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Rand Auditions for
Role of Insurgent Leader

Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/23/2013 11:29:06 PM

Senator Chuck Schumer earned some chuckles among Democrats when he said today that the decision by House Republicans to suspend any limits on the national debt for three months was evidence that “The president stared down the Republicans. They blinked.” The GOP chose to remove, at least for a time, any threat of a government shutdown because they knew they were locked in an unequal struggle with the White House and the Democratic majority in the Senate. By backing down on the debt ceiling deadline, the House leadership decided they’d be better off avoiding

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 1/24/2013 12:32:51 AM     (No. 9135636)

Sen. Paul was on Mark Levin today ... [more important than this... ]

He also had the compunction today to [ever so politely, with no notes or telepromter] redress PIAPS ... and she remained quiet...

Well done, Senator!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 1/24/2013 12:51:55 AM     (No. 9135669)

FTA: "By backing Boehner’s compromise measure, Ryan is showing once again that he’s a team player who, though determined to promote reform ideas, isn’t interested in grandstanding or showing up Boehner or Majority Leader Eric Cantor."

Wrong team, Congressman Ryan.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 1/24/2013 12:56:26 AM     (No. 9135679)

If that was just an audition...in my opinion...he earned the job.

Well done Senator!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 1/24/2013 1:49:45 AM     (No. 9135715)

Precisely #2... glad to see Rohrabacher, my OC Rep, didn´t cave ...

[OT: don´t forget to order your Ravens´ shirt, gear... for Big Day... Go 52!]

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Reply 5 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/24/2013 6:08:25 AM     (No. 9135810)

He has my backing, you go Rand!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 1/24/2013 6:37:49 AM     (No. 9135826)

Rand told Hillary he would have fired her. Good for him. I think I am ready for Rand Paul. I agree with him that if we "find a path for citizenship" we should also stop all legal immigration.

In the early 1900´s we had a huge immigration from Italy and for a period of time all immigration was halted until we had digested (melting potted) what we already had. When the melting pot is avoided we don´t get Americans we get Balkanization.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/24/2013 10:01:57 AM     (No. 9136191)

Even if Rand Paul is a lone wolf crying in the wilderness, his cry is welcomed by the people who wish for some sign that someone, somewhere, is willing to fight for them.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 1/24/2013 11:41:06 AM     (No. 9136473)

I take issue with the ´insurgent´ adjective. To me it has terrorist overtones. We are the opposition, and Rand Paul is doing a great job so far. I´m not ready to nominate him for 2016 because it is too soon, but we´ll keep our eyes on him!

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