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Rand Paul Warns Democrats What Will Happen if They Nominate War Hawk Hillary Clinton

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This guy never ceases to amaze. He handles the press the way a wise father handles his child. Amazing PR...

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Hammers are good. Sledgehammers are even better.

Notice that other republicans have not previously used the words "war hawk" to describe Hillary or anyone else for that matter. Reason: They know that they are also all war hawks. They are all in reality war hawks parading around as inept buffoons and infighting bureaucrats.

Which republicans besides Jones and Lee will support Rand's calling-out Hillary as a war hawk? Let's wait and see, but don't hold your breath.

Who is that...

Who is that awful liar at 5:55?? Defending foreign aid is a terrible, terrible agenda.

Michael Gerson, WaPo

Email him and speak your mind:

"It is wonderful what he's doing but he's a Senator, and a possible presidential candidate, and his policy views matter

He's called for the gradual elimination of all foreign aid. I've seen it's effect in [subs]-er-in Africa, and other places. This would cause misery for millions of people on [mainstreet?].

It would betray hundreds of thousands of children receiving malaria treatment. There are things you can't ignore on a presidential candidate. This is a perfect case of how a person can have good intentions, but an ideology can cause terrible misery. He will need to explain that, his policy views."


Oboma what do you do in your spare time?

Play golf.

Rand paul what do you do in your spare time.

help the blind see.

He needs to continue to hammer Hillary on her hawkishness

Hillary is a neo-con, no different than John McCain, EXACT same positions

Hillary supports the police state. NSA, police militarization.

Hillary supports the status quo on the war on drugs, which has done nothing but make things worse in the last 30 years.

Hillary doesn't believe in a balanced budget.

Hillary doesn't care about deficit spending.

Hillary evidently can't even balance HER OWN budget.

Endless things to attack Hillary on, things that will pull swing voters and dems away to the Conservative column.

NOT until she wins the

NOT until she wins the democratic nomination! What good does it do to defeat her before that? It allows the democrats to get another unknown like Obama whose skeletons are not known! I say shut up not and let the dems commit to Hillary!

agreed. Many democrats are

agreed. Many democrats are against war so this is a great point.

In theory, yes (dems talk

In theory, yes (dems talk a big game), but dems are always willing to throw principles and integrity out the window to support affirmative action and provide a handout to undeserving politicians. Dem voters are whores that will sell out and not blink an eye.

"Villains wear many masks, but none as dangerous as the mask of virtue." - Washington Irvin

Rand Paul: Prove that you are not war hawk light.

Embrace non-intervention, reject foreign aid, and run an honest campaign. If you support foreign aid and imperialism; by all means, make it known.

Just run on the platform that you intend to govern by. The American people will reward you for being honest, even if you don't totally align with the majority opinion.

You seem to be spot on regarding civil rights and domestic issues. That counts for something.

Seems to me that the American people like liars.

The proof is in the pudding: the American people elected Clinton, the Bushes, and Obama, liars all. Ron Paul was not rewarded for his honesty.

That would be a good way to lose

This is politics. One must appeal to the neocon wing of the party to have any chance of winning the nomination.

If neocons listened to common sense, they would no longer be neocons.

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Where is the full interview? I thought I saw it a couple days ago on the top posts but now I can't find it.

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If I have understood it right the full interview

will come as a piece of tomorrow's Meet the Press.

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Oh ok

Makes sense. Thank you.

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Rand translated: "wake the fuck up people - she wants to make wars."

Truth hurts

Domestic issue Dem voters, which are the majority, will be presented with a snow job - the Wife of Bill will strike all the right chords quoting all the things "we should do" to right injustices with gov't programs without actually fixing anything. And she will offer to keep soccer mom's "safe" from bogeymen - code for following the same tired neocon foreign policy.

It is smart for Rand to start tying foreign policy expenditures to our domestic balance sheet woes. Moderate Dems and Independents will pause to listen. So will moderate Republicans.

I believe Elizabeth Warren is going to challenge the Wife of Bill. Warren is going to hammer her on cronyism and her record as Secretary of State. Warren will be formidable.

IMO Rand could neutralize the Wife of Bill even further by chosing Lt Col Karen Kwiatkowski as his running mate. She would shred the neocon foreign policy. Together they could tie peace abroad to prosperity at home. The platform should be simple: "Peace, Prosperity & Opportunity".

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

Warren has stated in no

Warren has stated in no uncertain terms she will not run.

Still early

She travels and speaks a lot. There is a growing draft movement:

If you have time, listen to this conversation with Lt Col Kwiatkowski. It is a long discussion but gives good insight.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

Then it is ordained

The Democratic primary will be kabuki theater with no one challenging the Wife of Bill.

