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Will Rand Paul Spell Trouble For The Right?

May 26, 2010 by  

Will Rand Paul spell trouble for the right?Although he has been called "the darling of the Tea Party," Rand Paul’s select comments since his win in the Kentucky Republican primary last week have some GOP members scratching their heads.

Just hours after Paul declared his victory, he gave an interview in which he implied that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 limited businesses’ rights to set their own policies and decide which customers or clients to serve.

Although he later tried to qualify his statement by saying that he supported the act and would not press to repeal it, the damage appeared to be done.

Criticism came not only from Democrats but also many Republicans, with Michael Steele, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, saying Paul’s philosophy "is misplaced in these times."

"I don’t think it’s where the country is right now. The country litigated the issue of separate but equal," Steele told the Fox News Sunday show. "I think in this case Rand Paul’s philosophy got in the way of reality."

However, the controversy has not stopped there, as Paul stirred more controversy by saying that President Obama’s criticism of British Petroleum for the Gulf oil spill was "un-American."

Prior to the primaries, the Senate Republican leadership failed to endorse Paul, instead throwing its support behind his opponent Trey Grayson. ADNFCR-1961-ID-19796561-ADNFCR

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  • Jim H.

    I heard the WHOLE interview, as usual it was edited so it would be taken out of context.

    • KELLI2L

      I also heard the whold interview and yes your correct that it was edited for maximum “negative” impact up Rand Paul. . .

      Our media would like to forget that we all have the right to OUR own opinion and those opinions are often in opposition to the governments opinion. . .

      Rand Paul tells it as he sees it and it’s refreshing to not be lied to (or evaded) by a politician for a CHANGE. . .

  • Vicki

    Silly of Rand Paul to have actually read and understood the 1st Amendment. You know. The part about freedom of association.

    • Mark Are

      Why is it that telling the truth is “bad”? The civil rights act of 1964 has done more damage to race relations than good. But that is “their” agenda…keep us divided. Seriously, “affirmative action” isn’t discrimination? Having the “united negro college fund” isn’t discrimination? It is such BULL.

      • Barbara

        Thank you Mark. The Civil Rights Act started the “racial profiling” that is quickly spouted today and it stated with their “affirmative action”. At least Rand Paul is smarter than these media commentators……where is their intelligence?

      • KB

        Affirmative Action is a government imposition and that is clearly wrong. The United Negro College Fund is a private organization and they can associate with whoever they choose to.

      • 3rd worlder

        What Rand Paul probably said was that racist affirmative actions and diversity requirements are contradictaory to the civil rights act prohibiting discrimination. Unfortunately, the damage was done when the reporters swisted his words.

  • s c

    Assuming that Paul doesn’t have Republican advisors working for him, this little circus is probably just a matter of yellow journalism types doing what they do best – staying away from objectivity because they get paid so well to be subjective and distort anything that might make this twisted regime look ‘bad.’
    Please remember that the RNC crowd can’t be trusted to provide America with leaders. America’s ‘journalists’ can’t be trusted to protect the First Amendment – let alone the truth.
    We’ll see how Paul handles the truth.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      sc
      I’ll bet he handles it a lot better than most of the progressives can!! they can’t handle the truth only the truth the progressive way, in other words a lie!!

  • Steve

    Who gives a rip what the RINOS think. From what I’ve read on here, Michael Steel is old news anyway. The RNC didn’t support Rand Paul, so do they really expect him to support their exact mantra?

  • http://www.helpawhiteguy.com Reggie Brian

    Let me see if I have this right:

    The RNC has failed to deliver in the House, the Senate, the Oval Office, and Supreme Court.

    I should listen to them.. why again is that?

    • Tank Stephens

      Let me see if I have this right, the Dems have their man in the Oval office, and they control Congress. Their man in the Oval office promised “transparency” and televising issues to be decided on C-SPAN. Everything they have done has been anything but transparent. Crammed down the throats of Americans a Health Care bill that the overwhelming majority of Americans did’nt want and did it with shady, back room I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine tactics by a President who by his wifes own admission is not an American citizen(here it on youtube)”when we took our trip to Africa and visited his home country of KENYA…, tell me why we should trust or listen to them?

      • Mark Are

        Tell me why should listen to ANY of them! Demoncrats or Republicdrones?

        They are ALL of the same PSYCHOPATHIC ilk except for maybe two. Rand Paul and Ron Paul.

      • JC

        The only thing transparent about Obama is that we can see right through him.

        Rand Paul is not really a Republican, thank God. We’ve had enough of them too.
        What we need is a Constitutionalist…in fact a whole house of them would be best for all.

      • nickwolf

        Ten to one odds…one million dollar minimum bet…that I can go into a Court of Law and prove that President Obama was born in America. I have offered this out now for 9 months with no takers! Put up or shut up you slimy PIE HOLES !

        You have the John Birch Society sponcer your convention?
        Have Rand Paul interpret the founding fathers? They would throw up at his reasoning!
        The Civil Rights Act is the Law of the Land…it’s not up for reinterpretation from some delusional libertarian.

        RAND PAUL IS NOW UNELECTABLE IN THE UNITED STATES.
        His interpretations show he is delusional !

        Anarchy is no option in 2010! GROW UP and Join modernity.
        We can’t go back because we don’t want to . That would just help our enemies the super rich corporations who run everything. YOU ACTUALLY THINK YOU HAVE FREEDOM?
        OR THAT OBAMA WANTS TO TAKE IT?? HOW FUNNY! THIS COUNTRY IS OWNED BY THE CORPORATIONS AND THEIR LOBBYISTS.

        • Dave

          Hey nick, why don’t you take your foot out of your own freakin “extra large size” pie hole. As it is right now you can’t see past your nose cuz your foot is in the way?
          Rand Paul not electable? You ignorant buffoon, didn’t he just win an election? You left wing loonies sure like to scream a lot! Whats the matter you little prick? Didn’t your momma breast feed you enough, or did she turn you into a girlie man?

        • Joe Kidd

          Karl Marx would be proud of a rant like that. I am sure it would bring tears to his eyes.

          Joseph Stalin would weep with happiness to read that.

          Pol Pot would believe there is hope for America if he could just read that wonderful reasoning.

          Nikita Krushchev would smile at the thought that communism is finally burying America alive with out firing a shot.

    • Pathfinder

      Reggie, I like your statement, “Let me see if I have this right:

      The RNC has failed to deliver in the House, the Senate, the Oval Office, and Supreme Court.

      I should listen to them.. why again is that?” This is why I
      VOTE LIBERTARIAN !!!

  • http://www.helpawhiteguy.com Reggie Brian

    Politicians are good at spinning bad news into good news: “Hope and change!” “Free healthcare!”

    Medical doctors are used to giving bad news: “You have cancer.” “Your son did not survive surgery.” “You need to lose some weight.” These are not value judgements, but only the facts. This is what we pay them for.

    Now you have someone trying to spin Dr. Paul’s statement that he does not agree with something that was done in this country 50 years ago. I am pleased that he answered the question with a truthful answer. I am also pleased that this seems to be a habit with him.

    This is the kind of person who I want to fill the office, not someone who just tells me what I want to hear.

    “Sorry to say, your child really did die on the operating table yesterday. I only told you that she lived so that you would re-elect me as doctor.”

  • Cheryl

    I agree with Rand, he clarified his position. It’s refreshing to hear someone tell the truth for a change. Maintain your position and don’t back track. The people are with you.

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    Rand Paul is new to politics. I am sure he didn’t realize that when he says what he believes that it could cost him in the political arena. I would still support him if I lived in Kentucky. Michael Steele has done little to help the Republican party. Rand Paul may be just what we need to stir the pot!

