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Rand Paul’s bipartisan strategy is working

by Andrew Prokop
July 11, 2014, 10:50 a.m. ET

On Tuesday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released a proposal for a wide-ranging criminal justice reform bill — authored with Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ). The response focused as much on the coauthors as it did on the bill, with commentators marveling at the bipartisan "bromance" between the two men.

Yet, for Paul, this is nothing new. While Congress is becoming more dysfunctional than ever, Paul has, again and again, crossed party lines to try and get things done. On a range of important issues — from surveillance reform, to highway funding, to combating sexual assault in the military, he's been eager to work with liberal Democrats.

Paul's efforts to cross party lines have earned him one prominent fan — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "I really like the guy. I just like him as a person," Reid said to a group of reporters, including Vox, on Wednesday. When Paul first joined the Senate, Reid thought he "was the new Jesse Helms. But he's just a super nice guy."

In recent weeks, Congress has been trying to reach a deal on how to pay for the Highway Trust Fund. Instead of posturing or finger-pointing, Paul worked with Reid to find a solution. He proposed paying for the measure by letting multinational corporations bring their overseas profits back home in exchange for a tax deduction — the proposal, referred to as repatriation, is estimated to raise $20 billion in revenue. The idea didn't work, but Reid was impressed that Paul engaged. "I have spent hours with him on repatriation," the majority leader says. "My caucus doesn't think repatriation is the way to fund the highway bill, but at least Rand Paul is trying to come up with something constructive."


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Too bad his highly offensive

Too bad his highly offensive "Stand with Israel" policy isn't working.

Oh get over it.

Oh get over it.


Yeah, finding more creative ways to feed Leviathan is just what I'm looking for.

Ron, we need you to run!

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

I'm a fan!

Love it so far. Hope he finds a way to blend it so well the idea of Republican or Democrat party sounds absurd. It's either Liberty or variates of it.

Here's a Fri. nite "here's hoping"


More of a fan of Ron Paul

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown


....I doubt we'll see another Ron Paul in our lifetime, or many others, but damn, I'm glad I was around when he woke us up!

Although I respect Ron Paul's

Although I respect Ron Paul's work over the decades, he still has some notable flaws. Those flaws have been discussed here and elsewhere so I won't go into them again. Neither Ron Paul nor Alex Jones played a role in my current understanding of the world. Many, MANY other patriots, living and dead, have contributed much to the current awakening of restoring constitutional liberty. Ron and Alex were simply in the right place at the right time. Stanley Monteith (currently quite ill from cancer) has been my mentor for decades. May God bless you abundantly, Stanley, as we need you in the fight for another decade.

Lastly, I'm sure that the USA has not just one, but several people who are easily the equal of Ron Paul. Feel free to propose a list if you must as some are known and others unknown currently.


am I!

You never know

Maybe the Judge will run and maybe even do better! One can dream!!!!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown