Question: Why does no one mention Rand Paul being the son of Ron Paul?Submitted by SemperFi on Sat, 03/09/2013 - 10:12
I've heard a lot of effusive praise and adoration for Rand Paul since his filibuster by right wing radio pundits. But its strange how they avoid the biggest elephant in the room--Rand Paul being the son of Ron Paul, and the influence of his fathers philosophy on Rand.
Yeah, I know Rand walks a different path than Dr. Paul, but still, Rand does definitely retain most of his Dad's ideals. And whether the pundits like to admit it or not, they have been sounding like faux neo-libertarians (As I predicted years ago they would), with much of their current narrative rhyming like Dr. Ron Paul--Except on the position of foreign policy and Israel, of course.
So it seems to me that Rand and the pundits are afraid to mention Rand's biological and political heritage from Dr. Paul, lest they inadvertently admit that Ron Paul was right when they were labeling him a kook and a metaphorically crazy uncle years previously.
Dr. Paul made many of the same arguments in Congress long before Rand did his 13-hour filibuster. Yet the pundits either ignored or criticized him. This leads me to believe that the right wing pundits are only hitching to Rand's rising star because he is the enemy to their enemy, Obama, and not for any conversion to ideals that Rand inherited from his father.
Had Rand made a similar filibuster with a Republican President in offcie, (Which I suspect he would not) I doubt he would be getting so much love right now from the faux-Conservatives.