Ugh, Ugh, Ugh, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Tell Sean Hannity: We’ll “Stay Out Of Any GOP Primary Race That Involves Incumbents”…

Last night Sean Hannity interviewed Rand Paul and Ted Cruz together on his 10pm Fox show.   The discussion included points of contrast between conservative principles and establishment Republican positions.

However, the very last question put to both of them was whether or not they will help up and coming conservatives with endorsements or support in the GOP primary races?

Rand Paul said: “I will stay out of any race that involves an incumbent“.   Looking toward Paul, Ted Cruz responded: “I’ll likely do the same“.

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Sorry folks, but that makes them both self-serving fraidy cats.

When Rand Paul was running for Senator in Kentucky 2010 the GOP machine and Mitch McConnell supported the other guy in the primary, Trey Grayson.

What Mitch McConnell does not want people to know:   Trey Grayson is now the head of Democrat Gabby Giffords SuperPac – He works with Robert Reich, Bill Clinton’s former Labor Secretary:

Trey Grayson, the former Kentucky secretary of state and Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2010, is running a political action committee formed by former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that will try to elect Democrats who want to work with Republicans. (link) 

When Ted Cruz was running for Senate in Texas 2012, Mitch McConnell supported the other guy in the primary, David Dewhurst.

Cruz’s resurgence was surprising for many reasons. Dewhurst, the current lieutenant governor, has the support of the state’s powerful Republican establishment, including Gov. Rick Perry — himself a Tea Party figurehead. Dewhurst has outspent Cruz nearly 3-to-1, even though major outside groups like FreedomWorks have backed Cruz. Dewhurst also had the benefit of a large personal fortune to aid him.   (link)

Both Ted Cruz and Rand Paul were strongly supported and would not have won without the support from the grass roots Tea Party.

However, now, now when they are needed most, especially in Kentucky - they choose to stand on the sidelines.

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57 Responses to Ugh, Ugh, Ugh, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Tell Sean Hannity: We’ll “Stay Out Of Any GOP Primary Race That Involves Incumbents”…

  1. ZurichMike says:

    Did they mean no help to an incumbent, or no help to anyone in a primary?

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    • sundance says:

      No help to anyone against a GOP incumbent in a primary.

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      • ZurichMike says:

        That is extremely disappointing news — hedging their own political careers.

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      • LetJusticePrevail" says:

        If you like your DeceptiCon, you can keep your DeceptiCon. Period.

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        • doodahdaze says:

          In order to be a Republican. You have to be a Republican. Here lies the problem. This is why the “take over the Republican Party” strategery is a flop. The T Party Republicans at the most can push the RINO Party a little more back twards’ the actual center of the political spectrum. The main body has moved left of center. To get the POTUS nomination in the party requires a selling out. No matter who the candidate is. The Real RINO’S are us. Now the fools think they can get votes from South of the Rio Grande.

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      • usnurse8 says:

        Correct Sundance: Definitely the absolute opinion of the majority of true patriot-constitutonal conservatives.No exceptions, No compromise. We will NOT Stand Down!

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  2. Aslan's Girl says:

    Disappointing to say the least… I’m trying to remember if Palin endorsed conservatives running against incumbents. I know she endorsed both McCain and Hatch and stayed out of the McDonnell/Castle primary (iirc); so even she I think stays out of that. REALLY don’t know why!

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    • doodahdaze says:

      The GOP leadership has turned all its guns on the T Party. The very force that got them in. I think they are so stupid they could lose the house in Nov. Amazing.

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  3. tommy boy says:

    You guys gotta remember that Cruz/Paul are already in washington. They have to work with these people on a day to day basis. It doesn’t help them build relationships with people there if they support incumbent challengers who lose. Remember incumbents have a 95% return rate in DC.

    It’s sad ,but its a fact and it’s politics.

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    • doodahdaze says:

      The thing is this. Neither party likes the T Party. The reason for that is the T Party is a Constitutional party. There is no constitutional solution to the mess that the two parties have created. None, zero, zip. To abide by the Constitution would be the end of both parties at this point. Maybe this is why the 1st president did not like the idea of political parties.

