Posts Tagged ‘ Election 2016 ’

A titan falls

July 16, 2014
posted by

Doug Bandow Foundation for Economic Education
by Doug Bandow  

"For most people politics looks like a game about who is up or down. Sometimes established favorites win big. Other times long-shots burst forth and upset the established order. The horse race tends to most capture public attention. The recent Republican primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was one of the bigger shocks to American politics in some time." (07/16/14)

http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/a-titan-falls  

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“Six Californias” plan gets enough signatures to make 2016 ballot

July 15, 2014
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USA Today    

"A plan backed by venture capitalist Tim Draper to split California into six states has gained enough signatures to make the November 2016 ballot, the plan's backers say. ... Draper and other supporters of the break-up argue that the state's 38 million people would be better served by smaller governments and elected officials who would be able to work more closely with their constituents." (07/15/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kzv28wr  

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Rick Perry, neocon tool

July 14, 2014
posted by

Justin Raimondo Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo  

"The media hates Republicans, and so naturally they're elevating Texas Governor Rick Perry to the status of a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender who must be taken seriously. After his last embarrassing run -- embarrassing not only for him, but for the much-maligned state of Texas ... one would think he'd put his presidential aspirations in the back of the garage, along with that Stairmaster he never uses. But no: dumber than a steer who's been zapped by a cattle-prod and still won't move, Perry is going along with the joke." (07/14/14)

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/07/13/rick-perry-neocon-tool/  

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Romney has done enough for the GOP

July 10, 2014
posted by

Debra J. Saunders San Francisco Chronicle
by Debra J. Saunders  

"Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told MSNBC's Chris Matthews he thinks Mitt Romney will run for president in 2016 and 'he will be the next president of the United States.' The former Massachusetts governor lost the GOP primary in 2008, then the general election in 2012. What would his 2016 slogan be? 'The third time's a charm.' Former GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough urged fellow attendees at Romney's now annual GOP summit last month to join the draft movement. More than 50,000 have signed a 'Draft Mitt' petition." [editor's note: You wanna guarantee that Hillary (or someone very much like her) follows Obombya into the job? Keep pushing for this moronic retread - SAT] (07/09/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nvyqdqq  

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OH: Cleveland chosen to host 2016 Republican National Convention

July 8, 2014
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Cleveland Plain Dealer    

"Capping off a months-long lobbying effort, Cleveland has been selected to host of the 2016 Republican National Convention. ... Cleveland edged out Dallas, the other finalist, as the recommended location for the convention, giving the city an opportunity to strut its stuff to a national crowd while placing Ohio even more firmly in the political spotlight for the upcoming presidential election." (07/08/14)

http://tinyurl.com/pfvfalt  

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A Declaration of Independence from Republican rejects

July 7, 2014
posted by

NOTA 2016 NOTA 2016
by Thomas L. Knapp  

"For most of its history the Libertarian Party has fended off catcalls of 'just Republicans who want to legalize marijuana -- GOP Lite.' Those criticisms haven't always been justifiable, but at some point -- for example, after the party has offered Republican rejects for president twice in a row -- they begin to ring true. It's time to declare our independence." (07/04/14)

http://tinyurl.com/om68xmw  

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Warren brings populism down south. Is Hillary paying attention?

July 2, 2014
posted by

Our Future
by Richard Eskow  

"What should Democrats in Washington take away from Warren's visit to Kentucky? In addition to demonstrating that populism sells everywhere, it's also a clear sign that the discredited 'Third Way' agenda of corporate Democrats -- an agenda that has dominated the national party for more than two decades -- doesn't sell. After all, they're not inviting Rep. Steny Hoyer to Louisville. And what does it tell Hillary Clinton, the Democrats' presumptive nominee-by-acclamation for 2016? It demonstrates Bill's old-fashioned triangulation -- the means by which the Democratic Party moved itself toward the corporate right -- has passed its sell-by date, even in Bill's native South." (07/02/14)

http://tinyurl.com/n9f5rob  

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Why Scott Walker will never be president

June 23, 2014
posted by

The Nation
by John Nichols  

"Scott Walker, an ardent Ronald Reagan fan from his youth, was never likely to follow Reagan’s footsteps to the White House. The Wisconsin governor lacks his hero’s way with words, skill for crossing lines of partisan and ideological division (especially within the Republican Party) and confidence on the national campaign trail. Yet Walker has wanted to believe in the possibility so badly that he has spent the two years since his 2012 recall election win positioning himself as a contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination." (06/20/14)

http://tinyurl.com/oh4jv2h  

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She’s a lousy lawyer too

June 19, 2014
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Timothy J. Taylor Authority!
by Timothy J Taylor  

