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Rand Paul: Phony As Ever

Posted By Justin Raimondo On June 20, 2012 @ 9:00 am In News | Comments Disabled

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) tries to calm the waters roiled by his preemptive endorsement of Mitt “I’d Bomb Iran” Romney by taking to the pages [1]of National Review Online to “rip [2]” (as Conor Friedersdorf put it) Romney’s view that the President doesn’t need separate authorization from Congress to attack Iran. Unfortunately, this “rip” is but a minor tear: you’ll note Sen. Paul doesn’t say how he’d vote on this issue. And  you’ll note also that, in spite of Jack “The Southern Avenger” Hunter’s boast [3] that Rand amended the Iran sanctions bill in the Senate, Rand doesn’t mention this “achievement” in his NRO post (perhaps because it wasn’t an achievement but a sellout, since he voted for [4]the bill).

Rand Paul — still the Hollow Man [5].

P.S. And where is Hunter’s answer to yesterday’s piece [6], which he claimed [7]on Facebook he’s “working on”? I won’t hold my breath waiting for it….

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URLs in this post:

[1] the pages : http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/303298/opposing-unconstitutional-wars-sen-rand-paul#

[2] rip: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/06/rand-paul-rips-romney-for-saying-he-could-fight-iran-without-congress/258729/

[3] boast: http://www.dailypaul.com/238764/jack-hunter-defending-rand-paul-today-on-the-jerry-doyle-show

[4] voted for : http://www.dailypaul.com/216460/sen-rand-paul-explain-his-vote-in-favor-of-sanctions-on-iran

[5] the Hollow Man: http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/09/23/the-hollow-man-rand-pauls-father-complex/

[6] yesterday’s piece: http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/06/17/rand-pauls-oedipal-drama/

[7] he claimed : http://www.facebook.com/#!/jack.hunter.397/posts/481645421852503?comment_id=6056967&offset=0&total_comments=37

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