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  • Casting a Paul on American Strength: In defense and foreign policy, Rand Paul is a menace.

    04/21/2014 6:27:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/21/2014 | Quin Hilyer
    Again and again, conservatives have cut Senator Rand Paul at least some slack when his pronouncements have moved in the realm of, but not fully shared, his father’s nuttiness on foreign affairs. It’s almost as if some nuttiness of his own was allowable as long as it didn’t go as far as his father’s did. But just about every fortnight or so, a new Rand Paul speech or a newly resurfaced old video or news report shows not only that the senator is dangerously neo-isolationist and militarily penurious, but that he is also bizarrely spiteful toward those who disagree. Worse,...
  • Rand Paul Has a Major Problem. His Name Is Ron Paul.

    03/14/2014 6:54:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/14/2014 | Bryan Preston
    Ron Paul has just sided with Putin over the invasion of Ukraine. Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) appeared on the Fox Business Network’s The Independents on Wednesday night where he was asked for his thoughts about the worsening situation in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. Paul said that the United States and the West have engaged in hypocrisy and alleged that they participated in the overthrow of Viktor Yanukovich’s government. He added that Russian President Vladimir Putinhas “some law on his side” in Crimea because Russia held a lease on a naval base in the Crimean city of Sevastopol.“This whole thing that...
  • Rand Paul: GOP shouldn’t ‘tweak’ Russia over Ukraine

    02/27/2014 7:06:39 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 25 2014 | Robert Costa
    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a presidential hopeful and leading non-interventionist voice in the Republican Party, believes the United States should seek "respectful" relations with Russia and avoid antagonizing President Vladimir Putin over the ongoing political turmoil in Ukraine, where a Kremlin-backed government collapsed last week. "Some on our side are so stuck in the Cold War era that they want to tweak Russia all the time and I don't think that is a good idea," Paul said on Tuesday, in an interview with The Washington Post. Paul's comments underscore the latest foreign-policy fissure in the GOP, where the party's...
  • Sen. Paul: ‘We’re Not Changing Any’ Abortion ‘Laws Until the Country is Persuaded Otherwise’

    04/30/2014 9:16:48 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 60 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 29, 2014 - 2:56 PM | Penny Starr
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)(CNSNews.com) – Although he is pro-life and believes life begins at the moment of conception, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a potential presidential contender in 2016, said that because of the polarization over abortion, Americans  need to be persuaded on the issue and “we’re not changing any of the laws until the country is persuaded otherwise.” Paul himself has introduced the Life at Conception Act (S. 583), which would provide constitutional protection to children at the moment of conception.Last week, Paul was interviewed at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics by liberal David...
  • Now we know why Rand Paul has endorsed Mitch McConnell (Vanity)

    03/18/2014 8:37:58 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 108 replies
    March 18, 2014 | Din Maker
    I just found out some information today that enlightened me as to why Rand Paul has endorsed Mitch McConnell. McConnell's Campaign Manger, Jesse Benton, is part of the Paul family. He is married to Ron Paul's grand daughter and Rand Paul's niece. I wonder if Mitch hiring Rand's nephew-in-law was part of the deal for Rand's endorsement? This is what Benton told the Huffington Post: "I believe in Senator McConnell and am 100 percent committed to his re-election. Being selected to lead his campaign is one of the great honors of my life and I look forward to victory in...
  • Ted Cruz and Rand Paul: Opposite directions

    04/20/2014 3:29:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | April 20, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin
    In 2013, freshmen senators Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) seemed like two peas in a pod. Both railed at the NSA, backed the government shutdown, opposed intervention in Syria and championed the tea party faithful. But 2014 has been a different story. Cruz has become a serious, vocal proponent of a tough foreign policy and harsh critic of President Obama’s approach to Iran and Russia. He gave serious speeches on the importance of standing up to Vladimir Putin and on the folly of expecting Iran to give away its nuclear weapons program without stringent sanctions and/or the threat...
  • US to send combat troops to Poland

