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Next President of the United Fates of America
... you know what ... I think I have them pegged.


Rand Paul is the Riddler

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/...-ready-ask


The drone questions Rand Paul isn’t ready to ask


Quote:Do officials even know who’s being targeted by the drone strikes themselves?
 
These are questions that deserve answers, 
and given his background and purported areas of concern, 
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) 
seems like the kind of policymaker to ask them. 

As of yesterday, however, the Republican presidential candidate had very little to say. 

Dave Weigel reported:
Paul avoided the more public entrances to the Senate floor, 
the places where reporters are typically able to grab senators for quotes. 

Initially, his Senate office said via e-mail that he would not have an immediate response to the killings. 
At 1:54 p.m., his campaign sent over a statement. 
“It is a tragedy that these Americans lost their lives,” said Paul. 
“My prayers and thoughts are with their families.”

Minutes later, 
Paul’s Senate office sent over a slightly different statement, 
clarifying that he was talking about the American hostage, Warren Weinstein. 

He did not address the killings of Ahmed Farouq and Adam Gadahn, 
two American citizens who had joined al-Qaeda and were killed in drone strikes.

It was hard not to notice how far the Kentucky senator has traveled since 2013. 
He used to go out on a limb on this issue, and now, he’s clearly climbed back.

It was just two years ago that Rand Paul was at the center of a lengthy spectacle on the Senate floor, 
speaking for nearly 13 hours about U.S. drone policy. 

Taking advantage of John Brennan’s CIA nomination, the GOP lawmaker demanded to know, 
“Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American 
not engaged in combat on American soil?”
 
The Justice Department responded a day later with a one-sentence reply – no, 
the president does not have the authority – and Paul said he was satisfied.
 
But Paul’s interest in the issue continued. 
Two months later, he said drone strikes as part of a counter-terrorism policy 
are at odds with the American system of due process. 
In May 2014, the senator railed against a presidential judicial nominee, again over drones.
 
He then quietly started shifting his posture. 

In fact, exactly one year ago yesterday, 
Rand Paul said on Fox News that he’s comfortable with the executive branch 
having the authority to use drones on Americans over U.S. soil Rofl
if an administration perceives an “imminent threat.” 

The senator even went so far as to say, 
“If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and 50 dollars in cash, 
I don’t care if a drone kills him or a policeman kills him.” :yaaahhh:
 
The Republican tried to walk that back soon after, though his explanation was woefully incomplete.
 
And now, a year later, Paul seems eager to avoid the subject altogether. 





The Gay Penguin --- Ted Cruz sucks up with rich Jews

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/20...srael.html


Why Are Two Wealthy Gay Men Hosting a Benefit for Ted Cruz?  ---> Israel.


Quote:If you’ve ever been to Fire Island Pines, 
one of the leading gay utopias on the planet, 
you know that there isn’t much to do. 
There’s only one commercial center with a couple of stores, a bar, and a hotel.

And yet, in less than 24 hours, 
over 4,000 people have said they’re going to boycott it. 

The reason? It’s owned by Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass, 
the self-described 
“prominent NYC hotel owners” who recently hosted a “fireside chat” 
with Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz.

Rofl


The first question many people must be asking themselves is, 
what the hell were Reisner and Weiderpass thinking? 
In the words of gay performer and humorist Justin Sayre, who is supporting the boycott, 
“Of all the people in the world to invite to a gay party, 
Ted Cruz? 
What was it? 
His sparkling wit? Whip
His fair and balanced repartee? Whip 
Do you have a thing for Canadians? Whip
Does he make a mean gin rickey?” Whip

Not quite. In a self-serving press release, the two said they “ignited a dialogue” on the issue.

But that’s not it either. 
In fact, before the backlash hit, 
they told the New York Times the real reason for the event:

Mr. Reisner and Kalman Sporn, 
who advises Mr. Cruz’s Middle East team and served as the moderator for the evening,
 said the senator told the group that marriage should be left up to the states. 

The evening focused primarily on foreign policy, 
including a discussion of gay rights in Israel versus the rest of the Middle East, 
and opposition to President Obama.


Notice who the moderator was: 
Ted Cruz’s Jewish/Israel point man, himself a gay Jewish man and longtime Republican consultant.

Nor was this the first time Ian Reisner has hosted a Republican benefit at his home for that reason. 

