The Neocons are out in full force, showing their true stripes.
I despise these “smarter-than-everyone else” snarks.
Oh, how “clever” Rand Paul would have been if he’d come out against the use of drone generally....yep youbetcha the leftis would just have loved him then wouldn’t they?
I looked at the article only enough to get his dopes bio. Russian born, Berkley and Yale “edumacated”, and now works for (fanfare please) the Council on Foreign Relations.
In other news, the sun rose in the east.
This author, and most of the GOP, are guilty of the same things: taking a poll, and then obsessing about how to “get in front” of that poll. In other words, if the American people believe a bunch of bullshit, we must pretend to believe that bullshit too.....
What Rand Paul did was called “leadership.” He was not happy to sit around and just be a thermometer....he was instead trying to be a thermostat....setting the proper temperature to bring the “polls” to him. This is how Reagan did it. This is how Newt did it with the CWA election of 1994. This is what the Tea Party did in 2010.
Our consultant driven political parties have totally lost this concept.....
We’re not talking about overseas.
We’re talking about right here at home.
But this is exactly the power that they want. The author is either dishonest or misinformed.
Rand Paul only asked a question. Exit polls do not trump the bill of rights and the constitution. This is a despicable opinion piece typical of a liberal.
Idiocy has no bounds. Nearly all Civil War battles occurred not on "American soil," but on the soil of a newly created foreign country known as the Confederate States of America. As to those few military confrontations that did occur on "American soil," Lincoln's troops used force not against Amercian citizens, but to repel a foreign army.
Also, when Eisenhower deployed the 101st Airborne to Little Rock in 1957 and federalized troops from the National Guard, the purpose was not to kill Americans on American soil, but to escort the students and maintain law and order. In other words, this was a police action that ws subject to the Bill of Rights.
Really? Well, NY and Washington might be excepted but insert Dallas and Tennesee and the situation isn't so implausible, now is it Mr. GOP-er?
Guess what? Rand Paul doesn’t care about polls. He’s a leader and doesn’t need an opinion poll to tell him right from wrong. He sticks to the constitution.
Now for what its worth Reason commissioned a poll that found 60% OPPOSE drones when you word the question differently so obviously they tell you want you want.
Everyone should check out this video when you see a poll being pushed:
Watch.. it’s pretty funny and right on.
When argumentum ad hominem fails, you can always resort to argumentum ad populum, i.e. "I'm right because my views are popular."
I'd love to find out what leading, loaded question was used in the poll that gave these figures, assuming those figures are even accurate or represent an unbiased sample.