Rand Paul is Cordially Invited to Kiss My Ass [updated]
***I rage-typed this as a Facebook status update. I got halfway through before I realized it should be a blog post. So I’m going to lay this “status update” gently on the ground, douse this joint with gasoline, light a match, and slo-mo walk away… to trap music.
Rand Paul has been droning on about drones for 7 hours. In that time, he could have introduced a damn bill that would repeal the AUMF, which is the reason motherfuckers are freaking out that the Black Dude in the White House is going to drone strike them in the Whole Foods parking Lot.
Rand Paul won’t take the time to introduce a bill to repeal the AUMF (because that would require him to put his money where his pie hole is), but he WILL take the time to try to attach a Personhood Amendment to a fucking flood insurance bill. That’s right. A personhood amendment. To a fucking flood insurance bill.
Oh, and while he quotes Glenn Greenwald and and feigns outrage about drone strikes, he enthusiastically supports the Stand Your Ground laws that are the direct cause of the deaths of so many black people in this country — like Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis.
If he gave a true fuck about drone strikes? He would try to change the goddamn AUMF. But he’s not. He’s filibustering Brennan’s appointment. It’s political kabuki theater, and it’s horseshit.
So, a hearty fuck you to Rand Paul the Hypocrite, and a virtual middle finger to anyone who expects me to offer any support for that asshole whatsoever.
You’re all cordially invited to bite me.
UPDATE: Someone on Facebook pointed out that Rand Paul did introduce an amendment to repeal the AUMF back in November 2011. But since he has introduced at least two personhood amendments in the last six months alone, and has done exactly jack and taco regarding the AUMF since 2011, I retract the “hearty fuck you” and substitute a standard fuck you.
Imani Gandy (ABL)
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