Rand “Pauluses and Minuses" - Presidential Candidacy, JC Watts Endorsement, Jesse Benton Runs Rand PAC, Rand vs. Roe v. WadeSubmitted by McWilly on Tue, 04/07/2015 - 13:46
What a huge week in Rand! While I typically look backwards, this week I’ve made an exception to include Rand’s announcing his candidacy for President, which of course must be noted immediately and not a week from now.
Those of you who have been following along with my Rand Paul Pauluses and Minuses grading know that last week wasn’t kind to the lesser (at least as of now) Paul, with Rand racking up three Minuses for questionable actions and statements. This week’s more of a mixed bag, so let’s jump right in.
Rand Paul Announces Candidacy for President
The long wait is over!
Scattered power outages hit the State Department, White House, U.S. Capitol and Justice Department Tuesday, news reports said.
There was no immediate information on what caused the outages – in some cases confined to only parts of the buildings – or when power might be resumed.
HOUSTON, Texas — Today U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement regarding the announcement that U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will also seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States:
Get a load of this. Unbelievable. A Fox News conservative analyst said Republicans are skeptical of Rand Paul's "worldview" and that he must "prove" he'd be willing to nuke a Muslim country if needed. What is going on with this party?
Hey everyone It's been a long while since I'v logged in and posted. Here is an article that I have written and posted on my own website specifically for a reminder on how ruthless and deceptive the media was with Ron Paul in 2012, I'm sure they will do it to Rand Paul. Hopefully, this article will help those of us that remember to make a preemptive strike on message boards, forums, comments before the mainstream media start to promote their selected candidate. Get your old notes out people. We have a nice battle a head of us. Anyways here's the first three paragraphs and a link.
Test how well you know GOP presidential candidate from his father
McCain, 78, will be 80 by Election Day, but he said his Senate career is "just getting started."
Hours after police removed an illicit bust of Edward Snowden from its perch in a Brooklyn park on Monday, artists replaced it with a hologram.
The group of artists — who collectively call themselves "The Illuminator" and are not related to the trio behind the original sculpture — used laptops and projection equipment to cast an image of Snowden in a haze of smoke at the spot where the sculpture once stood.
Links to this article at Politico:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After watching his father try for the presidency and fail three separate times, Rand Paul is poised Tuesday to embark on his own White House bid, a campaign designed to tap into Ron Paul’s legacy without being suffocated by it.
The first-term Kentucky senator and ophthalmologist, elected in the conservative wave of 2010, will appear at the Galt House Hotel Tuesday where, advisers said, Rand Paul would present himself as a change agent who would reform the federal government.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Rand Paul on Tuesday officially announced on his website that he will run for U.S. president in 2016, hours before an event in his home state of Kentucky where he is expected to formally launch the campaign.
"I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government," he said in a posting at www.randpaul.com
Live stream of 11:30 announcement here:
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It's highly improbable, to put it politely, that the junior senator from Kentucky will be the next president of the United States. Yet Rand Paul's campaign, to be announced Tuesday, is not quixotic. To the contrary, Paul's candidacy matters.
Quite aside from the merits (or absurdity) of his ideas, Paul is pushing his fellow Republicans to question both their politics and their policies. And the country itself benefits when it has a strong two-party system that forces Democrats as well as Republicans to clarify their thinking.Even when he's wrong, as he is on the need to audit the Federal Reserve, Paul rarely repeats the lazy slogans that mark so much political debate.
Meanwhile, his skepticism about the surveillance state, like his skepticism that U.S. military engagement is a corrective to seemingly every foreign circumstance, is a valuable contribution to the Senate (and will make life uncomfortable not only for many of his fellow Republican candidates but also for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton).In addition, tone matters. Paul generally has the bearing of a happy warrior, engaging his fellow citizens rather than heaping contempt on opponents.
Rand Paul Taps Jesse Benton to Run His Super PAC
The longtime family strategist will head up America's Liberty PAC, a Paul-sanctioned outside group.
BY SHANE GOLDMACHER
April 6, 2015
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky—Rand Paul's presidential campaign is prepared for launch—and so is his super PAC.
Roughly two weeks ago, the Kentucky senator and his top operatives began the process of severing ties with longtime Paul strategist Jesse Benton, who will helm the independent unlimited-money group established to boost Paul's candidacy and, more than likely, tear down his presidential rivals.
Benton's role with the super PAC will be general consultant, according to a person familiar with the arrangement. He will be charged with both crafting strategy and helping to reach the goal of banking between $20 million and $30 million to support Paul.
"There must then be something that is better, and that must be God.
When you see a stately and stupendous edifice, though you do not know who is the owner of it, you would yet conclude it was not built for rats.
And this divine structure, that we behold of the celestial palace, have we not reason to believe that it is the residence of some possessor, who is much greater than we?"
-- "Essais", by Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
Dieudonné 's Stand-Up Comedy DVD "Le Mur" (The Wall) Banned in France... While Hitler's "Mein Kampf" Still AllowedSubmitted by Cyril on Mon, 04/06/2015 - 21:19
Dieudonné, on the French socialist conception of free speech...
(With English subtitles)