In the senate career of Rand Paul, the first two months of 2019 have been revelatory. After running for the Republican nomination for the presidency in 2016 – and appearing to have no reliably substantive and consistent stance on many issues – he seemed to become a steady, America First conservative in 2017-2018. Now, in less than ten weeks, Senator Paul has been (a) rather quiescent in the face the Trump neocons’ loud and accelerating drive for regime change in Venezuela; (b) unfazed by the continuation of open borders and, seemingly, unlimited imports of fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, heroin, illegal voters, child-trafficking for pedophile consumption, dole-seekers, illegal criminal aliens, etc.; and (c) eager to canonize the wretched Koch brothers, who seem to stand for the same things and have many hundreds of thousands of dollars to send the Senator’s way. In Rand Paul’s case, it increasingly appears that the apple has fallen very, very far from the tree, and, miraculously, turned into a jackass.