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Rand Paul: GOP Needs My Dad’s Followers

Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul, a tea party favorite, said Monday that the party would do well to solicit supporters of his father, failed presidential candidate Ron Paul, if it wants to succeed in November.

The role of Rep. Paul’s followers and other libertarians in the Republican Party will represent a central focus of his speech to the convention Wednesday night, Rand Paul told Sean Hannity of Fox News, Politico reports.

“I think a big part of the libertarian Republicans or the Ron Paul Republicans is that I think they can help the Republican Party,” he said.

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The GOP sucks, it really

The GOP sucks, it really does, but Rand doesn't. He's not his Dad, but if we're going to compare other politicians against Ron Paul we're gonna be disappointed 100% of the time.

Rand is on the right side of the liberty line. You don't have to agree with his endorsement of Rom, I sure don't, but don't dismiss him out of hand.

It's the ideas that matter. It's all about furthering the cause of liberty. It's not about hard feelings for past actions, or revenge.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

WTF happened to Rand??

WTF happened to Rand?? Is he out of his mind?? No Way will I support the Republican Party after today.

Piss off Rand, go spend your

Piss off Rand, go spend your honeymoon time with Hannity & Rush Limbaugh now. While you're at it, you can also shine boots for Romney, Sununu & Rinse Pubic. Don't forget to take Jesse Benton along as your water-boy as well.

Immoral funding of Military Industrial Complex by Federal Reserve and US taxation system must stop!!!! End illegal/unconstitutional wars! Preserve US currency!

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I tear up every Romney and RNC letter I receive.

Why help either devil? Rand should know that.

."...help the Republican Party"

I learned this year that help that is not wanted is not help. Yhe Party establishment claimed they wante dto defeat Obama, I'm not convinced at all of this claim.

With all due respect, I will no longer be a voting prostitute for Constitution rejecting harlots.

Makes perfect sense

Makes perfect sense

The GOP has sh1t on us every

The GOP has sh1t on us every chance they got. I will never vote for Romney or any other Neoclown.

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

Labor Day weekend at the Paul's

I just wonder what Rand will say at the convention later, knowing full well what his GOP and his endorsee did to his dad.

If I were him, I'd cancel my speech so that I could look my dad straight in the eye over labor day weekend festivities or for the rest of my life for that matter.

If my son ever allowed me to be humiliated and abused on such a grand scale, without standing up for me, it would be a long time before I could look at him with any respect.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Carol Paul. She must be absolutely heartbroken.

Yup! get ready

because the Romney Trolls will be in here knee deep until the election trying to get your vote! Which if you ask me was their plan all along. They are so un-attractive to the modern American they need our votes to beat the worst President in US history... Do not give them your vote PERIOD.

"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

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Help the republican party?

You mean like they helped us Rand?

My ass still hurts from their help.

It's time to unite behind Gary Johnson!

Since the GOP delegates chose to vote AGAINST the Constitution by nominating Willard "Flip-Flop" Romney, it's now time we unite behind Gary Johnson. Yes, he's not as pure as Ron Paul but who is? Gary Johnson will be on the ballot in all 50 states!

Eight states do not allow write-in votes and in other states a candidate must register as a write-in candidate for the votes to count. Gary Johnson 2012...the rEVOLution continues!

Don't vote. It only encourages them.

Or at least vote Libertarian or Constitutional Party as a protest.

The sooner the Democrats and Republicans make life so miserable for people that they rise up, the better off we will all be, so let the cards fall where they may, but don't endorse them by voting for Obama or Romney.

My view is that gaining freedom at the voting booth is a delusion.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

An integral part of the Party...

Yep, that's exactly how the RNC DID NOT treat supporters of Ron Paul.

Had they played by the rules and let the floor fights take place the process alone would have been news all over. That the GOP is a big tent with ears wide open to fluid changes that come with the changing of times. Had they let it play out I still think Romney would have one but at least we would have had more effect on the platform, felt that the grass roots do make a difference, and made more Ron Paul supporters lean toward Romney in the aftermath if that were even possible. But instead his campaign and the RNC sprayed weed killer all over us and are expecting us to fall in line because HIS victory is on the line.

They can blame us all they want but my conscience is clear and they have nobody to blame for the upcoming election loss but themselves.

