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Why Rand Paul will win the 2016 primaries, and the presidency
The Daily Caller ^ | March 10, 2014 | Brent Hatley, radio personality

Posted on 03/10/2014 9:10:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

You have probably seen all of the ridiculous speculating about the GOP nomination in 2016. This is still speculating, but my sincere hope is you don’t think it’s ridiculous too.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is laying the foundation for his presidential bid in concrete and steel.

First, forget about Jeb Bush unless you want to hand Hillary eight years in the White House. The latest Rasmussen poll shows her leading Jeb in a general election 47 percent to 33. His name is Bush and to the general public the specifics of how smart he is doesn’t matter one iota.

Then there’s Ted Cruz, he’s nothing but a hack. There’s no substance to what he says. He only cares about adulation and applause. When he speaks, it’s contrived and inauthentic. Matt Lewis’s recent piece on Ted Cruz’ strategy illustrated this, pointing out that Ted Cruz is trying to get close to Paul, while sticking to the mainstream GOP foreign policy to not seem to far out there.

Even before Chris Christie’s troubles with the George Washington Bridge and being exposed at the very least for hiring a petty, inept staff he was a poor fit for the Republican party base. His disdain for the second amendment is a major obstacle. Governor Christie has done nothing to restore the gun rights of the people of New Jersey and doesn’t care to. Whether intentional or not, Christie helped Barack Obama get re-elected through his endorsements and photo ops after Hurricane Sandy....

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TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2016; chrischristie; randpaul; tedcruz
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Hahahahaha!
1 posted on 03/10/2014 9:10:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rand is a loaded, loose cannon slithering about the gun deck.


2 posted on 03/10/2014 9:13:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I vote for Cruz.


3 posted on 03/10/2014 9:14:31 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I vote for Cruz as well.


4 posted on 03/10/2014 9:15:09 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Then there’s Ted Cruz, he’s nothing but a hack
Nothing but a liberal GOP-e hack would say that.
5 posted on 03/10/2014 9:19:07 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Current pecking order:
1. Cruz
2. Snyder (if he does well in MI Gov. Reelection)
3. Walker
4. Paul
5. Perry


6 posted on 03/10/2014 9:22:39 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

16 is a long way off. Think about this year first.

A GD dog would be better than this garbage that is in the White Hut.


7 posted on 03/10/2014 9:23:21 PM PDT by crz
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To: Yossarian

I would put Walker up top if he decides to run. Dont agree with some of his views, but, a successful governor is a better candidate.


8 posted on 03/10/2014 9:25:35 PM PDT by crz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like Rand Paul, but Cruz is no hack.

lol....the author sounds like a Ron Paul supporter if you read the whole article.


9 posted on 03/10/2014 9:30:18 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: crz

A successful governor is a good choice for president and it is going to take one strong person to straighten out the mess caused by this regime. So, my choices are either Walker or Perry. I love Ted Cruz as well, and if he runs - it is going to be a difficult decision.


10 posted on 03/10/2014 9:31:45 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

:groan: I hope not, but I fear it.


11 posted on 03/10/2014 9:34:56 PM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Girlene
"...the author sounds like a Ron Paul supporter if you read the whole article.'

Pundits like this will pen articles for a number of potentials between now and 2016, and if one turns out to be right, they will point to it to burnish their creds, and if not, the article will by and large fall down the memory hole.

12 posted on 03/10/2014 9:35:05 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rand Paul is not a leader, he is a RINO front. The GOP will throw this election again.


13 posted on 03/10/2014 9:35:29 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Then there’s Ted Cruz, he’s nothing but a hack. There’s no substance to what he says. He only cares about adulation and applause. When he speaks, it’s contrived and inauthentic.


Yeaaaahhh....I stopped taking this radio host seriously right about here.


14 posted on 03/10/2014 9:37:41 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Then there’s Ted Cruz, he’s nothing but a hack...”

And Amnesty Rand is what?


15 posted on 03/10/2014 9:37:47 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: RginTN

That long?


16 posted on 03/10/2014 9:38:27 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He won’t, so asking why he will seems a bit superfluous.


