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  • Rand Paul Says Marco Rubio 'Had Secret Deal With Chuck Schumer' On Immigration

    11/19/2015 10:47:15 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-19-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Rand Paul appeared on Mark Levin's radio show Tuesday evening to share his thoughts on the refugee crisis and the lack of vetting of Muslim refugees arriving in America. The conservative, libertarian senator had some other things to say, especially about Marco Rubio. Rubio has always supported an open-borders policy and was part of the Gang of 8, the group of senators that tried to pass amnesty for illegal aliens and would have opened the floodgates to Islamic refugees. Last week Senator Ted Cruz blasted Rubio, saying the Floridian had voted against every single amendment conservatives put forth to the...
  • Total BS on Facebook (vanity)

    11/14/2015 4:29:09 PM PST · by matginzac · 158 replies
    11/13/2015 | Me
    Friends on Facebook and imposing the French Flag in "solidarity".
  • Ron Paul calls Donald Trump a �dangerous� authoritarian: �The opposite of a Libertarian�

    07/16/2015 6:05:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/16/15 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former Republican Rep. Ron Paul on Wednesday blasted GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump as a dangerous authoritarian on a power trip who wont value civil liberties the way a U.S. president should. I think hes is a dangerous person, saidMr. Paul, whose son, Sen. Rand Paul is running against Mr. Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. And a lot of people find him sort of funny, and love him, even Libertarian types, Mr. Paul, who is now a registered Libertarian, lamented on Fox News Radio. They like him because hes so disruptive to the party system, and I enjoy that...
  • Donald Trump Is An �Authoritarian� and Is �Dangerous�, says Ron Paul

    08/25/2015 3:26:55 PM PDT · by z taxman · 113 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | July 20, 2015 | Lina Bryce
    Former Republican Rep. Ron Paul blasted the presidential hopeful, Donald Trump for being authoritarian on Alan Colmes Show recently. Pauls comments about Trump came about when he was asked if Donald Trump was good or bad for the Republican Party, to which Paul replied, chuckling, Well I dont even care whether hes good or bad for the Republican party. I dont have much interest in that per se. But, I think hes a dangerous person and a lot of people find him kind of funny and they love him, even libertarian types love him When Colmes presses Paul to explain...
  • 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 · 25 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. Youd think that the Kochs would at least insist that Paul come to the fete to do a dramatic reading of John Galts Atlas Shrugged speech for the billionaires in attendance, but he didnt show. Some reports suggest that he was invited, but declined. Perhaps his feelings are hurt that they also invited Scott Walker, Ted...
  • The Tragedy of Rand Paul

    09/19/2015 7:26:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | September 18, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    You dont have to agree with all or even most of Senator Rand Pauls brand of libertarianism to concede that his candidacy once held so much promise. Paul entered the race buoyed by what seemed like a burgeoning libertarian moment. From the conduct of the global war on terrorism to massive comprehensive reform packages, American political culture had grown suspicious of the federal governments ability to avert the unforeseen negative consequences of its good intentions. For several weeks in the summer of 2014, Rand Paul led a field of nine prospective Republican presidential candidates in the polls. It was a...
  • DNC vice chair disinvited from Democratic debate

    10/13/2015 7:58:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said the committee disinvited her from the first Democratic presidential debate after she publicly called for more face-offs. Ms. Gabbard said her staff received the message last Tuesday from the chief of staff to Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC chairwoman, a day after she appeared on MSNBC demanding more than the current six sanctioned debates, The New York Times reported.
  • Top Democrat Admits Obama Is 'Working Hand-In-Hand With ISIS'!

