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  • The Ron Paul Paradox: GOP Questions His Impact

    01/13/2012 4:21:27 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | Jan. 13, 2012 | David Welna
    Four years ago, Texas Rep. Ron Paul finished fifth in the New Hampshire presidential primary with just under 8 percent of the vote. On Tuesday, he got nearly 23 percent of the vote in the New Hampshire primary, finishing second to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the Republican contest. That came a week after Paul's third-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. Paul has done better than any Republican presidential contender not named Romney, and his success is part of the buzz at the Republican National Committee's winter meeting in New Orleans, which runs through Saturday. Some are surprised by...
  • Palin: GOP Should Not Alienate Ron Paul Voters

    01/04/2012 1:16:42 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 344 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Jan. 4, 2012 | Staff
    Sarah Palin said she wasn't surprised at Rick Santorum's success in Iowa, and warned that the GOP should not take Ron Paul's supporters lightly. Speaking on Fox News before Iowa's final numbers were in, she called Santorum "spot-on" with his policies toward Iran and praised his "social conservative" positions. Her strongest comments came for Paul, however, saying "the GOP had better not marginalize Ron Paul and his supporters after this" because "a lot of Americans are war-weary and we are broke" and Paul has reached that constituency well. She warned that the GOP "better work with them."
  • Gingrich Wouldn’t Vote for Ron Paul, But Wants to See Condoleezza Rice Debate

    12/31/2011 2:41:25 PM PST · by presidio9 · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 28, 2011 | Elicia Dover
    Newt Gingrich likely became the first candidate to say he would not vote for Ron Paul if the Texas Congressman were the nominee on Tuesday when he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that “the choice of Ron Paul or Barack Obama would be a very bad choice for America.” Gingrich was critical of Ron Paul’s foreign policy and the recently surfaced newsletters printed under Paul’s name, which had racist remarks on them. Gingrich also said in Columbia, S.C. that Paul should explain “how he could have had a decade of newsletters that had his name on it that he apparently wasn’t...
  • Rand Paul, Libertarian Extremist

    12/03/2011 8:51:43 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 106 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The Tea Party’s limited-government, constitutional heart is in the right place. But it needs much better guidance about how the Constitution works in wartime. The defense-authorization bill currently under congressional consideration contains some unremarkable, largely redundant provisions about the treatment of enemy combatants. Naturally, the now-familiar alliance of leftists and libertarian extremists — self-proclaimed “constitutionalists” all — attacked with their signature “sky is falling” equanimity. On Wednesday, my column addressed some of the more hysterical arguments posited by Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano. The real action, however, was taking place on the Senate floor, where Tea Party favorite Rand Paul...
  • OccupyLA Protester: ‘Zionist Jews’ Who Run Banks Should Be ‘Run Out of This Country’

    10/15/2011 12:32:00 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 15, 2011 | Staff
    Here’s one of the protesters spoke to at Occupy Wall Street in Los Angeles on October 12, 2011. She identifies herself as Patricia McAllister and as an employee of Los Angeles Unified School District. “I think that the Zionist Jews, who are running these big banks and our Federal Reserve, which is not run by the federal government… they need to be run out of this country,” she said.
  • Ron Paul one of only four House Republicans to request earmarks for 2011 budget

    10/01/2011 3:19:23 PM PDT · by mnehring · 40 replies
    U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was one of only four House Republicans to break rank from the party and request earmarks despite a Republican Conference earmark moratorium. Paul sent 41 earmark requests totaling $157,093,544 for the 2011 Fiscal Year. His largest single request was $19,500,000 for a naval training ship at the Texas Maritime Academy in Galveston, followed by a $18,126,000 to provide maintenance on the Matagorda Ship Channel. For Fiscal Year 2010, Paul requested 54 total earmarks, adding up to $398,460,640 in pork that the former presidential candidate sought to bring home to his district. These requests were made...
  • A Tea Party Conservative's Defense of Ron Paul...and His Supporters

    09/24/2011 11:42:06 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 167 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9/24/11 | Russ Paladino
    I want to state at the outset that this essay is not intended to be an endorsement of Ron Paul. While I respect and admire many of his positions and his fidelity to the Constitution, I have strong misgivings about some of his stances on national security. If you could hear the debates between myself and my 20-year-old son, a passionate Ron Paul supporter, you would readily accept the sincerity of my disclaimer. That said, as the political season has heated up, I've been surprised at the tone of the discourse as it relates to Ron Paul. In fact, I...
  • Exposed: Ron Paul’s Foreign Policy Ignorance and Naivety

