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Senator Rand Paul Lays It Down Like Every Republican Should

Posted on | February 21, 2013 | 18 Comments

by Smitty

The GOP should be firmly on #OccupyResoluteDesk’s sad little case just like this, 24/7/365:

@4:36 “This is the emotionalism that’s always used to argue against any cuts.”

Paul invites the question: just why are the bulk of other elected Republicans not stepping up to the plate?

via The Examiner

Update: Geraghty at NRO:
Here’s the 3 by 5 index card version of what the GOP’s message on sequestration ought to be:

  • Our current level of spending is unsustainable. Spending must go down. Period.
  • This is a 2 percent cut [in spending growth].
  • Sure, if we in the Republican Party had complete control of the government, we would be implementing the cuts differently. But we don’t.
  • Congress can only appropriate funds; it doesn’t run the departments and agencies that spend the money. That’s the power and responsibility of the executive branch.
  • If the Obama administration’s response to a 2 percent cut is really to let all the criminals out of the jails and end food safety inspections, then it is no longer disputable that he’s a Stuttering Cluster-you-know-what of a Miserable Failure.

Update II: Legal Insurrection links, “Sequester — already the biggest lie of 2013


18 Responses to “Senator Rand Paul Lays It Down Like Every Republican Should”

  1. Victrola
    February 21st, 2013 @ 8:01 am

    Because they are eunuchs?

  2. AnthonyAbides
    February 21st, 2013 @ 8:09 am

    RT @smitty_one_each: Senator Rand Paul Lays It Down Like Every Republican Should #TCOT #TGDN

  3. David Van Brunt
    February 21st, 2013 @ 8:12 am

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  5. Bob Belvedere
    February 21st, 2013 @ 8:33 am

    And Quislings.

  6. Peter Ingemi
    February 21st, 2013 @ 9:03 am

    No fair reading my mind when I’ve already scheduled a post on the subject for later

  7. ReaganiteRepublican
    February 21st, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    Rand Paul not missing a lot of opportunities to rise to the occasion these days

  8. richard mcenroe
    February 21st, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    And fellow carpetbaggers.

  9. smitty
    February 21st, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    I hate it when that happens, but not as much as when you do it to me, Pete.

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  13. DaveO
    February 21st, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    “Paul invites the question: just why are the bulk of other elected Republicans not stepping up to the plate?” Because Senator Paul enjoys being a lightning rod, and is relatively safe for reelection. I’d like to believe McConnell uses Paul, Cruz, Rubio, and Scott as catspaws, but McConnell isn’t that devious.
    Be nice to see what the GOP PR strategy once we emerge from the great fiscal crisis of this news cycle. But the GOP will cave so it’s a moot point.

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  15. Cube
    February 21st, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

    It doesn’t help when we have a media whose first loyalty is to making Democrats look good, not reporting the truth. Rand Paul described the problem in very simple terms – there is no reason the media couldn’t do the same thing if they wanted to. But they don’t (notice that Blitzer doesn’t address any of Paul’s points) because that would bring heat on Democrats.

    Nice pushback on the “it’s all Republicans fault” meme, by the way.

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