Never Accept the Left’s False Premise

by: Brent Smith

I’ve not been a huge fan of Rand Paul over the years, but that’s changing, as he is one of only a select few who is fighting back against the assault of leftism and leftist so-called journalists.

Leftist “journalists” like George Snuffleupagus, former hack hit man who ran the Bill Clinton “war Room,” and now effectively runs the ABC News leftist attack squad, whose only job for the past 4+ years was to torpedo and sink the Trump presidency and now the Trump legacy.

But Rand Paul would have none of it, displaying brilliantly the reasoned tactic that Rush Limbaugh has championed for so many years – never just accept the left’s premise as being factual when they question, I mean grill you.

from Kylee Zempel at the Federalist:

Rand Paul’s Cage Match With George Stephanopoulos Is A Pattern Everyone On The Right Should Follow

Every single Republican lawmaker and figurehead should be required to watch the Rand Paul clip as a clinic for how to take on the left-wing media. read more

A Government Waste Report

from Campus Reform:

Rand Paul’s annual Festivus Report reveals how government forked over millions to universities for ridiculous studies

Sen. Rand Paul’s annual government waste analysis showed that federal bureaucracies wasted millions of dollars commissioning strange research studies at universities.

These studies involved giving cigarettes to kids, developing a smart toilet that videotapes users while they defecate, and testing whether consumers like the taste of cricket powder.

Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) annual government waste report revealed that the federal government spent millions of dollars commissioning strange research studies at universities. read more

Right and Left Just Keep on Spending

from Rand Paul for the Washington Examiner:

Sen. Rand Paul: The debt and the decline of empire

I ran into a couple of GOP senators the other day. They were talking about the fall of the Roman Empire (who knew senators might actually discuss history?). One senator made the point that Rome’s fall corresponded with a loss of values, which of course has some merit. But that’s missing the bigger picture. I responded that perhaps their decline had something to do with being overextended militarily, knowing that they would likely reject this point since it might imply that the United States, also, might be faced with the same future.

History certainly has lessons, but it’s amazing that after 2,000 years we still draw different conclusions. I couldn’t resist to jab them a little: “You know our own decline will ultimately come when we can’t manage our debt.”

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Trump May End Up Owning RyanCare

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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If Paul Ryan’s ObamaCare-lite bill makes it to president Trump’s desk in any form close to what it is now and he signs, it will become Trump’s healthcare debacle. Although it should be called RyanCare or CowardCare, it will ultimately end up as what I coined on Wednesday – O-DonaldCare.

And this is the shame of it. The president can’t know everything, so he must rely on honest brokers to give him an accurate account of various bills. Rand Paul, who is steadfast against the Republican bill, thinks the Republicans, particularly Paul Ryan, are not being accurate or honest with Trump. My buddy, Onan Coca at Constitution.com quotes Paul saying: “I don’t think it makes any sense and I think he’s [Ryan] trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the president.”

Unfortunately that’s just the way it works. Presidents get congratulated on everything good that happens on their watch, but also get hung, rightly or wrongly, by any failures. Few will remember or care that this sham started with Paul Ryan, anymore than we recall that Obama didn’t draft ObamaCare. Yet no one calls that GruberCare, after its architect, Jonathan Gruber, do they. All that will matter is that Trump promoted it and ultimately signed it, so it’s his baby – Rosemary’s baby!

Now I must admit, that in my haste to rush my initial reaction out to the Republican bill, I didn’t do justice to just how bad this thing is and I also was inaccurate on a point or two. If you care to go back and read it you may do so here.

I also admit that I am not personally privy to all that is in the Republican replacement bill, so must therefore rely on experts I trust to do that leg-work for me. read more

Conservatives Insist on Full Repeal of Obamacare

Hooray for Real Conservatives! Hopefully they will all stick to their guns and hold Leadership’s feet to the fire, so they do what they promised and successfully voted on in 2015.

from Breitbart:

Sen. Rand Paul, Rep. Mark Meadows, and Rep. Jim Jordan spoke with reporters Tuesday to discuss their opposition to any legislation that does not fully repeal Obamacare.
Senator Paul (R-KY) said:

Basically, conservatives are coalescing around a complete repeal. Conservatives want no less than to vote on what they did a year ago with the 2015 repeal bill. I think that we have to votes now to tell the leadership that this is what we want to do. read more

I’d Rather be Cruzin With Ted Than Randy Over Paul

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Yesterday I posted an article by Conservative Review I entitled “Rand Paul Attacks Ted Cruz.”

