Does Rand Paul have a chance in 2016?

All signs point to Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) throwing his hat into the ring in 2016. He recently won the straw poll at CPAC and generally polls well. Sen. Paul watched his father, former Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), struggle to connect on the national stage. But, thus far, Sen. Paul’s outreach to groups that do not typically align with Republicans has been well received.

His focus on issues like the Fourth Amendment and NSA surveillance techniques resonate with people on both sides of the aisle. Furthermore, many of his positions are embraced by young people – as evidenced by the warm reception he enjoyed during a speech at the University of California, Berkeley earlier this month.

In theory, Sen. Paul sounds like a candidate with remarkably widespread appeal. But is America ready for a libertarian president? Glenn believes we are. But prominent libertarian Kevin Williamson of National Review thinks otherwise. In an article for POLITICO entitled “Ready for Rand?,” Williamson argues Americans “hate” Sen. Paul’s libertarianism – they just don’t know it yet. On Monday’s Glenn Beck Program, Williamson joined Glenn to further discuss the topic.

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  • Huntsman Law Group, PLLC

    Rand Paul would make a great President right now. Having a smart, small government medical doctor as POTUS might be our best hope to straighten out the help care mess. Unfortunately, the Republican establishment is ruthless towards any “new” candidate that is not in step with the Karl Rove mentality so Rand Paul going to get smeared b Republicans, Democrats, and the press. Look what happened to Ted Cruz who did not pay proper homeage to Boener. He is the guy, according to common culture now, that almost ruined the country by shutting down the government.

    Rand Paul’s doveish military position could be problematic but given the war weariness of the public, that might not be a show stopper.

    I think the absolute best message ANY Republican POTUS candidate could convey succinctly in a world of sound bites would be to make it clear they consider taxpayer money as a “SACRED TRUST” and will treat it accordingly. Romney believed that but didn’t say it loud enough, but if Rand Paul can convince America he is honest and will treat tax payer money properly, he would have a shot. He is not a perfect candidate but the Republicans could do a whole lot worse and probably will.

  • B D

    Rand Paul would be a great candidate, especially since he’s dropped the emphasis on religion and other social issues. But he needs to distance himself from Glenn Beck. Especially now. http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2014/03/31/glen-beck-sued-boston-marathon-attack/

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  • Crassus

    Not even for dog catcher.

  • Anonymous

    I like Rand Paul, but I am concerned about his stance on our military defense, does he think like his father about our defenses. I would like to see Paul Ryan and Cruz running together — Paul R. for president and Cruz as the vice, now that would be a dynamite team.

  • Lucas Forde

    People Rand will not stand against Mitch McConnell. Big red flag.

  • landofaahs

    Does America have a chance in 2016 or 2014 for that matter?

  • Deckard426

    The biggest problem with Paul is that he didn’t shut down the government long enough.

  • ken.

    rand is reaching out to those that most republicans either won’t or can’t. he is the only candidate who can bring the youth vote and change democrat voters into more conservative/libertarian views. rand is the one candidate who can grow the conservative/libertarian voter base.

  • Bonnie Somer

    ted cruz and trey gowdy or allen west i like them paul ryan gave us a trillion dol budget that is wrong. Trillion and budget do not go hand n hand.

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  • Okiehound

    I’d gladly vote for Rand Paul, Trey Gowdy, Ted Cruz or somebody like that. I will not ever hold my nose and vote for another McCain type who absolutely disgusts me. I was disheartened when Romney got the nomination because I recognized he was unlikely to beat Obama even though he would have been a much better president. Much of the Republican establishment is only slightly less putrid than the Democrats, and I do not consider myself to be a Republican any more.

  • Anonymous

    No problem..you HAVE that job already right?

  • Anonymous

    Paul Ryan is as RINO as you can get…conservatives are NOT FOOLED by this clown!

  • Anonymous

    Did you do as much research on Eric Holder, Obama, Barbara Boxer, Nancy Pelosi, etc as you are doing on Beck? Didn’t think so. Actually we don’t CARE what you have to say because you are a TROLL!!!

  • Anonymous

    Rand Paul seems to be in lockstep with the likes of Mitch McConnell, so that should be a red flag. Up until the time he endorsed McConnell, I was leaning in Paul’s direction. Not anymore.

  • Patience4Patients

    Having bases around the world is expensive…I don’t know why other ‘conservatives’ cannot realize this.

