January 6, 2015 Rand Paul is working hard to polish his pro-Israel credentials.
Hours before meeting on Tuesday with some of the nation’s most influential and well-heeled Jewish GOP donors—including billionaire Sheldon Adelson—Paul introduced his second bill in as many years to cut off American foreign aid to the Palestinian government.
The “Defend Israel by Defunding Palestinian Foreign Aid Act of 2015” would cut off funding for the Palestinian government so long as it seeks recognition in the International Criminal Court, according to a Paul aide. The measure comes in addition to Paul’s “Stand with Israel Act,” introduced last year, which would end U.S. aid until the Palestinian Authority agreed to a cease-fire and recognized the state of Israel.
It would be harder to find a more disingenuous politicians than Rand Paul. Not only has he been busted for plagiarizing, he’s been busted for pandering before too.
His dad was crazy and had ideas that had already been tried and failed spectacularly, but at least he had some integrity (well, outside the whole denying the newsletters with his name and signature on them). Hrrm…on second thought, he is a fitting son.
I don’t think he’ll do much in the 2016 primaries, there are faaar too many issues where he panders the wrong way for the Teahadi base. As a matter of fact, I kind of wonder why he’s even mentioned in the Presidential discussions. I guess it’s a holdover from his dad running for like 20 years.