Peter King: ‘Rand Paul has set the Republican Party back 50 years’

Some "Neocon Revival" you got there, David Brooks. |||Not satisfied with inaccurately likening Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) to eugenics enthusiast Charles Lindbergh and Hitler-appeasers everywhere, Irish Republican Army fanboy and longshot GOP presidential candidate Rep. Peter King (R-New York) is now playing the (shudder) Goldwater Card:

"If I do run, I intend to win," King said in an interview with The Associated Press ahead of his trip [to New Hampshire]. "But certainly, it's added incentive to prevent the isolationist wing of the party from taking over. Someone like Rand Paul has set the Republican Party back 50 years."

Reason on the hack hawk here.

In other New Hampshire/terrorism news, the Free State Project has issued an entertaining if infuriating demand for apology in response to the Concord Police Department citing the merry band of anarchic libertarians as justification for ordering up a BearCat assault vehicle.

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  • Jerryskids||

    So are we getting Barry Goldwater back? I'd take him over just about anybody they got now.

  • Drake||

    King is too stupid to detect the irony.

    I hope he does really well at first so Paul can ask him lots of IRA questions in the debates.

  • JW||

    I was thinking along the same lines. This is a bad thing?

  • KPres||

    50 years. That's before Bush (both of them) and before Nixon. Sounds like the best place to go, doesn't it?

  • Pro Libertate||

    Fifty years ago, we were plenty interventionist. That's around the time we got going in Vietnam.

  • Drake||

    Define "we".

    Eisenhower turned down the French offer of adventures in SE Asia.

  • tarran||

    Remember JFK's bogus 'missile gap' that he used to panic people into voting for him?

  • Pro Libertate||

    Fifty years ago was 1963. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was in 1964.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Gulf of Tonkin was a lie:

    In October, 2005 the New York Times reported that Robert J. Hanyok, a historian for the U.S. National Security Agency, had concluded that the NSA deliberately distorted the intelligence reports that it had passed on to policy-makers regarding the August 4, 1964 incident. He concluded that the motive was not political but was probably to cover up honest intelligence errors.

    On November 30, 2005, the NSA released the first installment of previously classified information regarding the Gulf of Tonkin incident, including a moderately sanitized version of Mr. Hanyok's article. The Hanyok article stated that intelligence information was presented to the Johnson administration "in such a manner as to preclude responsible decision makers in the Johnson administration from having the complete and objective narrative of events." Instead, "only information that supported the claim that the communists had attacked the two destroyers was given to Johnson administration officials."
    As much as anything else, it was an awareness that President Johnson would brook no uncertainty that could undermine his position. "... we knew it was bum dope that we were getting from Seventh Fleet, but we were told only to give facts with no elaboration on the nature of the evidence. Everyone knew how volatile LBJ was. He did not like to deal with uncertainties."
  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Why is Peter King getting so damn much airtime? It's almost like the media outlets are taking pleasure in putting the rabid right wing kooks out there for everyone to see.

  • SugarFree||

    The hair.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Check out the ticker underneath King. They found an AQ cell in Kentucky! Run SF, run! The feds are onto to you!

  • SugarFree||

    It was probably just a meth lab.

  • anon||

    Yeah right. In Kentucky? I'd bet it was a pot farm or a moonshine operation.

  • SugarFree||

    Meth is the moonshine of the 21st century.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Nonsense.

    I have access to any amount of shine one can imagine, and I've never met anyone from whom I can get meth (that I know of).

    We have tweekers for sure, but it is nowhere near what moonshine is (culturally speaking).

  • Pro Libertate||

    Al-Je'hem Baheem?

  • SugarFree||

    "Let the Mark of the Maker be upon him."

  • anon||

    I believe that Maker's Mark might make it in/on me before too long this morning.

  • Pro Libertate||

    See the violence inherent in the cistern.

  • Marc F Cheney||

    I took this to mean that King was calling Rand Paul's office an AQ cell.

    Seriously.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Probably. Friggin' idiot.

  • SugarFree||

    It wouldn't surprise me. After all, they were in Bowling Green, where Rand had his practice.

  • some guy||

    How many idiotic blowhards can you cram into one party? Are they bosons or somethings?

  • Eitan||

    Haha! Don't worry, I get it :-)

  • anon||

    I didn't read this, mostly because Peter King is a bag with which one douches. I'm just going to assume he's saying "RAND PAUL HATES NIGGERS CAUSE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT," which I'd also bet money those are the exact words he used, in that order.

  • Steve G||

    *NIGGAS

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    Yes, I hope these moron R's keep trying to tare into Rand. I actually think it makes Rand look better to be distanced from these idiots.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    *tear

  • robc||

    Why doesnt King just come out and say he hates Reagan? Why trying to reference Goldwater instead?

  • SugarFree||

    If he hates Reagan so much, then why does he have the same haircut?

