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RAND PAUL ON TED CRUZ: "I'M NOT REAL EXCITED ABOUT HIM MISCHARACTERIZING MY VIEWS"
Breitbart ^ | 03/11/2014 | Jonathan Strong

Posted on 03/11/2014 8:02:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Sen. Rand Paul continued his aggressive brush back of comments from his usual ally Sen. Ted Cruz suggesting that Paul is positioned at the left, dovish flank of the GOP on foreign policy, telling Fox News host Sean Hannity Cruz was “mischaracterizing” his views.

“We always have been good friends. I'm not real excited about him mischaracterizing my views. I won't let that pass. I think that sometimes want to stand up and say hey, look at me, I'm the next Ronald Reagan. Well, almost all of us in the party are big fans of Ronald Reagan,” Paul said.

“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 of 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 on 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,” Paul added.

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1 posted on 03/11/2014 8:02:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

There must be some way to install a mirror on the way into the Senate chambers.


2 posted on 03/11/2014 8:05:14 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Paul walks a tight line on this issue. I agree with much of what he says in broad terms, but he edges into Ron Paul territory from time to time. The Reagan model works best, which has been our policy though much of our history...have the unquestionably biggest, most advanced presence and use it to force other’s hands. Restraint....Peace through strength.


3 posted on 03/11/2014 8:05:41 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: SeekAndFind

If Rand runs,I might pay attention to the next election....otherwise, fogetaboutit.


4 posted on 03/11/2014 8:06:26 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: SeekAndFind

THANKS FOR POSTING THIS.


5 posted on 03/11/2014 8:07:24 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: SeekAndFind
I wish these two would stop shooting at each other. It looks too much like politics as usual.

Its the Constitution, stupid.

6 posted on 03/11/2014 8:07:55 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

Rand and Cruz are busy trying to distinguish themselves from one another, and thats fine.

I hope they don’t get too bitter, though, because at the end of it they may be running mates. The only question between now and then is, who leads the ticket. Cruz/Paul. Cruz/Palin?

Cruz/Anyone would suit me.


7 posted on 03/11/2014 8:08:55 AM PDT by marron
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To: SeekAndFind

Breaking news? Seriously?

(Must be a slow news day)


8 posted on 03/11/2014 8:09:08 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ever notice how Democrats, no matter what, stick by each other?
Here we go again, two solid conservative nipping at each other when they SHOULD be presenting a united front.
What are we going to see in 2016, Republican’s running for president ripping into each other to the point they render each other unelectable???


9 posted on 03/11/2014 8:09:24 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cruz needs to think more before he opens his mouth. Back in the Reagan years his beloved Nelson Mandela was in the state department’s terrorist watch list.


10 posted on 03/11/2014 8:09:24 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: SeekAndFind
Well, almost all of us in the party are big fans of Ronald Reagan,” Paul said.

The problem with the Republican Party is that Paul feels he needs to use "almost" as a qualifier in the above sentence.

11 posted on 03/11/2014 8:11:17 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

Yeah... its because conservatives so much stand on principles. To a fault sometimes. Democrats have no principles.


12 posted on 03/11/2014 8:11:34 AM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Republican party sure is a mess.


13 posted on 03/11/2014 8:14:02 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: SeekAndFind

Those two had better stop the pissing match. There will be time after this coming election to air this all out.
They all agree with Reagan, except, the 11th commandment.


14 posted on 03/11/2014 8:14:16 AM PDT by crz
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To: Colonel_Flagg

The bigger is that Reagan was last elected 30 years ago and he’s still the standard we have to compare everything too.


15 posted on 03/11/2014 8:14:18 AM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: Drango

RE: Breaking news? Seriously?

I can assure you, I did not put it there ( or if I did, I must have clicked on the wrong box ).


16 posted on 03/11/2014 8:14:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
All we need to know:

Randy Paul supports amnesty for illegal aliens that would turn America into a one party Democrat Socialist state.

