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Via Drudge: Rand Paul "We Should Let Dems Raise Taxes And Then Let Them Own It"

Via Drudge

"We Should Let Dems Raise Taxes And Then Let Them Own It"
-Rand Paul

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/12/06/sen_rand_p...

This is the dumbest idea I could think of.
1. You are essentially saying "just let them steal more from you, then place the sole blame on 1/2 the problem". How is that good for me?
2. It plays right into this false l vs r paradigm that has brainwashed the masses. How does that help liberty.
3. I can't get over this, just give up and don't fight the theft??? We need fighters rand.

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I Agree With Rand...

...however I think this is what will happen; The republicans will vote with the democrats on tax hikes and Rand Paul will be the only one who voted against it, then people will say, "the neo-cons and the Liberals destroyed this economy we need constitutionalists like Rand Paul to stand up against them".

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is that like the 97-1

is that like the 97-1 sanctions vote? ;)

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If people were smart

that would be a good idea. Unfortunately, most people are stoopid. If the Dems raised taxes economic conditions would worsen and the Dems would simply say that the problem is that they did not raise taxes enough....and millions would believe it.

We are not going to vote our way out of this thing. Any real suggestions?

It sounds crazy, but, the media

is controlling the narrative and they're telling the public that Republucans are just being obstructionists and the reason nothing can get done in our government is because of Republucans. Rand's solution might be the only way to wake the public up.

Rand was being facetious

Come on this should go without explanation.

I'm not sure why people need

I'm not sure why people need explanations for all of these thing. It seems like a lot of people in the liberty movement are overgrown children. The tax hikes are GOING to pass. Very high probability ... they most likely are not going to be stopped or even have a chance at being stopped.

The verbage again is politics ... do you think for a second that when it's the GOP's turn to get slapped with reality that he wont do it? He did it at CPAC and told neocons that they were NOT conservatives.

All paper money eventually returns to its real intrinsic value, zero. - Voltaire

I don't know about this. It

I don't know about this. It may be the nature of politics, but we don't need more politicians willing to play the game. I would love to believe that Rand has this great master plan to restore Liberty by infiltrating the Republican Party, but his actions are more and more proving otherwise. He's straying dangerously far from the principles that this movements holds dearly. The truth is, we need people willing to stand firmly on these principles, while abandoning the games of the left and right entirely. Hopefully, I'm wrong in my skepticism. You can't blame me for being less than hopeful, however. It's looking like Justin Amash is much more suited to hold the torch that Ron Paul is passing.

"I will not submit to authority of man. I'm alive, I'm awake, this is more than I can take." -Jordan Page

You're statement that we need

You're statement that we need less people willing to play the "game of politics" confuses me .. sort of. Are you speaking out against electoral politics or are you talking about something else.

I wrote an article on Rand ... check it out. It think it's self explanatory for people willing to admit that these emotional attachments are illogical and useless.

http://www.goldwater1964.com/index.php?option=com_easyblog&v...

Plain and simple .. is that Rand is not going for icon and leader ... he is playing to win. And it's actually a quite honorable thing to do ... and I feel bad for him. He essentially has fame and wealth waiting for him on a silver platter ... and he turned it down to risk his own legacy and reputation for liberty.

I think not enough people are giving him enough credit.

All paper money eventually returns to its real intrinsic value, zero. - Voltaire

What I mean is that he is

What I mean is that he is participating in the partisan blame game that his father always avoided. His strategy misses the point completely. From what I have seen, it appears that he's watering down the message of Liberty to gain political clout. This is the game that I oppose. Ron spoke out against this type of political game throughout his career.

"I will not submit to authority of man. I'm alive, I'm awake, this is more than I can take." -Jordan Page

Well to that I would say he

Well to that I would say he is surely playing politics. He has aspirations for the white house ... but at the end of the day what does he really believe? he knows it's both ... and he has on several occasions pointed it out .. and will do so in the future.

All paper money eventually returns to its real intrinsic value, zero. - Voltaire