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Chris Matthews: Rand Paul Will Be Republican Presidential Nominee in 2016
Newsbusters ^ | 08/08/2013 | Noel Shepphard

Posted on 08/08/2013 9:28:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

MSNBC's Chris Matthews made a bold prediction on Wednesday's Hardball.

"The hard-right is going to take over the Republican Party in 2016 and the nomination is going to Rand Paul" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

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CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me finish tonight with this. I’ve been offering a prediction of late. Let me nail it down now. I believe the Republican Party is going to go hard-right in 2016. It’s going to run someone from the growing hard-right wing of the Party, something it hasn't done since 1980. And here's the thinking which works equally well for the Democrats.

Parties as you've noticed face a conflict every four years. Should they run someone who represents their strongest passions right or left, or do they run someone who appeals to the middle? Most of the time they head to the middle. And this is what Republicans did most successfully in 1952 when after 20 years of FDR and Harry Truman, they wanted back in the White House. They ran the General who received the Nazi surrender. And guess what? They won. In 1956 and ’60, they stuck to the middle with Ike the second time, and then with Richard Nixon.

In '64 the right said it was its turn and blew the roof off the Cow Palace in San Francisco mocking Republican moderates and liberals like New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller. Then getting killed with Barry Goldwater running against Lyndon Johnson.

The Democrats ran moderates in ’60 and ’64 and ’68, but then went wild in '72 and ran anti-Vietnam warrior George McGovern of South Dakota. That's the year the Democrats got killed.

And so then the pendulum goes. The party bases get pushed aside for several elections and finally build up like steam much like a volcano and come roaring to the surface. Obama won in 2008 over Hillary Clinton because the opponents of the Iraq war had had it with the party leaders who played it safe and backed the war.

I believe the Republican base will do the same in 2016. They put up with George Bush the first, put up with Bob Dole, were deeply disappointed with the big-spending George W, and last year again by Mitt Romney, and are now going to come loaded for bear for the race for 2016.

So I predict the hard-right is going to take over the Republican Party in 2016 and the nomination is going to Rand Paul. You watch. This is what I do for a living.

I'm quite sure there are a lot of conservatives that hope Matthews is right for a change.

Stay tuned.


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1 posted on 08/08/2013 9:28:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“The Democrats ran moderates in ’60 and ’64 and ’68”

That is so much cr@p.

Maybe JFK was a “moderate” Maybe.

But LBJ and Humphrey were both HUGE Nanny State lefties.


2 posted on 08/08/2013 9:31:05 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What? it won’t be Chris Christie?

But its his turn!

/s


3 posted on 08/08/2013 9:31:06 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: SeekAndFind

No, it will be Palin/Paul

(If I have anything to say about it)

for 16 years of conservative bliss


4 posted on 08/08/2013 9:31:16 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well... we could do worse than Rand...we already have done worse..Much worse...


5 posted on 08/08/2013 9:31:44 AM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: SeekAndFind
We could do worse. An actual candidate who is eligible according to the Constitution. What a concept.

(With apologies to Ted Cruz who I admire greatly - could be a great president if we are willing to look the other way on the Constitutional requirements for the Presidency).

6 posted on 08/08/2013 9:31:56 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: SeekAndFind

Rand to the rescue?


7 posted on 08/08/2013 9:32:13 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: SeekAndFind

OK with me.


8 posted on 08/08/2013 9:32:23 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"The hard-right is going to take over the Republican Party in 2016 ..

Which would be like the hard-right taking over the Democrat party, same thing, which means no way in hell - which is why we need a new party.

9 posted on 08/08/2013 9:33:03 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: SeekAndFind

How does Matthews know this? Did he get a tingle up his leg or something?


10 posted on 08/08/2013 9:33:29 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: Quickgun; Third Person

RE: Well... we could do worse than Rand...we already have done worse..Much worse...

I don’t know.... replace the name “Rand Paul” with “Marco Rubio” and we get a huge number of FReepers shouting “Traitor” !!

But I don’t read that word being posted in this thread at all.

Doesn’t anybody realize that Rand Paul is sympathetic to some form of amnesty as well?

SEE HERE:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3029582/posts


11 posted on 08/08/2013 9:35:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

How does he explain Reagan? He wasn’t moderate.


12 posted on 08/08/2013 9:37:04 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: SeekAndFind

DNC Decoder:
“We are in serious trouble...all troops target Rand Paul”


13 posted on 08/08/2013 9:38:02 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: SeekAndFind

Chris who?

