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  • End Torture, Shut Down the CIA

    07/29/2014 4:57:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Remember back in April, 2007, when then-CIA director George Tenet appeared on 60 Minutes, angrily telling the program host, "we don't torture people"? Remember a few months later, in October, President George W. Bush saying, "this government does not torture people"? We knew then it was not true because we had already seen the photos of Iraqis tortured at Abu Ghraib prison four years earlier. Still the US administration denied that torture was torture, preferring to call it "enhanced interrogation" and claiming that it had disrupted so many terrorist plots. Of course, we later found out that the CIA...
  • Scarborough Outright Dismisses Rand Paul 2016: He’s ‘His Father’s Son’

    07/14/2014 7:09:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 14, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    On Monday, Morning Joe played a game of “Fact or Fiction” and Joe Scarborough had a lot to say when they arrived at this prediction: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) will win the 2016 GOP nomination. “Fiction, fiction, fiction,” Scarborough declared. Scarborough admitted that if Paul runs he will probably do well in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, but beyond that, “he will be his father’s son.” MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell said he “would have agreed” with Scarborough assessment, but does not know who on the Republican side has what it takes to beat Paul. “I have to continue to look...
  • The Noninterventionists Told You So

    06/18/2014 7:15:10 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 59 replies
    The New American ^ | 18 June 2014 | Sheldon Richman
    Contrary to popular belief, there is no satisfaction in being able to say, “I told you so.” This is especially so with Iraq, where recent events are enough to sicken one’s stomach. Yet it still must be said: those who opposed the George W. Bush administration’s invasion of Iraq in March 2003 — not to mention his father’s war on Iraq in 1991 and the sanctions enforced through the administration of Bill Clinton — were right. The noninterventionists predicted a violent unraveling of the country, and that’s what we’re witnessing. They agreed with Amr Moussa, chairman of the Arab League,...
  • Ron Paul: Nevada Standoff a Symptom of Increasing Authoritarianism

    04/21/2014 2:55:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    RON PAUL INSTITUTE ^ | 04/21/2014 | Ron Paul
    The nation’s attention has for the past few weeks been riveted by a standoff in Nevada between armed federal agents and the Bundys, a ranching family who believe the federal government is exceeding its authority by assessing “fees” against ranchers who graze cattle on government lands. Outrage over the government's use of armed agents to forcibly remove the Bundys’ cattle led many Americans to travel to Nevada to engage in nonviolent civil disobedience in support of the family. The protests seem to have worked, at least for now, as the government appears to have backed off from direct confrontation. Sadly,...
  • Ted Cruz and Rand Paul: Opposite directions

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

    04/09/2014 1:17:09 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 30 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 04-09-2014 | Tom Jensen
    It looks like Michigan will remain solidly in the blue column if Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2016. She leads her potential Republican opponents in the state by anywhere from 9 to 12 points: it's 46/37 over Chris Christie, 48/39 over Rand Paul, 49/38 over Jeb Bush, and 50/38 over Mike Huckabee. Republicans are split a lot of different ways when it comes to who they'd like as their nominee in 2016. 16% want Rand Paul, 15% each support Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee, 11% are for Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush is at 9%, Paul Ryan and Scott Walker...
  • 2009 Rand Paul Speech: Cheney Manipulated US Into Iraq War for Profit

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

    03/29/2014 12:43:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 23, 2014 | Albert R. Hunt
    Two newcomers, Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas, are the hottest figures in the dominant conservative wing of the Republican Party. In markedly different ways, they both claim to be the heirs to the party’s contemporary patron saint, Ronald Reagan. In a short time, these first-term lawmakers have electrified elements of the party’s base and rattled the Senate establishment. The top two Republican leaders in the chamber, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and John Cornyn of Texas, have had to defer to the political popularity of their junior colleagues. Both are outside the party mainstream, rock stars...
  • Rand Paul: GOP Must ‘Agree to Disagree’ on Social Issues in Order to Expand Party

