Skip to comments.RINOs Rand Paul and Mike Lee are Part of the Problem in the DC Swamp
Posted on 01/09/2020 10:46:04 AM PST by EyesOfTX
If I remember correctly, several years ago Rand Paul was held up and harassed by the newly created TSA at an airport in either Nashville or Kentucky. He also had his ribs badly busted up at his home a few years back by some leftist radical wacko as a protest to something that got the left OUTRAGED over something Trump did to OUTRAGE them.
Same with Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and a bunch or GOP congressmen getting ambushed at a softball field by a Bernie Sanders supporter. In the past three years, we have seen numerous elected Democrats arguing for and promoting outright violence against members of the Trump Administration, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and other GOP/Trump supporters. Can you imagine the hue and cry and OUTRAGE that would happen if top Democrat bananas like a Rep. Steny Hoyer got shot or if a Sen. Corey Booker got assaulted by a right wing-nut?
I just dont understand how any Republican whether conservative or moderate feels compelled to blast this president to the liberal MSM; they seem to relish the opportunity to channel their inner McCain and spew their guts, which displays their RINO tendencies. These supposedly smart and savvy politicians make these appearances on enemy-held TV and constantly get played or maybe they want to be played with the net effect of giving the Trump Administration a black eye, a PR hit to no positive purpose.
What did Lee or Paul gain by bitching on TV about yesterdays intel briefing? When did Barack the Obama ever give you a brief, or listen to ANY GOP input?
Dont these idiots realize that the MSM would do everything they could to outright defeat and destroy the Pauls and the Lees of the world if given the chance? The medias goal is to totally destroy the Republican Party and the conservative movement. They promote the radical, violent ANTIFA and BLM groups, and denigrate and impugn the peaceful conservative TEA Party. Yet these idiots Lee and Paul keep lining up to give the MSM ammo to hurt Trump, and by extension, themselves; quit giving them fodder.
I dont remember any Republican (if they ever did, it was always couched in the most tepid terms possible), and certainly no Democrat ever blasting Obama for his War Criminal Acts of droning actual American citizens without due process (Are there any Democrats who believe in the rule of law, or due process?), or any other liberal policy when he was president. Where was the pushback on Fast and Furious, the IRS abuse scandal, pallets of cash to Iran, Dreamer EOs etc.?
Why cant these politicians just shut up and be thought fools rather than open their mouths and remove all doubts? Taking opportunities to gratuitously rip or denigrate Trump on TV does not serve them well especially when they represent Red States/Districts and serves no good purpose. Leave that to the Democrats, and quit giving Schumer, Pelosi, and the MSM metaphorical orgasms!.
Wise up, grow up, and support our pro-American president! Be part of the solution and quit giving aid and comfort to the DEM/MEDIA ENEMY! If you RINOS cant see the writing on the wall, or reality, then retire and let someone with brains and guts take your place.
Better yet, the primaries will soon be upon us which signals the opening of RINO Season. To all Red States and reasonable Purple States, please primary these old war horse losers and get some conservative leaders to replace them.
That is all.
Lifetime term limits would help solve a lot.
Typo, meant to say “Rand’’ Danged middle aged eye sight!
Rand is ok on some stuff. But when it comes to defending the USA he is just as crazy as his old man.
Utah-no one there better. Hatch? Chavtez? Come on. Paul-At least he votes right. It’s grandstanding and I’ll let POTUS slap him around as necessary while WE vote for him.
Sorry, if you think Rand Paul is part of the swamp, you are completely ignorant of what the swamp is and how it behaves, as well as ignorant of who Paul is and where he comes from.
Bearing false witness is an immoral act and you should refrain from future such acts.
“Why cant these politicians just shut up and be thought fools rather than open their mouths and remove all doubts?”
That’s not the job of a senator. And there are still more than a few people in the executive branch who are determined to have a hot shooting war with Iran and continue the neocon agenda. Anyone wanting to take us to war, a new war, should realistically expect to face some very hard questions.
Sounds like the briefing was really bad — questions not answered, short, and dismissive. I think its ok to call out your own team once in a while. I’m guessing the WH/military will need to respond with a better briefing.
The people who are “swamp” are not Paul and probably not Lee. The swamp would be the establishment people who can’t give any straight answers about “imminent attack” (didn’t we hear that before with Iraq), who are intent on stopping President Trump’s campaign pledge of withdrawal, who want all the globalist organizations Trump opposed to survive. These are the same neocons who want us to stay in Syria, a place we have no right to be (and the BS “failed state” argument some used here in the past is no longer valid, is it?)
What on Earth does NATO have to do with the Middle East??
The same swamp people could also order a hit on a US citizen and use the same patriotism argument to defend their decision.
*We* will be a failed state is we don’t stop running trillion dollar deficits.
I don’t consider either one of these guys “RINOs.” Rand Paul is more of a Libertarian-Republican. Quite frankly, I think he speaks from deeply-held beliefs and often adds depth to the debates in DC. Mike Lee is cut from the same cloth. Mitt Romney is a RINO with with a capital R.
Term limits would not help at all. Not even slightly. All of the permanent staff, libbyists, and bureaucracy would be even more empowered, and simply would serve a new figurehead in the office every couple of years. All of the staff would remain. Term limits would be helpful if that included staff members... and maybe a lifetime ban on being a lobbyist after you had served in office
This is such a small issue about very specific details that only the Democrats really care about it. What they said wasn’t helpful but they’ll come back to the ranch on most issues and this will be old news quite quickly.
I think the Democrats that went against the party on impeachment are much more significant than something like this.
That being said, I love your writing and read your articles on a daily basis.
Why cant these politicians just shut up and be thought fools rather than open their mouths and remove all doubts?
Mike Lee is compromised, I suggest,... with absolutely no proof. Koch Bros like H1 B1 = Lee Donor. (So does Mike, to the point of nuisance.)
And, Rand Paul, he is the show horse for Libertarian isolationism.
Oh, snap. Kochs are Libertarians.
I think you misspelled “Tea Party darlings”
I don’t think that’s the case with Rand Paul. I think they were given a crappy briefing, and they called people out on it. I don’t always agree with him 100%, but he stands very firmly on principles, and he is the most closely following the Constitution senator out there.
When he complains about something, it’s worth giving a couple of minutes of serious thought to his complaint
I’m not sure if I get it either. I don’t know if there is a hidden agenda for Rand or Mike. Mike is a pretty solid conservative normally, not perfect, but not part of the swamp. Rand is good to have on our side, not as strong as Mike for sure but I don’t consider him part of the elite swamp rats either. I don’t like a lot of stuff Rand Paul does, but he mostly ends up on the right side.
Both are pretty outspoken an unabashed. Again, I’m not sure where this is coming from. Is it possible the briefings are now marginalized in committee because of a lack of trust for some of the other participants?
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