Sen. Rand Paul: Sometimes I spread misinformation. This is a great tactic.

While talking with University of Louisville medical students, one of them, Steve Brodner, asked Rand Paul an innocuous question which resulted in a revealing answer, “The majority of med students here today have a comprehensive exam tomorrow. I’m just wondering if you have any last-minute advice.”

“Actually, I do,” said the Kentucky Senator, “I never, ever cheated. I don’t condone cheating. But I would sometimes spread misinformation. This is a great tactic. Misinformation can be very important.”









The National Journal reports, “He went on to describe studying for a pathology test with friends in the library. “We spread the rumor that we knew what was on the test and it was definitely going to be all about the liver,” he said. “We tried to trick all of our competing students into over-studying for the liver” and not studying much else.”

Then he proceeded to discuss Obamacare.

Definition of Misinform: To provide with incorrect information. We’ve witnessed his propagation of misinformation before.

  • juicyfruityyy

    In short: he is a liar.

    • GoodGuy

      Well put/ said.

  • ryan

    Yeah it’s called lying.

  • tiredoftea

    Shocked, just shocked that he follows the Hypocritic oath! Someone must have gotten to him in the library.

    • willietrohut

      That was a most excellent play on words.

    • Rick Kitchen

      don’t forget that the ONLY medical board certification he holds is from a board that HE created himself.

      • tiredoftea

        Really, I didn’t know that. He doesn’t have KY Opthamologist certification?

        • VilcaAmazon

          No he doesn’t.

        • Judith_Priest

          He invented his own independent Certification Board. I believe 3 people sit on that board: Rand, his Daddy, and his Mommy

          Following his stunning Moral Libertarian Example, I plan to send away for a crate of pliers and a big bag of roofies and self-certify as a Dentist! Low low rates!

          • tiredoftea

            Well then, my gynecology office is opening soon!

          • Shanasmiles

            As long as you don’t have big hands, and you have a reasonable co-pay… Lol.

          • tiredoftea

            Short nails, flexible fingers and willing to accept any reasonable payment!

          • CandideThirtythree

            hahahaha Brilliant reply!!

        • Rick Kitchen

          The American Opthamological Association required everybody to get recertified, and ol’ Rand refused, so he created the National Opthamological Association and certified himself.

        • Carmen Sandiego

          He’s not board certified. He’s certified by a board he created.

  • mea_mark

    Rand Paul is an anti-establishment brand of politician that has found a niche where he can deceive. The people he is going after are conspiracy theorist and those that think any organization out there is bad. Those people don’t trust what anyone says and that makes them open to misinformation and deception because they can’t fact check, they don’t believe the results of fact checking. So when you tell them what they want to hear, they believe you, just because. Now that he has entrenched himself in this ideological position he is sharpening his skills and becoming a master deceiver. What Rand Paul now represents is the power of selfish undoing. His goal is to profit from undoing and take care of himself with no real regard for anyone but himself. He may not directly lie that much but his words will always be laced with deception.

    • Cosmic_Surfer

      Not so anti-establishment…When the GOP came courting, he dropped to his knees to get money.

      • mea_mark

        I think he is conning and deceiving them as well. He is willing to play everyone to get whatever he can.

    • Tea Repellent

      And those same people who support him couldnt live a month with out government….

  • Cynthia Ratzke

    Nothing to be boasting about Rand.

  • Kaarli Makela

    Frikkin’ crap on a cracker … he runs loose while pot-smokers rot in the clink …

  • Not_Phyllis

    Sociopath is a sociopath…quelle surprise.

    • devilkat

      Calling him a sociopath is an insult to sociopaths.

      • ComGen

        Great yet another KAT — Sir Teddy PH.Dog FON editor-in-chief, Next we’ll be letting the birds in!

  • bookish123

    That he says this so plainly shows how normal he thinks it is. He really believes this is a perfectly acceptable way to behave, so much so, that he can suggest this to a group of medical students–students who are studying to care for and save real lives. Real lives have little weight compared to his skating his way through an exam by sabotaging his fellow students. He’s really something.

  • Tim Crowley

    He lies. He’s a Republican. It’s what they do.

  • James

    This guy is an f_ing idiot and anyone that supports him.

  • Michael D Barber

    That would be to bring the average grade down so that his, even if it was a failing grade, would pass him on a curve.

