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Washington Post “Poll” Dems’ at 51% of Senate Control – Wishful Thinking

09/17/2014 06:24:58 AM

From The Washington Post, Fix Blog, reveals that there is a slight chance that the Democrats may retain control of the Senate, however, the poll, such as it is, relies on data sets from the Post’s Internal Lab. The Washington Posts Election Lab sug > read more

2016 Update: Rand Paul – Washington Post “Profiles”, Politico Rand Leads Pack – but..Paul, the Current Threat to the Status Quo

09/16/2014 06:17:32 AM

The Washington Post article: Shifting his views Rand Paul Seeks Broader Appeal but May Risk his outsider Image” is an interesting piece, in so much that it relies on articles, his legislation, and of course, those surrounding him, in order to come > read more

Rand Paul – to New Hampshire –Quasi Endorsement from Bill Mahar - Not His Father’s Clone

09/12/2014 06:18:10 AM

Rand Paul has taken criticism from the right (most notably standard Republican’s of the “also-ran” stripe) for being an isolationist, and “Ron Paul’s son”, while on the left, it’s about hiring someone who was racist, and staff who plag > read more

Remembrances of September 11, 2001 – Personal Reflections

09/11/2014 06:35:40 AM

On that sunny, September morning, I was on my way to a history period, when I glanced at the Television in the hallway at college, and noted a second plane going into the World Trade Center – I called my husband, who was at a nearby AFRB, and asked > read more

2014 MA Primary - NH Primary – Results - As anticipated with a few interesting exceptions – 2016 starting to Loom Larger

09/10/2014 06:15:33 AM

The last state primaries for 2014 were held yesterday, with elections to follow this November. In Massachusetts the results were somewhat as expected: WWLP, Springfield reports that Baker won the Republican Governors race handily, while on the Democ > read more

Ted Cruz (R-TX) Campaigns in New Hampshire for 2nd Congressional District Candidate, Melinda Garcia Tuesday Primary Results May Show Cruz Direction

09/08/2014 05:57:14 AM

Senator Ted Cruz was up in New Hampshire this past weekend, campaigning hard for Hispanic 2nd congressional district hopeful Melinda Garcia, a NH State representative from Salem. (WMUR). There are two things to take away from this particular primary > read more

Rand Paul – Political Press Beat-Down – Taking Remarks Out of Context Out of Party Partisanship

09/05/2014 06:15:54 AM

" Kentucky Senator, Rand Paul, a 2016 formidable candidate’s Time Magazine Op-Ed, (Time) has the political right and left in feeding frenzy. Jennifer Rubin, at the Washington Post has opined that Paul has undergone “a remarkable metamorphosis > read more

Changes at the Washington Post – Hope for Growth versus Partisanship

09/03/2014 06:12:41 AM

Yesterday, the Washington Post announced that they had named Frederick J. Ryan as the new publisher, replacing Katherine Wymouth. The gist: Politico’s first chief executive, Frederick J. Ryan Jr., a former Reagan administration official now charge > read more

Report on the Texas Border National Guards – Washington Post – Apparently – Perry’s Plan Works

09/02/2014 06:06:58 AM

Pre Troop Deployment - Border Crossings in Texas - image from KUT.org The first of the National Guard deployed by Governor Rick Perry (TX) - are a bit bored, according to the Washington Post article. The fact that they are watching one of the most h > read more

Beating Up on Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) –What if a Politician has a mind of their own?

09/01/2014 06:11:42 AM

Elizabeth Warren, Senator (D-MA) image from Elizabeth Warren.com Elizabeth Warren, known as the darling of the left, apparently has a mind of her own – shame on her. Warren recently suggested that Israel has the right to defend itself, even if t > read more

ISIS and the American Politician – As the World Dithers – the Times Lays Blame on – Republicans

09/01/2014 05:50:34 AM

ISIS, the rapid Islamic group that has established a caliphate in parts of Syria and Iraq, killing anyone whom they please in the most barbaric manners, including children has taken front and center stage in the American Political area. The question > read more

Scott Brown Closes in NH Senate Race Polling – The summer-fall of America’s discontent

08/25/2014 06:27:54 AM

Former MA Senator Scott Brown, was lagging in polling with incumbent, Democrat, Jean Sheheen in NH up until this past week, when The Boston Globe reports, that a new poll reveals they are in a statistical dead heat.. The Globe goes on to suggest tha > read more

ISIS beheads U.S. Journalist – similar to Mexican Beheadings of Journalist - Theory - Is it Possible ISIS is Operating on the US Border?

