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Establishment Republicans secretly support Hillary over Rand Paul
Rare ^ | 4-28-14 | Matt Naham

Posted on 05/02/2014 11:44:36 PM PDT by Flame Retardant

It's no secret that establishment Republicans are out to get Rand Paul, but the "darkest secret" on Wall Street, reports Politico, is that they'll happily vote Hillary in 2016 to do it.

The Monday piece reveals that Wall Street Republicans won't think twice about voting for Hillary Clinton in a world where Jeb Bush and Chris Christie aren't running for president and Rand Paul holds the GOP nomination.

"The bulk of the big money guys are either Big Boy [Christie] or Jeb," said a top GOP donor. "Rand Paul still is a grass-roots phenom and a boardroom horror show."

The prevailing sentiment of Wall Street Republicans is as follows: "If we can't nominate someone like Bush or Christie from the pro-business wing of the party, and if the GOP nominee is from the far right, then we will hold our noses and tolerate Clinton."...

(Excerpt) Read more at rare.us ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agitprop; alreadyposted; election2016; gopestablishment; hillary; hillaryclinton; liberalagenda; newbietroll; ntsa; randpaul; randsconcerntrolls; rinos; spam; teamromney; teamromneyv4romney; teamromneyvsamerica; turncoats
I got news for the "establishment Republicans" -- WE are NOT going to hold our noses and tolerate RINOs!
1 posted on 05/02/2014 11:44:36 PM PDT by Flame Retardant
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To: Flame Retardant
"If we can't nominate someone like Bush or Christie from the pro-business crony capitalist wing of the party,
2 posted on 05/02/2014 11:48:05 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Flame Retardant

Secretly?


3 posted on 05/02/2014 11:49:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Flame Retardant

Agreed.


4 posted on 05/02/2014 11:54:38 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Flame Retardant

It’s too bad that Paul is also a rino.


5 posted on 05/03/2014 12:03:40 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ansel12

Sheldon Adelson might accuse Rand of being to the left of him on immigration.

That is what is frustrating about Rand. None of the pandering is going to get him votes or donors.


6 posted on 05/03/2014 12:08:19 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Flame Retardant

And they’d self-immolate over Cruz.


7 posted on 05/03/2014 12:17:09 AM PDT by 867V309 (GOPe? NOPe!)
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To: Flame Retardant
It's no secret that establishment Republicans are out to get Rand Paul, but the "darkest secret" on Wall Street, reports Politico, is that they'll happily vote Hillary in 2016 to do it.

Give me a break. Establishment Republicans don't need Rand Paul as an excuse - their natural instinct is to vote Democrat. There's no point calling establishment Republicans "RINOs" because they epitomize what the Republican party is in 2014.

Conservatives can continue to sit and pretend that the party which backs and nominates GHWB, Bob Dole, GWB, John McCain and Mitt Romney actually speaks for them, or they can do the hard work needed to form a viable political party which does not consider Jeb Bush and Chris Christie to be viable alternatives to Hillary Clinton.
8 posted on 05/03/2014 12:58:16 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Flame Retardant

Report: Wall Street Republicans Prefer Hillary over Ted Cruz, Rand Paul
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3149762/posts

Ted Cruz Is Beating Rand Paul in the Tea Party Primary
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3144422/posts

Bob Dole: Paul, ‘Extreme Right-Wing’ Cruz Don’t Have Experience to Run in 2016
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3147399/posts


9 posted on 05/03/2014 12:58:45 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Flame Retardant

Rand Paul is a dick, but the premise is nonsense.


10 posted on 05/03/2014 3:00:47 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Flame Retardant

These greedy weasels know that Hillary will accept bribes, just as the Clintons did during Bill’s presidency. If she turns out to be the Marxist clone of Alinsky, the Republican money club may be sadly surprised to find their tax load going way up. Communists need money to redistribute, you know.


11 posted on 05/03/2014 3:41:53 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Flame Retardant

Why is this news - they’ve been doing it for years. I fail to understand why anyone cares two hoots in Hades what the Republican party says or does. IT IS JUST ANOTHER FACTION OF THE COMMUNIST /DEMOCRAT PARTY.


