Paul Brings Tea Party Message to Crowd During Acceptance Speech

By: Daniel Kemp Email
By: Daniel Kemp Email

One could call Rand Paul's entrance to his U.S. Senate victory party at the Bowling Green Country Club Tuesday night "explosive."

Joined by family and friends, Paul entered to a music mix of AC/DC's "TNT" and Rush's "Spirit of Radio."

He called his win against Secretary of State Trey Grayson a great victory for himself and the Tea Party Movement.

Paul said Washington is horribly broken and people he talks to are unhappy.

On Tuesday night, Paul brought a message from the Tea Party and he didn't mince words when he said that the movement has come to take its government back.

"We are encountering a day of reckoning and this Tea Party Movement is a message to Washington that we're unhappy and we want things done differently," Paul told a packed crowd of supporters, and a number of media outlets from across the state and nation. "The Tea Party Movement is huge. The mandate of our victory tonight is huge. What you have done and what we are doing can transform America."

During his speech, Paul said change is imperative for Washington.

The Bowling Green eye doctor says that 70 to 80 percent of the people he talks to say they feel Congress should enact term limits.

Paul says Congress should be forced to pass a budget, and adds lawmakers in Frankfort have to do it, so those in Washington should as well.

Doctor Paul also told the crowd that lawmakers should actually read bills presented to them, instead of just signing them. He suggested one day for every 20 pages of legislation.

Many of his ideas his father, Ron Paul, echoes, who said Tuesday night that his son won't just side with other Republicans if he doesn't think something is right.

"If something is wrong, he is going to stand up for what is right," the former presidential candidate said. "He doesn't take his oath of office to the Republican party, we take it to the Constitution and we think that is a pretty darn good document."

Dr. Paul was scheduled to speak with Senator Mitch McConnell after Tuesday's election ended.

Paul says he thinks Kentucky wants two senators, not one. He says he'll be an independent voice, but there will be many times that he and Sen. McConnell will be able to work together.


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