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RAND ON CHRISTIE: ROOM IN GOP FOR PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN BIGGER GOVT.
Breitbart.com ^ | Aug 18 2013 | Tony Lee

Posted on 08/18/2013 10:30:50 AM PDT by VictoryGal

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said there was room in the Republican Party for people who believe in bigger government like Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, but he argued the Republican Party will grow by attracting more libertarian-leaning voters.

Paul said Christie started the feud by implying there was no room in the Republican Party for libertarian-minded people like Paul. Christie and Paul have been feuding since Christie invoked the 9/11 attacks to brand Paul's libertarian foreign policy as dangerous. Christie has continued to take shots at Paul, a likely 2016 competitor for the Republican presidential nomination, in speeches and comments since those remarks.

"There is room for people who believe in bigger government for our party," Paul said, when asked what he though about his father Ron Paul's comments that Christie "offers nothing" to the party.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; christie; jamieloftus; jamieloftus4christie; jamieloftusrhoades; jamierhoades; kentucky; mattrhoades4christie; newjersey; rand; randpaul; randsconcerntrolls; rino
Very disappointing, Rand... the unholy combination of big govt. Dims and big govt. RINOs are causing today's current problems.
1 posted on 08/18/2013 10:30:50 AM PDT by VictoryGal
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To: VictoryGal

One politician is phonier than the next.


2 posted on 08/18/2013 10:32:48 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: VictoryGal

Rand needs to quit punching the tar baby.Do not engage the rino,ignore it.


3 posted on 08/18/2013 10:33:57 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: VictoryGal

His BS a while back was forgotten. This will be too. People want to believe the lie that he’s conservative. He aint.


4 posted on 08/18/2013 10:36:33 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: VictoryGal
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said there was room in the Republican Party for people who believe in bigger government

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said...

Rand Paul

Republicans vs. Democrats: Maybe A Dime’s Worth Of Difference

~ Larry Elder, The Ten Things You Can’t Say In America

5 posted on 08/18/2013 10:37:05 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: VictoryGal

I dont want ANYONE in the GOP who believes in Big Govt..what the hell Rand..come on..if I want to vote for Big Govt jerks the Dem party already exists


6 posted on 08/18/2013 10:38:38 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: VictoryGal

I don’t think there is room for socialists or liberaltarians if we want to WIN ELECTIONS.


7 posted on 08/18/2013 10:38:56 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Why vote for Democratic-Lite when you can vote for the real thing.

The Stupid Party strikes again.


8 posted on 08/18/2013 10:45:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: VictoryGal
I think this was a very obvious cut to Christie, a sarcastic insult.

There is room for people like you in The GOP, Gov. Christie; maybe you could be in charge of catering at the convention?

9 posted on 08/18/2013 10:45:37 AM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: VictoryGal
"...the unholy combination of big govt. Dims and big govt. RINOs are causing today's current problems..."

They're one in the same.

The bottom line to all of this, and the politician stay as far away from discussing this as they can, is term limits.

Until Congress' exposure to the corruption that is D.C. is limited by law, there will be no change.

The End!

10 posted on 08/18/2013 10:47:10 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: dfwgator

If Chris Christie is in the house, there’s not much room left for anyone or anything else.


11 posted on 08/18/2013 10:53:49 AM PDT by RugerMini14
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To: RugerMini14

There isn’t a tent big enough to hold Christie.


12 posted on 08/18/2013 10:54:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: VictoryGal
Very disappointing, Rand... the unholy combination of big govt. Dims and big govt. RINOs are causing today's current problems.

Be kind. Rand is just trying to be a little more fair than the obnoxious Christie.

And note that he parsed his words carefully: "There is room ...". Given Christie's justifiably famous girth all the available room is probably taken up by just this one RINO.

13 posted on 08/18/2013 10:55:46 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: VictoryGal
"There is room for people who believe in bigger government for our party"

Not much question about that. The question is; will there be room for Conservatives and Christians?

14 posted on 08/18/2013 11:07:23 AM PDT by YHAOS
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To: VictoryGal
Paul said Christie started the feud by implying there was no room in the Republican Party for libertarian-minded people like Paul.

I don't agree with every libertarian talking point, but as far as I know, "libertarian-minded people" are small-government people, low-taxes people, people who know the Founding Fathers would be appalled and infuriated by the idea of government assuming the power to spy on the communications of every citizen or government presuming to dictate the health-care choices of private citizens.

Christie has a point - the Republican Party increasingly has no room for people who believe in limited government. That's a pity - I happen to share those views and will not cast a vote for Chris Christie.
15 posted on 08/18/2013 11:08:59 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: VictoryGal
Neither Christie nor Paul will be the ‘Pub nominee in 2016. Nor Rubio for that matter. Needs to be a “bold colors,” conservative ‘Pub governor. And if smart, the nominee will put another conservative on the ticket, not a RINO. Must draw the greatest possible difference with Hellery the Communist.
16 posted on 08/18/2013 11:25:50 AM PDT by twister881
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To: VictoryGal

Not so disappointing if you’ve been paying attention to this guy.

