Posts Tagged ‘ Republican Party ’

Jeb Bush: Enemy of a free society

June 30, 2015
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Laurence M. Vance LewRockwell.com
by Laurence M Vance  

"Jeb Bush, like his father and brother before him, and like all of the Republicans and conservatives who, although they may disagree with Jeb on Common Core and immigration, agree with him wholeheartedly on this issue, hasn't the slightest idea what a free society is. ... when asked how he would balance religious and personal freedoms, Bush cited the Washington state flower shop that was sued for refusing to do business with a same-sex couple that was getting married." (06/30/15)

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/06/laurence-m-vance/king-of-cronies/  

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They’ll always move further right: Why every defeat only makes Republicans more extreme

June 25, 2015
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Salon
by Paul Rosenberg  

"GOP somehow thinks they only lose because they're not conservative enough. That's a recipe for even more losing." [editor's note: I'm pretty sure this is NOT the Paul Rosenberg who writes at The Daily Bell and Freeman's Perspective - TLK] (06/24/15)

http://tinyurl.com/om9mbmg  

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The Freedom Report Podcast, 06/24/15

June 25, 2015
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The Libertarian Republic The Libertarian Republic
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"Today's Freedom Report podcast dives into the upcoming summer budget battles which will pit grassroots conservatives against establishment Republicans. Cruz and Paul aren't likely to succeed in achieving significant cuts to the budget, but both have a chance to win the hearts of the grassroots by bucking the establishment of their party." [Flash audio or MP3] (06/24/15)

http://tinyurl.com/oecjjbr  

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Note to candidates: Count contributions carefully

June 23, 2015
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William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism
by Thomas L Knapp  

"[The Council of Conservative Citizens] is not a new problem for the GOP. It's been a problem for nearly 30 years. Presidential campaign staffers have been down this rabbit hole in previous election cycles. Anyone running a serious campaign for the GOP's presidential nomination knows -- or SHOULD know -- that CCC-linked money comes with scandal attached to it." (06/23/15)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/1874  

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Is Bernie Sanders the Rand Paul of the left?

June 23, 2015
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The Libertarian Republic The Libertarian Republic
by Micah J Fleck  

"[G]etting back to Bernie Sanders specifically, we can draw parallels between himself and Rand Paul; though Paul is clearly the more 'libertarian' of the two and therefore deserving of my camp's primary support, Sanders isn't completely against us either. And both men seem to be very honest, well-versed politicians who have a chance at actually winning their spots as primary frontrunners if only their voices could reach enough ears to hear. And that brings us to the main problem that plagues both Sanders and Paul -- reaching the average, politically jaded/disenfranchised/blissfully ignorant American citizen." (06/22/15)

http://tinyurl.com/ntqhojk  

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Republican orthodoxy

June 22, 2015
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The Cagle Post
by  

Cartoon. (06/21/15)

http://www.cagle.com/2015/06/republican-orthodoxy/  

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Campaigns distance themselves from white supremacist leader’s donations

June 22, 2015
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"The leader of a white supremacist group that appears to have influenced accused Charleston, S.C., church killer Dylann Roof made thousands of dollars of campaign contributions to various Republican campaigns, according to federal records and news reports. There is no evidence that the campaigns, including those of Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Rick Santorum, were aware of the group's background and they were moving quickly yesterday to disassociate themselves from it, with Cruz's campaign the first to announce that it would return money it had received." [editor's note: Bzzzt. I call bullshit on the claim that there's "no evidence that the campaigns ... were aware of the group's background." The CCC has popped up in every election cycle for years. And Rand Paul's father, in particular, spoke at CCC events, appeared on CCC's podcast, and was publicly noticed as having done so - TLK] (06/22/15)

http://tinyurl.com/o44q89j  

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Trump’s identity

June 22, 2015
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The Cagle Post
by Chip Bok  

