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5 Ways Rand Paul Shows That He Doesn’t Really Care About Women

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5 Ways Rand Paul Shows That He Doesn’t Really Care About Women

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Most people assumed that the churlish attacks from Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) on Bill Clinton were just a way for the junior senator from Kentucky to try to intimidate Hillary Clinton into not running in 2016. But its clear now that he had a more immediate goal in mind.

The former president is heading to Kentucky to campaign for Alison Lundergan Grimes. Clinton is the last Democrat to win the state in a presidential election and encouraged the Grimes campaign even before she announced her intention to win the Senate seat held by Mitch McConnell (R-KY) since the 1980s.

Grimes, the Bluegrass State’s current secretary of state, leads McConnell by four points in the most recent poll, and Clinton will help her make a dent in the Senate Minority Leader’s prodigious fundraising advantage.

Senator Paul has aligned himself with his leader after McConnell first opposed the Tea Partier’s Senate bid, in what seems like a pretty basic marriage of convenience. Paul helps McConnell keep his job, then McConnell provides establishment support for the former optometrist’s 2016 bid for president.

However, Paul has been unwilling to go on the attack against McConnell’s Tea Party challenger Matt Bevin, who is trailing by a substantial margin anyway. Nipping at Clinton’s leg raises Paul’s 2016 profile and helps McConnell against his real threat, points out Louisville-based reporter Joe Sonka.

But Paul’s attempt to label one of the most popular politicians in America a “predator” is not only decades old, it also forces the spotlight on Paul’s record when it comes to women’s rights.

Here are five examples of how Rand Paul’s concern for women doesn’t show up in his policies.

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  1. Sand_Cat February 7, 2014

    This guy is just an ass, pure and simple, and how anyone could even think of him as qualified in any way to be president is one of the mysteries of our time. But then, the same goes from Cruz, Rubio, Ryan, and all the other GOP crazies.

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    1. WhutHeSaid February 9, 2014

      All you need to unravel the mystery is to take a good look at the goobers who voted for him, or the popularity of ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ or ‘Duck Dynasty’. Can you imagine what a laughingstock America would be in they eyes of the world with this nutty-buddy as President?

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      1. Sand_Cat February 10, 2014

        Good point.

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    2. daniel bostdorf February 9, 2014

      well—it is a scary larger reflection of the extreme right wing…The larger context of Rand Paul is that the collective mindset surrounding this narcissistic Orweillian double thinker is facism. His “followers” are simply brainwashed. The are also rabidly misogynist .A misogynist is a person (or group mindset) who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against women.

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  2. Annemb February 8, 2014

    Rand Paul needs to do a lot of growing up. But that’s hopeless.

    Isn’t he a doctor? I, for one would NEVER, NEVER visit him for ANY reason. It’s about time that he is impeached from his “job” for stealing money (his salary/insurance) from the American people.

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  3. JDavidS February 8, 2014

    Rand Paul doesn’t care about women… but it all works out because most intelligent women don’t care about Rand Paul.

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    1. Maryann C. Harbin February 8, 2014

      Then they had the 2012 field and 2016 should be absolutely entertaining.

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    2. Robert Roberto February 9, 2014

      Does he have a wife? If so he must care about one woman.

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  4. Moshulu February 8, 2014

    LOL….And this is one of the front runners Romney likes….talk about a sad selection of GOP hopefuls…but hey….that’s good for Madame Secretary Clilnton!!!

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    1. Jimmy Agler February 8, 2014

      I really thought the GOP field of 2008 could not be topped for comedic relief. Then they had the 2012 field and 2016 should be absolutely entertaining. What they don’t understand is the same policies and strategies that allow them to win gerrymandered House districts insure they lose national elections.

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  5. vmartin65 February 8, 2014

    I’m sure there are individual women that Paul likes; he just doesn’t respect women in general. And we don’t respect OR like him!

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    1. stcroixcarp February 8, 2014

      How can you say that Paul doesn’t respect women? He loves women. After all his own mother was a woman, much to her regret.

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      1. Bodine666 February 9, 2014

        Of course his mother was a woman but there is no proof he liked her. She could be the reason he hates women.

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    2. daniel bostdorf February 9, 2014

      Rand Paul is at it again….and again…

      Attacks against a singular women is how he will dredge up Moniica Lewinsky as a way to slam Bill sic Hillary Clinton in a nauseating attempt to attack Democratic principles that ARE pro-life, pro-women and pro-choice.

      How do you think Lewinsky feels about this slime ball dragging here back into the political GUTTER?he is probably extremely upset that this was broughtv up!

      Did Paul ask her permisson?

      NO– because Paul hates women generally….

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  6. Lovefacts February 8, 2014

    Rand Paul might call himself a Libertarian, but either he and his father don’t understand the core beliefs of Libertarians or, more likely, they see the label as a money- and power-maker. They, like most who claim to be Libertarians, don’t realize that one of the primary tenets is that the government stays out of all private/personal decisions, especially those concerning sex and medical. Guess they don’t want to own that part of Libertarianism because it smacks of the Democratic/Progressive Party stands.