    04/19/2014 11:24:30 AM PDT · by neverdem · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 19, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Poland will breathe a little easier because at the very least, American troops in Poland will be an effective trip wire and hedge against Russia making a move to reclaim the former Warsaw Pact country. Washington Post: Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine. That was the word from Poland’s defense minister, Tomasz Siemoniak, who visited The Post Friday after meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on Thursday....
  • Rand Paul clarifies: No containment on Iran

    04/17/2014 7:40:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 16 at 1:29 pm | Aaron Blake
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is out with another clarification of his foreign policy positions, saying unequivocally in a Washington Post op-ed that he is against a strategy of containment when it comes to Iran.Asked Sunday about his 2012 vote against a bill that would have prevented a policy of containment -- that is, allowing Iran to have nuclear weapons or nuclear weapons programs but keeping tabs on them -- Paul said all options should be left on the table. (Paul was the lone vote against the legislation.)That led some to say that the potential 2016 presidential candidate was open to...
  • Will Hillary voters hand the GOP nomination to Rand Paul? (Operation Chaos)

    04/09/2014 2:16:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/09/2014 | AllahPundit
    A fiendishly clever theory from Peter Beinart. Remember “Operation Chaos”? That was Rush Limbaugh’s plan to have GOP voters wreak havoc on the Democratic nominating process in 2008. With McCain’s nomination already all but assured and Obama clinging to an apparently insurmountable lead over Hillary, Rush encouraged Republicans in states with open primaries (i.e. states where you don’t have to be registered as a party member to vote in that party’s primary) to cross over and vote for Hillary in the Democratic primary instead. The idea was to drag the primary process out for Democrats as long as possible, forcing...
  • Rand Paul’s Foreign Policy: For the Situation Room or the Dorm Room?

    04/15/2014 2:47:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | April 15, 2014 | Rich Lowry
    The oil-services company Halliburton is an old obsession of the anti-Bush Left, and evidently of Kentucky senator Rand Paul. The libertarian standard-bearer and almost-certain Republican presidential candidate suggested to audiences a few years ago that Vice President Dick Cheney’s views on the Iraq War were influenced by his time as CEO at Halliburton. Cheney had opposed going into Iraq during the Persian Gulf War under the first President George Bush; then, after a stint at Halliburton, he supported going into Iraq under the second President Bush. Q.E.D. Asked about the Halliburton charge on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Paul...
  • Rand Paul Defends Cliven Bundy: "Federal Government Shouldn't Violate The Law"

    04/15/2014 9:22:56 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 04-15-2014 | MofoPolitics
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XLDXK-iMUo SEN. RAND PAUL: I think there’s an opposite thing to what Harry Reid said, and that’s that the federal government shouldn’t violate the law. Nor should we have 48 federal agencies carrying weapons and having SWAT teams.
  • Ron Paul: Rand Will Get Hit with Disadvantages in Presidential Bid for Being My Son

    04/16/2014 7:43:00 PM PDT · by This Just In · 60 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "Your World" with Neil Cavuto former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) discussed the IRS targeting his organization when Cavuto asked, "Well, i don't want to be cynical Congressman, do you think any of this might have a thing or two to do with your son possibly running for president? "
  • Rand Paul Hates Mitch McConnell So Much That He Is Refusing to Publicly Support Him

    04/18/2014 5:47:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    politicsusa.com ^ | 4/17/14 | Jason Easley
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) hates Sen. Mitch McConnnell so much that when a constituent asked him why he supports McConnell’s reelection campaign, Paul refused to answer and told the questioner to talk to him privately. According to the Glasgow Daily Times: After addressing about 30 people who turned out to hear him, the senator opened the floor for questions. One constituent asked him why he came out in support of Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Louisville. Paul declined to answer the question publicly, saying he would speak with her in private and explain his reason for supporting the senior senator. The answer...
  • Rand Paul to Meet Top Romney Donors in Boston

    04/18/2014 9:52:49 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 92 replies
    national review ^ | March 18, 2014
    Rand Paul will do his best to charm a group Mitt Romney’s top donors next week at an event facilitated by Romney finance director Spencer Zwick. The Friday luncheon will take place in Boston at the offices of Zwick’s private-equity firm, Solamere Capital, according to a source familiar with the event. Romney’s eldest son Tagg is also a managing partner at the firm, and Romney is the executive chairman. The event is yet another signal that Paul is preparing a for a serious presidential bid in 2016. Two years before the GOP primary, Paul is attempting to branch out beyond...
  • Obama pressures American Legion to allow amnesty bill

