Report: Rand Paul to introduce bill nullifying Obama’s executive orders on guns

posted at 8:51 pm on January 16, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via the Daily Caller, a teaser for his appearance on “Hannity” later tonight. If I didn’t know better, I’d say that a guy who just visited Israel and is now talking about blocking executive overreach on gun-grabbing just might be running for president in 2016.

The bill will go nowhere but conservatives will appreciate the gesture:

“I’m told Sen. Rand Paul will introduce language within hours, within hours, to call for the nullification and prohibition of funding for the president’s executive actions announced today and possibly even using the federal courts to nullify and defund some of the things that he plans on doing,” [Fox News host Eric] Bolling said.

[A] Capitol Hill source told TheDC that Paul’s legislation is expected to do three things: nullify Obama’s executive orders, defund them and ask the Senate to file a court challenge to them.

At the very least, if he can figure out a way to bring this to the floor, it’ll be fun to see how Democrats whose seats are up next year will vote on it. Word on the Hill is that Reid might not even force a vote on the assault-weapons ban lest it prove too difficult for red-state Dems’ reelection campaigns. (According to a CNN poll released today, the recent surge of support for gun control is already starting to fade.) Will Mark Begich? Mary Landrieu? Heidi Heitkamp? Watch the video of her below from a local newscast yesterday (via the Washington Free Beacon) not only sounding sour on Obama’s gun recommendations but going so far as to accuse the White House of having an agenda unrelated to school shootings. Which, of course, is true.

Exit question: How many doctors are really going to follow the White House’s recommendations to talk to their patients about gun safety? I know they do get intrusive on occasion, and it’s a legit topic in the case of a patient who seems genuinely mental, but doctors must realize what a hot button this subject is for many people. Why risk alienating a patient and having him take his business elsewhere by trying to have “the talk” with him about guns? How many doctors know enough about guns themselves to even have that talk? This seems like a golden example of the White House floating an idea that sounds conscientious — it isn’t, it’s just the AMA’s attempt to leach some extra federal money — but which will be roundly ignored. The nicest thing that can be said for it is that it’s not remotely the most laughworthy recommendation offered by Obama this morning.


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If I didn’t know better, I’d say that a guy who just visited Israel and is now talking about blocking executive overreach on gun-grabbing just might be running for president in 2016.

I would go for some Rand.

Myron Falwell on January 16, 2013 at 8:54 PM

…I like him!

KOOLAID2 on January 16, 2013 at 8:55 PM

…2016!

KOOLAID2 on January 16, 2013 at 8:55 PM

So the left will tolerate Obama butting into their relationship with their doctors. Interesting.

CW on January 16, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Rand is one of the few left in D.C. with some balls…..

redguy on January 16, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Even if it goes nowhere it sure is a smack.

cozmo on January 16, 2013 at 8:56 PM

I love this guy.

The Count on January 16, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Atta guy!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 16, 2013 at 8:56 PM

I like Paul a lot. And this is fantastic!!!

mrscullen on January 16, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Lets just face it, Obama wants us to think like 8 year olds.

tom0508 on January 16, 2013 at 8:57 PM

tom0508 on January 16, 2013 at 8:57 PM

0bama thinks we are eight year olds.

cozmo on January 16, 2013 at 8:58 PM

How many doctors are really going to follow the White House’s recommendations to talk to their patients about gun safety?

How many gun owners will actually tell their doctors anything??
The last thing I need is some guy who makes 10 times as much as me asking
me stupid questions about gun ownership…..

redguy on January 16, 2013 at 8:58 PM

alright, I like this guy!

Rand Paul/Ted Cruz 2016

sauldalinsky on January 16, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Rand Paul is a doctor. Wasn’t he supposedly deputized by Barry?

TarheelBen on January 16, 2013 at 8:59 PM

gotta like the Rand!

can_con on January 16, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Rand is one of the few left in D.C. with some balls…..

redguy on January 16, 2013 at 8:56 PM

…BA11S?…WHAT ARE BA11S?

KOOLAID2 on January 16, 2013 at 9:00 PM

alright, I like this guy!

Rand Paul/Ted Cruz 2016

sauldalinsky on January 16, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Stop talking like that. You’re making my pants, uh, tight! lol

The Count on January 16, 2013 at 9:00 PM

redguy on January 16, 2013 at 8:58 PM

MY MD is a pro-second amendment WOMAN.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 16, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Even if it goes nowhere it sure is a smack.

cozmo on January 16, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Absofrigginglutely. If this bill doesn’t make a single inch of progress through Clowngress, I’ll be proud as hell of him for trying.

