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Rand Paul mocks Liz Cheney’s Senate bid ("I thought she was running in her home state of Virginia,”)
Politico ^ | 07/17/2013 | By ALEXANDER BURNS

Posted on 07/17/2013 12:12:34 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul mocked Liz Cheney’s newly announced Senate campaign Tuesday, questioning her Wyoming residency in a barbed statement.

“When I heard Liz Cheney was running for Senate I wondered if she was running in her home state of Virginia,” Paul said.

Cheney declared this afternoon that she would run in Wyoming’s GOP primary against incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi.

Asked last week about the brewing matchup, Paul told POLITICO he viewed Enzi as a solid conservative.

Paul and Cheney stand at opposite poles of the conservative national security debate, with Cheney supporting a hawkish foreign policy and Paul openly questioning the value of American military action overseas, and advocating for cuts to the defense budget.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; altereddate; cheney2014; enzi; lizcheney; mikeenzi; randpaullizcheney; randsconcerntrolls; senate; va2014; virginia; wy2014; wyoming
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1 posted on 07/17/2013 12:12:34 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Rand made a cutting, sarcastic remark about the possibility Ted Cruz might run for P.

Now he does same about the prospective primary challenge in a Senate race in which he isn’t even involved?

What gives?


2 posted on 07/17/2013 12:14:54 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear". - Glenn Beck)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey, if lifelong Arkansas resident Hillary can carpetbag to New York, I think Liz deserves some slack.


3 posted on 07/17/2013 12:18:17 PM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: txrangerette

He has a valid point. Liz Cheney lives in VA and has lived here for quite some time. Why is she going to WY to challenge a perfectly good, conservative senator when there are 2 liberal Dems who should be challenged where she lives now?


4 posted on 07/17/2013 12:18:34 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

bttt


5 posted on 07/17/2013 12:20:10 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: EDINVA
Why is she going to WY to challenge a perfectly good, conservative senator when there are 2 liberal Dems who should be challenged where she lives now?

Because if she follows the Rubio model of "Tea Party Vs. Old Guard" and gains a seat in a conservative state she can stay in Virginia/DC 360 days of the year and still run unopposed for the next 5 terms. In VA she'd have a fight on her hands every election.

6 posted on 07/17/2013 12:22:13 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: SeekAndFind

She might be in Virginia, but her heart is in Wyoming. Enzi has been a disappointment. Liz would be great for Wyoming and the Senate.


7 posted on 07/17/2013 12:22:46 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: EDINVA
Perhaps there is something she sees that could be done further in a western, rural state that Enzi is not doing.

VA is a whole nuther ballgame.

8 posted on 07/17/2013 12:22:52 PM PDT by what's up
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To: EDINVA

Name recognition in Wyoming. She could carry 20% on her name in Virginia with all the gubment employees that live there.


9 posted on 07/17/2013 12:23:16 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: SeekAndFind

BTW - why is Terrible Terry McCauliffe running in VA and not in his home state of NY?

I remember when he was taking the Clintons on a tour of CNY to show them is home turf.


10 posted on 07/17/2013 12:24:25 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Pan_Yan

Yea, the cowardly out. Actually, I like Liz Cheney. She could handle either Warner or Eyebrows. But I AM getting mighty sick of these political dynasties, whether D or R.


11 posted on 07/17/2013 12:25:07 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: SeekAndFind

This seems to happen to them all. They meet and work with someone, so they want to help them stay in the Senate.

The Senate should not be choosing its own members. And senators should not be picking and choosing who they would like to work with. The people of Wyoming should decide who they want to be a senator.

Newsflash Rand, once your new buddy McConnell is safely reelected, he will move heaven and earth to get rid of YOU! He will not be saying “I’ve got Rand’s back!” Don’t believe me? Just look to Pennsylvania. Arlen Specter sidled up to Rick Santoum to get his endorsement and Specter was reelected. Two years later, Specter didn’t lift a finger to help Santorum get reelected. Because Santorum was a conservative and needed to be removed. He was used and then betrayed.

The people of Wyoming should listen to their own council, not Rand Paul.


12 posted on 07/17/2013 12:26:00 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: SeekAndFind; a fool in paradise

If Bushes can fly their carpets everywhere, so can Cheneys!


13 posted on 07/17/2013 12:26:00 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: txrangerette

Trying to keep the field clear for himself? But if that’s it, he’s a real rookie at it, needs to study the Romney method a bit. He’s leaving too many fingerprints.

BTW, I don’t get the problem with Cheney’s residency. Dick Cheney & family, I thought, had deep roots in WY. I lived there for a while, and folks there seemed rather proud of the Cheney connection.

As for Enzi, he’s being accused of being lazy, but that’s just par for the course with typical WY pols. It’s built into the system out there. State legislature only meets like half a year, maybe less, and the rest of the time they haves real jobs or other non-governmental ways of spending their time. The US Congress should take a cue and get a life outside of DC.


