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CNN calls Rand Paul the "New Leader of the GOP"

CNN calls Rand Paul the "New Leader of the GOP"

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/08/opinion/elleithee-gop-rand...
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Read the CNN piece and then ask:

Is it that simple- one filibuster and the party that silenced Ron Paul at the convention -who can forget Billy Boener reading from the teleprompter "the ayes have it" when they didn't - and a new leader is born?

The statist "leadership" of McConnell, Boener, Graham, McCain et al are firmly entrenched but there are liberty minded rumblings afoot with Paul, Lee,Cruz Amash

Thoughts? Will Rand Paul continue to lead and shape the GOP or will "leadership" strike back and try to quell the liberty rebellion within the party?



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+1 Yes, chilling and

sickening.

I know for sure now that the apple didn't fall far from the tree, as some people claim.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Michael Nystrom's picture

CNN said it so it must be true!!!

Right?

Is this the same CNN we're talking about

He's the man.

CNN is obviously anti GOP so maybe?

?their aligning their target to attack later on, but giving credibility to Rand is awesome, just a guess. Its nice to see the liberty community getting fired up again and seeing that many votes on the filibuster article. All these voices for liberty growing by the day, beautiful. No matter how hard the MSM tries to spin it their way, we're getting louder!!!!!!!!!

kind people rock

Amen! I don't know what is

Amen! I don't know what is going on, but it don't smell right! What do you think is going on?

juan maldonado

Co-op time? Rush hannity and Levin

Seem to be supporting the "new guard" and are praising Rand
But is this just a way to promote younger neo con Marco Rubio?

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Pretty cozy, isn't it?

I mean, sure, liberty is a big enough tent for EVERYONE who loves liberty. So why does it suddenly feel crowded in here...?
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, where is their remorse for shilling for the neocons all those years? That is real nice the way Rand gets them excited... but they make it all about crowning a king of the GOP, they really don't seem to be promoting liberty, just making sure everyone keeps playing the politics game. OK, maybe they have to toss us a Rand biscuit in 2016 and maybe even 2020... Heck, they may have to concede an entire generation to pretending liberty lovers won. After we are all dead, they can do another 9-11 and let the games begin again.
Unless and until I see these guys show real REMORSE for what THEY did to this country, all I see is dogs and ponies.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

SteveMT's picture

Rubio has no moral compass except that of the neocons.

Rubio participated in the filibuster only for exposure. Yet, he votes against the filibuster when the cloture vote is taken. Rubio voted with the majority on the 81-16 cloture vote. Rubio also voted for Brennan when the actual vote came up. Rubio is following the path of the flip-flopping Mitt Romney, and the same fate awaits if the RNC makes this puppet a future nominee.

My thoughts exactly

My thoughts exactly

Ventura 2012

i did not think about this

I really hope that it is not the case. Man I was feel in pretty good today until I read that :/ lol. God I hope you are wrong. I'm gonna have to drink a lot of water and forget about that now.

Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
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No, don't forget it but,

go ahead and drink water, if you want to.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

bad marco rubio "joke" about the water.

Lol.

Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
I love www.isidewith.com shared it with everyone I know. If anything they realize its not just a red and blue idiot running for reelection.

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I know they are "supposed" to be the leaders...

of the gop but I NEVER saw mcconney, boner, mcinsane, or light-in-the-loafers linsy as "leaders".

I am quite sure the masses of other conservatives like us didn't either, thus, making it easier to sweep them into the dustbin of history.

EVERYONE knows the old gop has died (except the dead members of the gop). They are as a snake with its head cut off just flinching and flailing waiting to die. We killed the gop.

Long live the gop. And ANY one else who wants to move to the Constitutional "middle".

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

completely agree

The likes of boner, McConnell, McCain, cantor, and nutecase were never really leading much of anything in my eyes. I would say it feels like the death knell of the neo-gop and the return to the original GOP.

BTW reince prieubus. If your reading any of this. Please do not even attempt to take any credit for calling for members to support Paul.If you really want to have people like us remain in the GOP I personally would like:
1. A public apology for the douche-baggery of the RNC, and a personal apology to Ron Paul, and an explanation of why it happened also public.
2. To immediately request a change of the national platform and ask Sen. Paul to draft it.
3. Stop playing these games with the state and county committee's where duly elected people were supposed to be put in.
4. You personally go to Maine door to door and apologize to every delegate. Compensating them for the money they had to spend to come to Tampa also would not hurt.

Anyone else care to add anything? I dont think that this is anything that should be very difficult to do.

Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
I love www.isidewith.com shared it with everyone I know. If anything they realize its not just a red and blue idiot running for reelection.

It seems as if a deal has been struck that "allows" rand paul

To get media coverage where his dad was shut out

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robot999's picture

right

so it has nothing to do with his ABILITY as a SENATOR?

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

Why is CNN promoting Rand

Why is CNN promoting Rand Paul so vigorously?

It could be that Ron has had

It could be that Ron has had a long reputation of being 'fringe' in the public consciousnesses. Over three decades of reputation.
2008 was the year Ron Paul and his ideas reached a level of momentum to go viral. After decades of incubation the idea spread and infected anyone that was looking for answers and willing to listen. Only problem was that only a small portion of this consciousnesses was willing to look.

Events needed to happen to make people take even 15 minutes of their day to look. With the collapse of the economy and the now exposed incompetence of our government and the Onionification of mainstream news, little by little more are looking for real answers.
It doesn't take a very high IQ to know all is not ok in the world when the stock market is at an all time high and yet people still cannot find work.

Even in 2012 this idea hadn't spread enough for the MSM to feel safe to run with it. The public consciousnesses was very resistant to this idea. Economics tells us that the MSM will only focus on what the public wants to hear thus the MSM reinforced this resistance. Now with Romney's 'shocking' loss and the subsequent shell shock people are only now beginning to open their eyes.
Many neocons I know that hated Paul just one year ago and wouldn't consider opening their ears for even a minute, are now opening up to the idea that maybe he was right.

Rand is a new face without decades long reputation of 'fringe.' Had it been Ron filibusterering would the twittervese had exploded like it did? Not a chance. Rand is mostly a new face and not hindered by false preconceptions like his dad. The masses are hearing and actually listening to the message of liberty for the first time.

The MSM doesn't have much of a choice. Now that this idea has reached critical mass there is no going back. If they want to stay in business they need to report what the public is willing to tune in and listen to.

I'm not saying there isn't a conspiracy, just that it makes economic sense for them to support Rand.

Well Said,

You summed that up very well. Romneys loss was the tipping point, as it shocked the establishment Republican Party like nothing else could. Rand has an ability to articulate the liberty message without the preconceived bias so many had for Ron. I know several Republicans that are totally shut out to Ron, but they really like Rand.

To stir up division in the GOP?

Who knows?

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THAT gives me pause.

I don't trust them AT ALL.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
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Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Me either!

When that guy from the five said he's behind rand, I knew that something is going on. Rand is ok, but he's not his father and that's why I get mad at him. Anyway I hope we're really going to reduce the scope of government

juan maldonado

Add to that

Dana Bash, of all people, doing the interview?

i can hear the question now...

"Your father was involved in a news letter, do you think he read those articles?" LOL

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