...for his stands on foreign policy, military spending, the Iraq war, etc.? Remember that way back when? Like 2008? Well, it's back, sort of... Call it Son of Ron (literally) McCain Slams Rand Paul for "Isolationism" Was it all just a bad dream? Feels like 1997 all over againfirst David Brooks calls for a hacktacular new "National Greatness" movement in American politics, and now Sen John McCain (R-Ariz.) is snarling about "protectionism and isolationism" in the GOP. "I think there are going to be some tensions within our party," McCain said during a conference put on by Foreign Policy Initiative, a DC-based think tank. "I worry a lot about the rise of protectionism and isolationism in the Republican Party." A prime example, McCain continued, was Rand Paul, Kentucky's next U.S. Senator. "I admire his victory, but ... already he has talked about withdrawals [and] cuts in defense," McCain said. My question is, or one of them is, where is the Tea Party on this? Does Rand Paul, who seems to fancy himself the consummate living symbol of the Tea Party, have widespread support for this 'isolationist' 'cut and run' 'disarm America' vision? Or will the establishment neo-con miltary/industrial big spender conservatives knock him down just like they've always done his old man? McCain Slams Rand Paul for "Isolationism" - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine Oh, second question is, referring to the link, is Rand Paul wearing a Star Trek outfit in that picture?