Rand Paul: Donald Trump Is A Closeted Democrat [VIDEO]

According to a new attack ad from Rand Paul, Donald Trump is a closeted Democrat. Via the Washington Post:

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign on Wednesday released an aggressive attack video questioning business mogul Donald Trump’s conservative bona fides. “I probably identify more as a Democrat,” Trump is shown saying in the video. “I’ve been around for a long time and it just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats than the Republicans.” The words imposed on the screen as Trump speaks: “I…IDENTIFY MORE AS A DEMOCRAT.” (The all-caps are all theirs.) The Paul campaign said the ad would run in New Hampshire and Iowa through the weekend. “In sharp contrast, Senator Rand Paul has been a true conservative who has always stood up to the Washington machine,” a campaign spokesperson said in a statement to the press about the new spot.

The next GOP debate is September 16th and the field will likely have thinned by two or three by then.

  • MattM

    GOP Platform: why use facts when you can just make shit up?

  • Todd20036

    Paul will never be President. He will not even be the nominee. Next.

    • MattM

      But it’s all about making money.

  • Nic Peterson

    Rand Paul vs The Donald. A batshit crazy, super entitiled, pot smoking, libertarian, son of an obvious racist, slinging the ‘liberal’ mud at a batshit crazy, super entitled, pot smoking (probably), libertarian (really, everyone) who happens to be an obvious racist and misogynist.

    Take the hair out of the equation and I can’t tell the GD difference between the two. Ok, one is fuck all crazier than the other.

    • Gustav2

      Libertarianism is often the cover for racism and misogyny.

      • Peter Wde

        Please explain.

        • Veylon

          X is the cover for racism and misogyny where X is whatever is trendy right now.

          • Peter Wde

            Got it.

          • Gustav2

            BS.

        • CottonBlimp

          Libertarian positions are often the same as racist positions (“state’s rights” being the most obvious and infamous) but libertarian justifications sound less bigoted, and thus they’re frequently used by Republicans as dog whistles for an explicitly racist agenda.

          I don’t think libertarianism is a cover for misogyny, though. In my experience, libertarians are very open about their sexism.

          • Peter Wde

            It’s all so clear now, the scales have fallen…

  • AtticusP

    And the hits just keep on comin’!!

    I’ll just bet that Rancid Pubis and the entire RNC are consuming scotch in quantities that could float a flotilla of battleships.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b4a7972a2a5e978bb0d52eb275b393cb3330d02294366c50b3e50e510bd2eaa5.jpg

  • bkmn

    Please keep talking.

  • JW Swift

    Well, I can’t speak for the whole Dem party, but I sure don’t want to claim him as one of us…

  • TommyTune

    If he’s a closeted Democrat then why are all these Republicans giving him higher marks in the polls than any of the other contenders? Explain that one, Rand.

    • clay

      because he’s an out racist.

    • Chris Baker

      Because he knows exactly what to say to fire up the base. He says what they want to hear. It would be an interesting strategy. Rather than donate millions to Hillary, use that money to create a fake campaign that shows the worst of the Republican Party. Divide the party, drive it into chaos. Maybe even run as a third paety

      • Soren456

        I don’t think politics or political parties have anything to do with it, for Trump.

        Trump is an outright narcissist, filled with hubris, who has the money to impose himself. That’s all there is to it for him.

        This is his great fantasy come true. The cheers and “love” and approval are what he has fallen asleep dreaming of for years; this is how he rises above and gets even with everyone who has ever dissed him in his life. And that’s all it is.

        It’s hard to explain, but in some ways he reminds me of the pathetic Richard Nixon who craved approval and craved revenge—in equal measures.

  • LovesIrony

    LovesIrony: Rand Paul is an out idiot

  • Not to defend Trump, but how is it that the GOP sees changing one’s mind as a terrible, awful, horrible thing?

  • Sam_Handwich

    “The [Iraq] war is a total disaster. … I think Bush is probably the worst president in the history of the United States.” ~ Donald Trump April 2007

    He speaks TEH TROOF!

    • Octavio

      That’s ’cause he’s great people.

  • TampaDink

    As LovesIrony pointed out, Rand is an out idiot and the Donald is openly a yooj asshole.

    • Octavio

      Is that how they spell it in Fl? I always thought it was yooge, but what do I know? 🙂

      • TampaDink

        I was just taking a stab….I don’t speak Trump & do not ever want to learn that language.

  • Cousin Bleh

    It would be spectacular if it turned out The Donald was trolling Republicans all this time, but I don’t think he’s that clever.

  • canoebum

    This is going nowhere. Ronald Reagan was a Democrat. By tomorrow The Donald will scornfully remind Hair Rand of this fact and dismiss the whole thing.

  • fuzzybits

    Sorry Rand,that hairpiece is sending you the wrong signals.

  • joe ho

    unfortunately it’s the united states of amnesia.

    how can americans forget what a frightening catastrophe the bush years were and the economic death spiral the world was in when obama took office? 3 days away from atms not working, like in greece.

    • Chucktech

      Oh, but you see, we have to look forward. Can’t look back (at what a colossal disaster Moron Bush was), no, no.

