Rand Paul: “Goons” blocked WWII Memorial
Politico ^ | October 2, 2013 | Lucy McCalmont
Posted on Wednesday, October 02, 2013 9:55:34 AM by Biggirl
Sen. Rand Paul blasted the federal government for trying to block World War II vets from visiting their memorial, saying “some idiot in government sent goons out there to set up barricades.” “If Harry Reid and the President want to keep the parks closed — I mean did you read the story today? S
What Cruz Wrought… “He has done the bidding of the GOP fringe, in a self-aggrandizing crusade. And while he has enhanced his own position in the conservative fantasyland he seeks to rule, the practical effect of his quixotic campaign to defund Obamacare has been to elevate the president and jeopardize the…”
What Cruz WroughtThe Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 7, 2013, | STEPHEN F. HAYESPosted on Friday, September 27, 2013 2:41:15 PM by Kenny
Ted Cruz has sparked a Republican civil war.
He has done the bidding of the GOP fringe, in a self-aggrandizing crusade. And while he has enhanced his own position in the conservative fantasyland he seeks to rule, the practical effect of his quixotic campaign to defund Obamacare has been to elevate the president and jeopardize the 2014 elections for his own party.
That, at least, seems to be the consensus in Washington. We’re inclined to a somewhat different view.
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 9:11:51 AM by Oldeconomybuyer
Earlier this week, in an effort led by Sen. Ted Cruz, some of my Republican colleagues and I took to the Senate floor with the intent of making Washington listen. The American people have made it abundantly clear that they do not want Obamacare. In fact, a majority of elected officials, the same officials that voted to implement this health care mandate, do not want it, either.
Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 2:26:04 PM by chessplayer
That headline is Justin Amash’s joke, not mine, but it’s not much of an exaggeration.
The Daily Caller ^ | 9/23/2013 | Alex Pappas
Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 4:21:46 AM by markomalley
Arguing federal workers should not get special treatment, Rand Paul says he does not want taxpayers subsidizing the personal health care plans of any federal employee — including Chief Justice John Roberts — anymore.
With some in Congress arguing lawmakers and their staff should not get subsidies to cover their health insurance as President Obama’s health care law goes into effect, the Republican senator from Kentucky told The Daily Caller on Sunday that he’s going to start pushing a constitutional amendment that goes even further.
Paul’s proposal — outlawing any special exemptions for government employees — would mean all federal workers would have……….
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Poll: Republican voters have embraced libertarian valuesUnited Liberty ^ | 9/12/13 | Jason PyePosted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 12:45:28 PM by shego
With Sen. Rand Paul R-KY, Rep. Justin Amash R-MI and many other liberty-minded politicians gaining influence, libertarianism has generated new interest inside the Republican Party, much to the chagrin of the GOP’s political establishment….”FreedomWorks’ poll shows that 42 percent of Republicans have a favorable view of the word ‘libertarian,’ and only 10 percent don’t know the word, compared to 27 percent who don’t know nationally,” they added.
[Rand] Paul Hosts Secret Anti-War Meeting
National Review ^ | 9/10/2013
Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 9:04:52 AM by markomalley
In a secret meeting on Tuesday morning, Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) hosted a bipartisan group of senators and House members in the Capitol’s basement. According to several participants, the lawmakers plotted ways to stop the use of U.S. military force in Syria.
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LadyD2r 9 hours ago
Mark, if you haven’t studied the issue, why are you shooting your mouth off about something that you don’t know. The Constitution is plain in that a candidate for POTUS must be born on US soil, and be a “natural born” citizen, born of two citizen parents at the time of the birth. Curz qualifies on neither account. He knows it. If you do your research you will also. You shame yourself.
By Alan Keyes: ‘Non-birther’ Rand Paul denigrates Constitution… “Like almost everyone else who collaborates with the current two-party sham, Sen. Paul has chosen to abrogate the Constitution’s natural-born citizen………………..”