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    1. Jimmy Agler February 8, 2014

      The believe in a form of freedom, it is just their idea of it means you are free to live the way THEY want you to.

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      1. Sand_Cat February 10, 2014

        And they are free to live how they want, no matter what it does to you or anyone else.

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    2. plc97477 February 8, 2014

      They don’t want to own up to that part of libertarianism because they won’t get any votes if they did.

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  7. disqus_fsqeoY3FsG February 8, 2014

    So using Rand Paul’s logic he must be a racist and all Republican/Libertarian’s must be racist because of what was published in 1980s and ’90s under his father’s name. These newsletters were called the
    Ron Paul Political Report, Ron Paul Freedom Report, Ron Paul Survival Report, etc. He had over 100,000 subscribers at one point and is said to have made over a million dollars a year. (Subscriptions cost $100 a year for a magazine usually 8 pages long.) http://www.realchange.org/ronpaul.htm

    Again using Paul’s logic his silence on negative and insulting comments made about or to women shows he condones and agrees with what is being said. Where was his outrage and defense of women when these comments were made: Rush Limbaugh’s name calling of Sandra Fluke or Rep. Todd Akin’s “Legitimate Rape” statement or Chris Christie’s response to a woman while speaking at Romney Campaign event “You know, something may be going down tonight, but it ain’t going to be jobs, sweetheart”.

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    1. idamag February 10, 2014

      Parents pass down their values to their children.

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  8. Kansan February 8, 2014

    On October 25, 2010, at a debate for the U.S. Senate seat, Paul county coordinator Tim Profitt and a group of thugs attacked a protester, tackling her to the ground. As she was pinned down, Profitt stepped on her shoulder and her head, spraining her arm and giving her a concussion. He eventually pleaded guilty to the assault and paid her medical expenses.

    Paul attributed the attack to “passions,” blaming it on the victim.

    Paul is now demanding that Clinton return campaign contributions he received 22 years ago, but he never returned the $2,000 he got from Profitt. three years ago.

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    1. idamag February 8, 2014

      She was actually a female reporter who asked the wrong question. Yes, they showed the incident on television and asked Rand Paul for a comment. He, just like Atlas, shrugged. The attack was brutal. I think the girl weighted all of 100 lbs.

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  9. howa4x February 8, 2014

    Paul is typical of the GOP. Making some statements to appeal to the base and some to try to broaden it like legalization of drugs. His actions will determine the women vote not his words

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  10. atc333 February 8, 2014

    Paul is typical, take an event, or fact and distort it beyond recognition. Lewinsky, who was 22 at the time, was a very willing participant. She was not coerced, or intimidated. She had and exercised her freedom of choice,
    Unfortunately, Paul, and the GOP do not think women are able to exercise choice, and therefor need to be told by the Party what they must submit to with their bodies. (Sound familiar–“Women, submit to your husbands!” distorting the admonishion which was in fact, “husbands and wives, submit to each other”.

    I find it very strange how the GOP and the Radical right want government out of their lives, unless of course it is on a topic on which they demand government intrude into the lives and decisions of all Americans, Go figure.

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    1. notafoxfan February 8, 2014

      atc..I could not have stated it better..i agree with your viewpoint..i believe its a recipe that calls for ingredients such as a pinch of hypocrisy and a pinch of name calling and a pinch of not quite truthful statements…

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      1. Lynette Huffstedtler February 8, 2014

        And a whole heapin’ helpin’ of cognitive dissonance too.

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    2. idamag February 8, 2014

      She was not only a willing participant, but the aggressor. None of this excuses Bill Clinton for allowing himself to be seduced, but there are parts of the affair that need addressing. 1. She went into the president’s office and asked him if he wanted to feel her new thong panties. 2. How many women do you know who call a co-worker with a play-by-play description of an affair? How many women would say, to the coworker who is taping the whole thing, that they have a blue semen stained dress hanging in their closet? No Clinton is not innocent, but he fell for the oldest game used by the CIA and FBI.

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    3. daniel bostdorf February 9, 2014

      He did it again today!!!
      Paul doesn’t give a hoot about, in this case, a singular women is how he will dredge up Moniica Lewinsky as a way to slam Bill sic Hillary Clinton in a nauseating attempt to attack Democratic princiiples that ARE pro-life, pro-women and pro-choice.

      How do you think Lewinsky feels about Paul dragging here back into the political GUTTER?he is probably extremely upset that this was broughtv up!

      Did Paul ask her permisson?

      NO– because Paul hates women generally….

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  11. DBH316 February 8, 2014

    I maybe far behind on this, but I slept a lot in class in high school and my first 2 years of college (and won a scholarship to the US Navy for my diligence). But did the jr. senator from Kentucky get his name from the author of “Atlas Shrugged” that is a required primer for anyone wishing to serve Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan.