    09/15/2011 10:03:56 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 80 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 9-15-2011 | Raymond Ibrihim
    Exposed: Ron Paul’s Foreign Policy Ignorance and Naivety Did it never occur to the congressman that al-Qaeda could be, um, lying when he regurgitates their talking points? September 15, 2011 by Raymond Ibrahim Among other qualities, a good presidential candidate must be knowledgeable and able to think outside the box; equally important, he must not be naive or gullible — certainly not swallow everything the enemy says hook, line, and sinker.During the recent Republican candidate debate, Congressman Ron Paul exhibited his ignorance and gullibility when the panel was asked: “Do you plan to decrease Defense spending, to balance spending, or...
  • Sarah Palin may be the one liberals have been waiting for (Palin Democrats and Independents?)

    09/10/2011 12:34:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies · 1+ views
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 9, 2011 | Professor William A. Jacobson, esquire
    I made the point the other day that Sarah Palin’s speech in Indianola, Iowa, went to the core of the Tea Party movement: "I don’t know what the future holds for Palin, whether she will be a candidate or just a powerful voice against crony capitalism. I also don’t know whether the two are compatible. I am not convinced that even the Republican electorate is ready for the message. That’s for another day. What I do know is that in attacking crony capitalism, Palin gave voice to those of us who refuse to buy into the Democratic narrative that the...
  • Ron Paul 'Interview On FNS'

    08/29/2011 12:51:31 PM PDT · by Twotone · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 08/28/2011 | FNS
    Interview of Ron Paul on Fox News Sunday. Paul did an excellent job.
  • A Fresh, NEW PAUL for President anyone?

    07/30/2011 2:26:39 PM PDT · by publius321 · 58 replies
    Senator Rand Paul has done an outstanding job as a freshman US Senator. He has stood his ground; he has not waivered and in every interview I have thus far seen, he has done an OUTSTANDING job articulating his remonstrance of why he could not support –any- of the bills put forward in the House or Senate. We have a few historical precedents in this nation of sons of previous Presidents succeeding their former Presidential fathers and many such examples in the House and Senate. I think that Rand Paul has clearly demonstrated... (continued)
  • Ron Paul: "the president wanted to punish Texas"

    Presidential Candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) was in League City today speaking to the North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce. Paul spoke before a packed house in LaBrisa’s large banquet room and then fielded questions from the audience in a town-hall style format. Paul began his speech talking about America’s out of control debt and that we hit the debt ceiling yesterday which drew a smattering of boos from the conservative crowd. He vowed that we would not vote to raise the debt ceiling and compared the situation America is in to a doctor prescribing more drugs for a patient...
  • Mark Levin "Ron Paul Supporters Biggest A-Holes"

    03/29/2011 5:00:38 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 70 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 29, 2011
    Mark Levin "Ron Paul Supporters Biggest A-Holes" [Youtube, 32 second audio]
  • Exclusive: Ron Paul's $3M pot of gold

    04/02/2011 12:12:38 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-2-2011 | Andy Barr
    Ron Paul raked in roughly $3 million during the first quarter through his various political organizations, POLITICO has learned. Though not all of that money can be transferred to a potential presidential campaign, the big haul demonstrates Paul’s continuing force as a grassroots-powered online fundraiser. The Texas congressman raised $1 million through his federal PAC and $2 million through Campaign for Liberty, a 501C(4) which cannot transfer funds directly to political organizations. Paul’s fundraising documents, to be filed later Thursday with the FEC, will also show he has $1.7 million on hand in his congressional campaign account. “Dr. Paul's fundraising...
  • Ron Paul one of only four House Republicans to request earmarks for 2011 budget

    12/16/2010 8:29:09 AM PST · by LSUfan · 40 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | 8 Dec 10 | Patrick Caldwell
    U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was one of only four House Republicans to break rank from the party and request earmarks despite a Republican Conference earmark moratorium. Paul sent 41 earmark requests totaling $157,093,544 for the 2011 Fiscal Year. His largest single request was $19,500,000 for a naval training ship at the Texas Maritime Academy in Galveston, followed by a $18,126,000 to provide maintenance on the Matagorda Ship Channel. For Fiscal Year 2010, Paul requested 54 total earmarks, adding up to $398,460,640 in pork that the former presidential candidate sought to bring home to his district. These requests were made...
  • Ron Paul Is About to Totally Revolutionize the House Monetary Policy Panel

