You 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.
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.