Rand Paul: Asshole of the Week
The Asshole for this week is Rand "Son of Crackpot" Paul. That's right his father is infamous crackpot, Ron Paul. You may remember him from his return to the gold standard stance, his association with the Koch Brothers and the early formation of the Tea Party, or most likely the use of "Ron Paul, 2008" as the digital signature of every other moron.
From the earliest moments of his political career, Rand has proven that the nutcase doesn't fall far from the tree. He received a medical degree from his father's alma mater, Duke University, without completing his bachelor's degree. Rand completed his residency in ophthalmology before going into practice in Bowling Green, KY where he specialized in in cataract and glaucoma surgeries, LASIK procedures, and corneal transplants. Like his father, he eventually concluded that politics and public speaking were much more lucrative than medicine.
Rand entered the Senate in 2011 and was elected to a second term in 2016 during Trump's 'asshole wave'. He immediately associated himself with the teabaggers and became an irritant to nearly every fellow senator. Rand is a multiple winner of the Senate's secretive "Turd Sandwich" award for most obnoxious Senator, losing only to Ted Cruz on several occasions.
His father earned the nickname Dr. No for his opposition to anything sane and Rand has given himself the name Dr. No Wei, out of respect and because he didn't like any of the nicknames given by others, that is, if you consider names like 'Shithead' and 'Kitten Molester' to be nicknames.
Rand opposed a bill providing aid for elderly and disabled refugees, stating it might be funding domestic terrorism. One of his first acts of legislation was a proposal to cut funding for the Department of Education by 83%. He has consistently opposed gun control legislation and tried on several occasions to undermine or repeal the Affordable Care Act. Like his father, Rand supports term limits but has no problem with running for multiple terms himself. His latest untenable action is his opposition to the $40 billion aid package in support of the Ukraine war and humanitarian efforts. Rand justified his opposition by citing a lack of national security interest. Apparently, he has forgotten about the former Soviet Union and our relationship with it
As a physician specializing in the eye, he believes he is better informed on COVID and its variants than those specializing in infectious diseases. If he was capable of being embarrassed, he should be for his brutal and totally unjustified attacks on Dr. Fauci and the CDC. Rand also doesn't seem to get along well with his neighbors or other doctors with one of them attacking him in his yard
Like many of his cowardly Republican colleagues, Rand Paul jumped on the Trump bandwagon. Unlike many of those colleagues, his support appears to be genuine. If the U.S. were to have a king, Rand would support Trump for the position. He stated that he was proud of the job Trump did as President, which in and of itself should indicate that he is even nuttier than his crackpot father.
In the end, Rand is nothing more than a stupid Libertarian marching to a beat that is inaudible to the mentally healthy.