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(Yahoo)   In 2011, Rand Paul suggested cutting off all aid to Israel. I wonder if anyone noticed   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 105
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2014-08-04 05:44:44 PM
he's right; we should have. to the palestinian authority too. until both sides knock this shiat off.
 
2014-08-04 05:54:21 PM

FlashHarry: he's right; we should have. to the palestinian authority too. until both sides knock this shiat off.


He doesn't think that anymore, and is in fact claiming he never did. Which is somewhat tricky since he proposed a budget with it in.
 
2014-08-04 06:17:07 PM

Tigger: FlashHarry: he's right; we should have. to the palestinian authority too. until both sides knock this shiat off.

He doesn't think that anymore, and is in fact claiming he never did. Which is somewhat tricky since he proposed a budget with it in.


He's mostly Republican, and old. They do not understand that the Internet is forever, and their shiat persists.
 
2014-08-04 06:18:36 PM
That wouldn't be counter to his dovish, isolationist bent.  Unfortunately, we're part of a global community; so we have to grease the squeaky wheel at times.

Tigger: He doesn't think that anymore, and is in fact claiming he never did. Which is somewhat tricky since he proposed a budget with it in.


OF COURSE he does.  *facepalm*

Hand to God, when I become Emperor of America, I'mma make every Congresscritter walk around the capital wearing flip-flops for shoes.
 
2014-08-04 06:28:29 PM

jasonvatch: Tigger: FlashHarry: he's right; we should have. to the palestinian authority too. until both sides knock this shiat off.

He doesn't think that anymore, and is in fact claiming he never did. Which is somewhat tricky since he proposed a budget with it in.

He's mostly Republican, and old. They do not understand that the Internet is forever, and their shiat persists.


He's not that dumb. It's a calculated lie. He knows what he's doing. Between the fake ophthalmology certification and the plagiarism the guy's real upstanding.
 
2014-08-04 07:13:01 PM
He'll never get any Adelson dick free speech with that attitude
 
2014-08-04 07:34:29 PM
"Should we be giving free money or welfare to a wealthy nation? I don't think so."

~Rand Paul Not Rand Paul.

Plagiarizes other people's words while denying his own.

Not saying aid to Israel shouldn't be weaned off just noting that Rand is a two-faced individual.
 
2014-08-04 08:16:41 PM
He also never opposed the Civil Rights Act.

Though I agree with that thing that he claims he never proposed. Israel has plenty of their own money. Let them pay for their own defense, barring some sort of extraordinary emergency.
 
2014-08-04 09:03:02 PM
Congress recently unanimously passed a bill supporting Israel.

This Congress cant unanimously do *anything*, but they can support Israel?
 
2014-08-04 09:19:45 PM
I guess Rand Paul is just a liberal anti-Semite then.
 
2014-08-04 09:26:44 PM
Didn't he get nailed on this when he proposed it, and then went, "Well all foreign aid, except for Israel, duh!".

//Are we still paying Egypt to not attack Israel?
 
2014-08-04 09:30:28 PM
Wait, he proposed "cutting off foreign aid to all countries" and someone is calling that "ending federal aid to Israel"?

So it's like when someone criticizes Israel slaughtering of civilians and the usual suspects start braying "ANTI SEMITE!!1!!".

/ Rand Paul is still an asshole, though
 
2014-08-04 09:31:15 PM

vernonFL: Congress recently unanimously passed a bill supporting Israel.

This Congress cant unanimously do *anything*, but they can support Israel?


"Supporting" Israel isn't actually DOING anything, so their record is still secure.
 
2014-08-04 09:31:59 PM

grumpfuff: I guess Rand Paul is just a liberal anti-Semite then.


A jack-off of all charades.
 
2014-08-04 09:32:00 PM
Rand Paul walks around defining reality as it fits him at any moment to any audience.  He is a joke and will be considered a serious contender for a few weeks in 2016.  This is the GOP.
 
2014-08-04 09:32:27 PM
Uh oh.  Better kiss Israel's ass now or it's bye bye 2016.
 
2014-08-04 09:32:44 PM
He can say whatever he wants. He knows he won't be called on it.
 
2014-08-04 09:33:24 PM
On the subject of Israel, I claim a lot of ignorance. I mean, I know they are surrounded, and I know why we support them (cuz Jesus is coming back!). But do they really need our financial aid?
 
2014-08-04 09:33:35 PM
Youthful indiscretion.
 
2014-08-04 09:35:34 PM

HawgWild: On the subject of Israel, I claim a lot of ignorance. I mean, I know they are surrounded, and I know why we support them (cuz Jesus is coming back!). But do they really need our financial aid?


We're paying off both sides of the Israel/Egypt war indefinitely not to attack each other again.
 
