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  • Government Statistics and Lies [Ron Paul says Feds stealing from seniors, young Americans]

    11/02/2009 11:39:23 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 1,041+ views
    There has been a lot of talk in Washington recently about senior citizens, mostly about how various healthcare reform models would help or hurt them. But there is another critical issue that has quietly devastated seniors financially over the last few decades. It concerns how the cost of living is calculated. How does the administration justify not giving a cost of living increase to Social Security recipients this year? According to the official Consumer Price Index calculation, life has gotten cheaper for the first time in decades. If the government can show statistically that the cost of living has gone...
  • Ron Paul vs. Michael Moore on Larry King CNN 10/29/2009

    10/29/2009 9:31:01 PM PDT · by 4rcane · 40 replies · 2,055+ views
    Why can't other Republicans argue like this without being ashamed.. Here is someone who understand capitalism and will defend it as a system thats good for society and the well being of other human beings
  • How Republicans Can Build a Big-Tent Party [Jim DeMint]

    10/27/2009 10:26:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 909+ views
    It's the Democrats who won't tolerate a diversity of views. BY JIM DEMINT Sen. Arlen Specter's defection to the Democratic Party this week is no reason for Republicans to cheer. But his reason for leaving -- he faced an unwinnable primary election next year -- is no cause for soul searching. There is a question Republicans do need to ask: What is it that binds our party together? In the wake of two successive electoral defeats and the likelihood of a 60-vote Democrat majority in the Senate, what does it even mean to be a Republican today? Moderate Republicans are...
  • Anything Less Than Full Disclosure is Unacceptable [Ron Paul]

    10/26/2009 8:09:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 642+ views
    Last week a new bill was introduced in the Senate to audit the Federal Reserve. Some backers of my bill HR1207 and the existing Senate companion bill S.604 were a little miffed at this, but depending on how you think about it, this new legislation poses no great threat to our efforts. With the economy in shambles, people are looking for answers - not just because of lost savings on Wall Street, but because of lost houses on Main Street. Because of the many problems we face, the Federal Reserve and its powers over the economy have come under scrutiny....
  • Is Ron Paul Good For The GOP?

    10/22/2009 9:30:00 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 92 replies · 3,679+ views
    The Economist has a thoughtful interview with Reihan. His thoughts on Paul: My suspicion is that non-interventionism is going to enjoy a rebirth among conservatives. As memories of 9/11 fade and casualties continue to mount, a desire for an independent foreign policy with an inward focus—I won't call it isolationism—will reassert itself. Though I'm a firm believer in a more forward-leaning foreign policy (my instincts are more McCain than Paul), this is a good and healthy debate to have. So in that sense, Mr Paul is good for the party. I worry, however, that the Paul movement represents a turn...
  • Health Care Hypocrisy [GOP created SCHIP, Medicare Part D]

    10/22/2009 4:01:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies · 1,303+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2009-10-22 | Laurence M. Vance
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says health care is a right; President Obama says health care is a right; the 2008 Democratic National Platform says health care is a right. Republicans say that health care is not a right. Right? Former Republican Senate majority leaders Bill "bought and paid for by the AMA" Frist and Bob "bought and paid for by Big Pharma" Dole support health care reform, but the Republicans in Congress, who have to answer to the voters, are balking. As much as I deplore with every fiber of my being every facet of the federal government’s intrusion into...
  • The Very Busy Politicians in Washington DC [Ron Paul]

    10/19/2009 2:54:03 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies · 895+ views
    With a faltering economy, multiple wars, and the approaching demise of the dollar’s reserve status, there are more than enough problems to keep politicians in Washington working day and night. In between handing out cash for clunkers and nationalizing healthcare, the administration is busy sending more troops overseas, escalating existing wars, and seeking out excuses to start new wars. Congress is working on “urgent” legislation to address crises like healthcare reform and climate change. The reforms are so very urgent that legislation must pass swiftly with no time to read the bills even though the new laws wouldn’t take effect...
  • KY 2010: [Rand] Paul rakes in $1 million for US Senate [surges ahead of all other candidates]

