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Ron Paul On Murdered Navy Seal: He Pretty Much Deserved It

Joshua170 Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 2:38 PM
Ron Paul is retired but Rand Paul has a future in Congress, so I am waiting for him to get on the air and disavow his father's statements.
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 2:52 PM
rand paul is not involved and is excused from a response
Troglodite Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 2:44 PM

Although I am nowhere close to being a "Pauliac," I suggest that you are asking for a bit too much. There is such a thing as "pietas" that needs to be considered here. Rand Paul should volunteer nothing. If he is asked, he should say that his father is perfectly able to defend his own remarks. That will be sufficient for anyone who has ears to hear.
Joshua170 Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 2:53 PM
I suppose so, but Ron's remarks could harm Rand politicallyy, and Rand could only help his political standing by making it clear that he does not despise our soldiers like his father.
Troglodite Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 3:06 PM
For Rand, it is something of a no-win. I still do not believe, however, that he would gain anything by saying what a non-relative would be at liberty to say.
SageAdvice68 Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 3:09 PM
Joshua, Rand Paul has already taken the opportunity, just shortly after the 2010 election after becoming Senator, to defend his daddy and prove to me, the nut did not fall far from the tree.

At this point in my eyes, I agree with you, Rand Paul will have to take on a rather aggressive offense to try and disavow his allegiance to this nutzoid pappy's thinking.

Former Rep. Ron Paul apparently isn't quite ready to leave the spotlight. Today on his Twitter feed, the failed presidential candidate decided to opine on the recent murder of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who was helping a fellow soldier recover from PTSD at the time he was killed.


Kyle was known as the "deadliest" sniper and holds the record for the most sniper kills of terrorists in U.S. history. Kyle was a hero and a family man who dedicated his post-military life to helping soldiers recovering...