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Anti-War Hero Rand Paul Hates Diplomacy, He Swears. Will Sue You for Claiming Otherwise.

On the same day that Rand Paul formally announced his candidacy for president, a neo-con 501(c)(4) organization began airing campaign ads in early primary states that accuse Rand of being weak on Iran.

The Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America, a 501(c)(4) group led by veteran Republican operative Rick Reed, will go live with its campaign against Paul on Tuesday, while the senator is in Louisville, Kentucky, announcing his presidential candidacy. [...]

Paul supports more negotiations with Iran while standing against more sanctions that would hold the Iranian regime accountable. That’s not a conservative position, that’s Obama’s position,” Reed told me in an interview Monday.

The Rand Paul campaign has now sent a cease and desist notice to TV stations that air the ad; threatening to sue them if they do not stop airing it immediately.

WASHINGTON — A lawyer for the Rand Paul campaign has sent a legal notice to TV stations that ran a hawkish attack ad based on Paul’s views on Iran, calling the ad defamatory and asking stations to stop showing it. [...]

The letter advises television stations that they are “not protected from legal liability for airing a false and misleading advertisements sponsored by FSPA” and demands that they “immediately cease airing the Advertisement.”

The ad in question (seen below) ties Rand Paul to the diplomatic efforts of President Obama and other world leaders that will ultimately avoid war with Iran.

As we all know, being tied to diplomatic efforts(!) is a kiss of death for Republican presidential hopefuls.

The defamatory ad that claims former anti-war hero and born again neo-con Rand Paul supports President Obama's anti-war agenda is currently airing in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Just in case it wasn't clear, the Republican party is the war party.

  • ninjaf

    Shorter Rand Paul…”Hey, we don’t Swift Boat our own! I’m one of you!”

  • Draxiar

    “Rand Paul seeks diplomacy with Iran…Obama seeks diplomacy with Iran…Rand Paul is Obama! AAAHHHH!” These people are exhausting….

  • muselet

    In R World, it’s defamatory to claim that someone isn’t itching for war with Iran.

    Words fail.

    –alopecia

  • GrafZeppelin127

    …standing against more sanctions that would hold the Iranian regime accountable.

    Has anyone else noticed that this string of words is utterly meaningless, nonsensical, vacuous, empty rherotical horseshit??

    • muselet

      The other thing that irritates me is the deliberate Righty mischaracterization of sanctions.

      Sanctions are punitive, yes, but they are primarily intended to change the behavior of a government. Once that change has occurred, the sanctions are lifted; maybe in phases, maybe all at once, but they’re removed. That’s how it works, at least in the sane parts of the world.

      That Righties want to increase sanctions when Iran’s government is changing its behavior is objectively insane. It’s a bit like increasing the punishment for a prisoner even though he’s started following all the prison’s rules and restrictions (not a perfect analogy, I admit).

      Righties in general, and Rs in particular, are insane.

      –alopecia