Koched-out Rand Paul says Republicans are “Winning” Like Charlie Sheen

paul-winningYou know the wheels are coming off when Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is referencing Charlie Sheen and “winning,” as if he’s just now catching up to 2011.  Because that’s exactly what he did during an appearance before an audience of the Liberty Political Action Committee.

After a week where the Republican party has been in absolute turmoil over their child-like antics to try to defund the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) Rand Paul just came off as very desperate:

“Does anybody remember Charlie Sheen when he was kind of going crazy and he was going around, jumping around saying ‘Winning, winning, we’re winning.’  Well I kind of feel like that, we are winning.  And I’m not on any drugs.”

Well, he might not be on cocaine, but he definitely seems to be on Koch if he believes the Republican party is “winning” in their futile attempt to defund Obamacare.

After all, someone had to be on something to make these ridiculous anti-Obamacare ads.

I guess the fact that our nation would blame Republicans more than Democrats if our government were to get shutdown (or if we were to default on our debt) doesn’t factor into his “winning” position.

He went on to say Americans “are with us on these issues.”

Elections apparently mean nothing to Republicans.  Less than a year ago the American people overwhelmingly re-elected President Obama while giving more power back to Democrats in Congress—that’s the complete opposite of the American people being with Republicans on the issues.

Especially when Republicans are caught lying time after time about the Affordable Care Act.  Of course millions of Americans are going to have fear and uncertainty about a law which Republicans have spent years creating fear and uncertainty over. 

But if this is what Rand Paul considers “winning,” I would sure love to see what the guy considers losing.

Because while people like him and Texas Senator Ted Cruz spent the better part of the summer pushing for a government shutdown, in a pointless attempt to try to defund Obamacare, neither apparently understood the negativity that kind of rhetoric would have on the GOP.

That, or they just didn’t care.  Let’s face it, the only reason Paul and Cruz are even in the Senate is to try to use that position to propel themselves into the White House.  So they’re far more concerned with positioning themselves to win a Republican presidential primary than they are acting like rational Senators.

So while Paul might believe Republicans are “winning” and claims he’s saying that without the influence of drugs, when looking at the irrational and radical policies he supports—he’s definitely under the influence of Koch.  And when it comes to making rational decisions for the “good of the people,” that’s just as dangerous as any drug known to humanity.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Pat

    These self-serving jerks have made politics about, “winning over President Obama”, rather than doing what is best for our country. Now we have to worry about a “government shutdown” and how that will affect Americans. How much more of this do we have to take from this clearly incompetent bunch? I am one stressed-out American citizen!

  • Derek Pryor

    He “kind of feels like that”. How inspiring…

    And which Americans is he talking about? If he means the old, white Republicans and the Tea Party terrorists, then he’s right.

    • strayaway

      Real Clear Politics has a poll titled “Public Approval of Health Care Law”. It is a compilation of five major polls from 9/4 – 9/15. Averaging the five polls resulted in 38.7% of Americans for/favor the law, while 52.2% oppose. Perhaps, Rand Paul is talking about the 52.2% of Americans. There was no breakdown regarding age or race or a terrorist category. CNN is now reporting that three of the Kenyan terrorists were from the US. It will be interesting to find out if they were members of the Tea Party.

      • jazzychow

        Do you understand a significant portion of the 52.2 don’t like the law because they feel it doesn’t go far enough? They wanted a public option or single payer. That does not mean they don’t want the law in place at all,

      • strayaway

        You may be right but the collective poll measured those who were “for/favor” the Health Care Law vs. those “against/opposed”. Knowing what happened to Vermont when it tried to create its own single payer plan but ran into corporatist national Health Care bureaucrats, it is possible that some of those polled now oppose Obamacare which was an impediment in the way of a truly affordable state single payer system. I suggest looking up that article at real Clear Politics.

  • Charlie

    What is he listening to, or talking to, The Republican party is dissolving into a band of small minded, white rich men club.

    • Suzie

      Let’s hope it dissolves to the point of not relevant……………

  • strayaway

    Not sure what the Koch connection is with Rand Paul. Did he take donations from the Kochs? Proof? My best guess is that the Kochs have financed the Tea Party and Rand Paul is often identified as being Tea Party; something associative like that.

    Rand Paul, however, has stated that Obamcare probably can’t be defeated and that there is little that Republicans can do from keeping Obamacare from going into effect. He suggests that Republicans instead could use votes in the House and Senate to make some compromises on Obamacare. This might be a better policy because major unions are complaining about how Obamacare is affecting its members and other groups are requesting delays in implementation. If Democrats did compromise and Obamacare doesn’t work out, they could then blame its failure on Republicans. Democrats should really consider this option. Besides, any ill effects of Obamacare could better be put off until after the 2014 elections.

    • Aloanstar

      Why don’t the Republicans just leave it alone and if it turns out to be the big failure they have predicted, then the Dems look bad and the GOP looks good. I think that is the problem. It is more like what Karl Rove believes….if they can just delay it until the GOP wins the WH again, they can get rid of it. I mean, honestly?? Shutting down the government isn’t the way to win the hearts or votes of the American people…..doing your job is. Ted Cruz was elected, not because he is so loved or respected, but because Texas districts are so gerrymandered. Why the House Republicans want to follow the gang of Ted and his 79 minions down this path could only be because that is where the money is. If you follow the money it will lead directly to the Koch brothers.

  • Lyola M Roeske Shafer

    Unintended hilarity coupled with tragic arrogant ignorance is my description of Rand Paul

  • Ken Laughlin

    What a threesome….. Paul, Palin, Cruz…. And mentioning a threesome…. these three are trying to screw the American people any way they can.

    • gemma liar

      don’t forget my favorite regressive,,,, michelle “pissed off at life for no breasts” malkin

  • theabby

    “Does anybody remember Charlie Sheen when he was kind of going crazy and he was going around, jumping around saying ‘Winning, winning, we’re winning.’ Well I kind of feel like that, we are winning. And I’m not on any drugs.”
    Maybe he should be on medication.

    • Lisa Bruner

      There is no medication for stupid and greedy!

  • TropicDave173

    “And I’m not on any drugs”.

    You don’t have to be, Rand, because you’re an idiot. And no medication can help that.

  • kissyface

    no need for drugs when you’re high on Koch