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Rand Paul: Tea Party Candidate or Leftist Machine Darling?
David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Lisa Graas

Posted on 12/17/2010 1:49:54 PM PST by Michael van der Galien

Kentucky, birthplace of both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, has selected Rand Paul to be her next United States Senator. Certainly, if Lincoln and Davis were alive today, Lincoln’s choice would have been either of the decidedly conservative, pro-14th amendment candidates Trey Grayson or Bill Johnson, while Davis would have chosen Paul, the “states rights” candidate whose supporters often refer to Lincoln as a “war criminal” and share attitudes consistent with the racism of the Left. Ron Paul supporter Jack Hunter characterizes Rand as “Senator Tea Party“. The Leftist TIME Magazine says Paul is “the movement’s flag bearer in Kentucky“. Today at The Guardian, we hear that Paul is truly a friend of the Left by none other than Michael Tracey, symbol of the Death of Manliness, bosom buddy of pro-pedophile Alex Knepper and apologist for same. Virtually nowhere outside Kentucky is it disputed that Rand Paul was “the Tea Party candidate”, but how could a Tea Party candidate be such a looney leftist, garnering even the love of the likes of schoolgirl Michael Tracey? The answer is that Rand Paul never really was the Tea Party candidate at all but was pushed to power in large part by an out-of-state Leftist machine very much appreciated by Tracey, et al.

Tracey notes that Rand Paul is a “maverick in the making” who will prove to be an “unexpected ally” of “the Left“.

Those on the left who reflexively conflate the Paul brand of libertarianism – embodied most robustly by his father Ron – with the aims of cynical theocrats like Sarah Palin or Jim DeMint not only abdicate any pretence of intellectual responsibility; they deprive themselves of a powerful ally.

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KEYWORDS: randpaul; smokinggraas

1 posted on 12/17/2010 1:49:56 PM PST by Michael van der Galien
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To: Michael van der Galien

Depends on how he’s feeling and what the polls say that particular day.


2 posted on 12/17/2010 1:52:47 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Michael van der Galien

The LSM are trying to McCainize him.


3 posted on 12/17/2010 2:02:33 PM PST by rfp1234 (Badgers? We don't need no stinkin' badgers!)
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To: Michael van der Galien

The pauls run with some bad company...including truthers and traitors...


4 posted on 12/17/2010 2:03:22 PM PST by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: Michael van der Galien
Cynical theocrats? Huh?

What's Horowitz letting on his site these days?

5 posted on 12/17/2010 2:07:32 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Michael van der Galien
So Horowitz is publishing dreck like this??

Those on the left who reflexively conflate the Paul brand of libertarianism – embodied most robustly by his father Ron – with the aims of cynical theocrats like Sarah Palin or Jim DeMint not only abdicate any pretence of intellectual responsibility; they deprive themselves of a powerful ally.

So it is a Horowitizian fact that Demint and Palin are "cynical theocrats".

I thought he was a self-styled man of the right? I guess there is a lot of space between renouncing violent Communism and the Black Panther Party and actually growing all the way up to be a traditional conservative. I was not aware that he had aborted his journey along the way.

How sad.

6 posted on 12/17/2010 2:08:54 PM PST by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Well, it remains to be seen. He moved away from his father’s positions. And Trey Grayson was not a viable alternative, in spite of what this idiot says.

If he legislates like he campaigned, good. If he turns into another Ron Paul, then I think his career will be short. Obviously nobody knows anything for sure, until we see him in action.


7 posted on 12/17/2010 2:12:01 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Cicero
"And Trey Grayson was not a viable alternative, in spite of what this idiot says."

Neither was Conway, and those skeletons were best left undisturbed...

Paul will be fine, Horowitz is a grouch who didn't have anything to better to complain about on a news dump Friday.

8 posted on 12/17/2010 2:19:57 PM PST by StAnDeliver (\)
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To: Mamzelle; Jack Black

That idiotic “theocrat” remark isn’t the author speaking; it’s a quotation from a column in the UK Guardian by some unhinged lefty (excuse the redundancy) named Michael Tracy.


