A group of Tea Party and conservative activists rallied outside of Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s Louisville office, calling for the defunding of the president’s health care law.All this caused Rand to pick up new support from neocon Charles Krauthammer:
Joined by U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin, over a dozen demonstrators spoke in support of Republican Ted Cruz of Texas, who held a nearly 24-hour marathon talk on the Senate floor to oppose the Affordable Care Act.
But McConnell disagreed with Cruz's tactic to block a federal spending bill that takes out funding Obamacare in order to keep Senate Democrats from amending the measure[...]
Bevin's stance could be somewhat complicated, however, by reports that Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., who has endorsed McConnell, privately discouraged Cruz's plan as a poor strategy that would ultimately shut down the federal government.
I understand that this was a very emotional moment, whipped up everybody who opposed Obamacare, but I thought Rand Paul threaded the needle on this very well.If Rand keeps this up, showing concern about government shutting down, he may end up getting support from Nancy Pelosi.