Rand Paul: Vote for my dad

posted at 8:44 pm on December 22, 2011 by Allahpundit

Effective. A filial endorsement is endearing, if predictable, and Rand’s already prominent enough as a national figure that his stamp of approval qualifies as a rare “mainstream” thumbs up for his pop. The message is smart, too: No policy specifics, just a promise that Ron will stick to his principles because that’s what he’s been doing for 50 years. True enough; whatever his other faults, the fear that President Paul would “evolve” in office is absolute zero. Quite a contrast with the likely nominee.

They’re going for the Iowa tea-party vote here, I take it, but I don’t know how helpful Rand or anyone else will be on that count. It’s received wisdom in the media that Ron is a godfather of the movement because he was way ahead of the curve politically on spending, but that’s simplistic. ABC notes that tea partiers are more likely to support “peace through strength” than other Republicans are and support maintaining military spending at its current levels to the tune of 60 percent. In their latest joint poll with WaPo, they asked “tea-party supporters” a bunch of different questions related to the campaign, including which Republican candidate is “most likely to agree with you on the issues that matter most to you.” That’s tailor-made for Ron Paul, and yet:

Fifth place among tea partiers, half the total that Bachmann got. Compare and contrast with how he fared among Republicans who are “tea-party neutral.” If anything, I think Rand might help him with the latter group more than with the tea party. Low-information primary voters who know him from his endless cable news appearances might recognize him and pay Ron a little extra attention because of it.

Incidentally, Reuters is now covering Ron’s old newsletters with a special focus on the “race war” passages. Sample quote: “When asked whether that meant Paul believed there was a government conspiracy to cover up the impact of AIDS, [Paul Iowa chair Drew] Ivers said, ‘I don’t think he embraces that.’” Whew! Can’t imagine that Rand, whose career is blooming, wants to have to deal with questions about this either, but maybe he thinks it’s a price worth paying as Ron piles up delegates and maybe blazes a path for him in 2016. Exit question: What if Ron decides to run third party? Does Rand endorse?


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Why, so you can work off the name and get yourself on a presidential ballot in the future? I know I know, what else was a son supposed to say about his dad, still, I don’t trust ANY of these guys anymore.

Bishop on December 22, 2011 at 8:46 PM

No

bazil9 on December 22, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Rand must have been left on the doorstep. I suppose he has to do this, despite having a looney-tunes Joo-hater for a dad.

Rixon on December 22, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Rand trying to ruin his political career.

jp on December 22, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Can we end this bullsh*t that Ron Paul is somehow responsible for the tea parties? We all know who is responsible.

promachus on December 22, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Poor, Rand. :-(

Punchenko on December 22, 2011 at 8:48 PM

ABC notes that tea partiers are more likely to support “peace through strength” than other Republicans are and support maintaining military spending at its current levels to the tune of 60 percent.

The Tea Party: over before it began.

Dante on December 22, 2011 at 8:48 PM

ABC notes that tea partiers are more likely to support “peace through strength”

So then ‘spending’ really isn’t an issue?

Notorious GOP on December 22, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Maybe Rand worked on the Newsletters like his Sister did per 1993 Tax Records???

jp on December 22, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Rand trying to ruin his political career.

jp on December 22, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Trying supporting your own candidate.

Notorious GOP on December 22, 2011 at 8:49 PM

The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Anyone who would endorse Dr. Crankypants is an unmitigated idiot.

Son included.

profitsbeard on December 22, 2011 at 8:49 PM

I wish Rand was the candidate rather than Ron.

Much, much better.

dforston on December 22, 2011 at 8:49 PM

rand is a dutiful son,but I don’t think he actually agrees with all his fathers policies. also I think Ron Paul will NOT go third party because helping get Obama re-ellected would possibly destroy Rands political future.

gerrym51 on December 22, 2011 at 8:49 PM

For all you Paul haters out here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8NhRPo0WAo

Enough said…

Scrumpy on December 22, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Rand must have been left on the doorstep. I suppose he has to do this, despite having a looney-tunes Joo-hater for a dad.

Rixon on December 22, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Yes, Ron Paul friend and admirer of Milton Friedman, student of Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard, staunch supporter of the individual and liberty…….hates Jews.

Brilliant.

Dante on December 22, 2011 at 8:50 PM

No. We tried Isolationism. Didn’t work.

spiritof61 on December 22, 2011 at 8:51 PM

I like Rand. Ron, not so much. Maybe a sealed adoption in there somewhere.

msupertas on December 22, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Dante on December 22, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Sarcasm eh?

