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  •  He knows (5+ / 0-)
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    Anytime somebody says

    take it as an insult and I will not lie down and say people can call me dishonest, misleading or misrepresenting. I have never intentionally done so.”
    they are lying. He is often intentionally misleading, as he has himself said.  

    There would be a long line waiting to engage him and he would lose.

    I'm from the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party

    by voicemail on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 01:49:03 PM PST

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    •  Yup. (9+ / 0-)

      Just as he is trying to do now in trying to divert the attention from his multiple plagiarisms.

      From the National Journal:

      The Truthiness of Rand Paul

      "...I would sometimes spread misinformation. This is a great tactic. Misinformation can be very important."

      He went on to describe studying for a pathology test with friends in the library. "We spread the rumor that we knew what was on the test and it was definitely going to be all about the liver," he said. "We tried to trick all of our competing students into over-studying for the liver" and not studying much else.

      "So, that's my advice," he concluded. "Misinformation works."

      Such a class act, Paul the Youngster.

      "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty (Antonin Scalia, John Boner, or Scotty Walker (pick your favorite) said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

      by Eman on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 02:50:09 PM PST

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      •  You beat me to it. (10+ / 0-)

        I was also going to point out the irony:

        RAND PAUL TODAY:
        ”[I] take it as an insult and I will not lie down and say people can call me dishonest, misleading or misrepresenting. I have never intentionally done so.”
        RAND PAUL LAST WEEK:
        PAUL: "I don't condone cheating. But I would sometimes spread misinformation. This is a great tactic. Misinformation can be very important.  [...] Misinformation works."
        I wish that from now on, anytime he makes any kind of statement someone would ask him:

        "Senator Paul, are you telling us the truth right now, or is this more of the misinformation that you think is a great, important tactic?"

        Or someone could ask him today:  "Senator Paul, today you said you've never intentionally misled or misrepresented, but just last week you described how you did just that in medical school.  So were you lying then, or are you lying now?"

        •  Absolutely. Glad you posted. (5+ / 0-)

          We need to keep these issues in front of American citizens.

          Rachel Maddow had this yesterday and now Buzzfeed has it...

          Paul is frantically trying to scrub his (taxpayer paid) U. S. Senate website.


          If he didn't plagiarize, what is he trying to scrub???

          Rand Paul Speech Transcripts Disappearing From His Website

          Several transcripts of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s speeches have disappeared from his website. The change was noticed after reports by BuzzFeed, Politico, and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that said the senator had plagiarized in several of his speeches. BuzzFeed also recently reported that Paul plagiarized pages of his book from The Heritage Foundation and from a Cato Institute scholar.

          A Feb. 6, 2013, speech by Sen. Paul on foreign policy now contains just the video for the speech. Google cache shows the transcript of the speech appeared at least until Oct. 23, 2013.

          A posting of a CPAC speech that Paul gave on Feb. 10, 2012, now returns just a screenshot of Paul’s speech on C-SPAN. Google cache shows Paul’s speech transcript appeared on the website at least until Oct. 20, 2013.

          "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty (Antonin Scalia, John Boner, or Scotty Walker (pick your favorite) said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

          by Eman on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 04:21:53 PM PST

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          •  What's he trying to scrub? (0+ / 0-)

            He's trying to keep people from realizing he isn't the smartest curly squirrel do in the Senate.

            •  He is holding his hands over his ears... (1+ / 0-)
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              so you can't HEAR him deliver the cribbed lines.

              And since he took the transcript down, you can't prove it ON PAPER, so therefore it is not plagiarism.  LOL

              Because he thinks it only counts on paper, not in speeches.

              But.........

              Get ready for this........

              RAND PAUL TOLD US THERE WILL BE MORE TO COME:

              Rand Paul’s plagiarism allegations, and why they matter

              Paul added: “In some of the other things that are now going to pop up under thousands of things I’ve written, yeah, there are times when they have been sloppy or not correct or we’ve made an error.”

              "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty (Antonin Scalia, John Boner, or Scotty Walker (pick your favorite) said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

              by Eman on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 06:55:13 PM PST

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          •  Can they still be found at C-Span archive? (0+ / 0-)

            Don't they cover the whole CPAC event?

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