  • HoldenLitgo

    It’s bad enough to think it, worse to really do it, but only the world’s dumbest criminals say stuff like this out loud. W did it regularly. What do they have in common? They’re both conservatives.

  • Rick Kitchen

    how is everybody else taking the same test a competitor? Unless he was just misinforming us about that.

    • glantern35

      Maybe they were grading on a scale, so the worse everybody else did, the better his average score would look.

  • Marilyn Wounded Head

    A lie is a lie.

  • John Heitzenrater

    his head would look good on a spike

    • Femfelis

      Now, now, just because his hair resembles some unknown critter, why disrespect it? :-)

  • Jonathan Arndt

    He has a future on Fox News

    • Barry Roope

      Not only does he have a future on Fox News, he is part of the Fox Hate Machine in the present.

  • Mary Ann Boone

    Just from what I understand after reading what he stated, he shows lots of signs of a person with mental health issues…pathological liar, paranoia, a complete sense of egotism..” I am the best”….. I have worked many years at a mental health facility and he shows lots of the same behaviors I saw and dealt with.
    I’m in no way a doctor..I do not have the medical background to say what I believe as being the truth. This is just my perceptions from working with those in the facility where I worked for years.

    • Barry Roope

      I think you are exactly correct on Rand Paul, he has shown he is a sneaky, pathological liar.

  • Cindy Powell

    Wouldn’t you just love to end up with him on a lifeboat? What an ass.

  • KarenMeredith

    Kentucky, please fire his lying ass!

  • MissNormaDesmond

    Uh, Rand? That was cheating, you utter waste of skin.

    • Cpt_Justice

      & he knew it, too, hence his up-front, already-defensive preface.

  • Wicasta

    Not only is he a liar, but Rand Paul is a total ass. I was thinking about what he said about trying to trick all of his competing students into over-studying “for the liver”, and I couldn’t figure out what possible motive he and his friends would have for doing that. Would other students doing more poorly on tests somehow elevate his own grades and those of his friends? I can’t see a benefit for him to cause other students unwarranted troubles. To create a scenario which pressures others into misallocating resources (study time in this case), for no other reason than that he can or for his own amusement, borders on the sociopathic. But really, when you stop and consider some of things Rand Paul and his current crop of buddies have done and are doing, it actually explain a lot, doesn’t it?

    • Lorraine Saunders

      The advantage to him is the curve grading system that some teachers use. He and his friends obviously were not prepared and would not do well. If everyone got really low scores it lowers the curve for the grading scale

      • grannieannie2

        Maybe this information should be shared with (1) his medical school and (2) the AMA in his state. I for one wouldn’t go near him for any medical reason.

    • Tony Zito

      In a graduate school that can be a definite advantage to knock others down. We had a teacher at Brandeis who had been at MIT previously. He said he was unable to keep printed solutions to problem sets on reserve in the library because the first student to get them would immediately “lose” them. (this was pre-internet, of course). There are only two grades on the way to PhD, MD, etc. In, and out.

    • C.S. Stone

      his motive would be that he wasn’t prepared for the exam, was/is incompetent in his profession and shouldn’t be trusted…

      the incompetent tend to cheat… there’s too much work in actually being prepared, competent, and capable…

    • Ally

      And considering this was for ‘medical school’ where actual ‘learning’ is intended to better medical practice…so disturbing and unethical.

    • CandideThirtythree

      In medical school it does not matter if every one in the class makes an A, only a designated number will get the A’s … like if there are 20 people in the class, the professor tells them before the test, only 5 will make an A, 5 will make a B and everyone else fails… except they do not get letter grades…… it does not matter if they had a 99%… still fail because there are only so many slots.

      Want to know why there is a doctor shortage… that grading system is one of the reasons.

  • Linda1961

    Since Rand Paul says that he sometimes spreads misinformation, no one can be blamed for not taking him at his word. In fact, we shouldn’t take him at his word for anything, unless backed up by unimpeachable sources. If there is nothing to back up what he says, or if his back up source is questionable, then anyone who believes him is a dupe, an ideologue, or both.

  • Trojan Horace

    Proud to be a slippery bastard… what a feeble achievement

  • nationwyde

    Hard to believe med students had time for him. Especially with an exam the next day.

    • Shanasmiles

      Even the bottom 10% of med students graduate…and become crappy doctors…

      • Cherizac

        And have to create their own speciality board, not being able to become Board Certified otherwise.

