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Rand Paul urges Harry Reid to ‘calm the rhetoric’ on Cliven Bundy
Daily Caller ^ | April 18, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon

Posted on 04/19/2014 4:20:28 AM PDT by opentalk

Republican Senator Rand Paul called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to “calm the rhetoric” on Cliven Bundy, arguing the Nevada senator’s “domestic terrorist” comment was “liable to stir up” the situation and lead to violence.

The Kentucky senator spoke Thursday night with Fox News’ Eric Bolling, who was filling in for Sean Hannity. “Is there any need to call Americans domestic terrorists?” Bolling asked.“No, I think what we should all be calling for is for calmer heads to prevail,” Paul said. “I don’t want to see violence on either side.”

“There is a legitimate constitutional question here about whether the state should be in charge of endangered species or whether the federal government should be,” Paul admitted. “But I don’t think calling people names is going to calm this down.

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1 posted on 04/19/2014 4:20:28 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

I wouldn’t bet against Shumer and his cutthroats to start leaking dirt on Reid. If the conservatives could learn how to get on message Reid would become a liability, but conservatives love to go off topic and spew lengthy essays on details, and boring everyone to death except the converted. Reid is dirty and corrupt and he is breaking yet more laws by trying to have Fed agents initiate violence.


2 posted on 04/19/2014 4:27:48 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: opentalk

Reid is a master of scapegoating. He brands people who have better values than his. His values are cowardly name-calling, dirty political tactics, lack of charity toward others, lack of principles, self-centeredness, egotism, back-biting, and partisanship at all times. He does not believe in America; he believes only in a political party.


3 posted on 04/19/2014 4:28:28 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama is the corruption of America - economic, criminal, judicial, political, sexual, and more)
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To: opentalk

Reid is psychotic. He should be institutionalized on a mental warrant.


4 posted on 04/19/2014 4:30:05 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: opentalk

Paul gave a weak response. The endangered species in this situation is Cliven Bundy and the courageous men and women who came to stand with him against coercive bureaucrats. That is the disappearing species in America, and that threatens freedom for everyone.


5 posted on 04/19/2014 4:35:43 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: opentalk

Sen. Paul should be calling on Reid to come clean with why he is so bilious about the Bundy situation.

So far as I know, Reid is the person in Congress to come out against Bundy, and the only one branding him and his supporters as “terrorists”.


6 posted on 04/19/2014 4:36:52 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: junta
Outside of Cruz, Lee, and perhaps a few others, the GOP will not risk media criticism by calling out Reid and his fellow rats.

How can we logically expect the GOP to turn around our headlong dive into tyranny if they cannot confront open corruption? We can't. It is therefore a silly to focus entirely on elections.

7 posted on 04/19/2014 4:41:32 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Obama has established executive branch precedents that no election can reverse.)
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To: opentalk

Reid is a nasty little man who literally has The Devil in his eyes. His physical appearance, whiny voice, and corrupt business connections make him an easy target. (He presents like Howdy Doody’s villain Phineas T. Bluster).

If he were a Republican, he would have been forced to resign and would already be serving time in a Federal Prison.


8 posted on 04/19/2014 4:43:10 AM PDT by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: Jacquerie

“therefore silly”


9 posted on 04/19/2014 4:45:04 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Obama has established executive branch precedents that no election can reverse.)
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dingy needs to stand in front of one of the blm Backhoes and let Mr. Bundy “SLAP” the bucket upside that Fugly head on his shoulders.

SHUT UP dingy you commie POS!


10 posted on 04/19/2014 4:47:30 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Rapscallion
Like all Demon Ratz, Harry Reid is a rancher just like Cliven Bundy except that his cattle all have two legs.

Harry Reid is only concerned with his family and himself. The citizens of Arizona provide him the opportunity to grift on a large scale.

11 posted on 04/19/2014 4:48:50 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: Jacquerie
It is therefore a silly to focus entirely on elections.

I fear you are absolutely correct.

Only violent revolution will stop a monarch from taxing its people to ruination.

