Rand Paul Mocks Hurricane Sandy Victims, Eliminates Any Chance at a Presidential Bid

randpaulidiotThere are inappropriate statements, there are disgusting statements—and then there’s what Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said while responding to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s comments about Paul’s “dangerous brand of libertarianism.”

A few days ago Governor Christie made comments attacking Paul’s brand of libertarianism.  Christie called it dangerous, and challenged Paul’s positions on our national security—essentially calling his positions concerning how our nation battles terrorism naive and ignorant

Well, Paul decided to respond.

While speaking at a fundraiser in Tennessee, Paul said about Christie and New York Representative Peter King, “They’re precisely the same people who are unwilling to cut the spending, and their ‘Gimme, gimme, gimme—give me all my Sandy money now.’  Those are the people who are bankrupting the government and not letting enough money be left over for national defense.”

Apparently to Rand Paul, people who’ve lost their homes and have had their lives destroyed by a massive natural disaster are just people who want the government to, “gimme, gimme, gimme—give them all their Sandy money.”  To Paul, they are a big part of the reason why we’re not leaving enough money for our national defense.

Excuse me?  Our defense budget dwarfs every other nation on earth.  In fact, our defense budget is bigger than that of the next 13 nations—combined

Adequate funding is definitely not an issue when it comes to our national defense.

But even beyond his apparent ignorance as it pertains to just how much we spend on national defense, these comments by Paul are absolutely reprehensible.

Hurricane Sandy destroyed homes and ruined lives.  For many who were impacted by the storm, the funding they received from our government was the difference between their children eating or starving, between shelter and homelessness—between life and death.

Yet Rand Paul has the nerve to mock those Americans who asked for help following this storm.  He had the audacity to try and claim that our bloated national defense budget lacks funding because we were too busy spending money—helping Americans.

If some kind of natural disaster devastated the citizens of Kentucky, I wonder just how fast this pompous ass (excuse my language) would be calling President Obama for “expedited help” from the government.

But like with most Republicans, when it’s money they want or need—then that’s not wasteful spending.  It’s “vital for the health of Americans”—and of course their political career next time they’re up for re-election.

The good news, however, for sane Republicans (yes, I’m convinced they do still exist) and of course Democrats—these comments all but eliminate Rand Paul from having any chance at ever becoming President.

He’s already had enough controversy surrounding him with how he once insinuated that the Civil Rights Act is unconstitutional, and he’s proven over and over again how he subscribes to the most radical of right-wing ideologies.  But mocking victims of a natural disaster — a borderline national disaster — is a line you simply cannot cross if you ever want to stand any realistic chance at becoming President.

Now while I’m sure there are still millions of his followers who would vote for him no matter what, those people don’t create Presidents.  If they did, his dad Ron Paul would have been President a long time ago.  But as it stands, Ron Paul couldn’t even beat Mitt Romney for the Republican Presidential nomination.  Everybody remembers Romney, right?  Possibly the worst Presidential candidate in the last 30 years.  Yeah, Ron Paul couldn’t even beat him, and quite honestly didn’t even come close to beating him for the nomination.

However, mocking victims of a tragedy to simply try and take a cheap shot at a probable opponent for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination—that’s something the vast majority of Americans simply will not tolerate, forgive or forget.

And that’s exactly what Rand Paul did.

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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  • JLWAwesomesauce

    Interesting little note for all you out there who scream about needing more defense spending, if the USA cut 85% of its military funding, it would still have the biggest military budget in the world.

    • Larry Williams

      Yup, as it stands if we cut the military funding we still have superiority on land, air and sea..The things these racist, egotistic, moronic, selfish people no longer surprise me, if they go a week without insulting or plain assaulting people rights and lifestyles would probably be a sign of Hell about to freeze over.

      • Daddycool67

        This seems more like a case of:

        “Hi … I’m Rand Paul. And I don’t have the first clue about almost anything government related that I decide to talk about.”

    • Eric Willard

      Broken fing records like you are so pathetic. Why don’t you scream Benghazi and whack it to Rush Limbaugh broadcasts?

      • doobz

        Wow. I do believe you’ve reached a brand new height (depth?) of utter cluelessness.

      • Dana Seilhan

        Dude, I think he was siding with *you*.

    • artisanr

      Libertarians: freedumb is best handled by having no government, except for living in a police state controlled by the military.

      • Dana Seilhan

        Except when the cops ticket or arrest them. It’s OK if they do that to brown people though.

  • Aaron

    blah blah blah. horrible article.

    • David Fowler

      Republi-Fascist Pig, much?

    • Jakson

      What do you have against capitalization?

