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.