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Fri Aug 28, 2020, 01:20 PM

Rand Paul claims he was 'attacked by an angry mob' leaving White House. Problem is, there's video

"Rand Paul trying to draw attention to himself by intentionally walking into a protest ... " And his wife
is out in front of him getting through the crowd too.

Daily Kos: Rand Paul claims he was 'attacked by an angry mob' leaving White House. Problem is, there's video




https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/8/28/1973012/-Rand-Paul-claims-he-was-attacked-by-an-angry-mob-leaving-White-House-Problem-is-there-s-video?detail=emaildkre

After leaving Donald Trump’s big illegal speech, Sen. Rand Paul did a personal test run of the Republican National Convention’s message that chaos and violence reigns in cities under Democratic leadership and would spread under a Joe Biden presidency. And, like the message as a whole, Paul’s claim was visibly false.

“Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House. Thank you to @DCPoliceDept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob,” Paul tweeted. Problem being, there’s video, and it doesn’t show what he says.

In the video, protesters surround Paul and his wife as they’re escorted by police. Some “say her name” chants are audible, and a little jostling is visible, with one police officer at one point shoved backward into Paul. But that’s it. That’s the “angry,” “crazed mob.” Rand Paul has faced a helluva lot more violence from his own neighbor.

Republicans, of course, are eager to embrace any protest for Black lives or against Donald Trump as inherently violent, just as they’re increasingly eager to embrace murderers if those murderers are Trump supporters. The message is that the United States is a terrible, broken place, and what we need is four more years of Trump to crack down on those who dare to resist. But this is what it looks like: Rand Paul trying to draw attention to himself by intentionally walking into a protest he had to know was there, and walking out without violence or injury, but claiming that the police were required to “literally sav[e] our lives from a crazed mob.”

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Congrats to all DUers who called bullshit on Rand Paul's tweet this AM.

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Reply Rand Paul claims he was 'attacked by an angry mob' leaving White House. Problem is, there's video (Original post)
Botany Aug 2020 OP
dalton99a Aug 2020 #1
TheBlackAdder Aug 2020 #13
dalton99a Aug 2020 #14
Grokenstein Aug 2020 #25
uponit7771 Aug 2020 #34
ResistantAmerican17 Aug 2020 #2
madaboutharry Aug 2020 #3
IcyPeas Aug 2020 #19
no_hypocrisy Aug 2020 #4
pwb Aug 2020 #5
mitch96 Aug 2020 #6
live love laugh Aug 2020 #7
Mariana Aug 2020 #18
lastlib Aug 2020 #23
Grokenstein Aug 2020 #26
IADEMO2004 Aug 2020 #8
Faux pas Aug 2020 #9
Quiet_Dem_Mom Aug 2020 #10
Takket Aug 2020 #11
BComplex Aug 2020 #12
DSandra Aug 2020 #21
hadEnuf Aug 2020 #30
RANDYWILDMAN Aug 2020 #15
Pepsidog Aug 2020 #16
Bettie Aug 2020 #17
bdamomma Aug 2020 #20
Aristus Aug 2020 #22
McCamy Taylor Aug 2020 #24
kacekwl Aug 2020 #27
Mopar151 Aug 2020 #38
BillyBobBrilliant Aug 2020 #28
Delmette2.0 Aug 2020 #29
SergeStorms Aug 2020 #31
uponit7771 Aug 2020 #32
Evolve Dammit Aug 2020 #33
BusyBeingBest Aug 2020 #35
Ferrets are Cool Aug 2020 #36
OneBro Aug 2020 #37
maxrandb Aug 2020 #39
Grins Aug 2020 #40
RussBLib Aug 2020 #42
bucolic_frolic Aug 2020 #41
erpowers Aug 2020 #43
DesertRat Aug 2020 #44
Cha Aug 2020 #45
DBoon Aug 2020 #46
brewens Sep 2020 #47
Crunchy Frog Sep 2020 #48
Flaleftist Sep 2020 #49

Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 01:21 PM

1. Putin's little errand boy is trying hard to manufacture outrage

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 01:49 PM

13. Check this out.

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This is what Rand Paul considered an "attack". (Those cellphone camera lights can be really scary.)

Oddly, there were no cops at the convention exit, as if the RNC was using exiting attendees as bait for an attack that never came.




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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 01:52 PM

14. +1

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 02:47 PM

25. Whoops there it is.

as if the RNC was using exiting attendees as bait for an attack that never came.

They told the sniveling coward to go out there and "get mobbed" but he's too much of a pathetic fuck-up.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 03:54 PM

34. +1, meaning he feels there were too many non whites close to him

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 01:22 PM

2. What a tool. He's disgusting...

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 01:23 PM

3. Rand Paul and his wife intentionally walked into the protest.

Paul is a provocateur. He can't even breathe without being a fraud.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 02:32 PM

19. they decided not to take the shuttle that was available.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 01:24 PM

4. Even if it were true, the socialist police shouldn't exist.

Walk at your own risk you Libertarian.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 01:24 PM

5. They stage this shit and think we will buy it?

Staged events and racist props all.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 01:26 PM

6. I love "gotcha" moments with these assholes... nt

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 01:28 PM

7. He looks skkkeered. nt

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 02:29 PM

18. He really does.

What a crybaby he is.

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 02:44 PM

23. "sKKKeered" is right!

Naaah, Rand, that was a POLITE mob. If you had been attacked by an "angry" mob, they would have picked you up with a sponge.