    10/15/2009 12:47:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 1,562+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-10-15
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Republican Rand Paul has raised more than $1 million for his U.S. Senate campaign, largely from Internet fundraisers that have proven especially lucrative for him. The son of former presidential candidate Ron Paul eclipsed all other major candidates in the third quarter.
  • Ron Paul will respond to Lindsey Graham on CNN 18:00 ET and MSNBC 18:30 ET tonight

    10/14/2009 10:37:27 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 2,249+ views
    Via Facebook ^ | 2009-10-14
    I am going to be on TV twice tonight to respond to Lindsey Graham's attack Monday that I am trying to "hijack" the Republican Party, and that our movement is a bunch of "angry white men." Please tune in to CNN at 6:00 pm ET and MSNBC at 6:30 pm ET and help me defend our Constitutional principles from the Neo-Conservatives!
  • Who Are the Real RINOs?

    10/14/2009 9:48:48 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 1,143+ views
    It sometimes seems like many members of the Republican party have forgotten the history of the party and lost track of the principles on which the party was founded. The party was founded in opposition to involuntary servitude and in support of the rights of workers to keep the fruits of their labors. It was founded as a party based on liberty of the individual and liberty from oppressive government and no other beliefs of personal agendas should be more valued by Republicans than liberty. The popular right-wing website RedState, which has a long history of condemning political figures for...
  • Bombs and Bribes [Ron Paul]

    10/14/2009 8:56:48 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 65 replies · 2,764+ views
    What if tomorrow morning you woke up to headlines that yet another Chinese drone bombing on US soil killed several dozen ranchers in a rural community while they were sleeping? That a drone aircraft had come across the Canadian border in the middle of the night and carried out the latest of many attacks? What if it was claimed that many of the victims harbored anti-Chinese sentiments, but most of the dead were innocent women and children? And what if the Chinese administration, in an effort to improve its public image in the US, had approved an aid package to...
  • Saving Face in Afghanistan [Ron Paul]

    10/14/2009 8:54:52 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 928+ views
    This past week there has been a lot of discussion and debate on the continuing war in Afghanistan. Lasting twice as long as World War II and with no end in sight, the war in Afghanistan has been one of the longest conflicts in which our country has ever been involved. The situation has only gotten worse with recent escalations. The current debate is focused entirely on the question of troop levels. How many more troops should be sent over in order to pursue the war? The administration has already approved an additional 21,000 American service men and women to...
  • VA 2009: [Ron] Paul Endorses Cuccinelli [for Atty. Gen.]

    09/23/2009 2:16:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies · 871+ views
    I’ve mentioned in the past the importance of electing officials who share our principles of liberty, limited government, and personal responsibility. That’s why I’ve ardently supported Senator Ken Cuccinelli as our next Attorney General. Both Virginia and our nation as a whole could benefit from more leaders like him. I’m pleased to announce that my former employer, Congressman Ron Paul, has taken note of this race as well. From an email earlier today: Dear Friend in Liberty, The 2009 elections in Virginia promise to be very important for the direction of our Country. America has taken a dangerous turn away...
  • Government Solutions Lack Understanding [Ron Paul]

    09/08/2009 3:39:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 1,239+ views
    Things seem to be unraveling quickly for the new administration. The latest unemployment numbers are worse than the last reports. For all the billions of dollars spent and committed to fixing our economic problems, the situation is only getting worse. This was to be expected by those who understand the root causes of the problems. Throwing money around and creating more government programs is both simplistic and damaging to the economy. Of course, the administration claims that we would have been much worse off without these efforts. You can’t improve this situation by adding to our mountain of public debt...
  • Industrial Policy or Economic Democracy?

