Hilarious: Rand Paul jokes, ‘Instead of [trading] five Taliban, how about five Democrats?’

June 6, 2014 10:29 pm

Because political humor doesn’t always have to be one-sided. *Ahem, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, or any late night entertainment show in general.

From Politico:

FORT WORTH, Texas — Sen. Rand Paul on Friday likened Democrats to the recently released Taliban detainees at Guantánamo Bay in a speech here at the Texas GOP convention.

“Mr. President, you love to trade people,” the Kentucky Republican and likely 2016 contender said to laughs, a reference to the deal made for the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

“Why don’t we set up a trade? But this time, instead of five Taliban, how about five Democrats? I’m thinking John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi …”

Asked about his comments in a news conference after the speech, Paul replied, “It was a joke. Except for Nancy Pelosi, I was serious about her.”

Who knows. Maybe this will finally outrage the Democrats about the Bergdahl ordeal.