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A critically thinking curmudgeon whose goal, in addition to creatively venting about the imperfect world in which we live, is to induce critical thinking in others. The ultimate goal is to help bring about a peaceful world in which we can all live in freedom.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Rand Paul Is Apparently Such a Coward…

 … that neither his campaign website nor his official government website makes any mention of his endorsement of Willard Romney for the Republican presidential candidacy.  Unless my search of both sites overlooked something, there is not a single bit of web space devoted to this announcement.  What gives?

I don’t know about anyone else, but I would expect that a Republican U.S. Senator from one of the reddest of the Red(neck) States would sure as hell be wasting no time trumpeting an endorsement like the one that Rand made last week.  Why wouldn’t a GOP  “team player” who believes in “party unity” be going all out to show himself to be the ultimate party dogmatist at every available opportunity?  Isn’t that why he did what he did?

What’s the matter, Rand?  Why the duck-and-cover?  It’s not as if your constituents in the Bluegrass State are going to argue with your choice.  Hell, isn’t that the reason you endorsed Willard in the first place – because that’s who your constituents want to see in the White House come next January?  That being the case, and given that you’ve made it clear that your sole purpose in life is to get elected and stay elected, just like every other Demopublican and Republicrat ever to proceed you (and probably most that will follow you), why wouldn’t you proudly proclaim Willard as “your man?”  

Or could it just be, Rand, that you really know that Willard, who has even fewer principles than you do and all the charisma of a dead microphone, stands about as much chance of winning in November as a keg of beer has of being drained at Mormon wedding?  Could it be that you already can’t look your father in the eye, that you know you’re not fit to lick the soles of his shoes, let alone succeed him as leader of a movement?  

Maybe you realize already that you –how do I put this delicately?—really fucked up, big time, and you just don’t know how to redeem yourself.

Maybe, to all three of the above rhetorical questions, but Rand will probably never admit to any of it. He’s had a taste of Establishment political cocaine and he’s now addicted to it.  As many of us have predicted, he is now headed at flank speed down the path to irrelevance, especially after his beloved Willard goes down in humiliating defeat in November, soon to become a distant memory like every other presidential election loser.

All I can say is, congratulations, Kentucky: you have the Senator you richly deserve.