17 posted on 03/10/2014 9:40:57 PM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I vote for Dr. Ben Carson or @RealBenCarson. No way can liberal idiots destroy him. He’s their worst nightmare.


18 posted on 03/10/2014 9:43:25 PM PDT by lara
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To: crz

a successful governor is a better candidate................................ Yes, I agree, even a 2 yr one. But will his name recognition be a factor? He will be up against the one, and the only champion of women’s rights, the greatest Sect’y of State ever, and and the former Co Governor or Arkansas. But most of all, will he be loved by the media? Predicting Republican candidates would make a great soap opera.Come 2016, Rove will have his choice running, and it will be nothing but another disastrous defeat.
Looks like this once great country I knew is becoming another Argentina. It can happen here.


19 posted on 03/10/2014 9:44:05 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (2016 an election or a coronation of a Queen?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Me too! As long as he doesn’t listen to his father on foreign policy.


20 posted on 03/10/2014 9:46:13 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rand Paul’s wife said no. I can understand Rand well in advance trying to confirm the Kentucky law just in case.

One advantage of Hilary, Medvedev and Putin is Rand Paul looks normal height.


21 posted on 03/10/2014 9:46:28 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What about candidates with executive experience like Scott Walker or Perry or even Kucinich?

I know they've all had to make some sort of compromise or other that causes some whackos to label them RINOs, but they haven't done anything that Reagan didn't do as governor of California.

Let's not elect another inexperienced senator. We did that with Kennedy and almost got into WW III. We did it again with Obama and are about to get into WW III.

A third time with a yacker-in-chief is not going to be "the charm".

22 posted on 03/10/2014 9:54:25 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Did you forget a certain successful Alaska governor?


23 posted on 03/10/2014 9:56:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: GeronL

I have Obot relatives and can endure idiocy to a point:)


24 posted on 03/10/2014 9:57:30 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rand’s been an avid pro-lifer so though I don’t like this feud or some of the stories out there, on this one and very important issue he is correct or at least trying: http://nationalprolifealliance.com/tpfh_petition.aspx?pid=1130

So, I would go back to the 11th commandment I believe, I’d vote for Ted Cruz over Rand and I’d probably vote Scott Walker over Rand, anyhoo, Walker has to deal with trying to win reelection before he thinks about the presidency.


25 posted on 03/10/2014 9:57:52 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory and evening grace)
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But the author of that article at daily caller, looks to be your typical wild eyed libertarian type. So the article is very limited in that.


26 posted on 03/10/2014 9:59:07 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory and evening grace)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

She couldn’t win the nomination the last time. She is eight years older, significantly uglier and at least as polarizing as she was in 2008.

She lost to a nobody with a good line of BS. She is always the ‘front runner’ until the race begins.

A strong conservative should be able to wipe the floor with her. Hell, even a moderate conservative with a reasonable ability to explain conservative values should be able to beat her.


27 posted on 03/10/2014 9:59:17 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I disconnect with Paul on immigration...that's about it.

But immigration is one of my red lines.

28 posted on 03/10/2014 10:06:02 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Paul seems to be betting on the powerful GOPe leaders in the smokey back room, and the Ron Paul kids in the streets, there is no question that he was raised on politics from infancy.


29 posted on 03/10/2014 10:08:11 PM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism.)
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To: ansel12

As I have said on another thread, Rand Paul is Ron Paul in camouflage.


30 posted on 03/10/2014 10:27:53 PM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I stayed up all night watching Senator Ted Cruz lay out the Obamacare lie. He is that good. There is something about him that embodies an Abe Lincoln.


31 posted on 03/10/2014 10:37:55 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: jonrick46

-—snip-—

Education

Cruz attended high school at Faith West Academy in Katy, Texas,[26] and later graduated from Second Baptist High School in Houston as valedictorian in 1988.[11] During high school, Cruz participated in a Houston-based group called the Free Market Education Foundation where Cruz learned about free-market economic philosophers such as Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Frédéric Bastiat and Ludwig von Mises.[20] The program was run by Rolland Storey and Cruz entered the program at the age of 13.[18]