2014-08-04 09:36:43 PM

FlashHarry: he's right; we should have. to the palestinian authority too. until both sides knock this shiat off.


Don't kid yourself, he doesn't have a nuanced, principled objection to the influence AIPAC has on the US political process, he just doesn't want to help out any Jews.

Even when Rand Paul says something close to sensible, there's always some nagging detail that kills the deal he's not sharing or utterly lying about/ignoring intentionally. If he says the sky is blue, check in with NASA and make sure we aren't in the middle of some kind of eclipse.
 
2014-08-04 09:42:24 PM
FLIP FLOPPER!!!!!!
 
2014-08-04 09:43:32 PM
Crotchrocket Slim: ...  Even when Rand Paul says something close to sensible, there's always some nagging detail that kills the deal he's not sharing or utterly lying about/ignoring intentionally.

He does seem to be one of the politicians who is much better in theory than in practice.
 
2014-08-04 09:47:36 PM

jaytkay: Wait, he proposed "cutting off foreign aid to all countries" and someone is calling that "ending federal aid to Israel"?

So it's like when someone criticizes Israel slaughtering of civilians and the usual suspects start braying "ANTI SEMITE!!1!!".

/ Rand Paul is still an asshole, though


FTA:

"I'm not singling out Israel. I support Israel. I want to be known as a friend of Israel, but not with money you don't have," Paul said in 2011 during an interview with ABC News. "We can't just borrow from our kids' future and give it to countries, even if they are our friends."

He even pointed to Israel as an example of a nation that doesn't need foreign aid because of its own wealth.

"I think they're an important ally, but I also think that their per capita income is greater than probably three-fourths of the rest of the world," Paul said, also in 2011. "Should we be giving free money or welfare to a wealthy nation? I don't think so."
 
2014-08-04 09:48:06 PM
Just wait until they find out about the farking coffee...
 
2014-08-04 09:48:35 PM

Skink Wrangler: Crotchrocket Slim: ...  Even when Rand Paul says something close to sensible, there's always some nagging detail that kills the deal he's not sharing or utterly lying about/ignoring intentionally.

He does seem to be one of the politicians who is much better in theory than in practice.


The man is a grifting son of a grifter- no further qualification or discussion needed.
 
2014-08-04 09:50:07 PM

jaytkay: Wait, he proposed "cutting off foreign aid to all countries" and someone is calling that "ending federal aid to Israel"?

So it's like when someone criticizes Israel slaughtering of civilians and the usual suspects start braying "ANTI SEMITE!!1!!".

/ Rand Paul is still an asshole, though


So cutting off all aid to foreign countries, "including Israel" isn't, in fact, cutting off aid to Israel?

The passageways of your mind must be an amazing place to visit...
 
2014-08-04 09:52:46 PM
Israel is one of those 57 states. Except that they are Real Americans.
 
2014-08-04 09:53:28 PM
Safari Ken:

That just illustrates what happens.

Rand Paul: Let's end foreign aid to all countries

ABC Interviewer: But not Israel, right?

/ I can't believe I'm defending Rand Paul
 
2014-08-04 09:55:03 PM

Mikey1969: So cutting off all aid to foreign countries, "including Israel" isn't, in fact, cutting off aid to Israel?


Me: I'm an atheist

Mikey1969: WHY DO YOU HATE JEWS?!?!?!
 
2014-08-04 09:55:05 PM
It's OK guys. Rand was just not fully considering the implications of his proposed actions. That's all.
 
2014-08-04 09:55:44 PM
If he could actually pull that off I might vote for the farker.

/Lifelong democrat.
 
2014-08-04 10:04:43 PM

jaytkay: Mikey1969: So cutting off all aid to foreign countries, "including Israel" isn't, in fact, cutting off aid to Israel?

Me: I'm an atheist

Mikey1969: WHY DO YOU HATE JEWS?!?!?!


You misheard me. I said I hate to chew!
 
2014-08-04 10:07:29 PM
"I'm just a sleazy, lying, whore who would sell my own grandmother to get your votes"

~RAND PAUL

http://www.salon.com/2014/07/18/rand_pauls_craven_new_pander_why_hes _s wung_wildly_on_israel_again/
 
2014-08-04 10:07:56 PM

fusillade762: He also never opposed the Civil Rights Act.

Though I agree with that thing that he claims he never proposed. Israel has plenty of their own money. Let them pay for their own defense, barring some sort of extraordinary emergency.




There is a giant hexagon on Saturn's north pole.
i59.tinypic.com
Your argument is invalid.
 
2014-08-04 10:14:46 PM

Mikey1969: jaytkay: Mikey1969: So cutting off all aid to foreign countries, "including Israel" isn't, in fact, cutting off aid to Israel?

Me: I'm an atheist

Mikey1969: WHY DO YOU HATE JEWS?!?!?!

You misheard me. I said I hate to chew!


