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Tea Party Movement defined - quotes from Rand Paul



Republican Rand Paul, the 47 year old son of
Texas Congressman and past 2008 Presidential candidate, Ron Paul, has
become a political phenomenon making his first bid for public office,
rode a wave of support from the "tea party" movement into Kentucky's
fall election, where Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway promises to
turn back the small-government movement. Image Credit:
humblelibertarian.com


Tea
Party Movement defined - quotes from Rand Paul


The media
and the political society in Washington D.C. didn't see it coming. They
labeled these primaries that took place on May 18, 2010 as a move toward
typical mid-term "Anti-Incumbency", "Angry", and worse ... "Racist
Backlash".

Democrat Arlen Spector lost his bid for a seventh term
by running on the policies of the Obama Administration after making the
desperate move to save his career by switching political parties from
Republican to Democrat. This loss was significant largely due to the
fact that President Barack Obama, himself, campaigned for Arlen Spector
against the eventual primary winner (Joe Sestak) as he had for other
Democrats in tight races in late 2009 and 2010 with the same losing
result. The Arlen Spector case, if taken alone, may have been typical
mid-term "Anti-Incumbency", "Angry", and worse ... "Racist Backlash" if
it was not for the looming fact that Joe Sestak still has to beat
Republican Senate nominee Pat Toomey for the Senate seat where going in,
Toomey
has a statistical lead
.

The most significant race in that it
was the one race where Republicans and Democrats were going up against a
candidate who ran on a Tea Party platform, was the race for the
Republican Senate seat in Kentucky ... nominee Rand Paul. In his victory
speech, he was able to lay out what these political primaries for the
November 2010 mid-term elections will actually be about. Not
"Anti-Incumbency", "Anger", and worse ... "Racist Backlash" as the main
reporting of these events have been cast.



The
following are quotes from Rand Paul, Republican Senate nominee from
Kentucky as Mr. Paul’s supporters gathered around the fireplace at his
victory party at the Bowling Green Country Club - with 99 percent of
precincts reporting, Mr. Paul led Mr. Grayson by 24 percentage points:

"The tea party movement is huge,"
Paul told cheering supporters. "The
mandate of our victory tonight is huge. I think America's greatness
hinges on us doing something to save the country. The tea party movement
is about saving the country from a mountain of debt that is devouring
our country and I think could lead to chaos."


"Washington is horribly broken. I think we
stand on a precipice,"
Paul said, "we are encountering a day of reckoning, and this movement,
this tea party movement, is a message to Washington that we're unhappy
and that we want things done differently."


"People are already saying now you need to
weave and dodge, now you need to switch,"
Paul said in his
victory speech. "Now you need to give
up your conservative message. You need to become a moderate. You need to
give up the tea party. ... The tea party message is not a radical
message. It's not an extreme message. What is extreme is a $2 trillion
deficit."


Rand Paul hammered President Obama for “apologizing for America’s greatness,”
and said about Capitalism, “we should
not apologize to the rest of the world for our system.”


Rand
Paul also said we “should be proud of
Capitalism. Capitalism is freedom.”


"It's a nationwide movement," he
added, "What I say to Washington is
watch out, here we come."


"It
symbolizes the growth of the freedom movement,"
Ron Paul said.

Paul
won the Republican nomination without the support of U.S. Senate
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Louisville ... the senior Senator
from Kentucky.

McConnell endorsed Grayson late in the campaign.

So
it is out with the old ... and progressive (Democrat or Republican)
political culture, without malice, or anger in Washington D.C. - this is
what typifies the Tea Party Movement.

Read more: http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-30215-LA-Conser...

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  • VoidSeed 2010/08/23 10:40:12
    VoidSeed
    +1
    Pie-in-the-sky Idealism: Rand Paul's positions are so vague he might as well ask voters if the like baseball, mom's apple pie, or the national anthem. How about he propose some actual policy solutions to the problems that he's so good at find lurking around every corner. Go ahead, balance the budget, let's see. Got anything that wasn't tried by Reagan or Bush? Trickle-down "voodoo economics" is so quaint, almost laughably so. Join the modern world gentlemen, it's the corporations or us.
  • BoomLover 2010/06/01 05:36:33
    BoomLover
    +1
    This is another of our "First Steps" to fully take over and bring this country back away from the edge of the abyss. It doesn't matter, Republican, Democrat, if you have voted wrong "for the people" in the past, out you go!
  • Edmund ... BoomLover 2010/06/01 12:50:07
    It has to be all about "Constitutionalism"!

    Currently, leaders of all stripe have been about Big, Bigger, Biggest Government ... we need our country to trend toward Small, Smaller, Smallest Government with a focus on sovereignty.
  • aebe 2010/06/01 01:48:52
    aebe
    +1
    Yup.

    Malkin/Paul '12 !


    Veterans - We,and the women and men now serving have earned our 2nd Amendment Rights.Why wait for a politician to validate them ?

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