Friday, December 18, 2009

Rand Paul campaign tolerates official spokesman finding it amusing to compare Trey Grayson to Adolf Hitler

The Rand Paul campaign's official spokesman, Chris Hightower, endorsed as amusing in recent weeks a video posted by another Rand Paul supporter comparing Trey Grayson to Adolf Hitler - one of the worse mass murderers in all of history. Rand Paul tolerated this and kept him on the campaign - Rand Paul did not apologize, and his campaign spokesman was not even forced to apologize, and indeed he did not. He only came up with a ridiculous excuse, insulting to anyone with a modicum of intelligence (a pattern we are getting from the Rand Paul campaign), that he just found the "video" to be amusing, not the actual act of comparing Trey Grayson to Adolf Hitler. That begs the question - what about the video made it amusing to him if not comparing Trey Grayson to Adolf Hitler, since that is what the video showed.

Just another disturbing association of Rand Paul - the extremes we now know reach into his official campaign staff. Amazingly, on blogs where this issue is discussed, many Rand Paul supporters actually defend this disgusting comparison - stating it is legitimate "satire." There is nothing satirical about comparing Trey Grayson to a mass murderer. The heat of a campaign is no excuse to throw common decency out the window, and to endorse or tolerate such a thing indicates a serious lack of judgment and perhaps even integrity on the part of the Rand Paul campaign and its supporters.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Rand Paul blatantly dishonest about Trey Grayson in latest campaign flyer

A letter signed by Rand Paul sent out from his campaign is embarrassingly dishonest. For a candidate that is supposedly a person of principle and a man who rises above politics as usual, you sure wouldn't know it by the way he behaves - like a typical politician - meeting the stereotype to its core. His latest letter intentionally and knowingly lies about his conservative opponent, Trey Grayson, stating he is "new to the party." No person with any amount of common sense could portray someone who has been in the party a decade as "new" to the party, let alone someone who is in his second term of elected office as Secretary of State. Rand Paul states Trey Grayson has switched because it is "now easier to win as a Republican." Once again, Grayson is currently in his second 4-year term as Secretary of State, and was elected and ran as a Republican - and only as a Republican - in both races. He has never ran for office as anything but a Republican, and switched well before and was active in Republican and conservative causes well before he first ran for office. The time of Grayson's switch to the Republican Party was when he was in his 20s, not a recent conversion, and was certainly not in an environment favorable for Republicans in the state of Kentucky - the GOP was so weak it did not even field candidates in the 1999 elections for most offices, suffered a massive landslide defeat, and the Democrats were in the midst of their seemingly unending 31 year reign in all state offices. Grayson's home congressional district was also won and held by Democrat Ken Lucas, and would likely still be in his hands had he not retired. Rand Paul's claims are completely bogus, and all part of his campaign of deception to falsely define his opponent.

Rand Paul's claims in the letter that he is and has been loyal to the Republican Party are also beyond absurd. Just last year Rand Paul participated in protests and a shadow convention of the Republican Party. It was only after a U.S. Senate seat was potentially opening up did he decide to become a loyal, active participant in the Republican Party - a far more recent conversion of loyalty to the party and to conservative philosophy than that of Trey Grayson - and his conversion was as a grown adult who should have been cooked long ago - not someone finding his way as a teenager and 20 something like Trey Grayson. Rand Paul's much more recent conversion of claimed loyalty to the Republican Party is purely political opportunism.