Cartoon. (06/19/15)

http://www.cagle.com/2015/06/trumps-identity/  

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Trumping the GOP

June 19, 2015
posted by

Timothy J. Taylor Authority!
by Timothy J Taylor  

"The entire charade of his potential candidacy [in 2012] was a lie; a bombastic, entertaining, but empty hoax. It was pure bullshit. It was a bald faced fraud. He did it all to make money, and he's made money on it. He did it for publicity; name recognition, and he got plenty of that. He did it for his own personal promotion and self aggrandizement -- to show how important he is and how many people he could fool. That is the business of Mr. Trump -- marketing Donald Trump. ... Despite all my personal admiration for the man, his successful business career, and yes, his cogent political ideas, sadly his valuable personal credibility, integrity and reputation for honesty added up to zero with me right there and then. And I wondered why anyone should ever believe another word he said. Well, last Tuesday he did it again, only this time he actually declared that he is indeed running for president. Too bad he has lost his credibility, not only with me, but with the GOP and the American people." (06/19/15)

http://authoritycon.blogspot.com/2015/06/trumping-gop.html  

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Trump campaign offered actors $50 to cheer at presidential announcement

June 18, 2015
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The Hollywood Reporter    

"Donald Trump's big presidential announcement Tuesday was made a little bigger with help from paid actors — at $50 a pop. New York-based Extra Mile Casting sent an email last Friday to its client list of background actors, seeking extras to beef up attendance at Trump's event. ... The pay was listed as $50 for less than three hours of work. According to the email, Extra Mile was reaching out to potential extras in partnership with Gotham Government Relations and Communications, a New York-Based political consulting group that has worked with Trump in the past. Gotham GR had no comment." (06/17/15)

http://tinyurl.com/p22zr3h  

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Trump

June 18, 2015
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The Cagle Post
by Randy Bish  

Cartoon. (06/17/15)

http://www.cagle.com/2015/06/trump-2/  

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The Freedom Report Podcast, 06/17/15

June 17, 2015
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The Libertarian Republic The Libertarian Republic
by  

"Celebrity entrepreneur Donald Trump announced his run for president yesterday, and the Freedom Report podcast is here to tell you exactly what we think." [Flash audio or MP3] (06/17/15)

http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/dump-trump-2016-podcast/  

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Jeb punctuation mark

June 16, 2015
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The Cagle Post
by Nate Beeler  

Cartoon. (06/16/15)

http://www.cagle.com/2015/06/jeb-punctuation-mark/  

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Jeb Bush’s daunting path: Why he’s even weaker than Mitt Romney

June 16, 2015
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Salon
by Jim Newell  

"Jeb's numbers among conservatives are atrocious. They were atrocious earlier this year, as Salon's Luke Brinker wrote in February, and they're atrocious now. They're far worse than Mitt Romney's were at the corresponding time in the 2012 cycle, and Romney famously was so distrusted by the base of the party that, at various points in the cycle, Michele Bachmann, Donald Trump, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum appeared poised to give him a run. And unlike Romney, Bush has been unable to build up a buffer of support among 'moderates' to keep him a step ahead of the rest." (06/15/15)

http://tinyurl.com/qab69ww  

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Hillary, Jeb and faulty intelligence

June 14, 2015
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Lawrence Reichard  

"In the immortal words of radical American journalist I.F. Stone (1907-1989), all governments lie. And governments lie the most when they're seeking public support for war. That is why the recent flap over Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush and the Iraq War is so unsettling." (06/12/15)

http://tinyurl.com/owc2hbs  

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Can they stop themselves?

June 11, 2015
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Reason Reason
by staff  

"In this early stage of the 2016 campaign, Reason seeks to keep everyone's eyes on the prize of reducing the size and scope of government. Below, a guide to the candidates' and potential candidates' records on cutting government spending, especially during their terms in office but also in their policy positioning. At a time when our budgets are wildly unbalanced, when the national debt is at $18 trillion and growing, when debt service is poised to zoom past military spending during the next administration, and when baby boomer entitlements threaten to soak up half of government expenditures, there is no more important question to answer than this: What, at long last, are you willing to cut?" (for publication 07/15)

http://reason.com/archives/2015/06/10/can-they-stop-themselves  

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The problem with Rick Perry

June 11, 2015
posted by

Timothy J. Taylor Authority!
by TImothy J Taylor  

"The problem with Rick Perry as a candidate for President of the United States is the same problem he shares with most of the other Republican Party presidential hopefuls and a major reason why they'll have difficulty doing well in presidential elections. He's a nice man with some good political ideas just like all the others but unfortunately his avowed goal as a politician is to impose, not just his statist politics, but his ultra-right-wing religious beliefs on all of us whether we like it or not." (06/11/15)

http://tinyurl.com/nuvnd7v  

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Five reasons Jeb Bush’s soon-to-be-announced campaign is already a mess

