Rand Paul.....sigh.

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Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

Post by thoreau » 08 Aug 2018, 14:31

Rand Paul, before going to Russia, asked Trump to write him a letter of introduction to Putin.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/rand-paul- ... 1533752234

In general I'm fine with Senators going to foreign capitals to develop relationships. It's a long-standing practice and probably a healthy one. But I'd be much less peeved at him if he didn't make a point of capitalizing specifically on the Trump-Putin relationship. He should be focusing on the institutional relationships between a branch of the US government and the Russian government, not the individual bromance between Trump and Putin.

Then again, Putin's popular with the GOP base and Rand Paul is a panderer...
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Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

Post by Eric the .5b » 08 Aug 2018, 16:47

That's just skeevy.
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Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

Post by thoreau » 08 Aug 2018, 17:03

I just can't quite figure out what he thinks he'll get from this pandering. Does he see himself as a Presidential prospect in 2024 (or 2020 if shit goes down for the Trump administration)? Does he think pandering to Putin will help him in his re-election? IIRC he's not up for re-election by 2022, and I would not be placing long-term bets for or against Putin's reputation in the US. Not with stuff in a state of flux.

Or is this part of his family's penchant for raising money from the skeevier elements of the GOP base?
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Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

Post by Kolohe » 08 Aug 2018, 18:23

Why not all the above?
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