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Kerry Confirmation! Can't say it enough..

Rand Paul is nothing but a POS!!!!!!!!!!!

– Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla. – voting against Kerry Confirmation.




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I've been pretty critical of

I've been pretty critical of Rand lately, and I'm still concerned about some of his foreign policy views. However, it has always been his position that he'll generally vote to confirm a President's cabinet picks as long as they're qualified, even though he disagrees with them ideologically. There are a couple of quotes that others made that explain what is going on.

"Isn't that kind of what hes supposed to do though? I mean, I'm all for grilling them in public to show that their ideals and principles are horrible...but if the guy passes the minimum requirements why shouldnt you confirm him? The role of the legislature is to confirm that the person the executive nominated passes basic criteria. If we wanted the legislators to pick the position, we would have said so and not given any authority to the executive."

"As long as the nominee is qualified for the job he's been appointed to, why wouldn't he be confirmed? Isn't the point of the confirmation process to keep the President in check? It's not to dictate who the Pres should have picked."

Special Election to replace

Special Election to replace John Kerry in the Senate on June 25th. Let's get a liberty candidate elected!

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. - Matthew 10:16

Well, I don't see what the

Well, I don't see what the big issue is. If Rand voted no, it wouldn't have mattered. Plus I believe Rand said something about not voting against Presidential appointments. That probably has more to do with how KY democrats view him than anything else. Also, if Kerry didn't get nominated, do you think someone just as bad wouldn't fill the role?

More Definitive Evidence of...

...the 'Cult of Rand' (CoR).

Rationalize, justify, clarify, explain, defend, hypothesize,speculate, divert, misdirect...all tactics regularly used reference things Lil' Rand says or does.

Just...that...simple.

Principle?

What does this have to do with Non Agression or self ownership? Rand has said he won't oppose presidential appointments.

Vote for an aggressive Sec of State

and you ask what does that have to do with non-aggression. WTF????????

You have too much confidence in Kerry

He'll mess up big time. Just watch.

INCOMPREHENSIBLE....

Obama must be scraping the bottom of the barrel. I guess they will just wind up this "person" and he will tell you what they tell him to say. It is hard to breathe knowing this non-real person is anyway connected with our choice of leadership.

Chalk up one more to aid in Obama's continuing criminal enterprise....!

James

You have to choose your

You have to choose your battles. I believe the constitution meant for the president to be able to appoint whoever he wants as sec. of state and only gave the senate the power to reject him if he was somehow unfit for duty.

What GOOD would it have done?

Kerry was appointed.. Rand would have been outnumbered and then he would have Kerry doing everything in his power to sabatoge him.

Rand has made it clear, POTUS Rand Paul "has a nice ring to it".

So, Kerry was going to be in, vote or not.

A statement like your means to me, you really really don't understand politics. You have issues.

Issues are not enough to win.

May I suggest you study Rand? Rand is brilliant, he has eatched his father all his life, and he believes he can RESTORE THE REPUBLIC.. but he does not have a majic wand, and he's not interested in being a host for some MSM TV show.

Its something fkn called

PRINCIPLE!!!!!!!!! Why did he even waste his time asking him questions regarding our Foreign Policy. Rand is going nowhere. Either with the establishment or the Liberty Movement. Back and Forth until he has no one that really matters.

Principle

Principle is far more profound than something you wear on a shirt sleave to advertise an issue. Principle usually comes packaged as PRINCIPLES, and the prefix is normally MORAL or ETHICAL (something most don't find in politics).

Principle in politics is to not sacrifice an issue because of FEAR.

Ron and Rand Paul are both great examples of politcal principle. Rand did not vote for Kerry out of fear.

I suggest you begin studying Rand with an open mind and perhaps you may learn something of political principle beyond Ron Paul, who is our foundation, Rand's and all who joined the GOP to materialize Ron Paul's camapaign, to RESTORE THE REPUBLIC.

Blaming Rand for Kerry's

Blaming Rand for Kerry's confirmation is like blaming Ron for all the bad shit he wasn't able to stop while in congress..

grow the hell up already

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

LOL

Apples and Oranges. Ron would vote against whilst Rand votes FOR..

Are you fkn people nuts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And RP never made it out of

And RP never made it out of the starting blocks. Yeah, I call that nuts... NOT!

There is no Left or Right -- there is only freedom or tyranny. Everything else is an illusion, an obfuscation to keep you confused and silent as the world burns around you." - Philip Brennan

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Never made it out of the blocks!!

WTF are you smoking! That man made it further than any man in our recent history and the fact is, after him, we are leaderless. All we have is ourselves and if we don't have principles like him the GAME IS OVER!

It could be a lot worse than

It could be a lot worse than Kerry. I don't blame him for this. The big test for me is Hagel. If he votes for Hagel, he'll deserve praise for standing up to the Hannitys and Becks of the world (who really don't care too much about Kerry).

Link

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/29/kerry-nomina...

Josie The Outlaw http://www.josietheoutlaw.com/

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Wait...what? Dude, get a

Wait...what? Dude, get a grip.

Grow Up

Who cares who Obama's Secretary of State is? If not him, some other bozo.

Yeah who cares

I guess I mine as well support Obama and Kerry then, because if not them then some other bozo. First thing to go when people are emotionally attached -logic!

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One must pick their battles in life, and this is not a fight for Rand to fight. I didn't say you should support Obama, Kerry or Rand; but to call him a POS over something like this is not merely illogical, it is down right stupid.

This is why libertarians cannot win elections. They lose sight of the big picture.

If you think thats why we can't win elections

then this conversation is going nowhere fast! Next time look to the establishment for the reaon why we can't win. Money created out of thin air going to people (media/anti-constitutionlist politicians and parties) who support the establishment's agenda is the reason we cannot win nor will we ever win at least until a time people become PRINCIPLED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Texans were just being Texans

and Oklahoma is North Texas.

What, what?

What's the "Kerry Confirmation"?

The confirmation of a Skull

The confirmation of a Skull and Bones member.

Southern Agrarian