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Paul jumps out to a 25-point lead in KY Senate race
HotAir.com ^ | May 20, 2010 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 05/20/2010 4:37:21 PM PDT by FTJM

The knock on Rand Paul from both Republicans and Democrats during the primary was his electability in a general election. His conservo-libertarian views would push the Republican ticket out of the mainstream, allowing the eventual Democratic nominee to grab the center and win a takeaway in the midterms. Rasmussen’s latest poll of likely voters in Kentucky show that the problem may be reversed, and that Jack Conway is in serious danger of being marginalized:

Rand Paul, riding the momentum of his big Republican Primary win on Tuesday, now posts a 25-point lead over Democrat Jack Conway in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race, but there’s a lot of campaigning to go.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Kentucky, taken Wednesday night, shows Paul earning 59% of the vote, while Conway picks up 34% support. Four percent (4%) percent prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; 2010polls; ky2010; paul; randpaul
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1 posted on 05/20/2010 4:37:21 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: FTJM

I fervently hope that Rand didn’t get his dad’s mental illness.


2 posted on 05/20/2010 4:39:12 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who rides on a scorpion should not be surprised when he last hears "it is my nature.")
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To: FTJM

Eat it, Conway!


3 posted on 05/20/2010 4:40:41 PM PDT by Rodebrecht (No army can stop an idea whose time has come.)
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To: FTJM

The Fox Special Report panel was talking about Paul’s comments on the Civil Rights Act, and how he suggested that he agreed with it as it applied to government but disapproved of restrictions on private enterprise. The Fox panel was all huffy about this. Paul’s comments make sense to me, but are a lot of people offended by this? And what difference does it make? No one’s going to try to repeal the Civil Rights Act.


4 posted on 05/20/2010 4:44:23 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: FTJM

Republicans are getting good at knocking other republicans.

These pols ought to shut up.

Today ole Newt said after PA loss he doesn’t think we can take back congress.

How helpful.


5 posted on 05/20/2010 4:47:55 PM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: hsalaw

Were we watching the same panel?

Kristol said it was no big deal. Mara is Mara and I have no clue as to what she was jabbering about but it didn’t seem huffy at all.

The only one huffy was Kraut, kind of sort of.


6 posted on 05/20/2010 4:49:17 PM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: FTJM
Going on Maddow was a mistake. Not a huge, campaign-imploding mistake, but one where a candidate who is not part of the political establishment is prone to make.
7 posted on 05/20/2010 4:50:11 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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Rand is very pro life........ though he's a little nerdy looking.

One advantage is his gorgeous blonde wife.....she looks like a supermodel.

ON VIDEO http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8688383.stm

Kelley Ashby was a Rhodes College English major. Paul and Ashby were married in 1991, and moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, less than 30 miles from her hometown of Russellville, Kentucky, in 1993.

Kelley Paul is a freelance writer, and she manages payroll and marketing communications for Paul's surgical practice. The couple have three sons: William, Duncan, and Robert.

Contrary to widespread speculation, Paul was not named after Ayn Rand, according to Paul himself.

8 posted on 05/20/2010 4:50:20 PM PDT by Liz (If teens can procreate in a Volkswagen, why does a spotted owl need 2000 acres? JD Hayworth)
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To: Carley

That PA race is being way over analyzed.


9 posted on 05/20/2010 4:50:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Carley
The only one huffy was Kraut, kind of sort of.

Mara and Charles were the ones who seemed to think it was a big deal. You're right - Mara is Mara - but I think Charles is an establishment guy who disapproves of Paul on principle.

10 posted on 05/20/2010 4:51:28 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: FTJM

This is another good example of Sarah Palin’s advice. She said we don’t need to move left to attract the moderates. Let them come to us. Those brave enough to ignore the political consultants are finding out she is right.


11 posted on 05/20/2010 4:52:36 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: hsalaw
I've been outside all day, and just heard about this “flap” on Shemp Smith's 7 o'clock report. From what I heard, the Louisville lib paper had been sitting on some Paul's comments made last year. This smacks of “circle the wagons” lib desperation based upon these polls...
12 posted on 05/20/2010 4:53:57 PM PDT by LRS (Just contracts; just laws; just a constitution...)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

One really wonderful result that would occur if Rand Paul won the senate is not having to look at all those damn pictures of shrimp every time someone mentions their name.


13 posted on 05/20/2010 4:57:42 PM PDT by AK_47_7.62x39 (There are many moderate Muslims, but there is no such thing as a moderate Islam. -- Geert Wilders)
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To: FTJM

Excellent.


14 posted on 05/20/2010 4:58:46 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: FTJM

I have noticed the attempt by the media to slam him for his statements regard Civil Rights legislation (legacy legislation no less). The media KNOWS they need to take down this guy. I smell a litle fear....I like!


15 posted on 05/20/2010 4:59:58 PM PDT by austinaero ((More Bark, Less Wag))
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To: FTJM

Seems we heard all of this in 2007 and 2008 about how his Dad was out in front and winning every poll.

