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Maddow: Rand Paul Threatens To Quit If Criticism Won’t Stop

The battle between Rachel Maddow and Rand Paul over his plagiarism is now in the third week, and she is still hammering Paul. The confrontation began after Maddow first pointed out Paul’s plagiarism during a speech in Virginia. In the speech he made in support of Ken Cuccinelli, Paul was caught lifting parts of a Wikipedia entry on the movie Gattaca. Following that was a series of reports citing Paul plagiarizing during other speeches and in a book. She refused to let him go because he only partially owned up to what he did. Maddow now points out that Paul can’t handle criticism as he appears to melting down.

Maddow shows a series of headlines from Paul’s hometown press criticizing him for plagiarizing and not owning up to what he did. Amidst all the criticism, Paul threatens to quit and leave politics altogether unless all the reporting stops. The New York Times reported him saying, “To tell you the truth, people can think all they want, I can go back to being a doctor anytime, if they’re tired of me. I’ll go back to being a doctor, and I’ll be perfectly content.”

The National Review Online described Paul as being furious over all the press coverage of his allegations. They reported Paul saying, “It annoys the hell out of me. I feel like if I could just go to detention after school for a couple days, then everything would be okay. But do I have to be in detention for the rest of my career?”

Maddow points out that it’s probably good to find out now that Paul can’t handle criticisms. “This is a key moment for him and his political future, but if this is the way he handles pressure, that is probably a good thing to know about him now. It is probably better that we learn that fact about him now, rather than some time in the future,” said Maddow.

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  • Diane McLaughlin

    He can’t go back to being a doctor – he isn’t one – he gave himself a degree. I don’t know how he practices legally.

    • Amy Washburn

      No, he didn’t give himself his degree – that’s legit. What he did do is to create a “national certifying board” for opthalmologists when the real one wouldn’t certify him. His board so far has certified just one doctor. Guess who?

  • Diane McLaughlin

    I say “bye, bye” to Mr. Paul.

  • proud east sider

    He went into politics and can’t handle criticism? If he cant see the problem with that, then he’s alot dumber than i thought!

  • sls_19

    Hahaha…that’s probably the first original thought he’s had…EVER!

  • Ramon Nieves

    Let’s keep it up then, plagiarizer,
    plagiarizer,plagiarizer!

  • Art Fern

    Doctor, Doctor! Give me the news!
    I’ve got a bad case of the plagiarizing blues!!!

  • fuzzerdog

    Why should we be surprised that he plagiarizes. He had to make a certifying board for opthamologists because the real one wouldn’t certify him. I say keep up the criticism and let him go. Who would miss him? Just the late night show hosts.

  • Rosemary Klein-Robbins

    Please quit, please. I’l even write you a letter of refernce for your next job.

  • Jim Spillane

    First of all, he is NOT a doctor. He made up a fake board and named himself a doctor. Another lie. He is a thief and a liar, but NO doctor!

  • chocolatedrop

    keep up the good work Rachel. get him out of there! then go after Ted Cruz!

  • AuntySocial

    If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of politics.

  • robbiecee
  • morgan520

    Hey Liar – see ya and don’t let the door hit in the ass on your way out!

  • sandman839

    If he keeps that promise was well as the Greedy Old Party has kept the rest of their promises then he will never leave.

  • A.Craft

    When lying liars lie.

  • Linda J Glick

    Good Grief!! With all the CRAP he has thrown at President Obama and the Democrats, and he can’t take this???? Must suck for him to be on the receiving end!!!!!

  • Linda J Glick

    You Go, Rachel!! Turn up the “Heat”!!

  • elaine stenzel

    get the hell out of politics rand paul,you don’t belong in politics in the first place,you just don’t have the mental capacity(in other words you are not very bright)

  • disqus_6AeSbMRBY2

    Sure, he’ll quit; right after Rush Limbaugh moves to Costa Rica and Ted Nugent is dead or in jail.

  • Robyn Ryan

    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.