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  • Paul LePage on Immigration, Taxes & Donald Trump

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    11/04/2014 7:21:25 AM PST · by Salvation · 27 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-04-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Did Paul Get Arrested at Philippi, and What Can a Sometimes Timid Church Learn From It? By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere is a story of St. Paul’s arrest, beating, and imprisonment at Philippi that serves as a kind of metaphor for the radical nature of true Christianity and why it so perturbs many in this world. The Christian faith, its message, and the transformation it can effect can be very unsettling to a world that figuratively and literally “banks on” sin. Let’s consider this lesser- known story of Paul and see what it ought to mean for us if we take the Christian...
  • The GOP's Daddy issues

    04/19/2015 3:43:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 19, 2015 | Niall Stanage
    There are not many people who once fought on the same side as Fidel Castro and are now heroes to American social conservatives. But that is exactly the trajectory taken by Rafael Cruz, father of 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). The elder Cruz now regrets his fight on the side of the pro-Castro rebels in his native Cuba, ascribing it to dislike of Castro’s arch-enemy, U.S.-backed President Fulgencio Batista, rather than any sympathy for Communism. Rafael has travelled a complicated path in the United States, encompassing two divorces, business reversals and a second career as a preacher. But...
  • Levin: Cruz,Paul,Rubio Among Best Young Conservatives Since Reagan

    04/16/2015 6:55:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin said that the GOP field has a group of young conservatives that included, but was not limited to, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio, who were “smarter, wiser, quicker on their feet, more principled than any group of young conservatives seeking the presidency I’ve seen since Reagan” on Wednesday.
  • Rand Splits With Rubio, Cruz To Vote For Deficit-Exploding Healthcare Bill

    04/15/2015 9:12:48 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    Republican Sen. Rand Paul split with senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio to vote for a healthcare bill Tuesday night that will add about half a trillion dollars to the national debt over the next several decades.Paul sided with the overwhelming majority of senators and representatives who voted for the bill, in a decision almost certain to come up in the primary race, where he is currently joined by Cruz and Rubio.The “doc-fix” bill solves a recurring problem in the way Medicare payments are made to doctors, extends a children’s health insurance program, and requires higher-income seniors to pay higher...
  • Here Comes Trouble For Scott Walker

    04/13/2015 11:47:23 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 109 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | W. James Antle III
    "........The Wisconsin governor leads in the latest Fox News poll..,leads in most Iowa polling and is either tied or ahead in New Hampshire.Even with Paul,Cruz,Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee all at or near double digits,Walker is within 1.2 percentage points of Bush in the RealClearPolitics polling average.And even that is mainly attributable to an ABC News/Washington Post poll that has Bush up by a bigger margin than any other recent survey.Since his announcement,Cruz has been pretty consistently been polling in the double digits.PublicPolicyPolling found his national support exploding from 5 percent to 16 percent.What if that happens to Rubio and...
  • Marco Rubio takes a shot at Rand Paul over potentially running for Senate and White House

    04/13/2015 2:45:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 101 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 13, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took a shot at Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., when asked about the possibility of running simultaneously for re-election to the Senate and for the presidency in 2016. "If someone decides to run for president of the United States, you run for president of the United States," Rubio said at the National Press Club. "I don't believe you can run effectively for an office of that magnitude while having some exit strategy in mind."
  • Rand Paul reignites the term limits debate

    04/11/2015 5:15:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    HotAir ^ | April 8, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    When Rand Paul announced his “official” candidacy for the presidency this week he sparked a number of debates, not only in the media and among his opponents, but inside the GOP. One of the less noticed ones revolved around a comment he made during the speech regarding the institution of term limits for congressional offices, similar to what we have for the Oval Office. This drew a quick response from our friend Matt Lewis, who feels that Rand is missing the mark. "During his presidential announcement on Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul took a stand for term limits. “We limit the...
  • MFP’s Sarcastic Top 12 Ways Rand Paul Defeated the Washington Machine