    11/06/2010 12:44:58 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 97 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11-5-10
    Odds are you haven’t heard of the monetary policy subcommittee. Officially known as the House Subcommittee for Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology, it’s a subdivision of the House Financial Services Committee that has mostly occupied itself with pressing questions of issuing commemorative coins and whether or not to eliminate the penny. Getty Images Ron Paul (R-Texas) That’s about to change. Ron Paul, the Republican Congressman from Texas, is the ranking member of the monetary policy subcommittee, and when the next Congress takes over he’ll likely be the chairman of the subcommittee. And Congressman Paul has some big plans. “I will...
  • When Zombies Attack

    10/23/2010 11:58:14 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 33 replies
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 10/222/10 | Tom Woods
    ....Nullification was used throughout American history on behalf of free speech and free trade, and against unconstitutional searches and seizures, military conscription, and the fugitive slave acts. Pyke doesn't mention this. No one ever does. We must stick to the narrative: the states are stupid and backward, the federal government is a progressive force, and anyone skeptical of this version of events belongs on a watch list.....
  • Libertarians = Small gov. democrats? Or what? (vanity)

    10/03/2010 5:59:15 PM PDT · by Celtic Cross · 390 replies · 1+ views | Oct. 4th, 2010 | Celtic Cross
    Recently, I was considering becoming a member of the Libertarian Party. I admit I knew little about the party, except that they are for smaller government. I visited their website, and this is what I found... This, regarding immigration. The party's views of gay unions and abortion are as follows; "Sexual orientation, preference, gender, or gender identity should have no impact on the government's treatment of individuals, such as in current marriage, child custody, adoption, immigration or military service laws. Government does not have the authority to define, license or restrict personal relationships. Consenting adults should be free to choose...
  • Regulatory nightmare: Proposition 19 has too many flaws [CA Marijuana bill]

    09/28/2010 2:38:56 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | Sept. 27, 2010 | Staff
    TO truly consider the merits of Proposition 19, you must check your morals at the door. Because the heart of the Nov. 2 ballot measure is not about whether marijuana is no worse than alcohol or whether the law should allow for small amounts of personal pot. The real question of this initiative is whether California wants to take on the federal government and allow any and every city in the state to make up its own rules about selling, manufacturing and transporting an illegal substance. And the Daily News thinks the answer to the question is an emphatic "no."...
  • Democrat Jack Conway Catches Up With Rand Paul in Kentucky Senate Race

    09/26/2010 3:22:13 PM PDT · by no dems · 86 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | September 26, 2010 | Bruce Drake
    The Kentucky Senate race between Republican and Tea Party favorite Rand Paul and Democrat Jack Conway has tightened considerably, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted Sept. 21-23 for the Louisville Courier/WHAS11. Paul now leads Conway by a statistically-insignificant 49 percent to 47 percent with 4 percent undecided. The margin of error is 4 points. Previous polls had mostly shown Paul ahead of Conway, including one conducted Sept. 7 by Rasmussen Reports that put Paul ahead by 54 percent to 39 percent. A previous SurveyUSA poll conducted had Paul ahead by 55 percent to 40 percent. This is the first time...
  • Libertarian might become Perry's campaign nightmare

    09/24/2010 6:35:54 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 284 replies ^ | 21 Sept 2010 | R. G. Ratcliffe
    SAN ANTONIO — The afternoon drive time was choked with construction dust and clogged with bumper-to-bumper traffic as KTSA talk radio's Kevin Wall introduced weary drivers to the woman who could become a political nightmare for Gov. Rick Perry. "For those of you that have called in complaining: You hate Bill White. You hate Rick Perry even worse. So, what's the alternative? Kathie Glass is the alternative in the state of Texas," Wall said. Glass, 56, is a Houston civil lawyer and Libertarian candidate for governor who is trying to pick up the frustrated right's mantel where Debra Medina dropped...
  • 5 Things Conservatives Should Be Wary of in the Tea Party

