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Et Tu, Rand Paul?

aschaper Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 5:07 PM
Rand is moving to the left as a political strategy to marginalize the Democrats and their hold on the Hispanic vote. Rand is taking a cure from George Will, who suggested that the Republicans show a "willingness" to go to the left of the Democrats. . . The same is true with Chris Christie, whose "temper tantrum" against the House GOP motivated them to coalesce their interests. These moves demonstrate a real leadership savvy. Make a stand for an unpopular policy move, and then balance the values for a long-term win.
Geronimo1958 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 12:32 PM
And soon they will not any difference between him and left wing dems.
BillyD5 Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 10:04 AM
Going left is a tried and true formula for utter defeat and humiliation, brought to you by the moderates in the GOP. Except when a libertarian does it, then it's good and thoughtful politics.

Well no it's not. It's stupid. But then, a libertarian is allowed to be stupid.

On a Sunday morning network TV "news" show, Rand Paul indicated he wanted to move the GOP toward "Libertarian-republicanism". Libertarian-republicanism is a party devoid of social conservatives, or Christians. When a prospective office-holder quotes the Bible and openly reflects on issues informed by his Christian values, he is called stupid, belittled, cast away, and singularly blamed for the loss of the US Senate and the destruction of the country.
man of steel Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 7:08 PM
What? How does a conservative get elected by showing a "willingness to go to the left of democrats"? Perhaps Christie is good at this because he is not really a conservative, but he is pretty good at stabbing people in the back (see Romney, Mitt, 10/31/12).

BTW, it's probably best not to compare Rand Paul and Christie in any way.
BillyD5 Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 10:05 AM
Why not? They are the same.
Andy544 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 6:42 PM
Yep, that is a brilliant and arcane 'strategy' alright...... wonder when it's going to start 'paying off'?

(my guess: about the same time half of the southern tier of this nation is speaking Spanish)

Likely fellow 2016 GOP presidential rival Marco Rubio has taken some heat from the conservative grassroots for being the face of "comprehensive immigration reform" (or what many conservatives call amnesty). Now it appears Rand Paul is going to the left of Rubio on this issue if you read his column in The Washington Times.

Rand refers to illegal aliens as "undocumented citizens" in the first sentence of the fifth paragraph, which is overly gracious wording not even the liberal media uses. Rand says Rubio's plan for fines and penalties for those who came here illegally as a means of making...