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Friday, May 13, 2022

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) hit the brakes Thursday on bipartisan hopes that the Senate could quickly pass nearly $40 billion in Ukraine aid before leaving town for the week.

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Based upon Sen Paul's actions against Ukraine of late, I can only wonder what Pres Putin has on him.


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-05-12 04:59 PM | Reply

He just doesn't want to waste that kind of money.

It's a stupid extravagance. People need stuff here.

I hate Rand Paul,but he's right on this.

The MIC just loves this kind of ----.

How far the Dems have fallen, they used to hate the MIC. Now Biden goes and gushes all over the workers at the Javelin factory.

#2 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-05-12 05:34 PM | Reply

Robbing Paul to pay Putin. Or something like that.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-12 05:35 PM | Reply

@#3

That's the interesting thing.

The bill passed the House in a bi-partisan manner.

That's what leaves me to wonder whether Sen Paul got a little too close to what seemed to be the NRA's laundering of Russian money via Ms Butina to Republicans.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-05-12 06:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

@#4

Senate Says Jailed Russian Spy Bonded With Overstock CEO Over Bitcoin Hoping to Get to Rand Paul (Aug 2020)
cointelegraph.com

...The new report delves into already known details about Byrne and Butina meeting at a libertarian conference, and it clarifies that Bitcoin (BTC) was the unifying factor...

However, it seems Byrne was not a primary target. The report reads: "The Committee assesses that both Erickson and Butina viewed Byrne, at least initially, as a vector to yet another Republican presidential candidate, Senator Rand Paul."...


#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-05-12 06:24 PM | Reply

Rand Paul is a libertarian who believes the federal government shouldn't function.

So he's doing his best to prevent it from doing so.

#6 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-12 06:26 PM | Reply

Clownshack is the type of dumbass to support $40 billion being tossed onto the wind.

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2022-05-12 08:46 PM | Reply

"People need stuff here"

When has dandy paul ever produced anything for the "people who need stuff here"?

#8 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2022-05-12 09:12 PM | Reply

Randy Paul = Putin Puppet and Russian Asset.

#9 | Posted by a_monson at 2022-05-13 02:16 AM | Reply

His objection seemed reasonable - funding oversight. Dang, that's a novel concept.

#10 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-05-13 02:18 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Clownshack is the type of dumbass to support $40 billion being tossed onto the wind.
#7 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESHHT

You supported a two trillion dollar tax cut for the wealthy.

$40 billion is chump change compared to $2 trillion.

Go suck on Trump's tail.

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-13 02:29 AM | Reply

Putin Puppet and Russian Asset.
#9 | POSTED BY A_MONSON

He wishes.

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-13 02:30 AM | Reply

Ukraine's drubbing of Russia is Donald Trump's number one foreign policy failure.

Paul was bound to hate it.

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2022-05-13 07:52 AM | Reply

Randys neighbor wasn't wrong.

#14 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-05-13 08:36 AM | Reply

@#10 ... His objection seemed reasonable - funding oversight. ...

Yes, his objection did seem reasonable, but what was the real reason for that objection so late in the process, i.e., right before a recess? And why the Afghanistan oversight person, why not one for this purpose? There are too many holes in his cover story for holding up the bill.

Looking at his objection within the context of his anti-Ukraine actions and comments of late, a pattern seems to emerge.

Why is Sen Paul going to such lengths apparently to support Pres Putin? What does Pres Putin have on Sen Paul?


#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-05-13 10:15 AM | Reply

"His objection seemed reasonable - funding oversight. "

Rand Paul voted FOR Trump's $2.3 Trillion tax giveaway. Rand and his supporters can stuff it.

#16 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-05-13 10:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#16 it's amazing how often the right tries that hollow excuse while presenting a straight face.

Trump added more debt than Obama in half the time but yet it's still Biden's spending causing inflation. Pay no mind to the surplus neither. That's inflationary too in their world.

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2022-05-13 12:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"His objection seemed reasonable - funding oversight. "

Rand Paul voted FOR Trump's $2.3 Trillion tax giveaway. Rand and his supporters can stuff it.

#16 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

It only seems to be a "reasonable" position to ultra maga morons.

