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The Son Also Rises-Rand Paulís surprisingly successful campaign for Senate
Reason.com ^ | May issue | W. James Antle, III

Posted on 04/13/2010 7:18:19 AM PDT by Bratch

The Rally for the Republicans at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center isn’t your standard rubber-chicken campaign event. Frank Simon, a Louisville religious-right leader known for his strong opposition to gay marriage, leads the crowd of 800 in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Rev. Jerry Stephenson, a conservative black pastor, delivers the invocation, asking “Father God” to “help us start a revolution.” Then the Grammy-nominated rock and reggae singer Aimee Allen, decked out in tattoos, patterned stockings, and high-top sneakers, performs a three-song set, culminating in an anthem helped along by the candidate’s sons on acoustic guitars: “We don’t want no war no more / Bring our boys home to our shore.”

This improbable opening is topped off by the Rev. Jeff Fugate, the right-wing pastor of Clays Mill Road Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. Unlike the previous act, Fugate doesn’t sing about the PATRIOT Act or inciting a riot. Instead he gives a Falwellesque speech about restoring American values.

Nearly an hour later, the audience, which paid $25 a head, is treated to the main event: Rand Paul, a candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, making his first joint appearance with his famous father, Ron Paul, the libertarian presidential candidate and 11-term GOP congressman from Texas.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: randpaul; sarahpalin; steveforbes

1 posted on 04/13/2010 7:18:20 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

we should just revert back to british royalty.

sons, daughters, and wives are everywhere in “public service”.

/s


2 posted on 04/13/2010 7:20:02 AM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: Bratch

Rand Paul has managed to tap into his father’s national following of libertarians and anti-war advocates without (so far) alienating traditional Republicans in the Blue Grass State.”

This is a Reagan-esque achievement. I could be persuaded....when all those on the “right” (broadly defined) unite, the left loses, and America wins.


3 posted on 04/13/2010 7:25:49 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Bratch

Rand Paul is a LUNATIC that hangs out with the traitor ADAM KOKESH!!!


4 posted on 04/13/2010 7:28:42 AM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: ConservativeDude

“I am not trying to splinter off into a smaller and smaller group. I am trying to create a force than can win an election.”

THAT is a great quote from the younger Dr. Paul....


5 posted on 04/13/2010 7:31:30 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: RaceBannon

Like we have so many choices, Trey Grayson is a RINO that hung out with Bill Clinton.


6 posted on 04/13/2010 7:54:25 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: sarge83

You have a choice: Vote for someone who IGNORES TREASON, and OPEN treason at that, or hold your nose and vote for a RINO.

You gonna vote for TREASON???


7 posted on 04/13/2010 8:10:21 AM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: RaceBannon

And the difference is? One just takes a little longer to shove that dagger in your back.


8 posted on 04/13/2010 10:35:14 AM PDT by sarge83
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