    08/31/2009 5:49:42 PM PDT · by Delacon · 1 replies · 665+ views
    The Independent Institute ^ | Aug 31, 2009 | Randall Holcombe
    Japan’s historic election Sunday gave the Democratic Party an overwhelming victory over the Liberal Democrats that have dominated Japan’s government for 55 years.  The Liberal Democrats oversaw Japan’s industrial policy that supported Japan’s dominant firms during Japan’s rise as a major economic power during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.  Indeed, many American economists argued the U.S. should do more to emulate Japanese industrial policy and have the government actively involved in supporting dominant corporations to enhance their international competitiveness.American support for industrial policy, where the government actively picks the winners in economic competition, died off in the 1990s when the...
  • Peter Schiff: Get Rid of the Politicians [says U.S. needs to purge career politicians]

    08/20/2009 8:27:28 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies · 1,745+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 2009-08-20 | Julie Crawshaw
    Potential U.S. Senate candidate Peter Schiff has a very simple plan for Washington D.C. Get rid of the politicians. “We need citizens, people who are in the private sector, to come to Washington, to really get a job done, and then to leave,” Schiff told Newsmax TV’s Dan Mangru. Individuals who become career politicians, such as his potential opponent Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn), are what’s wrong with Congress in Schiff’s opinion because eventually they get assimilated into Washington D.C. culture. Schiff points out that Dodd has never actually worked in the private sector, never ran a business, and has never...
  • CT 2010: Schiff Will Use Donors to Gauge Support for Senate Run

    07/15/2009 2:04:50 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 1 replies · 569+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2009-07-15 | Emily Cadei
    Connecticut Republican Peter Schiff is using donation levels over the next few weeks to gauge support for a potential Senate run in 2010. But he might want to make a note of the experience of political mentor, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, whose 2008 presidential campaign experience demonstrated that a huge number of donations do not necessarily denote electoral viability. Schiff alerted supporters Tuesday that his campaign Web site is now accepting donations. "My decision to run is largely dependent on the level of early support and contributions I receive from people like you," he wrote in the e-mail. Recent polling,...
  • Leaders for Liberty: Sharron Angle, Terri McCormick, and Sarah Steelman

    07/01/2009 7:45:44 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies · 1,301+ views
    As the focus turns from rebuilding the Republican Party in 2009 to winning elections in 2010, look to three savvy women to lead the way for liberty next year. Sharron Angle is a former member of the Nevada Assembly who was narrowly defeated in a Congressional primary two years ago. At her website, she sharply criticizes the national debt, the continued growth of government, and mounting Congressional spending. In 2010, Angle is likely to run against the vulnerable U.S. Senate Speaker Harry Reid (D-NV). Terri McCormick is a former State Representative from Wisconsin. Elected in 2000, she self-imposed a term...
  • Speech on Federal Loan Guarantee for California [McClintock says Calif. loan guarantee a bad idea]

    06/15/2009 8:26:03 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 1,297+ views
    Tough Love for California.House Chamber, Washington, D.C.June 11, 2009 M. Speaker: Gov. Schwarzenegger of my home state of California has called for the federal government to underwrite as much as $15 billion of Revenue Anticipation Notes that the state has to issue to avoid insolvency. I think that would be a colossal mistake, and that such an act would not only dig the nation deeper into the hole it is in, but would actually make California’s fiscal condition worse. Today, California faces a paradox: despite record levels of spending and borrowing, it can no longer produce a decent road system,...
  • Statement on Global Warming Petition Signed by 31,478 Scientists [Ron Paul says no to Kyoto]

    06/14/2009 9:47:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 1,980+ views
    Statement of Congressman Ron Paul United States House of Representatives Statement on Global Warming Petition Signed by 31,478 Scientists June 4, 2009 Mr. PAUL. Madam Speaker, before voting on the "cap-and-trade" legislation, my colleagues should consider the views expressed in the following petition that has been signed by 31,478 American scientists: "We urge the United States government to reject the global warming agreement that was written in Kyoto, Japan in December, 1997, and any other similar proposals. The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare...
  • The Party of ‘Hell No’