Shamelessly invoking the Holocaust, 
Reisner said at the time that his great aunt “was murdered in Auschwitz” 
and that 
“we are not too far from history to be wary of politicians who make bad decisions that threaten our lives. 
The deal with Iran concerns me. 
Anti-Semitic murder in Paris and Copenhagen concerns me." 

Reisner is hardly alone in this regard. 
Gay porn king Michael Lucas 
has been outspoken in his support of Israel’s right-wing government, 
going so far as to bully New York’s LGBT Center 
into banning a pro-Palestinian group from meeting there. 

(After a yearlong brouhaha, the Center banned both pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian groups.) Rofl


at Reisner’s event, 
Lucas has often “discussed” the contrast between 
“gay rights in Israel versus the rest of the Middle East.” 

This is what’s known as pinkwashing, 
the highlighting of Israel’s excellent record on LGBT equality 
as a way of defending its totally unrelated policies regarding Palestine or Iran.

In other words, 
what happened in that penthouse 
was part of a much larger pattern of gay Jewish Republicans putting LGBT civil rights aside,
-----> and putting Israel First.


This, basically, 
is what Reisner has been saying in his recent press blitz. 
On Facebook, he said that “for my entire adult life, 
I have been an ardent supporter and activist for gay rights and LGBT organizations worldwide. 
I was given the opportunity to have a candid conversation with Senator Ted Cruz 
on where he stood on issues including the state of Israel and national security, 
which are the only places where we share common ground.”




The Joker is on a diet and this is the most news he is making Horsepoop
Jeb Bush


http://pagesix.com/2015/04/25/jeb-bush-p...e-21-club/

Jeb Bush had a paleo-friendly power luncheon at the ‘21’ Club Friday afternoon 
during a New York fund-raising trip.

The presumptive GOP presidential candidate has reportedly lost 
a whopping 30 pounds  Nibble
in the run-up to an expected campaign run.

The weight loss has come via a “paleo diet” and workouts.
At ‘21,’ we’re told Bush and his party dined on kale salad, 
grilled halibut and asparagus, as well as roasted pineapple for dessert.


the Joker has a pain in the ass

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/06/politics/j...-jeb-bush/

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/23/politics/j...gn-policy/
Jeb Bush distances himself from James Baker


Quote:Jeb Bush on Thursday sought to distance himself from former Secretary of State James Baker, 
one of his foreign policy advisers,
saying in a closed-door meeting that he doesn't believe Baker 
should have recently addressed the liberal-leaning Israel advocacy group J Street.
 
He also pledged that his foreign policy team will also consist of younger experts, 
according to two attendees.

Baker made waves with controversial comments 
that were strongly critical of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 
and Bush has come under fire from conservatives since then 
for not denouncing Baker's remarks or his appearance before the group. 
Baker was secretary of state under former President George H.W. Bush, Jeb Bush's father.

After Baker's J Street speech, 
Bush came under pressure from prominent conservatives 
-- including Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson -- 
who wanted Bush to strongly speak out against Baker's comments.

Baker recently told CNN's Fareed Zakaria that he will be "working hard for Jeb Bush."




Mr. Freeze gets hot

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/25/politics/w...index.html


Walker hits back at Rubio over whether a governor can be ready for presidency

Quote:Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hit back Saturday 
at potential GOP presidential rival Marco Rubio 
over the Florida senator's charge 
that there's "no way" a governor can be ready for president when it comes to foreign policy.

I think he's questioning how Ronald Reagan was ready," 
the Wisconsin Republican told reporters after speaking at an event for Iowa Rep. David Young in Urbandale.

Walker argued that, in his lifetime, Reagan "was the most impactful" president on foreign policy, 
while President Barack Obama "shows as a first-term senator, 
(he) isn't prepared to lead, or at least is not in the case of Barack Obama."


Rubio, in a meeting with the Des Moines Register's editorial board on Saturday, 
highlighted his experience on the Senate Foreign Relations committee, 
and pointed to his background as a state legislator and House speaker in Florida 
as proof that he was more qualified than Obama was during his first campaign.

"I believe that I can take over on Day One as President, 

prepared to lead this country in the most crucial obligation the President faces, 
as commander in chief," Rubio said. 

"Governors can certainly read about foreign policy, 
and take briefings and meet with experts, 
but there is no way they'll be ready on Day One to manage U.S. foreign policy."
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