    04/18/2014 3:32:44 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is meeting Friday with the head of the American Legion, in what amnesty opponents fear is a yet another effort to bypass public opposition to passage of a massive business-backed immigration increase. House Speaker John Boehner also added to the alarms Thursday night, when the Wall Street Journal reported that he told business donors gathered last month in Las Vegas that he is “hellbent on getting this done.
  • Rand Paul Chides Harry Reid For Calling Bundy Family Domestic Terrorists

    04/18/2014 3:32:18 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 18 Apr 2014
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) called for “calmer heads to prevail” in the showdown between the Bundy family and the federal government. Paul chided Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) for calling the family and their supporters “domestic terrorists.” “I don’t think calling people names is going to calm this down; I think its liable to stir it up, so I think all parties including Sen. Reid should calm the rhetoric a little bit. Let’s try to have a peaceful resolution to this,” Paul said during an interview on Fox News Thursday night. Paul added that he believed that the Endangered Species Act...
  • Rand Paul Criticizes Feds on Bundy

    04/18/2014 3:53:32 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 48 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Timothy Cama
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) criticized the federal response to rancher Cliven Bundy, becoming the first GOP 2016 presidential hopeful to weigh in on the issue. Paul slammed the federal government’s show of force in the dispute, which culminated in a standoff at Bundy’s ranch between police and his supporters, including armed members of militia groups. Bundy is refusing to pay grazing fees for his cattle, which for decades have grazed on federal land. Paul sided with Bundy in that fight, arguing that Nevada and local authorities should control the land.
  • Execution, Interrupted: Killer’s Life Spared Moments Before Hanging

    04/17/2014 2:56:26 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 4 replies
    Time ^ | 04-17-2014 | Noah Rayman
    Hundreds of people are executed every year in Iran. Balal, thanks to the actions of his victim's mother, will not be one of them. Balal was standing on a chair, blindfolded and with a noose around his neck, when the mother of the man he stabbed to death seven years ago approached him, the Guardian reports. According to some interpretations of sharia law, the victim’s family participates in the punishment by pushing the chair from under the condemned man. But this time, the mother of the victim slapped Balal across the face and then helped the victim’s father remove the...
  • Don't Ask Rand Paul Why He's Supporting Mitch McConnell

    04/17/2014 9:12:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 4/17/14 | Sahil Kapur
    Don't ask Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) why he's supporting Mitch McConnell for reelection. He doesn't want to talk about it. At least publicly. While crisscrossing Kentucky during Congress's two-week recess, Paul visited a community forum in Edmonton on Wednesday to speak to constituents, where he was reportedly asked why he endorsed the Senate Republican leader. The Glasgow Daily Times described what happened next: One constituent asked him why he came out in support of Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Louisville. Paul declined to answer the question publicly, saying he would speak with her in private and explain his reason for supporting the...
  • Rand Paul: Let’s get this straight — I’m not for containing Iran

    04/17/2014 7:15:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2014 | AllahPundit
    A new op-ed prompted by his interview with ABC over the weekend, which generated headlines like, “Rand Paul: Don’t dismiss containment option for nuclear Iran.”He’s not for containment, he now says, but nor is he irrevocably against it. What he’s for is strategic ambiguity, not telegraphing your intentions towards a bad actor lest you inadvertently limit your options later. Does America have any recent experience with that? I am not for containment in Iran. Let me repeat that, since no one seems to be listening closely: I am unequivocally not for containing Iran.I am also not for announcing that the...
  • An Inconveniet Truth

    04/16/2014 4:35:44 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 3 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | April 16, 2014 | Karl Denninger
    We're better than those damned Russians and their Putin; we have democracy! Well, maybe not. Quote: Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism. Lots of big words in that paragraph. Let's distill it down -- the argument presented is that America is really no different than...
  • Ron Paul to Obama and Romney: “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Get over it.”

