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  • Rand Paul: Donald Trump setting GOP up for worst defeat since 1964

    08/31/2015 10:06:10 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 37 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Monday, August 31, 2015 | Chris Villani
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (AP)— a Republican candidate for president — today warned his party risks its worst electoral beating since 1964 if frontrunner Donald Trump wins the GOP nomination. “It would probably be the worst defeat we’ve had since (Barry) Goldwater, I’d predict, if Trump where the nominee,” Paul said in a Boston Herald Radio “Morning Meeting” interview, referring to the 1964 race during which the Republican from Arizona carried only six states against Lyndon B. Johnson. A recent Quinnipiac national poll showed Trump lapping the field with 28 percent of those surveyed saying they support him. Paul, who...
  • Chris Christie, Rand Paul scraping the bottom in new PPP poll

    08/31/2015 10:13:11 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    msnbc ^ | 08/31/15 10:46 PM | Will Femia
    Public Policy Polling gave The Rachel Maddow Show a sneak peek at the results of their August 28-30 poll to be released tomorrow. ...surprising is to find Beltway-favored candidates Chris Christie and Rand Paul floundering at the bottom with barely any support.
  • Kentucky GOP OKs caucus, allows Rand Paul to seek 2 offices

    08/22/2015 2:44:21 PM PDT · by RonPaulLives · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/22/2015 | Adam Beam
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Republican Party has agreed to hold a presidential caucus The party’s executive committee approved a proposal on Saturday to hold a presidential caucus on March 5. The plan would let Paul run for president and re-election to his Senate seat at the same time without violating state law that bans candidates from appearing on the ballot twice in the same election. Republicans agreed to approve the caucus on one condition: The state party had to have $250,000 in its bank account by Sept. 18 specifically reserved for caucus expenses. If the money is not...
  • The Daily 202: Cruz trying to poach Paul voters

    08/11/2015 4:50:19 PM PDT · by VinL · 16 replies
    WashPo ^ | 8/11/15 | James Hohmann
    THE BIG IDEA: Ted Cruz’s operatives are quietly reaching out to Rand Paul’s early supporters and endorsers, making the case that the Texas senator is their best bet if they want a Republican nominee who is friendly to libertarians. Saul Anuzis, the former Michigan GOP chair who is working for Cruz, recently traveled to New Hampshire to meet with Paul backers and make that case, my colleague David Weigel scoops for the 202. The key to his pitch: Paul is floundering and Cruz is viable. Other sources tell me that Cruz is poised to roll out a few endorsements from...
  • Rand: I'm Concerned Trump Would Treat Country As His "Bully Fiefdom"

    08/11/2015 5:17:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 11, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said that he was concerned fellow candidate Donald Trump would ” treat the country as sort of his little bully fiefdom” and criticized him for changing his mind on issues on Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “O’Reilly Factor.”
  • Chamber of Commerce puppet Rand Paul accuses Donald Trump of being a Washington “insider”

    08/09/2015 4:30:31 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    Rand Paul recently attacked Donald Trump as a “consummate insider”– an enemy of the Tea Party who “buys and sells politicians”. Paul neglected to mention that he himself was purchased by the Chamber of Commerce in 2014 for the explicit purpose of defeating conservatives. (SNIP) First, Rand Paul compared opponents of amnesty to Nazis Then he became BFFs with Kirsten Gillibrand Then he became BFFs with Harry Reid Then he became BFFs with Chuck Schumer Then he became BFFs with the Chamber of Lobbyists Then he became BFFs with Mitch McConnell Then he stabbed Ted Cruz in the back Then...
  • Exclusive-Rand Paul: I Plan On "Mixing It Up" And "Standing My Ground" In Debate

    08/06/2015 11:19:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 6, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News exclusively that he’s “keyed up” and ready to roll in Thursday night’s debate hosted by the Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier, and Chris Wallace. In an interview in the lobby of the Radisson hotel in downtown Cleveland about 12 hours before the first GOP presidential primary debate—which will happen across the street at the Quicken Loans Arena—Paul said he plans on “mixing it up” on Thursday night with his fellow top 10 GOP contenders and plans on “standing my ground” on issues that matter to him.
  • Rand Paul is basically doomed: How the man who was supposed to “reinvent” GOP fell flat on his face