Ted Cruz opposes amnesty.

17 posted on 03/11/2014 8:14:35 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: kjam22

I think our comments are definitely related. If we had more Reagan fans in the Republican Party, we wouldn’t have to wait thirty years to nominate his ideological successor.


18 posted on 03/11/2014 8:15:50 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

agree


19 posted on 03/11/2014 8:16:11 AM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: kjam22

while that is true, Reps should have better sense than shoot themselves in the foot. Disagree respectfully without a pissing match.


20 posted on 03/11/2014 8:17:21 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Sen. Ted Cruz suggesting that Paul is positioned at the left, dovish flank of the GOP"

Ya mean Paul listens to the people while Cruz listens to McCain. Maybe the people will win this time.

21 posted on 03/11/2014 8:17:28 AM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: iowamark

BS. Rand voted against the amnesty bill.


22 posted on 03/11/2014 8:17:43 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: 12th_Monkey

Runt Paul is no conservative!


23 posted on 03/11/2014 8:18:49 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U

he isn’t a democrat, so what is he?

I think he’s a moderate Libertarian.


24 posted on 03/11/2014 8:24:57 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: skeeter
"I wish these two would stop shooting at each other. It looks too much like politics as usual.

Although I do hope that Cruz keeps fighting attacks of the RINOs and Paul would stop supporting them, I agree with you about this debate between Paul and Cruz. The problem is they are falling for the drive by media's trap - they know Cruz and Paul will answer truthfully to liberal reporter's questions instead of stopping at "I disagree agreeably and I will not state anything further on the question, we are on the same Party."

25 posted on 03/11/2014 8:26:59 AM PDT by celmak
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Rand voted against the amnesty bill.

You have not been following the news. Google "Rand Paul amnesty" and you will see that he has made many statements in favor of amnesty.

26 posted on 03/11/2014 8:27:36 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: Earthdweller

Oh he is running, no question about that. Because of campaign laws it would be a huge disadvantage to announce now. That’s all that is keeping him from announcing, but it doesn’t stop him from running, he just can’t admit it.

He is not going to attack his fellow Republicans, but as I am thrilled to see, he is not going to sit by and let others attack him without defending himself.

Rand Paul = Statesman. Much needed in todays cultural demise.


27 posted on 03/11/2014 8:27:53 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: iowamark

All that matters is that when it came down to a vote, he voted against amnesty.


28 posted on 03/11/2014 8:30:52 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: 12th_Monkey

He’s a Liberaltarian, turds in the punch bowl, one and all.


29 posted on 03/11/2014 8:33:06 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: iowamark

Rand Paul says:
“I do not support amnesty in any form. Those who wish to come here should respect our laws”

“Right now, our nation is at risk. We must get serious about our border security, and I have a concrete plan to do so: My plan includes an underground electric fence, with helicopter stations to respond quickly to breaches of the border. I would include satellite and increased aerial surveillance, and a boost of funds and training to the border agents. Finally, instead of closing military bases at home and renting space in Europe, I would advocate for more strategic location and construction of some of these bases to protect our border.”


30 posted on 03/11/2014 8:35:29 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: iowamark
"Ted Cruz opposes amnesty"

If I could find some clear, succinct reference for that it would certainly put me in the Cruz corner.

I can get past the slight aroma of Neo Con that's about him if he's SOLIDLY AND CLEARLY against any legal status for the illegal.

31 posted on 03/11/2014 8:38:28 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Rand Paul said:

“Why I’m voting no on immigration reform”

“I will be voting no on the Senate’s Gang of Eight immigration bill for one simple reason: because the legislation does not secure the border first.

The American people desperately need immigration reform. Unfortunately, this legislation does not do the job.

Of paramount concern is what to do with the 12 million people currently residing in the United States who are in legal limbo. No one is seriously contemplating they leave, but conservatives believe that normalizing their status should only follow serious efforts to secure the U.S.-Mexican border. And I’m sorry to say that the Gang of Eight’s proposal is just not serious.

