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  • Meet Chad Grimm: Illinois’ Libertarian gubernatorial candidate, better choice than Quinn and Rauner!

    10/01/2014 8:36:20 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 48 replies
    WGN TV ^ | October 1, 2014 | Steelers6
    In the race for governor, it’s not just Republican versus Democrat — there’s a new voice trying to elbow in. WGN’s Courtney Gousman talks to the Libertarian candidate fighting for your vote in November, Chad Grimm.
  • Liberal thinking explained by Evan Sayet at Unite IE 5-17-2014

    05/20/2014 11:52:39 AM PDT · by TheProducer · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | Published on You Tube May 18, 2014
    Conservative comedian Evan Sayet explained why the American left is so opposed to argument or debate, arguing that liberals view thought as so inextricably bound to race, identity and orientation that they “have actually turned thinking into a hate crime.” Sayet spoke at the Unite IE Conservative Conference in Riverside, California this weekend, where he discussed how liberals consume and process information very differently from other political ideologies. “Liberals only do well when they lecture to you,” he asserted. “They do just fine on the 23-minute nightly news, where [NBC's] David Gregory dictates the truth to you. Take those same...
  • (IL) 9th congressional GOP hopefuls differ on many issues

    01/22/2014 7:21:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 1/22/2014 3:57 PM | Melissa Silverberg
    Voters in the Republican primary will have two very different candidates to choose from in the 9th Congressional District, as David Earl Williams III and Susanne Atanus vie for the right to face Rep. Jan Schakowsky in the fall. […] Williams said he also is pro-life, but said the decision should be between a woman and her doctor without government involvement. “I am a conservative Republican and I believe in God first,” Atanus said. She said she believes God controls the weather and has put tornadoes and diseases such as autism and dementia on earth as punishment for gay rights...
  • Rand Paul Aids Surprise Guantánamo Bay Win for Obama

    11/22/2013 12:05:15 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies ^ | Nov. 20, 2013 | Massimo Calabresi
    In a surprising win on Tuesday night, the White House and top Senate Democrats successfully defended provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would loosen restrictions on transferring detainees out of Guantánamo Bay, advancing President Obama’s goal of closing the facility by a margin of 55-43. . . . . . . As recently as early November, Democratic Senate aides participating in the fight to loosen the transfer rules described the politics of the vote as “difficult” but “not impossible” and said those whipping the vote were five or six votes short of the bare majority they needed...
  • YouTube:Ron Paul 'Worried' U.S. Might Kill Snowden With Drone

    06/17/2013 3:11:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 11, 2013 | Staff
    Towards the end of an outspoken 24 hours of media appearances, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) appeared via phone on Fox Business Network with Melissa Francis and made a bold prediction about NSA leaker Edward Snowden's future. "I'm worried about somebody in our government who might kill him, with a cruise missile or a drone missile." "We live in a bad time where American citizens don't even have rights and that they can be killed," Paul continued. "But the gentleman is trying to tell the truth about what's going on, he is not defecting, there's no signs of that happening....
  • Ron Paul Agrees With Obama: The Debate Over Benghazi Is A ‘Sideshow’

    05/17/2013 1:49:03 PM PDT · by mnehring · 49 replies
    Could President Obama have read this op-ed by Ron Paul before his joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron this morning? The president’s assessment of the Benghazi scandal was remarkably similar to that of the former congressman. Both men called the controversy a “sideshow.” While Obama primarily went after Republicans for trying to politicize his administration’s response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya last September, Paul chose a more equal opportunity approach in his article, published this morning on the website of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. “Congressional hearings, White House...
  • Gary Johnson on ballot in 47 states

    09/21/2012 10:38:06 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | Sep 12 2012 | Charlie Mahtesian
    The Libertarian Party reports that Gary Johnson will be on the ballot in at least 47 states, plus the District of Columbia. The party is involved in litigation to get him on the ballot in the three remaining states, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Michigan, where a judge ruled last week that Johnson could not appear on the ballot because he also ran as a Republican in the state’s February presidential primary.
  • Ron Paul: Had People Listened to Me, We Could Have Prevented 9/11

    08/26/2012 5:53:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Slate ^ | 08/25/2012 | David Weigel
    TAMPA -- He lost the Ames straw poll by a whisker, he peaked too early in Iowa's caucuses, he missed the big headlines by not winning Maine's preference poll. Finally, today, Ron Paul came into some luck. The threat of Hurricane Isaac was scrapping the first day of the Republican National Convention. Reporters who had planned to preview day one were screwed. Editors suddenly remembered that Ron Paul was supposed to do something or other. And off they went to the Sun Dome, the arena at Southern Florida University, where 7000-odd people would join the "We Are the Future Rally."...
  • Mitt Romney's Selection Of Paul Ryan Is A Sign Of Desperation (Excellent Libertarian Analysis)

    08/12/2012 8:43:00 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 91 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 12, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    Mitt Romney's Selection Of Paul Ryan Is A Sign Of DesperationMany folks were surprised last night as rumors began leaking that Romney tapped Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, for the prestigious VP slot. The surprise came largely because many were expecting a more mundane pick like Tim Pawlenty or Rob Portman. The reactions from the GOP base is positive overall, although the story is still fresh and drawing conclusions is difficult. The reactions from the Democrat/Liberal base are predictable and I am guessing that the Obama campaign is licking its lips over the prospect of skewering Ryan like a kabob. I...
  • The American Independent Party of California nominates Tom Hoefling for President

