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[Rand] Paul Hosts Secret Anti-War Meeting
National Review ^ | 9/10/2013

Posted on 09/10/2013 6:04:52 AM PDT by markomalley

In a secret meeting on Tuesday morning, Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) hosted a bipartisan group of senators and House members in the Capitol’s basement. According to several participants, the lawmakers plotted ways to stop the use of U.S. military force in Syria.

Since the diplomatic situation is fluid, there was no final consensus on how best to combat the administration, but potential legislative maneuvers, press appearances, and letters were discussed. Several undecided members asked questions.

Aides say Paul planned the gathering over a week ago, and the list of attendees grew by the day. He is pleased, especially, by the number of Democrats who are eager to work with him to kill the war resolution. Representatives Alan Grayson (D., Fla.) and Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii), among other liberals, spoke.

The meeting, which started at 8:00 a.m., lasted for an hour. It was a conversational setting, with members sitting and talking through the issue, rather than giving speeches. Coffee was provided, but most of the guests brought their own cups.


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Agreed on not sending US troops to support Obama's Al Qaida strategy. But, man, that's a motley crew he's hanging with...
1 posted on 09/10/2013 6:04:52 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

How is it secret, if everyone knows about it.


2 posted on 09/10/2013 6:06:18 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: markomalley
but man, that's a motley crew he's hanging with

The far left and the far right have always spoken their minds. What we have in common is we aren't bought and paid for. The best thing that can happen now is we get together and get the sellouts in the middle out of office and defeat their schemes.

The progressive ship has sailed away from Obama Island. People say it's this situation; I contend they'd already had it with Snowden being labelled a traitor. So, let's get together and make new friends for now and fight the honest fight between conservative and liberal ideologies when and if the US can be saved.

3 posted on 09/10/2013 6:11:17 AM PDT by grania
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RE :”Aides say Paul planned the gathering over a week ago, and the list of attendees grew by the day. He is pleased, especially, by the number of Democrats who are eager to work with him to kill the war resolution. Representatives Alan Grayson (D., Fla.) and Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii), among other liberals, spoke.”

Alan Grayson has been on MSNBC dozens of times saying that Republicans wanted to defeat and now repeal Obama-care because ‘they want you to die’.

He was booted in 2010 but regained his seat in 2012.

But stirring up Dems to oppose Obama is a good idea.

4 posted on 09/10/2013 6:12:27 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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In a secret meeting on Tuesday morning...

Blabber mouths....

5 posted on 09/10/2013 6:16:22 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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I have good friends on the other side of the fence. Way on the other side. Leftist, Marxists and some Socialists. All old college chums. We normally do not talk politics, or quietly listen to each other without comment. We value our friendship and do not jeopardize it.

I was there once.

All of them, so far, do not support this conflict. They are genuinely puzzled at the president’s take on it and none want to be involved. If there is EVER an issue to unite the country this is it. Go Rand!


6 posted on 09/10/2013 6:18:59 AM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: markomalley

...Secretary of State John Kerry couldn't be reached for comment.

7 posted on 09/10/2013 6:21:39 AM PDT by McGruff (Strange times are these in which we live..)
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The far left and the far right have always spoken their minds. What we have in common is we aren't bought and paid for.

Well we aren't...they've been Communists for decades.

8 posted on 09/10/2013 6:26:38 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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According to several participants, the lawmakers plotted ways to stop the use of U.S. military force in Syria.

Russia already stopped it. There will be no use of U.S. military force in Syria.

As a side-note, this article conjured up an image in my head of these guys all in the capitol basement playing Dungeons and Dragons.
9 posted on 09/10/2013 6:35:15 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

And the left thinks true conservatives have sold out to crazed globalist bent on destroying freedom. We all have to put that aside for awhile.


10 posted on 09/10/2013 6:38:12 AM PDT by grania
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To: markomalley

Saw Tulsi Gabbard give an interview .... she was terrific on this issue (she’s definitely a Democrap on most other issues). She is currently a Military Police Company Commander with the Hawaii Army National Guard, and has served on two deployments to the Middle East. She made her case based on her military experience not the usual Leftist ‘emotional’ argument - it was devastating to what Obomber wants to do.


11 posted on 09/10/2013 6:55:42 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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The big threat here is Obama and his idiotic policies.

If we have to work with liberals for a while to defeat Obama, then we hold our nose and do it. Whatever it takes to remove the threat.

Then, after the liberals served their usefulness, we can always kick them to the curb again


12 posted on 09/10/2013 6:58:29 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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The national review neo cons wanted war, baby!


13 posted on 09/10/2013 6:59:12 AM PDT by o2bfree (Lindsey Graham is left of South Carolina.)
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“”He was booted in 2010 but regained his seat in 2012””

I didn’t know that. I thought he had lost his seat and was surprised when he showed up on TV.... Hard to keep track of the idiots other idiots put back in Congress..

But the gal from HI doesn’t look like a democrat at all. Much too pretty for that.


14 posted on 09/10/2013 7:02:02 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: o2bfree

WAG the dog to deflect focus from Benghazi


15 posted on 09/10/2013 7:06:34 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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“”We value our friendship and do not jeopardize it.””

That is true friendship. I have a difficult time with my own relatives so you are to be complimented IMO.

I think we all have a problem with some actors whose work we enjoy but deplore their politics thus stay away from their movies.


16 posted on 09/10/2013 7:08:58 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: svcw

Gives the story more spice, than to just say that Rand Paul had a meeting in the basement...


17 posted on 09/10/2013 7:10:16 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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RE “”He was booted in 2010 but regained his seat in 2012””
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I didn’t know that. I thought he had lost his seat and was surprised when he showed up on TV.... Hard to keep track of the idiots other idiots put back in Congress..”

Nope, House GOP lost seats 2012 and he won back one of them.

That is why I know better than to depend solely on GOP media for my info. Everyone has an agenda and the info they give you is filtered to it, and yes I mean Rush. Grayson is a cult hero to progressives, esp Sharpton and Schultz who like the barking..

18 posted on 09/10/2013 7:30:33 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: svcw

Exactly. Loose lips sink ships, and apparently SOMEBODY needs a strategically-placed Masterlock.


19 posted on 09/10/2013 8:12:03 AM PDT by Me1onCollie
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To: Thank You Rush

That is true friendship. I have a difficult time with my own relatives so you are to be complimented IMO.

I think we all have a problem with some actors whose work we enjoy but deplore their politics thus stay away from their movies.
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Believe me I have lost other friends who became so incensed and angry that I had changed. Difference between class and no-class.


20 posted on 09/10/2013 9:44:43 AM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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