Rand's RhetoricSubmitted by EdSchill on Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:01
It seems obvious that Rand realizes elected officials, especially at the national level aren't elected based on what they actually do or how they vote. Rather American politicians are elected based on their rhetoric. He knows as many of us do that those still plugged into the two party system, those who vote with their hand out don't particularly appreciate the truth. In fact they hide from it and resent the truth teller for their honest depiction of reality. This is why so many establishment rino gop lifers violently opposed Ron Paul, because Ron Paul disturbed their unchanged comfy idealic vision of America. He challenged THEIR status quo and in doing so kicked up the uncomfortable truth by exposing many of these establishment hack voters to their fears and to the reality of what they truly are vs who they profess to be. Most establishment republican voters prefer the sanctuary of rhetoric vs the reality of voting record. Rand also realizes that most of us in the liberty movement are savvy enough to distinguish his rhetoric from the reality of his voting record.
Rand is clearly being a politician. For those paying close enough attention they realize that Rand is talking the talk but STILL walking HIS walk. The strategy is a brilliant one as long as we are smart enough to recognize his strategy. He will recite all the well crafted pretty and vague talking points needed to charm the sunshine patriots to team Rand without ever stirring their cognitive dissonance while distancing himself from the isolationist brand.
His plan isn't perfect and the other side it seems is already aware of his strategy. I think it is time we here in the liberty movement got on the same page.