Any immigration reform must expand legal immigration and the work visa program so that we don’t find another 12 million undocumented workers here a decade from now. The Gang of Eight bill actually decreases the number of visas for agricultural workers. Haven’t we seen this movie before? If work visas are less than what the market demands, the workers will come illegally — and we’re right back where we started.”

Read more here: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/why-im-voting-no-on-immigration-reform-93340.html#ixzz2XGNvQNZU


32 posted on 03/11/2014 8:39:06 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Beagle8U
"He’s a Liberaltarian, turds in the punch bowl, one and all"

Yep the GOP should throw out all the libertarians and see how that punch tastes without them.

33 posted on 03/11/2014 8:41:39 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: faucetman
I support more agricultural work visas...with biometrics.

Anyone caught violating must be permanently expelled...after a 12 month stretch in Sheriff Joe's work camps.

And all those here illegally must be expelled after that 12 months in work camp...except the wimmins and chillins...who should be expelled immediately.

34 posted on 03/11/2014 8:45:29 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is no need for this pissing contest between Paul and Cruz. Childish. They should handle this personal stuff offline.


35 posted on 03/11/2014 8:49:07 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Mariner

“Yep the GOP should throw out all the libertarians and see how that punch tastes without them.”

Works for me!


36 posted on 03/11/2014 8:50:47 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: SeekAndFind
I am glad to see that Senator Cruz is pushing Senator Paul to the right on the National Security leg of the three-legged Reagan stool of Conservatism.

These two guys should be on the same side, as they are our only hope to stop the marxist liberals in their tracks and begin the process of bringing conservative change to Washington.


37 posted on 03/11/2014 8:53:30 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
I think I'll take Rand Paul's own words over your's any day.

Here he speaks (also on the Teevee for the reading impared) of his wish to grant Amnesty to eleven million illegals.

Rand Paul Takes on Amnesty Opponents - Do they want us to put illegals in concentration camps?

In an interview with WNDtv, Sen. Paul took on the critics of so-called “amnesty” who oppose efforts to “normalize” illegal immigrants and absorb them into the United States. “Let’s get them work visas, let’s normalize them, let’s make them taxpayers,” he said of the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently residing within the states.

Politicians vote against bills that they mostly, but don't entirely agree with, or for tactical reasons all the time. Like voting for cloture, but then voting against the final bill.

If we're looking for an indication of what a candidate will do as President, let's try a novel concept, and listen to what they say they want to do.

Rand Paul says he wants Amnesty.

38 posted on 03/11/2014 8:56:04 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Beagle8U

Facts are important.

Rand Paul is a registered Republican. NOT Libertarian. When asked, I have always heard him say he was a Conservative Republican. Case in point,

Rand Paul: “Immigration reform will not occur until conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution”.

And this: “Conservatives, myself included, are wary of amnesty. My plan will not grant amnesty or move anyone to the front of the line.”

Read entire statement.
http://www.randpaul2016.com/2013/03/sen-paul-delivers-immigration-policy-speech/


39 posted on 03/11/2014 8:57:50 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Cruz needs to think more before he opens his mouth. Back in the Reagan years his beloved Nelson Mandela was in the state department’s terrorist watch list.

Can't have people telling the truth now, can we?!
40 posted on 03/11/2014 8:58:05 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: iowamark; BarnacleCenturion
You have not been following the news. Google "Rand Paul amnesty" and you will see that he has made many statements in favor of amnesty.

Here are the links, from last year, where Rand Paul clearly lays out his own Amnesty plan for 2 million illegals per year, based on a "Certification" from a Pro-Amnesty congress that the border is "secure". No Fence, No E-Verify, No punishments for ID Fraud, and all the other misdemeanors and felonies committed by the Undocumented Democrats he wants to pardon.