12 posted on 04/19/2014 4:52:24 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: opentalk

Too many independent people know too much material on Reid not to have it eventually take it down. Daxton states in one of his blogs-book that Reid has been indirectly involved in at least 11 bribery cases. (Ala the one mentioned in Salt Lake tribune that has recently disappeared)

Also deeper inquires into the Reid history of real estate dealing (possibly tying it to the bribes or other money laundering )might be in order Something suspicious is going on:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BNGJXDuLkdI


13 posted on 04/19/2014 4:53:40 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Jacquerie

Lee has ties to Reid from way back according to other threads.


14 posted on 04/19/2014 4:56:36 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: opentalk

If any violence happens it will be on Reids hands.


15 posted on 04/19/2014 4:56:52 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: txrefugee

I agree….Rand has been totally domesticated…..spewing pabulum talking points written by some consultant.


16 posted on 04/19/2014 4:57:16 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: DaxtonBrown

Oops ment to ping you to above comment


17 posted on 04/19/2014 5:00:03 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

“Harry Reid is only concerned with his family and himself. The citizens of Arizona provide him the opportunity to grift on a large scale. “

Well, he also has concern for the Las Vegas/Reno entertainment unions, to the extent they continue to fund his reelection campaigns and continue to vote him in office. Speaking of family; where did he find his son, Rory, under a rock out in the desert? That’s one weird dude....


18 posted on 04/19/2014 5:06:03 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: opentalk

Two liberals poking each other in the eyes.

What’s not to love?


19 posted on 04/19/2014 5:08:56 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: opentalk

In the world of politics the criminal includes friend and foe into his criminal operation knowingly or unknowingly so as to eliminate his or her guilt when the light is turned on in the tenament and the roaches scatter for cover. It’s a collective, if Im guilty so are you therefore speak softly be nice and things will eventually dissapear


20 posted on 04/19/2014 5:10:14 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Jacquerie

“How can we logically expect the GOP to turn around our headlong dive into tyranny if they cannot confront open corruption?”

No truer words, Jacquerie. No truer and no more disturbing. You are 100% right. The lack of the GOP confronting the situation can only mean a few things.. they are cowards, they tow the GOP line or they are defending Reid’s position.


21 posted on 04/19/2014 5:10:22 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: opentalk
Republican Senator Rand Paul called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to “calm the rhetoric” on Cliven Bundy, arguing the Nevada senator’s “domestic terrorist” comment was “liable to stir up” the situation and lead to violence.

That's what Reid is hoping to achieve.

22 posted on 04/19/2014 5:11:49 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Ancient Man

“Reid is psychotic.”

Not to mention the members of the congressional Progressive revolutionary movement who want to “fundamentally transform the United States”.

IMHO


23 posted on 04/19/2014 5:13:58 AM PDT by ripley
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To: opentalk
Rand Paul urges Harry Reid to ‘calm the rhetoric’ on Cliven Bundy

Won't happen. That's like asking Reid to open himself to the myriad issues surrounding him anyone of which could send him to prison for the rest of his life.

24 posted on 04/19/2014 5:16:52 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: opentalk
"Calm the rhetoric"?

I'd have told the old bastard to STFU or risk getting his ass whipped.

25 posted on 04/19/2014 5:17:12 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
The purpose of the Reid rhetoric IMO is to draw attention away from those myriad issues surrounding him anyone of which could send him to prison <\B>
26 posted on 04/19/2014 5:21:12 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

He can calm the rhetoric by stepping down. I’m sure he has more than enough mob money stashed away to retire.


27 posted on 04/19/2014 5:23:27 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Jacquerie

“Outside of Cruz, Lee, and perhaps a few others”

Rand Paul is the only senator who spoke against Reid.

The others are all cowering in fear.

Feel free to prove me wrong.


28 posted on 04/19/2014 5:24:29 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: hoosiermama

Not sure it is working out that way, many people have told me they think he is involved because he is talking like he has an interest in the outcome. If he wanted to take attention away from himself I would think he would keep quiet. Reid is so arrogant and I think he is having a temper tantrum for not getting his own way.


