Sunday Talks: Rand Paul Schools Chuck Todd on Pragmatic Foreign Policy – Toad Mutters, and Grumbles Throughout…

The background protestations, grumbles and sounds of the insufferable Chuck Todd while his ‘Share Blue’ talking points are being deconstructed is actually a little funny.

In this interview Senator Rand Paul explains the pragmatic policy of withdrawing 50 U.S. troops from Northern Syria to avoid them becoming victims to a cross-border incursion by a NATO ally, Turkey, while the ridiculously pontificating European collective does nothing except criticize the U.S. for not defending their interests.  Chuck Todd is flummoxed.

Additionally, Senator Paul creates a ‘splodey head when the conversation turns to the Ukraine and Rand Paul points out the hypocrisy of Democrats trying to impeach President Trump for political foreign policy the Democrats initiated.  Quite Funny:

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On the Saudi troop support, Rand Paul misses the bigger picture of a simple policy that President Trump is maintaining. Remember during the 2017 Trump visit to the 50 nation Arab-American Summit, President Trump asked them to “drive out” the extremists within political Islam and said the U.S. would support their efforts.

The Arab coalition has been doing exactly what President Trump requested; the GCC confrontation with Qatar was a specific outcome of that request. The U.S. troops to support the ongoing “drive out” is simply President Trump keeping his word with Saudi Arabia and Mohammed bin Salman (MbS). [Big Picture Here]

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100 Responses to Sunday Talks: Rand Paul Schools Chuck Todd on Pragmatic Foreign Policy – Toad Mutters, and Grumbles Throughout…

  1. emet says:

    The Ds and MSM crying that President Trump is abandoning the Kurds. But not a peep when Obama abandoned working class Americans

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  2. Patience says:

    When in Saudi Arabia –do as the Arabs do
    :>sword dance

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  3. The Boss says:

    One day Chuck Todd will find himself wearing a straight jacket in a rubber room. It is inevitable. He is clearly breaking down. Same as his neighbor in the adjoining rubber room, Shep Smith.

    Liked by 8 people

  4. Sundance: Without being obsequious here, I must ex[ress appreciation that your observations and recollection of past Trump policy outreaches has hit it dead center, out of the ballpark on this.

    Liked by 12 people

  5. This was a good interview. Rand is very sharp and great with his quick responses. Notice how the time is always running out when anyone starts talking about Dem corruption.

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    • Heika says:

      It was an excellent demonstration of it here. Rand did a good job of constantly pointing that out to him, and Chucky did a great job of pretending he didn’t say it. Mind blowing to watch it so blatantly shoved in everyones faces. If the world were a rational place of fairness, Rand Pau (and his father before him) l would be President and all the nonsense would be put to bed and imagine what USA would look like (infrastructure, evenly spread wealth, and the preservation of logic)

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Rand interviews well. He’s very level headed. Hope the video gets tweeted (I don’t tweet) as the arguments he is making need to be heard.

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  6. Carrie says:

    The silence is deafening- the left really really cannot talk about Hunter Biden or gasp- why Hunter and Joe need to be investigated. They really have their talking points down. It really is just like the Hillary emails- gosh- it is just terrible/criminal that they were leaked- but what ever you do – don’t read them for their content!

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  7. wtd says:

    “The Arab coalition has been doing exactly what President Trump requested; the GCC confrontation with Qatar was a specific outcome of that request. The U.S. troops to support the ongoing “drive out” is simply President Trump keeping his word with Saudi Arabia and Mohammed bin Salman (MbS)”

    Glaringly missing then, from this administration is absolute condemnation of the support network within the US for related terrorism by organized groups such as CAIR, MSA, etc.

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    • Heika says:

      Yes – seems some rather looming over sight! Nothing is real, nothing is about justice. Games for this one and that… back rubs here and there because that one is a GOOD bad guy, and that one is a bad good bad guy, that bad boy is so bad…and on it goes. Depends on whose palm is greased. That is all. The clown magician show.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      To his credit, President Bush 43 tried and was destroyed in the Media and lost in the courts. President Trump knows he cannot win the court battle and that not all of DoJ would reliably support the effort. Media heads exploding is a given.

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    • Rhoda R says:

      Give him time. Right now he’s dealing with the organized corruption groups found in the IC and Congress.

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    • oldumb says:

      LOL, I think you forgot the word yet. POTUS is still working on air superiority and you are complaining his ground troops are not in position. Things are happening in the order they need to happen, not just because you thought it up. How many fronts does POTUS need to fight on before people give him the benefit of the doubt?

