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Rand Paul Touts GOP Unity, Endorses Susan Collins 'Wholeheartedly' in Maine
Breitbart.com ^ | 27 Apr 2014, 11:50 AM PDT | Dan Riehl

Posted on 04/27/2014 2:50:17 PM PDT by Resettozero

Telegram: You’re going to join U.S. Sen. Susan Collins for a state party fundraiser today. She’s defended National Security Agency spying programs you oppose, and she’s also running against a Democrat, Shenna Bellows, who comes pretty close to sharing your views on that and other privacy issues. Do you support her, despite disagreement on many of those issues? Rand Paul: I wholeheartedly endorse Senator Collins for re-election. I think she’s doing a great job for Maine and for the country. ... I don’t really know, exactly, what her position is on the NSA; you’d have to ask her about that. I just know my position, but I think we’re a big political party. There’s room for not-entire agreement on every issue.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: brucepoliquin; kevinraye; maine; paul4dnc; paul4obamacare; paultherino; rinopaul; susancollins
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He's too young to be having a stroke, isn't he?
1 posted on 04/27/2014 2:50:17 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

“He’s too young to be having a stroke, isn’t he?”

We need unity more than perfect agreement. It doesn’t matter if northern republicans are even particularly Conservative.


2 posted on 04/27/2014 2:52:09 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Resettozero

Does he smoke dope?


3 posted on 04/27/2014 2:52:12 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Resettozero

Like father, like son?

I find it hard to put any support behind him
as this goes on.


4 posted on 04/27/2014 2:52:34 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

DO NOT TRUST RAND PAUL!


5 posted on 04/27/2014 2:55:37 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: All; Resettozero

Stroke?

Rand Paul: Amnesty Legislation Could Pass This Year
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3148764/posts

Rand Paul seeks new allies among Romney 2012 team
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3148697/posts

Are you ready for Bush/Paul 2016?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/3148406/posts

Rand Paul Backs Work Visas for Illegal Immigrants
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3147968/posts

Rand Paul: “Not Changing Any Laws on Abortion,” Life at Conception a “Personal” Belief
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3147900/posts

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul visits Edmonton (Wouldn’t answer publicly why he supports McConnell)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/3145649/posts


6 posted on 04/27/2014 2:55:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Resettozero

Would you support Shenna Bellows over Collins?

If Collins loses, Harry Reid wins.


7 posted on 04/27/2014 2:57:05 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Resettozero

Collins is not going to lose the primary or general. He should not have endorsed and made her work a bit harder.

LePage is a good governor. I thought Christie might pick him as a running mate to try to trick conservatives.

http://wabi.tv/2014/04/26/governor-lepage-shares-lobster-lunch-n-c-governor/

“There’s no secret over the last four years that I govern to the people more than I do to the legislators so it’s important that we stay in contact with the people,” says LePage.

“I’m a mayor who’s been in office now one year in the 10th largest state in the United States and I use him as a role model on how to increase the number of jobs and how to make the tough decisions,” Gov. McCrory explains.


8 posted on 04/27/2014 2:57:52 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Bushbacker1

Do not vote for Paul he is NOT a conservative or anything close.


9 posted on 04/27/2014 2:58:12 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (Obama so loves the poor he created millions more.)
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To: txrefugee

Are you rooting for Shenna Bellows?


10 posted on 04/27/2014 2:58:44 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Monorprise
Rand Paul supports ObamaCARE, RomneyCARE,
RomneyMarriage, and polygamy.

SO why NOT support left-wing Collins?

The Paul family even supports Cindy Sheehan and vis versa.


11 posted on 04/27/2014 2:58:49 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: WilliamRobert

Randy Paul is managing to quickly become an even bigger joke than his Pa.


12 posted on 04/27/2014 2:59:05 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: tet68

Paul is a deceiver and a real nut case.
He lied to the voters of Ky by running as a Tea Party candidate.
He is a nut case liar.


13 posted on 04/27/2014 2:59:18 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Resettozero; KingOfVagabonds; Berlin_Freeper; UnRuley1; mlizzy; mc5cents; RichInOC; ...

