Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Sen. Bunning endorses Rand Paul over his own 'protege'
The Hill ^ | 04/14/2010 | Aaron Blake

Posted on 04/14/2010 2:38:21 PM PDT by speciallybland

Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) is leaving the Senate, but he's not going quietly.

Bunning on Wednesday announced that he will support Rand Paul in the GOP primary to take his seat. The move will be seen as a direct affront to the state's other senator, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and the candidate he is more closely tied to, Secretary of State Trey Grayson.

“Kentucky needs a conservative who will say no to bailouts, stop the government takeover of our economy, end wasteful spending, and bring down our national debt," Bunning said. "And Kentucky’s families need a conservative who believes in traditional values and the rights of the unborn. In 2010, there is only one such conservative running for the United States Senate -- Dr. Rand Paul."

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 2010endorsements; bunning; jimbunning; kentucky; ky2010; randpaul
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-85 next last

1 posted on 04/14/2010 2:38:21 PM PDT by speciallybland
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: bamahead

LOL!


2 posted on 04/14/2010 2:39:05 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: speciallybland

Bunning and McConnell don’t like each other.


3 posted on 04/14/2010 2:40:25 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: speciallybland

BUMP.


4 posted on 04/14/2010 2:40:35 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: speciallybland
Kentucky needs a conservative who will say no to bailouts, stop the government takeover of our economy, end wasteful spending, and bring down our national debt,” Bunning said

Dang I love that Bunning fella.
Isn't he the guy that stopped the Senate from dolling out even more deficit financed unemployment money, and insisted that the Senate abide by the PAYGO that the Senate themselves voted for?
Too bad this excellent fellow is retiring from the Senate.

5 posted on 04/14/2010 2:45:45 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385
We could not ask for a nobler endorsement. Sen Bunning has stood against the entire Senate and earned the respect of freedom minded and principled American everywhere. Sen Paul has tremendous shoes to fill. Thank God for Sen. Bunning! In 2010, there is only one such conservative running for the United States Senate -- Dr. Rand Paul.
6 posted on 04/14/2010 2:48:47 PM PDT by Theophilus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Theophilus

bttt


7 posted on 04/14/2010 2:49:30 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: SmokingJoe

Too bad it isn’t “McConCain” retiring instead.


8 posted on 04/14/2010 2:50:04 PM PDT by VicVega
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: pissant

McConnell won reelection by touting all the ‘bacon’ he was bringing home.

Not exactly the type of ‘leader’ the rnc needs.


9 posted on 04/14/2010 2:51:00 PM PDT by griswold3
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: fieldmarshaldj
This is HUGE.
This is the railroad spike in Grayson's campaign.
Also, notice that Grayson is now attacking Sarah Palin. Another huge mistake.

10 posted on 04/14/2010 2:52:22 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Obamunism: You have two cows. The regime redistributes them and shoots you dead)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Allegra; Republican Wildcat; skinkinthegrass; onyx; Impy; RaceBannon; AmishDude; ...

Extremely disappointing. Bunning chose poorly. Junior Paul is still a Truther-funded candidate who is close buddies with traitors like Adam Kokesh. We cannot afford to have him in the Senate, period.


11 posted on 04/14/2010 2:57:53 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: griswold3

The last Republican Speaker did the same.


12 posted on 04/14/2010 2:58:06 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: fieldmarshaldj
“In the United States Senate, Kentuckians need a strong, principled conservative to stand up to the liberals and establishment politicians that run Washington. Kentucky needs a conservative who will say no to bailouts, stop the government takeover of our economy, end wasteful spending, and bring down our national debt. And Kentucky’s families need a conservative who believes in traditional values and the rights of the unborn. In 2010, there is only one such conservative running for the United States Senate — Dr. Rand Paul.

“Dr. Paul will be his own man in Washington, not beholden to the special interests and beltway insiders who come looking for handouts on a daily basis. Instead, Dr. Paul will be a strong voice and advocate for the people and values of Kentucky. Dr. Paul is a man of his word who can be trusted to do what is right for Kentucky and the nation. “I know what it takes to stand up for the conservative principles that are needed to make America a better place for our children and grandchildren. Dr. Paul shares those same core values and has the courage and conviction necessary to make sure the voices of Kentucky’s workers, families, retirees, and children are heard in Washington. That is why I am supporting Dr. Paul to be our next United States Senator from Kentucky.”

