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Did you hear? I joined @Snapchat! For daily updates & behind-the-scenes footage follow: senatorrandpaul on the photo sharing app. I’m sending my first snap tonight.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. asking his fans to add him on Snapchat.

With Paul’s staffing history, I can see this going terribly wrong. And I’m not sure, but it might be some kind of violation of federal law to send unsolicited dick pics to a U.S. Senator. I’ll be curious to see how this plays out and if anyone actually adds him.

Facebook post here:

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Speaking just two days after his speech at historically black Howard University in Washington was criticized by some as condescending, Paul said it was important for Republicans to reach out to African-American voters.

“I also do it because I’m a politician,” he said. “I’m self-interested, I want to get more votes, and we’re not doing very well with the African-American voter.”

Paul acknowledged criticism for the speech he gave at Howard University Wednesday, saying, “I think some think a white person is not allowed to talk about black history … which I think is unfair.”

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. explaining the chilly reception he received at Howard University to The Courier-Journal.

Yes, he did basically blame reverse racism for why an audience at a historically Black college did not welcome his whitesplaining of history.

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Ahem… May we have a word, GOP? Maybe you shouldn’t trot out the dude who criticized the Civil Rights Act as intruding on private business to do outreach to Black voters. Just a thought.

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I can see it now…

Pres. Barack Obama: ”But PLEASE?! Can’t we issue a strike on Sen. Rand Paul? He’s just a junior senator!”
Eric Holder: “Uh, Mr. President, he’s probably not the best test case for drone strikes in America. We should pick a more terroristy person.”
Pres. Barack Obama: “PLEASEEEEEE?!”
Eric Holder: “NO!”

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With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have realize what that implies. It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. It means that you’re going to enslave not only me, but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants who work in my office, the nurses.

Basically, once you imply a belief in a right to someone’s services — do you have a right to plumbing? Do you have a right to water? Do you have right to food? — you’re basically saying you believe in slavery.

I’m a physician in your community and you say you have a right to health care. You have a right to beat down my door with the police, escort me away and force me to take care of you? That’s ultimately what the right to free health care would be.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ken. 

Objectivism… you’re uh, doing it right. And so very wrong. This reminds me of this news brief from The Onion:

CHEYENNE, WY—After attempting to contain a living-room blaze started by a cigarette, card-carrying Libertarian Trent Jacobs reluctantly called the Cheyenne Fire Department Monday. “Although the community would do better to rely on an efficient, free-market fire-fighting service, the fact is that expensive, unnecessary public fire departments do exist,” Jacobs said. “Also, my house was burning down.” Jacobs did not offer to pay firefighters for their service.

Let’s not forget that Ms. Ayn Rand, notable spawner of objectivismserial-killer admirer and speed freak, took Medicare and Social Security at the end of her life. She ultimately died of lung cancer and heart failure, after claiming cigarettes did not cause lung cancer and government warnings about cigarettes were a socialist conspiracy.

I wonder if Dr. Paul up there would be okay with changing the Hippocratic Oath to the Hypocratic Oath? It seems more appropriate. 

gif unrelated, but hilarious


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Son of a bitch…


Sen. Rand Paul is on Fox News saying he’s looked at the writings and “ramblings” of the shooter in Arizona, and he’s confident the shooter is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia.

You are an ophthalmologist, Dr. Paul. You should know, ethically, you are not supposed to practice outside your specialty. This includes patients you have never seen, interviewed or met. 

Imagine you get this phone call: “My vision is blurry, my eyes feel tired and I have a headache. Dr. Paul, is it that my glasses are out of date, am I not getting enough sleep, or could I even be having a stroke?” You’d tell the patient to come in or go to the emergency room, versus diagnosing over the phone, right? Even though you’re an ophthalmologist? You’d want to see the patient, even thought the problem is potentially within your specific specialty? Because anything else would be unethical and negligent.

Yeah, so diagnosing this person on Fox News is even worse. Plus, you’re perpetuating the stereotype that people with schizophrenia, even paranoid schizophrenia, are dangerous. Let’s lay off the armchair psychology, eh? I’ve spent several years working on my undergrad in psychology, and plan to apply to Clinical PhD programs. I won’t prescribe glasses when I’m done, you don’t diagnose mental illness. Deal?


h/t to supersoygrrrl for pointing out he’s kind of an ophthalmologist.

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ThinkProgress » Senator-Elect Rand Paul Breaks Tea Party Pledge, Now Vows To ‘Fight’ For Earmarks



Congressional earmarks has been one of the key targets of the Tea Party’s anti-spending fervor. Angry over the House GOP’s failure to include an earmark moratorium in its “Pledge To America,” Tea Party supporters looked to their Washington outsider candidates to champion their current raison d’être.

One Tea Party hero, Senator-elect Rand Paul (R-KY), jumped on the anti-earmark bandwagon early, making “a ban on wasteful earmark spending in Washington D.C. one of the key points of his campaign” in March. Lambasting lawmakers who opt for “photo-ops with oversized fake cardboard checks,” Paul vowed to “dismantle the culture of professional politicians” even if he “ruffled a lot of establishment feathers” while doing it.


Wow. I’m so fucking shocked </sarcasm> 

(via greenstate)

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Rand Paul, STFU

Rand Paul was saying there’s no rich and poor in America. And that we’re all interconnected. This was in defense of tax cuts for the rich.

Please, magical universe karma - transform Rand Paul into a non-white single mother looking for a job with a sick baby, overdue bills, and with no HS Diploma. Then ask him about the class war concept after he’s lived this life for 365 days. I’ve never lived this life, but I have friends currently living it. Just from my outside perspective, I see it’s hard. 

He needs to as well.

(h/t to Stephen Colbert for his excellent “The Word” segment on this)

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Submitted by beyondtolerance

In response to your post about some of the right wing responses to the activist attack, just an fyi, he’s been identified. No he wasn’t another supporter in disguise. He’s actually a Rand Paul campaign coordinator. Just incase the whole thing wasn’t sickening enough already.

I saw and it’s even more enraging.

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Right Wing Bloggers on Stomping: It Was Faked, It Was Staged, She Deserved It

Comments from right-wing blogs about the curbstomping of a activist by a Rand Paul campaign coordinator…

"This patchouli wearing, no shaving socialist will be the darling of the morning commie news shows tomorrow.


Most likely another MoveOn thug in disguise. Let’s see how fast they find him.


Miss Valle is a professional protestor utilized by, Greenpeace and others. She’s been arrested several times now. She knew rushing Paul would invoke a response by his supporters. Nice that there was a camera RIGHT on the scene to capture this event huh?




I still see nothing wrong.

Next time this happens and someone doesn’t knock the B*tch out, I’ll probably regret, but i’ll crack a smile when her bomb goes off.


Sorry to say it, but Our Idiot President’s stupid rhetoric only inflames these people.


So this protestor who got stomped on was with

And the problem with this is………..?


War is he11. And move on dot org declared war on America a long time ago.

The beeyotch is a professional agitator. Now if she were run over by a D9, that would be newsworthy. But this?

{Tap, tap, tap} Crap, my givead*mn meter’s on the fritz again.


Who the h*ll knows what was in her hands, after all,she could of been trained, er, educated by Ayers for gawd sakes!!!!”

All of you disgust me.

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