National Politics - 2016

Rand Paul’s Bizarre Transformation Into The “Republican” Loyalty Czar

SOMEONE IS NOT HIS FATHER’S “REPUBLICAN” || By FITSNEWS || Throughout the 2012 presidential campaign, we noted how supporters of then-U.S. Rep. Ron Paul were attacked by GOP partisans for having the audacity to embrace the limited government, lower tax ideology the “Republican” party claims to stand for … “There is…


|| By FITSNEWS || Throughout the 2012 presidential campaign, we noted how supporters of then-U.S. Rep. Ron Paul were attacked by GOP partisans for having the audacity to embrace the limited government, lower tax ideology the “Republican” party claims to stand for …

“There is simply no room in the new Republican tent for those people who endorse traditionally ‘Republican’ fiscal values,” we wrote in August of 2012.  “There is only room for those who swallow the rhetoric of special interest-fed blowhards intent on eroding our liberties and digging this nation’s fiscal hole even deeper than it already is.”

By the way, our government’s debt has exploded by more than $2.3 trillion since then to a whopping $18.3 trillion … you know, for those of you keeping score at home.  Meanwhile those ticking entitlement time bombs are that much closer to going “boom.”

And on the liberty front?  Yeah … about that.

Anyway, we endorsed Ron Paul’s primary bid in 2012 because we believed he was the only candidate in the GOP field serious about addressing these issues.  Then we endorsed former GOP governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson because he was the only candidate in the general election who was serious about addressing them.

Oh, and both Johnson and the elder Paul had records to back up their rhetoric.

Initially we were very excited to see what sort of campaign Paul’s son – U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky – might run during the 2016 election cycle.

Well guess what: It’s been a terrible campaign.  Ideologically and operationally.  Which we probably should have known given Paul’s attempt to straddle both sides of the fault line running through the GOP.

Well Paul is no longer straddling …

During the first presidential debate – which Paul entered in the midst of a tailspin – he repeatedly went after GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, blasting him for his refusal to pledge support for the eventual “Republican” nominee for president.


Since when did Rand Paul become the GOP’s loyalty czar?  Seriously: Since when did the guy who was supposed to be about growing the party start setting limits on who could be a member?

Paul stepped up his attacks on Trump this week with a column in IJR Review entitled “Don’t Fall For a Fake Conservative.”

“Donald Trump is showing he isn’t suited to lead the country, and I think we all need to discuss why,” Paul wrote.  “Frankly, it sounds too much like he is someone used to bullying to get his way. What do you do to a bully? You stand up to him. That’s what I did on the debate stage, and I was the only one.”

Well, Paul may have been “the only one” standing up to Trump on stage … but the debate’s three moderators were certainly all over “The Donald.”

(For more on why, click here).

Don’t get us wrong: Trump’s political malleability is concerning.  And there are plenty of things he’s going to have to answer for over the course of the coming months.  To be honest, we’re not sure yet whether we like – or trust – him.

In fact we were highly critical of him early on in this process …

But over the last few months Trump has indisputably done two critical things: First, he’s called out the institutional failure of Washington, D.C.’s “bipartisanship” (something Paul was clearly unwilling to do), and second, he’s gotten all of those being failed by the institution to start paying attention for the first time ever (something Paul was clearly unable to do).

Bottom line?  Trump is driving the national debate in a direction that can only benefit the country.

Paul?  He’s trying to salvage what’s left of his disastrous candidacy by saying the guy driving the debate isn’t “Republican” enough.

Advantage Trump.


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Another FITS Darling Lies/Dies August 10, 2015 at 2:31 pm

He joins the long list of FITSNews favorites to turn out to be lying about what he is. Imagine that.

This Time Will Be Different August 10, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Mark Sanford

Nikki Haley

Thomas Ravenel

Donald Trump

The Reverse Bastard August 10, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Nice try: But you don’t get to claim victory when you had nothing to do w/ it, but plead amnesia upon all of your TRUE darlings.

These are yours:

John McCain
Ron Paul
Gary Johnson
Tom Ervin
Nancy Mace
Thomas Ravenel

Not My Darlings August 10, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Try again dude.

Tazmaniac August 10, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Hope he didn’t get tattoos on his ass that look like that.

shifty henry August 10, 2015 at 10:11 pm

“Before I make you boss, I want to tattoo
“Assistant” around your asshole.”

? Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Rocky Verdad August 10, 2015 at 2:47 pm

And yours too. Rick Perry, Santorum, Gingrich, Romney – – – – –

Your myth-based ideology August 10, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Do your myths help you sleep better at night?

shifty henry August 10, 2015 at 10:09 pm

Rocky’s Law: “A Myth is as good as a Miley”

Losers Anonymous August 10, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Highly amusing.

Hey Fits Paul is just following in your footsteps.You know you and your famous”Republicn” thing.

Like you get he now wants to determine who is and is not a “Republcan.”

Who cares really.

A loser is a loser.

Pete August 10, 2015 at 8:19 pm

I love it when anonymous posters calls a medical doctor, US Senator and a presidential candidate, a loser.

Go back to the basement, and leave those with actual accomplishments and credentials alone. Its creepy what you do.

jimlewisowb August 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Somebody’s got to do it so why not this Fucking Cockroach loser

shifty henry August 10, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Who loaned him the white shirt? The sleeves look like they are about 8″ too long. He should ask Trump to pick his campaign uniforms.