9 posted on 12/17/2010 2:24:28 PM PST by Hunton Peck (Life, Liberty, Property, and the means to protect them, are what it's about.)
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To: Jack Black
Horowitz often does left. He was openly pushing hard for Rinos not so long ago.

His central policy position is protecting Israel with the US military and foreign aid and keeping Christians supporting Israel but out of power and influence in the GOP. He does not like Christians being in the Republican party but he has to put up with them for the power they offer in protecting Israel. He's a bigot when it comes to the goy in that he expects Christians to join him in protecting Israel, but he really does not respect them as people, at all. He is a user and an abuser.

Palin is a cultural Christian; an American-American, and I am not surprised he hates her but she is supposed to march to his orders in supporting him and fellow Jews. The double standard is pretty disgusting and ignorant.

I had a nasty exchange with him in the early nineties concerning his bigotry. He was dissing Shaffley as if she were a bumpkin Christian in an article and I reminded him that she (a lawyer) successfully fought off the communists while he was still in red diapers and that he should learn to recognize and respect those conservatives who cut the path he now walks.

10 posted on 12/17/2010 2:46:59 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: All

Lincoln would have chosen anyone that guaranteed the death of states rights. Slavery was used as an “issue” to destroy a linchpin of this countries strength. Power from the people to the states and last to the federal dumpster.

The founders knew one thing above all else and that was human nature. Lincoln was nuts!


11 posted on 12/17/2010 3:03:57 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: Cicero

“Well, it remains to be seen.....”
From my vantage point here in PA, as I watched what went on in KY and heard what the young Paul said during the campaign, I concluded that he is a slick-talking BS artist after the pattern of Slick Willie! I never ever heard him take a STAND on any issue; but he equivocated on everything. Reminded me of “Mr. Pliable” in PILGRIM’S PROGRESS.


12 posted on 12/17/2010 3:22:04 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Michael van der Galien

“...Lincoln’s choice would have been either of the decidedly conservative, pro-14th amendment candidates Trey Grayson or Bill Johnson...”
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Lisa, Trey Grayson is nowhere near “decidedly conservative.” You know quite well that Grayson is a former Democrat who supported Bill Clinton in 1992.

Then there’s this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB2ORMZj5a0&feature=player_embedded

After all this time, you still haven’t gotten over your anger and hatred for Rand Paul?

Please, just let it go...

- JP


13 posted on 12/17/2010 3:25:17 PM PST by Josh Painter ("May we always be happy, and may our enemies know it." - Sarah Palin)
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To: SaraJohnson
His central policy position is protecting Israel with the US military and foreign aid and keeping Christians supporting Israel but out of power and influence in the GOP. He does not like Christians being in the Republican party but he has to put up with them for the power they offer in protecting Israel. He's a bigot when it comes to the goy in that he expects Christians to join him in protecting Israel, but he really does not respect them as people, at all. He is a user and an abuser.

That's some pretty nasty accusations. Got anything to back that up?

14 posted on 12/17/2010 3:25:28 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: dennisw

No, she doesn’t.


15 posted on 12/17/2010 3:59:46 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Michael van der Galien
Rand Paul...is kooky enough to serve as a useful marketing tool for the Left to cast him as “the Tea Party’s crazed kingpin“, but very much on board with the Left on a number of issues that they hold dear. As Tracey notes, Paul could prove to be more of an ally to the Left than he would be to Palin, Demint and other conservatives who backed him.

This is hardly an unexpected or original view. In fact, very predictable, as we followed Rand Paul's horrifying ascendance here on FR. Just use the keyword.

16 posted on 12/17/2010 4:15:15 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: dennisw

All David’s history at Frontpagemagizine.com has been scrubbed from the internet as far as I can tell. I could find none of his older material.

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://frontpagemagizine.com

Wonder why he’s scrubbed it all? I can guess. He lost his following by going off the rails.


