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    Today, 12:01 AM
    You think Rand is going to be afraid to endorse the guy who won the GOP caucus in Kentucky? Lol. And even if Trump had done poorly in Kentucky, Rand could still get away with endorsing him. He's a shoe-in for re-election.
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    Yesterday, 10:56 AM
    This speech represents one of the greatest opportunities for the Liberty Movement in many of our lifetimes. Peace with Russia, Europe taking care of Europe, No More "Spreading Democracy" around the globe, even questioning the very existence of NATO and the UN are now fully within the pale of mainstream discussion. This is a battle that goes back all the way to 1952 when the Neocons hijacked Republican Foreign Policy and continued through the Cold War with William F. Buckley "denouncing" Rothbard, Buchanan, and anybody who dared to question the prevailing interventionist paradigm. If Trump is able to win the GOP nomination on this platform, it will be HUGE. The nitpicking and whining from some of you in this thread is ridiculous. Trump advances the ball 99 yards and you are bitching about him not punching it through for a touchdown. That is our job! And because our ideas can no longer be dismissed as "fringe" we are going to be in a hell of a lot stronger position to do exactly that. This is why Lindsay Graham and Charles Krauthammer are losing it. Trump has unleashed ideas that have been subject to a highly effective blackout for over a century. The suppression of these ideas has been the basis of the Neocon's power. And now that they've been released in to the wild they will spread out to their logical conclusion whether Trump himself wants to fully take them their or not.
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    Yesterday, 09:58 AM
    From a moral standpoint it is utterly indefensible. Flint, Michigan gets huge tax breaks for having one and a half times the national unemployment rate and a neighboring community that maybe worked a little harder and has better people so that they limited it to one and a quarter unemployment gets screwed and all their jobs move next door to take advantage of the tax windfall. The only way this makes any sense is as a test of concept, and like I pointed out, Rand has chosen the absolute worst communities in America if he is looking to prove the idea lower taxes and less regulation works. The Left never tires of talking about how Libertarianism doesn't work because...Somalia! And here Rand is with an idea not to test Libertarianism but rather just a sort of mild Club for Growth style tax proposal and he chooses as the laboratory for that experiment.....the American version of Somalia! Repugnant from a moral perspective, idiotic from a practical perspective. Why do I get the feeling this is the one proposal of Rand's that the establishment might actually allow to pass? I could totally see Paul Ryan getting a hard on for this nonsense.
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    04-27-2016, 06:22 PM
    That would be the absolute worst thing Rand could do and would marginalize him for the duration of Trump's term. Rand needs to get over losing the primary. His defeat had nothing to do with Trump and there is absolutely no reason for sour grapes. The coming Trump Presidency presents a golden opportunity for the liberty movement (as today's fantastically anti-interventionist FP speech confirmed) and Rand would be spiting his face if he continues to harbor resentment against Trump. People like Molyneux, Rockwell, and Alex Jones are already using the Trump train to their own benefit. Rand needs to hop on board.
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    04-27-2016, 06:14 PM
    Trump is not really "anti-immigrant". In his 2013 CPAC speech Trump specifically mentioned how ridiculous it was that high quality Canadian and European immigrants are put on waiting lists forever. The mothers of four of his five children are immigrants. Trump is very much pro-immigration. What separates him from the Establishment is that Trump believes we should have an immigration system that benefits Americans while the Establishment believes in one that benefits corporations and the rest of the world.
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    04-27-2016, 02:10 PM
    A bit of hyperbole. Robert Taft gave some pretty great foreign policy speeches too. And Ron gave great ones from a purely substantive standpoint.
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    04-27-2016, 02:04 PM
    How does absolutely eviscerating Hillary's foreign policy and putting the GOP back on the side of opposing idiotic wars and nation building "help" Hillary Clinton? 725372300208558080
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    04-27-2016, 01:19 PM
    People knock Trump for saying that, but it was actually a surprisingly astute comment. Tribal cultures such as those that exist in the Middle East require deterrent measures tailored to a collective society, not an individualist one. Russia and Israel have both found collective punishment to be a highly effective tactic in dealing with Muslim Terror. As for the speech today, wow. I'm supporting Trump for President primarily because of his foreign policy but even I was blown away by what was said today. Never in my wildest dreams did I think he'd go that far in terms of challenging the neocon establishment. And this was a scripted speech too, not just Trump shooting from the hip. The Republican Party is once again the party of Robert Taft. Lindsay Graham is losing his shyt.