    11/10/2015 8:50:55 PM PST · by Strategy · 39 replies
    In this very fascinating interview with U.S. House of Representatives Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat representing Hawaii, she admits something that many conservatives have suspected for a long time. Watch below (starting at the 1:45 mark) Tulsi Gabbard is a top Democrat in the Democratic National Committee but she is one of the few honest Democrats who has actually criticized Obama on his foreign policy failures. But, it must be noted that she says he's essentially working hand in hand with Islamist extremists, but she's not saying that he's actually directly working with them. She admits that his foreign policy is...
  • Congresswoman Calls US Effort To Oust Assad "Illegal," Accuses CIA Of Backing Terroists

    10/31/2015 3:44:34 PM PDT · by amorphous · 75 replies
    Zero Hege ^ | 31 Oct 2015 | Tyler
    One point we’ve been particularly keen on driving home since the beginning of Russian airstrikes in Syria is that The Kremlin’s move to step in on behalf of Bashar al-Assad along with Vladimir Putin’s open “invitation” to Washington with regard to joining forces in the fight against terrorism effectively let the cat out of the proverbial bag. That is, it simply wasn’t possible for the US to explain why the Pentagon refused to partner with the Russians without admitting that i) the government views Assad, Russia, and Iran as a greater threat than ISIS, and ii) Washington and its regional...
  • 'Knives are out': Hawaii Dem faces backlash for taking on Obama over 'Islamist' extremism

    02/28/2015 4:46:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 28, 2015 | By Malia Zimmerman
    She was Hawaii's golden girl after winning a seat in Congress with support from top liberal groups, but now that Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been critical of President Obama, her political reputation in the bluest of blue states is taking a hit. That isnt stopping the twice-deployed 33-year-old Army veteran from continuing to challenge the president, her home state's favorite son, over his refusal to identify terror groups like the Islamic State as driven by "radical Islam. Every soldier knows this simple fact: If you don't know your enemy, you will not be able to defeat him, Gabbard told...
  • The War on ISIS: Tulsi Gabbard, Semantics and the Real Conflict

    02/23/2015 9:40:45 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 6 replies
    Civil Beat ^ | Feb. 20 , 2015 | the Civil Beat Editorial Board
    By attacking President Obama over word choice, Hawaii's congressional representative is losing sight of what really matters. The unseemly and very public semantics battle that U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been waging this year against President Barack Obama had largely been one-sided. Gabbard, a second-term Democrat, has become a relentless critic over the past month of the presidents restrained characterization of terrorists from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (or ISIS or ISIL). And her criticisms have come through some surprising channels: The bright-red Right, where this sort of thinking has long been a staple for Fox News, talk radio and the...
  • Dem lawmaker: Islamic radicals at 'war' with US (visa waivers for terrorists?)

    01/17/2015 6:24:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/15 | Kristina Wong
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said Friday that Islamic extremists were at war with the United States, and urged the Obama administration to adopt the same view. "I'm upset that the president and the White House...is not actually saying this is a war that the Islamic extremists are posing against the United States and against the West," she said during an appearance on CNNs The Situation Room Friday. In the same interview, Gabbard referred to the threat posed by this radical Islamic extremist agenda." The White House has tried to avoid using the...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 June 2013

    06/23/2013 6:08:49 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 156 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 23th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mike Lee, R-Utah; Gabriel Gomez, Republican nominee for Senate in Massachusetts.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Reps. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., and Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency; Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Mike Kelly, R-Pa.; and Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky.,...
  • Map: Two countries get 75% of all U.S. spending on foreign military aid

    11/10/2015 2:39:10 PM PST · by plain talk · 11 replies
    CBS MarketWatch ^ | November 10, 2015 | Shawn Langlois
    The United States spent a total of $5.9 billion to fund militaries around the world in 2014, according to the government’s 2015 Foreign Assistance report. Of that total, some 75%, or about $4.4 billion, was divided between Israel and Egypt. Clearly, the Middle East, at 64% of the pie, is the theme here, with Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon also found among the top 10 recipients. Closer to home, Colombia led the Americas with a relatively scant $29 million. Still, that’s enough to place it ninth overall on the list.
  • Rand Paul: 'I still am' the political world's most interesting man

    11/09/2015 12:33:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | November 9, 2015 | Ben Jacobs
    In 2014, Time magazine called Rand Paul “the most interesting man in politics”. One year later, Republican voters do not seem to agree. While Donald Trump hosts Saturday Night Live and Ben Carson’s autobiography is parsed with Talmudic scrutiny, Paul, suffering from anemic poll numbers, only just escaped being bounced from Tuesday’s primetime Republican debate in Milwaukee. He is undeterred. Asked by the Guardian at a recent campaign stop if he was still the most interesting man in politics, the Kentucky senator said: “I still am. I still am.” For many Republican primary voters, the question is whether the unassuming...
  • Hillary Clinton Campaign Asked, "Is She A War Hawk?"

