Saturday, October 31, 2009

Rand Paul gets a mention in the AP!

From an Associated Press article published Saturday evening:

“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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Rand Paul at Eastern Kentucky

Hat tip to Traitor Trey

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Rand Paul is a Family Affair

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 Nothing's live yet, but keep watch.

And, don't forget about November 5th.

Do onto others, what you don't want done to you.

OK, so this video's been making the rounds lately. I don't want to say too much about it. Other then, I don't think we should be mean or make fun of Chandler. He's doing the job Trey paid him to do. What I do find strange is that Trey Grayson, who likes to spy on others, doesn't want to be spied on himself. (See 2nd video below.)

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.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Trey Grayson has issues now

Well, it looks like you don't need to read Trey Grayson for Senate, or Join Trey Grayson to find out what he believes in anymore. He's just updated his website. And just think, it only took him 181 days to get an issue on his website.

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.
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Exporting Inflation.

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)

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Trey Grayson Just Doesn't Care To Comment

Lumbering Along is a blog from a Paleoconservative in Kentucky that I just discovered.

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.

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.

He has some good stuff in his archive too. I'll be adding it to my blog-roll.

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Rand Paul: A Movement Conservative

Could another movement conservative in Rand Paul take out another establishment-backed Republican in Trey Grayson? It's looking like an ever-stronger possibility. National Blog Senate Guru jumps into the fray. . .
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:
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.

Could the same thing happen in Kentucky? We can only hope.

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Rand Paul has high burn rate?

Apparently after Rand Paul raised over $1,000,000 to his opponent's around $600,000 this is being painted as a bad thing. The Custard Pie has an interesting discussion of some rather "loose" numbers put forth by PageOne Kentucky:"With the media, there's often the case of lies, damn lies, and statistics...

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".

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.
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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.

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Mitch McConnell: Not an Outsider

Except maybe according to Grayson.

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.

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Rand Paul quotes Rush in Lexington

The band, not the talk show host.

And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet,
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.

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