    Ron Paul to Obama and Romney: “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Get over it.” News is now leaking out about a private meeting between evangelical leaders and presidential candidate Ron Paul which took place last Wednesday night. The leaders asked Dr. Paul about an Executive Order moving the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “The real issue here is not what America wants but what Israel wants. We have no right to chose their capital,” Dr. Paul said, “If they say it is Jerusalem, then it is Jerusalem.” The Barack Obama administration has consistently rejected this idea and...
  • US wants to destroy Ukrainian ‘bridge’ between EU and Russia – German intellectuals support Putin

    04/09/2014 11:29:53 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 60 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 04-09-2014 | Staff
    Members of German civil society have written an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, condemning Russophobia in mass media and German political establishment while showing support for Moscow's actions in the ongoing Ukrainian crisis. Retired German Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Jochen Scholz wrote an open letter to the Russian leader in response to the speech Putin made on March 18, 2014 at the reunification of Crimea with Russia. The letter was cosigned by hundreds of Germans including lawyers, journalists, doctors, servicemen, scholars, scientists, diplomats and historians. In that letter the German intellectuals said that Putin’s speech “appealed directly to...
  • Top conservative: 2016 not Ted Cruz's turn, favors Mike Pence-Rand Paul ticket (Guess who?)

    04/08/2014 12:59:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    A founding father of the conservative movement who is now a star among Tea Party activists is urging the GOP to choose a governor to duel Washington “insider” Hillary Clinton for the White House, saying that 2016 isn't the best time for Sen. Ted Cruz to run. Often called the “funding father” of conservatism for pioneering direct mail fundraising, Richard A. Viguerie believes that the Texas senator is a “game changer” for the movement but that the best way to beat Clinton is with a candidate from outside the beltway. “I don't think it would be best for the conservative...
  • 2009 Rand Paul Speech: Cheney Manipulated US Into Iraq War for Profit

    04/08/2014 9:46:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 7, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Sen. Rand Paul claimed in 2009 that former Vice President Dick Cheney exploited the 9/11 attacks in order to lead the United States into war in Iraq to benefit military contractor Halliburton, where Cheney had been CEO before heading to Washington, a video unveiled by blog Mother Jones' writer David Corn shows. In the video unearthed of a speech given at Western Kentucky University, Paul argues that Cheney opposed the first Bush administration's plans but changed his mind over Halliburton, Corn reports. "He's being interviewed (in 1995), I think, by the American Enterprise Institute, and he says it would be...
  • RNC Sham 2012

    08/30/2012 11:48:58 PM PDT · by W.C.S. · 66 replies
    The Convention is where delegates are meant to cast votes for the nominee, yet the Tampa Bay Times Forum was already plastered with embedded Romney banners, and additional 'Mitt' signs for people to hold were also smuggled in to make it appear that many are behind him. All Ron Paul material was promptly confiscated. Six states filed to put Ron Paul into nomination while the rules still said it only took five states. Realizing this, the RNC met early Tuesday morning to change the rules in order to make the minimum needed as eight states, which Ron also would have...
  • America Needs No More Neo-Imperial Nonsense

    07/27/2012 4:35:18 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 71 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | Jul 23 2012 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    <p>Triumphant in the first Gulf war, George H.W. Bush, in October 1991, went before the UN to declare that the US’s goal was now to build a “New World Order”.</p>
  • House passes Ron Paul’s ‘audit the Fed’ bill

    07/25/2012 1:01:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7/25/2012 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>In a move that serves as a capstone to Rep. Ron Paul’s colorful career, the House on Wednesday approved a bill that would let Congress’s chief investigators conduct a full audit of the Federal Reserve’s shrouded decision-making process.</p> <p>The overwhelming 327-98 vote sends the bill to the Senate where Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, has previously expressed support for an audit — though it’s unclear he’ll carve out time for the legislation this year.</p>
  • Ron Paul Rocks, Hits Back, Stands Up, Deliversand Gets a Seat at the Convention Table

