Skip to comments.Rand Paul backed group attacks Republicans
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 thats targeting fellow Republicans, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
And when one congressman complained, the message from Pauls 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.
Pauls email pitches for the group dont mention Cantor or Rigell by name, but his activity for an organization that attacks fellow Republicans shows the potential 2016 presidential contender isnt afraid to pick a fight inside the party.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
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.
ron and rand paul are NOT tea party!
And I am tired of the media trying to make them seem like they are.
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.
Sounds like a good idea.
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.
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.
it’s a bit early isnt it? Why dont you concentrate on 2014
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.
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.
Which is why they’re crying to POLITICO. check the article... this dummy Rigell wants a gun control bill.
The electronic message is so irritating, and, well..., so electronic, it is difficult to listen to it.
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.
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.
It surprised me the Politico writer didn't just come out and call Rand a Far Right Wacko Bird.
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???
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.
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!!
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.
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.
Mitt Romney and his inept campaign made Obama’s second term possible. Don’t blame Romney critics for actually being right about his un-electibility.
Are you sure Ron Paul wasn’t at the original Boston Tea Party in ‘73?
I don't know the guy, but if he's a big-government Rino, he's just the guy we don't need.
Notice that the same cast of characters on here who cheered for Ron Paul in 2012 are now cheering for Rand this time around. Expect the same attacks from them they threw at us for not supporting the “one true conservative” that time around.
I couldn’t and won’t support a liberaltarian.
Politico is ill-informed. He is attacking RINOs, not Republicans. Eric Cantor is a liberal phony and must be primaried and defeated.
It’s never too early, but thanks anyway.
So, in your mind, suggesting that somebody could be to the right of Romney equals “apparent dislike”, and this inferred from nothing “apparent dislike” means that I wanted Obama. You need to change your name. That is really sloppy thinking by you. If you disagree, please connect the dots. I’d like to see the “logical” you try.
The tea party is a libertarian movement. Rebbelion is not exactly a conservative idea.
Everybody in the upper levels of House Republican “leadership” makes me vomit. None of them have any principles or backcone. I think that is how Boner wants it.
It's "conservatives", limited-government types that the Republican party doesn't like or want. (Remember NY-23.)
Remember also the 2012 RNC and its rule-changes, the primaries and their dirty/illegitimate manipulations, the flat-out arrogance that "republicans" must vote for the anointed candidate?
Good Cantor is nothing more than a little suck up RINO.