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Thursday, August 07, 2014

Joan Walsh, Salon: Sen. Rand Paul has been getting lots of credit lately for his efforts to widen the GOP's reach beyond its older white Christian base, speaking to the National Urban League and other African American groups and even warning his party not to go "crazy" passing voter ID laws (though he later said he supported them). But Paul hit some turbulence yesterday in Iowa, at a fundraiser for far-right immigration-reform foe Rep. Steve King. A young woman approached King and Paul and shook their hands, as a smiling Paul greeted her, then went back to enjoying a hamburger. But when she identified herself as a "DREAMer," things got weird. Paul, who was literally in the middle of a bite of his burger, seemed to almost cough it up -- then he dropped it, and bolted from the table with an aide.

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That's not exactly what his fans mean when they say, "Run, Rand, run!"

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HAR~HAR~

what a puss. just like his dad.

#1 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2014-08-05 01:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

The video is hilarious.

www.salon.com

Ayn Rand Paul Ryan.... his Cherokee name is Swift Pander Bear.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2014-08-05 01:31 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 3 | Newsworthy 1

the corkysamcocoville express is getting desperate with youtube videos like this.

#4 | Posted by eberly at 2014-08-05 01:46 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

I wonder what Elizabeth Warren's Cherokee name is.

#5 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-08-05 01:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

Funny this story would appear shortly after I wrote "Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Welcome to the world of the straight white male." on another thread. This was a no-win situation for Paul in the media.

1. He leaves, he's a coward.
2. He takes an anti-Dreamer stance, he's a xenophobe.
3. He engages the girl and wishes her the best of luck, he's a RINO.
4. God forbid the discussion would turn argumentative, because then it's a scene and he's portrayed as angry, shrill, hateful, yada yada...

At least in two of those he gets to eat his burger. He should have stuck to his guns.

#6 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-08-05 01:52 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

#5

"Liawatha", according to rwingers (and those who enable them).

Sorry to bust on your hero, Mr. Rand, but Paul Ryan's budgets, which he supports, and Ayn Rand's Objectivism, which he lives, would spoil him as a candidate for most (supposed) lefties.

btw, if anyone wants to see "Obsession", click on #5's name and look at the last 4 threads posted, roflmao!

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2014-08-05 01:54 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 4 | Newsworthy 1

I think he was just out of ketchup.

....or that "------" just ruined his appetite.

#8 | Posted by eberly at 2014-08-05 01:54 PM | Reply | Flag:

"btw, if anyone wants to see "partisan hack", click on #7's name and look at the last 400 threads posted, roflmao!"

#9 | Posted by eberly at 2014-08-05 01:55 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

#9

Ankle connoisseur.

#10 | Posted by Corky at 2014-08-05 01:59 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

I thought it was pretty good, actually.

#11 | Posted by eberly at 2014-08-05 02:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

I guess if one thinks that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery... or maybe just isn't creative themselves.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2014-08-05 02:03 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2

#12

"think" whatever you want....but this is a pathetic jab at Paul.

Aflac can do better.

#13 | Posted by eberly at 2014-08-05 02:06 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

" if anyone wants to see "Obsession", click on #5's name and look at the last 4 threads posted"

In 2008 this guy posted two threads a day about Tony Rezko, Bill Ayers and Reverend Wright on behalf of Carlyle Clinton.

#14 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-08-05 03:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

Andiola presented her employment authorization card to King and dared him to rip it up. The card was issued to Andiola as part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which began in 2012 and allows her to stay in the U.S. for up to two years.

"I'm originally from Mexico, but I was raised here. I graduated from Arizona State University. I know you want to get rid of DACA. And I wanted to give you the opportunity, if you really want to get rid of DACA, just rip mine. You can go ahead and do that. You take my DACA, you will literally take away everything," said Andiola.

King refused, but insisted that their families were not abiding by the laws of the country. Andiola then took King on about statements he made about undocumented youths having cantaloupe-sized calves, a characterization he made a year ago on the floor of the House of Representatives.

