Skip to comments.Come to Kentucky, Rand Paul tells Obama (Paul taunts Obama; he may endorse J.D. over McCain)
Posted on 05/19/2010 7:02:20 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
(CNN) Fresh off his win in Kentucky's Republican Senate primary, Dr. Rand Paul is welcoming the attention from national Democrats that his insurgent, Tea Party-backed candidacy is generating.
Tim Kaine, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, took a shot at Paul during a press conference in Washington Wednesday.
Kaine said Paul "represents the most extreme elements of the Republican Party - a candidate who has vowed to abolish the Departments of Education and the Federal Reserve; who vows to oppose, oppose, oppose at a time when we need constructive solutions to the challenges we face."
Asked about Kaine's comments in an interview set to air on CNN's John King, USA, Paul told Democrats to "bring it on."
And Paul, the son of former Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, also weighed in Arizona's upcoming Republican Senate primary. In that race, Sen. John McCain, the GOP's recent standard bearer, is locked in a tough contest with former Rep. J. D. Hayworth, who is also enjoying support from the Tea Party movement.
Asked whether he has a preference in the McCain-Hayworth race, Paul left the door open to backing Hayworth in his effort to unseat McCain.
"I haven't looked at it closely enough to know yet, but I do know that I have some similarities with former Congressman Hayworth and we will look at the race," Paul told King.
(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...
I thought most of you on FR said that Rand was a loon like his father? HAHA!
I hope Rand is not back-pedaling already, and that he backs the other tea party candidate-J.D. Hayworth.
I used to just say that at least Paul was better than that closet case Grayson but then I read this stuff about him and I realize.....I genuinely like the guy.
Funny how so many were slamming Rand Paul before Precious endorsed him.
repubs ask white house for shorebank records!!...
He can with this one:
In Delaware on Sept 14, Christine O'Donnell is taking on the most liberal Republican Congressmen, Mike Castle, for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, Biden's old seat. Castle has been a professional politician since before Christine was born. Most recently, as a congressmen he supported cap & tax, the bailouts and the government takeover of industry. Now he wants a senate seat.
I’ve never said that.
But I am fairly libertarian.
Ron Paul’s biggest fault is his supporters.
They’re the loons.
He also had the misfortune of having Iraq, oddly enough, the central focus of the GOP primary. His foreign policy positions are regrettable. However, I think most people now see the value in his anti-government agenda.
See post 9.
I haven't found anything of any significance that Rand Paul disagrees with his father on.
Still better than RINO grayson
So, you are glad that Palin endorsed Rand, right?
Damn. Conservative and beautiful? She’s got my vote, except I don’t live there.
I wouldn’t call it an anti-government agenda, rather a Pro-Constitution agenda [I disagreed with Paul’s adopting of the liberal anti-war “platform & tactics”.]
Frankly, it’s about time people started waking up to the realities. Both the GOP and the Dems have sung lullabies to the public for years now... I hope people are finally waking up.
As for Rand Paul, I am not all that comfortable with the whole “Tea Party Platform” idea, or organizing with him as the “leader” of this movement. ALL of these “Tea Party Candidates” — who decides who the “tea party” backs? Who will decide what should be on the platform? There is no way this stays a true grassroots movement AND becomes organized in such a way...
Now Gnarly’s a conservative. GO figger.
Dont MISS this video!
Flush the John...Johnnys GOT to go!
VERY accurate and hilarious!
I supported Rand Paul very early. I saw that he was different and not a truther nut.
Good pick - if she wins there will be a good number of people here talking about her in the same breath as Palin and Bachman.
It is a platform of conservatism and constitutionalism. We don’t want to return to George W Bush we want to return to George Washington. I support Paul because he is articulate and isn’t afraid to say what he is ready to cut out of government. Show me Republicans that are as brave as that and I’ll support them. I’m tired of weak swill. Rand Paul will win this race handily and the GOP will be good to learn from it.
In the way that a baseball bat to the knee is “better” than a claw hammer to the skull, perhaps. I’ll do what I can to avoid both, thank you very much.
McCain must have wet his diaper when he heard this news tonight.
“Im tired of weak swill.”
So you’ll do what you can to avoid someone who wants to cut big government to the same extent that you’ll do what you can to avoid someone who wants to support endless entitlements and big government?
Hadnt heard it expressed that way before. Good catch.
Oh, I understand that re: the platform. And, I agree with you regarding weak Republicans who talk out of both sides of their mouths. I’m sick of that, too...
I just really hope the GOP DOES pay attention and not just to “save themselves”. It is a lesson that they need to learn... I just hope they really can! I don’t know if there are enough true statesmen (or women) out there in positions with enough power and money behind them to remake this grassroots movement into a real contender in the 3rd party arena. And, it seems like a lot want to see it that way... I’m just cautious is all - and very cynical! LOL
I’ve poured blood, sweat, and tears into 3rd party campaigns years back - and without quality people, and a TON of money it’s a VERY hard row to hoe.
Those are your words, not mine.
I prefer to avoid pro-choice for states, isolationist Big L Libertarians. Which is what the Pauls are when they’re not up for election.
So, am I assuming correctly then, that you are a troll?
It’s all about timing. Let him work his strategy.
I’ve always been opposed to third party candidates, for many reasons. But this time, it’s different. I am sick to death of rino republicans. The world is changing, our country is changing, and our people are waking up. If there’s a time for an outsider to win big, I think it may be now.
No, I haven’t noticed “most” of FR against him. Some yes. Others like myself cautious due to his father. But I did support him if for no other reason I felt he was unlikely to be McConnell’s lackey.
I want him to win and I hope he does help J.D.
any conservative politician that firmly believes in SLASHING the federal government is a marked improvement of the idiots we currently have, by and large.
I hope Rand stays far away from J.D. He's a loon who is only popular because he is taking on McCain. He was a party hack when in congress and got voted out because he was tied to the hip with Abramoff and the Indian Tribe money.
Palin supported Rand. Her support of McCain is not strictly because of loyalty.
Oh, there’s no doubt that he’s slick.
LMAO -— He has nothing in common with J.D.
He has more in common with McCain when it comes to his stance on closing GITMO, his B.S. flip flops on earmarks and having Palin’s endorsement.
I don’t know of any implications of Rand Paul leading some nationalized Tea Party campaign. I see him as a Kentucky candidate, and support him as the sort of candidate I’d like to see in the GOP and the Senate. It’s nothing more or less than that.
I do take issue with his father’s foreign policy, and have some reservations about his own. But that is a trade off I’m willing to make to see more Senators who will do more than just pay lip service to limited government, all the while working for the Washington agenda.
I sure wish Palin was more loyal to the values her supporters ascribe to her than to McCain.
NOT ME!!! I read his platform and agreed with everything he said for the most part. Of course, I agree with most everything Michael Savage says, and a lot of Freepers don’t like him either.
I love people who have stong opinions that reflect the Constitution and who are not easily cowed. You have to be tough-skinned to be in politics because otherwise the neo-Marxists will eat you alive.
Savage and Paul have strong moral family principles which are the opposite of the bambi pansexual brigade.
Er, the president has his own plane, Rand. Did I throw my vote for you away?
That is what I like about Paul, All These Republicans say we have to Balance the Budget Cut Taxes but NEVER tell us what they are going to cut or what Government agencies they will Close. Thats because they will not shut down any of them,they are all members of the Country club down there.
If Paul is a Radical Right winger then so am I.
20 Million Government Workers Raping the Country its time to Cut that in Half
Bump! Added to McCain/Hayworth research. [Link in profile.]
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