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Rachel Maddow: Rand Paul Threatens To Quit Politics

She's destroying him. His collapse is almost complete!

by Anonymousreply 4911/10/2013


by Anonymousreply 211/07/2013

Rand Paul makes Ron Paul look like Abraham Lincoln.

by Anonymousreply 411/07/2013

Oh yeah? Well, at least I look unambiguously female.

by Anonymousreply 511/07/2013

Oh please, he'll never get off the grift.

by Anonymousreply 611/07/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 711/07/2013


Fucking birthers will not and should not get their way with this one. Hypocritical scum.

Go run in Canada, asshole.

by Anonymousreply 811/07/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 911/07/2013

I really hope he does quit.

by Anonymousreply 1011/07/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1211/07/2013

[R11] Perhaps the stupidest remark I have seen on the DL.

by Anonymousreply 1311/07/2013

[quote]...Dan Quail. [/quote]

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 1411/07/2013

Paul is passive-agressive on a national scale.

by Anonymousreply 1511/07/2013

Paul was caught on tape during the government shutdown talking about what to say due to polling.

by Anonymousreply 1611/08/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1711/08/2013

Well she got the best of Rand. Kiss her dyke ass, freeper trash!

by Anonymousreply 2011/08/2013

...and take that ridiculous arugula you call a toupee with you!

by Anonymousreply 2111/08/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2211/08/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 2311/08/2013

r7 there is no fucking way Christie and Cruz would be on the same ticket. Are you fucking nuts?

by Anonymousreply 2411/08/2013


by Anonymousreply 2511/08/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2611/08/2013

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.

Total hypocrisy

by Anonymousreply 2711/08/2013

He's been spoiled and pampered all his life.

He is the Son of Paul, people!

Destined for libertarian greatness!

by Anonymousreply 2811/08/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2911/08/2013

I'd like them all to quit politics.

by Anonymousreply 3111/08/2013

F&F for R18 and R19 ... we don't need that homophobic misogynistic crap here, thanks.

by Anonymousreply 3211/08/2013

Where's the Megyn Kelly fangurl at?

by Anonymousreply 3311/08/2013

trying on her underwear

by Anonymousreply 3411/08/2013

Now can she please start on Gov. Chris Crisco.

by Anonymousreply 3611/08/2013

too soon, she will.

by Anonymousreply 3711/08/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3811/08/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3911/08/2013

He's obviously not very bright.

by Anonymousreply 4011/08/2013

r41, how old are you?

by Anonymousreply 4211/08/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 4411/08/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4511/08/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4611/08/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4711/08/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4811/10/2013

Actually, r35, a couple of weeks ago, her entire show was dedicated to Obamacare "horror stories" plus a bit on repeal of the voting rights act. There's been more, easily found on Google.

by Anonymousreply 4911/10/2013
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