    03/14/2014 12:08:38 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 111 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 14th, 2014 | by Andrew Kirell
    In an interview with Vocativ.com, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) expressed a desire for factions within the Republican Party to “agree to disagree” on hot-button social issues so that the GOP tent may expand to include more young people and alternative viewpoints. Asked whether the general consensus at last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference was that the party must butt out of social issues, Paul replied: I think that the Republican Party, in order to get bigger, will have to agree to disagree on social issues. The Republican Party is not going to give up on having quite a few people...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Breaks with Sen. Rand Paul on Foreign Policy

    03/09/2014 11:56:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 38 replies
    WABCRadio ^ | 12:05PM SundayMarch 9, 2014
    (NEW YORK) -- It may be the opening salvo of the 2016 Republican primary. During an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Jonathan Karl for This Week, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a friend, but drew a distinction between himself and the Kentucky senator on foreign policy, saying the U.S. “has a responsibility to defend our values.” “I’m a big fan of Rand Paul. He and I are good friends. But I don’t agree with him on foreign policy,” Cruz said. “I think U.S. leadership is critical in the world. And I agree with him that...
  • I still get emotional about the JFK assassination 50 years later

    12/28/2013 7:38:02 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 61 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Friday November 22, 2013 | Jesse Ventura
    ...The founders of this country had a vision of freedom and liberty that they tried to ensure for generations to come. They tried to design a democracy so full of checks and balances that it was bulletproof. So that no matter how many crooks managed to get themselves elected, the republic still prevailed. There have even been a few brief shining moments when the real potential of that original vision took hold. One such moment was Franklin Roosevelt's presidency. A decimated work force that was shell-shocked from the Great Depression was struggling for its very survival. FDR came to the...
  • Normalizing pedophilia: Abolishing the age of consent

    11/13/2013 6:57:44 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11-12-13 | Jacqueline Laing
    After certain press criticism and a productive online backlash in the blogosphere, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is performing a gratifying volte-face in its use of the term sexual "orientation" for paedophilia. In its fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the APA has distinguished between paedophilic disorder and paedophilic orientation. Paedophilia-advocacy groups, like B4U-ACT, a grassroots lobby group, have long seen the declassification of paedophilia to the status of an "orientation" for “minor-attracted persons" (MAPs) to be a necessary means to their ends. The North American Man-Boy Love Association (and numerous international affiliates advocating...
  • HUGH HEWITT - GOP isolationists are taking U.S. back to the 1930s

    09/03/2013 3:58:13 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 90 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9-2-2013 | HUGH HEWITT
    Syria's butcher Bashir Assad could end up toppling British Prime Minister David Cameron and not the other way around, while also giving Russia a big boost back on to the Great Power stage and green lighting Tehran's most ambitious and sparky plans in its mountain tunnel complexes. Along the way he has exposed President Obama as feckless and fearful. The president and his team are scrambling to remind lawmakers of what the Commander-in-Chief ought to have long ago argued to the country: When the good guys blink, the bad guys notice. Lots and lots of blinking. Most of the people...
  • New York's Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand builds bridges with GOP, raises profile in Washington

    08/10/2013 8:21:12 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 47 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | AUGUST 10, 2013 | DAN FRIEDMAN
    The junior senator has the support of Republican colleagues Rand Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz on a measure to overhaul how the military handles sexual assault allegations. Her work has garnered praise from GOP members as a Democrat they’d like to work with and is helping her own set of issues in Washington.,/i> WASHINGTON — It was a head-turning sight on Capitol Hill. There was Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, standing with firebrand Republican Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to showcase their support of her measure to overhaul how the military handles sexual assault allegations....
  • Rand Paul is no isolationist

    08/08/2013 12:24:19 AM PDT · by South40 · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/7/13 | JUSTIN LOGAN
    Remember when your older brothers and sisters used to prank you by warning about the monster under your bed? In a similar way, Washington’s war hawks are gearing up to scare you with another phantom devil: isolationism. If you feel like you’ve already been hearing increasing warnings about isolationism, you’re right. Pundits, journalists, and now a whole new think-tank initiative are warning about this dangerous ideology.
  • Wormwood’s Woes - Why Obama's Affectionate Uncle Is Worried

