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Rand Paul RIPS Ted Cruz: Sometimes People Think They're The Next Ronald Reagan (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | March 10, 2014 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 03/10/2014 7:45:11 PM PDT by i88schwartz

SEAN HANNITY: You're really taking on a lot of issues. One of them is outreach, the second one is the NSA, the third going after the president. Do you agree with Ted Cruz when he said Rand and I are good friends. Do you agree with that statement?

SEN. RAND PAUL: We always have been good friends. I'm not real excited about him mischaracterizing my views and, you know, I won't let that pass. I think that, you know, sometimes people want to stand up and say, 'Hey, look at me, I'm the next Ronald Reagan.' Well, almost all of us in the Republican party are big fans of Ronald Reagan. I was a 13-year-old kid when my dad was a delegate for Reagan, I was there in Kansas City. I've always been a big fan of peace through strength.

I think America should and has a responsibility around the world and really, virtually all the opinions that have been coming from Republicans are somewhat the same on this. That Putin should be condemned. He should be isolated. I favor sanctions against Putin. So, for people to characterize that as somehow not being the Reagan position, I think they need to have a re-reading of Reagan, frankly. Reagan was famous for --

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnestypimps; gopestablishment; randpaul; randsconcerntrolls; rino; ronaldreagan; tedcruz

1 posted on 03/10/2014 7:45:11 PM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

I worked for President Reagan and of the two, Ted Cruz is much closer. Sorry.


2 posted on 03/10/2014 7:46:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: i88schwartz

Oh, Rand, how nice of you to sound like a leftist.


3 posted on 03/10/2014 7:47:23 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: i88schwartz

Rand Paul is the next loaded but loose cannon.


4 posted on 03/10/2014 7:49:08 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rand Paul, the guy who endorses McConnell and amnesty? Why should anyone care what he thinks?
5 posted on 03/10/2014 7:50:09 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: i88schwartz
The leftist media and Karl Rove types are popping the popcorn over this crap. Levin or Palin needs to call both Cruz and Paul to the table and have them bury the hatchet, NOW.

I don't mind healthy infighting, as we conservatives are not sheep who will blindly vote for Republicans like Dem supporters do. But 2016 is way off and we need to keep the focus on Obama and his communist policies.

6 posted on 03/10/2014 7:51:46 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: i88schwartz

I lean toward Cruz, but this isn’t a rip. The media is trying to frame things with headlines. They want to start a conservative fight. If you are pulled in please pick up your “Stooge Button.


7 posted on 03/10/2014 7:52:45 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: i88schwartz

Rand Paul RIPS Ted Cruz: Sometimes People Think They’re The Next Ronald Reagan


I fail to see a problem.....
Actually the problem is NOT wanting to be the next Ronald Maxi-mus.. (OR better)..


8 posted on 03/10/2014 7:52:47 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: i88schwartz

Some Freepers seem to admire Rand Paul. Frankly, he resembles his crazy father more and more every day. Maybe he’s been puffing too much pot or something.


9 posted on 03/10/2014 7:53:19 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: i88schwartz

Guess this spoils the speculation of a Cruz/Paul ticket.......


10 posted on 03/10/2014 7:53:59 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: Paladin2

Why does Rand Paul win CPAC?


11 posted on 03/10/2014 7:54:32 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: G Larry

12 posted on 03/10/2014 7:56:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: i88schwartz
Randy's one of those who fights harder against fellow Republicans then he does against Democrats.

It's like he's a member of the Republican wing of the Democrat party.

13 posted on 03/10/2014 7:58:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: i88schwartz

Better to aspire to be the next Ronald Reagan than the next Ron Paul.


14 posted on 03/10/2014 8:00:32 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Show me the man and I will find the crime. - Lavrenti Beria)
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To: JudyinCanada
You tell me.

(Maybe it's closet (Ditch) Mitch supporters?)

15 posted on 03/10/2014 8:03:18 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: JudyinCanada

Because the Ron Paul Lunatics stuff the ballot boxes every year. If you would do your homework, you would find that Ron Paul won most CPAC polls, it was his LUNATICS stuffing the ballot boxes.


16 posted on 03/10/2014 8:05:01 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Rand and Cruz should be trying to out-do each other in ways to attack the Hildebeast. We need to send her off the cliff in her wheel chair before she can consolidate her forces and go into Beast Mode.


17 posted on 03/10/2014 8:05:51 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: i88schwartz

This tiff is entertaining


18 posted on 03/10/2014 8:06:07 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: chicagolady

Yes, I know Ron Paul won, as does Rand Paul. I don’t know the process, but I gather there are more libertarians at the event than there are conservatives.


19 posted on 03/10/2014 8:08:50 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: JudyinCanada

Because it’s 30% TEENAGERS!!