:)


14 posted on 08/08/2013 9:38:32 AM PDT by meangene
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To: SeekAndFind

That would be just fine with me.


15 posted on 08/08/2013 9:39:16 AM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: InterceptPoint

There’s no need to look the other way.

Any presidential eligibility questions we may have had are now gone. The issue has been settled. Constitutionally settled.

Hundreds of lower courts have decided Obama is a Natural Born Citizen. The SCOTUS validated that by not reviewing it.

What else is there to say? Except...

Cruz/Whoever - 2016.


16 posted on 08/08/2013 9:39:53 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: InterceptPoint
With Cruz as Senate Majority Leader, putting the Senate on "Cruz Control", plus a Constitution loving and following President, we could be in a very good place once more!

We would finally be heading in the right direction again, toward the health and prosperity that are our birthrights when we honor our founding documents and follow our Judeo-Christian philosophy and heritage.

17 posted on 08/08/2013 9:40:33 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: SeekAndFind
Chris Matthews: Rand Paul Will Be Republican Presidential Nominee in 2016

Old Sarge: Chrissy Tingles can paint herself magenta and hurl her arse from the center span of the Verrazano Narrows before I ever listen to what she has to say!

18 posted on 08/08/2013 9:40:51 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: SeekAndFind
Since Chris Matthews is never right about anything, I doubt it.

Based on their recent record, the Republicans might nominate Hillary Clinton.

Or they might as well.

19 posted on 08/08/2013 9:41:56 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: SeekAndFind

For once I agree with Chrissy and hope he’s right.


20 posted on 08/08/2013 9:43:06 AM PDT by pgkdan (Marco Rubio can go straight to hell!)
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To: SeekAndFind

That would get my vote.

Otherwise, I don’t see anyone else testing the GOP waters who I would vote for.


21 posted on 08/08/2013 9:43:49 AM PDT by EricT. (Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. Big brother is watching you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The MSM and neocons are going to DESTROY Rand Paul. If he makes a serious run there will be stories about him eating Jewish babies at Klan rallies. They’ve already started. They tried in Kentucky ... but he survived there. He’s going to be a distant memory by 2016.


22 posted on 08/08/2013 9:44:43 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No complaints from me. Probably #2 on my wish list. Just below Palin.


23 posted on 08/08/2013 9:45:56 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Responsibility2nd
No, they haven't.

Make Canadian born Cruz your nomination and you'll see what else there is to say.

I definitely won't vote for him to be President, not unless we are having another Revolution because the Constitution is truly dead.

But...he's definitely eligible for Senate leader! And, he'd do a lot of good for the Constitution and the nation he claims as his home in that position.

The choice is: use him for what he is eligible for or sacrifice him and your integrity.

24 posted on 08/08/2013 9:46:53 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: Sooth2222
Based on their recent record, the Republicans might nominate Hillary Clinton.

I say Bob Dole. And for the gender gap - Bush. Barbara Bush.

25 posted on 08/08/2013 9:47:20 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I could live with that, but I have a feeling the GOPe will foist Chrispie or Jeb on us.


26 posted on 08/08/2013 9:48:07 AM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Creeps like Matthews have no clue what “hard-right” means. In order for anyone to be “hard-right” they would have to side by side on the political spectrum with hadr-left. In other words a socialist statist.


27 posted on 08/08/2013 9:50:44 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No tingles for you, Matthews?


28 posted on 08/08/2013 9:51:27 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: SeekAndFind

we’re better off w/obama; then no sane man can deny/project the truth away !!!!!

Semper Watching !!!!!!
Dick G
*****


29 posted on 08/08/2013 9:53:14 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Most of the time they head to the middle."

I'm trying to think of the last moderate Democrat that ran for President.

2008, 2012 - Baraq. Communist.
2004 - John F'n Kerry. Traitor, socialist.
2000 - Algore. Environmentalist whacko.
1992, 2006 - Bill Xlinton. Wholly owned subsidiary of the Chinese Communist Party.
1988 - Mike Dukakis. Inconsequential liberal.
1984 - Walter Mondale. Vice-President to the second-worst President since Reconstruction. Reliable liberal stooge.
1976, 1980 - Jimmy Carter. Anti-Semite, liberal.
1972 - George McGovern. See 1976 without the anti-Semitism.
1968 - Hubert Humphrey. Today, he'd be a Republican.

What was that about going toward the middle again, Chris?

30 posted on 08/08/2013 9:54:30 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: GBA

I definitely won’t vote for him to be President....

