President Paul Looking More Like A Possibility Every Day

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It looks as if Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is getting serious about a bid for the Presidency in 2016.

If the context clues (the drone filibuster, tough language aimed at the President and being a near-constant thorn in the side of both old guard Republicans and Congressional Democrats) weren’t enough, the Tea Party darling has clearly stated that he’s considering running for President in the next election.

“We’re considering it,” Paul told attendees at a recent breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, adding that his summer schedule is packed with visits to key primary States like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

 

The Senator said that, regardless of whether his team determines a Presidential run is viable, he will remain engaged in the conversation about issues of national importance. During the breakfast Wednesday, Paul touched on polarizing issues including gun control and immigration reform.

Paul said he believes that guns are a fair topic for political debate but lamented that the President’s politically opportunistic approach to forcing a gun-control debate following the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., was wrong. He also noted that much of the gun legislation being pushed would not solve the problem of mass shootings. Instead, he sides with the National Rifle Association’s suggestion that teachers should be encouraged to carry firearms.

The Senator also touted “trust, but verify” as a solution to immigration issues. The Paul immigration plan would put heavy focus on securing the U.S. border and avoid creating a “new pathway to citizenship” to make it easier for illegal aliens to remain in the country.

Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • Right Brain Thinker

    Terrific news! Conservatives should be thrilled by this! Something that will split the conservative vote and guarantee another loss to the Democrats. That will give the “sore losers” another four years to rant and rave and call the next president names, something they apparently would rather do than govern anyway.

    Can’t wait!

    (Remember Ralph Nader?)

    • Kevin Wickham

      Maybe if CINOs would wake up the vote would not be split

      • Right Brain Thinker

        Maybe if conservatives would wake up, pay attention to the 99%, and stop being the running dogs of the plutocracy, somebody would vote for them.

        • momo

          Sounds like a passage from Lenin or Marx. As for being running dogs of the plutocracy, liberals are just as guilty. If Obama was such a champion of the masses he would have had his DOJ prosecute those thieves on Wall Street that got us in this economic mess to begin with.

          • Right Brain Thinker

            I never said O’Bama was guilt-free, and one of my biggest complaints about his administration is the “failure to prosecute” that you mention, along with his being much too “close” to the Wall Street gangsters in general and too much in their pockets He has only been around for 5 years, though—-the Repugs have been the running dogs since Reagan’s time and have done the most damage.

            As for it being a “passage from Lenin or Marx”, Eisenhower, Lincoln, and quite a few other American presidents had similar feelings about the plutocracy.

          • momo

            Face it “the plutocracy” owns most politicians, though I do give Eisenhower credit for warning us about them. Clinton, W, and Obama got/get their marching orders from Wall Street.

          • Dave

            Lets not leave out Reagan, that piece of garbage started us down the bad road in the first place. Where do you think Don Regan came from? But conservatives love their Ronnie Reagan even though he had is dirty mits in much of what ails this country.

          • Mr. T

            Momo, its disappointing that you failed to do your homework on this. Even if he had tried to prosecute those jacka#$es, it would have been a no-win situation. Those fiscal rapists have so much money they could buy their own justice, sadly. Just look at David and Charles Koch, the co-owners of Koch Industries. Each of them is worth $ 34 billion. No prosecuting attorney could touch either of the brothers because they’d quickly be bought off, similarly to the way the Kochs tried to buy the 2012 presidential election both through fear (threatening to lay off or fire employees of Georgia Pacific if they voted for Obama over Romney) and by saturating the tv airwaves with negative smear ads against our president.

  • Mike

    I hope he is the nominee Hilary will beat him like a drum

    • me

      get hillary and well have more years of owebunhole politics.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maynard-Runkle/100003382332086 Maynard Runkle

    I am afraid that the old labels are no longer relevant when discussing the Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives. Both parties consume vast quantities of capital in their quest for office. This money could be going to build our infrastructure, creating jobs, to educate our own people rather than importing skilled technicians from abroad, preserving our environment by using clean alternative sources of energy such as could be derived from sun, wind, geothermal and hydrogen sources. We now know how to split hydrogen using free sunlight in a process called artificial photosynthesis but it is being kept a secret by our filthy fossil fuel controlled government.
    To get elected both parties are kissing the posteriors of the money masters.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rich.leffler.9 Rich Leffler

    I would definitely support him

  • tncdel

    I would have gladly supported Paul for president, but NOT NOW that he has shown himself to be a TRAITOR to America by putting the interests of foreign nationals here illegally ahead of America’s best interests.

    When Rand Paul flip-flopped on amnesty, now supporting it, he was DONE politically as far as I and everyone else loyal to America is concerned.

    Anyone with an IQ above that of a turnip should be able to realize that amnesty would only serve to attract millions more job-stealing illegals here.

    The ONLY way to stop the illegal alien invasion: MAKE THINGS AS TOUGH AS POSSIBLE on the illegals, so they will self-deport back to Mexico, etc. at their own expense because they get to hate it here so much. We certainly can’t afford to deport over 20 million illegals. Plus most would only come right back if we tried.

    TED CRUZ 2016!

    • Alex

      Ted Cruz—-Texass

      • momo

        Alex—-dumbass

    • Dave

      LOL… Ted Cruz was not born in America…. Oh the irony…

  • Troy

    Ran, run, crawl (or whatever his name is, lol) Paul is a rambling idiot. He is a typical example of a classic Tea Partyist. He preaches about the Constitution and freedom, yet he refuses to compromise with the Democrats on any issue. both he and his father had a few ideas that sounded good, but does either one of them have a solution to cutting the nation’s debt? No way! He wants to “keep the tax rates low,” but that actually doesn’t apply to the middle class and poor. When Republicans or so called “Conservatives” talk about not raising taxes, the only taxes they care about are those of the 1 percenters. If we would leave everyone else’s tax rates alone, and get the rich to pay a substantially higher tax rate than they now pay, we’d be on the road to a balanced budget. To tell the truth, if we took a true fiscally conservative approach to spending and the budget, we could pay the deficit not just down, but off completely. This would be done through the creation of an emergency deficit repayment fund (to be paid ONLY toward the federal deficit and nothing else) and capping the salaries of the wealthiest Americans at 5 million dollars per year, with every nickel they earn exceeding the 5 million mark to be funneled directly toward the deficit. Businesses like the oil companies could also pay into it. If we did this for just ten years, our deficit would be paid off. Now, that is one thing that neither house of congress will ever come up with because most of them worship money.