Rand Paul: Amnesty Legislation Could Pass This Year
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3148764/posts

Rand Paul seeks new allies among Romney 2012 team
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3148697/posts

Are you ready for Bush/Paul 2016?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/3148406/posts

Rand Paul Backs Work Visas for Illegal Immigrants
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3147968/posts

Rand Paul: “Not Changing Any Laws on Abortion,” Life at Conception a “Personal” Belief
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3147900/posts

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul visits Edmonton (Wouldn’t answer publicly why he supports McConnell)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/3145649/posts


14 posted on 04/27/2014 2:59:59 PM PDT by narses (Matthew 7:6. He appears to have made up his mind let him live with the consequences.)
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To: narses; 2ndDivisionVet

Good info that’s worth repeating on Randy Paul threads :)


15 posted on 04/27/2014 3:01:39 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

As difficult as it is for those of us who follow to the Constitution to believe, some states enjoy being represented by liberal republicans and they are the only type who will win an election in a liberal state. It would be nice if someone would primary Collins and the other lady on a regular basis, though.


16 posted on 04/27/2014 3:01:50 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: tennmountainman

Any one who would support Susan Snow has to be a
nut case. It’s time the GOPe realized that their
base is absolutely disgusted with their pusilanimus
two faced treatment of those who make their jobs
in Washington possible.

Vote Conservative!


17 posted on 04/27/2014 3:03:19 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Jane Long

No more Pauls!


18 posted on 04/27/2014 3:04:14 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: tet68

Sorry, Susan Collins, got her confused with Olympia Snow,
but you can see how that would happen.


19 posted on 04/27/2014 3:04:31 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Rand Paul: Amnesty Legislation Could Pass This Year”

LOL. Did you even read those articles you posted?

Rand Paul voted against the amnesty bill in the senate. Are you aware of that, or are you just trying to fool people here?

The bill was passed by the senate and now the house has to vote on it. It’s out of his hands. He was just commenting on the situation.


20 posted on 04/27/2014 3:04:40 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Resettozero
Perhaps his attitude is that Collins is the very best you're gonna get from Maine.Americans For Democratic Action,a Maoist group with close,long term ties to the anarchist wing of the Rat Party,gives Collins a score of 50% in regards to the 20 votes that they believe were most important in 2012.That means that they think that she voted “correctly” in half of those votes.Move about 50 miles west of Maine's border with New Hampshire and you arrive in Vermont (New Hampshire isn't a very *wide* state).In Vermont,you'll find a filthy multi millionaire Rat named Lahey.The ADA gave him a score of 100% for that same year.So your only two realistic choices in Maine are 50% or 95-100% which is what you'd get with another New England Rat.
21 posted on 04/27/2014 3:05:01 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Resettozero

Is he fargin’ crazy?


22 posted on 04/27/2014 3:05:28 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: narses

Sounds like just the Candidate the Media will pick for us.
No, Thanks - I pass (

Does Maine have an Open Primary where anyone can vote or do the voters have to be Registered Repubs? Not that that matters much any more. The Dems will just re-register as Dems when it gets closer to the election.


23 posted on 04/27/2014 3:05:52 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Resettozero

Rand Paul ... behold the nightmare.

I can think of few things worse than a (never say never but ain’t gonna happen) Rand Paul Presidency.


24 posted on 04/27/2014 3:07:11 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Go away shill. your candidate is a liberal. And you are in full support of a liberal on a conservative forum.


25 posted on 04/27/2014 3:07:41 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Resettozero

Susan Collins is the same as Olympia Snowe, the Republican turncoat that gave us Obamacare. If it hadn’t been for Snowe, this monstrosity never would have made it out of committee. She gave Max Baucus political cover: BIPARTISANSIP. Disgusting RINOS.


26 posted on 04/27/2014 3:08:03 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Resettozero

Rand Paul was a big Mitt Romney supporter.

He seems to be signaling strongly, that he is much more socially liberal than he revealed to the Kentucky voters.


27 posted on 04/27/2014 3:08:49 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Go away shill. your candidate is a liberal. And you are in full support of a liberal on a conservative forum.


28 posted on 04/27/2014 3:09:27 PM PDT by narses (Matthew 7:6. He appears to have made up his mind let him live with the consequences.)
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To: Resettozero

Wow! It didn’t take him long to go over to the dark side.