Scrumpy on December 22, 2011 at 8:52 PM

I LOVE LOYALTY, BUT HIS POP IS A RAVING MANIAC.

ENDORSED MCKINNEY FUHCRYINOUTLOUD!

reliapundit on December 22, 2011 at 8:52 PM

spiritof61 on December 22, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Ron’s an isolationist?

Notorious GOP on December 22, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Can we end this bullsh*t that Ron Paul is somehow responsible for the tea parties? We all know who is responsible.

promachus on December 22, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Obama.

And I’ll take a big no thanks on Ron Paul – unless he’s up agains Newt.

1punchWill on December 22, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Posted on that clip the other day.

Now everybody’s saying Paul will win Iowa, so it’s New Hampshire and beyond after that.

Donald Douglas on December 22, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Hell no.

V7_Sport on December 22, 2011 at 8:54 PM

I’ll give Rand a pass here. Otherwise he’s saying “please don’t vote for my dad.” Makes the holidays a tense time.

rbj on December 22, 2011 at 8:54 PM

It really is too bad Rand isn’t the one running. He’s learned what happens to a politician who spends much of their going against the Israel-first lobby and has adjusted his political stance accordingly. As much as Ron’s firm stance on some issues is great…on others it’s really hurt his career.

Yes, Ron Paul friend and admirer of Milton Friedman, student of Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard, staunch supporter of the individual and liberty…….hates Jews.

Brilliant.

Dante on December 22, 2011 at 8:50 PM

And don’t forget, we’ve always been at war with Eastasia.

MelonCollie on December 22, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Bradley Manning…
Cynthia McKinny…
The Paul Newsletters…

Snorkdoodle Whizbang on December 22, 2011 at 8:55 PM

What the hell else is he going to do? It’s his father.

carbon_footprint on December 22, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Rand is teflon. My favorite politician easily. He could of just stayed at home in Bowling Green with his profitable eye surgery profession but he decided to drain the swamp.

Pitchforker on December 22, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Hopefully Rand will be a better than his dad – someone with the same beliefs – but clever next time. Politics is the art of telling people what they want to hear.

keep the change on December 22, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Rand >>> Ron. Ron has been fringe so long that sometimes he still thinks he’s on the libertarian ticket. No, Ron you don’t have to tell us what you had for breakfast this morning!! Shhh…

Pitchforker on December 22, 2011 at 8:58 PM

“WwwwwwwwEEEEEEEEEEE are the prObLEm…!” – Ron Paul

Seven Percent Solution on December 22, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Obama.

And I’ll take a big no thanks on Ron Paul – unless he’s up agains Newt.

1punchWill on December 22, 2011 at 8:52 PM

True, but Ron was the first candidate every rallied around when it happened. The GOP, in general, is just trying to ride the wave and have infiltrated and hurt the movement more than the Dems ever could.

Notorious GOP on December 22, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Can’t imagine that Rand, whose career is blooming, wants to have to deal with questions about this either, but maybe he thinks it’s a price worth paying as Ron piles up delegates and maybe blazes a path for him in 2016. Exit question: What if Ron decides to run third party? Does Rand endorse?”

I’ve been thinking about this dilemma all day. Of course he endorses. Unless he can talk his elderly crank of a father out of running and save his own reputation in the process. Because there will be no path blazed for 2016. After handing the election over to Obama by default I find it highly unlikely that Americans will be clamoring for Rand Paul.

Buy Danish on December 22, 2011 at 8:59 PM

rand is a dutiful son,but I don’t think he actually agrees with all his fathers policies. also I think Ron Paul will NOT go third party because helping get Obama re-ellected would possibly destroy Rands political future.

gerrym51 on December 22, 2011 at 8:49 PM

I think Paul’s strategy might be to force Romney to pick Rand for VP,

Imagine Romney picking Rand for VP, and that translates into a million+ mittbots from the Ron Paul camp,

This is the only way we will be able to counter the Obama kids, Paul’s people have plenty of time to spam every blog with comments,

OrthodoxJew on December 22, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Is this what you want to hear? keep the change on December 22, 2011 at 8:55 PM is it?

Spending: He proposes cutting $1 trillion from the federal budget during his first year in office, and balancing the budget by his third year. He would do this in part by eliminating five cabinet departments: Energy; Housing and Urban Development; Commerce; Interior; and Education.

He would also scrap the Transportation Security Administration, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, eliminate corporate subsidies, end foreign aid, and return most other federal spending to 2006 levels.