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    1. idamag February 8, 2014

      And the author of “Atlas Shrugged” was a card-carrying member ot the fascist party until the war broke out. Then she became a libertarian, fighting socialism and died on welfare herself.

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  12. Jimmy Agler February 8, 2014

    Yet another example of the current GOP technique for avoiding having their actions held against them. It is an adult version of “I know you are but what am I”? Take whatever your shortcoming is and deflect it onto your opposition. They do this for one simple reason, it works. All you have to do is look at many things they blame Obama for, such as ;
    1.TARP, the wall st “bailout” was passed and signed into law BEFORE he was even elected.
    2. Spying on American citizens, Passed as a conglomerate bill (Patriot Act) that was championed by the right (if you haven’t done anything wrong you have nothing to worry about) and any democrat who opposed it was smeared as soft on terror.
    3. “Amnesty for illegals”, continuing the reforms started by their hero Reagan.
    4. Socialist health care policies, My favorite, ask the next republican who screams that at you WHERE this plan was drawn up(Heritage Foundation)

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    1. plc97477 February 8, 2014

      You forgot the phones for poor people which was started by reagan and fast and furious started by baby bush.

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    2. daniel bostdorf February 9, 2014

      The larger context of Rand Paul is that the collective mindset surrounding this narcissistic Orweillian double thinker is facism. His “followers” are simply brainwashed. The are also rabidly misogynist .A misogynist is a person (or group mindset) who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against women.

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  13. morticia February 8, 2014

    He’s a chip off the old blockhead.

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    1. docb February 9, 2014

      Little randi was always the short kid from a privileged background who thought rules were not for him..He did not finish undergrad and is NOT a member of an AMA affiliated organization..He made up his own and it is led by he and his stepford wife!

      This amoeba cares about nothing but himself! A plagiarist and liar!

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  14. idamag February 8, 2014

    Maybe the girls shunned him in high school. I wouldn’t be surprised if they did. So, get even with all the females.

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    1. paganheart February 10, 2014

      The guy is actually married, though I cannot for the life of me fathom what sort of woman would marry this guy. He gives me the creeps. He reminds me of one of those guys you see on those “To Catch A Predator” shows, who get caught trolling the internet for underage girls.

      Also I wonder when he is going to buy a comb – or do something about that small animal that crawled on top of his head and died.

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      1. idamag February 10, 2014

        Laughing. He does kind of look like those guys. I can’t imagine women liking him, either. There is nothing sexy about him.

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  15. DBH316 February 8, 2014

    I apologize if I am behind and am slowing the conversation, again. Did this guy get his name from the author of “Atlas Shrugged”? Another in the same vain as the former VP hopefull that didn’t carry his own state and said that that novel was required reading for all his staff. Damn shame it wasn’t the Bible or maybe he would remember some of the many points it makes about telling the truth, helping the poor and paying the wages of the laborer, something the GOP dismisses as bolderdash.

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    1. daniel bostdorf February 9, 2014

      Guess what?

      Another infuriating example that Paul doesn’t give a hoot about, in this case, a singular women is how he will dredge up Moniica Lewinsky as a way to slam Bill sic Hillary Clinton in a nauseating attempt to attack Democratic princiiples that ARE pro-life, pro-women and pro-choice.

      How do you think Lewinsky feels about Paul dragging here back into the political GUTTER?he is probably extremely upset that this was broughtv up!

      Did Paul ask her permisson?

      NO– because Paul hates women generally….

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  16. Guest February 8, 2014

    wes rasmussen

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    1. daniel bostdorf February 9, 2014

      “thank you for your point of view”

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  17. daniel bostdorf February 9, 2014

    The larger context of Rand Paul is that the collective mindset surrounding this narcissistic Orweillian double thinker is facism. His “followers” are simply brainwashed.

    They worship the “cult of personality” of Rand Paul, not rational, thoughtful and responsisble political leaders.

    How defined:

    “The “personality cult” is a broad term that refers to the adulation or following that a leader can gain through the use of media manipulation and propaganda. The overarching aim of the personality cult is to enact radical change within society using innovative ideas1. In a personality cult, the individual leader’s image becomes associated with this new set of values or goals that are perceived by the public to be beneficial to the nation’s well-being. In some cases, this belief is maintained even when said values or goals have a negative effect on everday life. Despite these potential negative effects, personality cults can often be maintained through glorification of the leaders to a benevolent or god-like status. ”

    There is an important dissertation at the University of Michigan that explains this in greater detail.

    http://sitemaker.umich.edu/fascistpersonalitycult/deconstructing_personality_cult_theory

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  18. daniel bostdorf February 9, 2014

    Once again today….Rand Paul speaks…

    Another infuriating example that Paul doesn’t give a hoot about, in this case, a singular women is how he will dredge up Monica Lewinsky as a way to slam Bill sic Hillary Clinton in a nauseating attempt to attack Democratic principles that ARE pro-life, pro-women and pro-choice.