08/20/2014 06:34:31 AM

In a graphic video released by the terrorist organization ISIS, American journalist, James Wright Foley, was beheaded after being held captive for two years. (New York Daily News). The organization, middle eastern, Radicalized Muslim, uses the pract > read more

Rand Paul strikes a chord with Essay on Ferguson – Reaching Across the Demographic Divide.

08/19/2014 06:39:25 AM

Dubbed a “very different Republican” by the Los Angeles Times, Kentucky Governor, Rand Paul has managed the unthinkable – an acknowledgement that perhaps, just perhaps, not all Republican’s might be painted with the same media tar brush.(LA T > read more

2016 Looking forward - GOP and DNC options

08/18/2014 06:31:55 AM

2016 Looking forward - GOP and DNC options The New York Times article: “Taking Account of the Republican Presidential Contenders”, reminds that fortunes wax and wane years in advance of the general election. They cite Rand Paul and Ted Cruz as > read more

ISIS – extremist bent on Jihad coming to a border year you?

08/12/2014 06:19:59 AM

A recent report from Dallas CBS local, notes that Iraqi Extremist, (ISIS) who have vowed to bring their barbaric form of jihad and forced conversions to the United States, would slip into the U.S. through the Mexican border (Dallas CBS Local). Addin > read more

Madeline Albright, Condoleezza Rice and Robert Gates – Russia, Putin, and the Constant Threat of a Megalomaniac

08/11/2014 06:29:05 AM

During a panel discussion at Aspen, CO – former Secretaries of State, Rice and Albright, joined by former Defense Gates, and moderated by former Undersecretary of State, Burns, one thing was made extremely clear – the greatest threat in their com > read more

Major Political Parties, the Diversity Within, a Stranglehold on the Political Process – Purists vs. the Individualist

08/08/2014 06:32:47 AM

An article in the New York Times asking if the Libertarian moment finally arrived (worth the read), brought forward the question of the diversity within the political parties, and how purists is the two major parties, appear to be the undoing of the > read more

Lost Dog – New Facial Recognition APP May Be the Answer

08/07/2014 06:08:23 AM

The latest use of technology used in order to reunite owners with a lost dog is a facial recognition app wich is being used successfully to reunite owners with their lost dogs in San Diego. (myfoxny) The app is available at www.findingrover.com, whe > read more

Rand Paul – In Iowa – The Media drumbeat – Rand Paul on Israel – much ado about nothing – intentionally

08/05/2014 06:26:16 AM

CNN reporting on Rand Paul in Iowa states the obvious – that the Senator from Kentucky is “barnstorming” across Iowa in a campaign style. It is obvious that Paul makes the media, Democrats and standard Republican’s a tad nervous – he’s p > read more

Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) – 2016 – Will She or Won’t She Enter the Race

08/04/2014 06:29:10 AM

There’s an uptick in news lately regarding the first term Senator from MA, Elizabeth Warren. Most of this is centered on Warren’s popularity with the Progressive base of the Democrat party, and her potential run in 2016. Many insist she is runn > read more

Rick Perry moves Troops to Border – Without Firing a Shot – Illegal Immigrants reported to Reroute through New Mexico due to National Guard – When will NM’s Martinez Do the Same?

07/31/2014 06:08:05 AM

Rick Perry has been criticized by the right and the left for moving Texas National guard to the border, the left, for obvious reasons, and the right, for political reasons (upcoming 2016 Presidential election and inability to understand strategy). P > read more

A Recipe for Electoral Disaster – American’s go deeper in debt, while Illegal Immigration and giveaways are front and center.

07/29/2014 06:02:23 AM

Photographs of children entered illegally and housed in the U.S - Houston Chronicle, Breitbart TX It would be easy enough for individuals in the United States, fully employed with a robust middle-class and actual opportunities for all current U.S. ci > read more

Massachusetts Protests Illegal Immigration – Rallies around the Commonwealth. Nationwide the situation does not bode well for the Democrats in 2014 and 2016

07/28/2014 06:16:58 AM

This weekend there were several rallies around the Commonwealth in opposition to the Governors’ acceptance of housing illegal immigrant children from Central America. On large protest was in Boston, at the capital, the video is available below or > read more

2016 Polling – What It Implies – Paul, Clinton and the Rest of the Pack - Analysis

07/18/2014 06:10:43 AM

The Los Angeles Times article on the latest 2016 polling is somewhat interesting in that the headline suggests that Clinton is sweeping a tightly packed field of Republicans. Once one gets into the breakdown of the latest polling, it is Biden, not t > read more

Rank Paul to San Francisco!