      • Cory Simenson

        it gets the point across faster.

      • donschneider

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha !

    • ziggywiggy

      Blah, blah, blah. Horrible comment. There fixed it for you.

  • Mark Allen Tunney

    None of these pukes have a chance. Maybe Christie or Jeb for GOP nomination. Hillary will wipe up the floor with both of them.

    • robingee

      I hope you’re right! But there are so many stupid people out there… it worries me.

      • donschneider

        I am afraid there is more truth in what you say than we all realize !

      • Joe Benten

        I realize it I just hope allot of those stupid people die off before 2016 comes around! They are getting older every second!

      • Kenneth C. Fingeret

        Hello robingee,

        They are not to blame because they were bred that way. See the rethug breeding program (same as the Nazi breeding program for the super Nazi)!

    • Jake8876

      Christie is a centrist Republican who finally has the guts to stand up to the ignorant Teapublican morons. I hope others follow suit and bring back the former Republican party of Eisenhower and Bill Buckley. Sure they had their agendas but they were willing to debate and compromise, which today’s Teapublicans would never do.
      Christie would make an excellent candidate but I don’t think the population would trust anyone but a Democrat in a national election. Hillary Clinton has the background and experience to make an excellent president.

      • Mark Allen Tunney

        Lifelong Democrat here. But something about Christie’s frankness and sense of honesty, makes me take a look, then another. I like the guy.

      • Daddycool67

        i kind of like the guy too.
        Because he’s more like a democrat than a republican.

        But he still has a few conservative qualities that I can’t support.

      • Alexis Betancourt

        He’s a bully.

      • Alexis Betancourt

        Don’t let him fool you. I am from NJ. Christie is a republican through and through. Not just as mean as the TP. He took away our property tax rebates that lower income people, and seniors needed, messed with women’s healthcare, wants to give vouchers to charter and private schools and disrupted our school system. Pretty soon he will be coming after our right to choose.

      • Mark Allen Tunney

        Good to know, Alexis. My research has only been Sandy and the interaction with Obama. Maybe he is like all the rest of them. Thanks again.

      • turtlemother

        hmm, Alexis, do you know that there were stupid college students who signed a petition for 4th trimester ( no I am not mis-typing) abortions? (i.e. infanticide)

      • Dana Seilhan

        That’s not an abortion because it’s not ending a pregnancy. That’s what’s being aborted, you know. Pregnancy is a process and “to abort” means “to stop.” So to speak of a 4th trimester abortion is nonsensical.

      • Dana Seilhan

        Put another way, they were dumb for signing the petition, but you’re dumber yet to think it means anything.

      • CherMoe

        Just when you think there’s some decency to the guy and that you like him a little, he flip-flops. Too much like Mitt Romney in the flip-flopping area. He does sometimes almost seem honest, then turns around and pulls a nasty. Not sure I could trust him.

      • Mark Allen Tunney

        CherMoe, thanks for the info, and thoughts.

      • Daddycool67

        The repub party is not coming back.
        It’s dead.

        Dead things don’t come back.

      • Carlos J. Matos

        I beg to differ. The Republican Party is back in undeath, resurrected by a magical, poisonous tea.

      • Dana Seilhan

        Or What’s-His-Name survived somehow and made Inferi out of the lot of them.

      • Ester Anderson

        I’m a Democrat, but if I was to vote Republican, which I have done before, my vote would be for Christie, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are owned by the Tea Party, they don’t have a prayer, they hate everyone that’s not one of them

      • Dana Seilhan

        I’d vote for someone like Olympia Snowe. I admire that Christie can occasionally get it right but he doesn’t do it often enough that I’d want him in the White House.

      • neddycat

        I don’t see anyone in the Republican party who could win the Presidential election – they just got no one. But the problem is that the way they’ve gerrymandered their districts, most of them are perfectly safe. So I fear we will see the same sh*t out of Congress for the next 12 years. And it will only change THEN if we manage to get enough Dems elected at the local level to change the maps.

  • Anon

    Don’t punish Ron for his ignorant son’s mistakes! (I am not a republican! Ewww)

  • Dave Demsey

    Let’s give Rand a hand for having the sense to realise that he has no future chance of becoming president. He knows his mouth will never stop talking crap so why pretend?

  • christian_707

    I missed the part where Rand Paul mocked hurricane Sandy victims…? what a lousy article

    • Dale Toy

      That’s okay. No one expects those with limited I.Q.s to be able to comprehend adult reading materials. Have you considered Dolly Parton’s program? Her free books for toddlers might be a bit advanced for you, but someone who reads on a third grade level can always help you out.

