The really curious thing is this: Why him, why now? Especially when his days in elected politics are over.
I have a theory.
Before I state my theory, I have to remind you of my theory that IRSgate is a bipartisan scandal, because that plays into where my mind is running.
Then take a look at this. It’s not just the WSJ and NR, it’s also Jennifer Rubin at the WaPo and Sheldon Adelson that have recently geared up to put up a RINO shield between the Rand Paul and the Republican nomination for President. Not for the reason he shouldn’t win the nomination, because he’s open borders and amnesty all the way. That they won’t talk about, because that’s also their position, with the possible exception of NR, and their immigration agenda in spite of not being the worst possible still isn’t anything to write home about. No, the reason they’re out to get Rand Paul is because he’s Ron Paul’s son, and they’re worried that apple has not rolled far enough away from tree on foreign policy, even though that apple has been doing nothing but rolling away from the tree ever since he started running for the Senate, and by the time 2016 comes around, Rand will be far closer to the neos than his father. However, that still won’t make the neos happy, when they have a reliable lifer in Jeb Bush rather than a Johnny-come-lately in Rand Paul. The invade the world neos have made the decision that they far more trust a brother and son of two people named George Bush than a son of Ron Paul.
So mash the two together, RINO sway in IRS politics and RINO fear of Rand Paul.
What does it add up to?
If the IRS can find dirt or quasi-dirt or anything questionable related to Ron Paul and the Campaign For Liberty, they’ll pounce, the media will pounce, and some of the splat will land in Rand Paul’s lap.
And that’s what the RINOs are hoping for.