    06/12/2009 3:27:15 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies · 1,064+ views
    The Observer, Jacksonville, Fl. ^ | 2009-06-02 | Louis William Rose
    The United States has ceased to be a constitutional republic. Our country was established by the adoption of a constitution that is no longer in force in any real way. Our social structures are failing; our foreign policy is an embarrassment; our financial institutions are a giant Ponzi scheme. Since the end of the first world war our country and its commitment to the rule of law has been getting progressively weaker, but at a slow rate and for such a long time that few thought to do anything about it. But now, as the poet says, “The times, they...
  • Republican group wants Sanford to run [in 2012] [RLC]

    06/12/2009 8:08:32 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 1,056+ views
    Caucus says governor protects taxpayers. BY ROBERT BEHRE At least one faction of the Republican Party thinks South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford should run for president. The National Board of the Republican Liberty Caucus passed a resolution encouraging Sanford to seek the office in 2012. It cited the way Sanford has voted his conscience on tough issues. Dave Nalle, chairman of the California-based caucus, said: "In his two terms as governor of South Carolina, Sanford has shown independence and creativity and acted as a vigilant guardian of taxpayer interests." The caucus is far from the highest profile organization within the...
  • Delaware Legislature Passes Historic Eminent Domain Reform

    04/07/2009 6:12:04 PM PDT · by Delacon · 18 replies · 855+ views
    Castle Coalition ^ | April 3, 2009 | Bob Ewing
    Governor Markell Set to Sign Senate Bill 7 WEB RELEASE: April 3, 2009 CONTACT: Bob Ewing (703) 682-9320 Arlington, Va.—For the second time in as many years, the Delaware legislature has passed historic eminent domain reform. Both houses of the Delaware legislature voted unanimously to approve S.B. 7, which will protect homes, small businesses, farms and houses of worship from the abuse of eminent domain for private profit. The legislation heads to Governor Jack Markell, who has said he would sign the bill. “Delaware just shot to the head of the class,” said Steven Anderson, an attorney at the Institute...
  • Ron Paul "Probably" Won't Make Another White House Bid

    02/28/2009 12:26:40 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies · 3,233+ views
    CBS News - Political Hotsheet ^ | 2009-02-27 | Brent Lang
    Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), whose bid for the GOP presidential nomination last year electrified libertarians and generated a passionate following online, told Bob Schieffer that he will "probably" not run for president in 2012 during a special "Washington Unplugged" interview. In a free-flowing conversation, Paul was pessimistic about both the direction of his party and the country. Asked about the future of the GOP, Paul said: "I think of it in terms of the country and the future of the Republican and Democratic party, and there's not much good in either party at the rate we're going, and right now...
  • Report: Mike Huckabee Set for Libertarian Party Nomination Run

    02/01/2008 8:00:29 PM PST · by PHLSyndicate · 19 replies · 197+ views
    The Free Thought Society ^ | 02.01.2008 | TragicHipster
    I just got a phone call from a relative in West Virginia, a long time, hardcore libertarian who relayed to me the wildest story. He's totally a straight shooting guy and its not like he lays crazy rumors on me all the time, so whatever he said he heard he heard. And apparently there's a rumor going around that Huckabee is set to drop out of the presidential race and give a go towards the nomination with the Libertarian Party. Along with him, his staff, and his money would apparently come his constituency. And it would be all because of...
  • Ron Paul Revolution: Sabrin considering U.S. Senate seat

    12/15/2007 12:41:41 PM PST · by George W. Bush · 7 replies · 546+ views
    USA Daily ^ | 12/15/07 | Maple Brown
    Ron Paul Revolution: Sabrin considering U.S. Senate seat Ramapo business professor Dr. Murray Sabrin is considering a run for U.S. Senate in New Jersey. Sabrin may be what many consider the vanguard of the Ron Paul Freedom Revolution. A big Paul supporter, Sabrin ran for governor in 1997 and again for Senate in 2000. Since the changes in the political climate over the last several years and the success of Ron Paul’s campaign Sabrin may quickly become a force in the NJ Senate race should he get in. Sabrin warned the audience during a GOP candidate forum in April of...
  • McCain Lines Up Big N.Y. Financial Support