    09/25/2010 12:53:24 PM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 45 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 24 Sept 2010 | Matt Lewis
    While some view the Tea Party as a continuation of the Ross Perot movement, it may be better understood as the third wave of modern conservatism (the first being Barry Goldwater's victory over the GOP establishment in 1964, and the second being the rise of the Christian right in the late 1970s). For conservatives, both of these movements were largely positive; both paved the way for Ronald Reagan's 1980 election. In both instances, the newcomers were first viewed as "barbarians at the gate" by the threatened insiders (who sometimes compared the rabble to something you would see in the bar...
  • Ron Paul: ‘This Is All About Hate and Islamophobia’ (RINO Barf Alert)

    08/23/2010 3:28:07 PM PDT · by mnehring · 143 replies
    Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas) has issued a lengthy statement condemning “neo-conservative” opposition to the Park51 project. “This is all about hate and Islamaphobia,” said Paul: It has been said, “Nero fiddled while Rome burned.” Are we not overly preoccupied with this controversy, now being used in various ways by grandstanding politicians? It looks to me like the politicians are “fiddling while the economy burns.” The debate should have provided the conservative defenders of property rights with a perfect example of how the right to own property also protects the 1st Amendment rights of assembly and religion by supporting the...
  • Bernanke Wrongly Calls "Bizarre" Allegations Cited by Ron Paul

    03/08/2010 4:23:31 AM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies · 2,210+ views
    The New American ^ | 3/6/2010 | Charles Scalager
    On February 24, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas), at a hearing held by the House Financial Services Committee, asked Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke whether he was aware of allegations that the Federal Reserve had been complicit in the Watergate cover-up and in the illegal funneling of billions of dollars in loans to Iraq’s Saddam Hussein: "It has been reported in the past that during the 1980s that the Fed actually facilitated a $5.5-billion loan to Saddam Hussein. And he then bought weapons from our military-industrial complex. And also that is when he invested in a nuclear reactor.... "Also there's been...
  • Ron Paul: “I don’t believe for a minute that the religion of Islam is our enemy.”

    As if we needed anymore proof of Ron Paul’s anti-American treachery — and no, I am not speaking of his inclusion in the Democrats’ list of favorite Republicans (though it’s also quite telling), — he’s finally waded into the Ground Zero mosque controversy where — unsurprisingly — he’s chalked it all up to yet another conspiracy theory, fomented by those war-lovin’ neo-cons: “I think it’s a big distraction, a grand distraction from the real issues… To me it should have been a grand opportunity, and you really touched on the opportunity, because it’s really a property rights issue, and who...
  • Rand Paul compares U.S. economy to fall of Roman Empire

    07/02/2010 12:23:21 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/01/2010 | Shannon Travis
    Washington (CNN) – Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul sees economic doom possibly on the horizon for the U.S. using one of the most spectacular collapses in history to illustrate his point. Paul says there's a similarity between America's current economic situation and the fall of the Roman Empire. On Thursday, the Republican compared recent U.S. government assistance programs – such as the stimulus package – to Roman emperors giving away food and entertainment as the Roman economy collapsed. "In the latter days of Rome, the economy was crumbling, the emperor…would placate the mob with bread and circus - food and...
  • 24 Types of Libertarians

    07/02/2010 9:43:22 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    The Big Picture ^ | July 1, 2010 | Barry Ritholtz
  • Gov Palin and Congressman Paul debate on FOXNEWS with Judge Andrew Napolitano

    06/12/2010 11:58:13 AM PDT · by unseen1 · 130 replies · 2,193+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 06/12/2010 | Doug Brady
    Gov Palin and Ron Paul as well as Rand Paul debate important issues to the TEA PARTY in this video
  • Left and Right Try to Stop the Rand Paul Revolution (Southern Avenger)

    06/01/2010 1:41:24 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 537+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2010-06-01 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    The day after Republican Rand Paul's landslide primary victory in Kentucky, the mainstream Left tried to paint him as a segregationist, while the mainstream Right either ignored or attacked him. And for good reason. Like his father Ron, Rand represents revolution, and the establishment is petrified. Let's begin with the Left. Afraid that they can't beat a conservative Republican of Paul's pedigree in the Tea Party-influenced, anti-Obama political climate of 2010, liberals are trying to run against him in 1964. Cherry-picking irrelevant references Paul has made about private property rights and how they could possibly relate to the Civil Rights...
  • Losing friends over Palin (Have you ever lost friends over politics ?)

