Rand Paul

Republican Liberty Caucus Straw Poll Results

by Steve MacDonald October 11, 2015
Thumbnail image for Republican Liberty Caucus Straw Poll Results

Rand Paul collected 445 Votes to win the Republican Liberty Caucus Straw poll this weekend. Ted Cruz Came in second with 399. Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Marco Rubio rounded out the top five. (RLC) The straw poll was conducted using an alternative voting method called “approval voting,” which allows voters to approve of one […]

Read the full article →

Breaking – Paul, Cruz, Winners at RLC Convention

by Mike October 10, 2015

The Republican Liberty Caucus convention this weekend had the obligatory straw poll, and, as you’d expect for a libertarian leaning bunch of conservatives, Rand Paul came in first, closely followed by Ted Cruz. 445 Paul 399 Cruz Thanks to Groksters Kimberly Morin and Jane Cormier for the data.

Read the full article →

Some Rand Paul Supporter’s Have A Narrative And They are Sticking To it!

by Steve MacDonald September 9, 2015
Thumbnail image for Some Rand Paul Supporter’s Have A Narrative And They are Sticking To it!

The word on the New Hampshire ‘street’ is that a core faction of Rand Paul supporters will boycott the 603 Alliance GPS Caucus on October 17th. Why? A narrative  has been worked out. Things they tell each other until convinced it is the truth, no matter how impossible or improbable. 

Read the full article →

Senator Rand Paul on The Clintons

by Steve MacDonald August 14, 2015
Thumbnail image for Senator Rand Paul on The Clintons

c/o Paul Rowan Brain |  The Federalist “A lot of the people who have influence in Washington are either wealthy corporations or wealthy people and they buy their way, they buy access. You may have heard about the Clintons. They sell the access, all right, so they have become worth hundreds of millions of dollars over […]

Read the full article →

CNHT Picnic – Presidential campaign spokesfolks

by Skip July 19, 2015

In addition to Jim Gilmore and Carly Fiorina, some local NH folks acted as stand-ins (or “surrogates”) for other Presidential campaigns: Zack Carrier for the Ted Cruz campaign NH State Rep Victoria Sullivan for the Rand Paul campaign Taylor Baxter, also for the Rand Paul campaign Tom Mulkeen for the Jeb Bush campaign Tom Colantuono […]

Read the full article →

Bailout Bush!

by Steve MacDonald June 22, 2015
Thumbnail image for Bailout Bush!

America’s Liberty PAC will be running this Ad in early primary states attacking Jebush on his record regarding bailouts.  America’s Liberty is a Super PAC backing Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. H/T National Review

Read the full article →

GrokTALK! – David Bozell on Amnesty, The NSA, and Republicans

by Steve MacDonald June 3, 2015
Thumbnail image for GrokTALK! – David Bozell on Amnesty, The NSA, and Republicans

David Bozell from ForAmerica is back to discuss the recent 5th circuit ruling on Executive Amnesty. We also discuss lousy Republican leadership in Congress, and Rand Paul being all he can be in his fight against NSA spying. Listen to the entire program here Follow us on YouTube,USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you oniTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker,TuneIn, or Stitcher.

Read the full article →

Liberty Wins the Day

by Tom June 1, 2015

At midnight, the Patriot Act provision, which granted the NSA permission to bulk-collect private phone metadata of law abiding American citizens, expired. Law abiding citizens.   Presumption of guilt.  Probable cause.   Sound familiar? When was the last time you can remember Congress doing something, actively or passively, to reduce the scope, size, and power […]

Read the full article →

Hot Air – Senate Fails to Extend Patriot Act

by Steve MacDonald May 23, 2015
Thumbnail image for Hot Air – Senate Fails to Extend Patriot Act

And Thank You Senator Paul. (Hot Air) Rushing to beat a deadline, the Senate instead beat itself into paralysis over the Patriot Act. In an overnight session that ended up producing nothing but frustration, the upper chamber rejected the House’s reform bill for NSA surveillance, and then failed to move any extension for the existing […]

Read the full article →

Rand Paul Aide Has Tracker “Licked” – Sort of…

by Steve MacDonald May 11, 2015
Thumbnail image for Rand Paul Aide Has Tracker “Licked” – Sort of…

I don’t know.  This is new. (Politico) At a townhall event Monday for Rand Paul in Londonderry, New Hampshire, the Kentucky senator’s political director for the state, David Chesley, licked the camera of a tracker sent by American Bridge, a left-leaning opposition research group. H/T JP Marzullo

Read the full article →

The Kelley Story

by Tom April 19, 2015

Guest post by Kristin Noble of Bedford, NH. When she walked in, you could feel the energy in the house change.  Then suddenly, this angelic presence stood before me with her hand out, saying, “Hi, I’m Kelley Paul”.  It took no more than that to realize how truly warm and friendly she is. She moved about […]

Read the full article →

Candidate Rand Paul in Milford NH

by Tom April 11, 2015

For those who couldn’t make it, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) held his first event as a Presidential Candidate in the Milford, NH Town Hall this past Wednesday, April 8, 2015. A crowd of about 500 was on hand to listen to the Senator-candidate, who was introduced by NH Senator Andy Sanborn. Watch for yourself.  

