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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during the 38th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington February 10, 2011. The CPAC is a project of the American Conservative Union Foundation.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts    (UNITED STATES - Tags:
A half-sober assessment of the GOP's political fortunes from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul:
Sen. Rand Paul is warning his party that Republicans will not take the White House again unless the party changes.

“I think Republicans will not win again in my lifetime for the presidency unless they become a new GOP, a new Republican Party,” Paul said on Glenn Beck’s show on TheBlaze in an interview that aired Thursday. “And it has to be a transformation, not a little tweaking at the edges.”

But while he may be onto something, the specifics of his message quickly deteriorated into hilarity, especially in light of the fact that he was talking to a website run by a guy who accused President Obama of holding a "deep-seated hatred of white people":
“Republicans haven’t gone to African-Americans or to Hispanics and said, ‘You know what? The war on drugs, Big Government, has had a racial outcome. It’s disproportionately affected the poor and the black and brown among us,’” Paul said.
I mean, one the one hand, it's hard to argue with Paul that Republicans need to figure out how to appeal to the entire country, not just one demographic. But for him to use Glenn Beck's media outlet as a platform for distributing that message is absurd on its face.

Moreover, to equate "Big Government" with "the war on drugs" is ridiculous. When Republicans talk about "Big Government" they aren't talking our nation's completely backwards drug laws. They are talking about the things they really hate: Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, food stamps—the social safety net in general. And given that the social safety net is particularly important for "the black and brown among us," Rand couldn't be more off base.

It would be a welcome development if Republicans decided to embrace criminal justice reform and embraced the idea that we should put an end to the counterproductive drug war. But the fact that Paul wants to conflate the drug war with the social safety net isn't exactly an encouraging sign.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:00 PM PST.

Also republished by My Old Kentucky Kos.


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Comment Preferences

  •  Please allow me to assist. (25+ / 0-)

    This shouldn't be difficult, but it will seem uncomfortable for most republicans:

    1: Be less racist.

    2: Legalize pot. Now. Just do it.

    3: Stop trying to kill everybody worth less than several million dollars.

    4: Create A job that is not defense or law enforcement -related. Just one. I dare you.

    5: Learn to at least pretend to respect women.

    6: Stop showing up in child porn stings.

    That's already a pretty big list.

    I don't think they can do it.

    Legal means "good".
    [41984 | Feb 4, 2005]

    by xxdr zombiexx on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:05:26 PM PST

  •  Well, to paraphrase Cole Porter (2+ / 0-)
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    kayak58, blueyedace2

    (a degenerate Ivy League-educated f@ggot cripple):

    ...the G-O-P or "GOP"
    if you're the bottom, I'm the top.

    Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

    by commonmass on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:05:58 PM PST

  •  There is a metric ton of humor in the idea (14+ / 0-)

    of Rand Paul giving a 'sobering' talk on anything.

    Legal means "good".
    [41984 | Feb 4, 2005]

    by xxdr zombiexx on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:06:42 PM PST

  •  So what was the reaction, if any? (7+ / 0-)

    Is this an attempt to float an idea? get conservatives to think about losing if they continue to be unwilling to change? Not that I see that happening, but the GOP has to sweating bullets right now realizing their positions are so unpopular.

    "Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change." Muhammad Ali

    by blueoregon on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:07:05 PM PST

  •  well, I'd say... (8+ / 0-)

    right message, wrong messenger, ridiculous venue.

    "It's almost as if we're watching Mitt Romney on Safari in his own country." -- Jonathan Capeheart

    by JackND on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:08:18 PM PST

  •  Has Rand (7+ / 0-)

    given up on his silly Libertarian quest?  This man is as bad a Mittens.  Which is it Rand - reasonable republican or supercilious Libertarian.

  •  And he knows just who can (7+ / 0-)

    lead them into the Promised Rand.  

    It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

    by Radiowalla on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:10:19 PM PST

  •  It's Rand Paul (6+ / 0-)

    so he immediately has to cancel out any smart thing he says with one monumentally stupid thing.  It's in his damn contract, look it up.

    I think Rand is correct that the GOP will not win the Presidency without becoming a new GOP but incorrect in surmising that he isn't part of the problem.

    29, white male, TX-07 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

    by TDDVandy on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:10:43 PM PST

  •  The only person that can... (11+ / 0-)

    carry this message without hilarity is Jon Huntsman.

    From anyone else it sounds like an SNL skit.

    "It's almost as if we're watching Mitt Romney on Safari in his own country." -- Jonathan Capeheart

    by JackND on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:13:06 PM PST

  •  The "New GOP" (12+ / 0-)

    is pretty much the old Confederacy.