In other words "Vote Romney

In other words "Vote Romney Everyone"-Rand Paul. Boy does he make me cringe nowadays.

2Co 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Yes, send me mail Romney.

That way i can send your envelopes back to you filled with central Texas limestone. Enjoy losing money :3

Sorry Rand-

What's pretty obvious to me is the (R) party WANTS to lose this time around and have somebody to blame for it. Also, if I were a Kentuckian who voted for YOU, I'd be very disappointed in your kowtowing.

I knew a time would come when....

suddenly our votes would be important to them!!!

They'll never get the Liberty

They'll never get the Liberty Movement's support after this. Punch a guy in the mouth, and the next thing that comes out of it isn't how great he thinks you are.

Those delegates

and folks like me who joined the GOP, got committee seats, are already taking over the party. We are not going to guit.

What would be cool, is if the cowards among us would occupy the committee meetings and FIGHT instead of running to a Johnson.

I agree with that. My only

I agree with that. My only question right now is how much more do you think the Liberty Movement could gain from the GOP? They're aware of the takeover, they're changing the rules to stop it. I'm not advocating jumping ship, but the game has changed as of this week, and the GOP is saying "We will not suffer your takeover of our racket."

I could be wrong, but it seems like the the GOP has just slammed the door shut on the Liberty movement, will demonize them when Romney loses, and the Liberty minded will be treated as pariahs for the next four years as they try to take positions in the party.

America is at a crossroad.

It's a major party

In my county we have 7K registered Republicans, half turned out to vote, Ron Paul took 764 of those votes (not including write ins from indy/third parties/dems, that they didn't count/names)

GJ took 21 votes. There is no LP committee here. Total 71 registered LP members.

Right now, my committee has two seated RP GOP, the neocons don't bother to show.. so we are already dominating the vote, as we debate the issues, hold them to the constitution, remind them they took an oath to that.. I'm pretty good with Roberts Rules of order.. so we make a good team.

What would be marvelous, is if Ron Paul Republicans would crash the committee meetings.. show up in mobs. Take the seats, demand the GOP refund the tax payers for the coronation.

The GOP needs to be schooled, and we don't do that by running away... we do that by showing up... We do that by occupying them. We do that as being guests, and showing our committees just what we think and know. We do that by fighting them on our own turf. We do that by FORCE, just like they did to us. We can be nice, and calm, and serious. They need to KNOW, we're not going to run. This wasn't a crap shoot, this is a rEVOLution and it won't stop until we have achieved LIBERTY and JUSTICE.

That's my feeling.

Great words. I hope one day I

Great words. I hope one day I get to see you standing up saying - "Well, folks, we've done it. We've won the party."

I will

We Are THE Future of the RepubliCAN Party.

We are in deep shit. I fear

We are in deep shit. I fear things are going to get really bad here soon.


They are in deep shiit if we show up and hold them to their platform and begin making demands.

Your in a position to make demands???

After THIS!?! Can I have what your smoking!!!

Yes, I am, and so could you

I petitioned my county district as a Ron Paul RepubliCAN, got 40 RepubliCAN signatures that the county clerk validated, and so I qualified for ballot access. No on ran against me, so I won my seat. My seat represents the RepibliCANS in my county district under my county board of supervisors. I signed oaths, I am in good standing, and YES, I can make demands, using Roberts Rules of Order, requesting things get put on the agenda, written in the minutes... I have access to the newspaper as an official. Now that there are two of us.. together,, we are armed with the constitution and dangerous to anyone on the committee who tries to subvert it. The more of us, the more power we have.

GOP has needed MSM to cover for it.. we're going to blow that lid.

This is a great fight.. My dream is to have Ron Paul tell me, "Gosh I wish I had all of you when I was in office!" We are the future and we are winning, MSM lies. We are going to stop the cheaters at home. The show is over for them.

When you're phone banking for

When you're phone banking for Rom to stay relevant in the GOP, don't bother calling me.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

I already refused to work the phone bank

But now I'm reconsidering... might be a good way to reach out to Ron Paul Republicans and see if they want committee seats.

I'm not doing anything FOR Rom.. I'm on the committee to vet Ron Paul's message, issues, candidates and future Ron Paul RepubliCAN delegates 2016.