‘I am so disgusted’: Rand Paul’s wife calls out ‘teacher of the year’ for vile ‘joke’
The left-wing mobs that have sprung up the Trump era have made things personal, hitting the politicians they’re angry at where they live – literally.
It’s expected that protesters would gather outside the White House. That’s “the people’s house,” so to speak. The president just happens to be a temporary tenant who lives and works there.
But more unsettling is that the mobs now come for the pols at their homes. And one public school social studies teacher – a teacher of the year, in fact – apparently thought a civics lesson he could offer his students, if not the world, was to encourage people to pay a little visit to the home of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
In a pair of tweets on Wednesday, Rodney Robinson, a teacher in Richmond, suggested people should attack McConnell at his home, and then took offense at critics who denounced the idea.
“Who are Mitch McConnell’s neighbors? I’m just saying Rand Paul’s neighbor did what a true Kentucky hero should do. It’s your turn to step up,” tweeted Robinson who was named the 2019 teacher of the year by the Council of Chief State School Officers, which bills itself as “a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education.”
2019 National Teacher of the Year pic.twitter.com/0PQTDxos3v
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) December 31, 2020
Once the criticism rained down, Robinson followed up. “I made a Mitch McConnell joke today and the conservative bots are real angry,” he added on Twitter. “It’s funny because the joke was made early today and no one said a thing until I promoted black medical awareness.”
Right, because the critics were racists. Who isn’t one these days, according to the tiresome rhetoric of the left?
Perhaps critics were upset because the attack on Sen. Paul was no laughing matter.
One person who certainly wasn’t amused was Paul’s wife, who called out the educator:
I am so disgusted by this I have no words. The 2019 “National Teacher Of The Year” is celebrating the violent assault on my husband that resulted in 6 broken ribs and part of his lung being removed. This hateful thug is calling for more violence on Sen McConnell. @jack https://t.co/JLraxwLaZD
— Kelley Paul (@KelleyAshbyPaul) December 31, 2020
In a November 2017 incident reportedly triggered by a dispute over yard waste, Paul’s neighbor, Rene Boucher, ambushed the Kentucky Republican as he got off his riding lawnmower. Consequently, Paul suffered six broken ribs and lost part of a lung.
“I don’t know what a night without pain is like or what a day without pain is like, so I do suffer from this,” Paul said afterward. “This was no routine altercation. This was no sort of face-to-face, man-to-man thing.”
Boucher was eventually sentenced to 14 months confinement, eight of which were in federal prison, and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service and pay a $10,000 fine. After Paul filed a separate civil lawsuit, Boucher was also ordered to pay $580,000 in damages.
Robinson, of course, is free to believe he made a joke. But he and other liberals probably wouldn’t be amused if some random on the right encouraged thugs to show up at the doorstep of, say, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Ilhan Omar.
Additionally, this “joke” about McConnell is not so funny because protesters have repeatedly appeared outside his homes in Kentucky and Washington, D.C., to heckle him. That occurred most recently in September as protesters complained about filling the Supreme Court vacancy after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Yet at a protest last year in Kentucky, one malcontent outside his called for someone to “just stab” McConnell “in the heart.”