No wonder Rand is coming out strong now.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo


Correct. I've noticed over the past 3-4 presidential elections the electioneering cycle has grown and grown and grown to now be a full-time, 24/7/365 affair. As soon as one is elected, the planning and campaigning for the next election begins!

Calling Hillary a war hawk is

Calling Hillary a war hawk is a bold move, very necessary.

Look folks, this idea that Rand Paul is a front runner is absurd. Maybe one out of every 6 likely GOP voters are in his camp today a million years before the first vote is cast. Why, because this far out voters often like to taste something new, there's no obligation.

Rand will get out-campaigned and out-debated on many standard GOP issues (budget, taxes, health care, energy policy, gay marriage etc.) His job is to be tolerable on those and to offer something new to a party that is tired of losing. Humble foreign policy is brand new for a contender. Stop the NSA and drone strike authority is new. Collaboration with dems on things like reducing mandatory drug sentences, new.

Rand Paul will get slammed by two things over the next year. First, every opponent, possible opponent and their political operatives will work to drive up Rand's negatives. You think they're done? It has barely begun. Out to lunch on foreign policy (Cheney's words), inexperienced, naive, racist, impractical, flip flopper, this and more is what I would use if I were working for another dark horse like Jindal or Walker and estabs like Bush and Ryan.

The second thing Rand will get whacked by is knee-jerk emotional reactions to the news by Jane and John Doe. If a notion like these enters the mind of Jane Voter, he has no shot at winning anything: Rand Paul would let ISIS, Iran and others roam free, leaving us in grave danger. Rand Paul questioning the police or the CIA is anti-American.

Calling Democrat Hillary Clinton a war hawk is so bold and brilliant, it just might work down the road. Still a long shot, but exciting as hell.

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

So at what point does the

So at what point does the realization hit the average neocon that either they change their positions or accept the fact there will never be another republican president?

Move libertarian in order to have a viable candidate on a national level, or accept 8 years of Hillary. It's pretty simple, but neocons don't do logic.

Not sure I get this

"Rand will get out-campaigned and out-debated on many standard GOP issues (budget, taxes, health care, energy policy, gay marriage etc.) "

Rand should be strong on the economy, Republicans are complicit on a national debt that we can never pay. Not a single Republican president has ever proposed the elimination of a single department of government. Republicas have never done anything about sound money. If Rand can't point out that hypocracy, he can't win on anything,

He should hammer economic issues. Conservative voter know that BOTH parties have presided over our economic destruction. it is on foreign policy that he is at risk. Because I promise you, by 2016, the people will have been scared shitless over domestic terror and Isis.

True, if things are perceived

True, if things are perceived as bad, and they might be. But if unemployment's under 6, stocks are in tact, etc. if the economy during the campaign is perceived as fair to good as it rides a stimulus high, few will want to hear about sound money and a 'proposed' department elimination.

He'll be out-flanked by the governors (and Ryan) as a first term Senator who's never passed econ legislation. Perry won't shut up about the Texas economy and budget surpluses and job creation, Christie, Walker, Jindal will chime in similarly, shading numbers in their favor, and Rand will look theoretical on the economy.

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

Things will not be percieved as good.

The economy never recovered. The media cover-up of the true state of the economy is as blatant as any. There are 100,000,000 people on some form of welfare. Wages are 87% of what they were in 2008. The so-called unemployment rate is a product of millions dropping out of the system and a proliferation of low paying, part time jobs.

The Economy is ALWAYS the issue. While I commend Rand on his other positions, if he forgets the centrality of the economy, he is going to lose. Dwelling on foreign policy is a luxury that most people fighting to take care of their family just cannot afford. Best he remember that.

Don't need the stats, thanks

Don't need the stats, thanks anyway. I'm quite convinced the economy is not sound and that Rand Paul will need to offer something economic. Repeating, conditions may well offer him little standing to do so.

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

I just hope he doesnt marginalize himself

by harping on periphrial issues that most people don't give a damn about. Those numbers you don't want to hear represent alot of misery my man. You don't have to focus on the Gaza Strip to find misery. To focus on foreign policy hypotheticals and 1000 year old tribal pissing contests 10,000 miles away while mom and dad are fight at the dinner table over $$$ is an idiotic strategy... and heartless. I for one find the economic coverup and constant focus on foreign affairs to be insulting in light of the misery in the nation's middle class. I hope Rand understands that If his moment is to be now, it wont happen becuase he protected us from drones. Rather, it will happen because he put a stop to our impoverishment.