Could someone explain to me what’s so appealing about this guy?

By Tennille Tracy and Siobhan Hughes

When the House agreed to give subpoena powers to President Barack Obama’s newly formed oil-spill commission, 420 members voted for the plan and only one voted against it: Texas Republican Ron Paul.

A spokeswoman for Paul declined to elaborate on the congressman’s vote.

Paul’s son, Rand Paul, a Republican running for the open U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky, came under fire last month for supporting BP. In an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” he said Obama was “un-American” for criticizing the oil company, and said attacks on BP were part of the “blame game,” where tragedy is “always someone else’s fault.”

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2010/06/23/rep-paul-casts-sole-no-vote-on-oil-spill-subpoena-power/

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13 responses to “Could someone explain to me what’s so appealing about this guy?

  1. he said Obama was “un-American” for criticizing the oil company, and said attacks on BP were part of the “blame game,” where tragedy is “always someone else’s fault.”

    And who’s fault would it be other than the oil company? And to think – Kentucky will probably elect this guy?

  2. Hey Hippie,
    Truly it’s a family of freaks!

  3. dooty

    Well, Texas elected this one and his son Rand may be elected by Kentucky. Ignorance abounds.

  4. dog's eye view

    Answering Brian: Nope.

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    I think Rand Paul has given the Democrats a real shot — at least 50/50 — at the Kentucky senate seat.

    More Democrats voted for the losing Democratic primary candidate (225,159 votes for Daniel Mongiardo, state’s lt. governor) than voted for Rand Paul (206,960).

    Winning Dem candidate Jack Conway, state’s attorney general, took 228,904 votes.

    Kentucky results: 521,067 voted in the Democratic primary; 352,418 voted in the GOP’s.

    And Rand Paul will get lots of national and state exposure, and has some strange ideas.

    Kentucky is hit hard by the recession. Do they want another ideologue in the Senate?

    Like Jim Bunning, who votes against their unemployment benefits during the worst long-term joblessness since the Depression?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Kentucky,_2010

  5. This poll MSNBC is touting today is just absurd. These numbers are all about the steady stream of bad news.

  6. Interesting that Mullen roasted McChrystal at today’s press conference.

  7. dooty

    oil on the white Pensacola beaches in Florida now. Is Morning Load gonna still say “come on down and spend your vacation dollars and look at the oil.”

  8. Yeah it’s pretty common knowledge he voted for Obama.

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