Former George W. Bush Speechwriter: Rand Paul Gave ‘Aid & Comfort’ to Rioters

Robert Patterson, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, said Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) gave “aid and comfort to the rioters and the protestors” with his op-ed in Time against the militarization of local police forces.

Appearing on Breitbart News Saturday, Patterson said that Paul was “outdoing” President Barack Obama’s “attempt to show moral equivalence between the rioters and the police” with a Time op-ed that even Al Sharpton praised.

Patterson said that it is “another illustration of out-of-touch Republicans who are looking for love in all the wrong places” by “pandering to liberal and corporate elites instead of the middle america that the party needs to rebuild the center-right majority.”

Patterson, who also worked for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, said Paul “wants the affirmation of the elites and the media” because it is “a lot more fun to be lionized to by the New York Times and Time magazine” and “sit in corporate luxury boxes” than to understand the middle class that Nixon and Reagan understood is “decisive” in any national election.

Patterson said the New York Times and other mainstream media elites “look down on average, ordinary Americans” because they think they “are not as sophisticated as their intellectual” and foreign friends.


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