    Again, and again, and again…

    How do you think Lewinsky feels about Paul dragging here back into the political GUTTER?he is probably extremely upset that this was broughtv up!

    Did Paul ask her permisson?
    NO– because Paul hates women generally….

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  19. Anne February 9, 2014

    That’s probably why men shouldn’t be in these high positions period, be that presidents, governors, Senators, whatever: They can’t seem to keep their pants zipped up. Clinton isn’t the only one, this starts in the US already with George Washington. So I have no clue why Paul rehashes the Lewinsky affair like some silly 15th century English laundry maid. The GOP has really the mentality of the Saudi when it comes to women. And with the Log Cabin Republicans being a misogynist group of homosexuals, I really can’t take gay rights seriously. Sorry, the GOP has to learn that women have human rights too, not just homosexual men. And since men, like all little children, can’t get pregnant, they really should be seen and not heard when it comes to birth control and abortion.

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    1. daniel bostdorf February 9, 2014

      I love squirrels too ! 🙂 Nice post at other site….

      BUt—I am concerned when you post this:

      “And with the Log Cabin Republicans being a misogynist group of homosexuals, I really can’t take gay rights seriously…”

      What?

      Where did you get this bizarre and highly wrong view that gay GOP Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) men are misogynists?

      From LCR:
      “The Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) is an organization that works within the Republican Party to advocate equal rights for gays and lesbians (WOMEN”S RIGHTS!) in the United States. The group’s constituency supports the Republican Party and advocates for the rights of gay and lesbian Americans….LCR acts under the statement: “We are loyal Republicans. We believe in limited government, strong national defense, free markets, low taxes, personal responsibility, and individual liberty. Log Cabin Republicans represents an important part of the American family—taxpaying, hard working people who proudly believe in this nation’s greatness. We also believe all Americans have the right to liberty and equality. We believe equality for LGBT Americans is in the finest tradition of the Republican Party. We educate our Party about why inclusion wins. Opposing gay and lesbian equality is inconsistent with the GOP’s core principles of smaller government and personal freedom…….On social issues, LCR either dissents from socially conservative Republican views or is neutral. On matters relating to gay and lesbian rights, LCR advocates for same-sex marriage, tax equity for domestic partner benefits, and the permanent repeal of the estate tax. The LCR website also contains an ‘Equality Map’ giving information on state laws in areas from employment discrimination and relationship recognition to hate crimes protections and anti-bullying laws.”

      With that stated, I am no fan whatsoever of the LCR at all..

      This group seeks to advance the rights of gays in the USA by becoming members of and working for the victory of a political party devoted in large measure to ending all rights for homosexual Americans…..

      How screwy is that?

      They are devoted to self-destructive—the grates irony.

      But you cannot state that they are anti-women…they are not…

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      1. Anne February 10, 2014

        So they say but I choose not to believe them. Those LCR guys will run 900 miles to tell a lie when the truth would make a better story and could be told by just crossing the street. After all, if they really stand for equal rights etc., why are they in the GOP in the first place? What’s the point in joining a party whose ideology goes straight against yours? This doesn’t even make sense. Keep in mind that political parties are strictly a matter of ideology and serve no other purpose, You join the party you agree with ideologically. Once you listen to all these misogynist remarks coming from the GOP, why would you be a member and pretend you don’t agree? That’s as bad as someone joining the KKK and pretending he wants to bring civil rights to that outfit. Obviously anybody who joins the KKK is a racist. Non-racists stay away. Same thing with the GOP where all the racists and misogynists have found their home. If you don’t agree, don’t join.

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        1. daniel bostdorf February 10, 2014

          “So they say but I choose not to believe them.” And of course, your disbelief is your opinion, but it is not based in fact.

          The fact is: Gay GOP Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) men are not misogynists because they only have sex with men.

          I generally agree if you re-read my remark:
          “This group seeks to advance the rights of gays in the USA by becoming members of and working for the victory of a political party (GOP/Teaparty) devoted to ending all rights for homosexual Americans…..just so happens the extreme Rand Paul misogynists are NOT indicative of mainstream rational GOP thought…”

          Back to dispelling myth of gay men being misogynist generally: Misogynist men (crudely stated for effect) “pump and dump” women.
          Gay men are in support of feminism, women’s rights….They are not predisposed to be misogynists.

          Yes—there are some gay men who don’t like women. But it is a very small minority. And The Log Cabin Republicans, AS A GROUP, support feminists issues and lesbians, so they cannot hate women.

          There are a lot more homophobic men than women. Women who hate gays were told to do so by their churches or other dominant dogma that brainwashed them into a homophobic hate of gay men.