Even after Biden apparently has created a 300 billion dollar surplus.

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-05-13 01:45 PM | Reply

He just doesn't want to waste that kind of money.

It's a stupid extravagance. People need stuff here.

I hate Rand Paul,but he's right on this.

The MIC just loves this kind of ----.

How far the Dems have fallen, they used to hate the MIC. Now Biden goes and gushes all over the workers at the Javelin factory.

#2 | Posted by Effeteposer

Putin got a half million americans killed by installing an incompetent russian puppet in the white house.

This is what the MIC is supposed to be for. Fighting back against those who have attacked and harmed us. They're actually doing the right thing for the first time in a long time.

#19 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-05-13 07:13 PM | Reply

His objection seemed reasonable - funding oversight. Dang, that's a novel concept.

#10 | Posted by BellRinger

And a strange coincidence from a guy who was getting paid by putin.

#20 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-05-13 07:17 PM | Reply

"He just doesn't want to waste that kind of money."

Nonsense. He was willing to borrow and waste an additional 10% of all the debt we'd rung up since 1776.

Okay with $2.3 Trillion, but concerned over $40 billion? Tell us another Republican Math joke.

#21 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-05-13 07:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#19 ... MIC ...

Made In China ???


#22 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-05-13 07:23 PM | Reply

MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL-COMPLEX....... ... .???.??.

#23 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-05-13 07:28 PM | Reply

@#23

Thanks for that.

I have been talking about the Military Industrial Complex since I was protesting the Vietnam War.

That was the first time I've ever seen it called "MIC."

Must be a Tik-Tok thing. ;)

Thanks fagain or the follow-up.


#24 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-05-13 07:48 PM | Reply

Rand Paul should be charged with treason

#25 | Posted by danni at 2022-05-13 09:30 PM | Reply

Rand Paul should be charged with treason

WTH ... For asking for an inspector general? Ukraine is a known for money laundering and fraud.

Seems like an adult and reasonable request.

Why would someone NOT want to know where there money is being spent where fraud runs rampant?

And a strange coincidence from a guy who was getting paid by putin. ~SpeaksSoftly

As I have stated when confronted with a difference of opinion, rabid pro-government extremist resort to "Putism", no actual discussion, or intelligent opinion, because they have none.

Make us reasonable and intelligent liberals look bad.

#26 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-05-13 09:44 PM | Reply

Make us reasonable and intelligent liberals look bad.

#26 | POSTED BY ONEIRONAUT

You. A reasonable and intelligent liberal??

Lol. I don't care who you are just that's some funny stuff right there.

#27 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-05-13 09:48 PM | Reply

" us reasonable and intelligent liberals ... "

You're not fooling anyone, comrade.

#28 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-05-13 10:01 PM | Reply

Let's give all our money to a baby killing fascist named Putin, right -----?

#29 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-05-14 01:53 AM | Reply

If the other senators were so pissed with Paul, why don't they change the rules that allow him to do what he is doing? Of course they won't because it would mean that they would lose the right to take a similar position on an issue that is important to them.

To the other senators: Change the rules or STFU!

#30 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2022-05-14 06:26 AM | Reply

Institutional ossification. Makes me feel kinda, well, jiggy in a chirpy sorta way. Knowhatimean?
~ Mitch McConnell
Embalmer

#31 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-05-14 07:13 AM | Reply

Lol. I don't care who you are just that's some funny stuff right there.

Last week you idiot pro-government extremists like yourself were claiming Musk could have spent his $40Billion to cure world hunger ...

Well? Why not give this $40Billion and cure world hunger?
www.cnn.com

Institutional ossification. Makes me feel kinda, well, jiggy in a chirpy sorta way. Knowhatimean?
~ Mitch McConnell
Embalmer

#BidenApproved.

#32 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-05-15 12:55 PM | Reply

Rand Paul is a libertarian who believes the federal government shouldn't function.
So he's doing his best to prevent it from doing so.

If he were consistent in that effort i'd agree, but this seems far more like selective conservatism that is motivated by his being a Russian asset.

#33 | Posted by JOE at 2022-05-15 01:23 PM | Reply

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