Rand Paul's Amazing Meltdown

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by unionman, May 26, 2010.

  1. unionman

    unionman New Member

    Rand Paul's amazing meltdown in his first week as the GOP Senate nominee in Kentucky raises serious questions about media conspiracies -- not because the network talking heads decided to ask him tough questions, but because they waited to pose those challenges until after he'd won his primary and the Republicans were stuck with him.


    Nevertheless, there is simply no excuse for Paul's appalling (or, one might say, apPauling) handling of these early confrontations with the press. The most devastating moment came at the beginning of his exchange with Stephanopoulos when the Republican nominee responded to an aggressive question with a painfully long, deer-in-the-headlights moment of silence, followed by the plaintive bleat: "Good morning, George, good morning, Robin. When does my honeymoon period start? I had a big victory. I thought I got a honeymoon period from you guys in the media." The candidate then compounded his problems by canceling a scheduled appearance on "Meet the Press" -- only the third time in 62 years an announced guest had pulled out (the other no-shows were Louis Farrakhan and Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia -- a cult leader and a petro-potentate).
  2. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I'm not too concerned with Rand Paul, I'll leave that up to the voters in Kentucky.
  3. unionman

    unionman New Member

    That is like saying I am not concerned with David Duke in Alabama.
  4. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I'm not overly concerned with him either, I can't do anything about them. My hands are full thinking about my state's elected.
  5. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    David Duke ran in Louisiana, but I take your point. I do not think that Rand Paul is anywhere near as bad as David Duke however. Duke was/is a committed racist, Paul just seems to be a political neophyte who is finding out that some ideas sound better in an ivory tower debate than they do in the real world.
  6. unionman

    unionman New Member

    In other words he is a redneck Republican that needs to watch what beliefs he utters out of his stupid pie hole.
  7. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    In your hate filled words ....maybe. The only thing I have heard about Rand Paul was over businesses being allowed to refuse service to people they decided was not who they wanted in their business. I don't know exactly what all he said about it so I can't comment except to say, given the right circumstances I think they should be able to make that decision.
    Other than that, I aint got no opinion on the matter.
  8. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    The only thing I know about Duke is that he was the grand papoo (or whatever the term is) of the KKK and his attitude is that of a true racist. I wouldn't vote for him to be dog catcher if he had the only truck in the county.
  9. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I can't care less, all I hear over and over again, on CNN, is that the democrats have an early Christmas present, with him being elected.
  10. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    But David Duke was also a polished politician. So going forward Paul will need to learn to parse his words carefully, Duke already had that skill down.
  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Quit listening to CNN !!
  12. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Do you actually know CNN is not the same by each country ?
    Totally different in Mexico. And , I believe they have different news and programming here, too.

    There newest slogan is, being political neutral, and get the full truth. Unbias and all.
    But, it does match up with the normal news I get here, even though much is missing. Like the Khandahar attack.

    It was actually a 100% Canadian base, with more then 3000 Canucks in it. They handed it over to Nato, just last year (I think)... because we are pulling out next year.
    So, it was actually a big attack on Canadians... since thats our big base and territory there.
    Even a Tim Hortons in the base !

    But, ofcourse, that never got mentioned on CNN.
  13. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    "Oh Canada..."

  14. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Defend the Scoundrels, Rand!

    Neither Rand Paul nor Rachel Maddow (and yes even Ron Paul at times) truly understand and except the above so there you go!