    08/04/2015 8:00:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Salon ^ | August 3, 2015 | Heather Digby Parton
    It wasn't too long ago that Rand Paul was viewed as a serious threat to the GOP nomination. Not any longer.One of the big mysteries of the Koch brothers’ lavish gala this past weekend is the fact that Rand Paul was not in attendance. You’d think that the Kochs would at least insist that Paul come to the fete to do a dramatic reading of John Galt’s “Atlas Shrugged” speech for the billionaires in attendance, but he didn’t show. Some reports suggest that he was invited, but declined. Perhaps his feelings are hurt that they also invited Scott Walker, Ted...
  • 2016 Republican Candidates "Voters First Forum" - August 3 (C-SPAN at 7:00 pm ET)

    08/03/2015 9:32:01 AM PDT · by Isara · 320 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | July 31, 2015
    C-SPAN Partners with New Hampshire Union Leader To Bring August 3rd New Hampshire Republican Forum To A National TV Audience #Voters First (For Immediate Release: July 31, 2015) C-SPAN is partnering with the New Hampshire Union Leader and regional newspapers in early presidential caucus and primary states for the New Hampshire newspaper’s August 3rd Voters First Forum and will provide live nationwide coverage, beginning at 6:30 pm ET to 9:30 pm ET.Fourteen Republican presidential candidates* are participating in the two-hour Forum, which will start at 7pmET at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester on Monday, Aug. 3. Veteran New Hampshire political...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 2 August 2015 (Trump on 2 shows!)

    08/02/2015 4:36:36 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 257 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 2 August 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 2nd, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, Republican presidential candidate; former Gov. Rick Perry, R- Texas, Republican presidential candidate; Michael Needham, CEO, Heritage Action for America super PAC.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus; Dr. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon, Republican presidential candidate.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark., Republican presidential candidate; Steven Law, president and CEO, American Crossroads super PACTHIS WEEK (ABC): Donald Trump, Republican...
  • Five Republican candidates to vie for Koch brothers backing at donor retreat

    08/01/2015 7:52:13 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    The competition among Republican presidential candidates for the support of the political and fundraising network of Charles and David Koch will heat up this weekend. Five Republican candidates will attend a retreat held by Freedom Partners, a key cog in the political network of the Koch brothers. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, Texas senator Ted Cruz, former CEO Carly Fiorina, Florida senator Marco Rubio and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker will all attend a gathering of well-heeled GOP donors at a luxury resort in Orange County, California. Kentucky senator Rand Paul was invited but declined to attend, citing previous commitments to...
  • Rand: Trump's Surge Is Fueled By Media And "Temporary, Sort Of, Loss Of Sanity"

    07/30/2015 5:58:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) argued that the rise of fellow candidate Donald Trump is due to extensive media coverage of Trump and “a temporary, sort of, lost of sanity” on Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Wolf.” Rand said of Trump’s rise in the polls, “Television works, Wolf. If you would give some other candidates time from 8:00 in the morning until 8:00 at night, all day long, every day for three weeks, I’m guessing some other candidates might rise as well. So, for example, while some people are hearing about one candidate all the time,...
  • Rand Paul attributes Trump's rise to a 'loss of sanity

    07/30/2015 12:28:44 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2015, 02:54 pm | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) is attributing GOP rival Donald Trump's rise in the polls to a momentary "loss of sanity." "I think this is a temporary sort of loss of sanity, but we're going to come back to our senses and look for someone serious to lead the country at some point," Paul said told CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer on his show, when asked about a new national poll showing Trump still atop the crowded GOP field. Paul pointed to the extensive media coverage of the controversial candidate. "Television works, Wolf," said Paul. "If you would give some other candidates...
  • Walker, Bush, Rubio lead our 2016 GOP presidential picks [Oregon]

    07/30/2015 5:20:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | July 30, 2015 | NW Spotlight
    We are now 467 days from the next presidential election on November 8, 2016, to elect the 45th president of the United States. In just 7 days, on August 6th, Fox News will be holding the first debate for Republican presidential candidates – in Cleveland, Ohio. Politico reported that there will actually be two Fox News debates on August 6th: a 5PM debate for all 16 announced candidates and a 9PM “main event” for “the 10 candidates with the highest average in national polls.” In preparation for the upcoming debates, we asked some Oregon Republican political insiders to give us...
  • RAND: I THINK WE HAVE 58 VOTES TO DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD

    07/29/2015 4:31:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said that he thinks there are about 58 senators who will vote to defund Planned Parenthood on Tuesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
  • POLLS: DONALD TRUMP WAY OUT IN FRONT; TED CRUZ SURGES UNDERNEATH, MARCO RUBIO KEEPS SINKING