07/17/2014 06:34:58 AM

From SF Gate: Kentucky Senator and, as of yet, unannounced 2016 Presidential Candidate, will be attending a “conservatarian” conference as the “star speaker”. Paul, who also was received with open arms at Berkley of all places, will be in Na > read more

Rand Paul Vs. Rick Perry – Who Cares?

07/15/2014 05:51:32 AM

The last few days saw dueling headlines - the first salvo from Rick Perry, Governor of Texas and, as it happens, a 2016 possible GOP presidential candidate – Perry wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post, blasting Paul for being an isolationist. > read more

Why Rand Paul and Cory Booker Collaboration Should be the Rule not the Exception

07/11/2014 06:23:41 AM

Rand Paul and Cory Booker - working together for the common good - photo veooz.com From Politico Sentaors Rand Paul (R-KY) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) have apparently become fast friends over a collaboration on the REDEEM Act, which would change t > read more

Rand Paul pulls Away in Polling – Tops GOP Charts – Hillary Trumps Lackluster Dem Field.

07/10/2014 06:23:58 AM

Forbesreporting on the last Zogby Poll, shows Rand Paul (R-KY), pulling away from the establishment candidates (Bush, Christie) by a larger margin than previously seen. Paul received 20%, while the next 2016 potentials placed at 13%. (Forbes) Obviou > read more

The U.S. Border – continues to hold headlines – Democrats support Open Borders – their constituents – not so much – Getting past the realities of a Government in Chaos.

07/09/2014 07:08:58 AM

As the U.S. border situation intensifies, Governor Rick Perry will, indeed meet with President Obama today to discuss the problem that is facing our nation (CBS News). Perry is seeking aid from the Federal Government to control the border by any mea > read more

U.S. Border Crisis – Rick Perry and President Obama - the Good, the Bad & the Ugly when dealing with Sealing U.S. Borders and Immigration

07/08/2014 06:09:05 AM

When the U.S. – Mexican border became a Mecca of sorts, for all of humanity to pour into the nation, unchecked and then abated by our government, one had to have been living under the proverbial rock for the past twenty years, not to have seen this > read more

Elizabeth Warren 2016 – NY Post Headlines – Done Deal?

07/07/2014 05:41:04 AM

The New York Post blazed the story regarding President Obama’s choice of Elizabeth Warren for 2016 over Hillary Clinton, suggesting that sources insist that the President’s advisor, Valerie Jarrett is actively pursuing the coronation of the newly > read more

2016 Early Polling Continues to pit Clinton only against GOP potential candidates, Paul on Iraq – Yes his opinion can be stunning!

06/30/2014 06:25:05 AM

It appears that all pollsters continue to compare Hillary Clinton, and no other Dem candidate against the pack of 2016 potential candidates. In a situation where not one has officially announced a candidacy - but may have hinted – the best of thos > read more

Springfield MA Mayor Pleads for Help in Relocating Refugees Away from Springfield - Good for Him. < br> The Mayor of Springfield, Dominic Sarno, has come under fire for trying to stop the importation of thousands of refugees from Iraq and Somali

06/24/2014 06:45:17 AM

< br>The Mayor of Springfield, Dominic Sarno, has come under fire for trying to stop the importation of thousands of refugees from Iraq and Somalia into a City, already struggling with housing, and financial woes due to a tornado that had ripped t > read more

Three for 2016 - Rand Paul – Pragmatic Approach to the Middle East, the Borders and Voting Rights, Chris Matthews on Elizabeth Warren, and the Left on Rick Perry

06/23/2014 06:00:24 AM

Senator Rand Paul (K), on Meet the Press with David Gregory (link here to full video interview at NBC), (synopsis) was asked and answered a few topical questions regarding his stance on the issues of the day. He suggested that we stay out of the M > read more

WSJ/NBC Poll – Obama Confidence Low - Approval Sinks – Nation Rejects Both Major Political Entities

06/18/2014 06:21:49 AM

Most American's having difficulty telling DC Democrats or Republicans apart - image toonrefugee.com The latest WSJ poll is out and according to NBC News the nation is no longer divided on President Obama’s capabilities; they are disapproving by th > read more

Paul Rand (KY) – No to Troops in Iraq – the Right Direction

06/17/2014 06:09:41 AM

Taking the higher road, Rand Paul, Senator from Kentucky and potential 2016 Presidential Candidate, suggested it would be a mistake for the US to send troops, once again, into Iraq. US News carried the report this morning (available here) on Paul’ > read more

The New Yorker on David Brat – and the 99% comparison to Elizabeth Warren

06/16/2014 05:48:57 AM

Oddly enough, the New Yorker’s take on David Brat (R) upset over Eric Cantor (R) in the VA primary, is spot on, while missing a greater point. They compare the economics professors abhorrence of crony capitalism to the Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 99% > read more

David versus Goliath – how Cantor Lost to the College Professor – David Brat

06/11/2014 06:21:35 AM

As Washington insides and pundits left and right are thawing out educated guesses as to why David Brat, a little known economics professor, bested, on no budget, a well funded, Congressional Majority Leader, the truth is rather simple – perhaps too > read more

Scott Brown as the”Carpetbagger”, Politico Asks – “So What?” – Valid – Are you listening New Hampshire?

