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Rand Paul

Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll

March 9, 2014

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul won the CPAC straw poll yesterday with 31% of the total vote, getting nearly three times more votes than the nearest competitor, Ted Cruz.  In case you missed it, here is Rand Paul’s speech last Thursday at CPAC.  Generally, these polls are not bellwethers or harbingers, but are a useful snapshot. [...]

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False Choice Between Hawkishness and Isolationism

March 6, 2014

Don’t get me wrong — this is not the worst case of the oversimplification of our political process out there, but today’s piece in the National Journal on Rand Paul and Marco Rubio is an excellent example of what I recently labeled as the silliness dominating our discourse.  One of the tricks media outlets, and [...]

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Holt and Christie: Facepalm Inducing NJ Politicians

July 26, 2013

Full disclosure:  Rush Holt used to be my Congressman who I voted against three times; plus, I will not vote to reelect Chris Christie this Fall — he’s a big government, bloviating, Obama-hugging ass. That being said, Rush Holt has decided to run for Senate and may be going a little loopy, especially on the [...]

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Bill Kristol Doesn’t Stand With Rand

March 11, 2013

Days after McCain called Rand Paul part of the “wacko birds” on Capitol Hill, Bill Kristol from the Weekly Standard chimed in to add his voice to the anti-Paul chorus.  In his condescending piece Kristol cites the opinion of, among others, Newsweek‘s David Frum (one of the left’s favorite RINOs) in his assault on Paul.  [...]

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Rift on Paul Filibuster Mirrors Rift in GOP

March 7, 2013

After 13 hours of free airtime tearing apart the Administration’s vagueness on drone strikes within the US by Republican Senator Rand Paul, John McCain and Lindsey Graham shrugged off the whole endeavor as “ridiculous” this morning.  Paul was actually railing on the time it took the Administration to answer such a simple question, considering its [...]

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Rand Paul’s Filibuster

March 6, 2013

As of this writing, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R) is in the seventh hour of an old-school filibuster of President Obama’s nominee to head the CIA, John Brennan.  While saying that he has nothing personal against Brennan, Attorney General Holder and President Obama’s view on potential drone strikes in America against American citizens warranted this [...]

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Rand Paul’s Great Week

January 26, 2013

Rand Paul had two opportunities this week to shine and did so brilliantly.  Here was Senator Rand Paul taking it to Hillary Clinton and the administration on Benghazi: Here’s Rand Paul the next day asking John Kerry (who wants to be Secretary of State) to reconcile his support of Obama’s constitutionally suspect actions in Libya, [...]

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Now It’s Romney Targeting the “1%”

February 22, 2012

I have been resigned the last month or so that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee.  Here’s a scenario:  if Romney does well in Arizona and outright wins Michigan, no one will be able to compete with him on Super Tuesday.  As a result, money for Rick and Newt will begin to dry-up, while [...]

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Dems Abandon Obama’s Budget

May 26, 2011

The Senate rejected the House-passed Ryan Budget plan yesterday 57-40.  Do the math and find that the typical Northeast RINOs, Murkowski and protest-voting Rand Paul were among the Republicans who voted against it. Today, the Senate voted 97-0 to reject the President’s budget proposal from February. Notice which way the football’s moving?

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Rand Paul on a “Right” to Health Care

May 13, 2011

I do not believe that one can have a right to health care.  Only if one fundamentally changes their relationship with the government in the direction of tyranny can that occur.  Even so, a “right” is not something a government creates or provides to an individual, it’s something a government must protect.  Do you have [...]

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