If I didn’t know better, I’d say that a guy who just visited Israel and is now talking about blocking executive overreach on gun-grabbing just might be running for president in 2016.

I half feel like crying already at the mental vision of him speaking to cheering crowds of conservatives in 2016…only to have it be just too late to save America.

But if I live to see him elected the first president of whatever we can salvage, It’ll be a wonderful day!

MelonCollie on January 16, 2013 at 9:01 PM

You mean..

Cut King Obama’s nuuts..?

Cool

Electrongod on January 16, 2013 at 9:02 PM

How many doctors are really going to follow the White House’s recommendations to talk to their patients about gun safety?

All of them, because they will all have a gun wielding unionized black panther type staring at them from 5 ft away, right in their offices.

burrata on January 16, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Cut King Obama’s nuuts..?

Cool

Electrongod on January 16, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Wasn’t that Jesse Jackson’s wish?

can_con on January 16, 2013 at 9:06 PM

It’s great that he is doing this, but where are the others? Where’s the rest of the GOP on this?

sharrukin on January 16, 2013 at 9:06 PM

You mean..

Cut King Obama’s nuuts..?

Cool

Electrongod on January 16, 2013 at 9:02 PM

…noooooo!…the Politburo Press have been carrying THOSE in THEIR cheecks…for quite some time!

KOOLAID2 on January 16, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Wasn’t that Jesse Jackson’s wish?

can_con on January 16, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Ummmm…

Pulled Pork?

Electrongod on January 16, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Finally we’re seeing some Republicans with some Conjones!

Galt2009 on January 16, 2013 at 9:08 PM

It’s great that he is doing this, but where are the others? Where’s the rest of the GOP on this?

sharrukin on January 16, 2013 at 9:06 PM

…there’s a GOP?

KOOLAID2 on January 16, 2013 at 9:08 PM

I’ll give the Rand folks some credit. They email the heII out of me!

Bmore on January 16, 2013 at 9:09 PM

I’m a huge Rand Paul fan. He seems to have taken the right things from his father but discarded (or at least suppressed) some of what made the elder such an alienating figure even for some of us libertarians. I look forward to more from Paul the younger.

Should be at least a couple of compelling Paul’s to choose from in 2016 (that would be Ryan and Rand, not Ron).

SoRight on January 16, 2013 at 9:09 PM

It’s great that he is doing this, but where are the others? Where’s the rest of the GOP on this?

sharrukin on January 16, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Cowering under their beds, if not making backroom deals with Demoncrats.

I’m having a good sneer at the D-grade Zionists who spent decades acting like Alex Jones disciples toward Rand’s father. Now they can only sit and gnash their buck teeth while he acts…and basically the entire rest of the GOP sits on their fat fannies.

MelonCollie on January 16, 2013 at 9:09 PM

0bama thinks we are eight year olds.

cozmo on January 16, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Ah but if an 8 year old wanted an abortion he’d be cook with it…but you an adult wanting an AR15…no way.

CW on January 16, 2013 at 9:10 PM

It’s great that he is doing this, but where are the others? Where’s the rest of the GOP on this?

sharrukin on January 16, 2013 at 9:06 PM

These guys?

Rodney Alexander (La.), Lou Bartletta (Pa.), Tom Cole (Okla.), Jeff Denham (Calif.), Charles Dent (Pa.), Mario Diaz-Balart (Fla.), Michael Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Rodney Frelinghuyse (N.J.), Jim Gerlach (Pa.), Chris Gibson (N.Y.), Michael Grimm (N.Y.), Richard Hanna (N.Y.), Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.), Peter King (N.Y.), Leonard Lance (N.J.), Frank LoBiondo (N.J.), Frank Lucas (Okla.), Tom Marino (Pa.), Buck McKeon (Calif.), Pat Meehan (Pa.), Tom Reed (N.Y.), David Reichert (Wash.), Harold Rogers (Ky.), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.), Jon Runyon (N.J.), Jim Shimkus (Ill.), Chris Smith (N.J.), Don Young (Alaska), C.W. Bill Young (Fla).

Bmore on January 16, 2013 at 9:10 PM

introducing legislation to restore our constitutional rights…

the godless reprobate left has made such a f-**king mess out of everything.

tom daschle concerned on January 16, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Has anyone in themedia called Rand Paul a racist yet for attempting to do this ?

burrata on January 16, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Rand Paul, seizing the initiative…

JohnGalt23 on January 16, 2013 at 9:11 PM

*cool not cook

CW on January 16, 2013 at 9:11 PM

I wish there were about 435 of him.

