Rand Paul, the junior senator of Kentucky, is a member of the Tea Party movement and a serious conservative who represents everything liberals despise: pro-life, anti-marriage equality, and all of the scary things you could possibly think of.
But according to Paul’s wife, following an assault by his next door neighbor, Paul is terrified of the left.
I donÛªt really have a joke for this, I just think itÛªs really funny that these mondo shitheads live their lives quaking in fear at the idea of someone in a pussy hat kicking down their door with an uzi https://t.co/kslnokdcPB
— KT NELSON (@KrangTNelson) October 10, 2018
Apparently, Paul was assaulted last year by Rene Boucher, one of his neighbors. Paul had several broken ribs and had to spend some time away from Washington.
While Boucher is a registered Democrat, his lawyer insists Boucher’s attack was not motivated by politics. This assault took a toll on both Paul and his wife, and motivated Kelley Paul to sleep with a loaded gun because she fears more attacks like this by liberals in today’s political climate.
Kelley Paul says that the couples’ Kentucky home has been updated with extra security measures in the wake of the country’s increasingly contentious political climate.
WeÛªve updated all of our security systems at home. I sleep with a loaded gun by my bed. IÛªm home alone a lot, obviously when Rand is [in Washington], and so IÛªve got deadbolts all around my house so that if someoneÛªs in my house when I go to bed IÛªm deadbolted in three different levels.
ÛÏItÛªs bizarre. IÛªve never been like this in my whole lifeÛ_Û Paul said. ÛÏWe used to never even lock our doors, and now that has all changed. Even going out to dinner in D.C., last night, you worry. You hope that people arenÛªt going to come up and just start screaming at you.Û
I wonder what this means for the coming civil war
— Sarah Larson (@asarahlarson) October 10, 2018
I think itÛªs incredibly good that the half of the country with guns who takes guns everywhere is terrified of being murdered by the half of the country without guns
— 5 pound halloween variety mixler (@Thesixler) October 10, 2018
I can never tell if the libs are supposed to be milquetoast, soymilk chugging worms or terrifying and powerful omnipotent warlords kicking down the door of every single person on some secret registry of folks who have started a sentence with “I'm not racist, but…”
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For an oppressive political party, they sure are kinda chicken.
she strikes me as more of a bedside axe person
— po (@PaulHemus) October 10, 2018
also for their neighbor who waits to surprise-tackle Rand off his mower like Inspector Clouseau's assistant in the Pink Panther movies
— Jeff, but Darker (@jeffparker) October 10, 2018
the joke is that someone married rand paul.
— mfls (@mflsforever) October 10, 2018
However, this rhetoric likely has a more sinister motive, with the upcoming midterm elections. Comments also seemed to target Maxine Waters (D-CA, 432rd District) who said that people should harass politicians in public places:
Words do matter, and there are so many, quite frankly, unhinged [and] unstable people out there, and when they hear someone on their side telling them, Û÷Get up in their face,Ûª they take that literally, and they think that gives them a license to be very aggressive, be harassing, throw people out of restaurants, and I donÛªt think anybody wants to live in a country like that.
I love that they're so afraid of people who are typically pacifists that champion anti-violence ideals. Unless she means “neoliberals” which.. well I got some bad news for her.
— D. W. O'Boyle (@DWOBoyle) October 10, 2018
Let me get this straight. Ppl like this arm themselves b/c they're scared of “violent” ppl who promote peace?
— Michael Raveles _ÙÎ_ (@ravelesm) October 10, 2018
I would like to remind them about the tea party movement which at that time they called patriotic. (This is also skipping the dozens of unite the right men going to jail for violence.) https://t.co/GXQaZ8yL0e
— Bun jamin (@Pizza_slaughter) October 10, 2018
The comforting takeaway is that she lives a life of suffering.
— Evan Gore (@EvanGore) October 10, 2018
Kelley Paul says “words matter,” but the words her husband has spouted in the past, including that same-sex marriage “offends [him] personally,” don’t seem to have made any sort of impact on her philosophy.
The hypocrisy is exhausting.