May 19th, 2010
09:14 AM ET
soundoff (49 Responses)
  1. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    The message is that the American people are mad as hell having unwanted bills shoved up our butt's and new debits shoved down our thoughts .

    May 19, 2010 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  2. idiot

    Rand Paul and his like are complete idiots...first they don't want government in their lives, and don't want government handouts..and now they want to "take back their government"...which is just a twist of "i want my country back'.....bunch of red neck white racists pigs!!! bunch of nutballs

    May 19, 2010 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  3. Bill NY

    Riiiiiiggggggghhhhhhhttttttt!!!!!!! The message is that this country is losing the last little bit of sense it may have had. Who are we taking the goverment back from? Oh Yeah! The darky President. Too much credit is being given to fringe lunatics by the media. I know news media needs to make a buck, but come on!

    May 19, 2010 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  4. Here's the message.....

    Obama is ONE and DONE. Michelle can start taking down the drapes.

    May 19, 2010 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  5. Lee, Ann Arbor Michigan

    The liberals and MSM can attack the tea party people all they want, call them names, make up things about them, etc., but it is all just DNC talking points. The FACT IS that the tea party people are just normal, real, hard-working American's that are fed up with the way government is working presently and especially the way Obama is taking this Great Country to socialism.

    Obama was marketed by the MSM as a moderate, experienced, regular guy when many of us already knew he was a socialist, far far left leaning person in reality.

    Obama's gig is up...the "real" people have awaken and have shown it in the last 7 elections...Obama 0, Change "from Obama," 7.

    We will be having true change again in November 2010 and 2012. True "change real American's can believe in" this time.

    May 19, 2010 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  6. the good doctor

    a true patriot in paul....hope to see more like him!

    May 19, 2010 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  7. Dave Harris

    Who exactly do they plan to take government back from? Rational people? Black people? Socialists? The anti-Christ? All he has to do is beat the Democrat and he'll be "marching in lockstep" with the Party of No. He'd better hope the old people don't find out he's planning to cancel their Medicare and Social Security.

    May 19, 2010 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  8. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Whatever message his victory sends, it's only sent to republicans.... it's irrelevant to Democrats.... Let the GOP implode on its own prohibitionist agenda.... WORKS FOR ME.

    May 19, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  9. vernis robertson

    If he didn't already know . Kentucky has been a racist republican state for over 60 plus years. So what is he talking about . Nothing

    May 19, 2010 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  10. Kentucky

    The message is that the tea party has taken over the Republican Party. Paul is a 1964 Republilcan. He says that medicare should never have been created, there should be no regulation of business, and the 10th Amendment trumps the 14th Amendment. I know many Republicans who condemn Obama for saying that the U.S. should not have invaded Iraq, and then vote for Rand Paul who says exactly the same thing as Obama said about the Iraq invasion. I know Republicans who condemned Obama for talking about changing Medicare, and then voted for Rand Paul who is on video saying that Medicare should never have been created. Jack Conway believes that medicare and social security are good things, and that there must be regulation of wall street banks and big oil companies. That is why Conway will beat Rand Paul.

    May 19, 2010 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  11. Larry

    Relax Paul. You don't really think we're going to let a flake like you get into the Senate, do you?

    May 19, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  12. Wake UP

    Congrats. We need both parties to throw out the junk that expands govt. and corruption.
    Screw the party leaders! We want less govt now!

    May 19, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  13. Bertina

    He hasn't won the seat yet. That's in November.

    May 19, 2010 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  14. Craig

    This man is an idiot. Rambling on about our President being a leftist dictator like Hugo Chavez and Raul Castro provides clear evidence of the mindset of the lunatic right fringe. Lies, fear-mongering, false claims and demogoguery mark the tea partiers well.

    Moderate and reasonable thinking Americans will spit you out. We are not going back to deregulation, rampant corporate corruption and trickle down economics which nearly brought this country to ruin. We are not going back! We instead are going forward with a leader who has the intelligence and vision to lead us into a bright future. God save us from the likes of you.

    May 19, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  15. Liz the First

    And the message is that there are more bat-crap crazy wingnuts in his state then moderately sane republicans. which means, by the grace of God, a Democratic victory in november. even the moderately sane republicans will have second thoughts about voting for this guy.

    May 19, 2010 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  16. marcia

    so so happy you won!!!!!

    May 19, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  17. What Message? . . . .

    That Kentucky is a state full of teabaggers? That is expected in
    Kentucky. Its a different story in the rest of America as Americans will
    never vote for Tea Party in a national election. The Pennsylvania
    election told the REAL truth.

    May 19, 2010 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  18. Austin

    Can ANYONE spell out exactly what these "Tea Party" people stand for?

    Or would someone admit that they're just Republicans with extra anger?

    The only constant characteristic I've seen about them is a propensity for overused cliches (like "take our country back") and a total inability to deal in specifics.

    May 19, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  19. Capt. Snarky


    Seems the Tea Party isn't the joke all the Progressives made it out to be, eh?

    I think we'll be seeing more of this later in the fall. Lots more..........

    May 19, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  20. once upon a horse

    yes we need to take goverment back and it's NOT just from the Democrats like some would want you to believe, We need some Republicans in there who can do something besides obstruct, filibuster and just say NO to everything and at least come up with some type of agenda to work across party lines to get things done.

    May 19, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  21. Hendrik

    I found Rand Paul to be rather interesting. When he was interviewed the only thing he could say was "we are going to take our country back". When pressed on what that means he take the standard line of cutting spending. Then, when confronted with what those spending cuts would mean to his state, he ran out of ideas. He is the typical idealogue who knows wht he doesn't like but is completely devoid of ideas. If Rand wants to cuts spending that affects his constituents, perhaps will will see things a bit differently.

    Like all Tea Partiers, he appears to be an empty suit.

    May 19, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  22. Dano

    Rand the only message your victory sends is that the other candidate was not very popular and you had the advantage of name reconition.

    May 19, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  23. Don't Fall For The Okie Doke

    Now the spin begins ....

    Look ... the so-called "Tea Party" is Republican ... it's not simply fiscal responsible people ... per Paul's own words he was grilled by "Tea Party" people on social conservative viewpoints too. That means they are the right wing of the Republican party .... and he won in KENTUCKY. Sorry, but I'm not overly impressed by that.

    The so-called "Tea Partiers" have been sold as something new ... new voters that were not previously involved in politics. This was an attempt to have them be viewed as a counter balance to all the new voters that President Obama brought into the electoral process in 2008. What the GOP was looking for was a sign that things were not as dismal as they seem. The only problem is that the Tea Partiers ARE NOT NEW. They are warmed over conservative republicans.

    Democrats need CONTINUE to be fiscally responsible by cutting defense spending to reduce the deficit.

    May 19, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  24. harvey

    Drink your tea while you can, because there were 169,000 more Democratic voters in the primary than Republicans, and this in the home state of Mitch McConnell. It'll be whiplash, not backlash, come November. Go to Texas like your daddy and help them pass the new school book regulations that criticize Thomas Jefferson because he advocated the separation of church and state. It's mind-boggling how you conservatives talk out of both sides of your mouths. Leave the Constitution alone because that's what the founders intended, then criticize Jefferson for one of the founding principles of the country. You thugs want to have a theocracy, go live in Iran. God has no place in the PUBLIC schools, just like prayer. The slave trade was about slaves, who by the way were owned by Jefferson and other Constitutional founders. And the Civil War was about slaves. You Tea Party loons who call yourselves We The People have as much credibility as Fox News, who advertises themselves as Fair and Balanced.

    May 19, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
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