Senator Rand Paul discusses the future of the Tea Party on radio

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On radio this morning, Glenn invited Senator Rand Paul onto the radio show. They discussed his efforts to cut aid to Pakistan, as well as the current state of the Tea Party.

Paul told Glenn that while he wasn’t sure if his efforts to cut aid to Pakistan were going to be a success, but that his ultimate goal was to free Dr. Shaquille Afreedee, an informant who helped the CIA catch Osama Bin Laden. He has been imprisoned, and Paul thinks its treasonous that his name was leaked.

“I think if you leak the name of an informant that would be treason. I don’t know who did leak the name. I would say if you leak the name, if I work for the C.I.A. or military or I’m a U.S. Senator and if I give that information up that goes against what your country stands for. That’s treason. You should not be allowed to release the name of informants and anybody who would do so should really be prosecuted,” Paul said.

Senator Paul encouraged listeners to contact their congressman and get them to support his plan to cut off aid to Pakistan.

Shifting gears, Glenn wanted to know what can be done to show Congress that “We the People” are in charge.

Paul said there were several things that people could do, most notably holding rallies like they did at Restoring Honor which sent a clear message to Washington that the American people were unhappy. Paul encouraged people to go to Restoring Love and FreePAC, and to get fired up about the election in November and most importunely vote.

Paul also said that Mitt Romney needed to pick a true conservative for his VP pick, and that a moderate would not do anything to excite the voters.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Indeed, more demonstrations and rallies of WE the PEOPLE, done in the peaceful assembly as Restore Honor and Resotre Courage will make the message loud and clear to Congress and the administraiton…

    We have had enough and are no longer taking it; you work for us, and not the other way around.

    Whomever leaked the name of the doctor to the Pakistanis about his aiding us with Bin Lauden, should face charges of treason. And if I had my guess, put it with Obama or Hillary and Napoletano.

    When an person trusts us, enough to take such a chance as with UBL, knowing that death could all too easily be the outcome, how can they now expect us to be trusted? Whomever deliberatly and knowingly leaked the information is worse than Benedict Arnold by far.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    In the case of the US betrayal of the Doctor who aided us getting UBL, let us hear the end of this matter thus:

    Find out who betrayed him, and us in union, and prosecute them in court, no matter how many of the administration have to be brought down in the process. Start the examination from Obama on down the line.

  • Tony Draxx

    When we are broke, why are we giving away money that we have to Borrow and Pay Back with Interest?

    I sure would like to find someone to give me money “gratis” by taking out loans, so that I can pay back my own loans (but that is just some kind crazy fantasy).  But Our Gov’t is doing exactly that…

  • SoThere

    Closure of Border Patrol stations across four states triggers alarm
    By Judson Berger

    Published July 11, 2012
    FoxNews.com

    The Obama administration is moving to shut down nine Border Patrol stations across four states, triggering a backlash from local law enforcement, members of Congress and Border Patrol agents themselves.

    Critics of the move warn the closures will undercut efforts to intercept drug and human traffickers in well-traveled corridors north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Though the affected stations are scattered throughout northern and central Texas, and three other states, the coverage areas still see plenty of illegal immigrant activity — one soon-to-be-shuttered station in Amarillo, Texas, is right in the middle of the I-40 corridor; another in Riverside, Calif., is outside Los Angeles.

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it’s closing the stations in order to reassign agents to high-priority areas closer to the border.

    “These deactivations are consistent with the strategic goal of securing America’s borders, and our objective of increasing and sustaining the certainty of arrest of those trying to enter our country illegally,” CBP spokesman Bill Brooks said in a statement. “By redeploying and reallocating resources at or near the border, CBP will maximize the effectiveness of its enforcement mandate and align our investments with our mission.”

    But at least one Border Patrol supervisor in Texas has called on local officers to “voice your concerns” to elected officials, warning that the “deactivation” will remove agents from the Texas Panhandle, among other places. Several members of Congress have asked Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher to reconsider the plan. And local officials are getting worried about what will happen once the Border Patrol leaves town, since they rely on those federal officials to assist in making immigration arrests.

    OBAMA making good on his “Open Border Policy”. Treason????

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/10/closure-border-patrol-stations-across-four-states-triggers-alarm/#ixzz20RU6zomb

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    At the very least in my book. Obama wants the Open Borders Policy, just as Soros wants his World Without Borders, and now we see one more portion of it happening.

    Watch for a suprise amnesty and full voting privliges to be given to illegals by Obama near the elections.

