2021-08-11 18:48:24 UTC
Is Sen. Rand Paul okay? His latest COVID rant seems deranged even by his
BY LINDA BLACKFORD
Could Sen. Rand Paul possibly be worried about his 2022 Senate campaign?
Not many people think challenger Charles Booker has a chance in the
crimson state of Kentucky, but this weekend Rand Paul put out a video on
Twitter that seemed desperate and loony even by his standards.
President Biden: We will not accept your agencys mandates or your
reported moves toward a lockdown, Paul said. No one should follow the
CDCs anti-science mask mandates. And if you want to shut down federal
agencies again, some of which arent even back to work yet, I will stop
every bill coming through the Senate with an amendment to cut their
funding if they dont come back to work in-person.
Does he mean schools? I think he means schools, which he doesnt have to
worry about because it appears most Kentucky public schools arent
requiring masks anyway.
Resist! declares Rand Paul. Resist as he did when he had COVID-19 and
wandered around the Capitol without a mask! Resist as he did when he set
up his own ophthalmology licensing board with his wife and father-in-law
as the the only board members! Resist as Rand Paul did against a federal
anti-lynching law! Resist as Rand Paul would have in 1964 against part of
the Civil Rights Act! You know, because it forbade segregation even in
(Or you could resist like the Dallas, Texas school district, which is
implementing masks in defiance of Gov. Greg Abbotts order that bans such
mandates because there are so many COVID cases in Texas right now.)
Rand Paul, an eye doctor who believes hes a genius, is bad enough when
hes calm and condescending. But this new, excitable Rand Paul might be
even worse. Is the Senate campaign getting to him already? Or was being
called an idiot by Dr. Anthony Fauci hurtful to his feelings? How else can
we explain his escalating lunacy? Is he worried about his base? Why else
would he bring up Nancy Pelosi? Stopping the spread of COVID in the U.S.
Capitol is her drunk with power reign over the Capitol. Saying the words
Nancy Pelosi is a sure sign of desperate appeal to the Republican base,
you usually save it for when youre losing, which as far as we know, Paul
And while were asking all these questions, what did Kentucky ever do to
deserve Paul or his mini-me, Rep. Thomas Massie? Massie recently joined up
with another House Republican brain trust, Marjorie Taylor Greene, to sue
Pelosi over fines for not wearing a mask. Sure, this kind of political
posturing helps Massie and Paul ignore the larger problems at home, like
failing infrastructure, poor health outcomes and low educational
attainment that makes people think their opinions are better than those of
trained public health officials.
That includes Sen. Paul, of course, who has been ranting about his natural
immunity from COVID, but has yet to say anything about a new study of
Kentuckians that found the vaccine protects you much more from the Delta
variant than the immunity from having had it already.