  • DrLearnALot

    Listen, you don’t win by being the best, you win by being the least ethical. And that is our lesson from Dr. Paul today, children.

    • Judith_Priest

      That is the lesson the GOP has been trying to teach ALL of us, ever since 1980. Maybe BEFORE, you know, while Reagan’s “people” were talking the Iranians into holding the hostages until AFTER the election, to make Carter look bad and Reagan look GLORIOUS?

  • Barry Roope

    He has basically admitted, he will lie to fellow citizens, to achieve his personal goals, this is especially disgusting, given he is an elected leader, whose sole purpose is to serve the people that elected him, not to misinform them to the point, that they want to overthrow the Government, because the Healthcare insurance industry is regulated to protect citizens from crooked insurance companies. Misinformation is a very effective tool to use on the low information voter(Fox viewers). If he were ever in Court on something, and claimed to be an honest person, the Prosecutor could use this statement to impeach his credibility, Mr. Paul, by your own admission, you are a person who will deceive others with lies, to achieve your goals. Anyone that would vote for this man, knowing he is an admitted liar deserves what he does to them.

  • Kenton Forshee

    Rand Paul had no credibility. He’s an admitted liar.

    • gemmy610

      One out of all of DC admits he lies/d. Maybe more will start coming out, starting a “twerking” like frenzy. I think Obama should be next.

    • Shanasmiles

      Wait…so if a liar admits he lies, is he telling the truth? Or is he lying about lying? Or is he lying about lying to get other people to follow suit and lie so that he can later say, “those people are lying! I was just spreading misinformation as a trap!” Lol. Whut?

      • Kenton Forshee

        If someone admits they lie for personal gain it doesn’t matter if they really do it or not, they’re not to be trusted.

  • C.S. Stone

    isn’t he part of the same bunch that insist that they’re Christian? if so, did he just admit to breaking a couple of commandments.. and in general, being a sinner? mmmm… we elected people like him to congress huh.. and some of them would love to be president, right?

    ok. (walks away)

  • Rini6

    What a great guy. Not only did he admit to doing this. He wasn’t even sheepish or self effacing about this. He was honestly offering this as advice!!

    • Judith_Priest

      Check out the vote from Defender of Liars and Cheaters. Rand? ‘Zat you?

      • Rini6

        What? Again, sarcasm. I hate Paul Rand with every bone in my body. I am a physician and the kind of person who does this in medical school is usually a creep.

  • Rini6

    Love it. Don’t study to ace the test. Ace it by sabotaging others.

    • Judith_Priest

      Look! 1 brave defender of Cheaters and Liars, as long as they ain’t no Mooslim, huh?

      • Rini6

        What? I was being sarcastic. How would I ever defend that? Usually when people use the word “sabotaging” they are not complimenting the other person.

        • CandideThirtythree

          he is talking about the 1 down vote you got, some nasty bagger has gone down the line and down voted almost every comment in the thread.

          The Koch bros. pay them to do this… they even have tro.ll school to teach them how to tro.ll liberal websites.

          Here is a video of one of Koch’s tro.ll training classes in case you think I was kidding.

          in the video the Kochroach tells his bagger students that he spends 30 minutes a day just voting down liberal books, that he never reads… now you know where sc*m like Paul get that being dishonest is something to be proud of.

  • Rini6

    Having gone through med school. I could see this having happened. Of course only the jerks would do this.

  • Cpt_Justice

    If it was me & *anyone* else, yes, because we’d be able to throw him off. Pretty sure I couldn’t do it by myself.

  • Jeff Klinzman

    What sterling character Rand Paul possesses. Don’t excel by doing your best: excel by making others look bad.

    • Judith_Priest

      Again, I see we have One Braindead Downvoter, defending the GOP’s policies of lying and obstruction and deceit!

      U! S! A!, huh, buddy?
      (Jesus can SEE you … ;->)

      • CJC

        LOL – my favorite comment of the day… “Jesus can SEE you”!

  • disqus_YbB9tbvvLq

    Republicans have to lie, most people don’t want to destroy civilization, kick the elderly off social security, cut middle class wages, destroy the environment, and rob our infrastructure and put us in debt all for tax cuts for the wealthy.

    • Judith_Priest

      What kind of brain dead oaf would downvote this statement?