June 10, 2015
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Salon
by Sophia Tesfaye  

"Jeb Bush is expected to announce his candidacy for president in less than a week, but promises of a campaign juggernaut have already given way to a hapless rollout and campaign reshuffling after a series of befuddling blunders. Below, Salon looks at five reasons Jeb's yet-to-be-announced campaign is already a mess." (06/09/15)

http://tinyurl.com/p2r9gwf  

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Election 2016: Perry signs on for second dose of public humiliation

June 4, 2015
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People Magazine    

"Rick Perry announced on Thursday that he will be seeking the Republican nomination for President of the United States of America. ... The former governor's first bid for the presidency in 2012 was rife with gaffes, one of the most memorable being when, in the middle of a debate, he forgot one of three federal agencies he would eliminate as president." (06/04/15)

http://tinyurl.com/p6mkyvl  

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Here’s how Rand Paul wins the GOP nomination

June 4, 2015
posted by

The Libertarian Republic The Libertarian Republic
by Don Rasmussen  

"The naysayers are wrong. Rand Paul has a clearer path to the Republican nomination than most of the other candidates." (06/03/15)

http://tinyurl.com/o7c8xfs  

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Rating the GOP contenders on taxes

June 3, 2015
posted by

Michael D. Tanner Cato Institute
by Michael D Tanner  

"'God,' the late columnist Robert Novak used to say, 'put the Republican party on earth to cut taxes.' If so, there is unlikely to be any theological crisis for Republicans anytime soon. All the GOP's major 2016 candidates are expected to propose some reduction in taxes. But with tax cuts, perhaps even more than with other issues, the devil is in the details. What taxes do they proposed to cut and by how much?" (06/03/15)

http://tinyurl.com/ora697b  

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Men of a certain rage

June 3, 2015
posted by

The Cagle Post
by Mark Streeter  

Cartoon. (06/01/15)

http://www.cagle.com/2015/06/men-of-a-certain-rage/  

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Graham and American “weakness”

June 2, 2015
posted by

Daniel Larison The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison  

"Lindsey Graham made his formal announcement to start his presidential campaign. His speech included a number of typically absurd lines, of which this was probably the most nonsensical: 'American weakness anywhere hurts us everywhere.' Not only is this false, but it has been proven false many times. U.S. and allied security isn't harmed by so-called 'weakness' in conflicts where we have little or nothing at stake. The U.S. is not harmed by refraining from involvement in foreign civil wars or by choosing not to attack other countries. On the contrary, when it avoids wasting resources and taking on costly burdens in unnecessary wars the U.S. is in a more secure and stronger position. Graham would have the U.S. increase its already frenetic pace of interference around the world, and he would misrepresent all that costly meddling as 'strength.'" (06/01/15)

http://tinyurl.com/nvdh69r  

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Graham announces

June 1, 2015
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Fox News Fox News    

"South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham added to the Republican Party's logistical challenges as he formally launched his 2016 presidential campaign -- becoming the ninth GOP primary candidate, with more than a half-dozen others still weighing a bid of their own. South Carolina's senior senator made the announcement Monday in the small town of Central, where he grew up. The hawkish lawmaker made clear he will strive to make national security [sic] a centerpiece of his campaign, and the presidential race as a whole." [editor's note: I guess it comes down to just how big the "forgot to take their thorazine today" vote really is - TLK] (06/01/15)

http://tinyurl.com/nhyubeu  

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Presidential politics: They’re all conservatives

May 29, 2015
posted by

Thomas L. Knapp William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism
by Thomas L Knapp  

"As reliably as seconds ticking by on an expensive wristwatch, Republican presidential candidates loudly and vehemently identify themselves as 'conservatives.' We're used to hearing politicians lie, but these politicians are telling the truth for once. They ARE all conservatives. Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, on the other hand, lie constantly about their political orientations. They label themselves 'liberals' or even 'progressives.' But they are conservatives, too." (05/28/15)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/1536  

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