    11/07/2015 9:58:19 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    Published on Nov 7, 2015 Hillary Clinton's Communications Director stumbles in response to a charge from Rand Paul that Clinton espouses a neo-conservative foreign policy.
  • Answer the following questions to see which 2016 Presidential candidate you side with

    11/07/2015 11:41:26 PM PST · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Where do you side on social issues ... environment ... the economy ... domestic policy ... healthcare ... foreign policy ... education ... immigration? This is a fairly comprehensive survey. You give your position on the issues and they tell you which candidates you most agree with.
  • Billionaire gay ‘marriage’ advocate backs Marco Rubio

    11/07/2015 11:30:34 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Nov 3, 2015 | Dustin Siggins
    Billionaire Paul Singer, best known in politics for his backing of Jewish and LGBT causes, has backed Florida Senator Marco Rubio in the GOP presidential race. The biggest donor in the 2014 race, Singer's LGBT activism is due to the orientation of his son, Andrew. The elder Singer has created at least two groups dedicated to protecting the state of Israel, loosening immigration laws, and expanding the role of government in promoting the LGBT community's goals. Rubio's star has risen since last week's GOP debate, especially with potential competitors for donors either leaving the race, such as Wisconsin governor Scott...
  • Should Ben Carson Win, Will The Argument Over The First Black President Be Over?

    11/04/2015 2:29:21 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 25 replies
    If we have a President Carson, guess Bill Clinton will have to step aside being he is currently the "Undisputed First Black President". And then again we still have Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln in the running. You can already envision this argument come later in 2017 when the GOP will hold the bragging rights to "The First Black President". Dr. Ben Abraham Carson !!!
  • Exclusive-Ran Paul: What Made America Great?

    11/03/2015 6:21:15 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 3, 2015 | Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
    I’ll give you a hint–it wasn’t free stuff. It wasn’t free education. It wasn’t free healthcare. It was the freedom to thrive–the freedom to be left alone.America is the land people set sail for–to get away from big government, to find freedom, to make their fortune. We have to first understand what made America great before we can even think about influencing the rest of the world.
  • 1,300 Likely Republican Voters want to see Trump and Bush Drop Out of Presidential Field

    11/01/2015 11:03:51 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 74 replies
    youngcons.com ^ | October 31, 2015 | John S. Roberts
    Who is your horse in the race?If you said former FL Gov. Jeb Bush, you’re not in the majority.Here is a graph that asks GOP voters who they’d like to see drop out of the race ASAP…From IJR: Ooooooooh, Donald Trump?The man atop nearly every Republican poll is also number three on the list of candidates that people want to see drop out?Interesting.Must be a conservative poll.Jeb and Rand, I’m sorry, but it’s time to go fellas.Question: Why isn’t Kasich first in this poll?Ultimately (as I noted a couple days back), I believe that Cruz, Carson, and Rubio will be...
  • Rand Paul will filibuster debt ceiling bill

    10/27/2015 9:38:33 PM PDT · by UncleRicosFootball · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/27/15 | David Weigel
    DENVER -- in the face to conservatives." Likely speaker of the House Paul Ryan has said the process that created it "stinks." But Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is the first Republican to pledge outright that he'll try to scutter the compromise debt limit bill designed to kick any tough new vote into 2017. "I will filibuster the new debt ceiling bill," Paul said at an event on the University of Colorado's Denver campus. "It is horrible, it's hard for me not to use profanity describing it." Paul also called the bill a "steaming pile of legislation," and urged fellow Republicans...
  • Key Ron and Rand Paul adviser acquitted in Iowa corruption trial

    10/22/2015 12:24:31 PM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 22 2015 | David Weigel
    An Iowa jury has acquitted Jesse Benton, a longtime aide to both former congressman Ron Paul and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), on charges of lying to the FBI. That decision effectively clears two key Paul family aides who had been under an ethical cloud since a December 2011 decision to pay a state senator for his endorsement... Benton had been the chairman of Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign. Like John Tate, who had been Paul's campaign manager, he succeeded in getting the court to drop most of the counts related to the payoff of former senator Kent Sorenson, a Republican...
  • Ted Cruz is wooing voters who favored rival Rand Paul's father, and it's working