    07/23/2012 9:55:15 PM PDT · by RitaOK · 53 replies
    Vanity | 23 July, 2012 | RitaOK
    Ron Paul cooperates with no one, checks his voice for no one and doesn't much like the GOP establishment types. This would include the GOP's likely nominee, Mitt Romney, template maker in Massachusetts for all things nefarious accomplished by Barack Hussein Obama but brought to a national audience. Paul has declined to endorse Romney, but given the army of organized pitchforks he has attracted over the course of a run or two at the party nomination, the man has won a seat at the convention table. USATODAY.com reports that room will be made for Ron Paul in the convention, and...
  • Iran: We Will 'Confront' New EU Sanctions

    07/01/2012 4:27:22 AM PDT · by edpc · 2 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 1 July 2012 | Nasser Karimi
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has stored up imports and hard currency for a "battle" against "dastardly" EU sanctions, officials said Sunday, the day that the measures aimed at pressuring the Islamic Republic over its controversial nuclear program take effect. Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said the country has stockpiled the population's daily needs to reduce the impact of the embargo hitting the oil and banking sectors. "Today, we are facing the heaviest of sanctions and we ask people to help officials in this battle," Rahimi was quoted by state television's website as saying at a religious conference. He said...
  • BREAKING: Ron Paul to end active campaigning

    05/14/2012 12:02:59 PM PDT · by mnehring · 129 replies
    An announcement from Rep. Ron Paul indicates that the Republican presidential candidate will no longer actively campaign for the GOP nomination, but will continue to work to secure delegates at upcoming Republican state conventions. "Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted," said Paul, in a statement released Monday afternoon. "Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have."
  • Ron Paul backed Cynthia McKinney in 2008

    01/05/2012 6:06:35 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | January 5, 2012 | Don Surber
    Sarah Palin admonished Republicans not to ridicule Congressman Ron Paul. Sarah Palin is wrong. Ron Paul is a disloyal phony who has earned whatever contempt real Republicans have for him and his dangerously naive ideas about foreign policy. Ron Paul has shunned the party in the past, as he was the Libertarian Party candidate in 1988 and in 2008 he rejected the McCain/Palin ticket, instead embracing Cynthia McKinney and other third-party candidates for president 2008. Like a kid who is losing a game, Ron Paul took his ball and went home in 2008. But Missus Palin, sadly, seemed to be...
  • And Now An Endorsement For Ron Paul...

    01/02/2012 1:47:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 1/2/12 | Ace
    Ron Paul's greatest liability is Ron Paul, but his second greatest liability are his hippie-Nazi cultists. Not all of his supporters are hippie Nazis, but the aggressive ones are. Since "Audit the Fed" wants to boost Ron Paul, I'm promoting his comments to the front page. Quick, everyone! Get on this train before it fills up. I call this prose poem "Jewess." It's about Elena Kagan. Oh for Christ's sake. She's a jewess. AND a bulldyke. She has no integrity whatsoever. Chief Justice John Roberts: Epic. Fail. I call this sonnet "Hebe Community." I am merely observing the untidy little...
  • South Carolina Senator Tom Davis endorses Ron Paul

    01/16/2012 8:37:37 AM PST · by Veritas_et_libertas · 19 replies
    The State Column ^ | Monday, January 16, 2012
    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul picked up an endorsement from popular South Carolina State Senator Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) Sunday. Mr. Davis is a popular Tea Party Republican in South Carolina, and he has been critical of front running Republican candidate Mitt Romney also, so his vote could sway some last minute undecided voters towards Mr. Paul in the upcoming South Carolina Republican primary election. According to the Public Polling Policy poll of South Carolina voters released Friday shows 30 percent of the voters identify themselves as members of the Tea Party. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich did the best among...
  • Ron Paul picks up major evangelical endorsement heading into South Carolina

    01/13/2012 6:25:26 PM PST · by jmc813 · 105 replies · 1+ views
    Greely Gazette ^ | 1-13-2012 | Jack Minor
    Ron Paul picked up a major endorsement from an evangelical leader when Dr. James Linzey, president and founder of the Military Bible Association, endorsed the candidate. Lizney, who served as a military chaplain for over 24 years and retired with an honorable discharge, has hosted Operation Freedom, a television program in Europe. Before founding the Military bible Association, he travelled the world as an evangelist. In a statement to Congressman Paul declaring his endorsement, Lizney said, “Having thoroughly examined your political philosophy and finding that your platform is 100% in line with the Constitution of the United States of America,...
  • Right Wing Anti-Americanism

