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Stephen Kruiser

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April 25, 2014 - 11:48 am

Comforting.

Sen. Rand Paul is seeking new alliances with the Republican Party’s establishment wing during a Northeast tour that begins Friday in Boston.

The 51-year-old Kentucky Republican headlined an afternoon luncheon hosted by top lieutenants of former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The private meeting comes as Paul weighs a 2016 presidential bid of his own.

Those close to Paul acknowledge he must broaden his appeal beyond the tea party and libertarian-minded activists who rallied behind his father’s long-shot presidential runs.

Even after all these years, I am still amazed at how the MSM can’t even toss out a four-paragraph quickie announcement without getting something wrong. The Tea Party people who support Rand Paul now aren’t limited to the fringe that his whacky daddy attracted. If that were actually the case, trust me, AP wouldn’t have even written this.

Also, it’s fine if he wants to get a group hug going with the Romney folk, as long as he doesn’t let them take over. The inbred political consultant system is a plague upon the Republican Party that needs to be cured immediately if we don’t want Elizabeth Warren to be the next president. The establishment types love to use Tea Party election losses as an indication that they can never win. When it comes to their own spectacular failures, they not only ignore them, they reward most of the people who did such an awful job.

It’s a model that really isn’t working anymore.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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Romney, McCain, and Dole all suffered the same delusion and got the nomination.

Hell, Romney got it because he was "electable". Which is why he's President today.
26 weeks ago
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Good. Better now than when all the money has been donated that voters should look with a more jaundiced eye. Paul is not the guy and never was. He isn't solid, not in the sense of being a conservative/libertarian, but in authenticity.

Authentic = Walker, Cruz...in either order.
26 weeks ago
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Ron/Rand Pauls.... never have a shot at the presidency. And honestly, they shouldn't. If people were angry that Obama was never vetted, they should demand that Rand be vetted. And it does not look good, at all.

Ron, Rand, and the Mises Institute
http://nyyrc.com/blog/2013/08/ron-rand-and-the-mises-institute/
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I think Rand Paul is a self-promoting fool.
25 weeks ago
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Here is the winnable model - A conservative candidate that says the U.S. Constitution and U.S. Citizens always FIRST, First for all jobs in the United States, First for in state tuition, First in line for earned benefits. Advocate that those who hire illegal aliens should have their business licenses pulled and a huge fine.

I would bet the gains in votes coming from Republicans, Independents, Moderate Democrats and legal immigrants would far surpass the few votes gained by pandering minus the huge number of conservatives that stay home. But the ruling Oligarchy would never allow this.

As far as the WHITE female who slithered her way into teaching positions at prestigious Ivy League Colleges by claiming to be an Indian...well you'd have to be a real moron to support another complete fraud now wouldn't you?
25 weeks ago
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The TEA (Taxed Enough Already) party stands for individual liberty and freedom, limited government, just as the Constitution is constructed to protect and provide. Establishment Republicans are obsequious statists, just like the estabshishment Democrats, who are their butt buddies.

I wouldn't vote for Paul, although I did vote for his father the first time he ran for the Senate in Texas. But he's just not the candidate to lead the TEA party forward.

I would prefer a Perry-Cruz or a Perry-Walker ticket myself.
26 weeks ago
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Speaking as a Texan, I personally think Perry is an empty suit with really good sensible backers. That's been a great thing for Texas but we do not need another sock puppet president even if the guys running the show are right.

As to the story, can we please not make *talking* to the Establishment a freaking crime?! How exactly are we supposed to get the party going in the right direction if we don't offer those in charge now something they can live with, or convince them they are wrong.
26 weeks ago
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"That's been a great thing for Texas but we do not need another sock puppet president even if the guys running the show are right."

You haven't made the case for that. That would still be adults in charge.

"How exactly are we supposed to get the party going in the right direction if we don't offer those in charge now something they can live with, or convince them they are wrong."

They are in it for the graft or the prestige, they have no moral courage. You do it by throwing enough of them out that the rest fall in line.
26 weeks ago
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Werd, Stephen. Apparently Rand was never quite a whole person, while he's not quite as wack as his father, he's apparently depending on some of his father's consultants, and now apparently some RINO consultants. Mostly he seems hollow, which is exactly what the conservative, or even sensible, voter does NOT want to see today after so many years of the Obamanation.

