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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:24 AM

Sen. Paul: Voters want to round up immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator says he sees some in his party favoring a 2016 presidential candidate with an immigration policy that would “round people up … and send them back to Mexico.”

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky on Sunday said he would be a presidential candidate if he thought he could win. The tea party favorite says he sees an opening for a “libertarian Republican narrative” to help the GOP win on the West Coast and New England.

Paul says people want a party that’s “less aggressive on foreign policy” and drug laws. Paul says he sees voters wanting, quote, “somebody who wants to round people up, put in camps and send them back to Mexico.”

A Paul spokeswoman, Moira Bagley, didn’t offer further explanation.

Paul spoke on “Fox News Sunday.”

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http://www.salon.com/2013/02/17/sen_paul_voters_want_to_round_up_immigrants/

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Reply Sen. Paul: Voters want to round up immigrants (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2013 OP
CBHagman Feb 2013 #1
Scuba Feb 2013 #5
Jackpine Radical Feb 2013 #8
Scuba Feb 2013 #11
davidpdx Feb 2013 #16
Jackpine Radical Feb 2013 #20
get the red out Feb 2013 #2
BigDemVoter Feb 2013 #3
Jackpine Radical Feb 2013 #7
JustAnotherGen Feb 2013 #4
Franker65 Feb 2013 #6
surrealAmerican Feb 2013 #9
pampango Feb 2013 #10
sinkingfeeling Feb 2013 #12
Cracklin Charlie Feb 2013 #13
phleshdef Feb 2013 #14
DFW Feb 2013 #15
blazeKing Feb 2013 #17
NewJeffCT Feb 2013 #19
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2013 #18

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:26 AM

1. If he wants to run and split the vote, that's fine with me.

Lure Paul's type of voters out into the light, force them to take stand, and let them go down to defeat.

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Response to CBHagman (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:36 AM

5. Yep, splinter them into a thousand pieces if they want.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:55 AM

8. I think we should all write him letters encouraging him to run.

It's that Republican narcissist thing.

It shouldn't take too much ersatz adulation to convince him the polls are wrong and he's a shoo-in.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:13 AM

11. You're a devious bastard.

I like that in you.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 06:38 AM

16. Count me in

He'd be easy to knock off as a GE candidate.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:42 AM

20. It would be a delight to watch him run third-party

& fragment the loony section of the Republican base off from the sociopathic part.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:27 AM

2. They make zero sense

If he's a stinking conservative and not wanting to spend any taxpayer money, can he even have thought through the economic realities of that kind of initiative?

I won't mention decency, morality, or human compassion since he's a Republican and those cannot apply.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:29 AM

3. Uh, Sen. Paul, no they don't. . .

Perhaps they do in KY, but Kentucky is NOT the voice of the USA.

What a fucking IDIOT.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:53 AM

7. Shhhhhh--

Let's not discourage him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:32 AM

4. Much like his father

He will weaken the Republican vote. I believe people that were Paul Bots will turn their cult behavior towards the son. Then get mad when he doesn't win the nomination . . .

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:40 AM

6. This is going to play into Democrat's hands

Broad untelligent statements stating what the voters want is always going to backfire. Nobody should be 'rounded up'.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:08 AM

9. I don't doubt that people who voted him into office ...

... do want to "round up immigrants". They probably want to shoot them too. Scapegoating leads to all kinds of irrational desires.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:09 AM

10. If 'self-deportation' won't work, let's try forced deportation.

Removing undesirables from society by "rounding them up" and "putting them in camps" - perhaps by using trains to transport large numbers at a time. That has a familiar ring to it. Someone should tell Rand that he's not the first one to come up with this idea - although we thought the concept had been dead for 70 years of so.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:03 AM

12. No, Rand, only idiotic Right-wing crazies what to do that.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:49 AM

13. What about the immigrants that aren't from Mexico?

Do they have to go to Mexico too?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:09 PM

14. And he thinks that stance is going to help them win on the West Coast? Really?

Has Rand Paul ever been to the west coast?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:13 PM

15. Some voters want to round up another sort of person

Namely sleazy Senators from Kentucky who don't have the country's interests at heart, but rather those of their financiers.

Senators like that should be rounded up and slopped with the rest of the pigs in the sty.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:56 AM

17. Actually it's a misquote and from an AP article that was later fixed

 

They misquoted him, he said voters DO NOT want to round up immigrants. Amazing how they got that wrong. Honestly, a lot in his party do, but still, it is a misquote.

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Response to blazeKing (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:22 AM

19. This is correct - that was NOT what Paul said

The guy has said enough controversial things in the past few years - no need to add another quote that's not true to the list.

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