13 posted on 04/14/2010 3:05:52 PM PDT by Theophilus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Theophilus

Rand Paul - you are known by the company you keep

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai0DT-TK1iM

Junior’s CLOSE ties with radical anti-war extremist and traitor Adam Kokesh exposed, another Paulbot.


14 posted on 04/14/2010 3:09:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: skinkinthegrass

BLUEGRASS bump, please? For the truth?


15 posted on 04/14/2010 3:10:27 PM PDT by RonPaulLives (I won't be a neo-pawn in the game.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: fieldmarshaldj; Allegra; onyx; Impy; RaceBannon; AmishDude; SoCalPol

Grayson should have contacted Sarah and Mitch McConnell picked the fued with Bunning. Two huge errors.

Sarah Palin made a shrewd endorsement. Father Ronald Paul likes Sarah Palin. If Randall wins the general election, he’s going to give Schumer, Leahy Levin and other loathsome democrats fits. In fact, he might send a couple of the fossils to the graves they’ve been avoiding for years.

Winning the Republican nomination is half the battle. He’ll have to win the general election. The democrats will have a chance now to run a so-called “conservative” rat.


16 posted on 04/14/2010 3:12:23 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: fieldmarshaldj

Kentucky grassroots disagree with you.


17 posted on 04/14/2010 3:14:34 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Obamunism: You have two cows. The regime redistributes them and shoots you dead)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: speciallybland
“Kentucky needs a conservative who will say no to bailouts, stop the government takeover of our economy, end wasteful spending, and bring down our national debt,"


The above is enough to make me overlook what ever disagreements I may have with Rand Paul over defense and foreign policy issues. I absolutely cannot stomach any more big government Republicans.
18 posted on 04/14/2010 3:14:47 PM PDT by rob777 (Personal Responsibility is the Price of Freedom)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

So what ? Doesn’t change the fact of Junior Paul’s associates and funding. I would bet many of the primary voters don’t know about either. Paleo-Libertarians are a low single-digit percentage of the voting base, and are not a part of the mainstream of the GOP.


19 posted on 04/14/2010 3:18:19 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: fieldmarshaldj

Extremely disappointing. Bunning chose poorly. Junior Paul is still a Truther-funded candidate who is close buddies with traitors like Adam Kokesh. We cannot afford to have him in the Senate, period.


I guess you prefer the Liberal Democrat Greyson over Paul...

I am no Truther....but better a Truther not stealing my wallet than a Liberal with his hands always in my butt...


20 posted on 04/14/2010 3:18:34 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD Hayworth for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: onyx

The democrats look like they’re going to jettison their conservative democrats, Dan Mongiardo, for liberal Jack Conway because Mongiardo dared not support Obama’s health care bill. Mongirado’s lead in the democrat primary went from 18 points to 3 points.


21 posted on 04/14/2010 3:18:56 PM PDT by speciallybland
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: UCFRoadWarrior

I don’t know who “liberal Democrat” Grayson is, I know only mainstream Conservative Republican Trey Grayson, and he has my endorsement over Truther and Kokesh-supported Junior Paul, a clear and present threat to our national security. I don’t endorse people who hang out and make common cause with traitors.


22 posted on 04/14/2010 3:20:56 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: UCFRoadWarrior
I am no Truther....but better a Truther not stealing my wallet than a Liberal with his hands always in my butt...

A-men to that. For months now, we've had a couple of trolls going to every thread on FR, writing fiction about how Charles Merwin Grayson III was Bunning's choice or his "protege." This sets the record straight on that lie.

23 posted on 04/14/2010 3:22:37 PM PDT by RonPaulLives (I won't be a neo-pawn in the game.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: fieldmarshaldj
Bunning endorsed Paul. That should tell you something.

McConnell gave us ObamaCare because he wanted to go home for Christmas. He also helped pile up more debt.

