Kentucky Senator Rand Paul suspended his bid for the GOP presidential nomination today, and the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza offered a reason:

The article is titled “The rise of the Islamic State doomed Rand Paul’s presidential chances.”

If Paul had dismissed ISIS as “contained” and blamed terrorism on climate change would that have made him more presidential?

Without a doubt.

  • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    Okay, this is beyond obscene, even for a liberal…

    • Jesse-Messy Hammer

      It’s breaking totally new ground” for liberal incoherency: The article basically blames Rand Paul’s “reasonable-foreign-policy”-remarks (without backing it up whatsoever) on and murder of James Foley. Anyone who didn’t read the full article doesn’t know the half of it. Wussicrat Chris waits until the end of the article to say “DONALD TRUMP’s rise epitomized what Repub-voters were looking for” (and by insinuation why we didn’t find it in Rand)–‘We’re going to bomb the hell out of ISIS’, DT promised cheering crowds.” Oh now I get it: this is a peon by WashPo to Trump!!! How many times I gotta say it, friends: The MSM wants Trump to be the Repub-nominee…yet we all know the MSM wants Hillary to be Prez…So what’s it telling us about the MSM’s take on Trump’s (in)electability that the MSM should be so “in-the-tank” for Trump to be our nominee?

  • kennyraisin

    Obama gets a pass when he slices.

    • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      And yet, his scorecard is ALWAYS under par…

      • Paul V

        I’m surprised we haven’t seen him eclipse Kim Jong Un’s record of 18 straight holes in one.

        • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          If he thought he could get away with it, he’d try…

        • MarciaTheMurkyMuse? Variegated

          Or the number of holes the Klintons made in Vince Foster?

      • thale_taxurfeet ♂ Vilified

        Teh Ø is a one person Lake Woebegon…

        • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          Funny, he doesn’t look Swedish…

          • thale_taxurfeet ♂ Vilified

            but he’s alleged to be above average.

          • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            I think we need to check him for Lutefisk…

          • thale_taxurfeet ♂ Vilified

            I’ll leave that check to Jiffy Lube.

      • NoFanofLibs

        His whole administration is under par

        • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          More like handicapped… mentally, emotionally, logically, etc.

      • Petrucio14

        So is his performance in office. Way under par.

  • almarquardt

    All this head-scratching stupidity makes me wonder how I still have a scalp.

    • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Thank God I wear a fez…

    • journogal

      And it’s only going to get worse as we get closer to the election. This isn’t anything, Just wait until this summer.

      • almarquardt

        Ugh. I’m going to go camping a lot in places with no internet or cell service.

  • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

    What. The. Actual. F**K???

    • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      I know, I know…

  • algonquinmatt

    Cillizza has written some articles critical of lefties recently, and the posters on WaPo have been calling him a rightwinger, which is a joke.

    • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Well, to those idiots Hitler is a “right-winger”…

  • TooFarGone1 ✓NeverTrump

    ISIS doomed Rand Paul’s campaign? Who was Secretary of State during the rise of these savages in $#!thead’s first term…? Grotesque, swollen ankles, cackle from he!!, thoroughly dishonest–what was that guy’s name again..?

  • aztectrumpet

    Paul’s chances would have certainly been better if it weren’t for ISIS. The isolationism doesn’t play as well when there is a threat like ISIS.

    • Steve__Jacobson

      His chances were never good, isolationism or not.

      • Chris Carter

        He could have been the guy like Trump that brought enough new voters into the race to have a chance. That was the belief when people called him a front runner last winter, anyway.

        • Petrucio14

          How did that work out for him? Oh, yeah. To quote Huckabee, the people have spoken, but not to him.

    • Come On Man!

      His chances were squandered cause much of his voting or potential voting base got thundered by Ted Cruz and to lesser extent Donald Trump.

  • Chris Carter

    It had nothing to do with mid-east turmoil, because his campaign peaked in February and bottomed out about a month before James Foley’s execution. It had everything to do with Paul running an incoherent campaign and not getting the point that he’d have to parrot his father to get a base until the final months. Heck, even the NSA filibuster didn’t have any impact for him because the Libertarian wing of the party who’d have voted for him was disappointed in him.

