National Politics - 2016

Rand Paul The Conspiracy Theorist

“THE WORLD’S MOST GULLIBLE MAN?” || By FITSNEWS || Left-leaning website The Daily Beast ran a big article last week attacking U.S. Senator Rand Paul for his alleged embrace of various conspiracy theories. The launching pad for the post?  Paul’s less-than-enthusiastic support for “vaxxing,” an issue which has prompted three guest columns on…


|| By FITSNEWS || Left-leaning website The Daily Beast ran a big article last week attacking U.S. Senator Rand Paul for his alleged embrace of various conspiracy theories.

The launching pad for the post?  Paul’s less-than-enthusiastic support for “vaxxing,” an issue which has prompted three guest columns on this website (HERE, HERE and HERE) within the last week.

“Time and again, in one incident after another, Paul has shown that his worldview is colored if not controlled outright by the idea that America’s very existence is constantly threatened by shadowy conspiracies both foreign and domestic,” columnist Sam Kleiner wrote. “It is hardly surprising that someone who embraces such radical ideas would also adopt the conspiratorial anti-vaccine position.”

According to Kleiner, Paul is a crackpot whose presidential flirtation doesn’t merit mainstream consideration –  a true right-wing nut whose multiple prior appeals to the tin foil hat segment of the electorate have landed him in racist and even anti-Semitic territory.

“In 2010, Paul’s own spokesman, Christopher Hightower, was forced to resign after it came to light that he maintained a blog suggesting that American foreign policy was responsible for 9/11,” he wrote.  “In 2013, Rand Paul’s foreign policy adviser, Jack Hunter, resigned in the wake of revelations that he maintained a neo-Confederate blog in which he claimed the North had committed ‘genocide’ against the Confederacy.”

He’s also got Paul fitted for a convenient rationalization … a justification for being “the world’s most gullible man.”

“For Paul, being depicted as a conspiracy theorist merely meant that you were speaking truths that others found to be taboo,” Kleiner wrote.  “He sees himself as a truth-teller.”

Hmmmmm …

This website endorsed Paul’s father in his bid for the 2012 GOP nomination – and we view Paul the Younger as one of a handful of “Republican” candidates who does merit serious consideration for the presidency.  More to the point, in what universe has America’s foreign policy over the last quarter century made our citizens safer?

Everyone condemns 9/11 … and rightfully believes those responsible for carrying it out deserve whatever they get.  But it’s impossible to argue American interventionism didn’t contribute to those attacks.  Similarly, it’s impossible to argue the current American campaign is doing anything but making our new enemy – the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) – stronger.

That’s not conspiracy theorizing … it is, to borrow Kleiner’s words, “speaking truths that others (find) to be taboo.”

And while we may not settle on Paul as our first choice for the 2016 “First in the South” presidential primary (or the election to follow), we find his willingness to question established narratives refreshing.  We also find efforts by left-leaning outlets to frame legitimate criticism and skepticism along such distorted lines to be profoundly disappointing.

Has Paul adopted some crackpot views in his past?  Perhaps … but we’d venture to guess nothing he’s imagined on his most conspiratorial day is remotely as ridiculous as the establishment “Republican” approach to fixing America’s foreign and domestic ills.

Which is to continue starving American consumers to subsidize a welfare/ warfare/ crony capitalist state …


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Dropout February 17, 2015 at 11:50 am

I like his theory that he completed his degrees in English and Biology. Are any of these republican asses even going to make it to the primaries?

The Colonel February 17, 2015 at 11:56 am

No theory, Duke didn’t require an undergraduate degree for students with demonstrated academic excellence. Paul never claimed to be a Baylor grad he left to go directly to medical school.

Oops February 17, 2015 at 1:26 pm Reply
SomalianRoadCorp February 17, 2015 at 9:14 pm

Exactly. That’s the explicit purpose of pre-professional programs.

Rakkasan February 18, 2015 at 8:08 am

True enough–at the time. Problem is that he claimed that he did have a degree in biology twice in one day on national TV programs. Like Rick Perry says, “Ooops”

waiting on ISIS to post em February 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Have we found Barry’s transcripts yet?

Dropout February 17, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Take a nap. It’ll all be over in a year in a half. Then you can cry about Hillary being president.

0% chance r0cky February 17, 2015 at 12:10 pm

Not a chance.Brain injured and Bill has sabotaged her campaign by running around with a convicted pedophile.

Emily Peterkin February 17, 2015 at 12:15 pm

I’ll bet the farm that Paul will be our next president. It’ll be so beautiful and amazing how the band will play “You Light Up My Life” and I’ll have my country back.

JimBob February 17, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Probably a good thing you don’t have a farm.

I'll take that bet. February 17, 2015 at 6:12 pm

I guess I better learn how to milk a cow.