Cruz graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1992.[2][5] While at Princeton, he competed for the American Whig-Cliosophic Society’s Debate Panel and won the top speaker award at both the 1992 U.S. National Debating Championship and the 1992 North American Debating Championship.[27] In 1992, he was named U.S. National Speaker of the Year and Team of the Year (with his debate partner, David Panton).[27] Cruz was also a semi-finalist at the 1995 World Universities Debating Championship, making him Princeton’s highest-ranked debater at the championship.[28][29] Princeton’s debate team later named their annual novice championship after Cruz.[28]

Cruz’s senior thesis on the separation of powers, titled “Clipping the Wings of Angels,” draws its inspiration from a passage attributed to President James Madison: “If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” Cruz argued that the drafters of the Constitution intended to protect the rights of their constituents, and the last two items in the Bill of Rights offered an explicit stop against an all-powerful state. Cruz wrote: “They simply do so from different directions. The Tenth stops new powers, and the Ninth fortifies all other rights, or non-powers.”[24][30]

After graduating from Princeton, Cruz attended Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude in 1995 with a Juris Doctor.[2][31] While at Harvard Law, Cruz was a primary editor of the Harvard Law Review, and executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review.[5] Referring to Cruz’s time as a student at Harvard Law, Professor Alan Dershowitz said, “Cruz was off-the-charts brilliant.”[12][32][33][34][35][36] At Harvard Law, Cruz was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics.[37]

Cruz currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the Texas Review of Law and Politics.[37][38]

Legal career

Clerkships

Cruz served as a law clerk to J. Michael Luttig of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in 1995[4][37] and William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States in 1996.[2] Cruz was the first Hispanic ever to clerk for a Chief Justice of the United States.[39]

Private practice

After Cruz finished his clerkships, he took a position with Cooper, Carvin & Rosenthal, which is now known as Cooper & Kirk, LLC, from 1997 to 1998.[40]

In 1998, Cruz served as private counsel for Congressman John Boehner during Boehner’s lawsuit against Congressman Jim McDermott for releasing a tape recording of a Boehner telephone conversation.[41]

Texas Solicitor General

Appointed to the office of Solicitor General of Texas by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott,[4][43] Cruz served in that position from 2003 to 2008.[20][37]

Cruz has authored more than 80 United States Supreme Court briefs and presented 43 oral arguments, including nine before the United States Supreme Court.[4][12][22] Cruz’s record of having argued before the Supreme Court nine times is more than any practicing lawyer in Texas or any current member of Congress.[44] Cruz has commented on his nine cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court: “We ended up year after year arguing some of the biggest cases in the country. There was a degree of serendipity in that, but there was also a concerted effort to seek out and lead conservative fights.”[44]

In the landmark case of District of Columbia v. Heller, Cruz drafted the amicus brief signed by attorneys general of 31 states, which said that the D.C. handgun ban should be struck down as infringing upon the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.[22][45] Cruz also presented oral argument for the amici states in the companion case to Heller before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.[22][46]

In addition to his success in Heller, Cruz has successfully defended the constitutionality of Ten Commandments monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds before the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, winning 5-4 in Van Orden v. Perry.[12][22][37]

In 2004, Cruz was involved in another high-profile case, which was Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow.[12][37] In Newdow, Cruz wrote a U.S. Supreme Court brief on behalf of all 50 states which argued that a non-custodial parent does not have standing in court to sue to stop a public school from requiring its students to recite of the Pledge of Allegiance.[12][37] The Supreme Court upheld the position of Cruz’s brief in a 9-0 decision.

Cruz served as lead counsel for the state and successfully defended the multiple litigation challenges to the 2003 Texas congressional redistricting plan in state and federal district courts and before the U.S. Supreme Court, winning 5-4 in League of United Latin American Citizens v. Perry.[37][47]

Cruz also successfully defended, in Medellin v. Texas, the State of Texas against an attempt by the International Court of Justice to re-open the criminal convictions of 51 murderers on death row throughout the United States.[4][12][22][37]

Cruz has been named by American Lawyer magazine as one of the 50 Best Litigators under 45 in America,[43][48] by The National Law Journal as one of the 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America,[49][50] and by Texas Lawyer as one of the 25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century.[51][52](continued)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Cruz


32 posted on 03/10/2014 10:45:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Paladin2

What YOU said :)


33 posted on 03/10/2014 10:55:32 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
a very fine resume. :-D

34 posted on 03/10/2014 10:57:49 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t finish that cr@p.

