Rand Paul: GOP Is ‘Winning’ Like Charlie Sheen!

AP

Emboldened by what he sees as clear public support for his party, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) joked Thursday that he feels like Charlie Sheen during the actor’s strange 2011 meltdown.

But Paul made clear that he’s not fueled by any drugs.

According to MSNBC, the senator told the Liberty Political Action Committee during an event in Chantilly, Va. that revelations of sweeping government surveillance programs and President Barack Obama’s decision to seek congressional approval for military intervention in Syria have amounted to political victories for Republicans.

“Does anybody remember Charlie Sheen when he was kind of going crazy…And he was going around, jumping around saying ‘Winning, winning, we’re winning,” Paul said, as quoted by MSNBC “Well I kind of feel like that, we are winning. And I’m not on any drugs.”

After months of backing Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) in their quixotic fight to defund Obamacare and risk a government shutdown, Paul and his political allies got their wish this week when Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that the House will pass a continuing resolution on Friday that cuts funding for the 2010 health care law. 

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said that the bill is dead on arrival. 

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