    06/24/2013 10:42:00 AM PDT · by guyshomenet · 5 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 6/24/2013 | Guy Smith
    Congressional approval ratings have sunk to their lowest level in recorded history. Anyone expressing surprise, please board the short, yellow bus. Congress has always been held in low esteem, ranking on trust surveys somewhere between used car salesmen and Satan. Some call this cynical while others call it realistic. Then again the difference between cynicism and realism is vague. Cynics are either disappointed optimists or well informed optimists depending on how cynical you are to begin with. It’s not that they view the glass to be half empty, just that they don’t expect anyone to fill the glass soon. Such...
  • Sen. Rand Paul: Illegal immigrants should be allowed to obtain legal status

    03/19/2013 2:01:47 PM PDT · by WCH · 371 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3.19.2013 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    The dramatic shift in the Republican Party on immigration continued Tuesday, as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a conservative tea party icon and possible 2016 presidential contender, endorsed an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws that would allow the nation’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants to obtain legalized status. “Immigration will not occur until conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. That’s why I’m here today: to begin that conversation and become part of the solution,” he said in a breakfast speech Tuesday morning before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington.
  • Here's the Video: Rand Paul gives the Tea Party SOTU response

    02/13/2013 7:16:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/13/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    As I didn't watch the State of the Union speech live, I also missed the two responses to it from Barack Obama's opposition. The networks carried Marco Rubio's speech live, but most viewers had to go to the Tea Party Express website to watch Rand Paul rebut Obma's SOTU address. While some may complain about that decision, it is arguably fair. If Mitt Romney had won the election, would we have cheered while the networks not only provided live coverage of Harry Reid's rebuttal, but also one from Senator Bernie Sanders representing the Center for American Progress? Somehow, I doubt...
  • After Ron Paul, What Now For Libertarians?

    02/09/2013 2:39:36 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 111 replies
    New York Times ^ | Brian Doherty
    RON PAUL, Republican of Texas, has retired from the House, after winning more than two million presidential primary votes in 2012. He took the party’s libertarian wing from ignorable fringe to significant faction. His son, Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, is angling to lead that faction, very possibly as a presidential candidate himself. The libertarian wing’s dissatisfaction with Mitt Romney led the Libertarian Party to earn 1.2 million votes in the presidential election for its candidate, the former New Mexico governor (and former Republican) Gary Johnson. That was its largest vote total ever. In at least seven national House...
  • Congratulations to Jim Robinson for His Political Sagacity Overwhelmingly Accurate

    11/10/2012 3:00:14 PM PST · by lbryce · 249 replies
    The maelstrom of political controversy regarding Free Republic founder Jim Robinson and his attitude towards the then Republican presidential candidate front runner and odds-on favorite to win the nomination, as anointed by the msm as the weakest candidate in the Repuplican field, was one punctuated by severe criticism of Mr. Robinson for his uncompromising, vituperative take-no-prisoners stance towards the liberal bent, RINO candidate Mr. Romney,as unacceptable under any circumstances as Republican Party nominee in the 2012 presidential election. While his intensely vociferous stance against Mr. Romney surprised, confused, alienated many, the political rationale for the utter blanket rejection of Mr....
  • I just voted for Goode (Constitution Party)

    11/06/2012 8:40:45 AM PST · by fishtank · 137 replies
    11-6-2012 | fishtank
    I voted for Virgil Goode.
  • 93 reasons why Obama supporters should switch to Gary Johnson or Jill Stein

    08/08/2012 11:36:13 PM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 9, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    In the 2008 United States election, I wrote in Ron Paul for President. In the 2012 election, I will be voting for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Those who are of a more leftist persuasion than myself might want to consider voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Here are 93 things that Barack Obama has done, that should cause his supporters to switch to Gary Johnson or Jill Stein: 1) Carried out military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approval In June 2011, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said that Obama had violated the Constitution when he launched military operations...
  • I am voting pro-Constitution (and Ron Paul) [Vanity]

