Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Saturday won a GOP presidential straw poll in New Hampshire at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference. 

Paul brought in 15 percent of the vote at the conference in the first-in-the-nation primary state even though he did not attend, the conference announced in a tweet. 

The Kentucky Republican typically does well in straw polls with a strong base of supporters, similar to his father. A week ago, Paul won the straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference for the second year in a row.

Paul garnered 31 percent of the vote last week in the CPAC poll, while Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) trailed by more than 20 points in second place. 



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Three cheers+ for Rand Paul.................Patricia Smith

LOL WOW, EVERYONE STEP BACK FOR A MOMENT AND READ ALL THE POSTS SOMETIME, "WE WANT PAUL, NO WE WANT CRUZ, NO WE WANT SOMEONE ELSE" THIS IS EXACTLY THE REASON WE HAVE WHAT WE HAVE TODAY, BECAUSE PEOPLE REFUSED TO VOTE FOR A MORMON!!!! I DON'T KNOW BUT ALL WE CAN HOPE IS THE BEST MAN GETS UP THERE AND WE CAN ALL SUPPORT, AND IF THE RINOS WANT TO KEEP PUTTING UP PEOPLE "WE" DON'T LIKE THEN "WE" GO AROUND THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT'S TRADITION OF TAKING TURNS AS THE CANDIDATE THEY LIKE BEING PUT UP, IE. JOHN MC CAIN, AND ROMNEY, AND WHO EVER IS NEXT IN LINE. WHEN WILL THEY LEARN, EVER? THE WHOLE DAM POLITICAL GAME OF CHESS IS MADDENING BUT YOU KNOW, WE MAY NOT EVEN MAKE IT TO 2016 LET ALONE NOVEMBER FOR MID TERMS THE WAY WE'RE HEADED 

Mitchell- I agree with you as far as it doesn't matter what if any religion a person has. It does matter if the person has a high standard of moral character and intregrity! We talk a lot about history and repeating it. So lets talk about history. More people have been killed in the name of God, a Super Natural being, then for any other reason.

Yes, Robert, let's talk history.  While I agree wholeheartedly with you about the high standard of moral character, I remind you that the high moral character of which you write is based upon those same Judeo-Christian beliefs on which and around which our country was founded and built.  It is most assuredly NOT based upon a man's goodness.  Without laws, we demonstrate our evilness.  If we say it is OUR goodness, then we are denying the God that our founders worshipped.  And, please, do not give me a bunch of gobbledygook about the founders views of God.  I would  not imagine that you would attempt such.  Mark Levin, Dr. James Kennedy, many others, and I could supply you with a bibliography to support that their beliefs were similar to many of the beliefs that were held at that time by the regular Christian churches, most of which still reside with us today....Episcopalian (Anglican), Presbyterian, Baptist, et al.  Why do you think laws were created?  And whose laws do they mimic?  Why, that would Jehovah God's laws, the God of our fathers, the God that gave us liberty to shine from sea to shining sea.  From where did you think that shining city on a hill came originally?  Now, if you check God's word ("word" in this case is another word for "Jesus"...in the beginning was the "word" and the "word" was with Jehovah God and the "word" was Jehovah God), it says that God (Jesus, Holy Spirit, Word) did not come in peace.  Only the devil says that lie.  God came to separate the wheat from the chaff.  We are to do God's work on earth.  That means that we will also separate the wheat from the chaff.  However, some assign what they are doing's to "God's Work," but they are, in fact, doing their own work and the work of the devil and letting Christianity take the punch.  Sounds like the devil is doing his thing there, doesn't it?  Let's talk history.  Do not judge any part of Christendom by the evil works of men.  We are to discern spirits and man's motivation.  The Bible says so.  I discern good moral value and I also discern good Christian doctrine as expressed in one's life.  Please do not misunderstand me; I would vote for Rand in a heart beat if he is our standard bearer.  But before that post is attained by anyone, my vote is with someone who has not even entered the race: Trey Gowdy.  We are not against each other, Robert.  We may hold slightly different views, but we both want liberty, not tyranny.  We want constitutional government, not chaos.  We both want a Republican run government until there is a better option.  DIVIDED WE FALL.  UNITED WE STAND.  I would be pleased to stand next to you, shoulder to shoulder.  Come on elections.  Come on OAS.  Let's Pray.  Let's Roll!

We can see him fighting on a daily basis for our liberty.  I'd definitely vote for him.

Both Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are good ,bright and SMART,and wise young men!  Sarah Palin is in the same class and will say NO when that's the right answer. GOP has plenty young people that will lead this country  forward and upward to  new places where we want to go.------------OKGT

No, Patricia Smith, not Rand Paul.  He does NOT support Israel.  God says: "And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed."  I prefer to be blessed by God.  Don't you?  We have had enough of Rev. Wright's wishes.   Give me Trey Gowdy any day.

Ted Cruz, not Rand Paul, for President. How can anyone who wants to straighten out this country's path, support someone who endorses Mitch McConnell as Paul does?