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    04-26-2016, 07:43 PM
    This is basic scientific method 101 stuff. If you have a drug and you want to test to see if it helps cancer patients live longer, you'd test it on people with cancer and only cancer. You wouldn't pick as your subjects cancer patients that also happen to suffer from AIDS, Hep C, Tuberculosis, and Behcet's Disease.
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    04-26-2016, 07:39 PM
    Trump NEVER apologizes, so that is out. But if Rand endorsed him Trump would definitely shower Rand with praise and let bygones be bygones.
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    04-26-2016, 07:23 PM
    The one negative is that Trump's big rally with Bob Knight might suck up all the media attention. The Establishment is so rabidly anti-Trump that Rand might be able to get away with waiting until Trump wins Indiana and he'll still be among the first to endorse him. So that is an alternative option. Day before the Indiana primary might be best of all, now that I think of it some more.
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    04-26-2016, 07:01 PM
    WRONG! Rand will be working hand in hand with Trump in ramping down our overseas bases, fighting passage of the TPP (which will be a HUGE fight), scaling back foreign aid, and passing immigration reform. There are other issues Rand will be fighting Trump, but there is an even bigger category of issues that Trump really has no opinion or cares very little about. That is where an early endorsement would be helpful. If Rand endorses Trump, Trump will offer support for some of Rand's pet issues that Trump himself has no strong opinions about. It is really a no brainer for Rand. He's going to endorse Trump anyway. Might as well do it now when it will actually Rand something rather than do it later when Rand gets nothing whatsoever out of it.
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    04-26-2016, 04:39 PM
    Trump would appreciate it and feel that he owes Rand something. Since Trump is essentially non-ideological on far more issues than the average President, that means there are a wealth of things he doesn't really care about one way or the other that Rand could take advantage of and use to cash his chit.
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    04-26-2016, 04:37 PM
    Federal tax policy is currently the same everywhere, so tax policy obviously has nothing to do with which areas are prosperous and which are failures. If you are trying to prove the benefits of lower taxes, why would you choose a dysfunctional community over one that is fundamentally sound? The dysfunctional community already has a host of issues totally unrelated to taxes holding it back and any one of those issues can screw with your experiment and make it look like your tax policy didn't achieve anything.
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    04-26-2016, 04:31 PM
    By earning the goodwill of the future President. But if he waits until the point when everybody starts endorsing Trump, he gains nothing from it. You have to be ahead of the curve a bit to reap any benefits.
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    04-26-2016, 03:21 PM
    Rand has dropped out. He doesn't need voters anymore. The only election in his future is the Senate race which he will walk away with. Trump has a tremendous capacity for forgiveness. If Rand were to endorse him, they'd be fast friends. And this hypothetical is premised on Trump securing a resounding victory tonight. He won't be 100% certain of the nomination of course, but if you wait until it is 100% certain you'll be among the laggards and there will be absolutely nothing to gain.
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    04-26-2016, 02:57 PM
    But they aren't going to start "booming" because most of the areas in question are depressed because of the make up of the population that lives there, not Federal Tax policy. The real way to demonstrate the potential of this sort of policy would be to target areas that have sound fundamentals and high potential for growth but that aren't yet "booming".
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    04-26-2016, 02:50 PM
    But why? Remember, we are analyzing this from a strictly pragmatic political perspective. Rand has already committed to endorsing the nominee, so the idea that he won't endorse Trump at all is pretty much off the table. It's either endorse him now, or endorse him later. Later gets us nothing. Now gets Rand lots of good will he can use to advance the cause of Liberty in the Senate.
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    04-26-2016, 02:46 PM
    Please take any personal pro-Trump or anti-Trump emotions out of the equation and lets look at it from a purely practical standpoint. Rand has already said he's going to endorse the eventual nominee no matter who it is. If Trump romps tonight as expected, he'll almost certainly be that person barring any GOPe dirty tricks at the convention that Rand wouldn't want to be associated with anyway. Donald Trump is not a particularly ideological person but one thing he does value tremendously is loyalty. If Rand were to be the first "anti-Trump" to turn around and endorse The Donald he'd secure himself a tremendous amount of good will from the incoming President. That would be extremely helpful to Rand in pursuing his legislative priorities in the Senate.