Rand Paul is a typical politician. Not a conservative. Not a Republican. Cannot be trusted. In the first post of this blog it was stated that the objective was to counter the claims of Rand Paul's supporters and that the fabrications being spread about Trey Grayson may not necessarily be coming directly from Rand Paul or his official campaign. At time goes on, that is clearly not the case, and seems these supporters are merely inspired by the deception from the candidate himself.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Rand Paul campaign's backpeddling on flip-flops is laughable

After getting testy with conservative candidate for U.S. Senate Trey Grayson at a candidate's forum, candidate Rand Paul and his campaign manager David Adams are back peddling on Paul's liberal positions on the issues and making laughing stocks of themselves. From the Courier-Journal report on the candidate's forum:
On the Republican side, Secretary of State Trey Grayson accused Bowling Green ophthalmologist Rand Paul of posting a news release on his Web site indicating that Paul supports closing the prison for terror suspects in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
At first, Paul denied Grayson's claim.
“Then I guess you'll have to change your Web page,” Grayson said.
“You might learn to go read,” Paul shot back.
After looking at a screen grab of the news release after the forum, however, Paul told reporters that whoever was responsible for the posting “is going to be in trouble.”
“I was not aware that it was on our Web site, and it's not my position,” Paul said.
Said Grayson: “It's beyond disingenuous to disown something that you put on your own Web page and you keep on your own Web page nearly six months after you put it on your Web page.”
Paul campaign manager David Adams responded later:
“This race is going to be heated for a lot of reasons,” Adams said. “I would hope the least of which would be an unauthorized, mistaken statement that was printed on Rand's Web site, unbeknownst to him, six months ago."


Can you believe these excuses? The campaign manager and the candidate weren't aware of a position statement put out by their campaign that's been posted on their website for six months? What else are they planning to back peddle on (and probably going through and deleting from the website as we speak to erase the paper trail)? In addition, the claim of an inaccurate website post doesn't cover his verbal statements previously which contradict his claim he now supports military tribunals (see the below blog post showing Rand Paul's quotes from the Alex Jones show - one of a number of Rand Paul's appearances with a top leader of the 9/11 truth conspiracy movement).

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Rand Paul v. Rand Paul - he and John Kerry have flip flopping in common

Perhaps Dr. Paul isn't directly behind all of the insane attacks on Trey Grayson such as those outlined below, but he is certainly capable of mastering the flip flopping technique of his fellow typical politicians, and gets rather testy when Grayson confronts him on this whopper:

Rand Paul vs. Himself

Transcript of Rand Paul flip-flop on terrorist detainees (at the KY Association of Counties forum this morning):

Rand Paul: "I want to be just very explicit about this. I'm opposed toclosing down Guantanamo bay, I'm opposed to trying them in civilcourt, and I'm in favor of military tribunals."

Trey Grayson: "Then I guess you'll have to change your webpage?"

Rand Paul: "Learn to read!"

Looks like Trey Grayson's reading skills are in good shape - it's either Rand Paul's memory or truth telling skills that turn out to be lacking:

Rand Paul vs. Himself
Posted: Thursday, November 19th Filed in: Press Releases
Florence, Kentucky—
Rand Paul proved today at the Kentucky Association of Counties forum that he is practiced in the Washington art of flip-flopping when he could not provide a straight answer on the issue of protecting America's national security.

Rand Paul has previously endorsed the Obama Administration policy of bringing the most dangerous terrorists on Earth to U.S. soil, including alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and several co-conspirators. Paul and Obama want to close the $200 million detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and prosecute these terrorists in civilian courts.

"While he had difficulty providing a straight answer today, Paul's previous remarks supporting the Obama policy of closing Guantanamo and bringing the world's most dangerous terrorists to the U.S. have been as consistent as they are misguided," said Grayson campaign manager Nate Hodson.

Rand Paul on terrorist detainees:
" ... it's kind of unclear whether these people are guilty, not guilty ... So I really think deportation or sending them back to their country of origin might be the best way to go. And none of it's fair, because some of them have been held years and years ..." - Alex Jones Show, 5/21/09.

Rand Paul "couldn't agree more" with those who believe Guantanamo has "significantly damaged the reputation of the United States" and who want to "see it shut down." - Rand Paul website post, 5/25/09.

"I think they should mostly be sent back to their country of origin or to tell you the truth I'd drop them back off into battle ... you're unclear, drop 'em off back into Afghanistan. It'd take them a while to get back over here." - YouTube video of Rand Paul speaking in Paducah, KY, 5/8/09.