    • algonquinmatt

      You’re right. He did not position himself correctly. He ran as an outsider, but ended up having to run his race four wide; outside of Trump, Cruz and Carson. He never got any traction and didn’t get much airtime in the early debates.

      • Chris Carter

        It just seemed like he got spooked when he was getting grilled in interviews about his comments the US should stop giving money to Israel and thought that meant he should retreat into generic GOP candidate mode. For a while it seemed like he abandoned all of his policies that brought him to the dance but the NSA hardline stance. His supporters wanted him to be Ron Paul Jr. and as soon as it was clear he wasn’t, he was done for. He seemed to get the message a few months ago, but nobody cared anymore.

        Which is a shame, because even if you don’t like the guy the race is better with him in it than without him. He, like his father, was very good for at least throwing cold water on arguments and reminding us of the constitution.

        • algonquinmatt

          I agree and would add that it’s not a bad thing that he goes back to the Senate.

          • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

            He could be the only voice of constitutional reason in the Senate.

        • Petrucio14

          There were, and are, far too many ‘also rans’ in the race now. Somebody has to drop out. I’m not at all sorry to see some of them go. I didn’t see Rand Paul or any of the 1-2% vote getters steering the conversation either way.

  • HiltonHead_Dude

    We had a president who went golfing not 10 minutes after making a speech on how outraged he was about the beheading…..interrupting the parents comments to reporters i might add.

    Liberals might want to write about that, and delve into what that says about their beloved savior.

  • Meatzilla ✓ᴵᴿᴿᴱᴰᴱᴱᴹᴬᴾᴸᴼᴿᴬᴮᴸᴱ

    The fantasy world of the Left seems like a really nice place to live — if you don’t mind the fact that it is nothing but a world of lies, fraud, corruption, criminal coddling and absolute immorality.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      “it is nothing but a world of lies, fraud, corruption and absolute immorality.”

      Well, Trump supporters don’t seem to mind, do they? :p

      • Meatzilla ✓ᴵᴿᴿᴱᴰᴱᴱᴹᴬᴾᴸᴼᴿᴬᴮᴸᴱ

        “Trump supporters” are not “of the Left” from what I’ve seen of them. Far from it in fact — but whatever blows your skirt up and wads your panties strictly for your explicit self-serving enjoyment, pal ¯_(ツ)_/¯

        • aka_m

          Then why do they support a big g’vment leftie?

        • Lamontyoubigdummy

          Fair enough.

          But there was a Twitchy post yesterday with Trumpians bashing Cruz, and they sounded exactly like Obamaphile zombies circa 2008.

          Let me put it this way. If Trump held a rally in a stadium with giant Roman columns behind him…would anybody be surprised?

          • Meatzilla ✓ᴵᴿᴿᴱᴰᴱᴱᴹᴬᴾᴸᴼᴿᴬᴮᴸᴱ

            But there was a Twitchy post yesterday with Cruzians bashing Trump, and they sounded exactly like Obamaphile zombies circa 2008.

            Let me put it this way. If Cruz held a rally in a stadium with giant Roman columns behind him…would anybody be surprised?

            Every bit as true as what you are purporting to be truth.
            Quite possibly even more so. Don’t you think…?


          • Lamontyoubigdummy

            Oh. A couple still shots?

            While of course that’s just “devastating”, allow me to retort.

            edit: You want stills of Trump? I aim to please. Just ask.

          • DixieAngel_76

            Not nearly as bad as the cruzbots have been alternately gloating, bashing Trump AND making fun of his followers.

          • Lamontyoubigdummy

            I’m no Cruzbot, but he has my vote. No need to bash Trump as just point out the obvious, various and sundry.

            Ain’t rocket surgery.

            And “followers” is exactly the right word. Supporters? You can have a conversation with them. Followers? Might as well be Ron Paul, Palin, Obama “followers”.

    • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Oooooh, very bad, very bad… 😉

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    There is a point there, as the threat of ISIS left Paul’s rhetoric out of step. Carson’s decline in the polls more or less coincided with the Paris attack.

