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Paul: GOP Needs to
‘Look Like the Rest of
America’ to Win Again

PJ Media, by Nicholas Ballasy

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Posted By:Judy W., 2/8/2014 6:32:00 AM

WASHINGTON – Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said the Republican Party has to embrace a message of optimism and “look like the rest of America” to win again. “If we want to win again, if we want to be a bigger party, not only do we have to be a party that looks like the rest of America – black, white, brown, with tattoos, without tattoos, earrings, without earrings – we have to look like the rest of America but we also have to have a party that has the message of optimism,” said Paul in his keynote address at the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 2/8/2014 7:04:29 AM     (No. 9724225)

Rand, the conservatives and Republicans I know personally DO look like America. Hell, they ARE America. Don´t go there and lapse into Dem-speak.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/8/2014 7:06:55 AM     (No. 9724227)

Rand Paul is exactly right, although he phrased it awkwardly. I would enjoy being a member of the party of inclusion and optimism rather than a party of exclusion and anger.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 2/8/2014 8:13:42 AM     (No. 9724288)

I think this guy drank the kool aid. I knew something was wrong when he endorsed Mitch McConnell.

I vote is on Ted Cruz.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/8/2014 8:41:32 AM     (No. 9724323)

By all means- just because we are watching freedom and liberty circling the drain, we mustn´t get angry.
#1 is spot on. Every Tea Party function I´ve attended looks like that which Sen Paul describes in his gratuitous psycho-babble.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/8/2014 8:52:58 AM     (No. 9724336)

Given that forced political conscription may have untoward legal consequences, perhaps we could try buying great gobs of airtime and making our case to the lofos.

Catching fish is hard enough but insisting on catching a particular type of fish makes it much harder.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/8/2014 9:07:14 AM     (No. 9724362)

No, what the GOP needs to do is STAND for something. There is not a single socialist act that has passed in this country that did not have GOP support, including Obamacare, which was based on Romneycare.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jackburton, 2/8/2014 9:12:07 AM     (No. 9724371)

´Twiggy the Squirrel?´

That´s nuts.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mnwxyz, 2/8/2014 9:27:38 AM     (No. 9724392)

What a total azalea.

The sage wisdom of an oculist. Perhaps he wants to "remake the GOP" by embracing little white racist nutballs like his hate filled, lunatic daddy?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: yuban, 2/8/2014 9:36:22 AM     (No. 9724406)

Paul is playing right in to the Moderates and Leftists playbook. If you do not get angry at 55 million deaths of innocents, if you do not get angry at seeing the Country turning Socialist, if you do not get angry at all the drugs flowing in America, if you do not get angry at the hatred put upon Christians, then you care more about winning elections than you do about saving this Nation. When looks trump principles, we are all doomed.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: addicted_to_coffee, 2/8/2014 10:22:00 AM     (No. 9724467)

Rand Paul should know better. The GOP needs to state its principles and stick by them at all times. Compromise is a tactic. Use it like the democraps do. Just make damn sure to inform the folks that the compromise is recognized as such and is temporary.

"Looks" is the diversity of the leftists.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/8/2014 11:12:03 AM     (No. 9724530)

Paul sounds just like Jeb Bush. I suspect he will be as loony as his father in short order.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 2/8/2014 11:20:02 AM     (No. 9724543)

Rand Paul is sounding the diversity chant. And he sounds like an idiot.

Maybe the people that get things done DON´T wear freaking earrings, and DON´T spend their lives wearing their sexuality on their sleeve. Exactly how many CEOs, scientists, and strong contributors to this society are covered with tatts? Maybe you see a lot of white people at conservative gatherings because they haven´t been spoon-fed alot of lies about how the government needs to take care of them and they can´t do it on their own?

I love how he mentions we need to become more inclusive--as if there is a sign at conservatives´ homes that say, no blacks or hispanics allowed.

After he talks like that, he goes on about how we don´t want to become "Democrat Light".

Don´t want to become, sir? You sound like you are already there.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/8/2014 11:25:21 AM     (No. 9724553)

It´s hilarious seeing Rand Paul get demonized on one thread and lionized on another. Is he a hero for attacking Bill Clinton? A villain for saying the Republican Party needs people with tattoos? A hero for asking if Obama will ever care? A villain for supporting McConnell? Does he have "stones," or is he a RINO squish?

Stay tuned for the next exciting development. It won´t be long in coming.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 2/8/2014 11:56:04 AM     (No. 9724584)

#13, maybe what is "hilarious" to you is that readers here and fellow conservatives don´t have blinders on when it comes to our public servants. When they do things right we praise them. When they do things wrong we nail them. When they really fail, we want them out.

This is opposed to liberals, who once they have their gal/guy in politics--or wherever- they´ll turn a blind eye to everything negative. Whether they are a relentless womanizer, (Clinton), a pedophile (Woody Allen), a liar (Obama), a murderer (Castro/Che).

That´s what separates the conservatives from mouth-breathing, spoon-fed liberals.

You just have to make up your mind which one you are.



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