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Rand Paul mocks Rick Perry over debate flub
The Hill ^ | July 9, 2013 | Justin Sink

Posted on 07/09/2013 5:25:42 PM PDT by RB156

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who has hinted he could mount a 2016 presidential bid, is already taking shots at his potential competition in the Republican primary.

The freshman senator was asked Monday night during an appearance on Fox News about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (R) announcement he would not seek reelection — a move that has prompted speculation that Perry could again run for the White House.

“If Gov. Perry decides to run for president, I think there would be three good reasons why he could be president: Texas is a big successful state, he’s a long term governor and … I can’t remember the other one,” Paul quipped.

The joke was a reference to Perry's disastrous performance in a November 2011 GOP presidential debate, in which he was unable to remember the third federal agency he wanted to eliminate.

"Commerce, Education and the — what's the third one there? Let's see," Perry said at the time.

Perry later acknowledged the gaffe — telling CBS News that he "stepped in it" — but his campaign was never able to recover. He later endorsed Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination ahead of the South Carolina primary.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Kentucky; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: demagogue; paul; perry; randomcrazies; randpaul; randsconcerntrolls; rickperry; texas
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1 posted on 07/09/2013 5:25:42 PM PDT by RB156
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To: RB156

Isn’t Rand Paul on the amnesty bandwagon?


2 posted on 07/09/2013 5:27:36 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: RB156
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who has hinted he could mount a 2016 presidential bid, is already taking shots at his potential competition in the Republican primary.

He's not off to a good start if he's running against someone else who isn't!! If this is how he plans to run his campaign, he's in trouble.

FYI, Rand, Howdy Doody isn't running, either. Do you plan to take jabs at him . .. . . . . or it??

3 posted on 07/09/2013 5:30:59 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for the American politburo!!)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Yes, he is.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3010596/posts

Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform....


4 posted on 07/09/2013 5:31:29 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: RB156

Cheap shot.


5 posted on 07/09/2013 5:34:03 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: CatherineofAragon

Did you even read the article? It clearly states he isn’t for amnesty or citizenship.


6 posted on 07/09/2013 5:35:02 PM PDT by RB156
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To: RB156

This maybe Rand’s going back to some carry over from Ron Paul / Rick Perry.


7 posted on 07/09/2013 5:35:34 PM PDT by deport
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To: RB156

Not cool, Rand.


8 posted on 07/09/2013 5:38:14 PM PDT by x
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To: RB156

I Rand feeling like Perry is a threat to him?


9 posted on 07/09/2013 5:39:14 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: jersey117
Cheap shot.

Fine. This is war.

10 posted on 07/09/2013 5:41:21 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: RB156

This smells like it came from a speech writer, not something off the cuff.


11 posted on 07/09/2013 5:42:56 PM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: jersey117

Cheap shot.
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It was just a joke. I like Perry. I might support him in 2016. But I laughed when I heard it. I bet Perry did too.


12 posted on 07/09/2013 5:43:22 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: RB156

This joke’s been told so many times it began to sound stupid long before Paul thought he’d sound clever.

Perry has flaws but the overriding thing in his favor is his understanding of the 10th and state’s rights. Nobody is stronger on that issue and it looms larger every day.


13 posted on 07/09/2013 5:44:12 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: RB156

Rand Paul better watch what he says because the same thing, now, can very easily happen to him. But since he said it - he sowed a wrong seed, now he will reap from it, more than he sowed and later than he sowed.


14 posted on 07/09/2013 5:44:24 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: RB156
Memo to Rand: you better bring more than that if you're going after Perry. He's going to bring in more money than you can dream of.

Little early to be poking the good-haired grizzly.

15 posted on 07/09/2013 5:45:01 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: RB156
" It clearly states he isn’t for amnesty or citizenship."

First sentence of the article:

WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul is calling for conservatives to embrace the cause of immigration reform, outlining a proposal that would grant some form of legal status to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants after the federal government has certified that the border is secure.

This is AMNESTY. Wake up. Paul's as much of a flake as his old man.