    05/03/2012 5:00:51 PM PDT · by bravedog · 47 replies
    Well, I am voting for Ron Paul in the Texas primaries. He is the only way to stop Romney. Hear me out before you zot me. I really think that this is the correct call. First and foremost, we need to remove Obama from his throne. I think this should be our number one priority, and believe it or not, Ron Paul polls several points higher than Romney against Obama. I have been checking the polls, and it looks like youth and independents are flocking to Paul. Obama must go. Second, Ron Paul is 100% pro-life. This is a very...
  • Paul: Immigration not solved by barbed wire, guns [US overreacted to 9/11, Latinos Jews in Reich]

    02/01/2012 4:24:05 PM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    LAS VEGAS—Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul outlined his views on immigration Wednesday, saying he favors a compassionate policy that doesn't rely on "barbed-wire fences and guns on our border." Paul spoke to several dozen people organized by Hispanics in Politics, Nevada's oldest Hispanic community group. The Texas congressman has scheduled several days of campaigning in Nevada before the state's caucuses Saturday. Paul went into much greater detail on immigration policy than he has at most of his campaign stops. He typically steers clear of discussing rights for specific groups of people, insisting that his libertarian-leaning views apply to everyone as...
  • Ex-aide calls Rep. Ron Paul's foreign policy views 'pure lunacy'

    12/27/2011 12:27:24 PM PST · by seanmerc · 96 replies · 5+ views
    TheHill.com ^ | 27 Dec 11 | Cameron Joseph
    A former congressional aide to Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has written a piece slamming the presidential hopeful's foreign-policy views, calling them "pure lunacy" in an online post on the conservative website Rightwingnews.com. The long piece by former aide Eric Dondero alleges awkward treatment by Paul of gays and Jews, but saves its strongest criticisms for his policy positions. "It’s his foreign policy that’s the problem; not so much some stupid and whacky things on race and gays he may have said or written in the past," he writes. Dondero writes that Paul does not believe Israel should exist, that the...
  • Ron Paul destroys Rick Santorum on Iran During Ames Iowa Debate and all I got was the zot

    Click link to watch the video of a FOX news debate featuring Ron Paul giving Rick Santorum a history lesson on Iran http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8u5hnMGOQ8
  • Gingrich hits Rep. Paul on volunteers who want drug legalization and 9/11 truther views

    12/27/2011 7:28:26 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 22, 2011, 02:32PM | Kery pickett
    PICKET: (audio) Gingrich hits Rep. Paul on volunteers who want drug legalization and 9/11 truther views By Kerry Picket December 22, 2011, 02:32PM Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich explained on Thursday morning to radio host John McCaslin on the Washington Times affiliated radio show America's Morning News why he thinks the current popularity of fellow GOP candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas will not last long. "Look, I think the odds are against the Republican Party of nominating somebody who is for drug legalization and who doesn't understand that an Iranian nuclear weapon is dangerous and...
  • Ron Paul Insures the Tea Party Message is Not Dead!

    12/06/2011 2:43:47 PM PST · by stillafreemind · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec. 6th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    So-called leaders of the Tea Party faction chose to speak for all members when they dissed Herman Cain. The very thought that a Tea Party can have one leader goes against everything that I and others believe in. Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann are voices of the Tea Party, the message is the true leader of the party.
  • You people can’t seriously be thinking of zotting yet another flaming paultard retread spam monkey

    12/01/2011 2:58:00 PM PST · by federal__reserve · 162 replies
    Hot Air ^ | NOVEMBER 30, 2011 | AllahPundit
    Ron Paul: Wrong about many things, but not everything.
  • Nato concludes mission in Libya... but a bad omen for the future as Al Qaeda flag flies

    10/31/2011 12:51:03 PM PDT · by Clovis_Skeptic · 49 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 10-31-2011 | staff
    Nato today announced it was ending its bombing campaign which helped Libyan rebels overthrow Muammar Gaddafi's regime. Officials said all operations for the air and sea campaign will conclude at midnight on Monday, as the strikes were described as 'one of the most successful' operations in the history of the 62-year-old alliance. Nato stopped its bombing missions soon after Gaddafi's death earlier this month, but has maintained regular air patrols. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2055630/Nato-ends-Libya-mission-Al-Qaeda-flag-flies-Benghazi-bad-omen.html#ixzz1cOFYqq66
  • Dylan Ratigan calls both the Dem and Repub economic plans, "reckless, irresponsible and stupid."

