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Rand Paul Answers; The Daily Paul Interview

Senator Rand Paul joins Daily Paul Radio with Kurt Wallace for ‘Rand Paul Answers; The Daily Paul Interview’ to discuss his endorsement of Mitt Romney and to answers the questions submitted by The Daily Paul community.
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Who did Rand's endorsement

Who did Rand's endorsement hurt or help the most?

Rand said it was meaningless so he must consider it neutral?

Ron, Rand, Mitt, Republicans, or the Liberty Movement?

Unexpected or Expected Consequences

Doesn't matter...it hurts Mitt the most!

Go delegates. You are where it is at now and we are 100% behind you. The rest is just *stuff and nonsense.*

The Liberty Movement can't be stopped by the actions or endorsements or words of any one person. The system (Emperor) has no clothes. The truth is getting out there ... education is taking place ... outrage toward the system is just beginning.

Thinking and acting locally will destroy thinking and acting globally. We ARE dangerous!


Truth only gets told in actions

I have always believed that the truth only gets told in actions, not in words. I'll know the truth about Senator Paul when President Paul submits a bill to Congress to eliminate five departments of government and I see how the Senator votes.

endorsing is an action...

endorsing is an action...

SteveMT's picture

KaBoom! That's right.

A half-heart endorsement versus an enthusiastic one is still an endorsement that is an "action."

Than he's a liar and

willingly lies to advance his agenda. Ron wasn't a liar. Why should we settle for someone who will do different than what he says.

Should the rest of our "Liberty candidates" accross the country also endorse Romney/Warmongering/destruction of our civil liberties and compramise their WORD?

"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself." - Thomas Jefferson

Just goes to show

you that Rand CANNOT be the future of the liberty movement. All his endorsement has done is hurt the movement and his father's campaign (whats left of it) and helped to divide us some. I for one, maybe I'm being too judgmental, cannot trust anyone in this movement who will so quickly abandon or compromise their own beliefs.

Ron's campaign is NOT done. We are still going to Tampa and God-willing we surprise the GOP and MSM into extinction.

Isaiah 2:4
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Why didn't Rand...

of all people, not correct Hannity when he said Ron Paul has finally quit the campaign? Nobody ever corrects anyone for saying such things in the media. I understand why they misinform, but Rand, really? He had the perfect opportunity to correct Hannity, but chose not to.

Because Rand is openly saying it is over

Listen to his interview with Peter Schiff. Rand said that it's a FACT that it's over. What kind of way is that to treat your best footmen?

The fire I'm seeing, even Ron Paul himself might not be able to stop his nomination to the presidency 2012. Isn't there a story or two in history about making someone reluctant the leader anyway?

I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war. Ps 120:7
Better to be divided by truth than united in error.
The local church(not a building -a people) is the missing link. The time to build is now.

Imagine the rest of that conversation

No need to elaborate. It probably just would have gone even worse.







"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

Really ghostdog? So some jerk

Really ghostdog? So some jerk in some district in Indiana is possibly corrupt. Neither Rand nor Romney had anything to do with it, and absolutely no control over this guy... yet now Rand Paul supports this activity, because he endorsed Romney?

Your comments are getting more absurd by the minute. Take a break for a while... give your caps lock key a rest... and take a course in logic and reality.

The video you linked to wasn't even very interesting. It was a waste of 10 minutes.

I'm fine if you disagree with Rand's endorsement... but let's not get so emotional and irrational.

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"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL


Isn't there an mp3 to download here and listen later???

When freedom is at stake, silence is not golden – it is yellow- Tom Anderson writer patriot. 1910-2001

"Any people that would give up liberty for a little temporary safety deserves neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

It's there.

If you follow the link they provided, you'll find on that page the mp3.

I respect Rand

for fighting for the mentioned bills.

But I am concerned if he is aware the establishment is trying to play him. The elite behind the two parties is bending on a few issues they probably don't care that much about. So what they lose a couple hundred million on a good or service they can no longer monopolize. What's that when they can manipulate entire financial systems. As long as they get their desired end result, that's all that matters to them. In this case it is the bet they hedged between Romney and Obama. As long as we continue to allow ourselves to be hood winked by these "politicians", they get to keep their means to continue to rob our pockets (THE FEDERAL RESERVE), they get to continue their wars to keep their gravy trains flowing(ie oil). They get to tell us which of their products we should buy by outlawing the ones they can't make money off. Do we really expect this bill on hemp to pass, lets think about this logically for a minute. Think about all the money the elite could potentially lose if hemp became legal. I will support Rand 100% on his effort of course, but I just want people who read this to stay cautious. We need to continue to keep Rand honest. He now knows how serious we are about his Romney endorsement and how terribly most of us dislike it. Personally for me it was the timing, but I digress. I for one am going to give him another chance after thinking about it for a couple days. But I will be checking on him often and respectfully voicing any concerns. He may not be the torch barer but he is a powerful ally of Liberty if we like it or not. We may not want to play this game of thrones, but we are in it regardless lol.