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    04-20-2016, 09:17 AM
    McCain boycotting the Convention could be the final nail in the coffin for him. Trump won 47% of the vote in Arizona. And the 25% that supported Cruz probably aren't too keen on him either.
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    04-19-2016, 07:18 PM
    Iowa faced the same situation but kept their straw poll.
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    04-19-2016, 05:45 PM
    Colorado used to have a preference poll (just like Iowa does) but they canceled it this year. Ironically, they probably did so because they were worried somebody like Cruz might win that preference poll and embarrass the front runner (which they assumed would be Jeb or Marco). The elites never imagined a scenario in which Trump would be the front runner and they would actually have wanted Cruz to get that high profile validation from the voters of the state. Trump never had much of a shot in Colorado either way, but because of the GOP shenanigans he's been able to blame his defeat on crooked party insiders rather than just not being particularly strong among Mountain West voters.
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    04-19-2016, 12:38 PM
    Not a spin. It is the reality. What you don't seem to get is that Trump knows exactly what he is doing. He didn't have the money or organization to compete with Cruz in caucus states, so he didn't. And once Cruz started crowing about winning them, Trump initiated his whining campaign to sully the legitimacy of Cruz's victories. A campaign that, according to the latest polling which shows Cruz dipping in opinion polls, seems to be working. Trump has not kept this strategy hidden. Way back in August of last year he was declaring himself the world's "most fabulous whiner". Trump on Tuesday morning in an interview on CNN's "New Day" proclaimed that he is "the most fabulous whiner" when confronted with an opinion piece that criticized him using the same label. "I do whine because I want to win and I'm not happy about not winning and I am a whiner and I keep whining and whining until I win," Trump told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Tuesday. http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/11/politics/donald-trump-refutes-third-party-run-report/
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    04-19-2016, 12:22 PM
    But it will provide an excellent opportunity for us to attack. Unite with President Trump on Foreign Policy and shooting down "managed" trade deals and unite with the liberal dems (who will suddenly start pretending to care about this stuff again) on Civil Liberty issues. The raw, emotional hatred many on the left will have for President Trump will be so great that they'll even start to be open to discussions about secession. We need to jump on that train as it provides the only real solution in the long term and we won't get many more chances. A President Trump introduces a measure of chaos to the system and we need to use that to our advantage!
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    04-19-2016, 11:01 AM
    Lol, you do realize Trump's campaign to cast Cruz as an illegitimate candidate who can only win when party hacks and insiders cancel elections and dole out the delegates themselves is working. Trump has the least money of all the candidates. The least support among party insiders. What do you think would be a better use of his scarce resources? Using his natural advantage dealing with the media and generating publicity to appeal directly to the people and win primaries? Or devote himself to trying to play the arcane delegate game which is fought on the party insiders home turf? Trump is not "whining" He's creating a narrative.
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    04-18-2016, 09:49 PM
    Poland and the Czech Republic are part of Eastern Europe. No Slavic nation is part of "the West".
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    04-18-2016, 09:35 PM
    TPP is far bigger than NAFTA. If Trump puts the kibosh on TPP it would be a devastating defeat for the Establishment. Détente with Russia and securing the border would be two more devastating blows to the aims of the powers that be.
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    04-16-2016, 10:59 PM
    Johnson/Peterson/McAfee is a pretty unfair lumping. Peterson is a real Libertarian. McAfee is almost a libertarian with a lot of weird baggage. Johnson is nothing but an open borders Republican with a fondness for weed. Given the range of options from good to absolutely horrible within the "Libertarian" category, the replacing the Libertarian choice with the Constitution Party would make sense at least until we find out who is going to be the actual LP nominee.
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    04-15-2016, 04:53 PM
    The sure tell is when the author cites Hillary Clinton's "foreign policy chops" as her greatest strength. Libya, Syria, and Ukraine are apparently brilliant successes in this author's mind. But the fact the powers that be are putting out feelers for this suggests they have accepted that Trump as GOP nominee is inevitable. They are now shifting to doing everything they can to try and stop him from winning the General Election.
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