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    • CarrieAnn says:

      This is exactly it. It’s very problematic, but the truth is that no Constitutional purist or true conservative is going to get anywhere in DC… not yet anyway. Not only that, but if they don’t play the game, they have zero chance for reelection, and I’d rather have Paul and Cruz and the few others like them elected than to lose the presence of them all together.

      I’m admittedly a Paul fan, but a lot of why I support him as much as I do is because he has built a lot of bridges with those disenfranchised on the left (as his father did as well). Of course this is why the statists of both sides fear him so much because they know he’s for smaller government and has popularity across the aisle, which makes him much harder to demonize as he gets more and more people challenging the status quo.

      Cruz is great for riling up the conservative base, but he doesn’t have the same sway Paul does with a lot of moderates and more liberty-leaning folks on the left. The media refuses to address this, but there are a whole lot of folks on the left who are fed up with the same failed policies and federal abuses just as conservatives are, and we need people like Paul have the ability to get through to them.

      While I’d like to see all the statists and their supporters on both sides go away (and the party system in general), if we want any chance of restoring the country without a whole lot of strife and bloodshed, we’re going to need more politicians like Paul who can play the game and be successful in reaching across the divide. If he has to stay out on ongoing races to get this done, while I don’t really like it, I can certainly understand it.

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      • canadacan says:

        You have a point and a good one.
        I hate getting in by the back door I’d rather see them go through the front door.
        But as Walter Matthau said in Grumpy Old Men”you gotta stick with what works”.
        Fidel Castro was a covert communist in the 1950s.If we have to have covert constitutionalists then that’s way the egg rolls
        It nauseates me what’s happening to Matt Bevin.So we must helping stand and fight.

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        • canadacan says:

          I saw the look on Rand Paul’s face and I heard the tone of voice.I took his words as cynical ,sarcastic and facetious.
          Yes it was political theater.Ted Cruz ,Rand Paul Mike Lee and the rest are waiting to cut some throats.
          The sacrifice of Matt Bevin is short-sighted and morally repugnant.They are throwing him under the bus for long term gains.So he must win against all odds.The romantic in me is disgusted.I want Bevin to laugh in their faces.
          “Those who are not for us are against us .”

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  4. LetJusticePrevail" says:

    This is not only disappointing, but very alarming. If two of the most recognizable faces among Tea Party Conservatives won’t stand together to fight the establishment GOP represented by Mitch McConnell and his ilk, then why would any fence riding GOP voter be inclined to challenge the GOP establishment? This equates to ceding Congress to the RINOs who are already in place. and who are already aligned with the Progressive agenda.

    This also explains Sarah Palin’s recent expression of support for John McCain. Apparently, these folks are willing to align with the Decepticons by refusing to endorse real conservatives during the primaries. Certainly, they can’t be fooled by McConnell’s recent attempt to appear more conservative, since they are right there in Washington to see him at work, supporting the progressives every day. For them, it’s a case of “If you like your Decepticon, you can keep your Decepticon.” Period.

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    • doodahdaze says:

      Tax revenue has no chance…0…of continuing to fund current social policies. This presents itself as a problem to maintain the status quo. Whichever party controls the government will be able to get the largest share of the table scraps of what is left when the ability to print and borrow and tax is reduced by reality. No matter how the pie is sliced, it is not big enough to go around.

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    • Be Ge says:

