Oh how the mighty have fallen. Rand Paul quickly became a Tea Party golden boy after challenging the establishment on many key and controversial issues. However, his roar soon became a whimper as he showed his ugly side while endorsing establishment republican Mitch McConnell for reelection in 2014.
Back in February, Glenn Beck asked the question that Rand Paul has been unable to sufficiently answer.
Talking Points Memo reported:
Beck burst into laughter. Paul laughed with him, and then took a stab at answering the question. But he couldn’t muster up a single nice thing to say about his fellow Kentuckian and leader of his party.
“Uhh, because he asked me,” Paul said. “He asked me when there was nobody else in the race. And I said yes.”
“Well, Al Gore has asked me to change my opinion on global warming and I don’t do that,” Beck quipped.
You were sure that no one else was going to enter the race Senator Paul?
Rand Paul is not his father. He has had moments where he was a bright shining light for liberty and then… well… ummm… Well if McConnell asked him and there was no one else running. Why not?
Does that sound presidential to you?
Not only does it not sound presidential, it sounds like a lie.
Nonetheless, it’s good enough for Mitch McConnell.
Joshua Cook reports:
Here is what McConnell told the Lexington Herald-Leader:
“Obviously, I’m a big supporter of Rand Paul. We’ve developed a very tight relationship, and I’m for him,” he said.
But for president, right?
“Whatever he decides to do,” McConnell said. “I don’t think he’s made a final decision on that. But he’ll be able to count on me.”
It would be a hoot to hear Glenn Beck ask Mitch McConnell why he would endorse Rand Paul.
Don’t listen to what they say.
Watch what they do.
Don’t be fooled. A wolf in sheep’s clothing is still a wolf. Rand Paul may be better than most, but in the end he is willing to make whatever deals he must make to go to where he wants to go. In that particular way he seems very president-like, if not presidential.
Would you have endorsed McConnell? If your answer to that question is “no” but you continue to support Rand Paul, then I think you have just proven to yourself what many of us already know…
Even the best we have aren’t very good.