Rand Paul is used to getting attacked by his colleagues for his libertarian politics, so he responded to Chris Christie bashing libertarian Republicans on Hannity tonight with a sigh as he slammed the New Jersey governor for his “gimme gimme gimme” attitude towards federal aid and scolded him for giving off an air of superiority for his attitude that “I’m the only one who cares about these victims.”
Sean Hannity played the Christie video, and asked Paul for his response. Paul called Christie’s comments “not very smart,” considering how poorly the GOP is doing in the Northeast to begin with.
But beyond the political aspect of Christie’s remarks, Paul went after Christie for pushing what he considered to be a “dangerous” worldview.
“I would remind him that I think what’s dangerous in our country is to forget that we have a Bill of Rights, to forget about privacy, to give up on all of our liberty to say, ‘Oh, we’re going to catch terrorism, but you have to live in a police state.’ And it’s really, I think, kind of sad and cheap that he would use the cloak of 9/11 victims and say, ‘Oh, I’m the only one who cares about these victims.’ Hogwash! If he cared about protecting this country, maybe he wouldn’t be in this ‘gimme gimme gimme gimme all the money you have in Washington’–or don’t have–and he’d be a little more fiscally responsive and know that the way we defend our country, the way we have enough money for national defense is by being frugal, and not by saying ‘gimme gimme gimme’ all the time.”
Watch the video below, via Fox News:
If Americans can exploit the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to make a quick buck, it's like hitting the terrorists with economic Jujitsu. (04:38) :
Video For Ron Paulians: PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT: Ron Paul - Healthcare (March 26, 2012) (Note that the negative attitude Piers Morgan taken towards Ron Pal is noticed and adopted by his viewers/listens)
Notes: 1 - 1:30 This individual mandate thing has been around for 30 years - longer than most Ron Paul followers have been alive! (i.e. this is a slow process NOT something for kids to be arguing about... you don't know what your comfortable lives would be like without an individual mandate. Maybe like Somalia!), 2 - 4:30 America is a little different we don't have socialized medicine we have corporate medicine (i.e. Ron Paulians should note that you can't truthfully call Obama a "crony-socialist" you CAN call him a "crony capitalist" - But, of course, Mitt is much much much worse!), 3 - 5:55 If the people are accepting it THEN ITS FINE, talking about the individual mandate is only appropriate for a republican primary. , 4 - 6:35 Bush set up a prescription plan and the Republicans didn't say boo! , 5 - 7:55 The stat the Morgan uses may have been accurate but we had got Newt done to 5% and Ron Paul upto 17% before Santorum gave up and the GOP started to pretend that the primary was over, . Extract from this post.