Let's face it, Rand Paul is running for President in 2016. And more likely than not, so is Hillary. So it's not surprising that given the chance, Rand would tear into Hillary now at every chance he gets. And that's exactly what he's done, again.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) continued his attack on former-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday for her handling of the Sept. 11 attack at U.S. posts overseas, including the one in Benghazi, Libya, where Christopher Stevens and others were killed.
“The person I second-guess is not the Defense Department, I second-guess secretary Clinton for not having adequate security, for turning down security, for saying, ‘Oh, I get a million cables, I didn’t have time to read the cables asking for more security,’” Paul said on Fox News.
Paul, who is considering a 2016 run for president, reiterated the same criticisms he used against Clinton when she testified last month about the attacks. During the hearing, he said he would have fired her for not reading the security requests. [POLITICO]
Look, for all of you who think Rand is the greatest thing to ever come down the pike, dial it back a bit. For all of you who think he's just an empty suit with a lust for attention, dial it back a bit. And for all of you who think he is the savior of the TEA party, or the Libertarian movement, or the Ron Paul Revolution, change your bong water.
Rand Paul is exactly what you see. He has ideas, he gets attention and he knows that in order to get his message across he has to use whatever tools of media attention he can attract. And it doesn't hurt that he's from the same state as the most powerful republican in the nation. It gives Rand an incredible chance to have a tremendous influence on policy at the federal level. Why? Because of his motivated following of voters who are very important to Mitch. Politics makes strange bedfellows.
So get a grip folks, Rand is playing his powerful position for all that it is worth.
Remember the advice of G. Edward Griffin: "Now is not the time to fight city hall, now is the time to BECOME city hall." Rand took that advice seriously and I say more power to him.