Rand Paul and McConnell’s Behavior Suggest Kentuckians Must Vote More Wisely

Kentucky’s two senators, Mitch McConnell, and Rand Paul are not the ‘sharpest tools in the shed’.  But the voters of their state must accept the blame for them taking up seats in the senior legislative body as Paul and McConnell’s behavior suggest Kentuckians must vote more wisely.

Sunday, on “Meet the Press”, the senior senator, and Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell once again showed his only role as an elected official is to oust President Obama from the White House.  His effort to “make him a one-term President” failed, and this ploy will as well.

He made the false claim that the Obama administration “made up a tale” about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in fall 2012 because it “was inconvenient within six weeks of the election for the administration to, in effect, announce that it was a terrorist attack.”

Host, Dick Gregory, asked him if he believed impeachment was a possibility because Benghazi was a “massive cover-up”.

“I don’t think I’ve said any of those things,” the Republican senator from Kentucky said. “I think you’re talking about others may have said various things about this. Let me tell you what I think about it. It’s clear that there was inadequate security there, and it’s very clear that it was inconvenient within six weeks of the election for the administration to, in effect, announce that it was a terrorist attack. I think that’s worth examining. It is going to be examined. And it’s important, you know, this is the first time we’ve had an ambassador killed in the line of duty since the late 70s.”

“You are the one of the leading Republicans in America,” Gregory replied. “Would you call on Republicans who talk about impeaching the president or who talk about this as an Nixonian style cover-up with regard to Benghazi, would you like them to stop it?”

“What I think we ought to do is complete the investigation and find out what exactly happened,” McConnell said. “And I think we have a sense of what happened. We know there was inadequate security, we know an American ambassador and three other brave Americans got killed, and we know the administration kind of made up a tale here in order to make it seem like it wasn’t a terrorist attack. I think that’s worthy of investigation and the investigations ought to go forward.”

I think McConnell should read the polls and pay attention to the people of our country, instead of politicizing the tragedy.  The story has been told about the events of 9/11/2012 over and over again.  And voters believe that now is the time to cease discussion and find a way to ensure a similar event never happens again.  The majority of Americans believe that of the three so called “scandals”, only the IRS situation is worth pursuing.

Rand Paul did just that, but made a fool of himself, and proved he needs to go back to school.

Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union”, the junior senator from Kentucky lashed out at the White House, attempting to place the President in the forefront of the IRS targeting of TEA Party members.

His claim is another conspiracy theory aimed at furthering his ambitions in 2016.  He said:  There was a “written policy” floating around the agency that said IRS officials were “targeting people who were opposed to the president.”

“And when that comes forward, we need to know who wrote the policy and who approved the policy,” the Republican senator from Kentucky said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Paul was asked if he’d seen such a report.  His reply was “no, but I’ve heard about it”.

Mr. Paul, are you aware that ‘hearsay’ evidence is inadmissible in every court of law?

“Well, we keep hearing the reports and we have several specifically worded items saying who was being targeted. In fact, one of the bullet points says those who are critical of the president. So I don’t know if that comes from a policy, but that’s what’s being reported in the press and reported orally,” he told CNN’s chief political correspondent Candy Crowley. “I haven’t seen a policy statement, but I think we need to see that.”

A proven failure at any form of compelling oratory, I had to read his comment twice to make sense of it.

Paul also went on to belabor the attack in Benghazi.

“Why does Benghazi go on? No one was ever fired. So people made tragic errors – no one’s accepting responsibility and no one was fired,” he said.

He should stay away from posturing to the press and read the facts.  Four State Department officials were disciplined in December, with one resigning and three being placed on administrative leave and relieved of their duties.  Former Secretary of State also stated that she took full blame for the failures during the attack because it happened ‘under her watch’.

Senators, let me ask you one very simple and very important question.  Are there any important issues in Washington that need the attention of our legislators?  You do not appear to think so.  Every issue, every accusation, is targeted towards the 2014 mid-term election, and the next presidential election in 2016.  There’s a lot of time between then and now.  Let’s try to get some significant legislation passed before McConnell’s run for re-election, and Paul’s effort to sit in the White House.

James Turnage

The Guardian Express

3 Responses to "Rand Paul and McConnell’s Behavior Suggest Kentuckians Must Vote More Wisely"

  1. Titus pullo   May 19, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Oh the keynsian astrologers are at it again. Keep up the attack on rand Paul it just shows how far down the uk has gone. You destroyed your country 100years ago in a war that cost u ur sovereignty to the bankers . Paul actually believes in sound money,free markets, limited govt, and peace. The author seems to be for central planning and liberal tyranny. I’m sure he has no issue with reeducation camps…heck he probably thinks the kulaks got what they deserved by Stalin.

  2. Climp Jones   May 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    a sophomoric ‘piece’ of journalism to say the least. So the The Guardian Express is nothing but a collection of Political Operatives running interference for the Obama Administration. Thanks for clearing that up Turnage.

  3. Steve   May 19, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I’m sorry James. What is your educational background again? Rand Paul is Duke Medical School grad. You write economically illiterate screeds for a fourth rate newspaper.


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