29 posted on 04/27/2014 3:09:50 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Jane Long
Yeah, he's a real joke. /s

Rand Paul Leads Hillary Clinton In Crucial Battleground State Of Colorado

The state of Colorado has swung from a solidly Republican state over a decade ago to a Democratic-leaning state in recent elections. If Republicans want to take back the White House in 2016 they must appeal to nontraditional GOP voters in states like Colorado, and Rand Paul is the only candidate with potential to do so.

According to a new poll from Quinnipiac University, libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul is the only potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate to lead Hillary Clinton in the battleground state of Colorado. While big GOP donors and other establishment forces have questioned Paul’s electability, opting instead to “draft” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, In fact, not only does Paul have a statistically significant lead, but he is the only Republican candidate to have consistently held a lead over Clinton in the state.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3148116/posts

30 posted on 04/27/2014 3:10:17 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

He was always there. People just refused to accept it.


31 posted on 04/27/2014 3:10:45 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion; 2ndDivisionVet

Rand Paul voted against the amnesty bill in the senate. Are you aware of that, or are you just trying to fool people here?

The bill was passed by the senate and now the house has to vote on it. It’s out of his hands. He was just commenting on the situation.

**********************

Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday argued the Republican Party needs to get “beyond deportation” in order to break through to Hispanic voters....

....One way to open that “door” to the Hispanic community, he said, is to offer reassurances that “Mrs. Garcia’s nephew is not going to be sent home to Mexico.”

While Paul opposed the comprehensive immigration reform package in the Senate last year, he has signaled that he supports other approaches to reform.

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/rand-paul-gop-must-get-beyond-deportation-105241.html#ixzz307xMmBeO


32 posted on 04/27/2014 3:13:44 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: txrefugee
Magic 8 ball thinks "yes." He just keeps getting weirder.


33 posted on 04/27/2014 3:15:55 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: Norm Lenhart

LOL. Nice try.

Instead of attacking me, why don’t you explain why you are rooting against the republican in the race? Are you a democrat or just a useful idiot? Thanks.


34 posted on 04/27/2014 3:17:08 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Jane Long
"Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday argued the Republican Party needs to get “beyond deportation” in order to break through to Hispanic voters"

Getting beyond is not the same as being against

Cruz Tries to Claim the Middle Ground on Immigration

“The amendment that I introduced removed the path to citizenship, but it did not change the underlying work permit from the Gang of Eight,” he said during a recent visit to El Paso. Mr. Cruz also noted that he had not called for deportation or, as Mitt Romney famously advocated, self-deportation.

“I have said many times that I want to see common-sense immigration reform pass,” he said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/13/us/cruz-tries-to-claim-the-middle-ground-on-immigration.html?_r=0

35 posted on 04/27/2014 3:20:13 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

How about instead you explain why you keep pushing a liberal that backs the top dog in the GOP He Man Conservative/TEA Party haters club, wants Amnesty on his terms, goes begging to Romney’s money machine for support, says we have to back off on social issues and now intends to back one of the biggest libs on the east coast.

Please explain it to me. I mean Jim posts FURP regularly so I have to believe the modern Paulbots are on par with the old ones.


36 posted on 04/27/2014 3:21:12 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Why did Paul want to go to these lengths to support Collins?

Why comment at all on her race? What do you think he is signaling with this deep commitment to Collins?


37 posted on 04/27/2014 3:21:15 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Resettozero

Rand Paul is officially off my favorites list. Viva Cruz!


38 posted on 04/27/2014 3:22:58 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion; Jane Long

BC:

I think that fish don’t know that they’re in water, just as you don’t realize how much you are in thrall of your boy.


39 posted on 04/27/2014 3:24:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

You are still going after Ted Cruz on every Paul thread.

So you are setting up a stop Cruz effort, and promoting Paul as the one who can defeat the conservatives.

That seems to be Paul’s role for the rino wing of the GOP, to make the party more liberal, and what a little lap dog Paul is proving to be.


40 posted on 04/27/2014 3:26:35 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Perhaps his attitude is that Collins is the very best you're gonna get from Maine. Americans For Democratic Action,a Maoist group with close,long term ties to the anarchist wing of the Rat Party,gives Collins a score of 50% in regards to the 20 votes that they believe were most important in 2012. That means that they think that she voted “correctly” in half of those votes.