  • Anonymous

    Pakistan’s Inter-services Intelligence (ISI) organization is no more than a front for funding the Taliban.  The ISI has been in bed with every leader of the country for many MANY years now.  The ISI openly facilitates the sending of convoys of trucks into Afghanistan to send food and arms to Taliban officials all up and down the corridor of the infamous Northwest Frontier Province.  This area, encompassing the Pakistani-Afghan border along the Hindu Kush, is THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE IN THE WORLD currently.  The ISI has such widespread corruptive influence in both Afghanistan and Pakistan that they have controlled the allocation of aid money for over a decade, perhaps even 20 years now.  If we send aid to Pakistan, the money goes straight to the Taliban!  I didn’t pull this out of my backside people, look it up!  Mr. Romney, you need Rand Paul for VP, or at least you need a guy with this kind of pragmatic vitriol towards Pakistan!

  • Anonymous

    Do you think Obama will run said amnesty clause past the House and Senate?  Probably not.  If he tries to manipulate the election like you say, maybe Leftist Senators will begin to jump ship on all of his policies, and maybe the voting public will get it too.

  • Anonymous

    The future of the tea party depends alot on whether the media schedules some big time basketball or tiddly winks tournament at the same time as the tea party rallies.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SH2GYMDQCZERFQ2ZXPGCRKLYYY Kevin Kennon

    Why not choose a dozen different cities to hold the Restoring Love Rally, simulcast in all cities outside of Tampa.  I attended the Aug 28 Restoring Honor rally because I live in the northeast.

    Just as Glenn organized that rally, choose prominent figureheads to be in charge of the simulcast rallies to reach across the entire country.

    In my opinion, that would be the best way to reach out to the maximum number of people and make them all feel a part of the Tea Party movement, even if they are not officially members of the Tea Party.  They still may have the same moral values and fiscal beliefs as the Tea Party and anxious to participate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cameron-Stapel/100001192347365 Cameron Stapel

     

      
    I don’t think the RINO’S or the Democrats give a flying crap if “WE the
    PEOPLE” are unhappy, they have proven that. It’s a shame that both houses
    can screw the people blind everyday, but we can do nothing about it except
    on an election day.  Remember, don’t go
    by what the say, but go by their voting record.
       We better KNOW who our elected officials are in each of our states
    and how they voted on the issues. If we have any chance to save our country, we
    MUST get off our butts and find the ones that voted against our
    Constitution and get rid of them.  As
    for the current administration, I’m sure the Judas had a nice smile too!!

     

    This
    November will truly be “THE TIMES THAT TRY MEN”S SOULS”.

     

       Let them know that we will get them the
    hell out of there the first chance we get. Publicly write them daily on any
    media you can think of including the local papers. I think this will be our
    last chance.

     

    When the people fear
    the Government it is Tyranny.

    When the Government
    fears the people it is Liberty.

  • Anonymous

    Please everyone, start praying for rain.  Our farmers are in
    desperate trouble.  Not only will they lose their crops without
    rain but grocery prices will go through the roof.  Corn, soybeans
    and I cannot remember the other crop will be going through the
    roof.
    Praying for the farmers will make us a better America.

  • Anonymous

    If you stop and think about it if memory serve’s! It was BHO who said on national  TV that we confirmed his presence in that compound trough DNA testing ! Their is your smoking gun ! Even the POTUS isn’t immune to being charged with treason ! Just because he declassifies doesn’t make it not treason under the law !

  • Anonymous

    Of course BHO is ! The democrats care only for more votes ! Mor illegals = more votes ! They care nothing about the effects on the country or the drugs, criminals, terrorists, or anything else ! Just those votes ! Never trust liberals again people !

  • Anonymous

    This may sound negative,but sometimes in order to get things moving you have to show the dark side of the force. The progressives,liberals,democrats and all of Obama’s supporters are doing and will do everything to steal the election. They will lie about anything or any body that they feel may be a threat, they will fabricate news stories,documents,or videos, they will edit the media coverage in their favor  and falseify voter registrations where and when ever they can. They will use the liberal judges and courts to question anything that may effect the election in Romney’s favor. They will intimidate and use force if necessary at the polling places to prevent anyone from voting against Obama. Acorn, the Unions, and OWLS’s will use what ever they can to steal the election and local Law Enforcement will do nothing. All the dead people that voted the first time will vote again and as noted earlier– all the illegal aliens. Whether through an amnesty program or by using phony/fake ID’s, social security cards or voter cards.–they will vote. The Obamites are willing to do WHATEVER it takes to keep him in office. We already see the Dept of Justice( what an oxymoron) filing motions and stopping states from requiring valid ID’s to vote. Every government  agency will be used to help Obama.ABC, CBS,NBC,CNN, MSNBC, AS WELL AS RADIO STATIONS,PBS STATIONS,ETC are all owned by Obama—they do what ever the White House says. It happened last time and will  again. Get ready folks for a New America created in his image.
    Lock and Load people –the storm is coming! Prepare your self and your family!