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Oh you’ll vote for him all right. In a choice of Cruz over Hillary - you’ll pick Cruz.

Or you’ll be like a lot of trolls that vote 3rd party or some other silly tactic that essentially hands the election over to the libs.


31 posted on 08/08/2013 9:54:31 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

In the last election he predicted George Allen.


32 posted on 08/08/2013 9:59:02 AM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“”The hard-right is going to take over the Republican Party in 2016 and the nomination is going to Rand Paul”

I’ll take ‘Things that don’t go together’ for $500 Alex.


33 posted on 08/08/2013 10:00:30 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: SeekAndFind

He has strong and growing support from young people. Most of whom I doubt are registered to vote in GOP primaries.


34 posted on 08/08/2013 10:01:35 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

Friends don’t let friends vote for Liberaltarian idiots.


35 posted on 08/08/2013 10:03:01 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: GBA

I am curious. If Cruz is not natural born, when was he naturalized?


36 posted on 08/08/2013 10:04:27 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: SeekAndFind

A vast improvement over 2008 and 2012


37 posted on 08/08/2013 10:07:15 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: muir_redwoods

If it’s Hillary v. NJFatboy in Nov 2016, I’m writing in Putin.....


38 posted on 08/08/2013 10:09:14 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Did you miss LBJ?

He was the one who started the GREAT SOCIETY and the WAR ON POVERTY. Legacies that we’re still paying for today.


39 posted on 08/08/2013 10:09:54 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: InterceptPoint

Fortunately, the settled law (whether you agree with it or not) permits Cruz to be president.


40 posted on 08/08/2013 10:10:07 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“Which would be like the hard-right taking over the Democrat party, same thing, which means no way in hell - which is why we need a new party.”

Without a new party there will be coservative voter division once again regarding the few conservatives candidates, which will play out perfectly for Karl and the GOPe to push Rubio or some other such democrat on us.


41 posted on 08/08/2013 10:10:30 AM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: SeekAndFind
I only went back to 1968. I was looking for the last reasonable Democrat.

1964 - LBJ - holy crap. 1960 - John F. Kennedy - today, he'd be a Republican too.

42 posted on 08/08/2013 10:15:04 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Hundreds of lower courts have decided Obama is a Natural Born Citizen. The SCOTUS validated that by not reviewing it.

What else is there to say?

Obama has a US birth certificate.

Cruz has a Canadian birth certificate.

Other than that, their cases are exactly the same.

43 posted on 08/08/2013 10:18:24 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Responsibility2nd
NO, I WON'T.

I did that with the ineligible McCain and I won't be making that mistake again. I hate my self for that weakness and for violating my integrity and that of my country. So much for my Pledge of Allegiance all those years.

You don't stand on principles by violating them, fix the Constitution by breaking it or beat the libs by out-liberaling them.

If you want to waste an asset like Speaker Cruz and the many years he could be of service as Senate leader, to instead run him for something he isn't eligible for, and might only be in office for four to eight years, you're far more of a "troll" than I.

You know that the demonrats will challenge someone born in Canada as not being an NBC, since that's not even as close as obama's official story.

And, they'd be right.

44 posted on 08/08/2013 10:19:10 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: SeekAndFind
Chris Matthews is seriously funny.
Not as good as Stephen Colbert, but very good at satire.

Whether it's the thrill up his pant leg for obama, or naming the nominee for the republican presidential candidate, his dry wit never fails to please.
45 posted on 08/08/2013 10:19:25 AM PDT by novemberslady (Texas For President)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
I’d like to join Commander Riker in applauding your most excellent post:


46 posted on 08/08/2013 10:20:00 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Jewbacca
Fortunately, the settled law (whether you agree with it or not) permits Cruz to be president.

I'm not sure "settled law" is the correct term but I don't disagree with the sentiment. The courts just don't want to mess with this issue. Maybe that makes it "settled".

And I repeat. Cruz would make a fine President. I would vote for him in heartbeat.

47 posted on 08/08/2013 10:20:03 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: SeekAndFind
Doesn’t anybody here realize that Rand Paul is sympathetic to some form of amnesty as well?

Crickets?
48 posted on 08/08/2013 10:20:15 AM PDT by kenavi (Debunk THIS!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“I believe the Republican Party is going to go hard-right in 2016.”

Romney was a Hard Right candidate to the likes of Chrissy “Tingly Legs” Mathews.....

Rand Paul is more of a Libertarian Limited Government type.


49 posted on 08/08/2013 10:23:40 AM PDT by GraceG
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