The earth is not going to explode if Paul wins... he is more conservative and not pro bailout or abortion.
24 posted on 04/14/2010 3:25:43 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: RonPaulLives

Bullcrap. Sen. Bunning’s endorsement is nothing but sour grapes because he’s still steaming pissed at being pressured into retiring before he wanted to go. A sad and classless way to end his career by endorsing a Truther-supported extremist and tool of anti-American traitors like Adam Kokesh.


25 posted on 04/14/2010 3:26:50 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: speciallybland; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; ..

This caught me off guard. Clearly, Bunning resents being pressured into retirement, even though he would have lost had he run.


26 posted on 04/14/2010 3:28:05 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Minus_The_Bear

Post #25. I’m not endorsing a guy who is best buds with traitors like Adam Kokesh. It’s too bad it doesn’t both your conscience, but I’m not selling out our country or our troops for a candidate like that.


27 posted on 04/14/2010 3:28:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: rob777
The above is enough to make me overlook what ever disagreements I may have with Rand Paul over defense and foreign policy issues.

Watch us "wag the dog" while we sell America down the river just ain't cuttin it anymore?

Not to me either.

28 posted on 04/14/2010 3:31:04 PM PDT by Theophilus ('a dog is smarter than its tail', but if the tail were smarter, then the tail would 'wag the dog'.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: RonPaulLives
I have not seen you in many moons. I'm gratified to see that RonPaulLives lives!
29 posted on 04/14/2010 3:35:00 PM PDT by Theophilus ('a dog is smarter than its tail', but if the tail were smarter, then the tail would 'wag the dog'.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Theophilus
Thank God for Sen. Bunning!

Amen!

30 posted on 04/14/2010 3:35:19 PM PDT by alicewonders
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: fieldmarshaldj
nothing but sour grapes because he’s still steaming pissed

Ironic words that describe you perfectly. And you have repeated the same tired garbage over and over on several threads. Apparently, you are going with the Goebbels strategy of "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."

You essentially have three choices after Dr. Paul's eventual victory next month: swallow your stubborn pride and support the Republican, show your true colors by continuing to cry and support the Democrat, or shut up and find neo-con candidates in your own state to support.

31 posted on 04/14/2010 3:36:14 PM PDT by RonPaulLives (I won't be a neo-pawn in the game.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: speciallybland

Who has the better chance of winning the general election for the rats?


32 posted on 04/14/2010 3:37:14 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Theophilus

Thank you. Good to see you too, my fellow Kentuckian. God bless.


33 posted on 04/14/2010 3:37:38 PM PDT by RonPaulLives (I won't be a neo-pawn in the game.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: fieldmarshaldj
A sad and classless way to end his career...

You know fieldmarshaldj, every Rand Paul thread is like chocolate to me.
And you, you are the like the "bitter" in every thread of my favorite chocolate:

Bittersweet Chocolate!


Things just wouldn't taste as good without you.

FReegards

34 posted on 04/14/2010 3:43:45 PM PDT by Theophilus ('a dog is smarter than its tail', but if the tail were smarter, then the tail would 'wag the dog'.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: onyx
Depends on the GOP nominee. Paul does better against Mongiardo than Conway and Grayson does better against Conway than Mongiardo.

Frankly, I'm not sure which one has the better chance. Mongiardo's positions are more in tune with Kentucky, but Conway is a much, much better fundraiser.

35 posted on 04/14/2010 3:44:17 PM PDT by speciallybland
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: speciallybland

This is more good news of powerful momentum in Rand Paul’s favor. He is going to make a great US Senator!


36 posted on 04/14/2010 3:44:21 PM PDT by daniel885
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Clintonfatigued

Do you really, sincerely think that Bunning could have lost in Kentucky this fall? Assuming of course that the RINO establishment, faced with his overwhelming endorsement in the Republican primary, would not have dared to maintain its boycott of financial and moral support for him


37 posted on 04/14/2010 3:46:03 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: RonPaulLives; Allegra; RaceBannon; SoCalPol

I only speak the truth, you don’t like it, but then, I’m not hear to kiss the ass of Paulbot loons. If Junior manages to buy the nomination, relying on the deceiving and defrauding of the good primary Republican voters of Kentucky, do not expect me to rubber-stamp that appalling candidacy. Just as I will not aid and abet the hijacking of the party by liberals, I will similarly not do so by Paleo-Libertarians, who are thoroughly and completely indistinguishable on foreign policy and defense matters as the extreme left of the Democrat party.


