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RAND PAUL TO CALIFORNIA REPUBLICANS: EVOLVE, ADAPT, OR DIE
Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014 | GOP-e Sen. Rand Paul

Posted on 04/06/2014 5:43:23 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Evolve, adapt or die. That is the fate of our current Republican party. We must evolve as a party and find a way to attract millennials to the conservative movement or we will never succeed in realizing our ideals of individual freedom and freedom from government interference.

Initially, I received criticism from political pundits for speaking to non-traditional audiences. I was told it was a waste of time to reach out to these audiences, specifically students from both Howard University and University of California, Berkeley.

My response is this: I have never been one to watch the world go by without participating. I wake up each day hoping to make a difference.

You might be a Republican, Democrat or Independent. I speak before these audiences, not to preach or prescribe some special formula.

My intention is not to tell you what to be. You are more important than any political party or partisan pleadings. My intention is to motivate all Americans and defend their rights.

My hope is that in discussing these topics, more Americans will be open to the conservative message. A message that favors choice in education, a less aggressive foreign policy, more compassion regarding non-violent crime and encourages opportunity in employment.

As a conservative [*cough, *cough] politician, it is clear to me that we must start discussing these topics more with audiences that might not normally hear our message--specifically young adults and students.

Preaching to the choir is not working for the conservative movement. We are growing stale and moss-covered. We must evolve, adapt or die.

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Evolve? Adapt? As in accepting the grand triumph of abortionism, homosexualism, atheism, isolationism, socialism; defeatism, open borders, free condoms, free drugs, etc, and just move on? Can't beat 'em, join 'em? Better red than dead?

No thanks. I'll fight 'em 'til I die.

1 posted on 04/06/2014 5:43:23 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

I don’t believe in evolution.

At all.

However, REvolution is another matter ...


2 posted on 04/06/2014 5:46:53 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Evolve? Adapt? Paul is using synonyms of “PROGRESS”. Rand Paul is evolving into a progressive.


3 posted on 04/06/2014 5:47:14 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Jim Robinson
Same here.

Look what happened to our country when Barry decided to "evolve". Homofascists are everywhere! Loud too!

4 posted on 04/06/2014 5:48:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The debate, ANY DEBATE, is NEVER OVER!)
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To: Jim Robinson

“No thanks. I’ll fight ‘em ‘til I die.”

+1 Sir!


5 posted on 04/06/2014 5:48:19 PM PDT by jamndad5 ("I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.")
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To: Jim Robinson

Mr. Paul using Darwinesque language is a declaration of his enmity to conservatism and his preference for liberalism.


6 posted on 04/06/2014 5:50:01 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: House Atreides
Preaching to the choir is not working for the conservative movement.

We are shrinking. Find a message that resonates, or keep on shrinking. Rand Paul is just pointing out that there are no other choices.

7 posted on 04/06/2014 5:50:04 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: Jim Robinson

and FReepers tell me this guy should be our next President. He’s as nutty as his father. I’ve been trying to tell everybody the Nut did not fall far from the tree, but too many think his BS...., well maybe his BS IS that good.

The guy is a corkscrew.


8 posted on 04/06/2014 5:51:00 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: Jim Robinson

“GROWING in office” —a very bad sign.

I see Paul Ryan II, here, so far.


9 posted on 04/06/2014 5:51:03 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Jim Robinson

Yes if that is what he means by “evolve” then I’m with you Jim. There is nothing conservative in being socially left nor is it “evolved”. It is a devolution into hedonism. The same ideas that feed into the “born this way” crap feed into the entitlement bs that grows government. Its an anti-free will impetus that justifies the social justice movement where government plays more the role of parent and I don’t need a bureaucrat mamma and daddy to make everything right for me.


10 posted on 04/06/2014 5:51:40 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Jim Robinson
Evolve, adapt or die.

That's kinda mean spirited.

