John McCain didn’t know how correct he was when in the spring of 2017 he said to the Senate, “The senator from Kentucky is working for Vladimir Putin,” causing Rand Paul to drop his mic and exit the chamber. That day the topic was allowing Montenegro into NATO. Today the topic is considerably more existential. Paul is hell bent on gaslighting his constituents and anybody else who will listen that COVID-19 is no big deal and this is happening concurrently with Mitch McConnell taking out ads encouraging people to get vaccinated.
In those ads McConnell cites his own bout with polio as a child and talks about how it took decades to develop a vaccine against the crippling disease. By contrast, McConnell says, “take advantage of this miracle,” of COVID vaccines readily available and free. Maybe McConnell better take his junior senator and fellow Republican aside and speak with him, because here’s the lunacy he’s spewing.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Covid-19) https://t.co/FpaKAd9ig4
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 9, 2021
“Do I sound fed up to you?” No, you sound insane. This is incredible that Paul is going to these lengths.
I’m sure “why” is what you’re mind is screaming now, as you recover from watching this. My best guess is that it’s part of the Government As Bogeyman talking point that Reagan started back in the day. The party of law and order is telling you not to listen to your elected government, which of course raises the question, “then what good is a democratically elected representative government?” I don’t have the answer, ask a Republican. This is flat out anti-American, anti-science, dangerous as hell bat guano thinking.
Paul’s coming up for election in 2022. Let’s start working now on getting his Democratic opponent Charles Booker elected. Rand Paul is a menace to society.