From the daily archives: Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Campaigning in March in Goffstown, New Hampshire, Ohio Gov. John Kasich proclaimed, “You know why I’m unorthodox … Because I’m normal.” If normal equates to unorthodox, as Ohio’s governor defined it, then the unorthodoxy of the GOP’s crazy wing of the party—exemplified by recent presidential bids by two of its most unorthodox candidates, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz—are stealing Gov. Kasich’s thunder of being normal by being unorthodox.

Crazy Normal

Sen. Rand Paul, the most recent person to enter the 2016 GOP presidential sweepstakes, told a news source that being the safe candidates isn’t where it’s at […]

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, elected in 2010 in a mid-term cycle that decimated Democrats, announced his candidacy for president Tuesday, making him the second Republican next to his colleague in the Senate, Ted Cruz of Texas, to do so.

In his announcement from Louisville, Sen. Paul constructed a speech built on nearly all the red-meat lines Tea Party activists have relied on since the anti-Obama movement rose up as a viable political force five years ago following the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Paul: “Take Our Country Back’

“I have a message that is […]

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The New York Times Sunday magazine added to freshman Sen. Tom Cotton’s scrapbook rise to celebrity with a full-page interview and tall photo of the young Arkansas Republican who fatuously wrote the letter to Iranians warning them of a bad outcome for the deal supported by the U.S.

The vital statistics of the man included his NBA dream team (which, alas, did not include LeBron James!) and his non-answer as to whether he is dreaming about more trivial matters as a vice presidential candidate on the GOP national ticket in 2016. He cryptically answered: “I am focussed on the work […]

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