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Let’s talk about how silly Rand Paul is making the rest of the prospective field in the Republican Party for the 2016 Presidential Nomination look. It’s important to note that I do not necessarily like or dislike any of these candidates, but let’s be honest about their shortcomings.

Organized by last weekend’s CPAC Straw Poll results:

  • Senator Rand Paul (31%) - He owns the evolved and resolute base of his father’s grassroots army, has already raised millions for Rand Pac (eligible monies for 2016 Presidential) and is now making the rest of the field look like protest votes, at best.
  • Senator Ted Cruz (11%) - Cruz is still glad-handing with the Pauls, which he’s done for years (smart guy), but now the knife is no longer in his boot, it’s in his left hand. That’s most likely because he realized he’s working the same battle plan as Rand, but without the cavalry behind him. Arranging Ron Paul and Ronald Reagan atop the modern conservative mantle during his CPAC speech was a nice olive branch to offer Rand and his supporters. However, going on the Sunday shows less than 48 hours later to call Rand’s foreign policy “questionable” left little doubt that the knife-in-back strategy was still Cruz’s modus operandi. A 20 point deficit is not going to be overcome with negative campaigning, so Cruz is smart enough to realize 2020 or 2024 are his best bets.
  • Dr. Ben Carson (9%) - Who? If this budding distraction of a campaign doesn’t already have the rubbery smell of astroturf to you yet, I don’t trust your political instincts. If Dr. Ben does run, I hope he enjoys being danced around like a marionette and then thrown in the trash heap when all the money he raises is used up by March of 2016. Cheers!
  • Governor Chris Christie (8%) - The fat man lives to fight another day. For all of his recent problems, Christie was able to make it through an entire bland speech, which was all comfort food to nourish his base supporters who have been starving for good news. I have to be honest, I have no idea what Christie is running on, other than Koch money and Dunkin. Don’t be fooled by all the cash. It can obviously keep a campaign going in perpetuity, but just ask Newt how quickly billionaire bucks disappear when you’re not getting traction. At 8%, he has a big hill to climb and “Bridgegate” still stands in his way. With 30 months left until the nomination and this many problems already, it’s not going to happen for Christie.

Missing from this post is Rick Santorum (7%) Senator Marco Rubio (6%) and Sarah Palin (2%) because frankly, these people have zero chance at the nomination, especially Santorum. It would be nice if Rick, in particular, could find a job and leave all of us alone. Rubio and Palin would make nice V.P. picks for any of the top candidates, including Jeb Bush who would be a big factor if he jumps in.

If you need more (video) evidence that the Republican Party is going Rand’s way and returning to its Reagan roots, I ask you to please consider the following:

Johnny’s never been a huge fan of McCain, other than during the ‘08 election, but even that was a flop.

Now instead of keeping his mouth shut like he should have, McCain is giving Barack Obama and Eric Holder cover by calling Rand Paul a “Wacko Bird.” Sorry McCain… Rand, Cruz, Lee and Rubio are right.

Now you look like the tyrant when it was Obama and Holder that your party’s young leadership was targeting.

I have a feeling a lot of Team R is going to be avoiding eye contact with McCain until his departure in 2016.

This country witnessed history on Wednesday,  no doubt about it. As predicted, H.R. 459 passed through the U.S. House of Representatives with tremendous fury.

It really didn’t come as a huge surprise because this piece of legislation was the cornerstone of Dr. Ron Paul’s political career. Political junkies (like Johnny) who were watching on C-Span witnessed the passage by a 2/3s majority with more than a minute left to turn in votes and dozens of congresspersons who had yet to turn theirs in.

To put it bluntly, it was a friggin landslide.

This moment was definitely historic and a tangible victory for the Liberty Movement. Ron Paul’s R3volution, including the monstrous PAC he founded in 2008, Campaign for Liberty, had just forced most of congress to stick a sharp dagger in the side of the private bank which funded the institutions who contribute the vast majority of funds to their campaigns.

It was the dog biting the hand of the incredibly arrogant master. In my state of Arizona, every single member of congress voted for Ron Paul’s audit of the central bank.

The reality check came quickly however. Senate majority leader Harry Reid is now standing in the way of the Senate’s version even hitting the floor for a vote. He’s playing his role of typical partisan hack, who as recently as 2010 was calling for the same type of audit and claimed he had done so as far back as 1987.

I’m not sure how this man has continued to reign over the good people of NV, but he’s now standing in the way of history and frankly needs to be absolutely crushed by a massive phone/fax/email bomb.

The video below is just about all the motivation anyone on either side of the political spectrum should need to call him out.

The future of the Republican Party leadership and media: Jack Hunter on Sen. Rand Paul. Get used to it. -JG

Truth. -JG

Raise your hand if you think the TSA is a waste of oxygen. *raises hand* -JG


If we’re gonna start resorting to mid-evil ideals then none of you are safe.

I think I love you. -JG