      Oh. Yeah. A GOP-flavored brain dead oaf. “Someone is blaspheming my Holy Party of Lies and Obstruction!!!!! Must downvote TRUTH!”

      Sir or madam, enjoy Hell.

      • Sally

        It could have been a mistake. I have downvoted someone when I meant to hit reply. I mean, we can hope.

    • CandideThirtythree

      That is true, you only lie when you are doing something bad that is why republicans have to lie… it is why truth has a liberal bias… no need to lie when you are doing doing something good.

      All of those fact checking places studied it and found that republicans lie over 3 times as much as democrats… not only do they lie more often, the lies they tell are far worse in scope. One Fact checking service said they had to stop even reporting on Michele Bachmann because she lied almost 100% of he time and it was taking a full staff to work on her lies!

      Think about it.. conservatives are lying to hang on to something that should have never happened in the first place like racism and misogyny and the rich exploiting the poor so they have to tell huge lies.

  • Rabid_Koala

    We have a pathological liar as President now.

    • Judith_Priest

      No. You’re thinking of 2000-2008, or maybe 1980-1988.

    • Judith_Priest

      And Foxy-Woxy tells you to say that, right Rabid?

    • Anomaly 100

      You see, that was Rand Paul saying that he is a liar, not Obama. Quit blaming the POTUS for your party’s failures. “Obama’s fault’ is not a solid platform for your party.

      Woman-up and grow a spine.

    • C.S. Stone

      focus on the subject rabid… we’re discussing Mr. Paul admitting he’s a liar.

  • Guest

    That made me LOL. Now all the
    self righteous leftists will be chuckling to themselves, completely
    oblivious that their leaders do nothing BUT spread misinformation.


    (reposted because the auto-censor got this for something, maybe non-leftist content)

    • Linda

      Really, is that what you got out of this? Fool.

    • Anomaly 100

      “reposted because the auto-censor got this for something, maybe non-leftist content.”

      Orrr…it could be that I am not ubiquitous. A lot of comments come through. It’s not all about you:-)

    • Shanasmiles

      So your golden boy admits, from his own mouth, that he lies to you on a regular basis and you try to say “leftists” lie? Deflection… Also, what kind of sad sack of crap do you have to be to defend a man who boasts about lying? Perhaps a bird of the same feather?

    • David Klarich

      Be specific. Give examples of the misinformation. “…nothing But misinformation” is of course an absurd exaggeration, while your entry certainly qualifies as such.

    • obibecker

      guest without courage to use a real name: you just failed to make a logical point. You made an unsubstantiated claim to this effect: THEY DO IT, and THEY DO IT ALL THE TIME. You fail.
      Your guy just admitted he has lied to gain advantage in school, and your best is to make some general accusation without supplying any examples whatsoever, and you didnt even have the courage to use your name. Great work. the censorship was probably NOT automatic. some human noticed you do not have ANY examples, and merely attempted to make a generalization with no facts behind it. You lose.

    • Raeann Thomas

      Yes, “guest”, since “our leaders” do nothing BUT spread misinformation, please, kindly cite all your examples of such.

  • Judith_Priest

    He is seldom more revolting than when he tries to be a “Broseph” for the “kids”. Paul Ryan suffers from the same malady.

  • a.mann

    a DEMAGOGUE is a political leader in a democracy who appeals to the emotions, fears, prejudices, and ignorance of the less-educated citizens in order to gain power and promote political motives. They accuse moderate and thoughtful opponents of weakness.

    . Demagogues appealed directly to the emotions of the poor and uninformed, pursuing power, telling lies to stir up hysteria, exploiting crises to intensify popular support for their calls to immediate action and increased authority, and accusing moderate opponents of weakness or disloyalty to the nation.

    While all politicians in a democracy must make occasional small sacrifices of truth, subtlety, or long-term concerns to maintain popular support, demagogues do these things relentlessly and without self-restraint

    • CJC

      And without conscience.

  • Arlene A LeBeauf


  • chrisrayhame

    This would be funny if it were not horrifying and people didn’t swallow it hook, line, and sinker.

  • Phil Ryan

    Not surprising…. Fox News does it on a daily basis and it hasn’t seemed to hurt them…. people sadly on the right want to live in an alternate universe and Fox and their cohorts give it to them. This is why they’re surprised when their sorry asses lose presidential elections.

    • Fred

      Well said!

