By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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In the first sign of possible change in Republican orthodoxy, potential 2012 presidential hopeful Haley Barbour is speaking out against nation-building - a central focus of U.S. foreign policy for nearly two decades and of President George W. Bush's administration.
Whatever the fate of the slate of "tea party" candidates running in November, conservatives say this year's primary season already has changed the Republican Party for the better.
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The trend toward a drastically shortened presidential nomination season favors the rich and famous while excluding the voices of ordinary Americans, some Republicans say.
"It is amazing to me that a Republican establishment figure like Haley Barbour is finally questioning the neoconservative influence over Republican foreign-policy decision-making," former Texas GOP Chairman Tom Pauken said.
"It is about time we realized that U.S. use of military force to impose 'democracy' in the Middle East has not worked and will not work."