    In a conversation with a show panel about the country's debt and credit downgrade, MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan passionately calls both the Democratic and Republican economic plans, "reckless, irresponsible and stupid."
  • Vanity: Rush Limbaugh sleeps while Herman Cain attacks free market and federalism

    10/23/2011 4:57:25 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 132 replies
    10-23-2011 | JOHN W K
    In November of 2010 in Don’t be VAT stupid Herman Cain writes: ``A national retail sales tax on top of all the confusing and unfair taxes we have today is insane! It gives the out-of-control bureaucrats and politicians in denial one more tool to lie, deceive, manipulate and destroy this country.`` The fact is, Herman is now proposing a new tax, a national retail sales tax, in addition to taxing corporate profits and incomes, and also would tax the wages working people earn. Herman Cain essentially admitted in the above mentioned article his existing plan is ``insane!`` So, why do...
  • Ron Paul Defends Occupy Wall Street and Middle Class at Republican Debate

    10/19/2011 1:05:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    death and taxesmag.com ^ | Oct 19 2011 | By DJ Pangburn
    Rep. Ron Paul is definitely the only Republican candidate who has displayed a degree of sympathy for the Occupy Wall Street protesters, and last night he proved it on a national stage by addressing resident Republican crazy man (one of many), Herman Cain.
  • Galveston Snoopy (© BlackElk) Totally Rulez Straw Polez ZOT!

    10/08/2011 8:11:46 PM PDT · by PerryBachmann2012 · 91 replies · 2+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 10-08-2011 | Kim Geiger
    Rep. Ron Paul of Texas turned out his well-organized crop of supporters Saturday and won a presidential preference straw poll with 37% of the vote. Coming in second place in the poll of social conservatives at the annual Values Voter Summit was retired pizza chain executive Herman Cain, who pulled in 23% of the vote.
  • A Republican Agenda for Real Change

    10/09/2011 10:07:57 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies
    CATO / Forbes ^ | 2011-10-03 | Doug Bandow
    The desperate search for an acceptable Republican Party presidential candidate continues. Republican leaders apparently are pushing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who previously said no, to jump into the race. The GOP's frustration is palpable. Mitt Romney has been running for four years but generates little enthusiasm. Rick Perry was an instant front-runner before losing much of his support after unimpressive debate performances. Michelle Bachmann briefly streaked across the political firmament but now barely registers in the polls. Newt Gingrich committed political seppuku shortly after announcing his candidacy. Ron Paul's support is fervent but limited. However, the real Republican problem...
  • Fake conservative talk show hosts embrace Herman Cain!

    10/07/2011 3:33:58 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 143 replies
    10-7-11 | JOHN W K
    "Don't blame Wall Street, don't blame the big banks, if you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself. It is not someone's fault if they succeeded, it is someone's fault if they failed,"___ Herman Cain Of course Herman Cain, former ringleader of the Federal Reserve would say something like that, especially when the Federal Reserve and its un-constitutional money monopoly is in defiance of our founding fathers expressed intentions, and is used to plunder what America‘s Businesses and labor have produced. And what did Daniel Webster have to say regarding working people: "Of all the contrivances for...
  • Ron Paul: Government could begin to target media, just like it has with terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki

    Ron Paul is still mad as hell over America's killing of U.S.-born terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki - and he's warning that members of the media could be next on the government's target list. The Republican presidential hopeful told an audience at the National Press Club on Wednesday that if citizens do not protest al-Awlaki's death, the country could start broadening its threat list to include reporters. "Can you imagine being put on a list because you're a threat? What's going to happen when they come to the media? What if the media becomes a threat? ... This is the way this...
  • Obama impeachment a possibility, says Ron Paul