    If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

    by Major Kong on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:14:41 PM PST

  •  Well, I think Rand is right (6+ / 0-)

    and I don't think the GOP is capable of changing so Rand, I wish you a VERY long life!

  •  Dog whistle (3+ / 0-)
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    So Rand says to reinvent if the GOP ever wants to win a national election again. Then he retreats to the dog whistle of the war on drugs to make his point. The more sameold sameold. They can't help themselves, it's too long ingrained.

  •  I shudder to think what a "New GOP" (4+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, blueyedace2, Remediator, apimomfan2

    will be as defined by Rand Paul.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:19:25 PM PST

  •  Hate to say it, but equating the War on Drugs to (3+ / 0-)
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    big government is not unreasonable. Although, I would remind Kentucky's junior senator that there were plenty of private corporate interests whose interests were and are served by the WoD and who put their weight behind passing those draconian drug laws.

    You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment.

    by MikePhoenix on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:20:48 PM PST

    •  Charles Pierce's Paul Family Five-Minute Rule (0+ / 0-)

      Charlie Pierce, as usual, says it best:

      Regular readers here are familiar with the blog's Five Minute Rule regarding any member of the Paul family and their most fervent acolytes. If you listen to Crazy Uncle Liberty (!), Senator Aqua Buddha, or their disciples for five minutes, you find yourself nodding in agreement with almost everything they say. At precisely the 5:01 mark, however, the person to whom you're listening will say something that detaches the entire conversation from the plane of physical reality and sends it sailing off into the ether.
  •  New GOP, it's a floor wax AND a dessert topping! (6+ / 0-)

    Punxsutawney Phil has been unfriended.

    by jwinIL14 on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:21:43 PM PST

  •  Jump in (3+ / 0-)
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    kayak58, blueyedace2, pythonS

    Jump in your time machine and fetch Dwight Eisenhower back to the future.

    It's your only hope.

    I would tell you the only word in the English language that has all the vowels in order but, that would be facetious.

    by roninkai on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:22:01 PM PST

  •  typical libertarian nonsense (2+ / 0-)
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    blueyedace2, apimomfan2

    blame it all on 'big government' and yet sadly some people will buy it.

    Der Weg ist das Ziel

    by duhban on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:22:49 PM PST

  •  He's dim, Jed! n/t (7+ / 0-)

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:27:32 PM PST

  •  Paul wants the GOP to liberalize on social issues. (5+ / 0-)

    He's a libertarian, and that's what libertarianism is: liberal on social issues (e.g. ending the drug war), and conservative on economic issues (e.g. cutting government spending on programs that help the elderly, the poor, etc.)

    Progressives should be hoping that Rand Paul fails in his mission to make the Republican Party more libertarian. Because if he succeeds, the GOP will once again be able to attract some young people and will experience an electoral resurgence. In its current incarnation, the social conservatism of the GOP ensures that most of the younger generation would never vote Republican.

    The most serious problem in American politics today is that people with wrong ideas are uncompromising, and people with good ideas are submissive and unwilling to fight. Change that, and we might have a real democracy again.

    by Eric Stetson on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:32:31 PM PST

    •  seriously? (1+ / 0-)
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      Libertarianism is definitely not liberal on social issues and conservative on economic issues, any more than a broken clock is right twice a day.

      Some liberals want to legalize pot, because they think it will help a lot of people and they don't see the harm in it. Libertarians want to legalize pot because they would legalize everything.

      Some conservatives want to reduce regulations and lower taxes because they think doing that will improve the economy. Libertarians would reduce regulations and taxes to zero because they want to get rid of all regulations and have no taxes.

      On the other hand, libertarians do seem to fit quite comfortably now that the Republicans have turned into the party of zero responsibility.

      •  More personal freedom is part of libertarianism. (2+ / 0-)
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        apimomfan2, LSmith

        And the danger is, if Republicans stop trying to restrict people's freedom to smoke what they want and various other social issues where the GOP traditionally believes in authoritarianism (e.g. pregnancy choices and end-of-life choices), then some people who are liberal on social issues might switch to the GOP.

        Let's face it, currently the main reason for liberals to vote for Democrats is because they believe in more personal freedoms rather than government control of your body. On economic issues, Democrats have moved so far to the right that they often come across as "Republican lite" and merely the "lesser of two evils." If the GOP stops trying to take away people's personal freedoms, their brand will improve. Democrats would then either lose market share or else (hopefully) move left on economic issues to differentiate themselves from the GOP. Considering how much the establishment Dems are funded by Wall Street, however, I suspect we'd just end up with two major parties that are more similar than ever: both corporatist, and both moderate-to-liberal on social issues.

