“…Ultimately, Rand Paul is a walking target for Democratic negative ads in a closely divided state with a culture of commitment to national security. But right now running the country – or even winning elections – is not a top-of-mind concern for many Republicans. They are voting to send a message, and it’s no time to be fussy about the background, competence, associations, and inner convictions of the messengers….” David Frum
The Pink Flamingo is waiting for the day when Republicans will garner the courage to oust the Ron Paul Bots and thumb our collective noses at the so called Tea Party “Patriots” many of whom are NOT Republicans.
The Far Right likes to denigrate Lindsey because they say he did not do his homework on “climate change’. He did exactly what The Pink Flamingo thought he would do and pulled out of the bill, but that has not stopped the harassment. According to the Far Right, Lindsey simply did not study up on the latest about global warming. This is not intended to be a commentary about the fact that he actually did do his homework, and mentioned the latest problems with research as one of the problems he had with the bill.
This is about the fact that there are the Select, The Chose, and those who must be hated. As long as you pander to the far right and the Tea Party people, you are one of the Select, The Chosen and those who are not hated. If you do not pander to these people, many of whom are LOSERTARIANS and have connections to the John Birch Society, but are NORMAL Republicans like Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell, etc. you are to be denigrated and harassed.
The Pink Flamingo is disappointed in the fact that Sarah Palin has a tendency to chose libertarian candidates over normal Republicans. I do not think Nikki Haley is a “normal” Republican. She is part of the cabal created within South Carolina allegedly by Mark Sanford, but now more obviously by his ex wife, Jenny. I do not approve of Palin’s endorsement of Haley, nor of her endorsement of Rand Paul.
If The Pink Flamingo were still living in South Carolina, I WOULD NOT be supporting Nikki Haley.
The extreme right has a tendency to blame Lindsey for anything, and accusing him of not being able to see the truth about global warming, immigration, or any of their pet issues. BUT – they say absolutely nothing with someone like Sarah Palin and Jim DeMint make very disturbing endorsements of anti-war, terrorist pandering, anti-military people like Rand Paul. DeMint even believes the shit Rand Paul tells him, that he is not anti-war.
The Pink Flamingo must question the actual Republican and conservative credentials of anyone who claims to be a Republican in the Reagan style who endorses Rand Paul. Obviously they are NOT doing their homework, or even worst – agree with Paul. I cannot support anyone who believes the things Rand Paul supports.
Maybe someone should do their homework?
Contrast Palin and Rand Paul:
“…“I’m proud to support great grassroots candidates like Dr. Paul. While there are issues we disagree on, he and I are both in agreement that it’s time to shake up the status quo in Washington and stand up for common sense ideas.”
On Fox News Sunday, Palin told Chris Wallace:
“There are things that I don’t agree with Rand Paul, and yet his domestic policies for the most part, I do agree with.”
“Today our sons and daughters are fighting in distant countries to protect our freedoms and to nurture freedom for others…we do have a responsibility to complete our missions in these countries so that we can keep our homeland safe. America must remain the strongest nation in the world in order to remain free. And our goal in the War on Terror must be the same as Reagan’s, ‘We won. They lost.”
“Part of the reason we are bankrupt as a country is that we are fighting so many foreign wars and have so many military bases around the world. I don’t say, ‘Out of Iraq now!’ I say out of Iraq two or three years ago, or never go in – even better.”
“We are both the world’s sword and its shield…we lend not just our strength but the support of a free people to others who are fighting for their freedom. They need to know that America is not indifferent to their struggles…nations like Israel need to be confident of our support.”
“You have to ask yourself, ‘Do you kill more terrorists than you create?’ We inflamed an entire region there and I don’t think it was the best thing for our national defense or for our country. We have to decide if putting missiles in Poland is going to provoke Russia or if we can afford to put missiles in Poland.”
“But we have been given a unique responsibility to show the world the meaning and the rewards of freedom. America, as Reagan said, ‘is the abiding alternative to tyranny.’”
“I think that these issues [the economy and maintaining the American “empire:”] become the political coalition you need to win a race because there are people from the left who acknowledge the vast expenditure of the military industrial complex. There are some on the right that are beginning to understand that. It’s really that sort of right-left paradigm that you bring these groups together in order to try to win an election.”
At least Dr. Paul had the decency to tell Alex Jones clearly:
“I’d say we’d be very very similar (Dr. Rand and Ron Paul). We might present the message sometimes differently.. I think in some ways the message has to be broadened and made more appealing to the entire Republican electorate because you have to win a primary.”
This means that, while Going Rogue insists:
“It is not in our best interests or the interests of the peace-loving nations of the world for America to project weakness to terrorists and tyrants,”
Dr. Paul’s ideas about terrorists would be “very, very similar” to his father’s:
“They are terrorists because we are occupiers.”
Then there are the Tea Party “Patriots“, more like a bunch of Ron Paul Bot losertarians than Republicans. Anyone who has been a Republican for awhile knows these outrageous and venial jerks have co-opted local and state parties, and cause much damage. J. R. Dunn of American Thinker shovels more Tea Party and third party shit at us.
“…if the Republicans drop the ball this time, if they toss aside their principles, break their promises, lose themselves in deals, Bennett’s downfall will expand to the level of massacre. 2012 will become the year of the third party, a serious third party, not the vanity productions of Ross Perot, but something we haven’t seen since 1912. And more than likely led by a populist crank of the Ron Paul variety. The last such upsurge by the Perotistas gave us Bill Clinton. And the next one…?…”