BigWyo on January 16, 2013 at 9:11 PM

…there’s a GOP?

KOOLAID2 on January 16, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Apparently not.

I tell you the two parties are going to join in some sort of Unity Party in the not too distant future. Functionally that isn’t much different than what they currently do.

sharrukin on January 16, 2013 at 9:12 PM

I wish there were about 435 of him.

BigWyo on January 16, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Now that would be a lot of emails.

Bmore on January 16, 2013 at 9:12 PM

burrata on January 16, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Oh, don’t worry. They have him in their cross hairs.

Cleombrotus on January 16, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Indeed!

Jeddite on January 16, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Does Obama mean all doctors should have the talk with their patients? That could cut down on the number of birth control pills dispensed and the number of abortions performed. Julia will not be happy.

meci on January 16, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Ummm… Perhaps Rand Paul should get a coherent response on the Civil Rights Act first.

In all reality, he is going to get about seven percent of the vote and will be the Luap Nor 2.0 sideshow to the real Republican smackdown.

Illinidiva on January 16, 2013 at 9:15 PM

These guys?

Bmore on January 16, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Yeah, those guys and the others who claim to oppose the Democrats but say and do nothing.

sharrukin on January 16, 2013 at 9:15 PM

For me, as an X-Republican, if he were to run and if I were to vote again, he’d get my vote without any doubt whatsoever.

Not that it matters, because I don’t think it does any more.

Meople on January 16, 2013 at 9:16 PM

the real Republican smackdown.

Illinidiva on January 16, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Is that related to the Mitt Romney ‘Death Star‘? Any day now, just you wait…any day!

sharrukin on January 16, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Not that it matters, because I don’t think it does any more.

Meople on January 16, 2013 at 9:16 PM

If he could get a cell phone named after him..

He’s Golden…

Electrongod on January 16, 2013 at 9:17 PM

This will go nowhere, and Paul knows it. Sorry, folks. Grandstanding.

ddrintn on January 16, 2013 at 9:20 PM

They have him in their cross hairs.

Cleombrotus on January 16, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Colon Bowel should start, I say.

burrata on January 16, 2013 at 9:20 PM

I’m really starting to like him. Long way to go but at least he has some cajones.

Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Rand Paul – top three for me right now.

gophergirl on January 16, 2013 at 9:20 PM

This will go nowhere, and Paul knows it.

ddrintn on January 16, 2013 at 9:20 PM

FIFY

Cleombrotus on January 16, 2013 at 9:21 PM

If the House holds the “purse strings” can someone PLEEEEASE…tell me why they haven’t or won’t threaten to de-fund the DOJ and DHS while this farce is going on???????????????????????

Anyone?????

And no answers like..they don’t have the balls…. we know that..

katy on January 16, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Having Doctors ask about guns in the home is old news. Pediatricians started doing this YEARS ago.

2L8 on January 16, 2013 at 9:21 PM

This will go nowhere, and Paul knows it.

ddrintn on January 16, 2013 at 9:20 PM

FIFY

Cleombrotus on January 16, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Fixed? Come on.

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canopfor on January 16, 2013 at 9:23 PM

We’ve got a new Michele Bachmann. In drag.

ddrintn on January 16, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Barry’s BS today is going NO WHERE!

Hey! At least HE DID SOMETHING!

GarandFan on January 16, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Exit question: How many doctors are really going to follow the White House’s recommendations to talk to their patients about gun safety?

As with the doctor reporting to the Death Panel in Obamacare, will doctors be required to report these discussions to a Gun Panel?

BuckeyeSam on January 16, 2013 at 9:23 PM

By the way, what’s with the stinkin’ autoplay?

ddrintn on January 16, 2013 at 9:24 PM

People will take notice when a leader speaks his/her convictions. Playing politics leads to wishy-washiness instead, and no one is satisfied.

Rand Paul understands the Constitution, and that document is the underpinning of responsible stewardship to the people of this nation.

onlineanalyst on January 16, 2013 at 9:25 PM

What’s required for the flock needs to be required for the flacker: how about we all get a good look over of Obama’s medical records?

As to exit question: ObamaTax, wrongly referred to as “ObamaCare”, has ruined the entire framework of modern medicine, which has up to recently been entirely hoisted upon PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY, or, otherwise known as THE DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP.