    • http://charter.net Earnest P.Taylor

      I have been registered as a Republican for many years and have voted Republican because I thought the best candidate was a Republican, NOT because I thought the PERSON running for office was the BEST PERSON for the office.

      I also heard part of Rand Paul’s speach and I would vote for him over anyone being aproved by the the Republican or Demacratic leadership Parties.

      If I had the oppertunity to vote today Rand Paul would definatly have my vote.

  • michaelnatlanta

    The REAL TEA PARTY has been revealed in Ran Paul’s gaffe. The truth, often times, hurts.

    • JC

      gibberish

    • Pathfinder

      WHAT GAFF ?? There was no gaff !! Has it ever occured to you that compulsory integration is as evil as compulsory segregation ? Let people VOLUNTARILY seperate or join together as they see fit.

      • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Bruce D.

        Well put Pathfinder. I have often thought that but I never heard people talk about. Isn’t it a basic right to associate with who you want to. What kind of a society is it that forces someone to associate with another. Certainly it cannot be a free society.

        • Randolph

          A society that forces one to associate with another is a society that believes there is strength in diversity and evil and weakness in being united in the ideas of true individual freedom of expression and lifestyle … in other words, a socialistic society bent towards communism would do that.

    • Joe Kidd

      What gaff?

      Wasn’t the word “gaff” invented to describe Joseph Bidens’ tendency say stupid things? Now you want to stick it on Rand Paul just because he is not a lunatic liberal?

  • HFlashman

    Give that Senate seat to the Democrats. This is what the Tea partiers have wrought. Fringe candidates who can win primaries rigged by special rules and gerrymandering preventing a broad based modrate voter their say, and unable to win general elections for any office but dogcatcher.

    Paul may have good soundbites for his radical base, but in reality few would support 1/10th of what he would propose to have done. Like the farmer who brags about not being dependent upon the government for anything and supports people who are like Paul…and who raises gov’t subsidized crops, sowed by gov’t supported research produced seed, with gov’t provided water brought by gov’t built aqueducts and taking every tax break possible while his parents draw SSI and are relaint upon Medicare for health care.

    • KELLI2L

      That’s funny…I considered Obama to be the fringe candidate….and he has proven to me that he indeed is on the fringe….

    • Pathfinder

      GOD!! Who let that RINO lose. The only thing I find in the middle of the road are dead skunks and yellow lines. As for general elections: we can thank media bias, election fraud (ACORN), and RINO undermining of true conservatives for that. Remember scozzafava (spelling ?)helping the democrat to win when she lost her primary ?

  • http://www.queencityconsultants.com/ William Thomas

    The Tea Party endorsed Paul, and they are not supposed to be a political party, but their forum had Rand Paul Google ads top and bottom and they provided a table for him at their gatherings. They say they charged him for the table, but to me accepting his money constitutes endorsement. I am sorry to see this because I feel the overall mission of the Tea Party movement is necessary, and I fear candidate endorsement will destroy their mission.

    He is not my sweetheart! But then I don’t care for his opponent in this election. I am glad his opponent is getting out of State Government. Maybe then we can get an Atty Gen that will do something about State Sovereignty in Kentucky.

    • KELLI2L

      ACORN wasn’t supposed to be a political organization either but they did for Obama – what the Tea Party did for Rand Paul. . . Tit-for-Tat – or – Whats Good For The Goose Is Good For The Gander !!!

      • Pathfinder

        The tea party to ACORN comparison is not quite correct. ACORN has been shown to practice election fraud including ballot box stuffing (one person and many votes) as well as registration of non-citizens (not eligible to vote). To the best of my knowledge the tea party has not done any of these. Legal support of a candidate is a far cry from the unlawful tactics of the left.

        • Randolph

          Amen to that. Also, so far as I know, the tea party people are not using the internet to collect campaign funds from every country in the world that dislikes freedom.

  • http://gilmergagop.org By George

    So, Rand Paul is creating a controversy! Let it be so. He speaks to ur conservatism. What is needed is a fearless return to speaking to the truths of issues confronting us. We still seem to want to cling to the fears of offending ala, political correctness. It’s time to recognize that the RNC is not for us and that Paul focuses on what we all instinctively know to be true. That is clearly a step in the right direction. Let’s start the verbal, ideas war before the real shooting starts. We have got to get our heads out of the sand. Go get ‘em Rand!

    • http://personalliberty.com Jessica

      By George, you are wrong about one thing: the RNC is for us. The goal of the Tea Party Movement is not to form a third party, but to take back the Republican Party from the RINOs and the tired old dinosaurs whose only goal is to get re-elected and stay in power. Forming a third party would be a fatal mistake. That’s how Bill Clinton got elected, when Ross Perot suckered a bunch of Republican voters into splitting the electorate. Too late, the people who voted for him realized that he was just a crazy old fool with lots of money and an ego problem.

  • http://MSN AGD

    This little hiccup on Paul is only an attempt to defer the public away from the fact that Michael Steele, the big spender, even after having lost sooooo many republican supporters and contributers is still in the high seat of the party. It’s a lame attempt at trying to discredit the Tea Partiers. Poorly done! A sad attempt indeed. As the saying goes; “People in glass houses should not throw stones”.

  • 45caliber

    He sounds just like his dad to me.

    • Mark Are

      Who stands for LESS government interference in our lives, LESS waste, REAL money, NO WARS undeclared by congress…hmmm sounds like a bad guy to me. Sure wouldn’t want someone like that running the show. Those PSYCHOPATHS that have been for the past 50 years are so much better…

      • Pathfinder

        I also practice sarcasm. That is why I enjoyed your comments so much.
        I have become so fed up with both the democrats and the republicans that I now VOTE LIBERTARIAN !!

  • OneDamnAngryAmerican

    This reminds me of how blacks (I do not condone hyphinated races) continue to inform the world that the US Constitution doesn’t even consider them to be “whole” people. If you read the US Constiution (and not the Confederate States Constitution, written by Democratic Senators during a lunchean they had in Alexandria, Virginia after President Lincoln declared that slavery was immoral) you will notice that the words “white” or “black” do not even appear in it. The white race and the black race are not in the document. The only race that is, is “Indian,” which in today’s political climate should read “Native American.”

    Have any of you ever been in a store that has a sign posted that reads, “We Reserve The Right To Refuse Service To Anybody!”

    This is not a racial comment. It is a statement that declares that you, the customer, are inside/on “private” property and if you do not behave in a civil manner, you will not be served! What a concept, huh?

    So, now this comment is spun and twisted to make it a racial one, which it isn’t.

    But, then, of course, members of the Democratic party have already passed laws pertaining to what you can or cannot do in your own home (private property), so why not do the same inside the business that you own?

    Of course, if you believe in the “aspects” of private property and private ownership of a business, then of course, YOU ARE A RACIST!

    Too bad we have so many people representing us in elected office who have no clue about anything other then how they can become millionaires from the “sweat” of the American people. (Tax dollars pay their salary!)

    If anybody wants to know what Rand Paul meant when he said what he said, WHY NOT ASK HIM!?

    Duh!?

    • Mark Are

      Isn’t it wonderful to live in a “free” society? Where everything from cradle to grave is taxed, regulated, has a law against it, etc.? But we are in Iraq fighting for “freedom”. GAG ME WITH A PLACE SETTING!

      • JC

        Actually we’re in Iraq dying for “book entries” for outfits like Halliburton and a few more.

      • Pathfinder

        I remember that Ronald Regan warned us of this. I recall he said that as we continued to veer left we would end up in a country where everything was either mandatory or forbidden with nothing optional.