"Today, as this lady gears up for another run at the presidency, too many people, I think, have forgotten that Hillary Clinton is a lousy lawyer too. Her law career, including a partnership position at the Rose Law Firm in Arkansas is riddled with questionable ethical and political insider practices which were happening while her husband Bill was governor of that state." (06/18/14)

http://authoritycon.blogspot.com/2014/06/shes-lousy-lawyer-too.html  

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Vegas, Cincinnati out of running to host GOP’s 2016 public orgy

May 23, 2014
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram    

"The odds of hosting the Republican Party's next presidential convention have improved for Dallas, Denver, Cleveland and Kansas City, Missouri. Two other players, Las Vegas and Cincinnati, have folded. The four remaining cities will be making in-city pitches to party officials looking for a host with ample meeting space, hotels and transportation to accommodate tens of thousands of visitors. Another crucial requirement: deep pockets. The host city would have to pick up a tab as high as $60 million." (05/23/14)

http://tinyurl.com/pgavkxs  

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Rand Paul and Marco Rubio’s worst nightmare: Trapped between crazy GOP base and actual reality

May 23, 2014
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Salon
by Paul Rosenberg  

"Last week, 2016 speculation/news was dominated by Karl Rove’s possibly botched smear attack on Hillary Clinton. But the real 2016 news was just how badly three prominent Republican aspirants were doing: the once dominant Chris Christie, who’s arguably just seen the last three nails in his coffin; Marco Rubio, whose high-profile global warming denialism seems to have come at just the wrong time; and Rand Paul, with his one-step-forward, two-steps-back move on voter ID laws." (05/22/14)

http://tinyurl.com/q664rgd  

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Hating Hillary

May 14, 2014
posted by

The American Prospect
by Paul Waldman  

"Karl Rove suggests she's brain damaged, then pulls back. But just you wait for the ugliness to come." (05/13/14)

http://prospect.org/article/hating-hillary-0  

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GOP moves to [e]limi[na]t[e] 2016 presidential debates

May 11, 2014
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Fox News    

"Washington Republicans have moved to exert more control over their presidential primary debates, limiting the types and number of events in which 2016 candidates can participate, in an effort to get a firmer grip on the nominating process. The Republican National Committee voted overwhelming Friday in favor of the change at their spring meeting in Memphis." [editor's note: So much for Gary Johnson's not-so-hidden agenda, as well as any other "insurgency" in the GOP - SAT] (05/11/14)

http://tinyurl.com/n3mzuzg  

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Something rotten in the state of Kentucky

April 29, 2014
posted by

Heartland Institute Heartland Institute
by John Engle  

"The decision to block Senator Paul’s dual run is pure tribal politics. The Democrat-controlled House is happy to cause problems for a senator who is popular amongst his constituents and is one of the chief contender for his party’s presidential nomination. Forcing a choice allows them score a victory whatever the choice may be. If he chooses to eschew the presidency and run for the Senate, the House will have scuppered a potentially powerful presidential contender. If he chooses to run for the White House, the Democrats can run a candidate for the Senate unburdened by the challenge of incumbency." (04/28/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kgdgg3e  

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LP wants in on 2016 presidential debates

April 25, 2014
posted by

Garry Reed Libertarian News Examiner
by Garry Reed  

"[T]he debates had been sponsored by the non-partisan League of Women Voters. But when the two major party candidates attempted to dictate nearly every aspect of how the debates should be run, including nonnegotiable selection of questioners, the composition of the audience, access for the press and other issues the LWV opted out. Ever since then the so-called 'two party system' became a one-party system, especially when it came to controlling the faux presidential and vice presidential 'debates.' Any wonder the only presidential candidates to participate in these debates since 1987 have been Republicans and Democrats (with the exception of 1992 when Ross Perot bought his way in)? Yet some people still think that America is a two-party system." (04/24/14)

http://www.examiner.com/article/lp-wants-on-2016-presidential-debates  

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Gary Johnson’s bold attack on freedom of association

April 22, 2014
posted by

David Henderson EconLog
by David Henderson  

"One of the most basic tenets of freedom is that people should be free to associate. This means the freedom not to associate. Go to the Gillespie article and watch the video and it will tell you how horrible have been the results of the two-party system in America. But the video, which lasts over a minute and a half, doesn't have even one sentence making the case that it's alright to deny people's freedom of association." (04/21/14)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2014/04/gary_johnsons_b.html  

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Jeb Bush pokes an immigration hornets’ nest

