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In rare move, Reid applauds Rand Paul
The Hill ^ | June 24, 2014 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 06/24/2014 8:55:21 AM PDT by jazusamo

In a rare gesture, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) applauded Tea Party favorite Rand Paul on the Senate floor Tuesday to express his approval for Paul’s proposal to restore voting rights to ex-felons.

Paul, the junior Republican from Kentucky, plans to introduce legislation to restore voting rights to people convicted of nonviolent felonies.

Reid beamed over the development and noted that he introduced similar legislation earlier in this career.

“I want to congratulate Rand Paul,” Reid said. “About 15 years ago … I offered an amendment here on the Senate floor that said if someone has been convicted of a crime, a felony and they have completed their sentence if they go to jail, if they have completed their probation time if they got probation, if they completed their parole time, this is all over with, they should be able to vote.

“And that’s what Rand Paul said in his offering legislation saying if it’s a nonviolent crime, they should be able to vote when they’ve completed their time,” he added.

Reid noted that his own bill went “a little further” than Paul’s proposal.

Then Reid caught himself before landing the rising conservative in hot water with his GOP colleagues.

“I hope I don’t get him in trouble with his Republican caucus for congratulating him on this,” he said.

It was a rare moment of affection between Reid and Paul, who often clash over policy and Senate procedure.

Paul tied up the Senate floor for hours last year to protest President Obama’s drone policy and this year has held up tax treaties with Switzerland and other countries.

Paul unveiled his legislative plans over the weekend. He said he has a friend whose brother grew marijuana plants 30 years ago in college and still cannot vote because of a felony conviction.

“I think that’s wrong and unfair,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”




TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; felons; randpaul; statesrights; votingrights
Is Rand Paul planning a party change? Dingy Harry and the Rats must love him, this is not a federal issue.
1 posted on 06/24/2014 8:55:21 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
The friend of my enemy is my...
2 posted on 06/24/2014 8:56:16 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: jazusamo

I was going to bring up the notion of fed vs state issue. Perhaps this deals only with federal non-violent felonies? Regardless it is a state issue I think. I support restoring voting rights to non-violent felons (and gun rights too).


3 posted on 06/24/2014 8:57:14 AM PDT by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: jazusamo

Nothin’ to do but watch as another “high hopes” candidate succumbs to the slime. This ship, the PMS Rand, has sailed.


4 posted on 06/24/2014 8:57:34 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: All
Rand Paul to propose federal felon voting bill
5 posted on 06/24/2014 8:58:10 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

100% of ex-convicts will vote Democrat.

Rand Paul is insane.

Or, a Democratic Party mole.


6 posted on 06/24/2014 8:58:39 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Patriotic1

According to the link of the article I posted it’s for both state and federal crimes.


7 posted on 06/24/2014 8:59:40 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

In a rare gesture, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) applauded Tea Party favorite Rand Paul ...

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Tea Party favorite my fat Aunt Agnes.

I can see it now...

Paul/Reid 2016

(barf)


8 posted on 06/24/2014 9:00:17 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: jazusamo

Ru Paul is a worthless DemocRat.


9 posted on 06/24/2014 9:03:18 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: jazusamo

I actually think if you did the time you should be able to vote, own guns, the full kit and kaboodle.

Pretty soon, Republicans will be in jail for being Republicans.


10 posted on 06/24/2014 9:18:01 AM PDT by Geoffrey
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To: jazusamo

Enough...with this idiot, just enough.


11 posted on 06/24/2014 9:18:08 AM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: humblegunner

the RandyPaul circus continues unabated ... now a friend to felons ...


12 posted on 06/24/2014 9:23:04 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: jazusamo

Paul should not be just ignored, he should now be actively fought against.


13 posted on 06/24/2014 9:35:43 AM PDT by celmak (Darn, forgot the c again!)
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To: jazusamo

Hey, if Harry Reid likes him, how bad can he be? (cough.)


14 posted on 06/24/2014 9:35:57 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: jazusamo

The trojain horse! Beware of Rand Paul!


15 posted on 06/24/2014 9:45:38 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: jazusamo

Anybody think RP is still on our side??

.....me neither.


16 posted on 06/24/2014 9:50:18 AM PDT by Flintlock (islam is a LIE; mowhommod was a MOLESTER CRIMINAL; sharia is POISON.)
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To: Patriotic1; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; ...
>> I support restoring voting rights to non-violent felons <<

The RATS thank you for your support to increase the numbers on their eligible voter list.

17 posted on 06/24/2014 11:23:50 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: Patriotic1; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; ...

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/31/Study-Most-Convicts-Vote-Democrat


18 posted on 06/24/2014 11:27:11 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: jazusamo

The absurdity is legislators tacking on a felony charge on every petty crime conceivable.


19 posted on 06/24/2014 11:31:06 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: BillyBoy; Patriotic1; jazusamo; sickoflibs; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; NFHale

I’m realpolitik kind of guy, it’s undeniable that felons vote majority rat (an 80’s era study concluded that Republicans may have not won the US Senate in 1980 if all felons could vote), therefore I oppose them voting.

Is that “fair”? I don’t care!


20 posted on 06/24/2014 11:37:08 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: jazusamo

***Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) applauded Tea Party favorite Rand Paul on the Senate floor ***

When a Dem pats you on the back, he is looking for a soft spot to stick a knife.


21 posted on 06/24/2014 1:10:23 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Flintlock
>> Anybody think RP is still on our side?? .....me neither. <<

Sadly, there are at least 3 posts on this thread (3, 10, 19) defending Paul helping the RATS on this.

22 posted on 06/24/2014 1:24:52 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: Impy

I don’t care either.

Voter fraud is a felony and would be considered a non violent crime. Should those guilty of voter fraud have their voter rights returned? In my view, NO.


23 posted on 06/24/2014 2:34:27 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

If they’ve done their time their full rights should be restored.


24 posted on 06/25/2014 8:26:33 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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