      • christian_707

        look who’s talking… insulting an unknown person on the internet of having a limited I.Q. based on no fact and nothing else but political bias and close-mindedness. You must be so proud.

      • Glenna Jones-Kachtik

        Well, anyone with reading comprehension skills can see where he mocked the victims of Sandy…..

        “They’re precisely the same people who are unwilling to cut the spending, and their ‘Gimme, gimme,
        gimme—give me all my Sandy money now.’ Those are the people who are bankrupting the government and not letting enough money be left over for national defense”.

        That seems pretty much like mocking to me. Of course, what do I know – I wish they would just spend 1/2 of the bloated defense budget on education.

        “ElDudereno”: Yeah, the Republicans WANT YOU to believe that they didn’t vote for it because of what they considered “pork” but they would have voted for it if it was “Their Pork” & they wanted to tie it to tax cuts for billionaires. It was one of the only times in HISTORY that I remember Congress saying “well, we can’t put out money for disaster relief unless we have some revenue programs….” I can guarantee you if it had been one of THEIR states, none of them would have said anything but they would have begged. Go ahead, switch sides…you probably left the Democrats a long time ago.

      • boatload

        While speaking at a fundraiser in Tennessee, Paul said ***about Christie and New York Representative Peter King***,

      • Brenda

        I missed that part too. I think this is about one of the stupidest article I have read in a long time. About the only thing that can top the stupidness of this article is one about all of the “good” Hillary has done. But you people go right on believing everything the Dems and the media tell you and when you end up in an American concentration camp or your family gets wiped out, you will have only yourself to blame because you were warned.

      • CarpeNutella

        I’ve been hearing about these FEMA concentration camps since Hurricane Katrina. Where are they? When will the tinfoil hat brigade realize how ridiculous this is?

      • ‘Gimme, gimme, gimme—give me all my Sandy money now.’

      • donschneider

        You are the strongest example of what has gone awry in our society that I have ever seen ! I do believe your tin foil hat is more than slightly askew !

      • Joe Benten

        She didn’t use tin foil, it was waxed paper and it melted over her face so she isn’t getting enough air to that gopper brain of hers!

      • Yoly

        ^^^^^ Paid troll

      • Dale Toy

        And the inevitable nazi reference from a Libertarian. Not even one of the moderately intelligent ones, either. When will you brain-dead teabillies understand that nazism is CONSERVATIVE ideology? In spite of the National Socialist name, nazism is the ideological polar opposite of socialism.

        For the intellectually challenged, here’s where he said it : “They’re precisely the same people who are unwilling to cut the spending, and their ‘Gimme, gimme, gimme—give me all my Sandy money now.’”

        Yes, that comment is a very thinly veiled mocking of Sandy victims. I suppose the fact he aimed it at the politicians who accepted the Sandy relief aid makes it too subtle for you. Of course, if he’d said, “Sandy victims are worthless crap…except for the ones who are worth a few million,” you still wouldn’t see where he’d said anything negative about them. It’s called, “willful ignorance,” and it’s a disease of right-wing nutjobs. you can cure it by learning to give a damn about your fellow human beings, but that happens all too rarely.

      • Rev. Janell Smith

        LOL! Good one!

    • patchbran

      ok, helen keller…

      • MaBriggs

        I was going to mention how one has to read the article to get the story not just look at the photos.

    • dave.lefevre

      “gimmie all the Sandy money.” Pretty direct there.

    • Mali Benvenutti

      “While speaking at a fundraiser in Tennessee, Paul said about Christie and New York Representative Peter King, “They’re precisely the same people who are unwilling to cut the spending, and their ‘Gimme, gimme, gimme—give me all my Sandy money now.’ Those are the people who are bankrupting the government and not letting enough money be left over for national defense.”’

    • Gary Smith

      Reading comprehension is a good thing. Perhaps you should try actually *reading* and *understanding* the article in question before commenting.

      The mockery is patently obvious to anyone who *reads* the article.

    • donschneider

      crustian_707 , shame you have the reading comprehension skills of a Rushus Limbaughsium (ass worm)

  • greeneyesinspring

    not a smart move Rand……

  • Nathan Buchanan

    Poodle headed, racist douche. I hope he does run. I hope he picks another nut job like Rick Perry, or Ted Cruz, maybe Marco Rubio as a running mate. I want to see them publicly dismantled and shamed for thier racist, anti woman, anti immigration views.

    I would love to see them argue foreign policy with Hilliary Clinton. Their narrow minded babble that plays to the extreme right won’t go over well in front of 30 million people in prime time. Let them explain voting against violence against women act, let them explain saying civil rights act was wrong. Yeah that is the way to win the Latino and African American vote.

