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Crowd gathers for Rand Paul rally at BSU, some with Trump on their minds... [Idaho]
The Spokesman-Review's Eye On Boise Blog ^ | August 27, 2015 | Betsy Z. Russell

Posted on 08/28/2015 5:16:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

People are gathering in the BSU Student Union for Rand Paul’s rally this morning, which has been moved to the Hatch Ballroom from the smaller Barnwell Room. The 258 chairs are mostly full, and a few are starting to gather in standing room in the back for the “Stand With Rand” rally. The audience appears to be mostly students, along with a mix of other Boiseans. Linda Pfister, a Boise retiree, said, “I’ve been a Rand Paul supporter for quite some time now. I think if anybody can get rid of the trash in Washington, D.C., I think he can.” She looked down, then added, “But in all honesty, I like Donald Trump, because he gets everybody ticked off. We’ve got to be doing something, and he’s not a politician – they can’t buy him.” She said her ideal ticket would be Trump and Paul, or maybe Trump and Ted Cruz.

Pfister said she’s always voted Republican. “There for a while I was ready to give up on them, too,” she said, because after election promises, “Nothing got done.”

Others gathered for the rally included Devon Downey, a first-year grad student at BSU in political science. “I want to hear more of what he actually has to say,” Downey said. “He doesn’t get a whole lot of chances.” Tyler Holden, who brought his wife, Ashley, is working on a master’s degree in poli sci. “I’m kind of interested to see what he says, because his polling numbers aren’t the highest, but yet he’s spending the resources to come to Idaho, rather than Iowa or New Hampshire.” Holden added, “I do have to admit I thought he’d be polling better – Trump is pulling from everybody’s polling, which nobody expected – except Trump.”

TOPICS: Idaho; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: cruz; idaho; randpaul; trump

1 posted on 08/28/2015 5:16:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, so he’s gathered 300 Vape shop owners, now what feed themselves munchies?

2 posted on 08/28/2015 5:23:12 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.e)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rand Paul, in his debut in the debate, spilled out all what he had done and thought, from the past, and fought with Christie.

He had no message to fix, repair, initiate, and bring America OUT of the mess, that as a part of Congress, he now owns.

3 posted on 08/28/2015 5:24:09 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Terry L Smith

“Fought with Christie”

It wasn’t a fight he made. Fatso with a bad toupee said Rand was ridiculous for believing you did not need billions of everybody’s phone records to fight terrorists. Rand stood up for the fourth amendment where fatso has in the past declared how great it is that he could call the nsa/fbi and get phone records for anyone without all that pesky warrant stuff.

Thank God for a guy like Rand Paul in the senate.

4 posted on 08/28/2015 5:39:49 AM PDT by at bay ("Congress may not hang a cloak of secrecy over the Constitution" --Hon Judge Richard Leon)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I heard about this on the news last night. I think 200-300 attended. Epic fail.

5 posted on 08/28/2015 5:45:22 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Semper Fidelis - Molon Labe - Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Jeff Head

Huh? Isn’t that his biggest rally to date? LOL

6 posted on 08/28/2015 5:51:05 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (TED CRUZ. You can help:
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To: at bay

I agree that Paul is on the right side of the NSA issue...and Christie is using the “we must do this for security,” argument to trya nd basically scare people into not only giving up their constitutional rights, but to try and make anyone who disagrees look like an idiot.

Snowden risked all to reveal what the NSA, politicians, and appointed officials had been denying, over and over again. IOW, they lied. The fact is, any email, any FB post, any text message, any voice mail, any cell phone call, any Credit card transaction, any electronic communication whatsoever is being gathered and compartmentalized.

They are not “watching it” in real time, but they are running programs against the data and pulling info and targeting anyone based on key words, locations, etc., etc.

I do not mind it when they select specific people on specific grounds of criminality and then get a specific court order regarding the same.. Or gathering data from non-US citizens abroad. I do mind when, in violation of the constitution, they gather such personal and private information on virtually all citizens.

This is what Snowden revealed, and IMHO, he was right to do so. Why do you think they have built the two huge data centers, as large as or bigger than the pentagon in Utah and back east? It is to gather, keep, sift through and store all of the data.

Far too much power in the hands of government. Far too easy (as we have already seen IMHO with the IRS) to abuse such power.

7 posted on 08/28/2015 6:33:17 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Semper Fidelis - Molon Labe - Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: at bay

Rand Paul, in the debate, emulated his father’s attitude and evocative, emmotional outbursts that are documented in, of all places, a documentary about Morton Downey Jr.

He belongs in his place, the Senate, but not in the White House. Why? He has shown that he takes it upon himself, to make certain issues noted.
What has he said about the stoppage of illegal immigration?
What has he said about bringing jobs back to America?
What has he said about the repeal/destruction of governmental oversight of medical care?
What has he said about repealing any assault weapons ban?
What has he said about taking better care of military veterans?

With his seat in the Senate, what has he actually done towards any of these actions???
What bills has he fought the bacon-wrapped shrimp crowd, to bring to fruition?

8 posted on 08/28/2015 6:35:43 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: A CA Guy

I had n idea Boise had so many weirdos!!!

9 posted on 08/28/2015 7:06:02 AM PDT by rrrod (Just an old guy with a gun in his pocket.)
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