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Senator Rand Paul has been speaking his mind for a week or better, he’s covered many topics while doing so. I do think some of the views he speaks of you will agree with, maybe not so much when it comes to his dire warning to Texans. Either way, see what you think about all he encompassed and speak your mind afterwards:

Here’s the main report:

HOUSTON — Sen. Rand Paul on Saturday predicted that Texas would turn blue within a decade if the Republican Party doesn’t become more inclusive.

“What I do believe is Texas is going to be a Democrat state within 10 years if we don’t change,” Paul (R-Ky.), who grew up in Texas, said at a dinner held by the Harris County GOP. “That means we evolve, it doesn’t mean we give up on what we believe in, but it means we have to be a welcoming party.”

Paul, who is heavily weighing a presidential bid, noted that his assessment was shared by the chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. The Lone Star state, currently the largest Republican bastion in the country, is nearly 40 percent Hispanic — a demographic that has overwhelmingly supported Democrats in recent elections.

The senator, whose father was a longtime congressman from Texas, acknowledged that immigration reform is a “touchy” subject before offering his vision for people who want to come to the United States.

“We won’t all agree on it,” he said. “But I’ll tell you, what I will say and what I’ll continue to say, and it’s not an exact policy prescription … but if you want to work and you want a job and you want to be part of America, we’ll find a place for you.”

There was some quiet applause in the massive hotel ballroom, in which hundreds of Republicans — a mix of high-dollar donors, activists and state officials — were gathered. But Paul remarked that the response was “kind of tepid.”

“Doesn’t mean I don’t believe in securing the border first, doesn’t mean I don’t believe it’s important we have a secure country,” he said. “But it does mean we have to have a different attitude.”

More people applauded when he quoted his colleague, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah): “Immigrants are assets, not liabilities. We were all immigrants once.”

In his 25-minute address, Paul also offered up some 2016 red meat: He went after Hillary Clinton, a likely Democratic presidential contender, over Benghazi.

“We’re talking about six months of ignoring repeated, one-after-another requests for security,” he said, referring to the months leading up to the September 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. He added that the issue that “should limit Hillary Clinton from ever holding high office, when she was asked for reinforcements, she turned down reinforcements, and we should never, ever have a commander-in-chief who won’t send reinforcements.”

A spokesman for Clinton didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. “With specific security requests they didn’t come to me. I had no knowledge of them,” Clinton said during congressional testimony last year.

Paul was introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who praised his Kentucky colleague for pushing to expand the party.

“I’ve been particularly impressed with Rand’s efforts to broaden the base and appeal of our party without sacrificing our principles,” said Cornyn, who is in the midst of a primary contest of his own. “To me, that’s the most important challenge our party faces.”

Here’s Rand Paul from a segment on last Sunday’s ‘Meet the Press‘ speaking his mind about the ‘Clintoon Duo‘ and the hypocrisy from the left with their never-ending ‘War on Women‘ bullsh!t. See if you think he’s using good strategy here:

DAVID GREGORY: Final political question for you. Whoever the Republican nominee is, there’s a good chance, as we look at it now, that one candidate on the Democratic side who’ll have a lot of momentum, whether she gets the nomination or not we don’t know, is Hillary Clinton. And an interesting profile in Vogue magazine, including this analysis.

“While her husband jokes,” meaning you, “that his gut feeling is that Hillary Clinton will not run for president is good a thing since all the polls show her trouncing any opponent, Kelley, the wife of Senator Rand Paul practically cuts him off to say that, ‘Bill Clinton’s relationship with Monica Lewinsky should complicate his return to the White House, even as first spouse. I would say his behavior was predatory, offensive to women,’ she tells me.” Are these issues something that you really think will be fair game and an appropriate part of a campaign, should she be the nominee?

SEN. RAND PAUL: Well, you know, I mean, the Democrats, one of their big issues is they have concocted and said Republicans are committing a war on women. One of the workplace laws and rules that I think are good is that bosses shouldn’t prey on young interns in their office.

And I think really the media seems to have given President Clinton a pass on this. He took advantage of a girl that was 20 years old and an intern in his office. There is no excuse for that, and that is predatory behavior, and it should be something we shouldn’t want to associate with people who would take advantage of a young girl in his office.

This isn’t having an affair. I mean, this isn’t me saying, “Oh, he’s had an affair, we shouldn’t talk to him.” Someone who takes advantage of a young girl in their office? I mean, really. And then they have the gall to stand up and say, “Republicans are having a war on women”? So, yes, I think it’s a factor. Now, it’s not Hillary’s fault. And, I mean–

DAVID GREGORY: But it should be an issue–

SEN. RAND PAUL: –but it is a factor in judging Bill Clinton in history.

DAVID GREGORY: Right, but is it something that Hillary Clinton should be judged on if she were a candidate in 2016?

SEN. RAND PAUL: Yeah– no, I’m not saying that. This is with regard to the Clintons, and sometimes it’s hard to separate one from the other. But I would say that, with regard to his place in history, that it certainly is a discussion. And I think in my state, you know, people tend to sort of frown upon that. You know, if there were someone in my community who did that, they would be socially– we would dissociate from somebody who would take advantage of a young women in the workplace.

