Skip to comments.Rand Paul: Republicans Need to Soften on Social Issues
Posted on 03/15/2014 12:24:23 PM PDT by TitansAFC
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is warning Republicans that if they expect to be relevant in the future and grow the party they will have to soften on social issues.
In an interview with vocativ.com, Paul said he had "sort of a Jeffersonian belief in unity, peace and commerce with all" and that the best way to build the GOP for the future is to include people with whom they don't agree on every issue.
"I think that the Republican Party, in order to get bigger, will have to agree to disagree on social issues," Paul advised. "The Republican Party is not going to give up on having quite a few people who do believe in traditional marriage. But the Republican Party also has to find a place for young people and others who dont want to be festooned by those issues......"
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They tell you he's not the same as his father, despite the fact that we regularly run into him making comments that espouse similar positions on defense, immigration, gay marriage, drugs, Abortion, Social Issues, et al. He often emends those comments; but suspicions of Rand Paul aren't just entirely due to his last name. They're due to his expressed positions uttered before he gets the chance to gray them up semantically with the help of professionals.
Strangely enough, we hear from his supporters that he's a serious presidential contender because he's already got a national infrastructure. Oh, really? A first-term Senator from Kentucky has a national presidential infrastructure? How is this so? I'll tell you what they mean: they mean Ron Paul's infrastructure. Interesting how Rand can just seamlessly fill in for Ron and not lose any of his father's supporters, despite their supposed major differences.
I really hope Ron Paul runs in 2016. In fact, we need to raise some hell and make some noise and draft him to run! Maybe if both Ron and Rand run, we can have a real discussion about their major issue differences!
Don't be fooled. There's a reason all Ron Paul supporters are behind Rand, and it's not because he's a Reaganite Republican, or because he's so different from his father. It's because they know, just like we know, the differences are miscible.
I don’t care much about social issues. Financial issues interest me. Like taxes and spending which lead to overwhelming control by the Federal government.
Is any of that really true? I see people who aren’t crazy for Cruz and build up Paul as an alternative, but haven’t heard from people who are as solid for Rand Paul up and down the line as you say.
why rand? have the libtards gotten what they want by “softening” or hae they stronarmed their enemies into softening?
putz. he’ s dead to me. you don’ t get the job done with a soft boner. i think we see how successful that’s been in the House.
Rand’s right. The war over gay marriage is largely over. Even if Roe were overturned tomorrow, many states would still have abortion. The pro-life movement has being doing a great job on changing people’s minds about a abortion on a personal level. But translating that to change on political level is a different matter.
I am so sick and tired of people who want me to compromise my values system, so I can support people who think doing vile things is just a matter of free will and choice.
I have not abandoned morals, and I’m not about to.
That is nothing but a euphemism for supporting abortion and Gay Marriage.
If the GOP backs off those issues, it will be time for a third party and that party would win almost every election.
How is convincing people to get off of the government teet working?
Perhaps we should just embrace big government spending and huge deficits, as the battle over the role of government is largely lost.
Maybe if we just focus on things we’ve successfully changed to be more Conservative on a political level............oh, wait...........
Keep your leftist thoughts/ideas in CA. Okay, Lou? Thanks!
And ignoring social issues has led us to a government too big and a financial mess out of control. A decent and truthful and virtuous nation would not have let this happen.
Republicans should not bow down to social issues.
It should be Constitution, states rights and anti-progressivism.
And legalized drugs, gays in the military, gays donating blood, gays in the boyscouts, tranny's in the military. This slope is well greased and goes a long way down.
Social issues are paramount to me. We can change financial issues. Social issues will be permanent.
I will never vote for anyone who supports “gay marriage” or abortion or atheists. I’ll stay home first.
THIS absolutely does it for me!
Rand Paul & Marco Rubio & Mitch McConnell & Lindsey Graham can go eat cheese together! Screw ‘em!
Let ‘em go march in Gay Pride & show off their kumbaya.
I mean, holy cr@p!!!!
Then you are on the wrong forum. This website is pro-God, Pro-Guns, Pro-Life and Pro Traditional values.
The fact of the matter is that we are in this fiscal mess because America has turned from traditional social values.
You can't have a free country run by hedonists and solipsists.
Interesting analysis but what does the word "miscible" mean in this context?
Rand Paul is every bit as good a candidate as his dad.