29 posted on 04/19/2014 5:32:54 AM PDT by Tammy8
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To: txrefugee

> The endangered species in this situation is Cliven Bundy and the courageous men and women who came to stand with him against coercive bureaucrats. That is the disappearing species in America, and that threatens freedom for everyone

I’m not so sure about that. There has been a HUGE awakening of patriots in the U.S. like never before. When Dems, liberals, lefties, etc. start calling Tea Party Patriots names like domestic terrorists its only because they are scared of them and the power they wield and want to shut them down (while ignoring their own Alinsky tactics and activism saying it is “different”; yeah we’ve heard that one before). The Tea Party stands in the way of their political agendas (raping of the system) and societal re-engineering and they don’t like it one bit. The people have have heard them cry wolf over and over again and their cries are starting to fall on deaf ears as people on both sides of the equation are starting to figure things out for themselves.


30 posted on 04/19/2014 5:33:20 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: BarnacleCenturion

> “Outside of Cruz, Lee, and perhaps a few others”

Rand Paul is the only senator who spoke against Reid.

The others are all cowering in fear.

Feel free to prove me wrong.

Maybe they know Reid is Charge of Obama’s special assasination squad...


31 posted on 04/19/2014 5:35:25 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Ancient Man

He must want really whatever deal he has planned for this land to go down to still be talking about it.


32 posted on 04/19/2014 5:35:58 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Westbrook

Reid’s talking points are the exact same talking points which came from the dems before the OKC bombing and the attempted car bombing in NYC in 2010 which they tried to blame on the TEA Party.

Not only do I believe there is another terrorist attack coming but there is going to be another version of the “spontaneous” lie they tried to concoct with Benghazi.

I think they are going to try and make people believe the terrorist are planning their attacks in 1 of 2 ways.

1, planning an attack in advance and then waiting for just the right time/news story to carry out the attack or 2, picking up on a news story and in a short period of time planning and carrying out the attack as if it’s almost “spontaneous”.

I think what Reid is doing is trying to make people believe 2, the terrorist are simply picking up on what’s in the news and planning and carrying out a terrorist attack around what is in the news as if it’s “spontaneous”.

If the dems can make people believe the terrorist are simply picking up on what is in the news and planning their attacks around what is in the news, instead of the news being orchestrated for the attacks, they will have a nice cover story of what happened in Benghazi and a cover story as to why dems always seem to have their talking points in place before terrorist attacks.

The cover story for Benghazi will be the terrorist simply picked up from the news the dems praising Carter at their convention then the terrorist “spontaneously” planned a repeat of the attack on our embassy just like what happened with Carter.


33 posted on 04/19/2014 5:37:34 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: BarnacleCenturion

This was a wimpy pussyfooting statement…..in response to a question. It was pathetic really.

Meanwhile, Cruz was out laying the wood to Obama over the “debate is over” statement…..the contrast is astonishing.


34 posted on 04/19/2014 5:37:48 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: b4its2late

including the womanish assistant principle type rhetoric from Randie….


35 posted on 04/19/2014 5:39:12 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: IMR 4350
At least George Washington appeared in person to quell the Whiskey Rebellion in 1791. I think the pugnacious Weed, er Reid, should do the same since he views this as an insurrection. FWIW that incident was over basically the same issue: the usurping of power by the central government (here becoming something akin to the central committee of the Communist party) from the states.
36 posted on 04/19/2014 5:41:38 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: txrefugee
Paul gave a weak response

I'll go further than that. Paul gave a deceptive response. One of those DC handlers must've told him his potential supporters side with Bundy, and humor us with some weak statement.

It isn't about an endangered species. Is Rand Paul so uninformed he doesn't know that, or is he deflecting? I don't know which is worse. It's about US citizens being assaulted by federal agents and their property being destroyed, illegally, using court rulings the feds control as an excuse. What happened to the Bundy's is an assault on all of us.

Rand Paul should go on a solitary retreat and figure out just who he is and what he believes in. He is not the same man anymore as the one who eloquently spoke against drones spying on us. He is not the same man who stood by Ted Cruz even when not in 100% agreement with him because it's going to take serious action to turn the US around. Does anyone know who Rand Paul is anymore? Does Rand Paul?

37 posted on 04/19/2014 5:45:16 AM PDT by grania
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To: BarnacleCenturion

As I said, “perhaps a few others.”