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      • wtd says:

        There is zero benefit to allowing the Muslim Brotherhood’s political apparatus to freely operate and influence our elected officials to undermine our POTUS. This is a domestic issue of significant importance.

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        • oldumb says:

          No one is arguing otherwise. There are other issues of significant importance going on as well. Priority list have to be made. Some really important things have to wait.
          That is my point.

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    • mikeyboo says:

      wtd-that is a brilliant point. We are demanding they “drive them out” while we are shielding them over here!

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  8. TwoLaine says:

    Poor Little Chuckie. Two bad weeks in a row where he was shot down at every angle. BOOM!

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  9. Heika says:

    Rand Paul makes far too much sense …. reminds us of the two elephant clown show we exist in.
    (aka the obvious ‘elephants of CORRUPTION in the room’ not the Rep symbol bla bla)

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  10. burnett044 says:

    there has been far too much American blood shed …body parts lost and lives taken in the middle east…..we need to pry our lips off the ass of all of them….no arms no money..just get out.
    War is a racket…

    Liked by 7 people

    • Lester Smith says:

      Remember president Eisenhower warned us way back in the late 50s about the military industrial complex JFK was ready to pull out of Vietnam but didn’t live long enough to do it?

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      • Jainphx says:

        It’s all connected! Eisenhower knew better than most as he worked with them all! I remember him saying that and the storm it made against him! He basically gave up and went golfing! Kennedy watched the CIA destroy the Bay of Pigs invasion, then signalled the pull away from Vietnam. He had to go! Then came Reagan with same ideas! They tried to kill him also!
        Now we had the Bush’s who faught every war they could, then Obama and Clinton! Cant we see who wants war? Anyway, no matter where as long as weapons are needed! Money, money, money! How many millions of weapons made!

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  11. islandpalmtrees says:

    Check – delete please

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  12. JaimeInTexas says:

    Saudi Arabia is extremist in of itself and cannot eliminate extremeists. They eliminate political opponents to the regime, Christians and Shias.

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    • ALEX says:

      The Saudis understand survival in the roughest neighborhood around. We have them right where we have wanted them for decades.

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      • Heika says:

        I would prefer that ‘they’ be ‘nation changed’ .. with misadventures. Why havent they been the target of the MIC so far? A question well worth asking, very worth asking. Who is Saudi Arabia actually really aligned to? Keep asking and you will find the answer. Most wont like it.

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  13. NJF says:

    Re: Sunday talks, I hope we can get a clip of Steve Hilton’s opening monologue. He’s killings it laying out the whole Biden/Ukraine mess & all the other dem senators that were involved. Amazing reporting.

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  14. ALEX says:

    Spot on Sundance. The President is a transactional businessman from his fathers training. The Saudis and the Chinese etc understand this process in their own ways.

    We are watching the Art of the Deal with a heavy dose of Sun Tzu.

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  15. Jase says:

    I love the last few minutes when Toad tried a Ukraine gotcha and was repeatedly beaten about head by the truth.
    Having said that, the most interesting aspect of that whole car crash, for me, is this sudden assertion that PDJT demanding that countries who seek US military aid should help cover the cost of it is somehow turning the US military into a ‘mercenary force’.
    Somehow, I’m not sure the Dems want to continue down that particular avenue of attack.

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  16. visage13 says:

    Yes, i watched this morning as Rand manhandled him it was amazing. Also, the representative for Utah killed it with Chris Wallace this morning, he was amazing. I don’t remember his name but he was calm and said what I was yelling at teh TV “We have the transcript” no whistle blowers needed because of course the new talking point is a first hand witness whistle blower. Read the transcript we all know first hand now lol

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  17. Heika says:

    meanwhile.. on media censorship and manipulation … James O’Keefe is about to smack down CNN, and have a look at this proof of Twitter manipulating their expose! This is what I wanted to see – proof and O’Keefe has it – (the manipulation by Twitter) . Devin Nunes is onto this and posted this, given he is taking Twitter to court over censorship its excellent. Bring it on James.. Spread the word – because Twitter won’t.

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  18. Landslide says:

    Toad mutters & grumbles…..reminds me of GrandmaCovfefe’s daily prayer for the dem candidates to mumble, stumble, fumble, diminish, and go pouf!😁👌🏼👍🏻🙏🏼🇺🇸

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  19. Shyster says:

    Rand took chuck’s lunch money and did it without even breaking a sweat. One of the most effortless defenses of the Kurd situation and the Ukraine telephone call. Just wish he didn’t mistake the facts either outright or by inference intimating that POTUS’s call involved any promise of or withholding of aid as was done by the demonratz and Biden. Even with this factual error he still mounted what I would say was both a sincere and logical defense which cast POTUS in an ultimately favorable light to any and all independents who may be watching. Very well done!

