Hah! Sen. Rand Paul Busts John Kerry: Do You Believe in Candidate or President Obama on War Powers Clause? (Video)

Senator Rand Paul thumped Secretary of State nominee John Kerry today at his hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today. Right out of the blocks, Senator Paul stumped Genghis John with a question on the War Powers Clause of the US Constitution,

“I believe in candidate Barack Obama who said in 2007 that the president doesn’t have the power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack. I’d like to know if you agree with me candidate Barack Obama or if you agree with President Barack Obama who took us to war in Libya without Congressional authority unilaterally?”

Rand Paul then went to bust Kerry for double-standard on Libya and Cambodia.

Paul was ready for the hearing unlike most of the other senators with the exception of Senator Marco Rubio.

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  • dmacleo

    funny how some idiots fail to realize the webmaster cannot control the pushed ads unless they themselves pay fees.

  • DomesticGoddess

    Kerry should have been thrown in jail for treason years ago. He was a liar when he was “enlisted,” injuring himself and claiming it was enemy fire:


    He got a Purple Heart for his self-inflicted wound.

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    lincoln’s widow #13 January 24, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    re: [malcontents, paranoids and conspiratorial nuts]

    be careful, FaceBook already got in trouble for censoring a
    member because someone posted ill of Lieber Führer.. /s/

    oh yeah, “conspiracy theories”, Barry aces
    in those
    , unless of course, they’re not.. 😡

    [Boss and Obama, however, had a starkly different view. They believed
    that the economic stresses of the Carter years meant revolution was
    still imminent. The election of Reagan was simply a minor set-back in
    terms of the coming revolution. As I recall, Obama repeatedly used the
    phrase “When the revolution comes….” In my mind, I remember thinking
    that Obama was blindly sticking to the simple Marxist theory that had
    characterized my own views while I was an undergraduate at Occidental
    College. “There’s going to be a revolution,” Obama said, “we need to be
    organized and grow the movement.” In Obama’s view, our role must be
    to educate others so that we might usher in more quickly this inevitable


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    Patty #20 January 24, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    nah, don’t think so.. believe Rockefeller
    beats him by a few trillion.. /truth sarc/


  • http://iopian.blogspot.com IOpian

    I say approve him and get him out of the Senate.

  • Buzzy

    at #13- Thank you, cha ching must be it. The Republicans/conservatives are consistently slammed because they just can’t get it right with messaging, and to a large degree that’s correct. Then you come to read articles that are unquestionably right of center, and you are hit with an onslaught of not only Democrat ads, but in some cases far left Democrat ads. It is something I will never understand, except it means $$$$$, or more accurately pennies.

  • Lady Mondegreen

    But the fact is that Kerry is going to cruise through his confirmation with the support of most of the GOP senators and nobody is going to remember what Rand Paul said.

  • Sasja

    It was another dog and pony show as with The Hag’s testimony on Benghazi. Rush always says it best.


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    “I’m an internationalist. I’d like to see our troops dispersed
    through the world only at the directive of the United Nations.”

    [Yet, Vice President Albert Gore stated that these Americans “died in
    the service of The United Nations.”
    “It is patently clear,” a retired high
    ranking Army Officer told The SPOTLIGHT,”that this survey raises some
    very serious issues, not the least of which is that U.S. servicemen are
    not being properly educated as to the limits of their service in the civilian
    sector. This is most dangerous, and, I should think the Congress has an
    obligation to the people to take a careful look at this, not to mention the
    people at the Pentagon.”]

    Vietnam and the Media

    [“Illusionary events reported by the press as well as real events
    within the press corps were more decisive than the clash of arms
    or the contention of ideologies. For the first time in modern history,
    the outcome of a war was determined not on the battlefield but
    on the printed page, and above all, on the television screen. ”


    “Never before Vietnam had the collective policy of the media sought
    by graphic and unremitting distortion, the victory of the enemies of
    the correspondents own side.”


    Senator Margaret Chase Smith, “The press has become more
    sympathetic to the enemy than to our own national interest.”
    (Congressional Record, June 16, 1971)]

    Winter Soldier..

    [Enemy documents from 1971 show that Vietnamese communists guided
    the American antiwar movement via meetings between the communist
    delegations to the Paris Peace talks and American antiwar activists. John
    Kerry and the VVAW were working toward the exact goals set forth in
    the communist directives.]

