Rand Paul and Political Rand-standing

Rand Paul is, as John McCain once labeled him, a ‘whacko-bird’. No, it’s not because of his opposition to NSA. That actually has a lot of bipartisan and populist support. And no, it’s not because many Republican leaders think he should be running as a Democrat. What makes Paul a whacko-bird is his views on Read More

Lindsey Graham Files, Part II: Kissing Netanyahu’s Ring

We speculated yesterday that Lindsay Graham is the Right’s version of Bernie Sanders. Meaning, if Sanders is pulling Hillary Clinton to the Left, Graham is pulling the entire Republican field to the Right (with the possible exception of Rand Paul) So, once again, Graham is proving our point during a recent trip to Israel: “Senator Read More

Jeb Bush thinks Rand Is ‘Wrong’ About Patriot Act

“I think he’s wrong in saying that this is unconstitutional or saying that people’s freedoms have been violated by the Patriot Act,” Bush said in New Hampshire. “I think we need to reauthorize the Patriot Act, and put aside who’s speaking where. The simple fact is that it’s been an effective tool to keep us Read More

Rand Paul + filibuster = Populist love, Establishment opponents

Rand Paul wins the day — but does it put him more at odds with the Establishment…and voters?: “But big moves carry big risks, as supporters of Paul’s GOP competitors pointed out. Rival campaigns and other Republicans note that times have changed since Paul burst onto the national scene with his filibuster. Now, they say, Read More