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Lawrence O'Donnell praises Rand Paul, left freaks!

On Wednesday night, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, lavished praise on Senator Rand Paul for making the “politically bravest” statement of the day. The subject was his strong opposition to mandatory minimum sentencing and related statements on the 'War on Drugs.'

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Apparently the Left wasn't the only ones who freaked...

...the Right will use this against Rand in a BIG way if Rand ever runs for president. in fact they've already started.

Rand most likely sealed his own fate with these statements, but if the republicans were at all moral, they would have to agree with him.

Because FREEDOM brings us together.

And that's because when you advocate things which make SENSE (like changing our ridiculous drug laws), then EVERYONE can agree.

Unless of course you are a freedom-hating hard right or hard left idiot.

And there are plenty of those in this country.

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Might be trying to build the bridge to bring more people to the party, I understand that. However, that was the worst thing he could've said. They probably will use that against him in the primaries, I hope Rand doesn't reach so far to the other side that he falls in.

Haha, Lawrence is not

Haha, Lawrence is not praising Rand Paul here. His whole point was making an argument for Republican challengers to use against Paul. Lawrence knows Paul is the Republican front-runner, he acknowledges this by wearily reassuring "Paul won't get the nomination, he just can't!!!". He just wanted to make sure this got out there so Paul's opponents won't forget about it.

Ugh.... I can't stomach

Ugh.... I can't stomach listening to this jacktards justifications and reasoning... The left/right paradigm at it's finest. The idiots that have no idea what libertarianism even is make some of the most moronic statements...

I have a VERY hard time believing Ted Cruz wrote a 30 second attack ad in his head because of what Rand said. Ahhhhhh I just wish I could see somone cold cock O'Donnell.

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They are terrified of Rand

They are terrified of Rand and are trying to sabotage his chances in the primaries.

If I wanted a lecture...

I'd talk to my dad.

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

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not married? :)

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

This is obviously veiled praise


Brave Coward?

O'donnell is just ridiculous, so rand pual is a brave man whos also a political coward. I think he is incapable of not insulting people even if they've done something good hes still gotta try and tear them down.

O'donnell you are a ludicrous Coward.


My guess is that O'Donnell's remaining viewer

My guess is that O'Donnell's remaining viewer, his mother, is about to bail on him.

It's a failed hit piece

I don't think this works as a hit piece - I think it's a failed hit piece. I'd say, coming from O'Donnell, this is about as close to praise as he could come. Didn't he predict the end of the world when Sen. Paul was first elected to the senate?

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I thought the same thing.

I thought the same thing. Liberals are starting to see the truth and it's not what O'Donnell thinks is the 'truth'.

Larry is the biggest partisan hack scumbag I've ever seen and that's saying something.

Praise? Was THAT praise?

No, that was a series of vicious backhanded insults. (Paraphrase) "Sen. Rand Paul took a heroic stand today...despite being a racist, a liar, a political coward, and a lunatic....good for him...O, and he will never win the GOP nomination or the Presidency."

F-you Lawrence! You and the people attacking Rand from the right are shilling for the same establishment.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

There would be no "Paulisms"

There would be no finding of the inner "Paul" in the Senate today if it weren't for people not listening to a heap of similar negative pronouncements, predictions and observations back during Ron Paul's campaigns. It's due to that public support and hope in the face of negative views that any of this exists, no matter how factual those views are made out to be. If we lose hope, "we" lose hope, as in the end of the country.


I wonder how long it'll be though until O'Donnell calls Rand Paul a racist again?

Public Opinion Polls

Rand just got coverage that should gain him several points in polls among minorities, felons, and liberals, and libertarians. People who have disenfranchised family members will simply remember that they like him.

That should help his "electability" factor in a GOP primary, even if it hurts his chances with some in the GOP.

If it helps him enough (and it should help him get more media), the GOP powers that be who want to "win," regardless of the quality of the candidate, will support him anyway. There's a reason why politics is reported like football intsead of life and death as it should be: that's how many statists play it.

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Pushing Liberals

Rand is pushing statist liberals into a position of having to choose between their liberalism and their statism, by pointing out that their statist hero, Obama, if caught, would not have been a candidate--along with pointing out the irony of his administration hounding victims of the Drug War.

