Rand Paul vs. Mitch McConnell, Accidentally

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Friday, November 13, 2009 at 1:57 pm

It’s hard to ascertain the impact of Senate candidate Rand Paul’s honest, impolitic statement that he’d consider backing Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) over Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). The latter man would, of course, be Paul’s colleague from Kentucky if he does make it to the Senate. Trey Grayson, the Republican secretary of state who’s having a rather hard time asserting his frontrunner status in the race–he ties or trails Paul in the polls–is jumping on it as an example of Paul’s “carpetbagger” campaign, relying on donations from out-of-state libertarians. And it’s apparently a dicey enough situation that Paul had to break bread with McConnell over it.

At the same time, Paul is never going to out-Kentucky his opponent. He’s one of the 2010 upstarts casting his campaign as part of a nationwide movement to clean up Washington and radically roll back government.

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17 Comments

Austin Brenneman
Comment posted November 13, 2009 @ 2:23 pm

The meeting with McConnell was planned prior to Paul's comments on the potential battle for minority leader. The video in which a meeting with McConnell was discussed was originally posted on WHAS11.com. In that video, it is revealed that Paul will be meeting with McConnell at a later date. In that same video, they tease about an upcoming interview with Paul on his thoughts about the McConnell and his Senate Minority Leader position.


spinnikerca
Comment posted November 13, 2009 @ 2:42 pm

Rand Paul has lived in Kentucky longer than Grayson has been a Republican, given that Grayson was a Dem activist in his early years. It isn't as if Rand moved in just to run in this election; he raised his family there and started a taxpayer rights group there, years ago. He isn't eligible to run anywhere else.


trippin
Comment posted November 14, 2009 @ 8:24 am

Oh Christ: a second generation Ru Paul.

Like the famous cross dresser, were you not the wiser, just when you get hot enough to consummate the relationship you get a big surprise! Things aren't what they appear to be after all!

Paul, like his father, is a deregulating right wing extremist hell bent on sacrificing everything decent about our country on the altar of the “freedom” to make a buck, be it by stealing, by poisioning, or whatever it takes to improve profit margins among their true constituents.

They wrap it all up in a populist banner, put a pretty bow on it, and above all never mention the consequences of their intent on people who have to actually work for a living.


TenBobNote
Comment posted November 14, 2009 @ 9:18 pm

You are simply misinformed, trippin. Rand and Ron are the real deal, there trying to RESTORE this country to what made it so great in the first place. Can you deny our founding fathers, trippin?


Anon
Comment posted November 15, 2009 @ 1:01 am

Another shoot-from-the-gut, factless, emotional diatribe. Get off the drugs, maybe you'll stop 'trippin'.


Danielstwin
Comment posted November 15, 2009 @ 5:36 am

sir you are an idiot. grow up ron paul is the best thing that has happend to our country the problem is not them the problem is the idiot that can not read or write that votes that sir would be you,,,,


olds73
Comment posted November 15, 2009 @ 2:02 pm

McConnell is the bum that put women and kids out on the street by holding up the unemployment ext. 4 weeks. when he knew 7000 people everyday where being droped off the unemployment rolls and had nowhere to turn. we will not forget *itch McConnell.


James
Comment posted November 17, 2009 @ 5:43 pm

I'm sorry, “Out-Kentucky” his opponent? Are you nuts? Kentucky is a conservative state, and Paul has been running conservative organizations since Greyson was out stumping for Bill Clinton running as a Democrat. Yeah, I'd say Greyson is pretty “Out-Kentuckied” when he's running to DC for thousand plate dinners and flying around in his personal jet while being too big for his britches to make the appointed speech dates he's confirmed for and calling in 30 seconds prior to the start. “Out Kentucky” my behind.


idyllchilde
Comment posted November 18, 2009 @ 11:07 pm

Did you pass reading comprehension in elementary school?


andrew780
Comment posted December 6, 2009 @ 6:36 pm

and this guy is supposedly a libertarian… what a joke


asd
Comment posted December 10, 2009 @ 9:13 am

u're a moron


John Galt
Comment posted December 10, 2009 @ 7:16 pm

Actually, David, Rand DIDN'T say he'd consider supporting DeMint. He said he likes them both. Don't forget to be impartial, now. Your article sounds more like an attack piece. Isn't the goal of TRUE reportin supposed to be “objectivism”? And Washington DOES need some housecleaning. Are you so ingrained that you're afraid you might be some of the basura that got swept out?


John Galt
Comment posted December 11, 2009 @ 12:16 am

Actually, David, Rand DIDN'T say he'd consider supporting DeMint. He said he likes them both. Don't forget to be impartial, now. Your article sounds more like an attack piece. Isn't the goal of TRUE reportin supposed to be “objectivism”? And Washington DOES need some housecleaning. Are you so ingrained that you're afraid you might be some of the basura that got swept out?


JIM
Comment posted May 20, 2010 @ 3:44 pm

You were wrong.

Next time you will again be wrong.


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