    05/31/2010 9:46:47 PM PDT · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 415 replies · 5,475+ views
    I have lost THREE real life friends now in trying to defend Sarah Palin. On one hand I tend to think the people who call her stupid are not the kind of people I even want as friends anyhow. However, I wonder if im being too harsh and going too far. I know our country was divided on President Bush. But the division and the hatred for Sarah Palin has been able to top anything. Before Palin, I had a much more positive outlook on people (especially women, mothers, ect) and life in general. Now I find myself seeing people...
  • Ron Paul's DADT Reversal - [ one of 5 RINOS to support the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" ]

    05/30/2010 12:48:57 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 189 replies · 2,757+ views
    motherjones ^ | May 28, 2010 | By Suzy Khimm
    Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) was one of only five House Republicans to support the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy on gay servicemembers, which passed the House on a 234-194 vote last night. But Paul's vote came as a bit of a surprise. An unabashed foe of gay marriage, Paul had a decidedly squeamish stance on gay rights—even prompting actor Sacha Baron Cohen to ambush the Texas Republican for his film "Bruno." And Paul stated throughout his 2008 presidential campaign that he thought the military's policy should stand, though he had some concerns about its enforcement. When...
  • What Does the Future Hold for Rand and Ron?

    05/20/2010 5:03:52 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 18 replies · 561+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 20, 2010 | Jeremy Lott
    Listen to Rand Paul talk and you will hear the unmistakable echoes of his father. His voice, intonation, and gestures indicate that this is the son of Rep. Ron Paul. But Tuesday night, the son pulled off a political feat that the father could never quite manage. He captured the Republican nomination for statewide office, by an overwhelming margin. In 1984, Ron Paul tried for an open Senate seat but didn't get through the primary. He lost to that Texas titan of charisma Phil Gramm and didn't reenter Congress again until 1997. Rand Paul will now have now have to...
  • Beware Rand Paul and Sarah Palin [Finally their fear shows it's real face]

    05/20/2010 3:08:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies · 2,461+ views
    The Progressive ^ | May 20, 2010 | Matthew Rothschild, Editor
    I’m worried about Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, and the tea party movement. Rand Paul was correct in his victory speech: His victory was a victory for that movement, and it’s not going away. It’s also larger than a lot of progressives want to believe. And those progressives who cheer the takeover of the Republican Party by the tea partiers, seeing in it a recipe for electoral victory for Democrats in 2012, may be making a tragic error. Rand Paul wasn’t the only tea party candidate who won on Thursday. Sarah Palin was also victorious. She endorsed Rand Paul early, and...
  • Trey Grayson's "Strange Relationships" Popping Up In Comments

    04/06/2010 3:00:24 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 36 replies · 1,027+ views
    Bluegrass Bulletin ^ | 04/06/2010 | Marcus Carey
    Earlier today one person who commented on my post "Rand Paul's Latest Ad Raises Questions" suggested that Trey Grayson has some "strange relationships." Since then others have jumped on the suggestion and begun digging deeper into Grayson's relationship with the group who lobbied for AIG, "DC Navigators, LLC". It will be remembered that only a few weeks ago the Grayson campaign proudly announced that they had received the endorsement of Dick Cheney. Today we learn that Cheney's daughter, Mary Cheney, has been an officer of the AIG lobbying firm. Then it was revealed that Cesar V. Conda, the former Cheney...
  • Potheads to Palin: Join us

    04/05/2010 5:34:19 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 52 replies · 777+ views
    She can’t do it if she’s running in 2012. Conservative Republicans, i.e. her base, oppose legalization 20/77; a bold stroke on this front would scare a bunch of them into Huckabee’s camp. If she’s not running, though, then I can see an argument for it. One of her big problems, especially with centrists, is the media’s caricature of her as some sort of fire-breathing theocon, which she isn’t. She’s made moves to chip away at that — the Rand Paul endorsement, and of course campaigning for Maverick instead of Hayworth — but it’s hard to scramble a narrative purely through...
  • Ron Paul: Why didn’t the north just buy the south’s slaves and free them that way? (Insults Lincoln)

