Rand Paul is a Lying Liar

Over the weekend Senator Rand Paul — I’m sorry, that’s Doctor Rand Paul — made the shocking claim that his own son was automatically enrolled in Medicaid.

That’s horrifying, to be sure. I mean what kind of socialist hellhole are we that we automatically provide healthcare to someone in need?

But I digress. Mother Jones contacted the Kentucky health department and discovered that Doctor Rand Paul is a liar.

No one is being automatically enrolled for Medicaid in Kentucky, says Jill Midkiff, communications director for the state’s health department. “We’re not automatically enrolling people,” Midkiff explains. “People have to actually go and apply.” The Affordable Care Act allowed states to automatically add residents who already receive other social services, such as food stamps and other health programs, to the Medicaid rolls. But Kentucky chose not to take advantage of that provision of the law. The state is notifying some residents of their eligibility for Medicaid, but Paul’s son would have needed to actually apply for Medicaid in order to receive a Medicaid card.

And the FDA is coming after your doughnuts! Did you hear they’re coming after the trans-fat in your doughnuts?

Damn you, Obamacare!

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  • muselet

    It’s possible that Rand Paul is a liar, but the more parsimonious explanation is that he simply has no idea what he’s talking about. There is ample evidence of his ignorance on every other topic, after all.

    The only thing different here is that Paul is willing to use his own son as a prop for his posturing.

    –alopecia

    • JMAshby

      Whether or not being a complete idiot is better than being a liar is up for debate.

      With that said, he is a serial plagiarist, so I’m leaning toward liar.

      • muselet

        It doesn’t much matter either way, since Rand Paul’s sole concern is calling attention to Rand Paul.

        –alopecia

        • Christopher Foxx

          Dear God, please have him run in 2016. Please have him run in 2016. Please, please, please.

    • Sabyen91

      Oh, I think he actually lied. His son is 20 years old. Rand claimed he was going to pay for his son’s insurance. He knows damn well there is a provision in ACA that he can have that son on his insurance until he is 26. This was all deceptive political theater.

    • Nefercat

      Well, I don’t think they are mutually exclusive, so I amleaning toward ignorant, stupid, and a liar to boot.

      • muselet

        All of the above makes sense to me, too.

        –alopecia