    07/26/2015 6:17:53 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/26/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Call it failure to launch for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as, despite a minor bump in the polls a month or so after his April presidential campaign launch, the 44-year-old junior senator from Florida is now officially relegated to the middle of the pack—where he’s been unable to climb out.
  • Rand Paul May Use Filibuster to Try to De-Fund Planned Parenthood After Shock Video

    07/17/2015 3:33:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | July 17, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    After a shocking new expose’ video that caught Planned Parenthood’s top doctor describing how the abortion business sells the body parts of aborted babies Senator Rand Paul says he plans to hold up or amend legislation in the Senate in order to get a vote on de-funding Planned Parenthood.As LifeNews reported, new undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.In the video, Nucatola is at a business lunch with investigators...
  • Exclusive-Rand Paul On Tennessee Terror: Restrict Immigration From Muslim Nations

    07/17/2015 3:26:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    HOUSTON, Texas — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview here that he wants to restrict immigration from predominantly Muslim countries after the Chattanooga, Tennessee, terrorist attack.
  • What the Hell Happened to Rand Paul? (Between Rand & Cruz it turns out the base loves Cruz more)

    07/16/2015 11:52:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Red State ^ | July 16, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    Here is the guy who should be doing some cross-party fusion. He rallied a lot of Americans in bipartisan fashion on national security. He seemed to be playing his cards right. And . . . ? Bernie Sanders is kicking his butt in campaign fundraising. In fact, I dare say Sanders froze Paul’s chance at fusion. All the little rich libertine millennials that Paul was counting on, instead got excited for Sanders. But I am still really surprised by this. Paul only raised $6.9 million. Ben Carson raised $10.6. And that is money raised by the candidate, not the Super...
  • Rand: We Need "Revolution" Of People Calling For Enforcement Of Immigration Laws

    07/08/2015 10:08:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 8,2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) called for “a revolution of folks saying, ‘We want you to obey the law'” on immigration on Wednesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”
  • Paul LePage on Immigration, Taxes & Donald Trump

    06/27/2015 10:15:45 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
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  • Christie Finally Figures Out the Confederate Flag is 'Divisive' (Many other GOP contenders agree

    06/24/2015 4:16:37 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/23/2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    On Tuesday, after the entire Republican primary field - including Donald Trump and George Pataki - had taken a position on the Confederate flag, and after the Republican governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, had asked for its removal from the state capitol grounds, Chris Christie seemed to calculate that it was politically safe to do the same. The New Jersey governor said in a statement that Haley had "demonstrated what it means to be a leader" and that he commended her decision. ... Every Republican presidential candidate, including the not-yet announced ones, had said something, even if it was,...
  • Rand Paul to Obama: Finish TPP Trade Deal

    06/17/2015 9:39:51 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 16 replies
    The Dplomat ^ | October 28, 2014 | Zachary Keck
    RAND PAUL WAS PUSHING OBAMA ON TPP 6 MONTHS AGO, FORGET ABOUT TPA! (With video)
  • Exclusive-Rand Paul Says No Bushes,No Clintons in 2016: People Want New Leadership (Shorten)

    06/16/2015 8:22:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 16,2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) argues in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News that he is the best positioned 2016 GOP presidential candidate to beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, in a general election face-off.
  • TBS: Rand Paul to Obama: Finish TPP Trade Deal

    06/14/2015 8:49:34 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 10 replies
    “Instead of just talking about a so-called ‘pivot to Asia,’ the Obama administration should prioritize negotiating the” TPP.
  • Republicans Are Infuriated By Heritage Action's Move on Trade

    06/11/2015 10:26:30 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    National Journal ^ | Lauren Fox
    As Republican leaders wrestle Democratic and conservative factions to pass a trade bill Friday, a handful of Republicans are turning on one of their most trusted policy leaders in Washington: Heritage Action. The campaign arm of the conservative Heritage Foundation alerted members Wednesday night it that as it stands now, it would score against the Trade Promotion Authority, a bill that gives Congress an up-or-down vote on future trade deals the president negotiates. The legislation is a major priority for President Obama as well as Republican leaders.
  • PAUL RYAN UNCHAINED: LASHES OUT AT BREITBART, DRUDGE, ‘DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING ON THE INTERNET’