He says he would cut the federal workforce by 10 percent, and accept a presidential salary of $39,336- roughly equal to what the average American makes. The president currently makes $400,000.

He opposes almost all American military intervention overseas, also says he would save money by ending foreign wars.

Taxes: He has said in the past that he’d like to abolish personal income tax rates, but his plan doesn’t suggest that. It does propose lowering the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, from 35 percent. And it would extend the Bush tax cuts and eliminate the estate tax. Paul’s campaign has said elsewhere that he supports eliminating the capital gains tax, which, as we’ve written, would be a boon for, among others, private-equity managers on Wall Street.

Regulation: Like most of his rivals, He would repeal President Obama’s health care law. He would also get rid of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law intended to increase regulation of Wall Street. And he’d scrap Sarbanes-Oxley, the corporate governance law passed in the wake of the Enron scandal.

Monetary Policy: His plan calls for auditing the central bank–something he’s been trying to do as a legislator. He also would push “competing currency legislation”–meaning he wants individuals to be able to use alternative currencies to the dollar, including gold and silver. The idea is to reduce the federal government’s control over the monetary supply.

Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid: He says he wouldn’t scrap Social Security and Medicare. His plan “honors our promise to our seniors and veterans,” meaning that those currently in the programs could stay in them. But he would like to allow younger workers to opt out of the Social Security system and the payroll taxes it imposes…

Scrumpy on December 22, 2011 at 9:01 PM

You know Rand, you shouldn’t endorse your dad because he’s your dad. In my county, the incumbent, who was lib-dem, ran against his son, who was conservative.

jaboba on December 22, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Rand Paul is ruining his own reputation with this. His dad would destroy America and he endorses him. Rand is OFF my hopeful list.

UGH.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on December 22, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Scrumpy on December 22, 2011 at 9:01 PM

yes, that is what I want to hear, except for social security and medicare. That needs to be eliminated post haste.

keep the change on December 22, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Double No,er wait,I’m ineligible,well,its still No!!
(sarc)

canopfor on December 22, 2011 at 9:05 PM

What the hell else is he going to do? It’s his father.
carbon_footprint on December 22, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Stay quiet?

karenhasfreedom on December 22, 2011 at 9:06 PM

The GOP, in general, is just trying to ride the wave and have infiltrated and hurt the movement more than the Dems ever could.
Notorious GOP on December 22, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Infiltrated? Really? Just what we need – more conspiracy theories.

Buy Danish on December 22, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Rand must have been left on the doorstep. I suppose he has to do this, despite having a looney tunes Joo-hater for a dad.

Rixon on December 22, 2011 at 8:47 PM

So because Rand takes a different approach to foreign policy than his father that makes him not antisemitic? Grow up and save accusations of racism for people who are actually racist. You’re no different from the left who scream racism to intimidate and silence those you disagree with.

Jerry Bear on December 22, 2011 at 9:06 PM

The Paul Derangement Syndrome infections are approaching Little Green Footballs epidemic levels ’round these parts. Perhaps a Palin endorsement of Paul going into South Carolina will calm things down?

napoleon on December 22, 2011 at 9:07 PM

I think the doctor is incredibly selfish…he is hurting his son’s political career…

zonie on December 22, 2011 at 9:07 PM

promachus on December 22, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Yep, Rick Santelli and white-haired American patriots, that’s who.

Aslans Girl on December 22, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Hopefully Rand will be a better than his dad – someone with the same beliefs – but clever next time. Politics is the art of telling people what they want to hear.

keep the change on December 22, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Basically, Ron Paul with guile and better speaking skills. Nothing stupid comes out of Rand’s mouth that the media can replay OVER and OVER again.

Pitchforker on December 22, 2011 at 9:08 PM

The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Anyone who would endorse Dr. Crankypants is an unmitigated idiot.

Son included.

profitsbeard on December 22, 2011 at 8:49 PM

ITA.

Aslans Girl on December 22, 2011 at 9:08 PM

I wonder if Rand will endorse Cynthia McKinney with his dad?

jp on December 22, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Sweet, but no. Rand, step away. Save yourself.

Fallon on December 22, 2011 at 9:09 PM

You folks are maddeningly frustrating. Anyone who uses the “nut” or “crazy” argument against ANY candidate is just too much of an intellectual lightweight to come up with any coherent argument.

It‘s no better than the ‘other’ race baiters who just call anyone they don’t like racist in order to keep from having to articulate any REAL reasons based on facts.

