There's a lot of snickering on our side right now because Rand Paul seems to have put his foot in his mouth again while talking to ABC's George Stephanopoulos about the Gulf oil spill:You'd think that in coal country, Rand the populist candidate would be a little more careful backing Massey Energy over the people. But as Steve points out, Ol' Rand did the best in exurban areas: the high-property value suburbs of Cincy, Lexington and Louisville.
What I don't like from the president's administration is this sort of, you know, "I'll put my boot heel on the throat of BP." I think that sounds really un-American in his criticism of business.
What's more, as Betty Cracker notes, "Paul managed to imply that maybe the reaction to the recent mine explosion was a touch too anti-business as well." He said:
I mean, we had a mining accident that was very tragic and I've met a lot of these miners and their families. They're very brave people to do a dangerous job. But then we come in and it's always someone's fault. Maybe sometimes accidents happen.
This should really, really hurt him, because, after all, he's a tea party candidate, and that means his supporters are self-reliant people with callused hands who really know the pain of something like a mine disaster.
Got that right. Hey fellow Kentucky voters? You're getting played by the biggest corporate lapdog in the history of the world. Think Rand Paul gives a damn about coal miners, oil riggers, car plant workers or truck drivers? Think again. The only thing that matters to this guy is the rights of business owners to run you into the ground. You're just capital to the capitalists, dig?
So Paul's base is people whose fingernails never get dirty. Because, after all, that's who the teabaggers are.
They don't care if the oceans get brutalized or a few miners die. They just want you to cut their damn taxes.
And you can be replaced real easy. You're just one more unfortunate cost that Rand Paul and his Galtie friends have to pay that lowers their profits.
And should there be any doubt, his friends in the GOP are right behind him, trying to change history by yelling ROBERT BYRD at the top of their lungs and ignoring the last 40 years of actual Democratic Party history, not to mention a GOP Presidential candidate named Barry Goldwater who ran in 1964 on repealing the Civil Rights Act.
These guys are playing you for fools with this populist act. They could give a damn about the little people. They just want you to hand over your vote to them so they can continue to rape the economy.