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Heartache: Rand Paul flip-flops on foreign aid to Israel   August 4, 2014

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* Edited for lulz as per MFP’s loose journalistic standards.

January 2011:

Wolf: Just to be precise, end all foreign aid, including the foreign aid to Israel as well– is that right?

Rand: Yes.

February 2011:

Rand: Their per capita income is greater than probably three-fourths of the rest of the world. Should we be giving free money or welfare to a wealthy nation? I don’t think so.

Karl: Would you leave any foreign aid intact?

Rand: No.

July 2014:

I’ve been in favor of helping Ukraine with arms and/or monetary support.

August 2014:

That has not been a position—- a legislative position—- we have introduced to phase out or get rid of Israel’s aid…Israel has always been a strong ally of ours and I appreciate that. I voted just this week to give money—more money—to the Iron Dome, so don’t mischaracterize my position on Israel.

Paul’s 2011 stance is the constitutionally conservative position– and the position he would implement if he were lucky enough to serve a second term as president.

The 2014 position is strategic dishonesty as outlined in The Definitive Guide to Defending Rand Paul from Neocons and ‘Muricans.

As such, the clown makeup thumbnail and video documentation is censure enough.

No further admonishment is necessary.

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