The Obama-loving news media is declaring Rand Paul’s bid for the presidency dead over a very testy interview where he said he heard that vaccinations had caused ‘profound mental disorders.’
Rand to CNBC: "I have heard of many …cases of walking, talking normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines"
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) February 2, 2015
Watch excerpts from the interview below:
Rand continued to explain that he definitely supports vaccines, he just doesn’t think they should be mandatory, which is what you’d expect for a libertarian. His answer for the current outbreak is to encourage people more to freely choose vaccinations. But that’s not what got the headlines:
Of course that means he’s anti-science and will never be president!! Except Obama made very similar statements in 2008:
“We’ve seen just a skyrocketing autism rate,” Obama said in April 2008 at a rally in Pennsylvania. “Some people are suspicious that it’s connected to the vaccines. This person included.”
…Obama continued, “The science is right now inconclusive, but we have to research it.”
Obama continued to make similar comments in support of vaccination. But which story is the media obsessing over? The one that hurts conservatives the most, obviously.