        The most serious problem in American politics today is that people with wrong ideas are uncompromising, and people with good ideas are submissive and unwilling to fight. Change that, and we might have a real democracy again.

        by Eric Stetson on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 05:07:14 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

      •  More importantly (0+ / 0-)

        Libertarians want to eliminate central government, in favor of strong State's rights.

        They believe that social issues should be dealt with at the state level, not that Federal level, and that this is clearly outlined in the Constitution (The states and the people keep those powers not delegated to the federal government, and which the Constitution does not forbid to states in Article I, Section 10.)

        Eric is correct that Libertarianism can be a very compelling alternative to Moderates and Independents that vote Democratic, thereby hurting Progressive chances in National elections.

        However, I'm of the opinion the getting the GOP establishment on board with Libertarianism is a lost cause. The GOP wants Big Government as much or more than which case the efforts by Rand Paul and Ted Cruz could help to create more fraticide on the right and split the GOP in two.

        •  that's not liberarianism either (0+ / 0-)

          If Libertarians succeed in eliminating the central government they would proceed to work on eliminating the state governments as well.

          Government of any kind is anathema to libertarianism. It's formalized anarchism: every man a king.

          •  No, that's incorrect (1+ / 0-)
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            Right wing libertarians are a confused lot. They support property rights (which the original libertarian socialists did not), and property rights cannot exist without a state to enforce those rights. They want a small state with police protection of property. They oppose intrusion into markets. But wage labor and worker exploitation is supported, and one can't have that without a state of some kind to supply an enforcement mechanism.

            True anarchism is a socioeconomic theory dating back thousands of years, but was first used as a term by Proudhon in 1840. It is anti-capitalist, anti-authoritarian, socialism, as apposed to statist, authoritarian Marxism. Bakunin, an early anarchist, predicted in the 1860s that Marxism would lead to precisely an authoritarian state like the USSR, and thus, anarchists advocated a libertarian form of socialism using direct democracy, and networks of particpaotry communities and workplaces that would exist on a scale from local to international.

            The right wing tried to steal the terms to describe their capitalism on steroids, conflating a "free" market with liberty. They beleive the market will be self regulating of almost all human behavior, if left to go wild. Anarchism, as defined by the originator of the term, is order, and egalitarian social organization. The wild free market is anything but order, and truly is economic warfare and ruled by strongmen of the corporate world.

            Anarchism means no authority, no ruler, but does not mean no order, no organization.

            "The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue." Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays

            by ZhenRen on Sat Feb 15, 2014 at 11:16:51 AM PST

            [ Parent ]

    •  Paul hasn't been particularly liberal (2+ / 0-)
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      on social issues relating to women, and we shouldn't give him a pass on that.

      •  True. He's a conservative/libertarian hybrid. n/t (0+ / 0-)

        The most serious problem in American politics today is that people with wrong ideas are uncompromising, and people with good ideas are submissive and unwilling to fight. Change that, and we might have a real democracy again.

        by Eric Stetson on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 06:38:51 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

  •  If he could grant women their repro rights (0+ / 0-)

    he would be a formidable foe, just for the foreign policy isolationism and he is against the NSA and not fond of bankers

    but he is nuts

    "The poor can never be made to suffer enough." Jimmy Breslin

    by merrywidow on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:33:34 PM PST

  •  So what number... (1+ / 0-)
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    Darwinian Detrius

    is this re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-branding?

    No one knows what it's like, To be the bad man, To be the sad man, behind blue eyes....

    by blueyedace2 on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:34:41 PM PST

  •  The GOP hates most Americans. (2+ / 0-)
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    cybersaur, apimomfan2
  •  He says that like it's a bad thing.../ (1+ / 0-)
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    Bring me the head of Geraldo Rivera.

    by old mark on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:35:54 PM PST

  •  I don't think it's possible (2+ / 0-)
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    Darwinian Detrius, cybersaur

    Let Women make their own decisions regarding Birth
    Control and the Religious Wingnuts will revolt.

    Pass Immigration reform and the Racist "America is White
    and Speaks English" crowd will not vote for them.

    Pass background checks for ALL Gun purchases and the
    "Moar Gunz" NRA membership will literally be up in Arms.

    Rand Paul is Right. The Republican party Does need to
    Change.   But it WON'T.

