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Rand Paul skips Netanyahu address
Politico ^ | 5/24/11 | Scott Wong

Posted on 05/24/2011 10:52:51 AM PDT by Nachum

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a warm welcome from a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) skipped out on the speech, staging what appeared to be a silent protest of America’s foreign aid to Israel. As senators gathered on the Senate floor before the address, Paul was spotted speaking to his staffers toward the back of the chamber. As the Senate procession across the Capitol began, the tea-party-backed senator quietly walked to his desk, sat down and began shuffling through papers and newspapers.


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 112th; antisemite; israel; kentucky; netanyahu; patriotact; paul; rand; randpaul; randpaultruthfile; ronpaultruthfile; skips; slanderagainstpaul
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For all you Rand fans out there
1 posted on 05/24/2011 10:53:03 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

If it’s a foreign aid issue, then he’s just being consistent.

If he is against Israel, that would be a problem.


2 posted on 05/24/2011 10:57:13 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Nachum

I don’t see how a conservative can support either Paul for higher office. Their indifference to the troubles of Israel or their lack of understanding of what an ally means in that region is cause for disqualification.

There are three main groups of people who have supported Ron Paul and they are Truthers, Dopers, and anti-Semites.


3 posted on 05/24/2011 10:58:48 AM PDT by First Authority
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To: Nachum
The apple falls not far from the tree.


4 posted on 05/24/2011 10:59:24 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: lurk

Wrong time to display his foreign aid stance- this tells the truth about him and daddy! Anti Israel, pro terrorists killing Israeli babies i take it!


5 posted on 05/24/2011 11:00:16 AM PDT by doria253
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To: Nachum

Well, his daddy is an un-admitted, but obvious anti-semite.

Perhaps the acorn didn’t fall far from the nut.
(To mangle a saying)


6 posted on 05/24/2011 11:00:26 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Nachum

I’m not a fan of either Paul.


7 posted on 05/24/2011 11:01:27 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Nachum

Like father like son.


8 posted on 05/24/2011 11:01:29 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA, DO YOU HEAR ME NOW........... '67 BORDERS, IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN)
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To: Nachum

Who cares about Israel?


9 posted on 05/24/2011 11:04:40 AM PDT by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: FightThePower!

“Who cares about Israel?”

God. Conservatives. Jewish people. Christians. Our military.


10 posted on 05/24/2011 11:08:06 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Nachum

Yup, this was the concern with Rand. Sounds like his true stripes are beginning to show and he may be much more like his demented father than he let on. I’ve always been suspicious of Rand for this very reason and wondered if he and his father are trying to co-opt the TEA Party and turn it into some kind of libertarian dominated organization. It’s already bad enough that Fox and other media call Ron Paul “the godfather of the TEA party” when that is most certainly not true.


11 posted on 05/24/2011 11:09:26 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: FightThePower!

Are you serious?


12 posted on 05/24/2011 11:09:50 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Nachum

Thank you, Rand Paul - for revealing your true side.

Goodbye, Rand Paul. You’re swinging by your own petard


13 posted on 05/24/2011 11:10:08 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (watch the other hand)
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To: Nachum

wow. Huge black mark for Rand. He seemed like a more reasonable version of his dad, who is right on some issues, but utterly disastrous on others. This shows he may be nothing more than an anti-Semite.


14 posted on 05/24/2011 11:10:33 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Nachum

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Like Father, like Son.


15 posted on 05/24/2011 11:11:52 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: lurk
If it’s a foreign aid issue, then he’s just being consistent. If he is against Israel, that would be a problem.

Then he will be boycotting a joint session of congress when the Japanese Prime Minister speaks?? Or Mexico or the Philippines?

16 posted on 05/24/2011 11:12:12 AM PDT by Drago
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To: Nachum
From the article:
Paul spokeswoman Moira Bagley flatly denied Paul’s absence was related to Israel funding, pointing out that her boss had heard Netanyahu speak Monday night while attending the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference.

“This is about the PATRIOT Act and Reid not yet keeping his agreement on amendments,” Bagley said.

Looks like this is less about Israel and more about a procedural dispute between Paul and Reid. I will admit, though, that the commentary in the article about the cloture clock and how that relates to Paul's actions is a bit beyond me. Maybe somebody here is better informed on this issue and can contribute something helpful in that regard.