I farking love juice.
 
2014-08-04 10:19:15 PM

jaytkay: Safari Ken:

That just illustrates what happens.

Rand Paul: Let's end foreign aid to all countries

ABC Interviewer: But not Israel, right?

/ I can't believe I'm defending Rand Paul


There's no need to defend Rand Paul. The guy's a prick, but I'm not attacking him. I just figured you hadn't gotten to the part of the article where in two different quotes, he specifies that yes, we should cut off aid to Israel as well. Whether he brought it up himself, or was answering a direct question (or both, since it's two separate occasions we're talking about), seems completely irrelevant to me. He was talking about "all foreign countries", and then made sure that we knew he meant Israel also. He didn't not answer the reporter's question, and he didn't just imply Israel. He said (and I'm paraphrasing because you've already read the quotes) yes, Israel too, even though we're pals, because we're broke and they aren't. Whatever caused him to make the comments, he made them, and he just looks foolish by pretending he didn't.
 
2014-08-04 10:22:08 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: Mikey1969: jaytkay: Mikey1969: So cutting off all aid to foreign countries, "including Israel" isn't, in fact, cutting off aid to Israel?

Me: I'm an atheist

Mikey1969: WHY DO YOU HATE JEWS?!?!?!

You misheard me. I said I hate to chew!

I farking love juice.


i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-08-04 10:22:17 PM
They farked up the last sentence. Such horrible writing.
 
2014-08-04 10:24:21 PM
He's a Republican. Today's talking points are the Truth. Yesterday's talking points, if different than today's, never existed.
 
2014-08-04 10:27:06 PM
I think the problem is that they have nukes.  Specifically, they have US nukes.  Now we have to bribe the fark out of them not to have US military hardware we gave them illegally used in some blatant war-crimes to glass some civilian population centers in the middle east.

Basically, we're the guy who made the mistake of letting our girlfriend get hold of compromising material when we thought we could trust her and now we can't break up now that she turned out to be crazy because of the blackmail.
 
2014-08-04 10:36:07 PM

Baz744: fusillade762: He also never opposed the Civil Rights Act.

Though I agree with that thing that he claims he never proposed. Israel has plenty of their own money. Let them pay for their own defense, barring some sort of extraordinary emergency.

There is a giant hexagon on Saturn's north pole.

Your argument is invalid
.


That is a peculiarly awesome argument.
 
2014-08-04 10:38:27 PM
The American Christian Evangelical wing would go nuts if we cut off aid to Israel. I think he realized that he would alienate a large chunk of his electorate if he persisted.
 
2014-08-04 10:39:57 PM

Jim_Callahan: I think the problem is that they have nukes.  Specifically, they have US nukes.  Now we have to bribe the fark out of them not to have US military hardware we gave them illegally used in some blatant war-crimes to glass some civilian population centers in the middle east.

Basically, we're the guy who made the mistake of letting our girlfriend get hold of compromising material when we thought we could trust her and now we can't break up now that she turned out to be crazy because of the blackmail.


Israel didn't get it's nukes from the US. It's nuclear program was aided by several European countries. They didn't even tell us they had them, and still won't admit publicly that they even have them.

It's kind of telling that we publicly pretend to be BFFs, yet we obviously don't trust each other with military and intelligence secrets.
 
2014-08-04 10:39:57 PM
I have a better idea: cut off all foreign aid to all countries.
 
2014-08-04 10:44:04 PM

jayhawk88: It's OK guys. Rand was just not fully considering the implications of his proposed actions. That's all.


Perfect! That's exactly the traits I want in a president!
 
2014-08-04 10:51:13 PM
antiwar.com

Richman Sheldon says, fark your libertarianism.

/oh, sorry, wrong thread...
//no, wait... I'll hold with what I got
 
2014-08-04 10:53:36 PM

Skink Wrangler: Crotchrocket Slim: ...  Even when Rand Paul says something close to sensible, there's always some nagging detail that kills the deal he's not sharing or utterly lying about/ignoring intentionally.

He does seem to be one of the politicians who is much better in theory than in practice.


That's basically true of libertarianism in general. That whole political philosophy is much better in theory than in practice.
 
2014-08-04 11:01:08 PM

HawgWild: On the subject of Israel, I claim a lot of ignorance. I mean, I know they are surrounded, and I know why we support them (cuz Jesus is coming back!). But do they really need our financial aid?


You think Jews wouldn't take free money?

Super glue a quarter to the sidewalk in Mizner Park one time, watching the attempts to remove it from the concrete will put some of the clever tricks on Burn Notice to shame.
 
2014-08-04 11:05:07 PM

jayhawk88: It's OK guys. Rand was just not fully considering the implications of his proposed actions. That's all.


Same old same old or

There is nothing new under the sun.-Rand Paul
 
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