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Exclusive–Rand Paul: Stop Warping Reagan's Foreign Policy
breitbart ^ | March 9, 2014 | Rand Paul

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 wasn’t in order to serve their own political purposes.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: paul; paultards; rand2016; reagan
Interesting comments by Paul
1 posted on 03/10/2014 10:09:36 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: jpsb

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.


2 posted on 03/10/2014 10:12:36 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: jpsb

“Trust, but verify” and being in Lebanon in the first place belie what he said.


3 posted on 03/10/2014 10:12:46 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: nhwingut

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.


4 posted on 03/10/2014 10:15:20 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: jpsb

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.


5 posted on 03/10/2014 10:15:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nhwingut

“It’s 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.


6 posted on 03/10/2014 10:18:47 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: jpsb

Lunch time, be back later.


7 posted on 03/10/2014 10:19:24 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: cripplecreek
Reagan understood what the current bozo does not: The only way to maintain the peace is to have overwhelming force on our side. So much so, that none would dare challenge us to actually have to use it.

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.

8 posted on 03/10/2014 10:20:13 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


9 posted on 03/10/2014 10:22:36 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: jpsb

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.


10 posted on 03/10/2014 10:27:50 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

he will get farther than the lesser Paul.


11 posted on 03/10/2014 10:32:40 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: nhwingut
It’s Paul vs Cruz. I like them both.

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Let the conservatives & libertarians unite to rid ourselves of the Marxists ......

Cruz/Paul 2016

12 posted on 03/10/2014 10:36:44 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Today I could enthusiastically support a Cruz/Paul ticket (not the other way around). Tomorrow never knows.


13 posted on 03/10/2014 10:43:21 AM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: nhwingut

Rand has warts. Cruz has a few too...

Either one is far superior to the MSM/GOP-e favorites and their suppurating pustules.

Rand/Cruz/Palin/Nugent/West.

Pick two and let’s roll.


14 posted on 03/10/2014 10:48:59 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: nhwingut

Rand’s the man. I love Ted but he’s not eligible...


15 posted on 03/10/2014 10:49:03 AM PDT by Enduro Guy
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To: jpsb

” I do not worry about him turning into another Ron. He is his own man.”

Amen to that


16 posted on 03/10/2014 10:51:33 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


17 posted on 03/10/2014 10:57:45 AM PDT by TitansAFC (2016: 1. Palin, 2. Cruz, 3. Walker, 4. Rubio, 5. Huckabee (to make the GOP-E see what WE go through))
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“Cruz won’t 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.


18 posted on 03/10/2014 10:58:33 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Enduro Guy

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.


19 posted on 03/10/2014 10:58:35 AM PDT by gwgn02
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To: Dead Corpse

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. =)


20 posted on 03/10/2014 10:59:38 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Patriot Babe

I like the way you think.

Gotta leave room for a Gowdy or a Chaffetz in there too. Just in case we need spares. ;-)


21 posted on 03/10/2014 11:01:50 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: jpsb

Reagan is partly to blame for Islamic militancy since he tucked his tail and ran after the barracks bombing.


22 posted on 03/10/2014 11:10:09 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Cruz won’t get very far with his Canadian birth certificate. He should get out of the way.

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.

23 posted on 03/10/2014 11:15:25 AM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Sam Gamgee
Reagan is partly to blame for Islamic militancy since he tucked his tail and ran after the barracks bombing.

No, he is not partly to blame for Islamic militancy. Jimmy Carter, however, did a great job putting us in their sights.

24 posted on 03/10/2014 11:18:07 AM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Cruz won’t get very far with his Canadian birth certificate. He should get out of the way.

Cruz is American, and fully qualified to run for president.

25 posted on 03/10/2014 11:53:56 AM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism.)
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To: Sam Gamgee
Reagan is partly to blame for Islamic militancy since he tucked his tail and ran after the barracks bombing.

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?

26 posted on 03/10/2014 12:01:39 PM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism.)
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To: faucetman; Enduro Guy

Cruz is an American and fully qualified for the office.


27 posted on 03/10/2014 12:04:56 PM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism.)
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To: jpsb
In the Middle East, Reagan strategically pulled back our forces after the tragedy in Lebanon in 1983 that killed 241 Marines, realizing the cost of American lives was too great for the mission.
Without a clearly defined mission, exit strategy or acceptable rationale for risking soldiers lives, Reagan possessed the leadership to reassess and readjust.

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.

28 posted on 03/10/2014 12:20:09 PM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism.)
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To: Sam Gamgee

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.


29 posted on 03/11/2014 6:24:12 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: ansel12

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.


30 posted on 03/11/2014 6:32:54 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: jpsb

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.”


31 posted on 03/11/2014 9:48:13 AM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism.)
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