One of the more interesting developments with the Obama Administration’s campaign for war has been the rise of Senator Rand Paul as a key anti-war voice.  No surprise.  Observers of Rand Paul have expected him to be even more vocal than his father, Ron Paul.  The media is looking for a “face” of the opposition.  They’re finding Rand Paul.  As his prominence grows now, it will prove to be more difficult for the mainstream media to ignore him later and shut his voice out of the national debate — which is exactly what they did to his father during Ron Paul’s campaign for the White House.
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  1. A quick trip in the Wayback machine takes us to a time when President Carter sat in the Oval office, attired in his midy sweater, hoping to stave off the imminent onset of Global Cooling, talking about the end of American Exceptionalism.
    He looked like a shrunken apple doll doppleganger of a much more enthusiastic sweater wearer,  Mr Rogers.   Carter was at the end of his rope, determined to step the USA back a notch or two with his tiny minded speech.   Reagan came along about a year after that and kicked some ass, showing Carter for the nebbish he was and is.
    Fast forward to 2013 and we have Putin writing his piece in the NyPo op ed section about the end of American exceptionalism.  Funny isn’t it, that one time in the past a Progressive liberal president talked about the  end  of American exceptionalism. Now we have a bully boy Russian president saying the same thing while our latest version of presidential Progressivism cowers in the bunker.
    That is pretty surreal in my opinion.
     Russia is no friend of its people. It is no friend of ours and will take advantage of every opportunity to undercut the US.  Exceptionalism is not something I think of when I review Russia’s contributions to humanity.
     Hopefully our exceptionalism will take form again.   We’ve sent  it into hibernation.  The thaw is coming.  Be ready.  It will be  a whirlwind

    • “Exceptionalism is not something I think of when I review Russia’s contributions to humanity.”
       
      Indeed, AG.  Other than vodka, caviar, and stealing the German MP-44 design and rejiggering it into the AK-47, just WTF have the Ruskies contributed to humanity?  Anything?
       
      “Hopefully our exceptionalism will take form again.   We’ve sent  it into hibernation.  The thaw is coming.  Be ready.  It will be  a whirlwind”
       
      Agreed.  The world is filled with people who continue to underestimate the American spirit.  When it is roused, great things WILL happen.  I do not refer to the American government here but to… We the People.
       

    • Not exactly.  He endorsed Romney after it was clear the Republican Party had fully locked his father out of any honest election, and his endorsement was late in the campaign.  He endorsed in order to get some political capital to further his standing within the party, so as to help a Rand Paul run for President in 2016. 

      While the son is not quite his father, Rand’s politics still incorporate a major part of the views of his father.   If anyone likes Ron Paul, they should support Rand Paul. 

    • I understand everything you’re saying, Flying Wombat, but I’m so turned off by the political crapolla coming out of DC (and locally, as well) that I simply cannot justify anyone playing the game any longer. The system is rotten to the core, beyond repair or redemption, and to pretend otherwise only endorses our own enslavement.
       
      Sorry for what sounds like doom and gloom, but all faith in the political process has been lost.

    • “While the son is not quite his father, Rand’s politics still incorporate a major part of the views of his father.   If anyone likes Ron Paul, they should support Rand Paul.”
       
      Agreed, FW.  There is a lot about Rand Paul that I like.  I am realistic enough to know that NO politician will ever suit me completely and that this is not a reason to take my ball, glove, bat, and go home.  We can give up or we can stand up.  I prefer to STAND UP!  
       
      I shudder to think what will happen to this country should enough fools vote in The Bitch from Benghazi.  Eight years of Obamunism was / is more than bad enough.  Let’s not pile more idiocy on top of that demonstrated in 2008 and 2012.  2010… now, THAT was an election!  lol
       

    • Hopefully a WIN, Place and Show in the next presidential elections… 
       
      Just do NOT be shocked, when the Aqua Buddha story hits. 
      No Biggy, Just a youthful indiscretion, IMO

    • Al-CIA–duh. Israeli officials or their intelligence analysts claiming to be “absolutely certain” of anything is cause to be “highly suspicious” in my book.

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