06/10/2014 06:27:08 AM

Politico’s article on Scott Brown, Republican running for Senate in New Hampshire, offers some valid points as to his “residency” in the state, and the moniker of “carpetbagger” that some have attempted to attach to Brown. The article sta > read more

ABC Previews Campaign 2016 – the GOP – and the one Democrat – Hillary Clinton

06/09/2014 06:09:26 AM

ABC News had current 2016 previews of candidates for the GOP Presidential nomination – from Governor Rick Perry the checklist includes his pro’s and con’s – the con – in brief, he was accused of withholding funding for a state rep (who hap > read more

Elizabeth Warren – 2016 – Stock Rising

06/03/2014 05:57:18 AM

The question has been asked and answered of the Junior Senator from Massachusetts, Democrat Elizabeth Warren – “Will you run for President in 2016?” All prior answers were no – except, the latest interview with the Huffington Post here, wher > read more

Walking School buses – used in fighting childhood obesity – Taking 50 steps back to go forward again.

05/28/2014 06:19:17 AM

When one is of a certain age, one recalls walking to school, in all types of weather, regardless of the cold, rain, sleet or hail, it was a privilege to be able to learn, play and grow. This privilege extended and still extends to all students. Of > read more

The Perfect Presidential Candidate (or any Federal, State or Local Candidate)

05/22/2014 06:39:17 AM

Is there truly a perfect candidate for any office, no matter how low or how high? No, in truth, there is not, and the reason has less to do with any given candidate than it does with the massive political parties, the money brokers, and the “frin > read more

A Dog Named Dillon - Personal Reflections

05/20/2014 20:57:35 PM

A family photo - three sisters with Dillon There are times when we mere mortals meet the love of our life – oddly shaped, with wagging tail, pleasing smiles, and begging for more attention than one might feel capable of giving. The perfect comple > read more

Rand Paul best Hillary Clinton in 2016 Hypothetical match-up - Elizabeth Warren, Republican Turned Progressive, responds being credited with the Occupy Movement.

05/19/2014 06:07:31 AM

From the Lexington Herald Leader: Rand Paul has “narrowly” bested Hillary Clinton in a 2016 Hypothetical matchup – the Leader called it a “home court advantage”. The final advantage 48 (Paul) to 44 (Clinton) –which is the spread that se > read more

Oh Nebraska – Sasse Win Credited by Drudge, National Review and one Ted Cruz

05/15/2014 06:00:34 AM

The article at Politico: ”Drudge, National Review spur Sasse win”, suggests that the Senatorial Candidate for the GOP win was brought about solely by the “Conservative” site Drudge Report, as well as the National Review Magazine. That in pa > read more

On Benghazi and Boko Harem - Making Excuses by Pillorying Hillary Clinton – to what end?

05/14/2014 06:39:33 AM

A Politico article, (here)entitled: “The Boko Haram-Benghazi Link”suggests the premise of the article is a rebuttal to Allen West, the Tea Party Republican who is more than likely to hammer Obama for a host of issues, including the Benghazi Scand > read more

Rand Paul Op-Ed NY Times on Drone Use – Now Leads Hillary in Yet Another State Poll

05/12/2014 06:41:50 AM

Rand Paul, the Senator from Kentucky, wrote a piece in the New York Times entitled “Show Us the Drone Memo’s – in response to the nomination of David J. Barron, to the 1st Circuit. It was Paul’s usual pointed style, and the 100 comments with > read more

Tales of Yellowstone Super Volcano and Mass U.S. Evacuations

05/09/2014 06:30:14 AM

Image of the area to be affected by a Super Volcano - from Epoch Times One has to take everything one reads with a grain of salt – however, there is no doubt that natural events have an historical reference point – such as say, weather patterns. > read more

Examiner Asks “What If Elizabeth Warren Runs in 2016” – Not if – when.

