Rand Paul is working hard to court the Republican party’s most inane members, pandering just as fast as he can. But when he says things like this, there simply aren’t enough faces or palms. At a fundraising dinner in Tennessee, he said that the victims of natural disasters are bankrupting the country and robbing the Pentagon of funding.
Senator Paul also responded to criticism from fellow Republicans regarding comments that his stance on national security does more harm than good.
He said, “The people who want to criticize me and call me names, they are precisely the same people who are unwilling to cut the spending. And they are ‘Gimme, gimme, gimme all my Sandy money now.’ Those are the people who are bankrupting the government and not allowing enough money be left over for national defense.”
Right, senator. It’s the victims of natural disasters who are bankrupting the country and not leaving enough for our $700+ billion defense budget (not including the cost of ongoing wars, by the way, most of which is off-budget). One can almost picture people made homeless by Hurricane Sandy telling their children, “Clean your plate, Jimmy, there are starving defense contractors in Washington who aren’t as fortunate as us.” Won’t someone think of the oligarchs?