Skip to comments.RAND PAUL ON TED CRUZ: "I'M NOT REAL EXCITED ABOUT HIM MISCHARACTERIZING MY VIEWS"
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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There must be some way to install a mirror on the way into the Senate chambers.
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.
If Rand runs,I might pay attention to the next election....otherwise, fogetaboutit.
THANKS FOR POSTING THIS.
Its the Constitution, stupid.
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.
Breaking news? Seriously?
(Must be a slow news day)
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???
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.
The problem with the Republican Party is that Paul feels he needs to use "almost" as a qualifier in the above sentence.
Yeah... its because conservatives so much stand on principles. To a fault sometimes. Democrats have no principles.
The Republican party sure is a mess.
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.
The bigger is that Reagan was last elected 30 years ago and he’s still the standard we have to compare everything too.
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 ).
Randy Paul supports amnesty for illegal aliens that would turn America into a one party Democrat Socialist state.
Ted Cruz opposes amnesty.
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.
while that is true, Reps should have better sense than shoot themselves in the foot. Disagree respectfully without a pissing match.
Ya mean Paul listens to the people while Cruz listens to McCain. Maybe the people will win this time.
BS. Rand voted against the amnesty bill.
Runt Paul is no conservative!
he isn’t a democrat, so what is he?
I think he’s a moderate Libertarian.
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."
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.
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.
All that matters is that when it came down to a vote, he voted against amnesty.
He’s a Liberaltarian, turds in the punch bowl, one and all.
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.”
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.
Rand Paul said:
“Why Im voting no on immigration reform”
“I will be voting no on the Senates 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 Im sorry to say that the Gang of Eights proposal is just not serious.
Any immigration reform must expand legal immigration and the work visa program so that we dont 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. Havent we seen this movie before? If work visas are less than what the market demands, the workers will come illegally and were right back where we started.”
Yep the GOP should throw out all the libertarians and see how that punch tastes without them.
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.
There is no need for this pissing contest between Paul and Cruz. Childish. They should handle this personal stuff offline.
“Yep the GOP should throw out all the libertarians and see how that punch tastes without them.”
Works for me!
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.
Here he speaks (also on the Teevee for the reading impared) of his wish to grant Amnesty to eleven million illegals.
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. Lets get them work visas, lets normalize them, lets 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.
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.
It’s too early for Cruz to run for POTUS. He can and will do a lot more good with a Senate majority!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Well, let’s see what the ACU has on his record...
You don’t say...
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