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Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by BlueBacker, Jul 17, 2018.
Why is that surprising? Rand and Trump were the only candidates with a sane stance on foreign policy. The rest of the gop field were salivating over war with Russia. Lots of money to be made, yo.
Rand Paul has it absolutely right.
The liberals are going to spend the next 6 months trying to make hay from this, while Trump will actually forge better relations with Russia.
Wow, what a concept. The two superpowers actually having a real relationship rather than just the corruption of the Moscow connection to the Clinton Cabal and Uranium One.
Sometimes even Rand Paul is right.
Yep that whole..even a broken clock is right twice a day philosophy applies here.
Rand just seems to voice the opinion that will get him the most attention.
Not sure why, he will never be more than he is now. He must just crave it.
Wolf Blitzer: "It's not a matter of hating Trump..."
Blitzer's strategy in "interviewing" Sen. Paul seems to be to filibuster him...
Just had a chance to listen to the entire 11-minute interview. I thought it was actually an excellent dissertation by Rand Paul -- that is, when Blitzer allowed him to speak, and didn't go into one of his 2-minute editorial comments.
When Blitzer tried to get Sen. Paul to "pick sides" on the Russia vs. intel community issue, Paul's answer was spot on: "All power needs to have checks and balances, and our intelligence community has way too much power."
Rand is not to be trusted.
Next week he backs someone else.
Ol' Wolfie must have been on the same leftist progressive statist conference call/email chain as the folks here that seemed to now want the President to throat punch Putin in front of the whole world. I think President Trump said some stupid and inappropriate things in that presser. He probably shouldn't have aired the dirty laundry that the deep state crooked and overtly corrupt intelligence service/FBI/DOJ have exposed to the world, but certainly did not lie down in front of Putin. Do all you doomsdayers know what they talked about for 2 hours in private?
This is the same president that reinstated the previously lifted (by guess who) sanctions against Russia, then jacked them up to the highest level ever; gave lethal aid to Ukraine; killed a bunch of Russian soldiers in Syria trying to get some control over that inherited mess; and is actively trying to get NATO (the organization specifically in existence to stop Russian aggression) to increase spending to thwart Putin's aggression. He also has called Germany out on their ill-advised multi-billion dollars to Russia energy deal.
As "Russian puppets" go, DJT is clearly doing a lousy job in that regard...
Hate to admit but with the track record of our intelligence crew and all the crap from DOJ and FIB (no spelling error occurred) I would tend to believe another source first, too.
That Blitzer dude is a real piece or work. Putz!
Yes, it must suck being only a U.S. Senator and a physician.
Not a big Paul fan, but I will say this: he has always been consistently anti-interventionism. He believes in avoiding entanglements overseas and avoiding war at all costs, which is generally the intelligent position to take. So it's not surprising he supports Trump having a dialog with Putin. However, taken to the extreme, which he is prone to do IMO, it can lead to an impression of weakness in a world that always respects strength first. And that can lead to the very problems he's trying to avoid.
Actually, this discussion fits Sen. Paul in two regards. One, as you mention, is his consistent stand against interventionism. The other is his consistent stand against a weaponized, oppressive, and heavy-handed intel community that threatens personal privacy and civil rights.
True. You make a good point there.
If you are on the side of Wolf, you know you are slimy.
Rand Paul in his spare time does free eye surgery.
Rand is like his father. He's anti-war. Doesn't want money going to foreign countries. Stop nation building.
I bet Blitzer ripped his staff a new one. How dare they book a guest who is going to defend DJT.
Rand needed a headline
Probably some money for his state that he can vote against after it safely has the votes needed for passage.