17 posted on 05/24/2011 11:14:11 AM PDT by cothrige
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To: Nachum
Further down in the article...

Paul, a tea-party-backed senator who opposes the Patriot Act, has said he wants to “drag out” the process of renewing key provisions of the counter-terrorism law which expire Friday. Reid had hoped to recess the Senate during the speech and count that toward the cloture clock, but Paul stayed on the Senate floor, kept the chamber open, and was able to stop the cloture clock.

18 posted on 05/24/2011 11:14:13 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Nachum

Well, his Dad, Dr. Ron, is a Jew-hater. Maybe the son is too.


19 posted on 05/24/2011 11:15:19 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: Drago

If Rand is the future of Tea party- it just lost my support!


20 posted on 05/24/2011 11:15:34 AM PDT by doria253
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To: smokingfrog

BS


21 posted on 05/24/2011 11:16:43 AM PDT by doria253
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To: FightThePower!
Who cares about Israel?

Conservatives do. You know, the very people who are heart and soul of the Republican party. Rand will not last long as a US Senator from Kentucky if he starts adopting his Dad's loopy libertarian agenda. It is a shame Rand may be more like his nutty father than he let on.

22 posted on 05/24/2011 11:17:36 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Nachum

This is a big strike against Rand. I had hoped that he was better than his dad, but I guess not.


23 posted on 05/24/2011 11:23:44 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Nachum

I’m no fan of foreign aid but in the case of Israel its strategic aid in the best possible sense (Not to mention the technological return on our investment)

Israel faces a constant state of financial warfare from all sides, our aid to Israel is worthy.


24 posted on 05/24/2011 11:26:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: doria253

Ron Paul’ites/”Hard Core” Libertarians like to ride the coat tails of the Tea Party...they were struggling for membership for decades, now have instant Tea Party “Street Cred”!


25 posted on 05/24/2011 11:28:26 AM PDT by Drago
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To: Longbow1969

How do you know that this reported incident is accurate, and atypical of others during the time it was alleged to have happened? Do you take what is reported as gospel by Politico?


26 posted on 05/24/2011 11:28:58 AM PDT by runninglips (Republicans = 99 lb weaklings of politics.)
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To: FightThePower!

I sure as hell do.

However, there are certainly a few morons that don’t. To name a few.... Muslims, skinheads and other small brained idiots.


27 posted on 05/24/2011 11:29:14 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Nachum

He is still a good man, I just disagree with him on this issue.


28 posted on 05/24/2011 11:32:50 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: lurk

Exactly, and this goes to show the Tea Party is not monolithic.


29 posted on 05/24/2011 11:34:07 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: allmendream

I don’t think Petraeus is solid on Israel. I hope I am wrong.


30 posted on 05/24/2011 11:36:10 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Nachum

If he keeps this up, Rand Paul will establish himself as a kook and lose much of the Tea Party and conservative support he’s enjoyed. Not many want a doctrinaire libertarian.


31 posted on 05/24/2011 11:38:05 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Nachum

I guess it’s the talk of those “evil bankers” - according to the Pauls, life we be so good if it were not for the “evil bankers”. And we could legalize all drugs for recreational use.

Interesting political plaform - they’ll make sure you have money and drugs. Like a modern-day “chicken in every pot”.


32 posted on 05/24/2011 11:42:38 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (Huguenot)
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To: Longbow1969

Small government is loopy?


33 posted on 05/24/2011 11:42:57 AM PDT by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: Nachum

The nut, apparently, really does not fall far from the tree!


34 posted on 05/24/2011 11:44:34 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Will88

Based on what the Tea Party folks usually say, the Tea party is not about social issues. It is about economic issues.

True Conservatives really need to be careful about things are defined these days.


35 posted on 05/24/2011 11:45:06 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Is there anyone that Obama won't toss under the bus?)
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To: lurk

LMAO...gee...which one...


36 posted on 05/24/2011 11:45:47 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: doria253
If Rand is the future of Tea party- it just lost my support!

Yeah right!

