Ingraham: Rand Paul's Isolationist Foreign Policy Captures What Americans Are Feeling
Laura Ingraham was on “The O’Reilly Factor” to discuss if Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) can be a viable presidential candidate with his isolationist foreign policy, which departs from that of many of his fellow Republicans.
Ingraham said Paul is capturing what a lot of Americans are feeling after wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, plus so many ongoing global conflicts.
O’Reilly pointed out the growing threat of the ISIS army in Iraq and Iran's attempts to attain nuclear weapons could mean a changing political atmosphere, one in which Paul will be hurt by his policy of staying out of foreign quarrels.
Ingraham disagreed, saying that while many Americans indeed want a strong country, they also want an independent country.
Calling for a strong, conservative foreign policy while focusing our energies in the U.S., Ingraham stated, “If we have a stronger economy and a vibrant middle class, we’ll be much better at confronting all these crises.”
“If we start being more concerned with the borders of Iraq than our own borders, I think that’s going to be a hard sell to the middle class that always carries most of the burden of wars.”
Hear more of her thoughts above.