Another installment of the travails of the Republican “deep bench.” How deep is it? “I am running for president, so get over it!” Yes, that deep:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) doesn’t seem to be having a lot of fun running for president.

The Kentucky senator live-streamed an entire day on the campaign trail on Tuesday, but things went a little awry when Paul answered questions that people had Googled about him.

Paul did not seem too amused when he answered those who used a Google search to ask whether he was still running for president.

“I don’t know. I wouldn’t be doing this dumbass live streaming if I weren’t. So yes, I still am running for president, get over it.”

“This is live, we can’t edit this right?” Paul continued.

Even though Paul’s campaign touted the live stream as a way to get behind-the-scenes access to Paul, the senator himself didn’t really seem to understand why it was being done.

Asked by a reporter why he was live-streaming the entire day, Paul said that he wasn’t quite sure.

“I wish I knew,” he said. “I’ve been saying, I don’t want to do this, I don’t want to do this and now we’re doing this,” he said, according to The Washington Post.

Sergio Gor, a spokesman for Paul’s campaign said that the comments were meant to be taken as a joke and that the senator was poking fun at himself.

“Context is important, and Senator Paul was reading mean tweets and taking other questions when that question came up, most media outlets realize he was being playful and trying to make a joke,” he said in an email. Gor also included a link to Paul’s website, where his campaign is now selling T-shirts making fun of his comments.

According to HuffPost Pollster, which aggregates publicly available polling data, Paul has the support of 3.5 percent of likely Republican primary voters. Politico reported last week that Republicans are putting pressure on him to end his presidential campaign and focus on keeping his Senate seat in Kentucky in 2016.

His campaign is now selling T-shirts making fun of his comments. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

  1. rustybrown2014 says:

    Ya’ll catch that funny gun shit over at bfv?

  2. mitchethekid says:

    Yes. They’re delusional.

    • rustybrown2014 says:

      Mark says liberals want to confiscate all guns, eliminate “single-family homes with yards”(?), and all personal decisions. That’s not crazy thinking at all, is it?

  3. rustybrown2014 says:

    Watching Hillary field the bullshit being thrown at her by the Repubs in the Benghazi committee. Everybody’s going to see what they want to see in it, but I think she’s kicking ass. Smart woman, she’s making them look like fools.

    I’d like to see her sitting across the table from Putin; her withering gaze to her interrogators makes my testicles want to crawl up into my body cavity.

  4. mitchethekid says:

    I’ve seen the word “inquisition” quite a bit this afternoon. Quite fitting. Trey Gowdy looks like Max Headroom imitating Rumpelstiltskin having a hissy fit.

    • rustybrown2014 says:

      Gowdy is overcompensating for his egg-shaped head. In fairness, he must have dealt with a lot of ribbing over the years.

  5. rustybrown2014 says:

    Meanwhile, check out the scintillating argument between Bob and Ama about whether Obama is just like Hitler or not. It’s like a summit in the dementia wing of your local nursing home

  6. rustybrown2014 says:

    Wow, still watching the Benghazi hearings, how terribly embarrassing for the Repubs. I think there should be hearings about how we’re wasting our tax dollars over this bullshit. Disgraceful. Our Founding Fathers are rolling in their graves.

  7. rustybrown2014 says:

    Cluster says:

    “And it is subhuman for Hillary to claim that she was so close to Chris and cared so much about him yet never answered his 600 requests for help, never had direct communication with him during his time in Benghazi, and actually blamed him for his own death.“

    Cluster, you’re such an idiot. She never blamed him for his own death, and the 600 requests went through all the proper channels you would expect–they were never supposed to be on her desk. Are you under the illusion that a Secretary of State should have direct and constant communication with her many thousands of employees spread across the world? Are you seriously that retarded? All of your pious bedwetting has been debunked.

    But thanks for helping make the Democratic nomination for Hillary a lock and her tenure at the White House an odds on favorite. It’s immensely gratifying that partisan dipshits like you are guaranteeing I’ll be enjoying a liberal Supreme Court for the rest of my days. Keep up the good work! Hey, how about another hearing where she has to testify after her nomination? More Benghazi perhaps? Emails? I’m sure you’ll think of something.

