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Rand's Romney endorsement makes sense now...Brilliant if you ask me.

So, we were all confused with Rand's endorsement of Romney & we all were pissed. Some of us got over it, but most of us have held a grudge & swore Rand is a traitor...but it dawned on me today. Rand's move was pure genius.

First, I see no scenario in which Rand would "endorse" Romney without the okay from Ron. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and Rand has always stood beside his father politically. He's not going to leave his side to buddy up with Mitt Romney of all people.

Second, who are we to say this wasn't a plan that Ron & Rand came up with together? "CRAZY TALK" you say? well...not really. See, Rand's endorsement allowed him to do something he could not have done if he refused to endorse Romney. Rand was able to criticize Romney in the public due to his endorsement. Every issue that Rand didn't agree with Romney on he spoke out & made it known that he did not agree with him. Essentially, Rand's "endorsement" allowed him to beat up on Mitt in public, while still appearing to be "one of them" to the republicans. You can criticize if you want...but that's a brilliant move. Hell, it might have even helped Mitt lose votes.

Perhaps the Paul's said "oh, you want to threaten us...okay buddy, here ya go..." and expertly planted the seed of doubt in voters heads. Perhaps the good 'ol "keep your enemies closer" adage came into play here? Look at all the bickering in the GOP now that Mitt lost. It's beautiful! You have the crazies like Herman Cain advocating them leaving the party...that would be the GREATEST thing that could happen for the liberty movement. It would make our take over of the GOP A TON easier. The party is in disarray & damn near ripe for the picking.

So, ya'll can sit here & say he's a traitor...but I'm starting to think maybe this dude is our BEST asset. And, you KNOW Ron is right there by his side every step of the way playing that Obi-Wan role.

Rand has officially become Luke...time to restore the Republic.

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Actions speak louder than words, and Rand has a lot of work

going forward. While you may think he personally went as a plant, he abandoned his father when his campaign was drawing record crowds all over the country, and to reverse the perception will take much work, and speaking directly with the Liberty movement, not treating them as a pariah.

Only time will tell and perhaps Ron will lend us hints, but we must remember Justin Amash did not sell out and won re-election, and depending on his votes over the next 4 years he may well be poised to take the reigns of the liberty movement if he so desires. He will be 35, Washington will be in shambles, and he could well bring Camelot back to the White house if he so chooses, and a rand Paul vice presidency would certainly bring the party back together and set Rand up for a run in 2024.

This would surely absolve him of his acts while the Liberty movement put all in financially, time, and focus, which was shot down by his decision and it will be hard to win back the support of those he left high and dry.

Always remember:
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." ~ Samuel Adams
If they hate us for our freedom, they must LOVE us now....

Stay IRATE, remain TIRELESS, an

Yep, while some were grasping at straws, Rand was moving on.

Rand just realized 2012 was already lost, that's all.

Some were too stupid to see that and are still asking what we could have done different.

In reality Rand is Ron Paul's secret weapon.

While the GOP was busy defeating Ron the last eight (8) years, father and son were already implementing strategy for 2016.

It is done. Rand Paul 2016!

PARDON US RAND!

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If it was such a brilliant

If it was such a brilliant move, then why are all the donors drying up? Why does he have to launch propaganda campaigns saying how good he is?

Basically, Rand isn't trusted anymore by the Paul community after what he did to his father. He also turned his back on the movement by endorsing the movement's antithesis.

He has a lot of explaining to do, but he thinks he is above all of that, so we likely won't hear a word about it. Actions speak louder than words though, so his action of endorsing the status quo will forever rain down on his political career. I don't think he can recover. He lost the high ground when he went down and played with the devil. I'm not going there with him.

I pledge, right now, to donate $1,000+

I'm pleased to say I was an early, substantial donor to his Senate bid. I'm more than thrilled with his performance to date.

BTW, I would expect donations to dry up at the end of an election cycle. I bet Ron Paul's donations have "dried up" too! Wanna take that bet?