    06/11/2015 9:21:32 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 137 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6-11-2015 | ALEX SWOYER
    FULL TITLE: PAUL RYAN UNCHAINED: LASHES OUT AT BREITBART, DRUDGE, ‘DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ ON THE INTERNET’ You know you’re losing when you’re reduced to attacking the Internet. House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan is now attacking the Web, proving he shouldn’t be trusted by Republican members of Congress to tell the truth about controversial trade legislation. In an appearance Thursday on Fox and Friends, Ryan criticized Breitbart News and other conservative media including the highly influential Drudge Report, which have revealed the immigration and climate change provisions within President Obama’s trade agenda. “Let’s talk about...
  • Today is the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Les Paul, One of Music's Greatest Innovators

    06/09/2015 2:24:12 PM PDT · by Hugin · 18 replies
    Today is the 100th birthday of one of the greatest innovators in music history, Les Paul. Not only was Paul a popular performer, but his inclination to tinker and invent led to the development of the solid body electric guitar, multitrack recording, tape delay, phasing and a number of other innovations. Born Lester William Polsfuss in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on June 9, 1915, Paul started playing harmonica at the age of eight before learning the piano and then switching to guitar. An innovator from the beginning, Paul invented the neck-worn harmonica holder that enabled him to accompany himself on guitar at...
  • Paul joins crusade to expose secret 9/11 documents

    06/02/2015 10:44:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/02/15 | Julian Hattem
    The pages were blacked out by the Bush administration on national security grounds. “We cannot let page after page of blanked-out documents be obscured by a veil,” Paul said at a packed Capitol press conference on Tuesday, flanked by fellow lawmakers and families of victims of the 2001 attack. “We owe it to these families, and we cannot let this lack of transparency erode trust and make us feel less secure.” For years, Jones and other lawmakers have been fighting for the release of the pages, which are believed to paint senior officials within Saudi Arabia as complicit in the...
  • Rand Paul’s Worst Enemy

    06/01/2015 11:15:27 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | June 1, 2015 | John Dickerson
    "...As a constitutional conservative who has argued this ground before, it wasn’t surprising [Sen. Rand Paul] made this case. In fact, it aligns with the central tenets of the conservative bloc of the Republican Party that believes that lawmakers should remain vigilant about ceding too much power to government. It was in keeping with William Buckley’s line about conservatives being the ones who stand athwart history and yell “stop.”So far in the Republican primary process the national security debate has been thin:Obama is weak and the proper response is strength. Whether you agree with Paul’s national security positions or not,...
  • NSA Loses Authority To Collect Phone Records As Senate Adjourns

    06/01/2015 3:01:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Breitbart News
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans’ phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stood in the way of extending the fiercely contested program in an extraordinary Sunday Senate session.
  • Let’s not forget… [Randy Paul]

    06/01/2015 2:48:23 AM PDT · by iowamark · 24 replies
    RedState ^ | May 31st, 2015 | Ben Howe
    As the accolades and attaboys come in for Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) standing up against the continuation of NSA surveillance, we would do well to remember that this is a man who believes the GOP created ISIS. While many candidates are saying that “knowing what they know now” they wouldn’t have supported the Iraq War, Paul went a step further and basically gave an updated version of his father’s view of 9/11; a view which received gasps and boos from the audience when Ron Paul espoused it during the 2007 Republican primary debates. Those gasps have turned into agreement and...
  • Paul: "I’m not going to take it anymore"

    05/31/2015 5:03:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 31, 2015 | Jullan Hattem
    Sen. Rand Paul burst back into Washington on Sunday evening making clear that he is not relenting in his battle to hobble the Patriot Act. “Are we going to so blithely give up our freedom? Are we going to so blindly go along and take it?” the Kentucky Republican and presidential candidate said from the Senate floor, raising his voice to reach the approximately two dozen supporters wearing “Stand with Rand” t-shirts in the chamber gallery.
  • Poll: Walker holds 7-point lead over GOP presidential rivals in Iowa

    05/31/2015 12:44:48 PM PDT · by familyop · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | May 30, 2015 | Maeve Reston and Ashley Killough
    Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker holds a 7-point advantage among Iowan voters over the rest of the crowded Republican field in the scramble for the party's 2016 nomination for president, a new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll finds...Walker has not declared his candidacy,...Paul and Carson were tied for second place with 10% of the vote...Florida Sen. Marco Rubio finished tied for sixth place with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum,...
  • Gov. Scott Walker: Rand Paul is 'wrong' on ISIS [transcript of Cavuto's interview]