      Politics is the art of the possible. What we see is that these folks believe they are best off having a backup or showing off what they are showing off. I’ve been recently looking at the story of this guy Michael Saakhashvili of Gruzia/Georgia the xUSSR republic. To me, that was by far the most successful turn to real conservative values of any democratically run society in recent years. Plain and simple, however, he could not have become the president of his country were he to say one half of his plans (overhaul of law enforcement, courts, overhaul of property registration system, overhaul with great simplification of the state licensing system, minimizing the government, simple 15-page tax code with a mandate that plebiscite be required for imposing any new taxes upon people and so on). Every plan like the above touches the financial interest of special groups, and any modern democracy is really a rule of special interest groups and they louder they cry, the more momentum they are getting. You say you plan to do what he has done to the one of the most corrupt police forces in the world (to get a LE structure that has one of world’s highest approval ratings) — and there you go, a few dozen or hundred thousand armed enemies of yours right there. Ditto government contracts, ditto bribing subsystem in the state licensing subsystem, ditto mitigation/removal of oligarchic influence from the state decision-making process, ditto mafia/organized crime fight, ditto the participants of the corrupt tax refund subsystem in the tax collection system, and so on. Not to mention the ideas would’ve simply seem to radical to a substantial part of the electorate.

      In the US, if someone says, for instance, a something about realistic plans to overhaul the government, say, em.., healthcare spending (which is a lot of $$$ with relatively little return per dollar compared to either fully capitalist systems like in Singapore or totally commie systems like the one in France), and that something gains some momentum — this guy must be prepared to potential sharing of the president Kennedy fate, because he just made enemies with a very powerful special interest group which lives off the spending of hundreds of billions of dollars every year.
      I understand the hardship of making the right choice provided the circumstances — but no good alternative is out there.

      p.s. As far as Sen. Rand Paul’s missing endorsement of Matt Bevin vs a present one of Mitch McCONnell, mr. Bevin has explained this in his interview to CNN — Rand Paul started endorsing mr. McConnell before mr. Bevin ever was around, so there is really nothing wrong with standing by his previous choice.

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      • doodahdaze says:

        I think you are close. It seems to me that the population is no longer made up of citizens. The two political parties do not have very many actual party members made up of citizens. More like “Fan’s.” Like a sport team or something. The parties have detached from the citizens. The population has detached from all responsibility and become observers of the two teams. Citizenship is a thing of the past.

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        • Be Ge says:

          Well, that’s the ugly side of a representative democracy under universal voting rights and brainwashed/semi-illiterate masses. Thus far there has been a single attempt (on-going) to curb the irresponsible/detached vote — in the current Thai on-going revolt. I’d love to see them succeed, but I do not have much of a hope for that :(

          In today’s world, the best doing nations in terms of their GDP per capita growth and general advancement through the world-wide rankings in the various quality of life indexes are semi-dictatorships with a right-wing economic bias and a lot of economic freedom with a lot less in the personal freedom domain. Think Singapore, South Korea or China (two of them are democracies in a way, and even China is a bit of that as well since the commie-party higher-than-the-masses level folks are elected). I mean it — taking half a billion of people out of extreme poverty in life of one generation is really a feat worthy of admiration, even if it is done with a very weird mix of communism and capitalism.

          Back to the republic and attempts to keeping it — there needs to be some qualifying filter, much not unlike the driver’s license for public roads. People need to understand the 101 of how the government works, what powers are transferred at a particular election, who is getting elected and what it is that the elected person can and cannot do while in office.

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      • LetJusticePrevail" says:

        “Politics is the art of the possible.”

        Yes, that’s quite true, and well expressed, even if it does seem a little defeatist. Perhaps I was just being overly optimistic when I believed that this was the time for Conservatives to make an all out push for gains in the GOP. But, if not now, when?

        It wasn’t very long ago that pundits were claiming the Tea Party was dead-in-the-water and, I fear, they may be proved right if Conservatives fail to make a very visible gain in the House, or the Senate. The McCONnell race is the perfect opportunity for that to happen. What better way to show that the TP is alive and well than to do what no one has ever done before? (Defeat an incumbent party leader in a primary)

        Will there be anything left to fight for, if the 2014 midterms relegate America to more of the same old, same old? The RINOs are already in the process of designing an immigration reform bill that could cut off any future opportunity reign in the Statists. IMO, 2016 will be too late, and that is why I protest Ted Cruz’s decision to not endorse any candidate who challenges a GOP incumbent, and Sarah Palin’s decision to offer unsolicited support for John McCain. As for Rand Paul, I recognize what Matt Bevin had to say about the timing of Paul’s decision to endorse MM, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.

