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How many times has Rand Paul been interviewed by Sean Hannity?
February 27, 2012 | vanity

Posted on 02/27/2012 5:12:00 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

How many times has Rand Paul been interviewed by Sean Hannity?

Does anyone have a number? Is is weekly?

It usually starts like this:

Sean: "I've asked your father Ron Paul to come on the show but for some reason he won't. I ask all the candidates the tough questions. I invite all the candidates on the show. Some take take the opportunity more than others..."

Rand: "I've told him he should come on your program."......

Sean: [then the interview with Rand Paul proceeds].

How nice of Sean to give Rand an open invitation to be on his show (with a nod that he's a "surrogate") because his father "won't" come on his show.

How convenient. Rand gets to promote himself. Someone who has said: ‘It Would Be An Honor’ if Romney Asked Him to Be VP

The article LINKED and excerpted below was recently published in the American Spectator. The author believes the GOP has a chance to win with a Romney-Paul (son) alliance and connects the dots that there is a Romney-Paul (father) alliance.

Isn't that special? /S


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: gopprimary; mittromney; randpaul; ronpaul
The Deal Between Romney and Paul? .........."This alliance would essentially kill three birds with one stone and guarantee Republican content in November. First, it would give the "establishment" beltway types their guy, pleasing the old bulls in the party and the Karl Roves and Ann Coulters of the world. Second, those conservatives reluctant to support a wishy-washy mush candidate like Mitt, who has thus far successfully managed to divide the party with his bombardment of character assassination attacks on "fellow" limited-government office seekers, will hold their noses and vote for the guy if a "true conservative" like Rand were also on the ticket. Conservatives will believe (wishfully) that Rand will hold Mitt's feet to the fire when it comes to policy implementation. They will also see this as an opportunity to have a Tea Party member in a position of significant power and influence, a potential launching pad for Rand's young political career should he pursue the office himself one day."........
1 posted on 02/27/2012 5:12:03 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Who cares?


2 posted on 02/27/2012 5:16:58 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (Suffering fools is hard work and there's no end to it.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hannity is just doing a Kabuki dance for his GOP-e masters.


3 posted on 02/27/2012 5:17:43 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Past Your Eyes

Thanks for stopping by.


4 posted on 02/27/2012 5:18:29 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: jimbo123
Hannity is just doing a Kabuki dance for his GOP-e masters.

But, but Sean reassures us he is neutral. I bet his good friend Ann Coulter will attest to that.

5 posted on 02/27/2012 5:19:42 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Past Your Eyes

I don’t like Rand any better than I like his old man. Well, okay. That may be stretching it... but if it’s Mitt / Rand I’m writing someone else in.


6 posted on 02/27/2012 5:27:12 AM PST by Pravious
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To: Pravious
LISTEN to Rand (and his father) knock Santorum on CNN [3:30]
7 posted on 02/27/2012 5:29:46 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I have never trusted Rand Paul from day one. When he came out for his father, it only confirmed my initial suspicion. How he, and Marco Rubio for that matter, can pull the wool over so many eyes is beyond me.

Neither Paul deserves the Vice Presidency.

8 posted on 02/27/2012 5:48:33 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: All

Sen. Rand Paul: Gingrich ‘not from the tea party….not even a conservative’ "Kentucky GOP senator and tea party supporter Rand Paul blasted Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich Friday, calling the former House Speaker a “big government, status quo Republican.” ..................


9 posted on 02/27/2012 5:49:24 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Lauren BaRecall
I have never trusted Rand Paul from day one. When he came out for his father, it only confirmed my initial suspicion. How he, and Marco Rubio for that matter, can pull the wool over so many eyes is beyond me.

Every time someone said, "Ron Paul wouldn't do anything to hurt Rand" I cringed. They're the same. Dad draws the fire so Rand gets his foot (and libertarian power) through the door of the GOP.

10 posted on 02/27/2012 5:52:36 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I quit listening/watching Hannity years ago.

It was the same ole guests, same ole topics,

3 hours a day, every day.

