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Why Does “Conservative” Rand Paul Use the Same Metaphors as Neo-Communist Michael Moore?

Posted on July 3 2010 9:00 am
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This comparison isn’t funny like the above classic scene from Monty Python’s Life of Brian. In fact it’s grown boring.

According to the Courier Journal, Rand Paul recently compared the US to Rome:

“In the latter days of Rome, the economy was crumbling, the emperor … would placate the mob with bread and circus — food and entertainment to placate them since the economy was in shambles and dwindling around them,” Paul told several hundred people gathered for the rally in a Bullitt County park.

“Now in our country, as our economy is in shambles, they give us Cash for Clunkers and a stimulus check and they tell us to go to the mall and spend your money and everything will be OK … That’s not how you become prosperous as an individual or a country,” he told the crowd of supporters.

Hat tip to Frum Forum

You know who else parrots out that same tired cliche? (Speaking of parrots…)

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