If Rand Paul Is Going For Scamnesty, I’m Not Going For Rand Paul
Bill Quick

I’ve been fairly friendly to Rand Paul of late, but he seems to be letting his true colors show:

Rand Paul: Amnesty Legislation Could Pass This Year

Appearing at Harvard’s Institute of Politics, Paul again said that he voted against the Senate’s immigration bill because there were not enough visas for construction and farm workers and said he still thought “something could be passed this year” on immigration. Legislation has stalled after Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) blasted the House GOP leadership’s “immigration principles” as amnesty.

Now, this isn’t exactly treachery on Paul’s part, the way that Marco Rubio just flat lied about his opposition to Scamnesty and then turned around and authored a bill that would impose Scamnesty on America, but it still ends up with Paul, principled or not, advocating for a policy that will be terrible for America, for liberty, for the economy, and will likely cement the social Democrats in power for a very long time.  I can’t support the policy, and so I can’t support a candidate who advocates it.

I also much confess that I’ve been uneasy about Paul’s obvious intent to take on Ted Cruz as the standard bearer of Tea Partiers and other conservatives.   I’ve preferred Cruz all along, and I still do.  The traditional way that the Gentry GOP imposes crap-sandwich candidates like Bob Dole, George Bush, John McCain, and Mittens Romneycare on the party is to unite early behind their favored candidate, while more conservatives contenders rip each other apart in the primaries.

The contest between Paul and Cruz certainly has the possibility of encouraging a repeat of that outcome.

So, in a nutshell:  I’m not backing Rand Paul for the White House in 2016, and I urge all those who support a real, liberty-minded approach to policy in America to do likewise and unite behind Ted Cruz for President in 2016.  

UPDATE:  Oh, goody.  Now he’s going all squishy on Obamacare.  “Fix it,” he says.

Rand tells docs Dems will be begging for Obamacare cure | Boston Herald

He said Democrats may agree to change the 30-hour-a-week full-time mandate that has prompted some employers to drop workers down to part-time status. He also called for an expansion of health savings accounts, though he conceded it’s unlikely Republicans will ever be able to fully repeal Obamacare.

Whatever happened to the pledge to repeal Obamacare?

Rand2016 – Repeal Obamacare

As a lifelong Doctor before coming to the U.S. Senate, I can tell you that our healthcare system and our economy will NOT recover from ObamaCare if we allow it to take full effect after the upcoming elections.

I will continue to lead the fight to repeal Obamacare and will not stop until the job is done.

How stupid do these people think we are?

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

Comments

If Rand Paul Is Going For Scamnesty, I’m Not Going For Rand Paul — 1 Comment

  1. “it still ends up with Paul, principled or not, advocating for a policy that will be terrible for America, for liberty, for the economy”

    You just can NOT get many libertarians and/or Libertarians to admit that unrestricted immigration isn’t an awesome idea.

    Warren Meyer of Coyote Blog is like this–guy’s in most ways got clear eyes and a solid head on his shoulders, but he doesn’t see any problem with the idea that there should be unrestricted immigration here.