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Paul For President — Rand Paul, That Is

March 22, 2013 by  

Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll. Attendees at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference said Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was their preferred Presidential nominee. Rand won 25 percent of the vote in the straw poll, followed by Florida senator Marco Rubio, who got 23 percent. Paul’s father, former Congressman Ron Paul, won the CPAC straw polls in 2010 and 2011. Mitt Romney was the first choice last year. Earlier this month, Rand Paul said that he was “seriously considering” a bid for the White House in 2016.

The Democrats finally offer a budget. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) submitted a budget proposal for the Federal government, something the Democrats refused to do for almost four years. The proposed Democrat budget raises taxes by almost $1 trillion and, even under the most optimistic assumptions, won’t balance the budget any one of the next 10 years.

You tax dollars went where? The National Institutes of Health have awarded a Boston hospital more than $1.5 million to find out why a majority of gay women are overweight. “Nearly three-quarters of adult lesbians overweight or obese, compared to half of heterosexual women,” according to a description of the grant. The reverse is true for men; heterosexual males have nearly double the risk of obesity of gay men. “These disparities are of high public-health significance,” the grant stated. Right. And, of course, taxpayers should foot the bill to find the answers.

No outrage over these remarks. The national media love it when they can exploit things like Mitt Romney’s remarks about the 47 percent or Todd Akins’ comments about abortion. But they’re amazingly silent when a liberal spouts off. Where was the outrage when Representative Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) said this about the budget proposed by Senator Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.): “He wants Americans to work until they die, he wants poor people who get sick not be able to see a doctor, not to get the care they need, not to get better. He wants them to die.” There was none that I heard.

–Chip Wood

Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

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  • machodog

    Well, I was hoping he would run for prez at first; then he started talking about amnesty for 11million illegal aliens and how it would make them tax payers and how the US could use that money not once giving thought to THERE ARE NO JOBS and they would just suck dry our welfare system and medical system. With this I lost all respect for him. No way would I vote for him. These effin politicians just don’t get it!! They don’t care what the citizens want or don’t want…they’re going to do what they want to do!

    • ChristyK

      If they give a path to citizenship for illegals, it should require a large cost to the offender. I would recommend that they could register to be on a probationary work permit for a minimum of 10 years. If they are convicted of any crime more serious than a speeding ticket, they would be instantly deported. For that 10 years, they would pay payroll taxes and other taxes just like any citizen, but they would not be eligible for any benefits for 10 years (no unemployment, no medicaid/medicare, no foodstamps, etc.) Their FICA taxes would also not count towards their future SS benefits. This would be their payment for their crime of entering the nation illegally. After 10 years, they would be eligible to apply for citizenship according to the normal citizenship process. Until they became citizens, the above mentioned costs would be in effect. All benefits would also be denied to any illegals that didn’t register.

      Of course, I would not support any path to citizenship if the border is not closed securely as possible.

      This method would also discourage the freeloaders from entering our nation and costing working tax payers. Only hard working individuals that are contributing to our nation would be benefitted by coming to the US if they could not receive any benefits of any kind for 10+ years.

    • Scooby Doo

      Wrong again

      • Scooby Doo

        Excuse my ” wrong” comment. It was made in error. I agree with the above comment. I was referring to the comments suggesting that Rand supports amnesty. He doesn’t

  • carl garver

    Please run Paul, I believe that you are the only one that has this countrys welfare in mind! I will not vote for Romney, he is just another ordinary politician with “all about me” oozing out all over! I also believe that thinking democrats gained a lot of respect for you when you stood all alone for all of us actually! It also brought out the true colors of a few republicans (yellow) and by the way where was Romney??

  • Harold (@HWLONE)

    Nope he is selling America down the tubes with his AMNESTY push

    • Scooby Doo


  • Scooby Doo

    If you’re going to take the time to bash a politician. Then at least get your facts straight. Senator Rand Paul has never, in any way, suggested amnesty. He suggested forgoing deportation and allowing all those here to APPLY for work Visas. After background checks they can then re-APPLY for a Green Card. Then, many years later they can finally get at the back of the line and APPLY for citizenship. I challenge anyone to prove Rand’s support for Amnesty. You’re getting him confused with McCain, Graham and Pres Obama. Geez. God help us. We are such an uninformed nation of sheep.

    • jopa

      Scooby Doo Doo: It all depends on to whom Rand Paul is speaking to at the time on how he stands on amnesty.Tuesday speaking before the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce he was all for amnesty and two days later he was against it again.Sounds like a Mutt Romney to me with the flip flops.

  • tncdel

    Up until Rand Paul recently flip-flopped on amnesty, now supporting it, I would have solidly support Paul for president in 2016. But now I have switched to Ted Cruz who, despite being Hispanic, is OPPOSED to amnesty because he puts America first.

    Anyone with an IQ above that of a turnip should be able to realize that amnesty would only serve to attract millions more job-stealing illegals here.

    The ONLY way to stop the illegal alien invasion: MAKE THINGS AS TOUGH AS POSSIBLE on the illegals, so they will self-deport back to Mexico, etc. at their own expense because they get to hate it here so much. We certainly can’t afford to deport over 20 million illegals. Plus most would only come right back if we tried.

  • John


    Yes!!!, Rand Paul, — Run for President in 2016!! By all means, reverse the course of horror that Obama wants for America’s people. Regarding President Obama: We don’t know Obama – the man, We don’t understand Obama – the man. However, We do understand Tyrannical Governments and Street Thugs.

    These People who are standing against Obama’s illegal actions. These people who are standing against Obama’s plans to seize absolute Dictatorial Power. These people This new Group, ==> those who are ==> rallying around the Constitution ==> And using the founding principles of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. You are fighting the same fights that our founding fathers fought for.

    Strongly consider including ===> Col. Allen West. Former Florida Representative and distinguished Military Veteran. Excellent Knowledge base and Experience. He thinks things through, and examines consequences of our Actions.
    And yes, Col. Allen West happens to be a black American Citizen.

    Universal Registry and Universal Background Checks ==========> Death Lists / death camps
    Gun seizures, and other illegal infringements of 2nd Amendment =====> Slaves / serfs / death camps
    Creating severe punishments, for minor gun/clip/magazine/ammo offenses => Death camps / Civil War

    Taxing the Internet ====> Governmental Censorship/control of all media; Ends Freedom of Speech
    Massive monitoring ======> Secret Government Agencies with unlimited Power / Death Squads
    Controlling Citizens through Taxation of Information ===> Repugnant to our basic God given Rights

    John F.

  • mairikay

    Rand Paul doesn’t give a hoot about the Constitution or the rule of law. He was one of the *darlings* who claimed he would honor the Constitution if elected, and then refused to challenge the greatest threat to our government ever, that being the usurpation by Barack.
    I wouldn’t vote for Rand Paul for dog catcher. The man is unprincipled and a liar. His theatrics on the Senate floor was just great kabuki. I feel like die-hard Bear fans…….just wait till the next election………


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