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Suzanimal
01-20-2015, 05:42 PM
I think this is suppose to be an attack piece.:D

Shocking!



UPDATE 3:11 P.M.: Copenhaver has also opposed the Pledge of Allegiance because it was “developed by Francis Bellamy, a socialist” as a way to “sell more issues of [the] magazine Youth’s Companion.”

“The pledge was conceived as a way to promote nationalism in order to sell flags to schools as a premium to solicit subscriptions,” says an image she posted to her Facebook page.

“I posted a picture and story explaining this when I first started my page but this sums it up beautifully,” wrote Copenhaver.

In another post, she wrote, “The pledge of allegiance and the ‘roman salute’ was created by Francis Bellamy, a christian socialist, to promote socialism” and posted an image that said the pledge was “adopted later by the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis).”

She also criticized drones as “Devastating U.S. War Crimes” and promoted the anti-Israel group Breaking the Silence.

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A blogger who has been hired to do social media work for Sen. Rand Paul’s (R., Ky.) likely presidential campaign is not a fan of “stupid armchair jingoes” in the Republican Party, says Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) “will use anything to satisfy his blood lust,” and wants Edward Snowden to receive a Nobel Peace prize, according to her Facebook page.

Marianne Copenhaver, also known as “Libertarian Girl,” joined Paul’s team a few months ago to do contract work, the Daily Beast has reported.

Copenhaver’s recent Facebook posts are filled with vehement attacks on the GOP’s foreign policy on Iran, Russia, the Islamic State, Syria, and Israel.

“Nothing makes me rage harder than the GOP trying to start another god damn war. Listen up you stupid armchair jingoes, we (libertarians, constitutional conservatives, and anti-war dems) want nothing to do with your bullshit special interest fueled wars,” wrote Copenhaver in November 2013.

“And to those who listen to the Iran fear mongering on the news and from politicians, just because it’s 2013 does not mean that propaganda doesn’t happen anymore. So keep your drones, and your blind nationalism the rest of the civilized population is done with it.”

Copenhaver added: “Side note: A big f*** you to Lindsey Graham and John McCain.”

Copenhaver got into an argument in December 2013 with another Facebook user who told her, “I stand with Israel.”

“Then go over there to Israel and fight,” replied Copenhaver. “You don’t get to use the lives of other people because of your irrational allegiance to them.”

She also weighed in on the Malaysian airline plane shot down by Russian separatists last year, writing that McCain wanted to use it as a pretext for war because he “will use anything to satisfy his blood lust.”

“Even *if* this Malaysian Airliner was shot down in the eastern part of Ukraine and there were Americans on board, that’s NOT an act of war on the US. Senator McCain said there would be ‘hell to pay’ if the plane was shot down by the Russian military or separatists,” wrote Copenhaver. “He will use anything to satisfy his blood lust. The key words here are ‘Ukraine’ and ‘Malaysian.’”

She also expressed strong support for NSA leaker Edward Snowden last January.

“Edward Snowden deserves a Nobel Peace Prize NOT President Obama,” wrote Copenhaver.

The blogger went on to defend Vladimir Putin’s refusal to extradite Snowden to the United States, calling America a “bully.”

“This is what happens when the American government runs around acting like it can control other countries, it’s own citizens, and keeping it’s nose in everyone’s business,” she wrote. “No one wants to play nice with the bully.”

Last March, Copenhaver criticized Sen. Paul’s public call for Russian sanctions after the Crimea invasion. But she also agreed with another Facebook user who wrote that Paul was just “play[ing] the game” and did not genuinely support these sanctions.

“I know and I understand that,” wrote Copenhaver. “It just always hurts to hear him say these things when he knows damn well they’re wrong.”

In addition to blogging and Facebook commentary, Copenhaver also co-hosted a short-lived YouTube show called “Beauty & the Bow Tie” with Jeffrey Tucker, a libertarian pundit who has been accused of writing some of the racist portions of Ron Paul’s infamous newsletters.

Paul’s team said Copenhaver was hired to do part-time social media and graphic design work for the senator’s political action committee, RandPAC, and had no involvement in policy or writing. She traveled with Paul and his staff to Las Vegas last week to test out social media ideas from the road.