From Rasmussen’s page, “This statewide telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters in Kentucky was conducted on May 19, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports.”

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections2/election_2010/election_2010_senate_elections/kentucky/election_2010_kentucky_senate


16 posted on 05/20/2010 5:00:44 PM PDT by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
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To: freedumb2003

You know what bothers me? I’m just a little layperson, but as a conservative, I would never agree to an interview on MSNBC, much less with Maddow. The level of naivety is stunning.


17 posted on 05/20/2010 5:01:27 PM PDT by rushmom
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To: hsalaw

I think it is manufactured contraversy. No one really believes Paul would repeal the civil rights act and those who suggest it is so or feed the mock liberal outraged should be ashamed. There are a lot of things in the act that were not within the scope of the federal government to regulate and it set the path for the identity politics rot that is being used to strip away our rights to choose with whom and what behaviors we will associate with. Rand should just stop responding to this and just leave it and call it a ridiculous attack which is what it is.


18 posted on 05/20/2010 5:01:32 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Tyranny thrives when the people are silent.)
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To: austinaero

Now if I could learn how to spellllll


19 posted on 05/20/2010 5:01:50 PM PDT by austinaero ((More Bark, Less Wag))
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To: rushmom

>>but as a conservative, I would never agree to an interview on MSNBC, much less with Maddow. The level of naivety is stunning.<<

He certainly got his old man’s ego.


20 posted on 05/20/2010 5:10:28 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who rides on a scorpion should not be surprised when he last hears "it is my nature.")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Going on Maddow was a mistake.

I disagree. He went into the lion's den and answered under aggressive questioning the questions he is going to have to answer over and over again anyway. The Left won't turn loose of his strict distinction between public and private property and government and private funds with regards to discrimination.

I agree with him and it is an important but fine distinction. I believe he will attract more support than the Left imagines.

21 posted on 05/20/2010 5:11:44 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: freedumb2003
I fervently hope that Rand didn’t get his dad’s mental illness.

It's still nowhere near as severe as the mental illness that Jack Conway inherited from his dad.
;) ;) ;)

22 posted on 05/20/2010 5:13:39 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland ( schmuckie schucks)
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To: FTJM

Was highly disappointed in Fox’s attack on Rand Paul on Special Report this evening. They were as bad as the rest of msm in gleefully pointing out that he disagreed with one part of the Civil Rights Act dealing with private business. They might be very surprised that this will prove to be a plus, not a minus, for him.


23 posted on 05/20/2010 5:19:03 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: LRS
So the paper held on to information that may have changed the Republican Primary Vote Results, but released the information to affect the General Election?

I'm shocked, shocked I tell you...

24 posted on 05/20/2010 5:24:25 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama, proving Hillary right that it takes a Village Idiot.)
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To: FTJM

The media on behalf of its sponsors dem and faux rep alike will be on Paul like a cheap suit until election day. Compared to what they will throw at him Sarah Palin was coddled.


25 posted on 05/20/2010 5:24:41 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: freedumb2003

With a name like freedumb I assume you know of the error in your tagline.


26 posted on 05/20/2010 5:36:00 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: FTJM
It is imperative to stop hashing and rehashing all the terrible things that Obama and the democrats are doing/saying/commanding for wrecking America ...

and start doing effective actions our self. Letting the wheels of the process turn is quick for them (legislation and broad) and not for months for us. Waiting for the election seems like to little too late.

No joke we all need to be in our respective senators offices or representatives office and not going away til things change. If we continue much longer then it will be too late.

Right now it is doubtful if we will ever have a honest election. ACORN by any name can falsify votes and alter it. God bless America, the lost, and help us in our day, in Jesus name. amen.

27 posted on 05/20/2010 5:36:15 PM PDT by Countyline (God loves you ... He wants you to love Him back; to learn of Him and obey His commands.)
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To: austinaero
I have noticed the attempt by the media to slam him for his statements regard Civil Rights legislation (legacy legislation no less). The media KNOWS they need to take down this guy. I smell a litle fear....I like!

Was the poll taken after that stupid decision to go on MSLSD? The media will draw this thing legs and IMHO they will run it to death.

28 posted on 05/20/2010 5:37:17 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: cripplecreek

The PA guy said he was against Obamacare. He’s pro life, pro gun, and he was always working in Murtha’s PA home office so everyone got to know him.

He also lied in his ads against the repub who was for VAT. So the dem put out lots of ads saying the repub was for 23% VAT. He neglected to say the repub wanted the VAT to replace the income tax.

Too bad none on our side bother to get the facts. I heard all this info from John Fund on the WABC radio immediately after the election. He had lots of good inside info on all the races.


29 posted on 05/20/2010 5:37:26 PM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: FTJM

DNC taking credit?


30 posted on 05/20/2010 5:42:39 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: Carley

The simple fact is that we’re going to win some and we’re going to lose some. We just have to win enough to yank the gavel out of Nancy Pelosi’s bony claw.


