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Massie: Rand Paul deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for stopping John Bolton becoming Secretary of State
Twitter ^ | June 22 | Thomas Massie

Posted on 06/23/2020 10:28:51 PM PDT by RandFan

@RepThomasMassie

If, as John Bolton supposedly implies in his book, @RandPaul convinced @realDonaldTrump not to make John Bolton his Secretary of State, then Rand Paul deserves the Nobel Peace Prize! (and a thank you from POTUS)

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KEYWORDS: bolton; gop; johnbolton; kentucky; ky; massie; nobel; nobelpeaceprize; paul; peaceprize; rand; randpaul; secretaryofstate; senate; sos; thomasmassie
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1 posted on 06/23/2020 10:28:51 PM PDT by RandFan
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To: RandFan
Want a chuckle? Visit some of the threads from early 2019 and earlier of Rand Paul taking Bolton to task while FReepers fume at Paul for it:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=Paul%20Bolton

2 posted on 06/23/2020 10:32:55 PM PDT by Trump20162020
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To: Trump20162020

I’m a practical person. People can change their minds. No hard feeling for those Freepers. Perhaps we wake up a few more people to the TRUE conservative cause..


3 posted on 06/23/2020 10:36:08 PM PDT by RandFan (3C)
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To: RandFan

you can go back and find Freepers saying Mccain was like jesus and Romney was the greatest thing since magic underwear too


4 posted on 06/23/2020 10:41:26 PM PDT by algore
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To: RandFan

Also we have to remember the onslaught of attacks from all over against POTUS was crazy. I think the mindset was just to circle the wagons, and defend POTUS.


5 posted on 06/23/2020 10:43:04 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: algore

LOL!

Seriously though lets just be happy Bolton never became SoS.. we would have World War III by now!


6 posted on 06/23/2020 10:43:55 PM PDT by RandFan (3C)
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To: RandFan

Most correct your post.

Bolton always loved a war he did not need to carry a rifle and risk his life in battle. Oddly I liked Bolton until I realized he was Bat Sh-t crazy relative to war. War is the last alternative to rational political discourse. War was Bolton’s first choice. Trump chose Bolton most unwisely. He fired Bolton most wisely.

Getting shot or shot at reassesses a persons priorities. I have not been shot at in battle as I was not in the military. I have been shot at.

I thus reassed my priorities. Bolton did not. He has never been shot at.


7 posted on 06/23/2020 10:55:07 PM PDT by cpdiii (cane cutter, deckhand, roughneck, geologist, pilot, pharmacist, old man, CONSTITUTION WILL DIE FOR)
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There’s a lot of wisdom in your post.


8 posted on 06/24/2020 12:16:11 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: RandFan
I think Trump said that with Bolton we would be up to World War VI. It looks like a few disasters were avoided.


9 posted on 06/24/2020 12:42:14 AM PDT by magooey (The Mandate of Heaven resides in the hearts of men.)
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To: cpdiii

>> Trump chose Bolton most unwisely. He fired Bolton most wisely.

I think Bolton was useful to Trump as a bad cop in some good cop-bad cop negotiations with other countries. Once Bolton realized he wasn’t getting his wars, his relationship with Trump deteriorated.


10 posted on 06/24/2020 12:52:48 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Trump20162020
Want a chuckle? Visit some of the threads from early 2019 and earlier of Rand Paul taking Bolton to task while FReepers fume at Paul for it:

I scratch my head, trying to recall a time where it turned out that Senator Paul was WRONG on an issue and I just can't come up with anything.

11 posted on 06/24/2020 1:05:15 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68

I love Rand Paul he is the ONLY damn senator up there that stands on his beliefs the rest of them are a bunch of neocons who don’t give a damn about ANYTHING but their donors!!


12 posted on 06/24/2020 1:08:14 AM PDT by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)
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I love Rand Paul he is the ONLY damn senator up there that stands on his beliefs the rest of them are a bunch of neocons who don’t give a damn about ANYTHING but their donors!!

Trump would be better off if he listened to Senator Paul more and listened less to those whe never wanted him to be president in the first place.

Rand Paul was my first choice in the primaries and he'll be my first choice if he decides to run again.

Time and time again, Paul seems to be the only guy in Washington DC who has actually read the Constitution.

13 posted on 06/24/2020 1:14:40 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: RandFan

Rep Massie CRUSHED his President Trump endorsed primary opponent yesterday!


14 posted on 06/24/2020 1:50:05 AM PDT by Theophilus (Make America Gag Again)
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To: Drew68

He does listen to Rand. Check the WH logs and you’ll see he is one of the most frequent senators to visit..

The problem is Trump appoints warmongers like Bolton and Pompeo at least Pompeo has been loyal so I have to give him credit for that..


15 posted on 06/24/2020 3:12:32 AM PDT by RandFan (3C)
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To: Theophilus

Trump did not endorse in the race and Massie supports Trump in Kentucky 100%


16 posted on 06/24/2020 3:13:14 AM PDT by RandFan (3C)
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To: RandFan

you’re right

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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Mar 27
Looks like a third rate Grandstander named @RepThomasMassie
, a Congressman from, unfortunately, a truly GREAT State, Kentucky, wants to vote against the new Save Our Workers Bill in Congress. He just wants the publicity. He can’t stop it, only delay, which is both dangerous......
Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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Mar 27
...& costly. Workers & small businesses need money now in order to survive. Virus wasn’t their fault. It is “HELL” dealing with the Dems, had to give up some stupid things in order to get the “big picture” done. 90% GREAT! WIN BACK HOUSE, but throw Massie out of Republican Party!


17 posted on 06/24/2020 5:42:11 AM PDT by Theophilus (Make America Gag Again)
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To: RandFan

I’m sure you would agree Massie is not only 1st rate but legendary in the spirit of Davy Crockett.


18 posted on 06/24/2020 5:49:25 AM PDT by Theophilus (Make America Gag Again)
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To: RandFan

The importance of that, while it is good, is overstated.

No Secretary of State in the Trump administration was going to make foreign policy. That is done in the White House and the Secretary of State is tasked with carrying it out as far as their mission is concerned.

That was true in the GWBush and Obama administrations as well. Their secretaries of state were not always happy. Powell was always unhappy and Condi knew from her own White House experience where policy was made, but I think she was fine with that. All Hillary did was travel the world and do photo ops with world leaders - knowing she was not “making policy”. Kerry and Obama were on the same Marxist wave length, so Kerry had no conflict with what Obama and Valerie Jarret were doing. But altogether foreign policy is decided in the White House not in foggy bottom.

I think that all that would have happened if Bolton had been made secretary of state is that he would have been fired sooner than he was.


19 posted on 06/24/2020 7:05:03 AM PDT by Wuli (Get)
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To: algore

McQueeg like Jesus ? They weren’t THAT sycophantic. But the Willardbots did feature some seriously deranged loonies (especially some old biddies with sex fantasies, ick).


20 posted on 06/24/2020 12:01:08 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Dear Mr. Kotter, #Epsteindidntkillhimself - Signed, Epstein's Mother)
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