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Right-Wing Extremists Ken Cuccinelli and Rand Paul Come to Arlington

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Not sure what the folks in the crowd think they’re getting with Rand Paul (he’s certainly no Libertarian, but “a standard-issue right wing extremist with a few opinions outside the GOP norm on military issues“), but here are his Project Vote Smart ratings:

ANTI-CHOICE

*National Right to Life Committee – Positions (June 4, 2014) 100%

*Planned Parenthood Action Fund – Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years’ voting record) 0%

*NARAL Pro-Choice America – Positions 0%

ANTI-ANIMALS, ENVIRONMENT

*Animal Welfare Institute – Compassion Index 0%

*Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund – Positions 0%

ANTI-LGBT

*Human Rights Campaign – Positions on Marriage 0%

*FRC Action – Positions 100% (note: the Family Research Council has been designated as a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center)

PRO-CORPORATE-TAKEOVER OF OUR DEMOCRACY

*Americans for Prosperity – Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 100% (note: this is the Koch brothers’ group)

ANTI-PUBLIC EDUCATION

*National Education Association – Positions 0%

PRO-GUN

*Gun Owners of America – Positions 100%

ANTI-IMMIGRANT

*Federation for American Immigration Reform – Positions 100% (note: FAIR has been designated a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center)

ANTI-WORKER

*American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) – Positions 0%

ANTI-SANITY

*The John Birch Society – Lifetime Score 94%

ANTI-VETERAN

*Disabled American Veterans – Positions (Senate only) 0%

ANTI-CIVIL LIBERTIES

*American Civil Liberties Union – Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 27%

And a couple more, as if all that’s not bad enough:

*Arab American Institute – Positions on Arab-American Issues 6%

*National Journal – Conservative on Foreign Policy 79%

Also check out these Rand Paul quotes, including that the “fundamental reason why Medicare is failing is why the Soviet Union failed — socialism doesn’t work” and “if you think you have the right to health care, you are saying basically that I am your slave.” What a guy.

  • unstablefan

    I will be sure to never patronize it.

  • …while working against it when it comes to women, immigrants, LGBT people, everyone who thinks corporations aren’t people and shouldn’t have the power they do, etc. Cooch’s soulmate Rand Paul claims he’s part of the “leave me alone coalition,” which is simply laughable given the record he’s amasssed over the years. Also, keep in mind that when Paul says he wants government out of our lives, it’s only when it comes to protecting us against stuff like dirty air and water from corporate polluters, enforcing civil rights legislation, etc. Priorities, priorities.