          Men fear of male homosexuality creates a much longer and wider path. I don’t think this subject gets enough discussion: Men who angrily express outrage over men being together in a romantic and sexual relationship completely “spaz out” because for them, it all comes down to their own MORBID FEAR of being someone’s butt-boy toy. Which would be really humiliating and would turn a man into something truly loathesome–a woman. Because men can have anal sex if only with a woman.
          This MORBID FEAR of being forced to act like “a woman” will send a shallow and apathetic man into a right wing, letter-writing, Focus on the Family-contributing, Republican-voting homophobic lunatic. Show me a man who hates gay males and I’ll show you a man who hates women i.e. he is a misogynist.

          Let us agree on the fact that :

          This group seeks to advance the rights of gays in the USA by becoming members of and working for the victory of a political party (GOP/Teaparty) devoted to ending all rights for homosexual Americans…..just so happens the extreme Rand Paul misogynists are NOT indicative of mainstream rational GOP thought…

          How screwy is that? Profess one thing and act another way???”

          Thanks…

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          1. Anne February 11, 2014

            I choose not to believe them not because they happen to be homosexual but because they chose to be members of the GOP which is a very misogynist party. You see, being homosexual is not a choice but the political party one chooses to hang with is a matter of choice. In fact, I’m a bit confused WHY these LCR even bother to join a party that’s basically not just misogynist but also homophobic. That’s like a black person wanting to join the KKK, what for? —– Original Message —–

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            daniel bostdorf “So they say but I choose not to believe them.” And of course, your disbelief is your opinion, but it is not based in fact.
            The fact is: Gay GOP Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) men are not misogynists because they only have sex with men.
            I generally agree if you re-read my remark:
            “This group seeks to advance the rights of gays in the USA by becoming members of and working for the victory of a political party (GOP/Teaparty) devoted to ending all rights for homosexual Americans…..just so happens the extreme Rand Paul misogynists are NOT indicative of mainstream rational GOP thought…”
            Back to dispelling myth of gay men being misogynist generally: Misogynist men (crudely stated for effect) “pump and dump” women. Gay men are in support of feminism, women’s rights….They are not predisposed to be misogynists.
            Yes—there are some gay men who don’t like women. But it is a very small minority. And The Log Cabin Republicans, AS A GROUP, support feminists issues and lesbians, so they cannot hate women.
            There are a lot more homophobic men than women. Women who hate gays were told to do so by their churches or other dominant dogma that brainwashed them into a homophobic hate of gay men.
            Men fear of male homosexuality creates a much longer and wider path. I don’t think this subject gets enough discussion: Men who angrily express outrage over men being together in a romantic and sexual relationship completely “spaz out” because for them, it all comes down to their own MORBID FEAR of being someone’s butt-boy toy. Which would be really humiliating and would turn a man into something truly loathesome–a woman. Because men can have anal sex if only with a woman. This MORBID FEAR of being forced to act like “a woman” will send a shallow and apathetic man into a right wing, letter-writing, Focus on the Family-contributing, Republican-voting homophobic lunatic. Show me a man who hates gay males and I’ll show you a man who hates women i.e. he is a m isogynist.
            Let us agree on the fact that :

            This group seeks to advance the rights of gays in the USA by becoming members of and working for the victory of a political party (GOP/Teaparty) devoted to ending all rights for homosexual Americans…..just so happens the extreme Rand Paul misogynists are NOT indicative of mainstream rational GOP thought…
            How screwy is that? Profess one thing and act another way???”

            Thanks…

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    2. WhutHeSaid February 10, 2014

      I don’t see a misandrist as any better than a misogynist — do you? Before you go accusing every man in the Universe of being unqualified for anything because they “can’t seem to keep their pants zipped up”, perhaps you should reflect on the rest of the equation involved here: It takes two to tango, and I don’t remember hearing that Clinton forced himself on an unwilling Monica Lewinsky. Stupid human tricks — even those of a sexual nature — are equal opportunity endeavors.

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      1. Anne February 10, 2014

        Oops, now read your BS over again and maybe you’ll notice that this is not a tit for tat issue between Monica and Bill or males and females. In case you didn’t notice, nobody cares how Monica conducts her life but Bill is the one who’s married and a president to boot. Get it now? This issue never was a matter of dancing the tango but a matter of keeping up appearances as long as one squats in the White House. Get it now? Men who can’t keep their pants zipped up are setting themselves up to have problems if they choose to be in sensitive positions. Who gives a hang about the love life of some intern regardless if the person is male or female? Nobody. That’s not even at issue. Did you notice that neither Thatcher nor Merkel et al. got herself trapped in such an ackward situation? It doesn’t even matter that Mitterrand in France had a mistress. The fact is that Bill Clinton grew up in the US and should have known better. The US is, after all, not France if you get my drift. Get it now?