Trey Grayson's petition opposing that policy has garnered 2,000 signatures after just one day.
"Our nation is at war," Grayson said. "We should never release our enemies back onto the battlefield to kill more Americans. We should try them in military tribunals outside the United States, and Guantanamo is the perfect place for that. We've spent $200 million building a facility to safely house these terrorists outside our borders and try them using military commissions that will protect their rights while keeping Americans safe."

Read the petition, the latest news on this topic and learn more about what other conservatives are saying at

Rand Paul is not the conservative in this race, and he certainly proves he just sticks his finger in the air to find his "principles" at any given moment with this little charade he's now trying to pull on Gitmo. Republican voters, let's not be fooled by this guy.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Rand Paul supporters attempt to tie Trey Grayson to Keating Five Scandal

The purpose of this post is to expose the blatant lies and character assasination being leveled against Secretary of State Trey Grayson (R-Kentucky) by supporters of Rand Paul. Not all of these attacks are necessarily originating from Rand Paul himself or official members of his campaign staff, but nonetheless, the lies are spreading and must be refuted.

To demonstrate the lengths (at least some) of Rand Paul supporters' dishonesty, a website has sprung up as a parody by the Rand Paul supporters: Among the lies found here (as well as showing complete ignorance on the part of the person who made it in not knowing the difference between the Kentucky Senate and the U.S. Senate by stating both candidates are running for the "Kentucky Senate" and refers to "U.S. state Senators", an office that does not exist), is an implication that Trey Grayson was involved in the Keating Five Scandal of 1989. That is impossible - Grayson was 17 years old and in high school - even younger during the events that lead up to that scandal. The website implies that Grayson was working as a "corporate lawyer" at this time, even though he didn't even have a high school diploma, let alone his law degree from the University of Kentucky. On top of this, the lawfirm was not a subject of the controversy but a bank Keating was involved in, compounding the lie.

The site also criticizes Grayson's father for having been successful in the banking industry. It attacks Trey Grayson because the U.S. has paper currency - apparently the website owner doesn't agree with this and blames Grayson for the kind of monetary system currently adopted in this country - as if Grayson, or his father, had any involvement or control over this either way.

The site also implies Grayson supports warrantless wiretaps. Grayson supports such wiretaps on foreign terrorists and they are not protected by the U.S. Constitution as the website author ignorantly portrays (also can't make up his mind between spelling Grayson's first name correctly as Trey or incorrectly as "Tray" - even in the same paragraphs). Grayson also does not believe that the 9/11 attacks were an inside job by the Bush Administration - Rand Paul and other members of his family have repeatedly associated with Alex Jones, the father of the conspiracy-whackos "9/11 truth" movement. Rand Paul himself as well as his father, Ron Paul, have appeared on Jones' radio show multiple times. Such an association is very troubling.

The site implies that Grayson supports massive increases in the national debt and that he has the reduction and elimination of this problem on the back burner to other priorities. That has never been Grayson's position and this implication by the site is yet another example of playing fast and loose with the facts.

On healthcare the implication is that Grayson has no position on the issue. Grayson has repeatedly opposed government takeovers and also has taken the position of allowing individuals to purchase policies across state lines.

You can see from this that there is a template of attack that would have been levied against whoever the "other candidate" was in a race where Rand Paul was in there because Rand Paul is their candidate, and anyone who dares threaten that is automatically evil and must be essence, they are behaving in the exact way they have and will accuse Trey Grayson and the so-called "establishment" they want to link him to of behaving. We can already see it before our very eyes.

Trey Grayson has no entitlement to win this primary and must earn it - but spreading outrageous rumors and lies like this simply because he is not the preferred candidate of the Rand Paul supporters is morally reprehensible. Other Rand Paul supporters who know how to behave like adults (if you exist) need to speak out and condemn this kind of behavior.