We could do a lot worse than Elizabeth Warren, btw. Hillary, for example. Warren has a good strong populist element that I'd like to see in office. Actually I have no idea of her foreign policy, if any, now that you mention it. Well, time enough for that, we shall see.
26 weeks ago
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I honestly like Elizabeth Warren. In fact, if she were the nominee in 2016 I would vote Democratic again. Heck, I'd even give her a donation.

But Elizabeth Warren has said repeatedly that she is not interested. She has not been panhandling like those who are planning a run and as far as I know she hasn't been to Iowa.

She simply doesn't want the job and I don't blame her. You'd have to be insane to want to be POTUS.

I have no doubt that Rand Paul is running.
25 weeks ago
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Rand seems to have developed the notion that he's electable.

Does any rational person belief he could get to 40%. 35% is more likely.

Rand needs to post a picture of his Dad in the place he spends the most time, because Dad is an unsolvable problem for him.

He's a pretty good senator and he should concentrate on being a better one.
26 weeks ago
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Romney, McCain, and Dole all suffered the same delusion and got the nomination.

Hell, Romney got it because he was "electable". Which is why he's President today.
26 weeks ago
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Huh?

Romney, McCain, and Dole didn't have Ron Paul as a father. There's no comparison whatsoever.
26 weeks ago
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I'd vote for Mitt Romney's father. I wouldn't vote for Rand Paul's.

Yes, I know George Romney is dead, but that just means he wouldn't do as much harm as most.
25 weeks ago
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Romney, McCain, and Dole had the GOP establishment for a Big Brother, and they cratered, and the also coronated W just barely squeaked by. If I am supposed by the RINOs to be required for some reason to overlook the dire, manifold, and manifest flaws of a Romney, then the least I must require of a RINO is that they not hold someone's father against them.
26 weeks ago
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Rand Paul is today's Goldwater. He's the most principled Republican and will pave the way for tomorrow's Reagan. Of course, like Barry, he'll lose big time. The country is not yet ready for a principled Republican but we need one to inspire tomorrow's generation. Rand is the guy, warts and all. That he's gotten this far is encouraging.
26 weeks ago
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The country can't afford to wait the 15 years.
25 weeks ago
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Good. Better now than when all the money has been donated that voters should look with a more jaundiced eye. Paul is not the guy and never was. He isn't solid, not in the sense of being a conservative/libertarian, but in authenticity.

Authentic = Walker, Cruz...in either order.
26 weeks ago
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Ron/Rand Pauls.... never have a shot at the presidency. And honestly, they shouldn't. If people were angry that Obama was never vetted, they should demand that Rand be vetted. And it does not look good, at all.

Ron, Rand, and the Mises Institute
http://nyyrc.com/blog/2013/08/ron-rand-and-the-mises-institute/
26 weeks ago
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This is basically about Ron Paul. It's not fair to blame the son for the sins of his father.

In general, it mentions how some libertarians are too tolerant in their personal relationships with people who have some unsavory backgrounds. Yes, the leftist press will blow that out of proportion. It's sad but true that a candidate has to have an absurdly narrow but squeaky-clean group of associates.
26 weeks ago
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That's being very pollyannish. Ron/Rand have mutually said they are the same on 99% of the issues. Ron said something like "People are trying to drive a wedge between me and Rand. On 99% of the issues, we think the same."
Associations are everything. Long term, established associations are a reflection on one's character. That they are surrounded by white supremacists, as well as Russian sympathizers (agents?) should be of paramount concern to any patriot who is sick of being governed by a criminal in the White House.
I don't believe for a second Rand would be a good president. In fact, I think he'd be as much of a disaster as Obama...!
And why is he so, so close with Edward Snowden, to the point where he recommended the lawyer?
http://nyyrc.com/blog/2014/04/if-you-were-ed-snowden-what-would-you-do/

I'm sorry, I can't overlook these "coincidences." They all point to Russia. The same Russia that is about to launch a military strike on Ukraine, if we can believe Drudge at the moment.
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It's actually a model that never worked!!
26 weeks ago
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A model that never worked- liberalism.
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