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Rand Paul: Stop Warping Reagan's Foreign Policy
« on: March 10, 2014, 09:57:22 AM »

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Re: Rand Paul: Stop Warping Reagan's Foreign Policy
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2014, 11:39:10 AM »
Very, very powerful; he more than anyone else appears to have captured much of what made Reagan a great leader.  He can talk the talk, but one still wonders, tho' whether he can walk the walk.

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Re: Rand Paul: Stop Warping Reagan's Foreign Policy
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2014, 12:05:33 PM »
A reasoned response to Cruz' use of CPAC to sound like the war candidate, and to claim to be the rebirth of Reagan.
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Re: Rand Paul: Stop Warping Reagan's Foreign Policy
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2014, 12:32:03 PM »
A reasoned response to Cruz' use of CPAC to sound like the war candidate, and to claim to be the rebirth of Reagan.

Cruz is far from a neocon.  He "probably" is more like Reagan, at least as far as Israel is concerned.  However, it is difficult for anyone to claim to be Reagan's heir on foreign policy since the Cold War has drastically changed and the times are decidedly different.

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Re: Rand Paul: Stop Warping Reagan's Foreign Policy
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2014, 01:32:05 PM »
Rand Paul will need to survive the blistering attacks that will come from within during the primary process (if he does decide to seek the nomination).  I expect that everything dug up and/or fabricated on his father will be considered "fair game" and then some.  It will surely test his mettle and political skills to survive it.

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Re: Rand Paul: Stop Warping Reagan's Foreign Policy
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2014, 03:13:49 PM »
If only his last name wasn't Paul.

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Re: Rand Paul: Stop Warping Reagan's Foreign Policy
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2014, 03:20:43 PM »
Cruz is far from a neocon.  He "probably" is more like Reagan, at least as far as Israel is concerned.  However, it is difficult for anyone to claim to be Reagan's heir on foreign policy since the Cold War has drastically changed and the times are decidedly different.
I listened to a speech Cruz gave in connection with CPAC, and it sure sounded like the purpose was to make himself more a warrior, than Paul.

And to compare himself to Reagan. Hence Rand Paul's rebuttal.


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Re: Rand Paul: Stop Warping Reagan's Foreign Policy
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2014, 03:45:54 PM »
If only his last name wasn't Paul.

Here's an idea. He could change his name to Paul Rand. Confuse voters. They'll never figure his dad is Ron Paul.

Hey, Obama confused voters into thinking he was a moderate politician and a fiscal conservative.

Well, just a thought anyway.
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Re: Rand Paul: Stop Warping Reagan's Foreign Policy
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2014, 11:33:01 PM »
Cruz is far from a neocon.  He "probably" is more like Reagan, at least as far as Israel is concerned.  However, it is difficult for anyone to claim to be Reagan's heir on foreign policy since the Cold War has drastically changed and the times are decidedly different.

Yes, but as Paul pointed out in his op-ed, it's not enough to just ape some policy position Reagan took, it's to be able to act with the same sort of determined flexibility and purpose that Reagan had.  Reagan knew how to play poker, when to hold, when to fold, and when to call.


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