space ace

Crownsville, MD

#1 Jan 24, 2013
Appearently determined to prove the Bush Theory -- all famous name sons of office-holding Republicans represent a generational degredation of genetic attributes -- Rand Paul has once again made a fool of himself.

Yesterday, during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing, Rand declared that those who think there should be a right to healthcare believe in slavery:

"With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have realize what that implies," the senator said. "Itís not an abstraction. Iím a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me."

"It means you believe in slavery," Paul added. "It means that youíre going to enslave not only me, but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants who work in my office, the nurses."

"Iím a physician in your community and you say you have a right to health care," Paul continued. "You have a right to beat down my door with the police, escort me away and force me to take care of you? Thatís ultimately what the right to free health care would be."

If Rand was sane instead of Libertarian, the Miranda warning would need to be updated:

You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do can and will be held against you in the court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be enslaved and forced to represent you...

Miranda has been in force for several decades, yet I'm not aware of any incident where the police showed up at an attorney's house (whether involved in the case or not), beat down the door and dragged their captured slave to court.

Senator Paul must think the right to free speech means you can conscript anyone to speak for you, and the right to religious freedom means you can make the Pope attend your daughter's First Communion.

Rights don't exist in a vacuum and are seldom defined as absolute. Courts are often called upon to find a reasonable balance between conflicting rights. The only absolute in this story describes the degree to which a simple-minded Libertarian can make an ass of himself.
space ace

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jan 24, 2013
Let's see now, Clinton has a 60-some percent approval rating and the wingnuts in Congress like Paul have a nine percent approval rating.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#5 Jan 24, 2013
WOW !! Move up, huh ???
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 25, 2013
2016 Prediction:

Hillary Clinton 56%
Rand Paul 41%
real space ace

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jan 25, 2013
How could Hilary lose after Paul made an ass of himself at the hearing?
Bob Roberts

Seekonk, MA

#8 Jan 26, 2013
Consistent wrote:
2016 Prediction:
Hillary Clinton 56%
Rand Paul 41%
How on Earth can Rand Paul get 41%. Is that 41% really that ignorant? It is extremely terrifying to live in a county with so many foolish insanely stupid semi-humans!
SJ De

Benton, KY

#9 Jan 30, 2013
Rand Paul is an arrogant narcissist. What a terrifying world it would be if he or anyone like him ever became President of this country. No country could operate and survive upon his idea of absolutism. As a Kentuckian I will do everything in my power to see that his ignorance does not continue to spread. When you get your information from Fox, Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh, that should tell you something of what you are dealing with from this loony. This is the source of his info. When Fox tried to move to air it's show there, the government stopped it because they have a law that refuses to let networks tell blatant lies to viewers. So funny! Just remember there are many in Kentucky that want both Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell out. Not all Kentuckians are Ignorant! I am embarrassed every time either one open their mouth.
SJ De

Benton, KY

#10 Jan 30, 2013
Correction to my statement aboveI meant when Fox moved to have it's show in Canada.
Lawton

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Jan 30, 2013
Neither of the Pauls have a chance at national office.
mojo

Bremerton, WA

#12 Feb 2, 2013
rand paul = moron. this arrogant prick, actually has the audacity, to suggest at the bengazi hearings, that "if i was president". stop right there, i was laughing so hard, that nothing else this fool could say, could top that self engrandizing ass. he is completely dilussional, and a typical, but dangerious, tea bagger, in other words, a republican. after all, that party has a senator that heads the science committee, that says evolution is the work of the devil, and he only believes in creationism. wow!
Consistent

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Feb 4, 2013
Rand PAul doesn't even know how to SPELL vodka - what kind of a Republican could he be!

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#15 Feb 4, 2013
Yep, attack the person, not the issue! Why do you think you have a "right" to health care? Who gave you that right? Show me where in Federal Statue where you have that right? I'll wait
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#16 Feb 4, 2013
Show me where in the constitution, it mentions traffic lights.... I'll wait.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#17 Feb 4, 2013
Hmm lefties have a tough time with this one. Keep trying!!
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#18 Feb 4, 2013
Show me where in the constitution, it mentions traffic lights.... I'll wait.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#19 Feb 5, 2013
Hmm lefties have a tough time with this one. Keep trying!! After almost 12 hours and the only response is the predictable nonsense from the pissant puppydog in heat, I will take it from the lefty's silence, they were unable to produce any substantial, in the constitution, right to healthcare, but only the ongoing emotional tantrums! So Rand Paul is owed an apology!
Conservative

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Feb 5, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
Hmm lefties have a tough time with this one. Keep trying!! After almost 12 hours and the only response is the predictable nonsense from the pissant puppydog in heat, I will take it from the lefty's silence, they were unable to produce any substantial, in the constitution, right to healthcare, but only the ongoing emotional tantrums! So Rand Paul is owed an apology!
Rand Paul is a mor/on and so are you if you think associating with him and his loony ideas will ever result in anyone being elected. Conservatives need to stay away from fringe dopes like him or they will become DoDo birds and extinct.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#21 Feb 5, 2013
You're writing to a fringe dope, who considers name calling an adult trait. Your party is toast and the fruit topping is old, rancid, and GREEDY !!

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#22 Feb 5, 2013
Conservative wrote:
<quoted text>Rand Paul is a mor/on and so are you if you think associating with him and his loony ideas will ever result in anyone being elected. Conservatives need to stay away from fringe dopes like him or they will become DoDo birds and extinct.
First, no one has nominated anyone for the GOP candidate for the Presidency, so you don't need to begin the demonization process quite yet! I also would guess, that will not be Hillary's campaign strategy as she actually has a record and some level of credibility, far beyond the current occupant of the White House, therefore I don't see her demonizing her opponents, but actually debating them on the issues. Paul statement, on the surface is absolutely accurate, there is no Constitutional right to Health Care or Health Care services.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#23 Feb 5, 2013
You're writing to a fringe dope, who considers name calling an adult trait. Your party is toast and the fruit topping is old, rancid, and GREEDY !!

Gee, YOU have no constitutional right to SSI ~! Sorry pal, your ignorant argument...

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