    10/03/2011 2:35:41 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 10.3.2011 | DAN HIRSCHHORN
    “I put responsibility on the president because this is obviously a step in the wrong direction,” Paul said. “We have just totally disrespected the Constitution.” The comments once again put Paul at odds with his Republican rivals over foreign policy and the war on terror in the latest indication of how his foreign policy views stray far from Republican orthodoxy even in a GOP that’s taken on an increasingly isolationist bent. Candidates like Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney — who included the president in a list of people he commended in a statement released Friday — have generally been supportive...
  • When The President Can Kill Who Ever He Wants, He's a King (Video)

    10/02/2011 10:30:33 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 116 replies · 1+ views
    Excerpts Freedom Watch ^ | 10/2/11 | Judge Napolitano
    Judge Napolitano, "When the president can kill whoever he wants, he's not a president anymore, he's a King." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnem1Ohm3Q0&feature=player_embedded
  • Ron Paul says he'd consider putting Dennis Kucinich in his Cabinet

    09/21/2011 9:53:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 113 replies
    Ron Paul says he'd consider putting Dennis Kucinich in his Cabinet By Justin Sink - 09/21/11 12:02 PM ET Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) says he would consider putting the liberal congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) in his Cabinet if he wins the presidency in 2012. Paul said his libertarian political philosophy helps him connect with some on the far left — including Kucinich, who shares Paul’s general anti-war stance. Paul joked that if he brought the Ohio congressman aboard in his administration, he might have to create a "Department of Peace." "You've got to give credit to people who think," he...
  • Ron Paul says Dick Cheney “wants to be the dictator” of GOP presidential race

    09/16/2011 11:00:19 AM PDT · by Baladas · 41 replies · 1+ views
    chron.com ^ | 09/16/11 | staff
    As influential members of the Republican Party pick favorites for the 2012 presidential nomination, Rep. Ron Paul can’t catch a break. While he hovers at about 10 percent in most national presidential polls of GOP primary voters, leaders of his own party–including former Vice President Dick Cheney–are openly dismissing his presidential run. Paul, a longtime critic of Cheney’s neo-conservative foreign policy, used valuable camera time on Fox News yesterday to explain his non-interventionist foreign policy and to address Cheney’s less-than-warm feelings toward his presidential candidacy. In the interview, Fox News reporter Neil Cavuto showed Paul a clip of Cheney essentially...
  • Why the media likely ignores presidential hopeful Ron Paul

    08/21/2011 6:15:12 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 48 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 aug 2011 | John Kass
    Why is the American media so intent on ignoring congressman Ron Paul and his prickly libertarian views? Paul is running for president in the Republican primaries, and it's plain that the handmaidens of the political establishment — Democrats as well as Republicans — are freezing him out. He came within a few votes of winning last week's Iowa straw poll, just 152 votes short among almost 17,000 cast. But rather than shower this intriguing candidate and his views with attention, the news media willfully forgot about him. The question is, why? Perhaps the answer could be found during the recent...
  • Ron Paul WINS Zot

    08/20/2011 4:50:00 PM PDT · by Ron Paul 2012 · 218 replies
    August 20, 2011
    <p>Ron Paul got a great birthday present Saturday, as the 76-year-old defeated 11 other Republicans in Saturday's New Hampshire Young Republicans Straw Poll.</p> <p>Paul, a congressman from Texas, won a commanding 45 percent of the vote and bested runner-up Mitt Romney by 35 percent votes despite not actually attending the event, which was held in New Castle and also included a lobster bake.</p>
  • Ronald Reagan: Isolationist

    06/28/2011 6:11:44 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 63 replies · 1+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2011-06-28 | Jack Hunter
    In his ongoing mission to declare Republicans who dare question America’s foreign policy “isolationist,” Sen. John McCain asked recently concerning Libya: “I wonder what Ronald Reagan would be saying today.” Columnist George Will answered McCain: “Wondering is speculation; we know this: When a terrorist attack that killed 241 Marines and other troops taught Reagan the folly of deploying them at Beirut airport with a vague mission and dangerous rules of engagement, he was strong enough to reverse this intervention in a civil war.” Will added: “Would that he had heeded a freshman congressman from Arizona who opposed the House resolution...
  • Am I the only one thinking this? Hillary?

