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The Senator from Al Qaeda
Canada Free Press, by Daniel Greenfield

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 3/9/2013 3:05:07 PM

Here’s an easy way to tell when your position isn’t a conservative one. When you’re standing with Van Jones, your position isn’t a conservative one. When you’re standing with Code Pink, then your position is not a conservative one. No amount of noise or chest-beating is going to change that. The Republican Party has taken a severe beating in the last year. With so many hopes down the drain, some will take a victory where they can find it, even if it’s a younger version of Ron Paul. There are Conservative sites that are positively giddy

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The headline is rather harsh I would say. However, the article contains information on Rand Paul that he wants Gitmo closed and terrorists released back to their country. I was not aware of his stance on that. I post this to show a different perspective before we all go completely crazy for Rand Paul and support a run in 2016. I am going to do my own research on Rand before I make my own conclusions. It´s important to read a different point of view.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 3/9/2013 3:09:06 PM     (No. 9217010)

FTA: "Are we all Paultards now?"

No.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 3/9/2013 3:12:27 PM     (No. 9217014)

If he keeps up the way he´s been going, possibly. He did more for the good of this country in 13 hours than his own father and his detractors have done in their entire Congressional careers.

The moderate elites get really queasy when somebody rocks the the DC boat.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 3/9/2013 3:16:19 PM     (No. 9217017)

Well then, Mr. Greenfield, let´s just go with another McCain, or Dole, or Huckabee, or someone else who can´t win.

Just because the guy is getting some good press is no reason to assume he´s our next nominee and no reason to try to cut his legs out from under him, either, which is what this article strikes me as trying to do.

I swear this writer sounds like he´s on the RNC payroll. There´s a lot about Rand Paul that needs looking into but it sounds like you don´t want us to even look, Mr. Greenfield. Whatever he is, I suspect I wouldn´t have to worry about him stabbing me in the back like I would with a McCain, the worst presidential candidate in history.

Lighten up.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 3/9/2013 3:17:08 PM     (No. 9217020)

Rand was right about this and he walked his talk.

I admire anyone who does that ...

... does not mean I´ll vote for him.

But he certainly deserves admiration.

A man of principle is a rare find in DC.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/9/2013 3:27:19 PM     (No. 9217032)

I thnk the left´s biggest poblem right now is they can´t figure how how t extrapolate their next move from Alinski´s rules for radicals.The same with Cloward and Piven. Sure they burdening the safety net programs like hell but they can´t flip the switch on the end game because they´re pi$$poor planers and executors.

They´ve convinced themselves there´s only a handful of socialist detractors in this country and they´re using different metrics to identify those people,gun owners being the biggest group.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 3/9/2013 3:32:31 PM     (No. 9217034)

Never fall in love with a politician. They`ll break your heart every time.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Italiano, 3/9/2013 3:38:57 PM     (No. 9217041)

There is another albeit simplistic way to look at it. Anyone who can help block, marginalize, defeat or destroy Barack Obama is an ally. We can worry about the rest of the stuff later.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rafter, 3/9/2013 4:18:01 PM     (No. 9217080)

Thank you, OP, the article is worth noting.
Some of Rand´s positions I had not heard prior to this.

I agree with #7 that it´s fun and worthwhile to have someone agitate against
our Wannabe Kommie Dicktater.

Where this could be headed in terms of 2016 viability is way too far off to guess.
What is helpful is to stir up interest so that we make significant headway in 2014.
That´s the next hurdle to tackle or jump.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: thelmalou, 3/9/2013 4:19:50 PM     (No. 9217083)

Yeah, I´m not buyin´ this article. Not saying it´s all rubbish, but if I gotta choose, I´ll stand with Rand on this one.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: Penney, 3/9/2013 4:28:28 PM     (No. 9217090)

BRAVO for Rand Paul´s wisdom & courage to stand on principle in the Senate this week!!! He said what needed to be said and called attention to the issue and we thank him.

However, IMHO, Libertarians´ policies can go to seemingly opposite political extremes, almost in a circular fashion from right to left. Sometimes they are exactly right-on and sometimes they leave you scratching your head with wonderment at their proposed radical policies regarding American society and its traditions.

The U.S. Constitution´s principles of Liberty demonstrably serve America the Beautiful as a compass to guide us safely through the political whims & polcy differences de jeur and thus keep our ship of state on freedom´s course. We can all come up with some pretty ridiculous ideas regarding public policies on occasion, as evidenced currently by the beltway´s Boomtown statists.

When Libertarian pols can´t win elections as, ´´Libertarians,´´ they sometimes run on another ticket to get elected, as did Rand´s father, Ron Paul, in Texas. Only then did he start winning elections as a Republican. Rand is much more likeable and articulate. He can do a lot of good as he proved this week

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bluehouse, 3/9/2013 4:36:52 PM     (No. 9217101)

Greenfield apparently doesn´t realize that millions of Americans do believe Obama would gladly use drones to get rid of bitter clingers.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/9/2013 4:56:49 PM     (No. 9217115)

An extreme headline is a turnoff. I don´t have a clue who Greenfield is relative to our country (never mind his bio). And he seems to need a lot of words to properly dismantle Rand Paul´s reputation.

Most of us are grownups who do not roll over for one speech - even a long one - but we are sick of standard issue politicians. Anyone who goes after Obie gets some quick points up front, especially when the guys we´ve been voting for are playing hugger-mugger with Obie, wining and dining with him while a patriot is standing up to him.

We will wait and we will watch. But Mr. Greenfield won´t make this Conservative roll over either.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/9/2013 5:00:00 PM     (No. 9217118)

Here´s some more on Greenfield:

Daniel Greenfield is a blogger, columnist and freelance photographer born in Israel, who maintains his own blog, Sultan Knish.

Thin gruel.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 3/9/2013 5:28:12 PM     (No. 9217145)

What #14 said!

Danny is a windy ideologue. With a definite agenda that is not about American Conservatism or or Constitution.

Isn´t his piece what is called "propaganda"?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: noproblems, 3/9/2013 5:42:21 PM     (No. 9217165)

lets be honest, we dont know about Paul, and if he is like his father (think of bush jr) then he is not the right man.

that being said, he may be one of the game changers and we need that in Washington

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Reply 16 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 3/9/2013 6:56:32 PM     (No. 9217259)

When Van Jones and Code Pink get decent ink for "agreeing" with Rand Paul or any other GOP´er, and McCain gets his undue coverage whining about Paul, it means the lefties HAVE figured out how to apply Alinksky´s Rules to the situation. Think about it. Simple and effective.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: RU4us, 3/9/2013 7:20:51 PM     (No. 9217287)

Redundant, mostly incomprehensible and just wrong. Just as Obama and the left have redefined "American Values", Greenfield is one of those who have redefined Conservativism. Seems to have a single issue litmus test: The unconditional defense of the modern Nation of Israel. (Rather than defense and protection of the Constitution.) Reminds me of people who have redefined Christianity and then say "this or that person can´t be a Christian because the only thing they believe in is the Bible".


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Reply 18 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 3/9/2013 7:34:39 PM     (No. 9217307)

#6 must have been a fan of the late Lee Rodgers...

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