I‘m more afraid of this government and the class warfare they’re promoting than I am of anything else, for the near future.

We either want change, or we don’t.

Screw the latest conventional LSM wisdom which has us voting for “anybody that can beat Obama.” That’s absolute folly.

And Rand is within his rights to support his Dad!

Scrumpy on December 22, 2011 at 9:09 PM

OrthodoxJew on December 22, 2011 at 9:01 PM

It’s pretty clear that Mitt can’t stand Ron Paul (and who can blame him) so the odds of him picking jr. Sen. Rand Paul seems very low indeed.

Buy Danish on December 22, 2011 at 9:09 PM

Scrumpy, those Ron paul positions are a good start but the man is far too dangerous with his foreign policy positions.

karenhasfreedom on December 22, 2011 at 9:10 PM

It’s pretty clear that Mitt can’t stand Ron Paul (and who can blame him) so the odds of him picking jr. Sen. Rand Paul seems very low indeed.

Buy Danish on December 22, 2011 at 9:09 PM

The Romney people have been looking at Rand for several months so they can balance the ticket. However, Rand won’t accept.

Pitchforker on December 22, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Perhaps a Palin endorsement of Paul going into South Carolina will calm things down?

napoleon on December 22, 2011 at 9:07 PM

If that happens, I’m heading to Costa Rica and giving up on America.

Fallon on December 22, 2011 at 9:11 PM

keep the change on December 22, 2011 at 9:04 PM

So who is on your short list?

Scrumpy on December 22, 2011 at 9:11 PM

It’s his dad. What did you expect? He puts family before everything else.

MadisonConservative on December 22, 2011 at 9:12 PM

What the hell else is he going to do? It’s his father.

carbon_footprint on December 22, 2011 at 8:55 PM

+ 10..:)

Dire Straits on December 22, 2011 at 9:12 PM

karenhasfreedom on December 22, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Watch this then:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8NhRPo0WAo

Maybe this will help you understand…

Scrumpy on December 22, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Notice how all of these new Pualbot/Ronulans have all the bases covered, no matter the topic/subject. It’s almost like they are all sitting in the same office coordinating their replies. I’m gonna guess some RP campaign office in looneyville.

D-fusit on December 22, 2011 at 9:13 PM

What the hell else is he going to do? It’s his father.

carbon_footprint on December 22, 2011 at 8:55 PM

How ’bout “no comment”?

Aslans Girl on December 22, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Dear Rand,

Umm… NO.

bigred on December 22, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Ron Paul would suck as a president because he hates Israel and is weak in foreign policy.
Perhaps he is a great father?

carbon_footprint on December 22, 2011 at 9:13 PM

It’s pretty clear that Mitt can’t stand Ron Paul (and who can blame him) so the odds of him picking jr. Sen. Rand Paul seems very low indeed.

Buy Danish on December 22, 2011 at 9:09 PM

You don’t have to like your VP, If he can deliver you a few million bucks, And have his minions comment and flood every site & and talk show, then it might be helpful in a genera election

Personally i think DeMint is going to be the VP, If Romney is the nominee

OrthodoxJew on December 22, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Notice how all of these new Pualbot/Ronulans have all the bases covered, no matter the topic/subject. It’s almost like they are all sitting in the same office coordinating their replies. I’m gonna guess some RP campaign office in looneyville.

D-fusit on December 22, 2011 at 9:13 PM

It’s actually East Looneyville and about 10 miles away from Raving Mad Gulch. :)

Pitchforker on December 22, 2011 at 9:14 PM

+ 10..:)

Dire Straits on December 22, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Excellent post…:)

carbon_footprint on December 22, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Rand, put the dad down, and slowly back away. Nobody needs to get hurt here.

predator on December 22, 2011 at 9:15 PM

And Rand is within his rights to support his Dad!
Scrumpy on December 22, 2011 at 9:09 PM

Who is arguing that he doesn’t have that “right”? It’s the wisdom of it that we’re questioning.

Buy Danish on December 22, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Don’t you know that political discussion between father and son is a doozy.

they lie on December 22, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Perhaps a Palin endorsement of Paul going into South Carolina will calm things down?

napoleon on December 22, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Palin would have to be stupid beyond all belief to endorse Ron Paul. Such an endorsement would splinter her fanbase and send the permawar brigade into an all-out meltdown against her. Cries of ‘traitor’ and ‘Joooo h8r’ (and worse) would be nonstop.

MelonCollie on December 22, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Jeez, people, family trumps all, including politics. Move along. Nothing to see here.

carbon_footprint on December 22, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Who is arguing that he doesn’t have that “right”? It’s the wisdom of it that we’re questioning.

