I do not get the Rand Paul haters. I understand why people might loathe McConnell, or Feinstein, but Rand Paul? He is in my experience one of the few decent people we have on the Hill and one of a tiny handful in the Senate.
The Dems are desperate and they feel cornered. They fear, though we are all sure the House will go to the Dems (that’s the official media line of course), that it’s just possible they won’t take the House and that the GOP would be emboldened in the face of this. They fear that what they thought they had achieved (such as it was) in the Obama administration is oh so quickly slipping away into the dark political ether of history. They are scared. Since they are scared they think that pretty much anything is OK. And the Dems at the highest level have been encouraging pretty much everything.
That isn’t OK. It’s pretty deplorable actually.
I am grateful that they have offered to do extra patrols, as someone just posted our home address, and Rand’s cell number, on the internet — all part of a broader effort to intimidate and threaten Republican members of Congress and their families. I now keep a loaded gun by my bed.