Rand Paul crashes and burns

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I do love what Cory Booker said about not letting anybody “steal his joy.” He was referring, of course, to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. He was not about to let the racism and sexism of the GOP steal ANYTHING from him. And neither should we. However, there is one attempted joy-thief, who tried to steal the joy by NOT being present.

That is Rand Paul. As the Senators cast their votes, in favor or against Judge Jackson, it became apparent that someone was missing. That someone was Rand Paul of Kentucky. Where’s Rand?

So, the process was completed and there was a short delay. Everyone was waiting for Rand. He may have been somewhere, but he wasn’t with the other Senators. Some had expressions of bafflement on their faces. They appeared befuddled. Where WAS he?

Rand Paul was playing hide and seek. And that is because he wanted to rob us of our moment. He wanted to steal our joy. It didn’t work, but he sure tried.

Eventually, the mischievous and soulless little child popped his head in to cast his vote against. Not that it mattered. He didn’t take anybody’s joy — except his own. Allow me to elaborate.

You’ve seen these types before, I am sure, dear readers. These are the types of people who are at their happiest when they attempt to degrade — to diminish — to shame.

In reality it is not happiness they feel. Their warped minds are not capable of feeling happiness. Their souls are in tatters and likely cannot feel joy at all. These people walk among us every day. I do feel Paul is one of them — someone to perhaps pity.

Rand Paul will never feel the expansion of his soul opening up to the beauty of tremulous joy. He will never be able to embrace the feeling of grace, dignity, and pure unadulterated happiness.

I believe having the ability to feel joy is one of the most magnificent emotions in the world. It is what we’re born for — why we’re here.


For what is existence without such beauty as the ability to laugh in delight — smile with jubilation? Paul attempted the joy heist alright. All he did was give himself — and his rampant inadequacies away to everyone.

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