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The Problem with Rand Paul
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner

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Posted By:StormCnter, 4/17/2014 4:51:41 PM

In his column earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens laid out his case against Rand Paul becoming the GOP’s presidential nominee. It was a powerful indictment and perhaps one worth building on. Mr. Stephens highlighted what he believes would be some of the obstacles facing Senator Paul, beginning with his long political association with Jack Hunter, alias the “Southern Avenger,” who among other things wrote an April 13, 2004 column titled “John Wilkes Booth Was Right.” The “Southern Avenger” said this: Although Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth’s heart was in the right place, the Southern Avenger

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MissMann, 4/17/2014 5:04:06 PM     (No. 9814781)

I have to agree 100% with the Southern Avenger assessment of Lincoln. It boggles my mind that intelligent people idolize him.

(Preemptive rebuttal: many countries managed to rid themselves of the evil of slavery without destroying their founding documents or massacring hundreds of thousands of its citizens!)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: HPmatt, 4/17/2014 5:20:43 PM     (No. 9814805)

Look with whom Christie hangs out, Jebster too.
Wasn´t really a problem when Obama ran 2x.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 4/17/2014 5:30:29 PM     (No. 9814823)

Lincoln was just a first installment of FDR, LBJ, Charter, the Bent one, and Obama. I too am amazed he is so Idealized.

Because cheap labor was needed in the North at the time, Lincoln allowed his Union Generals to march into Virginia. Lincoln was a stupid provocateur of his day.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 4/17/2014 5:37:41 PM     (No. 9814833)

The author makes a good point. This issue does not necessarily disqualify Rand Paul from being the Republican nominee for President (and then later President), but it is something that needs to be resolved before he becomes the nominee. Otherwise the Democrats will use it to destroy him. They will try anyway, but if it has been thoroughly hashed out before that it may be possible to neutralize it (assuming that it is not indicative of Rand Paul being a closet racist).

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Darling, 4/17/2014 6:20:27 PM     (No. 9814892)

After Jeremiah Wright, can anyone really play the "birds of a feather" card anymore?

It seems that people only worry about guilt by association when it comes to republicans. That is the only way people like Obama/Jeremiah Wright and Robert Byrd/KKK can be explained.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 4/17/2014 6:22:46 PM     (No. 9814894)

Bret Stephens column was shameful, just ranting arguments for some RINO or other. This column is also nothing but character assassination by a columnist with a (leftist) agenda. That said I have an unfortunate number of questions about Rand Paul myself, but I´ll take him as VP to Ted.

Not that I´m likely to get that chance.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 4/17/2014 9:39:35 PM     (No. 9815085)

Paul scares both parties and all big institutions both public and private. He will use freedom and transparency like a scalpel to cut out the cancer of hate and corruption from the fabric of today´s sick political and media ruling classes. Revolution is upon us!

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