Skip to comments.Exclusive–Rand Paul: Stop Warping Reagan's Foreign Policy
Posted on 03/10/2014 10:09:36 AM PDT by jpsb
Every Republican likes to think he or she is the next Ronald Reagan. Some who say this do so for lack of their own ideas and agenda. Reagan was a great leader and President. But too often people make him into something he wasnt in order to serve their own political purposes.
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It’s Paul vs Cruz. I like them both. But Paul scares me. He is the son of the father - who is a fruitcake when it comes to foreign policy.
“Trust, but verify” and being in Lebanon in the first place belie what he said.
He does not sound anything like his father. Ron Paul went “off the rails” of foreign policy after Rand had grown up. I do not worry about him turning into another Ron. He is his own man.
Reagan was probably the most “anti war” (not the correct term I know) president of any of our lifetimes yet he got more done in fighting our enemies than most.
He just didn’t see a point in swinging a stick around if he didn’t intend to use it but he also kept a carrot available too.
“Its Paul vs Cruz.”
I doubt they will both run. If they do, Jeb will be the nominee.
Cruz won’t get very far with his Canadian birth certificate. He should get out of the way.
Lunch time, be back later.
In short: Peace through Strength.
The current worthless POC thinks if we apologize enough and try to get our enemies to LIKE us that bad things won't happen around the world. Liberal world-views always fail because of weakness.
I agree that it would be best to field only one conservative candidate. Paul, Cruz, Sara, Walker, whoever, but only one or conservatives will split the vote and once again the GOPe wins.
He doesn’t sound like Ron Paul because he’s a smarter and savvier politician. He knows the Ron Paul kook theories (911 was caused by the U.S. arrogance, not Al Queda) will never fly. That’s why he’s a U.S. Senator on his first try. And his father was a lifer in the House.
But it doesn’t mean he doesn’t believe in much of the overall philosophy, i.e. libertarian foreign policy, sans the 911 Truther stuff.
he will get farther than the lesser Paul.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. Let the conservatives & libertarians unite to rid ourselves of the Marxists ......
Today I could enthusiastically support a Cruz/Paul ticket (not the other way around). Tomorrow never knows.
Rand has warts. Cruz has a few too...
Either one is far superior to the MSM/GOP-e favorites and their suppurating pustules.
Pick two and let’s roll.
Rand’s the man. I love Ted but he’s not eligible...
” I do not worry about him turning into another Ron. He is his own man.”
Amen to that
I hope Ron Paul runs again in 2016 if Rand Paul runs. That way, we can see these radical differences between the two that I keep hearing about from Ron Paul supports - who to a person now support Rand Paul despite those alleged remarkable differences.
“Cruz wont get very far with his Canadian birth certificate. He should get out of the way.”
Yes, but I think he intends to. But why waste all this media attention? Who gets more air time Cruz or Lee? Lee isn’t looked at as running for president, that’s why.
Cruz is playing the Lame stream media like a Stradivarius.
He will use them right up to the last minute just as he should. Very smart strategy if he eventually bows out and says exactly why. Ted Cruz for Senate Majority Leader.
Yes he is, just as eligible as McCain was. Also, you probably are the same type who said back in 08’ “we can’t question Obama’s eligibility!” Cruz is GTG.
How about switching them around after their second term, just to make sure everything stays on the same Republic Road. Like Cruz-Palin, Cruz-Palin, Palin-Paul, Palin-Paul, Paul-Nugent, Paul-Nugent, Nugent-West, Nugent-West, etc. =)
I like the way you think.
Gotta leave room for a Gowdy or a Chaffetz in there too. Just in case we need spares. ;-)
Reagan is partly to blame for Islamic militancy since he tucked his tail and ran after the barracks bombing.
Probably not. John Boehner will probably start the investigations on Cruz' birth. Being a "birther" will soon be cool again just like is was when McCain's eligibility was required to be proven with documents.
As far as I'm concerned, Cruz could have been born in the Congo and he still gets my vote. Obama has set the precedence for this.
Let me see Obama be forced to prove his eligibility and be impeached if it's shown he was not eligible, then I'll take a second look at Cruz (though I know he is as eligible as John McCain was). Until then, birtherism is dead. Anybody who hides their documents are eligible today.
No, he is not partly to blame for Islamic militancy. Jimmy Carter, however, did a great job putting us in their sights.
Cruz is American, and fully qualified to run for president.
Reagan was correct to not let that shift his global operations, a weaker man would have responded emotionally and allowed it to change his plan.
Are you aware that as the bomb went off, an invasion of Grenada was already taking place and that American forces were already landing and in ground combat within 47 hours of that bombing?
Cruz is an American and fully qualified for the office.
Rand leaves out the part that as the bomb went off, invasion forces were steaming towards Grenada.
Before the week was over, we had invaded and conquered that nation.
Reagan fought and defeated the Soviet empire. What have you done? If you want to blame anyone for the rise of radical Islam blame Jimmy C.
Calling Grenada a nation is quite a stretch. Grenada is 133 sq mi, with an estimated population of 110,000. Grenada is a tiny Caribbean island.
Wow, Grenada is a country. Rand Paul managed to leave out the part that an invasion was taking place when the bomb in Beirut went off, Reagan was a little busy and was right not to let the bombing disrupt his global plan.
If using the word nation bothers you, remember that it is often used. “It has been exactly twenty years since the U.S. forces invaded Grenada, ending that Caribbean island nation’s four-year socialist experiment.”