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    • 1riot1ranger says:

      That is the way most people look at it though. Both sides doing the same thing.

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      • steph_gray says:

        And that’s exactly the mindset we need to counter! It leads to apathy and voters tuning out.

        In case of Ukriane, it’s one side doing 99% of the bad stuff while accusing the other side of being the ones doing it.

        Rand should do better than this. I liked that he brought out facts but he didn’t frame the argument correctly at all.

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  20. Heika says:

    What a great point from Victor here about ‘waste and deterioration’ and as Trump often points out so logically…what might have been possible 6 trillion dollars had have been spent on USA? Or even on positive projects in other countries? Incredible stupidity. Rand Paul is right on and Trump has ALWAYS pointed the foolery of the adventure over and over.

    It’s taken President Trump nearly three years to wrestle his wrists out of the handcuffs Washington put on him the minute he walked into it. He is still trying to remove the shackles around his feet, but we see in short space, what is possible. His recent actions (to stop action) in Syria – astounding and courageous leadership – with an eye to the future. The mutilated and corrupted DNC and its alliances (with what looks like evil) will continue their rabid destruction of the future forever unless
    that the monster it has become is smashed into pieces. Simple as that.

    What is it about the honouring of the past that Chucky does not get? https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/victor-davis-hanson-generations-giants

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  21. Crawler says:

    I’m sending my resume to NBC today, along with the pledge that I will host Meet the Press for a fraction of what they’re currently forking out to the overpaid and forked-tongue, F. Chuck Toady. .

    What a tool/shill that F. Chuckie Toady is.

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  22. k4jjj says:

    If we started with sending THEIR children into battle to be killed and maimed, I don’t think these Leftists would be so eager to fight endless wars.

    Liked by 2 people

  23. Motzilla says:

    If the average Joe had no other sources than the network drive-by-media, the average Joe would never know about the blatant hypocrisy and fabrications from the Left, and their lapdog talking-heads would be venerated by just about everyone. Thank goodness for the interwebs. The bane of twisted/fake news’ existence everywhere.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Gov Jay says:

      That is priceless!… the Addams Family actually had more sense than today’s demo☭rats… but what happened to Cousin It?…

      Liked by 2 people

    • GB Bari says:

      I have no idea how to characterize the “average Joe” in 2019 America.

      But given the fact that some 65 million (Americans?) voted for Shrillary Clinton in 2016, we must conclude that they probably get their “news” from one or more of the MSM sources, via TV, newspaper, online websites, or via social media (filtered, biased reports that originated in the MSM).

      Given that Fox News reporting, excluding maybe a half dozen regular hosts out of a lineup of several dozen, has significantly shifted its bias to the Left, that leaves NO major networks with unbiased or center-right leaning perspective.

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      • 94corvette says:

        I know that on my wife’s computer she uses Microsoft Edge and reads the MSN stories that pop up. We have many interesting discussions about the misinformation she is fed. I know for the majority of the people watching the news and getting their information from the media, they have no clue as to what reality is. Thank you public schools.

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  24. joeknuckles says:

    Chuck Todd is working for the enemy.

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  25. maggiemoowho says:

    I had to laugh when Chucky boy brought up Richard Engel. I’m just surprised that Engel isn’t locked up in some nut farm after his 2016 election night melt down. Remember when he said the Generals are reading the Constitution to find out what they can do if President Trump starts “rounding up”😄 Americans and putting them on buses and trains to deporting them😄🤣🤣. Engel is one sick drama queen.

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    • Bendix says:

      How big is Tahir Square?
      Wasn’t this genius RIGHT THERE at the same time colleague Lara Logan was viciously gang raped?
      He eith was unaware, or didn’t think we needed to know.

      His opinions not only do not carry any weight, they carry negative weight.

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  26. Tiffthis says:

    Excuse my ignorance on the matter, but I’ve heard it said in one interview that we took 50 soldiers out of the region and in another it was 50 troops. Which is it and is there a difference?

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    • retiredseabee says:

      Soldiers = Army
      Troops = Any member of armed forces on the ground (Navy SEAL, Air Force, Marines,
      Army)

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      • Tiffthis says:

        Thanks, I think what I meant to ask is do 50 soldiers= 50 people?
        And do 50 troops= 50 people?

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        • GB Bari says:

          Yes.

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        • GB Bari says:

          Specifically, a “troop” is NOT a military unit like a corps, division, brigade, battalion, company, squad, fleet, squadron, wing, etc.

