Going nowhere though I'm sure. Plagiarism? Come on, that's a nothing charge.
You're so right, r1.
Rand Paul makes Ron Paul look like Abraham Lincoln.
Oh yeah? Well, at least I look unambiguously female.
Oh please, he'll never get off the grift.
Who will be on the Republican ticket in 2016? A Christie and a Cruz? Christie Cruz. Sounds like a stripper. I don't think Christie can win the Presidency with his position on gay marriage. Unless he evolves.
Rand Paul really does need to quit politics and take his old man with him. Old Ron's been making some pretty crazy statements lately. The Tea Party has lost all credibility and the elections yesterday proved it. Even in rural areas.
CRUZ WAS NOT BORN HERE AND HAS NO RIGHT TO RUN.
Fucking birthers will not and should not get their way with this one. Hypocritical scum.
Go run in Canada, asshole.
[quote]Going nowhere though I'm sure. Plagiarism? Come on, that's a nothing charge.
Wrong, R1. Especially wrong when it's plagiarism by Mr. Holier Than Thou, Everyone Else Is A Crook, Ayn Rand Paul.
It forced Joe Biden out of the presidential race in the 80's. It's a serious hit. Whether his political career survives it depends almost entirely on how he handles the scandal. Deflection and minimizing are important but they have to be coupled with the ability to fake humility and regret. Mr. Paul is unable and/or unwilling to do that. He's taking a bad situation and making it worse.
If Chris Christie wasn't such a fat pig, he'd be dancing in the streets.
I really hope he does quit.
LOL Joe Biden is this decades Dan Quail
The 2016 Republican ticket will be whichever Republican triangulates by supporting single-payer healthcare.
The motherlode of votes they'll get for diong this is too large for them to ignore.
Absent that, it'll be Ryan and someone you've never heard of.
Perhaps the stupidest remark I have seen on the DL.
[quote]...Dan Quail. [/quote]
Paul is passive-agressive on a national scale.
Paul was caught on tape during the government shutdown talking about what to say due to polling.
Rand Paul has revealed some serious character flaws in this silly matter. He's shown severe Narcissism in that he's throwing a tantrum when someone's criticized him, even while admitting the fair and relatively-mild criticism is TRUE.
Conservatives wouldn't have given a damn if he copied something, but his falling apart makes him look weak and petulant. It's a long time till 2016 but I hope he's cooked his goose with this tantrum in a teapot.
Rachel Maddow is a raging CUNT!
Fuck that dyke Bitch
Well she got the best of Rand. Kiss her dyke ass, freeper trash!
...and take that ridiculous arugula you call a toupee with you!
Chris Christie is going to try for the nomination and he'll pick that Conservative Latino woman. She was already in New Jersey campaigning with him.
I don't see how, by reporting the facts, she's 'destroying him'.
That's like saying Woodward and Bernstein 'destroyed' Nixon.
These politicians (and so many others: Spitzer, Weiner, etc) destroy themselves. Good reporters just dig up their misdeeds and report it.
As someone who came of age during Watergate, it's heartening to see a new generation of investigative reporters doing their job instead of being lap dogs like they were during the GW Bush administration
r7 there is no fucking way Christie and Cruz would be on the same ticket. Are you fucking nuts?
In truth, he is destroying himself. He can't take the heat so he needs to get out of the kitchen.
He plagiarized, got caught, personally attacked the messenger, other incidents arose, he threatened to duel original messenger, more incidents arise, he threatens to quit.
What a baby.
It's obvious from his wig that Rand Paul has poor judgment.
Imagine, if you will, President Obama having been indisputably caught plagiarizing.
What would Rand Paul say about that?
Faux News would go ballistic.
He would be impeached.
He's been spoiled and pampered all his life.
He is the Son of Paul, people!
Destined for libertarian greatness!
[quote]It forced Joe Biden out of the presidential race in the 80's. It's a serious hit.