    • Poor Cluster has gone completely off the rails. I mean, there was a time–not that long ago–that Cluster seemed, well, sane, despite his conservative bent. But now? It’s like he’s taken the bait for every cockamamie conservative theory that gets floated.

      The Republicans have no one but themselves to blame for this debacle. Who in their right mind thought that subjecting anyone to an eleven-hour grilling wouldn’t make that person more sympathetic? The Republicans seemed completely disorganized and ill-prepared. Instead, they spent eleven hours delving into minutia that made them seem even smaller than they are. And in contrast, made Hillary more sympathetic than they could have imagined. Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving bunch.

      • rustybrown2014 says:

        Yes. They’re like the gang that can’t shoot straight. The Republican party has catered so much to their lunatic fringe they’re self-destructing. It’s an amazing and delightful thing to see. These clowns chase after phantoms, waste millions of taxpayer dollars on partisan folly, can’t even govern themselves, and yet expect to be handed the keys to the country. Christ, just look at their frontrunners.

        And of course they don’t even realize it. Now that the entire country is laughing at them, Mark blames it on the liberal media. Cluster just can’t believe what he’s reading. Spook grumbles that Hillary should be in jail as he gums his oatmeal. The backwater BFV just keeps rowing further off course. Funny!

      • It’s always everyone else’s fault with that bunch… That’s why they’re losers that have to resort to threatening the rest of us with their guns. Hey, Spook, how’s the defending the recruiting station going? He’s probably bummed that it’s taking time away from guarding his porch for feat that it’ll get overrun by slovenly mobs.

  8. rustybrown2014 says:

    Life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. Life hands you Donald Trump, you make………Andrew Jackson? Maybe Churchill? Yeah. Just squint. A bit more. Now cock your head…..see?

  9. they are nuts- i am not thrilled about hilary but i cannot imagine what a republican would do in office right now. I would love for anyone but hillary to win right now because the US is starting to look like a monarchy with clinton and bush’s as president. If the republican have a hearing on planned parenthood like i think they are going to do they are done. They will not be able to get the woman vote and it will be a landslide for them. At this point is it hilary vs trump?

    • rustybrown2014 says:

      I actually think Hillary might make a decent President. She used to be perceived as more liberal than Bill; maybe she’ll swing back that way once in power. One thing is certain: she’s about 1000 times better than any of the idiots on the other side.

      I don’t know if Trump will get the nomination. I still think the GOP will find a way to broker him out. I think Hillary will make mincemeat of any one of them. The only one I’m slightly cautious of is Rubio, but I think she’ll cream him, too.

      • It’s amusing to see them starting to rationalize why Trump or Carson wouldn’t be so bad. I don’t know if Trump gets the nomination either. I’m impressed with his staying power. Clearly conservatives just like a bully with little depth. Carson is such a clown it is mind-boggling that he was once a respected surgeon.

        BTW, amusing to see BV4 delete quotes from Thomas Jefferson. Can’t let Jefferson on their blog, you know!

      • rustybrown2014 says:

        Yeah Watson, thanks, the Jefferson quote I mentioned was (as you probably know) in relation to the debate I had at BFV a little ways back about our respective interpretations of the Constitution. If you’ll recall my position is that the Constitution is a living document open to interpretation for the unforeseen requirements of successive generations while Ama prefers a strident originalist view. She fetishizes the Founding Fathers, Jefferson in particular. Yet Jefferson apparently seemed to have agreed with me (although I didn’t realize it at the time of our conversation). In his correspondence with Madison, Jefferson explicitly favored completely REWRITING the Constitution every 19 years to accord with changing needs and moralities:

        “Every constitution, then, and every law, naturally expires at the end of nineteen years. If it be enforced longer, it is an act of force, and not of right.”

        Interesting topic. Any views on it here?

