Rand Paul betrays base and endorses Romney, Ron Paul supporters outraged
Rand Paul’s decision to endorse Mitt Romney as Republican candidate for President is causing a firestorm of outrage amongst Ron Paul supporters, who are accusing the Kentucky Senator of selling out to the political establishment.
During an appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show last night, Rand Paul threw his weight behind the former Massachusetts Governor.
“My first choice had always been my father. I campaigned for him when I was 11-years-old. He’s still my first pick,” Paul told Hannity. “But now that the nominating process is over, tonight I’m happy to announce that I’m going to be supporting Gov. Mitt Romney.”
The Romney campaign quickly shot back with an official press release welcoming the endorsement.
“I am honored to have earned the endorsement of Rand Paul. Senator Paul has been a leading voice in the effort to scale back the size and reach of government and promote liberty. Over the past three and half years, President Obama has made government more and more of a presence in our lives, and Americans can’t afford four more years of the same failed policies. As President, I will reform the federal government and make it smaller, simpler, and smarter. I am grateful for Senator Paul’s support and look forward to working with him to get America back on the right track.”
When asked about signs that Rand Paul was moving closer to Romney after a series of low-key meetings with the former Governor of Massachusetts, Alex Jones pointed out that Paul would be far wiser to wait four years before trying to have an impact on the presidential election.
“I think Rand will destroy himself if he does that,” said Jones, adding, “I would advise Rand Paul to refuse it,” if he is offered the VP slot by the Romney campaign.
The reaction to Rand Paul’s endorsement of Romney on pro-Ron Paul websites has been nothing short of savage. Listed below are just a handful of the thousands of comments attacking Rand for his apparent decision to jump in bed with the Republican establishment.
“Not another penny for Rand! THAT IDIOT! He got himself infected by the Washington, shifting, turning, spinning, compromising, eye shutting WASHINGTON BUG!”
“Son betrayed the father. Looks are perception. Perception is marketing. No kid does this to his father. Rand could have quietly gone to the polls and voted. I can’t see it as anything except spineless.”
“He was an equivocator from the beginning. He does not have the same commitment to the Constitution. He’s feathering his own bed. Now, let him lie in it!”
“This weakens us by making us have to bend to the establishment and compromise our beliefs. Paulistas, we never compromised one hair during this whole journey. Are you willing to begin compromising now?”
“Rand Paul is a pathetic sellout! I just emailed the Campaign For Liberty to let Rand know exactly how I feel. He is a traitor. He has lost my vote in 2016.”
However, there’s still a minority who believe Paul is cleverly trying to cosy up to Romney so he can inject constitutionalist ideas into the presidential run off and potentially secure a VP slot.
“Rand needs to be getting his ducks in a row for I suppose a second choice which would be Mitt for POTUS & Rand for VP….Rand is evidently playing Paulitics here folks… So I would appreciate for all of those who have been attacking Rand to please STOP,” wrote one commenter.
“Rand is not capitulating. Rand is not genuflecting. Rand is entrenching himself in the GOP. The liberty movement has a guy in the heart of the GOP in Rand, and how can that be bad? When Rand becomes President, we’ll see strength in a leader that’s been unseen since Reagan,” added another.
As we have documented, Mitt Romney is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. His alleged attendance at the 2012 Bilderberg Group meeting only confirms the fact that is another puppet for the elite.
Romney has firmly indicated that he will continue to focus the war on terror domestically against U.S. citizens by backing the National Defense Authorization Act and its provision that allows Americans to be kidnapped and held indefinitely without trial.
Ignoring the rhetoric, Romney’s political history clearly illustrates how he is barely any different from Barack Obama.
As we have documented, Romney laid down the template for Obamacare, has supported the call for carbon taxes, has proven himself to be anti-second amendment, as well as failing to oppose illegal immigration and abortion. If anything Romney is more dangerous than a second Obama term because he would put conservatives to sleep while continuing the same policies.
Romney and Obama are also bankrolled by the same financial interests, namely Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse Group, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, UBS, Citigroup, Wells Fargo and Barclays.
The only saving grace of Rand Paul being offered the VP slot is that he cannot be any worse than the likes of Marco Rubio, a committed neo-con who has been aggressively calling for the U.S. to commit to more unaffordable military attacks on Syria and Iran.
However, the general mood amongst Paulites is not accommodating of the notion that Rand is just “playing politics” to gain more influence. The majority clearly view his endorsement of Romney as an act of betrayal and a sign that the Kentucky Senator has become part of the establishment he so aggressively campaigned against during his Tea Party triumph in 2010.