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Ron Paul: Rand's his own man on the 'mosque' issue
Washington Post ^ | Augus 24, 2010 | Emi Kolawole

Posted on 08/24/2010 7:50:57 AM PDT by libstripper

There appears to be a rift in the House of Paul. Republican Rep. Ron Paul has split with his son Rand over the mosque near Ground Zero, formally known as the Cordoba House.

The senior Paul, in a statement released Friday, ripped into opponents of the religious and cultural center. In the statement Paul compares lawmakers to the infamous Emperor Nero, "It looks to me like the politicians are 'fiddling while the economy burns,'" and goes on to blame the neo-conservative movement for fueling the controversy, "They never miss a chance to use hatred toward Muslims to rally support for the ill conceived preventative wars." Paul concludes:

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mosque; paulbots; paulintistas; ronpaul
If there's ever been another reason to view Ron (not Rnad) Paul as a dubious charcter, it's this.
1 posted on 08/24/2010 7:50:58 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

Considering Rand is not yet elected, I’ll take what he says with a grain of salt, considering his father.


2 posted on 08/24/2010 7:54:22 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: libstripper
but...
but...
but...
"Ron Paul is the only person in Washington that TRULY understands The Constitution"
--various FReepers
3 posted on 08/24/2010 7:56:56 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012...Barbour2012....I would be happy either way.)
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To: Artemis Webb

LOL! Good one!


4 posted on 08/24/2010 8:01:04 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: libstripper
Ron Paul-never let an opportunity to stick you foot in your mouth go to waste.
5 posted on 08/24/2010 8:03:09 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: PghBaldy

Maybe so and maybe not, but he’s the one who’s running against the DemonRat.


6 posted on 08/24/2010 8:03:19 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: PghBaldy

**Considering Rand is not yet elected,...**

...maybe the old man should SHUT UP, until he IS!!


7 posted on 08/24/2010 8:04:32 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Liberals are like a Slinky. They make you smile when you push them down the stairs.)
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To: libstripper
Ron Paul: Rand's his own man on the 'mosque' issue

Well, thank you very much, Dr. Kook.

8 posted on 08/24/2010 8:13:25 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: libstripper

In a year of a GOP tidal wave, and in red state KY no less, this should be a layup.

Yet the KY GOP elected a semi-nutball whose father is a certified fruitcake.


9 posted on 08/24/2010 8:17:28 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: gwilhelm56
...maybe the old man should SHUT UP, until he IS!!

That would be great. Unlikely... but great.

10 posted on 08/24/2010 8:18:47 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: MNJohnnie
"Ron Paul-never let an opportunity to stick you foot in your mouth go to waste."

Too bad, he is my congressman and pretty good on most issues, but his hatred of neocons (I don't like them either) has gotten the best of him. He's way off base here, maybe going a little soft in the head? He's way up there in years.

11 posted on 08/24/2010 8:23:16 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: libstripper

He’s just a chip off the old man’s block.

It’s ONLY about MONEY to him.

He is NO patriot.


12 posted on 08/24/2010 8:26:15 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: libstripper

He better watch out. He may not get re-elelcted if he keeps this up—maybe not this election, but in the future.


13 posted on 08/24/2010 8:26:49 AM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: Artemis Webb

If he truly understood the Constitution,
he’d have a firm understanding of where the principles it is based on come from.

He does not, as far as I can tell.


14 posted on 08/24/2010 8:27:21 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: jpsb
Yep this is one of those times he should just sit down and shut up. He did nothing at all useful here but did majorly shoot himself in the foot politically

Being contrary just for contriteness sake is the absence of, not the height of, wisdom.

15 posted on 08/24/2010 8:28:49 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: Artemis Webb

“Ron Paul is the only person in Washington that TRULY understands The Constitution”
... but misunderstands much else.

This is about respect for the victims of 9/11, killed on behalf of this same religion.

Those who ‘dont get it’ should clam up and listen.


16 posted on 08/24/2010 8:31:03 AM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: jpsb

So is he a lock again in November?


17 posted on 08/24/2010 8:31:16 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012...Barbour2012....I would be happy either way.)
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To: MrB
"If he truly understood the Constitution, he’d have a firm understanding of where the principles it is based on come from. He does not, as far as I can tell."

You are exactly correct. Even if you took God out of the equation (and you really can't) the simple, common sense questions of right and wrong is where RP often jumps the shark.

18 posted on 08/24/2010 8:35:45 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012...Barbour2012....I would be happy either way.)
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To: libstripper

19 posted on 08/24/2010 8:39:16 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (YouTube My Space and I'll Google your Yahoo.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

ROFL!!


20 posted on 08/24/2010 8:41:27 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: nhwingut
Kentucky Senate Primary Results

The Republicans’ best turned out to be Tea Party candidate Ron Paul, who won a landslide tonight against the candidate of the GOP establishment, Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson.

"To be fair, Mongiardo’s challenger, state Attorney General Jack Conway was hardly an outsider; Conway won the endorsement of the state’s last Democratic U.S. senator, Wendell Ford. Nonetheless, Conway racked up the endorsements of progressive netroots groups and a rack of labor unions, and managed to squeak out a victory that looks to be in the neighborhood a one-point margin."

Like it or not, Paul vs. Grayson was Tea Party vs. Establishment. Tea Party won. That's a good thing.

Now the race is Tea Party candidate (yea, flawed but not his Dad by any stretch) vs. progressive netroot and a labor union socialist hack. Who would you suggest a conservative vote for?

21 posted on 08/24/2010 9:01:36 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free ...)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I voted for Rand Paul in the primaries,was a little apprehensive, Quite happy with my vote now, and will vote for him again. He is for coal not tree hugging, does not appear to be a yes man, Doubt i will vote for Mitch McConnell,I am tired of these establishment “got to be nice” politicians when we have this disaster in the White House


22 posted on 08/24/2010 9:20:25 AM PDT by olliecollie
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To: Artemis Webb

I would think so, although he did himself no favors here with voters by his lack of action after Hurricane Ike. Voters are starting to think maybe it is time for him to go, but not this election.


23 posted on 08/24/2010 9:23:19 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Artemis Webb

but...
but...
but...
“Ron Paul is the only person in Washington that TRULY understands The Constitution”
—various FReepers


Cannot be worse than the spinning that some on here are doing for Fox News Channel....and their ownership/Al-Jazeera wannabe raising 300K for the 9/11 Terrorist Shrine.

I do not agree with Ron Paul’s comments regarding the 9/11 Terrorist Shrine....but it sure is not as scary as Fox News Channel and Prince Alwaleed bin Talal kicking in 300K for the Terrorist Shrine.


24 posted on 08/24/2010 12:30:28 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com. You either voting for JD, or voting for the Liberal...)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
[I]t sure is not as scary as Fox News Channel and Prince Alwaleed bin Talal kicking in 300K for the Terrorist Shrine.

Sort of helps to explain the Fox newsies all mindlessly repeating, "Obama is a Christian."

25 posted on 08/24/2010 1:58:45 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Note: this topic is from 8/24/2010. Thanks libstripper.
Ron Paul has split with his son Rand over the mosque near Ground Zero... ripped into opponents of the religious and cultural center. In the statement Paul compares lawmakers to the infamous Emperor Nero, "It looks to me like the politicians are 'fiddling while the economy burns,'" and goes on to blame the neo-conservative movement for fueling the controversy, "They never miss a chance to use hatred toward Muslims to rally support for the ill conceived preventative wars."...
Yeah, particularly since he's a 9/11 Truther.


26 posted on 11/10/2013 4:20:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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