Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sometimes You Really Can't Help But Like Senator Paul...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
-vs- Tyranny

There are times I just can't help but like Senator Rand Paul. Especially when he makes a bunch of sense and is working against the druthers of the entrenched establishment rEpublicans. You know the ones I mean. Guys like Frick and Frack, good ole John McCain and Mittens Romney.

THE HILL - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday said the Republican Party needs to be more “tolerant” if it wants to attract the younger voters that helped propel President Obama to a second term in office.

“I believe a Republican Party that is more tolerant and dedicated to keeping the government out of people’s lives as much as possible would be more appealing to the rising generation,” Paul said in an op-ed on the website PolicyMic.

“Most young people I encounter simply have no desire to tell other people what to do or how to live,” he added.

The op-ed was a response to criticism Paul received from some of his Republican colleagues over his filibuster last week of John Brennan's nomination for CIA director.

Paul spoke for nearly 13 hours on the Senate floor to pressure the Obama administration on its use of drones to target U.S. citizens, but Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) dismissed the filibuster as a “stunt” meant to “fire up impressionable libertarian kids in their college dorms.”

“There are blue parts of the country where Republicans haven’t fared well, and yes, a more libertarian-Republican might be able to start winning in those areas,” Paul wrote. “The youth vote could play an integral part in this. Young Americans — conservative, libertarian, independent — are as fed up with big government as their parents and grandparents. A Republican Party willing to address their unique concerns could build a new majority that might finally turn this country around.” {Read More}


Via: Memeorandum


  1. I think that if the Republicans started fielding some small l Cato caliber libertarians, the youth vote would be very much in play. I mean, they see the current Medicare system doling out 3 times as much as it's taking in and I'm sure that they would be strongly in favor of reforming the sucker (and that's just one of the issues).

    1. Yep, especially those who get that before long they will br shouldering the ever increasing cost associated with a system badly in need of overhaul.

      And push on the progressives will to drown out voices of sound economic policy and fiscal restraint. Please don't get me wrong here, rEpublicans have NOT demonstrated concern for sound economic and fiscal policies either.

      Like I've been saying, the pooch is going to continued to get screwed, by both parties.

  2. I like when I read him, but not when I listen. Is it lack of education or a speech impediment thbat causes him to mispronounce "social security" so badly and consistently? Either way it undermines his authority on this very important budget issue.


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