Skip to comments.Sen McCain: Sorry About That Whole “Wacko Birds” Deal, Guys:Apologizes Calling Tea Party "Wackos"
Posted on 10/10/2013 8:14:21 PM PDT by lbryce
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Here's the passage at issue:In the 1980s, the war caucus in Congress armed bin Laden and the mujaheddin in their fight with the Soviet Union. In fact, it was the official position of the State Department to support radical jihad against the Soviets. We all know how well that worked out.Let's leave aside for now the insulting, utterly asinine, sickening, inexcusable use of the phrase "war caucus" to describe those (including Reagan!) who supported the mujaheddin against the Soviets. That word choice alone is almost entirely disqualifying for its purveyor to ever be president.
Instead, let's just look at a little history here -- because the ignorance evident in this paragraph is truly astonishing. One would be hard pressed to find even a single historian, whether right, left, or center, who would argue anything other than that the Soviet failure in Afghanistan was not just a huge factor, but probably an essential one, in the Soviets' ultimate loss of the Cold War. [Rand Pauls Really Ignorant Paragraph | 7 Feb 2013]
Rand Pauls immigration speech
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.
[but hes not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
It’s not even ‘too late’ John.
It just never was.
...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.
Perhaps he sees that, with mumblings of a republican party break up, that he is going to be in the territory that has to find a new party, after he’d been thinking all along, time in grade counts.
That’s the Navy, not politics.
Damn real polls?....*G*
How often does he do this?
I think it’s in mighty bad taste you show up around ‘We the People’ like this.
I will accept your apology the day you resign your office.
You make the B-52s proud.
“If it were a race between Rand Paul and Hillary Clinton, that would be a touch choice for me.”
- Juan McLame
I’d write the creep and tell him if I could get on his damn website.
Juan can take his apology and pound sand.
Have they filed a missing elderly report on that other blithering idiot McConnell? What rock is he hiding under.
That would be sweet.
He might as well not bother running. It’ll just be a waste of money. He should give it to some deserving candidate.
Not merely a touch choice but a tough one as well.
It is obvious to the most casual observer that he is desperate to save his image with the Tea Party, even though he has NO Challenger!
How quickly they all forgot Reagan’s eleventh commandment - never speak ill of another Republican.....
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