          A “troop” is just a synonym for a military person. Singular.

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          • Tiffthis says:

            Thank you GB 👍🏼

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          • donna kovacevic says:

            GB Bari, Hvala=Thank you, for explaining that, this Canadian appreciates it.

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          • Bendix says:

            I distinctly remember the usage of “troop” as a group, but that was a long time ago.

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            • GB Bari says:

              You’re possibly thinking of “F Troop”, a television comedy from the early 1960s about a fictional mid-19th century US Army Cavalry unit stationed in the old West. Back in those days, a US Cavalry unit – similar to an infantry Company – was called a Troop. Nowadays, the Amored Cavalry units also use “Troop” as the name for their smallest sized units, similar to “squad” in the infantry. But this appears to be exclusive to Armored Cav. Otherwise, “troops” is the generic term referring to military combat personnel, mostly used for ground units such as the Army and Marines.

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  27. Doppler says:

    From George Washington to Rand Paul to President Trump. The wisdom of aversion to American involvement in European and Asian wars. And Paul reminds us that our constitution grants exclusive right to declare war to the Congress, a duty and burden the Legislature has been well paid to abdicate.

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  28. Rynn69 says:

    It the same every time on these programs. The liberal media trying desperately to force all responses into their narrative and then gyrating and interrupting when it doesn’t. Same crap, different day. The news media is a complete waste.

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  29. hudsonthedog says:

    What a schooling by Rand Paul.

    Chucky’s response “uh, uh, uh, uh…”

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  30. Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired says:

    Special Note: Best you open your eyes/ears America, the truth is everywhere! Do you have the courage to see/hear? Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired

    TO: Americans
    cc: President Trump, Members of Congress, The Media, Academia, The Bureaucracy.

    Note: This message/comment is being posted to any article providing examples of the actions of the political class, the media, bureaucrats, and academia proving the soldier’s lessons learned and the reason for submitting this comment.

    RE: Rape, Pillage, Plunder; American You’ve Been Had!

    After 26 years of active duty and into my third year as a police chief, I published 12 of 15 of what I titled as; ‘A Soldier’s Lessons Learned’. They were to serve as the prelude to a book I was writing. The title of the book was meant to establish in a few words the overall conclusion of the book, which lays out in detail how the I arrived at each of the lessons learned. The original title of the book was; ‘Rape, Pillage, Plunder; American You’ve Been Had!’ Side Note: After B.H. Obama was elected to his second term the title was changed to: ‘Rape, Pillage, Plunder; American You’ve Been Had and It’s Your Own Damn Fault!’ Sadly, since Donald Trump came down that escalator Americans are being provided daily proof of the validity of the lessons learned and the title of the book! Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired

    A Soldier/Cop’s Lessons Learned

    Note: In an attempt to bring the lessons learned into the current political climate I have inserted a short comment where I deemed appropriate.

    1. Soldiers (ground combat soldiers, that is) do not fight first and foremost for their country, the flag, motherhood, nor apple pie. Before all else, soldiers engaged in ground combat fight for their fellow soldiers and their unit.

    Note: Were this one not true I fear to imagine how many of us combat veterans would have already lost all control and commence to apply our skills against those who pose the greatest threat to the American people!

    2. The Seven C’s of Leadership according to a 1980 survey of 1646 of Vietnam era ground combat veterans listed of the order of their importance are; Candor, Competence, Consistency, Commitment, Courage, Compassion, and Courtesy. The reason the soldiers in the survey chose the word “candor” is because to them candor encompasses both omission and co-mission. To a combat soldier lack of absolute candor, be it co-mission or omission, are equal sins! In short, soldiers expect/demand absolute candor from their leaders before all else.

    Note: Members of Congress take note. In my opinion you on the left have proven you are masters of Co-mission, while you on the right have proven you are the masters of omission! In short, all of you have proven you are cowards and trying to instill the Seven C’s of Leadership in any of you is a waste of time!

    3. Omitted.

    4. The American people are the most effectively lied to people in modern times thanks primarily to the American political class, the American bureaucracy, the American media, and American academia.

    5. Arrogance coupled with ignorance equals stupidity.

    6. The greatest threats to the American people are the corrupt and/or incompetent politicians/bureaucrats/academicians found at every level of government/academia, and the majority of the American so-called media.

    7. Most of the politicians/bureaucrats/academicians I have encountered during my years as a soldier/cop I most kindly refer to as; self-serving, witless, cowards.

    8-13. Omitted.

