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Rand Paul Touts GOP Unity, Endorses Susan Collins 'Wholeheartedly' in Maine
Breitbart ^ | Monday April 28, 2014

Posted on 04/28/2014 10:12:40 AM PDT by Bigtigermike

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: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; brucepoliquin; getrand; gopelite; kevinraye; libtardian; maine; randisathreat; randpaul; rino; stoprand; susancollins; thelongknivesareout; threat2cruz; toopopular

1 posted on 04/28/2014 10:12:40 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
Rand Paul: I wholeheartedly endorse Senator Collins

He was big on Mitt Romney as well.

2 posted on 04/28/2014 10:16:58 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Bigtigermike

He’s finally gone round the bend. Or he’s been “co-opted” in Trent Lott’s words. Thirty pieces of silver and a puff piece in Time by Mitch McConnell (who the hell reads Time anymore??)

One by one they get them: Johnson, Ayotte, Fischer, Flake, Rubio, Paul. They do whatever they have to to protect their precious Senate!

Cruz for President!


3 posted on 04/28/2014 10:19:05 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: Bigtigermike

Rand Paul(like his LOONY Daddy) is NOTHING but a GUTLESS, BLANKING FRAUD!


4 posted on 04/28/2014 10:19:54 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Bigtigermike

This guy is turning nuttier than his old man.


5 posted on 04/28/2014 10:21:05 AM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: Post5203

He did not support Cruz on the floor during the buster.

He whined when Cruz answered a pundit question re whether he agreed with Paul’s wacky foreign policy ideas.

And he has a very bad hairdo...a deal-breaking bad hairdo.


6 posted on 04/28/2014 10:26:16 AM PDT by stanne
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To: cotton1706

He’s got oversized opportunism radar sensors—and he senses an opening in the GOPe slot for the 2016 primaries.


7 posted on 04/28/2014 10:37:05 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Bigtigermike; C. Edmund Wright
Rand Paul Touts GOP Unity,

Endorses Susan Collins 'Wholeheartedly' in Maine

Dude shows his ineptitude right off the bat. These two actions could not be more mutually exclusive.

"Wholeheartedly"?! Srsly?! RonJr FAIL. BIG TIME.

8 posted on 04/28/2014 10:37:08 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: ansel12

He endorsed McConnell so why not the other Republican liberals in the “club”...


9 posted on 04/28/2014 10:42:33 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: cotton1706; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Impy; AuH2ORepublican
>> He’s finally gone round the bend. Or he’s been “co-opted” in Trent Lott’s words. Thirty pieces of silver and a puff piece in Time by Mitch McConnell <<

Or, it could just be that the fruit of Ron Paul's loins wasn't very conservative to begin with, and the "Tea Party leaders" instantly endorsed another lousy candidate because he told them what they wanted to hear.

10 posted on 04/28/2014 10:46:34 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Doesn’t know her position on NSA.

Does he know her positions on anything?

Does it matter to him?


11 posted on 04/28/2014 10:47:11 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: BillyBoy

“Or, it could just be that the fruit of Ron Paul’s loins wasn’t very conservative to begin with, and the “Tea Party leaders” instantly endorsed another lousy candidate because he told them what they wanted to hear.”

Well he’s certainly been better than Trey Grayson, McConnell’s preferred candidate. Grayson would never have done a filibuster over drones or grilled the attorney general, or John Kerry, etc.


12 posted on 04/28/2014 11:01:52 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: BillyBoy
and the "Tea Party leaders" instantly endorsed another lousy candidate because he told them what they wanted to hear.

Many of them are easily duped. Just look at the bandwagons in 2008 and 2012. They are so desperate to find a conservative that they fail to vet the candidates and ignore anything they don't want to hear.
13 posted on 04/28/2014 11:02:07 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Servant of the Cross

“Endorses Susan Collins ‘Wholeheartedly’...”

Gosh, kinda makes you wonder what sort of people he’d nominate for SCOTUS, doesn’t it?


14 posted on 04/28/2014 11:07:18 AM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Meanwhile our Republican governor (who is pretty good on most things) is having a fund raiser with Chris Christie. $150 to get in, $1500 to speak with them.

