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Rand Paul says his father’s backers are not “enemies” of GOP


Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is urging Iowa Republicans to consider the people who support his father’s bid for president as friends rather than “enemies.”

“They’re not people with two heads. Some of them are new to the party. Some of them have been in the party a long time. Some of them may have beat your friend for a party position and you don’t like it, but we’re all in this together,” Paul said early this evening in suburban Des Moines. “And the one thing that my dad, I think, has done is helped the party. He’s brought new people into the party.”

Texas Congressman Ron Paul, his father, finished third in Iowa’s Caucuses this past January and the congressman’s supporters now occupy key positions within the Iowa Republican Party leadership. In addition, it appears Paul supporters will occupy most of the slots in the Iowa Republican Party’s delegation at the national convention this summer.

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There is only one Ronald Ernest Paul.

People, we need to understand that no one is going to be like Dr. Paul. He is who he is and we love him for it. But we can't keep compering everyone to him, including Rand. At least he stands for most of what his father has to say. But yes, he is not his father. That doesn't mean he is not principled. Also, Dr. Paul is on his way out of politics, win or lose, Rand is just starting his career and I think he has done pretty good. Time will tell if his conviction is as steady as his dad's, even if they don't agree on everything. Character is very important.

Ron Paul for Freedom!!!

Knowledge is the currency of the Universe.-
Giorgio A. Tsoukalos

Didja ever notice?

Rand speaks of we Paulbots in the 3rd person?
When Rand is interviewed by the the press, it is 'they'... not "we".

IMO, he doesn't consider himself to be part of the R3VOLution.

He's another Demint.

Stop bashing Rand Paul

We are darn lucky to have him. Some of you guys are all or nothing, and I think that is short sighted. If you watched the hard work Rand has done in the Senate closely enough, you would know that he is one of us. If Rand runs for President one day, I will support him as strongley as I support his father.

I agree with Rand

I have been a Republican for 40 years, and I stand for what the old GOP stood for, smaller governement, personal freedom , etc.

My problem with the GOP today is that I feel they have been disrespectful to Ron Paul, and to the GOP supporters as well.

I think that the Voters and supporters of the GOP should allow its members to select the candidate that will represent them. For the 2008 and 2012 elections, I feel that the GOP has decided who THEY want to run, and want us to support THAT decision. That is not the way it was designed. So, as a Republican, I support Ron Paul and want my vote to count. Is that so hard??


In other words you are basically asking the youth to neo cheats,

robber barrens who have emersed themselves in mysticism...this GOP would be ignored by John Galt...we see how the GOP has implemented Nixon style "dirty tricks" not only against President Paul, but to the voters who honestly cast their votes for Ron Paul only to have these mystical neo cheats, like Charlie Webster out in Maine who destroyed many votes cast for Dr. Paul.

Wordes that best describe the GOP is cheating, lying, stealing, anti US COnstitutional values. Why take up with such a rogue crowd. We want CHANGE now...

fearless brave joyful peaceful loving grateful, compassionate

It's not the

"GOP" we have an issue with, but rather the Neocon infiltraitors...

When Fascism goes to sleep, it checks under the bed for Ron Paul!

Tada! Got Youtube of that speech!

Rand Paul at Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Event

Published on May 12, 2012 by TheIowaRepublican

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Annual Spring Kickoff

May 11th, 2012:

1of2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfx-7pexJ48
2of2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9tlQXbeL3s