Read the full article →

Data Point – Public opinion of Abortion

by Skip April 10, 2015

“A similarly tiny number, 15 to 20 percent, of Americans think abortion should be legal in the third trimester of pregnancy.” Certainly Rand Paul made this clear, that is it a small minority, when he put the Democrat Party on point with his question: “Why don’t you ask the DNC, ‘Is it OK to kill […]

Read the full article →

Exeter Pastor’s bizarre claim of keeping Church and state separated

by Kimberly Morin April 9, 2015

A Pastor from Exeter complained today that she is sick of getting spam emails from the Rand Paul campaign. Obviously someone sold the campaign an email list and she and other Churches happen to be on it. Her supposed complaint was in defense of keeping church and state separated; however, a quick look at her […]

Read the full article →

Democrat Ministry of Abortion Twits Tweet

by Steve MacDonald April 7, 2015
Thumbnail image for Democrat Ministry of Abortion Twits Tweet

The US Ministry for Abortion (Planned Parenthood) has gotten the hoses on its womb vacuums all in a knot over Senator Rand Paul announcing his run at the presidency.  But in their rush to criticize how anti-woman the Kentucky Senator is in their minds they made one of the classic blunders, the most famous of […]

Read the full article →

2016 Presidential Primary – Rand Paul to announce April 7th

by Skip March 24, 2015

OK, last night I had a complete case of writer’s block.  I couldn’t type a period – sad, sad.  So this is a bit of late news: Next week, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is expected to kick off his own announcement with a five-state tour. More from the Washington Times: Rand Paul will formally declare his […]

Read the full article →

Rand Paul at Generation Opportunity / NH: First Executive Order? Revoke the previous 8 years worth

by Skip September 12, 2014

Well, that would be a good start.  In fact, it shouldn’t even be controversial – this should be a given for pretty much the Republican President next elected in 2016 given how much Obama has pushed the boundaries of Executive Imperialship (putting both Bush II and Nixon to shame).  Roll it back should be heard […]

Read the full article →

Notable Quote: Peter Hitchens On The
Westminster Washington ‘Aquarium’

by Mike April 1, 2014

Going beyond the concept of the ‘Beltway Bubble’, Peter Hitchens likens the denizens of the deep politics of the capital city, to inhabitants of a murky aquarium, peering out at the real world, but totally failing to grasp it. Peter Hitchens (Who was referring to Westminster, London): If you want to know what’s going on […]

Read the full article →

Rand Paul Tweets As Obama Meets…The Pope

by Steve MacDonald March 27, 2014
Thumbnail image for Rand Paul Tweets As Obama Meets…The Pope

  . @BarackObama to @Pontifex: Forgive me father for I have spied. #NSA — Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) March 27, 2014

Read the full article →

GrokTALK! March 8th, 2014 – L & F Red Meat, The Republican Repair Kit, And Progressive Hate

by Steve MacDonald March 10, 2014
Thumbnail image for GrokTALK! March 8th, 2014 – L & F Red Meat, The Republican Repair Kit, And Progressive Hate

Pam Tucker joins us as co-host as talk about the passion for liberty on display at CPAC, a much-needed “saleable’ version of the ‘Republican Repair Kit,’ progressive hate for individualism, the shadow BradleyCare casts over the New Hampshire advantage, Progressive government as the Democrats bag man, and more… Listen to Segment One Here Listen or […]

Read the full article →

Rand Paul – CPAC 2014

by Steve MacDonald March 7, 2014
Thumbnail image for Rand Paul – CPAC 2014


Read the full article →

Maybe Obama Thought ‘1984’ Was A Manual?

by Mike December 21, 2013

More humor at the speed of Tweet from Twitchy.com @SenRandPaul: I guess this (photo) is possible…. @MichelSeiki: Maybe he thought it was a manual… I’d add: We know for sure that Obama thinks some animals are more equal than others, IE his cronies vs We The People!

Read the full article →

Notable Quote – George Will

by Skip August 4, 2013

On the on-going fight between Chris Christie and Rand Paul as a proxy for the widening rift between the Establishment Republicans and the more independent grassroots on Libertarianism in the Republican Party: “Let’s be clear what libertarianism is and what it isn’t: it is not anarchism, it has a role for government,” he said. “What […]

Read the full article →

Disqus Doodlings: Ol’ Spudhead vs Big Ben (And Rand Paul)

by Mike June 10, 2013

ConservativeByte.com quoted Senator John McCain as saying that the Boston Bombing proves that Rand Paul was wrong, and we need all the protection of the Patriot Act and the surveillance state to keep us safe. Many readers disagreed with his premise, some vociferously, and I added my own mini-rant, in which I posited: We need […]

Read the full article →

Rand Paul Lays Out A New Republican Agenda

by Steve MacDonald June 2, 2013


Read the full article →

Dispatch Notes from the NH GOP Liberty Dinner – Updated – Video

by Mike May 21, 2013

Full house. Actually oversold. The bad news is that the Chairman and Executive Director could not say no to latecomers, causing some contention for space and seating – the good news is almost all of 500 attendees paid.

Read the full article →

The utter corruption of Congress challenged…

by Tim Condon May 16, 2013

…by the simple courage and honesty of one man, Dr. Rand Paul:

Read the full article →

THANK YOU, Senators Lee, Paul, and Cruz!

by Skip April 29, 2013

It’s about freaking time SOMEBODY forced other Republicans, you know, to have to rely on Principles! Once again, the political symptom is gun control and the filibuster but the Republican disease is   Heh!: Texas senator Ted Cruz on Friday indicated that the battle among GOP Senators over gun control was so fierce that, at […]

Read the full article →