    I want to hear why they decided to not include SNAP in the farm bill. Explain why they don’t feel those most in need are deserving of help. I want to hear Rand Paul spew more of his free market anarcho capitalist bullshit on TV.

    Romney was a clueless puppet and Rand Paul is just evil. I would like nothing more than to see him exposed.

    • TommyNIK

      Agreed. That would be fun to watch.

    • Rhonda Thissen

      Well-said!! I completely agree. Many of the current crop of Congressional GOPers make my blood boil, but Rand Paul is simply reprehensible. How could a lovely state like Kentucky elect both him AND McConnell??

      • Mali Benvenutti

        I’m sure outside money was a huge help.

      • Yancy Slagle

        Mali hit the nail fairly square on the head. I will say Rhonda that I love, live in, and have adopted, happily, Kentucky as my home and I can say that there are plenty of Kentuckians that hold their heads low given the effects these two have had on the current political climate. It’s also troublesome to think that the minute they leave Kentucky for D.C. we are all but forgotten.

      • Daddycool67

        Because Kentucky is obviously a lovely state filled with extremely NON lovely people.

    • BarbieC123

      I was just going to call him an asshat.

    • Larry Williams

      I swear everytime I see him or Ted Cruz all I can see is evil flowing off of them. They keep saying Obama is the Devil really?? Look at these two men and what they do and say..They are evil incarnate if you ask me.

      • Madeleine

        Don’t worry about Ted Cruz. In 2018 Joaquin Castro will turn that @ssh*le into a 1 term has been while his brother Julian will become governor unless Wendy manages to beat Abbott next year and wants a second term. In that case Julian will wait until she’s finished.

    • Douglas Cave

      Do you think he washes his own hair, or does he send it out?

    • Pitt90

      I’ve said it before: a 2016 Rand-Cruz ticket would be the best Christmas present ever for the Democrats…

    • shellgirl

      You had me at “poodle headed, racist douche”:) Superb description!

    • brikkijim

      What makes him racist? Please document. Also anti-woman Please document. Violence against anyone is illegal.

      • Dana Seilhan

        When it comes to homicide we have pretty much always altered the penalty based on the intent of the killer. That’s why we have classifications for manslaughter and murder, and varying degrees of same.

        We did not have the law that well spelled-out when it came to other acts of violence. That’s why we made special laws about hate crimes, because some violent crimes are more vicious than others and especially when driven by hatred of the victim’s perceived demographic.

        OK, I think we’re ready for snacktime. Here are your graham crackers and juice, and then it’s time for your nap.

    • Kenneth C. Fingeret

      Hello Nathan Buchanan,

      The house rethugs would also kill CRACKLE and POP if given the chance!

  • Schuyler Thorpe

    Typical GOP behavior: Blame the victim, not the disaster for our government’s bloated spending problems.

    Did I say GOP? I meant LIBERTARIAN. >.<

    • donschneider

      and the difference is ?

      • billr

        Not much these days.

      • Yoly

        Libertarians own bongs and have little baggies of mushrooms in their sock drawers sometimes. They listen to Daft Punk instead of Ted Nugent.

      • USMC9298

        Republicans have the same things except they also feel extreme guilt over all the sins they commit, which must be done in airport bathrooms, or cheap motels so they can continue to tell everyone else how to live while remaining a supposed pillar of society. They smoke weed they just feel bad about it and think you should not be allowed to.

    • Dana Seilhan

      Same diff. Libertarians are Republicans minus Jesus.

  • Mike Herron

    Well it was bound to happen sooner or later, little psycho rand would throw off the skin of a human and the creepy Libertarian creature would come out from his hiding place.
    He’s a Randite in an Edgar suit…

    • MadameDelphi

      Great comment.

    • Glenna Jones-Kachtik

      “He’s a Randite in an Edgar suit…” Priceless!!!!

    • Ruth Lafler

      Last year I saw Karl Rove speak. He managed to be a reasonable human being — yeah, a little self-aggrandizing, but reasonable — for about 45 minutes. And then he, too threw off the skin of a human and revealed the paranoid right-wing nut-job underneath.

      With all of them, it’s simply a matter of time before their true selves are revealed.

      • Kenneth C. Fingeret

        Hello Ruth Lafler,

        If you want to see them then put a mirror in front of their faces. What you see is scarier than anything you have seen in the past!