16 posted on 07/09/2013 5:45:50 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: RB156

Not funny.


17 posted on 07/09/2013 5:46:05 PM PDT by McGruff (I need a new party.)
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To: RB156

It is funny, and I prefer Perry to Paul. Both Pauls.


18 posted on 07/09/2013 5:46:28 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Night Hides Not

Old Rick might slap the curls off that nappy little head.


19 posted on 07/09/2013 5:46:58 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: smoothsailing

agree , what we do not need is another pro homosexual , pro drug , pro anything goes candidate or President.


20 posted on 07/09/2013 5:48:51 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: RB156

er yes he is for amnesty, he;s also for homo marriage, for drugs.
Screw that , another Paul running, no thank you.


21 posted on 07/09/2013 5:49:57 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Night Hides Not

Nobody’s going to fund Perry after the disaster that was his 2012 run. People like to have return on their investment.


22 posted on 07/09/2013 5:50:02 PM PDT by RB156
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To: CatherineofAragon
LOL! I'm not a big fan of Perry, but I recognize that he's an able politician, and he can deliver hay makers with the best of them.

A couple of decent debate performances, and Perry will bury the demons from 2012.

23 posted on 07/09/2013 5:51:20 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: RB156

I happened to see it and I didn’t think it was funny.


24 posted on 07/09/2013 5:51:57 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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25 posted on 07/09/2013 5:52:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: manc

I’ll never understand the fascination with those amoral libertarian twits.


26 posted on 07/09/2013 5:52:39 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: InterceptPoint
It was just a joke.

At someone else's expense. That's not a joke, it shows Rand is low level and following in Maher's footsteps.

27 posted on 07/09/2013 5:53:34 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: CatherineofAragon
" that would include a multi-year process of granting visas to undocumented workers that would hinge on the annual verification of the security of the U.S.-Mexico border."

No citizenship, no amnesty, dependent upon border security. That sounds like a conservative solution to me.
28 posted on 07/09/2013 5:53:46 PM PDT by RB156
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To: smoothsailing

they remind me of people who want to do anything but nevrr pay taxes and certainly the ones I have talked to on the internet or in person have been more liberal than most liberals or even socialists minus them paying taxes


29 posted on 07/09/2013 5:55:17 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: RB156
Welcome to FR. You must not live in Texas. Perry knows how to correct his mistakes, and he knows he "stepped in it" last year.

If he decides to go for it, he'll be prepared mentally, physically, and financially.

30 posted on 07/09/2013 5:55:18 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Night Hides Not

I believe so. The reason for the bad performances was Perry’s post-back surgery drugs. As he came off them, his performance improved greatly, but it was too late by then.


31 posted on 07/09/2013 5:56:57 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: RB156

I doubt either one would get my vote.
Both are free traders so neither one would help the American jobs situation.

Rick Perry has benefited from the oil boom. His policies in Texas hasn’t hurt businesses, but the job growth is mostly oil driven there.

Rand Paul doesn’t have much of a record on trade but Ron Paul was another Free Trader.


32 posted on 07/09/2013 5:57:11 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: RB156

I doubt either one would get my vote.
Both are free traders so neither one would help the American jobs situation.

Rick Perry has benefited from the oil boom. His policies in Texas hasn’t hurt businesses, but the job growth is mostly oil driven there.

Rand Paul doesn’t have much of a record on trade but Ron Paul was another Free Trader.


33 posted on 07/09/2013 5:57:11 PM PDT by DannyTN
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43% Net Job Growth Under Obama is in Rick Perry’s Texas!
JP Updates | July 8,2013
Posted on 07/09/2013 8:39:14 AM PDT by Hojczyk
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3040765/posts

Perry: “No Life is Trivial in God’s Eyes”
Town Hall | June 30, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
Posted on 06/30/2013 8:52:51 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3037412/posts


34 posted on 07/09/2013 5:57:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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Jokes are always at someone’s expense. Sometimes it’s yourself. Most of the time it’s not.

I’m giving Rand Paul a pass here. But I expect a comeback from Perry. And note that all of his has drawn attention to a possible 2016 run by Perry. He is back in the news again.