Buy Danish on December 22, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Say what you want about Ron, but Rand would have never gotten his campaign off the ground without Ron’s mailing list of devotees. He owes Dad bigtime.

Pitchforker on December 22, 2011 at 9:16 PM

carbon_footprint on December 22, 2011 at 9:13 PM

YOU are so wrong on that. I have never heard him say he hates Israel EVER!! I believe you do not or chose to not comprehend anything he says…

You are just another ‘race baiter’ probably a leftist troll…

Anything you have to say is irrelevent…in my book.

Scrumpy on December 22, 2011 at 9:17 PM

It’s actually East Looneyville and about 10 miles away from Raving Mad Gulch. :)

Pitchforker on December 22, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Says the Mayor of said village

D-fusit on December 22, 2011 at 9:17 PM

My heart goes out to Rand. Surely he has been agonizing over his dilemma of whether to endorse his father for President or have him shipped off to a secret nutfarm.

Voice on December 22, 2011 at 9:17 PM

No, thank you.

Pork-Chop on December 22, 2011 at 9:17 PM

Here, chew on this for a bit.

Traditional Navy kiss performed by lesbians.

carbon_footprint on December 22, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Rand gets a pass on this kind of stuff, but if his dad goes 3rd party, he’s also done, even if he doesn’t endorse then. Then again, the country is done if daddy dearest goes 3rd party.

TXUS on December 22, 2011 at 9:18 PM

You are just another ‘race baiter’ probably a leftist troll…
Scrumpy on December 22, 2011 at 9:17 PM

carbon? When did you join the dark side? :)/

predator on December 22, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Notice how all of these new Pualbot/Ronulans have all the bases covered, no matter the topic/subject. It’s almost like they are all sitting in the same office coordinating their replies. I’m gonna guess some RP campaign office in looneyville.

D-fusit on December 22, 2011 at 9:13 PM

It should be easy for them, since all they do is dismiss criticism of Ron Paul’s conspiricism, racism, antisemitism, desire to gut the US military, and foreign policy of appeasement as being ad hominem attacks rather than substantive issues, all while attacking opponents as “neo-con” fascist Trotskyist Israel-firsters.

DKCZ on December 22, 2011 at 9:19 PM

There’s one thing that concerns if Ron Paul does well.

The scenario breathlessly reported several times was that a win in Iowa and strong showings in other states could build Ron Paul’s resources enough to run as an Independent, which would surely result in Obama winning a second term. All the worry about it may be a self-fulfilling prophecy, helping to make Ron Paul stronger (never strong enough to win the nomination/ General Election, but enough to take some votes that would otherwise go to the Republican candidate).

If a Ron Paul Independent run is truly that harmful, the party will try to offer him something big. I wasn’t worried about a Ron Paul Independent run as it could hurt his son’s political future, but there’s one other possibility. If it would avoid an independent siphoning votes from Obama, the party might believe they don’t have a choice aside from offering Rand Paul the #2 spot.

Mister Mets on December 22, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Excellent post…:)

carbon_footprint on December 22, 2011 at 9:14 PM

NORMMMMmmm!!..:)

Dire Straits on December 22, 2011 at 9:20 PM

carbon? When did you join the dark side? :)/

predator on December 22, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Lol, thanks for watching my back. So many noobs! So little time!

carbon_footprint on December 22, 2011 at 9:20 PM

You folks are maddeningly frustrating.

Scrumpy on December 22, 2011 at 9:09 PM

My irony meter just busted.

Listen to me Scrumpy. I’ll say this one more time. The Doctor’s foreign policy positions are unacceptable to the Republican electorate, or the American people for that matter. Since he’s running for president and foreign affairs is a big part of the job, he’s out. Disqualified prima facie. If you want to throw in his age and his seemingly deranged appearance and/or manner of speaking you can, but it’s icing on the cake.

Bye.

spiritof61 on December 22, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Ron Paul is an incompetent buffoon, if any one cares to fact check his doddering lecturing, Charles Krauthammer did – “Ron Paul’s misunderstanding of history is simply staggering”

RAGIN CAJUN on December 22, 2011 at 9:21 PM

NORMMMMmmm!!..:)

Dire Straits on December 22, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Hope all is well my friend. Miss posting music in QOTD. Maybe soon.

carbon_footprint on December 22, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Scrumpy, those Ron paul positions are a good start but the man is far too dangerous with his foreign policy positions.

karenhasfreedom on December 22, 2011 at 9:10 PM

His foreign policy is that of the Founders, it is that of conservatism, and it is the foreign policy followed for the majority of this country’s existence.