  • Anonymous

    I absolutely agree, …but it will likely require an independent prosecutor with the power to sopena and prosecute everyone in the DOJ, including Holder; everyone in the State Dept. including Ms. Hillary; and probably everyone in the Whitehouse incuding the Obamunist-in-Chief.

  • Anonymous

     THE TEA PARTY IS DEAD, THE MOVEMENT IS OVER, REPUBLICANS STILL CHOSE A BIG GOVERNMENT PROGRESSIVE!!!

    Our efforts failed, our work meant nothing.

     The two parties are actually one in the same, that is the PROGRESSIVE PARTY.

    Unless the TEA party movement is turned into an actual 3rd party,
    progressives will continue to control the nation through the two
    parties(in reality 1 party).

    Sad truth and reality.

  • greywolfrs

    The Tea Party just needs to come out and be what they say they are, LIBERTARIANS. All the Tea Party ideas are taken directly from the Libertarian website, so just call it what it is…

  • Anonymous

     Have you ever been to a tea party function? I kind of doubt it with your reasoning, I will say that if the republicans lose this election, I truly believe there will be a strong third party come about, call it by any name you chose. I will call it freedom!

  • Anonymous

    Just astro turf is what I heard from the democratic elites!

  • Anonymous

    I feel like, unfortunately, we will never know who leaked the source.  This administration is nothing but lies on top of lies.  There is no honor, character or values in this White House.  That is why we need to get out and vote and get rallied behind Romney.  We have GOT to get motivated!!!  We can no longer afford to sit back and wait for someone else to do our job.  Vote and help protect America from this evil one again….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rememberthe-Alamo/100001503950645 Rememberthe Alamo

    The “future” is now!

  • http://www.facebook.com/roger.squire1 Roger Squire

    The only truth show by far; even better than FOX news; they just don’t get it… Roger

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FPPLBUFZMIJLGIIUMMRPGUQE6I Banh

    If we started arresting people for treason in our nation’s capitol, I’m afraid that the DC Beltway would look like a ghost town. Let’s start with the fact that we’ve been dragged into perpetual religious wars over our relationship with Israel, yet “we” knowingly support Israel as they sell weapons and technology to countries we prohibit American companies from doing business with (ie Red China).  Our Republican Party swears on the Bible that they’re protecting our freedom, yet the corporate Oligarchy’s power base resides comfortably inside the Republican Party and fully supports the selling out of our industry, jobs, technology, security and even condones borrowing big money from the SAME Communist Chinese threat we’re warned about on the evening news. Our illustrious leaders have sold us down the river to lobbyists who crave cheap labor for their “clients”, and we call it global trade.

    I say LET’S start calling this corruption what it really is. It’s Treason. Try flying to Havana or North Korea to discuss opening a shoe factory… you will find out how “treasonous” your federal government thinks that is. Either before or after you travel, you’ll see all hell break loose in your life..

    Rand Paul better get his ducks in a row before he starts playing the neoCON game.

  • greywolfrs

    First, one of my sisters is Tea Party. Second, if one looks at all things the “Tea Party” are saying, it’s EXACTLY the same thing we Libertarians have been saying since 1971. You can doubt anything you choose, but I see right through you. You do not like me telling the truth and the truth is the Tea party stole Libertarian ideas and are trying to make out as if they had an original idea. I am glad that some people are waking up, but call a spade, a spade.

  • Anonymous

    And since we know that congress will not commence a trial for Treason on the POTUS, especially in an election year – It becomes our duty to force the Secretary of Defense to perform his duty of defending the US against all enemies and commence a General Court Martial against the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces under the rules and regualations of the UCMJ. – It’s his job.

  • http://theoccidentalobserver.net/ Freedom Fighter

     Pakistan produces 4.5 million births every year whereas US only produces 4 million births every year. 

    How can we afford this?  The rest of the world produces 130 million babies.  How can we keep giving 60 Billion in foreign aid every year?

    The birth rates of Islam are twice that of White Western civilization. 

    White western civilization is passing away from the earth. Corrupt fractional reserve banking, mass 3rd world immigration, cultural Marxism. 

  • Anonymous

    Amazing how helpless our government has become because of the planned distruction by the radical progressives. The Senate and Congress are now officially irrelevant. If we are going to get our country back we need a miracle, pray for  miracle.

  • http://twitter.com/paoligarcy Paolina Garcia

    The ONLY solution to restore our culture and increase our birth rates is SECESSION. As long as we allow Hollywood to blast our televisions with filth, and suffer under the massive regulations holding back our Texas and Southern economies, then there won’t be a growing economy or population.

    The founders declared independence over a tiny tea tax, and there was NO income tax. If anything, they had it good. We have FAR more reasons to declare independence from a distant government in DC that is over a thousand miles away.