The big news of the day has been the long-expected announcement by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) that he’s running for president in 2016. Though, just like Sen. Ted Cruz’s announcement, this came as a surprise to almost nobody.
And just like Cruz, Paul seems to be one of those people who became a United States Senator for the sole purpose of running for president.
While I believe Paul to be a much more legitimate contender than Cruz (though that’s not saying a whole lot), he still stands basically no chance at winning his own party’s nomination, let alone becoming president.
See, for Paul, he’s stuck between two ideologies that don’t really go together. He’s trying to ride the coattails of his father, Ron Paul, while still pandering to the far-right reaches of the batcrap crazy religious right.
The bottom line is, Rand Paul’s campaign for president is going to be every bit the train wreck as Ted Cruz’s campaign, just maybe slightly less delusional.
Though it didn’t take me very long to come across what might be one of the most egregious things I’ve seen on a campaign website ever – a Rand Paul autographed copy of the Constitution for $1,000.
Yes, you’ve read that correctly; for a mere one thousand U.S. dollars, or a “donation” as Paul’s calling it, you could have your very own pocket-sized autographed copy of our Constitution. That’s what makes this even more absurd; it’s not even a full-sized framed replica of our Constitution that someone could at least hang on their wall – it’s just a tiny pocket-sized Constitution book you often seen anti-government radicals carrying with them.
And he’s charging his supporters $1,000 for it!
I understand this is a ploy so that he can raise money for his campaign, but come on. If he were charging $50, fine – even $100 – but $1,000? That’s “Onion-worthy” right there. It’s such an obscene amount I literally laughed when I saw it.
In my opinion, this outrageously overpriced autographed Constitution is a testament to how much of a fraud Paul actually is. Then again, that’s to be expected from someone who literally owes the entirety of their political success to their father. That’s really the only reason why he got elected to the Senate in the first place. And while I rarely agreed with his father on much of anything, at least Ron Paul had the courage to stand by his convictions, even if he knew deep down doing so meant he’d never have a legitimate shot at becoming president.
The same can’t be said for his son.
Rand Paul has proven time and time again that he’ll say and do anything to try to become president. While he has no problem trying to grovel to what’s left of the libertarian roots his father strived in, the younger Paul pathetically tries to somehow blend that with the rabid big government religious fanatics who love war and want to turn this nation into a theocracy.
And now that Paul has officially announced that he’s running for president, the country is about to get a good, long look at what a spineless, pandering hypocrite he really is.
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