    • nickwolf

      I own 13 restaurants and I already have the right to call the police to expel anybody who acts outrageously. I don’t have the right to not serve them because of their religion or color. What a pathetic false on its face arguement!
      Since when is progress a bad word?? as opposed to what “lack of progress” “Go backwards”?? Stay the same?? None of the founding fathers envisioned that! Thats why they left change and progressive change open to legislation by representatives, duly elected. After the election you don’t get a say. Failure to obey a law of the land is criminal and in some cases Treason.

      Tea Baggers have no faith! They don’t follow the teachings of Jesus Christ ? They also have no Country! They are by definition of George Washington “Traitors” to the United States! “These laws were not passed by a King, they were passed by the Representative majority in Virginia, THEY ARE THE LAW OF THE LAND ! “. He then put down the insurection (The Whiskey Rebellion) by point of bayonnet with a Militia formed in another State and marched to Pennslyvania to put down the Whiskey Rebellion, who also used the Tea Party Slogan! George Washington called it what it is ….Treason!
      23. The Whiskey tax affected Washington more than anyone else, he was at that time the biggest whiskey distiller in the Country?
      24. You are dupes, blinded by ignorance and hate and being led by the noses by your real enemies, the super rich corporations that stop any regulation on your behalf. You are therefor MASOCHISTIC PONYBOYS FOR THE CORPORATIONS! Not Rebels at all….just cowardly slaves.
      25. The things the t-baggers say are slanderous, false and Hate crimes….they have no basis in truth. The Majority elected representatives of the United States of America are not “Fascists” …. but all of you are UnAmerican Dog’s.!!!
      26.Just because an election does not go your way, does not give you the right to not follow the law. Your Racist, unintelligent rants have no basis in facts, you don’t debate the points with true Americans…you are afraid of the Truth. You are afraid of other opinions, which would easily falsify your slanders. Your representatives are brain dead bigots who destroyed our Country over the last 8 yrs…..We the People are not letting you back in Power! You should pray that your side does not get the chance to finish the job on the destruction of the middle class.

      27. Keep shouting people down in town hall meetings, threatening old ladies with guns and your little bag strings will be cut and
      28. your lies neutered! By the MAJORITY!

      • Jim

        Pretty ignorant post for someone who claims to have 13 restaurants Nick. You are either lying about the 13 restaurants, or you’re just ignorant because a big businessman such as you would never be supporting the tax and spend liberals. Either you like paying outrageous taxes to the liberals, or you don’t have 13 restaurants!
        Which is it Nick?
        You also don’t have a frickin clue what the TEA party movement is about, or you would support them. It stands for T.axed E.nough A.lready
        Do you have a lot of illegal aliens working at your restaurants that you don’t have to pay taxes on Nick?? You are not a patriotic American Nick.You’re an IDIOT!

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Nick,
        you own 13 restaurants?? More like you eat at 13 of them when they let you!!!! You wouldn’t know the meaning of American if it biatch slapped you!! your hero has already admitted he is a muslim, he is already caving to Arizona because they are gaining support, and he is screwing the gulf thing so bad it’s like his very own katrina!!!

      • Ted Crawford

        Nick, you claim we are slaves to the corporations. If that is true, we are so by choice. We make that choice by our buying habits. If we don’t like a corporation for any reason all we need to do is to not purchase their goods or services.
        We don’t have the same options where it comes to government. Only the government can force us to comply with their rules! If we chose not to restrain our government then we are,truly, in danger of becoming “unwilling” slaves too it!
        Your claim that change is progress is equally false. To “move foward” into a form of government that is equally agregious to the one that our Founders rejected these 200+ years ago, would not be considered progress by most!!! The term Caveat Emptor applies equally to government as it does to corporate!!!

      • http://xpatv.com Joe

        What is nickwolf’s problem. This is my first time on this thread and everyone seems reasonable and many have different thoughts. But nick, he just rants. He has to be a full blown liberal. I can say this because over my many years I have noticed a liberal will try to out shout you, call you more derogatory names and spout talking points they hear from these so called educated leaders we have. They always assume they are more intelligent than anyone else and have a total disregard for any other opinion than theirs.
        Nick I think you need a few valium and some quite rest before you dive off into another rant. Remember you may have a point but when you are shouting and called me ignorant and stupid you do not have my attention or support for any point you have.

      • Pathfinder

        Your communist rant does not impress.

  • PG Hall

    Proof that Americans MUST be skeptical of ALL news reporting and listen to the interview of the candidate – not the 6 hours of analysis where anchors discuss every possible intent of every word
    uttered and every expression made.

    Also, we need to study a candidates ties, voting records and not their speech. No matter WHAT they say, nothing speaks as loud as voting records. We are living in a time where we cannot trust the media to be unbiased. If you are going to vote, you should know who you are voting for and why. I don’t think Obama was deceitful in what he said as a candidate, I think Americans just were not willing to look at his record… and listened to the media more than the man.

    Paul was a tea party candidate supported by disgusted Americans for which I am one. I do not really know anything about his politics and do not live in KY, but America has sadly become a more racist country – not less racist in my opinion. I never considered myself racist in any fashion until this admnistration took over. I would probably never vote for a black candidate again. It has absolutely nothing to do with the color of the skin, but about my freedom to disagree with someone being construed as racial. If I disagree with his policies, I am a racist. If I disagree with healthcare? I am a racist. If I do not support the bailout, I am a racist. No matter what – if I do not agree with this man, I am a racist. This is unfair, unfounded and unamerican. So sad the damageObama has caused by bringing up HIS race. IT should NEVER have been a factor and was not a factor to those of us who voted him into office.

    • Joyce from Loris

      You are so right! Race has been thrown in our face every since this guy started running for office! I have never considered myself to be a racist either, but I have been called one so many times because I disagree with him and his policies, that now I just accept the fact that they think I am a racist. Oh well! So be it. I agree with Rand that private businesses should make their own decisions about all of their business. If a person does not like their policies, don’t do business with them. They is the freedom that Americans were raised on. Your choice.
      The tea party movement is Americans that remember those days, and want them back!

    • Bill

      I would disaggree with your assessment of the racial factor in the vote for Obama.

      97% of blacks who voted voted for Obama precisely because he is black.
      that is racsist no matter how you paint it.

      My analysis of racism in this country is that it is increasing. But increasing from those wgo claim to be the victoms of racism, not from those who are accused of being racist.

      • libertytrain

        Bill, I think I agree with all you say here -

    • KELLI2L

      Your comments are perfectly stated and I feel the same.

      I looked over Obama’s voting record and decided NOT to vote for him – but your right – sooooo many voters did not….they listened to the MSM talking heads instead …and this is what we got – hope they have learned a lesson but I doubt it. . .

      • http://?? Joe H.

        KELLI2L,
        perfectly right! The libbies are so programmed to vote the mainstream without checking ANYTHING, theywould vote for a goat in a party hat if the MSM told them to!!!

    • JC

      Agreed. We’ve never been more divided. Thank you Kenyan Imposter for all your destructive social engineering so far.
      Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot.

  • American liberal

    Just more proof that the right is wrong….and they have nobody capable of running a campaign… Can you imagin them running our country again….? America won’t survive another ” so called conservative government”….this country has evolved past the good old Boy country that the Tea baggers would like…

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      American Liberal… You still can’t get it right, can you? I don’t think you are funny, if that is your intent. Our country is in the crapper and you still can’t see the forest for the trees. It’s really too bad that the dems couldn’t just stay on their side of our country and let the Republicans live on the other side. Put up a fence and no going back and forth. Republicans would survive and prosper. The other side wouldn’t. It would be a great experiment, don’t you think? You would be surrounded with all the other nut cases who think the way you do and I would be surrounded by common sense, decency, morals, and values…

      • Paul

        I believe they have a place like that already,they call it the grt state of california.I call it the bancrupt state of california.