    14. After carefully watching the whole of the political class since Donald J. Trump walked down that escalator in Trump Tower to date, I can say without reservation that most of the group will sell their souls and our bodies just to remain in power. (Added 2019)

    Note: Sorry, not enough room herein to start to list the individual personalities whose activities will provide absolute proof of this statement. But, one might want to start with B & M Obama, B & H Clinton, J & H Biden, etc…

    15. Want to see what the United States of America will look like if the left takes control of the government? Take your pick, New York City, Baltimore, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or the complete package; California. (Added 2019)

    Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired

    PS

    Please, one final note: Contrary to the implications of several of my lessons learned, I have long ago abandoned any desire to negate (Negate, the procedure that the British SAS [Special Air Service] utilizes to transfer subjects from the persons of interest list to the persons no longer of interest list.) those of the any of four communities who would threaten and/or interfere with soldiers/cops actions to protect/serve the American people. No, these days I would support rounding up the most obnoxious of the communities, issuing each of them a tent and a bus ticket to California, and instructing them that if they leave California it best be on a sailboat (must consider the environment you know) heading to China!

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  31. AccountabilityPlease says:

    Ole Chuck almost choked on a hair ball when Rand Paul pointed out the Democrat Senators’ hypocrisy: “No aid unless you keep investigating Trump.” Note they used their same old modus operandi again: accuse Trump of their crimes before they’re exposed.

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  32. Comrade Mope says:

    “…Rand Paul misses the bigger picture of a simple policy that President Trump is maintaining…”
    That may be true, but he is attentive and not beholden to some lobby… that I know of. I’m kind of warming to the guy. He might be the guy to fill Trump’s shoes in, say, 10 years.

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  33. Guyski says:

    Chuck Todd negates himself when he refers to Rudy Giuliani as a ‘private citizen’. As a ‘private citizen’ Rudy can do what he is doing. Someone needs to tell the LSM that nobody is stopping them from doing the exact same thing Rudy is doing and if someone is stopping the LSM, then they should state that.

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    • Dwayne Diesel says:

      Exactly Guy. Rand, when Chuck referred to Rudy, should of come back with “Chuck, you are correct. Rudy is a private citizen. He’s going about gathering information in the same manner that your co-workers do on a daily basis. Are you saying your co-workers are also doing something wrong? Rudy is free to investigate anything he wants as long as it’s within the law. The biggest difference between Rudy and your co-workers is that Rudy is not hiding behind anonymous sources and he’s sharing his source documents. Maybe your co-workers should learn to do the same. Or is that what you have an issue with- you can’t frame the narrative if Rudy is sharing everything?”

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  34. MaineCoon says:

    Chuckie’s snarky remark to Rand “you had to get that in they” when Rand refers to the 4 Dems interfering by sending a letter threatening to withhold aid; then, snarky Chuckie immediately “has to get it in there about his criticism about the R’s. Was disappointed Rand immediately didn’t call him on it by respondinging. “You had to get that in there!”

    Chuckie has no moral compass. None. Blantantly hypocritical, liar, and pretends not to know. Lowest of low.

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  35. dufrst says:

    Rand Paul (dove) is on one extreme and Lindsey Graham is on the other extreme (hawk). Undoubtedly, Trump is staying right down the middle of both of these men’s and he likes both men and appreciates both of their viewpoints.

    It’s another tribute to Trump’s leadership ability that he can get along very well with two people who have strongly held and divergent views and not make enemies of either one! In fact, it’s a greater tribute to Trump’s social skills (personable) that having been so vicious to both men when they ran for president against him, that these two have been among Trump’s most ardent supporters and defenders over the time he’s been in office.

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    • George 1 says:

      What do the MSM and Lindsey Graham want? For the U.S. to go to war with Turkey? I guess the neocons would be happy. They would have another war. An early and unexpected Christmas present.

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  36. CharterOakie says:

    As calm, reasoned and reasonable as Rand Paul always comes across — and he was especially cogent in describing the mess concerning the Kurds, Turkey, Iraq and Syria — nevertheless, he dropped the ball at the end of that interview clip.

    It’s not just the fact that those 4 Dim senators wrote the letter pressuring Ukraine. Sen. Paul should have pointed out also that Ukrainians tried to get the corruption info to the DOJ, finally went to State, who got Giuliani involved. And that was when Mueller, Weissmann & Co were still trying to frame Trump with “obstructing” their Witch Hunt. Giuliani was gathering evidence to exonerate his client, the POTUS.

    If, as a consequence, that evidence tanks Biden’s absurd campaign AND implicates Obama, well that’s just the way the old ball bounces, UpChuck Toad (and all the corrupt, lying Resistance MSM).

    They shouldn’t have tried to frame and take down Trump. Let them all burn for it.

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