  • Pro Libertate||

    I saw King at Trader Vic's once.

  • SugarFree||

    Was his hair perfect?

  • Pro Libertate||

    Yeah. He was drinking lots of piña coladas.

  • SugarFree||

    Did he get caught in the rain?

  • Pro Libertate||

    I'm going to pretend you didn't type that.

    One of my favorite lines for God knows what reason from The Godfather II is on a related topic:

    [Ordering drinks in a Havana cafe]

    Fredo Corleone: Uno. . .por favor. . . .

    [to Michael]

    Fredo Corleone: How do you say "banana daiquiri"?

    Michael Corleone: "Banana daiquiri."

  • SugarFree||

    So you're saying that Peter King doesn't like making love at midnight in the dunes on the cape?

  • Pro Libertate||

    That song is so perfectly stupid. It's like the 70s encapsulated.

  • UnCivilServant||

    So the seventies were dangerously toxic?

  • Pro Libertate||

    Yes.

  • sarcasmic||

    Why doesnt King just come out and say he hates Reagan?

    Because Reagan is the Patron Saint of Conservatism. Insulting Reagan is like insulting the military. You can be excommunicated for that.

    Reagan cut taxes, gutted the federal government, restored our liberties, and was an all-around swell guy.

    Or, well, he would have done all those things if it wasn't for those danged obstructionist Democrats!

  • robc||

    Because Reagan is the Patron Saint of Conservatism. Insulting Reagan is like insulting the military. You can be excommunicated for that.

    That was the point. He is willing to take swings at Goldwater, but not a goldwaterite like Reagan.

    And lets not forget who nominated Reagan at the 76 convention.

  • Free Society||

    Or who Reagan nominated in 1968 (I believe)

  • Anders||

    50 years ago I probably would have liked the GOP.

    Peter King actively supported the terrorist organization called the IRA. OK he supported their 'civilian' 'political' front Sinn Fein which was controlled by the IRA General at all times, most recently Gerry Adams.

    How on earth this dufus a) has security clearance and b) isn't on more watch lists than you can shake a stick at is unclear.

  • Raston Bot||

    How on earth this dufus a) has security clearance and b) isn't on more watch lists than you can shake a stick at is unclear.

    dude, he's politically powerful. what county do you think this is?

  • Pro Libertate||

    Brisco?

  • Neoliberal Kochtopus||

    He didn't say "Junior". Geez, ProL, you're such a trog.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I was talking about Junior's dad, dude.

  • Anders||

    It's not the country where the IRA bombs went off. I spent some time there when they used to do some social justice work by, um, blowing up women and children in shopping malls.

    Yeah. I take this guy seriously on National Security alright. He's seriously dangerous.

  • Rights-Minimalist Autocrat||

    Hazzard?

  • creech||

    See something? Say something. Anyone live near Cong. King?

  • Xenocles||

    I'm not sure you can deny a legislator a security clearance.

  • Cdr Lytton||

    Fifty years ago King was working on his degree in "Feminism concentrating in Feminist Literature".

    Any one willing to admit reading one of his novels? Wikipedia describes Vale of Tears as a "thriller about a congressman who must thwart a planned “dirty bomb” attack by Qaeda operatives working in Brooklyn and on Long Island".

    What a POS.

  • ||

    Dude, I've read some of Tagliaferro's Suki BDSM stories, and even I'm not willing to go near that shit.

  • Raston Bot||

    Is he playing the role of Duncan Hunter, only less tolerable?

  • ||

    Fuck that potato-eating prick Peter King. I always preferred Dr. Z's columns anyway.

  • Loki||

    Fuck that potato-eating fucking prick Peter King.

    FTFY. The interesting thing is he's always the catcher in his potato fucking escapades. I also hear he enjoys getting fucked by sheep.

  • Legate Damar||

    I miss the end-of-year trashing of the announcing duos. I looked forward to that one starting at about week 5.

  • mr simple||

    I'm pretty sure I saw King on tv last night saying something like,

    "You and I know something that many lives and many more dollars have spent to keep secret: that we are at war. At war with another universe populated by creatures that have damaged the very fabric of reality. All around us our world is under attack."

    Maybe he's right and we should encase segments of our world in amber, regardless of the human toll. What are isolationists like Rand Paul going to do about our universe being ripped apart and terrorists like David Robert Jones?

  • ||

    +1 Red Vine

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    Hey, Pete, I think there's parts of Belfast that haven't been bombed yet!

  • Killazontherun||

    That would make a great protest sign if he runs for president. Run, King! Run!

  • ||

    ...the Free State Project has issued an entertaining if infuriating demand for apology...

    I'm confused. Do you mean that the FSP's demand for an apology is infuriating? Who's getting steamed over the demand for an apology per se?

  • ||

    I think he means that it's infuriating that the FSP would have to demand an apology in the first place.

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