Skip to comments.Rand Paulís Loopy Ascent (In which the NYT tries to get me to like the KY senator)
Posted on 03/26/2013 3:51:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
When youve got loons the likes of Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin fluttering about, I suppose its easy not to seem like such a wacko bird yourself.
Is that why Rand Paul is flying high right now? Or is it because he followed his 13-hour_filibuster that knee-defeating, bladder-defying moment in the Senate sun by showing a few of his less florid feathers? Either way, he has managed, with remarkable speed, to migrate to the foreground of Republican politics. You could almost lose sight of what an albatross he really is.
Today hes singing the moderate song of immigration reform, and that dirge about drones, which had a valid bass note despite its alarmist melody, struck chords across the political spectrum.
But Pauls greatest hits include a denunciation of Medicare as socialism, a recommendation of stopping foreign aid to a few key allies, and the insistent introduction of Patriot Act amendments so loopy that one of them netted all of 10 votes from the 95 senators present while another garnered a whopping total of 4.
As Jennifer Steinhauer noted in The Times right after he peddled those clunkers, he had seemingly relocated to Washington less to make laws than points.
Now hes making headlines and waves, and not as a Tea Party curiosity but as a Republican Party lodestar, someone discussed seriously as a possible force in the 2016 presidential primaries. He was tapped just last week to be the featured speaker at the approaching Lincoln Day Dinner in Iowa. Theres an important caucus in that state, youll recall.
Paul personifies the G.O.P.s curse right now. Although it needs to re-establish its bearings in the mainstream, many of the Republicans making the biggest splashes are rowing in from strange tributaries, and the establishment cant seem to stop the tide.......
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The libretard comments at the end of the article are priceless.
The 40 IQ sophomoric neanderthal cranks at the NYT are losing it. Irrelevancy, anyone?
Now, how do we communicate that the NYT is irrelevant to the surrender monkeys at the GOP headquarters?
I betcha Frank Bruni takes it up the keister from Haitian immigrants.
Its just the NY Slimes being the NY Slimes.
That’s a sucker bet.
He must. Lest the hive denounce him as being racist.
About the author:
Frank Anthony Bruni is an American journalist. He was the chief restaurant critic of The New York Times, a position he held from 2004 to 2009. In May 2011, he became the first openly gay Op-Ed columnist of The New York Times.
The MSM likes to tell us who to support, usually as soon as they lean left on some major issues like immigration
And Frank Rich was the chief theater critic for the Times.
There's a pattern here...
Frank Bruni, New York Times
There would be less lisps. Maybe.