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Is Rand Paul Giving The GOP A Good Name?

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I've noticed a disturbing trend in the past year or so with Rand Paul. He's been on the news and in the press so often lately that people all around the country are starting to learn about him: his policies, his positions, and his distressingly clean and uncorrupted past.

These aspects of the man might have gone overlooked, and never have become the black eye on the party that they have, were he to keep them quiet. But instead, directly against the best wishes of the Republican Party, he is willingly open about his discretions, to the point of parading them in front of the nation, even filibustering in public.

Indeed, some have called him the new face of the Party! Him and all his candor. A new face, with neither guilt nor shame, on a party which has worked for generations to establish itself as the friend of the corporation, ally to special interests, patrons of the lobbies.

The common man always knew where there welcome was, and instinctively flocked to our sister party, the Democrats, with all their handout goodies. Classic good-cop bad-cop - kept most of the elections nice and even. But now the Republicans, the party of greed, the party of closet 'deals', the party of war, gets to put on the clean and shiny new face of Rand Paul?

The deception is more stomach-turning than looking at the previous face of the Republican Party, John Boehner. Please stand with me in resisting this grave injustice.

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What I see...

...is Rand not only shaping the Republican party, but the Democrat party as well. He is bringing all people together, black, white, left, right. "Liberty is popular." It remains to be seen how many republicans try to play libertarian to get elected then stab us in the back.

The G.O.P. Does Not Need Rand Or Anybody To Give It A Bad Name

The G.O.P. Does Not Need Rand Or Anybody To Give It A Bad Name.

After George W. Bush and The Neo-Cons The Republican Part is TOAST.

Ron Paul and his supporters were THE LAST HOPE of The Republican Party.

That's it. PERIOD. Done.

They wish to capitalize on Ron Paul Supporters by having Rand Paul, but - speaking for my friends and myself - WE ARE NOT STUPID.

We Are Not Beggars And We Do Not Accept Crumbs or The Promise Of Crumbs.

Did not want Ron Paul and his supporters?

Fine. Do without us. Because THEY Will Have To Do Without Us.

Will Rand Paul TOGETHER with all other "Tea Party" candidates draw 10% of what Ron Paul did? MAYBE. AT BEST.

This is THE REALITY of The Republican Party WITHOUT RON PAUL + Ron Paul Supporters:




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How can you give the GOP a bad name..

That implies some change of state were possible.
No, quite the contrary, Rand Paul and his coalition of support are giving the GOP a better image. Playing politics and winning hearts and minds, adding a fresh new face and a new direction to an old dying political relic.
Just what the GOP wants, and needs, and at every turn the MSM is lapping it up, giving air-time and coverage to the new breed of Republicans.

Don't be fooled by the political theatre, the status quo aren't fighting back despite the rhetoric, they embrace every minute of it. They need the youth vote, the conservatives, the libertarians and most of all, the new image.
On top of that they have the libertarian grassroots effectively sitting around waiting for their champion to be the front runner in 2016.
Will this happen, will they let this happen..not in your life-time.

"Hell is empty, and all the devils are here" (Shakespeare)
RP 2012~ Intellectual Revolution.

NOT Playing Games Nor Political Theatre.

NOT Playing Games Nor Political Theatre.

That is for people who think LIFE is a circus. That is for Politicians who see supporters as DUMB and GULLIBLE. If you "play" their "game" they will continue to treat people as DUMB and GULLLIBLE.

Can't Blame Them To Be Honest.

I could not take advantage of stupid beople because I am not a scumbag, but I can see how a NOBODY OPPORTUNIST (most "politicians") would take advantage of people.

They CAN'T do that with me because I DO NOT SUPPORT POLITICIANS.

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No question that

there is going to be a fight for the heart and soul of the GOP in 2014 and 2016. The establishment has the money and connections. The Liberty wing of the party has the energy and the determination. I think we are winning...right now.



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The GOP already has a bad

The GOP already has a bad name and is sinking deeper by the day. Good riddance! RIP GOP, you shot yourself in the foot. How much did the Demorats pay you to sink the ship?

There is no Left or Right -- there is only freedom or tyranny. Everything else is an illusion, an obfuscation to keep you confused and silent as the world burns around you." - Philip Brennan

"Invest only in things that you can stand in front of and pr

A mix of cynicism and satire...

glad you caught it. I didn't.

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Hahaha nope, he fits right in

Hahaha nope, he fits right in with the liars and murderers. Probably can't wait to compete to get his finger on the trigger.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

Trigger snigger...


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I just got done watching For

I just got done watching For Liberty: How the Ron Paul Revolution Watered the Withering Tree of Liberty. Truly an inspiring documentary of us...the revolution!

Unfortunately, I was not around when it began. I was clueless about the world around me. It wasn't until just before the 2008 elections when someone told me to google Ron Paul when I began to see.

But I am here now. And I did exactly what Ron Paul has told us to do. I got involved and I became a delegate for the state of Minnesota. But it won't stop here. I will fight on until I die and my son will carry the torch of Liberty with him also.

Liberty is popular and though I may not see our victory in my lifetime...the day will come. We're making history.

Rand Paul is doing fine.

The main stream likes him. That would be in our favor.

He's their friendly face.

He's giving them a good name, dang it!!!

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lets restore the Republican Party to its former shame glory. Newt Ginrich, next speaker of the house! Oh yeah, we need to "Futurama" Nixon's head, and he can be the next president :)

I AM is all that is. Everything else is malleable.

Jack Johnson or John Jackson - it's your choice...


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The LiberTea Party of No Taxation Without Representation.

Name recognition is very important in elections. The new GOP is the party of no gun grab. The party of no carbon dioxide tax. The party of no illegal drone attacks. The party of no WW3. Thanks to people like Senator Rand Paul.

Right. That's what I said.


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Then the Rand bashers came

and that's what you said, too, no?

It's hard to say, friend.

Rand is walking a thin line - not just from being a libertarian-leaning Repub, but also add the fact that HIS DAD WAS A CONGRESSMAN?

Tell me that wouldn't add just a little more stress to your day...

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Not in CA

The progressives laoth Rand. Rand is a four letter word for what's wrong with America. To say "Rand" out loud is asking to be snubbed, ranted at, flipped off, and spit on, and the estanlishment GOP see him as a punk to a charimatic loser, whose name shall not be said among them.. so Rand isn't mentioned much out here. Definately raises eyebrows to say, "Rand".

Personally, he's my favorite.

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That is not such a good thing

must be you're referring to the fanatics.

Each political party has them.

Rand's message (same as Ron's) bridges the beliefs of all the parties.

it's like

living in liberal fanaticland, and they take it very seriously. To say, "I'm a Republican" is like saying, "Kill me and do the world a favor".

Please read it again as 'dark commentary.'

Then change vote accordingly. I always upvote your stuff. :)

p.s. I changed the title, from 'good' to 'bad', since you posted your comment.

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you changed the title after you read my post.. thank you for the upvotes, I appreciate the positive energy (((((((((((cc))))))))