Rand Paul Has No Billionaire, Must Scrape For Cash

Crooks & Liars Rand Paul’s role in the 2016 Republican primary is to peel off prospective young voters and disenfranchised liberals. So today’s spate of stories about how Rand Paul is being left out in the cold by his billionaires, leaving him short on cash should be viewed for the cynical manipulations they are. We… More Rand Paul Has No Billionaire, Must Scrape For Cash

10 reasons Rand Paul will never set foot in the White House — except on a tour

The Raw Story Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is officially running for president, but his White House aspirations are just as clumsily implausible as an Ayn Rand plot. The son of conservative folk hero Ron Paul, the retired Texas congressman and failed Republican presidential candidate, likes to present himself as a civil libertarian. But his actual… More 10 reasons Rand Paul will never set foot in the White House — except on a tour

How Rand Paul bombed at Koch brothers gathering

Politico His laid-back style turns off big money donors. Some of the most influential players in big-money conservative politics gathered late last month to discuss government’s role in society, but their focus kept shifting to a less weighty topic: Rand Paul’s outfit. The Kentucky senator and prospective GOP presidential candidate — whose libertarian politics mesh… More How Rand Paul bombed at Koch brothers gathering

Sunday Talk: Finger on the pulse

Daily Kos This week, self-certified ophthalmologist Rand Paul, the undisputed Congressional champion of minority rights, formally announced that he’s running for reelection to the Senate in 2016. Left unsaid was that he’s also planning to run for president in 2016. Now, it may be true that, under Kentucky’s (existing) election laws, simultaneously running for two offices isn’t allowed—but so what!? The… More Sunday Talk: Finger on the pulse

Christie dismisses Rand Paul and libertarians as ‘dangerous’: I remember Sept. 12, 2001

The Raw Story New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) didn’t mince words on Thursday when asked for his thoughts about Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) and the strain of libertarianism that is spreading among some in the Republican Party. According to Salon.com’s Alex Seitz-Wald, Christie slammed Paul and his isolationist foreign policy ideals “dangerous” and wondered… More Christie dismisses Rand Paul and libertarians as ‘dangerous’: I remember Sept. 12, 2001

Politico’s Week in one liners: Ryan, Obama, Romney

  Politico The top quotes in politics … “Good evening everyone, and welcome to Barack Obama’s retirement party!” — Former Gov.Tim Pawlenty knocking the president at the RNC. “It should be a pretty entertaining show.” — President Barack Obama commenting on the convention. “Save a little for Mitt.”— Actor Clint Eastwood hushing an excited crowd at the RNC. “He’s a unique guy, and he did a unique thing… More Politico’s Week in one liners: Ryan, Obama, Romney

5 Ways Republicans Have Sabotaged Job Growth

No surprise here. [Some] Republicans are not very nice people. When they complain about the dismal job numbers every month and blame President Obama for the poor showing of job growth, they display a measure of  hypocrisy that is beyond belief… Think Progress New numbers released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the economy added… More 5 Ways Republicans Have Sabotaged Job Growth

‘You Know You’re a Liberal If…’ 33 Litmus Tests for Liberals

Addicting Info You can discern the geographic distance between Kenya and Hawaii. Bernie Sanders is one of your favorite senators. You’re seriously considering dropping Verizon and switching to Credo Mobile. You get much of your news from Rachel Maddow, Bill Maher and/or Jon Stewart. You’re in favor of tax increases to support the common good… More ‘You Know You’re a Liberal If…’ 33 Litmus Tests for Liberals

Fox Poll Shows Obama Winning Over Romney and Tea Party Loathed

What a difference two years make for the Tea Baggers… Politicus USA Fox News’ latest polling data should alarm the Republican Party, because it shows President Barack Obama winning over Mitt Romney in a general election, the Democratic Party with higher favorables than the Republican Party, Mitt Romney with low favorables and the Tea Party… More Fox Poll Shows Obama Winning Over Romney and Tea Party Loathed

Wednesday Blog Round Up

Romney wins AZ, Michigan Olympia Snowe is right about American politics. Will we listen? Fact-checking the Arizona presidential debate Seniors and the Wealthy Save Michigan for Romney The Tea Party Loves Socialism, Fakes Otherwise Rick Santorum Loses Catholic Vote In 2012 Michigan, Arizona Primaries How The Right Redefines “Fairness” To Push Tax Hikes On Poor… More Wednesday Blog Round Up