Skip to comments.Ron Paul fans furious over Rand Paul's drone flip-flop
Posted on 04/23/2013 4:18:10 PM PDT by BfloGuy
Ron Paul's vibrant fan base is in open rebellion today over Rand Paul's reversal on domestic drone strikes. The Kentucky senator, whose famous 13-hour Senate floor filibuster did much to strengthen his ties with his father's hardcore following, told Fox Business Network on Tuesday he's OK with drone strikes on American citizens who, for instance, rob a liquor store
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Too many FReepers seem to think that we must all rally 'round a candidate for 2016 quickly. We can't.
We have the luxury of watching them and watching them screw up. Then we get to hear them walk back what they said. This is a very disappointing statement from Paul and seems to go against everything he supported in his famous filibuster.
Now, it may well turn out that he's been misquoted. But caution is always advised. We mustn't make up our minds too soon. Had already been watching Cruz -- will continue to do so.
And, yes. He is eligible. He's a natural-born citizen. He didn't have to be naturalized. So, don't start that stuff.
They are trying to discredit him. There has been NO flip flop.
None, Zero, Nada.
If you go back and watch his filibuster he says.... except in cases of an imminent threat.
He has not changed his position one iota.
Rand Paul DID NOT say he was for drone strikes, he said SURVEILANCE
using them to search for the bombers with infra red is no different than the helicopters that were doing it
he said nothing about drone STRIKES - but they immediately jumped on him as if he did
Was that a drone that had the IR camera looking into the boat where Terrorist #2 was caught?
I think its probably too soon for Cruz but he’s pretty solid.
Of the 2012 stable Santorum is the only one who looks like he might be running which is OK with me. Cruz would certainly be a fine VP pic.
This guy is just making it up based on his one preconceived notions of how is a Rand Paul “fan” thinks.
Does he even know there are two Pauls?
The cult is trying to lay claim to all future generations of RonPaul.
He basically said all citizens are the property of the government, and they can do whatever they want with their property.
How true those words are these days.
Well I was ready to go all in on Rand but between his ill conceived immigration stance and this drone carpola forget it.
We sure miss him!
Why not instead push Cruz as Senate Majority leader, something he is qualified for and would find wide and earnest support for? How I long for such a person in that position!
Cruz for President is Constitutionally divisive and you will turn off those whose votes you need to win. You will never convinced them, just like Romney couldn't change minds against him and those otherwise reliable voters stayed home.
I hope the GOP powers that be will not overplay the Cruz card which, if well played, could go a long way to restoring Constitutional governance.
“I’ve never argued against any technology being used when you have an imminent threat, an active crime going on,” Paul said. “If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and fifty dollars in cash. I don’t care if a drone kills him or a policeman kills him.”
Sounds like he’s ok with a bit more than just surveillance here.
I was ready to go all in for Rand but this is insane. He apparently has no clue of what a hellfire missile does. Not to mention he seems to have no more problem with the drones suveilling everything as long as its not your backyard barbeque. Rand you have some maturing to do before you are ready for primetime.
I know. So some guy say comes out od a liquor store in downtown Chicago or New York or wherever with 50 bucks in one hand and a 22 in the other and Paul is just fine with taking him out with a missile or two?
Cavuto should have asked him if he’d be ok with a B1 or maybe an AC130 if the predator can’t get the job done
Ive never argued against any technology being used when you have an imminent threat, an active crime going on, Paul said. If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and fifty dollars in cash. I dont care if a drone kills him or a policeman kills him.
Sounds like hes ok with a bit more than just surveillance here.
The point was never the technology, it was the use. If it's ok for a cop to shoot an armed robber why wouldn't be ok to use a drone? That's not the point.
“I know. So some guy say comes out od a liquor store in downtown Chicago or New York or wherever with 50 bucks in one hand and a 22 in the other and Paul is just fine with taking him out with a missile or two?”
I have to say I still cannot believe I heard Rand Paul say it was OK to drone a guy running out of a liquor store with $50 in his hand. Its unbelievable.
Our only hope is that Jim DeMint will run.
Natural-born...in Canada. lol.
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