    10/18/2015 8:35:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 18, 2015 | Seema Mehta
    When Rand Paul entered the GOP presidential race, he sought to stitch together a distinct coalition: his father's fiercely loyal libertarian supporters, millennials, and others new to Republican politics whom he hoped to draw with his provocative stances on privacy and marijuana laws. Six months later, none of that is working. Paul is a low single-digit blip in the polls. He barely meets the threshold to participate in the next debate later this month. Influential conservatives are urging him to bail out. ... As the Kentucky senator struggles, a sometime ally turned rival, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, is working...
  • Cruz runs away with first-ever conservative activist caucus, Carson second

    10/17/2015 3:16:13 PM PDT · by Isara · 31 replies
    Union Leader ^ | October 17. 2015 | Eli Okun
    HOPKINTON – A casual observer could have been forgiven for mistaking the Hopkinton Fairgrounds for Iowa on Saturday. Inside an unheated, cavernous barn, more than 700 grassroots activists conducted their own presidential caucus — rounds of voting and redistributing to select a candidate who would stand up for strict conservative values. In this first-ever New Hampshire caucus, organizers hoped the new style of competition would help unify the right against establishment candidates. In the end (and in the beginning), it wasn't really close: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz cruised to the win after just three rounds of voting. Though all...
  • Rand Paul to Newsmax: 'Polarizing' Trump 'Worst Nominee We Could Possibly Think Of'

    10/17/2015 6:02:37 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 83 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | October 16, 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Front-running GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump would end up "the largest loser of any candidate ever in the history of the country" if he were the party's standard-bearer in 2016, Sen. Rand Paul tells Newsmax TV. In a no-holds-barred interview with "The Hard Line" host Ed Berliner to air Monday night at 9 p.m. ET, the Kentucky Republican running well behind Trump in national polls and struggling with fundraising says the brash billionaire's "attitude" is "so polarizing" that if he were the Republican presidential nominee, "we'd get just swamped in a landslide."
  • Rand Paul: I Wouldnt Be Doing Dumbass Livestreaming if I Wasnt Still Running

    10/14/2015 7:17:06 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 14 Oct 2015 | Breitbart TV
    On Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul, a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, took some questions on a livestream about his campaign. One of the questions he fielded was one that was the third-most popular on Google, which was, Is Rand Paul still running for president? Uh, I dont know, Paul replied. Wouldnt be doing this dumbass livestreaming if I werent. So yes, I still am running for president. Get over it.
  • Paul Camp Fiercely Guards Liberty Base as Cruz Looms

    10/13/2015 8:05:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | October 13, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa The presidential campaign of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is fiercely guarding its libertarian base against GOP rival Ted Cruz, producing the harshest pushback yet to the Texan's efforts to consolidate conservative support in his own bid for the White House. As the two candidates crisscrossed this key presidential proving ground Monday, the rift remained on full display, with Paul's campaign all but suggesting Cruz's team was trying to buy the support of libertarian voters. Paul has a long history with the liberty movement, a campaign spokesman said, and "no amount in any bank account can...
  • Cruz For President - Cruz Scores Major Upset Among Libertarian Voters

    10/11/2015 7:19:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    NH Insider ^ | October 11, 2015
    Earns 51% of voter approval in Republican Liberty Caucus Straw Poll -- just a few points behind Rand Paul, among Libertarians. HOUSTON, TEXAS - Presidential candidate Ted Cruz continues to shore up his strong support among libertarian voters, earning 51 percent support from voters participating in the straw poll held at the Republican Liberty Caucus in Nashua, NH over the weekend. Cruz received 399 votes (51%), just a few points behind Rand Paul's 445 votes (57%). We are very encouraged by the growing support we are seeing among liberty voters in the early states and across the country, Cruz said....
  • Rand Paul to Donald Trump: Get out of the race