      • Dana Seilhan

        What, them imploding at the sight of their own faces? Yeah, that’d be kind of messy…

  • Bradley Thomas Horton

    Rand is like his father, he has no idea what is going on in reality…

  • Eldergothfather

    So no matter what your thoughts are on his father, he certainly brought up a human being devoid of sense and sentiment…or…the brains creation gave a duck…

  • TommyNIK

    “They’re precisely the same people who are unwilling to cut the
    spending, and their ‘Gimme, gimme, gimme—give me all my Sandy money
    now.’ Those are the people who are bankrupting the government and not
    letting enough money be left over for national defense.”

    Hey, Rand…..you’re libertarian daddy won’t like that. You sound just like a neocon.

    This guy isn’t qualified to hold ANY public office.

    • donschneider

      I beg to differ, since he can read, write, and cipher, he qualifies for any and ALL public offices in this the Kentucky of the 19th Century ! !

      • Michael

        so, your rebuttal to an ignorant, uninformed statement is an ignorant, uninformed statement?!?

      • Dana Seilhan

        That was irony, dude. Read it again.

  • Jim Tarvin

    Maybe soon these idiots will start to realize that they have to adjust their tact in order to gain some ground and that the majority of people no longer are stupid uninformed hillbillies with a Regan type thinking. Like it or not Jerry Falwell no longer has a majority pull. Those people are going the way of the dinosaur. We are slowly evolving as a country hopefully in the right direction and for the greater good. I am amazed how how the opposition to liberal thinking kick and scream as we drag them to what has got to be a much better future.

    • Larry Williams

      I doubt they’ll realize anything anytime soon, they are a bunch of egotistic, wannabe mad men douchebags, that would throw their own country to the wolves if it meant they could keep power..Every last one of them should be lined out and a NFL place kicker should go down the line and kick them in the nuts..yup the women too! Scumbags!

    • Daddycool67

      We should stop dragging them.

      I think we should just dehumanize people who are opposed to reality and treat them like cattle.
      They’ll either go where we want them to go … or they get left behind with no food or water. And they die abandoned and alone.

      The time for trying to reason with these people, find compromise and make deals is OVER. If I was in congress, I wouldn’t even speak to people like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. I’d just pretend they didn’t exist. Because soon enough … they won’t.

  • Fulani man

    Why is Rand Paul Relevant. He will never be president. Not in these United States. HE has to say this stupid ignorant things to get Media attention. What has this Man ever proposed that anybody with Basic foundation level education will agree make sense. This dude is as ignorant as Republicans are born as twice as dangerous than Sarah Palin. The press is making him a Start. Stop talking about the stupid things he does or say and start talking about the good things he does. let us see how often he’ll appear in the News.

    • Firespirit

      Never say never. This is a country that elected Regan and GW Bush. The states with Republican majority legislatures and governors are dismantling the voter laws to keep people from voting.

      • Larry Williams

        Elected Bush twice..yeah so God help us all cause stranger things have happened in this country.

      • Peter Clark


      • Daddycool67

        Bush wasn’t elected the first time. He was appointed by the supreme court.

        And the second time was semi questionable as well.

    • dmarshlabs

      Well many of us in WI never thought Walker ,kicked out of college for cheating BTW, would be voted in for governor (TWICE since he won the recall, too). He has ruined our state in so many ways yet people are blind to that and are letting him wreck our parks, waters, schools, etc. while saying what a great job he is doing keeping down taxes. I’ve seen no tax cut, property taxes went UP. So unfortunately you can’t underestimate the stupidity of a large part of the voters.

      • Daddycool67

        You don’t live in a liberal part of the country.

        I’m sorry, but what is happening in your region is what will happen to every non liberally dominated area of America.

        Wherever anybody in America lives …If you’re surrounded by conservatives … you’re doomed, The rest of America is leaving your region behind. Best of luck.

    • Rational

      Amen – I was going to say Sarah Palin with testicles (oh, if he has any).

  • dave.lefevre

    what is rand paul’s position on corporate giveaways and why isn’t this being asked of him at every opportunity? I think he’s for it… which makes him a corporate anarchist, not a “libertarian.”

    • hseiken

      Of course he’s for it. He’s on the take. Check out his donors for last election cycle…

  • ElDuderino

    I’m no republican, but I don’t really see the point of this article. Rand wasn’t mocking the victims of sandy, in fact, he didn’t even mention the word victims at all. He was talking about what happened afterwards with what democrats put in the sandy relief effort bill. It’s articles like these that make me consider switching parties. The left has been nothing but a disappointment over the last 5 years. It’s sad.

    • Terri

      We are the complete opposite! Last last 5 years of Republican/TP obstruction has made me change from a Registered Independent to a Democrat!

