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Sen. Rand Paul: Meet the Press (10/6/13)

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Very Bad Tactics.....

The whole government shutdown maneuver, (which in fact was orchestrated by the GOP), is just a very bad tactic that benefits absolutely nobody.

And for Rand to defend that process, doesn't make him look very good here. Regardless of how much you may hate Obamacare, the law did pass, so you cannot just sneak into an appropriations bill zero funding ... and then say "but we're open to negotiation". People can see right through that one.

And there was no "GOP negotiation", aside from the blackmail of zero money, or to "delay the whole program" (which is not a negotiation process at all). Rand is trying to put lipstick on a pig here. There was no honest policy debate.

What they should have done instead is just debate the merits of the bill out in the open -- and actually propose and vote on a restructuring of the plan. But these silly tactics in which nobody wins and nothing is gained -- ultimately changes nothing, and just makes everyone in government look foolish and incompetent (I realize they do anyways). But this is just very bad strategy, and Rand looks bad pretending otherwise.

By defending this tricked-out, irresponsible approach to handling policy, Rand Paul appears too well-connected to the same old discredited Gingrich-esque, Mitch McConnell GOP Party Politics playbook here. This is not the way to either change health care, or look like a competent lawmaker. The majority of the public is very mad at this.

A debate about health care is valid, but there was no alternative program or alternative proposal coming here from the GOP, or from Rand himself. Don't pretend that there was Rand (everyone knows that wasn't true).

Offer up a real policy bill, and stop with the mickey mouse tactics ..that just simply do not accomplish anything.

She is being portrayed

as a legitimate journalist??? I say she, because I don't want to post her name so that a search could possibly add legitimacy to her being anything other than an entertainer.
It just kills me that these types of interviewers are afforded the luxury of reading from a teleprompter containing questions and statements designed to put the interviewee on the spot. Thankfully Rand is knowledgeable about the subjects, quick on his feet and able to turn the tables on a bad interview. You can almost always tell when an interviewer is not familiar with the subjects when someone such as Rand answers a question, makes the interviewer sound foolish and asks the interrogator a question they can't answer. If it isn't on the teleprompter, they have little or no response.
Good job Rand Paul.

I realize that

I should expect it but its just baffling how much these reporters are basically here to represent the current presidential administration and his agenda.

Aren't they supposed to just report the news?

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

They are not Reporters/Journalists

They are Sales & Marketing for the 2 flavors of Central Planners in the US.

You Knew They Were Going To Be Jerks

So why didn't you placate them?

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

I remember when she was a judicial analyst

on Court T.V...

That little witch is a real

That little witch is a real c**t.

I down voted your comment

I down voted your comment because it brings nothing to the conversation.

It is better to look dumb and not be, than to look smart and not be.

I upvoted it for "truth"


Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?



"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."


There is no duration defined in the Oath

That was not an interview it was an inquisition.

Wonder what party she`s affiliated with?

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell



interrogations by the CIA

are less hostile. next time Rand goes on the show his background should be a dark cellar with a single light bulb hanging over his head.

Rand owned her

Every time she asked a "I gotcha this time" question, she smirked and then Rand just made her question a case against the Democrats and Obamacare.

Did Rand just get laid? lol

His hair is frazzled, tie all crooked. lol

Otherwise he crushed the little socialist woman on the debt.

Well, he *does* have a great looking wife.....

so .....

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

He always looks a bit disheveled

I do not know if it is deliberate look or not, but Sen Paul usually looks a little like he did not make adjustments in front of a mirror.

good showing

and handling of the questions by the senator from kentucky.

Rand was great...

kept hammering on the how the shut down was Obama and Dems fault. Ted Cruz did the same with Candy Crowley:


This is how the GOP should be responding; kudos to both of these guys.

Gee, where have McCain and Graham been lately? I thought they had the lock on the Sunday shows.

I wanted to see that Youtube.

I wanted to see that Youtube. Thanks.


It appeared as though Rand Paul was pretty nervous for the first half of this interview. He gained momentum towards the end when he kinda did away with the scripted talkin points he'd prepared an just told it like it was. If you noticed the lady went from smug laughter evil grins to kinda back on her heels less then pleased. If he really wants to win this shit he needs to be genuine an stay away from any scripted talkin points. She didn't like it when he pointed out the revenue stream to interest payments basically pointing out how Obama himself is playing games over this as well. Kinda hard for rand to deny a kinda political theater games caught on a hot mic but whatever he isn't the only one playin these kind of games. You see Kings interview trying to throw Cruz under the bus. These old school GOPers are gonna come after Tea Party / Libertarian / constitutional conservatives at every chance in an effort to destroy their momentum an maintain control of the Republican party.

Man...she was nasty....

she needs a good stiff kick in the twat.

Listening to the Sunday shows

Listening to the Sunday shows on TV, it can not be so obvious how the media is in clusion with the Democratic Party and President. They all bring up to the Republicans including Rand Paul and Boehner, saying "When are you going to have the full house vote on the Clean CR, and Obamacare is the Law"

We have to wonder why the republican approval rate is low, since every media outlet is coluding with the Dem Party and this is all people are hearing. I have not heard any of the true facts, that the House passed 4 bills all funding the Government, excluding Obamacare or some variation. I do not hear about the House passing the bill to pay our military including civilian employees of the military, which The Senate Passed and The Presidnet signed, rather, all we hear is they misinterpreted the bill, in which I read and is simple language that anyone with a 4th grade eduction can understand. This whole shutdown is for one reason only, which is to get rid of the tea party candidates, I will guarentee that in the end the house will give in, and blame it all on Tea Party Members.

The debt ceiling is the law.

The debt ceiling is the law. Obamacare in it's present form is NOT the law as passed. King Obama has made unconstitutional changes.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

another bump


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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Rand Paul

is kicking major butt here. He deflected those attacks with some of the Jedi skills we've seen from his father.

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I thought Rand did well here;

I thought Rand did well here; anyone with an ounce of common sense should be able to see through her obvious bias stance.

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

What a f'ng b1tch

That b1tch was on total attack mode.....love to punch her in the face.

I don't support Rand Paul's

I don't support Rand Paul's candidacy for president should it come to that but I did think he handled that interview very well indeed.