WaPo’s fixation on Rand Paul and ‘libertarian populism’


Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

Screenshot-19“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life:
The Lord of the Rings
Atlas Shrugged
. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong
obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally
stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real
world. The other, of course, involves orcs.” – author John Rogers

Pravda on the Potomac, er the Washington Post, in particular its Beltway media villager "The Fix" gossip column, has been "fixated" on the village idiot Aqua Buddha, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and "libertarian populism" (an oxymoron) of late. They are clearly the developmentally stunted individuals who mistake Ayn Rand for an intellectual that John Rogers had in mind.

Here is just a brief selection of the crap being published in "The Fix" just this week:

Christie vs. Paul, Paul had a head start

THE FIX | Aaron Blake

When it comes to the feud between Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and New
Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), t's Christie who's fighting an uphill

101: The Rand Paul Edition (VIDEO)

THE FIX | Chris Cillizza

How much libertarianism does the GOP want in 2016?

Democrats: A movement in search of a leader

FIX | Aaron Blake

A similar movement is alive and well in the Democratic Party —
arguably just as much in the GOP (if not more).

Paul is not his father's breed of Republican

THE FIX | Sean Sullivan

Rand Paul Ron Paul. Case in point: 2014.

Christie vs. Rand Paul: A fight with two winners

THE FIX | Sean Sullivan

The fight between Christie and Paul is good for both

How libertarian will Republicans be in 2016?

THE FIX | Chris Cillizza

Two things happened last week that revealed the basic dynamic of
the fight for control of the GOP in 2016.

And on Pravda's the Post's op-ed page Saturday, this opinion by Nick Gillespie. Five
myths about libertarians

Perhaps this crap is the explanantion for this headline in the Post, Washington
Post reports drop in earnings
: The company’s flagship newspaper continued to suffer large print circulation declines. I'm just sayin'.

For the love of God, please just make it stop.

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  1. You miss the point and don’t disclose – which is Rand Paul? A fantasy or orc? Rand Paul is trying to be all things to all people and he’s doing it to hide he’s an empty suit. Chris Christie pointing that out irritates those enlisted in the Rand Paul cult. Christie skewered Paul on his ‘gimme’ line by pointing out Kentucky gets back $1.51 (and as much as $1.84) for every federal tax dollar sent in against NJ’s sixty one cents. Christie accurately points out that Rand Paul is a loose cannon in foreign affairs and his military views are dangerous to national security. Paul says ‘No bail out to Detroit’ and used the phrase “over my dead body,’ loses big in the Egypt vote on whether or not to cut off aid, then says ‘let’s use the Egypt money to help Detroit.’ Rand Paul thrives on low information voters and single issues. That it took this long to get backlash in the GOP is an indication of how low the party has fallen – and Rand Paul is why that party is in sharp decline.

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