Rand Paul Sees Manufactured Controversy over Political Rhetoric

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) “accused liberals of wanting to ‘manufacture’ a political controversy over conservatives’ rhetoric even before the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.),” The Hill reports.

Paul, in dismissing the notion that alleged shooter Jared Loughner was motivated by political ideology, accused some Democrats of trying to exploit the attack as a way of boxing in Republicans.

"Well, these are the kind of things that I think some on the left decided to manufacture even before the events occur. I mean, this is part of the playbook of Rahm Emanuel where they say any crisis should be used to their advantage to further their agenda," Paul said Wednesday evening on the Fox Business Network, referencing the former White House chief of staff.

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One response to “Rand Paul Sees Manufactured Controversy over Political Rhetoric

  1. Pat

    Rand Paul is a typical right-wing conservative — they never take personal responsibility for anything. What about his supporter who stomped on the neck of a female protester??? Palin, Angle, Beck and Limbaugh certainly didn’t pull the trigger on Saturday, January 8, 2011 but they did promote the climate of violence . Sarah Palin “don’t retreat reload.” Map of United States with cross hairs on selected congressional races. Sharron Angle “second amendment remedies if we don’t get our way on November 2, 2010.” Glenn Beck had a fake poisoning of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on his program. Advertising board in Arizona promoting Rush Limbaugh — Words “A straight shooter” bullet holls all over the advertisement. These are just a few examples of hate-filled speech by right-wing conservatives. Appropriate or not???

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