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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:43 AM

Rand Paul 2016! No, really - by Joan Walsh


The Tea Party darling says he’ll “nullify” Obama’s executive orders on guns. That word has a certain ring

BY JOAN WALSH


Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul made a stop at the GOP’s fourth branch of government, Fox News, to unveil his plans to “nullify” President Obama’s 23 executive orders on guns. Having declared “I’m against having a king” on Monday, Paul made his first move to be the Tea Party favorite for president in 2016 with his assault on Obama’s guns agenda.

In a “Hannity exclusive” breathlessly titled “Standing Up to the King,” Paul declared his intention to stand up to our newly re-elected president. “I’m afraid that President Obama may have this king complex sort of developing, “ he told a worshipful Sean Hannity. And we all remember what Americans do to kings…

Like all Tea Partiers, Paul swaddled himself in his juvenile notion of what the “founders” wanted. “Our founding fathers were very concerned about having a separation of powers, they didn’t want to let the president to become a king,” he told Hannity. “They wanted to say that Congress was the one to legislate, not the president…We will nullify anything the president does that smacks of legislation.”

Hannity repeatedly gave Paul the opportunity to explain the legislation he was supposedly “unveiling” Wednesday night. But Paul didn’t have any details about what he’d do, except to say that “several” of the president’s executive orders “appear as if he’s writing new law.” It seemed the appearance was booked exclusively so the Kentucky senator could say the words “nullify” and “king.”

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http://www.salon.com/2013/01/17/rand_paul_2016_no_really/

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Reply Rand Paul 2016! No, really - by Joan Walsh (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
davidpdx Jan 2013 #1
Jamaal510 Jan 2013 #8
karynnj Jan 2013 #2
graham4anything Jan 2013 #3
1StrongBlackMan Jan 2013 #4
1StrongBlackMan Jan 2013 #5
madrapper Jan 2013 #6
secondwind Jan 2013 #7
Kablooie Jan 2013 #9

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:58 AM

1. Christ can Obama sign an executive order deporting both Ron Paul and his crazyass father?

Some deserted island with wild animals would be preferable.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 02:36 AM

8. You have the names mixed up. Rand Paul is the son, and Ron is the father.

But yeah, wouldn't we all love that...(well, except for the libertarians). Somalia and Haiti have been nice and ripe for those two to pay a visit!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:03 AM

2. So, did Hannity drop his adoring glaze long enough to ask how he gets 60 votes

in the Senate - after he actually writes the legislation?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:04 AM

3. And soon, Dennis Kucinich will make remarks that will be slanted to agree with Fox on our President

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:21 AM

4. From the article ...

Hannity repeatedly gave Paul the opportunity to explain the legislation he was supposedly “unveiling” Wednesday night. But Paul didn’t have any details about what he’d do, except to say that “several” of the president’s executive orders “appear as if he’s writing new law.”


Well ... Not according to Raygun's SG. But hey ... bluster does not require actually doing anything, other than to blust.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:28 AM

5. The funny thing is ...

the gop freaf-out show seems a bit freaked out. Some are calling for nullification, others calling for impeachment; but this morning I heard (on the garrett lewis radio-machine show) that the "smart" pundits are going with, "He called his thing an 'Executive Directive' and "'Executive Actions' and 'Executive Memorandums {sic}' not 'Executive Orders', so these have no effect!"

I almost crashed my car.

On edit: I guess the "smart pundits" have a point. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/01/obama-23-executive-orders-actions-gun-control.html

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 01:45 AM

6. Im leaving the democratic party

 

all a bunch of hypocrites. when bush did everything he did he was horrible. when obama does the exact same things no one says anything. democrats are evil

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Response to madrapper (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 02:13 AM

7. Did you forget your "sarcasm" button?



Welcome to DU, "podner". not sure what to say here.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 04:09 AM

9. Damn straight!

Though gay would be much more preferable in this case.

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