Saturday, October 31, 2009
“In Senate contests from Florida and Kentucky to New Hampshire next year, conservatives furious at the Republican establishment are mounting primary challenges against more mainstream candidates favored by the national party.”
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Friday, October 30, 2009
This news clip is a few weeks old, in reference to this article.
In other news, looks like we're gearing up for a Tea Party money bomb over at http://www.randsteaparty.com/ Nothing's live yet, but keep watch.
And, don't forget about November 5th.
This is the same Trey Grayson who purposefully hired people to block his view from camera's awhile ago.
Apparently spying is OK, as long as it's you doing the spying, or somebody else that's being spied on.
I suppose we can expect this double standard from him should he manage to make the Senate? (i.e., The government can spy on you, but we can't know what the government's doing?)
Video Coverage of Rand Paul at University of Kentucky
More of the 11/19 Rand Paul/Trey Grayson debate.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
He even supports auditing the the central bank -- i.e., The Federal Reserve!
Of course, I think people are going to find that hard to believe considering the money he's been raising has been coming from bankers and Senators who voted for the bank bailout.
Basically, from the issues on his site, it looks like Trey Grayson is parroting Dr. Rand Paul.
I know this can be irritating to Rand supporters, but in reality this means we've already won. Whether Rand Paul actually beats Trey Grayson in the primary -- we've forced the establishment to pander to pro-liberty, free market, Constitutionalists beliefs. In order to pander, the establishment now has at least pretend to push policy into a more conservative direction. Which means it'll probably go that way somewhat.
Of course we'd all prefer to have the real deal instead of a poser -- so we can push policy towards freedom fast and hard instead of "somewhat." So we still need to make sure Rand Paul wins. Help him win, by helping him raise another $1 Million this quarter. He needs some pledges at This November 5th if you want to help out with another "money bomb."
The Paul Campaign followed up on this themselves, "Grayson grumbled at Rand for daring to criticize the Bailout Senators funding Trey’s campaign."
So it was funny on Tuesday to see Grayson change strategies and start talking on his web site about — you guessed it — promoting balanced budgets, free market health reform, stronger national defense, and auditing the Federal Reserve.Read the rest
Monday, October 26, 2009
Rand Paul discusses his big issues with a group of Republican Liberty Caucus activists in Kentucky. The country needs a man with this kind of intelligence and integrity in the U. S. Senate. (Hat tip to Red State Eclectic)
It'd be worth your while to add it to your list. He writes,
I have had a chance to visit with Dr. Paul. I have heard him speak with passion and conviction on the Constitution. Dr. Paul has convinced me he will operate within the constraints of the sacred document.He has some good stuff in his archive too. I'll be adding it to my blog-roll.
I heard Secretary Grayson speak in Lexington. He was not particularly interesting. He talked about himself and his service as Secretary of State of Kentucky. He is the chief election officer of the Commonwealth. The office is one of a clerk. It depends on career civil servants for its successful operation. If I am wrong, please correct me.
Grayson may have made some substantive changes in the office. I can't say because I hardly think of the office as that of a policymaker. We used to joke about the office along with some other Kentucky Constitutional offices as the "musical chair" offices. When career politicians could not succeed themselves, they'd switch from one office to the other, using their name recognition to gain election. Drexell Davis made his career this way. So did Thelma Stovall. There are others, but they don't come to mind.
Grayson stepped out into the arena by running for the office. I admire that. I do not admire his failure to address issues....Grayson talks about his "good barbecue dinners" and his soccer practices. . . yet he never says without compromise whether or not he will not vote for any spending increases no matter how small if we honor him with election.
Kentucky: How worried about insurgent conservative Rand Paul is establishment-backed Trey Grayson in the 2010 Republican Senate primary? Extremely worried. Grayson has trotted out this weak attack:Could the same thing happen in Kentucky? We can only hope.He's an outsider, he's not a Kentuckian. You know I'm a 5th generation Kentuckian, educated here in the public schools, raising my family here.
Paul's response to Grayson utterly demolishes him:Strange and desperate attacks are easily hit out of the park by Rand, quickly responding with what amounts to a walk off home run in one short sentence "I've been a Kentuckian longer than Grayson's been a Republican!"
For those who don't remember, Mr. Grayson was actively campaigning for Bill Clinton way back in the 90's when Trey was a Democrat.
We see movement conservative Marco Rubio preparing to take down the establishment-backed Charlie Crist in Florida.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Here we go again. PageOne conveniently leaves out the fact that Paul raised $1,010,668.00 of those dollars in Q3 alone. That said, the trend is way past up. Furthermore, if one assumes Paul spent $70,000.00 more in Q3 than his chief rival Grayson who received $642,857.00 in Q3 that's a net gain by the Paul camp of almost $300,000.00 vs. his competition. Personally, if I could spend $70,000.00 to get $300,000.00 I'd be dumping the change outta Granny's purse to get that "burn rate".Read the whole post
But Rand Paul's Q3 number may not be the most important number in Kentucky politics today ...
For some of the Kentucky media pundits out there, what about 179? That's the number of days since launching his Exploratory Committee that former Democrat turned Republican US Senate candidate, Trey Grayson, has refused to state a position on one issue on his campaign website for the voters of Kentucky.
Let's help make sure Rand Paul's fund-raising is as good or better as his last quarter by donating here. If you are into "Money Bombing" you can also pledge to Rand Paul's campaign on November 5th here. Feel free to join the Rand Paul Community at .ning for the Rand Paul Tea Party Dec 16th too.
According to Wikipedia, Mitch McConnell was born in Alabama. So, since he's not a 5th Generation Kentuckian like Grayson, perhaps Grayson thinks we shouldn't listen to him about who to support in this race? Does Grayson think McConnell shouldn't be a Kentucky Senator? I wonder if McConnell knows this is how Grayson feels about him.
If McConnell's not an outsider, then neither is Rand Paul.
On a related note, in 2008 59% of McConnell's campaign dollars were from out of state and 8% from PACs.
Take from this what you will.
And the trees are all kept equal
And saw ...
Apparently Paul was well received and
. . . took numerous questions from the crowd, addressing issues ranging from foreign policy to abortion. He wove a respect for the Constitution and a commitment to limited federal government through all of his answers.“It’s not enough to have an ‘R’ by a name. Parties mean nothing unless we imbued them with values,” he said.
When was the last time you heard of a politician taking "numerous questions from the crowd" and then actually answering them all. He's also not afraid to articulate his beliefs and give honest answers on issues that some people might disagree with. In other words, he's honest. He's willing to state what his positions are with-out hedging. Kentuckians, you have a chance to elect an honest statesman for a change.
And this strait shooting isn't just a one-time thing. Here's a video from his recent stop in Shelbyville. You decide.
PS: Regarding his statements about government undermining the free market being the cause of this current mess we're in, the best book on this subject to come out is Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse by Thomas Woods.