Anyone else notice the Republicans are finally setting the agenda? Obama has lost his swagger after his win by fraud. Ryan owns the budget. Rand owns the Constitution. Rubio owns immigration. Obama owns a sequester that shut down the White House to everyone, but those giving $500k+. I don't know where this fighting spirit has been the last couple of years, but better late than never.
Shouldn't you be out drunkenly denting your Benz with pedestrians?
But ladies and gentlemen, Rand Paul is also a bit of a nut. The deep streak of paranoia that he displayed for almost 13 hours on the Senate floor last week would, in ordinary times, disqualify him as a party leader, let alone a potential president. But sadly, these are not ordinary times.
Let’s start by admitting that the stunt itself was a nice piece of political stagecraft. The one-man, TV-friendly filibuster gave Paul the opportunity to play Jimmy Stewart, a lone hero standing up in defense of the Constitution. It’s the type of role that Paul covets.
However, if you’re going to grandstand on the national stage like that, shouldn’t you have something sane to say?