|  |  | 

Election 2016 Politics

Rand Paul’s Pathetic Campaign

Rand Paul, a libertarian Senator from Kentucky, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination on April 7th, 2015, making him the second conservative candidate to jump into the race (wedged between Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, making him the meat of a boneheaded sandwich).

And guess what? He is currently polling at around zero percent in the Republican primaries. Alright, lets give him some credit — he’s keeping steady at a national average somewhere around 3%, albeit national numbers like rounding up or down. This means, until recently (December 2015), dunces like Mike Huckabee are actually polling higher than him.

The reasons? Well, Rand Paul really hasn’t shown any confidence on his abilities during his campaign. All he’s done is argue and pick fights with literally almost every Republican presidential candidate. Sure, we have rivalries forming up quickly (Bush and Trump, for example), but Rand Paul seems to just be taking random, wild swings at just about everyone in an attempt to be noticed. He tries to hid his libertarian side in debates and interviews, as well, further isolating himself from his own political spectrum.

rand_paul_cartoon_ben_garrisonIn the first debate, Rand Paul and Chris Christie both acted like children. Of course, Chris Christie was lying through his answers (he claimed George W. Bush appointed him as US Attorney on September 10th, 2001 when in fact he wasn’t until January the following year), but the quick and dramatic blows against the New England Mobster-esque candidate really resonated with possible voters.

No questions were really answered; and a lot of smoke was blown over the questions. The political cartoon seen to the left really does sum up their argument. Not to mention Rand Paul’s first words in the debate were nothing more but a randomized clash against Donald Trump. This would later bite him in the ass, a political revenge would spite him in Donald Trump’s opening question in the second debate.

Furthermore, he took shots at Marco Rubio, by stating that Americans were “really lucky” that he (Rubio) wasn’t president during the Cold War by using his limited knowledge on politics and foreign policy.

Now, recently, Rand Paul began bashing candidates outside his own political realm. Unable to make a spark with his voter clientele by arguing with Republicans, Rand took a shot at a Democrat besides Hillary Clinton (who has been the official scapegoat to most other Republicans). This time, Rand’s focus was on Bernie Sanders, the self-proclaimed democratic socialist from Vermont. In the following video, you’ll see how Rand Paul obviously doesn’t understand the political spectrum of global politics.

The man who many proclaim to be a more moderate candidate in a Five Ring Republican Circus has done nothing more but argue with literally everyone he’s met. In an attempt to explain his opinions and stances, he’s cut ties with his own party and shown just how unaware he is at political classifications.

He’s also trying to focus on the wrong aspects of a campaign: having Twitter-focused campaigns such as his terrible New Years Resolution jokes (which were fruitless attempts to bash his competitors) and his #Festivus celebration.

It’s a bit of a shame. He’s attempting to be a Donald Trump — someone who ignorantly attacks everything while shadowing problems with shitty gimmicks and political memes — but he’s lacking in the polls because of it.

Creepy libertarians don’t get votes easily, as Gary Johnson has proven time and time again, and Rand Paul is proving it.



I’m a writer and historian. Simple enough, right? I enjoy philosophy, sociology, social psychology, politics, basic programming, statistics, and old books. Unlike the stereotypical leftist, I do not necessarily censor myself. I apologize in advance if you find yourself offended by something I’ve said; but I do enjoy hearing criticism and having debates.

Related Articles

  • Trump’s Turnkey Tyranny and Obama’s Drones

    Trump’s Turnkey Tyranny and Obama’s Drones

    We must not propagate Barack Obama’s eight year tenure as President until we understand the consequences behind everything in his term. Democrats – do not shout about how 44 was the “greatest president in recent memory” just yet. Republicans – do not refer to how 44 was the “worst president in American history” just yet…or

  • Meh! Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders Debate on Obamacare

    Meh! Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders Debate on Obamacare

    If you would have told me this time last year that Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders were going to debate over the topic of Obamacare, I would have leaped for joy. I was a very strong supporter for Bernie Sanders and a very strong mocker of Ted Cruz during the 2016

  • The Department of Justice and Justifying the Unjustifiable

    The Department of Justice and Justifying the Unjustifiable

    It appears to be that Donald Trump’s administration can’t grasp the reality of what the Department of Justice is supposed to do. Like any authoritarian leader rooted in widespread fear and closely cornered narcissism, Donald Trump has failed to differentiate what it means to pledge allegiance to the constitution and to pledge allegiance to himself. Well, like any fine

  • The Discharge of Blue Dogism and The New Gilded Age

    The Discharge of Blue Dogism and The New Gilded Age

    As I’ve been discussing for the past few months, Americans are currently witnessing the end of an era for political elitism. The 2016 election cycle will go down in history as unprecedented; as concerning as the rise of Hitler during downdraught Germany and as destructive as the fall of Constantinople in 1453 was to the Roman

  • Nazi Punching and Dirty, Old Fascism

    Nazi Punching and Dirty, Old Fascism

    It appears to be that 2017 will be the start of severe political discourse. As I’ve discussed previously on this website, the self-proclaimed “Alt-Right” is a rising force in American politics that has finally made its way into White House briefings. It is important for all Americans to realize the true nature of “Alt-Right” behavior


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Name *

Email *


Joseph Kaminski
I’m a writer and historian. Simple enough, right? I enjoy philosophy, sociology, social psychology, politics, basic programming, statistics, and old books.


Enter your email address to subscribe to this site and receive up-to-date notifications.

Join 348 other subscribers


Dear reader,

In September 2016, my website server crashed. I've been working on fixing everything since.

This site is currently in a beta state, meaning that design changes and the addition of new features will be frequent.