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    by Published on 04-03-2015 05:15 PM

    Rand Paul Has J.C. Watts in His Corner

    When Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky kicks off his campaign for president on Tuesday, one of the people who will endorse him and share the stage is former Representative J.C. Watts, one of the few black Republicans to have served in Congress.

    Mr. Watts is expected to be a vocal surrogate for Mr. Paul, who has made clear he is trying to show he can broaden the Republican Partyís base to newer voters.

    ďSenator Paul has shown what I have always believed, a leader can be a strong economic and social conservative and yet be concerned about the least of these,Ē Mr. Watts, who retired from Congress in January 2003, said in a statement.
    http://www.nytimes.com/politics/firs...in-his-corner/ ...
    by Published on 12-05-2014 11:50 AM

    I've seen some liberals sniping at Rand for pointing out Eric Garner would be alive today if not for New York's nanny-state cigarette tax regime. There's no more credible voice in the fight against police brutality than that of Radley Balko, so I was glad to see him push back against those critics on his blog today:

    Even seemingly innocuous laws are enforced with violence

    Sen. Rand Paul took some heat this week for pointing out that Eric Garner was essentially executed for selling untaxed cigarettes. Iím not sure why this is a controversial thing to say (especially since Paul also explicitly said the video itself was ďhorrifyingĒ). Every law, no matter how seemingly innocuous, is enforced with the threat of violence: If you fail to follow it, the state is saying
    ...
    by Published on 04-30-2014 09:10 AM

    Topline numbers:
    Polling date.......4/27 1/23*

    Rand Paul........15....11
    Mike Huckabee...14.....NA
    Jeb Bush...........12....18
    Paul Ryan..........12.....18
    Chris Christie......9.....14
    Ted Cruz...........7......12
    Marco Rubio.......6.....10
    Rick Perry..........5......NA
    Scott Walker......5.....NA
    Bobby Jindal.......2......NA
    John Kasich........1......NA
    An interesting observation from ABC:
    Paul may have some durability among his supporters. This poll added five names to the potential Republican lineup, compared with an ABC/Post poll in January. As a group, possible candidates on the original, shorter list lost support when others were added. Paul didnít.
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics...name-can-help/
    by Published on 04-29-2014 03:17 PM

    Reality comes up to slap our "wise" foreign policy establishment in the face again. Grahamnesty's reaction is almost too rich; I literally laughed out loud when I read it:

    WASHINGTON ó Senator Patrick J. Leahy, chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees foreign aid, said Tuesday he would not support additional military aid to Egypt in the wake of mass death sentences handed out by Egyptian courts this week, adding significant pressure on the Obama administration to shift course.

    For months, Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, has led a lonely effort to sever American support to one of its most stalwart allies in the Middle East after the militaryís overthrow of Egyptís elected Islamist government. That push appears to be gaining steam.
    ...
    Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, said he would back the Obama administrationís pledge to deliver 10 Apache attack helicopters to the Egyptian military to try to bring peace to the roiling Sinai Peninsula. But he said he would not back a larger, $650 million military or economic aid package.

    ďIím not ready to invest in Egypt, on the military side, on the economic side, because I donít know what Iím investing in,Ē Mr. Graham said. ďI am very reluctant to put military assets or American dollars in an Egypt that I think is on a road to disaster.Ē
    ...
    Mr. Graham drew a distinction between Mr. Paulís efforts to cut off aid in the early days of the Arab Spring and the upsurge of concern now.

    ďRand Paul wanted to disconnect from Egypt at a time when we could really have made a difference,Ē Mr. Graham said. ďI donít think this validates Rand Paulís view of the world.Ē
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/30/us...ics/egypt.html

    Good Lord, the man is such a clown. At least this issue looks to be another win we can chalk up for Rand.
    by Published on 08-13-2011 09:11 AM

    This is from the analysis of Nate Silver at 538:
    But Ames has a pretty good predictive track record. Since the event began in 1979, the candidate winning the Iowa caucus has placed first or second in the straw poll every time...
    Ames does better than other indicators. Since 1979, its results have the predictive power to explain 58 percent of voting in the Iowa caucuses.

    This compares favorably to the most recent Des Moines Register poll conducted before the straw poll, which explains 39 percent of caucus results.

    It also does better than the average of national polls conducted in the month before Ames, which explain 34 percent of caucus results. ...

    Betting markets think that Mr. Paul is the most likely candidate to win Ames. Say that
    ...
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    HVACTech

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    Thread Starter: HVACTech

    it was all about Enlightenment. it was a place for those who "understood" to share. and thus promote, their collective knowledge and expertise. I learned SO much from both RPF's and the Dailypaul..... and yet in Today's world... we are not even worth an honorable mention... :o how the hell did that HAPPEN?