11 posted on 04/06/2014 5:51:52 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: Jim Robinson

I am a creationist. Not an evolutionist. It sounds like Rand Paul is channelling Jeb Bush and visa versa.
We now have the:
DEMS= Progressives
GOP= Group of other Progressives
No thanks!
Freegards
LEX


12 posted on 04/06/2014 5:51:57 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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Rand Paul: Time for GOP to soften war stance
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.
[Posted on 01/31/2013 5:08:50 PM PST by xzins]

13 posted on 04/06/2014 5:52:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Jim Robinson

As a younger person, i woukd say Paul has the right idea in terms of making his case in front of younger voters who are more inclined to be conservative economically and hate excess government control of their. His opposition to broad spectrum government surveillance has gotten his foot in the door with voters that Romney nor McCain made any effort in courting or even showed they had a clue on how to do so.

Given the choice between Paul trying to reduce overall government and Paul Ryan and his RINO-tastic budget that cuts nothing in reality, i would support Paul.


14 posted on 04/06/2014 5:53:38 PM PDT by RedForemanRules
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks JimRob.


15 posted on 04/06/2014 5:54:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mdittmar

I personally like adapt, improvise and overcome much better.

Semper Fi, do or die!


16 posted on 04/06/2014 5:55:34 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’ll be by your side...


17 posted on 04/06/2014 5:55:56 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: RedForemanRules

No thanks. On second thought, Fight the marxist lovin’ bastards ‘till THEY die.


18 posted on 04/06/2014 5:57:08 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: RedForemanRules

That would be because you personally are a liberal.


19 posted on 04/06/2014 5:57:36 PM PDT by MrEdd (vHeck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I think Paul is asking Republicans to take over the spot that the Democrats left when they moved further to the left.


20 posted on 04/06/2014 5:58:15 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: RedForemanRules

You can never trust a person under 30. Brainwashed every one.


21 posted on 04/06/2014 5:59:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

What...the CA GOP took Paul’s advice, they evolved and adapted, which is why the Democrats control California.


22 posted on 04/06/2014 5:59:42 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: MrEdd

A liberal because I think someone who supports free markets and opposes massive government spending is a better choice over a pretty boy who gives lip service to spending reductions and reducing big government?

Okay.


23 posted on 04/06/2014 6:02:13 PM PDT by RedForemanRules
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To: Jim Robinson

Evolve? Adapt? As in accepting the grand triumph of abortionism, homosexualism, atheism, isolationism, socialism; defeatism, open borders, free condoms, free drugs, etc,


He’s pro-life.
He’s Christian.
He is an isolationist which isn’t always a bad thing.
He’s certainly not a socialist. He’s for a smaller federal government.
I don’t believe he promotes free condoms.
He’s not for promoting drug use. He’s just against putting everyone in prison for it.
I am not so sure he’s for open borders.
He’s not for making all the illegals here citizens.


I don’t know where he stands on everything and I wouldn’t say I agree with him on everything.


24 posted on 04/06/2014 6:03:02 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Starstruck

Yup. Only he wants to adapt, evolve and advance the homo agenda and open borders more than the older democrats were able to do. Sorry, young Turk Rand. Young comrade Obama beat you to it. Forward!


25 posted on 04/06/2014 6:03:30 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: RginTN

Given the current demographics of California, there’s no way Reagan or any other stellar Republican could get elected there.

It’s one of the most solid blocks in the 242 ev “blue wall”


26 posted on 04/06/2014 6:03:32 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Jim Robinson

If the Neo-Whig Party evolves anymore then they will be indistinguishable from the DemonRat Party.


27 posted on 04/06/2014 6:06:07 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Jim Robinson

As I recall Reagan did fairly well with younger people. You however wont get anywhere if you flat out ignore them as both McCain and Romney did. Theres a ton of young people who are very open to a co servative message, but so far all they have been hearing from is Democrats and the Democrat Lite RINOs.

Someone who talks about true limited government, freedom and liberty would be quite welcome.


28 posted on 04/06/2014 6:06:49 PM PDT by RedForemanRules
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To: RedForemanRules

So which conservative core conviction of mine do I need to “put aside” to attract the brain dead vote?


29 posted on 04/06/2014 6:08:22 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: boycott

Yeah, right. If you say so. Must be a new age Christian. Christians I know don’t go for the anything goes b/s. And Christians do believe in defending life, marriage, family, borders, country to the hilt!!