It’s a campaign puff piece.

He might have a point about one thing. Young, uninformed Americans may well see Paul as “cool.” We need to focus on that. Young people thinking a candidate is cool does lead to votes and support. And it leads the country directly into danger for its existence, a la the cool candidates Clinton and, even cooler and more dangerous to the Constitution, Barack Obama.


35 posted on 03/11/2014 12:25:35 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: crz

I would put Walker up top if he decides to run. Dont agree with some of his views, but, a successful governor is a better candidate.


And he is successful indeed. I agree with you on this one. He would be the “most electable” and acceptable compromise. The party sold it’s sole to choose “electable” Romney. They were smoking crack when they offered up McCain.


36 posted on 03/11/2014 12:47:14 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nope!
37 posted on 03/11/2014 1:09:43 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for RINOs is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rand Paul looks pretty good until one considers his take on Amnesty. That one issue trumps everything else. It does not matter how conservative or otherwise Christian a candidate is, if he supports turning the country over to permanent Democrat/Socialist/Communist Party rule then nothing else matters. Amnesty will do all that. Rand Paul is not stupid. Boehner is not stupid. McConnell is not stupid. Jeb Bush...etc. These people know what Amnesty will accomplish and they support it. They are thus effectively Democrat Party operatives. They will finish what GWB and BHO have started. Voting for any of them is no different from voting for Mrs. Clinton except that, if one of them becomes President the really hard parts, the Terror and the Purges will be delayed for perhaps 2-4 more years.


38 posted on 03/11/2014 1:59:57 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shamnesty and CommieCare Paulista is a bridge to nowhere. Meh.


39 posted on 03/11/2014 2:21:17 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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What in the hell has happened to FR? Is this a serious discussion saying Scott Walker is better than Ted Cruz or Rand Paul?

WTF has happened to this place?


40 posted on 03/11/2014 2:44:59 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is a reason that, in the history of the Presidency, that only 3 sitting US Senators have been elected - in 1920, 1960, and 2008 - and all of them were poor Presidents.


41 posted on 03/11/2014 2:53:34 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

“What in the hell has happened to FR? Is this a serious discussion saying Scott Walker is better than Ted Cruz or Rand Paul? WTF has happened to this place?”.....

Opinions are like noses and bung holes, everyone has one. Time will tell the outcome so be patient.


42 posted on 03/11/2014 4:26:39 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I won’t believe it till the fat lady not only sings, but does a belly dance as well. It will be another RHINO.


43 posted on 03/11/2014 6:28:38 AM PDT by brooklyn dave
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To: brooklyn dave

It will be another RHINO..........................Hmmmmm? lets see, who is the current longest serving Republican Congressman, isn’t it his turn to run??


44 posted on 03/11/2014 6:43:12 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (2016 an election or a coronation of a Queen?)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Oh I think they’d know who he is very quick. It would take just a few moments for the lame stream to make his name well known. In short, they’d do it for him.


45 posted on 03/11/2014 7:35:28 AM PDT by crz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For anyone who puts any stock in this front-runner nonsense this far out from the first primary, ask them to remind you the margin that Hillary Clinton beat Guiliani by in the 2008 general election.


46 posted on 03/11/2014 7:38:14 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Then there’s Ted Cruz, he’s nothing but a hack.”

Libtard translation: We are terrified he will win the nomination and become president.


47 posted on 03/11/2014 8:30:48 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who is this R-Tard ?


48 posted on 03/11/2014 10:57:20 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Then there’s Ted Cruz, he’s nothing but a hack.
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Who is this little punk Brent Hatley; the author of this article? Hey Brent; one question for you. Are you still beating your wife?


49 posted on 03/12/2014 2:30:28 AM PDT by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: Din Maker; All

Then there’s Ted Cruz, he’s nothing but a hack.
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Who is this little punk Brent Hatley; the author of this article? Hey Brent; one question for you. Are you still beating your wife?


50 posted on 03/12/2014 2:31:20 AM PDT by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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