  • rkrobert86

    Paul/Cruz 2016!!!!!!!!

  • Firey Hooks

    Since we cannot know very much about the intricate details of the gadgets, gizmos, and gasoline that we depend upon, we have no choice but to rely upon the liberty of others to produce, deliver, and improve them.

  • Anonymous

    Give it a rest, there are probably no conservatives, Goldwater was one and he got creamed. Why can’t people get it through their heads that a far right (conservative) will not get elected. Paul Ryan will work to eliminate many of the restrictions that is hampering small businesses to get our economy moving, he will work to bring about our strong defense once again. He will turn around our countries high standing in the world, this is what we need our president to do, not throw around stupid phrases that just divide our party and keeps electing dems.

  • Anonymous

    Then vote this Nov. for Republicans so that they can get things done.

  • Anonymous

    Freedom isn’t cheap.

  • Anonymous

    I was writing about how irresponsible Beck’s accusations were when he said them. I wondered how Beck avoided being sued for aggressively broadcasting such harmful claims. Beck reaches millions of people and could put an innocent person’s life at risk for no reason.

  • Krimsen King

    not as long as our elections go to the highest bidder…

  • Krimsen King

    no, you don’t care what he has to say because it seems distasteful to you… ;)

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t require much research. The law suit against Beck is on the front page of the Boston Globe, Washington Post, USA Today, etc.

  • Krimsen King

    yeh, poor glenn… I guess reckless, ignorant accusations and hyperbole aren’t the best business model, huh. Hey, maybe he can get mark steyn’s legal team from NRO to help him out… though they may have their hands full as it is…

  • Krimsen King

    yeh, freedom ain’t free… but it is… it’s not a commodity that can be purchased. It may be the only truly free thing in this world. ;)

  • Krimsen King

    will he reverse tax policy that encourages outsourcing? Will he end the tax cuts that are driving our deficit? Do you really believe he would put a stop to corporate welfare? We have the strongest military in the world, just not the biggest. And we have an exponentially increasing defense budget. You think ryan wouldn’t spend way more unnecessarily? Please don’t let vague platitudes and even more vague hyperbole influence your perceptions. None of us sees the truth. :)

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  • Krimsen King

    a president will make little difference, as we’ve seen with Obama. He just continues most policies just like his predecessors. We will NEVER have a free and fair democracy as long as our elections go to the highest bidders. We will NEVER have representatives of the people as long as our entire electoral system can be bought. How does no one notice how CORRUPTING an influence money is in our political system? It’s not just corrupt when the ‘other side’ does it… it’s corrupt ALL THE TIME!!! Money is NOT free speech, it is only money, a tool of influence. And corporations are NOT people. They are groups of people who get together to surrender their consciences for the sake of profit. That is all.

  • B D

    He may well be poor after the verdict on this case. And his reputation will be in tatters too.

  • felicia solomita

    Yes he has the gumption it takes to win and I feel he is a little less libertarian then his father and more conservative. He can win and he should go ahead and try. We can not have another Bush who is not republican or conservative or libertarian he is a left wing Republican at best. We do not need Huckabee in the race again he does not have the gumption it will take to beat Hillery and she will run you can bet on that. So I will back and help fund Ran Paul . We must take this country back and it has to start this year or we will have no freedoms left to fight for.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Than he might want to sew the FBI as well because that was where he got the info on this guy. Also Glenn never called him a money man behind the attack.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Yeah seeing how he never called him the money man behind the attack and was only going by FBI reports. Funny how liberals seem to miss all those points.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    I do not think he was saying the lawsuit was false you moron but his once sided attack. Clearly you need to learn how to read. It might make you look less moronic.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    I would vote for him.

  • Anonymous

    What are you talking about, corporate welfare—We are spending billions on social welfare programs, almost 1/2 of the country is on the dole. Who do you think is paying 75% of federal taxes, the wealthy, they own corporations and small businesses, they are the ones that provide jobs. Sorry but you are the one who is vague.

  • Anonymous

    Lord have mercy, Freedom has and will be purchased by the efforts and blood of our people, brother it isn’t free.

  • Crassus

    Paul Ryan is nothing more than a circus clown. Not even for dog catcher.

  • Carla Ann Parks

    I agree with you also McCain made me ill and I felt bad for Mitt Romney.
    After that race I am no longer a Republican either. But Our country is in direr need of strength in will and constitution!

  • Ron Snowden

    He’d stand a better chance if he would change his hairstyle. No foolin’.

  • Anonymous

    Paul Ryan is a very smart and educated man, you apparently are not.

  • Krimsen King

    corporate welfare… you know, subsidies made of our tax dollars running into the billions going to the most profitable companies in human history. It seems to be a modern republican notion that we should reward (give tax breaks) to the already most ‘successful’. This is no way to make tax policy. It should not be used to encourage or discourage behavior, as taxation is not a punishment. And contrary to your very popular notion that ‘the wealthy create jobs’, actually, the innovators are the only ones who ‘provide’ jobs with new ideas, better ideas, etc. They may be paying 75% of taxes, but they’re also currently making somewhere north of 90% of the gains in this economy. Something doesn’t add up. Someone’s not paying their share, doing their duty. Do you really think it’s the poorest, who still pay all kinds of taxes (sales, property, school, etc etc) or do you think it’s the wealthiest who have the bulk of their money locked tight away in tax shelters around the world? Also contrary to your perception, 100% of this country is ‘on the government dole’. We all use it, we all need it, it is not an alien organization bent on your demise. It is only a government of US. We might as well get it to work properly.

  • Krimsen King

    It doesn’t have to be this way…

  • Anonymous

    Better chance then a lying Democrat!

  • Anonymous

    Considering how the banks have for years been pushing us into a New World Government – Marxism we had better elect someone who knows how to get us out. Rand Paul has continually called for an audit of the Federal Reserve which is pushing us in that direction. I think he would do his best to curtail it and work to help free Europe of the EU. The New World Order is being pushed by Russia also as they are deeply indebted to it for their bailout. Putin is playing his cards right into the hands of it and so is Obama as his advisor is a former member of the bank.
    America had better wake up soon if we don’t want Obama as our dictator.

  • Anonymous

    Rand Paul is the only one who can win in 2016. Don’t let the media tell you otherwise.

  • Mike Nelson

    Are you yet ready to entertain the candidacy of “someone like” Ron Paul or Gary Johnson?

    Given the recognition now that the (R) offerings for the last 2 decades have been – at best – lousy, how far would you go?

    If those two names still turn you off… it’s hard to believe that you really believe yourself, especially as your post holds a tone of, “If only it would have been [xxxxxxxx] instead…”

  • Sharon Tomalavage

    I really don’t think you or anyone else can make that presumption (far right conservatives can’t be elected). First, what exactly IS “far right” in your opinion? If you mention dictatorship of any kind including supposedly with abortion, I would say that we HAVE dictatorship NOW with Obamacare!! Never has any individual had punitive action leveled against them for not doing anything. As for women’s issues, well Roe v Wade did exactly what those on the Left claim they don’t want-Govt. involved in their personal choices as it makes legal what was NEVER in the Constitution to begin with. It also makes government a partner in the destruction of innocent human life by providing clinics, abortificants to do their dirty work instead of allowing women themselves to do it. After all, why should govt. get involved at all? They wouldn’t offer to buy a would be murderer the weapon of his/her choice, so why offer any woman help in destroying life?? Returning to why conservatives lose, I believe it’s because we don’t fight for the values we Say we believe in. It’s easier to “go along with whatever is in vogue” rather than defend and/or explain why these values benefit everyone including the most vulnerable!!

  • Anonymous

    Any candidate who is not for a strong military is a wash-out in my eyes. Even if we do not need to get involved in all of the world’s squabbles it is important to be strong. Look what Russia did to Ukraine, and North Korea is rattling their swords (rocket attack on the south). They all know America is tired of fighting another war and now is a good time to take what they want.

  • Anonymous

    Our military strength has shrunk to pre World War II levels,
    our leadership role in the world is being questioned by many.
    It will take a miracle and a very strong leader to get back what we have lost in the last few years. I do not think Rand Paul will
    be that person who can turn this ship around.

  • Anonymous

    true, so true! But, government subsidies to big companies should be stopped. (Gas and Oil Industries, Farm Subsidies,
    etc.)

  • Anonymous

    Rand will not get my vote. He is pandering to the immigrants. He is a rhino.

  • Anonymous

    Once again, a Beck fan that can’t help insulting people for lack of anything to say. I think you should reread what “porchhound” said. He’s implying in his response to “B D” that he put a lot of research into the suit against Beck. My comment is that it doesn’t take much research. Why am I even responding to you.

  • Matthew Reece

    No one 2016. Free people lead themselves and do not impose their choice of ruler on others.

  • Anonymous

    It’s “sue”, not “sew”. So you say Beck was getting leaks from the FBI, huh. And then Beck broadcasts the false leaks to millions of listeners? I guess the joke’s on Beck. I heard what he said about the Saudi even after he was cleared. Every credible news organization reported Alharbi was a person of interest that was questioned and cleared, never a suspect. Beck was totally irresponsible. By the way, Beck did call him the “money man” See here:
    http://youtu.be/uGE7OlnLsZA

  • Anonymous

    According to a Forbes article, Beck’s revenue is about $120 million a year, and he has insurance. I’m guessing he won’t feel much. But you never know. If it goes to trial, which it probably wont, a jury could want to teach Beck a lesson for such unfounded accusations.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s Beck saying the Saudi was the “money man”. Even Stew’s uncomfortable with what Beck says about the Saudi. You should really check on things before you say them. http://youtu.be/uGE7OlnLsZA

  • Stephen Krause

    I am right there with you Okiehound! I held my nose in 2008 and voted for McCain. I said never again. Then Romney got the nomination and I kept my word. I told every one that he couldn’t do it. I was right.

    I think the RINOS like to say that the conservatives and the libertarian leaning candidates have no chance only because they know they have no chance. It makes them feel better. Hey, that’s their problem.

    I will never hold my nose again and vote for a RINO even if it means 12 or more years of a Democrat in office. I have enough faith to continue to stand by my word. Yeah, I’m with you 100%

  • Krimsen King

    I suppose it depends on your definition of ‘military strength’ then… also, we’re not fighting world war 2… ‘many’ always question ‘our leadership role in the world’ and we haven’t lost anything in the last few years except soldiers and billions of dollars. I agree rand paul will never be a strong leader.

  • Guest

    Your post is off subject. Take it elsewhere, troll.

  • Guest

    Don’t open the door to trolls to hijack this board and turn it into a hate Beck campaign again.

  • Richard Hines

    He has my vote.

  • John Civello

    It’s great if Rand Paul runs, because he would raise a lot of great issues, however he would have no chance winning against a more popular Democrat in a national election. I like Glen Beck, but I disagree with him. i doubt even Glenn thinks Rand Paul would win. He says it because he likes him. The Republicans need a much stronger candidate that can not only discuss the issues but is appealing to independent voters. I know many who listen to Beck want a candidate who is a strong conservative in every position or issue, but so far there is no one that has enough appeal and support to win a national election. The public perceptions of certain Republicans such as Paul and Cruz isn’t overwhelmingly positive.

  • kirk

    The biggest opposition he will face is with the media, who “hate” his libertarianism. The average American’s values have been shown to be strongly Libertarian, only they don’t know it.

    One just needs to look at his father’s struggle with the media. Although he was far and away the most popular candidate leading up to the race the media blacked him out. As the race got closer the opposition received something like 10 times more media coverage, although polls had him leading a few months out. Libertarianism is what people want, but the corporate powers ( including media ) are terrified that they might have to compete in a free market and actually offer better value and quality to attract consumers, rather than relying on government mandates.

  • Paul Wakeford

    sounds like the left and obamacare. Libertarians haven’t “marketed” their message good enough

  • Randall

    Exactly… freedom is paid for through blood and effort… not dollars blown world wide.
    Ron Paul wasn’t for NO bases around the world, he wanted strategic locations. We have more troops in a lot of countries that we have bases than the host countries have themselves. We weren’t spread all over like this before WWII but we were still free… far more free than we are now in a lot of senses. We pay those countries to have our bases there, employ several locals as civilian employees on those bases, and then our troops (I know, I was based in Korea and Germany) go out and spend money in those host nations. Imagine what it would do for our economy if we didn’t have to pay for those bases in all of those countries… if we had those bases in the US instead and employed Americans to work on base… and if troops were putting there money into the US economy instead of foreign economies… Actually… what sense does that make?

  • Randall

    Paul Ryan is a Republican. Stop voting for parties and start voting for the individuals!

  • Randall

    Most of our politicians are very smart and educated, doesn’t mean they’re worth anything as politicians.

  • ken.

    what most people don’t realize is that the world is not the same as it was during the cold war ( that never ended ), same with technology. most of the world loved us during the world wars, but once we became the worlds police force and started getting into civil wars that were nobody’s business but their own they turned against us. many of them use us to do their dirty work so they don’t have to pay the price, monetarily and in lives. they will not stand up with us when we need help. the next war will be fought here on american soil, not overseas, we need most of our resources here for defense. we only need a small number of overseas bases for our defense. most of the counties we have bases in now are socialist leaning towards communist and will not allow us to use their countries for any military needs. they will kick us out when we need our resources the most. our technology today is much better then before and we can be just as effective with a small number of overseas bases. why waste huge amounts of money on useless bases when we can spend that money on building a better stronger military here at home.

  • Guest

    The fact that Rand Paul is the ONLY person who can win shows there is a major problem in the system. As far as republicans go, Rand is a great politician (I say that as a libertarian in the belief that Rand is conservative and he himself says he’s not libertarian). He doesn’t represent my beliefs, nor do the democrats. The 2 parties have blocked out any possibility of 3rd party victory to the best of their abilities. Imagine if they put that effort into solving problems…

  • Petemer

    Rand is no different from all the other open border pushers. The Chamber of
    Commerce, Soros and Zuckerberg open their wallets and like the LIAR Rubio Rand
    went to his knees and licked their shoes. I will not vote for anyone who will
    not represent the suffering American families. Like Pelosi Rand didn’t read the
    report that clearly stated we would suffer even higher unemployment and bigger
    pay cuts or he just doesn’t care.

    Rand like other politicians picked a couple of issues that had high
    interest to get attention at the same time he was pushing the knife in the backs
    of hard working Americans

  • Anonymous

    I believe in this world, we have to be prepared for anything.
    It takes a long time to build up an Army to war time strength.
    We are not living in peaceful times and if you think that negotiations with the enemy will bring success than join the dreamers who think this is possible. Only from a position of strength can a nation hope to be the last one standing.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Well maybe if you did not act like a moron people would not call you one.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Who said anything about leaks. They were official reports that they question this guy and it still does not prove that he said he was fronting money to the attack which the law suit is all about.

  • Anonymous

    You were that name-caller kid on the playground, weren’t you. I’m guessing you didn’t do very well in school. Beck’s reckless claims came back to bite him and now its front page news, and Beck hasn’t even acknowledged it. And you’re defending Beck, which says something about you.

  • Anonymous

    The Washington Post opened the door.

  • Anonymous

    huh? Beck claimed all along that he had inside sources and he gave a fake ultimatum to the government to reveal who the Saudi was, or he was going to do it. Remember all that drama about “I don’t bluff, I make promises”? You said Beck got the information from the FBI. Did you see the video of Beck accusing the Saudi of being the Money Man? Beck will settle with this guy for a lot of money because he knows he’s guilty. If Beck thought he was right, he’d let it go to trial. But you won’t hear much about it, because Beck wants to keep it quiet and will make this kid very rich.

  • Anonymous

    Paul Ryan is a Republican and an individual- should I vote for my neighbor, he is a smart honest man, my vote would mean nothing. We pick the best of the party, which I have don e, I pick Paul Ryan. He has been trying to bring down our spending it cannot happen overnight it will take time, when Romney was running he said one of our biggest expenses is our entitlement programs.

  • Anonymous

    Ohhhhh, I don’t agree, I think we have some very stupid politicians.

  • Anti Fabian

    Well, we’ll just have to hope that Kevin Williamson is totally wrong!

  • Krimsen King

    Last one standing???? Are you kidding me???? There has never been and never shall be a nation that just defeats every other nation, or could. Even when our ‘superpower’ was at its height, we couldn’t do that. This is an utterly fantastical view of the world, to think any nation will be ‘last one standing’. Yes, no hope for peace, might as well fight to the death, huh… The days of land empires are gone. Society cannot and will not ever function when the prevailing belief is ‘rational self-interest’, because this philosophy ultimately always leaves every man for himself. This is not society, this is anarchy. Society requires cooperation, and yes, occasionally, understanding and compassion. These are not weak attributes. These are the ONLY STRENGTHS YOU HAVE AS HUMAN BEINGS. Please try to understand. :)

  • Charles

    no kidding

  • Anonymous

    “Last one standing”, was used as a figure of speech. It was used as a metaphor, like the sentence ” the winner takes all”. I tried to add force to the idea that if a nation is weak, it will ultimately fall to another who is stronger. (Ukraine – Russia) In the Second World War (Poland and many other countries) to Hitler, just two examples but in history there are many, many more. Rome pretty much took over what was known at that time as “the world”. There were many ancient civilizations where one dominated over others, the strong over the weak.
    So, what I was trying to say is that no one should negotiate from a position of weakness. It is always to a nations’ advantage to be strong. (Sorry, English is only my second language, so maybe at times I have trouble to express correctly, what I was trying to say).

