GOP Prez Hopefuls: Anti-Vax 'Choice'

    There is no fear Republicans will not incite, no ignorance they will not exploit and no deception, fabrication or figment of their imagination they will not use to rile up The Base or anyone they can hit on for a vote, on topics they have no knowledge or business pontificating upon.

    Republicans are now throwing out the science of vaccines, as they have sought to do with the science of climate change ( the 'greatest hoax' Senator Inhofe - R-OK) and the science of evolution, and the risks and handling of the Ebola epidemic.

    Use your imagination amd maybe you can believe Rand Paul, or conjure up what the nation's public health status would be with vaccine choice going national.

    Rand Paul (Republican KY) on CNBC:

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) doubled down on his comments that vaccines should be "voluntary" in an interview on CNBC Monday. "I have heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines," Paul said.

    CNBC host Kelly Evans asked Paul, a potential 2016 candidate, about his previous statement that vaccines "ought to be voluntary," and he seemed confused as to why his statement was controversial.

    "Well I guess being for freedom would be really unusual," he responded. "I guess I don’t understand the point that would be controversial."

    Chris Christie (Republican -NJ)

    Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey on Monday said that parents “need to have some measure of choice” about vaccinating their children against the virus, breaking with President Obama and much of the medical profession.

    Who does not have some measure of medical choice? Pregnant women, or women seeking family planning, of course, if the GOP has it's way.


    CDC is really worried about this rubella out break.  Historically the precedency has had a roll to play in getting the information out to warn the public to help prevent the spread.

    FDR started The March of Dimes to raise money for research on polio in 1938.

    GOP needs to be careful about being on the wrong side of the fence with this.   The way they use the word "freedom" is quickly becoming synonymous with "reckless."

    Here is what the CDC has up about the outbreak.

    Christie will take some heat, but will likely come away unscathed. He tried to straddle the fence like a typical politician, and his staff immediately issued the expected "clarification". Like it or not, he'll skate.

    Rand Paul, on the other hand, has done to his presidential aspirations what Michelle Bachman did to hers. There is no believable way to walk back his assertion that he knows of several children who developed mental disorders after being vaccinated. He'll be bombarded with demands of who, when, what disorders and which specific vaccines. He's toast.

    I couldn't get my grandson into a doctor today who has asthma because of all the request for rubella shots. He has a concert tomorrow evening and he wants to play in it and came down with a deep cough this weekend. Hopefully he will be seen in the morning and get meds in him in time to go to class for the afternoon so he can play.  He is upset about missing and of coarse that makes it even worse. 

    People must not be all that committed to not vaxing their kids. 

    The anti-science meme works until the epidemic hits, and the anti-gov't rant works until the hurricane washes away your community, and the Bush/Cheney 04 bumper stickers disappeared pretty fast when it became clear to even the most brainwashed Fox News viewer the war was a total failure. And when the Republican Party crashed the economy in 2008, the Bush Bellies magically transformed into 'real conservatives' of the Tea Party.

    The GOP doesn't care to be rational, objective, or to do what good for the nation, they just want to garner votes for the next election, and their planning never goes beyond or encompasses anything but the next election.

    People of Kentucky must have florid imaginations to vote for Rand Paul.

    He is 'ascared' of US Navy Ebola ships roaming the seas (link above) with the sailors apparently already brain damaged from mandatory vaccinations. You don't have vaccine choice in the Navy.

    And there was his bold stance on summary executions in the homeland, and ruminations on protecting the freedom to hot tub:

    "If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and $50 in cash, I don't care if a drone kills him or a policeman kills him"...."But it's different if they want to come fly over your hot tub or your yard just because they want to do surveillance on everyone and they want to watch your activities.NPR.

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