20 posted on 03/10/2014 8:09:01 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: i88schwartz

Oh, poor form Randy.


21 posted on 03/10/2014 8:09:56 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: G Larry

You’ve got to be kidding.

So, legalized pot, etc. Why the heck are there so many teenagers there? Why would all of these solid speakers come to address a room that is 1/3 teenagers?


22 posted on 03/10/2014 8:12:24 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: i88schwartz
Headline writers. I read this to see this for myself, but I missed the ripping part.

We always have been good friends. I'm not real excited about him mischaracterizing my views and, you know, I won't let that pass.

So, what's inappropriate is for people -- particularly other Republicans -- to mischaracterize, or attempt to characterize my foreign policy as something it isn't.

They're more than welcome to have their own, but they need to be a little wary of trying to mischaracterize mine.

Reagan was big on was the 11th commandment. Our party gets bigger if we try to include more people in it and not be so divisive.

In all but the last quote (most quit thinking when the word "Reagan" is said), I say the same things arguing with family. Personally, I'd like to see both stay in the Senate and fix that place.

23 posted on 03/10/2014 8:16:33 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: i88schwartz

The GOP are doing everything they can to throw the election the dems.

I have a funny feeling the dems will own the house next year


24 posted on 03/10/2014 8:20:12 PM PDT by winodog
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To: chicagolady
Because the Ron Paul Lunatics stuff the ballot boxes every year. If you would do your homework, you would find that Ron Paul won most CPAC polls, it was his LUNATICS stuffing the ballot boxes.

No, it's your claim so it's your homework. Coming from Chicago, maybe you aren't aware of that. So let's see some links to YOUR lunatic contentions.

25 posted on 03/10/2014 8:23:01 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: i88schwartz
Rand Paul is a libertarian TROJAN HORSE stabled inside the Republican Party.

Beware!

Leni

26 posted on 03/10/2014 8:24:40 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: i88schwartz

Rand Paul RIPS Ted Cruz
[begin Republican self-destruct phase of campaign]


27 posted on 03/10/2014 8:24:54 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Listening to her om David Webb now.

She’s hotter than ever.


28 posted on 03/10/2014 8:26:06 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: i88schwartz

I don’t much care for Rand Paul, and primarily it IS because IMO he doesn’t fall that far from the tree.

I lack trust in his word.


29 posted on 03/10/2014 8:27:01 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Talisker

Ok ,I now its hard to be smarter than a 5th grader so I will start you off, because I feel sorry for you

“Paulites” streaming into the main auditorium to hear him rail against government overreach and neoconservativism on Friday afternoon. In many respects, his win in the CPAC poll seemed pre-ordained — his band of followers having a well-earned reputation for flooding polls and forums like these.

What it portends for a possible 2012 presidential run is anyone’s guess. Paul had a similar cult-like following during the 2008 election, only to garner a relatively small chunk of the actual vote.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/20/cpac-2010-straw-poll-resu_n_470319.html

No Go to sleep it’s past your bedtime.


30 posted on 03/10/2014 8:29:37 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: i88schwartz

Well, I read on FR that Cruz isn’t eligible to be POTUS anyway...


31 posted on 03/10/2014 8:45:38 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: GBA

There’s no ripping going on here. This is tame.

I see nothing wrong with what he said.


32 posted on 03/10/2014 8:49:55 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Girlene

There’s no ripping going on here. This is tame.

I see nothing wrong with what he said.


Agree 100%. Cruz ripped at Rand Paul more than Paul did Cruz.

And, personally, I believe Paul would be a great choice. He’s a better speaker than Cruz. Cruz’s voice quickly wears on me. I’ll be happy to support either of them if they’re at the top of the ticket.


33 posted on 03/10/2014 9:10:36 PM PDT by boycott
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To: bigbob; i88schwartz
z Well, I read on FR that Cruz isn’t eligible to be POTUS anyway...

From either a Rand Paul supporter and/or someone who doesn't understand the meaning of constitutional.
34 posted on 03/10/2014 9:25:56 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: boycott
And, personally, I believe Paul would be a great choice. He’s a better speaker than Cruz. Cruz’s voice quickly wears on me.

Of the two, Senator Cruz is the better speaker, much more intelligent, and frankly, much more principled.

Rand has problems with fidelity to Tea-Party endorsements (i.e. McConnell over Bevin) and Amnesty.
35 posted on 03/10/2014 9:27:17 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Of the two, Senator Cruz is the better speaker, much more intelligent, and frankly, much more principled.


That’s just your opinion. I’ve got one too.


36 posted on 03/10/2014 9:34:23 PM PDT by boycott
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To: boycott
I’ll be happy to support either of them if they’re at the top of the ticket.