Bill of Rights /Amendment X: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Do you need a politician or judge to "interpret" those 28

if he explains it, he loses and we lose.

The idea that we are going to gain by having Rand Paul make a public statement that he either (a) endorsed Romney as a 'trick' on Republicans or (b) made a mistake for which he now apologizes is asinine. Sorry, but it is completely asinine.

Rand Paul DOESN'T have "a lot of explaining to do" and, in fact, if he DOES make the asinine move of explaining what you OUGHT to be able to figure out from the implicit clues then >I< will conclude he isn't fit to be President.

Ron was perfect for his role; Rand, so far, appears perfect for his. He has passed the first, critical test: slipping under the radar of the Neocons while staying true to his oath of office.

Bill of Rights /Amendment X: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Do you need a politician or judge to "interpret" those 28

and i guess

voting for sanctions on iran (an act of war) was just part of the grand scheme.
dream on, he's a typical politician, and arrogant to boot.

i could barely make it through his convention speech, and afterwards felt i needed a shower.

I'll give you the sanctions

I'll give you the sanctions on Iran...i was not a fan of that. I'm also not a big fan on his views toward gay marriage.

He didn't do anything to his father...

...he did something with his father; namely, he carried the r3volution into the mainstream of the Republican Party, which was the whole purpose of Ron's efforts.

Rand is not going to apologize for endorsing Romney. He is not going to explain to you why it was a political move and not an expression of sympathy for Romney's policies. He is not going to wait around for a small faction of the liberty movement to get over their imaginary slight. He's going to win the damn nomination in 2016 and take the Liberty Movement to the White House. That's the point at which you people will be asking yourselves: Gee, maybe he's alright after all? Maybe I should have supported him? Maybe I misread what was going on?

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

co-fu*king-sign!!!! LOVE IT!

co-fu*king-sign!!!! LOVE IT!

Huh?

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"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

just saying i co-sign what

just saying i co-sign what you said. love what you said.

Gotcha...

LOL, you wanna know what I thought you were saying? I misread your post and thought it said co-fu*king-sine....cosine. Thought you were making some kind of bizarre math-joke LOL...

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

dude...he can't "explain" his

dude...he can't "explain" his actions...it would defeat the whole purpose if he came out & was like "yeah, I endorsed Mitt because I wanted to beat up on him & stuff". He'll never be able to "explain" why he endorsed Mitt until the day that he's President...and by then none of us will give a damn.

and...here's a little question...was Rand's "endorsement of the movements antithesis" worse than Ron's newsletters? I mean...Ron allowing those letters to contain what they did was damn sure the antithesis of any ideas of "liberty". Oh, that's right, Ron has never done anything you disapprove of in his career has he!?!? Come on man...nobody is perfect, not even Ron Paul. If Rand's "endorsement" is the worst thing he does I'm pretty sure we'll all be fine.

Rand is playing the game.

Rand is playing the game. For once, the liberty movement has a man on the inside. I love the Sun-Tzu-ian strategy.

Exactly Right

Sun-Tzu tactics in the Pauls campaigns, that point has been mentioned a number of times on the DP.

Yeah, I don't see a problem.

Shock of shocks, he's fighting for lower taxes. Yes, that even means oil companies.

And their record profits are likely partially caused by the devaluation of the dollar. Increasing gas prices usually are.

yep. he's like "hey

yep. he's like "hey mitt...come here buddy & let me slowly slide this knife into your back for f**king with my dad!"

i'm telling you man...the

i'm telling you man...the more i sit here & think about it...it was some pretty smooth sh*t.

I’m still skeptical, but I’m willing to give him a chance

However, If he pulls another stunt like that again, I’m done.

Blue Republican claimed he

Blue Republican claimed he heard from an inside source that his campaign for 2016 starts TOMORROW in Iowa...we'll see what happens.

it was essentially

an EINO.

an Endorsement In Name Only. ;-)

LOL...I like it

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"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

like i said...it basically

like i said...it basically just gave him a free pass to disagree with him & beat up on him. BRILLIANT.