38 posted on 04/14/2010 3:47:35 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Theophilus

Post #38 goes for you, too.


39 posted on 04/14/2010 3:48:19 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: fieldmarshaldj

Agreed. I am not encouraged by Paul’s associations and I fear that he will have a Dr. Strangelove/Debra Medina moment.

Furthermore, the Democrat will not let up on the Drs. Paul. There’s way too much dirt for Rand Paul to explain away.

We may have lost this seat. If Rand is anything like his father, we already have.


40 posted on 04/14/2010 3:52:00 PM PDT by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for, it matters who takes office.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: AmishDude

Last time I checked, the Amish don’t vote...


41 posted on 04/14/2010 3:53:47 PM PDT by browniexyz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: speciallybland

Mongiardo is a doctor; he didn’t want to vote for something that would put him out of business!


42 posted on 04/14/2010 3:55:31 PM PDT by browniexyz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: fieldmarshaldj

The Tea Partiers love him!! That’s the voting bloc!!


43 posted on 04/14/2010 3:56:04 PM PDT by browniexyz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: browniexyz

And last I checked, Rand Paul has a double-digit lead over both Mongiardo and Conway. Obviously, if Paul wins the primary, November is a long ways away...but still, saying we’re doomed with a guy with a double-digit lead and who can raise a ton of money is foolish.


44 posted on 04/14/2010 3:56:37 PM PDT by speciallybland
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: browniexyz

I support the Tea Party movement. I do not support candidates supported by Truthers and traitors like Adam Kokesh.


45 posted on 04/14/2010 3:57:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: fieldmarshaldj; RonPaulLives; SoCalPol
OMG....is there really a FReeper called "RonPaulLives?"

How have I never seen that before?

46 posted on 04/14/2010 4:00:05 PM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: fieldmarshaldj

On second thought, maybe I shouldn’t ask you to shut up and find a neo-con in your own state to support, for this is too much like comic relief on a stressful day. You rant and rave and throw the same temper tantrum repeatedly (the same one you were throwing back when you were lying and saying that Greyson was the choice of sitting Senator Jim Bunning). And then, like the little kid who is tired of getting his ass kicked, you copy in a handful of Freepers who weren’t even involved in the discussion. Take up your pathetic lies with the Downsize DC Foundation, Concerned Women for America, Gun Owners of America, Steve Forbes, FreedomWorks, Northern Kentucky Right to Life, Sarah Palin, and our own Senator Jim Bunning...ALL OF WHOM endorsed Dr. Rand Paul.


47 posted on 04/14/2010 4:01:42 PM PDT by RonPaulLives (I won't be a neo-pawn in the game.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: AmishDude

If Junior Paul wins the general, it will be solely due to the national climate and his getting pulled across, much like how all the execrable rodent cretins were in ‘06, even unpopular ones. The problem is quite so, that the Democrats will be swift to enlighten Kentuckians on Paul’s extremist links and fundraising if Grayson is unable to stop him. Grayson has no similar baggage to be “caught” on going into November, Paul has tons. I pray Grayson wins the primary, because I’m not looking forward to my media market (which from Nashville covers Southern KY from Hopkinsville to Bowling Green and environs) being saturated in Democrat ads clear until November linking Junior and Kokesh and where Junior’s $$’s are coming from. Patriotic Kentuckians will NOT be admiring of that.


48 posted on 04/14/2010 4:03:48 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: speciallybland
Looks like McConnell can't hit a curveball.

And Bunning had a great one.

49 posted on 04/14/2010 4:04:16 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Allegra

Sheer luck and good fortune ?


50 posted on 04/14/2010 4:04:25 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-85 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson