View Full Version : Rand Paul Fires Back After Being Called Trump's 'Most Loyal Stooge'

02-23-2017, 01:04 PM
Rand Paul Fires Back After Being Called Trump's 'Most Loyal Stooge' (http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/23/rand-paul-fires-back-after-being-called-trumps-top-stooge)

Sen. Rand Paul responded this morning after being branded by New York magazine as the "most loyal stooge" of President Donald Trump.

In an article yesterday, Jonathan Chait wrote that Paul has "attached himself to Trump" and refused to support an investigation into Trump's alleged ties to Russia.

Paul said on "Fox & Friends" that the evidence is actually "quite to the contrary," arguing that he's one of the most independent senators in D.C., working with Democrats and Republicans.

"Haters are gonna hate. ... If I like what the president is doing - and I think a lot of what he's doing is good - I'm happy to support it. I'm not embarrassed to support conservative policies," said the Kentucky Republican, noting that he was the only Republican senator to oppose the budget.

The conversation then turned to the GOP effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare, including agreeing on a plan to put forward. Steve Doocy asked about criticism from the left and right about the delay from Republicans in putting forward a new plan.

Charles Krauthammer said last night that the angry response at GOP lawmakers' town hall events is coming from the uncertainty and fear by Americans that they'll lose their health insurance.

Paul said he has put forward a plan and most of the aspects have been around for 20-30 years. He said at least half of his replacement plan comes from prior legislation put forth by former Rep. Tom Price, who is now Health and Human Services Secretary.

He said under his plan, individuals would be allowed to join an insurance "association," creating less expensive insurance and preventing them from being dropped from their coverage.
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02-23-2017, 01:07 PM
That New York Magazine op-ed was one of the crappiest pieces of journo-crap ever crapped.

02-23-2017, 01:10 PM
That New York Magazine op-ed was one of the crappiest pieces of journo-crap ever crapped.

This. Nothing more than a hit piece by those that have no scruples.

02-23-2017, 02:43 PM
I'm glad he talked about Tom Price's bill some more. That was a big question, how Rand and Mark Sanford's bills were different from Price's bill.

02-23-2017, 06:26 PM

02-23-2017, 07:40 PM
Well, this is what Rand's shooting for.

He's trying to do what Cruz did in the primaries...except successfully.

Wouldn't have been my strategy, but it's plausible. We'll see.

02-23-2017, 07:53 PM
They're really trying to hit Trump from every angle, get every powerful ally he has.

The desperation from this hit piece is obvious. Not even worth sharing the link, copy paste and ditch the link.

02-23-2017, 10:50 PM
During the press conference, Rand mentioned something about liking to see a health marketplace where customers would be able to call and check prices from the medical providers and make decisions based upon that. Thing is, nothing that has been proposed thus far does that.

A doctor on Tucker talked about this a couple of nights ago. He said the real problem was the price of medical care and that no one was looking at that. [Neither is Rand] That we wouldn't accept people being charged different amounts for the same good from the same store, but we accept two different people, getting the same service from a medical provider, being charged different amounts. When you ask how much something will cost, you are referred to your insurance company. The doctor said that there were more insurance lobbyists than most all of the other lobbyists combined. He says this is the real problem with medical costs and that until a lot of laws/regulations are ripped out, there will be no real competition in healthcare.

02-23-2017, 10:53 PM
Trump/Paul 2018