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Rand Paulís Not Endorsing Lamar Alexander, But The Two Are Making A Point To Be Seen Together
Nashville Public Radio ^ | July 1, 2014 | Blake Farmer

Posted on 07/01/2014 6:18:46 AM PDT by don-o

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul made yet another appearance Monday with Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander, who is facing a Tea Party primary challenger. While considered one of the most moderate Republicans in the Senate, Alexander has been working in recent months to look more conservative.

Before anyone could ask, Alexander denied that he was trying to get political help from the Tea Party darling.

“We’re not here to endorse each other,” he said, without prompting. “Rand hasn’t asked me to endorse me for the President of the United States, and I haven’t asked him to endorse me for the senate. We’re here on business.”

Specifically, Alexander said they were meeting with health care leaders to talk about what to replace Obamacare with if it gets repealed.

The last time Paul traveled to Nashville for a press conference with Alexander, they talked about protecting fishing rights below Corps of Engineer dams. Video of the two ended up in an Alexander campaign ad.

Asked Monday what he thinks of the implied endorsement, Senator Paul didn’t really answer. He did say what he likes about Alexander.

“While I am very strong on speaking out on issues, sometimes I don’t have the ability to get things through and to actually get them into legislation,” Paul said. “I think [Alexander] was very successful getting that [Freedom to Fish Act] into legislation.”

Senator Alexander’s main challenger – state representative Joe Carr of Rutherford County – has been seeking out Tea Party support but has been unable to get endorsements from icons within the movement.

On Monday, Carr challenged Alexander to a debate. The two-term senator stopped short of declining, but he questioned whether it could be scheduled in a way to involve all seven candidates, which includes businessman George Flinn of Memphis and the Democrats in the race.

“Would anybody learn anything from a debate among seven people like that? I debate every day on the floor of the senate,” Alexander said.

He encouraged voters to read about his positions on the Internet or stop him in public.

“Usually I’m walking down the street and they can ask me,” he said.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: beatlamar; fatcats; joecarr; libtardian; paul; randpaul; ronpaul; runtpaul

1 posted on 07/01/2014 6:18:46 AM PDT by don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o; SoConPubbie; SharpRightTurn; noprogs; navymom1; SumProVita; tnlibertarian; garybob; ...
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Ping. Let me know if you want to be added to / removed from BeatLamar! Ping list. Please ping me to threads of interest - winning the Senate in 2014.


2 posted on 07/01/2014 6:20:06 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

In my estimation, Rand is not a “Tea Party Darling”. I wouldn’t even give him the satisfaction of even looking at his name on a ballot, much less actually punch it.


3 posted on 07/01/2014 6:24:21 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: don-o

Rand Paul is making sure that he gets the establishment money he needs for his reelection campaign in 2016. He is NOT a principled conservative.


4 posted on 07/01/2014 6:30:21 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: don-o

Rand has been going down in my estimation monthly. This playing footsie with Alexander continues the free fall as far as I’m concerned.


5 posted on 07/01/2014 6:30:30 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Gaffer
Just what I was thinking. Tea Party darling? Am I missing something?

Sarah is a tea party darling

The paul tandem are not conservatives. I think they are whacked, but that's my opinion.

6 posted on 07/01/2014 6:31:18 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: reefdiver

I think the media intentionally connects him to Tea Party anything as a way to minimize the Tea Party sentiment as just kooky.

This is petty, I know, but every time I see him, I want to dump a bottle of shampoo on that greasy curly hair and douse him with a hose. I swear he reminds me that crazy Dem spokeswoman with the mayonnaise hair.


7 posted on 07/01/2014 6:36:00 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

There’s a Rand Paul morphing into Eddie Haskell out there somewhere.


8 posted on 07/01/2014 6:39:28 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

The more I see(and hear)Rand Paul,the LESS I want to buy a”Used Car”from him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 07/01/2014 6:39:53 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: don-o

Rand Paul has gotten the whispers in the ear: support these people and we will support you!

And he’s a fool, because he’ll be betrayed by these people down the line.


10 posted on 07/01/2014 6:42:44 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: don-o

He had me at ‘Freedom to fish’ ...
Another GOPee ‘Odd Couple.’
Oh boy.


11 posted on 07/01/2014 6:43:23 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: don-o

I’d like to see it. I’ll do a search... Thanks


12 posted on 07/01/2014 6:44:37 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
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"You're looking especially lovely today, Mrs. Cleaver."

13 posted on 07/01/2014 6:51:16 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

My primal urge is to run a big rake through that curly mop.


