Yes, AynRandPaul and his fellow teabaggers are definitely this ignorant, and yes, repugs absolutely deny any fact or aspect of reality they find inconvenient, but what I see in this is the Great Libertarian Hope publicly abandoning any pretense of political philosophy to throw himself into the arms of the Fox-worshipping morons who actually voted for him:
Steve Benen at Maddowblog:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), meanwhile, didn't just say something outrageous in the heat of the moment, as some kind of emotional outburst -- he put his nonsense in writing.
"Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be 'constitutional' does not make it so. The whole thing remains unconstitutional," the freshman lawmaker said in a statement.First, a five-member majority is not "a couple people." Second, as many members of the United States Senate should probably realize, it's the Supreme Court's job to determine a law's constitutionality.
And third, a strange, self-accredited ophthalmologist may like to believe "the whole thing remains unconstitutional," but fortunately, it's not up to the junior senator from Kentucky to make such a declaration.