So, do you think he’s using wise tactics here regarding both issues above for run in the presidential primary for ’16… or not? Also, from what you know so far…would you pull the lever for Rand Paul come election time?

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37 Comments

  1. He is right about Texas going Blue. There is more money being spent to turn it blue than is spent in 1/2 of all the other states combined. Texas is KEY to endless Demo victories, endless. They took California which was Reagan land. They have almost got Florida.

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    • They’ve managed to take many red states and turn them not only purple, but solid blue. Agenda, strategy all working hand in hand for decades now for the results to be where they are now…and will continue to be unless there’s anyway possible to stop this…which I can’t see happening anytime soon.

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  2. They will eventually get Texas, its inevitable, everything is already in place. The open border to the south has caused irreparable damage to not only Texas, but to the rest of the country. The Dems know this, and are counting on it to put them in the drivers seat for the next 100 years, even though they fail to see that what they are doing will destroy the nation within 20 years.

    When, not if, we lose Texas, it’s over for our country.

    And no, I will not vote for Paul, I just don’t trust him.

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    • Ditto that…I just don’t trust him either. It really bothered me that he intentionally included Sen. Lee in his rhetoric too when it comes to illegal aliens and the borders. Lee has said so much more than what Paul inserted.

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  3. This kind of appeal is a coded message that is RINO talk for “we must be Dhimmierat Lite.” If the principles that Reagan represented cannot appeal to “minorities” then America is doomed.

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  4. Spurwing Plover says:

    Im totaly opposed to any form of amnesty for illegal aliens

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  5. Here goes…..all he said is falling on my deaf ears….there’s no way in hell the left will let any remarks from Rand Paul about “comprehensive immigration reform” go unanswered, mostly because the msm will “creatively” edit anything he says to the point it completely damages him. Secondly, going after Killary and Slick Billy will only encourage the msm to bombard us with this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F7ucDq6oWI . And thirdly, it seems he has learned well the masterful manipulation of wording(politicalese) so as to obfuscate his real intentions. A big fat NO vote.

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    • grumpy…

      Although that vid was apropos to the Clinton scandal…I thank you for that class from Wynette and the memories and hurts I have from that song in years gone by.

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  6. Check this out…it speaks volumes!

    http://theconservativetreehous.....pposition/

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    • This has been going on for years….one of the leading instigators, Karl Rove, should be anathema to any real conservative. I wouldn’t trust any “establishment” Republican to even empty my cat’s litter box. This notion of “getting along” with the other side of the aisle is just plain stupid – they get played for fools every time they try, and in the process do become the fools the other side portrays them as. The GOP needs to grow some AND START FIGHTING BACK!! No more of this “my good friends” on the other side(dead giveaway) sh!t; politics is blood sport and the sooner the GOP realizes this, then maybe, just maybe we might see a glimmer of light in this blackhole America is becoming. There’s NOTHING wrong with being conservative!

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      • The republican establishment has never fought fire with fire…they’ve always refused to realize that politics is a bloodsport…yet they refuse to even inflict a nick to their opponents. And yes, because of handlers and bigwigs like Rove…they also fear the msm. I’m tired of them all agreeing with the other side in undisguised fashion or form. Past weary of it all. I don’t know if I’ll ever see a real constitutional conservative do as they should and carry on with their true values…instead of what others tell them to do. Not holding my breath anytime soon for that to take place….that’s for sure.

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    • I think this article sums up why i’ve become so cynical. I truly believe both parties are in this together! They only worry about” their wealth” and “their families, “they use the citizens as pawns as they elevate themselves above the”peons”! The scary thing is when shtf they have the means and foreknowledge to just happen to be on vacay with their families in some other country! How DO they live with themselves?

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      • KathyP…

        Your question at the end is exactly what I’d like to know. I just figure the only way they can live with themselves is that they’ve become nothing but soulless…hell, maybe they all were to begin with.

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        • Yes i believe you are right. I am54 yrs. Young lol,but iwas always proud to be american.When i was a child i wondered why i was Lucky enough to be born in this country.I am very afraid my gandkids 2 and 5 will never have that pride in country we were raised in! I do know tho that God is in control and these things we are witnessing were all foretold. It’s just hard to watch it happen.

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          • Amen to all you stated…I’m about four years older than you, so I know where you’re coming from. It’s unbelievable to watch what;s happening happen to us, to this nation as a whole. It’ s in all of our hands now…hopefully the good lord will help guide the right way and we all stay strong and fight together in whatever way he sees fit.

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  7. inagadadavida says:

    Wow, I was wondering how closely he would follow his dad. You folks above talking about not trusting him?!? Who do you trust? Mitt Ronmey??

    As far as Sen. Paul’s remarks on immigration- no, sir, you are wrong. We are not all immigrants. Both sides of my family are known pretty well back to before 1776 and no immigrants have been found. We used to be a nation of colonists, and there is a huge difference.

    “… to OUR selves and OUR posterity.” Nothing wrong with being a little selfish with it, as hard-won as it was.

