I honestly don’t get where all this nonsense about Rand Paul comes from.
He voted against the amnesty bill and has been saying for years that he is against amnesty and against the path to citizenship. That alone makes him more conservative than the last 3 republican presidents, who were all pro amnesty and I assume everyone here voted for.
Then when I look at the posting history of the folks here bashing Paul I see that they are all Cruz supporters. Cruz is a self described libertarian and has been campaigning for Rand Paul everywhere he goes. His supporters would do well to listen to his CPAC speech this year and his speech at the faith an freedom coalition conference a few weeks ago. He talks more about Rand Paul than about himself.
The tea party will not be divided in the next election like it was in the last one. Everybody knows that if that happens again, the establishment candidate will win (again).
The Paul bashing is really over the top here. Rand Paul is one of the most conservative Senators we have. The lying about Paul positions really disgusts me. He and Sara Palin seem to bring out the worst in some people. Both are great articulate conservatives, maybe that is what drives the so called conservative here crazy. I’ll bet they just loved W, as he trampled all over the constitution, ruined the economy and totally messed up the middle east.
The defense industry.
The Pauls are demagogues, and they’ve worked nonstop to divide the Tea Party with their fake version.
Rand Pauls immigration speech[but hes not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.
Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.
Lets start that conversation by acknowledging we arent going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...
This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.
Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.
Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt’s Generals:
‘How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?’
Foreign Policy | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat
Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt’s military — even as Cairo’s security forces massacre anti-government activists.
[by “anti-government activists” is meant church-burning jihadists]