    04/21/2012 10:30:54 PM PDT · by SHATNERFAN1706 · 116 replies
    You tube | Shatnerfan1706
    Oath Keepers is anti-American.
  • Nightmare Communists for Ron Paul? [Humor, I think]

    03/18/2012 10:42:54 AM PDT · by No One Special · 5 replies
    Nightmare Communism ^ | January 3, 2012 | cwrn
    Comrades, another election is upon us in this cesspit of bourgeois excess known as these United States... although nothing 'unites' our class so much as our continual and universal exploitation at the hands of the ruling class. The recent spate of GOP debates, as well as tonight's Iowa caucus, shows us that we cannot remain neutral in this encounter. On the one hand, we have Barack Obama, the neo-liberal candidate whose alleged 'socialism' is merely an epithet employed by the enemies of economic freedom on the Right. Would that this were true! But no, Obama has proved himself time and...
  • Anti-Semitic Rant Spurs Goodwill, Money to Houston Holocaust Museum

    03/17/2012 8:52:30 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    myfoxhouston.com ^ | 17 Mar 2012 | Melinda Spaulding
    A profanity-laden, anti-Semitic voice message is helping the Houston Holocaust Museum raise money to save an important World War II artifact. That message on Braeden Howard's voice mail was left after his consulting company publicized the work they are doing with the museum. To restore a 37-foot fishing vessel, similar to those used to smuggle Jews out of Denmark during World War II.
  • Police Intervene, Arrest Ron Paul Backers at Missouri Caucus

    03/17/2012 6:50:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo! News / ABC News ^ | March 17, 2012 | Chris Good
    Police and organizers shut down proceedings at one of Missouri's largest caucuses today, as Ron Paul supporters feuded with local GOP leaders. "It's like the Hatfields and the McCoys around here," St. Charles County's former GOP chairman told ABC News, after police arrived on-scene with a helicopter and removed Paul backers. In St. Charles, an exurb of St. Louis and one of the state's largest GOP counties, Paul supporters sought to elect their own chairman and adopt their own rules when proceedings opened - both of which are part of standard caucus rules and procedure. But as they argued with...
  • Time magazine: Discussions between Romney and Paul about a deal are “taking shape”

    03/14/2012 8:59:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/14/2012 | Allahpundit
    Supposedly Team Paul is engaged in "initial discussions" with Santorum and Gingrich too, but c'mon. Newt's chances at the nomination are only slightly higher than Paul's are and Santorum's hawkish social conservatism makes him a total nonstarter for libertarians. Just today, Reason editor Matt Welch published a column shivering at the thought that Team Sweater Vest might be back for another try in 2016. Romney’s the only game in town for the rEVOLution, just as he’s been since the debates started. (According to Time, one of Romney’s allies joked that Paul is their “deputy campaign manager.”)This is the right time...
  • RevPac fundraiser at South Street Seaport (Ron Paul)

    12/07/2011 11:06:19 AM PST · by OddLane · 47 replies · 1+ views
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 7, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    The RevPac event I attended on Monday night was an quite an experience. First of all, the choice of setting seemed designed to highlight some of the recurring themes in Ron Paul’s presidential campaign. While most of his primary opponents have held Manhattan fundraisers targeting donors in this city’s ever-dwindling, yet still potent, financial services sector, the rigidly anti-corporatist, free market dogma of the Paul campaign-highlighted by the appearance of bearish Euro Pacific CEO Peter Schiff-lent a new dimension to what would otherwise have been a routine campaign fundraiser. The optics of the event were pleasing, which I suppose was...
  • Paul doesn't have many fans in Congress