    • obibecker

      FOX sued in court and won based on the court (in Florida) deciding that FOX did not have the obligation to tell the truth, even when they knew they were lying. A case involving Monsanto and two Fox employees who were fired for refusing to stop telling the truth about Monsanto.

  • dagobarbz

    Nothing like extolling the virtues of lying to establish confidence in a candidate, amirite?

    • Shanasmiles

      GOP Theme Song:Tell me Lies, Tell me sweet little lies…

      • dagobarbz

        Here is something a con man said after starting his own religion. Please note that, despite this endorsement of lying, they still had followers up until a few years ago…

        Agreement with one’s message is what PR is seeking to achieve. Thus
        the message must compare to the personal experience of the audience.

        So PR becomes the technique of communicating an acceptable truth —
        and which will attain the desirable result.

        If there’s no chance of obtaining a desirable result and the truth
        would injure then talk about something else.

        — L. Ron Hubbard
        HCOPL 13 August 1970 Issue II PR Series 2,
        in the Volunteer Minister’s Handbook

        • Shanasmiles

          Even when people know they are being lied to…if they prefer the message of the lie to the harsh reality of truth, they will opt for lies every time…

          • dagobarbz

            Wise and true words.

        • CJC

          That whole “religion” is based entirely on lies. When I “broke the rules” and started reading things I wasn’t “allowed” to read, oh the lies I uncovered! That is what saved me from the cult.

  • Swoop

    WOW this is really fishing for dirt on Rand Paul. If this is the worst thing about him he has my vote. Comments here are classic double standard while the dems they voted for have repeatedly and habitually misinformed the American people about health insurance, the environment, the national debt, the republicans and many other topics.

    • Larry Foster

      Swoop, you are just as big a fool as most repubs that I know. You will vote against your own interest just to stop programs that show compassion to the less fortunate, while the rich don’t really give a damn about you. What a fool!!!

      • Swoop

        It is not role the federal gov’t to show compassion to the less fortunate – that is the role of the church and the family.

  • Shanasmiles

    Amen. I’m in a molecular bio phd program. It’s A,B or fail. And the competition is scary and stifling. Everyone is terrified to share information, results, anything until its published.

  • John McCandless

    Whats the purpose of tricking other students for a teat, wouldn’t you
    try to help them, so everyone could be a better physician in the end? I
    don’t get the need for competetion in the learning process. Leave the
    competition for sports,not the classroom!

  • Shanasmiles

    Especially in graduate and professional programs the grading system only allows a certain number of passes… For instance, even if everyone in the class got the exact same score there can only be 10% As 25% Bs and so on… So to sabotage others means that even if you don’t perform well, if others do worse, you get a better grade.

  • badneolib

    What, that’s all you got to say? FreakOutNation, Bro(…Sisters)!
    “Misinformation can be very important.” …can’t be proven, think it through! Nothing has ever been broken as proof of anything, remember? Humanity requires a collective to survive, but nothing can be broken as proof. This is why the planet melts, do you see?

  • missannthrope

    What do I get from his story of spreading misinformation about an exam? He knew he wasn’t going to do well and wanted to make sure there was a really good curve.

  • badneolib

    “If he’s fundamentally flawed he has my vote.” LOL C’mon, that’s not funny? That seems sophistic to me. You technically can’t prove you believe or have ‘faith’ in the crap coming from RP, you see? …you can only be ‘divisive’ in all aspects, even speech. And no doubt, you are paid to do it, Swoop Dawg.

    • Swoop

      Again, he’s a cat.

  • radsenior

    Is there any wonder they have pulled the wool over peoples eyes to get into office. I remember the TEA-types saying they would legislate jobs, jobs,jobs. They lied! all they have done is combat Obama and try 42 times to do away with Obamacare!

  • badneolib

    …the issue is ‘misinformation’, right? LOL The only proof you have in recognizing his stance is you have to undermine ‘information’ getting out, as ‘proof’ LOL Joke!

    It is as if the .01% is paying poor whites to protect the courts in order to legalize the looting of natural resources, including Labor. And those poor whites with guns? Buffet! Think A.LE.C. and Stand Your Ground.
    It is true, no one is as stupid as you think, Swoop Dawg.

    • Swoop

      OK I read it 4 times – you lost me.

    • Swoop

      Swoop is obviously a cat.

  • DrSnake

    Bragging about being a jerk? Such a Rand family tradition.

