Skip to comments.Rand Paul: "Chamber of Commerce" Republican Can't Win.
Posted on 06/08/2014 11:06:01 PM PDT by Din Maker
Rand Paul told GOP activists Saturday that the GOP cant nominate another Chamber of Commerce Republican and expect to win the presidency in 2016. Its time, he said, for a libertarian moment. Chamber of Commerce is fine, I was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, but a Chamber of Commerce Republican is not going to win a national election, Paul (R-Ky.), the libertarian-leaning senator and likely presidential contender, said. Im not saying we give up on what we believe in, but we have to expand what we believe in.
His comments came during an address to the Republican Liberty Caucus of Texas at the Texas GOP convention here. Liberty, he said, infuses traditional conservatism with the excitement, the energy, the outreach that we need. Libertarian views and traditional conservative values complement each other, Paul added.
The interesting thing about it is, as I go around the country, no matter who I talk to, whether its the establishment the wealthy who support our party sometimes or the poor, people say its time, time for this libertarian moment, this liberty moment, he said. Its no longer something that scares people, its what [makes] people say, we cant run the same-old same-old, were not going to win with the same-old, same-old.
Paul has long advocated trying to bring traditionally Democratic constituencies into the Republican fold, and at the breakfast he outlined his message to disadvantaged people in urban areas. He called for reforming the criminal justice system so it doesnt disproportionately hit minorities and poor people; school choice; and promoting policies that help economic development in poorer areas.
You have to show up, you have to show you care, people have to believe that you care and then well win, be the dominant party, he said. In Texas you are, but were not nationally.
Later on Saturday, he is set to attend an opening of a GOP engagement office in Louisville, Ky., in what he called an African American section of town where we havent been for 100 years.
Is he describing himself?
It appears so. After all, he did say Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers almost one year ago.
Hey Randy, go join the Libertarian Party
No they do not, they are usually diametrically opposed to each other.
Perhaps his father. Even with that man’s political career with the proverbial fork embedded deep in.
They rejected his work permits idea for illegals by abandoning the Texas Solution.
Rand has been in the sauce again.
Sorry- It's time for a Conservative moment. If the GOPe doesn't listen and again forces another Romney/McCain/Dole up our ballot, then it's Hello President Hillary.
the GOPe crown has already been fitted for Jeb’s head.
He has come out for more libertarian/rino positions on gay marriage, abortion, national defense, the border, and against social conservatism, so he is going to go come out as the libertarian type rino.
Im not saying we give up on what we believe in, but we have to expand what we believe in.If you believe in everything, then you believe in nothing.
I suspect that you are correct, but christy can’t be ruled out yet.
Rand Paul wants to turn US politics into The Crypts and The Bloods. They are both equally horrible with the only difference being gang colors, red versus blue.
Rand Paul wants to beat the Democrats by becoming Democrat, minus the free stuff.
Good luck with that...
>> Paul has long advocated trying to bring traditionally Democratic constituencies into the Republican fold
Such chicanery must be stopped at all costs!
“Sorry- It’s time for a Conservative moment.”
Yes, but it is not going to happen. By the time Barky is due to leave office, he will have flooded America with socialist minded immigrants to go along with a rapidly expanding black population. Traditional Americans will be the minority, if we are not already there. Add to that, the Republican party is becoming totally dysfunctional.
Work permits are used by countries richer than United States. Dubai uses them. Singapore uses them. I personally visited Singapore in March and saw first hand how work permits work. Every 6th Singapore citizen is now a millionaire. The foreign workers are contributing to their prosperity. After observing the infra structure in Singapore, US felt like a 3rd world country. Airports, hi-ways, cruise terminal, public transportation, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, etc. were world class in Singapore. And no illegal immigrants or drugs in Singapore. They know exactly who is there, what they are doing, and where they live. We know none of those about our illegals.
Reagan got the Democrat vote by clearly advocating Conservatism. He didn’t tell social conservatives to hush y’all. He spoke and it connected with people who voted for Jimmie Carter.
Sen Paul isn’t being clear. He sounds kinda mushy almost like hope & changey Obama blathered about.
Sen Paul isnt being clear. He sounds kinda mushy almost like hope & changey Obama blathered about.
Toss Marco Rubio in that same pot!
I do agree with Paul saying that Chamber of Commerce Republicans can’t win. The US CoC is pushing for amnesty.
Of course, Rubio too. Dude lied to our faces about his deal with the Dems. Betrayal like that is hard to overcome.
Yeah, that's the ticket. The Republicans need to run a conservative like Ronald Reagan....
I said the Republicans need to run a conservative like Ronald Reagan who can clearly articulate conservatism and connect with Democrats....
Hello, anyone there....
When you think about the Republican candidates since Nixon . . .
Ford Reagan Bush Dole Bush McCain Romney
I know, right!
Guess the next Reagan is gonna emerge like he did from outside the GOPe. Too bad Paul joined the establishment.
Runt Paul is a moron. The queers and stoners he thinks would vote Republican if we would offer free dope and agree with the queer agenda, also demand socialism and free everything.
The Demonrats already offer them all that, he has nothing more they want.
My thoughts exactly. If one were to listen to him with regard to some of his past statements on illegals, libertarianism would now bring Amnesty under its banner.
I’m listening to Rand but am I also mindful that he recently endorsed a Chamber of Commerce candidate named Mitch somebody or the other in Kentucky.
Watching Chrispy Cream lose weight is like watching one of those Macy Thanksgivings day Turkey Balloons deflate. Including letting all that hot air out his ass.
Ever since Randy Kook Jr. stabbed his Tea Party friends in the back endorsing Mitch McConnell over Matt Bevin, so Randy could count on Mitch’s endorsement for the 2016 presidential
I ain’t so enamored of Randy. He ain’t true red white and blue.
Of course, Rubio too. Dude lied to our faces about his deal with the Dems.
Forgive my ignorance, but, I guess I missed out on that. Can you fill me in? I seriously don’t know what you’re talking about.
Yep; when Rand Paul endorsed Mitch McConnell in the Primary I realized then that the little twerp is just another political whore.
You are so right.
He will never be POTUS. He is arrogant, narcissistic and thinks he is somehow entitled to be President. He isn’t. As a Conservative, I am sick and tired of his “lecturing” us. Mr. “Republicans need to soften on social issues” Rand Paul needs to go back to fitting glasses. I will never vote for him.
Trying to compare the immigration issues of tiny little city-state Singapore to the vast United States and it’s freedom of movement and thousands of miles of borders and 100s of millions of people, is beyond ridiculous.
Singapore and America have nothing in common, even chewing gum is illegal there.
Singapore has twice the population of Brooklyn, and from 1994 through 1999 executed by hanging, 14 per 100,000 of its population, for breaking the law.
Among the death penalty crimes: Unlawful discharge of firearms, even if no one is injured
Amnesty but he called it immigration reform.
Jeff, that was just too FUNNY!!!