April 11, 2014
posted by

Jacob G Hornberger Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger  

"If only Bush and other conservatives would also confront the moral argument, the one that involves the concept of freedom. Why shouldn’t a person be free to hire, transport, and harbor anyone he wants, so long as everyone’s conduct is peaceful? It’s his money, isn’t it? It’s his home. It’s his car. What business does government have telling people that they can’t do what they want with their own money and their own property? Moreover, why shouldn’t people be free to associate with anyone they want? Isn’t freedom of association a core element of the concept of freedom? Statists, both conservatives and liberals, say: 'But the law is the law. It must be obeyed.' Really? Wasn’t segregation the law too? Wasn’t apartheid the law?" (04/10/14)

http://fff.org/2014/04/10/jeb-bush-pokes-an-immigration-hornets-nest/  

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Election 2016 handicapping: Key GOP credibility issue

April 9, 2014
posted by

Thomas L. Knapp KN@PPSTER
by Thomas L. Knapp  

"In 2016, it's the Democrats who will have to own the previous eight years of insane/idiotic foreign policy, with their most likely nominee having presided over a non-trivial portion of the insanity/idiocy as Secretary of State. If the Republicans want to compete in 2016, or at least clear the board and set themselves up for victory in 2020, their best shot is to knock off the 'yes, we too are mentally retarded and morally reprobate' crap and clear the board by acknowledging how abysmally stupid and corrupt the Bush/Cheney administration was on the foreign policy front." (04/08/14)

http://tinyurl.com/k35l95t  

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Is it time to take Rand Paul seriously?

March 28, 2014
posted by

The American Prospect
by Paul Waldman  

"Some candidates come to a presidential race with a resume that demands that they be immediately treated like serious contenders: a governor, a long-serving senator, a former or current vice president. Others have the less tangible quality we might refer to as 'talent,' which reporters can easily identify and can make up for a shorter list of accomplishments (e.g. Barack Obama in 2008). And there are usually one or two candidates who have the resume but turn out to be duds on the trail ... eventually getting downgraded from 'serious' to 'we no longer have to pay attention to this guy.' But what do you do with someone like Rand Paul?" [editor's note: I chose this one for the source, not the subject - SAT] (03/27/14)

http://prospect.org/article/it-time-take-rand-paul-seriously  

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Rand Paul and the Christian Right

December 31, 2013
posted by

The American Conservative
by W. James Antle III  

"Can Rand Paul make a case to the Christian right? The answer will have implications for the Republican Party far beyond the Kentucky senator’s hypothetical 2016 presidential campaign." (12/30/13)

http://tinyurl.com/lb9mhlf  

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Clinton, Christie tied atop early 2016 US presidential polls

December 29, 2013
posted by

KHOU News    

"Though neither have said they'll run, a CNN / ORC International poll released Thursday shows Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton neck and neck among American voters. The survey shows Christie and Clinton favored by 48 percent and 46 percent of registered voters respectively, well within the poll's 3 percent margin of error." (12/27/13)

http://tinyurl.com/mpp7uv8  

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Presidential candidate will only accept Bitcoin as contribution

April 24, 2013
posted by

Examiner    

"Last month, Darryl W. Perry announced his candidacy for the office of President. Seeking the Libertarian Party's nomination for the 2016 race, the 35-year-old New Hampshire activist became the first candidate from the third largest political party and is likely going to lead the most radical pro-liberty campaign this election cycle. But Perry isn't running a traditional campaign, even by third party standards. Indeed, he has chosen not to accept any US dollar donations." (04/24/13)

http://tinyurl.com/a4dyp2o  

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The GOP’s phony silver lining

March 19, 2013
posted by

Salon
by Steve Kornacki  

"The Republican National Committee's 'autopsy' of the 2012 election acknowledges some of the failures that resulted in the party losing the national popular vote for the fifth time in the last six races. It also ignores a major reason why the GOP’s base is shrinking. But one particular aspect of the report rings particularly false -- an effort to find a silver lining in the party’s image problem ..." (03/19/13)

http://www.salon.com/2013/03/19/the_gops_phony_silver_lining/  

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CPAC: Rubio could be the real winner

March 17, 2013
posted by

Christian Science Monitor    

"Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida, came in second Saturday to Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul in the presidential straw poll at the big annual Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC. But just barely. Senator Rubio got 23 percent to Senator Paul’s 25 -- the only two people to score in double digits of the 23 potential candidates on the ballot (plus 44 write-ins). There are two big reasons to discount the poll: It’s unscientific and the 2016 presidential election is far away." (03/17/13)

http://tinyurl.com/cqvdxlx  

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