Dante on December 22, 2011 at 9:21 PM

The Romney people have been looking at Rand for several months so they can balance the ticket. However, Rand won’t accept.
Pitchforker on December 22, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Are they aware of Ron Paul’s, er, past as a pamphleteer?

You don’t have to like your VP, If he can deliver you a few million bucks, And have his minions comment and flood every site & and talk show, then it might be helpful in a genera election
Personally i think DeMint is going to be the VP, If Romney is the nominee
OrthodoxJew on December 22, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Mitt’s not looking for money so much as he is someone to balance the ticket. The last thing he needs is Ron Paul’s “minions” showing up on talk shows. As for DeMint, he’s an excellent possibility, as is Virginia’s Governor and even Mike Huckabee. I prefer Governor’s myself but would make an exception for Marco Rubio:)

Buy Danish on December 22, 2011 at 9:21 PM

My irony meter just busted.

Listen to me Scrumpy. I’ll say this one more time. The Doctor’s foreign policy positions are unacceptable to the Republican electorate, or the American people for that matter. Since he’s running for president and foreign affairs is a big part of the job, he’s out. Disqualified prima facie. If you want to throw in his age and his seemingly deranged appearance and/or manner of speaking you can, but it’s icing on the cake.

Bye.

spiritof61 on December 22, 2011 at 9:20 PM

You left out Dr. Paul’s faux eyebrows.

carbon_footprint on December 22, 2011 at 9:22 PM

r. EVOLution

carbon_footprint on December 22, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Romney/Huckabee

gerrym51 on December 22, 2011 at 9:23 PM

I generally don’t like the strike feature and how it’s used, but what the heck:

Notice how all of these new Pualbot/Ronulans have all the bases covered, are educated, no matter the topic/subject.
D-fusit on December 22, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Dante on December 22, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Buy Danish on December 22, 2011 at 9:21 PM

My irony meter just busted.

Listen to me Scrumpy. I’ll say this one more time. The Doctor’s foreign policy positions are unacceptable to the Republican electorate, or the American people for that matter. Since he’s running for president and foreign affairs is a big part of the job, he’s out. Disqualified prima facie. If you want to throw in his age and his seemingly deranged appearance and/or manner of speaking you can, but it’s icing on the cake.

Bye.

spiritof61 on December 22, 2011 at 9:20 PM

You left out Dr. Paul’s faux eyebrows.

carbon_footprint on December 22, 2011 at 9:22 PM

You forgot the smell, old

D-fusit on December 22, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Here, chew on this for a bit.

Traditional Navy kiss performed by lesbians.

carbon_footprint on December 22, 2011 at 9:19 PM

It moved.

Dante on December 22, 2011 at 9:25 PM

carbon_footprint on December 22, 2011 at 9:20 PM

You my ‘dear’ are NO better than all the tirades I have seen said against the TPer’s and repubs and cons, and here you are saying that?

You ARE no different than the leftist race baiters…

spiritof61 on December 22, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Wtach this and maybe just maybe you will gain a miniscule amount of understanding eh?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8NhRPo0WAo

Scrumpy on December 22, 2011 at 9:25 PM

His foreign policy is that of the Founders, it is that of conservatism, and it is the foreign policy followed for the majority of this country’s existence.

Dante on December 22, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Would that be the foreign policy of John Adams, who waged a naval ‘quasi-war’ against France and backed the Alien and Sedition Acts, or the foreign policy of Thomas Jefferson, who waged the Barbary War and arranged the Louisiana Purchase, or the foreign policy of James Madison, who started a war against Britain in an attempt to conquer Canada, or the foreign policy of James Monroe, who established a doctrine that the United States would oppose the reimposition of colonial rule anywhere in the Americas?

DKCZ on December 22, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Brilliant.

Dante on December 22, 2011 at 8:50 PM

So what? Some liberal progressives who actually are Jews are anti Jew.
What is so surprising about that phenomena? Some white Americans are anti white Americans..Juvenile children are against their parents..some dogs don’t like other dogs..and all the while Honey Badger don’t give a sh**t.

Mimzey on December 22, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Rand Paul: Vote for my dad

Tell ya what Rand, since I’m not anywhere where I can vote AGAINST YOU, I’ll just vote Against McCain. You and your father can both go to He…

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on December 22, 2011 at 9:29 PM

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