Copenhaver did not immediately respond to request for comment.

http://freebeacon.com/politics/rand-paul-blogger-give-edward-snowden-the-nobel-peace-prize/

Anti-Neocon
01-20-2015, 07:01 PM
In addition to blogging and Facebook commentary, Copenhaver also co-hosted a short-lived YouTube show called “Beauty & the Bow Tie” with Jeffrey Tucker, a libertarian pundit who has been accused of writing some of the racist portions of Ron Paul’s infamous newsletters.
Wait, first of all Ron was responsible now they're trying to tie Rand to the newsletters by 6 degrees of flimsy association? When will they give up with these damn newsletters? It's really comical at this point.

twomp
01-20-2015, 07:06 PM
Add Alana Goodman to the long list of hack journalists. Shotty journalism reeks its ugly head out again.

CaptUSA
01-20-2015, 07:17 PM
Smart girl. She used her beauty to develop a Facebook following and it has blossomed into a career for her. Real smart.

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amy31416
01-20-2015, 07:22 PM
I like that she's passionately anti-war, I'm sure many of you guys like her for other reasons. :p

That said--is she a good rep for Rand? I don't know, but she's blunt, doesn't seem to be playing political games and I respect that.

MaxPower
01-20-2015, 07:27 PM
You can feel the tendentiousness in every sentence, and it just keeps getting worse, culminating in the obligatory (and cartoonishly desperate) suggestion that Rand Paul must be a racist, since he hired someone who once appeared on a YouTube program with someone who was accused of having once written something racist.

CaptUSA
01-20-2015, 07:28 PM
I like that she's passionately anti-war, I'm sure many of you guys like her for other reasons. :p

That said--is she a good rep for Rand? I don't know, but she's blunt, doesn't seem to be playing political games and I respect that.

She's a novice, but pretty media-savvy. She is a true believer, though. She ended up supporting Gary Johnson in 2012. Believe it or not, her page actually has some excellent content.

CaptainAmerica
01-20-2015, 07:50 PM
Smart girl. She used her beauty to develop a Facebook following and it has blossomed into a career for her. Real smart.

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I wondered why she looked so familiar, I saw her with Rand Paul's peeps when he came to Arizona last thursday, she seemed really nice

supermario21
01-20-2015, 08:11 PM
I think she's from Ohio as well, another reason for me to like her. Rand has a great staff it seems. More power to him.

jmdrake
01-20-2015, 08:41 PM
I like that she's passionately anti-war, I'm sure many of you guys like her for other reasons. :p

That said--is she a good rep for Rand? I don't know, but she's blunt, doesn't seem to be playing political games and I respect that.

I can only see the beauty of her mind. ;)

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/AaaTLFxIQ6o/hqdefault.jpg

NIU Students for Liberty
01-21-2015, 08:22 PM
Smart girl. She used her beauty to develop a Facebook following and it has blossomed into a career for her. Real smart.

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Spikender
01-21-2015, 08:57 PM
She sounds fine to me. Even if this was supposed to be a hit piece, it turned out to be more of a hype piece for other libertarians. Nice.

Brett85
01-21-2015, 10:05 PM
Good job Rand!

Brett85
01-21-2015, 10:07 PM
I would say that anyone who's a Christian should be opposed to the pledge of allegience as well. We should pledge our allegiance to Jesus Christ alone, not to any government or flag.

Liberty Commentary
01-21-2015, 10:10 PM
This girl is freaking awesome.

No holds barred! She's as blunt as Ron Paul.

dillo
01-21-2015, 11:04 PM
I would say that anyone who's a Christian should be opposed to the pledge of allegience as well. We should pledge our allegiance to Jesus Christ alone, not to any government or flag.

yea and lets have people screaming alluh akbar before school starts

eleganz
01-21-2015, 11:41 PM
jennfer rubin digs into her too but i wont even post it. not worth it

jmdrake
01-21-2015, 11:53 PM
jennfer rubin digs into her too but i wont even post it. not worth it

Oh the hate of the homely chic.

http://rightweb.irc-online.org/images/uploads/jennifer-rubin1.jpg

jmdrake
01-21-2015, 11:56 PM
yea and lets have people screaming alluh akbar before school starts

I don't think TC was saying that people should be required to pledge allegiance to Jesus, but rather that Christians to only pledge allegiance to Jesus and thus not submit to any other pledge. Think of Nebuchadnezzar trying to force everyone to bow down to his golden statue and the three Hebrew boys refusing.