  • Randall

    Try to keep up with the conversation. Bonnie pointed out that Paul Ryan’s budget proposal was still a trillion dollars in spending and that the words “trillion” and “budget” don’t go together. You told her, “Then vote this Nov. for Republicans so that they can get things done.” I pointed out that voting republican would be voting Paul Ryan, who thinks spending a trillion dollars is a balanced budget.

    I’ll also clarify what I meant by vote for the individual and not the party. When you say “vote republican,” that is ignorant. McCain is worthless but he’s a republican. Romney is worthless, too. Several are worthless. Voting for the individual means look at the person running and know what you are voting for. Just because they put a “D” or an “R” with their name doesn’t mean anything. Voting based off party affiliation instead of what the actual person you’re voting for represents is a big reason our politics are so screwed up. The simple fact that you think Romney and Ryan are good/fiscally smart means you don’t put the effort into actually learning anything about them. You just know they’re republicans and they said something about needing to fix the budget. I can’t wait for your way of thinking to die off so things can get better.

  • Randall

    I’m not saying there aren’t any stupid ones, I’m saying most are smart. Don’t confuse doing a poor job with being stupid, though. When you have a job where you can get paid under the table to adjust laws and the people keep voting you in because you belong to the right party, it doesn’t really matter. So again… I say most are highly educated and very smart… they’re just selfish and care more about their own bankroll than they do about the people/the country.

  • Anonymous

    This is my last post to you, for you to say that Romney is worthless shows me that your mind has been polluted. Romney was the best candidate to run for the presidency In my lifetime, and I have voted many times. I know a lot about Romney, I have read and followed his candidacy since 08, how dare you say that I didn’t put any effort into learning anything about Romney or Ryan. Because you have a screwed up way of thinking, I say nothing will get better if we follow your outlook, but thankfully you and others that are spouting off about how great your way is, are in the minority,

  • Randall

    I knew you were old. There were very few differences between Obama and Romney. I bet you like Reagan, too… don’t you? Gary Johnson and Ron Paul both ran and are both LIGHT YEARS ahead Romney. Romney wanted to keep troops in Iraq, long term. He approves of NDAA. He’s for oppression (opposes marriage equality), is against abortion and he only wanted to cut non-defense spending by 5% while making tax cuts for the wealthy permanent. What exactly do you like about him?

    That’s right, people like me are the minority. We look at the picture for what it is, not what we want to believe it is. There majority should NOT rule the minority. You probably disagree with that… but imagine this… (and I use this as an example because I believe you to be the type of person who argues that Obama is a Muslim) Say we get enough Muslims who want to base our laws off their religion (like the majority of the Middle East) and they’re the majority. Luckily, in a democracy the majority rules the minority. I hope this happens before you die. If it does, I hope you reflect on this conversation and remember that guy that one time with the screwed up thinking warned you, but you kept voting Republican.

  • Cobra_x30

    That is very true. Maintaining a few military posts to stop Russia and China from bullying our allies may be required… but the rest of it is unnecessary. Why should we bankroll the protection of Europe? They literally do not pay their own way on this. We cover 25-40% of Nato expenses and spend 800 billion a year on defense. We should be using that money to build roads or cut taxes here… not pillage our own people to protect the French from the Bogeyman.

  • Cobra_x30

    Yawn…. Who cares? The only reason this hits the news is because the Bullshit and Propaganda wing of the Democratic Party… AKA the media… is scared to death of Beck. He actually gets ratings while we all laugh at the WaPo’s attempts at fake journalism behind their backs.

  • Gui Jospin

    No Republican is going to win a presidential race soon. Why ? The electoral votes, democrats just need one or two swing state to win the majority and those states are leaning more and more towards democrats. So the america that still believe fox truth should be ready for other disapointment

  • Debby Ward

    Rand Paul is for amnesty. Once I found that out, my feelings on voting for him changed drastically.

  • Zak Edward Dolan

    I’m ready for Rand Paul. I’d love a Rand Paul / Ted Cruz ticket.

  • Anonymous

    Rand Paul is one of my favorite candidate for president 2016!