Move about 50 miles west of Maine's border with New Hampshire and you arrive in Vermont (New Hampshire isn't a very *wide* state). In Vermont,you'll find a filthy multi-millionaire Rat named Lahey. The ADA gave him a score of 100% for that same year. So your only two realistic choices in Maine are 50% or 95-100% which is what you'd get with another New England Rat.


It's an extremely nice part of America, the people I've talked with seem friendly enough, but when it comes to having the political smarts, folks from those States play the system for all its worth. Some (even most) apparently see themselves as New Englanders first and Americans second or third.

I don't get a vote up there and, besides, have to constantly keep finding logical reasons to explain away our electing Lindsey Graham down here. Yet, playing the percentages like you mentioned sounds sorta smart on one hand but awfully Inside Baseball-ish (credit: SP) on the other.

My reason for making the first post was because of erratic but not surprising behavior coming from Rand Paul, a semi-national figure...as is Lindsey Graham, who we MUST vote out in the S. C. Primary June 10th or possible run-off three weeks later.
41 posted on 04/27/2014 3:27:17 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: BarnacleCenturion; Jane Long

Hmmmm, what sets Colorado apart from the other 49 states? Oh, yeah, legalized recreational marijuana! And a libertarian does well there in the polls taken two years before the conventions? Amazing!


42 posted on 04/27/2014 3:28:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Perhaps his attitude is that Collins is the very best you’re gonna get from Maine”

Collins is the GOP nominee running against a democrat. If there’s someone smoking dope in this discussion it’s not Rand Paul.

Is anyone seriously hoping that the democrat will win?

Are people happy with Harry Reid as Majority leader?

Nobody is concerned about the next supreme court nomination?

LMAO. I think I’ll take some time off from these threads. I don’t know what’s going on here.


43 posted on 04/27/2014 3:29:24 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now Now 2DV, don’t argue a logical supposition like that. It will make Rand’s shill post more idiocy ;)


44 posted on 04/27/2014 3:30:04 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

It’s obvious whats going on. you are pushing a lib and getting a lot of blowback from conservatives.


45 posted on 04/27/2014 3:31:13 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Collins is the GOP nominee running against a democrat. If there’s someone smoking dope in this discussion it’s not Rand Paul. Is anyone seriously hoping that the democrat will win?

Are people happy with Harry Reid as Majority leader?

Nobody is concerned about the next supreme court nomination?

LMAO. I think I’ll take some time off from these threads. I don’t know what’s going on here.


Please do not jump to those conclusions without considering that this is a website for Conservatives, who may or may not be led to support all Republicans. Your logic could also validate the 2014 re-election of Lindsey Graham for the same reasons.

My reason for starting this thread was because of recent and continuing erratic but not surprising NON-CONSERVATIVE behavior coming from Rand Paul, a semi-national figure...as is Lindsey Graham, who we MUST vote out in the S. C. Primary June 10th or possible run-off three weeks later.
46 posted on 04/27/2014 3:40:24 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

Won’t vote for Rand or Collins. They’ve made it clear they wouldn’t fix very much Will go to vacation at the beach instead. If Hillary wins, she wins.


47 posted on 04/27/2014 3:40:46 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Resettozero

Look, Rand Paul has the highest conservative rating of all the senators in the senate. Check the American Conservative Union website.

I’m hoping that Lindsey Graham gets beaten in the primary. But if he wins, I hope that he beats the democrat.

No conservative cause will be served by having the democrats in charge of the senate. The next supreme court nominations are at stake.


48 posted on 04/27/2014 3:51:53 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: faithhopecharity

“No matter what” Republicans were warned long and loud they would lose if they put a lib in the top spot to run in 2012. they did it and lost.

They have been warned every day since. The logical conclusion is that they WANT to lose and thus want Hillary since again, they are pushing a lib for the top spot to run against her.

Both losses are the sole fault of people who fought to get liberals in positions to run against the Dems. Because they have been told. So the cards will fall where they fall.


49 posted on 04/27/2014 3:52:00 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Resettozero

He’s quantitatively easing the value of his endorsement.


50 posted on 04/27/2014 3:54:38 PM PDT by Theophilus (.)
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