30 posted on 04/06/2014 6:08:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: RedForemanRules; Jim Robinson
Rand Paul has stated very publicly and on the record that he thinks it would be a "tragedy" (his very, unaltered words) if obama were in jail. There's a good reason why the Patriot who built this site has written the following on numerous occasions:

FURP!

True Conservatives rally to that battle cry to fight this enabler of open borders and sodomy.
31 posted on 04/06/2014 6:10:15 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Jim Robinson

Mike Spence, president of the Conservative Republicans of California, said, “This is a place that Kashkari doesn’t understand.”

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/03/16/6242395/republican-candidates-for-governor.html

After Kashkari told Latino Republicans he is making Spanish-language media a priority in his campaign, Donnelly told them “we have to stop pandering” to different segments of the electorate.

“In addition, Donnelly has raised only about $475,000, less than half what Kashkari has raised.”

Donnelly has probably raised enought to beat the RINO.

I’d rather have 12 Rohrabacher’s in the delegation than 15 RINOs.

http://www.gop.gov/republicans/state/CA


32 posted on 04/06/2014 6:11:36 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: RedForemanRules

What is your stance on social issues such as homosexual marriage and abortion?


33 posted on 04/06/2014 6:13:52 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: RedForemanRules

You are a liberal because closing our borders to the criminals who flood across it every day, a group which includes serial rapists and child molestors is something you think it is okay to oppose.

Rape is not okay. Theft is not okay. Securing the border is a constitutional duty. Opposing securing the border is as far to the extreme left as one can get. It is a rejection of the concept of national sovereignty.

You personally are a Liberal with a big L. A few issues relating to you not wanting to pay taxes do not by any means make you conservative.


34 posted on 04/06/2014 6:14:43 PM PDT by MrEdd (vHeck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: RedForemanRules

Look, pal. You don’t like what we stand for here you can post elsewhere. The Internet is a big place. We have a goal here and you seem to be fighting against it. If you’re not with us, you’re against us. You can move along if you don’t like it. I won’t try to stop you. And I won’t try to convince you. That’s not my job and not my goal. You’re a young pup and won’t learn until you’ve been burnt a few times. You can fight for the isolationist, free drugs, free sex, no borders, anything goes liberaltarian viewpoint to your hearts content. Elsewhere! bye


35 posted on 04/06/2014 6:14:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: MrEdd
A few issues relating to you not wanting to pay taxes do not by any means make you conservative.

It's quite plausible that Sodom and Gommorah had a low tax rate. But, had that been the case, Almighty God's Righteous Wrath would not have spared those evil deviants.

Without the Godly principles of pro-life, pro-family and anti-sodomy, the lowest tax rate imaginable isn't sufficient to define true Conservatism.

36 posted on 04/06/2014 6:18:49 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Jim Robinson
" As in accepting the grand triumph of abortionism, homosexualism, atheism, isolationism, socialism; defeatism, open borders, free condoms, free drugs, etc, and just move on? Can't beat 'em, join 'em? Better red than dead? "

Jim

for a second there I thought you were talking about the CA GOP apparatus and establishment.

The party in our state is a disgrace. Utter disgrace.

37 posted on 04/06/2014 6:19:33 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: TheOldLady

Poof! A leftist advocating for the darling of liberals, Rand Paul (the pro-amnesty, pro-dope, pro-sodomy) has seen the light thanks to the boss. Another one bites the dust. Alert the army and sound the clarion for the zotting of a wet-behind-the-ears yute.


38 posted on 04/06/2014 6:21:49 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Westbrook; All

I don’t believe in evolution.

At all.

However, REvolution is another matter ...
____________________________________________________________
And, if that day ever comes, count me in. I am so there. We need a March on Washington that will storm the Capitol Building and serve notice on the Liberal, Anti-Christ, baby killing, Same-sex Marrying, Socialist scum of both Parties: “We’re taking out country back and you’d best not get in our way.”

Yes, I’m mad as hell.