    04/11/2015 5:08:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    1 Rand Paul defeated the Washington machine by comparing opponents of amnesty to Nazis… (SNIP) 2 Then he defeated the Washington machine by sucking up to psychotic liberal Kirsten Gillibrand… (SNIP) 5 Then he defeated the Washington machine by endorsing Mitch McConnell even after McConnell pledged to “crush” conservatives… (SNIP) 6 Then he defeated the Washington machine by ditching Steve King… (SNIP) 8 Then he defeated the Washington Machine by telling conservatives to “get over” Thad Cochran election fraud… (SNIP) 12 Then he defeated the Washington machine by sucking up to black supremacist Al Sharpton…
  • Rand Paul calls for repeal of drug laws; reaches out to minority voters

    04/11/2015 9:38:43 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 145 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-7-2015 | Jason Russell
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., formally launched his presidential campaign Tuesday with a speech in Louisville. Among the notable quotes from Paul's speech was a comment seemingly meant to raise minority support by calling for reform of federal drug laws that disproportionately lead to incarceration of black Americans. "I see an America where criminal justice is applied equally and any law that disproportionately incarcerates people of color is repealed," Paul said. Paul went on to address other topics without expanding much on what kinds of laws he meant. But given his past comments, it's not hard to guess he was talking...
  • Prickly Paul Predicts Clinton Revelations Will Shock People

    04/10/2015 10:21:37 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 71 replies
    abc news ^ | 4-9-2015 | MICHAEL FALCONE
    Sen. Rand Paul spent part of his second day as an officially declared presidential candidate hinting that big revelations are coming "soon" about the foundation headed by the Clinton family, but declined to divulge specifics, pointing out "it wouldn't be a secret anymore" if he did. "I think there are things that went on at the Clinton Foundation that are going to shock people, and I think they're going to make people question whether or not she should be president or not," the Kentucky Republican said, speaking to reporters after his first campaign rally in New Hampshire, ABC's JORDYN PHELPS...
  • Rand Paul Exposes Democrat Anti-Woman, Anti-Choice Death Culture

    04/09/2015 5:49:50 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 44 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/9/15 | Steve Berman
    Thank you, Rand Paul, for sticking it to The Woman.  The AP threw him “the question” on abortion Wednesday during his NH campaign swing, and Rand threw it right back. Later in the day, when asked after a campaign stop in Milford about the interview, which the Democratic National Committee had sent reporters, Paul said, "Why don't we ask the DNC: Is it OK to kill a 7-pound baby in the uterus?" "You go back and go ask (DNC head) Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she's OK with killing a 7-pound baby that's just not born yet," Paul said. "Ask her when life...
  • Rand Paul and Ted Cruz: Co-workers from hell

    04/09/2015 8:54:39 AM PDT · by VinL · 58 replies
    Wash. Post ^ | 4/9/15 | J. Rubin
    Conservatives have lambasted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose sometimes over-the-top behavior has been captured on video, as a “bully.” They castigate the president for being aloof and arrogant. But when it comes to two conservative favorites, Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), the right-wing suddenly tolerates all manner of bad and alarming conduct. Paul reminded us yesterday what a low threshold for criticism and mildly probing questions he has. He has demonstrated that behavior over and over and also wound up in hot water for hiring and briefly defending the Southern Avenger, for plagiarizing speeches and for...
  • Paul Blooms As Clinton Wilts In Colorado, Iowa, Virginia, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll

    04/09/2015 6:14:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    www.quinnipiac.edu ^ | 05-09-2015 | Staff
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's lead is wilting against leading Republican presidential candidates in three critical swing states, Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, and she finds herself in a close race with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky in each state, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. In head-to-head matchups, every Republican candidate effectively ties her in Colorado and almost all Republicans effectively tie her in Iowa. Secretary Clinton has lost ground in almost every matchup in Colorado and Iowa since a February 18 Swing State Poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. The Swing State...
  • Rand Paul schooling the media on abortion debate (2nd video a must watch!)