    • CJ

      Yes, we can imagine it. AND by the way the liberals are going, with their rant of anti-constitution and not supporting the laws, it is EXTREMELY likely the liberal agenda will be squashed because it is not only illegal, but abusive to the common worker. There is only so much money in the country, and it is impossible for the average joe to work as hard as the liberals can spend. Eventually, the liberals will learn they are out of money and the public wants to have something for their hard work… besides supporting some lazy bum who thinks they are entitled to a free ride at other’s expense. Keep pushing, libs, and you will not only waken the sleeping giant, but they’ll be VERY p/o’d.

    • http://naver samurai

      Evolved into what? A country where so many people want to be given hand outs and not work for a living? A country where our current leadership, Obama bin Laden, has done everything he can to impliment socialist ideals and tear up our constitution? One where “Osama” says he’s for off shore drilling, but refuses to act when there is an accident currently in the Gulf of Mexico? A country where Obama bin Laden says that he is a christian during his campaign, but then tells everyone that he is a infidel muslim after he’s elected? Gee, if this is the evolved country you are talking about, I can’t wait till we get back to the ways of our christian founding fathers.

    • Jim H.

      Am Lib, I sure don’t want a country ran by tea baggers, but a country ran by people supported by the Tea PARTY movement would be just what we need NOW.

    • http://Comcast Snazzee

      To American Liberal,
      I think that you post this garbage just to tick everybody off. You shirly can’t be that ignorant.

      • JC

        Nope! He really is that ignorant.

        • Steve

          Yep, ignorant, stupid, moronic, immature, blind, deaf, uneducated, noncomprehensive, pathetic……should I go on? ;-)

          I don’t know why anybody even responds to him anymore. I don’t even read his posts, except when I see someone else answer him, and then it’s just for the entertainment value when they beat him to a bloody pulp.

    • Mark Are

      Well, I guess I’d have to look at it like this…get 1% – 3% of the population PISSED OFF ENOUGH that they UTILIZE THE REASON for the 2nd amendment and WE WIN. PERIOD. That would be 3 MILLION to 9 MILLION PISSED OFF GOOD OLE BOYS WITH FIREARMS taking the country back. Would YOU want to stand in the way of some folks who just want to be left the F alone?? That is ALL we want. To be left alone. To be FREE to do whatever we want as long as we don’t damage someone else in their life, liberty or property. PERIOD. And you and your ilk with the tea bagging line…it is getting really old. And it just shows what kind of disgusting moron you are.

      • Pathfinder

        Obviously, you lie when you claim to only want to be left alone. You also want to pick my pockets. But you are not even brave enough to do it yourself. You send a government tax collector to do it for you. If you really were willing to just be left alone, and to leave me alone too; there would not be a problem in the first place. But instead you insist on stealing the fruits of my labor and redistrubiting the wealth. That is what is making much more that 3% of the populace so angry.

        • Hmmm?

          It looks as though someone has hijacked the “Pathfinders” good Libertarian name, and is using it to attack good conservatives on this site. Pathfinder is a Libertarian, as am I, and I smell the anti-American Liberals, or timr, or dumbasos words in a couple of these posts.

  • Patriot

    Actions speak louder then words, I do not believe one word our Preidents says, I know Rand Paul knows how important our traditions are, our President has a disgraced us “WE the People” too much to take!

    Our Heritage, culture and traditions are being trampled. The proof is this weekend, for the first time in our history the most important day to remember our troops especially for the ones that made the ultimate sacrifice for us. On Memorial Day our Commander in Chief will not be there to lay the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, this is a slap in the face to all that have served and shows the complete lack of respect of our traditions and how important they are. This is an outrage anytime, should even be more magnified since we are in 2 wars and there are serious conflicts brewing throughout the world. By the way he will be vacationing back in Chicago, would it be so hard for the President to fly back for this occasion. Seems like he can fly at the drop of the hat to Copenhagen for the biggest fraud on the world public meeting, but cannot for our traditions! Sad times America, but we will overcome this, this too shall pass!

    It is all about actions and his actions show a complete lack of respect to the American people. I am really trying hard to support our President, when these things happen I question he is truly one of us!

    • JLC

      Patriot, you beat me to the punch, and I agree with every word that you wrote. Perhaps at least one “hitch,” in one of the armed services should be a prerequisite for eligibility to be elected to the office of Commander-in-Chief!

    • Mark Are

      He isn’t “our” President. He is a usurping, lying, communist, ILLEGAL ALIEN from KENYA who has been placed in that position by COMMUNIST money and that is that. He CAN’T BE THE PRESIDENT because he won’t even prove he is a citizen. So he can go to hell, hell, hell.

  • Patriot

    American lib again more name calling no facts or truth. Stright out of the Progessive playbook when you cannot win on facts or truth just call people every name in the book to distract the REAL ISSUES! Blah! Blah!!!!!

    • Mark Are

      I bet American Lib knows all about tea bagging from experience first hand.

  • Dean in Denver

    Better to SAY some things that may be wrong but DO the right things rather than SAY the right things and DO everything wrong as in John RINO McCain and RINOlympia Snow, and so many others of Republican ilk who have tried to out Democrat the Democrats. Republicans leaders have betrayed their base, and I think we should not re-elect any of them, from the bottom of their cess pool with the likes of Newt Gingrich on up.

    • http://naver samurai

      What about Reid, Pelosi, Boxer, etc., are they really the people you would choose to run this country? Get off of the koolaid. Don’t forget, these individuals are behind in the polls or are in very tight races . People and the TEA PARTY are tired of these spinless, brainless libs we have now and want them out. Here we may have to fight North Korea soon and how can we do it? “Osama” sent extra troops overseas (which he promised not to do), Clinton cut our military numbers by 50%, and now Obama bin Laden is talking about cutting their pay. If you think these are better than the GOP, you really need to go somewhere else to live. I hear Iran is nice and warm this time of year.

      • Mark Are

        The reason doctors like politicians to operate on because they have no guts, no heart, no balls, no brains, no spine, and the head and the ass are interchangeable.

        • Future??????

          I say – Mark for President!

        • Steve

          ROFL, now THAT’S FUNNY Mark. Maybe that anti-American liberal that posts on here is a politician because your description fits him to a T.

      • Pathfinder

        I have not heard anyone (other than the Dems and the libs themselves) claim that Reid, Pelosi, et al are better than the RINOS. Those of us who are fed up with “moderate” and liberal republicans also know that Demoncrat libs and “moderates” are even worse. What I AM hearing is that citizens are fed up with BOTH parties. Hence I now vote libertarian. RINOs will destroy this nation as surely as the liberals. They will just do it a bit more gradually. (Kinda like driving off of a cliff at 30 mph compared to 60 mph) It is time to kill the RINO party (figuratively not literally) and form a truely CONSERVATIVE second party. We need many more people in office like Ron Paul and Rand Paul. We must return to a truely LIMITED GOVERNMENT.

  • American liberal

    PG….. Does not trusting the Media include Fox news , Glenn Beck and Rush Ilmbaugh?…because I can agree with not trusting the media as a whole… A person needs to remain skeptical of all media and rely on your instincts after taking in as much information as you can…. In other words , I doubt just listening to Msnbc or Fox news will give you a real source of truth…are they biased?.. You bet they are

    • CJ

      Very lame attempt, as with most liberals, to point a finger at one fractional part of the big picture and claim it as the whole. Nothing is perfect and they are quick to point it out. But drawing attention to something that makes up a small fraction defeats even your agenda. You put roadblocks in progress by wasting our time on trivial, meaningless, or insignificant points to make you feel self-important at the expense of the majority. How little and selfish of you. Keep it up, you’re not helping YOUR case and building ours.