King grabbed Andiola's arm and declared, "You're very good at English. You know what I'm saying. You can understand the English language" and then told her he was only referring to drug smugglers.

AlterNet

#15 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2014-08-05 03:54 PM | Reply | Flag:

HAR~HAR~
That clown couldn't run away fast enough from one of the very people he like to go on goes on TeeVee and lecture.

Funny he seems to be all full of hubris an authority when speaking to a lens, but put a real person in front of him and he is off to hide like a scared rabbit.

#16 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2014-08-05 04:08 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 3 | Newsworthy 1

-In 2008

There was a Presidential primary.

Today there is just the Obsession of someone who has no candidate to support, only candidates to bash because their Perfect Pure Candidate does not exist... well, not in the real world anyway.

#17 | Posted by Corky at 2014-08-05 05:35 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Video doesn't lie. Rand Paul couldn't leave fast enough. After only one bite of his burger, no less

www.youtube.com

#18 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2014-08-05 09:03 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 4

Bravely Ran Paul ran away....

#19 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-06 04:44 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

In a month is will be telling people about the conversation he had with the dreamers. The guy twists everything and pretends anything he no longer thinks will help him did not happen.

#20 | Posted by THomewood at 2014-08-07 09:16 AM | Reply | Flag:

Mustang is right, the best thing Paul could have done is leave – lefties would have had a hootenanny had he engaged these ILLEGALs in any way.

On the other hand King did a great job of engaging these ILLEGALs intelligently and calmly. The tattooed ILLEGAL broad tried the amateur tactic of talking over the other guy - then obviously she's right because the other guy had nothing to say – not to mention the dumb-azz rant on the ankle hyperbole. After King got a few comments in, both ILLEGALs looked stupid when they had no defense for their ILLEGAL status.

Sad ILLEGALs like these, and everywhere, are emboldened enough to openly confront anyone – let alone have a parade- and shove their ILLEGAL-ness in anyone's face and not worry about repercussions.

Would have been a great ending if while King was delaying her, Paul flagged down a Border Patrol officer and they came strolling in and handcuffed both of them!

#21 | Posted by RADICALRANDY at 2014-08-07 10:09 AM | Reply | Flag:

I think he knew that the conversation between this woman and his company could turn bad. I wouldn't want to be caught in the middle of that either.

It wasn't his battle to fight, so he stepped out of the ring.

Pretty simple.

#22 | Posted by HeuristicGratis at 2014-08-07 10:17 AM | Reply | Flag:

Paul dodges illegal and Hillary dodges sniper fire.

#23 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-08-07 10:22 AM | Reply | Flag:

How can we expect Dandy Paul to take that "3am call" when he just cowers when confronted --- by a girl

#24 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2014-08-07 12:54 PM | Reply | Flag:

Give him a break--he finished his lunch and bussed his table...

#25 | Posted by catdog at 2014-08-07 01:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

I think he knew that the conversation between this woman and his company could turn bad. I wouldn't want to be caught in the middle of that either.

It wasn't his battle to fight, so he stepped out of the ring.

Pretty simple.

#22 | Posted by HeuristicGratis

Its simpler than even that.

He was a coward.

Rand Paul wasn't running from a Dreamer.

He was Running away from himself.

Run Paul Run!

#26 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-08-07 04:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Rand Paul wasn't running from a Dreamer."

yes he was.

#27 | Posted by eberly at 2014-08-07 04:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

Not only is Dandy Paul a whimp with effeminate hair that runs away from girls ----/ he is wasteful to boot. Most likely this supposed "fiscal" --------, you know, that claims to be looking out for the "peoples" money, put that wasted burger on your tab, (ie the taxpayer)

#28 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2014-08-07 05:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

yep...nothing spells leader like...
R.....U.....N......

#29 | Posted by earthmuse at 2014-08-08 11:38 AM | Reply | Flag:

not going to be POTUS...

#30 | Posted by earthmuse at 2014-08-08 11:39 AM | Reply | Flag:

And to top it off not two days after running away this ------ was back to lecturing these people again from a safe distance.

What a useless gasbag of a "man"!

#31 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2014-08-08 01:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

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