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Should You Be Scared of Rand Paul’s Message From the Tea Party?

I think the best part of seeing Rand Paul, the first-ever true Tea Party candidate to win something in politics, was the atmosphere at his Kentucky Republican Senate primary race acceptance speech. He didn’t even have a real podium to deliver his lines about how he loves his wife, and how he has “come to take our government back” with the Tea Party, whatever that means. Instead, he had what looked like an actual soap box, placed on top of a cheap coffee table draped with a cloth, and a 99-cent campaign sign taped to it. Some people call Rand Paul a right-wing radical, others say he’s a libertarian genius, and others call him a jerk. I call him: practical!