    01/15/2007 4:35:02 AM PST · by ZULU · 28 replies · 508+ views
    Newsmax ^ | January 14, 2007 | Newsmax
    Sen. John McCain has scored an early victory in the race to line up major financial backers in the New York area — the backyard of Rudolph Giuliani, his potentially strongest rival for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008. McCain has enlisted as one of his national finance co-chairs Lewis Eisenberg, a multimillionaire from New Jersey who served as finance chairman for the Republican National Committee. Eisenberg was sought after by Giuliani, according to a 140-page White House strategy playbook belonging to the former New York City Mayor, which was recently leaked to the press. The playbook outlined Giuliani’s secret...
  • Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid

    01/11/2007 6:06:07 PM PST · by Rodney King · 659 replies · 11,424+ views ^ | today
    Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid HOUSTON -- Ron Paul, the iconoclastic nine-term congressman from southeast Texas, took the first step Thursday toward launching a second presidential bid in 2008, this time as a Republican. Paul filed incorporation papers in Texas on Thursday to create a presidential exploratory committee that allows him and his supporters to collect money on behalf of his bid. This will be Paul's second try for the White House; he was the Libertarian nominee for president in 1988. Kent Snyder, the chairman of Paul's exploratory committee and a former staffer on Paul's Libertarian...
  • Preserve Talk Radio: The Threat of Reimposition of the So-called Fairness Doctrine

    12/07/2006 8:52:01 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies · 1,177+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | December 7, 2006 | Paul M. Weyrich
    Preserve Talk Radio: The Threat of Reimposition of the So-called Fairness Doctrine By Paul M. Weyrich* December 7, 2006 In 1982, under the leadership of Chairman Richard E. Wiley, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed a major broadcasting restriction, the Fairness Doctrine. There were howls of protest from conservatives who did not understand the effect this action would have upon the broadcast industry. Some even pleaded for the reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine. That is because prior to 1982 conservatives had had so little access to the media they wanted to use government to force stations to give them a...
  • Don't Miss the RLC National Convention in Orlando, Fla. Sept. 15-17

    09/05/2006 11:36:34 PM PDT · by GOPlibertarian · 2 replies · 1,984+ views ^ | September 6, 2006 | Tom W
    2006 RLC National/State Meeting in Orlando Sept. 15-17 Since its rechartering in 2004, Florida has been one of the national RLC's fastest-growing state affiliates and will host the RLC's 2006 national meeting Sept. 15-17 in Orlando in conjunction with the Florida RLC's state meeting. Besides taking care of the business of the RLC, we will hear updates from key RLC activists and office holders, free market economists and journalists at the RLC's biennial national reunion. For the full agenda, go here: Headlining the event is one of the most influential libertarian Republicans in America: Stephen Moore, editorial page writer...
  • Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) of Texas 2006 Convention

    07/12/2006 12:56:15 PM PDT · by johnreed · 13 replies · 3,471+ views
    Republican Liberty Caucus of Texas ^ | 7/12/2006 | John Reed
    | Home | Principles | Purpose | Newsletter | Events | Candidates | Contact Us | Join Us | REPUBLICAN LIBERTY CAUCUS (RLC) OF TEXAS 2006 CONVENTION - SUNDAY 8/20 - TEXAS CITY, TEXAS (Near Houston and Galveston) Please renew your RLC membership!  So that you may attend the RLC Convention - Vision for the Future and Officer Elections... toward the end of the Ron Paul BBQ Bash. RENEW OR BECOME member! The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) of Texas is holding its scheduled convention on Sunday, August 20th in conjunction with Congressman Ron Paul's annual BBQ Bash in Texas City, Texas. This is our 2006 RLC Convention and elections will be held toward the end...
  • RLC on MySpace