    I expect that Rand Paul will be subjected to a blistering
    rebuke from the "True Conservatives" for the Crime of

    On Giving Advice: Smart People Don't Need It and Stupid People Don't Listen

    by Brian76239 on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:46:53 PM PST

  •  So, if Obama talks gives an interview with (1+ / 0-)
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    Fox News or the TNR, we should roundly criticize him? What he said becomes invalid? Or do you just feel like somehow giving any credibility to Rand Paul as speaking truth is anathema here. The fact is, Rand Paul does not need to say the Republican Party needs to change at the local Democratic Party Club, or for instance on DailyKos. The audience he is trying to reach are the most conservative members of the Republican party.
    Really absurd PC analysis.

    "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

    by shmuelman on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:47:34 PM PST

    •  Going on Beck means the "message" is (1+ / 0-)
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      going to be for that particular audience.  What is Paul's message to them?  Paraphrased:  We need to go to Blacks and Browns and tell them that Big Government has failed them, vote for the party that gives most money to the "Makers" so a job trickles down on you.  And, by the way, don't you realize that you getting government help via food stamps, earned income tax credits, heavily subsidized Obamacare or Medicaid only keeps you down, makes you lazy?

      •  Where did you see that? I did not hear the Beck (2+ / 0-)
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        show. The only thing that this diary stated was that Paul said that the war on drugs disproportionately affected brown people. That is a FACT. It has created as much or more problems for the black community than any other single issue. So you are not paraphrasing, you are making it up. The drug war has caused incalculable pain to the black community. And who filled up the prisons? Reagan and Bill Clinton with his DLC "we're conservatives and we believe in law and order."
        So let's not talk about food stamps and trickle down economics which has absolutely nothing to do with what Ron Paul talked about.  Sadly, he is the one taking the lead on the biggest civil liberties debacle in the history of this country that has torn apart ten of  millions of families and turned 40% of the black population into criminals. I'd like to hear where Hillary "PATRIOT ACT" Clinton stands on the drug war and NSA spying. I guess she's doing the focus groups now.

        "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

        by shmuelman on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 06:20:36 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

        •  Wow. Are you for real? What a load. (0+ / 0-)

          Unless you are just clueless you know EXACTLY where Rand Paul is going with this.  

          Here is where Paul is coming from in regards to "the poor" and big government:

          "Food Stamps are just like slavery"

          "Rand Paul this weekend said he’s against further unemployment extension because it would be “a disservice to these workers,” in that “When you allow people to be on unemployment insurance for 99 weeks, you’re causing them to become part of this perpetual unemployed group in our economy.”

            Get a clue.  Perhaps then you understand that Rand is "not taking the lead" on anything.  He is his right-wing creep self, which is why he was doing this on Beck.  The audience is not going to gasp in shock and understand that the poor and minorities are being mistreated by an unequal justice system, but they will agree with Rand on his idiotic notion that "Black and Brown" should "reject any government help (aka Big Government) outright as nothing but slavery, and get off their behinds, pull themselves up at their bootstraps and be self-sufficient, dammit, instead of sucking on the government teat."  

  •  He is saying it is about spin (0+ / 0-)

    This is not about substance.  What he is saying is that you can easily sway people because their core beliefs are really just stuff they are repeating without understanding.

    All you need is to find the right key words and they will just as happily be repeating your stuff.

    The problem is that he thinks people concerned with social justice and economic equity don't really mean it.  This is just a good political line.

    In other words, he thinks urban voters, especially minorities, are inherently just like conservative voters.

    hope that the idiots who have no constructive and creative solutions but only look to tear down will not win the day.

    by Stuart Heady on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 05:05:16 PM PST

  •  WoDrug harm visibility to both Liberts&Libs (3+ / 0-)

    …is a genuine overlap in their perceptions and potential candidate preferences.

    Government surveillance and data collection is another overlap, which does not –yet—have (as much?) disproportionate impact on blacks and browns.

    LGBT rights seems like another overlap, especially among younger actual and potential voters.

    More electoral campaigning by liberals and civil libertarians should try to put more emphasis on targeting libertarian impulses of potential swing voters.

    An experiment in targeting these overlaps is occurring now in Maine, where:

    1. The polls-leading candidate for Governor is an out-of-closet gay man.

    2. The U.S. Senate campaign of Shenna Bellows (much info in this Dkos diary list), who helped educate and turn out Maine's voters on LGBT rights, and whose campaign is emphasizing all Libertarian/Liberal overlaps.  

    If Bellows can get 1/10 of Rand Paul’s funding and publicity during the first quarter of 2014, she can bring to the attention of all Maine voters the incumbent Senator’s failure to keep up with voters on these Libertarian/Liberal overlapping issues, and the incumbent's sabotaging of Maine voters’ twice-expressed preference for the national policies of Obama rather than those of McCain, Romney or Paul.
  •  Rand knows GOP is going down a dead end (0+ / 0-)

    Rand also thinks more Republicans should have tattoos.  

