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    "Judging Rand Paul: Not Just the Distance of the Apple From the Tree"

    "The greatest ideological achievement of Margaret Thatcher, the Conservative Prime Minster of Britain from 1979 to 1990, was arguably not the redefinition of the right of British politics, but the redefinition of its left, and therewith, its middle. She has a legacy not because she destroyed her opponents or their political philosophies, but because her practical success as a politician forced them to incorporate much of hers.

    With that in mind, Rand Paul's efforts as both a libertarian Republican and a constitutional conservative -- both phrases he used to describe himself in a recent interview with Sean Hannity -- are more interesting, and likely to be more effective, than many have yet given him credit for.

    At the end of the interview, Hannity -- a conservative host with an overwhelmingly conservative audience, including plenty of dyed-in-the-wool self-identified Republican voters (and that means many recent Romney voters) noted that Rand Paul is one of the "four strong conservative voices" in the Senate that he looks to "to bring sanity back to Washington." He didn't call Rand, "one of the four libertarian voices" in the Senate, and yet the four Senators he mentioned (Paul, Lee, Cruz and Rubio) are without much doubt the most pro-liberty members of that house).

    And what "strong conservative" views did Rand Paul proceed to elucidate as Hannity endorsed his conservative credentials? They were as follows."

    Read the rest of Robin Koerner's article @ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robin-...b_2770800.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZakCarter View Post
    ...and yet the four Senators he mentioned (Paul, Lee, Cruz and Rubio) are without much doubt the most pro-liberty members of that house).
    lolwut
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    Some of the comments about this over at the DP are just downright

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    Swap Rubio out for Flake and he's correct.

    Even then, there are a fair few members of the Senate who are more libertarian than Rubio, to name a few, Coburn, Johnson, Toomey, Moran and Scott, all fiscal conservatives who opposed military intervention in Libya and are also open to foreign aid and DoD cuts. Rubio supports humanitarian intervention and wants to increase military spending and foreign aid.
    Last edited by compromise; 02-28-2013 at 03:19 PM.



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