    • Mali Benvenutti

      Its not the democrats that have made it their mission to block every single piece of positive legislation that the President or Congress has tried to pass. If it weren’t for the teaparty controlled House, we’d have passed a jobs bill, we’d have far fewer ridiculous anti-women laws, we’d have an increased minimum wage, more social welfare for those who need it, and fewer handouts for those who don’t. Considering how obstructionist our Do Nothing House of Reps is, it’s amazing Obama and the senate got as much accomplished as they did.

      • Mali Benvenutti

        Oh- and our rating would not have dropped because reasonable conservatives would not have held the country hostage by threatening not to raise the debt ceiling.

      • Daniel Hoch

        Why do we need a bill to make jobs I thught that was what businesses did?

      • dMnyc

        Except they’re not, so we do. Businesses don’t build roads, bridges and high-speed rail.

    • billr

      I’ve seen right wing trolls use that ploy for years.

    • Yoly

      Howdy, Standard Right Wing Troll!

    • Daddycool67

      BYE BYE!

      Have fun going in reverse for the rest of your short miserable life!

  • AngryBM

    They’re precisely the same people who are unwilling to cut the spending,
    and their ‘Gimme, gimme, gimme—give me all my Sandy money now” I’m a tried and true liberal but he is making a statement against Chris Christie not directly the victims. You can say he is heartless bastard for not understanding that money was needed to save people but a bit of stretch of mocking victims. AND it doesn’t eliminate them from running from President, Cain, Bachmann, Perry and Romney all said dumber things……

    • Mali Benvenutti

      When he’s mocking Christie for using the money to help victims of Sandy, he’s trivializing Sandy and its aftermath, which includes those who were affected by it.

      • Mali Benvenutti

        The only reason Romney even stood a chance was because of his political connections, his dowry, and the fact that he was the least psycho of the candidates running for the GOP. The others didn’t even stand a snowballs chance in hell. He was the best of the worst, and he got his clock cleaned.

      • donschneider

        Righto !

  • Michael Ryland

    “A few days ago Governor Christie made comments attacking Paul’s brand of libertarianism. Christie called it dangerous…” Is there any other kind of libertarianism? Rand Paul is a younger copy of his old man. They are both unfit to hold any public office.

    • donschneider

      Unfit to hold any public office north, south, east, or west of the Kentucky border !

  • Robert

    You guys forget that this is a Republican primary not a throw-money-at-it Democrat-bleeding-heartfest. Paul supported the bill as it started, 9billion that was requested—it was pumped up by establishment figures to 60billion. You guys would have preferred 100billion, right? Why don’t we just raise the minimum wage to $100bucks per hour?

    • donschneider

      Who you gonna turn to Robert when Limbaugh and Hannity are deprived of their racist bully pulpits ? Oh I forgot, you said as much in your little rant, Rand Paul is sitting squarely in your face !

    • ziggywiggy

      The money the East coast rec’d was not nearly enough, the Statue of Liberty’s repairs just finished on July 4th. Homes are still being rebuilt, the repairs continue in the NY subway system. If it were anywhere but the liberal East coast there would have been no argument. You’re right about one thing, we should raise the minimum wage but how about we raise it $1.00 a year till we get to 10.00 per hour.

  • CarpeNutella

    I really hope the author is right when he says Ayn Rand Paul has finally crossed the demarcation line to eliminate him as President. Keep in mind, this guy is a cockroach. When I was actively supporting his opponent for Senate, Jack Conway, a Rand Paul supporter actually curbstomped a woman’s head at a debate. I figured, wrongly, that would be the nail in his coffin for Senate… a lot of people here in Kentucky are so delusional when it comes to voting GOP. Between this guy and La Tortuga, we are suffering here in KY!!

  • intheknow

    Rand Paul should stick to washing dishes, he is good at it.

  • sbones

    I wish I believed the “not forgive or forget” part. Unfortunately, recent history is proving that there is almost NOHNG people won’t forgive or forget, on either side of the aisle.

  • Phyllis Maskarina

    Definitely NOT presidential material.

  • Paula Owen

    Jobs. Jobs would be created by funding restoration projects from all disasters. Jobs generate revenue. Revenue generates the money for projects to generate jobs that generate revenue . . . see how that works, Sen. Rand?

  • radiomankc

    Rand Paul needs to retire now. Libertarianism is coffee shop folly for idle college students to mull over instead of studying.

  • mshutt

    I’m surprised that this is coming from Ron Paul’s son.He must be deeply ashamed of and saddened about how corrupt his son has become. I hope Ron Paul will be running again so I will actually have a decent candidate to vote for again.

  • mshutt

    The GOP have shown us over and over that they are an asinine, redundant party that will throw anyone that doesn’t follow their brand of stupid under the bus without a second thought.They have vowed to make obama a one term president and they couldn’t even do that so they make all these asinine bills and stone wall him at every turn. Until we put a leash on them they will continue to run amuck and destroy us all.

