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1 posted on 02/17/2013 11:35:29 AM PST by JohnPDuncan
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2 posted on 02/17/2013 11:40:01 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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Forget the party label. Voters should be ready for a “righteous” candidate or it’s all over for America.


4 posted on 02/17/2013 11:43:05 AM PST by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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Just what we need.

An anti-military candidate who is womewhat squishy on social issues.

The Reagan coalition used to stand for pro-defense, Judeo-Christianity vis a vis social issues, and fiscal conservatism.

Paul is fiscally conservative, and to the left of some blue dog Democrats on the others.

6 posted on 02/17/2013 11:44:05 AM PST by SkyPilot
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“Libertarian Republican” - isn’t that what Ron Paul called himself?


8 posted on 02/17/2013 11:45:02 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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I saw a “Rand Paul 2016” bumper sticker yesterday. I’d vote for him.


9 posted on 02/17/2013 11:45:12 AM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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A smaller government Conservative? ABOUT G*DDAMN TIME!!!!


13 posted on 02/17/2013 11:48:17 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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“But I think the country is really ready for the narrative coming — the Libertarian Republican narrative.”

Sorry Rand, the country isn't ready for a Liberaltarian.

What they are ready for is a conservative that supports everything in the Republican platform, and can articulate that in strong terms.

19 posted on 02/17/2013 11:54:41 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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I think Republicans want a conservative candidate, not one who does not understand national defense, along with other conservative values.


27 posted on 02/17/2013 12:02:15 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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My ideal is nothing more than equal solidness on all three legs of the stool... small-government fiscal conservatism, traditional values/social conservatism, and strong on national defense/sovereignty.

And in regards to the latter leg, a strong national defense and military is ‘not’ synonymous with wasteful nation building and unnecessary foreign entanglements.

Whenever just one leg of the stool is missing, liberal/progressive thought always manages to worm its way in and turn everything to crap.


30 posted on 02/17/2013 12:04:40 PM PST by greene66
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Another of our up-and-coming idols with feet of play-doh.

He'll have to drop the Libertarian connection for me to give him any more consideration. Even bringing this up showed to me, at least, that he's not all that bright politically....plus he's roiling things up at a time we need cohesion against the GOP-lite.

But I'm not opposed to discussing his statements even though I think he's raising a hybrid flag no one will salute.....except the Libertarian tribe....and the Dems.

Leni

32 posted on 02/17/2013 12:06:11 PM PST by MinuteGal
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At this point I'm ready for any Republican who is actually conservative. I think the GOP is well on the way to becoming a marginal force in US politics. Nationally, it's traveling along the same road that the state GOPs in New York and California have already traveled - the GOPs in these states have pretty much disavowed conservatism in a desperate attempt to play "me too". No conservative principles, just a cynical attempt to be a weak-sauce version of the Democrats, and as a result completely irrelevant.

Poll after poll has shown that most Americans are basically conservative, and agree with core conservative principes far more than liberal views. It's a testament to how spectacularly the GOP has failed to represent those Americans that the US is now dominated by Democrats. I hoped the Tea Party would give rise to a new, principled, vigorous conservative political party, but apparently we haven't reached the needed critical mass yet.
36 posted on 02/17/2013 12:09:29 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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I also believe the republicans need to make a slight adjustment to their stance on certain issues in a more libertarian direction. In particular, drugs. The Republican party needs to stand for freedom, and that includes the freedom to destroy your life slowly with drugs if you so wish.


42 posted on 02/17/2013 12:23:52 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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We;;, Republican voters May be ready for a candidate who has SOME conservative convictions - and stand by them.


49 posted on 02/17/2013 12:48:34 PM PST by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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He may be correct but I dont trust any Paul or his robots followers.....


54 posted on 02/17/2013 1:01:36 PM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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libertarian utopians are just as wrong as leftists


56 posted on 02/17/2013 1:04:34 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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In order to expand the party's reach, Paul believes the GOP should embrace candidates who are willing to push a less aggressive foreign policy, comprehensive immigration reform and less punitive measures on first offenders of nonviolent drug possession.

Well, so much for Rand Paul.

70 posted on 02/17/2013 1:40:55 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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"I do support the concept of telling the 11 million people here that if you want to work and you don't want to be on welfare, we're wiling to find a place for you in America," he said.

This is one of the reasons I loathe libertarianism, large L or small.

71 posted on 02/17/2013 1:42:34 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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Not even close! Scratch him off my list of conservatives. *sigh*


74 posted on 02/17/2013 1:47:00 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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Rand Paul: Voters Ready for libertarian Republican

NOT!!!

83 posted on 02/17/2013 2:03:40 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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No chance in hell.


87 posted on 02/17/2013 2:22:14 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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