Well, its official! The Run for 2016!


Everyone thinks that the run begins when the exploratory committees are formed.

Truly, it really doesn’t begin until there are announcements for candidacy.

But it becomes OFFICIAL when the mudslinging begins! And it has!

There is an attack as against Sen. Dr. Rand Paul by Karl Rove & Jeb Bush! Bush hasn’t even announced his candidacy but he has the gall to go into cahoots with Rove to launch an attack ad!

The RNC, headed by Reince Prieibus, mailed, to all the media outlets, a thumb drive of Hillary’s emails.

Wouldn’t it be so refreshing, and actually worth paying attention to each candidate, if they each stuck to their own campaign?

Each person that puts their name in the “hat” for the run for any election would do well to simply focus their campaign on THEIR plans, their solutions, their answers to OUR questions.

No campaign should be “S/He who has raised the most money wins.” To be honest, it absolutely sickens me to see how much money gets spent during campaigns when our deficit is so enormous!

Every candidate should be available to the press, for answering questions, whether they like it or not. AND they should be available to answer questions from the people that come out to see/hear them while they travel to ‘get votes”

Each candidate should have a solid platform to run on.  They should be able to answer questions without having to refer to notes or being fed answers through an ear piece. Campaign managers aren’t the ones running for office so leave the candidate to answer for themselves!

What this country needs are solutions and plans on how to bring those solutions into fruition.

Mudslinging is for children and it doesn’t belong in politics!

~ nanarhonda
Copyright 2015

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Sen. Dr. Rand Paul Interviews


First of all, I have to make it clear that I am not a Rand Paul supporter.

However, I feel that I have to speak out, in his defense, of how he is being portrayed in the media as of late.  It is quite ridiculous that he his harsh on women reporters/journalists.

Here, Sen. Dr. Rand Paul is criticized for ‘shooting’ the interviewer, however, if you will note, she did NOT give him a question, she made a statement and he wanted to correct the statement.  At the end of the interview, he was correct in how the media handles these things.  They need to come with questions that matter about the voting records, the bills, or the campaigns.  What she was doing was not right and it is exactly how ALL journalists and TV hosts are.  If it were Hillary Clinton being interviewed in this same way, and she responded in the same way, the outcome would be totally different.

Now here he is, criticized for correcting this interviewer for how she runs through a list at rapid fire, and he is trying to stop her because she is editorializing and not asking questions.  If she is going to INTERVIEW someone, she should ASK questions.  He has every right to stop the interview to be able to get a chance to ANSWER questions.  He has done nothing wrong here.  Again I say, if it were Hillary Clinton that were interviewed in the same way, and she responded in the same way, the outcome would be totally different.

~ nanarhonda ~ copyright 2015

 

Rand Paul on people claiming disability allowance


by Shazzy Mazzy MA6

Published on Jan 14, 2015

Rand Paul at Murphy’s Diner in Manchester, NH, on people who falsely claim disability allowances.

Rand Paul says ‘over half the people on disability’ are undeserving and are ‘gaming the system’

‘There’s always somebody who’s deserving, and everybody in this room knows somebody who’s gaming the system,’ Paul said

The 2016 presidential hopeful then said, ‘Over half the people on disability are either anxious or their back hurts. Join the club’

Paul did not back away from his comments in a statement to DailyMail.com and advocated for reforms to the system

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told attendees of a New Hampshire meet and greet this morning that ‘over half the people on disability’ are undeserving and are ‘gaming the system.’

The 2016 presidential hopeful made the remarks while speaking at a breakfast for legislative leaders at Murphy’s Diner in Manchester that was open to the press.

His speech was videotaped by a Democratic tracker, and an excerpt containing the remarks on persons claiming to be disabled was posted to YouTube.

In the short clip, circulated by the Democratic National Committee, Paul can be seen saying, ‘You know the thing is is that all of these programs, there’s always somebody who’s deserving, and everybody in this room knows somebody who’s gaming the system.

‘And what I tell people is, if you look like me, and you hop out of your truck, you shouldn’t be getting a disability check,’ he said.

