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Despite some potential misgivings about Rand Paul as a candidate, I will be voting for him for the simple reason that every law enforcement agency in the state has sided with Conway. If cops unanimously support a particular candidate, surely said candidate is an immoral statist ready to use cops violently in order to support […]

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From the Marijuana Policy Project: Back in May, when Kentucky Republican Rand Paul defeated an establishment candidate to win his party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate, I pointed out that one of the issues Paul used to win over voters was his support of medical marijuana laws. Now, in a telling political move, the son […]

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2010-06-14 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Rand Paul
The More I see, The Less I Likey

And no I’m not talking about ObamaCare this time, but Rand Paul.  I was of the mind that he represents a very good chance at getting a consistently pro-liberty senator in the federal government.  But with each piece of news I hear since his slaughter of republitard establishment favorite Grayson, I lean more towards the […]

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2010-06-14 :: madlibertarianguy // Firearms + Government + Kentucky + Rand Paul
An Important Battleground

Roger Alford of the AP via The Lexington Herald-Leader: Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul reached out to gun advocates on Saturday, trying to shore up support from a major voting bloc in Kentucky. . . . Conway, the state’s attorney general, also is vying for the NRA endorsement, said campaign spokeswoman Allison Haley. “Jack […]

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2010-06-14 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Rand Paul
As If There Was An Option

Bill Estep via The Lexington Herald-Leader on recent meetings between Rand Paul and the establishment party hacks Paul ran against in the Kentucky Senatorial primaries: But Paul ran outside the party establishment, against a man endorsed by leaders of that establishment and without the support of many in the party structure. “It happened, and we’ve […]

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2010-05-28 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Rand Paul
NTSA: Abortion Edition

Though it seems that bloggers have stopped shitting themselves en masse over Rand Paul’s supposed racism, Reason’s Hit-n-Run blog, generally very good (and home of the absolute best blog commenters I have encountered) has moved on to yet another topic which was effectively settled nearly 4 decades ago: Rand Paul’s position on abortion.  I had […]

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2010-05-26 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Libertarian Party + Rand Paul
Shocking News!

Libertarian Party Vice Chairman Joshua Koch in an interview with The Washington Post: The reason why we would even consider running somebody in this race is because we’re not going to let Rand determine what a Libertarian stands for . . . I’m here to say Rand does not have the Libertarian ideology. Though Paul […]

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2010-05-26 :: madlibertarianguy // Rand Paul
Couldn’t Have Said it Better

Well, yes I could have if I actually tried.  The style is truncated and choppy (too many one sentence paragraphs which are a bit annoying), but his message is clearly stated.  Robert A. Leavy via Politico: So Paul stands foursquare for civil rights but acknowledges the Civil Rights Act’s possible disconnect from the Constitution. His […]

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2010-05-22 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Journalism
Surrounded?

Some Douchebag at Salon: Organizers surround Kentucky’s GOP office and decry Rand Paul’s criticism of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. . . . About 20 protesters gathered outside, some with signs accusing Paul of racism. I’m wondering a couple of things about Salon’s commentary here.  Some things just don’t add up.  1)  His stance on […]

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2010-05-21 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Journalism + Rand Paul
Good Try, Salon

Gabriel Winant of Salon: It’s time to stop taking libertarianism seriously. So let me see if I can follow your argument (considering I’m apparently so fucking stupid as to actually subscribe to libertarian thought).  Libertarianism is so stupid, juvenile, selfish and bratty that we should all stop taking it seriously, yet Salon has been actively […]

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2010-05-21 :: madlibertarianguy // Journalism + Kentucky + Rand Paul + Tea Party
Welcome to Politics Dr. Paul

David Swerdlick via The Root: He took a decidedly anti-choice position on abortion and fudged on the (after the fact) banking bailout by focusing on the (before the fact) housing bubble. He didn’t distinguish himself from the Congress from which he’s ”taking government back.” By contrast, it would’ve only taken the senior Paul two minutes […]

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2010-05-19 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Kentucky + Rand Paul
Better Days for Liberty

Tad DeHaven via Cato-at-Liberty: I’d prefer to believe Paul’s victory last night was a repudiation of the GOP establishment as much as it was a repudiation of Washington in general. Popular discontent with the statist Democrat establishment in Washington is well recognized. But if Kentucky Republicans just signaled their displeasure with the statist Republican establishment, […]

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2010-05-19 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Rand Paul
I Don’t Know What Is

If a 24 point victory for the “outsider” isn’t a sign that the GOP establishment is in trouble, I don’t know what is.

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2010-05-19 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Rand Paul
The Only Losers Are the Neocons

David Boaz via Cato-at-Liberty: The big-government Republican establishment rallied to Grayson’s side against the previously unknown opthalmologist from Bowling Green. Late in the campaign, Grayson ran ads featuring endorsements from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Cheney, Rick Santorum, and Rudy Giuliani. That’s more raw tonnage of Republican heavyweights than you’d see on a […]

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Though Rand Paul can hardly be called a captivating speaker,1 it’s nice to see the underlying message and not the glossy rhetoric. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kjs3APrZek _______________ 1.  In fact, one would be more accurate in saying that his speaking is boring as fuck.

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2010-05-19 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Rand Paul
On the Run

It appears that Americans Team Red and Team Blue alike want a clean sweep in DC.  Dan Balz and Chris Cillizza via The Washington Post: On a busy primary election night that put the political establishments of both parties on the defensive, Specter fell to two-term Rep. Joe Sestak. Elected five times to the Senate […]

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2010-05-18 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Rand Paul
One Down, One to Go

Paul wins the Kentucky primary.  Only one more vote to go. Roger Alford and Bruce Shreiner via the Associated Press: Rand Paul defeated Republican establishment favorite Trey Grayson in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, a closely watched race that was a test of the tea party movement’s strength. I don’t agree with every position […]

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2010-05-18 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Rand Paul
The Deaf and Blind GOP

Dan Balz via The Washinton Post: In Kentucky, Republicans waited to see whether Rand Paul — an ophthalmologist, son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) and favorite of the tea party movement — could carry his outsider’s campaign against Trey Grayson, the secretary of state. Paul had a strong lead in polls. On Monday, Grayson showed […]

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