Every time I write another zany political story I find myself thinking “Ok, there’s no way I can top that one.”
But I always forget about Rand Paul.
Now, the National Jewish Democratic Council is unveiling the Kentucky senate candidate’s ties to physicans’ group with some highly unusual beliefs. A group of which Rand Paul considers himself to be a member.
From their latest blog post:
The rise to power of Barack Obama has been a vexing issue for many Republicans in the past two years. How did he ever get elected?
Well, it turns out the answer is simple: by hypnotizing the Jews.
Or at least that is what one group of conservative doctors thinks. The group, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, which is based in Arizona, opposes Obama’s healthcare plan and is strongly against abortions. It also published an article in 2008 wondering if Obama is ‘a brilliant orator, or a hypnotist?’ The answer, according to the paper published on the group’s website, is that Obama has used in his speeches ‘covert hypnosis intended only for licensed therapists on consenting patients.’ And those most affected by Obama’s covert hypnosis were Jewish voters. Or else, the paper asks, how could you explain the fact that ‘many Jews are supporting a candidate who is endorsed by Hamas, Farrakhan, Khalidi and Iran?’
Frankly, I find the group’s alleged position that HIV does not cause AIDS to be more problematic, simply because as medical professionals they really should know better.
But it still begs the question, does Paul believe that Obama is a hypnotist who befuddled his Jewsih voters?
The media is more than welcome to ask him, I’m sure, but he’d likely just run away from the cameras again.