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Video: Rand Paul @ CPAC: "The GOP of Old Has Grown Stale and Moss Covered"


Real Clear Politics | Posted on March 14, 2013

SEN. RAND PAUL (R-KY): The GOP of old has grown stale and moss-covered. I don't think we need to name any names, do we? Our party is encumbered by an inconsistent approach to freedom. The new GOP will need to embrace liberty in both the economic and the personal sphere.

If we're going to have a Republican party that can win, liberty needs to be the backbone of the GOP. We must have a message that is broad, our vision must be broad, and that vision must be based on freedom.

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He talks about cutting the Dept. of Education, and there is heavy applause. Well played Rand.


you want to test a man, give him power." LINCOLN. Lincoln failed.

Jury Nullification is a power of the last resort against tyranny.

Mostly. Lincoln may have

Mostly. Lincoln may have been a villian, but he was not without redeeming qualities. He refused to sell out to the Rothschilds. He was no free market man, and he suffered from a authoritarian complex, but prefer a local authoratarian than a globalist one. I give props to anyone who stands up against the banking empire, even if he is a tyrannical douche in his own way.

where did you get that?

Lincoln was for a central bank:


"All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind." - Khalil Gibran
"The Perfect Man has no self; the Holy Man has no merit; the Sage has no fame." - Chuang Tzu

Good read Ed Ucation. I got

Good read Ed Ucation. I got it from watching the Wizard of Oz documentary. I knew Lincoln was for a government sponsored central bank and fiat money, which admittedly leads to the same place in the end, I just applaud him to opposing the Rothchilds banking interests.

Here's the super short version:


For Libertyyy!

For Libertyyy!

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That was pretty, pretty,

That was pretty, pretty, good. Wow, that man can deliver a message.

Thanks for posting.

A new reality

Whether or not you think Rand will ever be allowed near the White House or not, look at how the the discussion has been changed in only a few days. This is becoming mainstream republicanism/conservatism despite what the Power says. The foundations of what is acceptable to talk about has shifted a huge amount in moments. And that is the road to victory and liberty.

awful, horrible, boring speech

No mention of the Fed, no mention of the empire, no mention of the IRS, no mention of the drug war, no mention of specific cuts (except the Dept. of Education and a flat tax). Instead, he complains about a 3 million dollar study of monkeys on meth.

Ron Paul gave me a liberty stiffy. Rand leaves me completely limp. You guys have fun promoting this guy. I am going to go plant a garden.

"All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind." - Khalil Gibran
"The Perfect Man has no self; the Holy Man has no merit; the Sage has no fame." - Chuang Tzu

You can't dismantle their

You can't dismantle their power until you take it from them first. Rand is a giant leap in the right direction, and he is giving us access to the Neocons like no one ever has. He is providing an open door for us to turn these people toward liberty in droves.

Ron Paul woke the movement and brought us to the gates. Rand is inside, convincing the Neocons to lift the bar for us. They are listening. The King and his aristocrates are pissing themselves and rattling their sabers to a population whose belief in their authority is quickly evaporating. They know what's coming.

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Don't let the door hit ya bro


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


he's just another good shabbos goyim.


Do you support Ron Paul, or just in transient movement?

"“We should be Israel's friend and their trading partner. They are a democracy and we share many values with them. But we should not be their master. We should not dictate where their borders will be nor should we have veto power over their foreign policy…. I say [to Christian evangelicals who want foreign aid to Israel to continue] that our aid in the region is out of balance and it is wrong. Foreign aid does not help Israel. It is a net disadvantage. I say to them that “the borrower is servant to the lender” and America should never be the master of Israel…we should stop interfering with them. We should not dictate what she can and cannot do. We should stop trying to buy her allegiance. And Israel should stop sacrificing their sovereignty as an independent state to us or anybody else, no matter how well-intentioned.”
- Ron Paul

I'll stand up for you

"I'll stand up for you" I'll take that as a confirmation that he is running in 2016.

To Beat the Establishment

To beat the establishment we will have to duplicate what the Liberty People did in Iowa, Minn, and Nevada, all over this country. I beg you to pleae join your local GOP. Become a committeeman or a precint captain. Take this thing over and we can win. Wait till 2016 and we will have a much harder time....

Stand for Personal Liberty! Stand for Economic Liberty!

Stand for Personal Liberty! Stand for Economic Liberty! Stand for You! Stand With Rand!

You bled with Wallace...

... now bleed with me.

That was a good speech. I enjoyed it, I think the crowd enjoyed it although I could still sense from the hesitant applause, that there is still a reluctance to embrace the liberty movement. The Senator basically let the GOP know they have future without this movement.

I have been very critical of Rand Paul since he has been in office and quite frankly I was hoping he would be a little more like his dad. But I know that is to much to ask of anybody.

I give him tremendous credit and respect for his filibuster and raising the alarm to the issue of indefinite detention and assassination.

Cruz and Amash are also someone kicking ass in Congress. Raising up a storm. It's very entertaining watching the GOP's fascist wing try to contain them.


"The greatest mystery of all is truth." - Me, 2009

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The 13 hour filibuster

was a message to not only the President but all establishment politicians, whether from the left or right. Good intentions are not enough, Rand Paul will defend the Constitution and our Bill of Rights!

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

Rand Rocks. Ron Rocks. Are

Rand Rocks. Ron Rocks. Are they related?

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Exercise Liberty.

America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

Enter the Sandman? Metalica?

Rand is a big hit! This is wonderful. It's great he gets to explain his fillabuster. They are loving Rand. This is great. Rand says not one penny more to countries that are burning our flag... and they go wild. LOL flip flop... they all flipped..

Rand says we need a new course and new leadership.. huge applause,, now he's talking about the second and forth amendment..

facebook generation..is he talking about Liberty movement?

He's making Ron's case eliminating dept of education..flat personal income tax at 17% beats CA at 25 - 30%.

Stand for principle, stand for the constitution, party of jobs and opportunity.. party of the middle class..

GOP of old has grown stale and moss covered. not naming any names... Embrace liberty economic and personal.. freedom...live free, he sounds so much ike Ron Paul.. he will stand for them, for us.. everyone who values liberty to stand with Rand.

More metalica Enter the Sandman.. GREAT! LOL awesome.


A chip off the old block...Keep on speaking Rand until the frothy one chokes on his own vomit...

el pinche desgraciado


Definitely making his move

Definitely making his move isn't he.... Good speech...

End The Fat
70 pounds lost and counting! Get in shape for the revolution!

Get Prepared!

If he does, he'll have to

If he does, he'll have to give up his Senate seat

"liberty in both the economic and the personal sphere"

That's code for "libertarian" for those of you in the MSM.

And there's nothing

And there's nothing Libertarian about rand paul.

This place has become the twilight zone.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

Case and Point

The fundamental difference in both opinion and comments between " old timers " on the DailyPaul and those who are still crapping yellow. It's like a flag that says, " Hey I have only been here a year or so. LOOK AT ME! ". rmfe's

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I'm an old timer, and I didn't claim Rand was a


I said he used a phrase that can only mean libertarian.

I don't believe Rand is libertarian at all. I think he's playing anyone who falls for that, and I think he's no better than all the rest that went to Washington to "play ball."