By Alan Keyes
Sen. Rand Paul just “sidestepped questions about fellow Sen. Ted Cruz‘s (R-Texas) eligibility to run for president, saying he was not a ‘birther.’” Paul’s contempt for the requirements of the Constitution comes as no surprise to me, despite the fact that his supporters frequently pretend he is a staunch “constitutionist.”
But a staunch constitutionist would be careful to remember Joseph Story‘s admonition that acceptable constitutional construction “can never abrogate the text; it can never fritter away its obvious sense; it can never narrow down its limitations; it can never enlarge its natural boundaries.”
Rand Paul: I’m Not A Birther!(Won’t Question Cruz Eligibility)
Obama Release Your Records ^ | August 14, 2013
Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 11:44:02 AM by Cold Case Posse Supporter
(CNN) – Republican Sen. Rand Paul welcomed praise from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who said she’s on “Team Rand” when it comes to the recent intraparty feud between the senator from Kentucky and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
In an interview to air on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront,” Paul also said Tuesday he plans to stay out of the debate over whether his fellow Republican colleague Sen. Ted Cruz would be eligible to run for president. [...]
On another front, his Senate colleague Ted Cruz has stoked speculation of a potential White House bid with his recent trips to early presidential primary voting states. Some, however, question whether Cruz would be eligible to run for president, given that he was born in Canada to an American-born mother and a Cuban-born father.
But Paul said he’s not wading into that debate.
(Gunny G Response !!!!!) ~ Chris Matthews: Rand Paul Will Be Republican Presidential Nominee in 2016
Gunny G Response!!!!!
we’re better off w/obama; then no sane man can deny/project the truth away !!!!!
Semper Watching !!!!!!
By Jeannie DeAngelis
A few days prior to the 2012 presidential election, in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie gave Obama a long, drawn-out hug and silently nodded his head in agreement to every word spoken by the always-opportunistic president. Since that day, the twosome has been setting the standard for bipartisan solidarity.
Effusively calling Obama’s response to the storm “wonderful,” “excellent” and “outstanding,” Christie addressed concerns over how his actions might impact the outcome of the election:
I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or interested. I have a job to do in New Jersey that is much bigger than presidential politics. If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics, then you don’t know me.
At the time, those words were likely music to Obama’s amply-sized auricles. Since then, rapport between the two has persisted. At the Governor’s Ball Christie was even given a seat of honor and got to clink champagne glasses with the captivating Michelle Obama, who actually agreed to share dining space with a chubby New Jerseyan who looks nothing like Jon Bon Jovi.
Either way, it must be mutually-shared moral authority that is the primary force……..
Libertarians flex their muscle in the GOP… “Way back in 1975, a Republican agitator named Ronald Reagan had this to say about an esoteric young movement that was roiling politics: “If you analyze it, I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.””
Libertarians flex their muscle in the GOP
Wash. Post ^ | 07/31/2013 | By Karen Tumulty
Posted on Thursday, August 01, 2013 12:28:50 PM by Responsibility2nd
Way back in 1975, a Republican agitator named Ronald Reagan had this to say about an esoteric young movement that was roiling politics: “If you analyze it, I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.”
Neither the GOP old guard nor the rowdy libertarians ever quite bought that argument.
They both lay claim to the same conservative economic philosophy. But libertarians are more isolationist and antiwar than Republican orthodoxy allows on foreign policy and more permissive on social issues.
Still, in the nearly four decades since Reagan made those comments, the two have managed — at least most of the time — to maintain an uneasy marriage of expedience.
(Before It’s News)
Republican Leaders Approve America as a One-Party State
By Ambrose Bierce’s Ghost
No longer capable of providing any effective opposition, Republican leaders and party consultants have agreed that the Democrats should assume permanent political control of the country.
At a June 25, 2013 White House meeting, originally announced as a foreign policy discussion, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) promised President Barack Obama that Republicans would offer only token resistance to all future legislation proposed by the Democrats. In return, Obama would permit the Republicans to remain a minority party in Congress, run candidates in certain Democrat-approved Congressional races and allow them to continue to raise money for losing Republican candidates through Karl Rove’s political action committees.
Rand Paul Takes Shot at Neoconservatives (Video)
CBN ^ | July 24, 2013 | David Brody
Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2013 8:32:38 AM by Colonel Kangaroo
In a veiled shot at influential neoconservatives within the Republican Party, Sen. Rand Paul tells The Brody File the following:
“There are people who will do or say anything who are your enemies,” Paul said. “Those who believe in perpetual war are some of the most dangerous to our country, and I think they will do everything they can to try and vilify people who are trying to find a more reasoned approach where war is the last resort not the first resort.”
While he didn’t mention any names, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Paul is pushing back against neoconservatives like Bill Kristol and others who haven’t had too many kind words for the senator from Kentucky.
Rand Paul Defends ‘Embarrassed’ Aide With Neo-Confederate Past… “Paul said in an interview with the Huffington Post. “If I thought he was a white supremacist, he would be fired immediately. If I thought he would treat anybody on the color of their skin different that others, “
Rand Paul Defends ‘Embarrassed’ Aide With Neo-Confederate Past
ABC ^ | July 11 2013 | Arlette Saenz
Posted on Saturday, July 20, 2013 6:15:29 PM by WilliamIII
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., defended a Senate aide who once espoused pro-secession and neo-Confederate views, calling him “incredibly talented” during an interview with the Huffington Post. The Washington Free Beacon Tuesday reported that Jack Hunter, who serves as social media director for Paul, once worked as a radio shock jock for two different stations in Charleston, S.C., advocating for secession and the Confederacy.
Hunter, who helped write Paul’s book “The Tea Party Goes to Washington,” called himself the “Southern Avenger” and wore a Confederate flag mask at public appearances. “People are calling him a white supremacist,” Paul said in an interview with the Huffington Post. “If I thought he was a white supremacist, he would be fired immediately. If I thought he would treat anybody on the color of their skin different that others,
Rand Paul’s Paleo ProblemNational Review ^ | 07/17/2013 | Jonah GoldbergPosted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:03:28 AM by SeekAndFind
Rand Paul is the most interesting contender for the Republican nomination. And when I say interesting, I mean that in the broadest sense.A case in point: Last week, the Kentucky senator hit some turbulence when the Washington Free Beacon reported that Jack Hunter, Paul’s aide and the co-author of his book, The Tea Party Goes to Washington, was once the Southern Avenger.
Starting in the 1990s, as a radio shock-jock, Hunter would wear a wrestling mask made from a Confederate flag, while making jokes about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and having the South re-secede.“Although Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth’s heart was in the right place, the Southern Avenger does regret that Lincoln’s murder . . . turned him into a martyr,”
A word about Jack Hunter:
Yesterday you saw some hawks, whose ideology is dying and whose worldview is being discredited every day, launch an attack on Senator Rand Paul by attacking one of his brilliant aides, Jack Hunter.
Jack’s sin in their eyes was having spoken favorably of states’ rights, and negatively of Lincoln. They can’t seem to recognize that states’ rights–even secession–does not equal racism; it constitutes a brake on the feds’ march to totalitarianism. Most modern day states’ rights advocates recognize the sovereignty of the states and their inherent ability to nullify and avoid federal violations of the Constitution in order to protect life and liberty from an overgrown, intrusive federal leviathan that literally now interferes in or spies on every facet of our lives.
And most historians and legal scholars who appreciate personal liberty and limited government recognize that the history of Lincoln’s assaults on civil liberties is a topic capable of divergent views and worthy of exposure.
Eric Lach 11:27 AM EDT, Wednesday July 10, 2013
Andrew Napolitano, a former New Jersey Superior Court judge and current senior judicial analyst at Fox News, on Wednesday spoke out in defense of Jack Hunter, the aide to Sen. Rand Paul R-KY whose pro-secessionist past came to light on Tuesday. “Yesterday you saw some hawks, whose ideology is dying and whose worldview is being discredited every day, launch an attack on Senator Rand Paul by attacking one of his brilliant aides, Jack Hunter,” Napolitano wrote on a post published on his personal website. “Jack’s sin in their eyes was having spoken favorably of states’ rights, and negatively of Lincoln.