    06/05/2011 1:10:31 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 119 replies
    6-5-11 | Self
    I may be a little way out there, but I've seen Rush predict crazier things and they came true. Here is my crazy scenario, and please, comment on it...let me hear what you think. Romney continues cris-crossing the US. Palin continues the tour, and declares on July 4th or a day before or a day after so as to not send conflicting messages. Obama's ratings keep dropping with the USD, commodities rise more, golf rounds continue...and Boehner continues his stupidity like volunteering to play golf with the pretender in chief. About the end of August, our RNC still hasn't come...
  • A Primer on the Never-Ending Bust (Keynesians shown wrong again)

    06/10/2011 8:33:51 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 14 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | June 06, 2011 | Robert P. Murphy
    With Friday's dismal jobs report — showing a paltry 54,000 increase in nonfarm payroll employment in May — more and more analysts are realizing that the so-called economic "recovery" is stalling. As Jeffrey Tucker recently pointed out in an important article, Austrians realize that the recession never left. This has all been smoke and mirrors for the last two years. As John Papola and Russ Roberts's latest video underscores, the classic confrontation is still between the Austrians and the Keynesians. These contrasting visions are still the primary choice when the average person tries to understand why the economy seems broken,...
  • Some Say No Downside to Default, Ron Paul Predicts Cave-In

    06/10/2011 8:11:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    Chris Whalen says “No Downside” to Not Raising the Debt Ceiling Geithner Cries WolfThe U.S. Congress has a little less than two months to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling or possibly default on its debt. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says not allowing the Treasury to raise the debt limit would be "catastrophic" for the economy. Geithner is crying wolf according to Chris Whalen, a banking industry analyst and co-founder of Institutional Risk Analytics. Whalen argues Congress should vote against raising the debt ceiling unless they agree to major spending cuts. "Congress has the right to say 'no' and the...
  • Ron Paul's New Book Sinks His Immigration Grade to an 'F'

    05/02/2011 4:53:50 PM PDT · by DangerZone · 15 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Monday, May 2, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT | Roy Beck
    The biggest problem with Rep. Paul's (R-Texas) latest comments on immigration is that they are NOT just some ad hoc thoughts tossed off carelessly at some speaking event. These are engraved in a brand new book. Until the release of the book, Liberty Defined, Dr. Paul had a mixed record in Congress and the fact that he had taken the NumbersUSA "No Amnesty" pledge at the end of his Presidential campaign in 2008. That had earned him a C-minus on our 2012 Presidential Hopefuls Immigration Stances Report Card. Not impressive, but the third best (behind Rep. Bachman with a B-minus...
  • Let's hear it for the Pauls

    02/13/2011 5:45:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 150 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2011 | Paul Jacob
    Rep. Raul Labrador, a newcomer to Washington, reminded the crowds at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) of the current context: “We weren’t elected because the American people love Republicans. We were elected because the American people love Republican principles.” Not to throw cold water on a sentiment whose intent I can only applaud, still, it’s hard not to offer a challenge: What principles? Craven accommodation to the military-industrial complex? Empty “limited government” windbaggery? Inertia? The American people do respect many of the principles that have become commonly bandied-about in American politics, associated with the Republicans since Reagan or before....
  • Ron Paul Warns America To Stay Out Of Egypt, Rails Against Foreign Aid In CPAC Speech

    02/12/2011 10:25:48 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 126 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite.com ^ | 02/12/2011 | Ron Paul
    Given the contentious relationship between his followers and many in the conservative movement, it’s safe to say that Rep. Ron Paul’s address to CPAC this year was one of the more anticipated speeches of the political holiday weekend. And Rep. Paul delivered: railing against the “neo-Jacobins” that passed the PATRIOT Act, calling for drastic cuts in military spending, and a passionate repudiation of the Federal Reserve. Opening with a jubilant recognition of the results of last November’s midterms– and, especially, the election of his son Rand to the Senate– the tenor of Paul’s speech was mostly combative towards the more...