It was a different time and his supporters don't care - it's too logical, like science. He may quit and melt down, but if he wants to run for President still and not change the message, he will.
Evangelicals don't believe in reason - they have faith. If you don't agree with them it is because you don't have faith and are doomed. You are against them due to the work of the Devil.
What they don't realize is that the voices they hear they believe to be God are, most probably, the opposite.
Paul - Biden
Apples - Oranges
Different circumstances entirely.
I'd like them all to quit politics.
F&F for R18 and R19 ... we don't need that homophobic misogynistic crap here, thanks.
Where's the Megyn Kelly fangurl at?
trying on her underwear
Yet virtually no coverage on the millions of people who have seen their health insurance policies get cancelled.
Hey, at least she is focused on the right priorities!
Now can she please start on Gov. Chris Crisco.
too soon, she will.
R35, there has been a ton of coverage of cancelled policies.
Ron and Rand have racists and dimwits "writing" for them, whom they like to blame when the writings come to light. Seems like they can't manage their "writers'" very well.
He's a wimp- what a baby! But worse, he is a phony- not just the plagarism but his so called opthamology practice where he is board certified by his own board. Anyone who sees him as a patient is a fool, as is he. A fraud.
He's obviously not very bright.
You idiots are desperate to give Maddow some kind of bump.
Try pulling your panties down and humping the TV.
r41, how old are you?
Fuck off R20. You fucking turd burglar.
How did he end-up in Kentucky? Born in Pittsburgh, raised in Texas.
Is it like the Bushes: you pick a state where you think you can win and just move there?
[quote]...and take that ridiculous arugula you call a toupee with you!
Hey now, R21, why you wanna beat up on arugula like that? It's a delicious and slightly peppery addition to many scrumptious snacks.
The same cannot be said for Mr. Paul's head possum.
I adore Rachel Maddow. She has a great way of setting up her stories, especially those that point out hypocrisy of politicians as times change.
Rachel reported last night that Ken Cuccinelli, acting as atty general, had drawn up plans to throw Bob McDonnell out of the governor's mansion.
On what basis? For accepting bribes.
That's rich, because Ken Cuccinelli also accepted gifts & cash from the CEO who bribed McDonnell.
Poor Faux viewers will never know about, what Rachel termed, the "Cucci Coup" plan.
Another section of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s 2012 book Government Bullies appears to be plagiarized from an article by a think tank scholar, as well as a section of a speech copied from a conservative chain email.
As BuzzFeed previously reported, parts of the book were plagiarized from a variety of sources, including the Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute and a Forbes article.
As was the case with other instances, Paul includes a link to the work in his book’s footnotes, but does not note that the language itself was taken from the source.
Here’s Cato scholar Timothy Sandefur of the Pacific Legal Foundation in Regulation Magazine in an article on wetlands.
Congress enacts broadly worded statutes threatening devastating penalties for vaguely worded violations—and leaves administrative officials the discretion to fill in the details.
And here’s how Paul wrote it:
Congress enacts broadly worded statutes threatening devastating penalties for vaguely worded violations— and leaves administrative officials to then muddy the law through drawn-out litigation with the discretion to fill in the details.
Here’s how a line appeared in a conservative chain email dating back to 2003 about a billion dollars:
A billion seconds ago it was 1959. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes.
Here’s how Paul delivered it in floor remarks on Social Security:
A billion seconds, ago I was in high school. A billion minutes ago, Jesus was alive. A billion hours ago, we were in the Stone Age. But a billion dollars ago at the rate the government spends it, was only a few minutes ago.
The book’s publisher, Center Street, said Tuesday it will update future printings to include attributions to the Heritage Foundation and Cato Institute.
“We are informed that the material used from the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute was used with permission, which was indicated in the source notes at the end of the book,” said Rolf Zettersten, the senior vice president and publisher of Center Street. “To avoid any future misunderstanding, future printings will include the attribution in the narrative.”
The Kentucky senator’s office said this week they will implement a new “approval process” to ensure proper citation in the future.