  • JimNauseam

    He’s talking about the conservative philosophy of “The Noble Lie” — Republicans literally don’t mind lying if it get them what they want. They call it “statecraft”. Rand messed up and told the truth.

    • Donald Berghuis

      One of his cheif apologists—the Sainted Sarah Palin—had the same philosophy—-that BS about death panels comes easily to mind.

  • William Roffman

    Is this his admitted political strategy? Intentionally lying to improve his odds? Not commendable.

  • Sally

    Wow. No wonder he’s in politics. he sure doesn’t have the ethics to be a physician, or even a fake optometrist.

    • Fred

      He’s not fake only make believe. He invented the accreditation agency that approved him! So stop saying he is a “filthy, rotten scoundrel that is so crooked that they will have to screw him into the ground when he dies” because you see its really just the free market!

  • Sally

    Can you give examples? The national debt is down from 10% of GDP when Obama took office to under 4% now, and falling. The environment is under attack from man. The GOP is a bunch of Koch-paid idiots trying to bring down the country. And the ACA was originally a heritage Foundation plan, down to the mandate …you know them, they are the GOP political tax exempt group headed by Jim DeMint. Next?

    • badneolib

      Are you married? LOL

  • Fred

    They probably marked on a curve so the lower the scores of the other students the higher his (or his study groups) scores. But when it comes to the country I guess if you defeat the Democrats regardless if the legislation is better for the country it only matters if its best for you.

    • Donald Berghuis

      That’s it!!!!!Rethug political philosophy in just a few words.

  • Fred

    I disagree I feel that if you lack morality (to be fair most politicians have no morals either) then you will do more damage no matter how good the value of your cause.
    But I also drank the cool-aid of the Paul dynasty of no government and you are on your own strategy. Then I started to hear how they want to do away with the FDA why because “the free market will take care of dangerous drugs” thats what his father said in interview on TV during the last presidential election. But this is seriously flawed thinking. Consider thalidomide the drug used for morning sickness in England and given to pregnant women . Our FDA did not approve it unless and until better data was delivered by the drug companies. So it was marketed in England but not here. Well we all know what happened. A rash of horrible disfigured babies born with no arms or legs and condemned to a life as invalids. But I guess Rand and Ron would say “well then no more mothers will buy that drug and my point is made”. But what happens to the poor families and the poor children (thousands of them) who suffered while Ron and Rand saved the government some cash?

    • badneolib

      You are correct.

    • Swoop

      It is not role the federal gov’t to show compassion to the less fortunate – that is the role of the church and the family.

  • extraears

    Thank you Rand Paul for confirming what I have believed all along!

  • Fred

    Both Pauls want to do away with the FDA why because “the free market will take care of dangerous drugs” thats what his Ron Paul said in interview on TV during the last presidential election. But this is seriously flawed thinking. Consider thalidomide the drug used for morning sickness in England and given to pregnant women . Our FDA did not approve it unless and until better data was delivered by the drug companies. So it was marketed in England but not here. Well we all know what happened. A rash of horrible disfigured babies born with no arms or legs and condemned to a life as invalids. But I guess Rand and Ron would say “well then no more mothers will buy that drug and my point is made the free market fixed it!”. But what happens to the poor families and the poor children (thousands of them) who suffered while Ron and Rand saved the government some cash?

    • obibecker

      Papa Paul said that the civil rights act of 1964 was unnecessary because free market would handle that too. Delusional ignorance, or perhaps, more likely, making a case for something his south Tex district wanted to hear, without actually being that ignorant himself. No one who was an adult in the segregated south in1960, and saw the signs (colored or white) on the water fountains could ever think that was going away due to market forces. If market forces would have ended segregation, how do the Pauls explain the riot white men led at Ole Miss?

    • Raeann Thomas

      Oh, gawd, I shudder to think what a nightmare that would be. I’m just floored that people believe these monsters and their free market worship. I mean, there should be a free market, but a totally unfettered free market like what they want will result in people dying. It’s really just amazing.

    • daws

      Oh not just saving the gov’t some cash, but rather his rich buddies “forced” to pay taxes to support these pesky protective measures.

  • baruchzed

    No ethics…and only a sociopath brags about getting away with being unethical. Truly following in the footsteps of his namesake. Should not be in public office.

    • Donald Berghuis

      Rand Paul fits the definition of a sociopath—one who doesn’t care who he hurts as long as what he does benefits him.