I will too.
37 posted on 03/10/2014 9:35:32 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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Cruz is a smarter politician, but I appreciate Paul’s concern about being differentiated from Reagan. Of course Paul didn’t help himself with his “stuck in the cold war” reference.

They’re both getting air time which I think is good.


38 posted on 03/10/2014 9:39:04 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Talisker; chicagolady; JudyinCanada; G Larry

Here, you can see how meaningful it is.

1976 Ronald Reagan
1980 Ronald Reagan
1984 Ronald Reagan
1986 Jack Kemp
1987 Jack Kemp
1993 Jack Kemp
1995 Phil Gramm
1998 Steve Forbes
1999 Gary Bauer
2000 George W. Bush
2005 Rudy Giuliani
2006 George Allen
2007 Mitt Romney
2008 Mitt Romney
2009 Mitt Romney
2010 Ron Paul
2011 Ron Paul
2012 Mitt Romney
2013 Rand Paul
2014 Rand Paul


39 posted on 03/10/2014 9:55:34 PM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Rand Paul’s take on immigration.

http://www.paul.senate.gov/?p=issue&id=12
“I do not support amnesty, I support legal immigration and recognize that the country has been enriched by those who seek the freedom to make a life for themselves. However, millions of illegal immigrants are crossing our border without our knowledge and causing a clear threat to our national security. I want to work in the Senate to secure our border immediately. In addition, I support the creation of a border fence and increased border patrol capabilities.

Immigrants should meet the current requirements, which should be enforced and updated. I realize that subsidizing something creates more of it, and do not think the taxpayer should be forced to pay for welfare, medical care and other expenses for illegal immigrants. Once the subsidies for illegal immigration are removed, the problem will likely become far less common.

I support local solutions to illegal immigration as protected by the 10th amendment. I support making English the official language of all documents and contracts.

Millions crossing our border without our knowledge constitutes a clear threat to our nation’s security. Instead of closing military bases at home and renting space in Europe, I am open to the construction of bases to protect our border.”


40 posted on 03/10/2014 10:11:44 PM PDT by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
" Levin or Palin needs to call both Cruz and Paul to the table and have them bury the hatchet, NOW. "

Yep, any way it turns out they're going to need each other.

And we need them both.

41 posted on 03/10/2014 10:25:09 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: chicagolady
Ok ,I now its hard to be smarter than a 5th grader so I will start you off, because I feel sorry for you “Paulites” streaming into the main auditorium to hear him rail against government overreach and neoconservativism on Friday afternoon. In many respects, his win in the CPAC poll seemed pre-ordained — his band of followers having a well-earned reputation for flooding polls and forums like these. What it portends for a possible 2012 presidential run is anyone’s guess. Paul had a similar cult-like following during the 2008 election, only to garner a relatively small chunk of the actual vote. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/20/cpac-2010-straw-poll-resu_n_470319.html No Go to sleep it’s past your bedtime.

No, no, no - you misunderstood. I didn't say please spew childish insults because I dared asked you to present evidence for your slander about stuffing ballot boxes.

What I said was, please provide the evidence.

You know, evidence - the thing you can't provide.

The thing you replace with a filthy mouth.

Evidence.

42 posted on 03/10/2014 10:33:17 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker
So let's see some links to YOUR lunatic contentions.

Rand got 31%

Leagalize pot got 33%

Must be a coincidence.

43 posted on 03/11/2014 12:24:03 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for RINOs is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: SoConPubbie
someone who doesn't understand the meaning of constitutional.

At the present time it means what ever it needs to mean.

44 posted on 03/11/2014 12:28:01 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for RINOs is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: i88schwartz

Hannity was stoking the fires between Paul and Cruz, on his show last night. No need to do that!


45 posted on 03/11/2014 4:13:57 AM PDT by frnewsjunkie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sometimes people think they’re the next Ross Perot.


46 posted on 03/11/2014 4:20:31 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

DO NOT TRUST RAND PAUL!


47 posted on 03/11/2014 4:56:49 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: MinuteGal

Better libertarians than Rino’s.


48 posted on 03/11/2014 6:56:11 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Bushbacker1
Rand Paul has been standing up (literally) for the Constitution for quite a few years, especially with regard to the second amendment.

I've seen little to suggest he won't continue to uphold and defend the Constitution, which makes him threat to the vast majority of the Federal GuvCo.

So, yes, I tend to trust him.

On the other hand, noting your handle here, I don't trust the Bush family and place a great deal of blame on GWB for the great American Lockdown we now have.

No more kinder, gentler marxists rinos!!

49 posted on 03/11/2014 7:00:54 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: itsahoot

LOL, so voting, itself, is treachery because it’s impossible that so many people could disagree with you.

LOL, m’kay. Sure simplifies things, I’ll give you that!


50 posted on 03/11/2014 11:33:16 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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