05/06/2014 06:23:16 AM

There’s an interesting article in the Washington Examiner this morning regarding a potential run by MA short-term Senator – Elizabeth Warren The article asks what if Warren ran for office in 2016 and goes on to name some of the individuals who a > read more

Rand Paul, the Kentucky Derby & Foreign Policy

05/05/2014 06:21:59 AM

The Senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul, a likely 2016 Presidential candidate, went to the Kentucky Derby this weekend – and invited, as a guest, Rupert Murdoch. The event was covered in some detail by the New York Times, although not as a society pi > read more

Hillary Clinton & the Media – Love-Hate Relationship – Would give anyone Pause to Seek Higher Office

05/02/2014 06:17:53 AM

Whether or not one is politically for or against Hillary Clinton’s policies, one has to admit that this particular woman has taken a beating from the press. Regardless of any changes in attitudes during the past 100 years towards women, the press, > read more

Who is Elizabeth Warren – Former Republican turned Democrat?

04/29/2014 06:25:29 AM

Not knowing much about Elizabeth Warren, other than the fact that she was caught with her hand in the cookie jar, claiming a bit of Indian Heritage to qualify for a Harvard slot, and bested, on Obama’s coattails, one Scott Brown, not a great deal. > read more

Rand Paul and the Libertarian’s – What’s the appeal going into 2016? – Paul wins Maine Straw Poll

04/28/2014 06:37:16 AM

Rand Paul recently won the GOP Straw poll at the Maine GOP convention. (Politico). What that means in the most simple terms, is that the activist within the Maine GOP have a majority of Ron Paul supporters giving him both the college grassroots (whe > read more

2014-2016 – Party Affiliation No-More – Rand Paul Wow’s Independent Youth Vote – Bests Clinton - Nation Leaning Unaffiliated

04/25/2014 05:56:48 AM

Party Affiliation in the U.S. appears to be on the downside, with higher percentages suggesting they prefer no party affiliation according to Gallup Polling – at 42%, the highest percentage in 25 years (Gallup). Another poll from Reason shows a de > read more

BLM Headlines – Suspicion Haunts Federal Agency – Among other agencies that now have the ability to shoot first and Ask questions later.

04/22/2014 05:46:56 AM

Is Mismanagement leading to a national showdown? The Bureau of Land Management has taken a heavy hand lately – the standoff at the Clive Bundy ranch in Nevada bringing the spotlight to this particular agency. The reason the spotlight became so int > read more

Now Oregon Added to the GOP list of Possible 2014 acquisitions - Monica Wehby, Acquires National Attention

04/21/2014 06:02:00 AM

Oregon is not the state one normally associates with the GOP – perhaps in some instances, locally, yes, but overall urban areas tend to vote Democrat. However, in this election year, that may not be quite enough for the Democrat Incumbent Senators > read more

The 2016 Speculated Packed Republican Field versus the Speculated Democrat Field of One (?)

04/18/2014 06:20:45 AM

Senators Bernie Sanders, VT, and Rand Paul (KY)Presidential Hopefuls - image from Politico So much is now being bandied about regarding the individuals who are “front-runners”, denigrating and complementary, depending upon which media one prefer > read more

Reflections on Rwanda and the Desire to Prevent further Atrocities

04/17/2014 06:41:29 AM

The genocide in Rwanda - image from nigertiaintel.com Rwanda, the horrors of the genocide that took place two decades ago, is now at the forefront of the UN – an organization that barely mentioned the slaughter of three-quarters of a million people > read more

Washington Post Reports Rand Paul Jest re: Fencing Off Massachusetts – Elite Lack sense of Humor grounded in Truth – Why MA is largely ignored in General Elections

04/15/2014 06:29:21 AM

An piece in the Washington Post – entitled “In the Loop” reported that Rand Paul jested about fencing off Massachusetts from New Hampshire whilst Paul was in the Live Free or Die state (Washington Post). Also noted in the same article is the > read more

Harry Reid (D-NV) – Meets the Resistance – BLM (Bureau of Land Management) vs. The Ranchers - Ranchers 1 – Federal Government – 0

04/14/2014 06:42:17 AM

Although news reports of the standoff at the Nevada ranch, owned by one Clive Bundy, vary, yet suggest that Bundy “won” the range war with the Federal Rangers (i.e. Bureau of Land Management). ABC News. The snapshot: Bundy’s family had been do > read more

2016 – The Early Players - Update– Elizabeth Warren (D) Continues War on Women, Rand Paul (L-R) squarely in the Middle, Jeb Bush (R) – Name Brand

04/09/2014 06:13:38 AM

First and foremost, one must understand that Hillary Clinton is most likely, not going to run for the 2016 nomination – despite all rumors to the contrary – and hints from the Clinton’s – part of the reason is one Elizabeth Warren – newly e > read more

Yet Another Equal Pay Act for Women – Obama Administration Women in White House Make Less than Male Counterparts – A Political Motive – with no Real Consequence.

