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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 08:33 PM
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16. Rand Paul Doesn't Care.
You have to wrap your head around that concept, and sometimes it's difficult, but you have to remember that




They do not care about anything. They do not care about jobs. They do not care about health care for the masses. They do not care about the environment. They do not care about public education. They do not care about fairness.

What all of you -- and I deliberately exclude myself -- need to do is read, or reread, Atlas Shrugged. Read it and understand it, and you will know then that They Do Not Care.

They want the failure. They want the destruction. They will happily leave us all like Eddie Willers, sobbing on the train tracks in the middle of the Arizona desert.

They want this, because they don't care.

Rand Paul doesn't give a fat rat's ass about congressional gridlock. He'd welcome it. He's work hard to create it. And he would pay no attention to anyone who tells him otherwise. Not John Boehner. Not Mitch McConnell. Not Ron Paul.

Read Atlas Shrugged. Understand that the followers of Ayn Rand, like the followers of Tim LaHaye, want to see the end of everything. They want the collapse, the economic apocalypse, when they will (they believe) emerge victorious over the rubble. . . .and the rabble.

Can they be stopped? Yes, they can, but not by spineless blue dems and dinos and unrepentent compromisers who kiss every rightwing ass they can find.

Rand Paul is rightwing evil personified. He is worse than Christine O'Donnell because he put himself into a state where he could win. She never had a chance, but he did.

Sharron Angle is evil, too, and she could very well join Rand Paul in the senate and make life hell for all of us, but at least she has some respectable opposition.

No one listens to me. I'm just this fruitcake old bat out here in the Arizona desert who rants on DU under a familiar pseudonym and who occasionally adds a pic of her "I.T.Y.S." rubber stamp. The problem with the Dems loss is that it was predictable, not because of the individual races they lost but because of the political strategy they embraced. They kept moving to the center, which meant they kept moving to the right, and eventually what was the center was to their left, and they had lost all sense of who they were and what they stood for. They were in hostile territory, lost and without a fucking clue. They attracted too many into their elected ranks who were more like the old enemy -- while the enemy kept moving in more and more and more familiar territory.

The Dems did this to themselves, and I'll go on record as saying, not for the first time, that Barack Obama lacks the spine to take the party back to its liberal FDR/LBJ platform. If Obama fails to grow some backbone he WILL LOSE in 2012, either through a primary challenge or through a loss to whichever fascist the "GOP" puts up. Palin? Paul? Could be. Could be. But Obama and the Dems will not achieve victory by becoming more like the enemy or compromising more and more with the enemy.

Oh, and by the way, it should be noted that the disparaging remarks posted on DU earlier about Kentuckians who marry their cousins need to be examined very closely. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt were cousins, too.

Tansy Gold, who does care
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