  • http://www.deovolente.net DeoVolente

    Our founding fathers would be amazed that Rand Paul’s defense of private property rights could be considered radical or even controversial. I find his honesty refreshing even though it doesn’t fit the template of modern American politics.

  • http://mac1000@embarqmail.com j.w. moseley

    those same republicans can not understand how palin enfuses alot of the american people with refreshing and exciting energy, and the hope
    that the old tired washington machine (all incombent republicans and democrats) wake up one day and just quit for they are worthless as politicans elected to protect and defend the constitution so do i fell rand paul will hurt the republican party i hope so because his message is honest and full of promise for those like me who want to see all of you worthless in washington to just go away! get a life moron and stop asking stupid questions for the progressives you make it look to obvious! the end!

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Paul W. Brock

    He should have made the point that the Civil Rights Act trumped property rights. Property rights are the basis of our liberty. Example: You are a person with strong religious values and you refuse to rent to an unmarried couple or gay couple. The Civil Rights ACt changed from a law to protect Americans who happen to be black, to a law that did not allow Americans the free use of their property. Discrimination is bad but not illegal privately. It is wrong no doubt and government buildings, jobs, etc should not discriminate after all we are all taxpayers. But, when they go into a private home or business and dictate conditions, that is an invasion of privacy, property rights etc. PB

  • Norm

    Rand Paul is as extreme as one can get. He faults Obama for criticizing BP and the disastrous, and yet unfixed, oil spill?!
    BP is as big a terrorist, in effect, as Al Quida ever was. What right does the private sector have to destroy and control the US as if their quest for gold supercedes all safety and environmental concerns? We have seen in Louisiana and in the the coal mines of West Virgina greed and arrogance at it’s best.

    Even the Republicans can’t stand Paul:

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/05/republicans-embrace-rand-paul.html

    I think we may see a Democratic take the seat.

    • Steve

      And you Norm, are still a blind liberal……so what else is new?

    • http://?? Joe H.

      ab norm,
      yeah and your idol Obummer is letting them dictate to HIM what they’re gonna do!!! He has no cahones!!!!

    • JC

      Adherence to the Constitution is seen as extreme by both sides of the floor, and that’s because it seriously curtails their party in the beltway and the never ending expansion of government.
      Go Rand Paul!

  • http://mac1000@embarqmail.com j.w. moseley

    well let’s see the constitution is being trashed, the borders are still not closed, we’re being invaded by foreigners,amnesty is coming for criminals, unemployment is at 10%, forclosures are hurting americans, the government is taking over businesses using taxpayers money, irs runs the healthcare system in america, higher taxes are out of control, cap and tax is coming, the deficit is over 13 trillion, the federal spending does not stop, we are still involved in two or more countries squables that were never declared as wars, american soldiers are all over the globe not in america defending americans,we have a usurper sitting in the whitehouse who lies about everything everytime his lips move, that usurper is stupid and inexperienced, that usurper surrounds himself with radical socialist, progressive thugs from chicago, his fat cow of a wife wants to tell american children about obesity instead of taking care of her own weight problem, that’s not all but shit i don’t have enough room to keep going!!!!

    • Mark Are

      I think the Founding Fathers would have loaded up the muskets at about the second point on your list. They would NEVER have put up with this [offensive word removed]. We have turned into a nation of COWARDS controlled by PSYCHOPATHS.
      Google BEWARE THE PSYCHOPATHS MY SON

    • http://?? Joe H.

      j.w.mosley,
      and still the obummer keeps on fiddling!!!!

  • http://aol; Arthur Arlo

    I think he is a fine man. The only thing what the heck was he doing on her program. Now instead of running for office he will have to defend himself every time and evry where.
    Arthur Arlo

  • http://davekrxt@hotmail.com Dr. David E. Gonnella

    I am not sure whether I would have voted for Trey Grayson or Rand Paul had I been living in Kentucky. However, the negative comments about Rand Paul’s position on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by Republican leaders displays the great disconnect between party leadership and the grass roots. The leadership is made up largely of Rinos, while the grassroots are elephants.

    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is one of the most communistic pieces of legislation ever foisted on the American people. Freedom of association is a Constitutional right, and that includes a businessman’s right to refuse to deal with any customer for any reason.

    Personally, I don’t care about a customer’s skin color. I’m more concerned with the color of their money. And I am not in sympathy with racists. The few racists I have personally known (both white and black) were trying to compensate for their personal deficiencies by convincing themselves that they were superior due to their skin color.

    Suppose a businessman is a racist? Consider this: If a racist can have his freedom of association taken from him, so can you and I.

    • Mark Are

      Our freedom of association HAS been taken from us. It doesn’t matter if you are a racist or not. Maybe I don’t like the fact that the guy and gal walking into my office to rent some property has his balls hanging out of his shorts, it wouldn’t matter, I would be forced at GUNPOINT to rent to him or DIE. That is where all these laws take us. Don’t fill out this form. GET SHOT. Oh, it doesn’t happen right away…Google HOW MANY MORE CARL DREGAS.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Mark Are,
        you don’t know how right you are! We had a guy in Cleveland Ohio that had been mauled as a kid by a dog and was scared to crap of them. a woman tried to rent the apartment he owned that was upstairs from him in a house and when he told her that he would not rent toanyone with a dog, she went to the housing commision and told them it was a service dogthat helped her cope and they MADE HIM RENT TO HER!!! What about his ability to cope???

  • Tony

    Rand Paul will only spell trouble for the RINOs and the self-serving Republicans. He is the first candidate I have seen that stands for everything the Constitution does. He wants Americans to have the freedom that the founding fathers intended us to have, but that has been lost in the past 100 years due to corruption, expansion of government, and judicial misinterpretation of the Constitution in favor of case law. His comments about discrimination do not make him an extremist. He is simply saying that private businesses should be allowed to serve and deny service to whoever they wish, but the public sector should follow the Civil Rights laws. Obviously, businesses that discriminate will lose business and likely go out of business. The federal reserve and the dept. of ed. should be abdicated because the U.S. dollar and our educational system were far more valuable before these monsters were created. Now Washington Republicans think they are going to school Rand Paul on the “ways” of Washington politics because Paul’s views are “outdated”. Apparently the Constitution is outdated. I say the hell with them. We need more Rand Pauls, and fewer Mitch McConnells. Vote them all out and vote 100 Rand Pauls into the Senate and 435 Rand Pauls into the House. Then, we need Jim DeMint and Michelle Bachmann for President and VP respectively. Then, ladies and gentleman, you will have the free, responsible, and prosperous country that our founding fathers wanted.

  • http://mac1000@embarqmail.com j.w. moseley

    God created all men and women equal, protection under the law was suppose to be equal but in cases it was not. then elite groups of men got involved for the primary purpose of using that situation for the next 60 years for their advantage, of votes, labor, robbery, take over of a country, and to place their hidden progressive agenda ahead of those god given rights of others! the color of a mans skin does not make men equal just different,nor does it protect or defend him from others using terms like prejudice, racist, bigot, cracker, it is the content of that persons character that simply will not allow for anyone to remove the equality given them by god! self protection steps and great men like dr. martin luther king jr. died to keep other freedom as a cornerstone of strength and wisdom! but no where in his life did he advocate for continueously living off the government welfare system, becoming tax burdens to the society, killing others of your race, and whining about what others have and trying to take from those and give to others! that has been the progressive think tanks and elite using the system to distroy the system! socialist progressives like barack hussein obama who talk a good game but have done nothing for those same blacks that voted overwhelmingly for him! he talks more about muslims and big business than he does for those that trusted him to pick them up and carry them across the end zone! progrogressives who devour their spirits, and social conscience, who decided that some were more equal than others, and could be used to win at the ballot box but could loose big in the communities! 12% of the population have been guided by those progressives using the color of their skin to to eradicate and purge them from society by abortions, drugs, homosexuality, and poverty, people who were once only looking for equality were simply used by the progressive politicans, and our courts to the direct attention to using their rights instead of protecting their equal rights! has that worked good for them, i think not!