31 posted on 05/20/2010 5:42:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

>>With a name like freedumb I assume you know of the error in your tagline.<<

I am not quite sure of your point. It is possible the “he” is a bit ambiguous, but those who know the parable will understand.


32 posted on 05/20/2010 5:47:22 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who rides on a scorpion should not be surprised when he last hears "it is my nature.")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Maddow is terrified right now. All this playing the race card is going to backfire big time. Fortunately for us, they will not realize it until it is far too late for them.


33 posted on 05/20/2010 5:55:31 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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... So the dem put out lots of ads saying the repub was for 23% VAT. ...

He was probably for the Fair Tax but it is not a VAT. They may have mischaracterized it as that.

34 posted on 05/20/2010 5:57:38 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

The dem deliberately left out the fact that it was to replace the income tax, not add to it.


35 posted on 05/20/2010 5:58:26 PM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: cripplecreek

We need people who can evaluate every single race and make adjustments to polling and the dem lies that will be spewing forth.


36 posted on 05/20/2010 5:59:19 PM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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25 points? I have a feeling I am going to get slammed with robocalls from Conway’s campaign, democrats, and other outside groups.


37 posted on 05/20/2010 6:06:57 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedys float, Mary Jos don't)
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To: freedumb2003

I was suggesting that your name is an oxymoron and that you are not dumb at all. Therefore, the mistake in your tagline is on purpose. Regretfully, it seems I was wrong.

Here is your tagline: The frog who rides on a scorpion should not be surprised when he last hears “it is my nature.” Think about it. Who is the swimmer, the frog or the scorpion? Who is the largest, the frog or the scorpion? Who would be riding on whom whether swimming or walking, or hopping in the frog’s case?

That is only one of several versions of the parable. In this case it is the scorpion on the bank of a stream asking the frog for a ride to the other side. The frog balks because he is afraid of the poisonous scorpion but the scorpion assures him he would never harm someone so generous as to give him a ride across the stream. The frog relents and the scorpion climbs on his back. You know the rest of the story.

Fix your tagline.


39 posted on 05/20/2010 7:00:43 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Carley
The dem deliberately left out the fact that it was to replace the income tax, not add to it.

That is the FAir Tax but it is a sales tax rather than a VAT. It requires a constitutional amendment to eliminate the income tax and the IRS with it. The tax would be collected and remitted by the states just as all sales taxes are now.

40 posted on 05/20/2010 7:06:13 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

>>I was suggesting that your name is an oxymoron and that you are not dumb at all. Therefore, the mistake in your tagline is on purpose. Regretfully, it seems I was wrong.<<

I apologize for the mama joke — it is rather standard issue and I hope you saw it for the OTT sarcasm it was meant for.

If you followed some of the other threads I get pelted on, you would understand why I strike back so strongly.

I really worked hard to distill the toad and scorpion parable to fit into the size limit we have for tags. I am working on it — please (I am not being sarcastic) let me know if this is a little clearer...

I really am sorry — just a little sensitive these days.


42 posted on 05/20/2010 7:18:18 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

And I apologize — I was being a little OTT but I was wrong — but you would be amazed at how many do try to use my chosen name as an epithet.


43 posted on 05/20/2010 7:21:43 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

I have self-reported.

What is the old saying? Act in anger, repent in leisure?

I once had a tete-a-tete with someone on a thread. When I calmed down she ended up being one of my best FRiends. She also helped me see some things in me that needed to be seen.

Sadly, she passed away not long after, but at least we cemented our friendship before that happened.

No fool like an old fool (that would be me).


44 posted on 05/20/2010 7:26:42 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: freedumb2003
... but you would be amazed at how many do try to use my chosen name as an epithet.

With my name I wouldn't be amazed at all. I get it all the time. And by the way, I am 72.

Allow me to fix your tagline

The frog who gives a ride to a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature."

45 posted on 05/20/2010 7:57:31 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

In the parable, it is the scorpion that provides the ride to the frog :)

But I think we have the basis of a FRiendship by analyzing said parable.


46 posted on 05/20/2010 8:12:15 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: freedumb2003

You had better recheck the parable. You version is highly unlikely. Nevermind, I’ll do it.


47 posted on 05/20/2010 8:14:22 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot; Admin Moderator

Yay AM!

Thanks for taking care of my bad moments :)

Now if MNR and I can stop the thread drift... ;)


48 posted on 05/20/2010 8:14:42 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: freedumb2003

;)


49 posted on 05/20/2010 8:15:33 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

That notwithstanding, I have been watching Rand Paul with some interest.

I honestly think his dad is a nut-case. And some of what Rand has said (such as the things that got him into trouble here) suggests that rand may be a little closer to the trunk than is good for him.

But as embodiment of a “Tea Party Candidate” from a group of people who are beholding to no one I think he is a pretty good example of what we, then unwashed masses the MSM so disdains, can accomplish.


50 posted on 05/20/2010 8:22:39 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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