Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Rand Paul reneges on immigration

Via Matthew


Must be something in the DC water.........

In the wake of Barack Obama’s reelection win and ahead of a possible 2016 White House bid of his own, the Kentucky Republican plans to mix his hard-line tea party conservatism with more moderate policies that could woo younger voters and minorities largely absent from the GOP coalition. It’s the latest tactic of the freshman senator to inject the Libertarian-minded views shared by his retiring father into mainstream Republican thinking as the party grapples with its future.

In an interview with POLITICO, Paul said he’ll return to Congress this week pushing measures long avoided by his party. He wants to work with liberal Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy and Republicans to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for pot possession. *He wants to carve a compromise immigration plan with an “eventual path” to citizenship for illegal immigrants, a proposal he believes could be palatable to conservatives. And he believes his ideas — along with pushing for less U.S. military intervention in conflicts overseas — could help the GOP broaden its tent and appeal to crucial voting blocs that handed Democrats big wins in the West Coast, the Northeast and along the Great Lakes.

More @ Politico

We already did this in the 80's assuming there would be no more.


  1. I haven't been real impressed with Rand. Seems like a careerist to me.

    1. Comment by Ryan

      Hispanic immigration will only hasten disunion. Eventually the South, Plains States, and intercontinental Rockies will gain momentum, secede perhaps. Red State problem with yankees and Left Coast solved.