    03/03/2006 12:54:48 PM PST · by SeanGrebey · 5 replies · 3,054+ views
    If anybody uses MySpace at all, I created an RLC Group on there:

    07/24/2002 2:46:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 74 replies · 2,618+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #279 ^ | 7-21-02 | Doug Fiedor
    By: Douglas Lorenz, RLC National Chairman (1) There have recently been a number of significant changes in the national Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC). Among the more obvious changes, the National Committee picked a new chairman. Of course, most people haven't heard about this recent change yet, and that is largely because, over time, the national RLC has lost contact with some of its state and local activists. Starting now, that is changing. The most important function of the Republican Liberty Caucus is to build an organization that helps Liberty-minded Republicans get active in politics. Our goal is to encourage...
  • President Bush on the Straw Ballot (McCain-led initiative aimed at supporting the president at SRLC)

    03/10/2006 12:06:46 PM PST · by frankjr · 25 replies · 578+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/10/06 | Chris Matthews
    Sources tell me that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., plans to shock his supporters tonight by asking them to not vote for him in Saturday's presidential straw poll by The Hotline. Instead, McCain will urge his followers to write in President Bush's name. McCain will tell his supporters that this is not about 2008, but rather about 2006 and supporting the president. Reacting to McCain's plans, Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman tells NBC, "I'm in favor of anything that focuses people on 2006." "The first primary of 2008 is what we do in 2006," Mehlman said. But today, McCain, who...
  • RLC of Florida: Property Rights after Kelo, Oct. 6

    10/04/2005 11:40:31 AM PDT · by pblumel · 1 replies · 2,878+ views
    Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 10/4/05 | pblumel
    In Kelo v. New London, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that local governments have the power to seize private property for private redevelopment. What legal protections do Floridians have, if any, to protect us from such takings? What changes need to be made to state or local law in the wake of Kelo? What can Floridians do to see these changes are enacted? Hear Robert McClure, president and CEO of the James Madison Institute in Tallahassee answer these questions and more in his address to the Tampa Town Hall Meetup, Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Lone Star...
  • RLCers host John Stossel March 29 in Boca Raton, Fla.

    03/06/2005 5:49:25 AM PST · by pblumel · 3,239+ views
    ABC News correspondent John Stossel of "20/20" fame will speak at 7 p.m., March 29, at the University Theatre of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. In his talk, "Freedom and its Enemies," the libertarian journalist Stossel will share what he has learned in his 30-year journey from his job as a Portland, Oregon, consumer reporter to his current position as ABC's in-house contrarian. Stossel has received 19 Emmy awards and has been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club. He is currently co-anchor of ABC News' weekly news magazine "20/20." This free event...
  • Miami privatization update TONIGHT!

    07/26/2004 11:37:18 AM PDT · by pblumel · 3,156+ views ^ | 7/26/04 | Philip Blumel
    The Republican Liberty Caucus of South Florida invites you to AN UPDATE ON SOCIAL SECURITY PRIVATIZATION with John Hallman, South Florida director of Citizens for a Sound Economy Come hear John Hallman update us on the progress Social Security reform is making in Washington DC. Once considered the ‘third rail’ of American politics of interest only to libertarian economists and activists, Social Security reform is fast becoming a political winner for Republicans. Hallman will let us know where the Florida delegation -- and candidates -- stand on this important issue, what bills are being considered and which campaigns are...
  • Jersey City Council will pick interim Mayor tomorrow night to replace Cunningham

    05/26/2004 1:45:50 PM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 2 replies · 262+ views ^ | 5/26/2004 | STEVE KORNACKI
    <p>JERSEY CITY, May 26 - The political implications of Jersey City Mayor Glenn D. Cunningham's sudden and unexpected passing Tuesday night will be enormous.</p> <p>Cunningham was elected mayor of the state's second largest city in 2001, and his death -- the first time a sitting mayor has passed away in the city's history -- means three -- or possibly four -- separate contests will be held in the next year to determine who becomes Jersey City mayor.</p>
  • Republican Leadership Council: Official Website for RINOs