    "If Wall Street paid a tax on every “game” they run, we would get enough revenue to run the government on." ~ Will Rogers

    by Lefty Coaster on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 05:17:50 PM PST

    •  A pro-pot, tattooed GOP would win more votes. (2+ / 0-)
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      And Rand Paul knows that. That's why he's so dangerous. His project to remake the GOP into libertarian lite would make it more appealing to young people.

      The #1 issue that Republicans care about is protecting the interests of the rich as much as possible. If they have to legalize pot to stay in power, they'll do it. Rand Paul is on the leading edge of a new Republican Party that will liberalize on social issues and double down on economic inequality.

      The most serious problem in American politics today is that people with wrong ideas are uncompromising, and people with good ideas are submissive and unwilling to fight. Change that, and we might have a real democracy again.

      by Eric Stetson on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 05:28:09 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  I agree with you (0+ / 0-)

        however, the War on Drugs has been very profitable for the private prison industry, so I don't see Republicans decriminalizing anything simply to stay in power.

        Rand Paul would argue that those decisions be made by the individual States, not the Federal Government, which would basically funnel more private prison money into red states.

  •  Senator Monotone has a persona that screams (0+ / 0-)

    Twerp. A serial plagiarizer who even hires plagiarizing lawyers He will be the next frontrunner to go down like Christie after the gov is through twisting in the wind.

    Never promote men who seek after a state-established religion; it is spiritual tyranny--the worst of despotism. It is turnpiking the way to heaven by human law, in order to establish ministerial gates to collect toll. John Leland

    by J Edward on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 05:25:48 PM PST

  •  It is quite racist (0+ / 0-)

    to suggest that black/brown are more dependent on safety net than white people as the diarist suggested.

  •  I wonder if either of the Pauls knows the (0+ / 0-)

    difference between the idiotology of "Libertarianism" and just plain anarchy.  Neither gives any evidence of such basic knowledge, though they both attempt to be "spokespersons" for . . . something . . . whatever . . . or . . . ?  

    Today, it sounds as if Rand wants to change the once upon a time Grand Old Party - that hasn't existed for decades now - into something other than stale, pale, male.  And, it even appears as if he thinks the stalest, palest, and malest of that collection of witlings, dolts, and simpletons are actually listening to what he has to say, not to mention both interested in his views and paying close attention.

    Ah!  Well!  The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree.  And the other nuts stay just as close to home as well.  Which adds up to really nothing more than much ado about nothing.

  •  Is this man dumb as rocks? (1+ / 0-)
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    Sen. Rand Paul is warning his party that Republicans will not take the White House again unless the party changes.
    Duh! Rand Paul should look in the mirror.  If his face is the face of the GOP going forward, he is looking at the face of a loser.

    The party is not going to change if the people in it don't.

    It's not the messenger, it's the message.

  •  "new GOP" = old whine in new AquaBuddhas /nt (1+ / 0-)
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    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013 (@eState4Column5).

    by annieli on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 06:36:47 PM PST

  •  It's amazing how the GOP can get GOP legislation (0+ / 0-)


    It's amazing how the DEMS can get GOP legislation passed.

  •  “I think Republicans will not win again (0+ / 0-)

    in my lifetime for the presidency".


  •  Rand you are correct. You won't see another (1+ / 0-)
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    Republican president in your lifetime. Relax, you are a young man. You will live long enough to see Malia or Sasha become president.

    "I'm super brain. That's how they made me." - Goldfrapp

    by Beg4Nothing on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 08:18:37 PM PST

  •  Rand (0+ / 0-)

    Rand looks like Lee Harvey Oswald.

  •  Republicans won't win again unless they (0+ / 0-)

    distance themselves from the likes on Glenn Beck who is a certified wingnut

    In loyalty to their kind, they cannot tolerate our minds. In loyalty to our kind, We cannot tolerate their obstruction.

    by mojave mike on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 08:54:50 PM PST

  •  You tell 'em, you loathesome spore. (1+ / 0-)
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    Rand Paul's Very Cunning Plan:

    1. Kidnap and terrorize a woman in college.
    2. Don't fire or punish your employees for curb-stomping a woman.
    3. Tell women they're not smart enough to make their own medical decisions.
    4. Suppport racial segregation by business owners.
    5. Tell black people at a black college their own history as if they're ignorant 3rd-grade dropouts - oh, and get the facts wrong.

    Which logically leads to:

    6. ...Scratch your repulsive Brillo-haired head and wonder out loud why more women and POC don't join you.

    Thank God, the Bob Fosse Kid is here! - Colin Mochrie

    by gardnerhill on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 11:14:17 PM PST

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