Wednesday, August 6, 2014

POLITICO: Rand Paul's Biggest Flip-Flops

Now Politico is piling on with a new post, Rand Paul's Biggest Flip-Flops, discussing Rand's very noticeable (anti-libertarian) shifts on many issues:
Rand Paul’s future is being chased by Rand Paul’s past.
Followers of the Kentucky senator have noticed shifts in the way the libertarian-leaning Republican and likely 2016 contender has positioned himself on a variety of hot-button topics — from aid to Israel to immigration to the Civil Rights Act.
Indeed, Paul today sounds different than the Paul who ran for Senate in 2010. While Paul is not the first politician to “evolve” on issues, the contrast in tone shows the differences between mounting an anti-establishment senatorial bid in a fiercely red state and being taken seriously as his party decides its next nominee for president.
Don't say I didn't warn you. In a November 2012 post, An Open Letter to Libertarians: Don't Be Fooled By Rand Paul, I wrote:
  As we get closer and closer to 2016, it will be easier to spot Rand support moving toward intrusive government measures, that's the only way he will get anywhere close to 50.1%.

The 2 pages worth of shifts that Politico details are absolutely stunning, here.


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