“Everybody lies” and if not consciously lying, everybody is reticent to reveal too much personal information, and this affects the doctor-patient relationship. In order to treat, doctors have to first discover (discover conditions, inspect conditions). PART OF THAT is talking to a patient, who WILL withhold information…

…such that part of the physician’s job is to be able to put two and two together combined with physical evaluation of conditions…

…BASED UPON a level of trust by the patient for the doctor (“confidentiality”).

Without that, the whole thing is just some sort of bus-station, welfare office form-filling routine.

So long, modern medicine with credit to Barack Obama, once again, for waging ruin on one of the best aspects of modern civilization. Obama’s entire legacy is one of ruin, ruination of others, of an entire nation, of entire principles and ethics.

Lourdes on January 16, 2013 at 9:25 PM

As with the doctor reporting to the Death Panel in Obamacare, will doctors be required to report these discussions to a Gun Panel?

BuckeyeSam on January 16, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Gun Panel.. is that like a firing squad?

katy on January 16, 2013 at 9:25 PM

White House: ‘Straw purchasers’ of guns shouldn’t get away with ‘a slap on the wrist’

So rich coming from the guy who was against….

FLASHBACK: In 1999, Obama wouldn’t support tougher prosecution for school shooters

In 1999, State Senator Barack Obama voted “present” on a bill that would require adult prosecution for discharging a gun in or near a school.

That legislation came as a response to the tragic Columbine High School shooting that year.

SB 759 provided that anyone 15 years of age or older charged with aggravated battery with a weapon in school or within 1,000 feet of a school would be charged as an adult.

It passed the Illinois State Senate in a 52-1 vote, with 5 members voting present — including Obama.

That vote followed a trend for the young lawmaker, whose controversial votes on crime legislation often raised eyebrows.

A Chicago Tribune editorial even accused Obama of being a “gutless sheep” for missing a vote on crime legislation in late 1999.

Resist We Much on January 16, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Great!

Now, no doubt Boehner found this extreme.

aryeung on January 16, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Rand Paul on Hannity discussing this right now. “King Complex” he calls it.

Philly on January 16, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Rand Paul on Hannity discussing this right now. “King Complex” he calls it.

Philly on January 16, 2013 at 9:26 PM

I like that.

gophergirl on January 16, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Obysmal is trying his darnedest to have doctors become workers for the State. It’s all part of the socialist/communist ploy.

onlineanalyst on January 16, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Make the executive orders in violation of 2nd Amendment a capital crime (treason) while you’re at it and define penalties of federal confinement for offender while awaiting trial.

viking01 on January 16, 2013 at 9:27 PM

What’s required for the flock needs to be required for the flacker: how about we all get a good look over of Obama’s medical records?

As to exit question: ObamaTax, wrongly referred to as “ObamaCare”, has ruined the entire framework of modern medicine, which has up to recently been entirely hoisted upon PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY, or, otherwise known as THE DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP.

“Everybody lies” and if not consciously lying, everybody is reticent to reveal too much personal information, and this affects the doctor-patient relationship. In order to treat, doctors have to first discover (discover conditions, inspect conditions). PART OF THAT is talking to a patient, who WILL withhold information…

…such that part of the physician’s job is to be able to put two and two together combined with physical evaluation of conditions…

…BASED UPON a level of trust by the patient for the doctor (“confidentiality”).

Without that, the whole thing is just some sort of bus-station, welfare office form-filling routine.

So long, modern medicine with credit to Barack Obama, once again, for waging ruin on one of the best aspects of modern civilization. Obama’s entire legacy is one of ruin, ruination of others, of an entire nation, of entire principles and ethics.

…don’t know where my comment went, trying again.

Lourdes on January 16, 2013 at 9:27 PM

According to Senate amendment 3276, Sec 2716, part c of Obamuhcare, titled “Protection of Second Amendment Gun Rights” you do not have to disclose gun ownership to a doctor or discuss it with him/her. Further, that amendment prohibits doctors from collecting or documenting any gun information they might obtain from patient contact.

Keep the pressure on, Senator Paul.

stukinIL4now on January 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Word on the Hill is that Reid might not even force a vote on the assault-weapons ban lest it prove too difficult for red-state Dems’ reelection campaigns.

FOR THE CHILDREN!@!$!!!11!!

Good Lt on January 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Rand Paul on Hannity discussing this right now. “King Complex” he calls it.

Philly on January 16, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Tribal king complex, but he’s exactly right. I really wonder if it isn’t partly genetic in nature.