    01/16/2004 4:18:38 PM PST · by pinochet · 3 replies · 323+ views
    I thought I would draw this website to the attention of Freepers. I just became aware of it today. A Republican Leadership Council (RLC), exists, and its purpose is to make the party more "moderate", just as the DLC does for the Dems. Interesting Site. Check it out:
  • Republican Liberty Caucus

    12/22/2003 9:57:59 PM PST · by nsmit · 3 replies · 343+ views
    Liberty Asylum ^ | December 23, 2003 | George F. Smith
    State Cons The State continually fails and destroys, yet it persists. You say, “Of course it persists – it has the guns.” True, but it’s not like we’re standing around with our hands up, nor is that what the State wants us to do. Its destructive interventions notwithstanding, it wants us to create as much wealth as possible so it will have an ample source of plunder. How it goes about the plundering process is critical to its success. The golden rule is: the victims must approve of it. Let’s look at how this works with its two greatest sources...
  • Heart of Texas Chapter Meeting September 20 3PM in Austin

    09/16/2003 1:53:58 PM PDT · by DrewsDad · 13 replies · 321+ views
    Please mark your calendars for our monthly meeting, this Saturday, September 20, at 3 PM, at Bennigans, same place as last month. Bennigans is located at 7604 North IH 35, appox. one block south of Anderson Lane. Don Zimmerman of the Republican Liberty Caucus will be speaking to us about the Republican Liberty Caucus organization. Check it out at He will be telling us why they were formed, by whom, and what they hope to accomplish. Time: Saturday, September 30, 3:00 PM Place: Bennigan's Grill & Tavern (SW frontage road I-35 & #183 ) 7604 N I H 35...
  • The Real Reason Conservatives are So Vehemently Opposed to the Candidacy of Arnold Schwarzenegger

    09/13/2003 2:46:24 PM PDT · by Tony in Hawaii · 117 replies · 588+ views ^ | Eric Dondero
        The Real Reason Conservatives are So Vehemently Opposed to the Candidacy of Arnold Schwarzenegger By Eric DonderoWhat do you think the real reason is for why the conservatives are so vehemently against theSchwarzenegger candidacy?It's not the reason they are telling you.  It's not because Arnold Schwarzenegger is a "liberal."  It'sbecause our so-called conservative cousins are scared to death that if Arnold wins his new brand of "fiscally conservative/socially tolerant" Republicanism will catch on and spread like wildfire outside of California across the nation.It almost happened a couple times in the past. Senator Barry Goldwater shocked fellow Conservatives by...
  • Pataki, RLC Endorse Arnold

    08/21/2003 7:23:49 AM PDT · by kattracks · 4 replies · 361+ views ^ | 8/21/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign to replace Gray Davis as California's next governor picked up an important endorsement this week from a big state governor who is wrestling with budgetary problems not all that different from those that plague the Golden State. "Governor George Pataki of New York is supporting Schwarzenegger, and has plans to stump for him on the West Coast soon," the Republican Leadership Council said in a press release Monday. Pataki is the RLC's honorary chairman. RLC Executive Director, Mary Heitman announced, "Arnold Schwarzenegger is the ideal type of Republican for California; he is fiscally conservative on the...
  • Calif. recall debate only for the few (McClintock endorsed)

    08/17/2003 1:01:28 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 54 replies · 350+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 17 August 2003 | Booth/Sanchez/Goldstein/Edds
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 — The top-polling candidates in the California recall election will be invited to a single debate hosted by the state’s broadcasters next month, giving voters here perhaps their only chance to see the field vying to replace Gov. Gray Davis (D) mix it up together on live television. ALAS, IT WILL be no free-for-all among the 135 candidates who have won a place on the unprecedented ballot. To be invited to the Sept. 17 face-off, the candidates must demonstrate at least 10 percent support in any of three major polls to be taken before the 90-minute...
  • Illinois Republican Liberty Caucus Meeting Report

