38 votes

Interview: 18 Year Old Evan Kenney on Mass GOP delegate debacle

Pundit Review: Had a great time with 18 year old Evan Kenney (@evankenney) in studio tonight. He’s an impressive young man, just getting interested in politics and starting to get involved. That is, until he ran into the insiders that run the state GOP, such that it is. I’ll let the Herald’s Michael Graham explain,

Read on, and listen to the interview at Pundit Review

37 votes

The Dead Horse Theory

This may be the key to understanding the Federal Reserve -- and just about EVERYTHING the Federal Government does.

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The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that, "When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount."

However, in modern business, education and government, a whole range of far more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:

1. Buying a stronger whip
2. Changing riders.
3. Threatening the horse with termination.

15 votes

Yahoo: How Republicans plan to win over the youth vote

Two groups, the Young Guns Action Fund and Maverick PAC—the latter was co-founded by George P. Bush, nephew of former President George W. Bush and son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush—will focus on finding young Republican political talent and supporting them with money. The two organizations announced a strategic partnership Tuesday that organizers hope will increase engagement with voters that were lost to Obama in 2008. One short-term goal, of course, is to narrow the enthusiasm gap between young Republicans and Democrats, but ultimately, they're looking far beyond the next election.

170 votes

Doug Wead ‘If we have a plurality of the delegation in Nebraska we can nominate Ron Paul for President’

Doug Wead Senior advisor to the Ron Paul 2012 campaign joins Daily Paul Radio with Kurt Wallace for ‘If we have a plurality of the delegation in Nebraska we can nominate Ron Paul for President’ to discuss the fight for delegates in Nebraska and corruption in Massachusetts also the Ron Paul vs. the Federal Reserve influenced media. Doug also talks about how the Ron Paul 2012 campaign has been managed.

Listen to the Interview Here!

24 votes

Zero Hedge: Federal Reserve Admits It Knew Of Barclays Libor "Problems" In 2007 And 2008

Last Tuesday we suggested that "Now The Fed Gets Dragged Into LiEborgate" when we observed that "Barclays also cited subsequent research by the New York Federal Reserve staff members that, according to the lender, concluded that banks’ Libor quotes were systematically below their borrowing rates by 39 basis points after the Lehman bankruptcy. “Barclays own submissions for tenors of 1 month to 1 year Libor were higher than actual Barclays trades on 97% of the occasions when Barclays had actual trades during the financial crisis,” the lender said." It seems that unlike the BOE, which had no idea of any Barclays problems and was merely calling up Diamond now and then to make sure the bank's money market risk mechanisms were operational and to chit chat about the weather (as per the BOE at least), the Fed has decided to take the high road and openly admit it was well aware of Barclays' LIBOR "problems." And like that the Senatorial circus just got exciting, while that popping noise is bottles of Bollinger going off at every class action lawsuit legal firm.

From Bloomberg:

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York was aware of potential issues involving Barclays Plc and the London interbank offered rate after the financial crisis began in 2007, according to a statement from the district bank.


75 votes

GOP tells young people to get lost

"Congressman Ron Paul is bringing new energy to an otherwise bland old party. His ideas are both conservative and youthful, which is exactly what an aging party needs if it wants to attract the youth vote to beat President Obama now and to be relevant in the future. Inexplicably, rather than embracing the creativity, the GOP is rejecting it. This is a short-sighted tactic that appears to be based on insider power politics rather than sound logic. It may well hand the election to President Obama in November, and could make the GOP an after thought in the future."

90 votes

Media Playing RNC Ballot Charades

Jeffrey Phelps | Examiner

What was once thought to be a done deal for Ron Paul, having secured an official spot on the first ballot at the RNC, is all of the sudden being portrayed by the media as just the opposite.

Monday witnessed a seemingly new strategy continue on the back of last week's MSNBC report that Ron Paul somehow no longer has the required five state “plurality” of delegates needed to qualify for the RNC's first ballot.

Although, back in early May, FOX News had already done what no one else in the so-called 'mainstream' wanted to do, admit Ron Paul had already secured a first ballot position with a five state delegate plurality.

No one in the media wanted to touch an unfolding reality that was being hard-sold as a virtual impossibility just weeks and even days earlier. The Ron Paul 2012 campaign was having incredible success, despite an alternate, hidden campaign to make people believe otherwise.

43 votes

The Corn is Dying All Over America

All over America, the corn is dying. If drought conditions persist in the middle part of the country, wheat and soybeans will be next. Weeks of intense heat combined with extraordinarily dry conditions have brought many U.S. corn farmers to the brink of total disaster. If there is not significant rainfall soon, many farmers will be financially ruined. This period of time is particularly important for corn because this is when pollination is supposed to happen. But the unprecedented heat and the extremely dry conditions are playing havoc with that process. With each passing day things get even worse. We have seen the price of a bushel of corn soar 41 percent since June 14th. That is an astounding rise. You may not eat much corn directly, but it is important to realize that corn or corn syrup is just about in everything these days. Just look at your food labels. In the United States today, approximately 75 percent of all processed foods contain corn. So a huge rise in the price of corn is going to be felt all over the supermarket. Corn is also widely used to feed livestock, and if this crisis continues we are going to see a significant rise in meat and dairy prices as well. Food prices in America have already been rising at a steady pace, and so this is definitely not welcome news.