        Politics might make for strange bedfellows, but there has to come a time when the wh*res are kicked out of bed. IMO, that time is now.

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      • Abagail says:

        “p.s. As far as Sen. Rand Paul’s missing endorsement of Matt Bevin vs a present one of Mitch McCONnell, mr. Bevin has explained this in his interview to CNN — Rand Paul started endorsing mr. McConnell before mr. Bevin ever was around, so there is really nothing wrong with standing by his previous choice.”

        By the same token, doesn’t the fact the endorsement was made BEFORE Bevin became an official candidate give Paul an excuse for shifting his endorsement? The opportunity was there, Paul chose not to take it.

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    • Abagail says:

      Don’t you find the closely spaced announcements from the three most prominent faces of the Tea Party a little odd?

      Somethings rotten in Denmark.

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      • LetJusticePrevail" says:

        Yes, I find the timing of their announcements very odd. It’s almost as if they were done with a single voice, from a central command center. Of course, Paul and Cruz were being interviewed together, so that explains the timing of their responses, but Sarah’s came independently, and without any provocation. It makes me wonder if this was some sort of agreed upon strategy that had been communicated beforehand.

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  5. ctdar says:

    Do as I say, not as I do

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    • Be Ge says:

      The Soviet Army Zampolit essence and motto. People distrusted the zampolits and did not like them all that much as opposed to real commanders, who used to teach their soldiers and officers by personal example: do as I do.

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  6. doodahdaze says:

    Here is where the rubber meets the road. It is a fact that when a parasite kills its host, the parasite must find another host or the parasite itself will die. This is why Socialism always fails. It can not find a new host. This applies to both political parties now. The GOP is killing its host and will never find a new one in the democrat base. The democrat’s have already killed their host. The American Middle Class was the host for both.

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  7. JAS says:

    I’ve come to the sad conclusion that with rare exceptions all of these people couldn’t care less which team they play for, as long as they get to play. It is that simple. Trey Grayson and Charlie Crist are the perfect examples.

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  8. Abagail says:

    I agree with every post here thus far, and the only thing I have to add is that I am, nonetheless, depressed by their announcements.

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  9. Abagail says:

    I just noticed something from Sean Hannity’s Twitter:

    Again, the disproportionately sized board pictorial representation of Zero to the other presidents.

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    • Josh says:

      That’s the first thing I noticed. Also that’s he’s got him placed between Lincoln and Roosevelt. Why? I appreciate Hannity (to some degree) but, to me, he bows too often.

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  10. 2bvictorius says:

    Rand Paul, stabbed his father (Ron Paul) in the back by endorsing Mitt Romney just days before the GOP convention, and that was one of the egregious acts ver committed in American politics. I vowed to never again support Rand Paul in any fashion, no matter what office he may seek. He is not who, or what, he claims to be. Ted Cruz is also a phony and is not Constitutionally eligible to become president or vice president of the United States because he is not a “natural born citizen.”

    If there is anyone elected representative in the republican party who actually believes the Constitution is the supreme law of the United States I wish they would come forward, because I have yet to find one.

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  11. ConservativeNotRepublican says:

    Don’t write them off just yet. Let’s see what happens. I don’t think they’d sell us out just like that, and we don’t know what all is going on in the background. They do have to work with the other Republicans, whether it’s for their political career or for fighting for us. There is wisdom in picking your battles, and we don’t know everything that’s going on.

    I need more than a single quote to change my entire opinion of them.

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  12. 2bvictorius says:

    Rand Paul, stabbed his father (Ron Paul) in the back by endorsing Mitt Romney just days before the GOP convention, and that was one of the most egregious acts ever committed in American politics. I vowed to never again support Rand Paul in any fashion, no matter what office he may seek. He is not who, or what, he claims to be. Ted Cruz is also a phony and is not Constitutionally eligible to become president or vice president of the United States because he is not a “natural born citizen.”

    If there is anyone elected representative in the republican party who actually believes the Constitution is the supreme law of the United States I wish they would come forward, because I have yet to find one.