This thought came to mind as well. What if the Paul's are already expecting some kind of collapse. If SHTF, do you really think we are going to be worried about the federal gov.

Would you like 30 pieces of silver?

I had given him the benefit of doubt until I listened to RP interview with Peter Schiff... Ego.. tooting his own horn. I'm sorry, not for what i say and feel, I'm sorry for Rand Paul. Ron Paul never once sold out his principles in 30 years. We will not vote for Romney. As for 200 delegates? Keep telling us we can't win, we'll prove you wrong.

Please tell me

What specific principle of the liberty movement did Rand Paul violate?

Having your word be

inconsistent with your actions. By endorsing evil Rand tells the world that he stands for nothing. Lying is evil. If he really doesn't endore endless wars, invasions of our privacy etc. etc. than "playing the game" in itself is evil. It is why Washington is corrupt. It is why they all think themselves superior to the rest of us, becuase they have no scruples. Rand is saying he's no different in that respect.

I'm not even religious, but didn't Jesus say he was the WORD? The Word matter's guys. It's not just blather.

"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself." - Thomas Jefferson

Ah ...

So when Ron Paul endorsed Lamar Smith in 2010, you had the same reaction as you are having with Rand right?. Cause Lamar voted for patriot act, Iraq war, bailouts, NDAA etc...

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Robrigo, the site is currently over-run with...ahem, yah know

There appear to be a slew of them here, we should just ignore and let them talk to themselves and wait it out. That's what I'm gonna do.

Typical tactic of the brainless masses

plug your ears why the whole world falls apart around you. Pretend what goes on in your little head is all that matters.

Very open minded.

"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself." - Thomas Jefferson

different perspectives

From the POV of Rand, Benton, Wead, etc they see the "movement" as a resource (like a farmer see's cattle) to be traded politically (like a farmer).

They think that somehow the liberty movement is in for the "long hall", and that THEY will represent this herd into the political system.

They believed they could build a "career" of being the shepherds of this collective.

The real truth is that the liberty movement is a "last ditch effort to save the republic". Clearly, that effort has been run into the ground (by the shephards, ironically). THAT'S the source of anger here, that they simply do not understand.

They thought they were going to have these people dedicate all their treasure, time and energy endlessly to these idiots forever. They simply misunderstood the nature of reality, and now they will see the consequences of it as the liberty movement fragments and apathy takes over.

If Rand thinks people are going to get out and campaign for him, donate to him now he's deluded. Sure they might "support" him, but not in any signicant way that translates into action. Then he will learn how Romney and the other satanic psycopaths will simply make mince meat out of him in public.

That's what you get when you compromise with (literal) satanic pedophiles who orchestrate 9-11 --- but that's just a "conspiracy theory".

Good luck (you'll need it).

SteveMT's picture

Embracing evil at the worst possible time in this campaign.

In addition, Romney has nothing in common with Liberty.

Rand is willing to sell out...

We don't have to.

Whatever his justification was or is, has no bearing on my decision as to who to vote for.

Romney has openly lied, cheated, and openly used violence against us and we are supposed to now support this clown... Sorry, I have to be able to live with myself. We expect him to hold his word after his open disgust with our movement.

The GOP 2.0/Liberty Movement will continue to win local and state elections all over the country and remove the cancer that is the current GOP/Neo-Con GOP from power.

One thing is absolutely certain, under no circumstances will I ever vote for Romney. EVER.

GOP 2.0

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Okay, so since Rand has been compromised I'm supposed to

follow suit? I don't think so. Forget about him for now. Move along. We'll deal with him come reelection time. Mainstream republicans won't vote to reelect him now. He's one and done. He is now one of them.

No but what you can do is vote how YOU WANT TO and

Let others like RAND do the same thing.

I complained at first but guess what, RANDS VOTES AND ENDORSEMENTS are NOT mine and even if I disagree with them THEY ARE NOT MY VOTES.

We need to understand that part even if we disagree with the endorsement itself.

How can we be liberty minded patriots while we tell everyone else how to vote, how to endorse and if they don't do it how WE WANT IT we ridicule them and tell them how we will make sure they won't get re-elected.

I ranted about rand too, I was seeing red and pissed but I WOKE UP and realized what I was doing was more "establishment" than "patriot" by trying to use "forceful speech" in hopes of getting rand to reverse that endorsement. How is HIS endorsement MY BUSINESS at all?

If I don't like how a poltician votes then I can cast my vote elsewhere but I shouldn't run around tar and feathering them for using THEIR VOICE AND VOTE the way THEY see fit.

My vote is my business
Your vote is your business
Why not let everyone else have those same rights?

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Did you listen?

