February 4, 2015 8:07 am -

[su_right_ad]For several years now, those of us who’ve been following the political career of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) have noticed that he’s not the brave, principled destroyer of the left/right paradigm. Rather, he’s a melange of several related ingredients:

1) A dash of Ron Paul’s loopiness.
2) Stir in some states’ rights nullificationism.
3) Toss with a tinfoil hat full of conspiracy theories.
3) And serve on a waffle-shaped bed of flip-floppery.

Fortunately for him, the general public and cable news haven’t really noticed all four things blended together and dumped into a cartoon-sized bowl of crazy until this week.

The vaccination debate, which shouldn’t be debate at all, has finally exposed to the public and press the true nature of Rand Paul’s fringe extremism. If you’re not a fan of Rand Paul, his year couldn’t have started any worse, and as the Klieg lights grow brighter his status as a serious 2016 contender are fading away.

In the wake of President Obama’s remarks in which he recommended parents vaccinate their children, Rand Paul announced that vaccinations are an “issue of freedom“:

“I’ve heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines,” he said. “I think the parents should have some input. The state doesn’t own your children. Parents own the children, and it is an issue of freedom.”

That right there is Ron Paul-meets-big-government-meets-conspiracy-theorist quackery. No, there isn’t any medical evidence linking “mental disorders” to vaccines. All we need now is an awkward flip-flop and we’ve completed the Rand Paul Tetralogy.

And there it is. I’m sure… CONTINUE READING

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

6 responses to Rand Paul’s Wacky Conspiracy Theorist Tendencies Are Finally Exposed To The Press And General Public

  1. Mike February 4th, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Seriously…? There isn’t enough room on the server to list all of Paul’s ridiculous wing nut conspiracies or hateful idiotic statements…I’ll just list my favorite.
    He believes the Civil Right’s Act “…took away business owners right to refuse service to Black patrons”…well yea….I thought that was the point…He continues “…they should have the right to refuse service to anyone they choose…”
    Your turn

    • alpacadaddy February 4th, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      That wacky Rando, what a character! He doesn’t need the ‘liberal media’ to help him look crazy, he seems to do just fine every time he opens his mouth!

    • tracey marie February 4th, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      standard white supremacist believe, the right to associate with whomever you want, in their case, whites the superior race.

      • viva_democracy February 4th, 2015 at 4:23 pm

        But…but…but…he has black friends.

        • bpollen February 5th, 2015 at 12:53 am

          God bless Photoshop!

  2. viva_democracy February 4th, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    “I’ve heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines,” he said.

    He basically went all Michele Bachmann here:

    ‘After criticizing Texas Gov. Rick Perry for mandating a vaccine for school girls, Rep. Michele Bachmann added some scary charges: She claimed to have just met a woman whose daughter suffered mental retardation from the vaccine, that it has “very dangerous consequences” and that it puts “little children’s lives at risk.”‘