==

I did turn on his TV program during one election several years ago. I actually thought they were playing a clip from commentary during a previous election several years earlier. It wasn’t a clip; it was live.


11 posted on 02/27/2012 5:57:03 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Pravious
Rand Paul & Adam Kokesh

Rand Paul & Alex Jones

Rand Paul co-opting Tea Party on Putin's Russia Today

Rand Paul Announces Candidacy on Rachel Maddow Show, Accuses Republicans of "attacking 97 year old grandmas"

Rand is the spitting image of dear old dad. He's playing a role right now. The "Mr. Tea Party" charade is a massive con job.

A Romney/Rand Paul ticket would be an unimaginable disaster.

12 posted on 02/27/2012 5:59:48 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: TomGuy

I hear you.

The same, day after day.

Sean grates on my nerves but there have been times (in the car) when he’s on and I listen and it amazes me that [guess who?] will be up in the next hour......

Rand Paul.


13 posted on 02/27/2012 6:00:02 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Amazing.

Thank you for those links.


14 posted on 02/27/2012 6:12:45 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Now Rand is an attack dog against both Rick and Newt. He's a sitting US Senator - he should either stay out of it, or campaign on his father's policies. Rand and his father are a couple of smarmy weasels.

The author is right: that WAS a *bizarre* thing for Rand to say he'd be honored if he were to be considered for the Veep slot on Mitt's ticket. What a weasel and what nerve! He'd be basically a freshman Senator in charge of the Senate. As far as I'm concerned, the Pauls have their own interests at heart, not America's.

15 posted on 02/27/2012 6:13:21 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yeah but at least he’s going into it with great specificity.


16 posted on 02/27/2012 6:13:33 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I really don’t think Rand will do anything for Romney’s ticket. First of all, whoever runs with Romney will be putting paid to their political career. Mitt won’t win against Obama and you can take that to the bank. Too many people have already dropped out and no longer care. This has been a long and dirty battle and nobody wins.


17 posted on 02/27/2012 6:17:14 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: Lauren BaRecall

Libertarians are much more aligned with liberals than with conservatives.


18 posted on 02/27/2012 6:17:46 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Thanks for the links, which I’ll investigate later. On the face of it, they look like they establish a direct connection betweeen *Rand* and his father’s cronies. So, the problem would be not just old Ron.


19 posted on 02/27/2012 6:21:15 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: McGavin999
I really don’t think Rand will do anything for Romney’s ticket.....

And the GOP-e would hardly cry over Obama 4 more years if they control Congress (they think the electorate will give them the Hill to keep O in check--I say good luck with that hare-brained idea).

And a VP Rand will get TONS of media coverage for future political aspirations.

20 posted on 02/27/2012 6:22:30 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
How many times has Rand Paul been interviewed by Sean Hannity?

I'm sure he and "The Architect" are in the running for most face-time on Hannity.

"Argle Bargle, Sean!"


21 posted on 02/27/2012 6:23:08 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Oh, I know it!


22 posted on 02/27/2012 6:23:51 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I wonder how Sean gets the Rand Paul rectum slime out of his hair?

I stopped listening to Hannity because {among other short comings} he pimps his "coming up" top guest at 3:15 and they show up at 5:45, so I had to listen to two and a half hours of crap to hear 5 minutes of the guest that I wanted to hear.

No more.

If he has someone I want to see on TV I'll catch that segment, but no great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, BS panel with that fat pig beckel, or any other commie rats.

23 posted on 02/27/2012 6:24:31 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: COBOL2Java
I'm sure he and "The Architect" are in the running for most face-time on Hannity.

YES! A Kabuki dance, if I ever saw one.

24 posted on 02/27/2012 6:26:27 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They’ve managed NOT to keep O in check yet! LOL! (Good ole Boehner)


25 posted on 02/27/2012 6:27:29 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: TomGuy

Hannity’s act has gone stale. The “great great great” American panel on TV is boring and annoying. His radio show is boring, and he mostly shills whatever concert he is trying to sell tickets to. He talks tough, but when he interviews a guest he just throws softballs.