  • groovy joker

    And Kentucky is proud to have this guy as their Senator?

    • obibecker

      not every Kentuckian is proud of him. dont blame the whole state. he won with less than 50% of the votes of the registered voters. it happens.

  • Barbara Holmes

    It is true, you can’t trust a lot of so called conservatives politicians but you have two choices. The Communist Progressive Democrats believe in Socialization and they are lying about their agenda, or you can take your chances with the conservatives who lie just like them. It will take a lot of research of voting records to decide who is supporting the constitution legally. That’s what I plan to do before I vote for ANYBODY. We know the current Administration lies about everything ,that’s been proven repeatedly. I think all politicians are capable of lying because they were born that way. LMAO

    • obibecker

      progressives are not communists. You are misinformed or merely passing on false propaganda.
      the part where you claim that they are lying about their agenda seems to be mere paranoia, of the kind that is both impossible for you to back up and impossible to refute, because it never happened. Let’s take an example: many libs want SINGLE PAYER. that is a socialist answer to the ever rising costs, in part created by “middle men” profiteering, ie, insurance companies. 1/3rd of the population would prefer single payer. Single payer is not communism. Communism is where the state owns the means of production. Is unlikely that single payer is an example of your claim that libs are secret communists. Some day, tell us the truth. Explain in detail what you think communists are secretly hoping to do, and then give one example of a lib whom you know to harbor that. You have NOTHING. Are you embarrassed when you are called out for the liar you obviously are, or are you oblivious to the definition of communism? Pick one. It has to be one of them, Oblivious to the facts or a lying propagandist. I pick #2 for you, name calling. Most people can look up what a communist is. So, you are just lying, to create false propaganda. Meanwhile, socialism is popular in the USA, and the MD’s union, the AMA wont be able to stop SINGLE PAYER. its going to save everyone money. And go ahead and threaten to quit the MD profession, if you are one. Then we will just have to create federal medical schools to pick up the slack, and none of the federal MD grads will owe one cent. So they wont have to specialize in lip jobs. They can be actual family physicians, with no debt.

  • Barbara Holmes

    I think I just got my freedom of speech violated for telling the truth about the fact that all politicians are capable of lying.

  • Ally

    Eeeeeuuwwww! He is just disgusting. What an ugly thing to feel proud of…totally disturbing that he is an elected public figure influencing policy that impacts millions. Gross.

  • ysabet

    Sooooo… let’s be clear about this. When asked for advice, he described a method by which he had successfully damaged his fellow students’ chances while studying beside them to qualify as someone who would later swear an oath not to harm his fellow man and to heal all who requested healing? REAL PROFESSIONAL. Real moral. Real asshole.

    • Donald Berghuis

      Anyone who would believe anything Rand Paul said deserves what happens to him. Can we make the 5 more years he gets to “serve” to pass quickly?

      • ysabet

        Don’t I wish. The thing is, though, people who go into politics are generally good actors– it’s part of the job to be persuasive and believable, and you don’t have to be a congenital idiot to be fooled by a good actor– I know, I was married to one for 15 years. So I’m not entirely in agreement that a batch of desperate students deserved to fail because a believable fellow student deliberately lied to them for his own benefit or amusement. I remember college; sometimes you’ll grab for almost ANY edge if you get tired enough (‘almost’; somehow I never did stoop to cheating. Heh.)

      • TheRufus70

        This is the sort of sound byte Mitch McConnell always stashes away for use in future campaigns. To make maximum use of Rand’s information about misinformation, then, what we have to do is beat McConnell next year. Then –outside, looking in, and not liking it at all — McConnell takes out Paul in the 2016 primary with this sound byte… but loses again in the genral election to the Democrats, who this time won’t be afraid to challenge Mitch…

  • obibecker

    so…Sen Paul claims not to have cheated, but admits to lying to gain the same unfair advantage as cheating would have granted.

  • Raeann Thomas

    The “communist progressive democrats”?? You don’t know the very first thing about communism, do you?

  • Raeann Thomas

    Wow. Only a teapublican could think that it’s perfectly ok for an aspiring physician to lie and cheat to get ahead. Can you not see that him doing this and thinking it’s great besides, having absolutely no shame, is highly reprehensible, particularly for someone who is supposedly a physician?