Dropout February 17, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Yes, even a woman with brain damage will beat out that crowd of imbeciles.

Brain Damaged Woman? February 17, 2015 at 12:36 pm

Wait, are we talking about Flip or someone else?

delusional voters February 17, 2015 at 12:43 pm

You could be right. A radical muslim that supports our enemies like the muslim brotherhood was elected 2x.

BigT February 17, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Flip, the Muslim has helmed the wheel and helped the country recover from your idols total wrecking of our economy. Maybe we should elect another one. Everything you Christians touch goes to shit.

Allahu Akbar February 17, 2015 at 1:21 pm

If Obama were truly Muslim he’d end the drone program.

No Brain Zone February 17, 2015 at 12:40 pm

We’ll see that long before we see an intelligent comment from you.

clown February 17, 2015 at 12:46 pm

Huh? Take that dick out of your mouth and repeat that.

Comeback Kid February 17, 2015 at 12:47 pm

Even a 12 year old can do better than that.

Anonymouseschmuck February 18, 2015 at 8:42 am


Victorious Secret February 17, 2015 at 12:02 pm

I like your theory that one must have a bonafide degree in order to achieve something in life.

Great way to blindly judge future results!

Dropout February 17, 2015 at 12:05 pm

It’s about lying, but you gullible marks wouldn’t be able to recognize that.

Bonafide Degrees February 17, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Most eye doctors do have bonafide degrees, and are board certified from an actual board they didn’t just make up for their own benefit.

Victorious Secret February 17, 2015 at 1:11 pm

I like your use of the modifier “most.” Your reading comprehension failed to see that I highlighted the degree as a condition precedent.

What is doubly entertaining is your failure to see sarcasm.

Dropout February 17, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Geez, do I have to google simple shit for you old grumps. Oh yeah, forgot I was dealing with South Carolinians.

GrandTango February 17, 2015 at 1:47 pm

You might better study history…specifically Nov. 4, you Ignorant F*#k…LMAO….

BigT February 17, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Welcome back Emily Peterkin. Spending time at the HuffPo again?

GrandTango February 17, 2015 at 1:57 pm

Stalk much?

GrandTransgo February 17, 2015 at 2:07 pm

Such a lady! So are you, like, Emily from the waist down and Grand Tango up top? Do you put a bra on to really get into the Emily persona? What a confused life you lead online.

r0cky's daughter February 17, 2015 at 2:22 pm

daddy, are you a pervert? Mommy is worried.She said you were wearing her panties when you brought her coffee into the tent this morning.

Grandtransgo February 17, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Now you’re a little girl? They make medicines for your condition. Or there’s alway surgery.

Dropout February 17, 2015 at 2:03 pm

I’m the “Ignorant Fuck”? What decision making process do you use when deciding what gender to post as?

Randy Dandy February 17, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Do we really want a candidate who changed his name from Randy to Rand to give himself more “gravitas?”

Buz Martin February 17, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Is that true. I thought his given name of “Rand” was in tribute to Ayn Rand.


OK. Just looked it up. His birth name was Randal.

HD February 17, 2015 at 3:04 pm

He’s nearly as nutty as his old man, and half as smart. He’s also a non-factor in 2016. That race is between Walker and Bush.

Wakeup February 17, 2015 at 3:08 pm

Prepare for lots of comments that fit a narrative, right now it’s been to bash Rand Paul across all main and off stream web publications. My friend works at a Comment farm (12 pc stations, 24 hour facility) here in Southern California, and he has been told of 1000’s of Comment/post farms across the US. That get paid to post a specific type of comment. They do food products to politics, it’s all about influencing the thoughts of others or if they are unable to influence after review by a lead, authorized to troll until the comment section holds no value for anyone.

TSIB February 17, 2015 at 3:34 pm

“authorized to troll until the comment section holds no value for anyone.””

That explains Grand Tango.

TSIB February 17, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Ask yourself why Rand Paul supports the TPP so wholeheartedly.

Everything about him is fraudulent.

Hair Club for Men February 18, 2015 at 8:10 am

Starting with his hair

JimBob February 17, 2015 at 4:45 pm

Rand Paul is living proof that the old adage “the apple does not fall far from the tree” is true. He’s a kook just like his father.

Sassan February 17, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Rand Paul is a loon who has subscribed to various conspiracy theories of all kinds. He is an Alex Jones loving lunatic that has no chance for the Republican nomination let alone Presidency. But of course no surprise that the site that fawns over the anti-American Ron Paul would support his lunatic son.

WilliamRD February 17, 2015 at 7:44 pm

Even the Co-Chairmen of the 9/11 report said we suffered blow back on 9/11

9" February 17, 2015 at 11:24 pm

‘And while we may not settle on Paul as our first choice for the 2016 “First in the South” presidential primary.’

Please tell us,ASAP.Everyone is waiting with bated breath..


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