Continuing, Paul told the small group that had gathered to hear him speak, ‘Over half the people on disability are either anxious or their back hurts.

‘Join the club,’ he added, eliciting laughter from his audience. ‘You know, who doesn’t get up a little anxious for work and their back hurts. Everybody over 40 has a back pain.’

In an email sent to reporters the DNC said Paul’s comments were ‘eerily reminiscent of Mitt Romney’s infamous 2012 “47 percent” remarks.’

The incident is widely credited with tanking the Republican presidential nominee’s odds of beating President Barack Obama in the general election.

While speaking at a private fundraiser, Romney claimed that ‘there are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what…who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it.’

Romney did not know he was being videotaped. Members of the media were invited to attend Paul’s event in New Hampshire today.

DNC spokesman Mo Elleithee told The Courier-Journal that Paul’s comments are ‘insulting to millions of Americans with disabilities.’

‘They want leaders who will help them get a fair shot, not condescend to them or accuse them of gaming the system,’ Elleithee said. ‘Rand Paul has again proven he’s not a new type of Republican – when it comes to helping expand opportunity, he’s no better than Mitt Romney.’

Paul did not back away from his earlier remarks in a statement provided to DailyMail.com on Wednesday afternoon.

‘We absolutely should take care of those truly in need of help,’ Paul said. ‘But the system is broken, and when people can game the system, they are stealing from those who are truly disabled and won’t receive the care and aid they need.

‘We must reform the system to ensure that those who really need help receive it.’

The Kentucky senator is in New Hampshire today meeting with various local activists, business owners and politicians while his colleagues in the Senate travel to to Hershey, Pennsylvania, for a party pow wow. They’ll be joined at the retreat by House Republicans later this afternoon.

Throughout the past several months Paul has added seasoned operatives to his political action committee all while playing coy about his 2016 plans.

Paul has not formally announced a presidential campaign but his hiring of a campaign manager on Tuesday signaled his intentions, and an official campaign launch is expected to come in the spring.

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Now for my own 2 cents worth… Sen. Rand Paul is a RINO.  He’s a card-carrying Libertarian that cannot get elected as one so he hides under the umbrella of the GOP.  

Feel free to keep the change.

nanarhonda

So now what, Glenn Beck? We did what you said to do…


Glenn Beck told all of his viewers to call Capital Hill, giving the phone number repeatedly, saying “to contact your Representatives and tell them that if they vote for Boehner, you will no longer have anything to do with the GOP!”

So all of his viewers did just that.  The phone lines were jammed so much that the phone would ring once and then nothing!  I called repeatedly all day long on Monday.  I finally got through at 5:00 CDT which is 7:00 EDT so his office was closed and I was to leave a message.  I don’t know if I’m just an imbecile or if this is a completely complicated system on purpose.  However, I managed to leave the message that Glenn Beck said for us to tell them.

I tried to call all morning before they were to vote.  The phone lines were totally jammed again!  This tells you just how many people watch Glenn Beck and the influence one man can have on a large number of people.

I watched the election on my computer.  I had to wait until the very end to see my Congressman vote.  He has already had strike one against him with the passing of the 1700 page budget bill aptly named the Crominbus bill.  He voted to pass it.  NO ONE READ IT.  They did exactly what the Democrats did when passing the 20,000 page ACA.  NO ONE HAD READ THAT EITHER!  But I digress.  I watched to see who he would vote for Speaker of the House.  He voted for Boehner.  That was strike two.  He doesn’t get a third time at bat.  I had held this man in the highest regard.  I had the utmost respect for him for years.  However, he is now the 4th most powerful man in DC!  He is now the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.  He has always been a member, but now he is in control.  Power has a way of corrupting even the best person of character.

So, now that we have all called our Representatives and said we would no longer have anything more to do with the GOP, no more votes from us, Glenn Beck and all of the people that have shows on his BlazeTV are talking all about GOP members!