14 posted on 07/17/2013 12:27:59 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: cotton1706
The Senate should not be choosing its own members. And senators should not be picking and choosing who they would like to work with.

Reasons to repeal the 17th Amendment.

15 posted on 07/17/2013 12:28:42 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: rod1
BTW - why is Terrible Terry McCauliffe running in VA and not in his home state of NY?

Because he's lived in Virginia most of his adult life. Why isn't Liz Cheney running in Virginia.

16 posted on 07/17/2013 12:30:46 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: EDINVA

I’m not addressing his disagreement with her decision.

I just don’t understand a pattern of making sarcastic, cutting remarks about somebody, in public, when it is only knocking down the person you make it about, who is a fellow GOP conservative, of which there are so few that are genuine. And each time it revolved around the possibility, or the probability, they might run for a higher office, or run for office in the first place.

I would stay out of this one - why is it Rand Paul’s calling to make cutting remarks about it? Let her try to make her case and let the chips fall. The WY voters will decide. Or the activists or the money people, whomever.

In Ted Cruz’s case, that made Rand Paul look SMALL. Because to cut down his fellow conservative star like that, even before Cruz actually took steps towards running, just made him look like he can’t stand even the talk, or rumor, that somebody besides himself might run who is also a star.

Again, I’m not addressing her decision or reasoning behind it. I’m not talking about her so much as wondering about his pattern of sarcastic, cutting remarks at the slightest hint somebody might run for something he doesn’t want them to run for.

You are certainly entitled to your POV here on FR concerning her possible run.


17 posted on 07/17/2013 12:31:03 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear". - Glenn Beck)
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To: Rushmore Rocks
She might be in Virginia, but her heart is in Wyoming.

Yeah. And Hillary's heart belonged to New York; that's why she ran for the Senate seat there. Puleeze.

18 posted on 07/17/2013 12:32:05 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: EDINVA

Liz and her husband bought a home in WY over a year ago. And Enzi is hardly “perfect,” having voted to tax the internet.


19 posted on 07/17/2013 12:32:21 PM PDT by Josh Painter (Shorter Obamunists: "We are the people the founding fathers warned us about.")
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To: txrangerette
What gives?

Dick Cheney backed Trey Grayson against Rand Paul.

Look for Rick Perry to support Enzi too, as Dick Cheney backed Kay Barely Republican against him.

20 posted on 07/17/2013 12:32:21 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: Josh Painter
Liz and her husband bought a home in WY over a year ago.

In Jackson Hole, which is one of the richest counties not contiguous to DC. You think someone would have advised her to live somewhere a little less ritzy. I mean if you get to chose your hometown why not pick something more modest.

21 posted on 07/17/2013 12:35:14 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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22 posted on 07/17/2013 12:35:27 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: Rushmore Rocks
Liz would be great for Wyoming and the Senate.

Please take it in the well intended spirit it is asked. What proof do we have the Liz Cheney, a lawyer and DC insider, would be a conservative in the Senate? Does she have a history in business or elected office of living and voting for conservative principles? Or do we just have prepared statements and press releases? This all just has the feel of another next in line with name recognition groomed by the power brokers.

23 posted on 07/17/2013 12:37:45 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: EDINVA

Well, these days all sorts of folks spend significant time in various States. Who’s to say what State one is a resident of if one should live for 4 months each in 3 States?


24 posted on 07/17/2013 12:38:34 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: NeoCaveman

Teton County went for Bammy. Has high taxes too.


25 posted on 07/17/2013 12:39:37 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Josh Painter
Liz and her husband bought a home in WY over a year ago

Damn. They're practically pioneers then, aren't they? </sarcasm>

26 posted on 07/17/2013 12:39:41 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: 0.E.O

Voting with your feet is still legal.


27 posted on 07/17/2013 12:43:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Josh Painter

Jackson Hole, right! Lots of other celebrities own homes in Jackson Hole. It’s very, very chic.

Enzi is a perfectly fine conservative. No one said he’s perfect. Please DO show me the perfect elected conservative. Frankly, I’d rather see Enzi in the Senate for WY and Cheney in the Senate for VA.


28 posted on 07/17/2013 12:45:15 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Pan_Yan

How does Liz stand on amnesty? That will tell me all I need to know.


29 posted on 07/17/2013 12:46:10 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: Paladin2
Voting with your feet is still legal.

True, but she's not fooling anyone. Well, almost anyone.

30 posted on 07/17/2013 12:49:20 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: EDINVA

Isn’t WY were her dad lives?


31 posted on 07/17/2013 12:49:42 PM PDT by edcoil (Something wonderful is going to happen today!)
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To: Obadiah

The neocon Cheneys deserve no slack at all.


32 posted on 07/17/2013 12:52:33 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: Paladin2

Well, her daddy who was living/working/voting in TX ran back to WY to change his voting registration when he decided he’d be a good running mate for “W,” didn’t he?