dillo
01-22-2015, 12:19 AM
I don't think TC was saying that people should be required to pledge allegiance to Jesus, but rather that Christians to only pledge allegiance to Jesus and thus not submit to any other pledge. Think of Nebuchadnezzar trying to force everyone to bow down to his golden statue and the three Hebrew boys refusing.


you can already abstain from saying the pledge, at least we could at my school. Yea if people want to pray than they should be allowed to, but I thought he was saying that everyone should be forced to pledge to jesus everyday, which I am opposed to.

dillo
01-22-2015, 12:20 AM
jennfer rubin digs into her too but i wont even post it. not worth it

Rubin is such a shill

jmdrake
01-22-2015, 12:30 AM
you can already abstain from saying the pledge, at least we could at my school. Yea if people want to pray than they should be allowed to, but I thought he was saying that everyone should be forced to pledge to jesus everyday, which I am opposed to.

It wasn't always that way. And every so often someone tries to force everybody in school to say the POA despite Supreme Court rulings to the contrary. Schools are allowed to push it, and yes students can abstain (now), but they feel social pressure to go along.

That said, many Christians feel a "sacred duty" to say the POA as most don't know the socialist history behind it. Opposing that mindset is what I'm pretty sure TC was talking about.

Brett85
01-22-2015, 08:24 AM
you can already abstain from saying the pledge, at least we could at my school. Yea if people want to pray than they should be allowed to, but I thought he was saying that everyone should be forced to pledge to jesus everyday, which I am opposed to.

No, I was saying exactly what JMDrake said I was saying, that those of us who are Christians should only pledge our allegience to Jesus Christ and not to any flag or country. I think the pledge of allegience and the reverence for the flag can be seen as a form of idolatry. But I have no idea how you interpreted what I said the way you did.

William Tell
01-22-2015, 08:50 AM
you can already abstain from saying the pledge, at least we could at my school. Yea if people want to pray than they should be allowed to, but I thought he was saying that everyone should be forced to pledge to jesus everyday, which I am opposed to.

I have no idea how you could get that out of his comment.

kahless
01-22-2015, 12:20 PM
The neocons are getting pretty desperate going after an old FB post of a graphic designer. lol

Rand Paul Hire Apologizes for ‘F*ck You’ to John McCain
http://freebeacon.com/politics/rand-paul-hire-apologizes-for-fck-you-to-john-mccain/


I don’t think it is fair to have my old Facebook comments scrutinized by the media,” said Copenhaver. “Those comments were made long before I worked for Senator Paul. I’m sure neither Graham nor McCain will lose any sleep over my comments but for what it’s worth I am sorry. Regardless of my policy disagreements with them I certainly could have been more polite.”



Asked about Copenhaver, Hunter said in an email: “The neoconservatives are scared to death of Rand Paul right now, particularly his influence on the Republican foreign policy debate. They can either attack his views head-on or they can try to paint him as some sort of extremist using guilt by association… In bringing up extreme and embarrassing statements from my past, they drew blood. With this latest story, they embarrassed themselves. I’m sure it won’t be the last time, especially as they become more desperate.”

If they are willing to go this far it is going to get pretty bloody.

Brett85
01-22-2015, 01:41 PM
So I guess the next thing the neocons will claim is that Rand is having an affair with this girl? I wouldn't doubt it.

specsaregood
01-22-2015, 01:43 PM
So I guess the next thing the neocons will claim is that Rand is having an affair with this girl? I wouldn't doubt it.

I dare them to do that.

helmuth_hubener
01-22-2015, 01:53 PM
Excellent hire! I think we all can approve. Five stars, blue ribbon, maximum thumbs-up all around.

The Gold Standard
01-22-2015, 02:17 PM
Replace Matt Collins with her. I guarantee you would get the grassroots more involved.

FriedChicken
01-22-2015, 03:47 PM
hiring fresh people like this with niche followings seems like a winning move to me unless it damages him in the primary. I'm very happy to see him actively taking over social media.

DP714
01-22-2015, 09:19 PM
I wonder if this is his way of reaching out to the in the grassroots that aren't the biggest fans of the "PAUL INC" folks and the politicking. Either way, good choice.