by the doctor and has determined that Paul is one doctor who doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about!
There is no evidence that any currently recommended vaccine causes brain damage or other mental disorders in otherwise healthy children. Severe reactions do occur but are extremely rare.
Vaccine safety has become a central topic in recent weeks as a measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in California has spread. Between Jan. 1 and Jan. 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 102 people had confirmed cases of measles, a disease that the CDC declared “eliminated” from the United States in 2000 because of the highly effective vaccine. In recent years, a small but growing number of parents have avoided the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine because of fears related to debunked and fraudulent science.
Paul, a Republican from Kentucky who is considering a 2016 presidential bid and who also formerly was a practicing physician, said on CNBC that vaccines could cause serious problems in children.
Paul, Feb. 2: I have heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines.
The senator’s office was unable to provide a single example of a vaccine causing a mental disorder; nor did his office provide any information on the specific type or types of mental disorders or vaccines that caused disorders to which Paul was referring. We contacted several experts on immunizations, however, and all of them agreed that there are no such links between common vaccines and mental disorders.