He’s recently been caught pants down on the New York mosque debate against elder Ron Paul, with Rand claiming that he “does not support a mosque being built two blocks from Ground Zero.” His recent flippant attitude towards marijuana reform is another step that puts him right in the crosshairs of the marijuana liberty movement. It seems the more Rand Paul talks, the more peacock feathers have fallen out of his ass.
I’d rather not simply slam him with what appears to be a lot of waffling on issues (nuanced responses is the political term), and then walk away swiping my hands in satisfaction. No I’d rather explore the possibility that it’s more a sign of some immaturity on his part and something he should certainly ask himself: do I understand what liberty and tolerance is?
I know a lot of you guys will be all: why are you badmouthing Rand Paul, he’s so dreamy and libertarian-friendly… that other candidate can burn in a fire. And yes, I absolutely agree that the other guy is a government growing, liberty-hating turnip-head. But just think with a cool-head and wonder if maybe Rand Paul might just be playing the role of a politician a little too well.
UPDATE: I looks like the Rand Paul campaign has another doozy on their heads by acting all socially conservative about some boobies on the internets. They received a generous donation from the proprieters of an “adult” community lingerie site – Zivity [NSFW].
I am left wondering why his campaign staff is trying to self-censor on an issue, when they should be showing confidence in speaking up for liberty. Even to spend a moment to educate a reporter trying to find some sleaze angle would be better than capitulation (which in demagoguery is admittance of some guilt and just as bad).
I hope Rand Paul can find his balls to speak truth to power about liberty and freedom and not try to play the political nuance game so much.