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  13. Aslan's Girl says:

    I got an email today from Our Friends of Freedom and they said that McConnell was absolutely hateful to Rand Paul when he first declared he was running for Senate. Here’s the paragraph:

    “But Mitch McConnell plays dirty and will do anything to hold on to power.
    When Rand Paul didn’t take McConnell’s instructions to run for a state senate seat in 2009, “McConnell’s team declared all-out war. On the day Paul filed his nomination paperwork at Kentucky’s Capitol, he was greeted by three men in orange jumpsuits, who told reporters they were former Guantanamo Bay detainees there to “thank” Paul for setting them free.” Then, in the first of many attacks on Tea Party members, “a McConnell supporter launched a website, TooKookyforKentucky” to smear Rand Paul.”

    Really wish Rand would even the score and back Bevin.

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    • canadacan says:

      IS m sure that Rand Paul has a long memory.
      I love a lot of things that Rand Pauland Ted Cruz have done, I will never forget.
      These subversive tactics stick in my throat.
      There will be an accounting at some point, I just don’t like how it’s going right now.
      Thank you for bringing that up again.
      Matt Bevin deserves better ,you don’t
      crucify a good man.I hope somebody in
      Rand Paul or Ted Cruz’s office reads this.

      An evil deed is an evil deed.Rght now these 2 are acting as i they are W.C. Fields.
      “Afriend in need is a pest indeed

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    • jordan2222 says:

      Naturally, I looked it up because I had not heard of it.

      http://tookookyforkentucky.blogspot.com/

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  14. Partyzant says:

    Mitch McConnell MUST go. He is a fifth columnist, a disease vector that will defile the public with his brand of perfidy. The anti Rand Paulians, please understand… if McConnell is Stalin and would go on to whack 20 million of his fellow citizens, and Rand is potentially only half as bad, then 10 million citizens’ lives can be spared. This is an imperfect world full of imperfect people and I agree that this is a poor choice, but it is the best choice from a bad palette of choices. Who else do we have? I would like to know what deals were cut to get them to put Bevin on the train straight to the camps. There is something brewing beneath the surface.

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  15. justfactsplz says:

    While I am very disappointed Rand and Cruz didn’t endorse Bevin, I can’t help but think it has something to do with they fact that they may run for President. If they do they will need all of the Republican votes they can get. To alienate the base could cost them a win. There has to be a good reason and I agree they must have gotten together about this decison.

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  16. raskog says:

    We don’t need your rotten, stinkin’ endorsement! Uh, yes we do, actually. Maybe they know Bevin will win. That would be a big assumption. They both need to take a good look at themselves in the mirror after that statement lessen they want to start lookin like milquetoast — the bain of true political existence.

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  17. Ky Mom says:

    Rand Paul endorsed Mitch McConnell. I went to a Rand Paul event and asked him why, pointing out that McConnell is everything Rand ran against. Rand’s answer was that historically one sitting senator endorses another. Rand has made a lot of Kentuckians mad over this (and his weakness on immigration). I’m one of the mad ones. He has turned his back on people who worked hard for him when he got elected. He’s very much a political opportunist. I think he’s buddying up with McConnell to raise money for 2016. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mitch-mcconnell-2014-campaign-rand-paul-ad

    Here’s a clip from Louisville news about Rand signing McConnell’s filing papers. http://www.wdrb.com/story/24385725/senator-mitch-mcconnell Shame on KY Ag Comish Jamie Comer for buddying up to McConnell as well. He was supposed to be Tea Party, too. Money, influence, and aggressive arm twisting are McConnell’s forte. He’s as nasty a politician as there ever was.

    I don’t think Rand will lift McConnell. It will work the other way. Bevin is very credible. He’s very articulate, committed, genuine. Everyone who meets him is a convert. I think he’ll beat McConnell. A whole bunch of us are working on that! Help Bevin out with a donation. McConnell is stuffed with money, and Bevin needs TV time to get exposure. https://mattbevin.com/

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