  • Jim H.

    The Libs can’t debate or refute Rand Paul on the issues, so it’s back to the same old accuse him of racism. YAWN.

  • Mary Alexander

    Rand Paul will NOT get elected though I really want him to. He is too
    naive and makes statements that can be used against him. Forget this
    seat. Also, Michael Steele should have kept his mouth shut and helped
    Rand, in private, smooth things over. Steele is a loser for the party.

    • Norm

      Mary Alexander
      Michael Steele would look a little foolish defending a racist. If the owner of a business wanted to exclude Steele that would be OK with Rand, but he would not “be happy” about it.
      DAH.

      • Mark Are

        — is wrong with people like you? Defend FREEDOM of ASSOCIATION and you are a racist. Defend GOVERNMENT FORCE AGAINST FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION and you are somehow “normal”??? SCOTTY..BEAM ME UP. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO INTELLIGENT LIFE DOWN HERE. And what life there is, is made of COWARDS that are controlled by MENTALLY DISTURBED PSYCHOPATHS.

        • Norm

          Mark Are
          I’m sure you know from personal experiance all about MENTALLY DISTURBED PSYCHOPATHS.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Yeah norm he knows all about you!!!!

      • Meteorlady

        YOu need a new playbook. “Racist” is getting old and does not have the ring it used to with us. It’s just another word to cover up the fact that what is happening in our country is not right. So, when you try and make a point you might want to consider some real facts instead of trying to shame us into your point of view. Old Old Old…..

    • JLC

      I wouldn’t bet against him, Mary. My contacts in “Kain-tuck” say that it is even money. You can forgive an honest man for tripping over his tongue once in a while.

  • KELLI2L

    I believe Rand Paul to be an asset to our government – - he brings a thought pattern that seems to coincide with our Constitution….

    This country was built on personal freedom. That means we were NOT meant to have to take orders from a government entity. When the government decided to honor integration – that is okay for THEM (any governmental organization (schools, government offices, etc.); but to impose their rules on the private sector is over-reaching….and I find myself agreeing with Rand Paul on this issue. . . .

    If a non-governmental (PRIVATE) organization wants to only serve WOMEN / men or children / whites / blacks / purple or green people they should have the right to. . . without governmental interference (unless of course that organization does not get Federal Funding). . .

    If the Boy Scouts of America want to have only STRAIGHT (not gay) member – that should be their right….as long as they don’t accept Federal money . . .

    I’d like to know what Rand Paul thinks of ILLEGAL immigrants invading our borders. . . bet he wouldn’t allow it !!!

    • Mark Are

      I take that back Scotty, I just found ONE person with some intelligences. KellI2L

    • JC

      Less Government – More Freedom.
      Go Paul.

  • http://mac1000@embarqmail.com j.w. moseley

    NOW 60 YEARS LATER THERE IS A DIFFERENT, ANOTHER 12% OF OUR SOCIETY LOOKING TO BE LEAD BY THESE PROGRESSIVES AGAIN THINKING THAT THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN ENTITLES THEM TO BE IN AMERICA WITHOUT OBEYING THE LAWS OF THIS LAND AND SIMPLY MULTIPLYING BY THE MILLIONS THEIR NUMBERS BECAUSE WHEN THEIR CHILDREN ARE BORN HERE THOSE CHILDREN ACQUIRE AUTOMATIC CITIZENSHIP AND THE PARENTS COULD CARE LESS FOR BECOMING CITIZENS THEY JUST WANT THE BENEFITS AND TO HELL WITH THE PROPER ASSIMULATION INTO OUR CULTURE THEY SEND THEIR MONEY BACK TO MEXICO! THOSE SAME SOCIALIST PROGRESSIVES ARE WORKING THAT OUT FOR THEM TALKING ABOUT AMNESTY,FREEDOM, EQUAL RIGHTS AND TAKING FROM THE RICH AND GIVING TO THE POOR! WELL DOES ALL THAT SOUND SIMLIAR TO THE LAST 60 YEARS, NEXT LITTLE GREEN MEN WILL LAND IN AMERICA AND WILL BEGIN TO FEED OFF OUR PLANET, LET SEE IF THE PROGRESSIVES CAN STEAL THEIR SPACE SHIPS!

  • http://mac1000@embarqmail.com j.w. moseley

    MOST OF THE COMMENTS ON BASED ON WHAT THE REPUBLICANS THINK AND I SAY WHO CARES WHAT THEY THINK THEY ARE THE PROBLEM AND NOT THE SOLUTION ALONG WITH THE OTHER BUNCH OF BANDITS THE DEMOCRATS! YOU MUST STOP WORRYING ABOUT WHAT THEY THINK AND SAY FOR REMEMBER A LONG TIME AGO YOU WERE TOLD STICKS AND STONES MAY BREAK YOUR BONES BUT WORDS WILL NEVER HURT YOU! WHAT MIGHT EVENTUALLY KILL YOU IF YOU SURVIVE ONLY MAKES YOU STRONGER! ELIMINATE THOSE WHO THOUGHT THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO EVEN ASK THE QUESTIONS AND USE THE SITUATION FOR THEIR OWN GOALS!AFTER ALL DO YOU EVEN KNOE THE CHARACTER OF THAT PERSONS HEART! I THINK NOT! SO DO NOT LET HIM SET THE AGENDA SAY YES TO RAND PAUL BECAUSE YOUR INSTINCTS ARE WORKING AND YOUR SUSPICIONS ARE REAL AND YOU REFUSE TO BE USED!

  • http://victorbarney@embarqmail.com Victor L Barney

    America, I hope that I’m wrong, but that’s very doubtful! Rand Paul is too little too late! It’s over! Marxists now control our House, Senate, Presidency, and one nomination away from a Marxist’s run Supreme Court! Karl Marx himself said that Marxism is anti-messiah! Why would he lie, after all, he’s not a American Politician, especially a liberal one?

    What are “YOU” going to do when the President declares a national state of emergency and stops the next and all future elections? Undoubtedly, it will be approved by the House, Senate, and Supreme Court! After all, they all are Marxists too because “You” voted for it! What are “you” going to do? Die! Just like over 100,000,000 Chinese were murdered when the also Harvard “Marxist educated” and trained Obama Idol, “Mao” took over China! Now, for even worst news: The two-witnesses described in Revelation are coming to punish America(being Joseph’s seed and real Israel) for 3 1/2 years because Americans(the beast of Revelations) have “willfully” accepted Marxism, which IS “anti-messiah” according to it’s founder, Karl Marx himself and, he should know! America: What are you going to do because hell’s soon coming to dinner with us! Watch!

    • Meteorlady

      I don’t think it’s too late – if it was, then they would be in no hurry to pass some of their legislation. I think they are hurting and they rushed a few things through because they aren’t going to be able to after November.

  • michaelnatlanta

    Rand Paul and the TEA party represent only a fringe section of our society, who want to “TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK” to a time when it was OK to discriminate based on RACE and/or whatever does not fit your fancy.

    • JC

      Wrong. Not back to a time…
      Back to morality. Your race card slinging innuendo carries no weight in this enlightened day and age.

      • michaelnatlanta

        Rand Paul is enlightened????