35 posted on 07/09/2013 5:58:40 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: smoothsailing
I’ll never understand the fascination with those amoral libertarian twits.

I'll never understand why anyone would want to broadcast inflammatory adjectives.

36 posted on 07/09/2013 5:58:51 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: RB156
"No citizenship, no amnesty, dependent upon border security. That sounds like a conservative solution to me."

Right. /s

That's the promise we got twice before. Did it ever happen? Republicans like Paul are like Charlie Brown----always running to kick that football. Securing the border is a Constitutional requirement that carries no conditions, including amnesty for illegal aliens. Just enforce the law.

37 posted on 07/09/2013 6:02:04 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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38 posted on 07/09/2013 6:02:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Night Hides Not

And he’s too much of a gentleman to *itch slap Rand. He probably just considers the source - the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. ‘Supposed’ conservatives going against conservatives is a RINO/liberal thing. We already had it in the last debates - where it was exposed. And the RINO’S never went after the other RINO’S but after the conservatives, Newt and Perry.


39 posted on 07/09/2013 6:02:40 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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40 posted on 07/09/2013 6:04:31 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: manc

I’ve had similar experiences. For all their bluster, they’re no friend of conservatism.


41 posted on 07/09/2013 6:05:56 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: RB156

I personally never thought what Perry did was that atrocious, mountain out of a molehill. And I watched those first 3 debates, about all of them. It was hard to fathom that that one line basically sunk him.


42 posted on 07/09/2013 6:06:50 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

RE: Isn’t Rand Paul on the amnesty bandwagon?

Is Rick Perry any better on this issue?


43 posted on 07/09/2013 6:07:49 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: InterceptPoint
He is back in the news again.

And that seems to irk Rand Paul - why is his focus on Perry.

Jokes are always at someone’s expense.

Really? Shows why you laughed at it - it wasn't funny but you considered it so.

Sometimes it’s yourself.

Those are jokes with no harm intend for another. Not so with Rand.

So don't try to white wash him like the MSM does for Maher and/or 'their own kind'. This is more proof there isn't much difference between the GOP and the 'rats - both low level.

44 posted on 07/09/2013 6:11:47 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: RB156

A general response here, if Paul runs, we will find out darn well what he stands for.

He and Cruz are close to the same age but Cruz seems to have the wisdom of ages while Rand often still comes off as a green horn.

Rand is a pro-lifer and has pushed his petition to make personhood an amendment to the constitution: http://nationalprolifealliance.com/tpfh_petition.aspx?pid=1130 and thus, according to Rand, the unborn would then have 14th amendment rights.

He has also said Libertarians want to smoke pot and walk around naked, websearch that and you will find it. He calls himself a “Constitutional Conservative.”

But I think he has dropped the ball on immigration whereas Cruz, Bachmann, Palin have not though let’s not forget, Rand Paul voted against the Senate Immigration Bill, so that is a bit of a redeeming value.

What can one say about these people who say “You secured the border first” (90%), then we will talk about a pathway-to-citizenship.

I may not agree with this totally but since so many have come out on this and seem to buy the notion that Republicans lost the Pres. Election because of Hispanics, I myself am willing to give some leeway on this. Governor Walker also walked back his position on this.


45 posted on 07/09/2013 6:13:46 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: SeekAndFind
You tell me.
46 posted on 07/09/2013 6:14:02 PM PDT by RB156
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To: RB156

May we supply them both with flamethrowers and let them duel this out in a concrete handball court?


47 posted on 07/09/2013 6:15:00 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: BeadCounter

POS Romney was the golden boy with the media - that’s why it sunk him.


48 posted on 07/09/2013 6:15:18 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: CatherineofAragon

But Rand Paul did not vote for the Senate Bill.


49 posted on 07/09/2013 6:15:19 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: SeekAndFind

To be honest, I want to know too if Perry is any better on the issue. I’ve heard conflicting stories from his supporters and opponents on the matter.


50 posted on 07/09/2013 6:15:44 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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