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Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee face off at New Hampshire Freedom Summit
MSNBC ^ | April 12, 2014 | Benjy Sarlin

Posted on 04/13/2014 7:36:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Republican presidential primary is up and running in New Hampshire, where conservative prospects lined up in Manchester Saturday for the first cattle call of the 2016 cycle.

Speakers at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, which was sponsored by Citizens United and Koch-backed Americans For Prosperity, included Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, all of whom would be top tier presidential contenders should they run.

Donald Trump also spoke.

Huckabee seemed especially determined to show he could compete for conservative votes against politicians like Paul and Cruz, who have each earned a devoted following among tea party activists. While the two senators mostly stuck to their usual talking points, Huckabee offered an extra large serving of red meat.

“My gosh, I’m beginning to think that there’s more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States,” he said in his remarks. “When I go to the airport, I have to get in the surrender position, people put hands all over me, and I have to provide photo ID and a couple of different forms and prove that I really am not going to terrorize the airplane – but if I want to go vote I don’t need a thing.”(continued)

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TOPICS: Arkansas; Kentucky; New Hampshire; New York; Texas; Utah; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
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1 posted on 04/13/2014 7:36:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is so much journ-o-list fail in this article

2 posted on 04/13/2014 7:46:00 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Cruz and Paul offered two very different answers that could provide the basis for a spirited 2016 debate.

“In my view, I think we should continue to defend the traditional three legs of the Republican stool: I am a fiscal conservative, I am a social conservative, I am a national security conservative,” Cruz said.

By contrast, Paul emphasized letting individual states work out their differences on social issues and added that the GOP should be open to dissenting views.

“I think that there really is room in the party for many different people,” he said. “I think there’s an arrogance to having absolute litmus tests.”

And right there is the difference that should define Senator Cruz and eliminate Rand Paul, should it come to such a choice.


3 posted on 04/13/2014 8:39:21 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
F the summit. America is ready for total collapse and this BS means nothing. Civil war is near and millions will die.
4 posted on 04/13/2014 9:10:37 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: TLI; Monterrosa-24; ilgipper; exnavy; MarMema; Bikkuri; o2bfree; 12th_Monkey; 230FMJ; TWhiteBear; ..
Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
5 posted on 04/13/2014 10:40:51 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huckabee is toast in SC after his TV commercial supporting Graham.

6 posted on 04/14/2014 4:56:59 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Logical me

wow, that is sobering on this blood moon Monday am!

7 posted on 04/14/2014 6:17:44 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Logical me

Just curious, how do you see this civil war that kills millions playing out? State vs. state? Region vs. region? Race vs. race?

8 posted on 04/14/2014 6:37:46 AM PDT by bigdaddy45
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Rand Paul's immigration speech
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform
Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...
[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
9 posted on 04/14/2014 8:35:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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Rand Paul: Time for GOP to soften war stance softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.
[Posted on 01/31/2013 5:08:50 PM PST by xzins]

10 posted on 04/14/2014 8:36:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt's Generals: 'How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?'
Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt's military -- even as Cairo's security forces massacre anti-government activists. [by "anti-government activists" is meant church-burning Christian-murdering jihadists]
[Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat]

11 posted on 04/14/2014 8:36:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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Rand Paul On Shutdown: “Even Though It Appeared I Was Participating In It, It Was A Dumb Idea”
RCP | November 18th, 2013 | Fox News Special Report
Posted on 11/19/2013 12:16:51 PM by Third Person

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Senator, when Obamacare was at issue, a month ago, when it came to a continuing resolution to funding the government you supported a filibuster of other Senators, who demanded that you had to have a change or the abolition of Obamacare as a condition for funding the government. In retrospect do you think that was a good strategy? But even more importantly —looking ahead, the deadlines are coming up, the resolution’s going to run out, we’re going to hit the debt ceiling soon — would you be prepared to use same tactic as we approach the new deadlines? SEN. RAND PAUL (R-KY): Well, I said throughout the whole battle that shutting down the government was a dumb idea. Even though it did appear as if I was participating in it, I said it was a dumb idea. And the reason I voted for it, though, is that it’s a conundrum. Here’s the conundrum. We have a $17 trillion debt and people at home tell me you can’t give the president a blank check. We just can’t keep raising the debt ceiling without conditions. So unconditionally raising the debt ceiling, nobody at home wants me to vote for that and I can’t vote for that. But the conundrum is if I don’t we do approach these deadlines. So there is an impasse. In 2011, though, we had this impasse and the president did negotiate. We got the sequester. If we were to extend the sequester from discretionary spending to all the entitlements we would actually fix our problem within a few years.

12 posted on 04/14/2014 8:41:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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Rand Paul: Christie Win Shows GOP Has Room for Moderates
"There's room in the Republican Party for moderates, like Chris Christie. They seem to be the only ones that are winning in the Northeast... The other thing that might happen in the Northeast if we had a little more libertarian-leaning Republicans, they would have a chance in the Northeast. But there's room for moderates, like Chris Christie, and he's got a place in the party."
[Posted on 11/06/2013 4:19:17 PM PST by Olog-hai]

13 posted on 04/14/2014 8:42:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.

Trump: ‘I Would Build a Border Fence Like You Have Never Seen Before’
Breitbart ^ | 4-12-14 | Robert Wilde
Posted on 4/13/2014 7:16:17 PM by equalator

14 posted on 04/14/2014 8:42:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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