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Rand Paul on "State of The Union" w / Candy Crowley - CNN - 5-19-13

Rand Paul on "State of The Union" w / Candy Crowley - CNN - 5-19-13

Paul: We Need to Treat Tripoli and Benghazi Like Baghdad


http://youtu.be/A4Cpdv296M4

IRS Scandal: Candy Crowley: Is it Possible This Isn't Political and IRS Didn't Intend to Harass the Tea Party?

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/05/19/candy-...

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Full video adds more context:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enwwbnPmVvs

Also shows how much of a hatchet job Candy has done.

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how about

the U.S. shouldn't have destroyed Bagdad and killed countless civilians; and how about the U.S. shouldn't have reigned down missiles on Lybia killing countless innocents in the first place?

no word from rand paul on that, just more and more military power.

Rand was not in the senate

Rand was not in the senate then, and Ron has already spoken about that for him.

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i see

ron has spoken against the senseless death of civilians (kucinish too) and so the topic need never be repeated by other politicians like rand? really?
but support for an israel attack on iran is given a yea by this senator.

http://fff.org/explore-freedom/article/open-letter-troops-de...

more excuse to send troops

more excuse to send troops abroad.. same neocon BS.. every-time he opens his mouth.. i get more and more upset.

Some think Rand wants troops in Libya

He is not saying that, listen closely starting at 25 sec. He said someone made the decision to put an embassy in a war torn country and then chose not to protect it. The rest of the message is for the neo-con audience, after all he is talking to CNN.

If Rand had made the choice the Embassy wouldn't be there at all.

Gold standard: because man can not be trusted to control his greed

We dont need another Ron Paul

We need someone who can win an election.

This game of chess that the Paul family has so obviously been playing can go down in history as the most beautiful political masterpiece in US history.

No, you are right. Rand Paul does not speak his mind. For all you nay sayers out there, you ever ask yourself why? Everyone is upset that he doesn't conduct the full frontal assault on the establishment. Ever try and figure out what he is trying to do?

Its called covert warfare people. And he is accomplishing his goals.

How come Sen. Warren can get a bump on the DP for standing up to the banks, but not Rand Paul for destroying the establishments grip on public opinion one step at a time?

Séamusín

we need 10,000 more Ron Pauls

who speak and fight for the principles that have made the liberty movement.

if you believe that rand is playing some master covert game to trick the neocons and establishment don't you think they would know about it? these folks are not idiots. they run the game. they must be overrun by a message that captures the sentiment of the country. we are still in the early stages freedom lovers. rand is a politician and his main concern (i believe) is his career..

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THIS IS BAD!

Whatever happened to non-interventionism... why are we in Libya? He wants to make it a military base now? Rand, what are you doing man? I completely disagree with him. BRING OUR TROOPS HOME!

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." George Washington

Huh? Rand wants to have

Huh? Rand wants to have diplomatic relations with other nations, to talk and trade with them.

Not interventions.

I find it pretty disgusting that former supporters of Ron Paul now oppose talking and trading with the rest of the world. Such a mindset leads to war. At best, it is isolationism.

Thomas Jefferson 1796, 1800, 1804; James Madison 1808, 1812; Ron Paul 1988, 2008, 2012; Rand Paul 2016.

Ha!

Because I do not want to send military troops to bases in other countries makes me opposed to trading with those countries? Dude, get your logic together and stop making ridiculous comments without fully reading what you are replying to..

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." George Washington

Questions

Why do you need troops in other countries to have diplomatic relations?

And who said anything about not talking or trading?

just enough security to

just enough security to protect your diplomats.

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Embassies?

Having an embassy in a respective trade nation is a good idea, no? It would also make sense to protect it with our own citizens?

John Q. Citizen would find

John Q. Citizen would find Rand Paul to be principled, informed and serious in this interview but more importantly, not one who spews GOP talking points. That is very attractive to independents. Thing to remember about independents (people who vote but not just for one party) is they fall into two groups, the casual voter who knows alarmingly little about public affairs and news but shows up on election day and the more informed independents who want solutions for their country but recognize neither party has all the answers. Don't worry about the former, they don't watch Sunday morning shows. Dr. Paul did well with the latter today.

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

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Yes, we informed liberty voters aren't the target audience 4 CNN

The Rand Haterz (at least, the ones who aren't paid trolls and operatives posing as "concerned Ron Paul supporters") don't seem to realize that TV appearances and interviews like this one aren't aimed at them. They're aimed at independents and old school Republicans like my folks, who have bought into the MSM depiction of Ron Paul as a "kook." Just last week, my dad watched a Rand sound bite on Fox News and said out loud, I'd vote for this guy in a second."

It's unfortunate that Rand can't catch a break from these alleged Liberty votes. If "Paul" wasn't his last name, they'd be salivating with glee over having such a pro-Liberty Senator. Instead of comparing him to the other 97 +/- losers in the Senate, they insist on comparing him to his dad, a one-in-a-million statesman and scholar. And if that's their criterion, they will never find Rand acceptable and will continue to cut off their noses to spite their face.

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She couldn't wait to open that

garbage-truck-tailgate-blade-mouth of her's after Rand exposed the utter incompetence and dereliction of her "boy" Barry et. al.

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I HATE when Rand dances

I HATE when Rand dances around his answers. Just answer straight like your dad, like YES or NO, instead of Well, it's interesting...

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

All good public speakers do this.

"It's interesting..." is a technique that he has adopted in order to buy time to formulate the right answer for the audience he is speaking too.

What's funny is that Rand CONSISTENTLY polls better than ANY politician out there when it comes to relating his message to a large broad-based group of Americans. It also keeps him out of hot water.

The key starts with him preparing the right answer before blurting something out. Watch any respected public speakers throughout history and you will likely notice that they use this technique when answering questions.

This is what a prepared speaker looks like!

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I prefer his father's

I prefer his father's no-nonsense frankness.

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Sure, I like oranges over apples

Doesn't mean they are not both good for you.

Communication is an art. While you enjoy the prose of a Ron Paul. There is a massive amount of people out there that don't like it at all.

Guess what!

Rand ain't talking to you or me. He's hoping you recognize his stripes through policy because you are paying attention. For everyone else in the world who isn't a political junkie, all they know of Rand is when he is on these shows and if the polling is accurate, many people think what he is saying is refreshing by his presentation of a similar message as his father.

He's that libertarian Republican they say. Like his dad. What you personally feel might not add up to a hill of beans in the grand scheme of public opinion. Just like all of our liking what Ron was saying didn't add up to the prize of the Presidency. Rand is positioned better than his father specifically because he isn't his father (or at least not in the tone of his rhetoric).

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
www.yaliberty.org - Young Americans for Liberty
www.ivaw.org/operation-recovery - Stop Deploying Traumatized Troops

Brian, I Do Agree With You On This One..

I don't like the slick way he dodges the question.

That is the one glaring thing I don't like about Rand..

Man up Rand! Speak plainly..

agreed

this wishy washy, at time mealy mouthed approach is super aggravating.

I see your points, I too would like to see him more direct

But, if he is going to get beyond the Senate, he needs to appeal to the vast majority, so he has to parse his words to avoid the sound bite traps the media sets. Ron would have answered in a straight forward way regardless if 1% agreed or if 99% agreed. Rand is much more subtle and political. I know a number of older voters who would never have voted for Ron, "he wants to legalize drugs, cut our defense, take away our social security", but they just love Rand.

Well, I think people prefer

Well, I think people prefer someone giving straight answers and not sounding like every other politician out there... that is my biggest issue with him. I can disagree on certain issues, but what I have a hard time getting over is his polished "talking points"

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...