Senator Rand Paul may be considering a run for president but he’ll probably need to bone up a wee bit more on foreign policy if he wants to stand a chance. On last night’s O’Reilly Factor, Paul was obviously clueless when guest host Laura Ingraham asked him how a “President Paul” would deal with Russia.
The segment began with a discussion about immigration reform. But at about the four-minute mark, Ingraham asked,
How would Senator Paul, then becoming President Paul, how would you deal with Russia today, given all of our challenges, not only this NSA situation but across the board with Syria and obviously also with China. How would you deal with it today?
You know, I think the most important thing for any president would be that we need to have a Constitutional foreign policy. And our Constitution actually mandates that Congress has a role in this and that we don’t, frankly, go to war without the approval of Congress.
Is anyone talking about going to war with Russia? If so, that would be big news. But Ingraham didn’t ask. Instead, she gave Paul's comment legitimacy by pretending it made sense and moving on to ask about isolationism in the GOP.
GOPers need to expand their vocabulary.
Gay or straight,
Love is great!
Rand hears Russia and Syria and responds that Congress has the ability to declare war, not the President, and so if they do, that’s that.
He skips China.
Your site: OMG WAR WITH RUSSIA?
Pair of balls
- - "With the exception of whenever a white republican president says, ‘we have to fight them over there, so we don’t have to fight them over here.’ "