I watched Rand Paul’s response to President Obama’s Syria speech on Fox News, which cut in a little late on the live speech, so all Fox viewers missed the opening. I didn’t think anything of it until I later read the first sentence of his speech. Now I wonder if Fox, with an advance copy of the text, purposely delaying switching to him.
Paul begins, “Twelve years after we were attacked by Al Qaeda, 12 years after 3,000 Americans were killed by Al Qaeda, President Obama now asks us to be allies with Al Qaeda.”
Basically, Paul says the President isn’t just wrong-headed about Syria, he’s a traitor, he’s a terrorist. It’s not about upholding international abhorrence of chemical weapons, it’s about actively helping Al Qaeda.
And this guy is widely viewed as one of the front runners for the GOP nomination in 2016.
Steven Colbert had the only response necessary to Rand Paul. The video of the Rand doublespeak should be shown by everyone who ever runs against him.
Rand Paul is terrifying, and it’s going to take more than Colbert to defuse him.
Why doesn’t a reporter ,journalist ,blogger,someone just ask the prez
Why he doesn’t think he is supporting
Al Qaeda you are all aqusing him of it
Lets just bring it out to the front and center
Stop around the edges!!!!!!!
I don’t think he’s supporting Al Qaeda, I think he’s trying to oppose Assad without helping Al Qaeda and other extreme Islamist groups. There are two sets of bad guys here.
Rand Paul is just one of dozens of pols who try to force the whole world into black and white. You got it exactly right; there are two sets of bad guys here.
What a freakin mess……
And Rand Paul is one of the bad guys here at home.