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Rand Paul: The Libertarians’ “I Love Lucy”

It really seems as if a day doesn’t go by in which libertarians look at the actions of Rand Paul and say to themselves, “Rand, you got some ‘splainin’ to do!!”

The man seems to constantly bungle what one would think are straightforward issues that his father’s views were very clear on (interventionism) and that we had formerly believed Rand shared. On one hand he filibusters against drone attacks and for the right to habeas corpus, endearing himself to liberty-minded folk. Then, he turns around and states that, “any attack on Israel will be treated as an attack on the United States.” The man is constantly junking up the bon-bon manufacturing line, and undoing the good will that he builds up almost immediately every single time. He’s becoming a sitcom character with presidential aspirations.

Rand’s latest gaffe and treason against non-interventionism is signing off on the new Iran Sanctions, which as we all know, will only hurt the populace of Iran and turn them against us even further – a precursor to war.

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Why bother to move twin beds together to look like one bed?

Israel and the U.S. have been in bed together so long, they should get married. Either make Israel the 51st state, or move the U.S. capital to Jerusalem already.

Attacks for being an anti-Semite for blessing a binding union of the U.S. and Israel begin in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

Are YOU your father

McWilly?

I can't believe he snorted the whole Graham

Rand doesn't have to be his father, but can he at least NOT be Lindsey Graham?

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It's not as if he's a registered Libertarian.

He's a registered Republican injecting Libertarian ideas into the Republican Party. Just like his dad.

But the Pouts are the Pudding

Rand has explained every case pretty well in ways that show more savvy than consistency.

A genuine concern many people had about a Ron Paul Presidency is that he has a proven ability to be right, but a proven inability to get anything done. That's excellent for a philosopher, but poor for a politician.

Rand is now showing that, from our current point, he has views consistently in the range of the right direction to be heading. He is also proving that he can garner boatloads of attention and affect change with it. He is creating a libertarian bully pulpit without even being the President yet.

That is why people feel he's a strong contender. Ron Paul was right. Rand Paul is mostly right. Ron Paul was a great teacher. Rand Paul is a great communicator. Ron Paul could not change the course of legislative action. Rand Paul is incredibly capable of affecting legislative action. Ron Paul was well noted as perfectly consistent and perfectly correct, but largely ignored as a loose cannon (when he was really the needle on a compass that the GOP swung around wildly). Rand Paul is credited with that excellent record at a time when it's most relevant, making him a party star until the party shifts away from him.

We need to make him President to keep the GOP from shifting back to the middle, away from him. If the GOP leaves Rand, he will become just like Ron.

What legislative action

What legislative action has Rand Paul affected? What liberty bill has he passed? I know he's proposed some things, but so did Ron Paul. So how us Rand more politically effective exactly? Because some neocons think he's alright?

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