I posted it because I think it important, as this presidential primary begins to shake out, to know who the candidates are, who will not only say they will fight for us and the Constitution, but when things heat up, actually will.

“Ted has chosen to make this really personal and chosen to call people dishonest in leadership and call them names, which really goes against the decorum and also against the rules of the Senate, and as a consequence, he can’t get anything done legislatively,” Paul told Fox News Radio. “He is pretty much done for and stifled and it’s really because of personal relationships, or lack of personal relationships, and it is a problem.”

The “decorum” Paul may be referring to is the Thomas Jefferson rule in his Manual of Parliamentary Practice, which states: “No one is to disturb another in his speech by hissing, coughing, spitting, speaking or whispering to another; nor to stand up or interrupt him; nor to pass between the Speaker and the speaking member; nor to go across the [Senate chamber], or to walk up and down it, or to take books or papers from the [clerk’s] table, or write there.”

I love Thomas Jefferson. He, Washington and Madison are my favorite “founders,” but I think it’s time to chuck the rules of decorum.

Voters are tired of the same old crap we get election after election. We receive nothing but hollow promises from these bums. They go to Washington, and either don’t fight, as they said they would, or worse, side with the establishment or the other party. Small wonder Trump is so popular. People like the “everyman” straight talk and verbal fisticuffs. And don’t believe his star is falling as much as pundits tell us. All things in politics, particularly polls, can be manipulated to achieve a desired outcome. read more

Rand Paul Attacks Ted Cruz

from Conservative Review:

Does Rand Paul believe the road to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is paved with endless pandering?

At a time when GOP leaders, led by Mitch McConnell, are engaging in the ultimate betrayal and funding Planned Parenthood and all their butchery, Rand Paul is training his fire on….Ted Cruz!  He lashed out at the senator from Texas, predicting that he’s “done for in the Senate.”  He seemed particularly perturbed by Cruz calling McConnell a liar, even though the senior senator from Kentucky indeed engaged in one of the most verifiable and public acts of lying earlier this year.

Sadly, the negativity Rand is projecting on Cruz for fighting back against the political enemies of our time is precisely why Paul is “done for” in the presidential race. The voters are looking for someone who has no respect for the current system and those who broke it, not someone who is trying to pander to it.  They are looking for not just a pandering vote, but a robust voice.  Rand would be wise to watch Cruz’s epic speech this week, which essentially encapsulates all the frustrations all of us have had with the current political system.  If Rand has a better way forward, it’s clearly lost on everyone.

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Peter Kings Goes Off on Conservatives

from Newsmax:

Republicans can’t allow the primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to open the door for the “Ted Cruzes and the Rand Pauls to take over” the GOP, Rep. Peter King said.

Cantor’s defeat in Virginia’s Republican primary Tuesday to economics professor Dave Brat sent shock waves through political circles. Brat walked away with the primary win with 55.5 percent of the vote to Cantor’s 45.5 percent. Polls leading into the election showed Cantor with a healthy lead over Brat. read more

Of Ann & Rand

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

Ann Coulter was recently on the Sean Hannity television program.

 

The interview started friendly but quickly turned rather contentious. Coulter told Sean, “If we don’t elect Republicans; I don’t care which Republicans, we will not repeal Obamacare.”

 

So Ann, are you saying if we elect a Senate full of John McCains, Mitch McConnells and Lindsey Grahams, we will repeal Obamacare? Really?

 

I’ll answer that. Not a chance! That’s the answer.

 

She went on to say that we shouldn’t be fighting against Republicans. And then said, actually shouted, that the Republicans, if they gain a majority will balance the budget and do all these conservative things.

 

Where’s the proof of that? There is none. As a matter of fact, there is the exact opposite, solid proof that they won’t. read more

The Jihad According to Rand Paul

Last month, at the Values Voter Summit, a gathering of conservative activists from around the country, Senator Rand Paul gave a speech on what he called “a worldwide war on Christians by a fanatical element of Islam.”

Anti-Christian persecution, violence, and “religious cleansing” have become common in many Muslim-majority countries. The media, as Paul pointed out, have turned a blind eye. So, too, have President Obama and European leaders.

The senator was careful not to paint all Muslims with the brush of fanaticism. He stressed that only a minority of Muslims read Islamic scripture as mandating an armed struggle against Christians and other “unbelievers.” read more