Although there are leftists such as Rachael Maddow and neocons such as Jennifer Rubin, who do take swipes at him, Rand is treated overall much better than his father ever was. Is there some powerful grand control sponsor of Rand?
I raise this question, again, because of two curious events, which may all be coincidence, or, on the other hand, clues of a grand behind the scenes schemer influencing Rand.
Consider: For the last two weeks, Rand has been in a regular attack mode against Bill Clinton and the relationship he had with Monica Lewinsky. Clinton's affair with Lewinsky occurred 20 years ago! Why is Rand focusing on it now? To some degree this might be viewed as Rand helping out his nephew-in-law Jesse Benton, who is running the Mitch McConnell campaign. Clinton is scheduled to visit Kentucky later this month to campaign for McConnell's Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Rand could just be muddying the waters for Clinton's visit. But still, it is an odd subject to bring up, so much so that a number of papers have run stories trying to guess why Rand is in Clinton attack mode.
WaPo: Rand Paul keeps attacking Bill Clinton. Why?
Curiously though, Rand's attacks have anticipated an even bigger story about Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. The media is now reporting on how Hillary felt when the Lewinsky story was originally breaking. For example, see:
The Business Standard: Hillary Clinton 'blames herself for letting Bill lean towards 'looney' Lewinsky
NyPo: Hillary Clinton once described Monica Lewinsky as a "narcissistic loony toon
NYT: Clinton Scandal of '90s Resurfaces With Papers
WaPo: Hillary Clinton's 'past' problem
Out of the blue, Rand Paul two weeks ago starts dredging up Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky and how it relates to Hillary. I mean out of the blue. And, suddenly, as if on cue, discussion this week turns to diary notes left by a deceased friend of Hillary's, who recorded the reaction of Hillary as she learned about Bill's affair with Monica.
It should be further noted that these diary entries have been publicly available since 2010 and have only now become the focus of mainstream media. In other words, it was a timed released---just weeks after Rand first started discussing the topic.
This all may be a big coincidence.
But, if we take the position for a moment that this was not a coincidence and that Rand was being used by a grand schemer to seed the ground for the further focus on Bill Clinton's affair with Monica, and the Hillary connection, then we should look at who first put out the report on the notes that recorded Hillary's reaction. It may provide a very good clue as to the allegiances of the grand schemer. And this is where things get very disturbing, it was a neocon internet rag that first put out the story. WaPo reports:
The latest example of Clinton's past coming back to her arrives via the Free Beacon, a conservative Web site, that has dug through the papers of Diane Blair, a longtime Clinton friend, to paint an at-times unflattering portrait of the at-the-time First Lady.Again, this may all be coincidence, but I'm leaning toward the FDR take on this one, when he said, "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way."