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Tag Archives: Rand Paul

Death of the Bush/Obama era? The rise of the “conservatarian” in Silicon Valley? Rand Paul warmly received in tech country

I was just out in San Francisco and I definitely sensed a political shift in the winds. Obama’s “hope and change” has long left the Bay Area for many, though most won’t say it out loud yet. One gets the feeling out there that people think now is the time to begin turning the page on this political era, the Bush/Obama era.

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Zogby Poll: Rand Paul leads potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates by 7 points

We are a long, long way out but this kind of lead even at this early stage puts panic into the hearts of the more establishment GOP candidates for president. To be clear, a large part of the GOP in Washington DC would rather have Hilary Clinton as president than Rand Paul. The last thing the bankers want is a president who will force an audit of the Federal Reserve or even seek to hobble the Federal Reserve.

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It’s (nearly) official: Wall Street GOP cronies fear Rand Paul, would support Hillary instead

We’ve been saying this for months. If Wall Street Republicans can’t get Christie or Jeb Bush they’ll defect to Hillary Clinton. They won’t support Paul. Clinton will protect the bankers and is already nice and cozy with them. Clinton has defended the bailout paid for by taxpayers which enriched much of lower Manhattan.

Rand Paul in contrast has said that the Wall Street bailout was “anything but conservative.” The banks don’t want anyone who will question the banking system as it is now. They certainly don’t want a president which is as informed as to the workings of Wall Street as Rand Paul. It was Rand’s dad after all who popularized the call to  “End the Fed.”  Wall Street and the Fed are inseparable. Ending the Fed would mean ending the current era of crony Wall Street. And that friends, simply can’t happen.

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Colorado 2016 poll: Rand Paul beats Hillary Clinton (By a lot.)

Colorado is a political bellwether. It is an interesting mix of rural and city, hippie and frontierspeople, gun nuts and gun control laws, new west and old west. It is perhaps the purplist of purple states. And right now Rand Paul is not quite crushing Hillary Clinton, but soundly ahead of her in this very important electoral state.

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