        • JC

          I don’t know the man personally, so I won’t deify him as you’ve done with your Kenyan idiot.
          What I do know is that his core values are in line with the Constitution of the United States of America.
          It’s an interesting document full of wisdom and justice for everybody.
          And it was the root of greatness in America, what with preserving freedom to build, write, achieve and create..
          Sadly though it has been perverted by a bunch of politicians who have been bought off.
          But you can look it up on the internet or maybe just find some one who can read it to you.
          Good luck with that.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          michaelinatlanta,
          guess again, dude! Iy’s estimated that as high as 50% of the voting public might agree with the direction the TEA party is heading. A lot of people like me can’t travel to the gatherings, but we are still in line with their thinking. I belive that a guy or gal should be promoted, hired, rewarded by their ability and work ethic and not what color their skin is or who they know, or especially what union they are in!!

  • ONTIME

    In a interview just recently Rand Paul was asked would he support the conservative candidates, his answer was a definite Yes. The Real Republicans are working mightily to displace and remove the RINO element so that the party can again be true to it’s platform and stop this constant undermining of good ideas and laws that have real teeth. Tea Bag folks are very much like those who lean conservative and certainly have the guchels to speak out which is far more than what the old republican leadership was advocating. Now there can be a combined effort of ideals to bolster the move to remove the left from any leadership and restore our law and repeal all this expensive nonsense passed by those on the left who never seem to recall that communism in any form never seems to work the way it sounds.

  • spoonerist

    Rand Paul is good; Barack Obama is evil. It has nothing to do with the color of their skin or their ethnic background; it simply is a matter of which one believes that people should control their own lives, and which one thinks that the elitists should control other peoples’ lives.

    There are three forms of racism: individual, institutional, and governmental.

    Individual racism is when one person doesn’t like or want to deal with another person because of race — real or perceived. It is bad and immature. But the freedom to deal or not deal with another person, for whatever reason, sensible or irrational, must be preserved or freedom will perish. The proper way to deal with individual racism is to not interact with the individual racist in either a personal or business manner. Then the amazing power of the free market miracle will lead to solving the problem. Having government deal with the problem is the wrong method, and leads to further exacerbation of the problem, and further erosion of freedom.

    Institutional racism is even worse than individual racism. It occurs when a non-government organization, e.g. the Democratic Party makes decisions or institutes policies because of race. Notice that the Massachusetts Democratic Party has a package for members intending to attend their State Convention as delegates. Within this package is the notorious Appendix E which is an application form for “Minority Add-On Delegates”. This allows members of SOME specific ethnic or racial groups to be delegates in addition to those who were democratically elected at their local level. But not all races or ethnic groups are eligible for this. This is institutional racism at its most brazen level. And it shows the extreme hypocrisy of the Democratic Party that claims to be the party of equal rights and civil liberties.

    • spoonerist

      Governmental racism is the worst of all. Did you notice the question on the Census Form asking you to check off which race you are? This shows that the federal government is the biggest racist oa all. Government should be 100% “color-blind” and has no business, authority, or moral justification in categorizing people by race. I hope you checked off the “Other” box and printed in “Human” or “American” or “GFY” or just totally skipped the evil question. And the abomination known by the euphemism “affirmative action” is the most egregious example of government racism.

      The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is generally viewed as being a societal attack on racism. To the extent that it opposes individual and institutional racism it might properly be considered an attack, but an attack with the wrong methods. But some of the aspects of the Act and the Judicial follow-up decisions “justified” govenmental racism, making the Act even more unconstitutional than it already was. Some good Senators and Congressmen had the courage to vote against it, and I suspect that Rand Paul would have if he had been a Congressman then. I suspect that Barack Obama would have voted for it. These Congressmen and Senators who voted against the unconstitutional bill were the real constitutionalists, and the ones who voted for the bill were either foolish, pragmatists, communists, or elitists.

  • Antonio

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  • eddie47d

    One at 7:03am; Go back and learn your history before you imply blacks weren’t denied entry into many establishments.

  • Angel

    Rand Paul is an out-of-the-mainstream kook that will cost us dearly. Ronald Reagan would laugh that clown out of the party.

    • Norm

      David
      Amen.
      The right wing bible/gun clutching extremests have totally lost all concept of what the Republican party was all about.

    • Steve

      Back when Reagan was in, the republicans weren’t RINOS.
      Do you actually think Paul is a republican?

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Steve,
        what would you progressives know about RINOs?? you support the biggest progressive libbie there has ever been in this country-Obummer!!!

        • Steve

          SAY WHAT?

          *I don’t support the Kenyan Prince of Mombasi.

          *I supported Reagan. I think he was the best pres in my lifetime, and when he was pres there were no RINOS. The acronym hadn’t been invented yet.

          *Rand Paul is not a republican, he is a Libertarian.

          *Did you misplace your glasses Joe? ;-)

          • Pathfinder

            That is strange steve. As a registered Libertarian I know that we do not participate in the primaries. Also, I was under the impression that Rand Paul had won in a Republican Primary. I remember how often conservatives were urged to support the Republican (RINO but acronym not invented yet.) in the name of party loyalty. Are you “moderate” republicans and liberal republicans now going to refuse to support a truly conservative republican candidate (Rand Paul) ? I am so glad that I have left you bunch of lying, liberal RINOs. I hope your party dies so that we can replace its rotting corpse with a truly conservative second party. VOTE LIBERTARIAN !!

          • Steve

            Pathfinder;
            Yes he did win the republican primary, but the republican leadership did not support him. They supported Grayson, and Rand Paul still managed to win. When I see the repub party supporting the more liberal of 2 candidates, then I think they are contributing to the dilution of their own base, & the ruination of the party, thus my use of the word rinos. (Not the entire party, but the ones at the top that run the RNC, & with the power to endorse a candidate.) For this reason, I think the RNC screwed up because if they had endorsed Paul in the primary, they could have put him in a LOT STRONGER POSITION for the general election.

            I’m assuming that you and Joe H were responding to my post at 8:54pm
            Steve says:
            May 26, 2010 at 8:54 pm
            Back when Reagan was in, the republicans weren’t RINOS.
            Do you actually think Paul is a republican?
            Reply

            What is it in that post that makes me a moderate? I am a died in the wool Constitutionalist. I would have voted for Rand Paul if I lived in Kentucky.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Steve,
            If I misunderstood that you weren’t agreeing with the two posts above yours then I appologise. as far as Rand being a republicann, Yes he is! In the truest application of the term. A true republican is a conservative republican. the ones since Reagan and even a few before him were RINOS!!

          • Steve

            No worries Joe, but H*ll no I wasn’t agreeing with those mutts. lol
            My comment was directed toward the comment about Reagan. Reagan would NOT have laughed Rand Paul out of the party. He would have liked him, and back when Reagan was pres I had never heard of rinos. Reagan sure wasn’t a rino, and if Rand Paul is a republican then he sure isn’t a rino either.
            Do you really think Rand is more a republican than a Libertarian? With 90% of the RNC being rinos I consider him a Libertarian, or a Constitutionalist, and can’t imagine why he would want to be associated with them, as they would seem to detract from everything he stands for.

  • eddie47d

    Reggie 3:10am; Why is Rand Paul not lying when he says Obama is un-American for trying to make BP accountable. You wouldn’t pass the truth test! Remember too that Obama campaigned on Healthcare Reform and the majority of voters supported him. Even when Healthcare was signed there was 50-50 support. So hardly a majority against it and even Obama didn’t get the whole package he wanted.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Only because he threatened, backroom dealt, bribed and did just about everything else to garner support!!

    • Steve

      Eddie47dud;
      Only in your dreams eddie. Where do you come up with this crap?
      50-50 on the health care bill? 67% of Americans were against it the day it was voted on and rammed down out throats. If you’re going to lie Eddie, try getting the numbers a little closer and just “lie a little bit”

  • eddie47d

    Walter Block is a Libertarian who was on talk radio 2 days ago. He said “He doesn’t believe in the U.S. Constitution and that it is anti-liberty”. Go figure.

