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[Rand] Paul Hosts Secret Anti-War Meeting
National Review ^ | 9/10/2013

Posted on 09/10/2013 6:04:52 AM PDT by markomalley

In a secret meeting on Tuesday morning, Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) hosted a bipartisan group of senators and House members in the Capitol’s basement. According to several participants, the lawmakers plotted ways to stop the use of U.S. military force in Syria.

Since the diplomatic situation is fluid, there was no final consensus on how best to combat the administration, but potential legislative maneuvers, press appearances, and letters were discussed. Several undecided members asked questions.

Aides say Paul planned the gathering over a week ago, and the list of attendees grew by the day. He is pleased, especially, by the number of Democrats who are eager to work with him to kill the war resolution. Representatives Alan Grayson (D., Fla.) and Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii), among other liberals, spoke.

The meeting, which started at 8:00 a.m., lasted for an hour. It was a conversational setting, with members sitting and talking through the issue, rather than giving speeches. Coffee was provided, but most of the guests brought their own cups.


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To: grania
And the left thinks true conservatives have sold out to crazed globalist bent on destroying freedom.

Oh, I don't care what they think, they have no real concept of freedom, unless it's debauchery. "The left" has no interest in preserving traditional American values including military might, economic freedom and a moral society.

Their agenda and their success at destroying those institutions is self-evident.

21 posted on 09/10/2013 3:43:04 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: markomalley

Well, guess what..maybe Obama is a uniting influence after all.


22 posted on 09/11/2013 5:54:20 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: MissMagnolia

Maybe we can get her to mobilize her detachment and get into the birth records at the dept of health??


23 posted on 09/11/2013 6:11:38 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: markomalley

The Obama Foreign Policy: “Move forward” by “leading from behind,” and “stonewall” anyone who claims that Obama looks like an ASS.

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REMEMBER BENGHAZI !


24 posted on 09/11/2013 6:19:27 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: mmichaels1970

25 posted on 09/11/2013 6:55:21 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: newfreep
WAG the dog to deflect focus from Benghazi , Obamacare, CR, Debt Ceiling, and Amnesty!
26 posted on 09/11/2013 7:07:32 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: EEGator

Exactly


27 posted on 09/11/2013 7:31:49 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: canuck_conservative

Spot On!!


28 posted on 09/11/2013 7:39:33 AM PDT by SUSSA
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To: markomalley
But, man, that's a motley crew he's hanging with...


29 posted on 09/11/2013 10:11:26 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: markomalley
...that's a motley crew

On the Republican side, senators Dean Heller (Nev.), Mike Lee (Utah), John Boozman (Ark.), and John Barrasso (Wyo.) were there. So was a group of House Republicans, such as Jim Jordan (Ohio), Scott Garrett (N.J.), Walter Jones (N.C.), Justin Amash (Mich.), Tim Huelskamp (Kan.), and Paul Broun (Ga.)

Some of those senators aren't so 'motley' i.e. Mike Lee...
30 posted on 09/11/2013 10:23:09 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: grania

Both party’s machines want the US military to become the
“Saudi Foreign Legion” and fight for Al-Quaeda.

If left leaning liberal members of Congress want to oppose that then they are welcome to come aboard.


31 posted on 09/11/2013 11:00:37 AM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW, PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN,CHANGE I BELIEVE IN)
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To: o2bfree

The neocons are just the old Rockefeller Republicans with a new label.


32 posted on 09/11/2013 11:02:22 AM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW, PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN,CHANGE I BELIEVE IN)
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To: svcw; markomalley
How is it secret, if everyone knows about it.

Because markomalley just outed the secret with the article he posted.

33 posted on 09/11/2013 11:19:12 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan
Because markomalley just outed the secret with the article he posted.

Correction: National Review just outed the secret with the article they published.

34 posted on 09/11/2013 11:23:51 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: mmichaels1970

I think Rand also was a help in stopping the war. Had there been no virulent opposition in Congress, Barry may have not felt the need to march Kerry out with equivocations that trapped him with the Russians.


35 posted on 09/11/2013 11:25:46 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Nextrush
The neocons are just the old Rockefeller Republicans with a new label.

Yup. I agree. I supported our troops in Vietnam and did not want John Kerry to succeed. But if I had been born before we got involved I would not have supported us going there in the first place.

I supported Afghanistan and Iraq. I have since rethought my support for Iraq.

I would have supported war with Iran and North Korea.

I supported arming the Contras.

I did not support Kosovo, Libya nor our involvement in Egypt.

So tell me, Am I anti-War? Or Pro-War?

36 posted on 09/11/2013 11:27:48 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: markomalley

Y’know if we’re ever going to WIN in the sense of preserving those things about America that we cherish, we’re going to have to get used to making alliances with folks outside our comfort zone.


37 posted on 09/11/2013 12:29:45 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Orangedog

The best way to publicize something is to call it a SECRET.

I’m sure that the uniparty was well aware of what Sen. Paul was up to.


38 posted on 09/11/2013 12:33:05 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

“Well we aren’t...they’ve been Communists for decades.”

Y’know what, if the person who casts the deciding vote to end infanticide happens to be a communist wiccan who advocates group lesbianism, I’m not going to care one little bit.


39 posted on 09/11/2013 12:36:47 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Chickensoup

“I was there once.”

As was I to a certain extent. Everybody who comes to Jesus comes in their own way and in their own time.


40 posted on 09/11/2013 12:37:44 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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