  • LiberalConservationist

    Barbara, I haven’t heard such bulls#!t, since I listened to the TEApublicans lying about their shutdown. You are an absolute idiot and deserve every bit of misinformation the right winged extremists feed you. Evidently you lap it up, along with their Kool Aid. You are what is WRONG with this Country, willful ignorance!

  • Donald Berghuis

    You mayy be right about not trustinng Communists in government, but since none of those are pesent, what does your comment have to do with anything Barbara?

  • Guest

    More commonly known as “lying”.

  • Donald Berghuis

    Specifics, swoop, not generalized BS

    • Swoop

      9/25/2012: “That is what we saw play out in the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video, sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world.”

  • Ray Fischer

    Thank you, Barbara, for providing another example of deliberate misinformation, but Paul’s example was quite adequate.

  • Ray Fischer

    “the broad masses of a nation … more readily
    fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they
    themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed
    to resort to large-scale falsehoods”

    Adolf Hitler – Mein Kampf

    • ChicoEscuela

      hmmmmm – repeating the words heard this morning at the WH

  • brendabe

    as American Family Happily Reports on their Facebook Page, Republican Leader reports, Spreading Lies is FUN!

  • user xyyyz

    someone should “mis-inform” his family about this disclosure. I’m sure he’d appreciate and agree.

  • joe ferraro

    like to hear the tape on that one…

  • CallingBatman

    What obibecker said. Plus remember that the VA runs the biggest medical system in the US and it is – I hope you’re sitting down Barbara – socialized medicine. Yep, it’s true. Single payer. Always has been. The VA was established in 1930. To the best of my knowledge, there are no known communists running VA medical centers.

    • Gwen Sprague

      Well there is a difference between socialized medicine and socialized insurance. The VA is socialized medicine. The doctors and staff are hired and paid a set salary by the government. Medicare is socialized insurance. The individual pays a monthly insurance premium, picks and chooses their doctor, hospital and other providers. The government pays for services but providers are not on salary and their business is not run by the government. So not all single payer is socialized medicine. Myself… I wish we had single payer, Medicare for everyone.

  • MissNormaDesmond

    Really? How?

  • MissNormaDesmond

    Oh, they might have. Eventually. And black people should have just been patient until they did. If they did. It’s just those damn impatient black people who couldn’t wait another century or two to see whether they’d finally receive equal treatment without government intervention. Sheesh.

  • johnmburt1960

    He thought of his fellow students not as colleagues or potential partners but as “competitors”. And he says he’s not a typical Republican . . . .

    • Rich Pait

      If they are competing for fellowships………….they would be competitors.

      • Michael L. Hoenig

        Which makes spreading lies all the more important.

        And, of course, ethical…

  • ChuckyJesus

    …because lying is an important family value….

  • Robin w

    If this is a habit in college (his disclosing it shows his sense of superiority and the idea that he and his friends can outsmart any competitors), then it is a habit throughout his life. Wouldn’t want him as any elected official of mine. His disdain of the common folk is overwhelming.

  • annmuth

    Is anyone surprised he’s been a jerk his entire life?

  • Frederick E. Reeves

    As a disingenuous misinformation character Rand Paul established himself as a great lying asshole spokesman for the fucking party that brought down our government while being paid to be a representative of the people. I see treason and illegal tampering with the government to deprive the voters of their rights to have their representatives working for them…not lying to them to make their lives more miserable than the Fascist Corporations are already doing to the citizens since they’ve purchased the Congress, the President, and the Supreme court. It’s like the good old days at the turn of the last century times 10…and so it goes.

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  • Allen Kidwell

    A lie is a lie no matter what you call it. An if they lie about little things they will tell bigger ones for big things

    • ChicoEscuela

      Lying and Deception are heard continuously from the mouth of Barack Hussein Obama

  • rhythmband

    time for people of good conscience to all realize that the Republicans
    reached the strategic decision at some point in time after the
    appearance of Ronald, the Liar Reagan, to just go for the Big Lie. Less
    than half who heard your original lie, will hear it being debunked and
    disproven, and only half of that half will accept the correction as
    such; therefore, if you keep repeating it, your lie will eventually take
    on the air of truth.

  • NotConvinced

    His father had the balls to tell people that he didn’t know his newsletter was a racist rag because he never read it and somebody else wrote it. He didn’t know the John Birchers were all racists. He was shocked to find out after all those years. Not a clue. Ha Ha right pappy.