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Rand Paul backed group attacks Republicans
POLITICO ^ | KATE NOCERA

Posted on 04/03/2013 5:55:58 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan

Sen. Rand Paul, the tea party favorite and possible 2016 presidential candidate, is raising money for a conservative gun rights group that’s targeting fellow Republicans, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

And when one congressman complained, the message from Paul’s camp was: too bad.

The Kentucky Republican has lent his name to fundraising pitches for the National Association for Gun Rights, a group that says the National Rifle Association is too willing to compromise on gun rights.

The group has blitzed the districts of Virginia Republicans Cantor and Rep. Scott Rigell with $50,000 worth of TV and radio ads accusing them of helping President Barack Obama pass gun control legislation.

Paul’s email pitches for the group don’t mention Cantor or Rigell by name, but his activity for an organization that attacks fellow Republicans shows the potential 2016 presidential contender isn’t afraid to pick a fight inside the party.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 113th; banglist; cantor; cino; demagogue; duplicate; fakerepublican; fff; fino; katenocera; lino; nra; politico; randpaul; randpaulguns; rigell; rino; search; virginia
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1 posted on 04/03/2013 5:55:58 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

Rand Paul will confuse people like this writer from Politico. Those types (and many of their readers) believe that it is impossible to be to the right of John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, John McCain and Mitt Romney. That such a set of ideas and beliefs could exist is beyond their ability to comprehend.


2 posted on 04/03/2013 6:01:36 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: JohnPDuncan

ron and rand paul are NOT tea party!

And I am tired of the media trying to make them seem like they are.


3 posted on 04/03/2013 6:09:18 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Are you kidding? Rand Paul attended the Ron Paul Tea Party on December 16th 2007 in Boston, MA as part of his presidential campaign. They were Tea Party before there was one.


4 posted on 04/03/2013 6:12:01 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

Sounds like a good idea.


5 posted on 04/03/2013 6:13:31 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I know Ron sucks. But can you explain why Rand Paul would not be a good candidate?

I’m trying to figure out who is worth my donations.


6 posted on 04/03/2013 6:13:39 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Holding RINO’s feet to the fire is a good thing. If the Quislings are so McCainish that their feet catch fire... So be it.

I stand with Rand.


7 posted on 04/03/2013 6:18:02 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

it’s a bit early isnt it? Why dont you concentrate on 2014


8 posted on 04/03/2013 6:18:02 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Rand is too weak on foreign policy, and might be mushy on immigration. I think he’s ultimately playing a political game on immigration, but he has shown some sympathy toward a “path to citizenship” type of arrangement. All that said, he could end up being the best option, and at least he’s serving an excellent purpose in leading an insurgency in the Republican party.


9 posted on 04/03/2013 6:20:42 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: JohnPDuncan

Good for Paul and his people for not backing down! This is the old game, moderate or liberals are made to feel the heat by a conservative group, then conservatives are encouraged to repudiate the conservtive group to make the heat stop.

Cantor and the gang have demonstrated that they will get liberal legislation passed through the House with the help of democrats. They are not conservatives and they don’t like the people being reminded of it.


10 posted on 04/03/2013 6:20:47 AM PDT by cotton1706
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Which is why they’re crying to POLITICO. check the article... this dummy Rigell wants a gun control bill.


11 posted on 04/03/2013 6:26:13 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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The electronic message is so irritating, and, well..., so electronic, it is difficult to listen to it.


12 posted on 04/03/2013 6:29:20 AM PDT by pallis
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I don’t agree with every single thing Rand Paul has proposed; however, he is considered nationally near the top of “super stars” of the Tea Party WITHIN the Tea Party, and he is gold in Kentucky whether anyone likes it or not. He beat a RINO establishment Republican(Grayson) in his primary that was probably slightly to the left of McConnell.


13 posted on 04/03/2013 6:35:37 AM PDT by MachIV
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Rigell, a second-term congressman from Virginia Beach, reelected with nearly 54 percent of the vote, this year introduced a bipartisan bill to strengthen penalties for straw purchasers — those who knowingly buy guns for people who cannot pass a background check.

A- Rating at NRA and claims he's against a national registry?

I didn't see in this Politico piece about support for a gun bill or what that bill entailed? The libs at Politico are always eager to report Republican disfuntion.

14 posted on 04/03/2013 6:39:09 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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Rand Paul will confuse people like this writer from Politico

It surprised me the Politico writer didn't just come out and call Rand a Far Right Wacko Bird.

15 posted on 04/03/2013 6:41:30 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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I don’t agree with every single thing Rand Paul has proposed

How can you possibly call yourself a Freeper if you support a candidate who is not in agreement with you on every single thing, right down to his favorite brand of beer and the way he ties his tie???

(grin....)

16 posted on 04/03/2013 6:53:50 AM PDT by Notary Sojac ('Institutions will try to preserve the problems to which they are a solution.' - Clay Shirky)
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To: TexasCajun

Rigell wants to regulate ‘straw purchases’ of firearms and he was also screaming about how much of a disaster the sequester would be. He likes big government and looks like he wants to pass some form of gun control hence the ire of hardcore gun groups.


17 posted on 04/03/2013 6:59:04 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

thoroughbreds when attacked by a pack of wolves will circle with their heads together and kick outwards,

Jackasses when attacked by a pack of wolves circle with their heads facing outward and kick each other.

If the shoe fits, wear it!!


18 posted on 04/03/2013 7:08:20 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Rand Paul shown he has guts and hopefully the exposing of RINOs is really to shame them. McNut is on the top of the list.


19 posted on 04/03/2013 7:15:36 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Sorry to tell you Rand Paul is total Tea Party. Cantor is just another Republican party hack as is McCarthy. Everytime I hear that phrase “Young Guns” I could vomit. Young RINO’s is more appropriate.


20 posted on 04/03/2013 7:17:47 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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