38 posted on 04/19/2014 5:47:52 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Obama has established executive branch precedents that no election can reverse.)
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To: opentalk

The only land the federal government should ‘own’ and control are, at most, a national park in each state, military bases and the turf federal building sit on. States and American citizens should own the rest. Selling federal lands to American citizens would certainly go a long way to satisfying Obama’s debt problem.


39 posted on 04/19/2014 5:50:59 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: momtothree

————The lack of the GOP confronting the situation can only mean a few things.. they are cowards, they tow the GOP line or they are defending Reid’s position.————

Do we get to pick? My answer. By towing the GOP line they are cowards and appear to be defending the POS Reid’s position.

Paul and others in the Give Over Party should be standing in the well of both houses at the Feral level and State level screaming the abuses. They should be on every network and writing editorials condeming Reid and his words.

BUT mostly crickets and silence so We the Citizen must spread the word


40 posted on 04/19/2014 5:52:24 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: opentalk

I really wish people would take notice of the spectacle of one of the most powerful men in the federal government spending much of his time (paid for by us) going after private citizens. First it was the Koch Brothers, now its Cliven Bundy. As far as I know, neither the Koch Brothers nor Cliven Bundy hold any elective office, they hold no appointed office, they are not employees of the federal government, they have no formal political power beyond that of any other citizen. Yet Reid seems driven to destroy them. Very Alinsky-esque tactics, if you ask me. I would think with all the other more important issues facing the country, Reid would have bigger fish to fry. Evidently not.


41 posted on 04/19/2014 5:52:51 AM PDT by chimera
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“Meanwhile, Cruz was out laying the wood to Obama over the “debate is over” statement”

I hope you are joking. Cruz’s response to Obama was a one line tweet to his supporters a few days ago.

Rand Paul has been on national television attacking Reid. Where is Cruz? His pro Bundy tweet is overdue.


42 posted on 04/19/2014 5:53:03 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: opentalk

Reid has no intention of having things calm down. In fact, he will be liable and responsible for inciting violence! Which given his public position is prosecutable under the law.


43 posted on 04/19/2014 5:55:49 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

That one tweet was only one part of a long in his face narrative of Cruz versus Obama Care. And it was timed to reply to the President immediately after the debate is over comment. And for you to assume that’s his only attack on Obama is just absurd.

And it doesnt change the fact, Pauls comments were weak, tepid, whitewashed, and sounded like Obama begging Putin to “calm” etc. Paul also was telling the Bundy side to calm down too, which is pathetic. Get over your man crush, this was a disappinting response, but of course, on the way to meet with Mitt fund raisers….what should we expect????


44 posted on 04/19/2014 5:58:06 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: jsanders2001; everyone

My Full Agreement to you comments Jsanders ... A bit of proof of an awakening taking place Everyone ... http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/23400117/911-motorcycle-rally-to-be-held-despite-not-having-permit


45 posted on 04/19/2014 6:10:45 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Well you are right that Cruz needs to get on this ASAP because it will become one of the defining issues of the coming election WHEN it blows up.

On the other hand you are also championing an idiot whose Cheshire conservatism only seems to pop into existence when it suits him. His less than stellar handling of the entire Amnesty issue and open support for the man who hates, threatens and works against conservatives more than any other, should clue pretty much everyone who understands the word ‘integrity’ in to where his actual loyalty lies. And it ain’t with us.


46 posted on 04/19/2014 6:11:15 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Dang Norm….I agree with all of that. I agree with you that Cruz needs to join the Bundy issue and quick…..and I agree that Rand is an intellectual mess, or just a totally cynical opportunist….or both.

I would say to our friend Barnacle that if Cruz ever makes such a girlish pathetic statement on national TV, I will be the first to criticize it. But as a Paul bot, self critique is just not in the cult playbook.


47 posted on 04/19/2014 6:14:09 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Rapscallion

He’s like a character out of the first Godfather. Something Mario Puzo would make up.


48 posted on 04/19/2014 6:17:49 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Aevery_Freeman
It would hurt less to first try the nonviolent option in Article V.
49 posted on 04/19/2014 6:19:29 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Obama has established executive branch precedents that no election can reverse.)
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To: Jacquerie

Not sure I agree….but for discussion sake, how would you see that playing out?


50 posted on 04/19/2014 6:21:46 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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