Throw away the Red Herring dear, it is starting to stink up the place.
37 posted on 05/24/2011 11:46:53 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Longbow1969

Conservatives in Kentucky were warned by experienced Republicans. They were rejected and labeled RINOs, boobs, and antedeluvian nosepickers. They were right. The Pauls ARE wrong for America.


38 posted on 05/24/2011 11:49:23 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: Vermont Lt
Based on what the Tea Party folks usually say, the Tea party is not about social issues. It is about economic issues.

And it's about national security issues and the security of allies.

39 posted on 05/24/2011 11:51:30 AM PDT by Will88
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To: doria253

Reid always plays parliamentarian games. It’s about time someone else uses the rules to their advantage.


40 posted on 05/24/2011 11:51:47 AM PDT by newzjunkey (What happened to America?)
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To: FightThePower!
Who cares about Israel?

Me...

41 posted on 05/24/2011 11:52:21 AM PDT by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: Will88

“If he keeps this up, Rand Paul will establish himself as a kook and lose much of the Tea Party and conservative support he’s enjoyed. Not many want a doctrinaire libertarian.”

He’s part of the libtard wing of the libertarians...

And he pals around with the TRAITOR Adam Kokesh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE9gVeykPAU


42 posted on 05/24/2011 11:53:17 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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In typical "conservative" fashion, someone gets thrown under the bus immediately on unfavorable media speculation in an excerpt. Facts don't matter. The excerpter may have an agenda.

The full piece says he stayed in the Senate chamber to block Reid's parliamentary maneuvers on renewing the Patriot Act another 4 years. His office his absence had to do with anything foreign aid.

43 posted on 05/24/2011 12:03:13 PM PDT by newzjunkey (What happened to America?)
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His office his absence had to do with anything foreign aid.

Let's try this one again: "His office said his absence had nothing to do with foreign aid."

It's in the FULL article. The excerpt is a scurrilous lie by omission.

44 posted on 05/24/2011 12:04:48 PM PDT by newzjunkey (What happened to America?)
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To: FightThePower!

I stand with Israel!

45 posted on 05/24/2011 12:09:25 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Diogenesis

Is that Cindy Sheehan ?

If she is for him then I am against him.


46 posted on 05/24/2011 12:13:44 PM PDT by sawmill trash
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To: smokingfrog
Paul, a tea-party-backed senator who opposes the Patriot Act, has said he wants to “drag out” the process of renewing key provisions of the counter-terrorism law which expire Friday. Reid had hoped to recess the Senate during the speech and count that toward the cloture clock, but Paul stayed on the Senate floor, kept the chamber open, and was able to stop the cloture clock.

Thank you for bringing some much needed facts into this Rand Paul Bash-Fest. I appreciate Sen. Paul fighting against Dingy Harry and efforts to push through some troubling issues with the Patriot Act.

There's a whole lot of charges of antisemitism being thrown at Rand Paul and damned little to back them up.

47 posted on 05/24/2011 12:14:07 PM PDT by EricT. (I'm going to spend 68% more than I make this year- I hear it's the responsible thing to do..)
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To: smokingfrog

Rand obviously is libertarian in his stripes. He thinks, like most, that the Patriot Acts is help to create a police state and a country closer to Nazi Germany. So if Rand is a carbon copy of his father then he doesn’t like War on Terror. The he thinks it is an excuse to grow the police state for a lack of a better word. While I get the concern, there is no need to be anti-Semite like Obama. And there is a War on Terror. And the muslims want to take us down. Period. So defend Israel.
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48 posted on 05/24/2011 12:23:07 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: smokingfrog

To repeat: As far as I can tell rand is being supported by the same nuts as Ron who don’t think there is a War on Terror, the government was responsible for 9/11, Bush was no good for passing the Patriot Act, and that the US is a dictator and we should end all war and cut the military funding because it reduces debt, ends fake wars, and stops a world order that the US government wants to impose. That is what they think and how you have Ron is dead set against stopping Islamic terrorism against the United States.


49 posted on 05/24/2011 12:29:55 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Nachum

It’s disgusting that people here are spreading the lies of the left wing media. Rand stayed in the Senate chamber as a procedural gimmick to slow down the Patriot Act from passing. It had nothing at all to do with Israel. People need to get their facts straight.


50 posted on 05/24/2011 12:37:26 PM PDT by Brett11
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