Tag: Rand Paul

The Republican version of the “ownership society”

The Republican version of the “ownership society”

While stumping in Nevada last week Rand Paul once again indicated that if he becomes President he will sell off some of the national parks and public lands that are currently owned by all Americans. He tied this notion of private ownership to the nation’s development in the 1800’s when the government sale of lands in the West raised money […]

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GOP opponents of same-sex marriage visit Michigan, ignore public support for marriage equality

GOP opponents of same-sex marriage visit Michigan, ignore public support for marriage equality

To call their stubborn refusal to listen to the public “tone deaf” is an understatement. On Tuesday, three vocal opponents of marriage equality visited Michigan — a state where a recent poll shows strong support for legalizing same-sex marriage. New state-based polling data from the Public Religion Research Institute shows that Michigan voters favor marriage equality by an overwhelming margin: […]

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VIDEO – Rand Paul: “Over half the people receiving disability benefits are gaming the system” (UPDATED)

VIDEO – Rand Paul: “Over half the people receiving disability benefits are gaming the system” (UPDATED)

Speaking at a New Hampshire Legislative Leaders Breakfast this morning, Republican presidential contender Rand Paul made it clear what he thinks about people who receive disability benefits: over half of you are scam artists who are “gaming the system” with your so-called “anxiety” and “back pain”. Let’s roll tape (from our friends at American Bridge 21st Century): You know, the […]

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Racist domestic terrorist and Rand Paul hero Cliven Bundy on “the Negro”

Racist domestic terrorist and Rand Paul hero Cliven Bundy on “the Negro”

Rand Paul, the man who has dedicated himself to wooing African Americans back to the Republican Party, even in Detroit, defended Cliven Bundy, the self-proclaimed American “patriot”, deadbeat rancher, and domestic terrorist, by saying the federal government is to blame for his lawless squatting on federal land in Nevada because they are “violating the law”. When people wonder why we […]

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Eclectablog photographer Anne Savage’s work featured on The Rachel Maddow Show, Huffington Post

Eclectablog photographer Anne Savage’s work featured on The Rachel Maddow Show, Huffington Post

Anne’s photos of the nearly all-white crowd attending the opening of the Michigan Republican Party’s African American outreach office in Detroit have gotten picked up nationally. Yesterday they appeared in the top story on the Huffington Post by Amanda Terkel along with a link back to our coverage here at Eclectablog. Then, last night, during the Debunktion Junction segment on […]

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PODCAST: Eclectablog with Tony Trupiano on Detroit bankruptcy, EAA, and Rand Paul in the Motor City

PODCAST: Eclectablog with Tony Trupiano on Detroit bankruptcy, EAA, and Rand Paul in the Motor City

I am going to start posting all of Tony Trupiano’s podcasts since they really are terrific and, due to his potential run for office, he may no longer be on the air with his radio show any longer. Today’s podcast happens to be with moi. Tony and I talked about Rand Paul’s insulting visit to Detroit, the Education Achievement Authority, […]

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Rand Paul begins GOP outreach to African Americans by declaring unemployment benefits “a disservice” to the unemployed

Rand Paul begins GOP outreach to African Americans by declaring unemployment benefits “a disservice” to the unemployed

Rand Paul is a disservice to the GOP’s African American outreach Photo credit: Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog The day after he presided over the opening of the Michigan Republican Party’s office for African American outreach, Rand Paul told Fox News that extending unemployment benefits for workers unable to find work for as long as 99 weeks was doing […]

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PHOTOS, AUDIO, & VIDEO: White Libertarian Rand Paul from Kentucky opens Republican black outreach office in Detroit

PHOTOS, AUDIO, & VIDEO: White Libertarian Rand Paul from Kentucky opens Republican black outreach office in Detroit

The GOP believes they simply need to talk about issues that African Americans care about, not actually do anything about them Kentucky Senator Rand Paul came to Michigan today to be part of the opening of the Republican’s Detroit “African American Engagement Office”. No, seriously. Before the Republicans got their day started, Democrats had a press conference nearby where they […]

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Rand Paul’s solution to Detroit’s crisis: lower taxes for corporations, more pollution & lower wages for Detroit residents

Rand Paul’s solution to Detroit’s crisis: lower taxes for corporations, more pollution & lower wages for Detroit residents

Making Detroit into America’s very own Third World country is decidedly NOT the solution In the television series The West Wing, Republican candidate for president Arnold Vinick is asked in a debate about debt relief for impoverished countries. “Senator, are you saying you’re opposed to debt relief for impoverished countries?” Vinick is asked by the moderator. “No,” he replied. “We […]

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IRONY ALERT: Rand Paul to visit to Detroit open GOP African American Engagement Office, propose free-market solution to bankruptcy

IRONY ALERT: Rand Paul to visit to Detroit open GOP African American Engagement Office, propose free-market solution to bankruptcy

Dear goddess, no. Just no. Senator Rand Paul, who has publicly told America that he does not support the part of the Civil Rights Act that forbids businesses from doing things like preventing African Americans from entering their premises, will be in Detroit on December 6th to open the Republican African American Engagement Office. Oh, the irony. Paul told the […]

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