- The Washington Times - Monday, January 27, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul said congressional gridlock is not due so much to a failure to get along, but rather to lawmakers’ attempts to find more common ground than they should.

Mr. Paul said, in answer to a question on “Meet the Press” about whether he thought he could work with President Obama on any upcoming policy reforms, said: “Well, you know, I think the thing we make the mistake of up there is we try to agree to too much. I’m the first to acknowledge the president and I don’t agree on every issue, but if you took 10 issues, I think there are two or three that we agree on, and we agree firmly on, and why don’t we go after the issues that we agree on?”

He also said, United Press International reported, that Democrats frequently “want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government.”

He added, UPI reported: “If there was a war on women, I think they won.”