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One of the most disgusting things about the Republican response to the attacks we experienced 12 years ago today in Manhattan, Pennsylvania and Washington DC was their willingness to politicize the attacks, and to attack people’s politics by accusing them of consorting with the enemy.
Twelve years later nothing has changed. While President Obama is trying to find a positive response in the Syrian chemical weapon situation — a situation with few if any positive responses — GOP presidential candidate and “libertarian” leader Rand Paul is willing to say disgusting things like this:
Twelve years after we were attack by al-Qaeda, twelve years after 3,000 Americans were killed by al-Qaeda, President Obama now asks us to be allies with al-Qaeda.
It’s astonishing that a US Senator is willing to accuse the President of the United of allying with the enemy — treason — for being concerned about the use of chemical weapons on 400 children, considering military force but being willing to engage in diplomacy when the opportunity comes up. There was a time when politics ended at the ocean, but that has gone away in a fit of fear, fanaticism and foolishness.
Steve Lonegan is more of the same, happy to throw bombs into crowds without knowing what damage will happen solely for political self-interest. Rand Paul is scheduled to be here in Clark Friday to rally for Lonegan and raise money for him.
But Chris Christie, who gets little praise here, has generally been unwilling to engage in this kind of idiocy and has slapped Rand Paul around a few times. It would be good to see Christie, as he too runs for President while running for Governor, stand up and decry this kind of disgusting politics.