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Rand Paul, self-styled expert on racial politics in America, says he’s considering a bid for president

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Sen. Rand Paul, one of our favorite punching bags (see HERE, for example),  is hinting at presidential ambitions.

The story is HERE:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said at a breakfast meeting Wednesday morning that he’s considering a run for the White House in 2016.

“We’re considering it and won’t make a decision before 2014,” he told an audience at The Christian Science Monitor’s breakfast series, according to quotes published in The Hill.

Paul added that his early announcement of interest in a race still nearly four years off will ensure he’s “part of the national debate.”

“Being considered is something that allows me to have a larger microphone,” he said.

The libertarian-leaning senator is the first federally elected Republican to openly declare interest in the 2016 contest during a time when most of his colleagues want to be as non-specific about their ambitions as possible.

That might have something to do with Paul’s father, the retired Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), who repeatedly ran for the Republican nomination to the presidency with little success.

Despite his numerous failed runs, Paul inspired a near-fanatical following that disrupted the 2012 Republican convention and continues to support his son.

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  1. He’ll fit right in with the rest of the Ringling performers.

  2. Neftali

    Steverino – He’s a Hell of a lot smarter than you.

    Rand Paul scored in the 90th percentile on his MCAT examines, and has a M.D. from Duke, one of the best schools in the country.

    Speaking of Doctors, there are 25 in the current Congress. 20 of them are Republican. Okay…one of them is a quack, Phil Broun from Georgia. But the rest are highly respected. Almost all of them oppose ObamaCare.

    http://studentdoctor.net/2013/03/sound-off-can-25-doctors-in-congress-solve-our-health-care-challenges/

  3. Craig Knauss

    Nef,

    Many, if not most, doctors with their own practice oppose ObamaCare. However, that’s not true for the residents, nurses, etc. who work in the hospitals and deal with most of the uninsured patients.

  4. Nef – At least I have enough sense not to lecture Howard students on black history.

  5. Neftali

    Steverino –

    Touche – well played

  6. Brian Opsahl

    Rand Paul could win a primary but there is now way his racist views would fly with the voting public…no way

    Speech after speech I have watched him say some things that gets him into big trouble with his audiences just like the Brown U thing he does this over and over.

  7. Rand Paul. Like father, like son. He will go nowhere, except with dopes like Neftali, who worship clowns like Paul, Bush, Cheney, Ryan….

  8. danimal

    Brian Opsahl,
    I am curious to what evidence to say Paul has racist views. Please inform.

  9. Brian Opsahl

    Talking to Black students he attempted re-write history on slavery…that was one of them,but he has also done the same with spanish students…and his views on how to treat these folks ….watch the Brown U speech…he got bood at least twice when he tried to give his version of how slavery went down…..there you go Danimal, your welcome…!!

  10. danimal

    Brian,
    Wow, what a stretch. If we can’t paint him as a racist like the Republican establishment did with his father, let’s make him out to be an extremist wacko. I have a better idea, let’s keep sending people to Washington DC that will cater to big money and the lobbyists rather than a person who will actually be a proponent for the citizens. Paul’s point is the government should remain on the sidelines because in the end, we as a society will evolve and things like a segregated lunch counter will become a relic on it’s own without the governments hand. If you feel it’s the governments role to spoon feed morals and ethics to the populace, continue to vote for career politicians whose main goal is to cultivate a culture of dependance on the government. You and your lot are pathetic.

  11. danimal,

    Rand is also on record for opposing the desegregation of lunch counters on the ridiculous grounds that it is a violation of the property rights of the restaurant owner.

    http://www.salon.com/2010/05/20/rand_paul_maddow_segregation_open2010/

  12. “Paul’s point is the government should remain on the sidelines because in the end, we as a society will evolve and things like a segregated lunch counter will become a relic on it’s own.”

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    Evolve? In the South? Ain’t that illegal?

    If left to “evolve” on their own devices, many Southern communities would still maintain blatantly racist policies. In ending this apartheid system, the federal government isn’t “spoon feeding morals”, danimal, it is ensuring all human beings have equal rights under the law.

    You claim to oppose a “culture of dependence” but you live in trembling fear of a culture of equality. It must suck to be that weak.

  13. danimal

    Luke,
    Fair and unbiased article from Salon?

  14. Brian Opsahl

    Danimal:

    Because I gave you facts from a speech HE spoke about…you come back with im this and that..! next time if don’t want answers to questions then don’t ask…and your calling me pathetic. clearly your in love with this guy so maybe you should move to Kentucky so you can vote for the racist man who makes racist speeches. because if he runs for President only a rotten racist lover like you would even think of him as a good polotician worthy of voting for.
    My guess is if he did win a primary he would loose by a landslide even if his challenger was a Democratic lunatic from mars..!

  15. danimal says:
    April 18, 2013 at 9:47 am
    Luke,
    Fair and unbiased article from Salon?

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Are you disputing Paul’s words in the article?

  16. Brian Opsahl

    He probably never even listen to the speech he arguing about…want to bet..?

  17. danimal

    Brian,
    I have a problem with people using the term racist, especially liberals. They so easily do it and abuse it to create this rhetoric against their political opposition. It always seems to be a fall back to fit the narrative especially when a person seems to be gaining steam in the opposite party. It is unfair to assume that, this is why I asked you.
    I have seen and experienced so many race baiters on the Left that keep racism alive and well. Because they constantly use this as a tool, it is one of many reasons why my political leanings have strayed away from Liberalism.
    btw…My family left our homeland Argentina when I was 3 years old.

  18. Brian Opsahl

    Danimal,
    If you had watched his speech to those kids (and its the 3rd speech i have seen him do this at) you might have been as shocked as I was. He has racist tendencys and views and that speech got him bood loudly because you can’t BS a BSer…don’t get mad at me, I didn’t say those vile things he did and worse he though he could blow smoke up there butts.

  19. danimal

    Brian,
    I did watch it and I do not recall him having racial tendencies. What I interpreted was that he wanted to help create less government dependency. I will review the speech again.

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