    03/31/2010 3:04:35 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 1,571 replies · 17,244+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 3-31-10 | Hot Staff
    Ron Paul: Why didn’t the north just buy the south’s slaves and free them that way? Getting down to the last two questions here…. Most people consider Abe Lincoln to be one of our greatest presidents, if not the greatest president we’ve ever had. Would you agree with that sentiment and why or why not? No, I don’t think he was one of our greatest presidents. I mean, he was determined to fight a bloody civil war, which many have argued could have been avoided. For 1/100 the cost of the war, plus 600 thousand lives, enough money would have...
  • Ron Paul tells 1,500 in Boise the health care bill is a 'disaster'

    03/29/2010 2:44:11 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies · 826+ views
    The Idaho Statesman, Boise ID ^ | 2010-03-29 | Anna Webb
    Crowds cheered former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul's claim that "the revolution is alive and well in Idaho," in a speech Saturday at the Morrison Center that at times took on the feel of a revival meeting. Americans, he said, have misunderstood the definition of "rights," which are God-given and include "life, liberty and the right to keep the fruits of our labor." Those rights include neither education nor health care. "Amen!" came a voice from the crowd. That crowd included perennial political candidate Pro Life, a group wearing buttons that read "Charter Schools are Statist," and the Collett family...
  • Tea Party Leader Resigns Over Rand Paul's Pal Adam Kokesh

    03/23/2010 4:05:57 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 226 replies · 3,376+ views
    Genuine GOP Mom ^ | March 23, 2010 | Mommy
    Below is a video of Rand Paul with his pal Adam Kokesh talking about their common "movement". Read a report at Gathering of Eagles about James Bancroft's "mighty stand for truth" as he has resigned the Hartford Tea Party over their support for Peter Schiff who is part of this Libertarian "movement" with Adam Kokesh. Please read the whole post. There is no doubt in my mind that Ron Paul's libertarian movement is attempting to take over the Republican Party through co-opting the Tea Party movement. We've seen this here in Kentucky as a good chunk of our Tea Party...
  • Healthcare Reform Passes (Ron Paul)

    03/22/2010 10:04:01 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 979+ views
    Following months of heated public debate and aggressive closed-door negotiations, Congress finally cast a historic vote on healthcare late Sunday evening. It was truly a sad weekend on the House floor as we witnessed further dismantling of the Constitution, disregard of the will of the people, explosive expansion of the reach of government, unprecedented corporate favoritism, and the impending end of quality healthcare as we know it. Those in favor of this bill touted their good intentions of ensuring quality healthcare for all Americans, as if those of us against the bill are against good medical care. They cite fanciful...
  • Rand Paul leads rally criticizing Yarmuth

    03/22/2010 5:53:36 PM PDT · by Christian_Capitalist · 52 replies · 920+ views ^ | March 22, 2010 | Deborah Yetter
    He’s running for U.S. Senate, but Republican Rand Paul helped organize a small rally Monday meant to boost opponents of U.S. Rep John Yarmuth, the Democrat who represents Kentucky’s Third Congressional District.“John needs to come home,’’ Paul, a Bowling Green ophthalmologist said to the about 50 people gathered outside Yarmuth’s Louisville office. “There’s a tea party tidal wave sweeping across this country and we hope it’s going to sweep John Yarmuth out of office.”Tea party supporters — who oppose health care reform — were among those at the event outside the Romano Mazzoli Federal Building in Louisville.They included Sharon Stuecker...
  • Will the Right Find Libertarianism?

    03/19/2010 12:25:37 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 229 replies · 1,935+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Mar 18 2010 | Wendy Kaminer
    "Freedom" has long been a right-wing rallying cry for self-identified patriots ranging from John Birchers to tea party protesters to increasingly extreme members of the Republican establishment. They're particularly passionate about the freedom to own and openly carry guns and freedom from federal taxation (but not necessarily federal benefits). Otherwise, their most consistent attachments to freedom tend to be rhetorical, unless freedom means restricting reproductive choice, same-sex relationships, medical marijuana, or sexually explicit speech and permitting discrimination against people who do not acknowledge Jesus as their savior. For some prominent conservatives -- like John McCain, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and...
  • John Dennis Exposed

    03/16/2010 3:06:07 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 23 replies · 488+ views
    Dana Walsh ^ | March 16, 2010 | Unknown
    The John Dennis Liberal Agenda Cut and Run in Afghanistan Against the Patriot Act Against Military Tribunals for Terrorists In Favor of Cutting DEfense Spending Thinks radical islamic countries can "like us" if we try......
  • War not conservative (Rep. John J. Duncan, R-Tenn.)

