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Another Tea Partier re-joins the GOP……..Rand Paul….

Am I surprised?

Nope…..

Politcs 101….

Primary Republicans run hard right….

General election come back to the middle right….

And…

Raise money…

Just as Sharron Angle is doing in Nevada….

Rand Paul is coming home to the GOP…..

Sharron Angle, Rand Paul


Even though Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stood with the GOP establishment candidate in his home state of Kentucky, he will now host a June 24 fundraiser in Washington for Paul hosted by the Republican Senatorial Committee, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Asked if the embrace of the GOP national establishment might hurt Paul with his supporters, University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato told the Courier-Journal, “”I think they’re pretty set on him. They like him. They’re going to forgive a lot because they believe that deep down in his core he’s with them. They also understand he’s got to do some things to patch up the rift with McConnell and the mainstream, establishment Republicans.”

Back home in Kentucky, Republicans were trying to knit back together Paul’s movement with the wing of the party that backed Secretary of State Trey Grayson, the Lexington Herald-Leaderreported.

There are lingering resentments from the primary. The paper said that some Paul supporters feel the Grayson camp “drove the wedge deep” by not only challenging Paul on policy differences but trying to portray him as a candidate with fringe ideas. On the other side, some Republicans who have had a stake in party activities for years are feeling pushed aside by impatient Tea Party movement activists.

Nevertheless, McConnell, Grayson and the state party have all publicly rallied behind Paul

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June 13, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , , ,

8 Comments »

  1. Hi james,

    Why are you so upset about it? Every time a Republican Candidate goes somewhat back to the middle you’re getting UPSET. Stop this GOP trashing.

    Comment by Daniel G. | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  2. I’m not upset…..

    If you check my posts in the past…
    I point out the same for Democrats….

    HALTER for example….

    You don’t have to defend everyone…

    It is basic Primary politics to do those moves…I believe even YOU mentioned that in a post… back when……

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 13, 2010 | Reply

    • Of course I have to defend every Republican against the liberal-ruin the Country Democrats.

      What did you point out on Halter? That’s laughable. You defend Democrats every step of the way.

      You’re are hard core Democrat. Just finally admit it man.

      Comment by Daniel G. | June 13, 2010 | Reply

      • He, he, he……

        I do lean Democratic….

        That’s why I talked up Haley….

        PLEASE!

        Give me a break!

        Comment by jamesb101 | June 13, 2010

  3. If Vertigo was here….. he’d be upset……

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  4. I repeat me often mentioned refrain…..

    They are just politicians……

    That applies to Obama on down to local school board elections….

    All parties, sexes and races….old and young……

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  5. It is the nature of the beast……

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 13, 2010 | Reply

  6. Daniel G., Our Campaigns crashed I think.

    http://www.ourcampaigns.com/

    The last poll had Paul leading Conway by 8 percent.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | June 14, 2010 | Reply


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