    04/08/2015 1:58:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 90 replies
    The media is attacking Rand Paul for not giving them what they want on abortion details. Paul told the AP in an interview that he was pro-life, but that wasn’t good enough for them. They wanted to know if he thought there should be exceptions to his pro-life stance, but he wouldn’t go there because he doesn’t believe in framing the abortion debate the way the media wants to frame it. Watch: Later today a reporter asked Paul about it again, on behalf of the DNC, and Paul schooled him (cued to begin at 8 minute mark):
  • Van Jones: Except For Rand Paul, GOP Doesn't Care About Minority Communites

    04/08/2015 10:08:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Pam Key
    This week on CNN’s “Newsroom,” former Obama “green czar” Van Jones discussed Rand Paul’s 2016 presidential bid and said the Republican Party “when it comes to people of color,” “Are not in touch,” and, “They don’t care about some of these communities.”
  • Will The Real Rand Paul Stand Up?

    04/08/2015 7:17:08 AM PDT · by ziravan · 5 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 4/08/2015 | Hal Hawkins
    The Iowa caucuses are still 284 days away, but Republicans now have a second candidate for President, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. Labeling himself a conservative, Paul is primarily known as being the son of former Congressman Ron Paul, an ardent libertarian with a history of making many controversial statements and endorsements. Sen. Paul has retained many of his father’s followers, but it seems that Sen. Paul has also tried to distance himself from the elder Paul. It’s become a delicate balancing act for Sen. Paul, as he has to grow his base by appealing to more traditional conservatives while...
  • Paul hints at Clinton Foundation scandal (More on the way!)

    04/08/2015 3:00:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/07/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Just minutes after officially announcing he’d be seeking the Republican nomination for president, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) went hard after Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination. In an interview with Sean Hannity that was taped midday Tuesday but didn’t air until late Tuesday night, Paul told the Fox News Channel host that “hypocrisy” is the first word that comes to his mind when describing the former secretary of State. “She wants to be a champion for women’s rights, and yet she takes money from countries that are some of the worst abusers,” Paul said. The Kentucky Republican...
  • Rand Paul'we have come to take our country back' DOESN'T mention illegal immigration or Obamacare

    04/07/2015 8:52:15 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 18 replies
    DailyMailUK ^ | 4/7/2015 | David Martosko
    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul told a raucous crowd in Louisville on Tuesday that he will build his presidential campaign on 'a message that is loud and clear, and does not mince words: We have come to take our country back.' He will blast 'special interests that use Washington, D.C. as their personal piggy bank' if he wins the White House, Paul promised a cheering, packed ballroom. 'The Washington machine,' he said, 'must be stopped.' Paul's official announcement Tuesday that he would run for president in 2016 came at the beginning of what observers are already calling an unconventional campaign....
  • MP reax to Rand Paul’s insane campaign announcement

    04/07/2015 2:47:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Real time reax… 1. That’s an insanely long slogan. Obviously, the result of a compromise between senior advisor Doug Stafford’s harem of super-passive aggressive, power-tripping female staffers… No strategerist in their right mind approves a slogan that long. 2. Team Rand trots out far-left RINO J.C. Watts to prove he’s not racist… 3. Another black guy. Team Rand, subtle as ever…
  • Rand Paul accidentally proposed legalizing murder

    04/07/2015 11:09:26 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 49 replies
    vox ^ | 4-7-2015 | Dara Lind
    We knew Rand Paul had a pretty deep commitment to ending mass incarceration. But his speech announcing a 2016 run for president might have promised something more radical than even he would want: legalizing every type of crime, including murder and assault. Paul said that in his vision for America, "Any law that disproportionately incarcerates people of color is repealed." The problem is that that describes pretty much every law that incarcerates a lot of people in America — the nonviolent drug offenses that Paul often rails against, sure, but also violent crimes and property crimes. The majority of people in...