The first video is the original that was posted online by Mike Lee and has been seen by more people than the aggregate of all who tuned into the Republican debates. This has given a solid boost to the Paul campaign, but has yet to cause the outrage which such viral videos of such vial acts normally produce. Perhaps, the voters are planning to reveal that outrage at the polls!
Perhaps this video can succeed in breaking the media blackout of Senator Paul’s campaign.
This is how it happens. Last night while you were sleeping the Senate voted to steal $150 billion dollars from the Social Security Trust Fund. I joined 34 of my colleagues in a vote to prevent this raid. I would like to thank Senator Rand Paul for leading the fight to protect to Social Security from the thieves in Washington, who seem to think that if they steal from the American people at night while they are sleeping that they will get away with it. I was proud to vote with Senator Paul on his point of order that would have protected Social Security, and I ask you to help me shine a light on what Washington has tried to hide from you in the darkness of night. If everyone who sees this message shares it, it will reach millions of Americans. As someone who has been fighting for years to reform our broken government in Washington, I know it is exhausting, I sympathize with your frustration, and I understand your impatience. But don't give up. Washington wants you to give up. Just remember, a vote to raid social security in the middle of the night in a desperate attempt to perpetuate an unsustainable spending addiction isn't a sign of strength. It is a sign of weakness.
Posted by United States Senator Mike Lee on Friday, October 30, 2015
The second video is a brief interview with Mike Lee who was one of the Republican Senators who voted against the spending bill and who first posted the video.