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Jack Conway

Today In Rand Paul Land

by: Michael Conrad

Mon Jul 12, 2010 at 17:26:50 PM EDT

With the Dem trifecta engaging in a tepid at best base mobilization strategy, and suicidal economic policy, November is looking more and more like a slow motion nightmare unfolding before our eyes.

The good news for those of us who strongly support Jack Conway is that Operation Let's Go To The Videotape has once again paid off.

TPMDC broke the news.

The money quote (in more ways than one) comes at 0:47.  

"It's not because doctors are uniquely unscrupulous."

This is true.  Actual doctors aren't uniquely unscrupulous.

Watching the clip in its entirety and passing it around is highly recommended.  If this was 2008, I would call it "REVOLTING."

This is a race between a confirmed nutjob and a solid Kentucky Democrat.   It's more than worth the effort.

Jack Conway for Senate

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KY-Sen: Jack Conway

by: Michael Conrad

Thu Jun 03, 2010 at 12:23:06 PM EDT

This post is part of a sidebar series on Senate races that warrant attention, and candidates who I believe deserve strong grassroots support.  As always, I'm speaking only for myself.
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Rand Paul Thinks You Make Too Much Money

by: RDemocrat

Thu May 27, 2010 at 00:25:42 AM EDT

Crossposted from Hillbilly Report.

Wow, it wasn't but a few short hours when I wrote this diary about how Mitch McConnell had told Rand Paul that he really just needs to shut the hell up. Well, the Senator from Communist China might have known what he was talking about in reigning in the mad doctor with the twisty curls. You see, every time Rand Paul opens his mouth a cherished Republican belief that they have worked so long and hard to disguise spews forth. Now, Rand Paul thinks we fat and sassy working folks just make to much money!!

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Rand Paul Wrap-Up

by: Michael Conrad

Mon May 24, 2010 at 17:47:50 PM EDT

It's time for me to close my book on Rand Paul, at least for now.  But before I do, here's a quick overview of his general election vulnerabilities.  He can be beaten.  He must be beaten.  Simply put, his views are nucking futs.  
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Is Rand Paul Pulling An Andy Kaufman?

by: JSCram3254

Fri May 21, 2010 at 11:33:42 AM EDT

I truly have no other explanation for this.  To catch you up in case you don't feel like clicking the link, President Obama has been criticizing BP over their actions leading up to and during the economic disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.  BP, in case you didn't know, stands for British Petroleum.  And now Rand Paul is saying that President Barack Obama attacking a foreign company for despoiling domestic waters is, somehow, un-American.
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Inside Job!

by: Michael Conrad

Fri May 21, 2010 at 10:25:29 AM EDT

It looks like the rest of my "Why Jack Conway can beat Rand Paul" series may be unnecessary.   Rand Paul is making my case for me much better than I ever could.

The implosion continued this morning.  Coverage here and here.

I'll be away from my laptop for most of the day.  If I come back and Rand Paul is still the GOP nominee in Kentucky, I'll post a round-up of the rest of his vulnerabilities.

Jack Conway for Senate


Here's part of the clip.

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"In Your Guts, You Know He's Nuts" Redux

by: Michael Conrad

Thu May 20, 2010 at 15:38:38 PM EDT

In the 1964 presidential campaign, Republican nominee Sen. Barry Goldwater (AZ) used the slogan, "In your heart, you know he's right."  Democrats responded with the very apt "In your guts, you know he's nuts."  LBJ went on to defeat Goldwater by over 22% nationally.

Just as Barry Goldwater was far too kooky for America, Rand Paul is far too kooky for Kentucky.  Here's Paul proudly quoting from Goldwater's The Conscience of a Conservative.

(watch 3:11 - 4:10)

There's a famous quote from that book that I like.  It begins, "I have little interest in streamlining government or making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size.  I do not undertake to promote welfare, but rather I propose to extend freedom.  (Paul misspeaks for a moment).  My aim is not to pass bills, but to repeal bills.  My aim is not to initiate programs, but cancel old ones that do injustice to the Constitution.  I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is needed before I first determine whether it is Constitutionally permissible.  And if I am later attacked for neglecting the interest of my constituents, I shall reply that "I was told that the interests of my constituents were liberty.  And in that cause, I am doing the best that I can.'"
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Rand Paul To His Father: Time To Retire

by: Michael Conrad

Thu May 20, 2010 at 00:49:15 AM EDT

On September 11th of last year, Rand Paul addressed the Bowling Green Kentucky Tea Party.

The first words out of Paul's mouth after "Thank You."

(0:17 - 0:29)

Hypocrisy.  Is there any other trait more appropriate when thinking about the political system?
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Rand Paul Hearts Citizens United

by: Michael Conrad

Wed May 19, 2010 at 21:28:08 PM EDT

Rachel Maddow is interviewing Rand Paul right now about the Civil Rights Act.   Paul has an entirely impractical view on the Civil Rights Act that he's bad at defending.  

There's an obvious follow up to this:  Child labor laws.

I can't stress this enough.  Rand Paul is way outside of the mainstream, and with good reason -- he's often dead wrong.  Paul talking to Maddow about "common sense" would be funny if his positions on major issues weren't so seriously problematic.

The Maddow-Paul discussion reminded me of Paul's strange definition of free speech.  Paul is a big fan of the Supreme Court's 5-4 Citizens United decision.

The organization Citizens United returned the favor.

The Rand Paul / Citizens United view is widely and intensely opposed.

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Rand Paul, Gaffe Machine

by: Michael Conrad

Wed May 19, 2010 at 14:00:37 PM EDT

Rand Paul refused to take Trey Greyson's concession call, even though he's going to have serious problems uniting the entire GOP base in Kentucky.  

Paul held his "populist" victory party at a country club.

Rand Paul for Senate:  Country Club First  

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Mark Halperin's Advice To Rand Paul: Much Too Little, Far Too Late

by: Michael Conrad

Wed May 19, 2010 at 12:59:35 PM EDT

Mainstream Main Street Democrat Jack Conway can beat Rand Paul in Kentucky.   That is today's theme.  
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