    01/20/2012 1:59:21 AM PST · by Wyoming Cowboy · 21 replies · 1+ views
    CNN Politics ^ | Wed January 18, 2012 | Dana Bash
    Washington (CNN) -- Briefly back in Congress doing his day job, Ron Paul met with high school students outside his office. True to form, he signed copies of the Constitution and wryly told them with a chuckle, "No one around here reads it very much. I'd like to get everybody to read it." [...] What Paul did not do was attend a closed-door gathering of House Republicans. In fact, the GOP presidential contender is known to never attend these meetings. But Paul's Republican colleagues who did go had no shortage of opinions about his strong showing in the presidential race...
  • Ron Paul: breakdown of family values, not gov’t, at heart of legal abortion

    06/09/2011 6:25:41 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2011-06-08 | Peter J. Smith
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The right to life was the foundation of American liberty, but a widespread moral change must occur before abortion is made illegal again, Republican lawmaker and presidential candidate Ron Paul told religious conservative activists on Friday. “If we do not have high respect for life, how can we be dealing with our personal freedom, personal privacy, our rights to homeschool our kids, the right to pick our religion and make personal choices on what we do?” Paul asked the audience at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in downtown Washington, D.C.“Life is precious,...
  • WSJ poll: Can Ron Paul win the GOP presidential nomination? (86.7% yes, 13.3% no)

    05/14/2011 8:43:02 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 52 replies · 1+ views
    The Texas congressman announced on "Good Morning America" that he is launching an official campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. As the founding father of a libertarian movement that paved the way for the tea party, Mr. Paul thinks his odds have improved since his last campaign in 2008. He said people are finally “agreeing with much of what I’ve been saying for 30 years. The time is right.” What do you think? Could Ron Paul be the nominee?
  • Ron Paul: Our Liberties Come From Our Creator

    06/05/2011 6:54:55 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 70 replies · 2+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 2011-06-04 | Stephanie Samuel
    At the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference, presidential candidate Ron Paul used the Bible to show evangelicals why big government is bad and how their fight to protect faith and family are all rooted in liberty. Paul roused the conservative Christian crowd on Friday as he recounted the story of the Israelites and their pleas for an earthly king. He used that story, found in 1 Samuel chapter eight, to explain to the faith conference why big government is morally wrong for America. He told the crowd that the Israelites had a perfectly good family system prior to their first...
  • Rand Paul Money Bomb Raises Over $250,000

    08/21/2010 2:57:34 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Business Wire ^ | August 21, 2010
    Rand Paul scored big with his two-day online fundraising event this week. Paul’s “money bomb” has raised over $250,000 for his U.S. Senate campaign in just two days. Dr. Paul has made a great success of tapping into a large base of donors over the past year, and this is just another example of the campaign’s fund raising proficiency and wide base of support.
  • On Gun Control and Violence

    03/06/2011 9:11:47 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The terrible violence in Arizona last weekend prompted much national discussion on many issues. All Americans are united in their sympathies for the victims and their families. All wonder what could motivate such a horrible act. However, some have attempted to use this tragedy to discredit philosophical adversaries or score political points. This sort of opportunism is simply despicable. We are fortunate to live in a society where violence is universally denounced. Not one public official or commentator has attempted to justify this reprehensible act, yet the newspapers, internet, and airwaves are full of people trying to claim it was...
  • Ron Paul’s Pledge to America (Southern Avenger)

    09/30/2010 6:40:56 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 2010-09-28 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    The Republican Party has a history of using desperate times to call for drastic measures and when bailing out AIG, bolstering Medicare or bombing Iraq, that party has always been willing to go big and bold on some of the largest government expansions in this nation’s history. But what about cutting government? You know, that stuff GOP politicians always talk about during election time? One might think that in a political environment in which so many are desperate to reverse what they see as unsustainable government growth, Republican rhetoric might at least attempt to reflect that desperation. But when GOP...
  • 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...
  • Authoritarianism is Bad for Your Health (Ron Paul)

    06/14/2010 12:30:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 210+ views
    The administration's terrible healthcare reform bill is now law, but the debate over how-- and whether-- the federal government should be involved in providing healthcare services is not over. It is not too late for America to correct its course and stop the march toward a government run, "single payer" healthcare system. Polls show that a large majority of Americans don't want Obamacare. Congress should seize the opportunity to repeal the very worst aspect of this new legislation, namely the mandate that forces every American either to purchase health insurance or face an IRS penalty. This mandate represents nothing more...