    10/28/2015 4:50:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | October 28, 2015 | David Weigel
    BOULDER, Colo. -- Taking full advantage of a restive and swollen debate press corps, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held a brief roundtable with supporters at the University of Colorado, then indulged a media question about Donald Trump's sagging poll numbers. "I think maybe he should get out of the race," Paul said. The students, organized by the Ron Paul-founded Young Americans for Liberty, had no horse race questions. Rand Paul, accompanied by his wife, Kelley, sat between a dozen or so libertarians, a wall of cameras, and a few more students listening intently. (Not everyone in the dining yard was...
  • White House, Congressional Leaders Reach Tentative Budget Deal

    10/27/2015 12:14:40 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/27/2015 | Frank Thorp V and Alex Moe
    Congressional leaders have reached a breakthrough tentative budget deal with the White House that would set government funding levels for the next two years and extend the nation's debt limit through 2017, avoiding routine talks of a government shutdown. The 144-page bipartisan funding bill, labeled a 'discussion draft,' was posted online just before midnight setting up a potential vote in the House as early as Wednesday. If approved, the agreement would be a milestone after years of gridlock and annual threats of government shutdowns......
  • Marco Rubio Falls Apart When Asked Why He Has Missed the Most Votes in the Senate

    10/25/2015 2:08:07 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 58 replies
    Politics USA ^ | 10/25/2015 | Jason Easley
    When pressed during a CNN interview about why he thinks federal workers should be fired for not doing their jobs while he has missed the most votes in the Senate, Sen. Marco Rubio put his foot in his mouth and said that voting in the Senate is not important for a Senator. In an interview that aired on CNNs State of the Union, Jamie Gangel pointed out to Rubio that other Senators running for president (Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders) have only missed ten votes while the Senator from Florida has missed 59. Rubio answered, Well, I can tell you...
  • Paul/Mulvaney Conference Call: Mitch McConnell Should Do His Job, Or Just Quit and Go Home

    10/20/2015 3:51:00 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/20/15 | Dan Riehl
    If [Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell doesnt really want to do his job when it comes to budgeting, he should just quit and go home, South Carolina Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney says. If hes going to make it where the president gets to run the country unless the Congress disapproves something? Thats a joke. So no, I hope it doesnt come to that. Mulvaney is a member of the House Freedom Caucus. On a Monday conference call, presidential contender Sen. Rand Paul noted that the Freedom Caucus represents the majority of Republicans. At issue was whether or not McConnell...
  • Rand Paul to Newsmax: 'Polarizing' Trump 'Worst Nominee We Could Possibly Think Of'

    10/20/2015 1:10:05 PM PDT · by detective · 65 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Oct 16, 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Front-running GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump would end up "the largest loser of any candidate ever in the history of the country" if he were the party's standard-bearer in 2016, Sen. Rand Paul tells Newsmax TV. In a no-holds-barred interview with "The Hard Line" host Ed Berliner to air Monday night at 9 p.m. ET, the Kentucky Republican running well behind Trump in national polls and struggling with fundraising says the brash billionaire's "attitude" is "so polarizing" that if he were the Republican presidential nominee, "we'd get just swamped in a landslide."
  • Oakland councilwoman focuses on police exam to broaden diversity

    10/17/2015 11:12:43 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 17, 2015 | Rachel Swan
    An Oakland City Council member who wants the Police Department to hire more African American officers has focused her attention on the written exam for new applicants which is the point where many candidates get eliminated.
  • Trump blames Bush for 9/11... and he's right in some ways

    10/17/2015 5:58:21 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 197 replies
    Bush has been warned that Bin Laden was planning to attack the US On Aug. 6, 2001, President George W. Bush received a classified review of the threats posed by Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network, Al Qaeda. That mornings presidential daily brief the top-secret document prepared by Americas intelligence agencies featured the now-infamous heading: Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S. A few weeks later, on 9/11, Al Qaeda accomplished that goal. In the aftermath of 9/11, Bush officials attempted to deflect criticismthat they had ignored C.I.A. warnings by saying they had not been told when...
  • Grover Norquist's strange alliance with radical Islam (Tokyo Rove touts Muslim vote)