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    . http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2007/12/03/ron_paul/ From around the country, Ron Paul's followers are descending on New Hampshire to go door-to-door for their man. But what do they really want?

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    :toady: ** post your liberty memes here ** :toady: I'm hoping for some good ones to post: http://www.libertyclick.org/tag/meme/

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    Political Cartoons

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    Art with humor and a political message can say alot. The political cartoon, or editorial cartoon as wiki likes to call it, has a great history. I love these things and would like to see what you all come up with. http://www.davegranlund.com Post new ones you find, your favorites, or even draw and upload one yourself!

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    NorthCarolinaLiberty

    Kid needs material on police brutality project. Anybody want to take five minutes to answer?

    Thread Starter: NorthCarolinaLiberty

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    undergroundrr

    alt-right racism is Ron Paul's fault (Salon article)

    Thread Starter: undergroundrr

    It's not over yet. They're still after Ron Paul. Don't read this on a full stomach. - http://www.salon.com/2016/12/09/how-the-alt-right-became-racist-part-2-long-before-trump-white-nationalists-flocked-to-ron-paul/ Unfortunately the libertarians aren't representing well in the comments. More alt-righters there than real libertarians and they're predictably either impenetrably nerdy or...

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    jct74

    Rand Paul: I Canít Support Anybody for Sec. of State Who Didnít Learn Lesson of Iraq

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    read more: http://reason.com/blog/2016/11/15/interview-with-rand-paul-i-cant-support

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    Thread Starter: ApathyCuredRP

    WIKILEAKS JUST DID IT ! They connected Clintons to pedophile ring. Developing... Laura Silsby! It is happening. FBI / Wikileaks are working together. The_Donald sub reddit is leading the charge. BE A PART OF HISTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go to twitter - Wikileaks account. I can't access on work computer. I saw the feed on mobile twitter.

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    Indy Vidual

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    Thread Starter: Indy Vidual

    I was thrilled to see Hillary lose, but let's get real about what we have: Trump endorses torture "much worse" than waterboarding. He is rarely (if ever) heard using the words "individual freedom". Donald is a rich, spoiled child who never had to grow up and could easily turn into a very brutal dictator. This list could be much longer, if I had more time. What is happening to this...

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    John F Kennedy III

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    Thread Starter: John F Kennedy III

    I've spent the last 30+ hours on YouTube and Fedbook watching this insane meltdown. They've gone from criticising Trump for saying he won't accept election results, to themselves not accepting the results. It's racist that Trump wants to build a wall, but now they want to build a wall separating CA, OR, WA and NV from the rest of the US. Oh yeah and millions of racist messages saying $#@! white...

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    enhanced_deficit

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    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

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    helmuth_hubener

    Over Three Million Illegal Immigrants Voted in 2016 Election

    Thread Starter: helmuth_hubener

    Three Million Votes Were Cast By Illegal Aliens Millions of votes were cast by illegal aliens in the recent 2016 election held in the United States. Since they are held to determine the government of the United States, participation in these elections has traditionally been limited to citizens of the United States. However, many commentators and human rights advocacy groups see this policy...

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    Firestarter

    Boycott the elections

    Thread Starter: Firestarter

    From the start it were only Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald Trump in the spotlight (even in Europe they get shoved down our throat), and because nobody will vote for any politician they don’t know, it’s the media that decides who wins. Last July 26, Hillary accepted the official nomination, while a few days earlier Trump became the nominee for the Democrat-Republicans. You cannot seriously...

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    Brian4Liberty

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    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

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    enhanced_deficit

    Which of these two will die first: ISIS or Obamacare?

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

    Which of these two pieces of Obama legacy will die first: ISIS or Obamacare? There are claims in news this week about both entering death spirals in the aftermath of Trump election win. Obamacare is 'entering a death spiral', Paul Ryan says 12-08-2016 'We Are About to Die': The End Comes for Aleppo

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    enhanced_deficit

    Obamacare is 'entering a death spiral', Paul Ryan says

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

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    ProBlue33

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    Thread Starter: ProBlue33

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    UWDude

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    Thread Starter: UWDude

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    Thread Starter: EBounding

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    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

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    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

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    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

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    Thread Starter: presence

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    osan

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    Tywysog Cymru

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    Thread Starter: Tywysog Cymru

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    Sam I am

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    Thread Starter: Sam I am

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    H. E. Panqui

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    Thread Starter: H. E. Panqui

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