Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Rand Paul jumps in the deep end

Rand Paul announced today that he is running for President.  Mississippi Democrats responded with the following press release.

Mississippi Democrats Respond to Rand Paul’s Announcement

In response to Senator Rand Paul’s announcement today, Mississippi Democrats released the following statement, detailing how terrible Rand Paul’s record and policies are for Mississippi:

JACKSON, MS – “Rand Paul’s announcement today should be alarming for every Mississippian, including women, college students, those who need health insurance, and hardworking people all across the state.

If Rand Paul had his way, almost 300,000 Mississippians would not benefit from increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10. Mississippi women make 75.6 cents for every dollar a man makes, and yet Rand Paul opposes efforts to close the pay gap.

Rand Paul opposes legislation that would allow student loan borrowers to refinance their loans at lower rates, even though this could benefit 246,000 of Mississippi's student loan borrowers.

Rand Paul wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act and opposes expanding Medicaid. Without Medicaid expansion in Mississippi, more than 165,000 residents could lose their health insurance coverage.

On issue after issue, Rand Paul shares his extreme views with the rest of the Republican Party. Rand Paul has voiced opposition to the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, yet just a few months ago, Phil Bryant, Roger Wicker and the Mississippi Republican Party fundraised for him, citing his 'good policies.'

Voters want a president who will fight to help them climb the ladder of opportunity, not an extreme candidate from a party that has continually acted against the best interests of Mississippians. Rand Paul is bad news for Mississippi, and he definitely won’t do what is best for the country.”



Anonymous said...

Sounds like Democrats are afraid of a conservative candidate who could actually win.

Anonymous said...

The sales pitch for both major political parties boils down to: "Our opponents are cartoon villains who want nothing but to ruin your life."

Anonymous said...

I know Democrats have problems with understanding basic economics and how money works, but actually, Phil Bryant, Roger Wicker and the Mississippi Republican Party did not fund-raise for Rand Paul. Rand Paul came in to fund-raise for the Mississippi Republican Party.

Anonymous said...

Democrats want someone like Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, or Chris Christie to win the nomination because it would guarantee another 4 yrs of D in the White House...

Anonymous said...

Imagine he'd do well in the MS GOP primary next spring, of course he may drop out before our primary.

Dr. Jones For President said...

Democrats have no idea that when it comes to foreign policy, Rand Paul is actually to the left of Barack Obama. And they claim he's a right-wing extremist.

Anonymous said...

He's the only Republican that could beat Hillary in a general election, and he's the only GOP candidate leading Hillary in Pennsylvania at the moment.

Anonymous said...

Finally. Someone who'll speak up for the right to discriminate.

Anonymous said...

Paul won't be Cruz in MS.

Anonymous said...

He would be an improvement over who we have now. Of course, that's not saying much.

Anonymous said...

The last thing Boss Hog wants is a small goverment so look for establishment Rinos to start beating down on Rand.

Anonymous said...

Yall are going to ruin it ( again) and then be wailing away when hildabeast is Madamme President.
Oh well. We tried to tell you.
You think America loves you when only 15% ( or some smal percentage like that) showed up nationwide last go round for midterms elections. Not exactly a show of love.
Way to drink your own koolaid!

ted cruz doesn't have a chance in hell. Get over it.

Rand Paul does.

Anonymous said...

8:10, I don't think Cruz makes it to MS. If he does, he's probably the favorite though.

Anonymous said...

Because Rand Paul Might do something really stupid, like trading an Army deserter for 5 taliban leaders.

As Compared To said...

Please stop using Barack Obama as 'the bar', 'the jumping off point', 'the median' and 'the baseline' for upcoming and current candidates for office.

Anonymous said...

"Rand Paul shares his extreme views with the rest of the Republican Party."

How can his views be "extreme" if he shares them with the rest of the party?

Anonymous said...

Rand Paul is a conservative as compared to the GOP, but not the best candidate. I'm in for Cruz. He's the only candidate that hasn't back down from what he said he would do while running for office.

Anonymous said...

Where are the birthers now? Its weird that Cruz admits being born in Canada and faces no scrutiny while Barack who was actually born in Hawaii had crazy Republicans questioning his citizenship. Why not the same for Cruz? Constitution says President must be a "natural born citizen." Where my birthers at?

Anonymous said...

Rand Paul won't win unless he changes his stance on some issues (which he will not do. I have to admit, I admire him for holding his ground). For example, he believes that we should de-criminalize marijuana and change how we punish drug offenders. Neither are gonna sit well with his base.

Kenyan Circumcision Nurse said...

9:27 - Please spend a few minutes reading up on what a 'natural born citizen' is. The definition is broader than born in the contiguous 48 states (which was the case when the law was written).

Your assertion that Obama was 'born in Hawaii' remains unproven.

Anonymous said...


Point is. Barack and Ted were born to mothers who are U.S. citizens and fathers who are not. Barack's father was Kenyan while Cruz's father was Colombian or Cuban (can't remember). Ted was born in Canada while Barack was born in Hawaii (even if he was not he is still a citizen by virtue of his mother being a U.S. citizen). Why would people rather believe that Barack is not a citizen and not have the same suspicion of Cruz?

Anonymous said...

We all know that the Republicans have pretty much caved on the minimum wage thing. I mean they vote against it, but they don't really fight it. Study after study has shown that raising minimum wage is bad for the very people it claims to help. You all know about that. My real point is this gender gap wage bull shit. You know that Hillary is going to use that. The question is will the Republicans tell the truth and say how much horse shit that is, or will they back down? Proper studies show that there is little to no gender pay gap. The perceived gaps are because women are more likely to take years off from their careers to raise babies, and thus loose valuable experience and because men disproportionately choose jobs that should pay more because they are dangerous, dirty, or require more intelligence. (Such as construction work, policemen, engineers, etc.) The other thing is it makes no sense. Businesses clawing and scratching to make 3% or 5% profit. If you could hire a woman for 20% less and she could do the job just was well you could not afford to pass that up. My guess is that the Republicans will nominate a gutless fool who concedes this gender pay gap thing instead of standing up for the truth. I hope I am wrong.

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