  10. meursault1942 says:

    It’s definitely fun to point at laugh at our sad little conservatives over their pitiful failure on BENGHAZIIIIII!!11!!12!!1 Vol. 8: No, Seriously, You Guys, We’re Doing Very Serious Things With Seriousness. Hell, I couldn’t resist visiting the B4V asylum and seeing how the inmates are handling it: They’re not doing very well at all, as expected. Cluster is a hair away from smearing his feces on anybody who doesn’t want to join him in a plot to murder Hillary. It’s all hilarious stuff that shows just how demented conservatives have become.

    Unfortunately, the ramifications of their dementia don’t stay with just them; they spill over to the country as a whole. I’m all for conservative self-immolation–the faster they do it, the faster we can get to rebuilding conservatism as something that at the very least interfaces with reality and isn’t terrified of it–but the price the country has to pay is steep. Kurt Eichenwald has a good writeup:

    The historical significance of this moment can hardly be overstated, and it seems many Republicans, Democrats and members of the media don’t fully understand the magnitude of what is taking place. The awesome power of government—one that allows officials to pore through almost anything they demand and compel anyone to talk or suffer the shame of taking the Fifth Amendment—has been unleashed for purely political purposes. It is impossible to review what the Benghazi committee has done as anything other than taxpayer-funded political research of the opposing party’s leading candidate for president. Comparisons from America’s past are rare. Richard Nixon’s attempts to use the IRS to investigate his perceived enemies come to mind. So does Senator Joseph McCarthy’s red-baiting during the 1950s, with reckless accusations of treason leveled at members of the State Department, military generals and even the secretary of the Army.

    The earlier reports—two from the Senate, one from an independent board and six from the Republican-controlled House—were released before the 2014 election; after that, the House voted to form a special Benghazi committee, with the expectation that it would drag out its work until shortly before the 2016 election—four years after the armed assault took place. Despite all the work that has already been done investigating the attacks, the Benghazi committee has demonstrated that its members either have not read the reports or do not care about the conclusions they reached. Its members ask questions of witnesses that have already been answered—again and again. In fact, some of the questions that Republicans say have yet to be addressed have answers that are so well known they already appear on the Wikipedia page about the Benghazi attacks, sourced to the previous government reports…

    Conspiracy theories have become a driving force in Washington, and the Benghazi investigation is no exception. What started as a legitimate, important inquiry into the circumstances and failures that led to the tragic deaths of four Americans has transmogrified into a tale of secret plots and treachery in which malicious officials manipulate the government and act as virtual co-conspirators with the terrorists who murdered their colleagues…

    In the end, one thing is clear: This rabid partisanship or unmitigated deception or utter incompetence conflicts with everything this country stands for.

    It’s a shame conservatives are so driven by hatred that they want to inflict it upon the entire country. One wishes they could stop living in perpetual fear (Commie Nazi Socialist Hitler Stalin Maos are coming for your guns, Spook!), stop trying to replace basic reality with warped fantasies, and above all, stop subsisting entirely on lies.

    One will be wishing for a while, apparently.

    • rustybrown2014 says:

      “It is impossible to review what the Benghazi committee has done as anything other than taxpayer-funded political research of the opposing party’s leading candidate for president.”

      That’s a very interesting angle. The Republicans are disgusting on so many levels. Thankfully though, the committee has morphed into a taxpayer-funder campaign ad for Clinton.

  11. meursault1942 says:

    And on another note, 2015 Likely to Be Hottest Year Ever Recorded

    Global temperatures are running far above last year’s record-setting level, all but guaranteeing that 2015 will be the hottest year in the historical record — and undermining political claims that global warming had somehow stopped.

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the American agency that tracks worldwide temperatures, announced Wednesday that last month had been the hottest September on record, and in fact took the biggest leap above the previous September that any month has displayed since 1880, when tracking began at a global scale. The agency also announced that the January-to-September period had been the hottest such span on the books.

    But of course, every good ‘Murrican knows that science is all a Commie Nazi Gay Atheist Muslim conspiracy created by Al Gore in order to re-animate Hitler and Stalin, then merge them into Hitlin, ruler of the One World Government that will force Christians to gay marry their pets. Besides, 2015 can’t be the hottest year on record because the warming trend stopped 18 years ago, and Climategate totally proved that all scientific data everywhere is a farce. Check and mate, stoopid libs!

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