He didn't say you're supposed to follow suit. I didn't hear him say that. Did you hear him say that?

I heard him encourage everyone to keep winning delegate slots for Ron Paul. Clearly it is there.

Keep focusing on the movement and quit worrying about things politicians do sometimes that we don't necessarily understand at the moment. Franklin did it in the 1700's and politics are still around.

Until Rand votes in session FOR NDAA and FOR CISPA and in favor of the Fed then you're bickering at the wrong guy.

Ben Franklin

I am not sure how I feel. I like Ron's position of not endorsing.
But I wouldn't bring up Ben Franklin. When it came time to choose sides, he had to imprison his own son. Even though he loved him.


Ron endorsed

Neocon Lamar Smith or Texas in 2010

You see how Rand's endorsement

is causing some of "us" to start discrediting Ron more powerfully than any of the most hateful neo-cons ever could?

"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself." - Thomas Jefferson

What was Lamar Smith's record before he endorsed him.

Ron goes on peoples word. He is very unassuming man of principles and probably assumes the best about others. So my guess is he edorsed the ideas Smith espoused and not the actions carried out after.


Voted for

Iraq war
No child left behind

And more establishment neocon agenda

What I heard him say....

....is that he has several bills before Congress that all of us care about and want to see passed and that this endorsement was necessary if there was any hope for the GOP establishment to help get them passed before the end of the session.

The timing of this endorsement clearly reflects the limited window of opportunity to get these bills passed before the end of the session when we go back to zero and start over.

If his endorsement gets the GOP support needed to pass Audit the Fed bill, Rand's U.S. drone surveillance bill, etc. we will have all scored a victory that we would otherwise not have.

He also clearly stated that he is not telling us to endorse or vote for anyone.

The main problem is that the Paul campaign has not been keeping us informed enough. Everybody was shocked because of the Paul campaign's silence towards all of the supporters who have been imagining or have been led to believe that we have more delegate power than we actually do. If that had been made more clear to us BEFORE the endorsement, it wouldn't have solicited the response that it did.

Where is the TSA bill

Where is the TSA bill that he sponsored?

Bottom line

Ron promised to fight all the way to the convention. Either his son betrayed him and all of us by weakening that mission or both of them betrayed us. Either way there is nothing left to support that is positive. The best thing that can happen is the dollar collapses and takes down the U.S. government and all its extensions.

"Show me the government that does not infringe upon anyone's rights, and I will no longer call myself an anarchist." ~Jacob Halbrooks

I'm guessing

you're a glass is half empty sort of guy.


Why so melodramatic? You don't have a problem with Ben Franklin being a politician to get your liberty why do you have a problem with Rand being one to get it back?

Come on...

Definition of Endorse

The only definition listed that doesn't pertain to checks, signing and documents in Websters is this. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endorse

a : to approve openly ; especially : to express support or approval of publicly and definitely

So basically he express support or approval of Romney. Some don't think that is bad, others including me do.

Also, what does the word "definitely" mean in that definition?

Member for less than 3 days

3 day member, thanks for your input.

Those who don't think it's bad

never stood for anything to begin with.

"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself." - Thomas Jefferson


You really think that is true? Let me give you a hypothetical. And just answer yes or no. It doesn't matter what your prediction is just take this hypothetical and answer yes or no:

Rand Paul supports the Republican Nominee for president. This brings the liberty movement to the forefront of the Republican Party and he is the favorite to win the nomination in 2016 and wins it. He then takes the liberty movement to the presidency.

If that's the way it would go down would you approve then? Or would it be dirty to you because of the way it was done, despite the fact liberty was finally won. If that kind of liberty is dirty to you then condemn the founding fathers and the liberty they got us as well because they played politics for years and years and years to come out with that Republic.

The question is are we smart or are we stupid? Because throwing the baby out with the bathwater on this is completely ridiculous. You are emotional and need to take a nap. Wake up and think the big picture through again.


It means he definitely would rather have to work with Romney than Obama where he works. He does have to go to work with these guys you know.

What it does NOT mean and don't pretend it does just so you can have fun being the devils advocate is that he definitely approves all aspects of everything Romney has ever believed or believes right now. Keep stirring the pot and all you're going to get is the destruction of the movement. MOVE on.

So quickly putting words in

So quickly putting words in my mouth now baptist.
Real interesting, your explanation "It means he definitely would rather have to work with Romney than Obama" seems like your doing the pretending you accuse me of.
So I am still uncertain what Websters trying to say with definitely.
But he did express support and approval of Romney.


3 day member

But who knows

But who knows, maybe the next president of the united states!?

There's no sense

debating with someone that just wants to argue. Anyone who uses logic and thinks with care will see who said what and what words who put where, but these words are lost on you and lost in the past already through the meaninglessness if internet communication. Good luck with you vociferous which hunt.