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    Has Rand Paul raised 2016 prospects with Ferguson response?

    Sen. Rand Paul said that police moves in Ferguson 'resemble war' and that anyone who thinks that race, even inadvertently, doesn't 'skew the application of criminal justice in this country is just not paying close enough attention'.

    Read the article here: Has Rand Paul raised 2016 prospects with fiery Ferguson response? - CSMonitor.com




    Well I'd like to hear others opinions, But Sen. Rand Paul has certainly got my attention with his spot-on comments.

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    Re: Has Rand Paul raised 2016 prospects with Ferguson response?

    As long as he sticks mostly to the Libertarianesque side of the Republican party (however small), he will get my vote, and I've never voted for a Republican.

    I think the government has committed a lot of overreach in the past few decades and it's time for an adjustment. The more Paul sells himself as anti-statist and pro-liberty, the better off I think he, and we will be.
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    Re: Has Rand Paul raised 2016 prospects with Ferguson response?

    Aye, therein lies the rub. In order to actually get elected in this country he has to become more statist and more republican. This is precisely why our political system is so ****ed as a dual party system. We're trying to fit 300 million different types of people into 2 singular platforms.

    Nevertheless, if he doesn't just go full-retard I might still vote for him. If not, I'll vote libertarian again and be sadly disappointed once more.
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    Re: Has Rand Paul raised 2016 prospects with Ferguson response?

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    Aye, therein lies the rub. In order to actually get elected in this country he has to become more statist and more republican. This is precisely why our political system is so ****ed as a dual party system. We're trying to fit 300 million different types of people into 2 singular platforms.

    Nevertheless, if he doesn't just go full-retard I might still vote for him. If not, I'll vote libertarian again and be sadly disappointed once more.
    I'd say claiming that Libertarians "want to run around naked smoking weed" and warning that civilization will collapse if people don't become more pro-life is going full-retard. But that's just me

    I'll probably be voting Libertarian or Green depending on who they put up. Rand Paul is a shill, he's been a shill, and I don't vote for shills. I vote for statesmen. Real, honest, consistent people. Just a personal preference.

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    Re: Has Rand Paul raised 2016 prospects with Ferguson response?

    Rand Paul continues to flip--flop on nearly every issue, especially with his denials on civil rights and voting rights.
    He usually stays pretty close to his Amash coalition of no drones, no war, no spying--appealing to loose OWS/Bernie Sanders supporters .
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    Re: Has Rand Paul raised 2016 prospects with Ferguson response?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I'd say claiming that Libertarians "want to run around naked smoking weed" and warning that civilization will collapse if people don't become more pro-life is going full-retard. But that's just me

    I'll probably be voting Libertarian or Green depending on who they put up. Rand Paul is a shill, he's been a shill, and I don't vote for shills. I vote for statesmen. Real, honest, consistent people. Just a personal preference.
    I loved his father, but he didn't have the sleezeball political appeal that gets presidents elected. I feel like Rand is Ron Paul light, with that missing dash of sleezeball political appeal. I truly hope he's just playing ball with the republican party so he can get a nomination and I have to believe that anyone raised by Ron Paul has to be light years better than the ****s we've been electing lately.

    Politicians almost always do the exact opposite of what they run on. Why can't it work here for our advantage for once?
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    Re: Has Rand Paul raised 2016 prospects with Ferguson response?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Sen. Rand Paul said that police moves in Ferguson 'resemble war' and that anyone who thinks that race, even inadvertently, doesn't 'skew the application of criminal justice in this country is just not paying close enough attention'.

    Read the article here: Has Rand Paul raised 2016 prospects with fiery Ferguson response? - CSMonitor.com




    Well I'd like to hear others opinions, But Sen. Rand Paul has certainly got my attention with his spot-on comments.
    Paul was/is a marginal candidate for the Republican nomination. His stance vis-a-vis police as stated here will do absolutely nothing to endear him to Republican primary voters. Therefore, in my view, his chances of securing the Republican nomination are now less than marginal. But he will get a lot of the liberal media's attention.
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    Re: Has Rand Paul raised 2016 prospects with Ferguson response?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I loved his father, but he didn't have the sleezeball political appeal that gets presidents elected. I feel like Rand is Ron Paul light, with that missing dash of sleezeball political appeal. I truly hope he's just playing ball with the republican party so he can get a nomination and I have to believe that anyone raised by Ron Paul has to be light years better than the ****s we've been electing lately.

    Politicians almost always do the exact opposite of what they run on. Why can't it work here for our advantage for once?
    With the support Paul is giving McConnell in his reelection, he is building some favors.
    I see Paul as the first true 3rd party candidate in 2020 since Perot, especially if he can get a sugar daddy.
    This time however, he needs a complete up and down the ticket approach in all 50 states, not just one guy .
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    Re: Has Rand Paul raised 2016 prospects with Ferguson response?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I loved his father, but he didn't have the sleezeball political appeal that gets presidents elected. I feel like Rand is Ron Paul light, with that missing dash of sleezeball political appeal. I truly hope he's just playing ball with the republican party so he can get a nomination and I have to believe that anyone raised by Ron Paul has to be light years better than the ****s we've been electing lately.

    Politicians almost always do the exact opposite of what they run on. Why can't it work here for our advantage for once?
    I suppose. Even so, that would mean he is lying to an entire voting population just to get himself elected. Which, in my book, makes him no better than any of the other politicians. I want to like Rand Paul. I really do. But he is either the Tea Party nutjob he portrays himself to be, or he is lying to get himself elected. He has gotten himself into quite the situation there. Not looking too good for him either way.

    What I will say: You don't change things through the existing paradigm, the paradigm has to be overthrown and stomped to bits. Ron Paul did that, and did that well. He ignited an entire political revolution. He didn't get elected, sure, but I don't think anyone can deny that his influence on the political field in 2008 and 2012 was phenomenal. That's because he didn't play by the rules. He told the truth, spoke his mind, and stayed consistent. Even his harshest critics acknowledged and respected that. Rand? Well he's content to use the system to get himself in the White House. That, in my book, makes him a sleazeball. A sleazeball that I am not voting for. I don't care if he's a Libertarian at heart or not. This country will not become more libertarian by perpetuating the same tactics that got it into this mess to begin with. Namely, crony politics.
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