    10/16/2015 4:27:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    New Republic ^ | November 12, 2001 | Franklin Foer
    ON THE AFTERNOON of September 26, George W. Bush gathered 15 prominent Muslim- and Arab-Americans at the White House. With cameras rolling, the president proclaimed that the teachings of Islam are teachings of peace and good. (SNIP) And he has done so to their mutual political benefit. During the 2000 campaign, Norquist urged Karl Rove to focus on the Muslim votepointing to, among other things, the thousands of Muslims in the key state of Michigan. By all appearances, the Bush campaign heeded Norquists advice. In an admirable departure from the usual Republican script, Bush frequently integrated mosques into his platitudes...
  • Fake candidate beats Jeb Bush in straw poll

    10/12/2015 2:17:06 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    National Sun Times ^ | 10/12/2015, 08:17am | Chad Merda
    Heres yet another sign of how crazy the 2016 presidential race can be: A fake candidate received more votes in a straw poll than Jeb Bush. Honest. While Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul won the Republican Liberty Caucus straw poll with an approval voting of 57.1 percent, Bush finished in 13th place with a dismal 1.2 percent. Approval voting allows voters to give the nod to more than one candidate, and a number of them gave it to Honest Gil Fulbright, a very fake candidate, who finished a very real 1.5 percent of the vote. Weve seen our fair share of...
  • Rand Paul aide: Beastiality Comment was 'Sarcasm'

    06/29/2013 3:40:18 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 13 replies
    upi.com ^ | 6 28 2013
    Rand Paul shook off an awkward comment comparing same-sex marriage to beastiality and made a trip Friday to the early primary state South Carolina in the early stages of a potential presidential campaign. The Kentucky senator, reacting to a comment from Glenn Beck wondering if the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the bulk of the Defense of Marriage Act could lead to legalized polygamy, Paul extended Beck's logic. "This is a conundrum, and it gets back to what you were saying whether or not churches should decide this, Paul said. And it is difficult, because if we have no...
  • House Of Bribes: How The United States Led The Way To A Nuclear Iran

    10/01/2015 10:53:25 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 20 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 2, 2015 | New Coalition of Concerned Citizens
    Executive Summary The Iranian nuclear deal is a full capitulation to Irans terrorist mastermind Mullahs, and the latest in a series of betrayals of the American people and allies by the Obama administration. At the highest level of the administration, Barack Obamas Senior Advisor, the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett, prioritized rapprochement with the terror state. Throughout the process and negotiations, she had the backing of billionaire investor (and Obama-backer) George Soros, and his multi-headed network of tax-exempt foundations. Their efforts were driven by deep-rooted anti-Semitism and personal greed. Meanwhile, since the mid-1990s, a small but very connected Iranian lobby (funded, in...
  • Rand Paul Attacks Ted Cruz In Defense Of Mitch McConnell

    10/07/2015 12:04:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | September 30, 2015
    In a move that will no doubt disappoint many of his political supporters, Senator Rand Paul stated publicly that fellow GOP Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz is “done for” in the Senate. Senator Paul’s words appeared to be part of his defense of current Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, himself the subject of increasing pressure from unhappy conservatives to step down from that position due to McConnell’s ongoing unwillingness to more forcefully fight the Obama agenda. It should be noted that at present, the Paul presidential campaign is floundering at just 1% in most polls while Cruz continues to...
  • Donald Trump defends his vocal support for eminent domain: I think its a wonderful thing

    10/06/2015 5:48:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 318 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/06/2015 | By Jenna Johnson
    Even though it's a stance not especially popular with some Republicans, Donald Trump continued to support eminent domain in an interview on Tuesday, calling it "a wonderful thing" that has unfairly received a bad rap.Trump, a billionaire known for his major real estate development projects, described eminent domain as a useful tool that local governments can use to prevent greedy homeowners from derailing major projects that could create thousands of jobs or provide a public good. Trump said that some conservatives don't fully understand how eminent domain works and don't realize that homeowners are usually paid "four, five, six, ten...
  • CNN: Rand Pauls presidential campaign is officially on death watch

