Rand Paul: I was against earmarks before I was for them....

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    Rand Paul was against earmarks, then he was for them, and now he is against them - National Political Buzz | Examiner.com
     
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    I LOVE this story. Love it.

    Here's your tea party hero wingnuts. Has the right wing pundit army given you talking points yet?
     
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    Rand was the same way on AG subsidies while campaining in KY.
    Someone told him most of his supporters were farmers :D
    He was for them again.

    I figure he is more politician than his father is.
     
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    I can't wait to hear the spin from the Tea Party loyalists on THIS one....
     
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    The talking point is pretty obvious...

    Since earmarks are a reality and Paul alone can't get rid of them...it just makes sense...pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
     
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    Yep following in his fathers footsteps.
    The mouse that roared.
    in the nation of Teastania.
     
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    Earmarks are just a way to get Congress to do anything. The only real way for any Congressperson to have interest in a comprehensive bill or a federal bill or anything that doesn't specifically cater to particular interests in his or her state is through getting some spending project they can then take credit for. In either case they barely make a dent in the deficit or in the overall spending of any particular bill. Its just the way Congress works. Is it shady and probably wasteful? That would seem to depend on the particular earmark, but sure, I can understand why people would be pissed off about them. Is it better than the alternative - ie. Congress does nothing - well, that remains to be seen. We will see how voters in particular states react to having a Congressperson openly refuse to "bring home the bacon." Could be good, could be bad.

    But it's not going to solve either the recession or deficit problems in any way, so it's more of a sabre-rattling issue more than anything.
     
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    And this will aid the GOP's latest promise of TRANSPARENCY how, exactly? Or, are you all willing to give them a pass on that promise as well?
     
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    it's more of a sabre-rattling issue more than anything.

    Yup, but it's a sabre that the wingnuts rattle CONSTANTLY. Then the idiots they elect based on the sabre rattling bring home the pork as fast as they can.

    But reality will not effect the wingnuts.
     
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