Rand Paul plagiarizes weird Gattaca wiki on behalf of Cuccinelli, Colbert is amused

Ken Cuccinelli just can’t get a break.

It’s bad enough that Virginia voters seemly oddly averse to embracing the Republican gubernatorial candidate’s plan for banning all oral sex in the commonwealth.

Then you had those weird reality stars, the Duggars, who couldn’t remember the name of Cuccinelli’s opponent, Terry McAuliffe.

gattacaThat was followed by Dan Savage choosing “Cuccinelli” as the new name for that small “vagina-looking pasta.”

This was followed by Rick “Man-on-Dog” Santorum parachuting in to save the day.  Because what you need when the voters are turning against your message of banning oral sex between consenting married adults is a guy who’s even more extreme on social issues.

And with the latest polls showing Cuccinelli falling even further behind Terry McAuliffe, you’d think things couldn’t get any worse.

Oh, but they did get worse.

Now Tea Party Senator Rand Paul shows up at a Cuccinelli rally and decides to plagiarize the movie “Gattaca” in order to convince Virginians that Terry McAuliffe’s election will lead to a world in which children live or die based on the theory of eugenics.

Because the candidate who wants to ban all oral sex, even between consenting married straight people, is going to be your best defense against the government intruding into your reproductive choices. Okay.

Well, Stephen Colbert had some fun with Rand Paul’s “Gattaca” problem last night. It’s a good clip.  Enjoy.


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  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Well done!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Eugenics was clearly an American persuasion and carried out here thanks to the Rockefeller Foundation, who so inspired the Nazis.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    But without Planned Parenthood in the ole’ Teaparty Southland there will be birth’n of bairn in the fields and the rates will drop because of freedom and everything.

  • ArthurH

    Right-wingers usually can’t think of clever things to say so they plagiarize. Why else would a so-called motivational speaker at a retail industry convention I attended some years ago steal from “Citizen Kane.” In the movie a banker tells Kane he lost $1 million on his newspaper, to which Kane replies he’ll lose another $1 million that year and the year after which if it continues he’ll be broke in 143 years. The speaker swapped a newspaper reporter for the banker and right-wing billionaire H.L. Hunt for Kane, having Hunt deliver the punchline about son Lamar losing money on the Kansas City Chiefs. This was odd in that Lamar at the time was living on the kindness of bankers after his disasterous run on controlling the would silver market in 1980. And if that wasn’t enough, he made everybody get up and take an oath lifted from the All American Miss beauty pageant in the movie “Smile,” which ran on local TV the previous evening!

  • Monoceros Forth

    Indeed. It’s long been a conviction of mine that American right-wing thought is essentially authoritarian and so they view all of thought in an authoritarian manner. The idea that an idea might exist by itself, not because some authority declares it to be so, is foreign to them. That’s why for example the American right imagines that it’s somehow a refutation of the concept of global warming to make fun of Al Gore. That global warming might be a reality that exists outside any one person’s authority is not within the right-wing capability to grasp. They figure that the only reason anyone thinks global warming is real is because some authority said so. They imagine one of those authorities to be Al Gore so they figure if they can discredit Gore they can discredit the whole idea of global warming, because obviously it has no existence outside of Gore’s say-so.

  • http://www.americablog.com/ Naja pallida

    Rand Paul’s entire political philosophy is based on fiction and fantasy, with absolutely on basis in reality. Does this really surprise anyone?

  • Indigo

    What a fascinating insight into Paul Rand’s fantasy life. I wish he’d kept it private, he’s ruining my image of Ethan Hawke.

  • http://www.newmillgay.com/ The_Fixer

    Now watch the rest of the right wing take off with this talking point. You’ll hear it on Fox and the rest of the right-wing noise machine by the end of the week, guaranteed.

  • http://www.americablog.com/ Naja pallida

    The only connection is the the right-wing belief that the state should get the right to decide, either way.

  • Monoceros Forth

    The whole notion that legal abortion leads to eugenics is just so laughable anyway. Legal abortion is all about leaving the choice to the individual. Eugenics is all about some authoritarian body deciding who should breed or not. What is the possible connection between those two concepts?

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Absolutely. Hell some of them come right out and say it, that white people need to have more babies to offset the not-white ones.

    Then there’s the economic eugenics of denying health care to those too poor to afford it.

  • Monoceros Forth

    A case of projection again? I’m pretty sure your average right-winger would…ah…prefer if certain categories of person had a higher birth rate than others.

  • Buford

    He’s gonna love slamming Rachel’s update… the one which shows that Rand Paul also plagiarized from Wiki his earlier speech references to ‘Stand and Deliver’.

    “If he stole what he said, his campaign is dead” – BUFORD

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