39 posted on 04/06/2014 6:21:57 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Olog-hai

Mr. Paul using Darwinesque language is a declaration of his enmity to conservatism and his preference for liberalism.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Well, hey; Rand dude endorsed Mitch McConnell. What does that tell you? I wouldn’t give him air if he was in a jug.


40 posted on 04/06/2014 6:23:30 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Mariner

The party’s a mess but we don’t fix it by evolving, adapting and advancing the liberal agenda. We fix it by holding fast to conservative principles. Our founding Judeo-Christian principles! If the GOP ditches the traditional conservative platform and goes for this evolutionary squishy liberaltarian pap, I’m OUT!!


41 posted on 04/06/2014 6:24:57 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: rockinqsranch
The guy is a corkscrew.

He has some really good ideas...But they are countered by so many bad ones...

42 posted on 04/06/2014 6:25:14 PM PDT by Iscool (Ya mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailer park...)
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To: Jim Robinson

We need to go back to campaigning about freedom and liberty and what that means. Explain how it affects the lives of everyone. For our present pubbie party that indeed would be a sea change.


43 posted on 04/06/2014 6:27:25 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: boycott

He endorsed the despicable Mitch McConnell; that was enough for me to “write him off”. Birds of a feather, flock together. He’s either one of the RINO birds or he’s a political whore.


44 posted on 04/06/2014 6:29:20 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yeah, right. If you say so. Must be a new age Christian. Christians I know don’t go for the anything goes b/s. And Christians do believe in defending life, marriage, family, borders, country to the hilt!!


I don’t believe anything “new age Christian” about it. I’ve heard his Christian beliefs discussed on Christian radio by very conservative Christian commentators. Trust me, these commentators wouldn’t be considered new age Christians.

Personally, I’ve voted straight republican every election since my first vote for Ronald Reagan in 1980. I’ve had to hold my nose a lot of times since then.

I don’t agree with Paul on some things but I do on a lot of things.

To me, marriage isn’t defined by government. It was defined in the Bible. Homosexuals can claim or pretend to be married and the government can say they’re married, but that doesn’t mean I view them as married.

Rand Paul is clearly against abortion. That shouldn’t be distorted.


If Ted Cruz wins the nomination, I will gladly vote for him. If Sarah Palin wins the nomination, I will vote for her. If Scott Walker is the nominee, I will vote for him. There are several Republicans I would support. Rand Paul is likely one of them.


45 posted on 04/06/2014 6:32:27 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Jim Robinson

“A message that favors choice in education, a less aggressive foreign policy, more compassion regarding non-violent crime and encourages opportunity in employment.”

Anything wrong with that?

Abortionism, homosexualism, atheism, socialism; defeatism, open borders, free condoms, free drugs, etc.. is what we have now because republicans are too incompetent to win elections.

The traditional republican base is now made up mostly of white males near the end of their life expectancy. Rand Paul is right. If republicans can’t appeal to young people they are dead.

So I’ll ask again. What’s so terrible about this:

“A message that favors choice in education, a less aggressive foreign policy, more compassion regarding non-violent crime and encourages opportunity in employment.”


46 posted on 04/06/2014 6:32:55 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Din Maker

Ted Cruz endorsed John Cornyn.


47 posted on 04/06/2014 6:35:23 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Baloney. Rand Paul can go to hell. We must not give up any of our beliefs. Rand would have the party as commie-lite if he were in charge. The more he talks the less I like.


48 posted on 04/06/2014 6:36:31 PM PDT by ohioman
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To: Westbrook
I don’t believe in evolution. At all.

Amen! The crowd that pushes the junk "science" of AGW is the same leftist bunch totally on board with flawed theory of evolution. They're also the first in line to oppose fracking, domestic drilling and other pro-American, free enterprise activities. The Bible makes it abundantly clear:

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. -- Genesis 1:1.

And that's all there is to it. Case closed, Chuck Darwin.

49 posted on 04/06/2014 6:37:10 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Jim Robinson

At least he isn ot Jeb, Ryan or Rubio.


50 posted on 04/06/2014 6:37:15 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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