    05/29/2015 1:25:33 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29, 2015 | Neil Cavuto's Interview with Scott Walker
    NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: Then there were 100. All right, I'm exaggerating, but talk about a crowded field, the latest Quinnipiac poll showing that five Republican candidates are all tied at the top at 10 percent of voter support, include Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who told me moments ago he is not at all worried. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) GOV. SCOTT WALKER, R-WIS.: Well, as a kid, I ran track. So my coach always used to say a lot of times I would win by whipping around the end that last quarter lap there and... (CROSSTALK) CAVUTO: Me too, me too, although I...
  • Pro-Paul group unleashes fiery attack ad

    05/29/2015 4:59:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 29, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    A super PAC backing Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is pulling no punches with the first attack ad of the 2016 GOP presidential primary, complete with fire-breathing bald eagles and slams of Sens. Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham for their stances on government surveillance. Mimicking the aggressive style of a wrestling event promo, the one-minute spot teases the Senate debate Sunday ("Sunday! Sunday!") over expiring portions of the Patriot Act as the “greatest brawl for liberty of the century." The ad, released by America's Liberty PAC, pits a photoshopped picture of Paul’s face on a bodybuilder against President Obama, “the head...
  • Rand Paul in Chicago: Crime "not a racial thing, it is a spiritual problem"

    05/28/2015 12:29:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    ChicagoTribune.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Bill Ruthhart
    Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul brought his presidential campaign to Chicago on Wednesday, appealing to African-Americans on the South Side, entrepreneurs downtown and Republicans in the suburbs.
  • THE BIG TENT PARTY COLLAPSES

    05/27/2015 11:58:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5-27-2015 | Ben Shapiro
    The GOP is falling apart. How else to explain the wide variance of positions within the Republican Party on basic issues ranging from same-sex marriage to immigration to tax policy? For years, GOP bigwigs have explained that the Republican Party can only succeed if it expands and evolves, embracing as many views as possible. There’s only one problem: that simply doesn’t work. While the Democratic Party has moved toward leftist purity in which Hillary Clinton’s policy positions are virtually indistinguishable from socialist Bernie Sanders’, the Republican Party has become to political positions what COEXIST bumper stickers are to religion –...
  • Rand Paul: Jeb Bush going to have ‘trouble’ with Republicans

    05/27/2015 8:04:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/27/15 | Katie Zezima
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that Jeb Bush, who is seen as an early front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, is going to have problems securing the backing of his party. "I think he's going to have trouble," Paul, himself a Republican presidential candidate, said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." When asked if Bush is conservative enough to be the Republican nominee, Paul said, "I doubt it."
  • Exclusive-Rand Paul: The Patriot Act Provides No Security At The Cost Of Our Liberty

    05/26/2015 8:33:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
    Supporters of the NSA’s large scale spying on the American people claim the program has made our country safer. Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
  • SEN. RAND PAUL VISITS SECRET ROOM TO READ OBAMATRADE

    05/13/2015 8:27:45 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 13, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)93% —an opponent of the secretive Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track the Pacific Rim trade deal Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)—went inside the secret room inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday morning to read the TPP text and told Breitbart News exclusively afterwards that he believes President Barack Obama should make it public now. The deal’s text is kept in a room behind double doors that each have signs: “No Public Or Media Beyond This Point.” “I think the staff signed an agreement [which didn’t include a non-disclosure]—they signed in, it’s a normal procedure,” he explained....
  • Rand Paul´s Obamacare Hypocrisy

    05/11/2015 3:33:41 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5/11/2015 | David Catron
    In every speech he has made since announcing his presidential bid, Rand Paul has vowed to repeal Obamacare. At a Las Vegas rally he put it thus: “I will make it my mission to heal this nation ... and to repeal every last bit of Obamacare!” But if Paul’s behavior in the Senate is any guide, this is empty rhetoric. Shortly after his Vegas speech, he aided the Democrats in obstructing an investigation into falsified documents submitted to the D.C. Small Business Exchange so that members of Congress and their staffers could receive subsidies to which they aren’t legally entitled....
  • Presidential Candidate Rand Paul Opens "Tech Hub" in SF, Talks About "Disrupting Democracy"

    05/09/2015 11:06:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/9 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul was in San Francisco Saturday to speak about "Disrupting Democracy" in an attempt to woo Millenials and the Silicon Valley crowd. Paul took questions about net neutrality, NSA surveillance and Millennial voters during the discussion, formally titled "Disrupting Democracy: A New Generation of Voter Engagement." The event was co-hosted by Lincoln Labs, a Libertarian-leaning "technology and policy think tank" and Brigade, billionaire Sean Parker's civic engagement startup. Brigade's CEO Matt Mahan also joined the conversation along with the San Francisco Chronicle's political reporter Carla Marinucci. "Some people might be thinking what the hell is...
  • Rubio, Paul, Cruz vote to allow Obama to lift Iran sanctions

