11 votes

Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

These are the same "rebels" he wants to defeat in Iraq!

Oh, and this is merely part of a broader $65 BILLION "overseas operations" request:

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-seeks-500m-train-equip-syrian-re...

24 votes

Best Rand quote at Berkeley?

"The first African-American president ought to be a little more conscious of the fact of what has happened with the abuses of domestic spying. Martin Luther King was spied upon, civil rights leaders were spied upon, Muhammad Ali was spied upon, antiwar protesters were spied upon."

10 votes

Abby Martin on Piers Morgan, 3-5-14


http://youtu.be/CWshZUrPzE8

Haven't seen this posted here.

I thought Abby was very good up until the last 45 seconds, when she got a little too smiley-faced for my taste, but overall an effective appearance where good points were made and that will only raise her profile.

26 votes

"There will be a libertarian president." - Joe Trippi


http://youtu.be/ZYhgoBaxONA

Interesting conversation about the prospects of libertarian candidates at the presidential level in '16 and beyond by prominent operative Trippi.

(Thanks to libertycrier.com for the heads-up.)

14 votes

Is Justin Amash safe?

It appears so. He's getting the necessary backing, and polling strong:

But things are looking up for Amash, and by extension the political movement he refers to as "the Rebel Alliance." A new poll released this week from Basswood Research showed Amash with a 60–12 lead over Ellis. Most voters still hadn't heard of Ellis, but those who had overwhelmingly didn't like him. That might be a product of the $200,000 that the conservative Club for Growth, whose ads helped Amash win the seat in the first place, has already poured into television spots hammering Ellis.

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/02/justin-amash-might-b...

0 votes

Spot-on take on Christie's status for '16

Since Bridgegate broke a few weeks ago, I've been stating that it's now down to Rand, Rubio and Walker for '16.

This piece echoes that, and succinctly explains why:

http://news.yahoo.com/christie-7-dwarves-104500829--politics...

11 votes

One down (Christie), two to go

For months, despite the field likely to exceed a dozen, I've thought that there are only four candidates with a realistic shot at the Republican nomination for '16.

Those four being Rand, Rubio, Christie and Walker.

Christie is now toast. There's no way he overcomes this.

8 votes

Rand and Cory Booker to team up on Drug War?

About a week old; haven't seen it posted here:

Two senators from the opposite ends of the political spectrum are aiming to find some common ground in 2014 over the issue of the so-called drug war.

Conservative Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and liberal Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., connected last week via Twitter, after Paul began airing his grievances to commemorate Festivus, the fake holiday popularized by the sitcom "Seinfeld” in the late 1990s.

Continue:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cory-booker-rand-paul-plan-to-ta...

21 votes

What Rand should've said on Snowden clemency

"I won't decide whether to run or not for another year, but one of the first things I'd do as President is give Snowden clemency. Then one of the next things I'd do is put him in charge of dismantling all of the illegal NSA operations he's revealed.

There's NOTHING traitorous about blowing the whistle on systemic, massive Bill of Rights violations of the government. He's not a traitor. He's a hero. And we need to encourage such heroism.

20 votes

Peter Schiff at Walmart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLr5oWfoWRY

I really hope Peter runs for the Senate again and joins Rand.

21 votes

Rand Paul to deliver response to Obama's speech on Syria tonight

Ignore Obomba...tune in to Rand!