It’s a free country, and those wealthy enough to have homes in several states can decide which is their legal residence. Despite her WY roots, tho, this does make Ms. Cheney seem like a carpetbagger taking advantage of that strongly R state.


33 posted on 07/17/2013 12:52:45 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA
Well, her daddy who was living/working/voting in TX ran back to WY to change his voting registration when he decided he’d be a good running mate for “W,” didn’t he?

He didn't have a choice in that one, not unless they were willing to forego all of the Texas electoral votes.

34 posted on 07/17/2013 12:53:58 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: txrangerette
Apparently Rand does not believe in the 11th Commandment.
35 posted on 07/17/2013 12:55:28 PM PDT by zeebee
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To: SeekAndFind

Rand is quickly getting on my nerves with his snarkiness about Ms. Cheney. I guess he doesn’t want to share the spotlight on the right hand side of the stage.


36 posted on 07/17/2013 12:59:32 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: txrangerette

It’s the first of many proxy battles between the neo-con Cheney wing of the GOPe and the upstart (small l) libertarian neo-Paulian challengers.


37 posted on 07/17/2013 1:00:17 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with brute force, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: 0.E.O

The point is that voting registrations can be quite fluid, depending on what works into one’s political convenience. I don’t want to get into attacking Liz Cheney but I really don’t like what she’s doing here. It reeks of opportunism, taking advantage of family connections without having a really strong personal connection from having lived in and been part of the state herself within recent memory. Has she ever lived in WY as an adult?


38 posted on 07/17/2013 1:02:58 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Springfield Reformer
Dick Cheney & family, I thought, had deep roots in WY. I lived there for a while, and folks there seemed rather proud of the Cheney connection.

Here is a VIDEO that shows how much ol'Dick thought about the people of Wyoming. It features Cheney and his good pal David Rockefeller laughing it up about how Dick kept his Directorship of the America destroying Council on Foreign Relations secret from his rube constituents.

39 posted on 07/17/2013 1:03:29 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: EDINVA
Has she ever lived in WY as an adult?

Other than the past few months? No. In fact I don't think she ever lived in Wyoming as a child.

40 posted on 07/17/2013 1:07:12 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: rod1
I remember when he was taking the Clintons on a tour of CNY to show them is home turf.

Crosby, Nash & Young? (Stills was being punished off in the corner)


41 posted on 07/17/2013 1:14:59 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cheney is involved in a prgram “Keep America Safe” with Bill Kristol - RED FLAG

Cheney was involved in setting policy in Iraq under Bush II - RED FLAG

Enzi appears to have good solid conservative credentials and supports the Second Amendment Strongly.

Why they hell should any conservative support another damn Bushite??????????????


42 posted on 07/17/2013 1:16:29 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: 0.E.O

“... I don’t think she ever lived in Wyoming as a child.

I wouldn’t be surprised. The children of government officials tend to be raised in the DC Metro area. Dick Cheney was in government service for decades. I believe Liz went to McLean H.S. in VA. That’s fine. But by now she’s a Virginian, not a Wyomingian(?), and should run in VA.

Of course, I think McAuliffe should go back to NY and run for governor there instead of in VA.


43 posted on 07/17/2013 1:18:22 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA
Let the peeps of WY decide. Note that NY was more than happy to have H! as their Senator, carpetbagger that she is.

It's good for the GOPe to have some pressure put on them, even if this is not the best example.

Maybe she should run in SC.

44 posted on 07/17/2013 1:22:55 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder where Sarah Palin will come down on this race, or whether she will comment at all.


45 posted on 07/17/2013 1:28:39 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: ZULU
Why they hell should any conservative support another damn Bushite??????????????

Seriously. I am so over the Bush/Cheney's of this world. They are leftist scum with an "r" after their names.
46 posted on 07/17/2013 1:33:44 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: Obadiah

No. No no. I loved Cheney as VP, but this nepotism, these political dynasties HAS TOO STOP. We’ve become the late Roman Republic where only a handful of Patrician families could become Consul.
No more Bushes, Doles, Kennedys, Coumos, Clintons, etc etc etc.


47 posted on 07/17/2013 1:33:57 PM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: SeekAndFind

The more Rand Paul speaks lately, the more I dislike him. He’s starting to believe his own press clippings.


48 posted on 07/17/2013 1:35:34 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Note to the NSA: I approved this dissention. What are you going to do about it Punks?)
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To: Paladin2

You’re not comparing conservative, reliably red WY with its barely half million peeps to liberal, deep blue NYS with a population of 19+ million?? New York’s (+) equals the entire population of WY.

NY has been represented by carpetbaggers for a long, long time (think RFK waaaaaaaaaaay before Hillary!)


49 posted on 07/17/2013 1:39:55 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

I watched the video. Interesting asserions, though I didn’t see Mr. Cheney specifically call his WY constituents rubes. You could say he inferred it, maybe. But he didn’t say it.

Anyway, thanks for the vid.


50 posted on 07/17/2013 1:45:25 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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