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Rand Paul Teams Up with Lamar Alexander for Healthcare Roundtable
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 27, 2014 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 06/27/2014 5:27:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has yet to endorse a candidate in the Tennessee primary, but incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander has already recruited him for an event in his state.

The two senators will host a healthcare roundtable discussion in Nashville on June 30 with Tennessee healthcare executives and professionals to discuss the effects of Obamacare.

Although the discussion is closed to the press, the two senators will hold media availability after the event.

As he faces primary challenger Joe Carr in the fall, Alexander has touted his work with Sen. Paul in campaign ads – particularly on the Freedom to Fish Act.

“Nobody wants to say no to Lamar Alexander,” Paul said in an ad aired last year which touts Alexander’s role in the legislation....

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Kentucky; Tennessee; Issues; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; gop; lamaralexander; obamacare; randpaul
Did you know that he and his father started the tea party? [guffaw]
1 posted on 06/27/2014 5:27:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rand may be pretty much dead to me at this point. His affirmation of Cochran accusing a Tea Partier of being a member of the KKK is sickening


2 posted on 06/27/2014 5:28:42 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP needs to be a little more timely when “selecting their battles”. Ummmm. We lost that one. We’re up to our @$$e$ in illegal aliens now. Try to catch up.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 5:29:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rand Paul is a collaborator.


4 posted on 06/27/2014 5:56:21 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Nobody wants to say no to Lamar Alexander,” Paul said

LOL!! I think millions want to

5 posted on 06/27/2014 5:58:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Viennacon
Rand may be pretty much dead to me at this point.

Politics is ugly. Always has been, always will be. Won't ever change. Rand's an outsider trying to win the support of key insiders he will need for his presidential run. He's gathering favors and good will from the "establishment". Everything Rand Paul is doing is with his run for the White House in mind, my guess is he doesn't much care for Alexander, McConnell, Cochran or most of the rest of them.

6 posted on 06/27/2014 6:00:46 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: MUDDOG

Rand Paul wants to be POTUS.

His ambition overrides his ideology.


7 posted on 06/27/2014 6:02:34 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Viennacon

I agree. He has been turning on the spit. Pretty well roasted RINO now.


8 posted on 06/27/2014 6:06:27 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Longbow1969; Viennacon
Rand's an outsider trying to win the support of key insiders he will need for his presidential run. He's gathering favors and good will from the "establishment". Everything Rand Paul is doing is with his run for the White House in mind...

In my view, Rand Paul is running for the Vice-Presidency. Virtually all of his "huh" positions are ones that appeal to the youth vote -- drugs, gay rights, broadening the franchise, etc.

He's setting himself up as the only ticket option who can conceivably attract the youth vote.

9 posted on 06/27/2014 6:11:56 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: okie01

Which party?


10 posted on 06/27/2014 6:12:44 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: okie01

He wants to attract the liberal vote?


11 posted on 06/27/2014 6:13:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

The fascist party. He is fallen and can’t get up.


12 posted on 06/27/2014 6:21:22 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: GeronL
Which party? He wants to attract the liberal vote?

A good way of putting it. Paul's positions have become increasingly liberal on their surface.

However, the polls indicate that the youth vote is disenchanted with The One They Were Waiting For and is up for grabs.

Theoretically, Sen. Paul might be in the best position to attract those votes to a ticket.

Personally, I'd rather not see him on the ticket at all -- but he will have his attraction to the GOP-e candidates (who will also see him, mistakenly, as a bridge to the "Tea Party vote").

13 posted on 06/27/2014 6:26:09 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rand is blowing up a lot of bridges. I just hope he knows how to rebuild them.


14 posted on 06/27/2014 6:28:09 PM PDT by Maelstorm (America wasn't founded with the battle cry of "Give me Liberty or cut me a government check!".)
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To: Maelstorm

I don’t. I’d rather see Hillary in that office.


15 posted on 06/27/2014 6:28:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: okie01; GeronL

How’d that work for Milt with Paul Ryan?


16 posted on 06/27/2014 6:30:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Longbow1969

He is crazy if he thinks they are going to support him. They may not try as hard to destroy him.