They can’t seem to recognize that states’ rights–even secession–does not equal racism; it constitutes a brake on the feds’ march to totalitarianism.”According to transcripts reviewed by The Washington Free Beacon, Hunter’s radio commentaries in the 2000s included assertions that Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth’s heart was “in the right place,” that white people are subject to a “racial double standard,” and that a “non-white majority America would simply cease to be America for reasons that are as numerous as they are obvious – whether we are supposed to mention them or not.
Rand Paul: American taxpayers funding war on Christianity… “There is a war on Christianity,” Paul said. “Not just from liberal elites here at home, but worldwide. And your government, or more correctly, you, the taxpayer, are funding it.”
Rand Paul: American taxpayers funding war on Christianity
Russia Today ^ | June 14, 2013
Posted on Sunday, June 16, 2013 4:19:14 PM by kronos77
Appealing to a crowd at this week’s Faith and Freedom Conference in the nation’s capital, Sen. Paul said changes need to be made with regards to the expansive foreign aid being spent by the United States to fund countries he claims are critical of the most popular religion in the US.
“There is a war on Christianity,” Paul said. “Not just from liberal elites here at home, but worldwide. And your government, or more correctly, you, the taxpayer, are funding it.”
The Brody File ^ | June 13, 2013 | David Brody
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2013 5:36:07 PM by Biggirl
Senator Rand Paul, who is seriously considering running for President of the United States, told a conservative Christian audience today that, “There is a war on Christianity” being waged by “liberal elites‘ and “worldwide as well.
Rand Paul to Introduce Fourth Amendment Restoration Act of 2013
Reason ^ | Jun. 6, 2013 | Mike Riggs
Posted on Friday, June 07, 2013 9:57:21 AM by Qbert
In the wake of reports that the NSA has collected millions of phone records from Verizon customers, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced today that he will introduce the Fourth Amendment Restoration Act of 2013 tomorrow, Friday, June 7. Here’s the release from Paul’s office:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Rand Paul today announced he will introduce the Fourth Amendment Restoration Act of 2013, which ensures the Constitutional protections of the Fourth Amendment are not violated by any government entity.
(GyG: Now Just Whaddaya Think The Folks Think ‘Bout THIS !!!!!) ~ Rand Paul: ‘When Republican Party looks like the rest of America, we’ll win’
Rand Paul is the latest Republican to tell his party to open up to a wider range of views within its ranks.
“The party can be big enough to allow people who don’t all agree on every issue,” Senator Paul told an audience in California, a state that produced three Republican presidents in the 20th century but now votes reliably Democratic.
“When the Republican Party looks like the rest of America, we’ll win again,” he said.”It’s not going to change who I am or what I talk about but I think we can be a big enough party to include people,” Paul said at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., Friday evening.In his Friday talk, Paul sought to define himself, among other things, as a Republican who cares about the environment.
Friction between McCain, Paul underscores divide within Republican Party
Fox News ^ | June 2, 2013
Posted on Sunday, June 02, 2013 9:18:13 AM by Zakeet
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Arizona Sen. John McCain are once again banging heads – this time over whether to arm Syrian rebels – in the latest dispute that underscores a divide in the GOP and intensifies the fight over what the party will represent in 2016 and beyond.
Party leaders are split over how to broaden their appeal to voters .
Paul, a first-term senator and Tea Party favorite surging in popularity, took the latest shot by opposing aid to the rebels – a key part of McCain’s plan to end the two-year Syrian civil war in which 70,000 civilians and others have been killed.
Rand Paul: ‘Terror Tuesdays in the White House’ don’t constitute due process (video)… “Paul on Obama’s drone assassination program: “You know, due process to most of us is a court of law, it’s a trial by a jury. And right now, their process is him looking at some flash cards and a power point presentation on ‘terror Tuesdays’ in the White House. For a lot of us, that’s not really due process.”"
