Sunday, February 19, 2017

Rand Paul: We’re very lucky John McCain’s not in charge

Via Billy

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Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) ripped fellow Republican Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) on Sunday after McCain criticized President Trump’s escalating war of words with the media.

He argued that the nation is “very lucky” that Trump is president and not McCain, who won the 2008 GOP nomination but lost to Barack Obama in the general election.

Paul said that McCain’s recent criticisms of Trump are driven by his “personal dispute” with the president over foreign policy.

He added that McCain and Trump are at odds because McCain supports the wide deployment of U.S. troops to protect and promote American interests abroad while he characterized Trump’s views as closer to a realpolitik approach to foreign policy.

“Everything that he says about the president is colored by his own personal dispute he’s got running with President Trump, and it should be taken with a grain of salt, because John McCain’s the guy who’s advocated for war everywhere,” Paul said on ABC’s “This Week.”

“He would bankrupt the nation. We’re very lucky John McCain’s not in charge, because I think we’d be in perpetual war,” Paul added.

More @ The Hill

20 comments:

  1. McInsane doesn't promote the interests of American citizens though.

    Global empire doesn't serve our interests. As Justin Raimondo wrote somewhere: America is a peculiar empire where everything flows out.

    In other words, we pay to impose the empire, to impose global integration. Such does not serve our interests. For example: We support others' defence, and we trade at a loss in exchange for global integration.

    The ones who lose are the working middle class which loses not only in taxes but in lower wages.

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  2. 2 bullets dodged. 1) electing McCain prez. 2)electing Hillary prez. Scary tczhit.

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  3. McStain graduated at the very bottom of his class at the Navy Academy, and then only because his father was an Admiral. Otherwise he would have bilged out with the rest of the frack ups. What little if any common sense he had got beaten out of him by the NVA, why else would be find common cause with that penis inhaler from South Carolina? Why they keep electing these to defies all common sense.

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    1. It's mind boggling that SC keeps electing Graham.

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    2. He tells everyone he's "conservative". Voters don't know better.

      There's no information flowing to voters. How are we expected to know? And Graham has millions in his war chest.

      People just can't readily believe 1. that Graham is so liberal even if told 2. that some of his opponents in the primary are also fairly suspect.

      We even had a relatively conservative Democrat run against Graham last time. Whites vote Republican, so he lost. We blindly vote along racial lines in SC. We'd vote for Stalin in the general if he were on the Republican ticket.

      I don't blame voters though. I blame all this money sloshing around. Voters have to work. They don't know better. This is just how democracy is.

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    3. We'd vote for Stalin in the general if he were on the Republican ticket.

      Ha! Of course we are supposed to be a Republic.

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    4. A Republic is fine. I'd just rather a Republic ruled at least in part by an aristocracy.

      I'm not really in favour of monarchy unless a good monarch comes along. The ones in the UK look horrible.

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    5. Keep in mind, SC was probably more aristocratic than any other US state. We talked up classical liberalism the same way nobles in Europe talked up freedom from their kings/emperors.

      And I'm extremely conservative in the sense that I just want to freeze society. South Carolina has been transforming more rapidly than most parts of the US. It went from a place where many of the locals were friends of the family and where nearly all my kin lived locally, in SC and GA, to a place full of strangers.

      I don't believe in any form of government. I don't respect the Founders. I don't care about any specialness to America. I want my South Carolina back. I don't care about political heritage. I want my homeland back.

      So, I take a very different view from the League of the South boys. For me, the South is home. What political traditions serve the South are good. And our current system hasn't won my favour.

      I admit voting could work better than it does currently. Certainly our current system could be improved, or attempts could be made to improve it.

      But I favour aristocracy, which is still technically a Republic. I want such aristocracy to be limited in its wealth though, not like the rich planters of the past.

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    6. Silly little me, I think you need to be a landowner to vote. :)

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    7. Brock,

      Yes, req. land ownership would be an improvement. But it wouldn't fix the problems we face today.

      The biggest supporters of Trump and other right-wing groups have been the poor and middle class, people who might not even own land.

      And SC was certainly very aristocratic, though arguably also very "plutocratic", though agrarian planters are more virtuous than the evil capitalists/managerialists who rule our present society.

      I don't worship classical liberalism, and I don't worship democracy. I've witnessed the evils that result, and I don't see them as much different from Marxism to be honest.

      I want a society that doesn't desire suicide and isn't so weak as to collapse as this one has. Just because the US declared a form of government in the past doesn't mean all descendants are forever cursed to serve that political system. We should be free to pursue survival.

      In the present situation, we're little better than slaves. And "democracy" is used across the world to enslave foreigners.

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    8. I respect the Southrons. I respect you. But, especially in the form of what's today called "Neoliberalism" (globalist classical liberalism), free market ideas can be very dangerous.

      The remnant Southerners like myself have to be willing to ally / break alliance with all parties, anything in the nearly impossible pursuit of survival. As the demographics change, things look very bad for remnant Southerners who are increasingly absorbed into the new society.

      I like the South, because it's full of my kin, because I have roots here. The political system is just a political system. What's good for Southerners is good, provided it doesn't violate Christian morals.

      A fair amount of socialism is widely used across the "free world. It's unwanted by me, and there are areas libertarians and socialists both agree on that I reject (for example I tend to want smallness, decentralisation, but capitalism and socialism lead to centralisation). But socialism isn't the ultimate evil.

      Globalism, centralisation, secularism, and cosmopolitanism are the pertinent great evils here. And that's not to say that no society should be cosmopolitan. Somewhere on Earth it might be nice to have some open society. But such isn't what I dream of.

      My dream is a small croft in a society that doesn't flood itself with foreigners and is not free to do so either. A society where no vote can be held to flood everything with outsiders - such is utopia, such is the thing dreams are made of. No man should have the right to vote away a people's homeland.

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    9. "democracy" is used across the world to enslave foreigners.

      Thanks and good point.

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      As the demographics change, things look very bad for remnant Southerners who are increasingly absorbed into the new society.

      Agreed.

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      My dream is a small croft in a society that doesn't flood itself with foreigners and is not free to do so either. A society where no vote can be held to flood everything with outsiders - such is utopia, such is the thing dreams are made of. No man should have the right to vote away a people's homeland.

      I see no way out except like minded communities and as I've mentioned before, this was tried in the South, but the original purchaser had to open it to all as not enough joined for him to make his payments, sad to say.

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  4. McCain is a globalist like our last four administrations: Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama. He is alarmed by the election of a pro-American President. --Ron W

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  5. Ever wonder why he was called "the canary" during the 'Nam war?

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  6. http://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-when-tokyo-rose-ran-for-president/

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    1. Thanks. https://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2017/02/john-mccain-when-tokyo-rose-ran-for.html

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