    • Pathfinder

      I can tell you, my voter registration is L and anyone who does not support and defend the constitution of the US does not deserve the title of Libertarian.

  • faron

    Paul’s 100% correct. Steele just shows he’s a dancing chicken of the neocon.

    • Pathfinder

      Choosing between a dimocrat and neo-con is like choosing between a Leninist and a Trotskyite. They are both communists, just different flavors.

  • ann lawler

    Civil Rights? Whose? Now a days civil rights are used against the hard working tax paying American. Heck, the ACLU see the AZ immigration bill as a violation of civil rights. Civil rights today are not the same type Martin Luther King fought for. Civil rights today lean more to the progressive left and are anti American.

  • Robert Pgh Pa

    Freinds we are lost. the constitution is being used as toilet paper. your rights have been taken and you have not taken any strong action to exercise your rights. since you have not stood up for your rights the politicians and government dismiss you and think you agree with them and they can do what the want and they are doing what they want.

  • Kim

    I’m really tired of a lot of “newsy-types” putting top spins on someone… to subjectively butcher their personality… by marginalizing that person by the mere “bits” of what that person says. Yes, lets make news to insight a mob mentality to “judge” someone under false pretenses… I’m not so sure who is the real politician? Is it the “newsy-types” with fashion and trends to feed…or is it the politician???

    Yawn, yawn…lets just keep on making marginalizing news when human are much more evolutionary and complex. Isn’t it a bit too soon to be judging a fresh face to get to know yet. Reporters need to report all the news… not make the news. There’s a difference.

    I caught this “news bits” and went hum at it again. I turned off the TV. Then I caught this story the next day with all those information and details added in on Fox New Channel..where the “accuser” was explaining what was deleted and distorted and given more of chance to explain himself. Guess what…What he says makes sense upon accurate reporting…..the context of his message was Civil Rights is valid, but it also includes the right to be applied to capitalist, CEO’s and companies that work hard to live and fulfill as Dr.King spoke of that was true for America…”I have a dream….” which me to have a fair playing field to work hard, go after that dream, have the opportunity to succeed,to be rewarded by your blood, sweat, tears and time that you put in to rightfully earn it to support yourself and others along the way.

    Today’s civil rights, “unionism,” current cultural trends and political climate (that’s been operating this way …way before this current president held office), it’s not about a dream anymore
    ….it’s about what I am entitled to receive and off of whom do I violate to take that. Talk about a modern day Robin Hood.

    • libertytrain

      Kim – I watched the actual statement as well, as it never ceases to amaze me how those goofy “journalists” put a spin on something that wasn’t there and greatly misconstrued to mean something else entirely than what he said.

      • Kim

        Libertytrain:

        Thanks for being a free thinking, self aware and educated thinker out there…. who really is seeking to find the real truth out there. Oh, how I pray that their are so many more like you out there to be educated and self aware voters. Kim

        • libertytrain

          Back at you –

  • Meteorlady

    Very nice to know that his own party – the Republicans – aren’t supporting him at all. Love that Steele – when will they get rid of him.

    As a business owner he is correct. I hired two minorities that didn’t work out. One spent all her time on her cell phone and the other stole from me. I fired them and got sued for discrimination. Those two little law suits costs me around $35,000 to litigate and I won. So if a minority applies they have to have a squeaky clean resume and background and drug checks. These all cost money too so now I just by-pass a most of the applicants. Even though I am a non-union shop, I treat my people well, provide health insurance and a good working environment so I hope they will stay with me for a long time.

    • Kim

      Meterolady:

      Keep living the American Dream. I am so glad you have set and maintain quality self standards… into the business world with good directive communication for yourself and those that you employ or inter react with as customers. That is decent good honest business that builds character and good repetition that is earned and trusted which helped you weather the storm in a your lawsuit verdict. Yes! Good for you and your leadership effective style! Personal standards, quality and character which does matter to build good honest trust. Kim

  • http://hkirkrainer.org H Kirk Rainer

    Regarding Rand and his stand for limited government: the reality of government initiatives or intentions to level the playing field never works; invariably,”the leveling” always has exceptions…sometimes by design or through the execution of the law(s).

    In general, the government operates by arbitrary (rather than absolute) law; thus, programs like affirmative action result in yet more inequalities among the citizenry…or population; selected financial institutions are underwritten by taxpayers (while others are not); and human life is protected…but only after a designated number of months of life.

    Arbitrary law is the intrusion of absolute authority and expediency…without responsibility or reason.

  • eddie47d

    Stevie boy, No lies here:I get my figures from several sources not like some who only read reports that are favorable to themselves.

    • Steve

      Yeah eddie;
      I know where you get your news from…the white house press sec.

  • eddie47d

    . Steve, No lies. I got my figures from several sources not like some who only read reports favorable to themselves.

    • Steve

      Yeah eddie I got it, you get it directly from Robert Gibbs

  • eddie47d

    Sorry ,My computer froze up.

  • Pathfinder

    As to the claim that “after the election you don’t get a say”: I refuse to accept the assertion that American citizens only get to control the government one day every four (or in the case of the house of representatives every 2) years. We are supposed to control our government EVERY day. This is why we have trial by jury. (For more on this please contact the Fully Informed Jury Association {FIJA}). Just one of the many points where your entire concept of government is WRONG. Might I suggest that you read some of John Locke’s (not the LOST character but the philosopher LOST named the character after)writings to help you formulate a philosophy of government more compatible with liberty.

  • http://4Brevard.com/choice Richard Webb

    RIGHT and left are relative. I no longer consider myself a conservative because that too is relative. I AM A CONSTITUTIONALIST!!! So is Rand Paul. That is an absolute. Rand and Ron may have some strange ideas, but when 2 people agree on everything, one of them is redundant. Let’s not belittle someone who puts himself on the line to oppose our enemies.

    Walter Williams, black conservative economist on Rush’s show this week explained why civil rights laws tend to perpetuate the exact divisions in society they ostensibly are designed to overcome. You cannot legislate morality, and anything that limits our God-given right of free association is doomed to failure. God apparently believes free will is so important, he puts up with all the damned fool things we do with it.

    Ignore Democrats and Republicans. Stand for the Constitution!

    • Pathfinder

      Richard Webb, Amen brother. While I do accept the lable conservative, I am NOT a republican. Also I find that being a constitutionalist tend to make one a conservative since one is then trying to conserve (uphold and defend ) the constitution. Again, let me say that I AM fed up with BOTH parties. I think that the time has come to abandon the republican (neo-con, RINO) party and form a truly constitutionalist second party. That is why my voter registration is L and I VOTE LIBERTARIAN !!

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Bruce D.

    Wasn’t it Holder that called Americans cowards for not confronting racial issues. Rand Paul does exactly that and is villified for it. Maybe what Holder is saying is that Americans are cowards for not holding the same exact belief he has about racial issues. Or maybe people who villify Rand Paul are the cowards Holder is talking about.

  • James D. Minnich

    Rand Paul is part of the awakening of the silent majority of America. But what we need is aay to get the special interest monies out of the peoples House of Representatives. Whjat if you had a canidate that filed a sheet of how they were going to vote and a stipulation that the candidate would only serve for one term. Presently you will have a Democrat canidate bouught with a lot of special interest money. You will also have a Republican canidate bought with a lot of special interest money. But you could have a third canidate with no special interest money that has filed a questtionair with the yes or no answers to critical questions and has verified that this is the way this candidate will vote.
    If you seesome merit in this please visit the GOOOH.COM website for more information. Could you imagine a Houe of Representatives that do not need to be re-elected and are not owing to any special interests except “We The People”?

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