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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I'm a unashamed neoconservative who supports the establishment wing of the party. I'm pleased that people are deluded enough to actually think that Rand will sweep up minorities and win himself the primary. This sort of mentality will make the fall that much harsher when he comes up short. I can only hope it will finally disabuse people of the notion that you can hold such heterodox views and have such a checkered past and still be a serious candidate.
    It's also more evidence of how much more polarised Americans are than ever. As well as desperate for change that they really can believe in.
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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    YAYYYYYY!!!!

    I can't wait to see how many bozos they try to pack into the clown car known as the Republican Presidential Primaries.
    i don't know, they will still have to fit all the clowns in it ....republican and democrat.

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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It's also more evidence of how much more polarised Americans are than ever. As well as desperate for change that they really can believe in.
    Change they can believe in? We've heard populist rabble rousing like that before.

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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Change they can believe in? We've heard populist rabble rousing like that before.
    Haha, I know, that's why the caveat bolded "really"!!!!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    For being 'old and dead' we continue to dominate the party, consistently nominate our candidates to the top of the ticket, and routinely crush incipient intraparty electoral rebellions. Railing against the establishment and claiming that it's 'dead' is the classic refrain of those on the fringes of politics desperate to believe that final victory is actually in sight.
    Rubio, Paul, and Cruz are all republicans that the neocons fought tooth and nail to not get elected. they are all possible presidential candidates. I have seen how this movie ends, and it does not end well for you.

    but hey, you can always go back to the democratic wing from where you came.

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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    Rubio...are all republicans that the neocons fought tooth and nail to not get elected. they are all possible presidential candidates.
    Senator Rubio is affiliated with the neoconservative school.

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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I agree J5. Moreover we know in some Elections.....libertarians and or Tea partiers were the cause of a loss. That shouldn't have taken place. Or one that prevented the Republicans from gaining control of a Senate.
    I disagree. **** the Republicans. They need to lose in order to wake up. And so do democrats.

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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Senator Rubio is affiliated with the neoconservative school.

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    straw man.

    the neocons spent time, treasure, and talent to keep him out of office.

    I mention Rubio as an example of the waning influence of the neocon wing, not as a non-neocon

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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Just about every GOP candidate is for increasing defense spending even Rand Paul.

    Potential Republican presidential candidates in 2016 have all endorsed a more robust defense budget in recent days in a hawkish turn for the party, but differences still linger on how to address some world crises.

    Prospective candidates Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Gov. Bobby Jindal (R., La.) spoke at a Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) forum on Wednesday, while Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) discussed national security issues at a Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s meeting on Tuesday. All three backed increases in defense spending amid steep budget cuts, effectively endorsing the GOP’s role as the party of national defense. Some members had flirted with targeting the Pentagon to trim budget deficits after election victories in 2010.

    Cruz said the defense cuts known as sequestration are “having a serious, deleterious effect on our ability to defend our nation,” though he noted that the Pentagon’s budget is “not immune from congressional pork.” Even Paul, who had previously expressed a desire to reduce defense spending and has generally advocated for a more noninterventionist foreign policy, said he would support a larger defense budget if cuts could be found elsewhere.
    2016 GOP Hopefuls Call For Boost in Defense Spending | Washington Free Beacon

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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    GOPs will continue to remind us of 'Teflon Don' Rand Paul and his past statements.
    The battle isn't between DEMs and GOPs, it's between AANs and TEAs--as we see on the airwaves right now.
    Which of course is why the House is impotent, incompetent, and immobile.

    As for your party, I could vote for Kasich, Paul and Bush against HRC with these odds--50/50 Kasich--33/67 Paul--25/75 Bush.

    Do you support bombing Iran for which Cotton has openly called?

    And what do you think of the Green Papers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I'm a unashamed neoconservative who supports the establishment wing of the party. I'm pleased that people are deluded enough to actually think that Rand will sweep up minorities and win himself the primary. This sort of mentality will make the fall that much harsher when he comes up short. I can only hope it will finally disabuse people of the notion that you can hold such heterodox views and have such a checkered past and still be a serious candidate.
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