04/08/2014 05:56:42 AM

The New York Times is reporting on the Obama administrations attempt to roll out yet another equal pay act and begin by citing the fact that the White House staff is under “scrutiny” due to the fact that they pay women less than their male count > read more

Letterman – Last of the Late Night Retirement’s - for now

04/04/2014 06:04:28 AM

From the New York Times David Letterman is set to retire – according to the New York Times, he will retire after his contract expires in 2015. That will bring him through the mid-terms, but one has to wonder, to what effect will this “icon” ha > read more

Scott Brown – Compared to Daniel Webster – Ted Cruz – Heads to Liberty – The Natural Order of Politics and the U.S. Constitution

04/02/2014 06:10:00 AM

There is much ado about Scott Brown, former Senator from Massachusetts now living in New Hampshire and potentially seeking the Senate Seat in the Granite State. A piece in the Concord Monitor suggests that this maybe the natural order of all things > read more

Rand Paul – Network in 50 States - Message – Take Me Seriously – and We All Should

03/28/2014 06:35:54 AM

The Washington Post’s article yesterday outlined Rand Paul’s networking operations, which are extensive, in an article titled “Rand Paul Building National Network Courting Mainstream support for Presidential Bid” (Washington Post). The artic > read more

Speculation on the Papal visit – Obama Visit to Pope Francis – Outreach for Catholic Voters – the Politics of Religion.

03/27/2014 06:35:23 AM

Image from hprweb.com - article on Pope Francis worth the readFrom Yahoo News , the article entitled: “Obama meets Pope Francis, looks for Catholic boost”, an AFP piece, suggests that the President is meeting with Pope Francis for political purp > read more

2014 Elections - John Dennis to Run for CA-12 Against Nancy Pelosi (D) – Receives Endorsement from Rand Paul

03/26/2014 06:27:53 AM

John Dennis, running against Nancy Pelosi, CA 12 - image from benswann.com John Dennis, the Libertarian Leaning Republican will run against Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the House and infamous liberal firebrand, in 2014. This will be the third ti > read more

CNN – Opinion Speculates on Why Obama is Losing the Millennials' –the reasons - and what that means for the 2014-2016 election.

03/25/2014 06:45:25 AM

A young CPAC attendee - standing with Rand - the image from genprogress.org - asks "...but do conservatives stand with his generation?". Note: CPAC attendees are conservative activists. An opinion piece on CNN by Julian Zelizer, a CNN Contributor, > read more

The Rand Paul Effect – Media Love-Hate fest Begins on the National Election front.

03/21/2014 06:44:33 AM

Lately, the Love him or hate him effect from old and new media for Rand Paul, the Senator from Kentucky who is the current GOP 2016 frontrunner (though hardly announced) has been ramped up a bit. The reasoning is pretty clear to those who are of a p > read more

Rand Paul Goes West – to Berkeley – Greeted with Standing O – Dares to Cross Lines!

03/20/2014 06:41:12 AM

Rand Paul Speaks at Berkeley - image LA Times Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) went to Berkeley and, as the San Jose Mercury News headlined: “found support”…”of all places”! It is not without some humor and irony that the headline reads – “of > read more

The Libertarian-Conservative Prison Reform Platform Makes Bi-Partisanship Possible

03/18/2014 06:29:02 AM

An article at KSDK, on the united Democrat and Republican unity on prison reform is an interesting read – following the 2014 CPAC – (read the story here. Worth watching is the video of a CPAC conference, including Texas Governor Rick Perry and hi > read more

Scott Brown Forms Exploratory Committee – NH Senate, Rand Paul tops Polls

03/17/2014 06:38:00 AM

From the Boston Globe: Scott Brown, former Republican Senator from Massachusetts, had move to New Hampshire, and now exploring a run at a Senate seat in the Granite State. Brown, who was one of the more bi-partisan – non “hack” Senators in the > read more

Justice Department Blocks Harry Reid Investigation

03/14/2014 06:42:40 AM

A corruption probe begun by Utah State Prosecutors against Harry Reid (D) and Mike Lee (R), Senators from the State of Utah, has come under some scrutiny since efforts by the FBI have been thwarted by the Justice Department. In the case of Lee, ther > read more