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        1. WhutHeSaid February 10, 2014

          What I noticed is that you appear rather bitter. Rather than simply admit that you made the mistake of painting 3 billion+ people with the same brush, you appear to be airing your personal laundry in public. Lewinsky and Clinton both knew they were engaged in something a) risky, and b) less than morally correct. Both were adults, and both knew better — or should have. Only one was male — the very thought of which seems to send you into a fit of bitter rage (for reasons best left unsaid, I’m sure).

          Disparaging the entire male gender is misandry, which is exactly as despicable as misogyny. Got it? Good.

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          1. Anne February 11, 2014

            Bitter about what? And the LCR has 3 million members? Wow, that’s interesting. And why shouldn’t I paint them with the same brush? I didn’t object to the fact that they happen to be homosexual, but they pretty much let us know that they’re misogynist by choosing to be members of the republican party. Get it? As for Lewisnky and Clinton, you still didn’t get it, did you? It doesn’t matter what behavior Lewinsky engaged in because a) she wasn’t married and b) she wasn’t the president of a relatively puritanical country. Please have your first grade teacher explain to you what my statement means in English.
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            WhutHeSaid What I noticed is that you appear rather bitter. Rather than simply admit that you made the mistake of painting 3 billion+ people with the same brush, you appear to be airing your personal laundry in public. Lewinsky and Clinton both knew they were engaged in something a) risky, and b) less than morally correct. Both were adults, and both knew better — or should have. Only one was male — the very thought of which seems to send you into a fit of bitter rage (for reasons best left unsaid, I’m sure).
            Disparaging the entire male gender is misandry, which is exactly as despicable as misogyny. Got it? Good.
            7:49 p.m., Monday Feb. 10

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          2. WhutHeSaid February 11, 2014

            Your bitterness over your failed relationships isn’t my problem – in case you were wondering.

            Who said anything about the LCR? Not me. And neither Bill Clinton nor George Washington belonged to the LCR, so you are wasting your time claiming that’s who you were talking about. You referred to men in general without qualification which makes you a misandrist and a first rate idiot.

            Listen – I imagine it must be tough being the proverbial scorned woman and all that, but perhaps if you concentrate on your disposition you might get jilted less often. Who knows? In time you might even find a boyfriend and find your bitterness towards men dissipating somewhat. Seriously – miracles CAN happen.

            And if all that fails at least you could PRETEND that you weren’t a bitter, old man-hating harpy. Good luck with that.

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          3. Anne February 11, 2014

            What failed relationship? This is really laughable. My comment about the LCR was aimed at the other fellow in this discussion. Ah never mind. At any rate, since you’re just another one of those pseudo-cyber-wannabe-psycho-analists, I really have nothing to discuss with you. I merely pointed out that this tango analogy doesn’t really work because a) Lewinsky wasn’t married and b) Lewinsky wasn’t the president. If that observation makes me an idiot, then so be it. You’re obviously functionally illiteraty like 70% of your fellow Americans or you wouldn’t have written these idiotic remarks. It’s really not clear to me where you think I said Clinton or Washington were ever members of the LRC. Learn to read. Now run out and play on the freeway child.

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          4. WhutHeSaid February 12, 2014

            “Functionally illiteraty”? Wow – how embarrassing for you. Condescension doesn’t work very well when your attempts to display your pomposity are shot full of mis-spellings.

            So you forgot which “fellow” you were talking to, eh? Well, I suppose it’s no surprise to you: yet another failed relationship. Congratulations.

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          5. Anne February 12, 2014

            I believe there’s a difference between a misspelling and a typo. What’s your obsession with my “relationships?” Not that’s it’s any of your business, kiddo, but I’ve been married for ages. Why would I have any relationships aside from that? Now run along and play on the freeway, child. Bye dummy.

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          6. WhutHeSaid February 12, 2014

            Well my condolences to Mr Misandrist. He must have the patience of a saint, seeing he is one of the 3+ billion people you so carelessly disparage. You obviously have nothing but bitter disrespect for all men — since you insult them all in one fell swoop — and I’m guessing that the reason is either a) you have met all men in the world and judged them as unworthy philanderers, or b) you are just a bitter old harpy who doesn’t know when to admit her mistakes. My bets are on b.

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          7. Anne February 12, 2014

            Or c) you worry about stuff that’s really none of your business, which includes my personal life. So I don’t agree with your opinions (and frankly, by now I even forgot what they are) and this gives you cause to insult me right and left. Has it ever occurred to you that I might just be a heck of a lot older than you and maybe have a little more experience than you? I’m not sure what a harpy is but it doesn’t really matter. When you grow up, you’ll discover that people are not obligated to agree with you. You really remind me of those silly young dudes in the Middle East who seem to think everybody who doesn’t agree with them should be blown up. Obviously the mothers over there need to raise their sons better. And that’s all I have to say about your mother as well, she did a sorry job raising you. Now run along and play on the freeway.

