The theme of Rand Paul's Values Voters Summit speech was simple: Obama is an uppity dictator who has no respect for his
white Congressional overlords.
Over and over again, he cited example after example of how President Obama arrogantly acts on his own without Congress behind him, and of course, he can't resist mentioning how he would do it ever so much better. CNN:
"The resident acts like he's a king. He ignores the Constitution," the Kentucky Republican said. "He arrogantly says, 'If Congress will not act, then I must.' These are not the words of a great leader. These are the words that sound more like the exclamations of an autocrat."
That quote is about three minutes into the video. The first minutes are spent railing against Obama's foreign policy, which isn't all that different from Baby Paul's. In essence, he tells the audience he, too, wants to rain bombs of hell down on the Middle East, but without spitting on the Constitution.
Also he would like those bombs to magically miss all of the persecuted Christians, because Rand Paul has shed his isolationism to defend the Persecuted Ones.
But did anyone in our uncritical media (AHEM -- CNN) consider the possibility of pointing out that Congress voted for appropriations and then went home without debating the larger question of whether or not we should be dropping those bombs or not.
What's a President to do? In Rand Paul's world, he should just sit in the White House and twiddle his thumbs, waiting for someone to do something before all hell breaks loose somewhere.
And then Baby Paul could call him lazy AND uppity.
These meetings are intended to fire up the masses so they'll get out and vote. Mike Huckabee actually blamed evangelical Christians for not voting Obama out of office in 2012 in his speech at this ridiculous event.
The Kochs et al have invested millions in these so-called values voters. They see them as the salvation for the Republican party. White, scared, bigoted and willing to bend to authoritarian viewpoints. What could be better?