    10/05/2015 8:47:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/15 | Robert Laurie
    ...And they're probably right Were going to ignore the unseemly, obviously biased, glee with which they deliver this news. Were also going to gloss over the fact that, if the phrase death watch had been applied to Hillary, liberals would spin it into wishful thinking on the part of evil conservatives who want her to literally die. Since were not progressives, well just look at the facts and say this: When CNN claims that Rand Pauls campaign is officially on death watch, theyre probably right. Barring a miraculous turnaround, Rand Pauls campaign is nearing the end of the road. From...
  • McCain can't beat Democrat, GOP congressman says

    10/04/2015 2:55:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    12news.com ^ | September 28, 2015 | Brahm Resnik
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  • Top Tea Partier laments Trump, GOP 'circular firing squad'(Team Randmesty hits Trump, Cruz)

    10/04/2015 2:44:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/4/15 | David M. Drucker
    During a brief, little-noticed speech in May, Rep. Mick Mulvaney implored Republican presidential contenders and their supporters to stop tailoring their rhetoric to satisfy true believers and instead prioritize expanding the conservative tent. (SNIP) This concern was clearly influential in his decision to endorse Paul. Comparing the Kentucky senator with rival Republican contender Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mulvaney had this to say in an interview with the Associated Press: "Ted is not bringing anybody new into the party. Rand is."
  • Maybe Rand Paul Took That 'Snapchat Election' Thing Too Seriously

    10/04/2015 2:55:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics ^ | October 4, 2015 | Howard Fineman, Global Editorial Director
    He gave the voters a good look at him -- and now it looks like he's gone.Last October, for the third time in three years, Sen. Rand Paul made the cover of Time magazine. The headline: "The Most Interesting Man in American Politics." The New York Times Magazine had just put him on the cover that August, with a lot of edgy graphics proclaiming him a "Major Threat" to the Republican establishment. It made sense, or it seemed to. In the very, very early polls, the Kentucky senator was running neck-and-neck with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for the top...
  • Ron Paul: Election Process "Is Orchestrated By Mainstream Media," "Trump Is An Authoritarian"

    10/02/2015 9:21:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | October 2, 2015 | Tim Haines
    Former US congressman, founder of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, and many-time presidential candidate Ron Paul discusses the 2016 presidential race on the Russian government's English-language propaganda station. RT HOST: I first asked Dr. Paul what he thinks it says that the three candidates from the private sector are doing the best, does that mean the economy is the foremost issue on the minds of most Americans? RON PAUL: Well probably yes, but if you look at the Democrat side, you have someone like Bernie Sanders, who has been in nothing else except politics. And he's doing...
  • Rand: I'll Oppose McConnell On CR,Doesn't Pledge Support To Him As Leader

    09/28/2015 11:06:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 28, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stated that he will oppose Senator McConnell (R-KY) when he brings forward the continuing resolution, but didnt offer his support to McConnell staying as majority leader, citing a lack of an election or other choices, and arguing, it isnt about opposing a person on Mondays Americas Newsroom on the Fox News Channel.
  • Death watch for Rand Paul campaign

    09/27/2015 11:14:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | September 26, 2015 | Sam Youngman
    LEXINGTON,Ky. Rand Paul was right. In January 2014, the day after The Atlantic anointed Paul, Kentuckys junior U.S. Senator, as the Republican frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race, Paul told the Herald-Leader its still too early probably to talk about things like that. That sounds unlucky to me, he said. Less than two years later, Pauls luck, it seems, is running out. Campaigning on Friday in New Hampshire, Paul continues to charge ahead with his struggling presidential campaign, but speculation is growing that he might be the next Republican candidate to drop out of the race. Former Texas Gov....
  • The GOP Leadership's Dubious Achievement: Donald Trump

    09/15/2015 3:49:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/15/15 | John M. Ellis
    The spectacular rise of Donald Trump as leading presidential candidate should at last force Republicans in Washington to face the chronic ineffectiveness of their party: rank and file Republicans are turning to the Donald because he, unlike the party establishment, seems energetic, articulate, and determined to get something done. They have so long despaired of a party leadership that is inarticulate, somnolent, and inept that they are not deterred by the fact that Trump is dangerously unpredictable. The problem is not an insufficiently conservative party, as some conservatives think; a two-party system will always have a broad spectrum of viewpoints...