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            WhutHeSaid Well my condolences to Mr Misandrist. He must have the patience of a saint, seeing he is one of the 3+ billion people you so carelessly disparage. You obviously have nothing but bitter disrespect for all men — since you insult them all in one fell swoop — and I’m guessing that the reason is either a) you have met all men in the world and judged them as unworthy philanderers, or b) you are just a bitter old harpy who doesn’t know when to admit her mistakes. My bets are on b.
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          8. WhutHeSaid February 12, 2014

            Perhaps senility is your issue, but I actually believe it to be something different.

            YOU are the one out here serving up the insults. YOU insulted all men by claiming that none of them were fit for any kind of public office because they “can’t seem to keep their pants up”. Never mind that for every man who can’t keep his pants up there is also a woman who can’t keep hers up either, the fact is that laying down such an absurd claim against 3+ billion men — most of whom you’ve never met (much to their benefit, as it seems) — just serves to highlight your stupidity.

            Next, YOU insulted my family — specifically my mother — although you don’t know her OR me, and the only reason for you doing so is because you were called out on an idiotic public statement. That makes you an asshole. Now you can cry about personal insults, but just realize that they are the result of your behavior and not your gender.

            Finally, I’ll leave it to you to ponder how much credibility a nasty old crow will receive in a public forum when complaining about gender-bashing through the very same toothless gums used to deliver gender-bashing.

            You are what I would call ‘unsmart’ — educated enough to know better but totally lacking the ability to apply said education to examine your own behavior and it’s inevitable consequences.

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          9. Anne February 12, 2014

            Yes, it might be senility, hahahahaha. Too bad your mama didn’t teach you not to insult senior, hein? You’re a very ill-mannered little boy. Child, what you don’t seem to realize is that I actually voted for Clinton and couldn’t care less about his affairs. Unfortunately this idiot Ken Starr made a laughing stock of the US when he kept faxing all these revelations about Clinton’s affairs to all the papers and government heads overseas to a point that the French and German government heads along with several foreign newspapers actually asked the US in an open letter to please refrain from tying up their fax machines with all this crap which is of no consequence to them since they’re not the confession priest of the US president. At that point I only wished that Clinton would have had enough sense to keep his pants zipped up for those 8 years knowing what the opposition does with such knowledge. Unfortunately, this is something the American male doesn’t seem to grasp and neither do you. They just set themselves up for this kind of ridicule. Get it now?
            I have no clue why my viewpoint prompted you to speculate on my private life and to shower me with insults. It seems to me that anybody of Clinton’s education and ambition should be prompted to steer clear of these women, at least until he leaves office. Why is this too much to ask? And no, it really doesn’t matter what Lewinsky’s part in it was because she wasn’t the president. This is not a tit for tat issue or a matter of how many it takes to tango. The two participants are simply not on the same level and I have no idea why you refuse to understand this.
            Look at the current ado the American press makes over the irrelevant fact that president Hollande (France) came for a visit to DC without bringing a female companion (he’s not married). Fact is that his solo trip isn’t even important while the purpose for his trip is but unfortunately that’s not how the US media sees it, so why should anybody think that they’d ignore Clinton’s nonsense and won’t keep harping around on it although the man has been out of office for well over a decade already? Get it now?
            BTW, the problem with Cuba was all along that the Mafia was running kiddy brothels there with US senators being steady customers until Fidel Castro got tired of it and kicked out the Mafia. That’s when for some bizarre reason the US got all uptight about it. Why? Castro wasn’t even a communist at the time but the US drove him into the arms of the USSR. Makes absolutely no sense but obviously those pedophile senators were just all upset over the fact that the Cuban people got tired of their 12 year old daughters being forced into brothels for those dirty old men. See what I mean?
            Unfortunately, the US has had this problem with its politicians ever since George Washington, who was quite a womanizer. Some of it wouldn’t matter so much if the US didn’t have this puritanical hang-up. Just look at recent devopments. After Americans howled to no end about the Russians having this anti-gay views suddenly some American football player comes out of the closet and the same Americans who expect all this tolerance from the Russians are up in arms about their sacred football being insulted with a gay player. See what the problem is? It’s the hypocrisy that makes these basically irrelevant matters into such a problem. That’s why American men really don’t belong into such sensitive positions: They can’t seem to control themselves. Carter was such a problem too. There he goes and tells us that he has “LUSTED.” I ask you, who the heck cares? Well, apparently all of America because I kept hearing about his lusting right and left. Why did he even say that stupid stuff?
            See, you’re so busy insulting me and speculating about me that you never even bothered to think about what I said. Now explain to me why it’s so important to you if I have any relationships or what my married life is like. What does any of this have to do with the fact that I pointed out that men who want to be politicians in a puritanical country like the US should keep their pants zipped up and that Americans should not play around with all these double standards. Frankly the main reason why I wish these guys would either straighten up their life or get out of politics and leave these sensitive positions maybe to women who obviously can control themselves better is because I’m tired of getting bothered with all these sex stories about those various politicians here. In fact, I even consider this revelation about the football player TMI (too much information). I don’t even know that man and will probably never meet him, so I should I care? Get it now?