    The American Independent Party of California, in convention, nominated me today for the office of President of the United States. This gives us the 2012 presidential ballot line. My thanks to all who participated in the process, and to presidential candidates Wiley Drake and Virgil Goode, both of whom were present and who graciously released their delegates in order to make the final vote a unanimous one.
  • Ron Paul WINS Zot

    08/20/2011 4:50:00 PM PDT · by Ron Paul 2012 · 218 replies
    August 20, 2011
    <p>Ron Paul got a great birthday present Saturday, as the 76-year-old defeated 11 other Republicans in Saturday's New Hampshire Young Republicans Straw Poll.</p> <p>Paul, a congressman from Texas, won a commanding 45 percent of the vote and bested runner-up Mitt Romney by 35 percent votes despite not actually attending the event, which was held in New Castle and also included a lobster bake.</p>
  • Ron Paul Was Tempted To Walk Away From Presidential Race, But . . .

    04/26/2011 11:05:42 AM PDT · by statestreet · 40 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | April 26, 2011 | David Pietrusza
    NEW YORK — Congressman Ron Paul, en route to Iowa to announce the creation of the presidential campaign exploratory committee, told an editorial breakfast of The New York Sun that “it’s tempting to just walk away” from the presidential race “but if what we’re predicting happens, we’re going to have to step up.” He was referring to the collapse of the dollar and the threat of wider inflation and the damage they are doing to ordinary Americans, who are suddenly facing soaring gasoline prices and grocery bills and an erosion of their savings and the value of their homes. The...
  • Why is Ron Paul running again? 5 theories

    04/27/2011 9:40:19 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 173 replies
    The Week ^ | 4/27/11 | Staff
    The Texas libertarian is widely seen as a longshot candidate for the GOP's 2012 presidential nomination. So why is he preparing for another White House campaign?....
  • Why I don’t like Ron Paul

    03/02/2011 8:45:30 AM PST · by conservativeforpalin · 122 replies
    Politicons ^ | March 2nd | Henry D'Andrea
    After releasing my Top 5 GOP frontrunners list for March, many Ron Paul supporters were very unhappy not seeing him in the top five. They left tons of comments complaining that I didn’t include him and saying he is the only true hope for 2012. As most of my regular readers know, I do not like Ron Paul, and I support Sarah Palin for President. So, to not seem biased, I wanted to tell you why I don’t like Ron Paul. However, not to leave you in the cold, in terms of 2012, if he were the Republican Nominee, I...
  • Ron Paul Runs Away With CPAC Straw Poll : What happened to the rest of the pack?

    02/14/2011 7:20:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/14/2011 | Robert Costa
    As expected, Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas) won the annual straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, an early, though unscientific, indicator of conservative favor as the 2012 presidential campaign cycle kicks into gear. Paul, with a 30 percent plurality, topped numerous high-profile White House contenders. He finished seven points ahead of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who placed second. All other candidates finished with less than ten percent of the vote: former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson snagged six percent, as did Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich won five percent....
  • YAF kicks out Ron Paul

    02/13/2011 8:42:44 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | February 12, 2011 | Byron Tau
    A prominent conservative activist group has given Ron Paul the boot. The Young Americans for Freedom has voted the Texas congressman off its national advisory board in the aftermath of his straw poll win at CPAC over his positions on national security issues. Continue Reading "It's a sad day in American history when a one-time conservative/libertarian stalwart has fallen more out of touch with America's needs for national security then our current socialist presidential regime," said the group's national director Jordan Marks. The dispute between Paul and the the group seems to stem from Paul's anti-war activities and the prominence...
  • Texas Rep. Ron Paul captures CPAC presidential preference straw poll by huge margin!!

    02/12/2011 8:03:58 PM PST · by Benchim · 89 replies
    The Washington Times Online Edition ^ | 2/12/2011 | By Ralph Z. Hallow
    Texas Rep. Ron Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2012 presidential preference straw poll of 3,742 activists, the chairman of the huge annual gathering of conservative activists announced on Saturday. The poll, sponsored this year for the first time by The Washington Times, is seen as one of the earliest tests of grassroots popularity among the party’s dominant conservative wing, and Mr. Paul, who ran unsuccessfully for the nomination in 2008, has traditionally done well in the CPAC voting. The Republican lawmaker, long a favorite of the party’s libertarian wing, took 30 percent of the votes cast,...
  • Ron Paul

    02/12/2011 6:00:43 PM PST · by sasquatch · 29 replies
    Any Ron Paul threads available?
  • Ron Paul Continues CPAC Straw Poll Dominance (Palin loses to nearly everybody)

    02/12/2011 4:33:54 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 194 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2.12.11 @ 5:40PM | By Philip Klein
    Ron Paul has pulled off a reapeat, winning the CPAC presidential straw poll once again with 30 percent of the vote. Mitt Romney finished second with 23 percent ... Newt Gingrich at 5 percent; Tim Pawlenty, Michelle Bachmann and Mitch Daniels at 4 percent, Sarah Palin at 3 percent, and everybody else at 2 percent or less.

    02/12/2011 5:25:00 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 114 replies ^ | 2/12/2011 | Drudge Report
    Texas Rep. Ron Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2012 presidential preference straw poll of 3,742 activists, the chairman of the huge annual gathering of conservative activists announced on Saturday.