Sen. Rand Paul: Trust but verify on immigration reform (Feburary 8th, 2013)

Rand Paul’s “Undocumented Citizens” Path to Legality (and Citizenship) (March 20, 2013)

Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform (March 19, 2013 Article)

Rand Paul's presence-and-jobs amnesty -- WITHOUT E-Verify


No, America Does Not Have “De Facto Amnesty”

GOP's Rand Paul, Dems' Luis Gutierrez in step on immigration reform

Rand Paul: Pathway To Citizenship Is Needed, E-Verify Is Not

Rand Paul On Illegals: Trust But Verify

Steve Deace – Et Tu, Rand Paul?

Paul: Republican Party in Need of Facelift

41 posted on 03/11/2014 8:59:30 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: marron

It’s too early for Cruz to run for POTUS. He can and will do a lot more good with a Senate majority!


42 posted on 03/11/2014 9:00:05 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("Where Liberty Dwells, There Is My Country". Ben Franklin)
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To: Mariner; Beagle8U

Mariner, Beagle8U appear to just be ANTI Rand Paul. Making false statements about his positions and using hyperbole instead of facts to trash him every chance they get.

I would take anything posted by these two with a grain of salt.


43 posted on 03/11/2014 9:03:25 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Dagnabitt
"I think I'll take Rand Paul's own words over your's any day.

Great from his offical web site at senate.gov

"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. ,b>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.

44 posted on 03/11/2014 9:04:31 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: faucetman; Beagle8U
And this: “Conservatives, myself included, are wary of amnesty. My plan will not grant amnesty or move anyone to the front of the line.”

Facts are Important!

Rand Paul is a Liar!

From Merriam-Webster.com:

am·nes·ty noun \ˈam-nə-stē\

: a decision that a group of people will not be punished or that a group of prisoners will be allowed to go free


Every Illegal Alien (A.K.A. Undocumented Democrat) who is or has worked in the U.S.A. has committed ID Fraud.

Every Illegal Alien who driven a car in the U.S.A. has committed ID Fraud.

Every Illegal Alien who has received Health Care or any form of Social Services has committed ID Fraud.

ID Fraud is a felony, not a misdemeanor, a Felony. Something that if you or I committed it, we would land our butts in jail.

Rand Paul's Amnesty Plan "Normalizes" or Legalizes illegal aliens.

There is nothing in his plan to punish those who have committed these felonies, in fact, all is forgiven, they are now "Normalized" or legalized under his plan.

This is the text-book definition of Amnesty.

Once again, Rand Paul is a Liar!
45 posted on 03/11/2014 9:08:07 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Mountain Mary; marron
It’s too early for Cruz to run for POTUS. He can and will do a lot more good with a Senate majority!

Why?

Abraham Lincoln served one term (2 years) in the House of Representatives before he ran for President.

By that measure, Senator Cruz will be much more ready for the job.
46 posted on 03/11/2014 9:10:35 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Dagnabitt

Yes, watch the edited video. I agree with everything he says. Your definition of amnesty and his (and mine) must be quite different. Headline is a LIE, he never says in the edited video... he has a wish to grant amnesty to ANYONE.

He has a well thought out plan. Maybe instead of bloviating inaccuracies, you might read up on what he has to say.
Explore this site. It has a wealth of info from Rand himself, about himself.


47 posted on 03/11/2014 9:14:02 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: faucetman

So...Runt Paul tells you he is a conservative, and in your world that qualifies as a ‘fact’?

Liberaltarians lie to get elected, it’s their nature.


48 posted on 03/11/2014 9:14:53 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: iowamark

How’d he vote on the Senate bill?

Oh, he voted AGAINST the amnesty bill?

So, not so much “pro-” amnesty then....

Glad we cleared that up.


49 posted on 03/11/2014 9:19:00 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: Beagle8U

Well, let’s see what the ACU has on his record...

https://votesmart.org/candidate/117285/rand-paul#.Ux84ISe9KSM

100%?

You don’t say...


50 posted on 03/11/2014 9:21:55 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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