By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Former Sen. Chuck Hagel is a suave, energetic, spirited fellow. He is intelligent and, from his early youth, apparently patriotic and undoubtedly courageous.
Nuts. The Democratic National Convention is over. Watching Bill Clinton, Jean-Francois Kerry, Joe Biden, Barack Obama and all the other preposterosities -- not least being the widely underdepreciated Sandra Fluke -- I fell under a spell.
At this Democratic National Convention I am particularly interested in the crowds on the floor. Who cares about what Bill Clinton says? He does not mean it anyway. In the 1990s, he governed like a Republican after saying that "the age of big government is over." Incidentally, he governed pretty well.
There is a grisly pallor that has beset former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. When he walks into a room, I feel rather sorry for him, but then I feel rather sorry for Bill Clinton, too, and for Hillary. No longer do I call her "Bill's lovely wife, Bruno." She looks grandmotherly rather than tough.
It is called the Taranto Principle, and it is being employed by the Kultursmogists to blanket the country in a preposterosity: namely, that the Tea Partyers and the Occupy Wall Street crowd have much in common. So go ahead, loyal Democrats, and take up the occupiers' anger. Giving presidential voice to the occupiers' complaints will be a sure winner for President Obama in 2012.
They are beginning to die out, or at least retire. So long, suckers. Surely the Clintons, Sen. Jean-Francois Kerry, Al Gore and dozens of others who presented themselves as reasonable alternatives to the radicals of the 1960s thought they were suckers. I thought about all of them this week as problems mounted for Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks thief.