17 posted on 12/17/2010 4:16:36 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Mr. Lucky

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=43995

You will find some common sense here from David Horowitz about Jews and Christians in America


18 posted on 12/17/2010 4:20:06 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: SaraJohnson

I doubt Frontpage’s web archives are scrubbed for the reasons you think because they are scrubbed for every year....but they are scrubbed so we’ll call it a draw


19 posted on 12/17/2010 4:38:12 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: La Enchiladita

There is such a thing as the libertarian left and they will support Rand Paul


20 posted on 12/17/2010 6:13:25 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Thanks for the heads up on the new Left-wing strategy. It seems now to have shifted to, if not able to defeat a yea party candidate them lets try to make make them into a Dan Masse, Debra Medina, Sharon Angel type and marginalize them. Make them out to be kooky or out of touch or try to paint them as leftist. And Isee their plan is to get the RNC to fall for it and to trick tea partiers as well. It won’t work. But thanks for look into how the left will try to marginalize the candidates this coming year.


21 posted on 12/17/2010 8:00:52 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Michael van der Galien

Thanks for the heads up on the new Left-wing strategy. It seems now to have shifted to, if not able to defeat a tea party candidate them lets try to make make them into a Dan Maes, Debra Medina, Sharron Angle type and marginalize them. Make them out to be kooky or out of touch or try to paint them as leftist. And I see their plan is to get the RNC to fall for it and to trick tea partiers as well. It won’t work. But thanks for a look into how the left will try to marginalize the tea party and their winning candidates this coming year.


22 posted on 12/17/2010 8:03:44 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Michael van der Galien

I very much doubt that David Horowitz lacks political culture to the extent of believing that Rand Paul is a “leftist”.
A bit of quality control is in order at NRB.


23 posted on 12/18/2010 12:45:07 PM PST by Vincent Jappi (I love cats.)
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To: Josh Painter

That is simply not an accurate depiction of Trey Grayson. You post a video of an obvious gaffe during Trey Grayson’s first public stump speech ever in a very hostile and nerve racking environment for him as though it were truly reflective of his views. That’s not exactly honest of you if you were aware of that. And then you post that Grayson was a Democrat and supported Bill Clinton as a college kid as though that’s reflective of his current views as a grown adult. He was a Republican long before he ever ran for public office. Unless you weren’t aware of Grayson’s age, that wasn’t exactly honest of you either.

It’s amazing you tell someone to “let it go” when you can’t even get your facts straight - obviously you aren’t willing to let go of smearing Trey Grayson with baseless attacks. Most politicians pull tricks, are crafty, etc. Rand Paul was way beyond that during the campaign. 180 degree turns on a host of issues to reinvent himself as a conservative, fake documents scandal with Kentucky Right to Life, hiring an anti-Christian bigot as his spokesman only getting rid of him after it was exposed by blogs, did not fire campaign manager after he literally bullied a sweet old lady, claimed he was never invited to GOP dinners he was in fact invited to so he could play the “establishment out to get me” narrative regardless of whether it was true, repeated appearances on the Alex Jones show (top leader of the “9/11 truth” movement), appearance on the radical left-wing Anti-War Radio pledging to align with liberals to cut the military (then later claimed it was a “lie” for Trey Grayson to say that was his view, same pattern as on other issues like Gitmo, Guantanomo, etc.), pulled items off of his own website after they were discovered and then denied they were ever there once deleted, strong supporter of Adam Kokesh and joint campaign appearances with him, etc, etc. Could go on and on there’s so much material.

Rand Paul supporters even made videos and posted them on YouTube smearing his wife. They didn’t just want Rand Paul to win, they wanted Trey Grayson and his family’s reputation to be completely destroyed with baseless lies outrageous personal attacks for no other reason than he was on the ballot running against Rand Paul. You may not have been one of that crowd but many of them were and they are toxic to any sort of public discourse - it’s the same mob mentality that was the base of Obama’s support. If you still like and want to support Rand Paul, knock yourself out - but don’t act like those who have concerns about him have no reason to be suspicious - and do it without smearing Trey Grayson with nonsense. Alright? Thanks. But for your post I wouldn’t have refought that same battle myself. It is time to move on, but smearing Trey Grayson all over again isn’t something I’ll be silent on if someone wants to pick that fight by reairing the attacks.


24 posted on 12/21/2010 5:07:45 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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