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Rand Paul Schools Letterman (VIDEO)
FoxNation.com ^ | Feb 25 | Staff

Posted on 02/25/2011 7:29:02 AM PST by JesseWatters

Paul: Well, I think competition makes things better. You have to compete with other late-night comedians; I have to compete with other physicians. I think competition makes us better. Think if you didn’t have that guy, what’s his name, you have to compete with?

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: competition; congress; kentucky; ky; letterman; paul; randpaul; senate; ussenate

1 posted on 02/25/2011 7:29:04 AM PST by JesseWatters
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To: JesseWatters

While I am suspect of anyone with his bloodline, so far I like him a lot.


2 posted on 02/25/2011 7:33:46 AM PST by Grunthor (Started the HCG diet yesterday. Down 4 lbs today.)
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To: JesseWatters

It’s about time that weak sister Pubbies have found their backbones and are now getting in the faces of the low life Democrats, labor unions, liberals, left-wingers and...most of all the failed, useless. empty suit, POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama!!! Do you folks have any idea how many millions of Americans lost their jobs, careers and futures because of greedy, criminal, political labor unions???


3 posted on 02/25/2011 7:40:14 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: JesseWatters

Just saw the clip. Letterman is one of the stupidest f*cks on tv or anywhere for that matter. I can’t believe people actually applaud his stupidity. He should be embarassed. He makes Forrest Gump look like a genius.


4 posted on 02/25/2011 7:46:11 AM PST by thethirddegree (Islam is a vile, barbaric, perverted, depraved,seditious cult invented by a murdering pedophile)
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To: JesseWatters

Acually, Letterman was quite civil. I was surprised. I still hate him.


5 posted on 02/25/2011 7:50:25 AM PST by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: JesseWatters

I enjoyed the clip a lot. Thanks.

Rand Paul was charming, likable, unflappable, knowledgeable, articulate and a good ambassador for tax cuts.


6 posted on 02/25/2011 7:50:49 AM PST by chickadee
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To: JesseWatters

talk about pearls before swine...


7 posted on 02/25/2011 7:50:49 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: JesseWatters
Letterman: You know, I think he's wrong about some of these things. I just can't tell you why.

The guy sounds just like Lillian Rearden in Atlas Shrugged. He adheres not to reason or intellectual analysis, but to pure emotion. Paul must be "wrong" because Letterman feels like he's wrong.

Who knows, perhaps Letterman is intelligent enough to eventually come to recognize this fact about himself, and maybe he'll have enough self-respect to recognize his own defense mechanisms for the cognitively dissonant state he found himself in during this clip, and begin to abandon them.

8 posted on 02/25/2011 7:53:24 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: thethirddegree
'Letterman is one of the stupidest f*cks on tv or anywhere for that matter."

Worth repeating.

"I can’t believe people actually applaud his stupidity."

In a country of 310M, every studio audience is going to have their share of morons. Letterman, it seems, has his share plus a little extra.

9 posted on 02/25/2011 7:56:22 AM PST by OldDeckHand (So long as we have SEIU, who needs al-Qaeda?)
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To: thethirddegree

And yet when confronted with the fact that the top 50% pay 97% of the taxes, liberals like Letterman say it’s incorrect and change the subject. I have very few liberal friends left because of this tactic.


10 posted on 02/25/2011 7:58:38 AM PST by petercooper (Purge the RINO's.)
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To: thethirddegree

I agree, in typical liberal fashion Dave thinks (or knows) Paul is wrong but doesn’t know why.


11 posted on 02/25/2011 8:00:12 AM PST by GreatMan
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To: JesseWatters
The only thing I wish Rand would have touched on, especially when Letterman said that Wisconsin should just raise taxes on the rich and then give everything to the public employees that they want, was the fact that higher taxes hurts the private sector and impedes economic growth.

Paul also could have touched on the fact that people vote with their feet, when speaking about onerous state tax rates. He could have pointed to the fact that for the first time in its history, CA didn't add population relative to the national population grown, and states like NY, NJ and MA (and other NE) states are loosing population (and tax base) because people are flooding to the Carolinas, GA and FL and other southern states because of the friendlier business laws and less onerous tax burden.

Other than that, I thought Paul was terrific - much more rational than his old man.

12 posted on 02/25/2011 8:04:27 AM PST by OldDeckHand (So long as we have SEIU, who needs al-Qaeda?)
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To: JesseWatters
Shocking! A liberal scumbag that can't rationalize his ideology. He has no clue why he believes the way he does. He just swallows the liberal lines and spits them out without forethought.

I stopped watching late-nite TV during the Clinton years. They all suck.

13 posted on 02/25/2011 8:04:27 AM PST by The Iceman Cometh (I'm called a 'teabagger'? Well, get over here liberal and I'll show you what that means.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
It’s about time that weak sister Pubbies have found their backbones and are now getting in the faces of the low life Democrats, labor unions, liberals, left-wingers and...most of all the failed, useless. empty suit, POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama!!! Do you folks have any idea how many millions of Americans lost their jobs, careers and futures because of greedy, criminal, political labor unions???