    02/09/2003 9:29:40 PM PST · by spintreebob · 5 replies · 1,626+ views
    2-8-03 | Bob Schmidt
    The Illinois Republican Liberty Caucus met today, Sat, Feb 8 at Leona's Hillside Restaurant. We had lively discussions on many issues, and on methods to effectively communicate those issues. I hope everyone enjoyed meeting each other. Certainly for me the highlight was meeting face to face friends with whom I have chatted on the web for a long time. We had 15 people present from Springfield, Peoria, DeKalb, Warrenville, Palos, Evergreen Park, LaGrange Park, Berkeley, Streamwood, Hanover Park, Chicago, Niles, North Chicago. Joe Hedrick, Jack McInerney, George Kocan, Bill Hogan who had just come from the ICRC - Illinois Center...
  • RLC-Illinois meets Sat Feb 8 3-5pm

    02/05/2003 9:32:05 PM PST · by spintreebob · 9 replies · 1,420+ views
    All Illinois FReepers are invited to the first Illinois meeting (in person) of the Illinois Republican Liberty Caucus.Sat Feb 8 3-5 pmLeona's Hillside Restaurant 4431 Roosevelt Rd, Hillside IL 60162 1 mile south of Eisenhower-I290 xway halfway between Mannheim Rd and Wolf Rd, both of which have expressway exits.Effective use of the internet in politics will be one of the topics of discussion. And, of course, it is a chance to meet in person people with whom we chat.
  • In support of better Government: A press Release from Kentucky

    01/16/2003 10:00:44 AM PST · by Doug Fiedor · 32 replies · 2,445+ views
    From: Senator Virgil Moore Governor Campaign Committee Contact: Virgil Moore For Immediate Release: ========================================== Frankfort, KY January 15, 2003 Yesterday afternoon, State Senator Virgil Moore formally filed the necessary forms to become a Republican candidate for Governor. Don Bell, of Oldham County, joined Senator Moore on the ticket as candidate for Lt. Governor. Don Bell, a former Marine, retired after a career as a U.S. Secret Service agent. Over the years, Bell protected Presidents Ford, Nixon, Reagan and Bush. In recent years, Mr. Bell has overwhelmingly won five key races in Republican primaries; two of which were state-wide...
  • Open Letter to the Board of the California Republican Party

    01/09/2003 11:57:38 PM PST · by dwills · 47 replies · 5,601+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | Thursday, January 09, 2003 | Shannon Reeves
    Open Letter to the Board of the California Republican Party By Shannon Reeves Thursday, January 09, 2003 To: Members of the Board of Directors of the California Republican Party Dear Colleagues: As many of us have learned in recent media reports, Vice Chairman Bill Back distributed an article entitled, ''What if the South had Won the Civil War?'' -- an article that concludes that problems with race relations in America are the result of slaves being freed through Reconstruction, and black migration out of the south as a result of desegregation. This article trivialized slavery and it trivialized the impacts...
  • Can Libertarians function in the Republican Party?

    11/26/2002 2:34:41 PM PST · by Sparta · 150 replies · 532+ views
    Fox News | 11/26/02 | me
    I just heard on John Gibson's show a guest say that libertarians can influence policy in the Republican Party. He pointed to Ron Paul and Dick Armey as examples. Your comments please.

    07/31/2002 1:45:24 PM PDT · by asneditor · 3 replies · 1,312+ views
    RLC Texas ^ | 7/31 | David Palmquist
    Tune in and Call in! David Palmquist, Texas Secretary of the RLC will be on KIXL Christian Talk Radio tonight at 11PM CDT. If you have questions about the RLC feel free to call in. You can listen via the internet at