Skip to comments.New leader of the GOP: Rand Paul
Posted on 03/10/2013 11:31:07 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
(CNN) -- A few weeks ago, Time Magazine ran its now-famous cover: "The Republican Savior: How Marco Rubio became the new voice of the GOP." Only time will tell if the junior senator from Florida lives up to that billing, and it's entirely possible that Time will be proven wrong in the coming months and years. But there's one cover that the magazine could run now and be entirely confident in: "The Republican Messenger: How Rand Paul became the real voice of the GOP."
That's right. At least for the time being, tea party darling Sen. Rand Paul is the effective leader of the Republican Party. And that's a pretty big deal. The GOP's shellacking in 2012 has thrust a new generation of Republicans -- including leaders like Rubio, Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Govs. Bobby Jindal and Chris Christie -- into the spotlight. But it's Paul who has become the clearest voice of the new guard in the Republican Party. And he is effectively driving the entire GOP message right now. Think about it. No one else in the GOP has been able to step into a real leadership position, no matter how hard they try. Paul Ryan? He's back in the halls of Congress trying to figure out how to repackage his failed fiscal approach. John Boehner and Eric Cantor? Congressional Republicans have an approval rating in the low teens.
John McCain and Lindsey Graham? Each day they seem less like elder statesmen and more like Statler and Waldorf from the "Muppet Show."
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“The heir to GHWB is still Jebbie”
I don’t think so. Did you see Jeb on Fox News Sunday today? He looked like he had a hemmoroid. There is a guy who has no desire to run for President but his mama is pushing, pushing, pushing him.
One of the new leaders.
As a Conservative I want someone who will deliver important speeches without the "Press 1 for English & Press 2 for Spanish" options!!!
Rand Paul is NOT the new leader of the House.
Don’t let the media take control of and manipulate the “optics” on Rand’s recent, gallant efforts.
As opposed to say Juan McLame? Mitt Rummey? and All the other posers?
At least Rand has a clue.
Yep, Christie is up obammy rear end
Give em a year. If they don’t cave to corruption or become another of the RINO class then we can talk.
VERIFY BEFORE TRUST
I’ve already seen this movie plenty of times.
****Rand Paul is NOT the new leader of the House.****
- because he’s SENATOR Rand Paul!!!!!
I don’t agree with Rand about everything but he is exactly what the GOP needs at this in history. A true leader for a lost and rudderless entiry that is in danger of becoming irrelevant and eventually extinct.
Protectionism and carrying water for Israel? That’s uppermost in your mind?
Yeah, Ted Cruz is the only one on that list who isn’t pro-amnesty.
We need a whole new GOP.
What’s really disappointing is Kelly Ayotte falling in with them the way she did.
The MSM is led wildly back and forth by events, both meaningful (the filibuster) and meaningless (the water bottle), which ironically results in staying the same overall. The real story is, of course, neocons versus Tea Partiers. Plus all the old rivalries, region versus region, religious types versus the less religious, social versus fiscal, interventionist versus less interventionist, free markets versus protectionism, etc.
But they make it into a soap opera of clashing personalities. In the end it boils down to “aren’t they cute, with their little stories, oh well [squish].” No matter who’s on the upswing, we’re all stupid, racist, evil, and incompetent. Rand Paul moreso than McCain, for instance. If Rand ever ran for president it’d be worse than Goldwater in the press. John Q. Americanidol wouldn’t be able to think of him without the word “Hitler” popping into his head. Which isn’t to say McCain got a free ride. If anything, decades of butt kissing bought him attacks on his running mate and the crowds he spoke to being racist and potentially violent instead of him.
Better than protectionism for communist foreign nations and carrying water for Islamist enemies.
New International Version (NIV)
2 I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.[a]
3 I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.[b]
Rubio is a leaf in the wind, one day he says one thing thing, the next day another.
You aren’t holding back now are you n00b!
....”Chris Christie....? I think The Gov of NJ is nothing more than a typical RINO and future in the CONSERVATIVE Republican Party is very doubtful.
There, fixed it for you.