MelonCollie on January 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM

I am liking him more and more every day. Sadly Rubio keeps dropping on my list.

The Notorious G.O.P on January 16, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Rand Paul is one to watch. According to his Bio he’s the only senator to vote against renewing the Patriot Act. Agree or disagree he is consistent and a man of conviction.

stout77 on January 16, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Gun Panel.. is that like a firing squad?

katy on January 16, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Just the opposite. Maybe I should have said a Gun [Confiscation] Panel.

BuckeyeSam on January 16, 2013 at 9:30 PM

And I appreciate greatly Rand Paul’s statement and efforts.

I think the GOP should get behind this but not so much as an effort to “block or remove” Presidential EOs but IN SPECIFIC OBJECTION TO THE ISSUES/MOTIVES in these specific, particular EOs Obama is issuing.

The GOP can garner righteous support for this Rand bill if they organize it upon the issues and not upon what the Left will inevitably wrongly claim is “an effort to remove EO” actions by the/any President”.

Lourdes on January 16, 2013 at 9:30 PM

I am liking him more and more every day. Sadly Rubio keeps dropping on my list.

The Notorious G.O.P on January 16, 2013 at 9:29 PM

There is something about Rubio that is fishy to me. I can’t quite put my finger on it but something doesn’t add up for me.

gophergirl on January 16, 2013 at 9:30 PM

alright, I like this guy!

Rand Paul/Ted Cruz 2016

sauldalinsky on January 16, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Yes

The Notorious G.O.P on January 16, 2013 at 9:31 PM

stout77 on January 16, 2013 at 9:30 PM

The look on his face at the David Weiner roast (heh, no pun intended) said it all for me.

Cleombrotus on January 16, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Pulled Pork?

Electrongod on January 16, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Go for dinner and missed a page of comments. Here ya go as a refresher

http://www.antiquiet.com/news/2008/07/jesse-jackson-wants-chicken-waffles-and-obamas-balls/

can_con on January 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM

I dont want ron paul near the white house

Flapjackmaka on January 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Capitol Hill source told TheDC that Paul’s legislation is expected to do three things: nullify Obama’s executive orders, defund them and ask the Senate to file a court challenge to them.

I appreciate the gesture and more than happy to see some R come out and say O has overstepped his bounds.

CoffeeLover on January 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM

“I think it’s something that’s agenda driven by something other than school shootings”

They’ll get to her too. Or she won’t be there next election cycle.

Cleombrotus on January 16, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Rand Paul is one to watch. According to his Bio he’s the only senator to vote against renewing the Patriot Act. Agree or disagree he is consistent and a man of conviction.

stout77 on January 16, 2013 at 9:30 PM

He’s a tad too transparently ambitious. It gets to be distasteful and grating eventually, as it did with Bachmann.

ddrintn on January 16, 2013 at 9:35 PM

And no answers like..they don’t have the balls…. we know that..

katy on January 16, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Because they are afraid of what will be said about them and how that will affect their re-election chances. Everything is about holding on to their positions for the next change in DC. They have balls but know not what they are for.

tommy-t on January 16, 2013 at 9:35 PM

I dont want ron paul near the white house

Flapjackmaka on January 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM

There are few who do.

sharrukin on January 16, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Did Idi Hussein worry about the lives of those who would be killed when he started running guns for mexicans and muslims ?

burrata on January 16, 2013 at 9:36 PM

I am liking him more and more every day. Sadly Rubio keeps dropping on my list.

The Notorious G.O.P on January 16, 2013 at 9:29 PM
There is something about Rubio that is fishy to me. I can’t quite put my finger on it but something doesn’t add up for me.

gophergirl on January 16, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Agree

It seems obvious to me that he has his eye on the WH and sounds more and more like a bunch of handlers have gotten to him. Everything seems to calculated…and couched. Not what we need right now.

CoffeeLover on January 16, 2013 at 9:36 PM

So the left will tolerate Obama butting into their relationship with their doctors. Interesting.

CW on January 16, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Exactly. What happened to the chants of “Keep your laws out of MY healthcare choices”, and “MY uterus, MY choice”.
I guess they don’t believe that anymore.

Mimzey on January 16, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Rand Paul on Hannity discussing this right now. “King Complex” he calls it.

Philly on January 16, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Tribal king complex, but he’s exactly right. I really wonder if it isn’t partly genetic in nature.