Seems to me that if you weren't part of the tRumpski/Putin Mob, you would've gotten through that little "mob" just fine.

No sympathy for the devil from here.

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 02:48 PM

26. His only aspect that isn't completely phony.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 01:28 PM

8. Looks like a new RNC ad to me. Net loss for us.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 01:29 PM

9. Kickin' with disgust!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 01:30 PM

10. To be fair to RP, he did get his ass kicked by 1 neighbor.

He probably does think he'll be killed by a "mob" of 100 people (in a staged photo/video-op).



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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 01:32 PM

11. Looks to me like the cop pushed first

One of the protestor, looks like guy with long dreads, stepped in close to shout at Fuckface and the cop shoved him with his bike. The protestor, who, imagine this, s upset that he was just physically assaulted, shoves back And the cop is pushed into Fuckface.

Want to see an actual assaulting Mob watch the video of the Libyans who found Qaddafi in his hole. Until then stop whining about being bumped, Fuckface. I’ve been shoved worse trying to get in line for Small World in Disney World.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 01:33 PM

12. Typical republican whining opportunity. Republicans are all such VICTIMS!!!!

Oh noes!!!!

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Response to BComplex (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 02:38 PM

21. Victimhood and claiming persecution is what unifies them

-Christians being persecuted (when Christianity is not supposed to be the official religion of America.)
-Gun owners being persecuted (by those Democrats who don’t want to be the victim of someone who can kill them with a weapon that makes killing so easy.)
-Big Business being persecuted with regulations (when unfettered capitalism is hazardous to society)
- Republicans in general being looked down upon by the coastal elite (when time and time again they lie, cheat, and try to push stupid and harmful policies that deserve no respect, and which shows they deserve little respect.)
- Freedom loving Americans that are persecuted by the statist liberals (when all they really want is the freedom to not care about harming others.)

This is really a game played by bullies trying to paint themselves as innocent.

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Response to DSandra (Reply #21)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 03:49 PM

30. Republicans are full time victims constantly looking for something to be offended by.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 01:57 PM

15. Can the people of Kentucky Vote this Fraud out

and he is considered the less evil senator from Kentucky

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 02:20 PM

16. All Rs and Fox hosts and Murdochs should be treated the same way.

And I for one would make sure my wife was protected, seems like the coward Paul was only worried about himself.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 02:23 PM

17. Well, he did have to be near

people who aren't rich. To him, that's probably so distasteful as to feel like assault. They yelled at him and that gives poor little Rand a sad.

I can't even muster up a tiny bit of sympathy for him. Weird, right?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 02:33 PM

20. Rand Paul

was a waste of time. They are all delusional.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 02:40 PM

22. God, what a bunch of fainting nancies...



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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 02:45 PM

24. To Dr Rand verbal abuse is worse than getting shot 7 times in the back

apparently.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 03:03 PM

27. He used the police to cover his slimy ass

putting them and protesters at risk of injuries for no reason but a trump like photo opp.

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Response to kacekwl (Reply #27)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 04:19 PM

38. SOP for "white nationalists"!

The racists, stand on the cops side of the street. The KKK does not emerge from hiding without police protection.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 03:17 PM

28. Drama Queen

Plain and simple.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 03:19 PM

29. The video I saw early this morning on CBS

was mostly press and their video cameras.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 03:51 PM

31. Pushing women along in front of him...

to protect him from the terrible words! What a fucking coward, just like his buddy Trump. Disgusting!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 03:51 PM

32. AKA "... there are too many black folk near me ... " for MAGA Cultist

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 03:52 PM

33. Randy ain't seen a real mob yet. His neighbor was a warning. This was the second? Maybe

Aqua Buddha will get it someday, but I doubt it. Besides I thought Libertarians didn't need police...?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 03:58 PM

35. Wouldn't care if he got his ass thoroughly kicked a second time.

Why does everyone hate you, Randy?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 04:12 PM

36. Liar's gonna lie.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 04:12 PM

37. "Some replies hidden by the tweet author."

Apparently there was too much truth coming back at Rand Paul.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 04:19 PM

39. And he wonders why his neighbors want to beat the stuffing out of him

Words matter you fucking asspickle.

And Rand,

Go fuck yourself sideways with a First Edition Hard Cover copy of Atlas Shrugged you worthless piece of amphibian shit.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 04:25 PM

40. You're wrong.

The protesters were too rowdy.
The Reich will use this clip over and over.
They gave them the club to beat them.
And the “Heartland” will believe the worst about Democrats.

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Response to Grins (Reply #40)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 04:38 PM

42. Yeah, he got bumped

I would have been scared of that crowd, and I'm a democrat. It's too much. Biden should address it.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 04:32 PM

41. Persecution complex

Typical fundie wacko

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 09:29 PM

43. Video Needs to Be Seen

This video needs to be seen by as many people as possible. There was not an angry mob anywhere around him.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 09:38 PM

44. Today we learned a male Karen is called a "Rand."

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 05:41 AM

45. Who knew rand paul was such a fucking Liar

looking to be a victim?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:53 AM

46. He is a snowflake

shine a little sunlight on him and he melts down completely

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 12:56 AM

47. Just look at his hair. He obviously had a recent terrifying incident of some kind.

Or maybe he flips out at just about anything?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 01:02 AM

48. His neighbor needs to take another whack at him.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 01:11 AM

49. Getting heckled is getting attacked? snowflake

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