12 posted on 05/03/2014 4:13:13 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: txrefugee

You raise a good point. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone on the national political scene who can be bought more easily than the Clintons.


13 posted on 05/03/2014 4:51:11 AM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: Flame Retardant

so what you’re saying is that hillary is the choice of the 1% rich fat cats

this would explain why the rich big media types promote her whenever they can

she’s the rich elite candidate of choice.


14 posted on 05/03/2014 5:02:01 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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Rand Paul's immigration speech
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform
Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...
[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]

15 posted on 05/03/2014 6:11:34 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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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]

16 posted on 05/03/2014 6:11:53 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Rand Paul On Shutdown: "Even Though It Appeared I Was Participating In It, It Was A Dumb Idea"
I said throughout the whole battle that shutting down the government was a dumb idea. Even though it did appear as if I was participating in it, I said it was a dumb idea. And the reason I voted for it, though, is that it's a conundrum. Here's the conundrum. We have a $17 trillion debt and people at home tell me you can't give the president a blank check. We just can't keep raising the debt ceiling without conditions. So unconditionally raising the debt ceiling, nobody at home wants me to vote for that and I can't vote for that. But the conundrum is if I don't we do approach these deadlines. So there is an impasse. In 2011, though, we had this impasse and the president did negotiate. We got the sequester. If we were to extend the sequester from discretionary spending to all the entitlements we would actually fix our problem within a few years.
[Posted on 11/19/2013 12:16:51 PM by Third Person]

17 posted on 05/03/2014 6:12:19 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt's Generals: 'How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?'
Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt's military -- even as Cairo's security forces massacre anti-government activists. [by "anti-government activists" is meant church-burning Christian-murdering jihadists]
[Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat]

18 posted on 05/03/2014 6:12:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ansel12

Not so much a RINO as a Democrat in all but name, besides being a demagogue.


19 posted on 05/03/2014 6:13:37 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Gene Eric

Of course it’s nonsense, but that hasn’t keep the Paultard Lemming Army from posting it at least three times before.


20 posted on 05/03/2014 6:14:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Flame Retardant
Yep, though to be fair I am absolutely no fan of Rand Paul. He seems a slicker update of his dad. (And I've got libertarian leanings.) Here's a tweet from Larry Kudlow suggesting that GOPe/Wall Street view: Larry Kudlow ‏@larry_kudlow May 1 Post-1994, w/ @newtgingrich , @billclinton was a good econ growth prez.How will @HillaryClinton play it? #tcot.http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/01/us/politics/bill-clinton-defends-his-economic-legacy.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0 …
21 posted on 05/03/2014 6:15:28 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: SunkenCiv

So, would you prefer Hillary?


22 posted on 05/03/2014 7:20:01 AM PDT by Flame Retardant (If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism: Ronald Reagan)
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To: Flame Retardant

Would not surprise me in the least.


23 posted on 05/03/2014 8:28:40 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Flame Retardant
Establishment Republicans secretly support Hillary over Rand Paul

It's not much of a secret.

Anybody who can't see Bush or Christie as Hillary's VP (in the event that we win the nomination fight) can't see very far.

24 posted on 05/03/2014 8:30:48 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Your faith in the GOP Establishment is touching. It’s almost like watching a toddler drift off to sleep as he watches the chimney waiting for Santa.


25 posted on 05/03/2014 10:34:59 AM PDT by Flame Retardant (If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism: Ronald Reagan)
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To: SunkenCiv

Whether calling him rino or libertarian, he does hold democrat supporting rino or libertarian positions on many issues.


26 posted on 05/03/2014 11:26:52 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ansel12

He’s a weathervane.


27 posted on 05/03/2014 12:16:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Flame Retardant

Your stupidity is breathtaking.


28 posted on 05/03/2014 12:18:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 867V309

Keep a happy thought.


29 posted on 05/03/2014 2:38:08 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Flame Retardant

Let them. If a NON-RINO gets the nomination the base will turn out in record numbers to vote - thus swamping these weasels effort into the dust.


30 posted on 05/04/2014 7:53:58 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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