A brief anecdote on why the contempt politicians nurture for constituents is so lavishly reciprocated.
As I’m sure most of you remain unconsoled, Detroit Republican and African-American engagement center proprietor Rand Paul, cracked the axle following his sprint through Iowa. He joined Huckabee, Santorum, and any vestigial pride of the Bush family in leaving the race. On the Democrat side, undocumented candidate Martin O’ Malley also reentered the shadows, even after coming in the top three. This while second-to-last finisher Bernard Sanders grimly trudges onward. There’s no expectation of class in politics, alas.
That especially being the case with Dr. Paul, who will now presumably return to his occupation of conspicuously carving cataracted Haitians. This under the protective jurisdiction of an armed security detail, naturally. Shit, you don’t think he’s just going to advertise his obsequiousness to Africans without some buffer between them, do you? Regardless, the renowned black libertarian demographic remained impassive to his appeals and so it’s back to astigmatism we go.
Which is probably somewhat irritating if you happen to be a Republican voter in Paul’s home commonwealth of Kentucky. Because it was this erstwhile candidate who earlier demanded that Kentucky’s customary republican primary be discarded in favor of a cumbersome Iowa-style caucus. Paul’s advocacy of this change was utterly altruistic, of course. Here’s his own words to prove it:
It has been suggested by others for several cycles that Kentucky has no influence on the presidential process because of our late primary. By May 2016, the GOP will likely have decided its nominee, rendering our votes useless in deciding anything.
Creating a separate caucus for the presidential nomination would also allow Paul to simultaneously run for president and reelection to his seat – something he would not be able to do under current Kentucky law, which prohibits a name from appearing on a primary ballot for more than one office.
So according to the Rule of Law, Rand had to make a choice: run for senator or run for president. Though the Law of Rule is quite a bit more supple for certain operators. As a farcical result, Kentuckians are now obliged to go huddle in some primitive political rain dance on behalf of a candidate not even on the ballot. And if disdain over this colludes with the general scorn for his open Afro-panderbating, he just may ultimately need a more local wailing wall.