Rand Paul

If You Fact-Check Rand Paul You’re an Idiot, Says Rand Paul

Fake libertarian and presidential polling asterisk Rand Paul has released a new book titled Our Presidents & Their Prayers: Proclamation of Faith by America’s Leaders which, as it turns out, is full of fake quotes that were never uttered by our former presidents.

Rand son of Ron responded to these accusations and, as you can see, he's had just about enough of the diabolical liberal media and, more specifically, Buzzfeed's Andrew Kaczynski.

"The only criticisms have come from some guy who’s a partisan. We discount partisans. However, there’s a ridiculous cottage industry out there of people who think they’re smarter than everyone else, and because certain quotes are disputed – well, yeah! If you want to say something’s not a Thomas Jefferson quote, you can get a whole book on whether it’s a quote or not."

"I mean, this idiot says the same thing about my speeches," Paul said. "Do I need to say in my speech, 'as many people attribute to Thomas Jefferson, but some people dispute,' before I give the quote? It’s idiocy, it’s pedantry – it’s ridiculous stuff from partisan hacks. And I’d say that guy’s one of ‘em."

If you cannot confirm a quote is a real quote, it may be best if you did not include it in your book.

Attributing fake quotes -- quotes which are clearly just as fake as Rand's political philosophy -- to former presidents and other historical figures is not a minor detail and scrutinizing the veracity of Rand's claims is not pedantry.

Donald Trump could make my day, perhaps even my week, by bringing this up at tonight's GOP primary debate.

  • Christopher Foxx

    We discount partisans.

    Also: facts, reality, the law, common sense…

  • muselet

    I’m just a lowly nobody commenting on the intertubes and I make a point of sourcing quotes correctly. All it takes is a search engine and five minutes. One would think—one would hope—a candidate for President would be even more careful than to just make stuff up.

    Of course, this is the same Rand Paul who copied whole sections of one of his book-like artifacts from think-tank white papers and lifted a Wikipedia article for a speech. Clearly we can’t expect better of him.

    –alopecia

  • Draxiar

    “Rand Paul is a plagiarist who has miscredited and fake quotes in his book” ~Thomas Jefferson

  • GrafZeppelin127

    I spotted at least one fake Thomas Jefferson quote at the Reagan Library last week. Fake quotes are a stock-in-trade of people who think they’re right about everything but actually aren’t.

  • 1933john

    Well, Mr Son, if you’re looking for a better outcome, write a private book.