    On the other hand, Paul’s campaign was very bad and often had to fight just to get people to pay attention to him for five seconds. For the last few months, it was generally “I’m still here” statements. There’s also the plain and obvious fact that James Foley’s beheading says more about Obama and his policies than Rand.

  • Kevin Giltrud

    Memo to Chris:

    Nice try. Even if your Time Line is as bent as barbed wired!… But, NO!

  • The Masked Avatar

    It was the Cowboy’s season that did it.

  • MoxieLouise1

    As Dear Leader scolds us from a mosque in Baltimore…

    • G3

      I’m seriously tired of being lectured at by a ‘man’ who’s never met me yet judges me constantly.

    • Sanchez

      That mosque is less than 3 miles from my home. Since they practice Sharia, Obama is endorsing the separation of women and men as they do in that building.

      • MoxieLouise1

        Is it true that they’re on a terrorist watch list for supporting Hamas? I keep hearing this but haven’t seen any real info on it.

        • Sanchez

          Not sure but with the background the CIA may know.

    • Lamontyoubigdummy


      He’s now just decided to troll us until the clock runs out.

  • Wanderer

    Well, he does have a point. Part of Rand’s appeal to libertarians is his isolationist foreign policy and disdain for what he and they deride as “neocon interventionism.” Which, you know, doesn’t work with reality, and today’s world makes that painfully clear.

    Of course it SHOULD have ended an existing presidency, especially with the flippant attitude displayed by the current C-in-C, but that’s water under the bridge.

  • vetgal1970

    I can’t get the link to open. Does he also mention the period of time where the press was slobbering all over JEB!, Trump and Christie as if they were the only people running?

  • Jake Wilde

    The main purveyor of hate in America, Mr. President is lecturing us on hate. Yeah………

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    Liked Paul much better than his Pops.

    As a fella with a wide libertarian streak, Obama has given us no choice but a war-hawk Prez.

    Obama and Hillary’s “smart power”, and “leading from behind” left giant sucking holes in Iraq, Syria, and Libya. Not to mention Putin riding a bear shirtless giving us the middle finger.

    The ISIS “JV team” skipped varsity and collegiate, and went straight to the major leagues (complete with a chit-ton of oil to sell).

    They’re banana balls crazy. If they get hands on chemical, dirty bomb, nuclear, they will use it. Europe first. Soft target. But sooner or later they’ll wade the Rio Grande, cross my south border, rent a car with a fake ID, and take it anywhere.

    • thale_taxurfeet ♂ Vilified

      Concise… ^+

      • Lamontyoubigdummy

        I used to have a quiet hope that the US Government allowed the Sinaloa cartel and others to operate (tunnels, controlling their border and what not) on the guarantee that nothing like WMD would slip through.

        Obama’s 3yr running southern border flood has erased that silly “hope”.

  • Ashram13

    Yet Benghazi doesn’t figure when it comes to Hillary.

    I would say “go figure” except the reason is simple; the MSM are on the take for the DNC, so to speak.

  • Orpheus75

    And you still have a job. Amazing. But then again, Considering that this is the Washington Com-post news.

  • Andrew

    1. In fairness to Cillizza, it doomed Paul and not Obama or Hillary because the GOP takes national security seriously.
    2. What really doomed Paul, however, is that I don’t think he ever enjoyed the process of running for President. His dad loved it, because running for president was never about winning for him, but about getting his message across. Rand, however, seems to have little interest in running for president if he can’t win, and I think he saw fairly early on that it wasn’t going to happen for him.

  • are u freakin kidding me

    I’m just curious to know if Cillizza took Obama’s dick out his mouth for a sec. to write that Tweet or was he able to multi-task?

  • CrystalDawn0603

    Just when you think a liberal has plumbed the depths of stupidity, they find the Mariana Trench and dive for the bottom.

  • Anicra

    If you want total security, go to prison. There
    you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing
    lacking… is freedom.

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • Come On Man!

    There’s a #hugefail for you Chris.