As for "seeing him in the White House" - that's an idea that has different meanings to some than others. Certainly it has great symbolic significance, just in the sense that it was possible, and at the same time, is a chance to see that bi-racial candidates are no more infallible than any other candidate.

I was relieved that Obama beat Romney and the GOP (give statists enough rope), because it gave me some hope that the libertarians (in the GOP) would continue to gain power. If Romney had won, it would give the GOP status quo another 8 years of the same-old, same-old. Frankly, Obama's reelection gives me hope that we libertarians can make a difference in four years, or sooner.

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Great point on...

...preferring Obama beating Romney.

Faint Praise

Another example of faint praise from propoganist main stream media network. There is only a slight trace of sincerity in Larence O'Donnell's praise of Paulism.

This editorial is simply another systematic propagation of a doctrine that the Paul's are unelectable.

I think I would trade

30 days in jail for the opportunity to bitch slap the smirk off McCains face while Ron was talking.

I didn't take his statement on Obama

as something to be used against him. It was clear, in context that his statement was "it would be a tradgedy, if an african american who worked so hard through college, ivy league schools, to be denied the right to be president due to unfair and prejudicial targeting of drug use based on skin color."

out of context, as it will be used, is damaging, but in context, it's a proper and true statement.

I agree with those who say

I agree with those who say this is a veiled hit piece. He's saying sure, what Rand is saying is impressive, but then slips the "he has no chance of winning" thing in there a few times. Basically saying don't be too taken by what Rand says, he has no chance so move along.


He'll take any chance he can to put forward his left wing agenda, he got to say what he wanted about drug laws and take a shot at a republican. He could be the most devious reporter on television. He's very smart and deft. Even his most ardent listeners don't know they're being strung along on a swami joyride to totalitarian Armageddon.

i guess even Lawrence sees the writing on the wall



1. I think the best thing for Rand and the Liberty Movement is just like with Gold. You buy it and you go long. That may mean even longer than 2016. I think its a winning strategy, and I wouldn't sell out for 2016.

2. Lawrence is just trying to build up some truth capital so he can go back to spending it on falsehoods for whatever audience he things he has.

3. I imagine Lawrence is nicer in person. The We are Change People ambushed him, and I saw that video. He puts on a show on TV. He's a dirty unprincipled capitalist, nothing more. Hear's to hoping that market dries up and he finds a new job in hollywood script writing.


Lawrence O'Donnell is a joke.

Lawrence O'Donnell is a joke. He thanks you for posting his hit piece so more than the usual 27 people will watch him.

Who watches MSNBC anyways?

Only a bunch of fools would watch MSNBC.


is a hit piece in disguise. In essence - "With what this guy is saying there is no way republicans are every going to vote for him."

yup, that's why the pressitute ACTOR/former Senate Errand Boy

Larry Uh-Doh!no began, and ended his "Rewrite" segment by repeating the edited portion of Rand testimony in which he stated:

"What a tragedy it would have been if America wouldn't have gotten to see Barack Obama as a leader."

Even though, it was plainly obvious to ANYONE who speaks English, that Rand said that before an audience of Demtards to 'guilt-nudge' them into reconsidering their stance on mandatory-'minimum' maximum sentencing by stating that sarcastically.

Obviously, clearly, Larry O'Dunno knew that Rand meant that sarcastically. That's why he too used Rand's statement about oBUSMa, in his own sarcastic manner, to do the same...and worse: by freely telling Rand's would be RINO/neoCon challengers in 2016, what their attack Ad against Rand, SHOULD/must contain: http://www.dailypaul.com/299719#comment-3203550

It's petty, and the idiot TV-scribe monkey isn't as smart as he deludes he is: yup, it's a pretty childishly transparent hitpiece.

For those who may not be familiar, just a reminder: MSDNC lies, 85% of the time, according to the 'liberal' leaning Pew Research center.

Would you believe that Fake News actually lies, LESS than GE's MSDNC???


Predictions in due Time...

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Main Stream Democrats are not exactly for ending the drug war

O'Donnell makes it sound like the Republicans are the only ones standing in the way of ending the War on Drugs.
Did you like how he still managed to say, Rand, like his dad, will never be President?

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