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

You know somthing

I have been a Conservative as far back as i can remember. I like what Rand is trying to accomplish here but i must say i have been watching him close over the last couple of years and the more i learn about him the less excited i get about this guy being even a little like is dad. Perhaps that's why i see so many NeoCons who say ( i'd vote for Rand but not Ron)?
Of course they also said that they would vote for Ron Paul if he could make it to the nomination and as of right now they are reeling that one back as fast as they can citing the age old none issue argument of Pork being put in bills as if that's some grave concern compared to the other real issues we have right now that only Ron Paul is willing to address.
I as a life long conservative am starting to hate NeoCons more than i hate DemocRats. At least with the Dems you know where they stand and you know what your getting where as the GOP and their entire platform look to be a out and out lie/ hoax. They are supposed to be for Free Markets, Liberty and small government yet the more i read,the more i watch and the more i learn, the more i am finding out that the GOP are quite the Tyrants even when compared to the Dems.
Bottom line is i have nothing for them and treating Paul with respect and us supporters with respect would mean somthing but at the same time if you have to twist their arms to get them to respect people who actually stand for the platform they only PRETEND to uphold, what does that say about the caliber of people who make up the party now? And why should i be Mr. Nice Guy when they are pretty much DONE without us? THEY NEED US and yet they are still acting like baby's as if they have anything without us. My feeling is if they don't let Paul make it to the convention and nominate him they can kiss my white ass. I aint playing nice with no RINO Hacks who occupy the Conservative Platform...PERIOD....screw the GOP. they can except us or they can rot in hell without us... its their choice...

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams


Yes...what he said! Ditto, agreed, I concur, can I say more?

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

Good for Rand

This is a great exercise in bridge building... Rand is calling out those who want peace to accept Ron Paul Republicans.. he's not a Ron Paul Republican, we all know that right? So this is good effort in mending fences.


But the two party system is a major reason why we are where we are today.And as you should well know by now,both parties are owned at the top.you also know,if you know anything,that the Republican Party stole the election from your father in 2008,and they are falling all over themselves to do the same thing in 2012.Lying,cheating,and stealing,that's what both parties are all about.Why arn't you an enemy of that? we sent you to Washington to be an enemy of that.I'll tell you right now that i'm an enemy of that.the only way i'll even consider voting Republican this time is if your father is at the top of the ticket.I'm sick and tired of people who get elected supposedly supporting the constitution,and then get to Washington only to take the money and do what they're told.I'm all for a viable 3rd party that is totally about the constitution,and the people.But one third party,not 30 like we have now.

Some see things as they are and say why,but i dream things that never were and say why not. Robert F. Kennedy

When you're Right you are RIGHT

Overall there is no rational in voting for Republicans or Democrats. This two party system has brought the US down on Its knees and in my opinion, for the Last Time.

The two party system is nothing more than an Old Energy System which is designed to bring people against one another so the Old Energy Cheif can control both sides...the Old Energy Chief is a Thief...It has stoled the lives of milions and millions of innocent, honest, mystic free individuals.

Thank you for an excellent answer to this Topic.

fearless brave joyful peaceful loving grateful, compassionate

So you want to disregard the

So you want to disregard the massive gains in power that taking over entire state GOP's represent? I personally think that the folks who are taking delegate slots and working into the ranks are on the right path. I do not think we should sabotage what they are doing by calling to rip it apart.

Now, if it the GOP pushes the Paul supporters out, I think we are actually strong enough to become a party. That, or join the Libertarian/ Constitution, etc. party.

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein


You read what i wrote correctly.I did not call for ripping anything apart.i'm all for what the Campaign has been doing with the delegate strategy,i pray to God he gets elected.However,i think you know i'm right when i say that both parties are bought and payed for at the top,and Wall street is their owners.I you arn't aware of this i suggest some research.I know that Ron and Rand know this very well.What bugs me is they are so limp wristed and wishy washy about coming out and saying it they should be out and out attacking that which is systematically destroying this country,instead of trying not to offend.I say tell the truth.That's what the people want.that's why this Revolution is so powerful.The American people are tired of watching all the butt kissing.At least i am.

Some see things as they are and say why,but i dream things that never were and say why not. Robert F. Kennedy

I get what you are saying

I get what you are saying now. I took it from a slightly different perspective as it was written. On re-reading my reply, it came off a bit wrong as well, I apologize.

I am a big fan of the decentralizing or defusing power back to the states side of what Dr. Paul advocates. Its the concentration of power and resources after all, that does so much harm to all of us normal citizens out here. If I were to put it together and jump to a conclusion:

We have two courses of action working in tandem. One is to get into the two-party system and try to put it onto a proper course that is based on original intent. The second is to be prepared for the first course to fail, so if we have to build a new party from the ground up... its based on original intent.

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein

Americans for Prosperity is a neocon...

...astroturf group.

Just thought I'd point that out, in case you were wondering...

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."