34 votes

MSNBC: Ron Paul's Last Stand

Nebraska Republicans will select delegates on Saturday to send to the national Republican convention, a process that could amount to Ron Paul's last stand as a presidential candidate.

If Paul wins a plurality of delegates in Nebraska this weekend, his name will be put forth as a nominee versus Mitt Romney in Tampa. If his team can't secure enough delegates on Saturday, his longshot bid for the Republican presidential nomination is formally dead.


60 votes

Iceland Booms As The World Struggles

REYKJAVIK, Iceland – For a country that four years ago plunged into a financial abyss so deep it all but shut down over­night, Iceland seems to be doing surprisingly well.

It has repaid, early, many of the international loans that kept it afloat. Unemployment is hov­ering around 6 percent, and fall­ing. And while much of Europe is struggling to pull itself out of the recessionary swamp, Ice­land’s economy is expected to grow by 2.8 percent this year.

“Everything has turned around,” said Adalheidur Hedin-sdottir, who owns and runs the coffee chain Kaffitar, the Star­bucks of Iceland, and has plans to open a new cafe and start a ■ bakery business. “When we told the bank we wanted to make a new company, they said, ‘Do you want to borrow money?’” she went on. ‘We haven’t been hear­ing that for a while.”

89 votes

Liberty Live Stream Nebraska Press Release and Chipin Request

The Liberty Live Stream Team will drive 505+ miles to Grand Island, Nebraska to report on, conduct interviews, Live-Stream, film, and blog the events at the Nebraska Republican Party State Convention on July 13 and 14, (Friday and Saturday)

The LLST Facebook group:

Nebraska Situation Report:
Delegates to the Nebraska State Convention, (elected during the first week of July in the Nebraska county conventions), http://negop.org/election-2012, will travel to Grand Island, Nebraska for what will be an exciting State convention contest between dedicated and well prepared Ron Paul supporting state level delegates and the establishment Republican Party.

Nebraska may well demonstrate the future course and direction of America's conservative party factions and elements in what is sure to be another controversial political convention contest which we have come to expect as the conservative parties in America continue to transform as they prepare for the journey to Tampa, Florida for the Republican National Convention.


158 votes

Massachusetts State Election Fraud Lawsuit To Be Filed; Injunction Requested to Prevent Seating of Romney Appointed Delegates

by Matt Robinson | Volunteer MA State Director, Ron Paul 2012
July 7, 2012

If you haven't heard, the MA Republican party has recently decided to deny certification to around 17 delegates/alternates over some unprecedented technicalities. Many of these are liberty supporters that you may have helped elect at the MA district caucuses on April 28th.

You can find the full story and always get the latest update on the situation by going to this special site that has been set up to follow the liberty delegates from Massachusetts: www.MALibertyCaucus.com

Due to the results of the state primary, all the delegates were bound to Romney on the first ballot of the National Convention, but the Liberty delegates still wanted to go in order influence the party and spread the message of liberty. The party rules do state that after being elected at the caucuses, the delegates have to be certified by the candidate who they are bound to, but it also says that the candidate must have "just cause" to throw them out, and the decision must be upheld by the Allocation Committee. The state party used this vague rule to setup arbitrary and unprecedented requirements of the delegates, including a poorly worded affidavit that everyone was required to sign. The affidavit required the delegates to swear under penalty of perjury, that they would indeed vote for Mitt Romney on the first ballot of the convention. However, at the caucuses the delegates had already publically agreed to uphold state law and vote for Mitt Romney on the first ballot at the national convention. Yet the state party still took the unprecedented step of requiring the signed affidavits, and gave very little time for the delegates to review the document and return it by their arbitrary deadline. In addition, the affidavit contained several material defects. Many delegates tried to still comply with the demand by returning a slightly edited version which tried to correct the the errors and make the affidavit clearer. However, even though the affidavit was an arbitrary hurdle, never used before, and not in the rules, the state party refused to accept anything but their poorly worded version, by their short deadline.

76 votes

Ron Paul stresses RNC rally importance

Ron Paul stresses RNC rally importance

In an official campaign update Friday, Ron Paul stressed the importance that all his supporters do what they can to make it to Tampa in August for the pre-RNC rally and Republican National Convention.

All the years of hard work have come down to this. After 12 full terms in Congress, a third attempt at the highest office in the land, decades of vying for a chance to have a platform on a national political stage and a virtual lifetime of trying to get a specific message to the people of America is all coming down to one single weekend in late August.


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