  • Douglas Cave

    I had to pick my jaw up off the floor when I heard him say this stuff. Honestly!

  • Abe

    Has Rand ever personally been to where Hurricane Sandy hit and see the devastation first-hand? God forbid a catastrophe hits his home state and he has to ask for federal assistance! In New England we call those people a “Masshole!”

  • Jake8876

    The world has changed over the decades since the Iron Curtain fell. If the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have shown anything it is that land wars are an outmoded exercise in destruction on a grand level. The major reason the USSR fell is it could not sustain it’s military budget. It is time politicians reevaluated the massive military budget the US maintains. We can no longer be the police force for the world. Conflicts now involve trade and internet integrity. Terrorism should be fought by intelligence services and elite military forces using surgical and clandestine actions, not massive invasions. The focus of a democratic society is to care for it’s citizens, not just focus on massive military might. Paul and his ilk should reevaluate their priorities for the 21st century.

  • estfar

    More than a pompous Ass this man has his head buried where the sun don’t shine. Maybe the next big excavation should be in search of it.

  • Silent Service

    I have faith in him to run anyway. Libertarians are generally that self absorbed.

  • Spuds MacKenzie

    Well I guess we know where his pocket money comes from.

  • Daddycool67

    There’s ALWAYS money for national defense!

    Does it surprise me that Rand Paul thinks otherwise?
    No, not at all. He doesn’t know what he’s doing as a member of our government.

  • Benjamin Spider

    In all fairness Rand Paul does not even amount up to his father’s image. I also think he would vote against disaster funding for his own state. But this was the same guy who was against the use of drones, yet ok to kill a guy robbing a store over $50. Not to mention flip flopped on civil rights.

  • NLanigan

    Wow. It seems you dipshits really don’t pay that close attention to what is really going on or what is really said. RP was not belittling the victims of Sandy. He was talking about the fact that that piece of crap Christie is a hypocrite. Christie had nothing but ill to speak of Oblama, until he went groveling to him to get federal money supposedly for Sandy victims. Tell me…how much of our tax dollars actually helped victims? RP doesn’t want any money that is not absolutely essential to defense even being spent on defense. Check his voting record. As far as his father not being able to beat Romney…that in itself shows just how delusional or uninformed the author is. It was already proven that Ron DID beat Romney. It’s called voter fraud, and the debacle at the RNC with the delegates. The only damn thing the author was correct about was the amount of defense spending this country does. Do any of you know what critical thought is? Do any of you bother to fact check instead of spew what CNN or MSNBC tells you to?

  • Erin

    I’m going to look up mister rand’s email after I get home from work and send him a little note on how I feel about his comments. I know it won’t do much, but I seriously hope this mans comments on the sandy victims and how the civil rights act is unconstitutional totally kill not only his presidential hopes but also the rest of his political career. Shame on the residents of Kentucky voting this man into office.

  • George

    What a fool. And by the way Randy, is protecting our people from the ravages of mother nature not also considered a defense of the nation? You’re too stupid to even understand that. You couldn’t even lead the staff at a McDonald’s yet alone the free world.

  • Barry Blankenship

    “and not letting enough money be left over for national defense.”
    Isn’t the more appropriate term is “and not letting enough money be left over for national offense”?

  • Coffee_Master

    Lol, this dumbass is worried about the defense budget…they get plenty of damn money.

  • NotBuyingIt

    Wow, I never saw such a bunch of Hillary-lovers. And many sound intelligent, too. I suppose the commenter talking about the non-Liberal states thinks that California and NY are doing just fine. They are both going broke…Calif. will follow Detroit into bankruptcy too soon. I saw an article that cited the 20 most financially endangered cities in the country…they have all had Democratic administrations for ages. Hillary did the dirty backroom deals to get where she is, if you lived in NY you’d know more about them. But I don’t drink anyone’s Kool-Aid…Paul is nuts, he’s a flake. And the GOP may well be deservedly dead, the hijacked Tea Party killed the brand. Just don’t tout Hillary as any kind of hero. She has sold her soul, and won’t make any substantive changes in our broken political system. If you’re a Hillary supporter as a way to express your disgust with the Republicans, fine. But you should say so. Don’t try to sell her to those who know she’s just a different brand of crook.