    03/13/2010 6:46:36 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 903+ views
    There is nothing conservative about the war in Afghanistan. The Center for Defense Information said a few months ago that we had spent over $400 billion on the war and war-related costs there. Now, the Pentagon says it will cost about $1 billion for each 1,000 additional troops we send to Afghanistan. One Republican Member from California told me recently that we could buy off every warlord in Afghanistan for $1 billion. Fiscal conservatives should be the ones most horrified by all this spending. Conservatives who oppose big government and huge deficit spending at home should not support it in...
  • 2,000 turn out at tea party convention in Dells (Wisconsin)

    03/13/2010 2:04:28 PM PST · by UB355 · 20 replies · 828+ views
    Milwaukee Journal=Sentinel ^ | 3/13/2010 | SCOTT BAUER
    Wisconsin Dells - Republicans and conservative tea party members railed against health care reform, global warming legislation and government spending at a convention Saturday that attracted about 2,000 people. The meeting, organized by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity and dubbed an unofficial tea party convention, brought together numerous Republican officeholders, party leaders and candidates in addition to national speakers like "Joe the Plumber" and Michael Reagan, the son of former President Ronald Reagan. Speakers said they were defending America's freedoms by opposing cap-and-trade energy proposals, tax increases, health care reform and economic stimulus bills backed by Democrats. "We are...
  • Frank Gaffney Needs Our Support...Getting the Right Back on Track in the Battle with Islamofascism

    03/11/2010 1:34:14 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 11 replies · 398+ views
    Newsreal ^ | 2010 March 11 | David Swindle
    Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, we have a problem. Let’s review the evidence:Exhibit A: Conservative icon Sarah Palin endorses Rand Paul for one of Kentucky’s Senate seats. The son of notorious non-interventionist Congressman Ron Paul is on record as describing his foreign policy views as “very, very similar” to his father’s. Exhibit B: Ron Paul wins the Straw poll at CPAC. (More a symbolic victory than a substantive one given that he netted the votes of less than 10% of CPAC attendees but never the less the victory becomes a tool for his cult of unhinged, online evangelists.)Exhibit...
  • GOP's Job #1?

    03/08/2010 6:04:51 PM PST · by LSUfan · 8 replies · 115+ views
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 8 March 10 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    One of the most influential conservatives in America this weekend gave a sneak peek at a soon-to-be-published book he has written calling for a "New Republican Party." (The ground rules of the meeting were off the record; the book will be out soon, though, so stay tuned for much more about it.) The author underscored that for the sort of improved GOP we need, "national security must be Job #1." Unfortunately, as noted in this space two weeks ago, it seems that for a some prominent Republican/conservatives, to paraphrase the "Open Borders" crowd, national security is a job Americans don't...
  • Romney: It's ok to change your mind, Obama did (a closeted Rat defends Obama, abortion)

    03/09/2010 9:38:27 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies · 372+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-03-09 | Jordan Fabian
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) on Tuesday defended his decision to change his mind on abortion when he was governor. Romney campaigned as a pro-abortion rights candidate and maintained that position throughout much of his governorship. But the 2008 GOP presidential candidate said that he had a change of heart because of a bill that was considered that would have allowed human embryo research. Republican and Democratic opponents of Romney used his switch on the campaign trail to paint him as a flip-flopper who has no core principles. But Romney, who is presumed to be a 2012 presidential hopeful,...
  • Ron Paul Snaps Up 800 Tickets for Southern Republican Leadership Conference

    03/05/2010 3:21:20 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 96 replies · 1,507+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | Friday March 5, 2010
    In the wake of his somewhat surprising — and very soft-peddled — victory in the CPAC straw poll, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is gearing up for a big showing at the next GOP cattle call. Paul’s Campaign for Liberty has purchased 800 tickets for the event, held next month in New Orleans, at a total cost of $92,000. If 800 Paul fans show up, would it be enough to win the event’s straw poll? Well, in 2006, Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) won the straw poll with a 36.9 percent plurality — of only 1,427 ballots. An email with some info...