Actually it's the taxpayers who have awakened to the outrageous excesses of Democrats and their union buddies. Thanks to this new group of Governors we finally have some sensible leaders at the state level. But, as usual, the limp-wrist elected Pubbies in Washington are along for the ride $61B out of $3.6T is chump change.

Actually, I lost my job when Obama went for that swim in Pensacola bay - you know, the part that was unaffected by the spill. He was sending a message to the Coast Guard that the crisis was over. How much oil is still out there - most of what was spilled. Crisis over my a$$.

14 posted on 02/25/2011 8:06:52 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: GreatMan

“I agree, in typical liberal fashion Dave thinks (or knows) Paul is wrong but doesn’t know why.”

he doesn’t think or know anything. That’s the problem. He feels and wants to believe certain things. And that’s good enough for him and his ilk.


15 posted on 02/25/2011 8:06:56 AM PST by all the best
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To: JesseWatters

Leno often makes sense with his humor, Letterman does Jerry Lewis shtick.. because he is not bright..


16 posted on 02/25/2011 8:10:29 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: The Iceman Cometh
A liberal scumbag that can't rationalize his ideology. He has no clue why he believes the way he does. He just swallows the liberal lines and spits them out without forethought.

“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into."

-- Jonathan Swift


17 posted on 02/25/2011 8:10:59 AM PST by EternalVigilance (But what is Freedom? Rightly understood, a universal license to be good. -- Hartley Coleridge)
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To: JesseWatters

Letterman admits that he (Dave) is retarded.


18 posted on 02/25/2011 8:13:13 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

It’s about time that weak sister Pubbies have found their backbones and are now getting in the faces of the low life Democrats, labor unions, liberals, left-wingers and...most of all the failed, useless. empty suit, POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama!!! Do you folks have any idea how many millions of Americans lost their jobs, careers and futures because of greedy, criminal, political labor unions???””

Yes, they have cost jobs and redistribution of US wealth to other countries, and to me, what is most troubling, is the loss of opportunities for our children and grandchildren. Imprisonment is too good for BO, his backers, and his czars—these people are criminals seeking to destroy our freedom—there attacks are against us and our families. When does it end? Is it too late? Will it take decades to recover?


19 posted on 02/25/2011 8:49:36 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: petercooper

I have very few liberal friends left because of this tactic.””

I have no lib/prog friends by choice. I want no association with anyone who seeks to subjugate people to the will of a bullying government. Libs and progs are my enemies, not my friends.


20 posted on 02/25/2011 8:55:50 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: JesseWatters
Rand Paul is not his father and he really kicked letterwomans ass.

When Paul pointed out facts, ol' dave would respond, "There is something wrong with that, I just don't know what it is".

In other words, " Don't confuse me with facts".

21 posted on 02/25/2011 8:59:21 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Nope, it won’t take decades to recover!!! Why??? If we put all these America destroyers and haters out of business, America will bounce back to the top in just a few years (3-4). Obama and his minions want to take America down and destroy her, and....he is doing a terrific job across the board!!! But.....if the American dream is to rebound, Obama and his economy destroying union buddies and America haters must go!!! Wake-uip out there Americans. Your future is at stake, Shucks, our country’s future is at stake!!!


22 posted on 02/25/2011 9:03:36 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: thethirddegree
I can’t believe people actually applaud his stupidity.

And therein lies the problem.....

This country has fallen so far from it's ideals that I am afraid it is hopeless. These are the people that continue to send politicians to Washington to demand more of 'OPM' (other peoples money).

23 posted on 02/25/2011 9:07:22 AM PST by Ethrane ("obsta principiis")
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To: faucetman

It is hard to get angry with the Tea Party people when you are face to face with them. In all cases they are civil and knowledgeable. Hacks like Letterman are forced into civility for fear of looking like the deranged people they paint the TP people as behind their backs.


24 posted on 02/25/2011 10:47:00 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: JesseWatters

The host is shockingly shallow. Paul did very well. He did not, however, speak of privatization of all schools. Maybe he thinks this too radical an idea and mentioning it would do more harm than good?


25 posted on 02/25/2011 11:09:46 AM PST by jobim
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To: USS Alaska

Rand Paul is the best political donation I have ever made.


26 posted on 02/25/2011 11:11:56 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: petercooper

The policies the left support hurt the poor and they don’t even know why, its so sad.

Increases taxes and regulations, reduces jobs for the poor.

Increasing government spending, leads to borrowing money from the rich and paying them interest, which leads to the fed printing more money creating inflation which hurt the poor


27 posted on 02/25/2011 12:03:26 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: 4rcane

In one hand, the governmnet give out a $100 to a poor and pat themselves for job well done, while they ignore their other hand that takes the $100 away


28 posted on 02/25/2011 12:04:37 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: 4rcane

The government is great at breaking someone’s leg then giving them a crutch. See, without me, you couldn’t walk


29 posted on 02/25/2011 12:05:59 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: 4rcane
The policies the left support hurt the poor and they don’t even know why, its so sad.

Free food, free housing, free utilities, free cable, free cell phones, free 24/7 access to the emergency room to dope up the kids when they won't sleep .... You have to admit it takes some hard work to convince them they are not being helped.

30 posted on 02/25/2011 12:06:08 PM PST by SeeSac
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