  • cfr

    …meanwhile, kentucky gets ~1.50 back for every dollar they spend on federal taxes, and New Jersey pays gets back ~0.60 cents for every dollar they pay in taxes…

  • nopartiesforamerica

    so if you take the risk and build in areas that are artificially created and know to flood and cause damage the rest of us should bail you out because of your poor decision…. do you not have your own insurance……

  • nopartiesforamerica

    you fing libs want want want……we are broke here douches

  • Dan Courtney

    So we’re spending a huge amount on defense when there isn’t even a hint that another country threatens our sovereignty, while we’re doing nothing to address climate change which is already beginning to wreak death and destruction. I see a revolution on the horizon.

  • Brian

    I’m sorry, but this is a lot of fluff. You’re pulling a classic leftist tactic of twisting words around to make it look like he said what he said about the victims of Sandy, when i think he was clearly referring to Christie and King. You may say “same thing”, but come on…it’s desperate smearing at best.

  • Eric

    I don’t see how this was twisted and pointed at the victims. He was talking about Christie, whose wife has been in trouble at least twice for embezzling money for Sandy victims.

  • RikkiLeigh

    I’m sure I’m going to get flamed for this, but I simply had to say it.

    After reading the comments made by Rand Paul, this article takes some liberties by stating that Paul was speaking of Hurricane Sandy victims. He was not. He was speaking of Governor Christie and Representative King who, in their push for any hurricane relief bill (after the original $9 billion relief package was passed and distributed), didn’t care if the bill only had $19 billion for relief for Sandy victims and sported an amendment with over $30 billion in pork spending for states not even in the general disaster area (roads in Montana, FBI Salaries across the country, and Amtrak upgrades nationwide – just to name a few).

    While I understand the issues facing Governor Christie in the aftermath of the storm, I also understand that the over $30 billion dollars in spending that was attached to the original bill via the amendment process was unnecessary and prevented the bill from being passed for weeks.

    Governor Christie and Representative King didn’t care about the additional financial burden this amendment put on Federal taxpayers – they simply cared about what was in it for them and others be damned. This is a problem nearly 100% of politicians have – not just Christie, King or Paul and they ALL need to be called on it.

    It’s not a matter of left vs. right anymore. It’s a matter of right vs. wrong. You have people on the left cheering Christie, not because they agree with him on issues, but because he’s seen as “beating up” on who YOU think is the bad guy in any scenario. Politics of division need to stop – and I don’t think our current crop of politicians are up to the task on either side of the political aisle.

  • Kevin Carroll

    More lies from the professional liar Allen Clifton.Rand Paul was talking about Christie not Sandy victims. You got to be either brain dead or just inherently dishonest to take Clifton seriously.

  • st m

    don’t count out stupid, ignorant, misguided and racist voters…….AND NEVER underestimate the disloyalty of the left and center.

  • DONNA38059

    What about the $3million building that was built last year in the middle of another country? By the time all the paperwork trickled down the line saying that they didn’t need it and don’t build it…it was ALREADY built. Honestly, now we can’t leave it over there for them so it must be destroyed! Three million dollars and our military bases were NOT even allowed money for firework celebrations on the 4th of July 2013. The ones that had them raised money in their communities or bought from their own pockets. AND, we have don’t have enough money for National defense……..I WONDER WHY???

  • Demsuckballsallday

    He has my vote

  • michael stevens

    This piece is just another stooges attempt to reinforce the puppet theater we all take as truth. When you take Mr. Paul’s statements in context with his political stance, he is correct. The “gimme, gimme, gimme” mentality of the nanny state is destroying our nation. Security over freedom, social programs over free will, political correctness over common sense are all of the same package. Can this nation ever be free again, no. Can this nation change its course and right itself, yes. But it wont, it is too vested in the power of the “gimme,gimme’s” and the votes they bring to anyone willing to trample the Constitution and every thing this nation once held dear. We are worse than the USSR in its heyday. Their government made no pretense about its role in the lives of its comrades. Our government hides its role in dealing with its subjects, covering its actions in the name of security for freedom. God Bless Ron Paul.

  • michael stevens

    A re-post because I keep getting deleted

    This piece is just another stooges attempt to reinforce the puppet
    theater we all take as truth. When you take Mr. Paul’s statements in
    context with his political stance, he is correct. The “gimme, gimme,
    gimme” mentality of the nanny state is destroying our nation. Security
    over freedom, social programs over free will, political correctness over
    common sense are all of the same package. Can this nation ever be free
    again, no. Can this nation change its course and right itself, yes. But
    it wont, it is too vested in the power of the “gimme,gimme’s” and the
    votes they bring to anyone willing to trample the Constitution and every
    thing this nation once held dear. We are worse than the USSR in its
    heyday. Their government made no pretense about its role in the lives of
    its comrades. Our government hides its role in dealing with its
    subjects, covering its actions in the name of security for freedom. God