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The Rand Paul Show Comes To SC

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is bringing his 2016 presidential campaign to South Carolina this weekend – raising money for the S.C. Republican Party (SCGOP) and holding several meetings across the state with various political activists. If these meetings go according to plan (i.e. like Paul’s recent meetings with activists…

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is bringing his 2016 presidential campaign to South Carolina this weekend – raising money for the S.C. Republican Party (SCGOP) and holding several meetings across the state with various political activists.

If these meetings go according to plan (i.e. like Paul’s recent meetings with activists in Iowa), he will spend a disproportionate amount of his time pandering to social conservatives on issues like gay marriage and the ongoing prosecution of America’s failed “war on drugs.”

Which is disappointing …

Oh … and did we mention the purpose of his trip? Raising money for a flat broke “Republican” party that’s completely bankrupt ideologically. Seriously, just this week S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley – once a darling of the “Tea Party” movement – approved a $26 million expenditure for U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature education initiative, the expansion of failed government-run early childhood education.

In fact one GOP Senator, Wes Hayes (RINO-York), even threatened to filibuster passage of the state budget if it contained a provision allowing parents of disabled children to receive market-based academic tax credits.

Amazing, isn’t it?

Yet these are the “Republicans” which the SCGOP borrows money to support …

Why is Paul caving to these sanctimonious moralizers and useless party hacks? Because he wants to be president, that’s why … and because South Carolina (for reasons surpassing understanding) has been tapped as an early voting state which wields tremendous sway over the presidential nominating process.

Well … until last year.

In spite of all this, Rand Paul may still be – in the words of one of his prominent South Carolina supporters – “the only thing resembling a real option” in 2016 for those of us who are true limited government supporters. Maybe that’s the case, but in our humblest of estimations Paul needs to seriously stop for a moment and consider whether going the Rick Santorum/ Mike Huckabee route is really worth the votes he will lose on the other end of the spectrum.

Because there are always other options …

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32 comments

Polyphemos June 26, 2013 at 2:03 pm

W promoted the “enforcer of harmony” out of South Carolina, all the way to Canada, and what was left has been scrambling and squabbling ever since, even when he came back.

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Slartibartfast June 26, 2013 at 2:03 pm

W promoted the “enforcer of harmony” out of South Carolina, all the way to Canada, and what was left has been scrambling and squabbling ever since, even when he came back.

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GrandTango June 26, 2013 at 2:27 pm

FITS, you Liberal-Tarians got your moderate nominated in 2008 and 2012. You LOST both times…

So sit your Stupid @$$ down, and Shut the F*#k up about Social Conservatives…

Or better yet, get your lazy, dull, Cliché, no-talent @$$ over to NAMBLA and celebrate the court letting you Dumb@$$ clowns get hitched and calling it “married”..so you can call Frank your “wife” and gobble some more Government checks, that we ain’t got to pay you……

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GreenvilleLwyr June 26, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Yes, your candidate Rick Perry was a smashing success, wasn’t he?

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GrandTango June 26, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Perry, Newt, Santorum…neither would have done any worse than the FITS Liberal-Tarians who have been put forth…They LOST!!!!…And look where we are now…

The Social Conservatives stayed home in 2012, whereas the Race-Hating Bigots on the left voted in record numbers…

The Left is proud of its most disgusting and bitter base. They even Cheated for Obama, while FITS was calling Voter ID, minority Suppression…We have dolts like FITS attacking the people who BUILT this country, while his kind allows the Gimme-Hand-out lazy-@$$#$ to break the treasury…

I guess FITS, and the ignorant Mother-F*#ck#$ who suck him off, think Hate-filled Obama voters should be able to vote 6 times, or it’s not fair…
Hey FITS, you Dumb@$$, look where you are taking us…

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GreenvilleLwyr June 26, 2013 at 4:03 pm

I don’t want to talk to you no more, you empty-headed animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!

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Gregory Geddings June 27, 2013 at 7:15 am

Now, go away or I shall unclog my nose in your general direction!

9" June 26, 2013 at 4:07 pm

OK,man.I hate it when you get like this.Are you ready for your mercy-fuck?

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southmauldin June 26, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Please show him no mercy.

Marriage Benefits June 26, 2013 at 4:17 pm

“… while his kind allows the Gimme-Hand-out lazy-@$$#$ to break the treasury…”

Maybe those “Social Conseratives” should have gotten off their lazy asses?

You’re killing us today…man, did something happen today that pissed you off. Lol! That’s right…

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Tyrone Goldnuts June 27, 2013 at 8:27 am

Santorum is Latin for asswipe.

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Nölff June 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm

That gay marriage thing must have really ruined your day.

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unilib June 26, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Grand, you may want to switch to decaf.

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bob sacamanto June 26, 2013 at 5:31 pm

FYI, SC didn’t get “taped as an early voting state” by anybody…. We’re the only state were the state govt has no control over “when” state parties hold presidential nomination contests… which means we can hold it whenever we want…which is why we’ve always been able to jump ahead of anybody we want to jump ahead of. Delegate penalties be damned.

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bob sacamanto June 26, 2013 at 5:31 pm

FYI, SC didn’t get “taped as an early voting state” by anybody…. We’re the only state were the state govt has no control over “when” state parties hold presidential nomination contests… which means we can hold it whenever we want…which is why we’ve always been able to jump ahead of anybody we want to jump ahead of. Delegate penalties be damned.

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unilib June 26, 2013 at 8:50 pm

There is growing evidence that the future of the Republcian Party depends heavily on their acceptance of constitutional libertarian principles. Yes, Rand Paul is pandering to the morally corrupt SCGOP. But, he saw and lived through the experience of his father. Ron Paul would never pander, never compromise his Libertarian principles. And thus, he was left in the backwaters of DC, never given a powerful committee position, never given the support of the RNC for anything. At the Tampa Convention the establishement Republicans shut Ron Paul out. Rand Paul wants to be able to move the country in the direction of limited goverment, individual and economic freedom. He wants to accomplish this by becoming President. To reach this end, he may have to swallow hard and pander to the SCGOP.

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unilib June 26, 2013 at 8:50 pm

There is growing evidence that the future of the Republcian Party depends heavily on their acceptance of constitutional libertarian principles. Yes, Rand Paul is pandering to the morally corrupt SCGOP. But, he saw and lived through the experience of his father. Ron Paul would never pander, never compromise his Libertarian principles. And thus, he was left in the backwaters of DC, never given a powerful committee position, never given the support of the RNC for anything. At the Tampa Convention the establishement Republicans shut Ron Paul out. Rand Paul wants to be able to move the country in the direction of limited goverment, individual and economic freedom. He wants to accomplish this by becoming President. To reach this end, he may have to swallow hard and pander to the SCGOP.

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9" June 26, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Rand Paul’s former job…

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9" June 26, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Rand Paul’s former job…

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Tyrone Tongueflick June 27, 2013 at 8:25 am

Rand Paul is a certifiable crackpot

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Tyrone Tongueflick June 27, 2013 at 8:25 am

Rand Paul is a certifiable crackpot

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