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Rand Paul: GOP like bad pizza crust
« on: March 21, 2014, 04:22:22 AM »
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Re: Rand Paul: GOP like bad pizza crust
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014, 02:42:10 PM »
I am glad he spoke at UC-Berkley.  But, I am sick of Rand's vague metaphors.  He needs to specify, in detail, how he wants the GOP changed, or eat his pizza and shut up.

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Re: Rand Paul: GOP like bad pizza crust
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2014, 03:21:00 PM »
I am glad he spoke at UC-Berkley.  But, I am sick of Rand's vague metaphors.  He needs to specify, in detail, how he wants the GOP changed, or eat his pizza and shut up.
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The "can opener" Rand Paul is using, is the personal information snooping of big government. It may be vague to some, but others "get it."
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Re: Rand Paul: GOP like bad pizza crust
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2014, 03:48:20 PM »
I am glad he spoke at UC-Berkley.  But, I am sick of Rand's vague metaphors.  He needs to specify, in detail, how he wants the GOP changed, or eat his pizza and shut up.

policy wonk speeches don't inspire.  Reagan often used broad speeches intended to inspire, rather than detail-oriented policy wonk speeches intended to edify.

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Re: Rand Paul: GOP like bad pizza crust
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2014, 09:29:27 PM »
policy wonk speeches don't inspire.  Reagan often used broad speeches intended to inspire, rather than detail-oriented policy wonk speeches intended to edify.

More often, Reagan gave speeches as to what he actually wanted to accomplish, such as a stronger defense, lower taxes, and less government.  If the GOP is in such need of "dramatic" change, he better enunciate what needs changing or he is just another blowhard.

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Re: Rand Paul: GOP like bad pizza crust
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2014, 11:08:01 PM »
More often, Reagan gave speeches as to what he actually wanted to accomplish, such as a stronger defense, lower taxes, and less government.  If the GOP is in such need of "dramatic" change, he better enunciate what needs changing or he is just another blowhard.

hmmm, how about getting rid of those too-prissy-by-far tea partiers (not all, but a lot) who would prefer to be martyrs than actually get down in the muck of real politics and try to win elections?  how about getting rid of social antediluvians who want to waste all of the party's political capital going after social causes that (a) will never, ever succeed - mainly because the Supreme Court would bat them down in an instant - and (b) chase even the unoffensive moderate republicans away?  Quite honestly, I'm a little tired of that tail wagging the dog.


then again, one has to know how to speak to the audience one's in front of, and that audience was one that still needs to be attracted to the republican side - the right side - in the first place.
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