    Military are now polled to ensure that
    they will fire on Americans if ordered.


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    re: #30 January 24, 2013 at 9:18 pm bg

    re: Global Civilian Security Force

    [Advocates of limited government are concerned about comments by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) regarding his national service plans and views on the “burden of global citizenship.”]

    “citizens in uniform”

    [The armed forces, therefore, according to the decree issued by Chávez last July 22nd, in the practice will be responsible for enforcing by means of arms the failed socialist constitutional reform. To that end, in order to dilute the country into its militia-like organization, will “prepare and organize the people for integral defense.” In addition, it will “forge alliances or coalitions with the armed forces of foreign countries.” The ongoing military revolution will have not borders. At the end, there is one single purpose -retired military officer Chávez Frías will boast his five-sun insignia appropriate for his new rank of commander in chief, awarded by himself, and not by the grace of God.]

    Barack Obama explains the virtue of global citizenship

    translation: submit to the climate change hoax or die..

    Senator Obama, Citizen of the World

    [European socialists and Middle Eastern Muslims are wildly enthusiastic about Senator Obama, because he styles himself a citizen of the world who, like all liberal- progressive- socialists, aims for world government.

    American liberal- progressive- socialism, in the person of Senator Obama, is a carbon copy of European socialism, and Islamic jihadists recognize that socialism offers no opposition to their ruthless jihad to enslave the entire world.

    For historical perspective, let’s look to one of France’s leading socialist theoreticians, the late Jean- François Revel. As I wrote at the time of M. Revel’s death in May, 2006:

    Jean- François Revel, who died last week at the age of 82, was that exceedingly rare person: a French intellectual who didn’t despise the United States, an intellectual who understood the cancerous prognosis of liberalism.

    Revel’s 1983 “How Democracies Perish” described liberalism’s debilitating effect on confronting the threat of domination by the Soviet Union. His observations apply equally today in our long-term struggle against Islamic jihad.]



  • Injunjoe

    Look at it this way buzzy… The $$$ the democrats spend here is wasted… Let the enemy fund your enterprise….

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    Buzzy #26 January 24, 2013 at 8:34 pm


    tis the prog-dem-libs led by Barry and his purple
    crayon who are hypocritical anti-capitalists.. :roll:

    ie: Michael Moore being one of way too
    numerous to count RICH RICHY RICHES..


  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    #2lincoln’swidow…kerry didn’t completely nail it. what he forgot to say when he said it is not absolute is that he is in favor of the war powers act if the president is a republican he is againist it if the president is a democrat. kind of like you.

  • BS61

    #1 January 24, 2013 at 7:11 pm
    CommieJuice commented:
    Rand Paul has been very impressive since he came into the senate. I do like what he is doing lately. The libs hate him which is a great thing.

    Couldn’t agree more!

  • lincoln’s widow

    tom wutnhell are you flapping about? “Kerry said, adding that as a senator, he supported unilateral action taken by President Ronald Reagan in Grenada, President George H.W. Bush in Panama and President Bill Clinton in Bosnia.”

    Buzz, im glad to contribute to a good cause 😉

  • lincoln’s widow

    “led by Barry and his purple

    Eww…is that something you know about personally? I had to look it up… ::puke::

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    re: lincoln’s widow #37 January 24, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    have no idea where you looked, but this is what i see..



    BARRY AND THE PURPLE CRAYON concerns a little boy who literally
    “colors his world” by using a crayon to draw whatever he happens
    to need. The story begins with the little boy, Barry, wanting to take
    a walk in the moonlight. Because there isn’t a moon, Barry decides
    to draw one, as well as a path to follow on his walk. When Barry
    realizes that the straight path is getting him nowhere, he decides
    to draw a short cut. As the story moves along, Barry and his crayon
    move along too. Barry draws what he desires, finds himself in difficulty,
    and draws his way out of his dilemmas.


  • shadow

    You post all these articles supporting Republicans/conservatives, but you include every damn leftist ad that agrees to pay you money,

    Sorry, but that is not how it works. GP doesn’t necessarily pick and choose what ads you see. They are generated by an ad-pusher that selects ads based on your online behavior – sites you visit and searches you launch. I’d bet most here don’t see the ads you do.