Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Now in open panic, Big Government Bushcons and neocons emerge from the closet to try to kill electoral prospects for authentic conservative Rand Paul

Cheney’s War on Rand Paul
(The American Conservative) -- by Daniel McCarthy --

Bush’s #2 has waded into the Republican Senate primary in Kentucky, guns ablaze. A week after neocons declared open season on Rand Paul, Cheney has endorsed his rival, Secretary of State Trey Grayson. National Review piles on, with former Cheney flack Cesar Conda taking to the Corner to snipe, “Should Mr. Paul be elected to fill Sen. Bunning’s seat, ‘Senator Rand Paul’s’ views on national security, the global War on Terror, and foreign-policy matters would be more in line with Majority Leader Harry Reid’s than they would with Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s.”

Interesting, isn’t it, that Conda’s post is all about Rand Paul and says little about Trey Grayson. The neoconservative establishment is terrified of the prospect of a Senator Paul. Given that Rand holds a double-digit lead over Grayson thanks to the support of the tea parties and grassroots anti-statists, I suspect that the intervention of Bush administration retreads on the Secretary of State’s behalf will not have the effect Cheney desires...LINK
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Chris Moore comments:

NR: "Should Mr. Paul be elected to fill Sen. Bunning’s seat, ‘Senator Rand Paul’s’ views on national security, the global War on Terror, and foreign-policy matters would be more in line with Majority Leader Harry Reid’s than they would with Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s.”

Should Mr. Grayson be elected to fill Sen. Bunning's seat, Senator Grayson's views on foreign policy social engineering, war profiteering, domestic Big Government largesse, crony capitalism, State capitalism and government sponsored wealth transfers to the political class and government connected corporatists would be more in line with Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell than they would with traditional American conservatives in the vein of the Founders.

When are these damn Big Government pseudo-conservatives just going to join the Democratic Party and get it over with so AUTHENTIC conservatives can start building a movement against centralizers and statist authoritarians based upon REAL conservative principles?

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