Rush Limbaugh will always be the king of radio. Mark Levin is great too.


26 posted on 02/27/2012 6:27:47 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: USS Alaska

Sean kids himself if he thinks he’s impartial.

If not, he’s contemptuous of his audience.


27 posted on 02/27/2012 6:29:54 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Lauren BaRecall

The perfect comment! SO right you are.


28 posted on 02/27/2012 6:30:40 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hannitys show is like groundhog day. Same show every day, day in and day out. I tire of him.


29 posted on 02/27/2012 6:34:24 AM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yes, he’ll get tons of media coverage, but the base will not trust him after running with Romney. What was the name of that Herman CAin book? “They Think You’re Stupid”


30 posted on 02/27/2012 6:43:07 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: Lauren BaRecall

“When he came out for his father, it only confirmed my initial suspicion.”

It would have made everyone else in America a little suspicious if he hadn’t.

Rand is one of the few true conservatives in the Senate when it comes to fiscal matters. He is not quite as far out in left field as his father on foreign policy (though he is still out there) and is, like his father, very libertarian on social issues.

All in all, he is a better Republican Senator than the vast majority of them (compare him to Lindsey Graham, John McCain, the evil twin sisters from Maine, Mitch McConnell and... well, most of them).

He supports his father tilting at windmills? So what? He is looking to be a player on the national stage? So what? They are all poiticians and they are all ambitious.

All voters can do is select the politician running that will most advance their own, personal, views. I may take a bit of heat on this site but Rand is okay with me. His views and mine align on quite a few issues. His father? That’s a different story.

Knocking a conservative Senator for campaigning with his goofy father is just silly.


31 posted on 02/27/2012 6:55:34 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: TomGuy
If i listen to Hannity for more than 15 minutes, I start talking like Hannity...
32 posted on 02/27/2012 6:56:31 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: McGavin999
......What was the name of that Herman CAin book? “They Think You’re Stupid”

Well, from where I'm sitting a lot of them are. The rest of Paul's cult following..??... -- most likely LIBS working to to see a Paul-led (pick your Paul) 3rd Party to split the Right and keep the Left holding the reigns until the last bit of life has been squeezed out of this Republic.

33 posted on 02/27/2012 6:58:12 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: FerociousRabbit

Rand has gone beyond supporting his father, he has attacked the other candidates as LIBERALS.


34 posted on 02/27/2012 7:00:16 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When you stop to think about it, this alliance with Ron Paul is almost pathetically humorous.

Romney has a history of buying up weak companies, gutting them, selling off the scraps then making a fortune for himself.

IMO, this is exactly what he is doing with the naive Rands. He has bought off their ‘company’ and, when the time is right, he will strip it bare, fire everyone and capitalize on what’s left.

If you thought you have seen crazy ol’ Ron Paul go bat crap crazy, just wait until he catches on to Romney’s scheme to use him AND his son as pawns.

He can scream ‘third party’ run till the cows come home but that costs money and lots of it but he will find that the sources he used to have is, mysteriously, is no longer available.


35 posted on 02/27/2012 7:15:23 AM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

In the world of Rand Paul, they ARE liberals. I may disagree with the Senator, of course, but I am at a complete loss to remember a campaign where any politicians didn’t viciously attack each other when it suited their long-term goals.

They certainly can’t campaign on Romney’s “severely” conservative record so the only option is destroy the opposition to advance your own agenda.

All that being said, I am still hoping Newt finds a way to get back into the fray. Then he can go nuclear on Romney — and the Pauls (I would love to see him do it) — and I certainly will not care.


36 posted on 02/27/2012 7:17:57 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: RetSignman
Interesting correlation between the company buy-ups and the Pauls.

He can scream ‘third party’ run till the cows come home but that costs money and lots of it but he will find that the sources he used to have is, mysteriously, is no longer available.

That would depend on who is financing Paul. He puts out a call and pulls in a million. Then again there is his billionaire PAC angel that has never met him, "But he [Peter Thiel] has told friends and political allies that he hopes to build a libertarian movement that can compete for political dominance in American politics."

