Rand Paul supporters and those dissapointed with him: This bickering is pointless and should end RIGHT NOW!Submitted by LexingtonGreen on Fri, 11/20/2009 - 11:58
So I've had all night to stew over this and I'm still just as mad as I was. I'm going to lay down some tough love here and if it gets me banned then so be it.
First I want everyone to read Skyorbit's excellent write up on his blog about all this:
Folks, you have to understand Rand's been winning the PR and fundraising battle with Grayson for two months now. He has crisscrossed the state tirelessly each week, often making multiple stops in one day. Trey has done NONE of that. But one thing Trey's people have been doing is opposition research desperate to find ANYTHING on Rand.
They've had to search long and hard because compared to other politicians and candidates, Rand is clean as the wind driven snow. Must've been how he was raised because Rand has lived a life of virtue and is one of the most sincere and humble gentlemen I've ever met. That is rare in today's political world.
Trey's got nothing on Rand but he does have McConnell's machine working for him behind the scenes and they've found something that can hurt Rand...a divide and conquer move that riles up his supporters. Rand is in a no-win scenario here and was forced to play a hand he probably didn't want to play. Now we are at each others throats and the McConnell/Grayson crew are high-fiving each other: Mission Accomplished!
If you don't think that they've got people monitoring DP and other websites and reporting back to their bosses you are a fool. Yes...that's what I said. Tough love, remember? Rand would rather focus on his core issues: the economy and the monetary system but now he's sidetracked thanks in large part to the war that's erupted among us.
It was a candidates forum 6 months away from the election and if we hadn't started this feud amongst ourselves then it would've been a blip and gone away to be forgotten by primary voters in May. Now it's exploded onto the internet where everyone can see it. The opposition now sees they can use this and they'll run with it. And if Rand wins, don't think they won't hand it over to Conway or Mongiardo to use because Rand has gone up against McConnell and NOBODY stands up against McConnell without them paying a price. This is being proven right before our eyes as you pound away on your keyboards bashing Rand while the McConnell/Grayson crew literally are watching every word that you post here and they are laughing at us.
Great job guys! Way to throw us Rand supporters in Kentucky under the bus!
Well it ends right now! Now's the time to grow up and realize you will not get 100% everything you want in a candidate. You will always be able to find something about your candidate to quibble about. Jesus Christ Himself could return right now and there would be people complaining because the supernatural light show wasn't spectacular enough. That's the way it is in politics and it's a cancer that will consume you if you allow it.
You each must look at the field of US Senate candidates in Kentucky and judge each of them on the whole body of evidence and not get sidetracked by the Hail Mary play just thrown against us. It was done purposefully to put Rand in a position where whatever he said, his supporters would be divided. It's politics. It happens all the time and when it happens to your candidate you must grow a spine, steel your resolve and press on toward the prize. Or you can hit the internet and whine about how you're only getting 98% of what you want from your candidate.
Some of you are young and are still new to politics. I can understand why many of you are airing your frustrations here. But I'm in my 40's and I've been volunteering for campaigns for a long time. I've seen enough to recognize exactly what's going on here and I'm furious at those of you who have allowed yourselves to fall into the trap laid before you.
So here's the question to you. After you've looked at the entire field of candidates you must ask yourself: Am I in or am I out? Do you fold or do you rise up and fight even harder than before?
Do you double down or do you complain anonymously on web forums?
If you're anything like me and the other Rand supporters here in KY that I know, you double down and work even harder but it's you choice. You can do what you want in this campaign but for our sakes here in KY, stop with the bickering that does nothing but feed the McConnell/Grayson machine!
If you choose not to support Rand any more, may you go your way in peace. Me? Well, I've got a good man I need to go work hard for to get him elected to the US Senate.