Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Rand Paul, Donald Trump to Headline NH Summit

Citizens United and the Americans For Prosperity Foundation will join forces to host the Freedom Summit in Manchester, N.H., reports The Hill.

The April 12 event will feature that include Rnd Paul (R-Ky.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Donald Trump and American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks.

Oh great, an event that will spew nonsense about Ronald Reagan.

“I can think of no better place than the ‘Live Free or Die’ state to begin this dialogue on how to return our country back to a shining city upon a hill and return to the ideals of Ronald Reagan’s hope, growth and opportunity that have made our country a beacon of freedom around the globe," said President of Citizens United David N. Bossie, in a statement Tuesday night.

The co-opting of the libertarian movement will be in full swing. Rand should feel right at home.

It should also be noted that Citizens United and Americans For Prosperity Foundation are Koch brothers front groups.


  1. If Cosmo Boi(Scott Brown, now living in NH) shows up it will be a real hoot.
    Freedom !
    RepubliCan !

  2. This is why libertarians MUST oppose Rand Paul or else he will corrupt libertarianism just as Reagan, et al corrupted conservatism. Hillary or Christie would be far preferable. At least libertarianism will not have to share in the blame for the country's problems.

  3. As Jeb the Bush stays huddled in the closet.

  4. I wonder if any Free Staters will protest the event with literature showing that Reagan was just as statist as the left is.

  5. As Rand the "libertarian Republican" now starts mouthing off about Reagan, i think it would be important for libertarian websites to present a barrage of evidence of how much of a statist fraud Reagan really was.

    Rand is smart; he knows that Ronald Reagan is still worshipped by many, and acting as a "reaganite" may be a good tactic to draw from a maximum of ignorant right-wingers, from small government conservatives up to neocons.
    Therefor it is imperative for libertarians to expose Reagan to the maximum.

    You can start with Ron Paul's Wikipedia page:

    "He was one of the first elected officials in the nation to support Ronald Reagan's presidential campaign,[124] and he actively campaigned for Reagan in 1976 and 1980.[125] After Reagan's election in 1980, Paul quickly became disillusioned with the Reagan administration's policies."

    ""They (Republicans) were living in a storybook land."[124] He expressed his disgust with the political culture of both major parties in a speech delivered in 1984 upon resigning from the House of Representatives to prepare for a (failed) run for the Senate, and he eventually apologized to his Libertarian friends for having supported Reagan.[126]"

    ""Since [1981] Ronald Reagan and the Republican Party have given us skyrocketing deficits, and astoundingly a doubled national debt. How is it that the party of balanced budgets, with control of the White House and Senate, accumulated red ink greater than all previous administrations put together? ... There is no credibility left for the Republican Party as a force to reduce the size of government. That is the message of the Reagan years."] A month later he announced he would seek the 1988 Libertarian Party nomination for president."

    "During the 1988 campaign, Paul called Reagan "a dramatic failure"[125] and complained that "Reagan's record is disgraceful. He starts wars, breaks the law, supplies terrorists with guns made at taxpayers' expense and lies about it to the American people."

    DESPITE THE ABOVE, Rand Paul wants to pretend his father was a liar about Reagan.