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I’ve spent lots of time chronically lambasting the dumbshits in the GOP field. It’s a full time job, one which I have less time to do it because I will be starting a full-time job that pays money. I’m going to have to save some of my invective and curtail bashing only the frontrunners, not the sad losers who can barely break 5%.

I’m not going to do a number on Donald Trump, though. He’s a fucking lunatic, and I’m enjoying the hell out of his campaign. I don’t think Trumpmania will survive the winter.

Next in line is Ben Carson. I’ve called this asshole out on many occasions here. Mr. Smart Stupid is the next candidate the right will swoon over. Expect more spew in his direction here.

But I wanna get one more jab in at the hopeless. Let’s kick Rand Paul around. He’ll be lucky if he can save his Senate seat with the way he’s been acting. Here’s some choice Paul, commenting on the immigrant problem, somehow managing to insult Native Americans in the process:

“I think assimilation is an amazing thing. A good example of how, even in our country, assimilation didn’t happen — and it has been a disaster for the people — has been the Native American population on the reservations. If they were assimilated, within a decade they’d probably be doing as well as the rest of us. But instead, seclusion and isolating them — we took their land, and then we put them all on small quadrants of land.”

I really think that someone should watch “Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee” to comprehend what “assimilation” means with respect to Native Americans. We broke them. We took everything by force. We sickened them and murdered them without provocation. It had fuckall to do with a refusal to assimilate. They were going to do it whether they liked it or not. Our Indians are still suffering the effects of whitey’s domination of the West. They liked their culture. But we were having none of it. It scared us.

Rand Paul is a thoughtless cad. He’s trying to equate the destruction of native culture with our Mexican population problem. They are not alike at all. Our illegals would probably like to “assimilate” but that doesn’t mean we get to destroy their cultural identity, like we did with Indians.

What are we so afraid of? What the hell is so important that we should denigrate and demean our new wave of immigrants? It is, sadly, their turn in the barrel. Every immigrant population was shat upon when they arrived. This kind of nativism needs to be stopped. Rand Paul is a fuckball for stoking the fear of our new Other. What happened to him? Where’s his vaunted libertarianism? Isn’t it the free market that brings these people? Time for John S. Hall and company:

Bombs All Over Baghdad

The other Republican with bad hair, Rand Paul, is in the middle of a shit sandwich. Oh sure, he’ll probably get to sit at the big kids table come August 6, but he hasn’t exactly been lighting up the crowds out there. He’s supposed to have a little gravity as the “libertarian” in the race, but he’s been hard at work disabusing people of the idea that he is one. This makes you wonder what his use in this contest is. He’s even crankier than Chris Christie, and who the fuck needs that?

I have no idea what makes people want to run for president when they have no chance at actually being a nominee. Vanity? Money? Sheer delusion? Maybe something else. Maybe all of the above. I guess it’s like the lottery, you gotta be in it to win it even though you have a better chance of being eaten by a shark in Kansas than you have of winning.

This has been bugging me for a while:

Iraqi refugees shouldn’t exist, according to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), because the United States already “won” the Iraq War.

n an interview with Boston Herald Radio this week, Paul attempted to justify why he wanted to restrict the number of refugees the United States takes in, particularly from certain areas of the world like the Middle East.

“We accepted 60,000 people from Iraq as refugees,” the Kentucky GOPer said. “What I don’t get about it is, I thought asylum would be when you lost the war. We won the Iraq War! We put in place a democratic government. Why would there be any people seeking asylum from Iraq after the war?”

I expect this kind of complete denial of reality and miscalculation from the likes of a Donald Rumsfeld. Iraq should be a third rail right now for Republicans; no one should touch the subject unless forced to. If you aren’t admitting its failure, then even by conservative standards, you’re not going to hold anyone’s esteem for long. Gone are the days when you can get away with this kind of dumbfuckery and still have people listen to you:

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Gee, Rand, I have no idea why Iraqis are fleeing. Could it be this? Maybe we should check here for reasons? Isn’t it a well known fact that half or Iraq is being occupied by a bloodthirsty religious movement?

You are not fit to be a candidate if you cannot accurately sketch a picture of the current state of our war of attrition in the Middle East. It may not be easy to extemporaneously comment on everything going on in the world, but unfortunately for Rand Paul, that’s what being President demands. Sorry, simpleton, “we won” is the the most pathetic spin I’ve seen in a good long time.

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