Idea August 10, 2015 at 2:49 pm

He got it from Stretch Armstrong.

Rocky Verdad August 10, 2015 at 2:46 pm

More Killer B’s

shifty henry August 10, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Excerpts from one of my papers:

Boobies do not make the world go round ?

Contrary to popular belief, scientific research shows strong evidence that boobies DO make the world go round. This research was performed in response to several angry responses to an earlier discussion stating, “Why boobies won’t save the world.”

Boobies have no medicinal effect, either on the psyche or general medical health –

This was instantly disproved by several women
who claim the following, in summation:

“The important thing to remember about men is that no matter what they are complaining about, whether its that they hate their jobs, their backs hurt, or
they feel like their lives are ‘empty and meaningless’, popping a singular booby in the mouth of an ailing man not only makes him feel much better but
also ceases his incessant complaining.”

Boobies are proven to have a 99% effectiveness
rating against placebo with most non-lethal illnesses, even alleviating chronic muscle and joint pain.

shifty henry August 10, 2015 at 10:04 pm

Boobies have no bearing on the gravitational axis or orbital motion of the earth causing
it to factually ‘go round’ ?
A weight-to-gravitational-force equation was
compiled at MIT (Physics): R={(b2)+(e)}{S+T}3 – where R=rotation, b=total world
weight of boobies, e=everything else, S=Spin velocity and T=axis angle.

Using this equation it’s easy to see that if all the boobies on Earth suddenly disappeared,
the instantaneous loss of so much mass would cause the Earth’s rotational speed
to jump 29.6 Miles-per-second in the space of 2 seconds, effectively sending the axis angle out of balance with the density of Earth and causing it to break off its axis and spin into the Sun.

So, conclusively, while boobies do not literally make the world go round, their presence does prevent us all from being hurtled to a fiery cataclysmic demise.

So, in conclusion, the magnitude of the effect that boobies have on our everyday lives should not be downplayed or under-estimated.

Please remember to support your local
boobies, because without them, the citizens of earth would be the main course at an intergalactic luau.

euwe max August 10, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Altruistic Rand… the libertarian imperative is “when in Rome, cheer the lions!”

Self interest uber alles.

euwe max August 10, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Bottom line? Trump is driving the national debate in a direction that can only benefit the country.

Nihilists unite!

A Depressed Nation since 08 August 10, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Y’all did…and your king has been polluting our White House for almost 7 years.

Monarchs August 10, 2015 at 3:22 pm

And thanks to you idiots polluting politics he’ll be replaced with Queen Hillary. You idiots are going to get what you deserve good and hard, and you only have yourselves to blame.

Hillary's nosediving campaign August 10, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Yeah, you told us she’d win in 08, too. You fucking morons aren’t just stupid, you never learn, do you?

Why Is Fits Ignoring Sanders? August 10, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Yet, Sanders is drawing bigger crowds than any of these asshats. 28,000 in Portland last night.

mamatiger92 August 11, 2015 at 8:27 am

Trump said in 2009 that Obama was “a strong guy who knows what he wants,” a person with “the mark of a strong leader,” and “totally a champion.” He even bestowed the greatest Trumpian honor upon Obama, saying, “I would hire him.”

TontoBubbaGoldstein August 10, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Nihilists unite!

Dyslexics untie!

euwe max August 10, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Stupid Folks – Will Again Fucksup!

CorruptionInColumbia August 10, 2015 at 3:03 pm

How sad. I never warmed to Rand’s candidacy the way I did his dad’s, but I thought he might be the only or one of the few acceptable candidates in the running for 2016. Trump has certainly eclipsed whatever marketability that Rand may have had. Right now, I’m kind of glad Rand can’t get out of L1.

Bible Thumper August 10, 2015 at 3:20 pm

What does daddy Paul think about Trump?

According to Ron Paul, current Republican primary surger Donald Trump is not just a “dangerous person,” but an “authoritarian” who likes bossing other people around.

Daddy Better Watch His Mouth August 10, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Ron better be quiet or “The Donald” will stop giving Rand money.

Bible Thumper August 10, 2015 at 3:41 pm

The problem with Trump being an authoritarian President is that when he gives orders, no one is going to obey.

RogueElephant August 10, 2015 at 3:48 pm

One of my main concerns with Trump. He gives an order and the mushy middle moderates on congress say “Weelll we must debate this for a week or two.” “We can’t make that big a decision.” “Let’s kick the can down the road.” I would hate to be the politician that he unloads on. LOL

TroubleBaby August 11, 2015 at 10:05 pm

Executive orders… guess is that if elected Trump would break the record for them.

Bible Thumper August 10, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Blah, blah..
Can you find the baby head in the foto?

TontoBubbaGoldstein August 10, 2015 at 8:57 pm

*looks around paranoidly*

Here’s the deal. Rand is saying all the mainstream GOP things …just to get elected.



Or not.

SYNTwist August 10, 2015 at 9:41 pm

Rand has lost the GOP and his fathers following. He’s toast IMO. No one trusts him. He may be the best POTUS ever, but he is all over the board.

My prediction–he won’t make the cut.


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