Can you please give us evidence of that. I get his letters all the time and he seems supportive of Israel. I would like to know for sure. Thx.

I agree. PS.

I believe you are confusing him with his father. Here is an article about his views on Israel and US relations:

http://spectator.org/blog/22498/rand-paul-and-israel

I have an apple tree.  It stands tall and healthy. It produces luscious apples.  We collect them and give them away.  Everyone loves them.  It has generated new apple trees and they all produce luscious apples.  I look very similar to my Mom and Dad, as do you.  My sister even looks exactly like my grandmother.  I brought this up to my father and he said, "Apples don't fall far from the tree."  Now, who is it you say raised Rand Paul?  What church does he regularly attend?  Does he speak of his Christianity often? With boldness?  Under pressure, then, will he crack?  I hear what you say!  But I also know what that which has raised you also has taught you.  I see his voiced predominately raised for anti-abortion.  I do not hear an equally loud voice promoting Israel.  I keep waiting and listening, but.............................................nothing.  I do not get confused and speak my mind.  If confused, I check myself, and then, if appropriate, I speak.  He speaks of anti-abortion partially because he believes in it and partially in order to gain Christian votes.  Listen!  Was that Rand's voice just speaking about Israel's right to exist and flourish!  Sh!  Was it?  ......................No. I didn't think so.  Out of his mouth, a man speaketh his heart.  On a paper, man writes anything.  I will take Rand over any Democrat.  I will NOT choose him in the primaries.  I am too wary for that to occur!  You?  Listen.  Sh.  Is that Rand?  What is he SAYING!

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 Kavanaugh Accuser Donated   To Hillary Clinton  10 Times,  60+ Liberal Groups 

Reportedly attempted to conceal political activity by scrubbing social media accounts

Over the weekend, a name and face were added to the previously anonymous sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which is now threatening to derail his nomination. Those looking to obstruct Kavanaugh’s confirmation certainly saved their best for last, as the prior attempts included pathetic stunts such as:

– Claiming to file perjury charges against Kavanaugh, which only Jeff Sessions would have the ability to file.

– Packing the hearings with hysterical protesters, resulting in hundreds of arrests.

– Threatening female Republicans with extortion.

– Cory Booker comparing himself to Spartacus, the escaped slave who led a revolt against the Romans.

The identity of the accuser was revealed as Christine Blasey Ford, who has agreed testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ford reportedly made the allegations back in July in a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Feinstein waited until it was close to the vote to confirm Kavanaugh before making the accusations public.

There’s a record of Ford making the accusation in a 2012 therapy session, though Kavanaugh isn’t named in the session notes that Ford gave to the press. Ford alleges that in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh entered a room drunk, pinned her to a bed, and groped her over her clothing. Kavanaugh “categorically denied” the allegations.View image on Twitter

Fin Gomez @finnygo   NEW: Statement from Judge Brett Kavanaugh:

There is a slight discrepancy in the account Ford provided in her letter to Feinstein and in her therapist’s notes, but that could simply be due to an error on her therapists part.

There are however some other questions that need to be answered which call into question Ford’s motives.

As Grabien reported, they include:

1. Why Ford deleted her public social media accounts before revealing herself.

Ford deleted all of her public social media before she came forward, making it difficult to see the advocacy and partisanship she was engaged in the time leading up to her making her allegation public. Of course, Ford may simply value her privacy, but the act of deleting her public postings will inevitably make some wonder what she didn’t want seen.

2. That Ford may have an unrelated grudge against Kavanaugh, as his mother, once a circuit court judge, ruled against Ford’s parents.

In August 1996, Christine Blasey Ford’s parents, Paula and Ralph Blasey, were foreclosed upon. Kavanaugh’s mom, Martha, was then serving as a judge on the Montgomery Country Circuit Court, and she ruled against Christine Ford’s parents.

3. That Ford is a Democrat who donates to left-wing causes, attended the anti-Trump March for Science, and previously signed an open letter challenging Trump’s border policy.

Ford is a political activist who has made dozens of donations to left-wing causes. According to OpenSecrets, she has made more than 60 donations to liberal causes, with almost four dozen to the pro-abortion group, Emily’s List, alone. Ford also donated to the DNC, Hillary Clinton (more than 10 times), Bernie Sanders, and the progressive organizing group ActBlue.

Ford likewise attended the anti-Trump March for Science, where she wore a hat knitted like a human brain, but inspired by the feminist “pussy hats” worn at the Women’s Marches. Ford also added her name to an open letter from health professionals who argued the U.S. border policy resulting in temporary separation of some families was harmful to children’s development.

There’s no statute of limitations on sexual assault in Maryland, where she claims that the assault happened. Rather than go to the police, Ford went to Dianne Feinstein. If her accusations are true, she should immediately file a police report against Kavanaugh and take him to trial. If she doesn’t, perhaps that’s because she knows the consequences of filing a false police report.

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