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The New Mossbacks
American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord

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Posted By:tisHimself, 3/24/2013 8:15:05 PM

It’s uncanny. Unless, of course, it isn’t. The sons of two famous politicians made their potential presidential stand at CPAC — each son having achieved elective office on his own. Yet somehow… in some strange, perhaps not so mysterious fashion… each son sounds… like… yes indeed: Dad 2.0. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush sounds like ex-President Dad George H.W. Bush, not to mention ex-President Brother George W. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul takes the Senate floor for a champion filibuster, followed by a CPAC speech, sounding ever so more than slightly like former presidential candidate and now ex-Congressman Dad Ron Paul.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: oh-heck, 3/24/2013 9:09:46 PM     (No. 9242003)

I have never heard of a Senator going through the budget program by program to check whether it fell under the Constitutional limits on government and at the same time was judged to be effective by government inspectors. Yet this is the only way that you hack out hundreds of billions of dollars from the government. Rand has done that saving only Pell Grants from the Department of Education and the reactor and spent rod regulatory programs from Department of Energy. My definition of mossback doesn´t include people doing groundbreaking things for traditional reasons.

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