.@SenRandPaul and @NJGovChristie blow #vaccine dog whistle to #GOP base, playing them for fools

Rand Paul and Chris Christie are playing to the lowest common denominator of the GOP base and, IMHO, playing them for fools…..again.

Rand Paul: Vaccines Can Lead to ‘Mental Disorders’

paulEven if the chances of a vaccination going wrong are not zero, no one gets to claim “freedom” while they put the rest of society at risk.

Unless you’re a doctor and you or your doctor can determine conclusively that your child will be harmed by any one vaccine, then I think kids should be vaccinated even if that means against their parents’ wishes.

christieThis is not about freedom. That’s a cheapening of the word that the GOP stoops to at every turn. I’m way past sick and tired of hearing them do it, and every real American should be, too.

These guys know their base constituents all too well. They know that all they have to do is throw the word “freedom” around, and the right-wing dogs will come barking to that whistle every time.

(AP Photo/Jim Mone)
(AP Photo/Jim Mone)

BTW and as a refresher, Palin and Bachmann oppose vaccinations, too. Now, those two ARE fools. The fact that Paul and Christie are taking the same position speaks volumes about their utter disregard and disrespect for the level of intelligence of all but the most extreme Palinites and Bachmannites in the GOP.

Vaccination is about the health and welfare of kids, their teachers, other children, and society at large. None of us should be put at risk from the petty politicizing of science – something only Republicans do – or from the arrogance and ignorance of adults who identify with them and their denial of science.



Author: Peaceful Patriot

Proud middle class husband, father, and progressive liberal. Registered Non-Partisan but have much more in common with Democrats than Republicans. Consider Libertarians to be immature and underdeveloped in their understanding of reality. An atheist who doesn't care what you believe so long as you stop pretending the Founding Fathers intended for you to legislatively force your beliefs on everyone else. Laughs out loud in mocking disdain at the abject lunacy of birthers, climate science deniers, and hard core tea partiers. If that offends you, too bad. You're not rational and have no place at the adult table.

4 thoughts on “.@SenRandPaul and @NJGovChristie blow #vaccine dog whistle to #GOP base, playing them for fools”

  1. Obviously you do not know what you’re talking about. Dr Rand Paul is an MD and a Senator. Vaccines are no longer safe. You need to do your own research. Senator Rand Paul is a Physician. 😊

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