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          10. WhutHeSaid February 12, 2014

            I really couldn’t care less about your personal life — please keep the sordid details to yourself. My issue is with your inane comments, your glaring hypocrisy, and the abject ignorance that it represents.

            You’ve made quite a few stupid mistakes. First, you insulted nearly one half of the world’s population and stupidly expected the entire 3+ billion of them to let your vapid remarks go unchallenged. Next, you attempted to lie in public about your intentions — making the ridiculous claim that you were referring to the Log Cabin Republicans, which was quickly debunked as the bullshit it is. In addition to this, you stupidly (and hilariously) attempted to accuse another person of being functionally illiterate by incorrectly spelling the insult. As if all of this malarkey wasn’t embarrassing enough, you added in unwarranted assumptions about my age — something you know nothing about. Then you accused me of personal insults by tossing out the first (and only) insult directed toward a family member.

            But your biggest mistake of all was in wrongly assuming that I give a shit about you, your personal life, or what you believe. You made an ignorant, intolerant, and completely hypocritical statement that demonstrated you don’t know the difference between your own gender bias and that for which you accuse others. Calling your attention to your ridiculous hypocrisy only caused you to double down and start spewing volumes of misinformed bullshit.

            Even the most idiotic right-wing nut-bags like Rand Paul know enough to correct themselves when they’ve been caught making completely hypocritical, intolerant, and ignorant statements in public — even if they still harbor the beliefs. You, on the other hand, appear to be a completely incorrigible fool who hasn’t the good sense to examine her own comments when their ridiculous and hypocritical nature has been pointed out to you in no uncertain terms.

            Congratulations. You’ve proven yourself more of a clueless nitwit than Rand Paul — and that’s no small accomplishment.

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          11. Anne February 12, 2014

            What sordid details? You’re the one who kept commenting on my personal life without even knowing anything about it. I told you several times that my life is none of your business. Do you even understand English? Did I ever mention any details about my personal life here be they sordid or not? You’re really stupid individual. Guess what? From now on out, I’ll delete all this crap you’re sending to me into my inbox. As I said, you’re a very ill-mannered child and your silly opinions really don’t interest me in the least. Run along and play on the freeway. Bye

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          12. WhutHeSaid February 12, 2014

            You offered up your own details — such as being married or being an old crow — when I never asked and don’t care. It was your stupid gender-bashing that telegraphed your problem(s) with men.

            Guess what, nitwit: I don’t send anything to your inbox — you get responses because you elected to get them via The National Memo and that’s just how it works. What a moron you are.

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          13. Anne February 12, 2014

            

            Or c) you worry about stuff that’s really none of your business, which includes my personal life. So I don’t agree with your opinions (and frankly, by now I even forgot what they are) and this gives you cause to insult me right and left. Has it ever occurred to you that I might just be a heck of a lot older than you and maybe have a little more experience than you? I’m not sure what a harpy is but it doesn’t really matter. When you grow up, you’ll discover that people are not obligated to agree with you. You really remind me of those silly young dudes in the Middle East who seem to think everybody who doesn’t agree with them should be blown up. Obviously the mothers over there need to raise their sons better. And that’s all I have to say about your mother as well, she did a sorry job raising you. Now run along and play on the freeway.

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  20. daniel bostdorf February 10, 2014

    The larger context of Rand Paul is that the collective mindset surrounding this narcissistic Orweillian double thinker is facism. His “followers” are simply brainwashed. The are also rabidly misogynist .A misogynist is a person (or group mindset) who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against women.

    They worship the “cult of personality” of misogynist Rand Paul, not rational, thoughtful and responsible political leaders.

    How defined:

    “The “personality cult” is a broad term that refers to the adulation or following that a leader can gain through the use of media manipulation and propaganda. The overarching aim of the personality cult is to enact radical change within society using innovative ideas1. In a personality cult, the individual leader’s image becomes associated with this new set of values or goals that are perceived by the public to be beneficial to the nation’s well-being. In some cases, this belief is maintained even when said values or goals have a negative effect on everday life. Despite these potential negative effects, personality cults can often be maintained through glorification of the leaders to a benevolent or god-like status. ”

    There is an important dissertation at the University of Michigan that explains this in greater detail.

    http://sitemaker.umich.edu/fascistpersonalitycult/deconstructing_personality_cult_theory

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  21. Michael Rodgers April 21, 2015

    I haven’t read all of the comments but has anyone pointed out that Rand is a practicing ophthalmologist and not a former optometrist? It seems to me that if Jason Sattler wants to be taken seriously he should probably first know what he’s talking about.

    http://michael.polzu.com/2015/04/21/does-rand-paul-care-about-women/

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