      Unfortunately, there seems to be too much bi-partisan agreement on this…

  • Chucktech

    THAT’S why he’s so popular! Deep down inside, perhaps subliminally,all the Repubs are truly sick of their own shit. They don’t really know why, they just ARE. Then along comes Trump, and they just KNOW there’s somethin’ about him they like!

    And no wonder! He’s actually maybe a Democrat!

    You’re welcome, Republicans.

  • JT

    Ron Paul used to claim to be a libertarian. But he gave up those “principles” in order to suck up to the christofascist wingnuts of the GOP.

    • Peter Wde

      He’s still fairly libertarian.

      • JT

        Fairly isn’t what he used to swear by.

        • Peter Wde

          He definitely still resides in the libertarian wing of the GOP.

          • JT

            The “deer in the headlight” wing.

          • Peter Wde

            Really, he’s always come across as quite articulate and knowledgeable to me.

          • PeterC

            We know YOU think that.

          • Peter Wde

            tu quoque!

          • Chucktech

            Plagiarists often do.

          • JT
          • Reality.Bites

            You do realize that when that’s said by YOU, it’s saying he’s neither.

          • Peter Wde

            Can’t fault that reasoning.

      • Cuberly

        Is he libertarian now? How about now?…..now? Stumping to increase the military budget…..is he libertarian nnnnnnnnnnow?

        Rand is for Rand, that is all. He’ll say anything to get attention, he’s especially prone to ignoring his purported glibertarianism whenever he thinks it’s not doing him any favors.

        • Peter Wde

          I said fairly libertarian…I’m aware of his proposal to increase the military budget and oppose it.

          • Cuberly

            Not even fairly. What libertarian measures has he championed? What legislation has he authored or co-authored to instill any sort of semblance of libertarianism……..he’s done bupkiss, that’s what.
            He constantly talks a big game and never ever delivers. Like I said, it’s all about Rand 24/7, that is all.

          • Peter Wde

            Obviously not impressed and that’s fine.

            He’s good on judicial reform, drug policy, repealing the Patriot Act, the surveillance state, fiscal responsibility etc.

          • Cuberly

            Good on?

            Again, he talks a game. What has he actually shepherded through in an attempt to become law.

          • Peter Wde

            And you think more bad law and spending is what the country needs rather than reigning in the excessive reach of the state and lowering the federal debt which Paul has consistenty championed?

          • Cuberly

            Wow, you just failed in a very big way.

            To make structural changes you have to propose alternatives, heck even if you want to dissolve an agency it still involves a process. You know, work.

            It appears your the type of libertarian that doesn’t want to be concerned with the details & work required to accomplish your panacea. It’s all just let the beast starve Norquist bullshit. Which all that does is create a much bigger mess.

            You appear to be an ideologue.

          • Peter Wde

            Not persuaded then.

            Love Norquist though, very knowledgeable guy on budget and tax issues.

    • TommyTune

      He was only ever a LINO.

    • Doug105

      ..

      • Peter Wde

        This is devastating.

  • d.

    They’re going to have a weird hair off. Should be exciting.

  • Gustav2

    George Wallace, er, I mean Donald Trump may not lose that many votes.

  • Helen Damnation

    Where’s the video, please?

  • Marc

    Okay… (once again…) then why are the Republicans lapping up this man’s idiocy?

    • Gustav2

      Because the is a large part of the Party who wants a bellowing white man telling everyone one not like them what they should do. It is not about policy, it is about the loss of their pedestal. Trump pumps them up, like TV wrestling shows. Trump also is not doing badly with self identified Evnagelicals, not what you think would be his group.

      • Marc

        Right, but I still don’t get the other GOP candidates’ tactic to smear Trump as a Democrat. Democrats aren’t clamoring all over themselves to elect this idiot. Republicans are. How do Trump’s antics reflect poorly upon the Democrats?

        • Reality.Bites

          I’m assuming they feel calling him a Democrat will reduce his support among Republicans.

          • Marc

            Oddly enough, they kept saying Romney, McCain etc. weren’t conservative enough, so that’s why they didn’t win on the national stage. But now, lo and behold, a Democrat in a sheepskin toupee gets 20% of their most rabid supporters… (not arguing with you (or Gustav)… I will never understand the conservative mindset)

        • Gustav2

          Because he is not really a Democrat. He is a Libertarian.

      • Don’t forget, he *was* on WWE a while back, so that makes sense.

  • MikeBx2

    And how does Trump defend himself against Paul? By making fun of his height, of course.

  • ChuckV

    I don’t think Trump is really Democratic or Republican. He’s Trumpian. He’ll say and do whatever works best for Trump.

  • SockMikey

    One of the most outlandish things Trump has said recently is about how good looking he thinks he is.

    I kinda think the women find his money and “power” akin to Vaseline on a camera lens when looking at him.

  • CottonBlimp

    So past Trump says the economy does better under the Democrats than the Republicans, and then Rand Paul says he’s proud to have always stood with the party that made the economy worse.

  • douglas

    But their exalted one, Reagan, was once a Democrat so what’s his point?