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2013 8:21:30 AM by The Old Hoosier
And right now, their process is him looking at some flash cards and a power point presentation on ‘terror Tuesdays’ in the White House.
For a lot of us, that’s not really due process.”
SECOND AMENDMENT COMMITTEE ~ NEW DOCUMENTS ON MY WEB PAGE ~ The attached record of the last 13 presidents , entitled: Corrupt Practices and Misuse of Power, will prove that a deliberate plan is underway to move our people under an international authority and to eliminate our sovereignty and independence….
SECOND AMENDMENT COMMITTEE ~ NEW DOCUMENTS ON MY WEB PAGE ~ The attached record of the last 13 presidents , entitled: Corrupt Practices and Misuse of Power, will prove that a deliberate plan is underway to move our people under an international authority and to eliminate our sovereignty and independence….
We need a formal national investigation to expose the direction in which our presidents have been taking us. Our country and our people are being forced to “change” into something which is taking them away from their rightful constitutional heritage. Such an investigation should not be conducted by government officials. We need respectable and trustworthy citizens to conduct it, so that we may avoid mis-management.
If anybody has any ideas, along these lines, please reply with your suggestions on how best to go about it. You will find attached a cavalcade of presidents showing destruction of our constitutional rights and our American heritage, are being destroyed by those who hold the president’s chair. One thing for sure, we are going in the wrong direction if we concede to a Small Arms Treaty!
The problem is how do we find people who are truly qualified to become members of such a panel of constitutionally guided persons, those who will not distort the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, nor deny the proper solution to our dilemma? Rand Paul is the first person I can think of. Who else can you suggest?
“The people on the list might be me.” -- Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), speaking during his March 6 filibuster about the “kill list” maintained by the Administration of President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama has big plans to change the United States. Most frightening is that he can back up his Machiavellian plan with a personal army that targets any real or perceived enemies, even if it means killing American citizens without trial or arrest.
» Rand Paul: AP Phone Spying Proves Obama is “Drunk on Power” Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!
Senator slams administration on Benghazi, IRS, AP phone tap scandals
Paul Joseph Watson
May 14, 2013
Senator Rand Paul responded to the barrage of scandals to hit the Obama administration, from Benghazi, to the IRS targeting conservatives, to the Justice Department spying on Associated Press reporters, by accusing President Obama of being “drunk on power.”
Scoffing at an upcoming House Committee on Ways & Means inquiry into how the IRS targeted those who mentioned the Constitution, the bill of rights, or even making “America a better place to live,” Kentucky Senator Paul said he would introduce a resolution today calling for the IRS agents involved to be fired for abusing their power in targeting people for their political activities.
“The President says he’s going to do something if they’re guilty, well it sounds like there’s already been an investigation and no one’s been fired,” Paul told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “I’m afraid he’s going to do about as much as he did after Benghazi,” he added, noting that those involved in the botched security operation still work for the State Department.
GUNNY G: COULD DR RAND PAUL TURN OUT TO BE ANOTHER DR RON PAUL ?
Could be that with this Dr RAND Paul has now crossed the line of departure from lesser of evils to the stature of Dr RON Paul!
Rand Paul: Obama is working with ‘anti-American globalists plot[ting] against our Constitution…. “”To the petty dictators and one-world socialists who control the UN, the United States of America isn’t a “shining city on a hill” — it’s an affront to their grand designs for the globe.”"
WaPo ^ | May 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2013 10:38:03 PM by BenLurkin
Rand Paul: Benghazi Failures Show Hillary Clinton Unfit for Office
Posted on Tuesday, May 07, 2013 7:45:58 PM by VitacoreVision
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s “dereliction of duty” regarding security at the U.S. diplomatic outpost at Benghazi, Libya, should preclude her from holding any office, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said.
Benghazi Failures Show Clinton Unfit for Office, Paul Says
The New American
Did Rand Paul Win the South Carolina Special Election?
