This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.


  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

Rubio drinks the water and Rand hints that he needs to pee.

According to nbcnews.com, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio are already unzipping their flies and seeing who can go further for the gold in 2016.

Of course nbcnews.com uses a far less adolescent metaphor here. According to nbcnews, Rand and Rubio are "jockeying for '16 spotlight."

Whatever. The point is that there's potential for Rand Paul to play Rick Santorum to Marco Rubio's Romney in 2016. Are you ready for the GOP presidential primary to once again turn into a circular firing squad as Ms. Clinton steps smoothly up to the Oval Office?

I sure as hell am!

More below the orange blob. It's not santorum! Don't worry!


You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

Of course when it comes to Rick Santorum, no one can out-santorum Santorum! Whether it's pee or santorum coming out of a member of Congress, the verbal diarrhea is dazzling to behold. As Santorum himself has said on a number of occasions:

Well, that's not an exact quote. Still, just to whet your appetites a bit, here's a little something Santorum santorummed about a year ago:
This is not a political war at all. This is not a cultural war. This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father of Lies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country—the United States of America. If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age. There is no one else to go after other than the United States, and that has been the case now for almost two hundred years, once America's preeminence was sown by our great Founding Fathers.
Whew! Heady stuff! God bless Rick Santorum, y'know? Let's hope he throws his hat back in the ring in 2016 as well!

Still, if anything can knock Santorum off-kilter, it's a conservative opponent so bad-ass that he approves of campaign workers curb-stomping women! Man, even Rick Santorum only curb-stomps women in a legislative sense.

So what do you think? Is Rand Paul crazy enough to play the role of Rick Santorum in 2016? Well, here's a dandy little quote from Rand Paul in 2011 where he equates Universal Health Care with slavery:

With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have realize what that implies. It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. It means that you’re going to enslave not only me, but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants who work in my office, the nurses.
Damn! That's some nice, fresh crazy right there!

I dunno about you guys, but I'm ready for Rand Paul to be our next Rick Santorum in 2016. What do you think guys? Are you ready to Stand with Rand?

C'mon guys!


.... oops, I think I just linked that to Emily's List. Oh well. Support them too :-)

Extended (Optional)

Your Email has been sent.