    I’m already seeing that for the first time, I will go to the polls in ’16 but I will not vote for any candidate that I think will win the primaries. Won’t settle any more!!!

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  8. Speaking of the GOP establishment…check this out.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.co.....-response/

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  9. Since Paul mentions Benghazi and Shrillary here….check this out:

    http://www.theblaze.com/storie.....-benghazi/

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  10. Just Observant says:

    What can beat the democrats free stuff policy besides the republicans give ’em better free stuff?

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  11. Texas will be lost to mass illegal immigration: PERIOD!

    “[J]ust because you have an individual right does not mean that the state or local government can’t constrain the exercise of that right…”
    – Barack Hussein Obama
    (1961-) 44th President of the United States
    Source: 2008 Philadelphia primary debate

    “The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.”
    – Karl Marx
    (1818-1883) German philosopher, father of Communism, co-author of the ‘Communist Manifesto’

    “When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans, it was assumed that the Americans who had that freedom would use it responsibly…. [However, now] there’s a lot of irresponsibility. And so a lot of people say there’s too much freedom. When personal freedom’s being abused, you have to move to limit it.”
    – Bill Clinton, POTUS42, cigar connoisseur

    Greetings, Oathkeepers!

    How does it feel to work in a shop commanded by a POTUS who couldn’t pass the required background investigation in order to apply for your job?

    http://westernrifleshooters.wo.....athkeeper/

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    • Hey, that’s a great place to start with that petition. After the midterms are over, I hope like heck Boehner loses his job. Problem is, who will replace him…another clone or a real conservative?

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  12. disgruntled-dutch-dudette says:

    I totally agree with him. I used to live in Texas for 9 years and loved it, but had to relocate with my husband. I had been looking for ways to move back to Texas because of its strong republican history and thought Rick Perry was going to do a great job keeping it that way. That is until I did some research and found that Perry attended the Bilderberg meeting in Turkey in 2007! Enough said, another wolf in sheep’s clothing? Texans watch out, Rand Paul might know more than he admits!

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  13. The only reason to court the Hispanic vote is because our immigration laws are not being enforced and the numbers of folks are so large as ro be unable AND unwilling to prevent them from voting.

    Without doubt, throughout history, the invading force has always become the predominant power and culture in any geographical boundaries.

    Rand Paul , as well as many other GOPers, is asking us to surrender rather than fight to defend our country.

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  14. I keep hearing Rand Paul’s name spoken with Mike Lee’s and Ted Cruz’s in the same sentence…….I think Mike Lee and Ted Cruz stand head and shoulders above Rand Paul……..

    there is something about Rand Paul that disturbs me……he seems to be holding back on his approval of amnesty…….I think he is for amnesty and that is disturbing……..real disturbing……….

    no amnesty of any kind…..not for anchor babies or anyone else what-so-ever……I want a moratorium on immigration across the board…..stop all immigration from every country on the face of the earth until we get a handle on who we let into this country………

    third worlders should be deported…..no exceptions……..if this were happening to China….does anyone think they wouldn’t get a handle on illegal immigration…..or Japan………..i don’t care if we have to set up internment camps to deal with the situation…..if that is what we have to do then lets do it……….

    Rand Paul is just to weak on illegal immigration for my taste…….I vote “no” on Rand Paul……..

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    • Howdy Bluto…

      It aggravates the heck out of me too when different people lump Paul in with Lee and Cruz…no way are they in the same realm of political things. It bothered me when Rand conveniently included Lee in his speech in the blog post. The two of them are as different as night and day.

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  15. Rand Paul is suing the Obama administration come tomorrow morning! – Good luck doing that thru this district court, this is the one Dingy Harry did away with the filibuster rules to get more liberal activist judges seats on the bench for Dear Leader…and it has been done.

    Check this out:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.co.....istration/

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  16. Our party is so pathetic that we can’t get out of our own way. We should be a party of a few simple truths, and we should stop pandering to ethnic identity groups. No legitimate American political party can be based on tribal affiliations. Offer the voters a few tried and true Constitutional principles–like limited government and a limited foreign policy–and then let them decide. Imperialism, socialism, racism–these are not American principles.

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  17. 3rdAFCrewChief says:

    Here we are again discussing issues about Red and Blue when this Power Grabbing Marxist President continues to use executive privilege to slow down the implication of mandates on laws passed by Congress and we sit here on websites commenting on things in the future… I can only speak for me as a Patriot and concerned American and I’m reaching the point where how much more can we just TALK about changing things. DC they could care less, red or blue they only worry about getting reelected. We set up these investigating committees and they sit around for months upon months and where do they get. NOWHERE….Fast and Furious and Lybia and the IRS etc., wake up American we are being scammed by all of them. Maybe it’s just the moon that has me all fired up and pissed off, but everyday I see America slipping away from what we were founded on. Let all the Mexicans in then give them food stamps then free health care and why work cause then you can get welfare too… again you and I get hosed cause we work and pay taxes for what…for them??? So DC keep talking and we keep commenting on how fix the mess… When Action speaks much louder than words….

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