Yahoo News ^ | May 8, 2013 | John A. Tures
Posted on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 8:41:10 AM by johnatures
Media coverage of the South Carolina special election focused upon the candidates, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch and the winner, Mark Sanford. Yet the real winner could turn out to be somebody who isn’t from South Carolina: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul….
Will American Soldiers Fire on U.S. Citizens?… “…But three percent was enough.But the big question is this: Are there still three percent of the American population with the courage and resolve to fight against an out-of-control, tyrannical government? My short answer is: I think so.”
clashdaily.com Blog ^ | 2 May 2013 | By Skip CoryellPosted on Monday, May 06, 2013 4:57:18 PM
by True Grit
I was doing a radio interview this morning and the host asked me why the Department of Homeland Security needed 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. The easy answer for me was, “They don’t.” Of course the follow-up question for him was,
“Then why are they buying it?”And that’s the billion-dollar question isn’t it. What is the federal government going to do with all that ammo? Why do they need it? Why are they buying it? It’s unprecedented. Are we on the cusp of physical domination by the United States Federal Government? And, if so, how will the American people react?
The talk show host also asked me, “If the people were to rebel, how could they ever possibly hope to prevail against a government so big, so huge, so powerful and so ruthless?”He had a good point.I mean, let’s face it: they have Predator drones, spy satellites, and sophisticated online surveillance and communication systems.
Devvy Kidd — Will Alabama Supreme Court Jettison the Impostor President?… “Not one stood up for the Constitution. Not Michelle Bachmann. Not Ron Paul. Not Jim DeMint. Not Jeff Sessions. Not Mitch McConnell. Not Orrin Hatch. Not Steve King. Not Rand Paul. Not one of them either time.Those of us who have stood up for the Constitution have been…”
Since Leo Donofrio filed the first eligibility challenge back in late 2008, the in-your-face Marxist, Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama, along with his America hating militant comrades, have been systematically destroying this republic.
The gutless cowards in the U.S. Congress — including the ones who have retired, i.e., Jim DeMint and Ron Paul — ALL know full well Soetoro was and is forever constitutionally ineligible to hold the office of president.
They’ve all received comprehensive, detailed packages with enough evidence – not speculation – to convene a grand jury ten times over. Issa,
McConnell, Rand Paul, Juan McCain, Pelosi, Schumer, Reid — ALL of them know he usurped the office as well as using forged documents and submitting a forged birth certificate for the whole world to see.Tens of millions of uninformed Americans voted for Soetoro in 2008, so they could brag about voting for “America’s first black president.
” Barry Soetoro is bi-racial; Caucasian and Negro. Those who genuflect at the altar of political correctness and wear “white guilt” like a badge of honor have overlooked that thorny little fact because it disturbs their self-righteous “I’m not a racist, I voted for a black man” comfort zone.Soetoro should never have been allowed on any ballot, but those of us who have followed this gigantic fraud from the beginning have watched judges, one after another, display either outright ignorance regarding the ‘natural born citizen’ requirement in the Constitution or act like the same flavor cowards as the entire U.S. Congress who did not stop the electoral college vote in January 2009 or 2013.
Would the John McCains of the world back Hillary over Rand Paul in ’16?… “Where might the “new Republican internationalists” go if Paul wins this intra-party battle? Considering that likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton helped engineer the U.N.-backed military coalition that ousted Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, and reportedly pushed Obama to directly arm the Syrian resistance, it’s not hard to envision a “Republicans for Hillary” campaign if the alternative is Rand Paul.”
Would the John McCains of the world back Hillary over Rand Paul in ’16?
The Daily Caller ^ | May 2, 2013 | Matt K. Lewis
Posted on Thursday, May 02, 2013 5:38:59 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
Yesterday, I noted Sen. John McCain’s recent comments, where he lamented: “There are times these days when I feel that I have more in common on foreign policy with President Obama than I do with some in my own party.”
