Damaging Staffer Admission: Rand Paul Is Just Playing A GameSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 12:03
Damaging Staffer Admission: Rand Paul Is Just Playing A Game
Matt K. Lewis - BLOG
11:28 AM 07/09/2013
The Free Beacon is out with a tough piece on a Rand Paul staffer who has a rather colorful past.
Frankly, this sort of thing is why I warned back in January that Paul would have a hard time winning a general election. But while most people will focus on Jack Hunter’s past “neo-Confederate sympathies,” arguably the most damaging part of the story comes toward the end, where Hunter seems to confess that Rand Paul is in the process of conning the pro-Israel lobby, neoconservatives, and other mainstream conservatives. Here’s an excerpt that might prove especially damaging:
“When libertarians and paleoconservatives balked at Paul’s remark last January that “any attack on Israel will be treated as an attack on the United States,” Hunter downplayed the comment as a ‘little rhetorical concession’ and said the senator was ‘play[ing] the game.’