Dem’s Downplay Loss of Florida 13th – a Swing District – Portents of 2014

03/12/2014 06:36:16 AM

From ABC News Republican candidate David Jolly bested his Democrat opponent in a special election yesterday in a Florida Gulf Coast Congressional District Race. ABC news suggests that Democrats believed this District an easy win due to Obama winnin > read more

The Resurgence of Liberty – CPAC - a Winning Message

03/10/2014 06:43:20 AM

In the years that one may or may not have paid a great deal of attention to the annual CPAC Convention, it has appeared mainly centric GOP – something has changed and that change is an overwhelming rejection of the status quo by those speakers wh > read more

Cruz & Paul - The Original Intent – Non-intervention in times where growth is required – Self-Defense only

03/05/2014 06:38:40 AM

One may say what they like about “political parties” and ideology, either Democrat or Republican, right or left, however, to break ranks on occasion, in the vein of George Washington seems proper. Referring to the brouhaha surrounding certain Lib > read more

MSNBC – Run Elizabeth Warren, Run! On her very Popular Policies

02/26/2014 06:26:56 AM

Krystal Ballover at MSNBC lays out the case for why she feels Elizabeth Warren, brand new Senator from Massachusetts, should run for the Presidency on the Progressive Democrat ticket: This view is puzzling because Warren and her policies are quite > read more

Club for Growth Scorecard – Where the Senate and the Congress Fall when it comes to Pro-Growth legislation – A 2014 Voters Guide

02/25/2014 06:23:32 AM

The Club for Growth has released it’s scorecard for the 2013 legislative body – the ranks from 1(high) to N/A – (insufficient votes to register) can be found here at www.clubforgrowth.org/progjects/scorecard. Not surprisingly, the top members > read more

The Left Give and Takes as Baldwin and Morgan bow out of the Limelight – the rise of the American Revolution against the “Ruling Class”

02/24/2014 06:37:02 AM

Not normally one to pay much heed to what takes place in the working day to day drama that is “celebrity” (with the exception of allegedly “rock star” politicians), it is interesting to note two individuals who have experienced both the larg > read more

Ted Cruz – In Florida – Crowds Exceed Expectations – Center Right GOP throngs to Cruz Message

02/21/2014 06:30:37 AM

Ted Cruz speaking in Sarasota, image from the Bradenton Herald There’s just is something about Ted Cruz, the Senator from Texas – he rails against the GOP leadership, he is not concerned so much about his place in the party, rather in following > read more

Historical Weather – The Farmer’s Almanac versus – NOAA – National Weather Service – Who Do You Think Nailed the Winter 2014 forecast?

02/20/2014 06:17:26 AM

A typical New England Day 2014 - photo from Bangor Daily News If one answered the National Weather Service versus the arcane Farmers Almanac one would be wrong - In an article fromBloomberg’s Business Week, the discussion of how the use of climate > read more

The Affordable Obama Care Act – Government Funded Groups Use Campaign Model – Failure to enroll targeted groups in significant numbers – Enrollees still not paying premiums – Are they enrolled?

02/19/2014 06:19:29 AM

The New York Times attempt at writing a glowing piece on enrollment campaigns for Obama Care (which is the Affordable Health Care Act) is somewhat disingenuous, although the title “Obama’s Vote-Getting Tactics Struggle to Find the Uninsured”, m > read more

Who is Elizabeth Warren and why She will be the Democrat Frontrunner for 2016

02/18/2014 06:29:50 AM

Although it is understood that Hillary Clinton is the frontrunner now, given polling data and the obvious choice of the “next in line” of both political parties, one individual can best her – Elizabeth Warren. It began slowly with a great deal > read more

Elites versus the working man – a schism in American Politics and the rise in popularity of the anti-incumbent

02/17/2014 06:15:15 AM

A Tea Party Protest at the Capitol - from the teapartytribune.com An article in Salon on the political landscape in Kansas by Thomas Frank almost hits the nail on the head – almost. His piece entitled: “The matter with Kansas now: The Tea Party, > read more

San Diego Mayor’s Race – Not the Unusual Outcome Noted – This is part for the Course to date

02/13/2014 06:22:17 AM

From the San Diego Union Tribune The San Diego Mayor’s race was won by a decisive victory – the winner, Republican Kevin Faulcone.(UT San Diego). This was despite the best efforts of Democrats and Unions using their usual model of negative attac > read more

Musings on Winter’s Past and “Plow Rage” in New York City – Coping with Winter

02/12/2014 06:22:56 AM

Let’s face it – it’s been a long, cold, snowy and generally brutal winter, however, it is not as if we, as citizens living just about anywhere in the U.S. have not, in a good lifetime, experience winter before. Some of us just deal with it, ot > read more