Today, my bloggingheads colleague Bill Scher ups the ante, positing the theory that a Rand Paul nomination for president might cause the McCains of the world to jump on the Hillary bandwagon.
From his column at The Week, Scher asks:
Where might the “new Republican internationalists” go if Paul wins this intra-party battle? Considering that likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton helped engineer the U.N.-backed military coalition that ousted Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, and reportedly pushed Obama to directly arm the Syrian resistance, it’s not hard to envision a “Republicans for Hillary” campaign if the alternative is Rand Paul.
Youtube ^ | 4/28/13 | mfprex
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2013 12:41:13 AM by Nachum
Sentator Cruz recent remarks
Glenn Beck Shoots Down Rand Paul
If Police Get Drones, ‘The 2nd Amendment Is Absolutely Dead’
Mediaite ^ | April 27, 2013 | Matt WilsteinPosted on Sunday, April 28, 2013 2:09:54 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
Senator Rand Paul‘s media tour following his “misunderestimated” statements on drones brought him to Glenn Beck‘s radio show Friday, where the two men discussed the prospects of a terrifying future where police cars have “robotic firing arms” that take down criminals with the push of a button.
Mlive ^ | April 24, 2013 | Zane McMillin
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 9:08:46 PM by cripplecreek
That’s according to a National Journal article published Wednesday that examines the potential candidacies of Amash and fellow Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Howell.
According to the article, rumors are flying that Amash — branded in several national media articles as the “next Ron Paul” — is being cautioned against a run by the elder Paul and Rand Paul, a Kentucky senator:
Judge Napolitano To FBN: Rand Paul ‘Unequivocally’ Did Not Change Position On Drone Strikes | Mediaite
……As for Paul’s remark that he’d be okay with drones striking a man “coming out of a liquor store with a gun and 50 bucks,” the Fox senior judicial analyst said: “He probably should have said ‘Coming out of a liquor store shooting and with 50 bucks.’ If someone is using a deadly weapon on police or the civilians, the police can use a deadly weapon with which to repel that person.”
He reiterated: “The senator’s concern has been killing without due process. He’s never been against the technology.”
An outspoken libertarian and anti-drone advocate, Judge Napolitano went one step further and railed against the concept of “drones all over the place,” including ones that eventually could be the “size of mosquitoes.”
The best way to combat that potential onslaught? “You need a warrant for that,” Judge Napolitano suggested. “Without a warrant, police will use them to look at you in your bedroom or in hot tub. And without a warrant, because it’s easier to do so.”
(And… Just What Are The Folks Going To Say ‘Bout THIS !!!!!?…) ~ Rand Paul responds: I never said drones should never be used to kill U.S. citizens on American soil
Hotair ^ | 04/24/2013 | AllahPundit
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:15:29 PM by SeekAndFind
Here’s the statement he released last night, following the Cavuto segment that Ed wrote about yesterday. I think he’s right: Even during the filibuster, he allowed for the use of military force (i.e. drones) to stop an attack on U.S. soil that’s in progress. His objection was to the White House using drones to liquidate someone who was merely plotting, who hadn’t lifted a finger (yet) to do any actual damage.
“My comments last night left the mistaken impression that my position on drones had changed.
Rand Paul: Hillary’s Benghazi story unraveling
WND ^ | WND
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 8:27:43 AM by JohnPDuncan
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was “surprised” by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s sworn testimony in a Senate hearing in which she claimed that she did not know whether the U.S. mission in Libya was procuring or transferring weapons to Turkey and other Arab countries.
Rand Paul: An ill-advised Internet Tax Mandate….. “The Republican Party is supposed to oppose tax increases and burdensome, unnecessary government regulations. But sometimes, they lose their way. The most recent example is…”
The Washington Times ^ | Rand Paul
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2013 3:17:33 PM by JohnPDuncan
The Republican Party is supposed to oppose tax increases and burdensome, unnecessary government regulations. But sometimes, they lose their way.