14 posted on 07/01/2014 6:54:10 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: don-o; All
"Rant" Paul =
"*itch" McConnell =
"Cadaver" Cochran =
"Con-man" Cortyn =
"Shady" Alexander =
“the few, the Elite, the most corrupt; the GOP/E
Giving O'Bama Power/Everytime
please feel free to add your own Senator; Sen. only,
limited bandwidth..the House is a different Chamber(Pot).

15 posted on 07/01/2014 6:55:35 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Jihadist/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: don-o; All

"You're looking especially lovely today, Mrs. Cleaver."
LOL!...
What a suck-up/rube/stoolie/boot-licker/liberal
...and *spit!/disgust/spit!* he's my :(KY) Senator.

16 posted on 07/01/2014 7:15:42 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Jihadist/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: don-o

Rand is a crass opportunist.


17 posted on 07/01/2014 7:23:53 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Dead on accurate assessment of this weasel. I had high hopes for him but he jumped eagerly into bed with the timid as rabbits gope. He’s damaged goods just like the Republican brand and they have no one to blame but themselves. The only political entity that is more cowardly than the gope trash is the French government.


18 posted on 07/01/2014 8:24:28 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: don-o

We would have been rid of Lamar years ago if term limits were mandated!


19 posted on 07/01/2014 9:11:35 AM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: don-o

someone should make a two faced doll of lamar and rand.


20 posted on 07/01/2014 9:28:13 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: sarge83

Ted Cruz has my vote.


21 posted on 07/01/2014 9:34:52 AM PDT by itssme
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To: Shery; don-o; Gaffer; reefdiver; cotton1706; tumblindice; skinkinthegrass; skeeter; NormsRevenge
Here is the real Rand Paul: this acorn didn't fall far from the tree (Ron Paul) who was the unofficial ring-leader of Occupy Wall Street wing of Republican Party.

From Rand Paul Slams 'Fat Cats' With Hedge Fund in Top Donors - BL, by Dawn Kopecki, 2014 July 01

Different first name, same "99%" scam. Both Pauls are phony libertarians, phony populists, phony conservatives.

22 posted on 07/01/2014 7:46:12 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: CutePuppy; All
"Rant" Paul, Has been a liberal to me
for over a year, despite his pronouncements...

23 posted on 07/02/2014 8:31:22 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Jihadist/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: cotton1706; Impy; fieldmarshaldj
>> Rand Paul has gotten the whispers in the ear: support these people and we will support you! <<

Rand Paul started off pretty good when it comes to the company he keeps (I never trusted the guy though). However, he's gotten worse and worse as time goes on. I'm glad I didn't drink the "Rand Paul is our savior" kool-aid back when it was popular to do so.

Ironically this latest "unofficial" endorsement (playing footsie with Lamar) isn't making Lamar! look more conservative, its making Rand look LESS conservative.

>> Senator Alexander’s main challenger – state representative Joe Carr of Rutherford County – has been seeking out Tea Party support but has been unable to get endorsements from icons within the movement. <<

No kidding. Cotton1706 makes a valid point that he's been opposing Lamar as well, but most of the self-proclaimed "Tea Party leaders" in this country won't give Carr the time of day, while they CONSTANTLY tout "Obama's conservative cousin" in Kansas. I have to question their priorities.

24 posted on 07/07/2014 10:07:23 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: skinkinthegrass

You’re still in Kentucky, right? And you think that “Rand Paul = McConnell = Cochran” ?? And you think he’s “been a liberal for over a year” ?? Whatever, dude. Don’t fall prey to the estalishment’s false left-right paradigm.


25 posted on 07/14/2014 10:59:34 AM PDT by RonPaulLives (I won't be a neo-pawn in the game.)
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To: RonPaulLives; All
what caused that to erupt..McConnell = Cocran = same GOP/E.
"Rant" Paul seems to have forgotten about KY. caught "Potomac
fever" ie screw the people back home, I'm a Wash. DC'er now.
26 posted on 07/14/2014 11:17:20 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Jihadist/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: skinkinthegrass

I agree that McConnell and Cochran are equally worthless to us. But you wrote that Paul = McConnell = Cochran. And I think you are terribly mistaken about that. I distrust about 97 % of the 535 currently elected US Representatives and Senators, but Rand is one of the twelve or so guys up there I trust.


27 posted on 07/14/2014 12:52:08 PM PDT by RonPaulLives (I won't be a neo-pawn in the game.)
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