MelonCollie on January 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM

I agree with Paul, it IS “a king complex” but I view it more as a CULTURAL inheritance, something acquired by a great number of people of Obama’s general socio-political mix (which DOES include a lot of people who use race or ethnicity to push their victimology-as-reason-to-rebel and they apply that to the greater society).

It’s like that “short man complex,” people overcompensate when they view their shortcomings (pun intended here) OR liabilities as something that then entitles them to somehow impose themselves on others.

It’s the same with desperately resentful or compromised individuals: they over-compensate, push delusional tales about themselves (Obama has certainly done both), become unusually aggressive upon others.

The insecure man becomes in his own mind entitled to push others around, is how it goes. Leads to egotism, leads to bullying, leads to borderline personalities ruthlessly grabbing positions of power (so they can “officially” aggress upon others, prove their might, so to speak).

Obama suits that quite completely. Yes, his BEHAVIOR is monarchist, he doesn’t appear to even understand how presumptuous he is.

Lourdes on January 16, 2013 at 9:37 PM

I don’t mind if this helps Paul out with his efforts to run in 2016, it’s just good to see somebody from the GOP with some vocal push-back at what’s been happening lately with gun control and the fiscal cliff deal.

supernova on January 16, 2013 at 9:39 PM

I am liking him more and more every day. Sadly Rubio keeps dropping on my list.

The Notorious G.O.P on January 16, 2013 at 9:29 PM

There is something about Rubio that is fishy to me. I can’t quite put my finger on it but something doesn’t add up for me.

gophergirl on January 16, 2013 at 9:30 PM

I have the same impression. In many ways Jeb Bush causes similar uneasiness… as though somehow they know better what’s best for us than we do.

viking01 on January 16, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Agree

It seems obvious to me that he has his eye on the WH and sounds more and more like a bunch of handlers have gotten to him. Everything seems to calculated…and couched. Not what we need right now.

CoffeeLover on January 16, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Yeah maybe that’s it. It just seems like everything he says lately is measured and he’s not speaking from the heart.

Responses from the conservatives I respect today were real, on point and calling a spade a spade. Rubio’s wasn’t like that.

gophergirl on January 16, 2013 at 9:40 PM

So the left will tolerate Obama butting into their relationship with their doctors. Interesting.

CW on January 16, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Exactly. What happened to the chants of “Keep your laws out of MY healthcare choices”, and “MY uterus, MY choice”.
I guess they don’t believe that anymore.

Mimzey on January 16, 2013 at 9:37 PM

I think the Left assumes they’ve bought the US government; therefore, it’s their property and not ‘yours’, is how they respond.

The Left does NOT respond on ethics, issues, principles, they respond if not react only on fitful presumptions and a sense of privilege that inevitably resents inquiries.

Lourdes on January 16, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Hold it, that may have been the purge them now list. This list.

Rodney Alexander (La.), Lou Bartletta (Pa.), Tom Cole (Okla.), Jeff Denham (Calif.), Charles Dent (Pa.), Mario Diaz-Balart (Fla.), Michael Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Rodney Frelinghuyse (N.J.), Jim Gerlach (Pa.), Chris Gibson (N.Y.), Michael Grimm (N.Y.), Richard Hanna (N.Y.), Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.), Peter King (N.Y.), Leonard Lance (N.J.), Frank LoBiondo (N.J.), Frank Lucas (Okla.), Tom Marino (Pa.), Buck McKeon (Calif.), Pat Meehan (Pa.), Tom Reed (N.Y.), David Reichert (Wash.), Harold Rogers (Ky.), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.), Jon Runyon (N.J.), Jim Shimkus (Ill.), Chris Smith (N.J.), Don Young (Alaska), C.W. Bill Young (Fla).

Bmore on January 16, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Wizard!

Pork-Chop on January 16, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Gov. Perry: Using Massacre of Children to Advance Agenda ‘Disgusts Me’…

Go Perry

CoffeeLover on January 16, 2013 at 9:41 PM

The GOP practice of picking the nice, safe, beltway establishment “guy whose turn it is” MUST END! Enough!

Rand Paul 2016!

Reggie1971 on January 16, 2013 at 9:42 PM

It seems obvious to me that he has his eye on the WH and sounds more and more like a bunch of handlers have gotten to him. Everything seems to calculated…and couched. Not what we need right now.

CoffeeLover on January 16, 2013 at 9:36 PM

We need someone willing to speak out and think long game. Rand Paul’s ideas are original to him, not to some poll-watching flak.

onlineanalyst on January 16, 2013 at 9:42 PM

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