How vulnerable are the Democrats? John Chapman to run for MA9 against Keating (D) – Has NRCC Support – Hell Freezes Over

02/11/2014 06:10:10 AM

John Chapman, Candidate for the MA9 - image from www.johnchapman2014.comFrom the Springfield Republican, an article on vulnerable Democrats trying to “straddle” on Obamacare apparently has some play, even in Blue Massachusetts.(Masslive) What is, > read more

2014 – the Games Intensify – Senate Dem’s Meet Ad Blitz – Clinton-Obama Huddle to Save the Senate

02/06/2014 06:01:44 AM

ABS News Photo Picturing Presidents Obama and Clinton - saving the Senate Dem's - no easy task. According to the Washington Post, the American’s for Prosperity Pac, is targeting 12 – vulnerable Democrat Senators, while at the same time, it appear > read more

Here comes the spin – Obama Care to drive 2 million out of workforce – Leaving a job or reducing hours to qualify for O-Care? – How to Fix the Entire Government – simple steps – any idiot could figure out.

02/05/2014 07:03:23 AM

From Investors Business Daily - Obama Care Means Less Work Social Security Worse – headline that makes one wonder if the hits will keep on coming, and of course, they do. First, the incentive not to work: ObamaCare's work disincentives will redu > read more

2014= In with the New – Out with Everything Washington – the wrath of the American Taxpayer.

02/04/2014 06:34:56 AM

A Morning’s Musing – or Rant In a recent conversation regarding politics in the U.S., it was brought to my attention that those that know, and understand the Washington circles are obviously insulated, but not to the point where they have lost th > read more

Good Grief –WAPost, suggests GOP Trouble with No Clear Front Runner – the Tea Leaves

02/03/2014 06:22:35 AM

The Washington Post is suggesting that the GOP is in “turmoil “as there are no clear frontrunners yet for 2016. They go on to explain that the “elders” of the party, are not happy unless there is a clear front-runner before the nominating pr > read more

The State of the Union – The Rebuttal’s and the Lack of Hope in Change, Except from Within the Beltway

01/29/2014 06:28:48 AM

The State of the Union – The Rebuttal’s and the Lack of Hope in Change, Except from Within the Beltway The President delivered his fifth State of the Union address last evening, while watching it recalled previous speeches, with the more use of t > read more

S.C. Tea Party – Organizes Precincts – The Beginning of the New Party.

01/28/2014 06:44:19 AM

Flipping through the dials, I happened upon a C-Span program – the S.C. Tea Party Convention - video here at C-Span, and decided to watch – what I learned was rather astounding. The main gist was as follows – The Tea Party, not unlike the New Y > read more

2014 Foreseeable Shift In Senate Power – Rand Paul – 2016 – Ted Cruz – Majority Speaker – Opinion

01/27/2014 06:44:35 AM

2014 should see a shift in power in both the House and the Senate, given 2013 local races and the anti-incumbency that drove incumbents out of office. Politico lists the 12 most vulnerable Democrat Seats here, and they are not far off the mark, figur > read more

Dinesh D’Souza – indicted Campaign Finance Laws –Equal Treatment Under the Law

01/24/2014 06:37:53 AM

The New York Times is reportingthe the Conservative, Author and Filmmaker (Obama 2016), has been indicted on charges stemming from reimbursing donors to a NY Senate Campaign, whereby he had exceeded the maximum personal contribution limit.Although > read more

2016 Pre-Update – Rand Paul suggested as likely GOP front-runner – Making Sense of Changing Attitudes in Political Think

01/23/2014 06:37:43 AM

Senator Paul, during his filibuster, attracting both left and right over personal liberty - image Sioux City Journal The Atlantic article titled “Rand Paul is the 2016 Republican Frontrunner” suggests the obvious, assuming that Chris Christie was > read more

Wendy Davis and Hillary Clinton – Matter Much? – Yes and No

01/22/2014 06:27:34 AM

Wendy Davis, Democrat from Texas who is seeking the Governor’s office, apparently has had a few problems in the past. She was the gunner for the pro-abortion lobby, and ensured that Texans had the “right to choose”, yet her past is catching up > read more

New Hampshire – 2014- Scott Brown – Not Declared – behind Sheehan (D) Incumbent by3 points? –Let the Games Begin

01/21/2014 06:17:58 AM

One does not even have to be a declared candidate to meet polling margin of error in 2014 -image Poltiico 2014 is starting to shape up similarly to 2009 - Politico is reporting that Public Policy Polling has Scott Brown with an early deficit of 3 po > read more



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