Right now the Republicans have 3 I’ll say somewhat serious candidates running for President in 2016.
No not Christie. He will come later.
Sen. Marco Rubio – who just can’t bring himself to upset in even the smallest way the religious right and say that the Earth is 4.5 Billion years old.
Gov. Bobby Jindal – who LOVES the religious right and is slowly turning the Lousiana public school system into for profit schools teaching creationism.
And now Sen. Rand Paul.
If you wionder why Sen Mitch McConnell is turing so far right, he and Rand are both from KY. Rand with teabagger support, won election 2 years ago over the person Mitch had picked.
‘After Democrats racked up massive victories in this month’s elections, Tea Party Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) announced that he’s willing to compromise on budget issues, as long as compromise only means “that all spending be cut.”
‘In a speech to incoming Republicans and the Tea Party Patriots in Washington DC on Friday, Paul addressed the looming fiscal showdown’ :
PAUL: “There is one compromise I would be in favor of and that’s that all spending be cut. The reason why it’s a compromise though is I believe national defense is the most important thing we do up here, it is a constitutional function of government, we should do it. But my compromise is I’m willing to look at military spending and understand that not all of it is going toward national defense”. […]
“I think the compromise is conservative — we’re all conservatives who believe in a strong national defense — we compromise enough to say let’s look for some waste in the military budget. The liberals though have to compromise and say entitlements have to be fixed. We have to look at domestic welfare”.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/11/20/1222861/paul-compromise-spending/?mobile=nc
‘Americans Still Want Compromise: Tax the Rich and Cut Spending’
‘According to the poll, 63 percent of respondents said they were agreeable to tax increases — just so long as they were increased on the wealthy’.
‘A full 87 percent said they do not want taxes to increase among the middle class and the poor in the United States’.
‘The poll also indicated that most Americans were agreeable to spending cuts to domestic programs as well (57 percent)’.
‘However, when it came to Social Security and Medicare, 64 percent said there should be no major cuts’.
‘As for military spending, 53 percent were against cuts, while 47 percent favored them’.
From : http://voices.yahoo.com/americans-still-want-compromise-tax-rich-cut-8944737.html