The most recent example is support by some Republicans for the misnamed Marketplace Fairness Act, which should really be called the Internet Tax Mandate. This mandate is nothing more than a huge tax increase on the American people backed by lobbyists and some state governments. I must admit, I am disappointed that some in my party are backing this ill-advised bill.
Rush’s Morning Update: Emotion
RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-18-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:30:23 PM by servo1969
When President Obama used Air Force One to ferry around parents of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary, he understood the politics of emotion. Democrat operatives understood, when they arranged for the parents to lobby 25 senators for a new assault weapons ban.
The Daily Bell – Axiom 3: Back to the Articles of Confederation as America’s Central Government… “Americans demanding a return to limited government, a balanced budget and an end to spiraling sovereign debt have been voting for the GOP for decades and the result has been total failure on all counts. To accomplish these goals we really must turn the government structure back to our first government model, the Articles of Confederation, so the centers of real power are at the state rather than the federal level. “
By Ron Holland
Americans demanding a return to limited government, a balanced budget and an end to spiraling sovereign debt have been voting for the GOP for decades and the result has been total failure on all counts.
To accomplish these goals we really must turn the government structure back to our first government model, the Articles of Confederation, so the centers of real power are at the state rather than the federal level. Since 1913, it has been very easy, between maintaining the two-party monopoly and buying off Congress, for the power elite to control leviathan from the top down. This would be far more difficult if power, authority and programs were decentralized and returned to control of the individual states.
Changing the government does not mean voting in another president or changing whether the Democrats or GOP control the House or Senate. Both parties are equally guilty and responsible for the downfall of America. Yes, I would certainly prefer Rand Paul to another Democrat president following the second term of Barak Obama. And of course more liberty-oriented state house representatives as well as senators and congress members at the federal level would help to get the liberty message out.
Rand Paul forces suffer setback vs. GOP establishment
Politico ^ | 4/12/13 | JAMES HOHMANN
Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 9:05:27 AM by Bratch
Since Mitt Romney’s loss, the Rand Paul wing of the party has been on the ascendency. But libertarians hit a roadblock Friday as the Republican National Committee opted at its spring meeting to keep in place a host of rules rammed through by the Romney campaign at last year’s national convention.
(Gunny G: obamaism In A Nutshell!) ~ Howard Student To Rand Paul: “I Want A Government That Is Going To Help Me”
Howard Student To Rand Paul: “I Want A Government That Is Going To Help Me”
RCP Video ^ | 4-10-2013
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 10:56:33 AM by Sir Napsalot
. Quite frankly, I don’t want that. I want a government that is going to help me. I want a government that is going to help me fund my college education.
I want a government that won’t define me by my FAFSA or by my family’s income.
I’m a dollar sign with a heartbeat in this nation.
Drones, Guns and the President by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano on Creators.com – A Syndicate Of Talent
Does the government work for us, or do we work for the government?
How can the president claim the lawful power to kill whomever he wishes and at the same time ask Congress to incapacitate our ability to defend ourselves against those who might seek to kill us?Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul struck a raw nerve in the weak underbelly of the Obama administration last month with his 13-hour filibuster.
Paul was furious — as every American should be — that the president refused to admit that he does not possess the lawful authority to kill Americans with drones. The senator used the confirmation hearings of now CIA Director John Brennan as a forum in which to articulate the principled constitutional argument that whenever the government wants the life, liberty or property of anyone, it can only obtain that via due process.
Rand Paul Cautions: Republicans And Some Evangelicals Often Appear ‘Too Eager For War’
Mediaite ^ | Andrew Kirell
Posted on Sunday, April 07, 2013 11:15:53 AM by JohnPDuncan
“Part of Republicans’ problems and, frankly, to tell you the truth, some in the evangelical Christian movement, I think have appeared too eager for war,” Paul said.
The Rebel (Time article on Rand Paul)
Time ^ | Alex Altman
Posted on Sunday, April 07, 2013 7:19:14 AM by BarnacleCenturion
It’s his third event in as many hours, and he looks tired; his voice nearly gave out the day before.