    05/08/2015 8:26:49 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 96 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2015 | Newsmachete
    As many of you know, I'm a big fan of Ted Cruz, but when he does something wrong, it's important to call him on it. In this case he, along with Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, voted for a bill that will effectively allow the President to lift sanctions on Iran. Normally, here's how treaties work: the President negotiates a treaty with another country, like the deal he is negotiating with Iran over its nuclear weapons development. Once the treaty is negotiated, it's submitted to the Senate. Two thirds of the Senate has to vote to approve, or ratify, the...
  • Mark Levin: Rand Paul has some explaining to do

    05/07/2015 9:07:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5/7/15 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin believes blackmail or something may be going behind the scenes in the Senate. Here’s why: NATIONAL REVIEW – The rumors began trickling in about a week before the scheduled vote on April 23: Republican leadership was quietly pushing senators to pull support for subpoenaing Congress’s fraudulent application to the District of Columbia’s health exchange — the document that facilitated Congress’s “exemption” from Obamacare by allowing lawmakers and staffers to keep their employer subsidies. The application said Congress employed just 45 people. Names were faked; one employee was listed as “First Last,” another simply as “Congress.” To Small Business...
  • Senators Running for President Face a Delicate Balancing Act

    05/01/2015 3:30:52 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 1, 2015 | ASHLEY PARKER
    [SNIP] ".........While the joke goes that every senator looks in the mirror each morning and sees a potential occupant of the Oval Office, senators do have automatic fund-raising bases and little difficulty attracting the spotlight. Still, since 1960, only two — John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts and Barack Obama of Illinois — have risen directly to the White House.... [SNIP] ....For now, Republican Senate colleagues are optimistic about the presidential aspirants’ ability to make it back to Washington for crucial votes, and about the party leadership’s willingness to try to work around their campaign schedules, when possible. “Remember when Obama...
  • Conservative media take early sides in GOP 2016 primary

    05/01/2015 3:05:31 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 1, 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    Prominent voices in conservative media have already begun deciding on favorites in the Republican presidential primary. Most of the candidates and potential candidates have received at least some praise from influential voices in the right-leaning news media, but since the start of 2015, there have been clear signs of who is warming up to who. After Sen. Marco Rubio announced his candidacy in mid-April, the Wall Street Journal editorial board, representing the corporate pro-immigration wing of the GOP, sang the Florida freshman's praises in ways unfelt by others in the field. "The senator … has the rhetorical gifts to make...
  • Anyone Arguing Iran Isn't 'Really' Pursuing a Bomb or is 'Not a Threat' Is NOT To Be Taken Seriously

    04/28/2015 2:36:15 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Iran -a country floating on sea of petroleum- only ever pursued nuclear technology for military purposes- and any intellectually-honest person can tell you that. There exists no reason this otherwise 2nd-or-3rd rate country needs nuclear anything (supplied by the world's devil-on-the-shoulder, Russia) when they could fuel conventional power plants for next to nothing...  On the other hand, you've got the Rand Pauls of the world: somewhat like the Soviets, he increasingly finds the truth doesn't fit reality as purported by his political world view (in his case, pacifism). That means he has to make arguments that twist him into a pretzel and make...
  • Paul urges GOP to be the "Party of Civil Rights"

    04/27/2015 3:19:21 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 27, 2015 | Sean Higgins
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., urged his fellow Republicans Saturday to become the "party of civil rights" by embracing limits on the courts and law enforcement. It was both good policy and good politics, he argued, and would fill a vacancy created by Democrats turning away from these issues. Paul, a 2016 presidential hopeful, made the case for this during a speech to the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, a major gathering of socially-conservative voters in the key early primary state. He began by noting that the GOP had lost Iowa in the last two presidential elections and said it needs...
  • Conveniently Latino

    04/23/2015 12:54:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 4 replies
    Taki's Magazione ^ | April 20, 2015 | Jim Goad
    About three weeks ago I had already grown Officially Tired of Election 2016, so I imagine the next year and a half will be torture for me. If there is any real difference between Republicans and Democrats, it is only in the sense that there are different types of cancer. The only official candidate for the Democrats so far is a white suspected lesbian and erstwhile Tammy Wynette impersonator who has a steely fanged vagina that at any moment threatens to chomp through her pantsuit and devour the world. Her target demographic, obviously, is chicks.