A few months ago he had a fund raiser with Jeb Bush. Back when Paul LePage was running for gov. he made the comment that he’d be to Maine what Gov. Christie would be to NJ. Fortunately that hasn’t been the case but I would have hoped he would have avoided mentioning Christie, much less appear with him.


15 posted on 04/28/2014 11:14:04 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: cotton1706
>> Well he’s certainly been better than Trey Grayson, McConnell’s preferred candidate. <<

Well, there WAS a Reagan Republican in the primary (Bill Johnson), but the "Tea Party" leaders wouldn't give him the time of day, and flocked to Ron Paul's kid the moment he showed up and started screaming "TEA PARTY!!" the loudest. The fact that the Ron Paul movement is notoriously bad on social issues and many libertarians are open borders was ignored. Johnson would have most likely never called for a GOP "big tent" on abortion and gay marriage, or got cozy with the "immigration reform" crowd. Johnson was a decorated military vet but couldn't get any traction because he's not a "celebrity" politician's kid like Rand.

Bottom line: The KY Tea Party made their bed, now they'll have to lay in it for six years. (Ditto with the crybabies in FL whining about how Rubio "betrayed" them). Elections have consequences.

16 posted on 04/28/2014 11:27:08 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: Bigtigermike

At first I thought Rand would be decent and better than Ron at least. Then I knew he was a sell out in 2012 because he started sounding more like his father. But now it is worse than I thought. Rand is colluding with the establishment. He is all over the map like Romney too. Rand is only telling people what they want to hear only to contradict himself later. It is going downhill for him and he is toast. I knew all this when he endorsed Mitch McConnell and also tried to sound too moderate during the budget fiasco and government shutdown last fall. Now he is a traitor. A Benedict Arnold. Guy is a fraud. He must be stopped because he is dangerous to the tea party movement.


17 posted on 04/28/2014 11:28:31 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: BillyBoy

Ok. I didn’t know about Johnson. Could he have beaten Grayson in the primary?


18 posted on 04/28/2014 11:33:35 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: TomGuy; cotton1706; fieldmarshaldj; Impy
>> Many of them are easily duped. Just look at the bandwagons in 2008 and 2012. They are so desperate to find a conservative that they fail to vet the candidates and ignore anything they don't want to hear. <<

A fact lost on many freepers. And they'll keep getting stung as long as they repeat the same mistake:

RAND PAUL: "Today, I'm here to announce my candidacy for the U.S. Senate. I wholeheartedly embrace the Tea Party ideals and I grew up in --"

TEA PARTY LEADERS: ENDORSED!!!!!

19 posted on 04/28/2014 11:33:39 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: BillyBoy

Rand cannot have it both ways, and he has approved of things totally contrary to that statement.


20 posted on 04/28/2014 11:35:01 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: cotton1706

Johnson won the GOP nomination for KY Secretary of State the following year in 2011.

I certainly think he could have beaten Greyson in a 1-on-1 matchup for the U.S. Senate, but he wasn’t a “celebrity” like Rand so Rand Paul’s overhyped announcement and 24/7 “LIBERTY CANDIDATE!!” internet buzz from the Paulbots sucked all the air out of the room, and Johnson dropped out of the Senate race shortly afterwards (his name remained on the ballot).


21 posted on 04/28/2014 11:38:07 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Unity: Rand Paul endorses Mitch McConnell
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3001635/posts


22 posted on 04/28/2014 11:48:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Servant of the Cross

That boy is really not learning to shut up with one is behind….


23 posted on 04/28/2014 11:58:06 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Sen. Rand...this, sir, is one reason you have not yet won my vote. For every check in the Vote Paul Column, you then do something stupid to put 4 checks in the Never Consider column. {Please, just stop talking. Each time you open your mouth is just another sound bite to show how foolish you actually are.


24 posted on 04/28/2014 12:12:37 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: Bigtigermike
Ru Paul is nuttier than squirrel squat.
25 posted on 04/28/2014 2:50:58 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: BillyBoy; cotton1706; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; randita; InterceptPoint; GOPsterinMA; ...

Collins effectively has no primary opposition (only a write in) and is a prohibitive favorite in November, so this is pretty meaningless.

I would guess he’s kissing butt in preparation for his POTUS run. Collins will endorse Chrispy Creme or Jeb anyway.


26 posted on 04/28/2014 5:15:15 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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