17 posted on 06/27/2014 6:33:23 PM PDT by Maelstorm (America wasn't founded with the battle cry of "Give me Liberty or cut me a government check!".)
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To: okie01
In my view, Rand Paul is running for the Vice-Presidency. Virtually all of his "huh" positions are ones that appeal to the youth vote -- drugs, gay rights, broadening the franchise, etc.

Possible. In my view though, Rand is a big picture guy with ideas that will be almost revolutionary outside of grass roots and libertarian circles. I don't think he could be happy cutting ribbons and speaking at rotary clubs. I think he is sort of positioning himself as an alternative the "establishment" may view as their best "hail mary" shot to win and can grudgingly accept. He is doing them favors as needed now to show he can be a team player and won't be like his father.

I don't really trust Rand because I actually do believe he is far more like his father than he lets on (and I think his father is a nutter), and his ingratiating himself with the likes of Alexander, McConnell, etc, only convinces me Rand has learned well how to play the game of politics well. I don't believe he has anything in common with the establishment GOP and I doubt he much likes them. In fact I'd bet he has pure contempt for them.

When I say I don't trust Rand, that doesn't mean I wouldn't vote for him. I would most certainly do so if he was our nominee, but I would be very worried about his foreign and defense policy positions. Those are the things a President has the most control over and my hunch is he is a naive isolationist like his Father. Still, he will be better than any Democrat nominated. His judicial nominations alone would make it worth voting for him. In fact that would be a big selling point of Rand Paul for me, I believe we could trust his judiciary and administrative nominees to be constitutional originalists and small government advocates.

18 posted on 06/27/2014 6:33:48 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Maelstorm
He is crazy if he thinks they are going to support him. They may not try as hard to destroy him.

They will support him if they feel they have to in order to gain/retain power. If it looks like Hillary is a heavy favorite to win and the Republican "establishment" needs to throw the long ball to have a chance, Rand is setting himself up to be a viable alternative to fill that role.

19 posted on 06/27/2014 6:38:00 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: okie01

Paul would repel me and many other conservatives.


20 posted on 06/27/2014 6:48:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Longbow1969
We view Paul pretty much the same. You might not trust him much...but I trust him even less.

I hope he's not on the ticket.

21 posted on 06/27/2014 6:56:13 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The worm has turned. A conservative needs to run against Rand.


22 posted on 06/27/2014 7:09:05 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Longbow1969

I totally agree with your assessment. The thing that troubles me is that Rand just seems to want it too badly. I think he needs to stay in the senate and do good work there.


23 posted on 06/27/2014 8:28:47 PM 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

Ol’ Randy needs to get a blast of the Cantor treatment..and soon. His running for CIC was once a distant thought, now even the name means nothing. This vote has vanished and will not be seen by him.


24 posted on 06/27/2014 8:43:13 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: freekitty

Great description of Randie ;-)


25 posted on 06/27/2014 8:49:06 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Longbow1969
So, if, as is increasingly obvious, Rand Paul is a political whore with views oh soooooo similar to his loony daddy, why are any of us wasting time on him? He plays for the other team on foreign policy just like his daddy. The babies cannot trust him just like they could not trust his daddy. People who have had enough of the sheer volume of immigration cannot rely on him. He sold his soul to Mitchie McConnell and the Wall Street/K Street gangs. Find a candidate to primary the sorry SOB in 2016 out of the Senate seat he holds and say goodbye to all things Paul.

Politics certainly is ugly. Let's make it a LOT uglier for accommodationist trash like Rand Paul. Supporting Thad Cockroach??? REALLY????

Let the Establishment suck up get a seat from his pals on the board of directors of Amalgamated Veeblefritzer for his post-Senate income and for kneepad services rendered. REMEMBER MISSISSIPPI!!!!

26 posted on 06/28/2014 1:54:01 AM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em Danno!)
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To: Jane Long

Thanks. Sometimes your fingers just type what you are really thinking. LOL


27 posted on 06/28/2014 8:08:15 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Longbow1969

I think you are wrong and these type even fought Reagan after he gained the nomination. They even tried to pull Gerald Ford out of retirement and some managed to run a third party candidate against him. This idea that they will some how come together to win is ridiculous. Look how they worked against Palin even after they got their man McCain. They pretend they aren’t ideologues but they are.


28 posted on 06/28/2014 11:14:50 AM PDT by Maelstorm (America wasn't founded with the battle cry of "Give me Liberty or cut me a government check!".)
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