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Friday, August 06, 2021

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) claims Democrats are "plucking" kids with COVID from the border "and putting them all over the United States as if they're wishing to seed the country with a new variant."

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Rand Paul is an awful human being:

"They're taking kids from down at the border who may have it, and they're plucking them up and putting them all over the United States, as if they're wishing to seed the country with a new variant," he said, adding, "It's an awful thing to do."

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-08-05 08:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Anyone have a link to the full quote in context?

#2 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-08-05 08:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

If I see Rand Paul in public he'll be on the ground.

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-08-05 08:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Is this enough context for you?:

twitter.com

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-08-05 08:44 PM | Reply

"Anyone have a link to the full quote in context?"

Here you go. Here's the whole interview. Comments quoted here are at approximately the 3:45 mark:

twitter.com

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-08-05 09:01 PM | Reply

No, that's the same tweet that's embedded in the linked article. He might very well be referring to Democrats when he says "They", but I'm not taking a hit piece article's word for it.

#6 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-08-05 09:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

#5 has a link to the entire interview that Paul posted on his twitter account.

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-08-05 09:06 PM | Reply

"They" seems to be Democrats in general and/or the Biden administration in particular. Here is another article that is less of a hit piece:

Rand Paul claims migrant children are being used to 'seed' new COVID-19 variants in bizarre Fox News rant

www.rawstory.com

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-08-05 09:12 PM | Reply

I have a theory.

The chemicals he uses to perm his hair are toxic.

Which have rotted his brain.

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-08-05 09:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Thanks for the link in #7.

'"They" seems to be Democrats in general and/or the Biden administration in particular.'

He never says that, though. He alludes to "the left" earlier in the interview, but it seems he was being deliberately coy and vague, perhaps to gloss over the fact that "plucking" children from the border and shipping them around the country was a common practice and policy in the previous administration. So I think it's fair to call him out for being a disingenuous partisan hack, but it's a bit much to call it a "conspiracy" theory.

#10 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-08-05 09:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

I don't usually post links like the one to this article. I actually hesitated posting it, but I was so pissed off by Paul's comment, I didn't care. If I had seen the Raw Story article at that time, I would have posted it instead. They use the term " bizarre. . .rant" rather than "conspiracy theory".

#11 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-08-05 09:41 PM | Reply

Raw Story is always halfway to being a dumpster fire it has been since it was first created.

That being said Rand Paul is toxic waste and at long last his craziness is showing up on the geiger counter.

#12 | Posted by Tor at 2021-08-05 09:56 PM | Reply

^
Sentimental is right

We don't need to lesson the importance of other conspiracy's by calling this a conspiracy
It has a legitimacy to uphold and we don't want to frivolously use this term to describe the unhinged ranting of known conspiracists

#13 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2021-08-05 10:30 PM | Reply

Hopefully he pisses off his neighbor again.

#14 | Posted by a_monson at 2021-08-05 11:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wow. Just Wow.

It take a lot to make Mitch McConnell look like a good person, and Randy appears to done just that, in the eyes of a lot of Briers...

#15 | Posted by catdog at 2021-08-06 09:44 AM | Reply

"So I think it's fair to call him out for being a disingenuous partisan hack, but it's a bit much to call it a "conspiracy" theory."

It's absolute insanity to call it anything else.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2021-08-06 09:48 AM | Reply

Just when Ron DeathSentence takes the lead as the worst human on the planet, Randy lowers the bar.

#17 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-08-06 10:38 AM | Reply

You Might be a Libertarian If.....

#18 | Posted by Corky at 2021-08-06 12:01 PM | Reply

I think it's fair to call him out for being a disingenuous partisan hack, but it's a bit much to call it a "conspiracy" theory.

#10 | Posted by sentinel

The conspiracy is that repubs secretly decided that their best defense of their horrible and obviously wrong approach to covid was to blame it on biden's border policy.

It's not a coincidence that several repubs all started using this insane excuse on the same day, it's a conspiracy to spread a lie to protect themselves from accountability for being so wrong.

#19 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-08-06 01:08 PM | Reply

Nutters & Stupids holding public office. Doesn't look good.....

#20 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2021-08-06 01:19 PM | Reply

On both sides... It DOESN'T look good...

#21 | Posted by OzarkCon at 2021-08-06 01:37 PM | Reply

so far the best defense of this guy is reliant on willfully misinterpreting pronouns.

they, which THEY? Who? What? Where am I?

#22 | Posted by arthurmann at 2021-08-06 01:45 PM | Reply

I've often thought of Rand Paul as a "floater"

#23 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-08-06 02:06 PM | Reply

Looks like comrade Sheeple/mAndrea started another sock puppet account. Get out of here with that bothsiderism BS Yuri!

#24 | Posted by a_monson at 2021-08-06 04:28 PM | Reply

Man, these wanna be doctors who obviously couldn't hack medical school and so settled for medical adjacent careers like optometrist (Randy) and dentist (Gosar) are some of the stupidest POS to ever walk the planet. Randy sprays this effluent all over the Faux Spews viewers knowing that they'll eat it up with a spoon, and then share it all over social media like a COVID super spreader event. Here's hoping Randy's neighbor runs against him, and this time beats him at the ballot box.

#25 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-08-06 05:55 PM | Reply

Trump Killed Over 600,000 Americans.

The COVID response team allowed the virus to spread because it was affecting people in Democratic states.

The Woodward interviews proves Trump not only knew the dangers. But he knew back in January 2020. A month before any news was available.

Republicans didn't make a peep.

Biden becomes President.

Suddenly it's a crisis.

They're not getting vaccinated or wearing masks or social distancing.

But they're furious immigrants are in America.

Obviously immigrants are the ones spreading covid.

#26 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-08-06 06:09 PM | Reply

Americans who refuse vaccinations and refuse to wear masks aren't to blame, no it's immigrants who 99% of us have no contact with.

Faux News

#27 | Posted by danni at 2021-08-08 01:17 AM | Reply

"But he knew back in January 2020."

Then he got himself vaccinated, in secret, back in Dec. 2020. while he discouraged everyone else to do the same thing.

#28 | Posted by danni at 2021-08-08 01:26 AM | Reply

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