Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Wacky Man Says Wacky Thing

"I know I harp on Rand a lot, but I can't get over the outsized influence over public life commanded by an utter nutball. If we had prominent members of Congress running around citing the theories of Lyndon LaRouche, people would freak out. That's the situation we're in."
—The New Republic's Jonathan Chait considers Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's argument that wanting to give everyone health care "means you believe in slavery."


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freetzy (#7,018)

"I’m a[n uncertified] physician." – Rand Paul

caw_caw (#5,641)

It's weird and sad but I'm actually grateful there's still a reporter/writer on the national scene who remembers LaRouche and his certain brand of insanity.

The crazy is so virulent and widespread on the right it's not hard to imagine a future where LaRouche might be considered something of a centrist.

cory dodt@twitter (#12,071)

If you had left out the attribution line at the end, and simply told me you were talking about Ayn Rand instead of Rand Paul, absolutely everything in this story would still make sense.

Bittersweet (#765)

@cory dodt@twitter I thought the same thing, especially after reading "the outsized influence over public life commanded by an utter nutball."

HiredGoons (#603)

In order to properly mock Lyndon LaRouche the day would need 25 hours.

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