GLENN BECK!  WHAT HAPPENED TO NOT HAVING ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE GOP ANYMORE?  Was that only for us?  You are exempt?  Are you speaking with a forked tongue?  What are we to do now?  We did what you said and you are stabbing all of us in the back by talking about which GOP member you might be able to support.  REALLY???  REALLY???

I have attempted to make contact with you, your show, your radio show, your Blaze, I’ve tweeted, but you have yourself sealed off from the public so you can say what you want and no one can hold you accountable.

So, all I can do it tell others what you have done, and perhaps they will see this and connect to say, hey, I feel the same way, and I don’t know what to do either.

I am watching you… I am waiting for you to respond to this.  You haven’t so far.  So many of your shows are old shows so its hard to even know what I’m watching is current or from the past.

Those of us that followed what you said are WAITING FOR WHAT TO DO NOW, GLENN BECK!

YOU OWE US A RESPONSE.  YOU OWE US SOMETHING BECAUSE WE DID WHAT YOU SAID TO DO!  WE ALSO TEXTED SO THE GOP MEMBERS THAT DIDN’T VOTE FOR BOEHNER KNEW THEY HAD OUR SUPPORT.

Do you read your tweets?  Do you read anything anyone send you?  I know, you get millions of responses a day.

I just heard you say you value us as listeners.  Prove it!

Glenn Beck and the influence of one man…


I want to just talk a moment about the influence that one person can have on us all.

Glenn Beck urged all of the listeners and those watching to call Capital Hill 202-224-3121 and contact your Representative that if they vote for Boehner, that you will not vote GOP ever again.

l can tell you that the phone lines were completely jammed for two days.  I finally got through the first day, after my Congressman’s office was closed, of course, and was given the option of leaving a message.  If you have every attempted to leave a message at Capital Hill, then you should just give it a try, or I’m just an imbecile because it was incredibly complicated; however, I finally left a message.

I attempted to call again the next morning prior to the vote.  Again, the phone lines were jammed.

I watch the votes on CSpan on my computer and I had to wait all the way to the end for my Congressman to give his vote.

That was the final deal-breaker for me.

See, I had once held my Congressman in the highest regard, with the utmost respect, and believed him to be an honorable man.  But in the process of just 1 week or so, he opened my eyes to what he really is… a gear in the political machine.

See, first he was made the 4th most powerful man in DC, being made the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.  (Thank you to SilentSoldier for that article.)

Second, the budget 1700 page budget bill, aptly named the Cromnibus bill, was passed without anyone reading it, filled with pork, and giving POTUS all that he wanted, my Congressman voted to pass it.

Third, he voted for Boehner as Speaker of the House again.  This man has LIED to the American People with the most recent lies being:

“I am suing the President..”

“I will fight him tooth and nail…”

“If you play with matches, you are going to get burned…”

He is spineless to keep his word to We, the People.  We, the People did not want him to be Speaker of the House again.  But our Reps did not listen to us.  We did not have representation.

Interestingly enough, spineless Speaker Boehner only has a spine when it comes to those GOP members that did not vote for him as his first order of business was to exact revenge against them.  SHAME ON HIM!  SHAME ON THE GOP!

There is absolutely no difference between the Liberal Left and the GOP – which also includes the TEA Party, btw.

So, everyone did as Glenn Beck asked.  We all called and we all said we will no longer have anything more to do with the GOP.

NOW, all we hear on his shows is who is running and who they will get behind and they are all GOP.

So the hypocrisy goes full circle?

I encourage GLENN BECK to respond.  I have attempted every way I know how to contact any and all ways through phone calls, emails, et al, and there is no way you can actually contact anyone affiliated with Glenn Beck.

I am watching Glenn Beck.  I have Dish Network.  I get him on his channel and on the former FOX News channel.  Yet I am not considered a subscriber?  Why?  I pay for the Dish Network the provides his programming for me.

What say you, Glenn Beck?

nanarhonda

If anyone is interested, there IS a third option.  If you are a Bible-believing Christian and you believe in the Founding Fathers’ documents, let me know in the comments below and I will be happy to let you know of your other option!