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probably by a Democrat or anti-Tea Party independent, stating, "Rand is for big government, except when he isn't." That pretty much sums up the perception of being principled Rand makes by threatening a filibuster if we don't spend lots of money on a border fence, etc. Many independents view Republicans as hypocrites - that they spend just as much money as Democrats, but they spend it differently, i.e., instead of on social programs they spend it on military.
This is exactly the type of stand that makes Rand look like a typical Republican to independents who don't spend a lot of their time on political forums (i.e., which is a significant percentage of the population.) I have thought that a lot of Rand's stands that I don't agree with are things that might possibly play really well in Kentucky, but not in other parts of the country.