Doug Cox (Credit: AP/Sue Ogrocki/Susan Walsh/photo collage by Salon)
KRISTI KIRK (PATRIOTS AND PAULIES POLITICS & NEWS) – While I can appreciate his motives, I can’t help feeling Dr. Cox is a hypocrite for lambasting the GOP over being anti-choice when he is such an ardent supporter of Obamacare.
“What happened to the Republican Party that felt that the government has no business being in an exam room, standing between me and my patient?” Cox asked in his letter/op ed addressing Republican colleagues. “Where did the party go that felt some decisions in a woman’s life should be made not by legislators and government, but rather by the women, her conscience, her doctor and her God?”
KRISTI KIRK (PATRIOTS AND PAULIES POLITICS & NEWS) – Whatd’ya get when you cross a Libertarian with a Republican? A “liberty Republican?” Or a “Libertarian Republican” perhaps?I prefer, “Republitarian.” But then I think the elephant-porcupine hybrid makes a ‘cute mascot.’
According to the Washington Times, in polite circles, Republicans who borrow a few pages from the Libertarian Party playbook are called “Libertarian leaning” Republicans — which a new poll reveals is now about 41% of the GOP voter base (or closer to 80 percent if you include Republican-leaning Independents.)
Yes, you read it correctly.
Republicans in record numbers are leaning more toward the ideals and principles of Libertarianism — and if you are a fiscally conservative Republican with a moderate social conscience, chances are you’re one of them!
(COMMUNITIES.WASHINGTONTIMES.COM) — Suddenly, Ron Paul’s supporters are relevant. You remember Ron Paul — that old Republican guy who ran for president. His non-interventionist foreign policy ideas were considered kooky during the Republican debates but have since landed him interviews on Fox.
He is the guy who barely cracked 10 percent in the primaries but managed to attract tens of thousands of people, from all walks of life, to his rallies during the primary season. People lined up to hear Paul speak about free-market economics and Constitutional government.
About one-hundred delegates from all over the country loudly chanting “So Goes Maine, So Goes The Country” march out of the Republican National Convention sympathetic to the plight of the Ron Paul Maine delegates who were not seated at the convention in Tampa, Florida August 29, 2012. (Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times) See it here: http://flic.kr/p/dWEgNu
President Paul would immediately push for $1 trillion cut in federal spending (per year, not the $3 trillion that Democrats proposed over 10 years with half of that from increased taxes.)
President Paul would have the authority as commander-and-chief to withdraw troops from overseas, within limits of treaty commitments which must be honored (US supplies defense for Saudi Arabia, many other nations.) To the extent possible, the US would cease being the world’s policeman and plunderer of foreign economies (Iraq, Libya). The US would cease being a war economy. President Paul would also push to…
PAULTICAL TICKER with Jack Hunter (RONPAUL2012.COM) – I keep reading these stories about what happened in Nebraska yesterday, where phrases like “Ron Paul’s last stand” and reporters saying things like “it’s all over for Ron Paul” are used liberally.
This is stupid. These reports are stupid. They may be accurate in the immediate technical electoral sense, but are wholly inaccurate in the much more pertinent and larger sense when reporting on anything concerning Ron Paul and his very large, vocal and influential movement.
PATRIOTS AND PAULIES (Politics & NEWS) – In essence, political candidates “are” the donations they keep. The top contributors to Mitt Romney’s campaign? Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse Group and Morgan Stanley.
Are all super PAC ads created equal? Not according to Google Politics & Elections who looked at YouTube viewer counts last March and found that Super PAC sponsored YouTube ads supporting Congressman Ron Raul are viewed more than YouTube content posted by super PACs (independent expenditure-only political action committees) for all the other GOP Presidential hopefuls combined.
“It is obvious that Obamacare’s legal apologists either are wholly ignorant of constitutional principles, or wholly lawless in their blatant disregard for those principles,” Paul wrote on his online feed, “Texas Straight Talk.”
PATRIOTS & PAULIES – Supporters of Ron Paul fear losing influence over the party platform at the Republican convention this summer in Tampa. (Scott Audette/Reuters)
A vote for Mitt Romney is a guaranteed vote and support to reelect Obama both which in turn, are votes for The Banksters and Wall Street Big-Money. Eating right out of the hands of The Powers That Be! I hope you Romney supporters realize this fact. Bye-bye our way of American life… Jamie Trent – FB
— Stephanie Ebbert (The Boston Globe)
A month after Mitt Romney’s loyalists were trounced by supporters of Ron Paul in the former governor’s home state caucuses, the Massachusetts Republican Party is trying to invalidate some ballots.