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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: canuck_conservative

“Then, after the liberals served their usefulness, we can always kick them to the curb again.”

And we can rest assured the liberals view us in the same light. But here’s the strange thing: once you get to know people, you begin to recognize that they’re even right on other stuff. Every now and then.


41 posted on 09/11/2013 12:39:57 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: o2bfree

“The national review neo cons wanted war, baby!”

And the dnc neo-libs want this war. They’re cut of the same cloth. Neo-conservative, neo-liberal, neo-fascist. What’s the difference?


42 posted on 09/11/2013 12:41:46 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: tsowellfan

Perhaps we are just Pro-Constitutional people who figure you make a speech like Franklin Roosevelt did on December 8, 1941 and Congress declares war after the United States is attacked.

And then you fight to total victory.


43 posted on 09/11/2013 2:07:10 PM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW, PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN,CHANGE I BELIEVE IN)
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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
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3055253/posts

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]

Sen. Cruz Statement on Egypt (Suspend aid over anti-Muslim Brotherhood ‘coup’)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3055492/posts

Ted Cruz blames Egyptian violence on Obama’s disregard for foreign aid law
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3055589/posts


44 posted on 09/11/2013 6:59:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: markomalley
But, man, that's a motley crew he's hanging with...

A vote is a vote.

45 posted on 09/11/2013 7:05:27 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: mmichaels1970
There will be no use of U.S. military force in Syria.

Obama's objective is to bring the Muslim Brotherhood to power in Syria. The CIA is already arming and training the "Syrian" rebels. But if it takes more than that, don't be surprised if Obama gins up another excuse for a "limited" strike. Remember, our strikes in Libya were going to be limited too, and wound up being some 80 days, until Ghadafi was ultimately deposed.

46 posted on 09/11/2013 7:11:11 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: RKBA Democrat
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.

Well, not to worry, that ain't gonna happen.

47 posted on 09/11/2013 7:46:12 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: markomalley

I believe RON Paul voted with Dems significantly more than he voted with Republicans.

I’m also against sending any of our soldiers to Syria, but why doesn’t Rand Paul hang out with Repulicans who are against the war?


48 posted on 09/11/2013 8:36:13 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun
but why doesn’t Rand Paul hang out with Repulicans who are against the war?

Because there aren't many of them in the Senate?

49 posted on 09/11/2013 8:37:27 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: kevao

Can’t say I know how many there are, but Ted Cruz is ESPECIALLY strong against taking action against Syria.


50 posted on 09/11/2013 8:41:11 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

And you don’t think Rand and Ted “hang out”? Remember how brilliantly Ted supported Rand during Rand’s filibuster?


51 posted on 09/11/2013 8:46:23 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: kevao

That’s nice, but why is Rand Paul hanging out with VERY liberal Dems now in a secret meeting rather than Cruz?

After all, Ted Cruz, way back in June said: “Don’t give weapons to people who hate us” (rebels in Syria)

“..While most of the Senate is debating immigration reform this afternoon, Sen. Ted Cruz took time to deliver an address on the Senate floor criticizing President Obama for his decision to intervene in Syria.

Cruz warned that there were elements of al Qaeda supporting the rebels and highlighted reports of desecrations of churches, kidnappings, rapes, and beheadings.

“These forces are engaged with a deadly struggle with the Assad regime and President Obama has chosen this moment to signal that it is now suddenly in our vital security interests to intervene in Syria,” Cruz said. “It seems far more likely a recipe for disaster.”’

excerpt http://washingtonexaminer.com/ted-cruz-blasts-obama-dont-give-weapons-to-people-who-hate-us-in-syria/article/2532193

TED CRUZ has been on this a long time, so shouldn’t Rand Paul support Cruz’s leadership?


52 posted on 09/11/2013 9:34:41 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun
That’s nice, but why is Rand Paul hanging out with VERY liberal Dems now in a secret meeting rather than Cruz?

A vote is a vote. That is why Rand is hanging out with even the repugnant Grayson in this secret meeting that we are all discussing very publicly. I would do the same thing, if it meant securing a vote against a Syria strike that could quite possibly blow up into a world war. Doesn't mean I love the guy or have to marry him. A vote is a vote, and in a chamber of only 100 senators, every single vote is precious.

53 posted on 09/11/2013 10:10:01 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: Sun
"I believe RON Paul voted with Dems significantly more than he voted with Republicans."

Not true, Ron Paul has an 88% lifetime conservative rating.

54 posted on 09/11/2013 10:52:41 PM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: markomalley

“Coffee was provided, but most of the guests brought their own cups.”

Odd... why is this even mentioned?


55 posted on 09/12/2013 4:40:58 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: RKBA Democrat

War is the health of The State(and the statists)


56 posted on 09/12/2013 9:48:27 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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Rand Paul Calls for a Formal Declaration of War Against ISIS [11/24/2014]


57 posted on 11/11/2015 4:29:30 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Here's to the day the forensics people scrape what's left of Putin off the ceiling of his limo.)
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