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Did Anyone Else Hate Nikki Haley's Response to... Donald Trump? Ted Cruz?

2016-01-13 The speech above was purported to be a response to Barack Obama's State of the Union message. Hardly. I only bothered to listen to the speech because my Facebook feed yesterday was full of attacks on Ann Coulter for the tweets about Haley's speech. While I didn't bother to find out what Coulter wrote (because I don't really care), I did get curious about Haley's speech. And, for the record, I have heard nothing but good things about Haley. I certainly liked her more than Trump and, in Read more [...] Continue reading →

Hillary Clinton Claims Republicans Will Repeal Obamacare. Probably Lying.

train oil spill Wouldn't if be nice if Hillary was speaking the truth? CNS News tells us, "Hillary Clinton: Republicans ‘Would Repeal the Affordable Care Act’" In her opening statement at the third Democratic presidential debate hosted by ABC News at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire on Saturday night, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Democrats have to “prevent the Republicans from rolling back the progress that we’ve made.” “They would repeal the Affordable Care Act--not improve Read more [...] Continue reading →

Rand Paul: Congress Passed the 1.1-Trillion-Dollar Budget without Reading It

rand ron paul Here is Paul Ryan implicitly admitting the budget process wasn't done the way the Founding Fathers intended but swearing Congress will change their ways next year. Paul Ryan failed to mention that Congress passed an anti-Fourth-Amendment bill to empower more spying on the American people. The spending bill was obviously a collaboration of Republicans and Democrats against the American people. The best you can say is that many Republicans voted for the bill without reading it. According Read more [...] Continue reading →

Rand Paul: We Are Risking Nuclear War with Russia!

rand paul cspan As Tad Cronn has written, Barack Obama has repeatedly antagonized Russia. Where will it end? One candidate is concerned for the ultimate failure in foreign policy. Joel Gehrke writes in the National Review: "Rand Paul: Downed Russian Jet Could Lead to Nuclear War." Paul’s relatively dovish foreign-policy views have left him in a lonely political position of late, as international crises and terrorist attacks created an opening for hawkish rivals such as Senators Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) and Ted Read more [...] Continue reading →

Hillary: "Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be ... believed"

Kennedy-and-Clinton I guess in a way, if the person is a genuine  "survivor of sexual assault" then she isn't lying. But in reality the only way to practice such a command is simply believe everyone who claims to have been sexually assaulted. According to the Daily Caller, "Backfire: Hillary Tweets All Sexual Abuse Accusers Deserve To Be ‘Believed,’ Is Reminded Of Her Husband." On the night CNN aired a controversial and, as many legal critics call it, flawed documentary on sexual assault on college campuses, Read more [...] Continue reading →

Rand Paul Stands Against Increasing the Debt Ceiling

rand paul cspan For six years we Republicans have griped about what Obama has done to the national debt, so why are we helping him borrow more? The truth is the sequester was barely a reduction of spending. What we needed and still need at the very least is a spending freeze. We should be talking about reducing the budget, eventually. But a spending freeze would at least be a step in the right direction. Where are the fiscal conservatives who were elected by the Tea Party Republicans?  Where is Ted Cruz on Read more [...] Continue reading →

Here Comes the Senate Spending Splurge

rand paul spending The coming Senate spending increase is crazy; we should be capping spending rather than spending more. Mitch McConnell promised that there would be more government spending and that seems to be happening at the time I am writing this. The Associated Press documented the Conservatives' attempt to talk sense to the Senate: The Senate is on track to pass a spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down this week, over the opposition of the most hardline conservative Republicans. Tuesday’s Read more [...] Continue reading →

Rand Paul Attacks the Federal Reserve

rand ron paul Why should these statements by Rand Paul be considered so radical when the media is constantly attacking the corrupt and the wealthy? Rand Paul wrote an editorial with Mark Spitznagel at Reason.com entitled, “The Federal Reserve is Not Your Friend.” It begins with what I think is one of the clearest illustrations of the absurdity of our current political system. Imagine that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was a corporation, with its shares owned by the nation's major pharmaceutical Read more [...] Continue reading →

Limo Rider Hillary Clinton Lectures Us on Evils of Uber

uber_logo Uber is bad because consumers aren’t paying more to crony taxi cab companies. When a politician is described as “boosting labor” that means he or she wants to force consumers to pay more and get fewer options.  Thus the U.S. News and World Report headline: “Hillary Clinton Boosts Workers, Blasts Uber.” Hillary Clinton is out to boost labor rights at companies like Uber, a move that may resonate with some voters but could alienate small-business owners. The leading Democratic presidential Read more [...] Continue reading →

The GOP Candidate Who Scares Dems the Most?

rand paul cspan Rand Paul is the GOP candidate who has been attacked more times by DNC social media than any other Republican candidate. The Hill reports, The Democratic National Committee has unleashed relentless attacks on a handful of GOP candidates in the ever-widening 2016 presidential field, while virtually ignoring others. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have emerged as the DNC’s top punching bags, while the committee has mostly disregarded other Read more [...] Continue reading →

Rand Paul’s New Patriot Act?

Rand_Paul_Filibuster Doesn’t the term “patriot” sound so good?  Being called a patriot is something that every citizen of every country considers a badge of honor and distinction. So in the political battle of words and semantics, whoever can claim the “high ground” of patriotism would most likely emerge as the victor. After the terror attacks of 9/11, former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft brought before Congress a list of recommended changes in the law to combat terrorism. Some of these measures Read more [...] Continue reading →

Republicans, Dems Furious that Illegal Spy Program Paused

rand paul Rand Paul is learning that hell hath no fury like Republican politicians scorned in their attempt to continue an illegal spy program. The author of the Patriot Act says that the NSA was running an illegal spy program that was never authorized by the legislation. Right now the courts have agreed with him and told the NSA that their bulk data collection is an illegal spy program. That was a significant failure because they should have ruled it was unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment, but Read more [...] Continue reading →