Rand Paul Calls On Conservatives To Embrace Immigration Reform:

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


17 posted on 08/18/2013 11:31:59 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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To: VictoryGal

Oh please, what the hell is he supposed to say? Everyone who doesn’t agree with him should be out of the party? If you listened to more than one soundbite he clearly is talking about shrinking government. He is just being the “bigger man” here, so to speak, while giving a backhanded slap to Christie.


18 posted on 08/18/2013 11:37:00 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: VictoryGal

Oh please, what the hell is he supposed to say? Everyone who doesn’t agree with him should be out of the party? If you listened to more than one soundbite he clearly is talking about shrinking government. He is just being the “bigger man” here, so to speak, while giving a backhanded slap to Christie.


19 posted on 08/18/2013 11:37:06 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: VictoryGal

Oh please, what the hell is he supposed to say? Everyone who doesn’t agree with him should be out of the party? If you listened to more than one soundbite he clearly is talking about shrinking government. He is just being the “bigger man” here, so to speak, while giving a backhanded slap to Christie.


20 posted on 08/18/2013 11:37:25 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: CatherineofAragon

Chris Christie has already been annointed as Hillary’s opponent. Based on previous exchanges with Obama, Christi gives cover to Hillary in that he can no longer go after her.

Obama did this to McCain in 2008. Obama with RomneyCare did this to Romney in 2012.

Typical Dem ploy. If the Conservative media had any cajones, they will start labeling Christie as poison to the Republican party.


21 posted on 08/18/2013 11:38:49 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: GeronL

I am a libertarian. I am fighting for the liberty that our Constitution was meant to provide. Culture is responsible for our morality. If republicans attempt to legislate culture they will violate the Constitution just as much as the liberals are now. Our culture is certainly suffering and that is, in my view, what is killing America. Your implication that I, as a “liberaltarian”, am in any way a liberal is completely specious.


22 posted on 08/18/2013 11:42:03 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Norm Lenhart

So far Cruz is the only one left on the list of republicans I might vote for.


23 posted on 08/18/2013 11:43:07 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: VictoryGal

Rand along with Rubio and Christie have been crossed off my potential POTUS as they are RINOS at heart.

Until the GOP PURGES THE PARTY it will continue to DECLINE. THEY GET NO MORE OF MY MONEY AND I TELL THEM RINOS IS THE REASON@!


24 posted on 08/18/2013 11:50:47 AM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: VictoryGal

“........Paul (R-KY) said there was room in the Republican Party for people who believe in bigger government like Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.......”

No


25 posted on 08/18/2013 12:15:01 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: gorush

So when Liberaltarians are in favor of state sanctioned “gay marriage” and slams anyone who disagrees as “Bible thumpers” they are being tolerant?


26 posted on 08/18/2013 12:20:01 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: VictoryGal

So, is Christie saying that because he’s in the GOP we need a bigger tent?


27 posted on 08/18/2013 12:53:26 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: VictoryGal

I left the Democrat Party years ago and find the Republican Party I thought was conservative and it turns out to be a kind of Democrat Lite.


28 posted on 08/18/2013 1:26:51 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: VictoryGal

I left the Democrat Party years ago and find the Republican Party I thought was conservative and it turns out to be a kind of Democrat Lite.


29 posted on 08/18/2013 1:27:00 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: VictoryGal

Big governments are disasters. Just look at history. And anyone who thinks otherwise has a brain filled with mush or no brain at all.


30 posted on 08/18/2013 1:50:15 PM PDT by mulligan
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To: VictoryGal

What a dope.


31 posted on 08/18/2013 1:51:38 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Don’t hold your breath for that.

Yes, he’s running, all right....he just vetoed a gun bill he dreamed up in the first place. Gotta start leaning to the right to fool the base.


32 posted on 08/18/2013 2:30:14 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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To: Hugin
I agree with your take on this. I think Rand was giving a jab to Krispie using the same reference (not room, there is room) Krispie used.

Krispie said there's no room for libertarian (leaning Repubs) in the GOP, Rand's saying there's even room for big (gov't) Krispie.

33 posted on 08/18/2013 4:38:44 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: headstamp 2

Rand is already campaigning for the presidency, and feels he can’t afford to hem himself in regarding principles, especially conservative principles.


34 posted on 08/18/2013 4:55:22 PM PDT by odawg
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Rand Paul’s immigration speech
03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2998395/posts

...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.

Let’s start that conversation by acknowledging we aren’t 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.

[but he’s not against amnesty, snicker, definition of is is ping]


35 posted on 08/18/2013 5:44:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: VictoryGal

I’m not going to support any party that welcomes big government types. Been supporting the GOP for decades, and it’s done me no good except cause government to grow bigger and more powerful.


36 posted on 08/20/2013 3:18:03 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: mulligan
Big governments are disasters. Just look at history. And anyone who thinks otherwise has a brain filled with mush or no brain at all.

I'd rather have too little government than too much, because too little can easily be remedied. Too much? Nope.
37 posted on 08/20/2013 3:25:15 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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