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Video: Crushing the Tea Party - Beck Sexton Interviews Sen. Rand Paul

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He will not be a playing field changer

Rand said some good things. He is pandering to Republicans i.e. everything is Obamas fault. Is a Republican automatically better than Obama? Would he support the nominee if it was Bush III? The past administration was plenty wicked.

So we have what we have. Rand has some common sympathies with us; he would move the ball down the field but he will not change the field of debate. Ron Paul and Ed Snowden are about changing the field. So it depends what an individual thinks is best.

9/11 changed everything. if one thinks that government story is the correct one , it makes sense to keep working with that system and work hard to get the lesser of two evils into office. If one thinks the government is lying, that we are morphing into something horrendous, one needs to work hard to change the field.


Rand is clueless on the

Rand is clueless on the Ukraine/Russia situation.

Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws - Mayer Amschel Rothschild

I REALLY do not get Rand

I REALLY do not get Rand sometimes. How can he align himself with someone who vows to destroy who he is? And how can he make RIDICULOUS statements like "We" shouldn't "allow" countries to go around willy nilly and invade other countries, when that is what the US does all the time..

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

I believe Rand will stick to

I believe Rand will stick to this statement and prevent the US from invading other countries willy nilly if he becomes president, which the US has been doing as you said. Note that he is not advocating military action against Russia, which is the key.

maybe theres a nefarious plot a foot....

maybe hes doing what he would have to do to get the presidency, shi*ty but maybe a necessary "evil" coarse of action to woo all the leadership of the party who would surly pull no stops on destroying him if they think hes not on board. I sincerely hope this is the case, id like to think hes fighting fire with fire, if he has to do one thing its get the approval of the very same people we are trying to remove. on a side note id like to see his list of appointees and such, i think this will tell a huge story.

In other words, he is saying

In other words, he is saying whatever to get elected? Something called pandering? Like when he gave in on the Civil Rights Act position.

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

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Talking in circles

That is what you have to do when you can't talk straight.

Probably so, which is why I

Probably so, which is why I have had issues with Rand and loved Ron. Even if I agree on most of Rand's policies, I still have a big issue with how he delivers them. Rarely a straight answer.

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Rand should campaign to win

And then bow out at the republican convention and go rogue and just opt out to stay as the leader of the liberty movement. He will accomplish more outside the power of the presidency and keep the brush fires burning in the grass roots of the liberty movement as a sitting senator. I wouldn't put that past him to pass up the presidency. If he were president I believe he would have to roll over (which i don't think he will do) or he will get assassinated because it is a dangerous game to think you can go up against the bureaucracy and win....Best he be a teacher like his dad but as he gains legitimacy within the party he can then have even more clout than Ron.

i don't see it

he's never come off as much of a teacher, more a natural pro politician. leader of the liberty movement? i think ron paul still holds that title. rand however might become the leader of the GOP and the regular republicans who are sick of the losers the party has chosen for them.


When I listened to his interview w/ Laura Ingraham 4 days ago.. I had the exact same impression when she threw out some of the 'tougher' issues... like immigration... no straight talk.