This faction could well be waiting for a 2016 run.

37 posted on 02/27/2012 7:26:39 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: FerociousRabbit

Then I’ll just be silly. Rand is not harmless.


38 posted on 02/27/2012 7:46:19 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

[That would depend on who is financing Paul.]

Peter Thiel and Romney have something in common. They are both venture capitalists, given their successes in their field, they chose carefully what or whom they invest in.

Is it too far fetched to consider that venture capitalists may unite for a common goal to achieve future benefits?

Romney, whatever you may think about him, is no fool. The biggest mistake he could make is let it be known that he was backing Paul to keep him in the race, directly or indirectly.

Thiel knows that Paul will never be a viable candidate for president but being a wise investor he knows Romney can be.

In my opinion, Thiel is the ‘cash cow’ for Paul to supplant Romney’s inability to do so.


39 posted on 02/27/2012 8:09:31 AM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ture that! I’m beginning to wonder just how the GOP-e think they are going to get and keep a majority in congress if they keep beating down their own base.


40 posted on 02/27/2012 8:28:04 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: RetSignman

Elon Musk (co PayPal founder with Thiel) went for elec cars [Tesla], solar panels [Solar City] and rockets [Space X] all heavily “invested” with tax money and yet seem unable to make a profit, or find a market from what I’ve observed (Musk is a HUGE Obama supporter).

Now Thiel invests in seasteading with Patri Friedman. However he seems to have invested in other sane and highly profitable areas [In late 2004, Thiel made a $500,000 angel investment in Facebook for 10.2% of the company].

He has a lot of money to spend and I expect Romney will be needing it. Thiel was backing Ron Paul back in 2007. I wonder if Paul and Romney had any discussions back then about the future and 2012.


41 posted on 02/27/2012 8:52:11 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Hannity's a know-nothing. He talks like a conservative but he doesn't know why. He could make Romney his co-host and I wouldn't care.

The only thing on Fox worth watching is Bret Baier's show -- that's a do-not-miss. The rest of the day is a waste of time. IMHO.

42 posted on 02/27/2012 8:53:41 AM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

I stopped listening to Hannity’s radio appeasement a year ago. I couldn’t care less what he thinks or does. He is not a factor in the conservative mindset any more.


43 posted on 02/27/2012 8:55:40 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: McGavin999
I’m beginning to wonder just how the GOP-e think they are going to get and keep a majority in congress if they keep beating down their own base.

I expect they only ask those they desperately need to issue a timely endorsement, to endorse Romney. They must have begun to realize the base is angry.

44 posted on 02/27/2012 8:56:37 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: BfloGuy
The only thing on Fox worth watching is Bret Baier's show -- that's a do-not-miss. The rest of the day is a waste of time. IMHO.

That's what I used to say. But now even Bret is not above the spectacle of "Fox is in the bag for the GOP-e."

45 posted on 02/27/2012 9:00:39 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

[I wonder if Paul and Romney had any discussions back then about the future and 2012.]

Romney started to form powerful alliances right after his defeat in ‘08. his obsession for power knows no bounds.

Therefore, he would be overlooking a prime tool if he DIDN’T use the Paul’s to his advantage and Thiel as a separate and untraceable bank for his cause.

If one were to look at Thiel’s belief and promotion of Libertarianism, how could he possible champion someone as bazaar as Paul?

It not only doesn’t pass the ‘smell test’, it doesn’t pass the common sense test.


46 posted on 02/27/2012 9:39:52 AM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
But now even Bret is not above the spectacle of "Fox is in the bag for the GOP-e."

You may be right, but I don't see it. I couldn't tell you whom he favors. But though I'll vote for Gingrich, I'm not emotionally involved in his campaign -- so maybe I'm blind to bias against him.

I used up all my emotion defending Cain and then in switching to Perry. Now, I'm just voting as a duty. Cheers.

47 posted on 02/27/2012 2:51:02 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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