Self certified ophthalmologist Rand Paul, a Republican Senator, wants to become president in 2016. But Rand has spread a lot of misinformation lately. He was spreading lies about Ebola, claiming it was highly contagious and wanted a travel ban. I contend that the media were the real fear mongers about Ebola but Rand jumped on the bandwagon because, fear works.
And before that, Rand was blaming the choking death of Eric Garner not on the police officer that choked him but on high cigarette taxes! Most people observing the case noted that he said he could not breathe because he was being choked, not from exposure to high cigarette taxes.
Now Rand Paul is doubling down, even more bad information, this time about measles, which has become an epidemic, thanks to parents refusing to vaccinate their children; fear of vaccinations was unknown when I young in the 1960’s.
On February 2 Rand said, "I’ve heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines…I’m not arguing vaccines are a bad idea. I think they’re a good thing. But I think parents should have some input.”
Then on the 3rd Rand got vaccinated and said “I did not say vaccines caused disorders, just that they were temporarily related––I did not allege causation!” That same day Rand Paul twittered, "Today I am getting my booster vaccine. Wonder how the liberal media will misreport this”. The Daily Beast had a very angry response to that.
Self certified ophthalmologist Rand Paul may think he has the perfect plan to become President but he seems to be on the wrong, or even both sides of the measles issue. I couldn’t attend school without vaccinations, no one should. I would never trust any candidate that would suggest otherwise.