Kentucky Senator and putative presidential candidate Rand Paul has serious issues with the state telling parents to vaccinate their kids.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow took issue with Paul asking Kelly Evans of CNBC’s Closing Bell to please stop interrupting him as he made a point about the call for mass vaccination despite the concerns of parents.
The liberal media went into attack mode following Paul’s attempt to express his opinion without being interrupted.
Salon described him as a “confrontational brat” and set off alarm bells about his expected presidential run. It also suggested Paul should be prevented from expressing his opinion.
— Salon.com (@Salon) February 3, 2015
According to Joan Walsh, Paul’s attempt to not be run over mid-sentence is “sexist”:
I’m not quite sure which is worse: that Paul, a doctor, spouted evidence-free paranoia about vaccines, or that a leading candidate for the 2016 GOP nomination is so unused to a political challenge that he snapped at a cable television host in a particularly sexist way.
Joan also believes Paul’s remarks on the NAACP to be “whitesplaining,” a liberal manufactured word that describes any opinion by a white person on the behavior of black people to be a paternalistic lecture.
Prior to making his remarks about vaccinations, another potential presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said parents should have a choice about the practice.
“I also understand that parents need to have some measure of choice in things as well. So that’s the balance that the government has to decide,” Christie said.
“I have heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines,” Rand Paul said in during an interview. “But I think the parents should have some input. The state doesn’t own your children.”
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